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April 3, 2019 Agenda

April 3, 2019 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Granger Community Center

 

Jeri Wendzel                        Carla Drennen                     Ryan Castro                         Erik Smith                                                                                    Jennifer Kopp

  1. General Agenda Items:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from March 6, 2019 board meeting
  5. Public Forum

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Director’s Report
  2. CCRA & Parks Report
  3. Grants update
    1. Dallas County Foundation
  4. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

March 6, 2019 Agenda

March 6, 2019 Agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Granger Community Center

 

Jeri Wendzel                        Carla Drennen                     Ryan Castro                         Erik Smith                                                                                    Jennifer Kopp

  1. General Agenda Items:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from February 6, 2019 board meeting
  5. Public Forum

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Sandy Foster & Troy Polito Baseball Field Proposal
  2. Director’s Report
    1. Program Guide
    2. Summer Job Description
  3. CCRA & Parks Report
  4. Grants update
    1. IPRA
  5. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Sandy Foster & Troy Polito Baseball Field Proposal
  2. Summer Job Description

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

January 2, 2019 Minutes

January 2nd, 2019 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:05p.m.

Roll Call: Present – Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Ryan Castro, and Erik Smith

Members of Public – Jennifer Harned (Parks and Rec Director), Brad Feick

Approval of the Agenda – Erik Motions, Jenn seconds; all ayes

Approval of November 7th, 2018 Minutes: Jenn motions, Erik seconds

 

Public Forum-

  1. Erik Evans from Peak Performance
    1. Peak Performance is interested in creating a sports complex as to match the growth of the community.
      1. There would be a full turf baseball field on the outstide. There will also be a track outside that could be utilized
      2. There would also be an enclosed turf field as well as an indoor walking track encircling the field.
      3. An ACT prep center will be located in this building to support the whole of the student.
    2. Ran through 501(c)(3)
    3. How could Parks and Rec benefit from a sports complex?
      1. It would be open to being utilized by all of the community.
      2. We could use it for some of our classes.
    4. Hoping to have the field functional by June 1st, 2019 and the whole building by Fall of 2019.
    5. The non-profit part [the 501(c)(3) part] will all be for public use as they want to give back to the community.
      1. The for-profit businesses will just be renting space
  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report

 

  1. The Bathrooms at Centennial Park:
  • Brad completed the bathrooms last week.
  1. Painting at Community Center:
  • Painting will begin next week

III. Flooring Bids:

  • Flooring will begin likely the beginning of February
  1. Budget and capital Improvement
  • Flooring bid for phase II is $12,000
  1. Kindergarten Basketballl, Adult Volleyball and Rounded Minds Tumbling:
  • All begin this month
  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 48% spent, and the Community Center is 24% spent.
  2. Grants Update: None.

 

III. Board Action:

  • Erik nominates Jenn for Secretary, Jeri seconds; all ayes.
  • Jenn nominates Jeri for Chair, Erik seconds; all ayes.
  • Jeri nominates Carla for Vice Chair, Jenn Seconds; all ayes.

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7 PM.

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Erik motions, Jenn seconds, meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary

February 6, 2019 Agenda

February 6, 2019 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Granger Community Center

 

Jeri Wendzel                        Carla Drennen                     Ryan Castro                         Erik Smith                                                                                    Jennifer Kopp

  1. General Agenda Items:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from January 2, 2019 board meeting
  5. Public Forum

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Director’s Report
  2. CCRA & Parks Report
  3. Grants update
  4. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Adult Trivia Night
  2. Acoustics
  3. Lake Country Church Choir Donation
  4. Community Center Rental Resident/Non-Resident Rate
  5. Summer Movie Selections
  6. Safety Town Program

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

December 10, 2018 Minutes

December 10th, 2018 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Monday December 10, 2018

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:00p.m.

Roll Call: Present – Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Ryan Castro, Erik Smith, and Carla Drennen.

Members of Public – Jennifer Harned (Parks and Rec Director), Brad Feick

Approval of the Agenda – Erik Motions, Jenn seconds

Approval of November 7th, 2018 Minutes: Erik motions, Ryan seconds

Public Forum-

  1. Brent Achenbach-Youth Basketball (3rd-grade and Up):
    1. Started Youth Basketball League a few years ago and brought in about $12,000 in profit.
    2. This year, they went through Clive Parks and Rec because it was cheaper and the games are only on Sundays.
    3. Currently, he organizes the teams and sends them to Clive. They run almost everything else
      1. He runs registeration, orders supplies, and recruits volunteers.
    4. They play in Waukee and host some:
      1.  He typically has 10 to 12 on a team which caused more difficulty.
      2. He has hired more referees this season
        1. Including High School Basketball players.
      3. League games and I-35 games could be travel games if interested.
    5. There are two seasons:
      1. 1st Season: October to December.
      2. 2nd Season: January to the end of February.
    6. It costs $575 for team.
      1. Fee of $100 for a child.
      2. Everyone in the league would be registered and receive a jersey.
    7. Bret is still interested in helping coach if needed.
      1. He would also like to see the profit go back to basketball
      2. Jen would like to have him come in for coaches meetings
      3. We could have him organize the tournaments and we could registration.
      4. Or, the city could be contracted out for registration
    8. We could get to have more gym time available to benefit our K-2nd-grade Basketball League, if Parks and Rec ran the program.
  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report:

 

  1. Flooring Bids: Number one priority for Jen and Brad everything except the great room and Jen’s office would be redone with a bid at
  2. Carpet squares may work better in hallway.
  3. From a cleaning and aesthetic, LVT may be better.
  4. You could have a run-off rug/carpet that would be a safer option.
    1. There are two quotes
      1. Heritage Interiors: Phase 1 Bid is $14,500
  • Does not include cost of removing toilets or moving furniture
    1. Mikes: Phase 1 Bid is $15,064 (approved pending background check)
  • Does include removing toilets and furniture
  • Motioned: Ryan motioned, Jeri seconded

iii.  For acoustic panel: Bid was about $5,000

 

  1. Painting at Community Center: Board decided colors to paint entire community center.
  • Jenn motions, Ryan seconds. All ayes.

III. Nursing Home Sponsorship: A good place to start with our sponsorship. T-shirts are cheap for the Nursing Home.

  1. Budget 2019-2020:
  • Parks: Asking for $18,000 more than what was approved last year.
  • Community Center: Asking for about $7,000 more than what was approved last year.
  1. Captial Improvement: City council is asking for us to present a Capital Improvement Plan. Jen will write a grant in order to expediate adding the dog waste pick up stations.
  2. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 23% spent, and the Community Center is 9% spent.
  3. Grants Update: None.

 

III. Board Action: None.

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, November 2, 2019 at 7 PM.

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Erik motions, Jenn seconds, meeting adjourned at 9:28 PM

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary

November 7, 2018 Minutes

November 7th, 2018 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Wednesday November 7th, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:02p.m.

Roll Call: Present – Carla Drennen, Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Ryan Castro, and Erik Smith

Members of Public – Jennifer Harned (Parks and Rec Director)

Approval of the Agenda  Jenn Motions, Erik 2nds

Approval of April 23, 2018 Minutes: Carla motions, Jenn 2nds

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report:
  3. Basketball- 3rd Grade and Up: There is interest in the Parks and Rec board taking over the traveling basketball league from Bret Achenbach. Athletic director has also reached out to Jen about heading up this league. We could possibly reach out to have the athletic director come and talk to us at a future meeting. Jen would be responsible for organizing both coaches and teams. If we did join the Clive league, we would posssibly lose money as they charge $550 per team.
  4. Budget 2019-2020: We discussed priorities for the next budget year.
  • Parks:
    • Siding at Centennial Concession Stand
    • Updates to Centennial Park
    • Harney Park Development
    • Drawing for Sports Complex
  • Community Center:
    • Remaining amount of floor
    • Accordian Wall
    • Oven Replacement
    • Parking Lot Expansion at CCRA

III. New Software: The new software is up and running. It seems to be easier to navigate. May be a little more difficult to sign up as you have to go back to the beginning each time you want to sign up for a new event.

  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 28% spent, and the Community Center is 17% spent.
  2. Grants Update: None.
  3. City Council Update: None

III. Board Action: None

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Jenn motions, Erik seconds, meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary

December 10, 2018 Agenda

December 10, 2018 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Monday, December 10, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Granger Community Center

 

Jeri Wendzel                        Carla Drennen                     Ryan Castro                         Erik Smith                                                                                    Jennifer Kopp

  1. General Agenda Items:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from November 7, 2018 board meeting
  5. Public Form

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Director’s Report
    1. Basketball – 3rd Grade and Up
    2. Flooring Bids for Community Center
  • Painting Colors for Community Center
  1. Nursing Home Sponsorship for Shirts
  2. Budget Discussion for 2019-2020
  1. CCRA & Parks Report
  2. Grants update
  3. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, January 2, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

October 3, 2018 Minutes

October 3, 2018 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Wednesday October 3, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:01p.m.

Roll Call: Present – Carla Drennen, Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Ryan Castro, Erik Smith

Members of Public – Jennifer Harned (Parks and Rec Director), Brad Feick

Approval of the Agenda  Erik Motions, Jenn 2nds

Approval of April 23, 2018 Minutes: Carla motions, Jenn 2nds

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report:
  3. Beggar’s Night: We will continue to have Beggar’s Night on October 30th in order to keep it consistent with previous years and clear up some questions. This should help us clear up confusion on timing in upcoming years.
  4. Business Experience: First assignment for Justin Wheeler and Emma Drake was to recruit more businesses for our spring guide.

III. Program Guide: It will hopefully be in the mailboxes this weekend. They will also be sent home with all of the students at the Elementary and ELC. We will also launch our new software for registration.

  1. Fall Workshop: Jennifer attended the fall workshop in fall this past September. She gained new ideas in order to prepare even better grant requests. There was also active shooter training that is good for everyone to be more aware of, regardless of your career.
  2. Playground Maintenance Course: Brad and Jennifer both attended the Playground Maintenance Course. They gained great information about safety and course books to review for the future. The average life for playgrounds is 10-15 years depending on the environment. One of our playgrounds is past that timeframe.
  3. Flag Football: How many weeks should we cancel flag football because of rain?
  • If we cancel this Sunday, cancel it altogether.
  • Have a refund policy prepared. Or, be prepared for questions about this.
  • Other options
    • Leave it to the coaches
    • Give deadline of time, after that point, leave it to the coaches.
    • Parents will have a voice if they are at the game when the decision is made on whether or not we will play a game.

VII. Peak Performance

  • Would like to build a baseball field on 5 acres close to our new Grandwood facility.
  • They would run a team built of hand-selected kids.
  • Weight-lifting/training and conditioning in an area underneath the grandstand.
  • Private business for non-profit.
    • City will not benefit in lucrative sense.
    • May provide more traffic
  • They have given this pitch to City Council who seems to approve.
  • Possibly community membership
  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 23% spent, and the Community Center is 9% spent.
  2. Grants Update:
    • Trails:
    • Adam Fendrick From Polk County Conservation brought a map of the proposed trail that would begin Jester Park and end at Windcrest Dr. He is asking 3 property owners to annex to the city of Granger. However, one of the families is out of state and the land is being rented. Knapp Properties is hopefully on board. All that we, as the board, need to do is give our approval.
    • Brett Douglas from Genus Landscape Architects has a plan and approval for a grant of about $20,000. In order to successfully complete the Trail Hub, we will need about $50,000. In one month, we will have a refined version of the design development. We will also have a bidding-site prep plan. Will go to city council wednesday.

4.

III. Board Action: None

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7PM

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Erik motions, Jenn seconds, meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary