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April 3, 2019 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting_April 3

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, April 3, 2019

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

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

Roll Call: Present – Jeri Wendzel, Carla Drennen, Ryan Castro, and Erik Smith (late)

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

Approval of the Agenda – All Ayes

Approval of February 6th, 2019 Minutes: All Ayes

 

Public Forum-

Angela Sebastian:

Appealing to Parks and Recreation for a city soccer team(s). Posted in Facebook asking for parent-oriented soccer, has 15 to 20 people interested in helping. Believes soccer is needed and asked for a motion to establish a spring soccer league through Parks and Recreation for 2020

Jennifer Harned has asked for Spring to replace next years Summer League instead.

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2.   Director’s Report:

 

  1. Concession Stand
  • Emergency funding has been granted to finish the concession stand. Fund to be available for the amount of $10,000.00 (Ten thousand dollars)

 

  1. Concession Stand Manager
    • Jennifer Harned has drawn up a position description for Concession Stand Manger. Debate was had regarding Credit Checks and whether we should be doing them. Board decided to skip credit checks and just do background checks instead. It was also mentioned that the phrase “Reliable transportation to work” should be added to the required knowledge, skills and abilities section.

 

            III.  Acoustics

  • Acoustics will be installed in the community center in the next few weeks

 

  1. Entryway Furniture
  • The Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir donation was used to purchase Entryway furniture. Picture was included in monthly reports but shows two seating pieces, one seats 3 and the other seats 2.
  1. Rentals
  • We have had a few inquiries about having the resident vs. non-resident fee reviewed, with a specific voice being Julie Stanger. After some debate, the board agreed to go to the city council to request the ability to make a Non-Resident Exemption list for the rental of the community center with the motion to be as followed: The Resident Exemption list will be for volunteer members of city organizations and city employees. Ryan motioned, Scott 2nd, all in favor.

 

 

 

 

  1. CCRA/Parks:

 

  1. Grants Update:
  • Dallas County Foundation: Denied

 

III. Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

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

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn at 8:09 PM

 

Minutes taken by Carla Drennen, Second Chair

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary

 

March 6, 2019 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, March 6th, 2019

 

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, March 6th, 2019

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:02p.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 – Jenn Motions, Erik seconds (all ayes)

Approval of February 6th, 2019 Minutes: Jenn motions, Ryan seconds (all ayes)

 

Public Forum-

  1. Little League
    1. Proposal: Currently bases are 60, 65, and 70-foot bases. They would like to add 80-foot bases and 90-foot bases to the Community Center (Carla arrived at 7:04).
      1. They would also like us to provide the infield material to do it
    2. Cost: They estimate the cost somewhere in the $1500 to $3000 range. It could be less. They will be run some numbers and get back to us.
      1. Jen is concerned because it would not be in the budget for this year, so we would not be able to confidently fund it until June.
    3. Benefits
      1. This would provide a place to practice a place for people to practice and play games for Little League Juniors teams and for USSSA teams at this age. These bases would be regulation for what those teams need. It would still not be regulation for the outfield.
    4. Vote
      1. We voted on whether or not to give them approval with these conditions: Bases changed to 80 feet, most of the grass taken out would be behind 2nd base, and they would raise most of the funding.
      2. Ryan Motions. Jeri seconds.
      3. They are presenting to city council with Jen at the next meeting.

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director’s Report:

 

  1. Program Guide :
  • We had quite a bit of interest in advertisements from our local businesses.

 

 

  1. Summer Job Description:
  • During the summer, we have a summer camp for preschool and lower elementary. The current supervisor is going to need to have some time off during the summer. She has created a job description for someone to be a substitute/float.
    • Vote: We voted on whether or not to advertise for this position. Also, for Jen to propose to city council.
    • Jeri Motions. Erik Seconds. All ayes.

 

  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 55% spent, and the Community Center is 65% spent.

 

  1. Grants Update:
  • IPRA: They did not approve for this grant to be used for a TV in our lobby that we could use for advertisements.
    • This is the only grant we have heard back from yet.

 

III. Board Action:

  1. Sandy Foster & Troy Polito Baseball Field Proposal
  2. Summer Job Description
  1. Vote: We voted on whether or not to advertise for this position. Also, for Jen to propose to city council.
  2. Jeri Motions. Erik Seconds. All ayes.

 

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7 PM.

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

 

Erik motions, Ryan seconds, meeting adjourned at 7:46  PM

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary

February 6th, 2019 Minutes

February 6, 2019 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, February 6th, 2019

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

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

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

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

Approval of the Agenda – Carla Motions, Ryan seconds (all ayes)

Approval of January 2nd, 2019 Minutes: Carla motions, Jenn seconds (all ayes)

Public Forum-

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2.   Director Report:

 

  1. Concession Stand – There was a miscommunication with Partners of the Park and we do not have sufficient funds to finish the concession stand
  • Concession Stand Manager – Job description for the future
  • Partners of the Park never actually approved the amount of money.
  • Jen may bring it up at the next city council meeting

 

  1. Painting at Community Center: Brad should have the painting and flooring at the Community Center done by next week.

 

III. Trivia Night: I would like to host a Trivia Night for adults on Friday April 12th.

  • Possibly have 21 and up because of BYOB.
  • Doors open at 6, trivia runs from 7-9,
  • Maybe we could use a group looking to raise money to provide food, or a food truck.
    • Jen will reach out to trails
  • Team size of around 2- 8 maximum. (Erik arrived at 7:19)
  • Prize?
    • Maybe ask Bud’s to donate $100 as a prize for drinks.
  • Cost per teams: $20

 

  1. Acoustics:
  • Two quotes from Midwest Technologies for the acoustics at the community center. We have budgeted $6,000 for this current fiscal year.
    • In order to do the whole building, it will actually be $15,000.
    • The quote for $5,600 was just for the dining room/event room.

 

  1. $2,000 donation: The Lake Country Bible Chapel Choir uses the facility during the day every Thursday for choir practice. They made a donation last month in the amount of $2,000. After discussing the needs for the choir, I would like to use this donation to purchase some comfortable furniture for the entryway for parents to sit and gather while waiting for their children to finish up practice. The cost of this furniture would be $1,300.
  • Has to propose to city council.

 

  1.   Rental: We have had a few inquiries about having the resident vs. non-resident fee reviewed.
  • Look into what other towns do for fees and possibly reevaluate what we are charging.

VII. Summer Movie Selections – Discount if decided by 2/14

  • Friday, June 28th: Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle – $263
  • Friday, July 26th:  Wonder- $277
  • August 24th, Granger Days: Incredibles 2 – $305

            VIII. Safety Town – Discussing with School. Would like to do a program for incoming                Kindergarten/1st grade students that covers safety including bike safety, walking to                       school safety, fire, strangers, bullying, etc.

 

  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 52% spent, and the Community Center is 27% spent.
  2. Grants Update:
  • Dallas County Foundation- We would use fun, safe, and gym items for children
  • Bach Family Foundation grant- Money would be used for a Murder Mystery Event for Teens.
  • Iowa Parks and Rec Grant of $1,000: would use for a tv to show announcements/advertisements

 

III. Board Action: None.

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, March 6, 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

 

May 1, 2019 Agenda

May 1, 2019 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, May 1, 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 April 3, 2019 board meeting
  5. Public Forum

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Director’s Report
    1. Concession Stand Update
    2. Stone Bridge Church Request
  • Rentals for employees/Volunteer Groups
  1. Summer Staff
  2. July Board Meeting Change
  1. CCRA & Parks Report
  2. Grants update
    1. Bock Family Foundation Grant
  3. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

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: