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November 7, 2018 Agenda

November 7, 2018 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, November 7, 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 October 3, 2018 board meeting
  5. Public Form

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Director’s Report
    1. Basketball
    2. Budget Discussion for 2019-2020
  2. CCRA & Parks Report
  3. Grants update
  4. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

Free Defensive Tactics Class

Instructor: Dallas County Deputy Sheriff
Wednesday October 24th 7:00pm-9:00pm

Partnership with the Granger Police Department
Basic Self Defense Class. No cost to attend. Free Will donation to go to Iowa Special Olympics.

Location: Granger Community Center, 2200 Walnut Street

September 5, 2018 Minutes

September 5, 2018 Minutes

 

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Wednesday September 5, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Carla Drennen called to order at 7:05pm

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  Jeri Motions, Jenn 2nds

Approval of August 1, 2018 Minutes: Jenn motions, Jeri 2nds

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. New Board Introductions: We are welcoming two new members to our team this month, Erik Smith and Ryan Castro. Erik has been a resident of Granger for 6 years and is heavily involved in coaching. Ryan has been living here for 10 years and is a dedicated soccer coach.
  3. Director Report:
  4. 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.
  5. Business Experience: David Combs, a High School Business Teacher, is offering a new class called Business Experience. This class will provide connections between students and local businesses in order for students to gain experience and knowledge in the business world. Jennifer has recommended a few projects for some of the students to do. We also discussed that this may be a good opportunity for getting help with organizing soccer.

III. Assumption Church Donation: Assumption Church has asked for us to donate to their fundraiser. In order to benefit the Community Center in the best way possible, Jennifer recommends that we donate a future rental that they could use for the fundraiser.

  • Jeri motions to approve donations
  • Erik seconds.
  1. Fall Workshop: Jennifer will attend the Fall workshop in Fort Dodge on Monday and Tuesday, Sep. 10-11th. She will gain useful knowledge from the directors of surrounding communities.
  2. Playground Inspection Interview: The three primary areas that were checked to be sure we are ADA compliant were: accessible pathways to play areas, safety surfaces installed, and playground equipment configuration. One of the largest concerns is the sand and lack of pathways. We also have a high amount of elevated playgrounds and only one ground level. Since, we have 5 elevated playgrounds, it is required that we have two ground level playgrounds as well. Jennifer is talking with the inspector to see which further actions need to take place.
  3. Playground Maintenance Course: Both Jennifer and Brad will be attending a local education course to further their knowledge of playground maintenance. This will help them to know what we are looking for in terms of being ADA compliant. It is September 19-20th in Pleasant Hill.
  • Jeri motions to send them
  • Carla seconds.

VII. Shirt Sponsorship: In order to increase revenue, we believe having local business sponsor shirts will be a useful step. Granger Nursing Home would like to purchase the basketball shirts for this years league. Their only requirement is that we have their logo on the back of the t-shirts.

  • Jeri motions to approve shirt sponsorship
  • Erik seconds

VIII. Winter/Spring Planning: Our new program guide should be going to the printer on September 14th. We are going to distribute the program guide to students at both Elementary Schools.

  1. Advertising for Program Guide: For the program guide, Janning Chiropractic paid $250 for a full page add. We are going to open this up to other businesses with the prices of $150 for a half page and $250 for a full page. If we have a high volume of interest, we will explore further pricing options.
  • Jeri motions to approve advertising
  • Jenn seconds
  • All vote ayes
  1. Adult Programming: As we had some issues with players lack of integrity this past volleyball season, we are going to look into having someone at each adult program to ref our games. Hopefully this preventive action will prevent future problems.
  2. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 16% spent, and the Community Center is 6% spent.
  3. Grants Update:
    1. Trails: The grant that the Trails Committee applied for on the recommendation of Jennifer was approved.
      1. With it we are getting a Hub which will be a central area that will branch out
      2. Once we are done creating the hub, we will have a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
        1. This fundraiser money will be used for signs, bike racks, etc.

 

III. Board Action:

  1. Voting for Chair
    1. Jeri
      1. Erik motioned; Jenn seconded.
      2. Voted; all ayes from board
      3. Ryan abstained from the vote
  2. Voting for Secretary
    1. Jenn
      1. Erik motioned; Jeri seconded
      2. Voted; all ayes from board.

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

V.New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 7PM

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Jeri motions, Jenn seconds, meeting adjourned at 8:51pm

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, New Secretary

 

 

October 3, 2018 Agenda

October 3, 2018 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, October 3, 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 September 5, 2018 board meeting
  5. Public Form

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

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

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

August 1, 2018 Minutes

August 1 Parks and Rec Board Meeting

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Wednesday August 1, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Lexi D. Called to order at 7:03pm

Roll Call: Present – Lexi Diersen, Carla Drennen, Jeri Wendzel

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

Approval of the Agenda  Carla Motions, Lexi 2nds

Approval of April 23, 2018 Minutes: Lexi Motions, Jeri 2nds

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Lexi Diersen resignation: will finish the month; will let board members know by Friday if she can help with set up on the 18th Movie in the Park and has agreed that she can help with Granger Days movie in the Park
  3. Interested Board Member introductions: 6 interested citizens, 1 showed up, 2 submitted letters of interest via emails

Eric Smith: 6 years in Granger, currently on Partners of the Park, will check to see if conflict of interest between Parks             and Recreation and Partners of the Park. Ran for City Council during the November elections of 2017

Ryan Castro: 10 year resident of Granger, growing family that uses the parks, facilities and goes to events. Spent 2 years             as a participating board member on an in-house initiative for a previous employer. Spent two years as a board member        and two years running operations for a registered non-profit sports league/organization in central Iowa

Dori Robinson: Been part of Woodward-Granger community since 2013, just recently moved to Granger from                                        Woodward. Excited to learn mor about the community and do part to contribute. Currently works as a director of                                    Ancillary services at The Iowa Clinic and a member of several boards

Upon further discussion it was voted that Ryan Castro would board members recommendation to fill Angie Sebastian’s term   on the Parks and Recreation Board and Eric Smith is recommended to fill Lexi Diersen’s Term (ends in 2019).

 

  1. Director Report:
  2. Board Roles: Will put up the roles of Chairperson and Secretary during the September meeting. Both Carla Drennen and Jeri Wendzel expressed interest in the position of Chairperson. If Chairperson’s position is filled by current Vice Chairperson, Vice       chairperson’s position will go to vote in October.
  3. Soccer for 2019: Upon recommendation from Jennifer Harned, it’s been decided to scrap soccer for 3rd grade and up due to low numbers. It was also recommended that with the lower numbers for the upper age group, Jennifer H thinks it would be in the           best interest for an outside group to be formed to play against surrounding teams.

III. Swim Lessons for 2019: Feed back from Swim lessons are being evaluated as to whether we should explore a different       location/partnership for Summer 2019 with some concerns voiced.

  1. Sand Volleyball Feedback: We had some complaints about one team not calling themselves on anything. WE will need to look into having a staff member there during adult programs to keep score and monitor programs
  2. Bam Bam: Bam Bam ended this year without any weather cancellations. We did shorten the time two days due to heat, but heat index did not go to 105 to cancel. It was then brought up that one coach did cancel but it had not been mentioned to Jennifer                Harned. Great feedback from parents for the program with one feedback stating: “I think the bam bam program was great. My           daughter loved it and had a blast. The coaches were wonderful – I felt like they were great with the kids and did a great job   teaching them and keeping it fun. The length of the program was great – not too long, just long enough to keep the kids interest.            We look forward to next year!”
  3. Donations: John Kline donated $500.00 to the Parks and Recreation Department. Mike Grief also donated $250.00; thank             you notes will be given to both gentlemen for their kind donations to the department.

VII. Coaches Background Checks: Jennifer has presented the guidelines from National Alliance for Youth Sports for what              disqualifies a potential volunteer. After a short discussion, it was voted to put this on the city website:

What DISQUALIFIES a potential volunteer?

                       Before we look at the information obtained from the Criminal History Background check, the following automatic                                        disqualifiers are important to note:

*An applicant provides inaccurate information in their application

*References provide unpleasant or disturbing information about the potential volunteer

*Information gathered in the interview raises questions about the potential volunteer’s motives

*The volunteer refuses to complete the screening process

Then, we must analyze the information gathered from the Criminal History Background Check. If an applicant is found                                            to have been convicted of any of the following offenses, he or she will not be allowed to work with children.

* Sex Offenses and Misconduct

* Violent Felonies

* Felonies (other than sex or violence related) with the past 10 years

* Any child abuse or domestic violence convictions

* Misdemeanors within the past seven years

VIII. Playground Audit: Playground  Guardian did a full playground inspection by a certified inspector as well as an ADA             Audit to make sure we are compliant. Jennifer Harned is still waiting for some information on resurfacing tested and then will               have a full report for the Parks board as well as City Council on how to go forward.

  1. Movies in the Park: Jennifer is in need of help for set up and tear down for the next two movie in the park dates, Saturday August 18, 2018 (Greatest Showman reschedule) and Saturday August 25th (Granger Days-Ferdinand). The more hands, the     faster the process. Jeri and Jen K are set for the 18th, possibly Lexi, Carla and Jeri for Granger days, possibly Lexi.
  2. Playground Maintenance Course: Brad Feick and Jennifer Harned plan on attending a playground maintenance course held in Pleasant Hill on September 20-21. This is a different course without a certification at the end, but instead an overview of information on how to keep it maintained.

 

  1. CCRA/Parks: At the end of the 2017/2018 fiscal year, Parks was 98% spent, Community Center was 99% spent. At the time of the August meeting, the 2018/2019 fiscal year had already started. Parks is 5.5% spent and Community Center is 1.1% spent.

 

  1. Grants Update: N/A

 

  1. City Council: Appointment of candidates

 

 

III. Board Action: Voted to recommend Ryan Castro to fill Angie Sebastian’s term; Voted to recommend Eric Smith to fill Lexi Diersen’s term; Voted to post volunteer disqualifiers on city website

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

V.New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7PM

 

VI Adjornment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Carla motions, Lexi 2nds, meeting adjourned at 8:21pm

 

September 5, 2018 Agenda

September 5, 2018 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, September 5, 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 August 1, 2018 board meeting
  5. Public Form

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. New Board Members Introductions
  2. Director’s Report
    1. Beggars Night
    2. Business Experience
  • Fall Workshop
  1. Playground Inspection Overview
  2. Shirt Sponsorship
  3. Planning for Winter/Spring Programming
  • Advertising for Program Guide
  • Staffing for Adult Programming
  1. CCRA & Parks Report
  2. Grants update
    1. Trails Committee
  3. Voting for Chair & Secretary
  4. City Council Update Subjects:

 

III.  Board Action:

 

  1. Old Business:

 

  1. New Business:
  2. 1. Next Meeting – Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

June 25, 2018 Minutes

June 25 Parks and Rec Board Meeting (1)

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Monday June 25, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Lexi D. Called to order at 7:01pm

Roll Call: Present – Lexi Diersen, Carla Drennen, Jeri Wendzel, Angie Sebastian

Late arrival:  Jennifer Kopp

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

Approval of the Agenda – Angie motions, Carla 2nds, All in favor

Approval of April 23, 2018 Minutes: Lexi motions, Angie 2nds, All in favor

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report:

Survey feedback: find other ways to inform of deadlines; find out what the teen of Granger wants (ages 13-18)

 

Send out another survey in October, cull results in November, present in December

 

Narrow down potentials from list of things people want to see which can be done during next survey

 

Check into community games that can be played and used at parks

 

Possible SAT/ACT studies sessions for Juniors/ Seniors during summer

 

Dodgeball league, get HS Students to volunteer for silver cord hours

 

Tabled projector til August 1st meeting

 

Inspector coming to inspect playgrounds

 

Inform Tony, the mayor, to clarify that the concession stand will not be available til next year as the money wont be available til July First, BUT, Brad Feick is not available to do work til winter.

 

No July Meeting, next meeting is Wednesday August First.

 

Movie in the Park setup/Tear down: Carla, Jeri (this was subsequently postponed and rescheduled to August 18th)

Methodist Church to provide snacks during movie.

 

This is Angela Sebastian’s last meeting

 

 

  1. CCRA/Parks: Parks is 95% spent, Community Center is 97% spent
  2. Grants Update: Wellmark due June 8th
  3. City Council: Community Forum was 6/7/2018 and City Council was 6/13/2018

 

 

III. Board Action: N/A

  1. Old Business: None

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

VI Adjornment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Angie Motions, Jen K 2nds, meeting ends at 7:38pm.

 

August 1, 2018 Agenda

August 1, 2018 agenda

GRANGER PARKS AND REC BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Granger Community Center

 

Jeri Wendzel                        Carla Drennen                                                         Lexi Diersen                                                                        Jennifer Kopp

  1. General Agenda Items:

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from June 25, 2018 board meeting
  5. Public Form

 

  1. Board Discussion Items:

 

  1. Lexi Diersen Resignation
  2. Interested Board Member Introductions
  3. Director’s Report
    1. Board Roles
    2. Soccer for 2019
  • Swim Lessons
  1. Coaches Background Checks
  2. Playground Inspection Overview
  3. Donations
  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, September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

 

  1. Adjournment:

May 29, 2018 Minutes

May 29 Parks and Rec Board Meeting

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, Tuesday May 29, 2018

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Lexi D. Called to order at 8:16pm.

Roll Call: Present – Lexi Diersen, Carla Drennen, Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Angie Sebastian

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

Approval of the Agenda – all approved

Approval of April 23, 2018 Minutes: all approved

Public Forum- None

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director Report:

Programs: Mother/Daughter Tea Party even held on Saturday May 5th was a success. 12 mothers and daughters attended as well as a special visit from Princess Cinderella. The Parks and Recreation’s first Will Workshop was hosted with Letsch Law Firm from Grimes with 8 participants registered. Champ Soccer ended in April with another successful session as well as Rounded Minds Tumbling. Both will return next year. Swim lesson partnership with Perry for June are at capacity. Our July session is over half full as well. The first Sand Volleyball league will begin Sunday with 6 teams. The Babysitting Clinic through ISU Extension will be held on Thursday May 31 & Friday June 1st and is nearly at capacity with 19 of 20 slots filled. Summer Bam Bam and Soccer registration closes this month (May). Safety Town: Jennifer plans on shadowing two local programs in Johnston and Grimes this summer to get ideas on hosting a Safety Town next year for Granger.

 

Centennial Park: Electrical issues with the score board and outlets was discovered and was repaired; Little League split the cost with Parks and recreation for repairs. The clock is once again not working. Parks and Recreation is looking at options on removing the clock but needs to speak with the family that donated it first.

 

Community Center: The Community Center was rented every weekend in the month of May with graduation parties and June has weddings and events on the calendar as well.

 

Play Ground Audit: Jennifer has been discussing with Playground Guardian on doing a full playground inspection by a certified inspector as well as an ADA Audit to make sure we are compliant. Recently there have been other communities in Iowa who have been audited and Jennifer would like to stay ahead of this and make sure we are up to code. The Community Center playground is currently questionable on ADA Compliance. The cost is $1900.00 (One Thousand, Nine hundred dollars and zero change). Sebastian motions to approve the audit/inspection, Kopp seconds the motion, all were in favor.

 

Movie In the Park: Harned is in need of help for set up and tear down for the three movie in the Park dates, Saturday June 30th, Saturday July 28th, and Saturday August 25th (Granger Days). The more hands, the faster this process goes.

 

Public Survey – Harned prepared the public survey and it was mailed out 3/2. How to move forward with the date is still up for debate. Date current presented has been greatly talked about and found quite interesting.

 

  1. CCRA/Parks:
  2. Grants Update: Wellmark due June 8th
  3. City Council: Community Forum was 6/7/2018 and City Council was 6/13/2018

 

 

III. Board Action: Starting August 1, 2018, the Parks and Recreation Board meeting will be moved to the FIRST Wednesday of the month.

  1. Old Business: None

V.New Business: Next meeting will be Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

VI Adjornment: All Ayes to Adjourn

Diersen declared the meeting adjourned at 9:04 pm.