Meeting Minutes | June 29, 2021
Updated: Mar 31, 2022
Approved September 28, 2021
Present: Kim Brown, Richard Crist, Anne Eliades, Maggie Getzin (Ball State), Pete Gitman, Lisa Goodpaster (secretary), Brad Marshall (secretary), Brad Polk (vice president), Kelly Williams, Jacquie Vegh.
Absent: J.P. Hall (president)
Vice President Polk called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
The minutes from the February 23 and March 30, 2021 meetings were presented. After review, Brad Marshall moved to accept the minutes and Richard Crist seconded. All voted in favor.
Brad Marshall presented the treasurer’s report. Incomes received included the Zeigler grant ($25,000) which is earmarked for landscaping, as well as funds received through the Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant shopping programs. Expenses included playground equipment and purchase of pavilion/shelter, for a total of $54,225.75, leaving a balance of $26,400.87, of which $15,000 is committed to the construction of the pavilion/shelter. This will leave approximately $11,400.87 in the operating budget, which will be earmarked for landscaping. A motion was made, and seconded by Anne Eliades, to accept the treasurer’s report. All voted in favor. Treasurer’s report approved.
It was voted during one of our prior meetings to move the annual neighborhood rummage sale to the third Saturday in July each year, instead of the weekend nearest Independence Day holiday. This will be the schedule from here forward, until such time that a change is requested. That said, this year’s sale will be Saturday, July 17, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. We will revise the dates on the neighborhood rummage yard signs and place them near prominent entrances on the perimeter of the neighborhood during the week leading up to the sale. We have posted the date on the “events” page of our website, and a public event was created on Facebook, which will be boosted for a few days prior. We will be sure to post on NextDoor as well.
Brad Marshall announced the new playground equipment has been installed. The splash pad should be completed within the next few weeks, depending upon weather and barring any other unforeseen delays. The pavilion materials should be delivered by August 7, with a week anticipated for completion. The walking trail and courts have yet to be completed, and we will need to coordinate with the city regarding the tree plantings.
The city asked for neighborhood volunteers to help with clearing out the building which will be renovated into a restroom/changing facility. The plan calls for two restrooms (one being ADA compliant) and a changing room to be constructed. We will plan to hold workdays beginning at 8 a.m. on both Saturdays, July 24 and 31.
We have planned a park grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony to be held the afternoon of Saturday, September 18. If all goes according to plans, we will have a park party immediately following the ceremony, with music, entertainment, activities, food and drink vendors, and other area organizations who have agreed to participate. We received a generous donation from Union Chapel of supplies to use for lemon shakeups. Lisa will ask Dairy Dream to see if use of the snow cone machine is possible. If anyone knows of any area vendors or organizations willing to donate or contribute to the park party, please let Lisa know. Likewise, if anyone else would like to volunteer time or talent helping with the event planning, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, location to be determined.
- Respectfully submitted by Lisa Goodpaster, secretary.