5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

October 10, 2017 Parks Board Minutes

Parks & Recreation Board Minutes

October 10, 2017

Call to order -

Cody Gambill – Vice Chairman, called meeting to order at 6:03pm


Cody Gambill – Vice Chairman

Don Cooper – Board Member


Troy Dunn – Board Member

Penny Clowers – Board Member


Harold Fowler – Board Member

Don LeMaster – Board Member


Dana Coffman – Chair Christi Pruitt – Staff

Cheri Crum – Board Member


Action Items –

Approve minutes for the September 5, 2017 meetings

Ms Clowers motioned, Mr Fowler second – approved by all

Discussion/Presentation Items –

Staff Report from Ms Pruitt:

  • Halloween - October 28 – 2pm till 5pm at Rec Center; Candy Drive – donate 2 bags of individually wrapped candy by 10/21 to get entered into drawing for $50 Rec bucks

  • Veterans Memorial Grand Opening at Haltom Park – Nov 11 at 11am

  • Health Fair – joining forces with Refresh and will be held at Wiley G. on Aug. 11

  • NEO purchase is on hold; still gathering data

  • Parks crews installing new fibar at all playgrounds; new grass seed at Haltom Road Park practice field and irrigation around Veterans Memorial

  • Finalizing new software for Rec Center – should be launching in December

  • Reviewed Park Donation budget – Board has requested an “easier to read”


Individual Park Reports

  • Birdville Trail~(LeMaster)~ no activity; what can we do to get people down there?? Signs

    on Haltom or Thomas Road; Don C. mentioned a “Love your Neighbor” outreach

  • Broadway~(Coffman)~ 4839 Broadway Ave ~ No issues

  • Buffalo Ridge~(Crum)~ 5720 Parkwood ~ No Motorized Vehicles signs have been installed

  • Haltom Road~(Gambill)~ 3113 Haltom Rd ~ no issues

  • Little Fossil~(Fowler)~ 4412 Hadley St ~ Fire ants!

  • North Park~(Coffman & Dunn)~ no issues

  • Parrish Road~(Cooper)~No issues

  • Pecan~(Clowers)~ No issues

  • Revere~(Dunn)~ No issues

  • Sandy Oaks~(Cooper)~No issues

  • Whites Branch~(Dunn)~ 5290 Western Ctr ~ No issues (Mr Dunn is now reporting for this park)

    Discussion Items

    • Participation in upcoming events:

      • Fire Dept. Open House – will share table with Rec; need facilities map, brochures, picture boards, surveys, and candy

      • McDonald’s Grand Opening – 10/14 from 12-2pm; Board is invited and encouraged to stop by

      • Halloween and Christmas on Broadway – need Board volunteers

    • Master Plan – Christi and City managers meeting with a firm on Thursday to discuss.

Also plan to meet with MHS. A few board members are not fans of MHS and would prefer someone local (DFW area). It’s agreed that we need to focus on restoration of existing parks, permanent soccer fields

Next Parks Board Meeting will be November 7, 2017


Mr Fowler motioned to adjourn, Ms Clowers 2nd Chairman Coffman adjourned the meeting at 7:28pm

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