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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

Present:

Cody Gambill – Vice Chairman

Don Cooper – Board Member

 

Troy Dunn – Board Member

Penny Clowers – Board Member

 

Harold Fowler – Board Member

Don LeMaster – Board Member

Absent:

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”

spreadsheet

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

Adjournment:

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

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August 1, 2017 Parks Board Minutes

Minutes from August 1, 2017

Call to order -

Dana Coffman - Chairman, called meeting to order at 6:07pm

Present:

Cody Gambill – Co-Chairman Harold Fowler – Board Member

Penny Clowers – Board Member

 

Cheri Crum – Board Member

Don LeMaster – Board Member

 

Christi Pruitt – Staff

Ricky Brown – Council Member

 

Absent:

Don Cooper – Board Member Troy Dunn – Board Member

 

Action Items –

Approve minutes for the May 2 and June 27, 2017 meetings Ms Clowers motioned, Ms Crum second – approved by all

Discussion/Presentation Items –

Staff Report from Ms Pruitt:

  • Budget – Ms Pruitt passed out City Council Park/Rec Budget

  • Donation box – Tabled till next meeting

  • Master Plan for Park/Rec – Tabled till next meeting/Mr LeMaster motioned - Mr Gambill second, All approved

  • Veterans Memorial Site – Haltom Park – Est completion Nov 11

    Fund Raiser at American Legion Aug 26

  • Heath Fair – Record amount of Children, new items offered, survey done Possible location change and grouping with others

  • City Council looking into purchasing the NEO field in the North Park

  • Pee Wee Football – Starting; Parks completed needs that they had

  • Boxing Tournaments being discussed for April 2018

  • Election of Officers – Tabled till Further notice/Mr LeMaster motioned – Mr Fowler second; All approved

Park Assignments/Status -

  • Birdville Trail~(LeMaster)~ Checking on cameras for bathrooms

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

  • Buffalo Ridge~(Crum)~ 5720 Parkwood ~ Swing area needs ‘filler’; asked for other items

  • Haltom Road~(Gambill)~ 3113 Haltom Rd ~Awning is damaged

  • Little Fossil~(Fowler)~ 4412 Hadley St ~ Ducks getting hurt

  • North Park~(Coffman & Dunn)~New fence around Haltom’s softball field

  • Parrish Road~(Cooper)~Not present

  • Pecan~(Clowers)~ No issues

  • Revere~(Dunn)~ Not present

  • Sandy Oaks~(Cooper)~No issues

  • Whites Branch~( )~ 5290 Western Ctr ~ No issues

    Requests/Recommendations/Events

    • Send drone over new trail connection – Whites Branch with Buffalo Ridge

    • Signage near trailer park at White Creek Lane – No Motorized Vehicles

    • Cameras needed in west parking lot at Little Fossil – graffiti in area/several fender benders

    • Trash Bash – September 30

Next Parks Board Meeting will be September 5, 2017

Adjournment:

Mr Flower motioned to adjourn, Mr LeMaster 2nd Chairman Coffman adjourned the meeting at 7:35

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May 1, 2018 Parks Board Minutes

Minutes from May 1, 2018

Call to order -

Dana Coffman - Chairman, called meeting to order at 6:00pm

Present: Cody Gambill – Co-Chairman Don Cooper – Board Member Don LeMaster – Board Member Harold Fowler – Board Member Penny Clowers – Board Member Cheri Crum – Board Member Christi Pruitt – Staff Troy Dunn – Board Member

Guest: Jeannine Nunn – City Council Member

Action Items –

Approve minutes for the April 3, 2017 meeting

Ms Clowers motioned; Mr Dunn second – approved by all

Discussion/Presentation Items –

Staff Report from Ms Pruitt:

  • Budget: Ms Pruitt passed out a more comprehensive financial report

  • Donation Box – Vote was taken to purchase and put in Crossroads; Mr Cooper motioned; Mr Dunn second; passed by all

  • Water Parks – White’s Branch & Broadway – will open Memorial Day weekend. Labor Day weekend will be the last weekend.

  • Basketball registration started: 7 -12 yr old; Co-Ed;

  • Volleyball registration started: 10 -14 yr old girls

  • Blast Ball registration started: 3 - 5 yr old; Co-Ed

  • Dog Park – Looking at location – Fossil Dr & McComas Rd – still in discussion Ms Pruitt is looking into what is needed to complete a Dog Park

  • Joint meeting with City Council & Parks Board: Set for May 7; 6 pm at Old Haltom Library

Park Assignments/Status -

  • Birdville Trail~(LeMaster) ~ 5713 Orval Ct ~ Good; open restroom?

  • Broadway~(Coffman)~ 4839 Broadway Ave ~ Good

  • Buffalo Ridge~(Crum)~ 5720 Parkwood ~ Trash cans; low water signs missing

  • Haltom Road~(Gambill)~ 3113 Haltom Rd ~ Good

  • Little Fossil~(Fowler)~ 4412 Hadley St ~ Good; roll-up window bracket pulling away, ceilingplug doesn’t work

  • North Park~(Coffman & Dunn)~5220 Denton Hwy ~ Good; pile of dirt on basketball court?

  • Parrish Road~(Cooper)~4408 Parrish Rd ~ Good

  • Pecan~(Clowers)~6200 Ellison Ave ~ Good

  • Revere~(Dunn)~4250 Revere St ~ Good

  • Sandy Oaks~(Cooper)~5000 Bernice St ~Good

  • Whites Branch~(Dunn)~ 5290 Western Ctr ~ Good

    Requests/Recommendations/Events

    • Add “future agenda items” on upcoming agendas

    • June 5 board meeting: will discuss more on All Access Park

Next Parks Board Meeting will be June 5, 2018

Adjournment:

Mr Fowler motioned to adjourn; Mr Cooper 2nd Chairman Ms Coffman adjourned the meeting at 7:10

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