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Jackson, MI 49203


 

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JACKSON COUNTY PARKS ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 
Monday, October 25, 2016
Cascades Golf Course Board Room 2P.M.
 
PRESENT: (Staff-- M. Vysoky, K. Lewis,) C. Keene, N. Seydell, C. Mohlman, R. Sigers, B. Zoeller
Excused Absent: M. Baird, B. Jenson, J. Hovarter
 
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 2:05p.m.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Rick apologized for putting the old /wrong meeting time on the notices.Motion by C. Keene, 2nd by R. Sigers. Motion carried.  
 
PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  Nancy explained to Kyle and Mark her background experience with County Parks.Happy to meet both. She very much likes Jeff's leadership.

PARK DIRECTORS REPORT:  Mark & Kyle took turns filling in the board on different areas of the parks.
Camp Teetonka has a minor set back. The leader of the group to make a decision on who gets the camp, moved to Texas. The group needs to get reorganized. The deadline for the announcement is still the end of this year, 2016.
The parks are in need of money for improvements. Photo's are being taken of areas for future improvement. When completed, the trail connector to Sparks Park will be named the Sparks Park Trail Connector.A bicycle rental is going in at the Weatherwax Rd. site. Splash Pad construction to start next week on south end of Falls.South end parking lot to be eliminated, improvements to the North lot and entrance.

 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
**Finance: Mary sent word that nothing has changed since last month. No new bills to pay. All monies remain the same.
**2016 Projects:  Bids are coming in for the Restroom reconstruction for Pleasant Lake. Depending on bids, work may start this fall.
**2017 Projects: New list coming in future. Jeff, Kyle & Mark working on improvements, grants, and photo's.
**Bonfire/Holiday Party:  Board agreed to try and combine both on same day this year. Date chosen was 
Saturday December 10th, 2016, 1 or 1:30pm. Rick is to meet with Kyle about date & building.

 
OLD BUSINESS:  Membership cards are printed and ready to mail out. Need firm OK from Parks staff on holiday party date & time for building use. Nancy will write a cover letter for holiday party & membership cards. Will need volunteers for the mailing.

 
WEB SITE:  The newsletter was updated on the website by Rick.

NEW BUSINESS
**Jackson County hired a new County Assistant Administrator: Debra Kubitskey. Welcome!! 
**Board voted to add monthly minutes to the web site.
**Moratorium on Memorials & Plantings: County working on language and "naming rights". No outside people should control the process.
**Nursery at Minard Mill County Park is thick with tree seedlings right for transplant. Trees are Tulip Trees & Red Bud.
Three people volunteered for this fall. Rick to discuss with Kyle about any for the parks or golf courses.
**Think about 2017 meeting schedule. Too many meetings?
**Rick suggested we not meet in November (no new bills?) and call the Holiday party the Nov. Dec. meeting. 
Will work with Parks staff for Jan 2017 meeting on projects & finances. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
 
ADJOURNMENT: 3:37 pm.  Motion by C. Keene, 2nd, R. Sigers 
                                            
                                                   NEXT MEETING: HOLIDAY PARTY (Dec. 10 1 pm.)

 
Submitted by: 
Rick Sigers
Secretary
Jackson County Parks Association