Attending: Robert Garrett, Laura Dowlan, Michael Higgs, Jyll Smith, Wynn Cudmore, Tanya Beard, Orville Rice, Jeff Bickford
Absent: John Brandt, Nick McDonough
Recorder: Diana Craig
Presenters/Special Guests: Glenis Chapin, Marion County’s Volunteer Coordinator
Introductions: After brief introductions, Tanya announced that Orville was this year’s bi-annual recipient of Public Works’ Customer Service Excellence Award.
Parks Project Updates:
The funding aspect for the Keizer Rapids project is almost complete. Dan Miller will head up the planning portion of the project that will begin next week. The funding for his position was obtained from an ODF technical grant. For an overview of the project click on the attached link: http://publicworks.co.marion.or.us/parks/KeizerRapidsFactSheet.pdf
Parks projects – Potential General Fund Dollar Requests
Once the PC has completed the process of updating their bylaws, they can begin to work on updating the 5-year budget plan for our parks.
The NW Youth Corp will be blazing a new nature trail at Aumsville Pond. The next step will be building some bridges at that location.
Jyll Smith announced that she has a new job working for the Oregon State Marine Board and is no longer working for the Girl Scouts.
Laura Dowlan is working on a community service project by connecting with several other agencies. Tanya will e-mail an informational packet related to the project to Laura for review. After her review is completed, the packet can go out to the rest of the PC group.
Review and rewrite Parks Commission Bylaws (Glenis Chapin):
Glenis handed out all the elements of what is required, by our policies and procedures, that need to be included in revising our Parks Commission bylaws. As Marion County’s Volunteer Coordinator, she has been working with most of the other advisory boards that provide information to the BOC. The PC group gave input of their ideas. Tanya will pool all of that information to create a draft of the new bylaws.
The PC group will review this draft at the next scheduled meeting:
Parks Commission Bylaws
A Motion was made to close the meeting and set up a date for the next meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9:00 a.m., April 14, 2005, at PW Silverton Rd.
Minutes approved by Jeff Bickford