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February 2013 Board Meeting
11th Mar

2013

February 2013 Board Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park Board Meeting

February 6, 2013

7:30 pm Caretakers Residence

Present: Present: Absent:
Jason Kentner (Pres.) Pat Lewis Garett Heysel
Maddy Weisz (VP) Bryant Fried (ComFest) Eric Anderson
Stan Sells (Acting Sec.) Dave Snow Missy Ricksecker
Andy Klein (Treasurer) Rick Miller (Rec/Parks) Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.)
Greg Krobot
Beth Vogt
Rick Frantz

 

Motion: (Krobot/Kentner) to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2013 Board Retreat.

Motion approved.

Columbus Art Walk

Pat urged Board members to review the various Columbus Art Walk postings around Goodale Park and in the neighborhood for accuracy.  Advise Pat if there are discrepancies.

Treasurer’s Report

Andy reported total revenues and accounts receivable for the month of January of $1,142.31.  Total net assets as of 02/06/13: $38,571.24.

Motion (Vogt/Krobot) – To pay Westminster/Thurber $125 for set up and food for the January Board retreat.  Motion approved.

Rec. & Parks:

Goodale Park Parking

Rick reported that the new signs prohibiting overnight parking have been installed based on the city ordinance that restricts park “open” hours from 7 am until 11 pm for all city parks.  He has not been able to determine how or why the 2 hour parking limit signs have been removed.  However, new 3 hour parking limit signs have been ordered and will be installed in the near future.  The issue really seems to be the lack of parking restrictions and/or enforcement of such on Dennison Ave.  Perhaps more restrictive permit parking should be sought for Dennison Ave.

Operations:

  • Regarding park painting: Greg Krobot has spoken to Keith McInterf (who did the painting when the SID was responsible for such) and he is interested in continuing to provide painting services under contract with FGP.  Keith will put together a proposal that would include benches, trash receptacles, light posts and fencing at a rate of $20/hour.
  • Volunteer Training – there is a need to better train volunteers regarding proper pruning techniques, weed identification, etc.  Rick will propose an approach for accomplishing this.
  • Rick is exploring the possibility of setting up a tool sharpening session that could be open to the community as well (e.g., at $5 per tool).
  • Gator bags are recognized as being effective to help establish newly planted trees.  Rick is looking into the possible use/purchase with the assistance of Pam Schooly.
  • Work Day Schedule for 2013:
    • Feb. 23
    • Mar 16
    • April 6 and 20 (Earth Day)
    • May 11 (planting day)
    • June 8 and 18 (Tuesday)
    • July 4/5 (coordinated clean-up)
    • July 13
    • Aug 10
    • Sept 14
    • Oct. 5
    • Nov. 2

Next Work Day: Saturday, February 23 @ 9am

Motion: (Frantz/Kentner) to approve an Operations Budget of $2,550 (to cover $750 for annual plants, $1,500 for watering and $300 for tools) for 2013.  Motion carried.

Communications:

No update.

Event s and Outreach:

  • Garden Tour – Pat has several prospective gardens already lined up.  The consensus of the Board was to pursue this and possibly as an annual event.
  • Sunday Jazz Event – The proposal is for an event that would include a band, period costumes of participants, swing dancing, and ice cream.  It was suggested that Maddy explore involving other groups to make it a successful event.  Also she will check out the shelter house schedule and report back to the board.
  • Fountain Dedication: Definitely on for Sunday May 19.  Gazebo has been reserved from 12 to 4.  Events committee will meet jointly with Fountain Committee on Monday Feb. 18 at 7:00 to plan details of the dedication.
  • Goodale Gates Re-dedication: Sells reported that he had talked to Ed Lentz (Cols. Landmarks Foundation) and that Ed is definitely interested in holding such an event.  The consensus of the Board was to pursue this.  Sells will advise Lentz of our desire to pursue and that Maddy will be the point person.
  • Next Committee meeting Monday, Feb. 18 @ 7:00 at the Caretaker’s Residence  (Future meetings will be the fourth Monday of each month at the Caretaker’s Residence)  

Development Finance

Presented a proposal to serve as a liaison with electrician Ferd Kirby, to be trained in the operation of the fountain, to be responsible for replacing burned out lights (underwater and on top), and to clean and wax the elephants twice a year.

Motion: (Sells/Vogt) To establish a $1,000 fountain maintenance budget for 2013 and to contract with Eric Rausch to provide the services as outlined above.  Motion carried.

Motion: (Sells/Vogt) To establish a Maintenance Endowment for park monuments, including the fountain, with an initial allocation of $10,000 comprised of $7,000 preserved from the Columbus Art Memorial Contract and $3,000 from the 2012 Gala.  The intent is that the Maintenance Endowment will grow over time and that this allocation is to serve as the seed to that endowment.  Motion carried.

Motion: (Kentner/Sells) To approve the expenditure of $1,300 from unrestricted funds for the fabrication and installation of the fountain donor plaque to be installed in tandem with the fountain dedication plaque.  Motion carried.

Next Committee Meeting:  Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm @ Caretakers Residence

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Rick Frantz will represent FGP at the Comfest meeting next Tuesday.
  • Jason proposed the focus for the March Board meeting of the Master Plan Project and the possibility of a summer intern

March Board Meeting –  Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm @ Caretakers Residence

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