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May 2011 Monthly Meeting
6th May


May 2011 Monthly Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park

Board Meeting

May 4, 2011

7:00 pm Caretakers Residence

Present: Present: Absent:
Jason Kentner (Pres.) Ken Salak Micki Pike
Andy Klein (Treasurer) Greg Krobot Garett Heysel
Stan Sells (Sec.) Beth Vogt Chris Gillespie
Maddy Weisz (VP) Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.) Matt Wolf
Rick Frantz Rick Miller (Rec/Parks)
Pat Lewis Guest:
Seth Clarke Greg Maynard


Meeting with Carmine – Const. Update

Jason reported that concrete should be poured for the foundation this week.  (Note: Subsequently, it was determined that the sono tubes had become saturated and needed to be replaced with plastic tubes.  Foundation pour should occur the following week.)  Construction will continue through June.  Bronze elephants should arrive by May 27.


Motion: (Kentner/Clarke) Approval of April Board meeting minutes,

Vote: Motion carried


Volunteer Coordinator Update

Julie reported that 104 volunteers had worked during the two April work days, with 72 working on the Earth Day event.  Considerable mulching was accomplished throughout the park.  Julie urged Board members to attend work days and serve as work site coordinators to help guide volunteer activities


The annual Planting of the Annuals will occur on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11 to 2 followed by a joint pot luck and perennial exchange with Martha Walker Garden


Rec. & Parks: Goodale Gates Elements

Rick Miller reported that the two options for lights for the gates (i.e., “off the shelf” and fabrication) had been submitted to the Victorian Village Commission.  This should be on the Commission agenda for May 12.


Rick also reported that the order for the additional stone caps had been submitted to Quality Masonry but they were extending their search for stone to match the existing columns.


Rick reported that the Dennison parking lot would be striped in the near future.



Treasurer’s Report:

Andy reported that 100% of the FGP Board had donated or pledged to the Fountain fund, thus generating $1,000 in matching funds.  Andy presented the treasurer’s report which reflected revenues of $3,236.30 and expenses of $1,170.88 with total net assets of $41,611.69.


Discussion – Park Planning Efforts:

Discussion regarding Planning & Operations Committee’s Park Master Planning Project and to distinguish between the Master Plan, Strategic Plans and Operational Plans.  Long term goals need to be developed by fall, assuming operational items diminish by then.  Issues to consider:

  • How to work with large gatherings in the park
  • How to reinforce areas that are designated for a specific activity (e.g., off-leash dog areas)
  • How to designate “active” recreation areas vs. passive areas
  • How to develop guidance within the Master Plan for various areas of the park

Suggested themes for planning purposes:

  • Safety
  • Lighting
  • Planting schemes
  • Uses
  • Victorian emphasis
  • Off-leash areas
  • Fitness
  • Public art

Time frames for plans could reflect 5, 10 and 20 years.  Considerations also need to be given to the realities of developments adjacent to the park (e.g., traffic patterns resulting from proposed parking garage).


Planning and Operations:

Next work day is Sunday, May 15 from 11 to 2pm.  Still resolving hardware issues to complete installation of tree tags.  Two cherries have been planted toward NE side of pond (Sells conveyed $700 check from Alpha Kappa Alpha to cover cost of trees).  City has awarded Community Garden grant of $800 ($500 of which will be dedicated to previously approved budget for annual plantings).  Next committee meeting not yet scheduled.


Events and Outreach:

Maddy will serve as the new Committee Chair.  Tree walk was a valued event for a first time effort.  Rick imparted considerable information on park trees.  New web site is The committee will not sponsor a Garden Tour this summer due to lack of city support.  Next committee meeting: Tuesday, May 31 (7:30 pm @ 1219 Harrison Ave.)




Development and Finance:

The committee is still fund raising to cover the cost of fountain lighting.  Lighting contract will be submitted at June Board meeting.  The next committee meeting will be scheduled once Malcolm has a firm date for the delivery of the elephants.  Meeting will be at Malcolm’s studio.  Rick Miller raised the question of a date for the dedication event as it is needed to assure participation of city officials.


Board Membership:

Motion:  (Krobot/Salak) To remove Micki Pike from the FGP Board due to extended absences.

Vote:  Motion carried.


Jason indicated that Kevin Brammer will be the new representative from ComFest to the FGP Board, albeit on an informal basis.  Kevin will not be voting Board member.



May Planting Day – Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm followed by pot luck and plant exchange with Martha Walker Garden Club.


June Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, Caretaker’s Residence


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