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September 2011 Monthly Meeting
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September 2011 Monthly Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park

Board Meeting

September 7, 2011

7:00 pm Caretakers Residence

Present: Present: Absent:
Maddy Weisz (VP) Beth Vogt Bryant Fried (ComFest)
Andy Klein (Treasurer) Rick Miller (Rec/Parks) Ken Salak
Stan Sells (Sec.) Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.) Seth Clarke
Pat Lewis Guests: Jason Kentner (Pres.)
Greg Krobot Eric Anderson Garett Heysel
Matt Wolf Mitzi Ricksecker
Rick Frantz Greg Maynard


Maddy chaired the meeting in Jason’s absence.  She introduced prospective Board members, Eric Anderson and Mitzi Ricksecker.


The minutes of the August 3, 2011 Board meeting were approved.


Volunteer Coordinator Update

Julie reported that the August work day had 25 in attendance with a good contingent for the Chase bed.  In addition, Stone Village Church has adopted Barbara’s bed and Small Business Bean has adopted the island bed.

The Gazebo 20th anniversary was well attended and the cake and ice cream well received.

Sept. work days will be Sat. Sept. 10th and Tues. Sept. 13 (from 5-8).  The latter will serve as an enticement for several area businesses to become more involved in the park.  Julie is also having discussions with High St. art galleries about “art in the Park” opportunities.

The Volunteer Recognition event will be Oct. 6 at the Park St. Patio from 6 until 10.

Rec. & Parks:

Goodale Gates Elements

Rick Miller reported that Quality Masonry should install the new stone caps in the next few weeks and will address the issue of grout discoloration.  Sells reported that we have now received two estimates for fabricating the lights – one from Paul Simon (at approx. $7,000/light) and one from Steve Bush (for $7,105/light).  Andy will set up meeting with Terry S., Rick M. and each of the bidders to assess the better applicant.

Rick also reported that CR&P is concerned about the UCT monument as to who would own, who would maintain, is it a gift to the city, or a gift to FGP?  The Board was clear that they do not want ownership but they do want it back in the park.  Jason needs to pursue this with the Pizzuti group.

Treasurer’s Report:

Andy reported total revenues and accounts receivable for the month of August of $4,605.11 and expenses of $1,502.64 for a net increase in assets of $3,102.47.  Of the fountain total obligations of $249,918, $226,467.77 has been paid, leaving a balance due of $23,450.23.

Proposed New Board Members:

Andy reported that there are four prospective candidates for the Board and if all four are found acceptable, the Board should consider increasing the size of the Board to accommodate all four, or possibly asking less active Board members to consider relinquishing seats.

Planning and Operations:

  • There are “guerrilla” beds in the SW sector of the park along Dennison.  Pam needs to be advised these are not FGP sanctioned beds and should be mowed by spring.
  • Tree Plaques:  The engraved plaques and fastener springs are ready for installation.
  • New Trees:  2 memorial trees are in process:  one Yoshino cherry tree near the pond; one Full Moon maple located elsewhere in the park.
  • Barry Weber’s Memorial Tree: Rick/Beth: Motion to request that Stonewall replace the Chestnut Oak with a smaller but still substantially sized Chestnut Oak.


Events and Outreach:

·         Gazebo Event:  Went well.  Pictures to be posted on the web.

·         Fountain Dedication: Decision on whether to proceed will occur at the Sept. 12th meeting of the Steering Committee.  This will depend on a firm completion date allowing sufficient time to fill the pond and test the fountain.

Development Finance:

·         Fountain Construction Update:  Sells shared his frustration over the lack of progress during the last two weeks.  All that is left to do is the installation of lights and pumps.

·         Dedication Event:  Currently scheduled fo Oct. 9 but the decision to proceed will be made on Monday, Sept. 12 contingent upon a firm completion date.

Next Committee Meeting:  Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm @ Caretakers Residence

Work Day:  Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 from 9 am to noon; and Tuesday, Sept 13 from 5 to 8.

September Board Meeting – Wednesday, October 5, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, Caretaker’s Residence



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