MINUTES Yankton Park Advisory Board February 4, 2008 Technical Education Center 1200 West 21st Street Rick Althoff called the meeting of the Park Advisory Board (PAB) to order at 5:30 p.m. Routine Business 1. Roll Call: Present: Rick Althoff, Warren Erickson, Angela Hejl, Tom Nelson and City Commissioner Charles Murphy Late: Doug Gurney and Larry Jones Also present were Director of Parks and Recreation, Todd Larson, Recreation Coordinator, Nancy Teachout, Healthy Yankton Committee Members and Members of the Dogs-R-Us 4-H Group. 2. Minutes: Hejl motioned to approve the minutes Erickson seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Old Business A. Dog Park Update – Mike Gillis from the Dogs-R-Us 4-H Group gave their concept for a dog park they would like to see developed on city land on West City Limits Road. After discussion regarding the park Erickson motioned to move on the dog park concept with the culvert to the City Commission. Hejl second. Motion carried 6-0. New Business A. Community Garden Update – Nancy Teachout discussed the Healthy Yankton Committees request to develop a community garden adjacent to the dog park. The Healthy Yankton Committee received a grant of $10,000.00 which they are required to use some of the grant money for a lasting project. They have set aside $2,000.00 for the project. After much discussion on the community garden Hejl motioned to move the concept of the community garden to the City Commission. Erickson second. Motion carried 6-0. B. Department of Parks and Recreation Mission Statement (Vision, Values, Goals) – Larson presented the Parks and Recreation Mission Statement and asked the PAB for their input before taking the statement to the City Commission for approval. The PAB members will give their input at the next PAB meeting C. Next Meeting – The next PAB will be Monday, March 3, 2008. Adjourn Jones motioned and Hejl seconded. Carried 7-0.
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