PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE
MEETING OF THE
COLLINSVILLE PARK BOARD
TYPE OF MEETING: Special
DATE: March 15, 2012
PLACE: Commission Chambers, Collinsville City Hall
106 N. 12th Street
Notice and agenda filed
in the office of the City Clerk and posted at City Hall at 1:30 p.m. on
Monday, March 12, 2012.
-- Angela McGinnis, City Clerk
Call: Pam Webb, Ted Wright, Fawn Ozug, Cheryl Hunt, Trent Rogers --
All Present except Cheryl Hunt
of minutes from November 15, 2011 Regular Meeting. -- Approved
and possible action to approve Plan Sketch of proposed Pond feature. --
Approved, the drawing presented by Barbara Tartar
of LandPlan Consultants with a combination rain garden and pond inside the
area of the planned walking trail on the east side of the park. The approval
was for the concept only as there is no current known funding for the project
which is estimated to be at least $140,000 for the basic plan. A fountain
(for aeration) would be a likely added cost to help keep the water fresh.
The maximum depth would be about 10 feet and the outer edges would be walled
with a small ledge at about 2 foot depth. A clay liner could be another
additional cost after soil testing. The large mound of earth (and trees)
(where the band had performed
in 2004) and slab would have to be removed to provide the pond depth.
That slab and mound
were intact in the previous trail design drawing approved at the previous
park board meet in November. -- (Other sample pond
and possible action regarding shade design over play equipment. --
Approved, 2 separate dome shade structures over the two new play equipment
areas (but not the swing set) and at least 2 additional nearby (parent)
smaller cantilever shade structures with benches.. Again, uncertain funding
availability for the approximately $50K+ cost.
and possible action regarding safety barrier at west entrance near splash
pad. -- Tabled, after discussion of possible designs
to potentially meet the request from the commission (Feb.
20 meet). Options discussed included a low metal fence, a low shrub
(requiring irrigation) and the no barrier option previously recommended.
Issues discussed included visibility, access, maintenance, vandalism, and
the potential depth of sandstone in that area.
and possible action regarding Music in the Park by Duane Boynton. --
Approved by a 3-1 vote. Ted Wright's no vote represents a concern over potential
conflict with likely out-dated park ordinances (Sec.
38-60: "Music; Speeches -- No person shall render any music, vocal
or instrumental, or deliver any oration, address speech, sermon, or lecture
in any of the public parks of the city without permission from the park
superintendent, approved by the board of commissioners."). Note:
this is just one of many old park ordinances that may need to be brought
up to date (in my opinion) to reflect the current park and city needs. --
and possible action of repair plans for low water entry from Spring Street
Park entrance. -- Discussed but no action required
as repairs are now well under way. The previous low water roadway at that
location was damaged (and closed for months) after years of use and creek
and possible action regarding removal of Keep off Grass sign
at Spring Street entry to Park. -- Discussed but no
action required. The sign (near the Spring Street entrance) has been in
place for years and was apparently installed at the request of an adjacent
property owner due to parking issues at July 4th events. That sign will
be left in place, noting that the intent is for vehicle parking, not pedistrians
in the rest of the park
and possible action regarding Tennis Court net corrections. --
The park board requested that the CHS Tennis Coach be contacted (by Public
Works Director Phil Stowell) to determine any required (net) actions that
might improve practice facilities for the high school team (which has not
scheduled home matches with other teams in the park for a few years).
and possible action regarding Sand Volleyball Court. --
Approved, a hopefully relatively low cost simple quick addition to the park
(lower level) which has been on the approved master plans (in various locations)
for years but not acted on. There is a potential conflict with the new location
(shown approximately in photo below) with a potential parking addition approved
on a previous master plan update but it was recommended to proceed with
sand volleyball in that area for now.
Business. -- None
2011 and January & February 2012 meets had been cancelled due to
lack of quorum.