December 16, 2010
PRESENT: Kris Bair, Kristi DiVietro, David Criswell, Rudy Hoch,
Vic Hook, Dennis Johnson, Pat Johnson, Leroy Klema
Pat called the meeting to order. Moved by Vic that we approve the
minutes; seconded and carried. Vic gave the Treasurer’s report,
noting a balance of $4,632.94. Kris moved to accept the Treasurer’s
report; seconded and carried. After much discussion, members agreed
that we should continue to require two signatures (President’s and
Treasurer’s) on all checks.
Park work has wound down for the winter but Pat and Dennis report
lots of kids are enjoying it, and there has been no new defacing of
any of the structures. Vic noted that the City of Wilson has taken
on the responsibility for the park lighting bills.
Alice Peterka will oversee the brick purchases data upload. Kristi
will deliver the paperwork to her. After some discussion, we chose
the “Big W” spacing pattern for placing the bricks, which will allow
us to figure out how many blank bricks will we need to purchase with
the named ones. Many thanks, Vic. David will call the company to
check on brick colors to fit our pattern.
Kris brought an e-mail indicating we have been named by Bloomberg
News as the “Best Kansas Town to Raise Children In.” According to
the memo, our PRIDE website was used to obtain the necessary
criteria to determine this.
Pat reminded us that we need to be actively seeking new members.
Vic said that he would check on what it takes to get our meetings
posted on the Reader Boards. And David gave us a copy of a letter
he had personally delivered to the City Council noting the
deterioration of the historic Soukup Grain Elevator. Those present
agreed that this was an important project, but right now we needed
to focus on getting the spray park finished. Likewise, we loved the
Saturday Family Fun Night idea generated from a Town Hall meeting,
but agreed felt that it would be one more project that would take
away from our focus on the spray park.
John Kasper has indicated that the 25% of the LaVange Shiroky estate
is to be donated to the city for a park with her name, and her
husband’s name, on it.
David invited us to attend the next City Council meeting on Monday
night, at 5 p.m., to give them some banana bread and a big thank-you
for all they’ve done.
Kris moved we adjourn; seconded and
November 18, 2010
PRESENT: Kris Bair, Dennis Johnson, Pat Johnson, Jim Patry
Pat opened the meeting. Jim moved we approve the September minutes;
seconded and carried. (N.B.: There were no minutes for October as
the meeting was cancelled.)
Pat presented the Treasurer’s report from Vic, who was unable to be
present. It does not reflect the deposits made after the BBQ/raffle
fundraiser. Kris noted that Wilson State Bank has still not changed
the mailing information, and she is still receiving the
end-of-the-month reports. For three months, she returned them to
the bank to be forwarded. Now she is taking them to the P.O. marked
“improper address.” Kris moved we accept the Treasurer’s report;
seconded and carried.
We discussed several park issues. The low-flow toilets have
evidently been replaced, but no one has said why. Dennis will ask
Wes. The City is evidently going to receive 1/4th of the
Shiroky estate, designated to be used for a park to be named after
LaVange and her husband. Such dollars might be available to help
finish the spray pad. Dennis has completed the beams
project—installing the braces and painting the beams. THANK-YOU,
Dennis! This finishes the work on the children’s play areas and
the shelter. Hooray!
Kris asked to be relieved of the task of entering the brick
information. Jim will talk to Alice Peterka about finding a student
who needs some extra credit to finish entering the data. He will
stress the importance of oversight—these bricks needs to say what
the purchasers put on them!
Kris shared an e-mail about a community leadership training workshop
to be held Jan. 10-12 at KSU. Dennis will give a copy of the
brochure to David Criswell, and Kris will get a copy to Debbie
Whitmer and Lyn Kasper. Jim will let a Chamber rep know about it.
He noted that if several groups in the city supported this training,
we might be able to underwrite the $325 cost.
After some discussion, we agreed we need to meet in December to
finalize the brick purchase.
Jim moved we adjourn; seconded and carried.
PRESENT: Kris Bair, David Criswell, Vic Hook, Dennis
Johnson, Pat Johnson, Leroy Klema, Jim Patry
Pat opened the meeting. Jim moved we approve the minutes of August;
seconded and carried. Vic gave the Treasurer’s report, noting we
have $4,241.15 cash in hand, but $3,553 is encumbered for brick
purchases. Jim Patry was able to get the Rolling Hills bill reduced
to $671.57. We owe Fisher and Ehrlich $334 for labor; Wilson Family
Foods $118.93 for hardware; and Rolling Hills $159.46. We have a
credit at Heartland Lumber of $108.57 from returns, but we need 38
rafter braces. Kris moved we pay the above bills; seconded and
carried. Jim moved we accept the Treasurer’s report; seconded and
Pat reported on the city council meeting to which we were invited.
Debbie Whitmer told about the grant, and the council approved their
part. David and Jim noted that we still need Workers Compensation
coverage because of the rafter covering project, and other items
that are still being finished. We also need to transfer the power
bill over to the city—it has jumped to $40/month because of the park
lights. Bathroom locks were changed on the park shelter without
notifying our folks—the city is now cleaning the restrooms. Lots of
children are using the play structures. Graffiti needs to be
removed from the shelter building. Jim and David volunteered to
attend the city meeting on 9/21 to discuss these items with council.
Kris moved that David write a letter of support for the health
grant; seconded and carried. Kris moved we identify the Heartland
refund dollars to purchase 2 new gallons of sealer and the rafter
supports; seconded and carried.
We learned that the following raffle items have been collected: Jim
P—Midland Hotel & Nursing Home; Kris—Chamber for Czech items & Roger
Hubert for free Model-A rides; Vic—Wilson Bank for bag chairs and
hats; David—Wilson Family Foods for meat tray & KS Wildflower Honey
for a gift basket; Pat—several items from Sincerely Yours; jewelry
from Granny’s Junktiques, and possible gift certificate from KS
Originals. Pat will contact Terina about a possible booth at
homecoming & making the raffle tickets. Kris reported that the UMC
has organized the BBQ.
Jim moved we adjourn; seconded and
July 15, 2010 --
PRESENT: Kris Bair, Kristi DiVietro, Vic Hook, Dennis Johnson,
Pat Johnson, Jim Patry, Terina Templeton
called the meeting to order. Kris moved approval of the June
minutes; seconded and carried. She then gave a Treasurer’s report.
We have a balance of $7,351.04, and a working balance (by
subtracting the escrow for brick purchases) of $3,798.02. Terina
moved we accept the Treasurer’s report; seconded and carried.
Fest: Terina shared plans to decorate the train for the parade. We
need candy to throw. We agreed to reimburse her for purchases at
SAM’s. We discussed selling donated water at the Youth Group booth
east of Lions Club park. We will make money from the train rides
(Youth Group and Girl Scouts will act as drivers). Someone needs to
set up some donation buckets at the Spray Park, as well as around
town. These will have to be monitored and emptied frequently. We
also should display a scrapbook showing the progress of the park—Terina
and Jim will pull one together using the materials we gathered for
our Community of Excellence award. Golden Living Center and the
Bank may be willing to donate water for us to sell. We need 6 cases
total. We also need to have the park ready for the kiddy games
planned for Czech Fest.
Jim gave us a “to-do” list for the park. Rolling Hills will donate
the labor and we need to pay $350-400 for materials to get the
electric work done for the lights in the park. Another work day is
scheduled for Sat., July 17. A group from Great Bend is coming to
volunteer for the day. We may need one more work day—have to see
how it goes this Sat. Bathroom fixtures are here, as well as other
supplies. Moved by Jim that we pay all park bills this month;
seconded and carried. Wes Buehler has been working on the sewer,
and we have a slope issue. We also have tank issues to decide on
before more action can happen on the spray park.
reported that it looks as though the UMC grant may be workable, so
Debbie Whitmer is writing it.
brought a possible design for the bricks. Everyone liked the
pattern. We would need 4 dark colored, and 96 contrasting colored
spacers sized 4x8”. Kris will check with the company about that
cost so we can add that amount to the escrow fund.
moved we adjourn; seconded and carried.
June 24, 2010 -- Special Meeting
PRESENT: Kris Bair, David Criswell, Rudy Hoch, Vic Hook, Dennis
Johnson, Pat Johnson, Leroy Klema, Jim Patry, Terina Templeton,
called the meeting to order. Debbie gave a presentation on a
possible UMC Health Ministries grant to underwrite construction of
the spray park, as well as provide summer programming (which might
include a community garden) in conjunction with the free summer
lunch program. The group, by consensus, indicated their support.
reviewed the by-laws. Jim moved we approve them as they stand;
seconded and carried.
issues: those present agreed we will capitalize all last names on
bricks. We have permission to store the bricks in a city building.
Kris will contact the company about why the center line in the $50
brick is shaded out on the form. There was much discussion about
how to place the bricks in the sidewalk, and also about how many
spacer bricks we might need. David volunteered to talk with the
company about providing design options for us.
Scouts are picking up the park during this meeting. Jim gave a
report about how work is progressing. We need to purchase fixtures
for the bathrooms. Terina volunteered to donate one handrail. Mike
Fisher will install the fixtures, once we purchase them. Kris moved
we empower Jim to order fixtures and locks; seconded and carried.
donated $2,500 to ensure that the shelter and playground part of the
park will be completed by Czech Fest. Those present gave him an
night will be this Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m., and Sat. morning.
Another meeting may need to be called before our regularly scheduled
adjourned us by consensus.
Members Present: Kris Bair, Dennis Johnson, Pat Johnson, David
Criswell, Rudy Hoch, Leroy Klema, Jim Patry, and Kristi DiVietro.
Month’s Minutes were read. Kris moved to accept and Jim seconded,
Treasurer’s Report was discussed. The only bill for the month
was the electric bill.
stated that we have a bill from the block company. We do have a
credit with this company which Kris gave to him. Jim will look into
this and get the correct amount to us later.
that Susan got the bill for the sewer pipe and it was forwarded to
our mail box. A motion was made to pay this bill. (It will be $300
or so). Kris made the motion and David seconded, motion carried.
planted some grass, but there are a lot of weeds coming up. Jim has
arranged for the park to be sprayed later this week or next.
the restroom doors is blowing open. Dennis is getting some cement
block to block it shut for the time being.
got pricing for the restroom fixtures. The total (for two of
everything) is #799.01. These are all ADA compliant and commercial
grade. He has left a message with Eleanor to discuss this with
her. Residential fixtures would be much cheaper to purchase and
install. He has also received pricing for door knobs/locks. Total
price is $714.45. These are locking knobs with push buttons and
special locks that can only be locked from the inside. Again, we
need to see if this is what the city wants us to install on the
doors. We also may be able to purchase some of these things at a
discount through the city. Jim is going to look into this.
has spoken with Rolling Hills regarding the light poles and
underground electricity being run. They are going to get something
together (pricing etc.) and get back with him.
stated that Shannon Mog (Reliant Roofing) will be a the park next
week. He has volunteered one of his crews to do some work on the
Shelter House. We greatly appreciate his volunteering to help us
Officers for the 2010-11 Year:
slate of officers recommend by the Committee is as follows:
President: Pat Johnson
Vice President: Jim Patry
Secretary: Kris Bair
Treasurer: Vic Hook
made the motion to accept this slate as stated, Kristi seconded,
the train again this year. Terina has the Girl Scouts to run it in
the parade and Kris has some teens who will drive it around for
tickets. Jim mentioned that we should sell water at the Park for
fund raising. Terina has also mentioned selling Sno Cones.
Business/Other Items of Discussion:
mentioned that she saw on the news last night that the USTA (United
States Tennis Association) has given grants for tennis courts in the
past. This is something we may want to look into for Phase II of
stated that the IRS has received our paperwork from Amy. They sent
her a letter stating that it had been received and are working on
the bricks will begin soon. Kris will have them entered soon and
thank you’s printed. Then we will need to have a meeting to stuff
and address the envelopes.
moved that we remove David Criswell, Terina Templeton, and Kris Bair
from the accounts at Wilson State Bank. We then need to add Pat
Johnson and Vic Hook as the new appointees and check signers. Jim
seconded this motion, and motion carried.
then mentioned that we need to review our by-laws. We will have a
meeting next week to discuss the brick layout at the park and we
will review these at that meeting as well.
was no other new business. Jim moved we adjourn the meeting, all
in favor, meeting adjourned.
Secretary, Wilson PRIDE, Inc. 2009-10
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May 20, 2010
Members Present: Kris Bair, Jim Patry, Leroy Klema, Terina
Templeton, David Criswell, Kristi DiVietro, Dennis Johnson, Pat
Johnson, and Guest Rudy Hoch.
Meeting was called to order by President Terina Templeton. The
Minutes of the April Meeting were reviewed. Jim made the motion to
approve the minutes, 2nd by Pat. Discussion: We changed
“brick laying” to “block laying” in the paragraph regarding Park
Updates. No other discussion, motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Terina needs to stop by the bank to sign
paperwork for the Hoop Shoot Account. Kris then discussed paperwork
we received from the IRS – Amy Branda had taken care of the
paperwork, but there was supposed to be more “research.” We are
waiting to see where this leads. Kris will let us know how this
works out once Amy looks into it.
PRIDE bills received for payment are as follows:
Hills -- $17.12 for Park electric bill
from David Criswell -- $94.25 for Park Materials (Reimbursement)
from Kristi DiVietro -- $27.67 for Volunteer Awareness Day Materials
for the Firefighter Cards (Reimbursement)
to accept the Treasurer’s Report and to pay the bills listed above
made by Jim and 2nd by Dennis. No further discussion,
has a check for Park Material Reimbursement that is coming to us.
We also have some braces that are not opened that we need to return
Update: Arny Kratky sent us bills for $5450 (work done on the
house/removal). He has done work on the pad since then in the
amount of $1500. We have already paid him in the amount of $3500
and $1000 (for the previous work done). The total owed now is $2450
(includes old and new invoices). Jim made a motion to pay Kratky
$950 (the amount owed previous to the work on the pad). This was 2nd
by Kris. No other discussion, motion carried.
has info. From Warren on the toilets, etc. from American Standard
for the Park bathrooms. He has been working with the Wilson Family
stores supplier which is another company, but very comparable. The
price this company gave him was $607.50 (this includes all for two
bathrooms – commercial grade). There are some concerns regarding
shipping (how and how fast, by whom, and the worries about things
getting broken in shipping). David then spoke with Larry Ptacek who
works with American Standard equipment. David asked him if he would
get us these items at cost – he said he would do what he could.
then discussed a quote from Continental Pools for $29,000 – not
including supplies. David is guessing we have about $50,000 left in
expenses to finish the Park/Spray Park. He also wants to talk with
Rolling Hills about installing light poles for us at the park. We
have discussed with Maico about donating the poles, but we would
have to purchase the lights, etc. Warren suggested we talk to
Rolling Hills about setting wooden poles (which they would do for
free) and running lines (though we would have to pay some to have
the lines run underground). He is going to see if they would donate
all of it. If we have them set the Maico poles, they will not
charge us a monthly fee for them (as they would the wooden ones) but
the city would have to maintain them, as Rolling Hills would not.
And we would not have to purchase fixtures for the wooden light
poles. David is going to discuss this with Rolling Hills and see
what works out to be the most cost effective/best for long term
maintenance. We need to have the poles set before the sidewalks are
poured. We are also going to have to discuss running lines towards
the restrooms as they need lights as well.
voiced some concerns regarding the sewer lines. Even if the spray
park is not open, we need to make sure the lines are completely run
before we do anything else. We will not be able to open the
restrooms without this, and especially around Czech Fest, these
restrooms will get quite a bit of traffic. We need a plumber to run
this line as we need to make sure the line is correct when it’s laid
so we do not have issues with drainage/sewage. Jim would like to
have this done before Mike Fisher comes the next time. The issue at
this point is the cost of this, unless we can get it donated, as it
would be quite an expense.
mentioned that Principle Wolf spoke of some Bond money for
Recreation coming because of the consolidation with Claflin. She
said that we need to look into this and see if Wilson is getting
some of this money, how much, and who is in charge of distributing
this money (as it is to include all cities in the district).
was further discussion regarding the funds needed to finish the
Spray Park. We do not have the money at this time, as was mentioned
above, about $50,000 is needed. We spoke of the possibility of
applying for more grants, having some fund raisers, etc. This is a
great concern at this time as we will not be able to do any work on
the Spray Park without funds. Even the bill from Continental Pools
will take $29,000. Terina stated that we did not get the grant for
landscaping we applied for.
to get the park we have open. Terina wants a list of what needs to
get done to make the park safe/operational. This way we can see
what things we can do immediately.
2010-11 PRIDE Officers/Nominations: Terina appointed David
Criswell, Kristi DiVietro, and Dennis Johnson to be the Nominating
Committee. President appointee is Pat Johnson, as she is this
year’s Vice President. All other nominations need to come to one of
the Committee members.
Sales: We have another two bricks purchased. Leroy stated that
more are coming from people he knows. Kris mentioned that another
is coming as a memorial. The end date at this point is the end of
May. Terina will take care of the one from the Girl Scouts. We
need to get together to put all the info. In the computer, though we
need to find a place where several of us can get on computers at the
same time to save time.
Festival Plans: The train is available for the weekend. We
have the Girl Scouts to run it in the Parade and Kris said her Youth
Group will run it on Saturday for rides. Terina will have to check
with the Chamber to see if we can take tickets. This works out much
better than only taking money –many of the kids will have tickets
and probably not much cash on them.
Items of Discussion/New Business: There will be a Summer Lunch
Program starting June 7th. We can serve children up to
age 18. Others can eat for a small fee. The food will be provided
and prepared at the Methodist Ed. Building. This location was
selected due to its proximity to the Park. The only stipulation is
that the food cannot leave the building, so the children have to
come here. We hope someone from Dorrance will bring in the kids
there that are in need.
to have a meeting regarding the park list on June 10th at
7:00 pm. We will meet at the park so we can see what needs are
regularly scheduled PRIDE meeting will be Thursday, June 17th
at 7:00 PM at the Presbyterian Church. After a presentation from
the Nomination Committee, the new committee will take over at the
the motion to adjourn, 2nd by Jim. Motion carried,
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April 16, 2010
present: Terina Templeton, Kris Bair, Jim Patry and Dennis Johnson.
meeting was called to order by President Terina Templeton.
to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Kris. Seconded by
Jim. No Discussion, motion carried.
Presentation of Treasurers report was made by Kris Bair.
to reimburse Kris for P.O. Box Rental fee in the amount of $71.00.
Seconded by Dennis. No Discussion, motion carried.
to pay outstanding bills made by Jim. Seconded by Dennis.
Discussion as follows:
Heartland Lumber- Current bill is 67.60. Past bill of 30.48 was
determined not to be a PRIDE bill. Jim verified this with the
Heartland Lumber personnel.
Hills- Current bill of 17.12 for park (electric use). Motion
to reimburse Dave Criswell $140.21 for outstanding Hoop Shoot
expenses was made by Dennis. Seconded by Jim.
Discussion: Kris reported that there are not funds in the Hoop Shoot
savings account to cover this amount. She suggested that perhaps a
fundraiser could be arranged, possibly during Czech Festival, to
shoot hoops to win a T-Shirt or just sell the T-Shirts at the
fundraiser. All agreed that would be worth considering. A phone call
to Dave verified that there are a large number of the shirts still
suggested that we cut the check to Dave for the full amount and
transfer all but $10 of the amount from the Hoop Shoot savings into
the PRIDE checking. PRIDE would cover the remaining amount for the
Hoop Shoot. All members agreed this was a fair proposal. Motion
(amended as stated) carried.
to approve the Treasurer’s report was made by Jim. Seconded by
Dennis. No further discussion, motion carried.
reported that Arny Kratky has all the dirt hauled in and leveled to
the specifications for the Water Park. Some of the expense for the
dirt was offset by a donation of dirt from the building project at
the Presbyterian Church. He also leveled the area to the west of the
part a bit more after adding more dirt there as well.
will be gone for a couple of weeks, but when he returns he will get
the remaining dirt from the Presbyterian Church drive-way project
and lay it in the park where needed.
has been activity with the brick laying for the shelter at the park
over the past few weeks and more is expected in the months to come.
It is coming along nicely.
a major concern with finding someone to supervise the water park
plumbing project. We need someone who knows plumbing and can advise
volunteers as to how and where to lay the piping. Since funding is
running low, we are looking for someone who would be willing to
volunteer all or a portion of their talent for this project. It is
the last leg of the park project and the final link to completion.
The plumber would not need to be full time but only available for a
short time to advise and then return when the advised work was
completed to lead toward the next steps. This expertise is essential
since the slope of the water and sewer is vital to the success of
the project. The project could also be shared by two plumbers, one
to advise on the spray park construction and one to advise on the
talked to Loren Block, with the Spray Park Company, to get the water
line and sewer line specs approved. All is ready to begin.
contacted a plumber from Marquette about the project and is in the
process of contacting Larry Ptacek. Terina is going to contact H& K
and see if they would be interested in participating in the
spoke with Lindsey Huseman and they have plans to have her welding
class help to move the spray park components from the Johnson
building to the west shed to get them out of the city employees way.
They will be meeting Jim and Dennis at the Johnson building at 8:00
am Friday morning.
spoken with Brian Smith and is making arrangements for some
volunteer help at the park for the schools Community Service Day on
May 12, 2010.
reported that he is working on getting volunteers to help put in the
water line between the fort and the Shelter. He has purchased 50 lbs
of grass seed that he is donating to get the grass started since the
weeds are starting to grow. There has also been some talk among the
volunteers about getting the sidewalk from the north to the shelter
started since the grass is going in. There is a light pole that will
be located between the Fort and the northeast corner of the shelter
that will need to be located.
he will begin lining up regularly scheduled work days. He is
planning on dedicating evenings but mostly weekends to park work.
Anyone interested in volunteering their talents can just show up on
any Saturday or Sunday weather permitting. Work days will be
cancelled if it is raining.
Volunteer Appreciation Project-
reported that arrangements have been made with the Knights of
Columbus for a table to be put up in the Parish Hall during their
pre-auction Garage Sale on Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00.
is going to make the cards for the public to sign and print off some
photos of the Opera House Fire taken by her husband Joe. She will
bring them on Saturday. Terina is going to get the photo
presentation prepared and ready to add Kristi’s photos. A large
photo of the Wilson Fire Department with their new sign will be
taken and placed in the center of the display.
is going to speak with Todd Steinle about leaving the table set up
in the south west room where the food is served so that people can
sign all day on Sunday as well (more people are expected to be in
attendance on Sunday).
will work the table from 8:00 to 10:30 and Dennis/Pat will work from
10:30 to 12:00.
presented the Price Renewal Arrangement for the bricks to lock in
the previous price for this year. It had to be signed and returned
by May 1. Terina signed it as president and Kris will mail it ASAP.
reported that she has received a check from Wilson State Bank in the
amount of $175.00 with no paperwork attached. Jim reported that they
want a $100 brick and their own logo on the brick which will cost
reported that the brick sales final total is:
4 x 8 bricks were sold
8 x 8 bricks were sold
a total of 120 bricks
order will be placed in May sometime after Kris works with the brick
companies program to get proofs printed for approval. She is
planning on sending the proofs in a Thank-You Note with the final
date of return and the approved proof attached.
reminded the group that our organization is still in need of
finances for several of our projects.
to check online with the Koch Foundation for grant opportunities as
well as other opportunities.
presented a letter from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation’s
Community Fund reporting that our grant application was not
reported that she will not hear about the Nature Hills Nursery Green
America Award grant until after April 19.
reported that Bob Grauer has confirmed reservation of the Barrel
Train for our use for Czech Festival. We will be doing our summer
fundraisers using this and other items still to be determined.
to adjourn was made by Jim. Seconded by Dennis. Motion carried.
President, Wilson PRIDE, Inc.
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March 18, 2010
PRESENT: Kris Bair, David Criswell, Dennis Johnson, Pat Johnson, Leroy Klema, Jim Patry, Terina Templeton
Terina called the meeting to order. Jim moved to approve the January minutes, seconded and carried. Jim and David noted they could access the e-mailed minutes this time, but Pat and Dennis couldn’t. David also said that our web facilitator hadn’t received an attachment of minutes on Kristi’s e-mail to him.
Kris reported a reconciled balance of $6,098 for February, with a number of new brick sales coming in. However, because of brick purchase encumberment and March bills presented, we have a working balance of only $3,157. We also have $139 in the Hoop Shoot Savings account, and David reports there are a few more bills out, but we should have a small amount of carry-over for next year. Leroy moved to accept the Treasurer’s report; seconded and carried. Kris noted that she has filed our annual report with the Sec. of the State of KS, and those present agreed by consensus to reimburse her the $40 filing fee. She also has filed our IRS information, and found out the HIPPA letter from Golden Living Center was a mistake, and we are not required to file any paperwork with them.
1. Brick sales—Kris shared the list of purchasers and noted that she knows of a number of folks who are still puzzling out how to place info on their bricks. By general consensus, we extended the deadline once more to the end of March.
2. Park—Jim reported that Arnie Kratke finds we are 15” too low, and we need to move quite a bit more dirt in. Arnie made a bid for $1,500 to do the project, but Jim notes that we have several sources of free dirt, so Arnie may be able to do it for less. Moved by Kris that we pay Arnie $1,000 of the $1,950 we still owe him, and that Jim continue negotiations with Arnie to get that dirt moved ASAP, with a maximum of $1,500 on the final cost; seconded and carried. Jim noted that bricklaying was continuing at the shelter house even as we met. He will once again check on the Heartland bill that the City of Wilson keeps sending us—he contacted the manager there, who said we owed them nothing. Kris suggested he ask the manager at Heartland to clarify with the city that this is not our bill.
3. Grants—Jim is almost done compiling the Smoky Hill Foundation grant, due next Tuesday. Terina will make the final changes and hand deliver it on Monday. Terina noted that the Green America landscape grant she has submitted will not be judged until April, and is to be announced April 19. David reported that there my be Koch Foundation grants we could apply for. Everyone present thanked all who have worked on grants for this project.
4. Appreciation Day—Terina, Pat and Kristi will continue to work on a means of honoring our most important volunteers of 2010, our firemen. There is hope we can combine this with the K of C auction somehow.
There being no new business to conduct, Jim moved we adjourn; seconded and carried.
Kris Bair, sec. pro tem
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February 18, 2010
Those present: Pat Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Jim Patry, Leroy Klema, Terina Templeton, Kris Bair, and Kristi DiVietro
The meeting was brought to order by Pat Johnson.
Minutes of the January meeting were read. Kris moved to accept the minutes, 2nd and carried.
The Treasurer’s Report was shared. Jim moved to accept the report, 2nd and carried.
A motion was made to pay the Electric Bill to Rolling Hills Electric ($17.12) by Jim, 2nd and carried.
Park Progress/Construction Update: Jim has completed his grant paperwork for Smoky Hills and it’s ready to turn in. Terina completed the grant paperwork for the landscaping on-line. This landscaping grant is through Nature Hills Nursery. We will get updates on both of those next meeting.
Arnold Kratky got the house torn down pretty quickly. Jim got someone to bring in dirt as well. They were having some issues due to the wetness of the ground, but those have been worked out by now. We are also getting a water tap from the city as this was discussed at the last City Council meeting. Jim is trying to get in touch with the architect, but only has an e-mail for him. Kris gave Jim Warren’s cell phone number so Jim can call him regarding coming out to shoot sites and check elevation levels. We need to know if we need more dirt to level it out.
Brick Sales: We have seen an updated list of bricks purchased. Kris stated that she has contacted several people regarding purchasing bricks. Some of them have purchased bricks, and there are many more that are considering it. Terina, Jim, and David also have people they are speaking to about purchasing bricks. We have set a deadline to purchase bricks by March 15tt, a motion was made to this end by Terina, 2nd and carried. Committee members will let people know there is now a deadline so decisions regarding purchases can be made.
Hoop Shoot Update: The Hoop Shoot is set for this Saturday at 1:30 pm. Volunteers need to be there by 1:00 pm. David is still looking for volunteers, so we are to let him know if anyone is available to help.
Spring Picnic and Czech Fest Prep: Kris is going to talk to Bob Grauer about the Train. She is also willing to have her Youth Group run the train if we need them to. This is the only detail we need to work out for the Czech Fest at this time. All other decisions will be made at a later date.
We moved to discussion about the Spring Volunteer Day. We wanted to honor the Firemen who assisted with the Opera House fires. We discussed purchasing a table during the KOC Collectibles Auction/Sale. This is the date we wanted to use for the Volunteer Day. We could use our table to thank the fireman, i.e. thank you cards, pictures, list of departments who responded, etc. Kris Bair, Pat Johnson, Dennis Johnson, and Terina Templeton will meet to set up and implement this day. This group will meet on Tuesday, March 9th at 4:00 pm here at the Presbyterian Church.
New Business: We received some paperwork from the IRS regarding the 2008 tax return. Terina gave this to Kris Bair. She will pass it on to Amy Branda as she is the one who completed the return. Terina also received a letter from Golden Living Center regarding our status with them as a business. Since we are unsure as what this means, we are passing this on to David to check out.
In other new business, Kris moved that we use Amy Branda for this year’s taxes. This motion was 2nd and carried.
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 18, 2010. Location is TBA.
There was no other new business. Jim made the motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried, meeting adjourned.
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January 7, 2010
Those Present: Kris Bair, David Criswell, Kristi DiVietro, Leroy Klema, Dennis Johnson, Pat Johnson, Jim Patry, and Terina Templeton. Guests included Arnold Kratky and Jennifer Johnston.
The Meeting was brought to order by Vice President Pat Johnson is the absence of our President.
Minutes: The minutes of the December Meeting were read. The motion to approve was made by Jim Patry and seconded by Dennis Johnson – with the correction of “Dwayne Bender” to “Duane Bender.” No other discussion, motion carried as stated.
Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report was presented. We ended the year with a balance of $4, 139.17. We had some brick purchases in the month of January and a donation bringing our total for the end of the month to $9,439.17. PRIDE, Inc. thanked Leroy Klema for his donation. We had a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report by Dave Criswell, and seconded by Jim Patry. No other discussion, motion carried.
Kris Bair moved that we establish an amount to keep in escrow for the purchase of bricks. An amount not to be touched for any other project, to ensure we do not have any issues with the purchase of the bricks once we have reached our total amount for the order. The motion was made to keep 1/3 of the brick purchase amount in escrow for this purpose. Jim Patry seconded this. There was no other discussion, motion carried.
With the discussion of bills to be paid, David referred to Arnold Kratky. He has invoices regarding his work he has done, as well as a quote to remove and fill for the house on the Hoien property. The invoices are for $1950 (machine hours) and another $2465 (truck hauling, dirt hauling, and help). He gave us a quote for the removal of the house for $4500 (including the bringing in of dirt to fill and level, $3500 for the house and $1000 for the dirt). This will give us a clean and finished lot. He stated that if we use him to remove the house, he will donate the amount of the $2465 bill, and charge us for the first invoice and the $4500. This would give us a total amount on invoice of $6450, and he would like payment now of $3500 (slightly more than half). Arnold did state that if we got someone else to haul the dirt (volunteers) he would not have to charge us for the dirt hauling. We have had problems with this in the past, either with getting volunteers to help or trucks to haul. Kris Bair made the motion to accept his invoice donation, pay the $1950 invoice, accept the bid for the house, and pay him the amount of $3500 tonight. Dave Criswell seconded the motion. Discussion – Jim Patry would like to try to find some dirt to have hauled to save us the $1000. Jim will do the research regarding the dirt.
Bills to be paid:
Heartland Building Center – dated 12/11/09 for $30.48. Kris questioned the invoice as we were not doing park work on the 11th of December. She asked Jim and Dave if they knew what this invoice was for, as Heartland did not clarify what it was for. Neither Jim or David had any knowledge of this purchase. Kris gave this to Jim to look into. The motion was made by Kris Bair to pay this bill if it is determined to be our bill, Leroy Klema seconded the motion. There was no other discussion, motion carried.
Rolling Hills Electric Company – We need to pay the electric bill. Motion made by Jim Patry, seconded by Pat Johnson. No discussion, motion carried.
Park -- Jim got a list from the City regarding what is needed for the spray park once we commence building this spring. This is the list of requirements from Sterling West. A lot of the materials were included in our purchase from them, which we already have in storage. We need to purchase PVC, concrete, mesh, a backflow preventer and pressure reducing valve. Dave has been in contact with Warren Ediger regarding a more detailed schematic of the plumbing and electrical. Dave has contracted with a firm regarding this, as Warren was not comfortable completing this as he is not an engineer. There are some ramifications regarding this, which Dave will have to discuss with Sterling West as well as the firm.
Grants -- Jim Patry got a copy of the Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation grant last week. He has completed this form, but would like someone else to look over it. He has stated that the money would be used for the park, but not what specifically within the park (generally for plumbing, electrical, etc.). He has asked for $2000. Terina looked over this application with Jim. Discussion among the group involved adding more information to the grant application. It was stated that the more information we give, the better. PRIDE thanked Jim for his leg work in putting this in motion. Terina will take this grant and work it over to bring to the February meeting. The grant is not due until the end of March. Terina has also been working on a landscaping grant. She is getting lists of plants together, but is also going to consult with Jim Strine.
David gave us information on the “2010 Ellsworth County Invitational Hoop-Shoot Basketball Tournament.” This grew out of the groups we created from the Town Hall Meetings. The group has worked with many local businesses to give donations to help support this event. One business gave an anonymous donation of $50, and another business gave $100. All other businesses donated $20 for this event. We will use this money for advertising as well as the purchase of trophies and other ancillary expenses. The Hoop Shoot will start at age 8 and range up to 55 and older. Though this is to encourage children’s involvement, we are hoping adults will get involved as well. There will be no cost to the public, and residents of all counties may participate. The event will take place on February 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM at the Wilson School Gymnasiums. We will be using all four basketball goals at the school, with one goal set up for practice shooting. We will need volunteers at the other three goals keeping score (two per goal), as well as individuals shagging balls at each goal. Dave would also like to see us get a plaque that we can add the winner’s names to each year. NOTE: There has been an account set up for this event at Wilson State Bank with the name of “Ellsworth County Hoop Shoot.” As this is the first official meeting since we met to create this account, we made a motion to accept the creation of this account at Wilson State Bank. Dennis Johnson made the motion and Jim Patry seconded it. There was no other discussion, the motion carried with one abstention.
Kris Bair stated a concern regarding our bank balance and completion of the park project. We are in need of more money to complete the project. Jim will need to contact Warren regarding what is still needed for the park materials wise. Once we have an amount, Terina will get in touch with Renee Lippincott regarding grants.
David brought up the question regarding rather or not we are going to have a Spring Picnic. With much discussion, we finally decided that we will have an event for Volunteer Awareness, but probably not a picnic. We would like to save the picnic for the summer when we can have a Grand Opening event for the Spray Park. If nothing else, we will have some refreshments and honor the Volunteers who helped during the Opera House fire. We would like to have some fund raising during this day, but it will be determined later as to what kind we will use (i.e. profits from refreshments, raffles, baskets for donations, etc.). This will be further discussed at our next meeting.
As there was no other new business, Jim made the motion to adjourn, Pat seconded the motion. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Secretary Wilson PRIDE Inc.
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