Parks & Recreation Agenda – March 7, 2018

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Parks and Recreation Committee Agenda for 3/07/2018

Meeting time is 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

1. Community input

2. Minutes from 2/07/2018 meeting (Ruth).

3. Information from monthly Helena Twp. Mtg. (Bonnie/Jim/Ruth).


4. Review application from GTRLC and Parks and Rec. to rework Coy Mtn. trails. Complete processing form.

5. HT Parks Community Survey and revision of our 5-year plan. (Steve/Ruth/Jan/Jim/Bonnie/Laura)

Assignments for chapter revisions:

Community Description: Jim Completed and approved

Administrative Structure: Bonnie Completed and approved

Inventory of parks…etc: Ruth/Jan/Laura Completed and approved

Previous Grant Assisted Parks: Steve

Resource Inventory: Steve

Description of Planning…etc: Bonnie Completed and approved

Goals, Objectives…etc: Ruth/Steve Completed and approved

Plan Certification Checklist: Steve

Create database for respondents

who requested contact: Jan/Ruth Completed and approved

Time Frames:

(Completed) July 1 – July 31: Monkey Survey to get public input. Also newspapers, flyers, postcards.

(Completed) August: Public meeting to get input on survey results. Coop Extension will help.

Meet with other groups (DABA, AV, etc.) to discuss results and get input.

Sept – March: Complete “Recreation and Natural Resources Plan”

May: Consider approval of plan at regular P&R meeting and at same meeting get public

input on the plan. If revisions are needed, schedule a special meeting to approve

the plan once it is completed.

May: Present completed plan to HT Board for review and approval.

May: Submit approved plan to DNR prior to this date.


6. Decide what Twp roads would be the best for a bicycle route. Look at entire county (See Master Plan). (MARCH)

7. Reaching agreement between P&R and Twp. Board on goals for Coy Mtn as first step in developing management plan.(MARCH)

8. Open House for Tennis Courts per DNR grant obligations. (Steve/Ruth)(MARCH)


1. Handicap parking in Helena Township (Discussion). (TO BE DISCUSSED WHEN WE REVIEW EACH PARK)

2. Coy Mountain forest management: We were asked by the Helena Twp. Board to come up with a forest plan for Coy Mtn. (See the March 2016 meeting minutes for specifics). Our current plan involves the following activities:

A. Come up with a plan for forest management and an improved trail system. This might involve bringing in an ecologist, asking Mike Meriwether to speak to us, or both.

B. If the committee reworks the trail system before the overall forest management plan is completed, we may present it to the HT Board separately.

C. After our Forest Management Plan for Coy Mtn. is completed, it will be taken to HT Board for review and action.

3. Committee to review GT Regional Land Conservancy draft partnership agreement with Helena Township and Conservancy.

Use “Application for Project” review process. (Back to agenda when budget received).

4. Get copy of HT Park surveys that have been completed for the P&R Resource Book? (Ruth) (MAY)

5. Annual review of the Parks and Recreation Committee website (Steve/Ruth) (SEPT OF EACH YEAR)

6. Erosion Abatement Project at Ball Park. Review with 2nd bid. (Mike)(JUNE)

7. Volunteer hold-harmless form. New info from Twp. Insurance Company (Ruth,Steve) (APRIL)

8. Capital Improvement Plan: For each park, inventory all items in the park. Create an estimate for the useful life of each

item and establish a schedule for replacing each item. Possible software program (Steve). (AUGUST)

9. Memorial donations to Helena Township(JUNE)