December 2017

Watseka Park District

110 S. 3rd St.

Watseka, IL

Phone: 815-432-3931

Fax: 815-432-2762

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Mission: To open the door for recreational and social opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities in Watseka and surrounding communities.

Board of Directors Meeting

December 11, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. with the following members present: Rich Moyer, Don Pavlak, Dawn Turcany, Mark Howe, and Sherry Johnson, ED.

The board agreed to approve the agenda. 4-0

Approval of Minutes:

The August meeting minutes were reviewed, Mark motioned to accept the minutes as presented, Don seconded. Motion carried 4-0.


There were no visitors

Old Business:

There was discussion regarding the shed that we would like to place at the soccer fields. Sherry is supposed to have the particulars on the shed narrowed down at the next meeting so that we could anticipate a delivery while the ground is frozen if possible.

New Business:

Sherry presented the information from Attorney Clauss regarding her merging with another attorney office. Discussion was tabled on keeping her as council or looking for other representation. Mansberger and Burnett did express interest in representing us at a rate around $200.00 there is nothing officially in writing regarding this. Sherry also reported that there have been several computer issues as of late and Chris Meredith has come in and worked on them. The board asked that Chris submit an invoice for services provided. Sherry also had a new contract for Fox Group to remain as our accounting/ audit group. Mark motioned to keep Fox Group. Don Seconded Motion carried 4-0.

Committee Reports: 

Finance Committee:

Rich reported that the balance in the general fund is $81,908.59. Don motioned to accept the financials as presented. Mark seconded. Motion carried 4-0.

     Public Works:

Sherry reported that she was asked by the mayor for a letter indicating we did not want to renew the contract for the pool. Sherry said that she told the mayor she would not provide that. The contract was over and that was it.


No report at this time.

Personnel Committee: 

No report at this time.

Building and Grounds:

No report at this time.

Information Management:

No report at this time.

President’s Report:

No report at this time.

Executive Director’s Report:

Copy of report attached.

Approval of Bills:

Dawn motioned to approve the bills as presented. Don seconded. Motion carried 4-0.


Don motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dawn seconded. Motion carried 4-0.


Minutes respectfully submitted by,

Sherry Johnson, ED