Park board again falls short of a quorum

Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

In what would have been the last official business meeting prior to the winter and holiday break, the proposed meeting of the Clinton County Rec/Park Board came up just short of enough members to constitute an official quorum. Only five members, as well as Park Director Bobby Reneau, were on hand for the scheduled meeting last Thursday evening, October 25.

Although no official action was taken, the board members on hand did generally discuss some issues, including ways to preserve electricity and save money; possibly hooking into a government agency web site to promote the park, including things like its location, upcoming events, etc.; agreed to drop the land line phone at the park, again to help save some revenue and again discussed possibly leasing the concessions next season to either the Little League or some other group of organization.

Park Director Reneau also gave a monthly buildings and grounds update and noted that activity at the park, other than use of the walking track and playground area, was winding down as colder weather approaches. He also noted that the just completed soccer season was a huge success this year as far as participation.

Due to a quorum not being present, thus no official action could be taken, no one was selected to replace Vince Ostertag as Park Board Treasurer. Ostertag, who was appointed board chairman the previous month, will continue to serve in the dual role as chairman and treasurer until a permanent treasurer can be voted in by a majority of the board.

Ostertag did pass out a copy of the treasurer’s report to the members on hand. The ending balance of that report, through October 24, 2012, stood at $4,467.75.

The next meeting of the park board will be its annual Christmas dinner meeting scheduled for December 20.