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2009, November

Friends of the Dog Park Meeting Minutes

City of Moscow Parks and Recreation and Paradise Path Task Force
Moscow Dog Park
November 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

 Meeting Minutes

  • Attending
    Kari, Dan, Scott, Tiff, Bryan, Emily
  • Approval of Minutes from 10/06/09
  •  Committee Reports
    • Improvement Committee (i.e. Park Shelter)
      • Shelter Plaque fundraiser
        • We’ve raised $1,350 towards the weather shelter. We hope to get at least $3,000 by December 1st. This will allow us to commit to the Architecture class as a building project for next semester. Emily will send out an email to help get some more donations. Kari is making the Donation Form into a PDF.
      • Fencing
        •  Half of the park has been fenced off. The half acre area is too small for the 25-30 dogs that we have there in an evening. Scott will talk to the Parks Department about only fencing off the mud parts so that we don’t turn our small area into mud also.
      • Water
        • The water has been turned off to the park. To get water we have to go into the shelter during their business hours. The key to their outside water is lost.  It might be a good idea to start bringing water in jugs to the park with you. Emily will make a sign for the park.
      • New Gate
        • Small dogs are able to escape out of the new gate to the parking lot due to openings on the sides. Scott will talk with the Park Department about this.
    • Second Park Search Committee
      • We do not have any interested parties to be on this committee. We welcome the support that the parks commission is keeping the idea in mind that we would like a second dog park.
    • Friends of the Dog Park Web Site
      • Tiff will update the fund raising barometer and move things around a bit.
      • Kari will add the Donation Form as a PDF.
      • Emily and Kari will add the Halloween Parade pictures from this year.
  • Old Business
    • UI Homecoming Parade Update
  • We had about 20 dogs in our parade. We handed out dog treats and our dog park cards.
  • New Business
    • Officer Elections (Chair, Co-Chair, and Secretary)
  • We discussed new positions. We will elect at the December meeting.
  •  Open Discussion regarding FODP member recruitment/retention
    • Although we don’t always have a lot of people who are able to make all our meetings, Emily receives many emails regarding dog park issues and is able to present them at the meetings.
  •  Upcoming Events/ Meeting
    • Next Meeting
      December 1, 2009

      We will be meeting at Sister’s Brew at 5:30 pm.
      This is an open meeting we will discuss the wants and needs of the weather shelter. Please come share your ideas with us.
    • Meeting Dates for 2010 (first Tuesday of the month).

March 2
April 6
May 4
September 7
October 5
November 2

    • We talked about this being an annual celebration meeting. Maybe a potluck at someone’s house. Or going out to a restaurant.
  • Adjourn