Present: Tim Kolecke (President & Website), Scott Venable (Vice-President & Mosaic Church), Richard Tilley (Treasurer), Doug Wood (Secretary and Garden Club Coordinator), Denise Browning (WPAC & WPGarden), Susan Fontana (WPAC & WPGarden), John Shirk (Urban Encounter)
- Minutes - Doug Wood – October Minutes were read and approved.
- Treasurer's Report - Richard Tilley- Report Submitted Report
- Committee Reports
- Dog Park Committee - Adam Housley – Absent – sent report via email. There will be a Dog Park Cleaning the Saturday, November 5 from 11am-2pm.
- Web Site Committee - Tim Kolecke – Tim reported on Web site will be restructured and that we received many hits during the Boo-Palooza week.
- Softball Committee - Ryan Jackson – Absent and no report.
- Gardens and Landscape Committee - Doug Wood, Denise Browning – The Garden club will host a Fountain Decorating Social on Saturday, November 19 from 10am-4pm. Rain date is Sunday, November 19 from 10am-4pm. Project is funded by Wicker Park Garden Club (trees, transportation, decorations, garlands) and the Care of Trees (lights).
- Park Security Enhancements – Cameras and Extra Security: Doug Wood reported that 2 new security cameras are to be installed soon. The Park District and 1st Ward Alderman Moreno fund these cameras.
- Staff Reports –No staff present and no reports submitted via email. Pending: hiring of Park Supervisor and Part Time Physical Instructor.
- Boo – Palooza Report – All agree that the event was very successful and about 2,000 people attended. Doug Wood submitted the final report. 90% of the SSA funds granted were received; the remaining 10% should be received shortly after the final report is submitted. Final report will be submitted by Nov. 5. The final cost, including all in-kind contributions was $21,855.62. The WPAC spent $540.23 on the project.
Suggestions for Boo-Palooza 2012
- Keep it on the same weekend – last weekend of October.
- Add 100 more pumpkins and fence in the pumpkin patch – this will control number in the patch at any given time.
- 200 apples seemed like a good number.
- Keep the dog element – it was very successful.
- Spread out the event to include the area near Schiller.
- Keep the time period the same (10am-2pm).
- Try to include food vendors. Include a time limit on the straw game and increase the maze area – 2 times as much straw.
- Include a meeting of volunteer coordinators before the event – the detailed outline needs to be gone over in advance.
- Increase the length of the parade route and have judges lead children to the stage for prizes – we lost 2 children on the way to the stage.
- Keep events out of the playground – it was a good place to go to ‘cool down.’
Adjourned at 8:15 pm