Ingham County Parks Commission

Ingham County Parks & Recreation Members

Matthew Bennett, Chair
Jessy Gregg, Vice-Chair
Cherry Hamrick, Secretary
Commissioner Chris Trubac
Ryan Earl
Brian Jackson, Tri-County Regional Planning Representative
Commissioner Emily Stivers
Pat Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner
Paul Pratt, Drain Commissioner Designee
Simar Pawar
Michael Unsworth

The Parks & Recreation Commission shall conduct meetings as noted below:

2019 MEETING DATES, MINUTES AND PACKETS:

Date/Link To Packet

Time

Room/Shelter

Building/Park

City

 
January 14, 2019

 
5:30pm
A  Human Services Building
Lansing
 
February 25, 2019

 
5:30pm
A  Human Services Building
Lansing
 
March 25, 2019


5:30pm
B Hilliard Building 
Mason
 
April 22, 2019

 
5:30pm
A Human Services Building
Lansing
May 20, 2019
 
5:30pm
 Winter Sports Building
Burchfield Park
Holt

June 24, 2019
 
 
5:30pm
 Lakeview Shelter
 Lake Lansing South
Haslett
 
July 22, 2019

 
5:30pm
Red Tail Shelter
Hawk Island
Lansing
 
August 26, 2019

 
5:30pm
A
 Human Services Building
Lansing
 
September 23, 2019


5:30pm
B
Hilliard Building
Mason

October 21, 2019
 
 
5:30pm
A
 Human Services Building
 Lansing

October 28, 2019
 
 
5:30pm
A
Human Services Building
Lansing
 
November 18, 2019


5:30pm
B
 Hilliard Building
Mason
 
December 16, 2019

 
5:30pm
A
Human Services Building
Lansing

In the event of a special meeting, rescheduled meeting or cancellation of a regularly scheduled meeting, a notice will be posted at the Parks Department office, 121 E. Maple Street, Mason, MI 48854 and at the Ingham County Courthouse at least 18 hours prior to the time of the meeting or cancelled meeting.

Appointed by the County Services Committee of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for four year staggered terms. The Parks & Recreation Commission has the following authority:

(1) The Parks & Recreation Commission shall adopt and provide for the enforcement of policies and regulations covering the use of park facilities, and the conduct of persons thereon, except that such policies and regulations shall be approved by the County Attorney as to form, and that the Administrative Services/Personnel Committee of the Board of Commissioners shall be given written advance notification of the proposed adoption or modification of such proposed policies or regulations;

(2) The Parks & Recreation Commission or its designated representatives may approve and sign agreements for the rental of County park facilities, such as pavilions, ball fields, etc., without further approval of the Board of Commissioners, provided the form of such agreements are approved by the County Attorney, and such agreements do not involve consideration exceeding $5,000;

(3) The Parks & Recreation Commission may set and periodically adjust user fees and rental fees pertaining to the use of park facilities and equipment, and entrance fees, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners.

(4) The Parks & Recreation Commission shall authorize such employees as necessary to assist the Parks & Recreation Commission and the maintenance and operation of the Parks system, subject to budgetary limitations. Such persons shall be County employees and supervised by the Parks & Recreation Commission.

Official minutes are stored and available for inspection at the address noted below. The Parks & Recreation Commission will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting for the visually impaired, for individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon five (5) working days notice to the Parks & Recreation Commission. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Parks & Recreation Commission by writing to the Ingham County Parks Department, P.O. Box 178, Mason, Michigan 48854, or by calling (517) 676-2233.