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I HAVE SEVEN

[Items 1 & 2]

O'CLOCK.

UH, IT IS THURSDAY, JUNE FOUR ON EACH MORNING, AND KNOWN AS HAS BEEN POSTED WITH REGARDS TO US HOLDING OUR PARKS BOARD MONTHLY MEETING, UH, WHICH STARTS OFF AT SEVEN O'CLOCK AND, UH, GLAD TO VIRTUALLY SEE EVERYONE IS HERE.

AND, UH, JUST TO HELP ME OUT AND TO MAKE SURE WE GOT THE RECORD SPRAY, OR I AM GOING TO DO A ROLL CALL.

AND SO IF YOU CAN JUST ADD THROUGH RESONANT, UH, WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, I'LL APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'M JUST GOING DOWN THE LIST LETTER.

.

YEAH.

ARE YOU HERE THIS EVENING? I DIDN'T HEAR YOU ASKING FOR ME TO RANCH, BUDDY.

SCHNEIDER.

I'M PRESSING.

NO, I'VE ASKED FOR CLAUDIA GARCIA.

OH, OKAY.

SORRY.

HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

ROSS, JOSEPH TYNER, PRESIDENT DON JOHNSON HERE.

THOMAS JOHNSON.

LAST NAME MATT, LESLIE MACK.

UH, MARY ROSS.

YEAH.

FEEDBACK FROM ME.

UH, NO.

COOL.

UH, SO ARMIN BRIAN MERCHANT HERE, VICTORIA PROUDER, VICTORIA PORTER, BUDDY SNYDER PRESENT AND JR.

KICKIN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WHO I DO NOT HAVE, WHO I DO NOT HAVE HERE IS LESLIE MAD.

I DO NOT HAVE SOLOMON GILBRIDE MIGUEL BIRD.

I DO NOT VICTORIA PORTER AND I DO NOT HAVE JR ATKINS.

ALRIGHT.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE'VE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER.

AND NOW THEY'LL GO TO ITEM NUMBER TWO, UH, CONSIDER A PRO BOWL OF THE MAY SEVEN 20 PARKS BOARD MEETING.

MINUTE.

THAT INFORMATION HAS BEEN EMAILED TO EVERYONE IN TESTING.

ANYONE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THAT INFORMATION.

YES.

AND SO, UH, A COMMOTION TO THOSE MINUTES, I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

WE APPROVE THE MINUTES MEETING.

I HAVE A MOTION BY BUDDY.

CAN I GET A SECOND? BRIAN MERCHANT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY, AYE.

DO I HAVE ANYONE TO OPPOSE? ALRIGHT, MOTION PASSES, ITEM NUMBER THREE, PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC TO COME AND ADDRESS THE PARKS BOARD.

UH, AND SO IF WE HAVE ANYONE ONLINE THAT WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE PARK OR, UH, THE MIDDLE WAS YOUR OPPORTUNITY, WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU TELL US YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND LISTEN TO YOUR COMMENTS.

OKAY.

UH, HERE, NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC ONCE, TWICE.

ALL RIGHT.

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ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

UH, THIS IS AN ITEM THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK THAT TO UPDATE US ON THE, UH, VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT, PLEASE.

MR. TYSON.

MR. MAGNUM STAFF.

UM, I'LL GO AHEAD.

HI, SYDNEY, ANDREW.

UM, I'LL GO AHEAD AND JUST KINDA TALK ABOUT THE

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VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT.

UM, I PROVIDED IN THE PACKET, UM, A PICTURE OF THE FLYER, UM, OF THE FINAL VIEW OF WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE.

UM, ALSO ON THE FLYER IS THE WEBSITE TO, UM, PURCHASE A PAPER.

AND I ALSO, UH, PROVIDED THE ORDER FORM.

SO PARKS BOARD WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A PAVER FOR THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT.

UM, THE INFORMATION IS THERE AND YOU CAN CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS, UH, REGARDING THE PAPER PROJECT.

BUT, UM, I KNOW I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KIND OF SAW WHAT THE FINAL VIEW IS GONNA LOOK LIKE AND KNOW ABOUT THE PAPER PROJECT THAT'S GOING ON.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

SO I'M GOING TO KIND OF GET OUT ON THE TAIL END OF THAT.

UH, JUST TO KIND OF GIVE EVERYBODY A REFERENCE POINT.

UH, THE MEMORIAL PARK IS, IS GOING TO BE, UM, BETWEEN THE LIBRARY AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER KIND OF BACK THERE IN THAT AREA, UH, AS SHOWN ON THE, THE RENDERING THAT WE HAVE BEFORE YOU, UH, THE OTHER COMMENT I WOULD MAKE IS I WOULD HIGHLY AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGE, UH, EACH BOARD MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE.

I ACTUALLY, MYSELF WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, CAUSE I THINK YOU LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

AND SO I DID BUY A BRICK PAVER, UH, I DON'T KNOW, LAST WEEK OR WEEK BEFORE LAST OR WHATEVER HERE RECENTLY, UH, BECAUSE I WANTED TO SHOW SUPPORT, UH, NOT ONLY FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY WELL, AND I JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS A SMALL TOKEN OR A SMALL WAY TO SAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND I HAVE LOTS OF MILITARY FOLKS IN MY FAMILY AS WELL.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WELL AWARE OF IT AND AT LEAST HAVE EVERYONE TO ABLE TO AT LEAST KNOW ABOUT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IF THEY SO CHOOSE.

UH, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE A FASCINATING PROJECT AND, UH, UH, YOU KNOW, I LOOK FORWARD TO SEE IT COMING TO FRUITION.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT.

I KNOW, UM, SOMETHING WAS SAID ABOUT THE PRICE OF IT.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING ONE INDIVIDUALLY, BUT LIKE SYDNEY SAID, I'M NOT SURE IF SHE WAS SUGGESTING IT OR IF I MISUNDERSTOOD.

WHAT ABOUT AS A BOARD? WE WERE TO BUY A PAPER FROM BOX BOARD.

WOULD THAT BE AN OPTION? OH YES.

UM, A LOT OF, UM, COMMITTEES, LIKE WHICH ONE? UM, MISSOURI CITY, I THINK LIKE THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, THEY JUST BOUGHT ONE AND THEY BOUGHT THE BIGGEST BRICK, THE FIVE 50 BRICK, BECAUSE THAT ACTUALLY HAS, UM, MORE SPACE ON IT AND THEY ADDED CLIP ART AND IT WAS LIKE, UM, IT HAD YOUR COMMITTEE NAME ON THERE AND IT SAID LIKE, THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS.

SO IF YOU GUYS DID WANT TO DO ONE AS A BOARD, UM, YOU CAN DO THAT.

IT'S A THOUGHT, DO WE HAVE FUNDS TO DO THAT INDIVIDUALLY? YEAH.

YEAH.

JUST SPLIT IT UP.

OKAY.

I LIKE THAT SYDNEY SOME QUESTIONS IF WE CAN.

YES, SIR.

GO AHEAD.

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START ON THIS THING? WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR AT LEAST A YEAR.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY PROGRESS MADE, UM, FROM MY UNDERSTANDING THE CLANS ARE, UM, ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, SO IT'S, THEY SHOULD START CONSTRUCTION.

UM, UM, THAT'S JUST KIND OF ALL I KNOW FROM THAT KIND OF SIDE.

UM, WE GET A DEFINITIVE ANSWER AS TO WHEN I'M GOING TO HELP YOU OUT ON THAT ONE THERE.

SO, UH, THEY ACTUALLY, THEY, THE DESIGN PHASE, THEY ARE STILL UNDER DESIGN.

THEY ACTUALLY HAVE SOME UTILITY THAT HAD TO BE RELOCATED AND WORKED OUT WITH REGARDS TO THE LOGINS.

CORRECT.

SO JUST, YES, THE, UH, BECAUSE IN THAT THEY GO THROUGH ENGINEERING, WHICH SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN THE NEXT 45 TO 90 DAYS, I THINK IT WOULD BE THROUGH WITH THE DESIGN.

UM, AND THEN I WOULD SEE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO OUT AND PROPERLY ADVERTISE AND BID THE PROJECT AND A BIDDING PROCESS BECAUSE IT'S PUBLIC FUNDS.

UH, THEY WOULD TAKE TOO MUCH NORMALLY BECAUSE YOU ADVERTISE TWICE IN THE NEWSPAPER, OPEN THE BEDS AND THEN YOU HAVE TO, UH, AWARD THE BED AND THEN SMART CONSTRUCTION.

SO YOU'RE LOOKING, YOU GO, EVEN SEEING DARK TURNED AROUND, UH, YOU'RE LOOKING AT ANYWHERE BETWEEN FOUR TO SIX TIMES AROUND AT THE EARLIEST AND THAT'S, IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, OF COURSE, WITH THE PANDEMIC, THAT'S NO THING.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE TARGETED GOAL

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FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT WAS NOT MET, HAS NOT BEEN MET.

DO WE HAVE ANY REPORT AS TO WHERE WE ARE? UM, I DON'T HAVE ANY THING FOR PAIRED FOR THAT.

I DO KNOW A FOUNDATION DOES MEET, UM, NEXT WEDNESDAY.

SO THERE SHOULD ACTUALLY BE MORE INFORMATION THEN I COULD FOLLOW UP WITH YOU NEXT WEEK AFTER THAT, THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED FOR SURE.

YES, I CAN DO THAT SYDNEY.

THIS IS MARY ROSS.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS WELL.

SO I'LL TAKE MY FAMILY MOST OF THEM SEVERAL.

OKAY.

YES.

I WILL DEFINITELY SEND A UPDATE ON THAT TO THE WHOLE BOARD.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

THE IDEA THAT DIANE HAD MENTIONED, AND SO DIANE, I'M GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH AND JUST, UH, IF YOU DON'T MIND WHAT I THINK SINCE WE WANT TO DO ONE, UM, SINCE IT WAS BROUGHT UP AS A BOARD AND IT'S A BOLLAND STEER, UH, THING, WE WOULD LIKE TO COMPARE YOU TO THE PARKS BOARD AS A WHOLE, UH, TO DO A BRICK PAPER.

UH, WHAT I WOULD ASK THAT YOU DO IS THAT, UH, FIRST LIVE MEETING, WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE IN AUGUST AND WE'LL SEND A NOTE AT HER DESK, WHATEVER YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND, AND FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE TO DONATE, UH, YOU'LL DONATE THEM.

AND THEN WHAT WE HAVE IS WHAT WE HAVE, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET A BREAK AND THE NAME OF THE PARKS BOARD.

AND SINCE DIANE, YOU BOUGHT IT UP, UH, AND IF ANYONE ELSE WANTS TO WORK WITH DIANE ON, IF YOU DON'T MIND ME PUTTING YOU OUT THERE, HERE, ANYONE ELSE ON THIS PILE THAT WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH DIANE ON WHAT WE'D WANT TO SEE ON THE PAGE? UH, I WOULD SAY, UH, SPEAK UP NOW SO I CAN DIVE IN AND I WANT YOU TO WORK WITH, I'D LOVE TO WORK WITH DIANE.

THOMAS LAWRENCE.

THIS IS JR AS WELL.

SO I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TALK TO DIANE ABOUT THAT, RIGHT? SAME HERE, RAJ.

OKAY.

SO WHAT I ENDED UP, I GOT A DIANE, I GOT MARY ROSS.

I GOT JR IS WHAT, OH, WHERE EXPECT IS I'LL CALL ABOUT FOUR NAMES OUT.

IF YOU ALL CAN WORK TOGETHER, ROSLYN GOOD ON THAT.

UH, YOU CAN WORK TOGETHER AND, UM, COME UP AND WE'LL, WELL, OUR GOAL WILL BE TO GET THE BAKE BREAD AND, UM, SANDY'S GOING TO STAND TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, IF YOU WANT TO DO ONE INDIVIDUALLY, THAT'S FINE TOO.

AND THEN WE'LL BRING TOGETHER WHATEVER THAT, NO AMOUNT, WHATEVER YOU DECIDE IN YOUR HEART, UH, TO DONATE, UH, JUST BRING IT AND YOU CAN DO IT IN THE FORM OF HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO DO A BAKE BREAK.

WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GONNA DO A BIG BREAK.

SO WE'LL DO SMALL WE'RE PARTS, BUT WE DO B CAN I DO IT RIGHT? THERE YOU GO.

GO HOME.

AND SO THIS IS THOMAS THOMAS YOU'RE READ ON IT TOO, RIGHT? A THING.

YES.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS JUST TRYING TO SAY.

I WAS TRYING TO UNMUTE MY KIDS.

YES.

OKAY.

OKAY.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, DIANA WHO THE FIVE OR THE JOCKEY WORKED OUT A BRAIN, AND IF YOU WANT TO DO IT IN CASH, CHECK, WHATEVER, BRING IT TOWARDS SYDNEY.

UH, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, WE'RE, WE'LL GET THAT.

WE GET WHATEVER WE NEED TO GET THE BIG BRICK.

WE DON'T HAVE THEM SENDING THESE BRO.

UH, TELL THEM TO BRING IT TO THE LEGS.

FIRST LIVE MEETING.

WE HAVE, WHATEVER IT IS.

IF YOU WANT TO BRING IT IN A CHECK, WHO WOULD THEY MAKE THE CHECKOUT TO THE SADDENING? IT WOULD BE TO THE MISSOURI CITY PARKS BOARD ON, IN THE PACKET ON THAT PAGE WITH THE, THE PAGE ORDER FORM IT HAS AT THE BOTTOM.

I WANT TO SAY, WHO DO YOU MAKE IT OUT TO? UM, AND I THINK IT'S MISSOURI CITY PARK FOUNDATION.

YES, IT IS MISSOURI CITY PARKS FOUNDATION.

AND IF YOU'LL DO ME A FAVOR BEFORE WE DO OUR LAB MEETING IN PERSON, IF YOU'LL JUST REMIND EACH BOARD MEMBER WITH AN INDIVIDUAL EMAIL OR GROUP EMAIL THAT WOULD HELP US OUT A BUNCH, AND THEN YOUR SHORT MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THERE.

OKAY, SYDNEY, THIS IS BRIAN.

IS THERE A, IS THERE A DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THIS PRIVATELY? THERE IS NO DEADLINE.

UM, I HAVE A LIST OF EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN INTERESTED IN A PAVER OR WHO'S PURCHASED THE PAVER.

AND, UM, WHENEVER I

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DO GET THAT DEADLINE, I WILL SEND THAT OUT AND I'LL POST IT, UM, ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO DEADLINE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

CAN I ASK YOU A SIMPLE, GO AHEAD.

I'M SORRY.

WELL, FUCK.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS ALL THIS TALK OF PAVERS AND I'M LOOKING AT THE SCHEMATIC PROVIDED, I DIDN'T SEE ANY PLACE FOR PAVERS DRAWING.

I DON'T SEE ANY PAVERS.

OKAY.

WE JUST NEED THE MONEY, BUDDY.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHERE IT'S GOING.

IT'S KIND OF LIKE OUR GOVERNMENT.

NO, NO PROBLEM.

IT WAS FUN.

ALRIGHT.

ALRIGHT.

THAT WASN'T, THAT WAS NOT AN ACTION ITEM.

SO WE'LL MOVE

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ON OVER TO THE NEXT ITEM.

ITEM, NUMBER FIVE DISCUSSION STAFF.

WHO'S GOING TO TAKE CONTROL WITHOUT DOING UP.

UH, THIS IS OUR CURRENT CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN.

AFTER GOING TO A COMMUNITY MEETING AND GETTING THEIR IDEAS.

WE WENT BACK TO WORK WITH THE DESIGNER AND CAME UP WITH A MULTI-USE BITE, WHICH CAN BE REARRANGED WITH TEMPORARY FENCING FOR DIFFERENT SPORTS AS NEEDED, BUT IT REALLY WON'T BE DEDICATED TO ANY LEAKS.

THIS IS MORE OF A COMMUNITY USE SPORTS FACILITY.

THAT'S ABOUT AS FAR AS I CAN GO, KEN, KEN, OUR OPERATOR.

CAN YOU TAKE THAT? ALL THAT STABLE SPORTS COMPLEX OUT? NO.

EVERYONE CAN SEE IT ON THE SCREEN.

ONE MOMENT.

YES, NO, MAYBE SO.

CAN BRING THAT UP.

SORRY.

I DON'T HAVE THAT CAPABILITY.

I'M USING A COMPUTER AND A PHONE.

OH, OKAY.

NOT A PROBLEM.

WELL, SOMEBODY SHARING THIS THING THAT SAID AGAIN, BAG PLUS I GUESS.

OH NO, THAT WAS NOT ME.

OKAY.

DETERMINE THAT AROUND.

HMM.

HE'S WORKING ON IT.

SO JUST FOR INFORMATION, YOU'VE GOT TO TURN ME RIGHT SIDE.

I KEEP TURNING.

THERE YOU GO.

SO, UH, I'M PRETTY SURE EVERYONE'S GOING TO BE GRAY WOULD STAY MORE PARK AS YOU CAN SEE, THE BLUE IS THAT DETENTION POND ON THE SOUTH SIDE.

AND THAT'S ALSO A LONG ROAD AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE OUR OTHER PARK RIGHT ACROSS THESE THREE.

I MEAN, AT THE BEAUTIFUL, UM, UH, MULTIUSE OF THE FACILITIES, UH, EVERYONE SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH WHERE OUR STATE PARK IS.

UH, AND THE GREAT THING IS IT'S GOING TO BE A UTILIZED FACILITY BECAUSE YOU HAVE JUST NORTH OF THE PARK, UH, NO DEVELOPMENT THAT'S GOING ON.

AS WE SPEAK THIS VERY MOMENT, WE'LL HAVE PROBABLY HARDER FAMILIES JUST NORTH OF THIS PARK RIGHT HERE.

SO IT WILL BE AN AREA THAT'S ALREADY BEING UTILIZED, BUT, UH, I, IT JUST BREAKS ANY MORE USE ON IT.

AND WITH THE RIGHT EDITS LAID OUT, I THINK IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE MULTIPLE USES FOR IT.

SO, UH, GOOD JOB.

GOOD JOB.

TO ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM ANY PEERS THAT THIS DRAWING WOULD BE PETER THAN WHAT'S CURRENTLY THERE.

IS THAT ACCURATE? CAUSE THERE'S QUITE A FEW THINGS THAT ARE LISTED HERE.

YES.

CURRENTLY IT'S JUST SET UP FOR LEAGUES WITH FOUR FIELDS FOR SOFTBALL AND 60 FOR LITTLE LEAGUE.

SO BE THERE'S MORE, MORE SPACE THAN DECODED TO THE NEW CONCEPT.

IT'S THE SAME SPOT.

IT'S THE EXACT SAME FOOTPRINT.

OH,

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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

I LIKE TO PICK THEM ALL COURTS.

IT'S JUST UTILIZING THE LAND MORE EFFICIENTLY.

JOHN, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COMMENTS SO BEAUTIFUL.

AND THE PICTURE C IMPLEMENTATION IS, IS A CRITIC.

COOL.

VERY NICE.

ALRIGHT.

IF THERE'S NO OTHER FURTHER COMMENTS, UH, THIS IS JUST AN UPDATE AND SO NO ACTION IS

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WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE, OVER TO ITEM.

NUMBER SIX, STAFF REPORTS WE'RE FORWARD WITH RANDY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR.

YEAH.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WAS OLD OR NOT.

ANYWAY.

UM, IN YOUR, IN YOUR HEAD, ALL INFORMATION THAT WAS SENT OUT UNDER THE PARK PROJECTS UPDATE OF FIRST ONE ON THE LIST, UH, THE AMERICAN LEGION PARK IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, UH, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE COMPLETED, UH, THE PARKING LOT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

THE PAVILION, IT WAS DELIVERED INSTALLED.

UH, THE RESTROOM BUILDING HAS BEEN DELIVERED FOR THE IN PLACE.

UH, UTILITIES WERE CONNECTED, SECURITY LIGHTS, UH, OR PUT UP AND HEART OF THE GROUND LIGHTS AROUND THE MEMORIAL CIRCLE HAVE BEEN, UH, INSTALLED.

THERE'S BEEN SOME BAD WEATHER.

THEY KIND OF DELAYED THE COMPLETION OF THAT.

SO THERE'S, THERE'S STILL PROBABLY SEVERAL MORE WEEKS OF WORK TO DO OUT THERE.

BUT, UH, UM, UM, I'M THINKING SOMETIME AROUND THE FIRST PART OR THE MID PART OF JULY, UH, HOPEFULLY WHETHER ALLOWING WILL, UH, SHOULD BE COMPLETE PROJECT.

SO RANDY, THEY SAID EARLIER ALSO IN I'M SORRY, I WAS TRYING TO GET MY PAGE TURN SO I COULD KIND OF FOLLOW THE ORDER OF MY REPORT.

UM, I PROVIDED SOME, SOME PHOTOS WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH, UH, SOME OF THE PROGRESS.

AND AS WE GO ON THROUGH IN THE NEXT MONTH, THERE'LL BE SOME UPDATED PHOTOS AND STUFF WITH THAT.

UH, NEXT ON THE LIST, THE PORT FACILITIES, ASSESSMENT, UH, THAT'S ONGOING OF MINOR REPAIRS AND SOME OTHER PROJECTS WHERE WE'RE DOING IN HOUSE AS WE HAVE TIME AND, AND, UM, FUNDING TO DO, UM, MOSLEY PARK, UH, THE PROJECTS THEY'RE COMING UP, WE'VE GOT, THESE ARE EARLY IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE CONTRACT WRITTEN WITH BASF CONSTRUCTION TO DO THE NEXT PHASE OF THREE PARKS SIZE.

ONE OF THOSE WHICH WILL BE AT MOSLEY PARK AND ALSO, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE PREPARING TO, UH, DO SOME PARKING LOT WORK DOWN THERE.

UM, AND THAT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT ON THE, ON DELAYED SIDE, BUT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT HASN'T GONE AWAY AND THAT SHOULD BE COMING UP, COMING UP SOMETIME THIS SUMMER.

NO OTHER UPDATES ON BICENTENNIAL THAT THEN WHAT'S ON THE LIST AND IS MUCH USE FOR THE PROJECTS.

WE WILL HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION.

UM, NEXT MONTH ON ANOTHER PROJECT THAT IS GOING TO BE STARTING OUT AT COMMUNITY PARK IN ASSOCIATION WITH, UH, THE PARKS AGE SUBDIVISION IT'S ACROSS MUSTANG, BIO, UH, THERE'S, THERE'S A MEETING NEXT WEEK WE HAVE WITH THE ENGINEERS AND THE DEVELOPER.

AND, UH, THAT PROJECT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT BRINGING A BRIDGE ACROSS MUSTANG, BIO, UH, FROM THE SUBDIVISION, A LITTLE PARK OPEN SPACE THAT THEY HAVE ALONG ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE SUBDIVISION AND CONNECT INTO COMMUNITY PARK.

SO, UH, IT'S, IT'S IN THE IT'S, IT'S IN THE ENGINEERING PHASE AROUND NOW.

SO THAT MEETING NEXT WEEK, WE SHOULD GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER IDEA ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, HOW IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND, UH, WHEN, WHEN MIGHT GET STARTED ON THAT.

SO IF THERE'S THERE SHOULD BE SOME INFORMATION NEXT MONTH, MAN.

THAT'S ALL I AM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

UH, NEXT PARK OPERATIONS, MR. HAMILTON, EVEN WITH COVID, WE'RE PRETTY MUCH WORKING AS NORMAL, REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS.

THE COUPLE OF BIG THINGS WE DID REPLACE ALL THE PARK RULES SIGNS THAT HAD THE OLD LOGO AND ALL THE BILLION SIGNS THAT HAD WRONG NUMBERS.

SO EVERYTHING'S UP TO DATE.

YES.

ANY QUESTIONS ON ANYTHING SPECIFIC? I HAVE A QUESTION.

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YES, SIR.

I USED TO BE A SIGN.

OH, THE DISTANCE AROUND THE TRAIL AS THREE MILES THAT'S BEEN REMOVED.

IS THAT BECAUSE IT WAS THE WRONG MILEAGE OR NO, IT WAS THE WRONG LOGO LOGO.

I HAVEN'T GOTTEN AROUND TO DOING THOSE BECAUSE I NEED TO DO THAT FOR RICH.

YOU HUNTERS, GLEN, AND THE BIG ONE WOULD BE HUNTER'S GLEN TRAIL.

YES.

AND I NOTICED YOU DID A LOT OF PRUNING UP THE TREES.

THERE THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

YUP.

ALL IN HIS GUYS DID A GREAT JOB AND ARE THERE MORE THAN YOU'VE GOT THE EAST SIDE OF BETRAYAL? UH, THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE HANGING DOWN.

SO I WONDERED IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO MORE OF THAT.

YES.

HE WAS OUT THERE ALL THIS WEEK TOO.

SO THEY'RE STILL WORKING ON IT.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

WE GO WALKING THERE ALMOST EVERY MORNING.

OH, WONDERFUL.

I'D LIKE TO ASK VERY QUESTION, MARY.

YES.

WE WERE TOLD EARLIER BY THE MINUTES THAT THE AMERICAN LEGION PARK, WELL, IT WAS PROBABLY GONNA OPEN IN JUNE NOW THEY'RE PUSHING IT BACK TO JULY.

I WAS CURIOUS WHY HAVEN'T HAD THAT KIND OF IN CLIMATE WEATHER, IT'S BEEN A OTHER CHALLENGES OR WHAT, UH, IT'S ALSO COVID AS A MESS, REALLY MESSED WITH THE SUPPLY CHAIN, BUT JUST DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES AND BUILDING MATERIALS HAVE BEEN DELAYED.

YEAH.

THE OVARIAN WAS DELAYED THREE WEEKS IN A RESTROOM BUILDING WAS, WAS ALMOST THREE WEEKS ALSO.

YES.

BUT WE'RE ANTICIPATING BY THE END OF JULY, IT'LL BE OPEN MID JULY.

OR DO WE HAVE A TARGET DATE? WELL, LOOKING LOOKING AT WHAT'S LEFT TO DO, UM, THERE, THERE'S PROBABLY AT LEAST TWO, TWO GOOD WEEKS OF WORK TO DO.

UH, MAYBE THREE, IF, IF WE GET ANY WEATHER THAT DELAYS, YOU KNOW, NUMEROUS DAYS, IT, IT, THAT'S WHY I SAID IT MAY BE SOMETIME IN, IN JULY.

IT WAS JUST REALLY, THEY HAVEN'T MOVED THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THREE WAYS AS FAST AS THEY CAN.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, WORKED AROUND WEATHER AND, AND MAKES YOU SAY I HAVE TO WORK WITH SO.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. HAMILTON NOW I'M BEING ASKED FOR A LOAN ON OVER TO RECREATE MS. BROWN, MR. BROWN.

WELL, I GUESS THE SHORT VERSION IS, I'LL SAY IT FOR GAVIN.

UH IT'S IN THE BACK.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

THAT'LL WORK.

THAT WON'T WORK FOR ME.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

ALRIGHT.

WHAT'D YOUR QUESTION, BUDDY? WELL, I WAS CURIOUS, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE DECISION BEING MADE FOR SUMMER CAMP.

THEY CANCELED 4TH OF JULY.

MY QUESTION IS, HAVE WE REACHED A DECISION ON SUMMER CAMP? NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF BECAUSE READING THE MOST ALLOWED TO GO ON, BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT WE'VE DECIDED CITY AND DEPARTMENT WISE.

AND ARE WE ON PHASE THREE OF OPENING IT OR, WELL, I GUESS JASON WILL ADDRESS THAT MOST LIKELY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND MR. SNYDER, I CAN, UM, I WILL FORWARD YOUR QUESTION ON TO KEVIN AND HAVE HIM FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON THAT.

I WROTE IT DOWN SO I WILL HAVE HIM FOLLOW UP WITH YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

ALRIGHT, MOVING ON OVER

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ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, UH, DIRECTOR'S REPORT, MS. SYDNEY, I'LL LET YOU HANDLE THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

OKAY.

UM, I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANYTHING TO REPORT OTHER THAN WHAT'S BEEN PRESENTED.

UM, IF THE BOARD HAS ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL DEFINITELY NOTE IT AND GET BACK TO YOU ON ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE VERY GOOD WAY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS.

WELL, YOU WENT FROM THE BOARD HAS ANY QUESTIONS AS AN OVERALL, BUT, UH, WE CAN ADDRESS THIS IS DON.

I HAD A QUESTION.

YES.

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A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE THAT HE EXERCISED FREQUENTLY AND ASKED ME IF THERE'S ANY PLANS TO REOPEN THE REC CENTER.

UM, I KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON A REOPENING PLAN, UM, AT THE, YOU KNOW, IT'S UP TO CITY MANAGEMENT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE ON THAT DECISION.

I CAN FOLLOW UP WITH, UM, JASON, MAYBE ADD THAT ONTO THE EMAIL THAT GOES OUT THE FAVORS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

YES, I CAN ADD THAT.

CAN I HAVE ANOTHER ONE? YES.

UH, IN THE EMAIL THAT CAME OUT WITH THE ATTACHMENT, NOT THE NICHOLS FAMILY BURIED ON NICHOLS IN JANUARY TO DONATE TO MISSOURI CITY PARKS FORD.

THANKS FOR NICOLE'S NUMBER.

YEAH, I BET I GOT PART PART OF THAT AGAIN, DON, UM, THE NICHOLS.

SO TIME AND REGGIE NICHOLS HAVE DONATED THAT THEN ONE OF THE ATTACHMENTS THAT HAD A BUNCH OF THINGS, THE VEGETABLE GARDENS AND SPONSORING EVERYTHING, ALL THE MATERIALS HAS THE PARKS BOARD RECOGNIZE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO THEY NOT DIRECTLY HAS THE PARKS BOARD, ONE OF THE THINGS WITH REGARDS TO, UH, THEY DO DONATE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP OR WHAT HAVE YOU.

AND I HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DIRECTOR, UH, TO WHERE WE WENT, TRY TO DO SOMETHING VIRTUALLY WITH THEM, FOR THEIR GENEROSITY, FOR THEM TO TELL THEM THANK YOU, BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE DEFINITELY MORE APPROPRIATE COMING FROM THEM AND ALSO GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO SCHOOL AT AND, AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

AND SO THAT WAS A SUGGESTION THAT I PUT OUT TO THEM AND HASN'T HAPPENED OR NOT.

I DO NOT KNOW AS OF TODAY, I WOULD PROBABLY GUESS NOT GRADUATING THIS WEEK.

IT HASN'T HAPPENED YET, BUT ON THE TABLE AS A WAY TO THEM FROM THE STUDENT'S STANDPOINT AND THE SCHOLARSHIPS WITH REGARDS TO, UH, OTHER, UH, THINGS THAT THEY'VE DONE, UH, I, WE HAVE NOT, WE JUST CONTINUE TO SPONSOR THINGS IN THE CITY THAT WERE JUST WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

I AGREE.

110% I EVEN GOT, I HAVEN'T GOT THEM TO BE ON THE BOARD OF MISSOURI CITY GREEN NOW.

SO WE KEEP GOING.

WE CONTINUE TO PUT THEM TO WORK.

OKAY.

THAT'S A SMART DON.

YES, DON, WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL PUT YOU WITH SYDNEY TO, UH, WORK ON A WAY THAT AT ONE OF OUR MEETINGS, UH, DEFINITELY I WOULD RATHER DO SOMETHING WHEN IT'S LIVE VERSUS THE VIRTUAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND NOTHING ELSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE.

UH, MAYBE BY WHATEVER FORM WE CAN TO JUST SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR THE THINGS THAT THEY, THEY HAVE DONE FOR THE CITY.

AND THEY HAVE DONE A LOT OF GOOD THING WHERE ALL THE TIME I'D BE HAPPY, YOUR DAD.

SO, SO DON AND LAWRENCE AND DIANA, I'M WONDERING IF MAYBE WE COULD, WE COULD UTILIZE THE, UH, THE BRICK THAT WE'RE GOING TO PUT IN AS FROM THE PARKS WORD, UH, AND, AND, AND CALL THEM OUT ON THAT BRICK FOR THE MEMORIAL AS A THANK YOU FROM US TO THEM.

OOH.

UM, I'M GOING TO, I WOULD SAY THAT ONE'S MORE MILITARY IF HE'S APPROPRIATE.

WELL, I WAS THINKING LIKE, IF WE'RE ALL GONNA, WE'RE ALL GONNA INVEST MONEY TO, UH, TO GIVE THANKS.

I MEAN, LIKE WE SHOULD, I MEAN, I'D LIKE TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING THAT, THAT THEY HAVE THEIR NAME ON BEYOND WHAT THEY'VE ALREADY HAD THEIR NAMES ON, UM, AND APPRECIATE IT.

SO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SOME, SOME SORT OF A THING, IF IT'S A DONATING A PARK BENCH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UH, I'D LIKE TO TRY TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING TANGIBLE.

THEY CAN GO BACK THROUGH AND, AND, AND REALIZE THAT WE DO APPRECIATE THEM, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE DOING OKAY.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

WE CAN, WE CAN DO THAT.

THE WORK WITH JAIL PITCHER WITH DON AND SYDNEY TO COME BACK AND TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

SOUNDS GOOD.

ALRIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE WE MOVE ON? AND I'M A LITTLE BIT LATE TO THIS ONE, BUT RANDY, UM,

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UH, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS YET OR NOT, BUT I, I I'VE RECENTLY GOT APPOINTED TO THE FIRST COUNTY HOA BOARD.

UM, SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, UH, WE'RE LOOKING AT REDOING OUR RCMP OR OUR COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN FOR THE HOA.

UM, AND THERE'S BEEN SOME REALLY CLEAR APPETITE FROM THE BOARD MEMBERS, UH, TO TRY TO PARTNER UP WITH, UH, THE MISSOURI CITY PARKS DEPARTMENT, UH, ON SOME PROJECTS.

AND I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE, THE, THE CRUSHED GRANITE, UM, UH, TRAILS AROUND HERE.

UH, I WAS WONDERING IF MAYBE YOU, I CAN GET TOGETHER, UH, EVEN IF IT'S VIRTUALLY, BUT GET TOGETHER AND KIND OF GO THROUGH SOME OF THOSE PLANS AND, AND, UH, WHAT WOULD SAY FOR US TO GET SOME COST ESTIMATES SO THAT I CAN HELP WITH, UH, FIRST COLONY, UH, ADDING TO THEIR BUDGET.

SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT DOING IN THE AREA.

SURE.

JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL.

WE'VE SET UP THE TIME.

OKAY.

SOUNDS GOOD.

SO ARE THE PARKS PLAYGROUNDS, ARE THEY NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN OR ARE THEY STILL CLOSED? THEY ARE STILL CLOSED BECAUSE LOOKING AT THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS, THEY STILL HAVEN'T OPENED PLAY AREAS AND LIKE MUSEUMS LIBRARIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND NEITHER HAS THE MAYOR HADN'T YET GIVEN US AUTHORITY TO DO IT.

SO WE'RE KEEPING THOSE AND THE RESTROOMS CLOSED UNTIL WE HEAR SOMETHING FROM ONE OF THOSE LAYERS.

YEAH.

I HAVE A QUESTION ALSO.

I DON'T KNOW WHO IT'S DIRECTED TO.

WHERE DO WE STAND ON THE TRAINING FOR THE KAYAKS? THAT WOULD BE UP TO KEVIN.

SO HE WOULD HAVE TO ANSWER THAT AT A LATER DATE.

YES.

I CAN ADD THAT IN, ASK HIM AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOU, MR. SNYDER.

OKAY.

THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE RELATED IS AREN'T ALL THE KID PROGRAMS AT THIS POINT CANCELED OR IN ADVANCE AT THIS POINT.

DO WE HAVE ANY ONGOING PROGRAMS THAT DIRECT CENTER FOR YOUNGSTERS? UM, NO, NOT NOW.

WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, UM, AT THE REC RIGHT NOW.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, BUT KEVIN SAID THAT THEY HAD DISSIPATED, NO CANCELLATIONS, JUST, UH, THEY WERE GOING TO REDO THEIR PROGRAMS WITH NEW GUIDELINES.

DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN THOSE GUIDELINES ARE COMING OUT FOR, FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT VARIED ACTIVITIES? I DO NOT, BUT I WILL ADD THAT TO MY LIST TO ASK KEVIN TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ON AS WELL.

OKAY, GOOD.

SO SUMMER'S COMING AND YOU WOULD THINK DEPENDENT ON WHAT THE CLEARANCE IS PROVIDED BY THE MAYOR, THE GOVERNOR, WHOMEVER, UH, LIKE TO FIND OUT IF WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DOING ANYTHING, BUT A YOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY, NOT THAT WE DON'T WANT TO, BUT WHETHER WE CAN OR NOT BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS.

THANK YOU.

NO PROBLEM.

AND I THINK THE FOLLOWUP TO THAT IS THE KEY ELEMENT GONNA DRIVE THAT BUS IS, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE THAT THEY PROJECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL RESIDENTS THOUGH.

RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS WITH REGARDS TO THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT BEFORE WE MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM?

[Item 8]

OKAY.

ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, BOARD REPORTS.

DO WE HAVE ANY REPORTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS? WELL, I'LL JUST SAY REAL QUICKLY.

I KNOW JULY IS PARKS SPORT PARKS MONTH, I THINK.

IS THAT WHAT IT'S CALLED? SYDNEY? JULY ARCS MONTH.

OKAY.

YEAH.

IT'S MISSOURI CITY GREEN HAD TO CANCEL SO MANY THINGS ARE SHREDDING ARE, UM, DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS TRASH OFF.

WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING, UM, WITH THE CITY.

SO, UH, UH, NANCY CHEF AND I HAD AT CONFERENCE CALL WITH KEVIN YESTERDAY AND ALISON TO SEE IF WE COULD DO SOMETHING WHERE IT WOULD BE MORE LIKE FAMILIES WOULD GET INVOLVED.

THERE ARE THE PARKS LIKE, UH, AROUND THE PARK AND AROUND THE PARKS IN 31 DAYS.

AND IT WOULD BE A, UM, LIKE A LIST OF ALL THE, THESE ARE THE, THE DIFFERENT, UM, CHARACTERISTICS OF A PARK.

AND YOU HAD TO MATCH IT WITH THAT BAR.

AND YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF.

LIKE IF IT'S, IF IT'S, UM, A BUFFALO RUN, YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF AND THE OBSERVATION TOWER, YOU'RE NOT ON THE PLAYGROUND.

WE UNDERSTAND THOSE ARE CLUBS, BUT IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT THAT'S SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THAT PARK, YOU WOULD TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF IN THAT PARK, SEND IT TO US.

AND THERE WOULD BE PRIZES.

AND KEVIN SAID THAT THE PARKS COULD KIND OF TEAM UP WITH US.

WE COULD GIVE, UM, T-SHIRTS OR, UM, PASSES TO WHEN THE REC CENTER DOES OPEN.

AND THE MISSOURI CITY GREEN WOULD DO MAYBE LIKE A GIFT CARD TO SOMEPLACE FOR $25, MAYBE FOR THE FIVE PEOPLE.

THAT WOULD BE THE TOP ONES THAT WOULD TURN THE SIN.

SO IT'S JUST IN THE PLANNING STAGES, BUT SINCE JULY IS

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PARKS MONTH, AND THIS WOULD BE LIKE A FAMILY ACTIVITY TO DISCOVER THE PARKS.

MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW THAT MUCH ABOUT THE PARKS, AND THAT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO CHECK IT OUT.

ARE YOU SHOOTING FOR A DATA? UM, WELL, LIKE I SAID, WE TALKED YESTERDAY AND WE ARE, WE ALREADY HAVE, AND I CAN SEND IT TO EVERYBODY IN EMAIL.

WE ALREADY HAVE A ROUGH DRAFT OF IT.

SO KEVIN'S LOOKING AT IT AND WE'RE JUST SORT OF GOING TO TWEAK IT AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

IT'S JUST, IT'S IN THE THING.

IT'S JUST IN THE TALKING STAGES RIGHT NOW, BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE SOMETHING KIND OF FUN.

AND I TELL YOU WHAT SYDNEY SENDS OUT EVERY MONTH WITH THE DIFFERENT THINGS THEY SAY, EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN'T COME TO THE RECREATION CENTER, YOU CAN STILL RECREATE AT HOME.

I THINK THAT'S DYNAMITE.

THEY'RE SENDING OUT A LOT OF GOOD IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES.

SO UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, I THINK THE REC CENTER IS DOING A GOOD JOB.

EXCELLENT JOB.

YES.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? BOARD REPORTS? THIS IS TOM SAYING, UH, THIS IS THOMPSON.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS JUNE 10TH MONTH AND EVERYTHING IS CLOSED.

AND I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF SOMETHING WE COULD DO FOR THE FREEDOM TREE.

UH, SOME TYPE OF, I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW.

I NEED Y'ALL HELP TO THINK OF SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO TO KIND OF AT LEAST RECOGNIZE IT.

I MEAN, I KNOW WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING OVER THERE, BUT IT'S A SUCH AN IMPORTANT DATE.

AND, UH, NORMALLY JUNETEENTH COMMITTEE WOULD DO A LOT, BUT AS FAR AS SOMETHING, I DON'T KNOW, SOMETHING, WE CAN DO ANY.

SO WHY DON'T WE DO THIS WITH REGARDS TO THAT? DID JOAN CHANGE IF WE CAN, UH, I CAN'T RIGHT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD AND I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE TO THE IT'S ALMOST VIRTUAL.

CAUSE YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING IN PLACE.

UM, I'D HAVE TO GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT.

OKAY.

I WAS THINKING, I WAS THINKING MAYBE, UH, THE, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT CAN SEND OUT AN EMAIL BLAST OR SOMETHING AND JUST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF IT AND, AND, YOU KNOW, SHOW A PICTURE OF IT.

AND WHATEVER, AS A REMINDER OF IT GOES TO THE PATIENT, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS, BUT, UH, THAT, THAT, THAT WOULD BE, I THINK THAT'S DOABLE.

HEY, SO SHOULD I FOLLOW UP WITH SYDNEY? YOU'RE TALKING TO HER SYDNEY.

OKAY.

YES.

YOU COULD SEND, YOU COULD SEND ME AN EMAIL ABOUT THAT AND THEN I WILL GET IT TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSON.

OKAY.

DO YOU REMEMBER ONE YEAR? WE DID.

UH, YOU REMEMBER WE DID THE FREEDOM TREE, UH, THE PAINTING.

REMEMBER WE DID THAT ABOUT WHAT FIVE YEARS AGO, UH, WITH THE PAINTING PARTY, YOU CAN'T DO IT NOW, BUT IT'D BE CUTE.

IF, IF I DON'T KNOW YOU HAD TO DO SOMETHING, IS THERE A WAY FOR US TO, TO ELIMINATE IT SO THAT DURING, UH, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE WEEK GOING IN AND OUT OF JUNETEENTH, WE CAN JUST HAVE IT LIT UP MORE THAN THE NORMAL, UM, UH, MAYBE IN A MORE DECORATIVE WAY TEMPORARILY, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE APPRECIATE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S SOMETHING SPECIAL TO US.

THAT'S AN IDEA, THE WAY THEY LIGHT UP THE CITY HALL AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

I MEAN, THAT'S, THAT'S KINDA WHAT I'M THINKING OF.

YEAH.

IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT WE COULD, WE COULD PUT OUT THERE AND JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, LIKE BASICALLY PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON IT, UH, OUT OF RESPECT FOR VIRGINIA JANE, AND IF THERE'S LIGHTING OUT THERE, THEY CAN JUST CHANGE THE BULB, COLORADO BARRIERS, YOU KNOW, RANDY QUESTION THERE'S NO, THERE'S NO LIGHTING.

THERE IS ELECTRICITY.

WE COULD PROBABLY COME UP WITH SOMETHING.

OKAY.

IT'S A MASTER OF THE TREE.

SO IT WOULD TAKE QUITE A BIT OF LIGHTING TO MAKE AN IMPACT.

I THINK MAYBE JUST DO IT.

I THINK WE CAN DO IT, UH, JUST FOR THAT ONE DAY, UH, THAT ONE NIGHT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

UH, UH, OH, THROUGH THE WHOLE WEEK ARTS BOARD WITH THE PARKS BOARD B, UH, OKAY.

IN FAVOR OF MAYBE ALL THE PARKS BOARD GO THERE AND TAKE A, UH, A SOCIAL DISTANCING PICTURE.

HMM, SURE.

I'LL SUPPORT THAT.

SURE.

I SUPPORT THAT.

AND I'LL TAKE THE PICTURE IF YOU NEED ME TO.

OKAY.

LET'S JUST, JUST, JUST MAKE IT, MAYBE WE DON'T HAVE TO LIGHT IT UP RIGHT NOW.

CAUSE I HATE TO SAY IT IT'S SO MUCH,

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SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON.

I DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT TOO MUCH ATTENTION BECAUSE I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO SABOTAGE IT.

YOU KNOW? UH, I HATE TO THINK LIKE THAT, BUT IT'S DAY AND AGE, YOU JUST DON'T KNOW IF ANYTHING EVER HAPPENED TO THAT TREE.

THE ST.

MARTIN BILL, THE EVANGELIST OPENED ST.

MARTINSVILLE.

MY MOM'S HOMETOWN, UH, WAS SOME, SOME YOUNGSTERS DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO KILL THAT, THAT A HUNDRED YEARS OLD OAK AND FOR HERBICIDE THERE, THEY, THEY, THEY DUG DIRT OUT AND REPLACED IT AND ALL THAT.

IT WAS ALMOST GOD.

AND IT FINALLY STARTED COMING BACK TO LIFE.

SO THAT'S A REALITY.

IT TOOK YEARS TO SAVE THAT TREE.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S A REALITY.

YEAH.

WELL, LET'S JUST TAKE A PHOTO UP.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REAL POWERFUL WHERE WE ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING HAVE A MASK ON AND STILL, OH, PROMOTE IT.

SO WHY DON'T WE DO THIS, THEN WE CAN DO THAT.

AND DOES, UH, EARLY AFTERNOON, LIKE A SIX O'CLOCK PICTURE.

SO THAT WAY, IF YOU'VE GOT TO WORK, WHATEVER YOU HAVE AN OPTION, MAYBE LIKE THE SIX CLOCK PICTURE AND DO IT BEFORE, SO THEY CAN POST IT ON THE DAY OF JUNE, JUNE FOR THE WEEK.

SO MAYBE ONE DAY NEXT WEEK LIKE THAT, UH, OR THE FIRST, LIKE THE 15TH OR 16TH OF JUNE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

YEAH.

NO, I AGREE.

WE DO IT.

WE SHOULD, WE SHOULD DEFINITELY DO IT EARLY.

UM, SO THAT EVERYBODY, CAN YOU MAKE SURE IF WE, IF WE DID DO A RETAKE, WE CAN DO EVERYTHING.

SO I AGREE WITH IT THOUGH.

OKAY.

AND THAT'S ABOUT IT.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR PART SHIRTS, RIGHT? WE CAN JUST WEAR OUR PART SHIRTS AND SUBMARINES.

ALRIGHT.

YES.

MA'AM WHY DON'T WE DO THIS THEN I'M LOOKING AT JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT JR.

JUST SAID.

SO TUESDAY, UH, JUNE NINE, WHICH IS EARLY ENOUGH, SO SOMETHING GOES WRONG.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A PROBLEM? SIX O'CLOCK, JUNE 9TH AT THE FREEDOM TRADE.

IS, DOES THAT WORK FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS TO WORK, WORK HARD? I MAKE THE EARN HER MONEY.

CAN YOU SEND US ALL A REMINDER EMAIL THAT TUESDAY SIX O'CLOCK OVER AT THE FREEDOM TREE? WE'LL TAKE A PICTURE.

YES, YES I WILL.

SO EVERYONE CAN GET IN IT.

OKAY.

AND WE NEED SOMEONE THAT THAT'S A GREAT WRITER TO WRITE SOMETHING UP ON THIS, AND MAYBE WE CAN HAVE IT PUT IN THE COMMUNITY IMPACT ALONG WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT FROM, FROM MISSOURI CITY.

SO SINCE I WANNA SAY, IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO TRY TO, UH, TO WRITE UP, UH, SOMETHING ALONG THAT LINE, AS LONG AS YOU'RE WILLING TO, UH, TO PROOFREAD WITH ME BECAUSE I'M NOT TRYING TO WHITESPLAIN ANYTHING, YOU KNOW, YOU TELL ME.

YEAH, IT'S JR GREAT WRITER.

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO, UH, TO, TO, TO TRY TO WRITE SOMETHING UP ABOUT.

OKAY.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE SHOW, UH, UH, A COMPLETE UNITY ON THIS, ON THIS PICTURE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE PARKS BOARD IS ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC BOYS THAT, THAT I'VE EVER SAT ON.

AND WE HAVE SOMEBODY FROM EVERY DENOMINATION AND, UH, AND, AND ETHNIC GROUP THAT WILL BE A MELTING POT, YOU KNOW? SO I THINK THAT WOULD BE A POWERFUL STATEMENT DURING THIS DAY IN TIME.

WE'RE ALSO THE BEST LOOKING BOARD THAT THEY UNDERSTOOD.

ANY OTHER BOARD REPORTS? NO, I'M SAD THAT JULY 4TH GOT CANCELED.

UNDERSTANDABLE.

DO WE HAVE A MEDIAN JULY? UH, YES, WE WILL.

UH, WE NORMALLY DON'T, BUT WE'LL GO DOWN AND HAVE IT ON THERE JUST IN CASE IF WE GET A PARKLAND DEDICATIONS.

AND IF WE DON'T, UM, BECAUSE OF THE TIMING, WE'LL CANCEL IT, BUT THERE'LL BE ON THE AGENDA TENTATIVELY PLAN, BUT WE MAY NOT HAVE IT, BUT, UH, LET'S SEE.

YEAH.

CAUSE THE 4TH OF JULY WILL BE JULY 2ND.

OKAY.

AND THE 4TH OF JULY IS ACTUALLY ON THE SET ALMOST THAT SATURDAY IS THE FOURTH.

SO WE'RE HAVING, IF WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PARKLAND DEDICATION, WE WON'T HAVE IT THAT LONG, BUT I ALWAYS LIKE TO KEEP IT ALL IN THERE JUST IN CASE.

YEAH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE I MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM?

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ALRIGHT.

[Items 9 & 10]

ITEM NUMBER NINE.

ITEMS, VENDOR.

DO ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON THE AGENDA MEETING NEXT MONTH? WELL, THE PAVERS DEDICATION.

OKAY.

YEAH, IT WOULD BE GOOD.

IF WE COULD GET AN IDEA OF HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE FINANCIALLY, THAT WAY WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH DOES IT BRING TO THE MEETING, THE NEXT MEETING I'M IN AUGUST.

SO I WOULD SAY ROUGHLY $40 AND THAT GETS US A BIG BREAK.

CAUSE I THINK YOU SAID IT WAS $500.

DIDN'T YOU SEND ME AN EXTRA 25.

IF YOU GUYS WANT TO PUT A CLIP ART ON IT, FLIP PART, WE'RE GOING TO WANT ONE.

SO THAT'S A, IT'S FIVE 75 AND IT'S HOW MANY BOARD MEMBERS IT'S A 12, ROUGHLY 50, $48.

SO 48 BUCKS BRAIN.

WHAT YOU WANT WHEREVER WE'RE SHORT, WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT.

HOW TO MAKE IT A UP WHENEVER YOU WANT TO.

48 IS THE GOAL FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL.

IF YOU CAN, THAT'S MUCH APPRECIATED.

IF NOT, WE UNDERSTAND WE'RE NOT CALLING ANYBODY OUT OR NOTHING JUST IT'S WHAT'S ON YOUR HEART AND WE'LL FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THE REST HAPPEN.

I PROMISE YOU IF WE WANT TO BRING IT EARLY JUST TO TAKE IT TO SYDNEY.

YES MA'AM AND THEY'LL TAKE A CHECK.

YES.

WE CAN EVEN DO ZELLA.

GIVE IT TO SYDNEY.

SYDNEY CAN DO EVERYTHING.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, IF THERE'S NO ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA, I THANK EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING IN TONIGHT'S MEETING.

I WOULD ADVISE EVERYBODY STILL TO STAY HEALTHY AND SAY, AND THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TO THE MEETING AND WORKING WITH US, UH, AS WE GO THROUGH THESE FLUID TIMES AND WE'RE JARRING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.