The Idyllwild Community Recreation Council (ICRC) reopened the Idyllwild Skate Park (ISP) with volunteers at the helm. Insurance on the park has been paid, but lacking funds to hire a park manager, a number of volunteers have agreed to help assure its continuation for local boarders, according to Claudia Posey, skate park volunteer coordinator.
Currently, the park is open on Monday and Tuesday after school (from 2:45 p.m. to dusk) and on Saturday (from noon to dusk).
“Volunteers are coming forward,” said Posey, but noted that all volunteers must be Live Scanned in order to supervise children at the park. “With more volunteers we can open on additional days,” she said. Call Posey at (951) 659-9832 to volunteer.
ISP is planning a “Night Skate” with food and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. This is a free event. ICRC and ISP volunteer Cheryl Vladika are coordinating the food service, which will include a barbeque. Vladika, who volunteers at ISP on Mondays, said there were eight to 17 skaters at the park that day and that attendance is picking up.
In other business at the Tuesday, Oct. 11 ICRC meeting, the board nominated Posey as director. Prospective directors are asked to provide a resume and statement about why they are seeking a board seat and what they expect to bring to the board. Posey will provide these to the board prior to the November meeting, when at least one director will be elected. Two vacant seats would remain after Posey’s election.
A copy of revised ICRC bylaws was made available at the meeting. Board eligibility now extends to all “Hill residents” within these geographic boundaries: “communities of Idyllwild, Fern Valley, Pine Cove, Stone Creek, Garner Valley, and Mountain Center from Alandale Ranger Station in Stone Creek to McGaugh Road in Mountain Center to Paradise Corners where the Pacific Crest Trail intersects with Hwy. 74.”
Article VIII: Compliance with Provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, remains in the most recent iteration of the bylaws dated Sept. 20, 2011.