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Parks and Recreation Board
Contact Information
One Town Square
Dyer, IN 46311
Phone: (219) 865 - 2505
Fax: (219) 865 - 4233

Upcoming Monthly Park Board Meeting with Study Session immediately following. Park Board Meeting starts 6 pm at Dyer Town Hall

January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8, 2021
July 13, 2021
August 10, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 12, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021

Dyer Parks and Recreation Board

Dyer's Park Board is comprised of four members, each appointed to staggered four year terms which has one expire each year. 

Nanette Wargo   President 
Mark Bolz   Vice President
Sharon Sporman   Executive Secretary 
Michael Berwanger   Member 
Alice Stone   Recording Secretary
Bob Starkey   Town Council Liaison

Duties and Powers

The duties and powers of the Park Board are defined in Indiana Code 36-10-3, General Park and Recreation Law. Duties include:

  • Exercise general supervision of and make rules for the department
  • Establish rules governing the use of the park and recreation facilities by the public
  • Appoint the necessary administrative officers of the department and fix their duties
  • Establish standards and qualifications for the appointment of all personnel and approve their appointments without regard to politics
  • Make recommendations and an annual report to the executive and fiscal body of the unit concerning the operation of the board and the status of park and recreation programs in the district
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget in the same manner as other executive departments of the unit

Powers include:

  • Enter into contracts and leases for facilities and services
  • Contract with persons for joint use of facilities for the operation of park and recreation programs and related services
  • Contract with another board, a unit, or a school corporation for the use of park and recreation facilities or services, and a township or school corporation may contract with the board for the use of park and recreation facilities or services
  • Acquire and dispose of real and personal property, either within or outside Indiana
  • Exercise the power of eminent domain under statutes available to municipalities
  • Sell, lease, or enter into a royalty contract for the natural or mineral resources of land that it owns, the money received to be deposited in a non-reverting capital fund of the board
  • Contract for special and temporary services and for professional assistance
  • Delegate authority to perform ministerial acts in all cases except where final action of the board is necessary
  • Sue and be sued collectively by its legal name, as the Town of Dyer Park and Recreation Board, with service of process being had upon the president of the board, but costs may not be taxed against the board or its members in any action
  • Invoke any legal, equitable, or special remedy for the enforcement of this chapter, a park or recreation ordinance, or the board's own action taken under either
  • Release and transfer, by resolution, a part of the area over which it has jurisdiction for park and recreational purposes to park authorities of another unit for park and recreational purposes upon petition of the park or recreation board of the acquiring unit.
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