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

Monthly Park Board Meeting for 2020- 6 pm at Dyer Town Hall
January 21
February 11
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
June 23
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

Monthly Study Session for 2020- 6pm at Dyer Town Hall
January 21
February 25
March 24
June 9
June 23
July 14
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 10
December 8

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. 

Mike Kapitan
Vacant   Vice President

  Executive Secretary
Sharon Sporman
Nanette Wargo
Mark Boltz
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.