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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 Meeting

Second Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Meeting Room



Study Session

Fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Meeting Room

 



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

Dyer Parks and Recreation Board

Dane Huebner, President

Maria Gurtler, Vice President

Mike Kapitan, Executive Secretary

Zara Fagen, Member

Cathy Lareau, 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.