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Regular Board Meeting
October 14, 2021, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions and Deletions
IV. Public Comment
V. Approval of Minutes
a. September 9, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Marina Policy Committee Update
i. Online reservation system
b. Director’s Report
VIII. New Business
a. 2022 Budget
b. Leffler Field soil remediation update (priority project- note in minutes)
c. Information Security Policy
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: November, 11 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Regular Board Meeting
September 9, 2021, 4:15pm

This will be a phone-in meeting. Please join using the following information.
Dial-in using your phone: 1-712-832-8330
Access code: 818 2416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. August 12, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Purchasing Policy (setting purchase limit)
b. Proposals to PUD for park improvements
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Marina Committee
VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: October 14, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Regular Board Meeting
August 12, 2021, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. July 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Marina compliance follow-up
b. Purchasing Policy (setting purchase limit)
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Manson Marina RC Boat Racing Club
b. Youth soccer league
c. Old Mill Park improvements and future development
d. Maintenance position
e. Boat Club gate request
f. Blackwatch contract
g. Wapato Lake Campground map graphic design proposal
h. Marina breakwater float repair approval
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: September 9, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Regular Board Meeting
July 8, 2021, 4:10pm
Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831
Unvaccinated attendees must wear a face mask.
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. June 10, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Shoreline shade cover request
b. Singleton playground (engineered wood fiber purchase approval)
c. Resolution 2021-XX (Approving purchase limit)
d. Summer Office Hours
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: August 12, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Regular Board Meeting
June 10, 2021, 4:15pm

In person: Bumgarner Meeting Room, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson WA 98831

(All persons in attendance must wear a mask covering both nose and mouth, and must adhere to the 6’ social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC. When attendance exceeds 17 persons, additional attendees will need to attend via phone.)

Phone-in: (425) 436-6260 Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. May 13, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
i. Swim area boundary modification
ii. Emergency erosion repair
b. Singleton playground name
c. Bennet right-of-way maintenance
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Farmer’s Market
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: July 8, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Regular Board Meeting
May 13, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. April 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole update
i. Swim area boundary modification
b. Levy
c. Summer park security
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Campground Host concessions
b. Bennet right-of-way maintenance
c. Hybrid meetings
VIII. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting: June 10, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

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Manson Bay Park Lifeguards (left to right) Hugo Lopez, George Benson, and Dawson Smith

The April 27th Special Election Ballot features a request from Manson Park & Recreation District to renew the current Maintenance and Operations levy. Parks and facilities currently benefiting from these funds include Manson Bay Park, Manson Bay Marina, Singleton Park, Willow Point Park, Old Swim Hole, Leffler Field, Wapato Lake Campground, and Old Mill Boat Launch.

The current levy- at a rate of $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value- was approved by voters back in 2018 with a 70% approval rating. 60% ‘YES’ is required to pass. This levy helps fund the standard maintenance and operations for our parks and programs. Here are some examples of where your dollars are spent:

• Lifeguard program
• AAU
• Utilities
• Turf maintenance
• Employee wages and benefits
• Equipment repair, maintenance, and purchases
• Litter and trash removal
• Professional services (including design, engineering, permitting, grant funding, etc.)
• Supplies (office equipment, restroom supplies, irrigation repair parts, etc.)

The requested rate for this levy remains the same as it has for many years. In 2015, Manson Parks reduced the previous amount to $0.23 or less per $1000 of assessed property value. What this means is that someone with property valued at $100,000 could expect to pay, at most, $23.00 each year for the next 3 years. In 2020, the actual rate collected was only $0.155 per $1000. The collected rate is determined by the anticipated needs of the district in conjunction with property assessments. Due to the minimum wage increase, an increase in park usage, and aging infrastructure, we do anticipate higher costs than we experienced in 2020. Rising property values also impact the collection amount. You can use your property tax assessment to better estimate what this may mean for you and your family.

The District gets a large majority of its funding through this levy, park fees, and grants. Grants tend to fund larger expenses, such as the State and County grants used to purchase Leffler Field. Revenue generated by user fees, as well as the levy, help to fund park programs and maintenance expenses as previously mentioned.

Our Board of Commissioners would like to thank Manson residents for their continued support of your parks. They are proud to serve the community of Manson, and encourage you to make your voice heard by voting by April 27th. Any questions or comments can be directed to Robin Pittman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 509-687-9635.

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Regular Board Meeting
April 8, 2021, 4:15pm
Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. March 11, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
i. Updates
ii. Approval for Engineering Services
b. Levy
c. District IT Support
d. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. Newsletter
b. Approval for purchase of diesel tractor
c. Campground Host concessions
VIII. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: May 13, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, unless otherwise posted.

playground auction

Manson Parks is auctioning off the used playground from Singleton Park. The auction is an online event and will run for 1 week (ending 3/29/21 @ 3pm.)

Interested parties can visit www.galabids.com/mansonparksauction to register and bid.

All of the equipment can be seen online, or in person at Singleton Park.

Any questions can be directed to us at 509-687-9635, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please spread the word if you’re able!

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Regular Board Meeting
March 11, 2021, 4:15pm

Phone-in meeting: 1-425-436-6260
Access code: 8182416

I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions and Deletions
III. Public Comment
IV. Approval of Minutes
a. February 11, 2021 regular meeting minutes
V. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Report
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VI. Old Business
a. Old Swim Hole
b. Levy
c. Director’s Report
VII. New Business
a. District IT support
VIII. Adjournment
Next regular meeting: April 8, 2021 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831 unless otherwise posted.