Park and Recreation Commission
June 4, 2018
Present: Kevin Jones (Chair), Rob Blick, Scott Palmer, MaryLou Carlson, Kate Schwartz.
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Jones called the meeting to order at 7:34pm
-PAR office is fully preparing for summer activities/programs.
-Topstone is fully opened, lifeguard training is underway, however the town is short a few lifeguards.
-Rob Blick discussed a community member contacting him to donate swinging benches to Topstone. Commission discussed and agreed the swinging benches aren’t commercial grade and would be difficult to keep in good shape.
-Rob Blick reported an electrical issue at Topstone. The issue is the electrical wires not being up to code and requires significant trenching. The issue is being handled in a time sensitive matter because Topstone needs to be running for beach members.
-Fields are in good shape and have dried up considerably in the last month.
-Rob spoke to Julia about the grant money, regarding the field upgrades. Commission agreed, that a professional company needs to be hired, analyze the situation and give the best plan of action. Discussion followed, Kevin will be speaking to Julia further.
-A women’s pickup softball league is being started for the summer.
LETTER OF CORRESPONDENCE
-No correspondence discussed
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
–Motion to approve minutes from the May 7, 2018 meeting. Carlson, Palmer (second), unanimous.
DISCUSSION OF PREVIOUS BUSINESS
-No previous business
ADDITIONAL NEW BUSINESS
-Scott Palmer asked if any additional programs could be added to Parks and Recreation programs, due to program cuts at the high school level.
SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLIC COMMENT
Motion Jones, Schwartz, unanimous. Adjourned at 8:27 pm
Submitted: Kim Keil