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Minutes of Park and Recreation Commission, 03/06/2018

AGENDA: Park and Recreation Commission

RECEIVED 03/12/2018 12:05pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

Park and Recreation Commission
March 6, 2018
Special Meeting Minutes

Present: Kevin Jones (Chair), Scott Palmer, Kate Schwartz, MaryLou Carlson, Rob Blick

CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Jones called the meeting to order at 7:39pm

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Rob Blick (PAR Director) reported:
-Basketball season ending, received positive response from many of the participants.

-Ice Rink was taken down after a long season of use. A new liner will need to be purchased, at an approximate cost of $1200.

-We hired Tracy Bozzuti in the Park and Recreation office (previously worked in Town Clerk’s office).

-Mr. Blick will be involved in a meeting next week with RES Principal and Special Services staff to discuss summer camp programming.

-Concert on the Green program is set for this summer, featuring more new bands than ever before.  Two youth band nights have been scheduled with David Morgan: April 28th at RCC and July 26th at Topstone.

-Many of our previous staff will be returning this summer at Topstone and Summer Camp.  Jen Pritchard will be the Camp Director.

 

LETTER OF CORRESPONDENCE
-No correspondence discussed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2017:
Motion Carlson; Palmer; Approved 4-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM DECEMBER 4, 2017:
Motion Schwartz; Carlson; Approved 3-0, 1 Abstain.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JANUARY 8, 2017:
Motion Schwartz; Palmer; Approved 3-0, 1 Abstain

DISCUSSION OF PREVIOUS BUSINESS
-None

LARGER BACKBOARD AT RCC TENNIS COURTS
-Received a quote of $6500 for a 40ft backboard and the poles to fasten it to the surface.

-There is an option to have it installed on the court itself.

VENDING MACHINES AT TOPSTONE
-Mr. Blick investigated having “healthy choices” vending machines installed.  The original company suggested did not return phone calls.  Our current vendor suggested that the volume of business and location could be a deterrent for many vendors.  No change will be made unless we find a suitable vendor.

FUNDRAISER IDEAS
-Mrs. Schwartz had previously brought up the idea of having a fundraising activity, such as a barn Dance (contra dance), to help raise funds for P&R programming.  Mr. Blick determined it may not be a true fundraiser after operating costs.  The idea would work if the entertainment was donated.
-The Commission discussed the need for a specific cause to be given to the fundraising effort, and the need to pick a night and time that will attract the highest number of participants.

ADDITIONAL NEW BUSINESS
-None

SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLIC COMMENT
-A member of the public asked several questions regarding the process/steps of fundraising for the previously discussed Skate Park in Redding.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion Palmer, Schwartz, unanimous.  Adjourned at 8:46 pm

Submitted: Kevin Jones

 

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