Recreation and Grounds Committee Meeting July 18

Recreation & Grounds Committee

Recreation and Grounds Committee

The July 18, 2011 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by, Charlene Jones, Committee Chair.

Members Attending:  Charlene Jones, Donna Mines, Ken Walsh, Mark Henderson and Luis Pitarque

Board Liaison:  None

Staff Attending:   Dani Junkes, Elaine Stoner.

Guests Attending:  None/Guest via Phone in:  None

Members/Guests Absent:  David Smith, Marge Morales and Steve Sebestyen

Resident Comments: None

Approval of the Minutes:  Donna Mines moved to approve the June 2011 Recreation & Grounds Committee Meeting Minutes as amended.  The motion was seconded by Luis Pitarque.  The motion passed unanimously.


Charlene Jones

  • Charlene attended the recent Board of Directors Meeting where the Swim Team Board President apologized for the extended use of the pool beyond their approved hours for a swim meet on a recent Saturday morning.  Board was told it will not happen again.  The BOD asked for the Recreation & Grounds committee to discuss whether or not there should be a limit on the swim team member amount for the 2012 swim season.
  • Reported to the committee that she recently visited Belmont Ridge for a Swim Meet and the pool there has a slide and diving board.  Would like to look into the ability of South Riding possibly having these amenities.
  • Noted that the newly planted shrubs along SRC triangle along with the Street trees are looking in need of watering.  Can SRP crew water them?

Elaine Stoner/Dani Junkes

  • Telescope on the play equipment at Dunvegan Park has been replaced.
  • Clippers has been busy trimming back trees.  They are also policing trash at parks.
  • SR Logo to go into the entrance feature located at Tall Cedars and Plantingfield has been ordered and will be installed as soon as it arrives.
  • Staff asked to run the idea of security cameras at the pools by the committee.  After much discussion the committee feels that it would not be a wise decision to spend the amount of money that would be need to install security cameras at pools.  They do not feel that it would be cost effective.

Pending Business:

Landscape Renewal – Charlene brought in the document created by the Landscape Working Group from 2010.  Many of the items on the list have been accomplished.  Staff has updated the list and the committee prioritized the items that are still outstanding on this list.

Fishing Pier may not be able to build due to Geotechnical Engineering report not being available.  Staff is still working on getting approval and will have a diagram drawn up with pricing.

Hyland Hills Pool Expansion has been moved up on the priority list.  Staff has brought in NVBlue Design build pool firm as a consultant.  We are shooting for the new redesigned pool opening for the 2012 Season.  Their pool design concept should go in front of the next Board Meeting.  It will come in front of the R&G Committee for review also.

Dog Park at Elk Lick North - No new news on the dog park at this time.

Meeting adjourned: Ken Walsh moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:20p.m. The motion was seconded by Donna Mines.  The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting: Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.