Rec & Grounds Aug. 8th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The August 8, 2016 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Carol Johnson, Committee Co-Chair.

Members Attending: Marge Morales, Lorraine Conlon, Steve Sebestyen, Carol Johnson, Jeff Salmon, John Winker -arrived at 7:50p

Board Liaisons: Estee LaClare, Meggan Walker-absent
Members Absent: Ken Walsh

Staff Attending: Jennifer Burke

Guests Attending:  Tom Corej of 42462 Londontown Terrace                        

Resident Comments:  Tom Corej of 42462 Londontown Terrace requested to build and install Gnome Homes in three trees on the World Fitness Trail.
Carol Johnson requested on the behalf of swim team that the pool furniture at SRC be replaced due to its appearance. Also four chairs be added to the pool furniture at SRC Pool for swim team member additional seating.

Approval of the Minutes:   Mr. Salmon moved and Mr. Sebestyen seconded to approve the June 13, 2016           Recreation & Grounds committee meeting minutes. The motion passed (5-0-1).  Marge Morales abstained.


Chair Report:  Marge Morales – No Report

Board Report:  Estee LaClare reported the results of the officer election, No Towers meeting, Open Space meeting September 8, Budget and Finance meeting August 17, Boy Scout Monarch Butterfly project in South Riding.

Operations/Recreation Report: Jennifer Burke

• Park shade permits issues work to start August 29th
• Themed pool parties at Hyland Hills Splash park- July 21 and Aug 11th
• Glow Back to School Pool Party at Hyland Hills- Aug 25
• Olympic Open pool party at SRC - August 5
• Funbrella damaged by wind
• Tree pruning in progress
• Mulching of World Fitness stations
• Park repairs at Hyland Hills Park scheduled for August 11

New Business:
• Mr. Salmon moved and Mrs. Johnson seconded to approve Yoga with Amber Brown Facilities Use agreement. The motion passed (5-0-0)
• Mr. Sebestyen moved and Mrs. Conlon seconded to recommend installation of one Gnome Home on a trial basis. (3-2-0). Jeff Salmon and Carol Johnson opposed. (Motion to BOD)
• Mr. Salmon moved and Mrs. Johnson seconded to have the Board approve an exception to the guidelines to install an additional waste station - without the waste bag dispenser - on the World Fitness trail at Riding Center and Braddock Road. The Committee does not want dog waste bags to be provided at this station to avoid bags becoming litter that would not be immediately visible. (4-0-1) Mr. Sebestyen abstained. (Motion to BOD)

Meeting adjourned: Mr. Conlon moved and Mrs.  Johnson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting:  September 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm. @ Town Hall.