Rec & Grounds August 15, 2011

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The August 15, 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, Luis Pitarque,  and Marge Morales.

Board Liaison:  David Smith

Staff Attending:   Dani Junkes, Farah Scruggs

Guests Attending:  Jeff Salmon

Guest via Phone in:  None

Members/Guests Absent:  Steven Sebestyen, Elaine Stoner

Resident Comments: David Smith  inquired about the irrigation maintenance schedule.  Staff will provide a schedule for review at the next meeting.

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


Charlene Jones

  • Charlene received an email from a resident who would like to have the meadow behind her home be a wildlife / butterfly habitat. Would like to know if she can plant items in this area so more wildlife would be attracted to the area. An Enhance-A-Spot application will need to be submitted and approved for this space.
  • Charlene asked that the Web & Tech Committee be invited to the next Rec & Grounds meeting to discuss the ongoing rec pass access on the computers at Hyland Hills Pool and Meadows Pool.

Farah Scruggs/Dani Junkes

  • Entrance features have arrived and will be installed.
  • Presented proposal from NVBLU Design as a consultant for the Hyland Hills Pool expansion project.
  • Presented the diagram of the fishing pier for committee review.

Pending Business:

Landscape Renewal- On hold for now. Staff is now hand watering plants as a priority as to keep them alive, due to a broken down irrigation pump. Pump is in the process of being replaced.

Fishing Pier –Committee would like a diagram of the pier drawn to scale on the pond in order to see where the pier will be in reference to the pond. Also, would like a quote on the price of the project. Staff will provide the information at the next meeting.

Hyland Hills Pool Expansion-  Staff has brought in NVBlue Design build pool firm as a consultant.

Luis Pitarque moved to recommend to the Board of Directors to form a working group for the Hyland Hills Pool expansion project.  The motion was seconded by Donna Mines. The motion passes unanimously.

Donna Mines moved to recommend to the Board of Directors that Luis Pitarque be the chair for the Hyland Hills Pool expansion working group. The motion was seconded by Ken Walsh. The motion passed unanimously.

Dog Park at Elk Lick North – The dog park is on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors September Agenda. It is still in the works because the zoning modification for PDH4 would be for the entire county not just South Riding.

Entrance Feature at Tall Cedars Blvd. and Planting Field Drive- Committee is interested in landscaping around the entrance feature, if any. Staff will provide a landscaping plan for the entrance feature at the next meeting.

Mark Henderson moved to recommend to the Board of Directors that all future Recreation and Ground meeting begin at 6:30pm instead of 7:00pm starting September 2011. The motion was seconded by Donna Mines.  The motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned: Marge Morales moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:33p.m. The motion was seconded by Mark Henderson.  The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting: Monday, September 12th at 6:30p.m. at Town Hall.