Rec & Grounds Dec 16th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The December 16, 2013 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:16 p.m., by, Donna Mines, Committee Chair.

Members Attending:  Donna Mines, Charlene Jones, Ken Walsh, Rick D’Amico, Marge Morales

Board Liaisons:  Jeff Salmon &  Scott Fisher attended

Members Absent: Steve Sebestyen, John Winkert, Lorraine Conlon

Staff Attending:  Farah Scruggs

Guests Attending: None


Resident Comments:

o None

Approval of the Minutes:   Charlene Jones  moved to approve the November 11,  2013 Recreation & Grounds Committee meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Ken Walsh. The motion passed 4-0-1


Chair Report: Donna Mines

• Donna reminded the committee that Pool working group will meet before the January 2014 meeting.

Board Report: Jeff Salmon
• Construction for phase II and II has been pushed a few months due to updating the design plan. Construction  is to start next year and be completed fall 2015. SRP has found an alternate location for next year’s events, located at Market Square.
• Stage lighting went to Budget and Finance and was approved. Project will come to the Committee in January to approve the placement and style.
• Approval for a 7-11 gas station was passed; it will be located adjacent to Riding Center Drive and the Bank.

Operations/Recreation Report: Farah Scruggs
• Fall street tree replacement is completed with a late November target date for planting.
• Operations Department has prepared for the wintery season and plowing.
• Staff is preparing for winter events and working on the 2014 pool schedule.

Pending Business: None

New Business:

1. Chair and Vice Chair Nominations:

The Committee discussed chair and vice chair nominations.

Ken Walsh nominated Marge Morales as Chair and Donna Mines  as Vice Chair for a term of 1 year. The motion was seconded by Charlene Jones . The motion passed unanimously.

2. Review and Approval of 2014 meeting dates.
The Committee reviewed all 2014 meeting dates and agreed to continue to hold the meetings the second Monday of each month.

Charlene Jones moved to approve the 2014 meeting dates as listed. The motion was seconded by Marge Morales. The motion passed unanimously.

Discussion Items:

1) Park Sign Locations
a. Staff provided mock-ups of the placement of each park sign before they are ordered and installed. The committee agreed that all placement of the signs was approvable. Staff will move forward with the project.
2) Possible addition of recreational amenity: Pump Track (for bikes, skateboards, all ages):
a. The committee reviewed the possibility of installing a pump track as a recreational amenity. They have requested more information and videos on the items. Staff will provide the committee with videos from the distributor.

Meeting adjourned: Charlene Jones  moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m. The motion was seconded by Marge Morales.  The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting: Monday January 13 , 2013 at 7:00 pm. @ Town Hall .  Pool working group will meet at 6:30 prior to the meeting.