Rec & Grounds Jan 13th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The January 13, 2013 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by, Marge Morales, Committee Chair.

Members Attending:  Charlene Jones, Ken Walsh, Marge Morales,  Steve Sebestyen, John Winkert, Lorraine Conlon

Board Liaisons:  Jeff Salmon & Scott Fisher attended

Members Absent: Rick D’Amico, Donna Mines

Staff Attending:  Farah Scruggs, Rebecca Lyons, Wendy Taylor

Guests Attending: None


Resident Comments:

o Lorraine Conlon inquired about having kick boards available for general  use at each pool.
o Jazmine Sebestyen requested a playground be built on behalf of sections 80,81,82.

Approval of the Minutes:   Charlene  moved to approve the December 16,  2013 Recreation & Grounds Committee meeting minutes as amended.  The motion was seconded by Ken Walsh. The motion passed 4-0-2


Chair Report: Marge Morales

• Marge reminded the committee that Pool working group will meet before the February 2014 meeting.

Board Report: Jeff Salmon/Scott Fisher
• The Board of Directors approved Marge Morales as Chair and Donna Mines as Vice Chair at the January meeting.
• The Board received a proposal from a business wanting to build a daycare where Longforest and Edgewater intersect. A special exception was made so the daycare could use common area easement owned by the proprietary.

Operations/Recreation Report: Farah Scruggs
• Staff will be resubmitting the sign bid design for approval. The sign style was not in alignment with the comprehensive sign plan for the community. Staff will have the design proof for approval at the next meeting.
• Staff will be reviewing pool related items at the pool working group’s meeting in February.
• Staff has been in contact with tennis pro, James Grein, as well as Tennis League and Cardio Tennis instructor, Jennifer Beets about the upcoming season. They will attend the next meeting for schedule approval.
• Sidewalk update: Rebecca Lyons-  Sidewalk replacement started on 12/18/14. Due to inclement weather conditions, the project is taking longer than expected. Project should be complete for this round by end of Jan.

Pending Business: None

New Business:

1. Proposed SRC Field Lighting Overview-Rebecca Lyons & Wendy Taylor
a.  Events Department requests four (4) pole lights installed in the South Riding Center field. The purpose for requesting the lighting and desired placement is safety driven. During the concerts, there is no lighting at the entry and exit points where ID’s are checked residents are entering/ exiting with their families.  The Board reviewed this item and directed the design and placement be sent to the Rec & Grounds Committee for a recommendation.

The Committee reviewed and discussed the lighting options.
Ken Walsh motioned to recommend to the Board of Directors that the Paraflex lighting and placement as submitted be approved, provided that the style is comparable to the ‘z series’ black steel pole. The motion was seconded by Steve Sebestyen. The motion passed 6-0-1.

Discussion Items:

1. Establishment of a working group/task force for augmented recreational amenities and areas. (ex. Pump track, Frisbee golf, etc.)
i. Staff inquired with the Committee to see if there was ample interest in the creation of a potential working group that would mirror that of the previous parcel planning committee. This working group would be focused on open space amenity planning.


Meeting adjourned: Steve Sebestyen  moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 p.m. The motion was seconded by Lorraine Conlon.  The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting: Monday February 10 , 2014 at 7:00 pm. @ Town Hall .  Pool working group will meet at 6:30 prior to the meeting.