Rec & Grounds Jan 14th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The January 14, 2013 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:00 p.m., by, Donna Mines, Committee Chair.

Members Attending:  Charlene Jones, John Winkert, Marge Morales, Ken Walsh, Donna Mines, Steve Sebestyen, Rick D’Amico.

Board Liaison:  Jeff Salmon did not attend

Members Absent: Luis Pitarque

Staff Attending:  Farah Scruggs

Guests Attending: none

Resident Comments:

On behalf of sections 80 & 81, Steve Sebestyen verbally requested that playground be installed at the Amberlea Townhomes off of Riding Center Drive.  The playground would benefit the surrounding communities as well as all of South Riding.

Approval of the Minutes:  Marge Morales moved to approve the December 2012 Recreation & Grounds Committee meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Steve Sebestyen. The motion passed with John Winkert abstaining.


Chair Report: Donna Mines

• Donna shared items discussed at the pool working group meeting that preceded this month’s Rec & Grounds meeting. Items discussed included 2013 schedule, cleaning, and swim team practice hours.

Board Report: Jeff Salmon
• No report

Loudoun County Parks and Recreation: Paul Goudeau
• No Report

Operations/Recreation Report: Farah Scruggs

• Staff is currently working on the 2013 Pool and Aquatic schedule and rules. The pool working group met before the meeting to discuss potential changes for next year.
• Staff is looking forward to adding new magazine articles throughout 2013.  Staff hopes to add collaborative articles with residents, community businesses, schools, etc.
• Staff will be working with Events throughout the 2013 season to incorporate new recreational programming and events for the community.
• Staff is working on the 2013 Tennis schedule and is in contact with James Grein and Tennis League. Staff hopes to implement more adult intensive classes this season.
No Pending Business

New Business:

• Proposed Gym / Cardio Center Rules & Regulations:  Staff drafted proposed rules & regulations for the recently approved cardio center at SRC.
o The committee reviewed the proposed rules and recommended changes where necessary.

• Committee Charter Review: recommended changes: The Committee reviewed the current charter and made changes as necessary.

Charlene Jones moved to recommend to the Board of Directors that the Recreation and Grounds Committee Charter be approved as amended. The motion was seconded by Ken Walsh.  Motion passed unanimously. 

Meeting adjourned: Charlene Jones moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. The motion was seconded by Marge Morales.  The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm. @ Town Hall.