Rec & Grounds Nov 10th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The November 10, 2014 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Marge Morales, Committee Chair.

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

Board Liaisons: Meggan Walker, Estee LaClare- absent

Members Absent: Donna Mines

Staff Attending: Jennifer Burke, Rebecca Lyons

Others Attending:  Jeff Salmon, Carol Johnson, Girl Scout Troop 6719

Resident Comments:

• Girl Scout Troop 6719 requested use of the burial site located on Parish and Murrey Drive for a Dog Park project that they would implement. They were also open to suggestions if this was not possible. Staff advised that the area will be evaluated and would provide feedback to the Girl Scout troop.
• Steven Sebestyen requested a playground to be built in Parcel C

Approval of the Minutes:   Mr. Sebestyen moved and Mr. Walsh seconded to approve the September 8, 2014 Recreation & Grounds committee meeting minutes. The motion passed (6-0-0).


Chair Report:  Marge Morales – No report.

Board Report:  Meggan Walker

• A daycare is proposed at the corner of Donovan Drive and Edgewater Drive and is waiting on approval from Loudoun County.
• The Board of Directors has authorized staff to proceed with plans for a maintenance building at the current maintenance lot located at the corner of Tall Cedars Pkwy and Riding Center Drive.

Operations/Recreation Report: Rebecca Lyons/Jennifer Burke

Ms. Lyons reported:
• The erosion control measures at the Pier have been completed.
• South Riding Proprietary has contracted with Community Landscape Services for grounds maintenance services.
• South Riding Proprietary is proposing to install additional trees to the Donovan Drive entrance to restore and enhance screening in this area. The Recreation and Grounds Committee was in favor of this plan.
• The dog park that is proposed to be located next to Elk Lick Park will be on the December Board of Directors agenda for decision. A boundary adjustment is needed to proceed with the existing plan.

Discussion Items:

• Staff provided the 2014 pool statistics and entry numbers showing total residents and guests that attended each pool. Ms. Morales provided detailed statistics on excel spreadsheets regarding pool usage to show hourly averages.
• Staff discussed Recreation survey feedback with the Committee. The Committee requested information on High Sierras process of selecting swim instructors.
• Staff discussed possibly adding ZipKrooz play equipment to particular playgrounds and adding Disc Golf to existing park areas; locations to be determined. The Committee showed interest and more information on these items will be pursued by staff.
• Staff requested that the Committee visit existing SRP parks and suggest any areas they believe are in need of shading. The Committee was asked to provide the information specifically location and suggestions for types of shading at the next scheduled meeting.
New Business:
• Ms. Jones moved and Mr. Sebestyen seconded to approve the Owen Park Bounce Buttons replacement change to the “Blast Off” not to exceed $2,500.00. The motion passed unanimously (6-0-0).
• Ms. Jones moved and Mr. Walsh seconded to recommend Hadsell Sun and Shade for the purchase of new pool furniture at Town Hall pool.  The motion passed unanimously (6-0-0).
• Mr. Sebestyen moved and Ms. Conlon seconded to appoint Carol Johnson to the Recreation and Grounds Committee. The motion passed unanimously (6-0-0).

Meeting adjourned: Ms. Conlon moved and Mr. Sebestyen seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

Next meeting:  December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm. @ SRC.