Rec & Grounds Sept. 12th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The September 12, 2016 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Carol Johnson, Committee Co-Chair.

Members Attending: Carol Johnson, Lorraine Conlon, Ken Walsh, Jeff Salmon, John Winkert

Board Liaisons: Meggan Walker, Estee LaClare - Absent
Members Absent: Marge Morales, Steve Sebestyen

Staff Attending: Jennifer Burke

Guests Attending:  None


Resident Comments:  Mrs. Conlon commented on behalf of South Riding residents that they would like to have the lawn at the Riding Center Park/stage leveled and maintained.

Approval of the Minutes:   Mr. Salmon moved and Mrs. Conlon, seconded to approve the August 8, 2016  Recreation & Grounds committee meeting minutes. The motion passed (6-0-1).  Ken Walsh abstained.


Chair Report: Carol Johnson – No report

Board Report: Meggan Walker – Gnome Homes to be made an event, South Riding Tri may be held by a charity next year, Considering teenage pool party or event.


Operations/Recreation Report: Jennifer Burke

• Gnome Homes may possibly be made into a community event
• Pools are in the process of closing
• Facilities Use Stats for all pools given to committee
• Pool Parties – Beach themed party on 8/11, Lifeguard appreciation party 8/18, Glow Back to school party 8/25 all had high attendance
• Dog Swim on 9/10 had 50 registered dogs and was very successful
• SRC Park shades have received permit and waiting for MS Utility to clear the area
• Summer surveys have been distributed to swim team and tennis lessons
• Dog Waste station with bags was approved and will be installed on the World Fitness Trail.


Discussion Items:
• Path request along Beachall and Ashbury -The committee unanimously did not agree with the request. The path would be too costly and would not add value for the entire community.
• Chick-Fil-A Little Free Library donation – The committee unanimously agreed that the design of the LFL should be consistent with the communities existing LFL.
New Business:
• Mr. Walsh moved and Mr. Salmon seconded to recommend the approval of the Music Class for children with special needs FUA. The motion passed (4-0-0)

Meeting adjourned: Ms. Conlon moved and Mr. Salmon seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.


Next meeting: October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm. @ Town Hall.