Rec & Grounds Sept. 10th Meeting

Recreation & Grounds Committee

The September 10, 2015 meeting of the Recreation and Grounds Committee, held at Town Hall was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Marge Morales, Committee Chair.

Members Attending: Marge Morales, Lorraine Conlon, Ken Walsh, Carol Johnson

Board Liaisons: Meggan Walker, Estee LaClare
Members Absent: Steve Sebestyen, John Winkert, Jeff Salmon

Staff Attending: Jennifer Burke

Guests Attending:  Tom Corej, Hans Punia

Resident Comments:  Ms. LaClare informed the committee that a resident near Hyland Hills Park noticed the Turtle Ride at Hyland Hills Park was broken and brought the turtle to their house until staff was able to pick it up

Approval of the Minutes:   Ms. Johnson moved and Mr. Walsh seconded to approve the August 10, 2015 Recreation & Grounds committee meeting minutes. The motion passed (4-0-0).


Chair Report:  Ms. Morales reported she visited Amberlea Park after a complaint that the irrigation was not being used and the grass was dying. Ms. Morales felt the grass looked appropriate for August.

Board Report:  Ms. Walker reported Uros Jelenkoovic received a resolution from the Board of Directors, The South Riding Information phone app is currently being designed, The maintenance building has been completed, Golf Course usage has been approved for the 3rd of July, The attorneys have approved holding charities to help with volunteers, Town Hall received an email opposing the photo that was used to advertise laser tag.

Operations/Recreation Report: Rebecca Lyons/Jennifer Burke

• Ms. Burke reported that South Riding Center pool has been closed. Also the Town Hall Pool has been closed to residents but the dog swim is to be held at the Town Hall Pool on September 12th from 12-3p.

Discussion Items:

• The Committee discussed replacing existing benches throughout the parks and was in favor of replacing benches with cast iron as they needed because of damage.
• The Committee discussed the possibility of moving lessons and swim team being moved out of Town Hall to another pool to allow for changes to update the pool. Ms. Johnson does not want swim team moved from Town Hall.
New Business:
• Enhance-A-Spot - Ms. Johnson moved and Mr. Walsh seconded to approve the application with the following stipulation: The applicant, Mr. Tom Corej would be responsible for any maintenance and repairs.

Meeting adjourned: Ms. Johnson moved and Mr. Walsh seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.=

Next meeting: October 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm. @ SRC.