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Park Commission Minutes 08/04/09
Minutes of Park Commission Meeting
Held on Tuesday, August 4, 2009
At 7:00 pm in Town Hall Auditorium

1.      Call the Meeting to Order:  
Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.  Members present were Mr. Bowen and Mr. Redding, along with Mrs. Ghiloni and Mr. Santos.  Mr. Busch was absent from the meeting.

2.      Minutes of Meeting:
Mr. Redding motioned to adopt the minutes of the June 16, 2009 meeting as written, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

3.      Citizen’s Issues/Special Interest Groups

4.      Personnel
a. Contracted Service Employees.  These individuals conduct clinics, adult programs, off site and specialized programs during the summer months.  Mr. Redding motioned to approved the individuals, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried.
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

5.      Director’s Report
a. The Director indicated that the summer programs were going well, no large reduction in the number attending, and were slated to end in the next couple of weeks.  Discussion followed regarding the beach closing due to bacteria and that the department will seek other options for testing the water, since the current systems takes two days, necessitating the closing of the beach for up to three to four days.  With the weather being a factor the past two summers, as well as the bacteria issue, make-ups were necessary for swim lessons.

6.      Communications and/or Correspondence

7.      Old Business
a. Dekhockey Tournament – request for a reduction in the rental fee charged by the commissioners for this event at the Cox Street Rink.  After perusing the Profit and Loss Statement supplied to the commissioners by the individuals that conducted the tournament, Mr. Redding motioned not to reduce the required $1,000.00 rental fee, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

b. Mr. Redding asked if any additional planning had been done on Pumpkin Fest and Mr. Santos stated that Ms. Haley was still pursuing a high school battle of the bands, but that BCN radio was supposed to be the station that would help promote the event and they were now going off the air this August.  Mr. Santos also stated that we would be working on the event over the next several weeks.

8.      New Business
None to discuss.

9.      Adjournment
Mr. Redding motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:33pm, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

Motion to Adopt:        Mr. Busch
Second:         Mr. Redding
Vote:                   3 – 0 in Favor