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Park Commission Minutes 10/20/2009
Minutes of Park Commission Meeting
Held on Tuesday, October 20, 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.  Also present were Mr. Santos and Mrs. Ghiloni.

2.      Minutes of Meeting:
Mr. Bowen motioned to adopt the minutes of the September 22, 2009 meeting as written, seconded by Mr. Redding and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

3.      Citizen’s Issues/Special Interest Groups
Mr. Redding brought up the Deckhockey program and Mrs. Ghiloni indicated that they are still seeking a site to move the program, but have not found a spot at this point in time.  Mr. Santos stated they were investigating a location in Berlin.

4.      Personnel
None to discuss at this time.

5.      Director’s Report
a. Budget – Director indicated level funding for expense accounts and step increase for Assistant Director Salary only for a 1% increase.  There are currently no cost of living increases for FY11.  Mr. Bowen motioned to approve the Director’s Budget, seconded by Mr. Redding and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor
b. Annual Report – The Commissioners signed the Annual Report for 08-09.
c. Capital Plan – The Director stated that there would be no request for Capital Plan this year, due to the current economy.  Other projects such as the development of Sauta Cornfield would hopefully be passed successfully at the November Special Town Meeting.

6.      Communications and/or Correspondence

7.      Old Business
a. Pumpkin Fest – Discussion followed regarding the recent event and improvements going forward.

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8.      New Business
a. Registration Software – Mr. Santos indicated that we were looking into registration software that would also have scheduling features.  Mr. Redding suggested getting demo tapes from software companies, then looking into cheaper options that have only activities applicable to this department, such as File Maker.

9.      Adjournment
Mr. Bowen motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:35, seconded by Mr. Redding and carried….
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

Motion to Adopt:  Mr. Redding
Second:  Mr. Busch
Vote: 3-0 in Favor – November 16, 2009