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Park Commission Minutes 05/04/2011
Minutes of Park Commission Meeting
Held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Recreation Office, Town Hall Auditorium at 7:00 pm

1.      Call Meeting to Order:
Mr. Redding called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Mr. Redding, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Scafidi.  Also present were Mrs. Ghiloni and Mr. Santos.
2.      Minutes to Approve:  Mr. Redding requested taking minute approval out of order to meet with Sauta Farms Condominium representatives.

3.      Citizens Issues / Special Interest Groups:
a.Sauta Farm Condominium Representatives: Present at this time were Mr. John Flynn, President of the Sauta Farms Condo Association and Mr. Bill Posnick along with several of the residents who immediately abut the field on Sauta Farm Way. Mr. Joe Peznola, from Hancock Associates was present also. Mrs. Ghiloni opened the discussion by informing the individuals present that a contractor had been hired to complete the development of the fields.  That company is Green Acres Landscape and Construction Co., from Lakeville, MA.  They have developed a number of fields across the state including Holy Cross, Town of Natick, Weymouth, Bridgewater, etc...  
Mr. John Flynn requested bringing forward information from several residents that were unable to attend the meeting:  
  • Portable Restroom – where it will be placed and is there any plan for shrubbery to hide from the view of those who face the field;
Mrs. Ghiloni explained that the intent is to place it behind a large white panel fence in the far corner of the parking area, but that the exact location will not be determined until the end of the project, therefore placement of shrubbery will depend on the location.
  • Trash barrel color a forest green instead of orange and white;
Mr. Redding stated that red and white are Hudson colors but another color could be used.
  • Water pressure and an additional hook up for their irrigation;
Mrs. Ghiloni stated that the Director of Public Works should be contacted.  Mr. Peznola stated that the current PSI is 94 with 1300 gallons per minute.  Pressure is probably not the issue.  Discussion followed regarding the length their system runs and Mr. Redding stated that they should look into a T off their main feed to separate out the system.
  • Does the CR still need signatures from the Association;
Mrs. Ghiloni stated that the Application and CR have been filed with the state and signatures are not required until after it is approved by the state.
  • Flagging the corners of the field;
Mr. Peznola stated that they have been done.  The southeast corner is in the middle of a bush and the actual construction will be to the northerly side of that stone wall and not up to the flag.

  • What happens when the drainage under the field fails;
Mrs. Ghiloni stated that there is a clause in the master deed for the condominium that states if the drainage system fails or needs repairs the owners have the right to dig up the area to make those repairs and then must return the area on the field damaged back to its original state.  Mr. Peznola also stated that there is no irrigation under that section only around the edges to alleviate the need to repair any damaged irrigation lines.  Mr. Redding stated that any activities will be moved during the repair and rejuvenation work.
  • Could the strip between the sidewalk and Hummock be loamed and seeded;
Mr. Peznola will seek input from the contractor regarding this issue.
  • Mr. Flynn asked if the contractor while on site could do some work for them.  
Mr. Redding stated that at no time should residents or individuals speak with the individuals that are working on the site and that all correspondence or questions should be through the Associations President to the Director or Assistant Director of Recreation, who will then contact either Hancock Associates or Green Acres.
  • Residents questioned who owned Hummock way.  
Mrs. Ghiloni explained that the Condo Association retains ownership of the road but that a permanent easement on part of the road exists as indicating in the plans.

Mrs. Ghiloni suggested that the Association contact Green Acres directly to seek any information regarding their needs within the complex.

Mr. Bowen left the room at this time – 7:20pm
4.      Personnel:
a. Previous Employee Recommendations:  A list of previously employed individuals was submitted to commissioners.  Mr. Redding motioned to approve the list, seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor
The Director will seek confirmation by the Board of Selectmen

Mr. Bowen returned to the room – 7:22pm

5.      Director’s Report:
Nothing to discuss at this time.

6.      Communications and/or Correspondence to be noted by Commissioners:
Nothing to discuss

7.      Old Business/New Business:
a. Golf Tournament:  Mrs. Ghiloni indicated that the Golf Tournament was a huge success on Monday, May 2nd.  The estimated net income is approximately $8,600.00.

8.      Adjournment:
Mr. Redding motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:50pm, seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried…
Vote:   3-0 in Favor

Motion to Adopt:        Mr. Bowen       
Second:         Mr. Scafidi             
Vote:                   3-0 in Favor