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Park Commission Minutes 04/02/2013
Minutes of Park Commission Meeting
Held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Recreation Office, Town Hall at 7:00 pm

1.      Call Meeting to Order:
Mr. Bowen called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.  Member present were Mr. Bowen, Mr. Scafidi and Mr. Redding. Also present were Mr. Santos and Ms. Ghiloni.  

2.      Minutes of Meetings:
a. Public Session – December 4, 2012
Mr.Redding motioned to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2012 minutes as written, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried….
Vote:   2-0-1 in Favor (Mr. Scafidi abstained)

3.      Citizens Issues/Special Interest Groups
No one in attendance.

Mr. Bowen left the room at this time.

4.      Personnel:
a. The Director requested approval of previous employees requesting to return for the summer of 2013 in various programs.  Mr. Redding motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried…
Vote:   2-0 in Favor

Mr. Bowen returned to the room.
b. Personnel Policies/CORI updated and revised.  The Director submitted SOP #4and $4a for approval by the Commissioners.  Changes in the Personnel Policy were to add the Assistant Director where the Director and Program Coordinator were identified.  Mr. Scafidi motioned to update Personnel Policy SOP #4, seconded by Mr. Redding and carried…
Vote:   3-0 in Favor

Mr. Redding motioned to approve the CORI Policy SOP #4a based on the Criminal History Systems Board model policy, seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried…
Vote:   3-0 in Favor

5.      Director’s Report:
a. Tennis Court Signs – the Director submitted copies of the proposed sign for the Tennis Courts at Riverside Park which highlight only some of the policies the commissioners have in place which are the most pertinent.  The last statement of “No activities of any kind other than tennis may take place within the fenced area” needs stronger language on the sign therefore “No Bicycles, Skateboard, Ball Playing, Rollerblading, Roller Skating, etc and No Dog allowed “ is spelled out on the sign.  These are becoming issues on the courts. Wheeled devices are not conducive to the tennis court surface and individuals with dogs have allowed them off leash and are not picking up.  

Mr. Redding suggested putting Police Take Notice on the sign and contacting the Police Chief regarding this.  Mr. Scafidi motioned to approve the signs with Police information, seconded by Mr. Redding and carried…
Vote:   3-0 in Favor

b. Adult Evening Event. The Director informed the members that she was requested by the Hudson Business Association to be involved in an adult evening event to be held on June 1st in conjunction with Hudson’s Downtown Fest sponsored by the Assabet Valley Chamber.  She is working with Ms. DJ Collins on the event to be held in the municipal parking lot behind the Aubuchon which will be under donated tents, include a beer and wine license and entertainment.

6.      Communications and/or Correspondence to be noted by Commissioners:
No communications received for commissioners.

7.      Old Business:
Important Dates:  Fishing Derby – April 13; Golf Tournament – April 29; Annual Election – April 30; and Town Meeting – May 6.

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

The next meeting will be determined based on additional employee recommendations and upcoming events.

Motion to Adopt:        Mr. Bowen                       
Second:         Mr. Scafidi
Vote:                   2-0 in Favor – May 21, 2013 – Mr. Redding absent from meeting