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Park Commission Minutes 09/17/2014

Division of Recreation
Town Hall
78 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749

Minutes of Park Commission Meeting
Held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Recreation Office, Town Hall at 8:00am

  • Call Meeting to Order:          
        Mr. Redding called the meeting to order at 8:00 am.  Members present were Mr. Redding, Mr. Scafidi, Mr. Bowen.  Also present, Mr. Santos.

  • Minutes to Approve:
        A. Public Session – September 2, 2014
        Mr. Scafidi made a motion to approve the minutes of September 2, 2014 as written, seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried...
        Vote: 3 – 0 in favor

  • Citizens Issues / Special Interest Groups:
        A. Park Commissioners reviewed the letter from Mr. Paul Maurice Letter re: Riverside Parking    lot concerns.  Input from the PC was requested prior to the ITC meeting scheduled for September 26, 2014.  After reviewing all information presented, the Park Commission decided to take no action relative to this matter and do not recommend making any changes to current traffic patterns within or at the entrances or exits of the Riverside Parking lot.  The playground is currently fenced with gates and working latches at all entrances.  The Park        Commission can not speak to any changes made outside of the parking area (i.e. on the   roadway itself) as this area is not under their jurisdiction.  
  • Personnel:
        A. Park Commission to discuss the hiring process for Director of Recreation position.
        - The Park Commission organized a tentative timetable, posting information and interview schedule for the current vacancy.  Park Commission requested that Mr. Santos contact the Mass. Division of Open Government to ask what involvement, if any, could more than 1 Park Commissioner have in the hiring process.  Being a 3 member board, if more than 1 commissioner were present would O.M.L. regulations apply or are there any exemptions in    place   relative to hiring employees. Mr. Santos will report findings back to Park Commission   so that they can finalize the hiring process.  All information will then be presented to the Executive Assistant for final approval. Once final approval is acquired, the Park Commission will move forward with the hiring process.  
        B. Park Commission to discuss Seasonal Salary Scale Update to reflect upcoming Minimum Wage changes.
        - Park Commission reviewed current Seasonal Salary Scale, as well as the proposed increases     as prepared by Mr. Santos. Mr. Bowen motioned to update the Seasonal Salary Scale to be reflective of a $0.75 increase across the board, thus bringing the starting pay rate to $9.00/hr        effective immediately. Seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried...
        Vote: 3 -0 in favor

  • Director’s Report:
        A. Future artwork on the A.R.R.T.
        - Mr. Santos explained that various requests have been submitted to install artwork of various  types along the Assabet River Rail Trail as well as other properties under the jurisdiction of the Park Commission.  Mr. Santos informed the PC that he will begin to have some dialogue with Michael Correa (Arts Curriculum Coordinator for HPS) and will begin to organize a committee of people who would be responsible for coming up with guidelines and a process to help support future works of art on Town Property, with ultimate approval by the Park Commission.

  • Communications and/or Correspondence to be noted by Commissioners:
        A. None

  • Old Business:
        A. None

  • New Business:
        A. Park Commission to discuss allowing Steven L. Santos to sign weekly payroll, on behalf of the Park Commission. Mr. Redding motioned to allow Mr. Santos to sign weekly payroll on behalf of the PC, seconded by Mr. Scafidi, Vote 3 – 0 in favor.
        B. Mr. Redding motioned to have Mr. Santos request (through the Executive Assistant) that DPW have the Assabet River Rail Trail plowed during the winter months, as time permits.       Seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried...
        Vote: 3 – 0 in favor
  • Adjournment:
        Mr. Bowen motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 am, seconded by Mr. Scafidi and carried...    
        Vote: 3 – 0 in favor

Motion to Adopt:        Mr. Scafidi                     
Second:         Mr. Bowen
Vote:                   3 – 0 in favor
Date:                   October 7, 2014