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Minutes 01/11/2017
Chichester Parks and Recreation Commission

Draft Minutes 1/11/17 Meeting

Present: Zack Boyajian [Chair], Ansel Sanborn [Secretary), Ewen McKinnon, Tom Jameson

Absent: Joe Montambault

Public: Kyle Mitchell

The meeting came to order at 6:35 P.M. at the Selectmens’ Office.

1] After review, a MOTION to approve the Minutes of 12/14/16 was made by Tom and seconded by Ewen. The MOTION passed with all in favor.

2] Kyle Mitchell reported that he had completed his Eagle Scout Project at Carpenter Park to construct three trailside benches and a picnic area. After summarizing his planning, fund raising, and construction efforts, Kyle offered $657. in surplus project funds to Parks and Recreation for use on the LWCF project.

Zack made a MOTION seconded by Ewen to accept the donation from Kyle. The Commission thanked Kyle for his work at the park and his generous donation. All in favor, the MOTION passed.

Zack planned to attend an upcoming Selectmen’s Meeting to recommend that they accept the funds on behalf of the Town.

3] Zack reported that he had been contacted by a resident who was considering making a donation for Parks and Recreation needs and had asked how a donation might be used. After discussion, the group felt that two projects which might benefit from a donation were the natural amphitheater and the playground expansion at the park. Zack will pass this information on to the resident.

4] Financial information is being assembled to submit for an LWCF Grant progress payment.

5] A final bill for the asbestos survey of the snack shack was received from RPF of Northwood.
Zack made a MOTION seconded by Ewen to pay the revised amount of $880. The MOTION passed with all in favor.

6] The “Draft Report of the Parks and Recreation Commission for 2016” was reviewed and, with minor corrections, approved for submittal for inclusion in the Town Report.

7] A general discussion of the LWCF Project included project budget and costs, redesign of the park entrance, and development of a display to convey project status to the public at School District and Town Meetings.

8) Ansel made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Tom. The MOTION passed with all in favor and the meeting adjourned at 8:00PM.

Respectfully Submitted, Ansel Sanborn, Secretary

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