Chichester Parks and Recreation Commission
Minutes 2/15/17 Meeting
Present: Zack Boyajian [Chair], Ansel Sanborn [Secretary), Joe Montambault, Tom Jameson
Absent: Ewen McKinnon
The meeting came to order at 6:35 P.M. at the Selectmens’ Office.
1] After review, a MOTION to approve the Minutes of 1/11/17 was made by Tom and seconded by Joe. The MOTION passed with all in favor.
2] LWCF project update:
a) Joe’s estimate for materials to complete the community building was $3,300. This is on track with the original LWCF estimate of $35,000. for labor and materials.
b) Tom and Zack surveyed the site for the natural amphitheater and Tom produced a preliminary design for review. The four tiered, concrete block design should provide seating for approximately 60 people.
c) Options for demolition of the existing snack shack will be coordinated with the Fire Department and Highway Department. The plan is to demolish the building, complete site work by contract, and finally to construct the playground expansion in the fall.
d) Zack reported that the Board of Selectmen had gratefully accepted the remaining unspent funds from Kyle Mitchell’s Eagle Scout Project for use by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
e) After discussion, the group agreed that letting a contract for certain project elements was the best way to meet the LWCF grant completion date of December 2017. Possible elements to be included are amphitheater construction, playground site work, entrance site work, and trail drainage construction. Zack and Tom will work toward this.
3] Tom reported that the plan to have the Highway Department maintain and mow the park in 2017 is moving forward.
4] Ansel made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Tom. The MOTION passed with all in favor and the meeting adjourned at7:50 PM.
Respectfully Submitted, Ansel Sanborn, Secretary
Zachary Boyajian, Chair