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Minutes 10/17/2017
Chichester Parks and Recreation Commission
Draft Minutes 10/11/17 Meeting

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

Absent: Joe Montambault, Tom Jameson

Public: John White

The meeting came to order at 6:30 P.M. at the Selectmen’s Office.

1] After review, a MOTION to approve the Minutes of 9/13/17 was made by Ewen and seconded by Zack. The MOTION passed with all in favor.

2] John White attended the meeting since he has an interest in participating in the work of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

3] Zack led a discussion of the status of the LWCF project:
        A plan for the natural playground was discussed. Volunteers will use on site materials and surplus materials from the Highway Department to construct the natural playground.
        The consensus of the group was to suspend work on the playground expansion since the original playground structure needs to be replaced. The replacement and expansion of the playground will be planned as a separate effort outside of the LWCF work.
        Bill Gregas, the State LWCF Coordinator, plans to inspect the project soon. He has asked that we provide documentation of how the final project has changed from the original grant proposal. Ansel will draft a response for Commission review in November.
        Tom and Zack have designed and constructed a park entrance kiosk. They plan to erect it within two weeks.

5] Zack attended a CYA meeting to continue coordination of park usage. Upcoming events include a soccer tournament, Trunk or Treat and the Haunted Trail Walk, and the November 4 park cleanup day.

6] Issues of park maintenance were discussed. String trimming, leaf blowing, and trail repair were all planned for late fall.

7]  Ansel made a MOTION to adjourn, seconded by Ewen. The MOTION passed with all in favor and the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Respectfully Submitted, Ansel Sanborn, Secretary

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