Chichester Parks and Recreation Commission
Minutes 5/13/15 Meeting
Present: Zack Boyajian [Chair], Ansel Sanborn [Secretary], Tom Jameson, Ewen McKinnon
Absent: Tara Blaney, Philip Hitchcock, Joe Montambault
Public: Doug Hall, Scott Palmer, Dave Sneider
Meeting came to order at 6:35 P.M. at the Carpenter Park Pavilion
1] Scott Palmer and Dave Sneider were present to request use of the upper softball field for the Chichester Congregational Church softball team for the 2015 season [Monday nights from 6/22/15 to 8/24/15]. The Commission approved the request with the conditions that there be close coordination with the start of CYA soccer season and that the teams remove their trash nightly. This reservation will be entered on the Parks and Recreation Commission website calendar.
2] Doug Hall provided a detailed update on the walking path initiative and described a plan of next steps:
A] The Lane Road to Dover Road section property owner permissions expire in July. Property owners will be invited to the June meeting to discuss how things went and be invited to extend the path permissions by a year of indefinitely.
B] The proposed paths from Center Road to Chichester Central School and from Lane Road to the Spaulding lot were discussed.
Letters describing the initiative and inviting property owners to a July 8 informational meeting will be prepared and sent in June.
Ewen made a MOTION seconded by Tom to move forward with the plan. The MOTION passed with all in favor.
3] A MOTION to approve the minutes of April 15, 2014 was made by Ewen and seconded by Ansel. The MOTION passed with all in favor.
4] Joe submitted a report on progress on the Community Building. Bids for materials are still outstanding and will be reviewed by the building subcommittee once received. Discussion continued on the waste water disposal system.
5] Zack provided an update on park maintenance activities:
- the partially burned brush pile has been chipped by Blaze Konefal.
-preliminary investigation of work needed for fence installation above the rock slope revealed that post installation may require power equipment.
-the playground equipment relocation to the Highway Department will occur as soon as it can be coordinated.
-Zack will continue discussions with the Harknesses on well house repair.
5] Tom Jameson stated that he would be unable to be Chair of the Commission. Zack Boyajian agreed to Chair the Commission for the coming year. Ansel made a MOTION seconded by Tom that Zack be Chair of the Commission. All in favor, the MOTION passed.
8] With no further business, Ewen made a MOTION to adjourn with a second from Tom. With all in favor, the MOTION passed and the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
Ansel Sanborn, Secretary
Zachary Boyajian, Chair