Chichester Parks and Recreation Commission
Draft Minutes 11/11/15 Meeting
Present: Zack Boyajian [Chair], Ansel Sanborn [Secretary], Tom Jameson, Ewen McKinnen
Absent: Philip Hitchcock, Tara Blaney, Joe Montambault
Public: Doug Hall
Meeting came to order at 6:35 P.M. at the Town Offices.
1] A MOTION to approve the minutes of October 14, 2015 was made by Tom and seconded by Ewen. The MOTION passed with all in favor.
2] Zack had heard that two of the Parks and Recreation Commission members had resigned. He will follow up with the Board of Selectmen and, if true, new members should be solicited for appointment.
3] Doug had received no further communication from property owners regarding footpath permissions. He plans to walk and inspect the paths one more time before snow flies and to actively pursue permissions beginning in April of next year.
4] LWCF Phase 2 Project:
A] Joe reported that the concrete slab for the community building had been completed. A meeting with potential volunteer builders had been held to coordinate building plans. Joe will coordinate weekend work with available builders and other volunteers over the next several weeks with a goal of making the building weather tight by winter.
5] Discussions continue with the Eagle Scout candidate regarding a possible park project.
6] Park maintenance items were discussed:
A] Budgeted materials for park maintenance will be acquired as planned with this year’s funds.
B] During CYA field cleanup day minor trail maintenance will be planned.
7] Zack briefed the members on ongoing initiatives by the Town Charrette Committee and the Conservation Commission.
8] No information has been received regarding Commission budget preparations for 2016. Zack will follow up with the Town Administrator. The sense of the Commission was that current budget item levels should be maintained subject to adjustment due to the cost of the annual mowing contract.
9] With no further business, Ansel made a MOTION to adjourn with a second from Ewen. With all in favor, the MOTION passed and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM.
Respectfully Submitted, Ansel Sanborn, Secretary