ChichesterParks and Recreation Commission
Minutes 5/11/16 Meeting
Present: Zack Boyajian [Chair], Ewen McKinnen,Joe Montambault,
Absent: Ansel Sanborn, Tom Jameson
Other Present: Philip Hitchcock, Ben Chaffee,Jeffrey Meehan, Dave Snyder
Meeting Called to order at 6:31P.M.
1] The Chair motioned to approved minutesfrom February, March and April meetings. The Motion passed.
2] Walking paths: Jeffrey Meehan came to the meeting to showsupport for the walking paths. He said he would be willing to allow use indefinitely and signed the current permissionuntil June 30, 2017. He asked somequestions about maintenance. Mr Boyajianstate the intent was to keep the trail passable for walkers and could provide support for maintenance as needed. Jeffrey Meehan had some questions about the exact location and ideas. Mr. Boyajian stated he would have Doug Hall contact him directly to discuss the trail location.
3] Old Home Day:
Philip Hitchcock from Old Home Day Association and Ben Chaffee from Fire Department/Fire Fighter Association came to discuss plans for Old Home Day which is planned for Saturday August 20th. It will be a smaller event based on limited volunteers and time left for planning. Possible activities included morning parade, kids games, a bone fire and s’mores, dinner with pig roast and beans, etc. Mr Boyajian stated that he as a Conservation/Parks and Rec member would lead a walk on the south side of Bear Hill Road as an event and he had talked to Stephanie Berkley with the Running Club that uses the park about a possible fun run in the morning. Old Home Day Association planned a meeting on May 12th at the park to further develop plans and will get back to Parks and Rec with more details. Mr Boyajian stated
he would like to support any town organization that wanted to hold an event during Old Home Day and the more groups involved the better.
4] Dave Snyder of the Church Adult Softball League. Requested use of one of the fields(preferably the upper field) again this year for their games proposed for Monday Nights starting at 6PM June 6th through August 15th. Mr Boyajian stated he was not aware of any conflicts, but would check with the Chichester Youth Association and let him know. There had been no substantial issues in years past, with the exception of a scheduling conflict.
5] Meeting adjourned at 7:23 PM.
Zachary Boyajian, Chair
Approved at meeting 7/13/2016