Cranbury Recreation Commission

Minutes:  03-23-06


Attendance:  Beth Veghte, Ken Jacobs, Bob O’Meara, Michele Harcher,  Richard Grubb, Gene Buckley, Jane Helstrom, Mario Fiorentini, Chris Fiorentini, Ed Sekelsky,  & John Belle


The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m.


Review of Minutes:

02-23-06 – The minutes from 02-23-06 were approved a motion made by Mario Fiorentini and seconded by Richard Grubb.  The vote was 3-0 in favor.  Motion carried.




1.  Battle of the Bands

Mario brought a poster that Chris made for the Battle of the Bands.  The date is June 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Chris suggested that the winner of this year will not have to pay a registration fee next year.  The registrations will be sent to Michele.  Mario asked the commission to look at the website  Beth asked that each band member have a separate page on the registration to fill out. 


2.  Field Use Signage

Beth received the proof for the signs for Millstone Park.  Beth thinks that the second one is better.  The signs will be in Spanish and English. 


3.  Policy: Field Closing & Maintenance

Beth has asked if Public Works was going to fence in the game field, Michele said that Tom Witt told Jerry no to do it.  Beth will contact Wayne Wittman regarding the fence.  Rich, Bob and Ed will rotate for field closings. 


4.  Field Use/Priority

Rich got tax maps of the properties on the other side of Route 130 for possible practice fields.  Bob and Rich will go and look at the properties and Rich will do a presentation to us next month.


5.  Millstone Fields

All permits have been issued with the exemption of the Little League.  Bob stated that the Little League has practices scheduled on Millstone.  No permits have been issued.  Michele will contact Jeff at the Little League.


6.  Additional practice fields

Next meeting


7.  Gym Usage

Beth and Wayne will be meeting with school regarding usage of the fields and the school.


8.  Bike Path

Beth stated the bike path is just about done.  The signage is not up yet.  Beth said that we will be ordering signs that match the park signs.


9.  Needs Assessment

Next month


10.  12.  Movie Mogul

Next month – Mario requested “Big Trouble”


11.  Skate Park

Next month





1.  John Bell – Kinsey Assoc.

John did a presentation to the Commission about turf fields.  John indicated that the fields in Cranbury were great. He explained how the fields are constructed, how they are maintained and the costs for turf fields and lights.


2.  Movie Mogul - April


3.  Ed Sekelski – Bob O’Meara recommended Ed to the Commission for Keith’s replacement.  Ed is very involved in soccer, baseball and basketball.  Ed stated he would enjoy being part of the recreation commission.


4.  Golden Agers

Nothing to report.


5.  Senior Fellowship

Beth stated that she received a letter from Connie Bauder with a copy of the expected expenses for this year.  The recreation commission gives them $3000 already, Betty is asking for the additional $1000 to cover the cost for this year.  Ken suggested that the church pay for the expenses that there contribution would cover and then recreation will pay the remaining amount directly for this year.  Beth suggested that recreation should pay for the exercise classed directly.  Mario asked if the Golden Agers will have a problem with us given the Senior Fellowship more funds then them, everyone agreed that they probably will.  Mario suggested possibly asking Plainsboro’s if Cranbury residents can join there senior program.  Ken will look into.  Ken will look into where West Windsor’s seniors do there exercise classes.


6.  Barn Park

The township committee appointed a committee to do the Barn Bark.  The committee will be looking into grants and fund raising so the barns can be repaired.  The potato barn could be used for events once it is repaired. 


7.  Park Update

Next meeting.


8.  Other

It was requested by members of the commission to change the time of the meetings from 8:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  It was agreed all meetings will start at 7:00 PM.  Michele will send the new time to the newspapers.


A motion was made by Gene Buckley to vote Ed Sekelsky to the Commission as 2nd Alternate and Bob O’Meara seconded it.  All in favor. 




The meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.


The next meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2006. 


Respectfully submitted,



Michele Harcher

Recording Secretary