Cranbury Recreation Commission

Informal Meeting Minutes: 6/24/04



Attendance: Rich Grubb, Edith Dlugokencki, Ken Jacobs, Kerry A. Philip.

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


Review Minutes:

April 22, 2004 Postponed to next meeting.


Old Business:

1.                  Needs Assessment: The draft assessment was distributed to the Board. Rich recommended questions about the soccer program and Gene recommended questions about the skate park.

2.                  Senior Assessment: Postponed to next meeting.

3.                  Skate Park: Ken stated that a meeting will be arranged to come up with ideas on how Cranbury should proceed. The cost of constructing the skate park for West Windsor is $188,000. The skate park for Cranbury could be similar to the West Windsor park but we should consider reducing the scale of the ramps to reduce the anticipated cost.

4.                  Bike Path: Ken advised that Beth met with Jim Appelgate and Keith Vincelette and Jim Appelgate was in favor of the project.

5.                  Camp: Beth advised that the number of registrants are low but registrations are still coming in to the office. Ken advised that he looked into using the Cranbury pool and stated that we have a chance of using the pool next year if the request is made in January 2005. He also advised that this is the last week for Travel Camp.

6.                  Summer Camp Programs:

a)     Basketball: Ken advised that 30 registrations were received.

b)    Tennis: Ken advised that 30 registrations were received.

7.                  T-Ball: Ken stated that the program was successful.

8.                  Concert/Movie Series: Ken stated that the first concert was held at the Presbyterian Church, approximately 20 people were in attendance. The Methodist Church will be the site in the case of rain. He advised that signage advertising the concerts will be posted next week.

9.                  Babe Ruth Field: Ken stated that a lawsuit has been filed by the resident adjacent to the Wright property to determine who will pay for the new water line to their home. The water line is needed to irrigate the fields.

10.             Golf: No discussion took place.



1.                  Golden Agers: Edith stated that the Golden Agers celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a formal dinner.

2.                  Senior Fellowship: A letter from the Chairperson, Doris Weingartner, was distributed thanking the Board for their generous gift to the senior program. Also provided was their fall calendar of events.

3.                  Cranbury Day: Ken advised that the Recreation Department will be sponsoring rides for the children.

4.                  Fall Youth Soccer: No discussion took place.

5.                  Other Business:

Software: Ken stated that software is to be purchased to make it much easier to track the scheduling of the fields, financials and facilities management.


Next Meeting: August 26, 2004


Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Kerry A. Philip

Recording Secretary