Attendance: Gene Buckley, Rich Grubb, Rose Sicondolfi, Beth Veghte, Art Wasson (), Ken Jacobs, Kerry A. Philip.
Also in attendance: Pete Wilson, Soccer
The meeting was called to order at
Wilson addressed the Commissioners. He
stated that the soccer program will begin on May 7th. When a final number of participants are
known, T-shirts and balls will be ordered.
The 7-week program will be held in
RECREATION MASTER PLAN / LAND USE ORDINANCE
Art and Rich volunteered to work on the review of the recreation master plan.
GOLDEN AGERS: Rose stated that a trip to Sight and Sound is scheduled in June. A luncheon was also held. Rose asked that something be posted on the website about the Golden Agers.
Rose stated that they scheduled a trip to the
Beth stated that she is trying to get a checklist
together to give to public works so they can review the playground equipment
and park benches. The park benches
required re-painting as well as various repairs to the play equipment. A formal review should be done twice per
year; the checklist will be signed by the investigator and dated for
reference. Beth stated that they should
also look at the
SUMMER CONCERT IDEAS
Beth stated that an extra concert should be considered. Ken stated that Yoshi is one possible performer (kids concert). He said another concert could be scheduled after Labor Day. He also suggested a band (the Mahoney Brothers) well known in the area. The band plays rock music such as the Beatles and Beach Boys. Art recommended another group called the “Acoustiholics” who performs monthly at City Streets; he will send Ken a link to their website.
SUMMER CAMP 2005 UPDATE
Ken stated that he was able to obtain use of a pool in
Ken stated that the design of the rendering of the park
was based on what was envisioned by the kids and is also within budget. Ken stated that typically skate parks have a
2-year life span and then the kids get bored with the design of the
pieces. He reported that it is best if
the pieces can be shifted.
Beth asked Gene how the rankings were determined. He advised that they tried to capture the volume of the response and how passionate the people were about the item; the bike path was clearly something that everyone wants. Beth stated that she needs to know the numbers for each category in each area and asked that the document be reformatted.
Beth stated that she spoke with Keith and he is hoping to have the Eagle Scout proposal in Township’s hands in 2-3 weeks. Beth stated that she will try to get permission for Keith to get in the area to spray for poison ivy.
BABE RUTH FIELD
Beth stated that on May 9th, the Township is going to review and possibly approve a contract for Bob Brown to complete the specifications for the park. She anticipates that by fall renovations should be done and construction should begin, irrigation will not happen until they are done renovating and grading the soil.
BASEBALL QUESTIONS FOR NEWSLETTER
No report was provided.
Beth handed out a copy of the current park rules to the
board. She stated that the plan is to renovate
PART-TIME RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR - JOB DESCRIPTION:
Ken stated that a description has been prepared but it is on the Recreation Department’s computer. Beth asked that it be provided to her for review.
SENIOR FELLOWSHIP CLASS
Beth stated that a bill was received and a purchase order prepared. She believes the payment should have been received by this time. Due to the fact that this building does not have air conditioning, Beth advised that classes will not be held during the summer months. Beth stated that she will inquire with the Four Seasons if a room could be scheduled for this class during the summer months.
Beth stated that they met with the webpage coordinator and all forms and waivers will be posted. Also the board objectives for the year, special events, phone numbers, agendas, minutes, links to the parks commission and maps. Ken stated that the site will also be designed for automatic program updates.
PUBLIC WORKS THANK YOU LUNCHES
Beth stated that nothing has been done yet but she will take care of this.
WAIVER FOR AEROBICS, BASKETBALL
Beth stated that waivers from the basketball participants are needed, Gene stated that he will take care of this. Beth advised that waivers from the aerobic participants are also needed.
ANTENNA / LIGHTS
Beth asked if the proposal for placing lights on a cell (tower) antenna is still being considered or is this a dead issue. Gene stated that it is unknown if there is a need for a lighted field in Cranbury but someone was approached by a cell company who is interested in this type of installation but he has not heard anything further. Rich stated that this may be something that we should pursue since the cell service provider are willing to install lights, Gene stated that he will ask Ed about this.
discussed the signage at
The meeting adjourned at
The next meeting is scheduled for
Kerry A. Philip