Cranbury Recreation Commission

Minutes:  8/25/05

 

Attendance:  Mario Fiorentini, Rich Grubb, Beth Veghte, Ken Jacobs, Bob O’Meara

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:10 p.m.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

SUMMER CAMP:  Tim Brennan will be invited to the next meeting for review of Summer Camp.  Changes need to be made to next years registration forms and a simple form needs to be done for additional weeks.  Also discussed was possible loss of discount next year after a certain date.  All registrations next year need to be done by Friday of previous week or the child will not be able to attend camp on the following Monday. Swimming was added this year to camp.  The school may have some construction done next summer, additional trips maybe needed.  Overall camp when very well, and the Counselors that were hired were the best yet.

 

SKATE PARK  

Will be discussed the next meeting.

 

BIKE PATH

Will be discussed the next meeting.

 

BABE RUTH FIELD

Delayed.  Bids were done in June.  Everyone agreed that was the wrong time to do it.  Bids will be done again mid September.

 

PART-TIME RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Request has been submitted for the position.

 

WEB PAGE

Fall Golf and Fall Soccer registration forms have been added to the webpage.  Beth mentioned adding a Hewybll.. 

 

WAIVER FOR AEROBICS, BASKETBALL

Ken stated that the waivers are done. 

 

FALL BASKETBALL

Beth will find out this years schedule and take care of the changes that need to be made to the forms.

 

SUMMER CONCERT/MOVIES

Ken stated that the last movie had a very good attendance.  The Cranbury Press ran an article on this event.  There was a poor attendance for the first movie due to rain. Ken also stated the Todd Kimmel was very difficult about his payment.  He gave Michele and Joanne a hard time and also went to Tom Witt.  Ken called and left him a message telling him he was told when he would get paid and if he wanted to keep our business he would need to change his ways.  Todd came in the next day and apologized.  It was suggested the Todd come to the November meeting to start discussing movie ideas for next year. Also discussed was the need for the softball leagues to be off the fields prior to the start of movies and concerts. Todd Kimmel owes us a movie.  It was discussed possibly doing it September 9th or September 16th if so, flyers will be handed out at school.

 

 

 

 

CRANBURY DAY

Recreation sponsored a moonwalk and slide.  Yosi will be performing.  Beth would like to put signs out advertising the upcoming movie.

 

CAMP OUT

Ken stated he is booked solid and can not do at this time.  He stated that late May would be a better time to do the camp out.  A date will be set at the next meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

FALL PROGRAMS

Soccer will be on Saturdays this fall.  It was discussed that the fee for this program was high.  There were ideas suggested to keep the fees down.  Rich and Bob thought that maybe the leagues who use our fields might volunteer a few of their players to teach.  Rich Grubb also stated that the goals need to be painted.  Rich has asked Tom Witt to get the goals painted.  The soccer flyer will be in the fall newsletter.

 

GOLDEN AGES AND SENIORS

Will be discussed the next meeting.

 

PARK UPDATE

The Township is trying to decide where to place the “Updike Barn”.  Parks felt the barn should be in front of the cement block barn.  The barn can be renovated for future use.  Beth would like to send a letter to the Committee regarding the barn.  Beth filed a motion that the barn should be placed in front of the cement barn.  All in favor. 

 

EAGLE SCOUT

Chad Pinto received his Eagle Scout in August.  Nice ceremony.  His shed is in full use.  Portable shelves were purchased and filled with camp and T-Ball equipment.  There is still plenty of room for storage.

 

PARK RECREATION FEES

It was discussed that a fee be charged for the pavilion.  The fee will help with costs of clean up and for future projects to the parks.  To be discussed further in the next meeting.

 

OTHER

Beth stated the East Windsor got money from the Department of Environmental Protection, Livable Communities Program Fund.  East Windsor got money for there fields. Ken is aware of the program and will look into and see what is available.

 

RECREATION SOFTWARE

Beth would like some adjustments made to the program.  Reports need to be adjusted.  Ken will talk to the programmer about the adjustments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Mario was approached by his son Chris regarding having a Battle of the Bands for the high school children.  A fee will be charged for admission to cover awards for the bands and refreshments.  The bands should send a demo tape and a registration fee to enter.  Beth thinks it should for only for High School bands so it will attract high school students.  This could be done on a Saturday night sometime in April.  Mario will ask Chris to present to the Board at the one of the meetings.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for September 29, 2005. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Michele Harcher

Recording Secretary