Cranbury Recreation Commission



Attendance:Beth Veghte, Ken Jacobs, Gene Buckley, Michele Harcher, Richard Grubb, Mario and Chris Fiorentini, Jane Helstrom, Rose Siconolfi and Edith Dlugokencki.


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.




1.Battle of the Bands

Beth brought a sample of the postcard mailing for the event.Beth ordered the trophies.Chris asked to have a 1st place prize and a 2nd place prize.A motion was made by Gene Buckley that 1st place will be $150.00 and 2nd place will be $50.00 and Jane Helstrom seconded it.All in favor.†† Motion carried.The Municipal Alliance will handle the refreshments.Beth is still working on the judges.Beth will be meeting with Carol and Tom to go over the event.Beth asked Chris if he had talked to Jessica from the Cranbury Press for an article to be printed on Friday.


2.Needs Assessment

Beth stated that the Planning Board was asked to change the ordinance for some of the land usage parcels to active recreational usage.Planning will not look at it until Recreation has a Master Plan.


3.Recreation Master Plan

Beth stated that we need to come up with a Master Plan.The township Planner will work with us to put a master plan together.Beth asked if anyone was interested joining the subcommittee Gene agreed to join.


4.Field Use/Priority List

A fee for use of the fields was discussed due to the increase of organizations that used our fields.Ken was asked what West Windsor charges?Ken stated that non recognized organizations are charged $50 for each block of time.Ken suggested that the organizations that donít have a majority of Cranbury residents on there teams should be charged a fee.A priority list and guidelines were discussed; Beth will work in it and email it for final approval so Beth can present it to the committee.


5.Movies and Concerts in the Park

Ken Lelen has been booked for one of our concerts at the church for Friday, July 28th.The Accoustaholics are booked for July 14th and the winner of the Battle of Bands will open up for them.Beth went the Municipal Alliance meeting and they had asked us to team up with them with a movie in the park for the teens and they are looking at July 21st.




1.Film Club

Ken can not get in touch with the gentlemen to come to our meeting.


3.Rich Grubb Ė Possible Fields across Rt. 130

Rich did a presentation of the properties that could possibly use for recreation.


4. Golden Agers

Rose stated that they asked the club if there was anything they would like us to do and Rose said that there is no interest by the members.


6.Senior Fellowship

The recreation commission has paid $3000 for the exercise classes and we have agreed to pay for the additional exercise classes.Beth asked for the commission to come up some kind of formula that we will charge the seniors for the additional classes.



Nothing to report.



The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.


The next meeting is scheduled for June 22, 2006.


Respectfully submitted,



Michele Harcher

Recording Secretary