Park and Recreation Board
Members present were Darlyne Sowder, President, Edwin Macatangay, Vice President, Patrick Stoffers, L. D. Axsom, and Art Moynihan, Secretary.
Guests: David Sorokoty - Town Board President Deborah Hudson, Town Administrative Assistant
Art Moynihan motioned to accept the
The Board discussed options for insurance and the
Art Moynihan motioned to purchase the Liability policy quoted by United National Insurance Co. for $1,250.00 from fund account 342. Patrick Stoffers seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Edwin Macatangay motioned to purchase the Medical Payments policy quoted by Continental Assurance Company for $750.00 from fund account 27. L. D. Axson seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-1. Art Moynihan was the nay vote.
Art Moynihan motioned to use fund account 26 for the purchase of necessary signage and solar lighting to illuminate the signs at night. Patrick Stoffers seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
Art Moynihan motioned to return all equipment to Kathy Cerajeski as the leader of the voluntary skate park group and allow them to determine usable equipment and disburse to whomever they want. Edwin Macatangay seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
The Board held a special meeting at the Well Site on April 7th with Cathy Meyer of the Monroe County Parks Department to gain her perspective and suggestions for this park area. L. D. Axsom shared with the Board that there may be some confusion as to the legal boundaries of the park property. L. D. walked off the park area and believes that a neighboring farm may have encroached the property line.
Darlyne suggested to the Board that a “name the park” contest would draw attention to the park and perhaps aid in community involvement. She suggests a grand prize via donation. By consensus, the Board agreed to a “name the park” contest. The Board will select the best name submitted. Art agreed to contact MC Sports to see if they are willing to donate a sleeping bag, backpack, or other items relating to outdoor activities.
Darlyne reported that there is a continued discrepancy in the area of land defined as the Well Site +/- 20 acres. Five acres are not accounted for in the legal descriptions, and it appears that proper resolution needs to be determined by a “stake” survey. Two appraisal bids have been received, but the prices are quite varied so it is not certain that the services offered by the two appraisers are like kind. The town council will pay for the appraisal so this appraisal will be up to their approval and subsequent vote. Darlyne will contact the appraisal firms bidding to verify services and an appropriate “stake” survey and provide the information to the town council for its April 22nd meeting.
Plans have been made via Jim Rubush, Assistant School Superintendent, via Dave Sorokoty, to work at the park. Teachers will supervise the students. At this time, it appears the general clean up of the park area is the work they can do. Darlyne asked Dave if someone had inspected and closed the wells as of yet. Dave was not certain this was done yet, but will follow-up on the matter. L. D. Axsom feels the fencing; particularly the old barbed wire fence that is down should be removed before students work in the park. The “stake” survey will need to be completed before being able to identify what fencing can be removed. Dave mentioned that Gail Booth, a Boy Scout Leader, was looking for projects for eagle scouts and suggested that Darlyne contact him.
Edwin reported that there are no reports or updates of this committee as of this date.
Darlyne shared copies of the planning guidelines for
The next meeting of the Parks Board will be ,
Art Moynihan made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Patrick Stoffers seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0 and the meeting adjourned at
Darlyne Sowder, President Edwin Macatangay, Vice President
L. D Axsom Patrick Stoffers