Park and Recreation Board
Members present were Darlyne Sowder, President, Patrick Stoffers, L. D. Axsom, and Art Moynihan, Secretary.
Regrets: Edwin Macatangay
Guests: David Sorokoty - Town Board President, Deborah Hudson, Town Administrative Assistant
Patrick Stoffers motioned to accept the
Art Moynihan motioned to accept the
Dave Sorokoty reported that Jim Rubush, Assistant School Superintendent, is willing to coordinate 4th grade and junior high student volunteers to work in the park April 22nd through May 13th. Teachers will supervise the students. There will be about 20 students volunteering 2 days a week during this period. Dave suggests Darlyne speak with Mr. Rubush, the teachers, and Cathy Meyer of the Monroe County Parks Department. Darlyne stated that we need to outline exactly what we want the students to do in this timeframe. Additionally, Darlyne expressed her concern that there may be open wells in the park area and we need to address this issue before student participation. Dave agreed to contact Mike Farmer about properly inspecting and securing the wells to minimize risk.
L. D. Axsom shared a graphic of the property line for the park as stated in the deed and walked off the actual area for comparative purposes. L. D. stated that there seems to be a discrepancy. Dave will contact Rick Coppock, town engineer, to aid in identification of property lines and secure a survey, if necessary. In addition, L. D. reported that several plant varieties might need to be identified for removal to promote growth of plant life we want to encourage in the area. Dave mentioned that this would be a good way to use Cathy Meyer of the Monroe County Parks Department.
Other thoughts relating to the
-Use work release prisoners to clean up the park area before students work in the area.
-Create a contest to name the park, using the contest as a way to increase knowledge and interest for the park.
Darlyne agreed to arrange another special meeting at the Well Site with Cathy Meyer. She will check on Cathy Meyer’s availability to aid in creating appropriate steps for clean up and identification of plants. Dates proposed are March 10th or April 7th as weather permits.
Darlyne reported that the final cost to re-work the basketball courts was $3,216.40. Contributions to date total $3,012.00 leaving a balance of $204.40. Darlyne feels this is a small cost to absorb for the great improvements to the courts.
Darlyne stated that we must use the appropriate
Dave suggested that the board get copies of 5-year plans from similar towns to gain an understanding of the state requirements.
L. D. questioned the tax levy rates, stating that funding for parks will become necessary in order to accomplish our goals. Patrick Stoffers stated that parks are a separate rate, although we are not clear as to what it is. Dave is against any increases in tax rates.
-Special meeting of the Parks Board will be , Sunday, March 10th or April 7th at the Well Site for a tour with Cathy Meyer. Darlyne will advise the board as to this date.
-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 4-0 and the meeting adjourned at
Darlyne Sowder, President Edwin Macatangay, Vice President
L. D Axsom Patrick Stoffers
Art Moynihan, Secretary