The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Recreation Commission was held on April 5, 2021 at 7:03p.m. at the Stillwater Municipal Building, Stillwater, NJ and via Zoom. The meeting was called to order by Commission Chairman Dawn Delaney with the Open Public Meetings Statement and the Flag Salute. (Zoom participants: One public participant: Ms. Hess
Members Present: Mrs. Beshada, Mrs. Stark, Mr. Sylvester, Mrs. Tosti, Mr. Reilly, Ms. Hess, Mrs. Delaney
Alternates Present: Mrs. Gardner
Approval of minutes from last meeting – March 5, 2021 Motion/2nd Mr. Sylvester/Mrs. Tosti Motion Carried.
Payment of Bills – Presented bills: Septicare (Mar) $165.00, Motion/2nd Mrs. Gardner/Mrs. Beshada Motion Carried.
Correspondence – NONE
Open Public Session – Agenda items only open: 7:06 p.m.
Mr. Sylvester made a motion to discuss New Business Line B (Veteran’s Temporary Fencing request from KLL) to open public session. Motion second by Mrs. Gardner (voting in place of Ms. Hess due to technology issues)
Mr. Carovillano requested putting a temporary fence on the baseball field at Veterans Field 210 feet off home plate. Concerns were brought up regarding maintenance in fence area. After discussion it was agreed that KLL will maintain growth in and up to 1 foot either side of fence. Country Lawn Care would be responsible for maintenance one foot outside of either side of temporary fence. Mr. Sylvester made a motion to approve temporary fence with the agreement KLL is responsible for maintaining one foot either side of fence. Mrs. Tosti second. Motion carried.
Mr. Sylvester made a motion to discuss Old Business Line E (Pickleball/Tennis Court) to open public session. Motion second by Mr. Reilly
Mrs. Delaney stated she spoke with Tennis player who presented the concern of court use and confrontation. Mrs. Delaney confirmed with Tennis and Pickleball they would be on their honor with time and use of court. Mr. & Mrs. Doolittle attended on behalf of one of the two pickleball teams who play there and stated they have never been involved in any conflict or confrontation with any others. Mr. Scott confirmed with Mr. & Mrs. Doolittle they have had no involvement of conflict with tennis players. Mrs. Delaney stated she contacted 3 companies to give estimates on lining the Court for pickleball and 2 of three were able to provide estimates. Mr. Pierson will be contacted by Mrs. Delaney to provide a third quote in place of the company that only does roads/parking areas. One company stated a discount of $300 would be applied if they do Stillwater Park Court and Paulinskill Lake Association Court. This will be brought up again at a Township Committee meeting once all 3 quotes are ready to present. Motion by Mr. Sylvester 2nd by Mr. Reilly Motion carried. Public Session closed at 7:23pm
Amendments to the Agenda
Mrs. Delaney made a motion to amend new business add line E Recreation Improvement Grant
Clean Up Day 4/10/2021 Chair- Alicia Gardner 12 groups, possibly 2 more. All ready to go rain or shine
Stillwater Day 6/12/2021-CANCELLED Mr. Sylvester made a motion to cancel Stillwater Day 2021 with the option to hold fireworks later in the year. Mrs. Delaney Second. Motion Carried. Miss Stillwater will still be held. Tim made a motion to hold the Miss Stillwater Pageant on Friday May 21 at 7pm at the Community Center and applications are due May 14, No Exceptions. Mrs. Beshada Second Motion, Motion Carried with Ms. Hess abstained. (see notes from discussion below)
Garage Sale Weekend 7/17/2021 & 7/18/2021 Chair/Co-chairs- Dawn Delaney, Michele Hess, Terry Beshada Applications are posted on the website and will copies are located at Town Hall and more copies will be handed out on Clean up day and also left at the Recycling Center to hand out to residents
Summer Camp 8/9/2021-8/13/2021 & 8/16/2021-8/20/2021 Chair- Tara Tosti Mrs. Tosti will be working on the applications.
County/State Fair- None at this time. Waiting for update on if/what will be taking place.
Decorating Contests – Chair- Tim Reilly
Tree Lighting @ Community Center 12/10/2021 snow date 12/11/2021 Recreation Board Members
Field Use/Scheduling Chair/Co-chair- Alicia Gardner/Lou Sylvester
Field use/ Maintenance Chair- Dawn Delaney with Liaison George Scott
Report on Stillwater Day: After much discussion and consideration Stillwater was cancelled. Michele reached out to bounce house they are not taking reservations at this time due to restrictions and sanitizations. Mrs. Beshada requested to still do Miss Stillwater. Michele stated must be before the Fair. Mrs. Delaney reached out to Mrs. Kinney about having the pageant at the Fair. The decision will be made in May. Currently 7 towns are currently a yes. No little Miss/Mr. will take place.
Open Public Session open 9:04 p.m. closed 9:05p p.m. Mrs. Tosti brought a steering wheel from the Stillwater playground and gave it to Mrs. Gardner to give the DPW to reinstall.
Committee Member Comments -Mr. Sylvester stated Memorial Day Service with 6th grade Essay contest will be held on May 31, 10am at Veterans Field.
Liaison Report Mr. Scott is working on flag system and stated Mr. Raff will be getting new flags. Crosswalk was discussed with Mr. Yardley and requested to be done before Summer Camp if it passes.
Executive Session None
Executive Session Actions None
Adjournment There being no further business, motion made by Mrs. Gardner and seconded by Mr. Reilly to adjourn at 9:09pm.
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