Mrs. Delaney called to order the regular meeting of the Recreation Commission at 7:01pm followed by the Open Public Meeting Statement and Flag Salute.
Mrs. Gardner conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Mrs. Beshada, Mr. Reilly, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Stark (via zoom), Mr. Sylvester, Mrs. Tosti, Mrs. Delaney
Mr. Carovillano, Alternate 1- Absent
Motion to approve Minutes from February 7, 2021 Meeting made by Mrs. Beshada second by Mrs. Tosti. A vote was taken and all are in favor.
The meeting was opened to the public at 7:04pm, with no public wanting to speak, Public Session was closed at 7:05pm
Mrs. Delaney asked to move Sub-Committees line 10 Field Pavilion Applications to line 1 and Mr. Reilly asked to move line 11 Field Maintenance to line 2 for discussion for the League representatives present.
Motion by Mrs. Tosti to approve applications as follows: (with all paperwork in order, awaiting schedule unless otherwise noted):
Second by Mrs. Stark. A vote was taken and all are in favor.
Mrs. Tosti Made a motion to accept the application for Kittatinny Travel Baseball as follows with contingencies of Insurance and scheduling conflict:
Farmside Landscaping has Turf Management Contract. Mr. Sylvester explained to the leagues Farmside will contact him with a schedule of applications, Mr. Sylvester will contact Mrs. Tosti and Mrs. Tosti will notify the Leagues with the application schedule. This will take priority over practice/game schedules and Farmside will post MSDS DATA sheets at each entrance along with flags on field. Fields, pending field condition, will be aerated and overseeded rotating each year starting with Veteran’s Memorial Park 2022, Volunteer Park 2023 and Stillwater Park 2024. Tentative dates: March 21-31, April 18-22, remaining yet to be scheduled.
Clay (100 ton for all 3 fields) rose in price from $45/ton to $65/ton. Volunteers will be needed to help spread the clay once delivered. Mr. Sylvester asked for leagues to get volunteers to help. Backstop at Stillwater Park in need of repair/replacement, fencing not at a height to protect fans and fencing caps broken and need replacement. KLL shed will be going in at Stillwater Park near the parking lot in the area behind the basketball hoop. The Township Paving 2018 ordinance will be put toward paving parking lots, starting with Stillwater Park.
Senior Activities going well, a lot of new faces at the book swap and looking forward to the Spring Fling.
Equipment Wish List Items & Location: Pitching Cage Net Installation and Batting Mat, Soccer Goals & Nets- Mrs. Gardner reported Pitching Net and Soccer Goals and Nets have not shipped yet. CFO has been following up with the Company. Current ship date is March 22.
Veteran’s/Stillwater & Volunteer Parks: Discussed in sub-committee reports
Tennis / Pickleball Court Maintenance Update – Tennis Court Maintenance- Mrs. Delaney is waiting to hear from Company’s regarding tennis court cleanings and will submit what is currently available to CFO for approval to move forward. Currently one of the 3 contacted will clean/maintain court
Mailing Insert for July Tax Bills: Commission approved events and dates will be printed and mailed with tax bills in July, along with flyers for events.
Grant Purchase List for 2022- Grant Amount received $30,000. Mrs. Beshada stated all the items for purchase with the grant. Starting point as follows (not in any particular order) Gazebo, Flood/lighting at park(s), Fencing, fencing safety caps, flower/vegetable garden beds and raised beds (Community Garden), seating (benches/picnic tables) Mrs. Beshada will start checking on availability of items and visit each park to determine needs of items.
Karaoke Machine/Speaker Purchase for Community Center/Events
A motion by Mrs. Delaney to purchase a Karaoke Machine for Events not to exceed $100.00 second by Mrs. Stark. A vote was taken and all are in favor.
The meeting was opened to the public at 8:49pm,
Mr. Sylvester made a motion to approve field use forms as follows:
April 18-August 7 5:30-8pm
Second by Mrs. Stark. All in favor.
Public Session was closed at 8:51pm
The BBQ pit is being removed and the Rec Commission should discuss to put the gazebo in place of the pit and the roof of the pit is in good condition and see if it is possible to reuse for Gazebo. Loves the garden bed ideas and named a few residents who would love to partake. Community Center clean-up/clean out. An ordinance will be put in place regarding what is being removed and where it goes to. Mrs. Rumsey mentioned some appliances in need of replacement, for example, the Ice machine and commercial style coffee maker. The coffee maker was presented to all in the meeting packet, Mrs. Rumsey stated the coffee pots are in good condition and can be used instead of purchasing new. On behalf of the Township Committee, she would like to thank the Recreation Commission for all the hard work and Community Activities taking place.
Motion made by Mr. Sylvester second by Mrs. Tosti to Adjourn Meeting at 9:02pm. A voice vote was taken and all are in favor.
Next meeting Monday April 4, 2022 / Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87925202973
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