May 3, 2021
The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Recreation Commission was held on May 3, 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.
No Zoom participants
Members Present: Mrs. Beshada, Mrs. Stark, Mr. Sylvester, Mrs. Tosti, Mr. Reilly, Mrs. Delaney
Alternates Present: Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. McCabe-Richardson
Members Absent/Excused: Ms. Hess
Approval of minutes from last meeting – April 5, 2021 Motion/2nd Mrs. Beshada/Mr. Sylvester Motion Carried.
Payment of Bills – Presented bills: Septicare (Apr) $300.00 & R&R Trophy $1136.64, Motion/2nd Mrs. Tosti/Mrs. Stark Funds Provided, Motion Carried.
Correspondence – NONE
Open Public Session – Agenda items only open: 7:08 p.m.
Mrs. Gardner asked to bring Danni Strong from Kittatinny Youth Football up to discuss Field Use form and additional special requests (lighting and sealed container) Mrs. Strong was asked to submit, in letter form by June meeting, a request to the Township Committee due to ordinance of dawn to dusk, Lights will need to be presented to the public so they may address concerns or support. Kittatinny Youth Football would like to use Lights at dusk to 8pm for the nights from the end of September/beginning of October through November. Specific dates will need to be in this letter. Also requested was to place a nonpermanent portable 20foot sealed container by the current shed they utilize at Veterans. Zoning officer will need to be contacted by Mrs. Strong to see if a permit will need to be issued. The Township Committee will need to Amend the Lighting ordinance, hold a public hearing, introduction on request and public can speak. Township Committee will present the amendment with second reading, then 20 days after that to be adopted officially. (recommend June but no later than July for letter to be submitted to the Township) Lou motioned to approve Field use form, 2nd Mrs. Gardner Motion Carried. With no further discussion Open Public Session closed 7:18pm
Amendments to the Agenda Mrs. Delaney added line to New Business. Item A) Improvement Grant.
Clean Up Day 4/10/2021 Chair- Alicia Gardner 577 lbs of garbage. All checks have been sent out to organizations.
Stillwater Day 6/12/2021-CANCELLED
Miss Stillwater- No applications currently submitted. No tent needed.
Garage Sale Weekend 7/17/2021 & 7/18/2021 Chair/Cochairs- Dawn Delaney, Michele Hess, Terry Beshada currently 4 applications
Summer Camp 8/9/2021-8/13/2021 & 8/16/2021-8/20/2021 Chair- Tara Tosti Mrs. Tosti will present list of needed items/supplies at June meeting.
County/State Fair- Confirmation for 2021: As per Lois Kinney, Fair will be held as well as Pageant (no Little Mr. or Miss)
Decorating Contests – Chair- Tim Reilly no update at this time
Tree Lighting @ Community Center 12/10/2021 snow date 12/11/2021 Recreation Board Members no update at this time
Field Use/Scheduling Chair/Cochair- Alicia Gardner/Lou Sylvester Mrs. Gardner & Mr. Sylvester worked together on a simplified schedule with contact info to share with all sport coordinators. A more detailed version was made for Township Clerk.
Field use/ Maintenance Chair- Dawn Delaney with Liaison George Scott Mrs. Delaney thanked the DPW for the additional clay to finish the fields. Mr. Scott reported the DPW will be working on the path.
Totaling $34,139.42. After discussing Pickleball striping was removed from Grant New total $33,439.42
Mrs. Beshada was thanked for her hard work with preparing the Grant.
Open Public Session open 8:33 p.m. NONE closed 8:33 p.m.
Committee Member Comments – Mr. Scott recommended in the future looking into putting up a Pickleball Court at Volunteer Field in the area by the mulch and rock piles.
Liaison Report – None
Executive Session Actions-None
Adjournment There being no further business, Mrs. Gardner made a motion and 2nd by Mrs. Tosti to adjourn at 8:38pm.
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