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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes 04/06/2017

Old Lyme Parks and Recreation Commission
Meeting Minutes
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Present:  Don Bugbee (Director), Bob Dunn (Chairman), John Flower (Vice-Chairman),
Mary Ellen Garbarino, Tim Gavin, Glynn McAraw

Absent: Missy Garvin, Nigel Logan

Bob Dunn called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 2, 2017
Tim Gavin moved to accept the minutes of Regular Meeting February 2, 2017 and Mary Ellen Garbarino seconded the motion.  SO VOTED.

3.  DIRECTOR’S REPORT – Don Bugbee
Youth Basketball is finished for the season.
Adult Basketball is ongoing until the end of the school year.
Yoga continues through the end of April.
Body Back Fitness continues through the end of May.

Spring and Summer Program sign-up forms are available online and at Town Hall.
Summer staff hiring is incomplete at this time.
Daycamp will run from June 19 – July 28
After Daycamp program:  Run by LYSB
Wildcat Basketball Camps:  Boys Grades 3-7 July 10-14 and Girls Grades 4-8 July 17-21
Tennis Camps:  July 24-27 and July 31-August 3
Anticipated Camps:  UK Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball
Rowing Program:  Rogers Lake (Old Lyme Rowing Association)

Town Woods Fields are in good shape.

a. Boathouse
Bob Dunn reported that he, Don Bugbee and John Flower had attended the March meeting of the Boathouse Committee.  John Flower reported that he has resigned from the Committee.  Mr. Sibley stated at the Boathouse Committee meeting that a fundraiser is currently underway to raise additional needed funds.  There was a discussion.

Don Bugbee reported that the Board of Finance approved $150,000 for the Hains Park Bathroom Project, and $150,000 for the Playground Project at Cross Lane Park.  Both items are in the Capital Budget.  

b. Proposed Boathouse Lease Agreement with District 18
Bob Dunn reported that the Lease Agreement is coming along nicely, and that most all the changes that the Parks and Rec Commission members wanted in the Agreement, have been added.  This should be finished soon.

a. Cross Lane Playground update, funding, location, etc.
There was no update on this project although Don Bugbee stated that soil samples had been sent for testing.

b. Policy for Hains Park
The updated Policy for Hains Park was reviewed in detail.  Changes to the policy were discussed.  Don Bugbee will incorporate the changes and send out the updated Policy to members for review.  The members thanked Don for doing such a great job.

c. Other New Business


7. Glynn McAraw moved and John Flower seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 PM.  SO VOTED.  

The next meeting of this Commission will be on May 4, at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ellen Garbarino

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

Town Hall Hours  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM