Meeting Minutes : Recreation Committee

MINUTES OF March 10, 2009

Meeting was called to order by Rob Ketcham at 7:00 pm. Members of the Recreation Committee who were present include Kathy Brown, Kathy Shortsleeves and Mark Poljacik.

Recreation Director Randy Adams was also present.

Recreation Committee members Mark Winslow, Scott Eugair, & Jenny Parker were not present.


The minutes of February 10, 2009 were read and accepted. K. Shortsleeves made the motion to accept the minutes as read.

M. Poljacik seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


R. Adams presented his March Recreation Director’s Report. Other highlights made by the Recreation Director were: “Safe Sitter” Babysitting class, youth baseball & softball, School Break Fun Day, and his involvement of the Town’s Safety Committee.


Brandon Recreation Department (Programs the two Depts. offer together)

R. Adams reiterated that he’ll continue work hard to maintain the same that are typically ran together by both departments, such as the Snow Bowl Learn to ski/ride Program, Teen Dances, Jr./Sr. Youth League (Babe Ruth), & Summer Softball

Spring Programs

The Recreation Department is gearing up for the busy spring season ahead. Some spring programs were recently advertised in the Town of Pittsford Newsletter that went out the first week of February. Safe Sitter, Youth baseball/softball, and Teen Nights were all featured. Recreation Director discussed a plan he’s working on to collect food for the Pittsford Food Shelf.

Pittsford Day

R. Adams reported that the Pittsford Day Committee had chosen Saturday, July 18, 2009. With the fourth of July on a Saturday the Pittsford Day Committee wanted to stay away from having the Pittsford event on the same day as the Great Brandon Parade. Pittsford Day Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm at the Town Offices.


Committee Appointments (Chairman & Vice Chair)

Since this was the first Recreation Committee meeting after Town Meeting, the Recreation Committee had to elect a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson. M. Poljacik made the motion to re-elect Rob Ketcham as Chairman.

K. Brown seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously

K. Brown made the motion to re-elect Kathy Shortsleeves as Vice-Chairman.

M. Poljacik seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

R. Adams will forward these recommendations to the Select Board for their approval.

2009 Recreation Area Fees

R. Adams stated he still believes there are no reasons why to adjust the rates at this point and suggested to Recreation Committee that rates stay the same as they have been. The Recreation Area Fees have not changed since he was hired in 2001. He feels especially in these uncertain economic times Pittsford residents need to know that they have a place they can bring their families during the summer that is reasonable priced. K. Brown made the motion to recommend to the Select Board that the 2009 Recreation Area Fees to be set at the same rate as last season.

K. Shortsleeves seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Day Camp Director Search

The Recreation Director stated that he is currently searching for a new Director for the 2009 Summer Day Camp. He opened his search the first week of March and applications are due by 3:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2009.

All Other Business

With no further business to discuss, K. Brown made the motion to adjourn the meeting.

K. Shortsleeves seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Randy Adams, Recording Secretary  and Rob Ketcham, Chairman

Next meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2009 at 7 pm at the Town Offices.