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MINUTES OF October 9, 2007



Meeting was called to order by Rob Ketcham at 7:14 pm. Members of the Recreation Committee who were present include Michele Cioffredi, Mark Winslow, and Jenny Parker.

Recreation Director Randy Adams was also present.

Recreation Committee members Scott Eugair, Kathy Brown, Mark Poljacik were not present.




The minutes of September 18, 2007 were read and accepted. M. Winslow made the motion to accept the minutes as read.


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




R. Adams presented the September Recreation Director's Report.




Dedication Request

R. Adams reminded the Recreation Committee about a request he had received from a resident that Recreation Department "somehow" memorialize another long time resident who passed away. R. Adams reiterated that he felt it would be good if the Recreation Department put together a "formal" procedure for this type of request. He explained that a policy should be formed so all requests would be treated fair and equal. The Recreation Director asked the Committee to think about criteria again that should be included in such a policy and that the subject would be brought up at the next committee meeting.


FY 2009 Budget

At the last meeting R. Adams asked the Recreation Committee to think about the FY 2009 Recreation Department Budget and come to this October meeting with ideas & suggestions that would help formulate the proposed budget. R. Adams provided copies of the long and short term goals of the Recreation Area that they had re-familiarize themselves with the lists. Many different tasks, needs and wants, and personal preferences were discussed. The Recreation Director, when asked, said "hed still feels it's important for the Recreation Department to repair gates & fences around the swim pond. Number one he said was for safety concerns, there are some areas in the fence that could potentially cause harmful to folks. Secondly he said because a new fence would look more professional and would appeal to new visitors."


Pumpkin Party, October 13 (10:00-11:30 am)

R. Adams reminded the Recreation Committee about the upcoming Pittsford Pumpkin Party at the Recreation Area. Again he stated that he was looking for volunteers to help during the program. He needed extra helpers to assist the children decorate pumpkins, do facing painting, serve refreshments, and help with the hay ride, etc.




All Other Business

The Recreation Department has been contacted by Greg West, Lothrop School Principal to see if the Recreation Department would be willing to assist the school in finishing the baseball field that was down sized this past summer from a high school size field to youth field. Mr. Adams stated that because the Recreation Department is planning on using the downsized field more than ever next spring that the Recreation Department would be interested in seeing that project finished.


With no further business to discuss, M. Poljacik made the motion to adjourn the meeting.


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


The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Randy Adams, Recording Secretary                                Rob Ketcham, Chairman


NEXT MEETING:     TUESDAY, December 11 at 7 pm at the Town Offices


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