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MINUTES OF February 10, 2009



Meeting was called to order by Rob Ketcham at 7:04 pm. Members of the Recreation Committee who were present include Kathy Brown, Kathy Shortsleeves and Jenny Parker.


Recreation Director Randy Adams was also present.


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




The minutes of November 11, 2008 were read and accepted. J. Parker made the motion to accept the minutes as read.


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



R. Adams presented his February Recreation Director's Report. Other highlights made by the Recreation Director were: "Safe Sitter" Babysitting class, youth baseball & softball, Winter Celebration, and Family Fun Nights.




Recreation Department Budget FY 2010

The Recreation Director informed the Recreation Committee again that he presented "Proposed" Budget and Capital Budget Plan for FY 2010 to the Select Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 5. K. Brown asked if the Recreation Director if he had a updated list priorities at the Recreation Area.  

Recreation Area Gate Closing (12/1 not 11/1)

R. Adams stated that the Recreation Area Gate was open each day until the end of November. He mentioned several "regulars" continued to use the Recreation Area through the month of November. R. Adams also pointed out that there are residents who use the Recreation Area on a "year-round" basis. They park by the front entrance during the winter months when the gate is closed and happily walk in.



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

R. Adams informed the Recreation Committee that the Brandon Recreation Department is going through a difficult time to say the least. Based on what has been published in the newspapers, and what he's seen watching the Brandon Select board Meetings on PEG-TV, and the conversations with the Brandon Recreation Director himself they're are going through a transition of sort. R. Adams reported that he'll continue work hard to maintain the same high level of class, organization, and enthusiasm that Pittsford residents are accustomed to in these particular programs cosponsored by both departments, such as Snow Bowl Learn to ski/ride Program, Teen Dances, Jr./Sr. Youth League (Babe Ruth), Summer Softball.


Pittsford Day

The Recreation Director reported that the Pittsford Day Committee has already begun meeting to discuss the 2009 event. R. Adams was encouraged with the energy surrounding this first meeting.


All Other Business


With no further business to discuss, J. Parker made the motion to adjourn the meeting.


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


The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Randy Adams, Recording Secretary                               Rob Ketcham, Chairman

Next meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2009 at 7 pm at the Town Offices

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