Recreation Commission, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|

Chestertown Recreation Committee

Meeting Minutes


Location: Wilmer Park at 6:00pm

In Attendance:  Frank Rhodes, Emily Genther, Jim Bogden, Nathanial Woodrow, Rosemary Ramsey Granillo, Harold Somerville (absent), David Foster (Mayor), Tom Herz (Council member), Robbi Behr


  1. Meeting called to order at 6:05 by Jim Bogden and motion made to approve meeting minutes from May 10, 2021. Motion approved.
  2. Moved discussion to Wilmer Park Playground.
    1. Mayor David Foster speaks, thanking everyone for coming
    2. Tom Herz echos Mayor Foster’s thanks. Explains why the council backed the current playground concept.
  3. Invites anyone who wants to speak to do so and add ideas to a board set up for suggestions.
  4. Rosemary makes a motion for CRC Chairman to to appoint a committee to review current playground proposal and revise using ideas from the community. Final ideas are to be brought to special meeting on June 28, 2021. Nathanial seconds the motion. Motion approved.
  5. Ad hoc committee created to review any playground ideas presented by community members, and organize them. The ideas would then be used to work with a design company to create a concept.
    1. Members of Ad hoc committee are:
      1. Jacky Richards
      2. Mike Smith
      3. Kelly-Anne Turner
      4. Erin Heckles
      5. Brandywine White
      6. Jim Bogden
      7. Nathanial Woodrow
  6. Budget discussion
    1. game equipment – liabilities?
    2. Block parties – Chestertown cannot fund, but CRC can provide aid to any public parties held.
    3. Mayor Foster requested kayak racks to be built at the Wilmer Park boat launch.
    4. ARPA funds – public restrooms at Wilmer Park.
  7. Adding benches at Washington Park.
  8. Motion to adjourn meeting
  9. Next meeting set for Monday, June 28th at 6:00PM.


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