Recreation Commission, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|

Chestertown Recreation Committee

Meeting Minutes

18-Feb-2021

Location: Remote Zoom meeting at 6:00pm

In Attendance: Harold Somerville, Frank Rhodes, Brandt Troup, Emily Genther, Jim Bogden, Nathanial Woodrow, Chip MacLeod, Tom Hertz, Molly Judge, Jimmy Judge, Charles Lerner, Patty Heaps, Carla Johnson, Linda Boyer

Agenda:

  1. Ajax Park Improvement:
    • Original plan adjusted in compromise with the neighbors’ wishes. Plan was presented.
    • Dimensions of proposed toddler playground: too small, too close to parking lot?
    • Is the proposed wooded fence allowed in the historic district.
    • Will the parks improvements be piecemeal as donations are made, or will the whole park be overhauled at once when total funds are acquired?
    • Some would prefer basic cosmetic improvements to the park over major structural changes.
  2. Frank Rhodes set forward a motion to approve the Ajax plan (Plan A) presented at the meeting as one of 3 that will be presented to the Town Council. Jim Bogden will create 2 additional plans (Plans B and C) to also present to the council at the same time as Plan A. Motion was seconded by Jim Bogden and passed in a vote by committee members.
  1. Carpenter Park Playground:
    • Previous set was deemed unsafe by the town and disposed of.
    • Playset needs to be replaced. Ideas for fundraising were submitted and will be looked into (CRC, grants, donations, appeal to county for funds).
    • Harold will look playset ideas and present findings at the next meeting.

 

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