| Minutes of Melville Park Committee|
Date: June 10, 2009
Attendance: E. Rizy, G. Kinnunen, J. Richard, J. Emerson, D.Sly, G. Steeley, G.Williams, T. Gray
Absences: J.Augustine, P. Botleho, L.Bryant
Minutes: accepted as written Motion J.Richard, G. Kinnunen
Finance: Remaining budget ~$850, plus ~1200 in yard sale account
Pond reclamation project:The Town Council voted not to authorize Phases 2 & 3 of the Pond Reclamation study. Project on hold for a few months per suggestion of B. Driscoll
Park Rules: no update
Scout Project status: E. Rizy has spoken with scout leaders about projects
Action Item: Ed to contact Jay Mellillo to discuss several projects including dams to block silt near Ethan’s walkway, potential walkway on wet area of red trail, rerouting of orange trail
Trail Clearing: Brush hog clearing of blue trail, red trail and around pond 8 completed. Additional brush pickup needed.
ACTION ITEM: Committee to continue to maintain trails. Possible removal of dead cherry tree close to picnic table near falls
Identification Cards: distributed to Don Sly, G. Williams and G. Steeley
Park Signing: Committee agreed on need for additional signs, one at the end of Sullivan Road indicating the Park is to the left and one at the top of Smith Road indicating the right hand turn. Parking Sign to be clearly marked at lower lot. Motion, J. Richard, 2nd T. Gray unanimous approval
ACTION ITEM: J. Richard to contact Liptak signs for additional signs using remaining budget…It was agreed that the entire budget should not be used, that it should be done as economically as possible. J. Emerson to speak with Fire Dept about no parking sign on telephone poles at lower lot.
Yard Sale: after discussion about poor results last year, motion made to cancel this year’s sale made by J. Richard, 2nd J. Emerson vote 4-3 no yard sale this year
Mott Farm Road Improvement: discussion on the need to divert water from road to prevent exceptionally muddy conditions.
ACTION ITEM: E. Rizy to follow-up with Public Works about potential for improvement including use of a civil engineer to make recommendations. This is an emergency access route as determined by Fire Dept and needs to be kept passable.
Budget Process: Discussion about need to create an ongoing annual budget listing all recurring expenses.
ACTION ITEM: J. Richard, J. Augustine and G. Williams to create document
Motion to adjourn at 8:20 made by G. Williams, 2nd G.Steeley