| Minutes of Melville Park Committee |
Date: June 12, 2012
Attendance: J. Wesner, E Rizy, L. Lesinski, T Gray, G. Williams, W. White,
Excused Absence: G. Kinnunen, D Sly, J.Richard
Minutes: From May meeting accepted as written. Motion: W. White, 2nd G. Williams
Finance: Balance as shown: $6,331.84. Proposed freeze ties up $4980, leaving $1351.84. Committee decided to use $900 of remaining funds to work on spillway. T.Gray will contact C.J. Vivieros to bring heavy equipment for further trees and brush removal before the end of June.
Correspondence: J. Emerson notified the Town Council and Melville Committee that she resigned her committee membership to pursue other activities. E. Rizy personally thanked her for her service on the trails and said she would be sorely missed.
E. Rizy provided information to R.I. Tourism Division about the Park, allowing Melville Park to be included in future R.I. tourism publications.
Scout Projects: Scout project by Steven Vierkant, Troop 82, on bat houses was completed and documented. Pictures were shown to the committee of the bat houses mounted high overlooking Pond 9 and the Bay.
Another Scout declined to pursue Red Trail project. Green Trail scout project is complete, but further work is needed in wet areas.
Spillway Clearance: Original date of spillway work, June 2, was postponed due to bad weather. For reschedule: see above.
Pond 8 Reclamation: need to find civil engineering assistance to meet DEM requirements regarding silt removal location and depth, dewatering measure, and location of final disposal.
2012 Budget: Reduction from $15,000 to $14,750 leaves enough funding to continue all ongoing projects
Aquidneck Island Land Trust: update due from J. Richard
Need for new secretary: E. Rizy will serve as temp, but a volunteer is needed to replace J. Emerson.
Scout Project List: update has been provided to Troops 82, 5 and 77.
Annual Report: submitted as written
Trail Status: T. Gray checked the Green, Orange and part of the Yellow Trails. All trails are passable, but substantial spring growth requires weed-whacking and trimming.. Area around Pond 8 is growing briskly after a trim two weeks earlier, and a tree is down close to the Yellow trail. Mott Farm Road needs to be mowed, as weeds and grasses are 2’ high. Campmaster Bryant’s crew has done a good job keeping Smith and Bayview roads mowed, and the Town DPW has bush-hogged around the lower parking lot.
ACTION:T. Gray to contact Bill Bryant to request mowing of Mott Farm road.
Merit Badge Programs: J. Richard report needed
Mott Farm Road: without much rain recently, the road is pretty dry and passable, except for the high grass. How the Committee fixes the wet spots with better drainage has not been defined.
Adjourn 8:05 PM.
Next Meeting: July 10, 2012, 7 PM Town Hall