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Minutes - Decemer 7, 2020 (Draft, subject to correction)

Parks Chair Cathi Goebel called the meeting via Zoom to order at 6:00 p.m.

Present via Zoom: Commission members Cathi Goebel, Georgianna Pulver (Alternate), Maggie Andros, and Jeff Cosulich; and Administrative Assistant, Stu Marckoon

Minutes:

The minutes of the September 14, 2020 meeting were approved as written.  Jeff proposed and Maggie seconded a motion to accept the minutes as written.  Vote in favor was 4 to 0.    

At the September 14, 2020 meeting there was not a quorum to approve the minutes from the June 8, 2020 meeting.  Stu shared the minutes on his screen for review.  Georgiana proposed and Jeff seconded a motion to accept the minutes as written.  Vote in favor was 4 to 0.    

Doug’s Retirement: 

Jeff asked whether we had done anything for Doug’s retirement from the Parks Commission.  Lori was going to get a basket together.  Maggie will ask her about that.  Cathi offered to deliver the basket.

Budget:

Stu reported the budget is pretty much the same as last year.  There was a section added for Whitcomb Woods, the parcel adjacent to Bloomfield Park that was donated.  We have a $5K grant from the Whitcomb family for maintenance of the property as part of the land donation.  Stu recommended adding $1000 to the budget for general maintenance of Whitcomb Woods.

We changed the amount of the Marlboro Beach kiosk from $2500 to $1500, which will be needed to get the information panels designed and printed.

Total amount of budget stayed the same as proposed at $10,040.  Jeff proposed and Maggie seconded a motion to approve the amount.  Vote in favor was 4 to 0.

Whitcomb Woods:

We talked about budget requirements and determined for now it would just be a sign that says Whitcomb Woods.  Stu said there is a resident in town who makes signs and wants to pay his property taxes by making signs.  Georgiana asked about needing wood or planks to go over wet areas.  Stu recommended we get in touch with Aaron Dority at the Frenchman Bay Conservancy to discuss the plan for that property, making trails, volunteer work, etc. 

There was a town cleanup recently for Whitcomb Woods and $70 was spent hauling away trash, furniture, etc.  Thank you to Stu and Doug for using their trucks, and to the Coynes for their help.  Cathi will send a thank you note.

Marlboro Beach:

Georgiana noted the top of the kiosk was on the ground.  Stu reported that the bottom of the kiosk had been installed but they left the top for now.  We can install panels when they are done, hopefully in the spring.  Mike Jordan submitted his bill and was paid for the kiosk at Marlboro Beach and repair of the one at Bloomfield Park.

Cathi reported that Bob Ehlers replaced the worn out yellow rope on the fencing at Marlboro Beach.  Cathi picked up the rope and Bob replaced it all.  Thanks, Bob!

Bloomfield Park: 

Cathi asked who is doing the brush clearing at the Park other than the Parks Commission cleanup in May.  Stu reported that Mike Hodgkins, facility maintenance for the Town, has done some cleanup of fallen trees and McMullen hauled them away. 

The trail camera battery and card have not been replaced since the May cleanup at Bloomfield Park.  Cathi asked if Mike Hodgkins could get a ladder and help with the changing of batteries and card.  Stu said that Mike could probably do that, but Stu offered his assistance this time.  Cathi, Stu, and Jeff agreed on a date of Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 

Next meeting:

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

There being no further business, Cathi proposed and Maggie seconded a motion to adjourn.  Vote in favor was 4 to 0. Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Maggie Andros

Member, Lamoine Parks Commission