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Minutes - August 2, 2021


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

Present: Commission members Cathi Goebel, Lori Jordan, Jeff Cosulich, Bob Ehlers  and alternate Georgianna Pulver. 

Conservation Commission proposal for Marlboro Beach:

The group had looked at the proposal to close some of the gravel paths and had no objections. Cathi will attend the next Conservation Commission’s meeting on August 11 and will share that information.

 Bloomfield Park Crowding:

Nate Dandurand joined the meeting to represent a group of citizens that believe that Blunt’s Pond has become too crowded with people and dogs. He wanted to share his ideas with the group before starting a petition.

He proposed a sticker system for use of the beach; stickers would be free for Lamoiners and would cost money for non-residents. He also proposed that dogs be prohibited from the Beach and swimming area from 7 or 8 am until 5 pm. A sign would be placed at the entrance to the Park to inform all visitors of these rules.

Cathi mentioned that Beech Hill Pond has similar rules but they are enforced by a town constable. Jeff asked if Nate and his group would be willing to volunteer to take turns to enforce the rules. Nate believed it was reasonable that volunteers could take turns checking stickers on cars and calling a tow truck for cars without a sticker.

Nate also mentioned that the people have found trash such as condoms on the beach.

Cathi said that she would put the ideas in writing and share them with the Town Administrator.

Lamoine 150 Celebration:

Cathi proposed that Parks Commission clean up litter at the 3 Parks and encourage others to pick up litter in their own neighborhoods prior to the weekend of August 14 and 15. The group agreed and Cathi will ask the 150 Committee to post the information on the Facebook Page.

New business: Cathi shared the following with the group:

Marlboro Beach Kiosk: Cathi contacted Banner City in Bucksport who can do the panels for $50 dollars each plus $65/hr for any type setting. The panels are weatherproof. Cathi plans to visit the company this week.

Whitcomb Woods Trail: Kat Deeley from FBC had emailed Cathi to say that FBC was not planning any trail for the area so as not to disturb wildlife and nesting birds. Cathi had left a message for Kat for more information and will share it with the group when she receives it.

Bloomfield Park Memoriam Bench: Emily Lawley said that the bench would be installed by the manufacturer and requested a small service to be held on October 25.


Next meeting:

Monday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

There being no further business, the Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Cathi Goebel

Chair, Lamoine Parks Commission