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Town of Hampden

Regular Meeting of Parks & Recreation Commission
7:00PM at the Hampden Town Hall
August 12, 2004

Approved: September 14, 2004

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 P.M.

Attendance:  Board members present were Larry Forrest, Tine Albano, and Glennice Flynn. Also present was Jay Fenlason.

Minutes: The minutes for the June 24, 2004 meeting were reviewed and approved. Tina made a motion to accept the minutes. Glennice seconded. All were in favor.

Director’s Report: Jay gave an update on the Summer Activity Program, the baseball/softball seasons, and the upcoming soccer season. He also offered to be the Park and Rec. representative on the CPC Board. This was discussed and voted on by the Board. Tina made a motion to have Jay as the Park and Rec. representative on the CPC Board. Glennice seconded. All were in favor.

Jay also discussed the rental of soccer fields by out of town organizations. The Board agreed that the fields could be used, but only if the policies of the Park and Rec. Department were followed.

Fall Festival/Buddy Walk: Glennice spoke to the issues that needed to be resolved for the Fall Festival. Tina offered to assist in contacting the food groups and possible donations for a rock wall, inflatable, etc. Glennice agreed to contact the town service groups, and to meet with Lori Houle Isham of the Buddy Walk. The Board decided to that the fees for the Festival would be $25 for a crafter and $15 for a service or food group. The Board also agreed to check with the Minnechaug Band to see if they were interested in running the games portion of the Festival. Jay is to check with the Police Department on their involvement and to coordinate the advertising for the Festival.

Tina made a motion to adjourn at 8:28 P.M. Glennice seconded. All were in favor.

Next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 26, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.