Town of Hampden
Regular Meeting of
Parks & Recreation Commission
7:00PM at the Hampden Town Hall
November 23, 2004
Approved: December 14, 2004
Attendance: Board Members present were Michael D’Agostino, Glennice Flynn, Chris McDonald, and Larry Forrest. Also present was Jay Fenlason.
Minutes:The minutes from the November 9, 2004 meeting were reviewed and approved with changes. Glennice made a motion to accept the minutes with changes. Larry seconded. All were in favor.
Director’s Report: Jay gave an update on the following:
Memorial Park- The sign is in and up. The bathrooms have been finished, the shingles are in and will be put up.
Conservation Commission- The Conservation Commission has been notified of the Board’s desire to make some adjustments to the pipe adjacent to the brook to see if the bathing beach can be re-opened. The Commission has also been notified that the Park Board intends to re-file a Notice of Determination to the Conservation Commission.
Ski Program- The program is up and the sign-ups have been coming in.
Green Meadows- The Green Meadows gym will be available for use starting after the Holiday break.
Soccer- The Spring Soccer Sign-Up numbers are in and many age groups need players. A notice will be sent through school to see if more players can be found.
Team Selection: Chris proposes to have the Board approve all team rosters. There was discussion about the best way to accomplish this. Larry proposed to have the Board approve only the numbers, with no-names being discussed. The Board decided to use that method.
Sport Coordinator Duties: The Board discussed and reviewed the role of the sport coordinators. The current coordinators ideas were taken into account and the Board asked Jay to write up the ideas to make the Sport Coordinator a limited agent of the Park and Rec. Board, to be overseen by the Park and Rec. Director
Assistants: The Board wanted to clarify the process of selecting assistant coaches for the Town’s sports teams. Larry proposed to continue to allow the head coaches to select their assistants with input form the Park and Rec. Office. Jay will write out a policy to be reviewed by the Board for approval.
Larry made a motion to adjourn at 7:58 P.M. Glennice seconded. All in favor.
Next meeting: December 14, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.