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Town of Hampden

Special Budget Meeting of Parks & Recreation Commission
7:00PM at the Hampden Town Hall
December 14, 2004

Approved: January 11, 2005


Attendance: Board members present were Chris McDonald, Michael D’Agostino and Larry Forrest. Also present was Sue Gorman.

Bills: Reviewed and approved

Minutes: The minutes from the November 23, 2004 meeting were reviewed and approved with changes. Michael made a motion to accept the minutes with changes. Larry seconded. All were in favor.

Director’s Report: (Sue reported for Jay who was unable to attend the meeting)

Pool: Chris reported information that he obtained from John Flynn that the paperwork that we have been filing has not been necessary and that the pool needs to be looked at from a different standpoint. It should be looked at from a repair point of view with minimal costs incurred. Larry reported that the Conservation Commission is to proceed with a site evaluation There is no need for filing the paperwork The board would like for Jay to double check with Gary Weiner before proceeding. Larry made a motion to go forward with the repairs per Gary’s approval. Michael seconded. All in favor.

Budget: Chris reported that the budget needs to be submitted by January 10, 2005. This will be tabled until the next meeting for further discussion.


Coach Selection Proposal: Jay left a handout with additions for the current Coach Selection Policy. Larry made a motion to add this information. Michael seconded. All in favor.

Sport Coordinator Proposal: This handout will be tabled to the next meeting for further discussion.

Team Selection: There has been discussion as to the best solution for choosing teams. The board would like this to be discussed at the next meeting. Various questions and suggestions for setting certain guidelines and criteria from the evaluators need to be clarified.

Fall Festival: Michael asked whether or not the Fall Festival would continue in the future. This needs to be decided upon. While it is wonderful for the community it has been very difficult to gather volunteers to make this event successful.

Michael made a motion to adjourn at 8:26 P.P.M. Larry seconded. All in favor

Next meeting: December 28, 2004 at 7:00 P.M.