All meeting minutes posted on the township website are unofficial minutes. Official copies of minutes may be obtained from the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development.

Minutes: April 20, 2016

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by Bill Shapiro.

In attendance: Bill Shapiro, Denise Urbaniak, Heather Labance, Kyla Rocha, Joyce Brensinger, Jeanne Buffalino

Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve April 6, 2016 meeting minutes with corrections made by Heather Labance; motion seconded by Joyce Brensinger. Motion approved.

Memorial Day Parade:

Four hundred flags ordered to be handed out at the Memorial Day Parade. Prior to the parade information about upcoming events, websites and Facebook pages will be added.

Holiday Parade:

  • Bill Shapiro presented some of the Board of Recreation ideas to the Department of Community Affairs.
  • A committee to formalize and outline to be presented for approval will be formed. Bill Shapiro will ask Mary Ellen Vichiconti to head that committee.

Ongoing Projects:

5K Race—need items for swag bags.

New Projects/Ideas:

  • Turf Fields at Maple Grange Park
    • Fields are in need of repair or possible replacement.
    • Town officials and representatives from the turf installer will be meeting to inspect the fields and discuss options.
  • Kite Day—can work with STEM classes in the schools to design and construct kites.
  • Butterfly Release
  • Denise Urbaniak will draft a proposal for a bi-annual (spring and fall) clean-up at Maple Grange Park with the participation of the local youth sports leagues.
  • Bill Shapiro requested that each member come up with ideas to present at the next Board of Recreation Department.

Questions:

Bill Shapiro will inquire if the local youth sports leagues pay for the use of town fields to hold profit-making tournaments.

Motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. made by Denise Urbaniak; motion by seconded by Kyla Rocha. Motion approved.

Next Meeting—May 4, 2016