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Minutes: April 6, 2016

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by Bill Shapiro.

In attendance: Bill Shapiro, Denise Urbaniak, Heather Labance, Mary Ellen Vichiconti, Joyce Brensinger, Jeanne Buffalino

Approval of Minutes:

Motion to approve March 16, 2016 meeting minutes made by Mary Ellen Vichiconti; motion seconded by Heather Labance. Motion approved.

Paperwork:

Tabled for next meeting

PAL Status:

  • Bill Shapiro will contact Jeanne Buffalino regarding shirts for Board of Recreation members.
  • Kelly Weller reported via e-mail that more sponsorships and donations are needed for the “Spring In Your Step” 5K race.
  • Bill Shapiro will ask Jeanne Buffalino to provide an updated list of sponsors and donations for the race.
  • Jeanne Buffalino stated that the focus should be on items/products for the race “swag bags.”

Holiday Parade:

  • Bill Shapiro will contact Mayor Shortway to get more details on the type of parade the mayor envisions.
  • Open discussion of parade ideas included:
    • Schedule the parade for the Saturday after Thanksgiving and tie into the “shop local” day.
    • Include sports organizations, the high school band, Boy and Girl Scouts, dance groups, civic groups.
    • Include the fire companies and have the parade end with Santa and the tree lighting.
  • Bill Shapiro asked board members to research and bring more ideas to the next meeting.

Old Projects:

Discussion of events, other than events now being managed by the PAL, that were coordinated by the Board of Recreation.

  • Memorial Day parade—volunteers handed out flags with information attached about upcoming events.
  • Bill Shapiro will contact Mishelle Downtain about the cost of flags and the possibility of ordering.

New Projects:

Discussion of ideas for events/projects that can be coordinated by the Board of Recreation included:

  • Appalachian Trail photo contest
  • Bicycle Race and Kids Bicycle event
  • Antique Car Show with Wanderer’s Car Club—Joyce Brensinger volunteered to contact Dan Storey and invite him to next meeting to provide more information
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Town Wide Flea Market
  • Maple Grange Spring and Fall Clean-Up—ask local youth sport leagues to assist

Motion to adjourn at 8:29 p.m. made by Mary Ellen Vichiconti, seconded by seconded by Bill Shapiro; motion approved.