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: August 17, 2011

The regular meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by Mary Bradley.

Board Members in Attendance

Mary Bradley
Mary Ellen Vichiconti
Diane Cook
Frank Annunziata
Denise Urbaniak
Dave Vanderhoff
Melissa Wiedbrauk

Special Guests

Dan Storey, Chico and his wife.

Old Business

Vernon Day

First weekend in June. Need approval for June 3, 2012. 5K race again?

July/Recreation Month

Last year we did laser tag on 7/1 [bug issue]. Will discuss next July’s plan.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Scheduled on a calendar that went to town as Wednesday, December 5, 2011. PAL and Chamber of Commerce. Need to discuss date. Missi already got Mr. and Mrs. Claus to commit. Frosty the Snowman will attend.

New Suggestions for Events/Changes

Car Show

Involve Dan Storey. Once a month? Bring in classic cars and market the event to families. Get dealerships and the Wanderers Car Club involved. Live music or DJ. Traffic control? Frank is going to get this event going.

Winter Carnival

Snowboarders/skiers—have vendors sell items and food. Weekend event. Ice sculpture? Snow man making contest? Cross country ski at Maple Grange. Advertise and promote some kind of Jazz Night for adults. Mentioned that Presidents Day weekends are busiest at the resorts.

Equipment Swap

Expo with sports teams to swap equipment. Pay admission and teams can work the tables.

Fundraisers

Find flat parcel of town owned land for flea market. Sell table space to vendors and food vendors.

Discussion from Members

  • Look into 501c fundraisers for Rec. Board.
  • Invite Jason Haw and the high school cop to the next meeting?
  • Sept. - June recruit a teen member to the Board of Recreation [high school credit?].
  • Teens need an indoor/outdoor area to hang out in.
  • Need a community recreation center.
  • Bike trail: revitalize.
  • Get signs at flats—no dogs allowed.
  • Check on ordinance improvement 1. Need conflict resolution 2. Coaches need background checks.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.