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: June 17, 2009

Call the Meeting to Order: 7:55 p.m.

Roll Call

Mary Bradley
Barbara Green
Art Sinfield
Hary Shortway

Also Present

Pat Seger

Minutes

Motion to accept by Mary and seconded by Art. Passed.

Chairperson Report

None—Tony P. had e-mailed he would be absent.

Recreation Director Report

Summer Fun Program—Runs for 6 weeks and currently there are 66 children. More are enrolled in full day program than 1/2 day.

New instructor for tennis but only 4 currently signed up.

LAX Night went well.

Soccer Camp—currently 15 programs.

Walking Marathon will kick off on June 23 at 6 p.m. at Maple Grange Park.

Need to fix the bocci court for seniors and use as a competition between Vernon and Hamburg.

Softball Fields—It was noted that there was less smoking and less alcohol use lately.

Plans for Building—DPW will be doing most of the work.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Disk Golf—At a previous meeting Jessica Paladini was asked about using area at Maple Grange for this event. She planned on asking the Historical Society but felt there shouldn’t be a problem. Harry will contact her again to double check.

Discussion on fees/operations manuals etc and are checking with other towns.

Change of rate per hour across the board for use of fields as of January 1, 2010. This would cover expense of maintenance and increased security.

New Business

We will look into the revenue cost of fields. Idea could be payment to reserve the field and this fund will be dedicated for repairs etc and wouldn’t cost the taxpayers. A new field could run $150K+. To replace the carpet would be $20-$50K alone. Fields should last 20 years but are guaranteed for 10.

Winter activities could be held if a “bubble” was used on the fields. Extend use to year around—more revenue.

September 20, 2009—Proclamation Stamp of Drugs. Concert at the park.

Open to Public

No public in attendance.

Next meeting: August 19, 2009

Meeting adjourned at 9:33 p.m.