June Meeting Minutes
Recreation Commission Meeting, June 21 2012
Present: Skip Brown, Eoana Sturges, Dave Hobbs
1. Minutes from May meeting were approved.
2. Old Business
A) SHRP: Eoana arranged for Dave and Mike (Sturges) to meet and revise the trail map to resubmit to the state with the proposed changes.
B) White’s Beach: Swim buoys out. Fencing up. Most public comment positive about the road diversion. Cost of new fence in place of the present temporary fence is within available funds in our budget and will be purchased now and installed in October after the road diversion is reversed for the winter. This will in no way impact the issue of future diversion of the road but will enhance the appearance of the park while delineating the parking spaces.
C) Children’s Tryathalon: This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 25. No changes from last year. Posters and news articles will be out soon.
D) Soccer Program: Some of the funds left over from last year’s program will be spent for needed equipment for this year. Applying any remaining money to a scholarship fund was discussed at the last Selectboard meeting and an opinion about legality was equivocal. We were referred to a few other towns that have such a fund.
E) Swim program through the YMCA is starting in July:
- Sandbar State Park – So. Hero: July 9 – July 20
- Knight Point State Park – No. Hero: July 23 – Aug 3
- Sandbar State Park – So. Hero: Aug 6 – Aug 17
Dave will get checks to the State Parks for our half of the cost of the Park use (other half from Grand Isle Rec Com.) — $100.00 Sandbar, $50.00 Knights Pt. The individual cost of lessons is paid for South Hero residents through our budget.
3. New Business
1) KBRP: Notice will go out to members of the subcommittee about nonavailability of funds from the town for a roadway off Route 2 to the proposed cut through the elevated railbed.