July Meeting Minutes

July Meeting Minutes

South Hero Recreation Commission Meeting Minutes
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM , White’s Beach
Present: Mike Wickenden, Thomas Chagnon, David Hobbs and
Erin Morse
A) Review of May minutes – approved
B) Public Input – none.
C) Treasurer’s Report – left at town office.
D) New Business and agenda items:
-Dave shared information from Martha Varney on testing water
quality in certain areas. The State Dept. Of Environmental
Resources has water testing available upon request. Those
present agrees to ask for information on Keeler Bay, White’s
Beach and the crick off of Tracey
-$3k collected in total from parking passes. We have received
$900. Mike will ask about the rest of the funds.
-Thomas brought up a play structure for White’s Beach for kids
ages 5 and under. He will look into cost and possible grant
opportunities from RISE VT.
-Status of no smoking signs for White’s Beach. Dave will follow
up.
-Kid Bike Citations from Gail @ Keeler Bay. Gives a child a
coupon for free ice cream. Dave handed out to members at
meeting.
-Fall Soccer. Grand Isle receives extra income this year.
-Enthusiasm for Tryathalon – we agreed to continue and change
to a Saturday. 8/24/18
-Roy Marsh Trail – high water level near Osprey nest. This is due
to the culvert which needs to be repaired.
E) Old Business
1. Whites Beach
a) Crowding / Parking Sticker Status – no feedback
b) Port-a-pottys – looking fine.
c) Swim instruction program status – 1st session 18
kids, 2nd session 10 kids, 3rd session 13 kids. Instructor is great.
Good feedback.
2. Publicity
Dave went onto our website and did some edits.
a) Keagan invited to discuss Community Activities
Calender. Will set up time to meet in the future.
B. Rec web site / creating a community calendar.
Ongoing agenda item.
F) Other Business
-Change meeting day to second Thursday @ 7pm.
-Letter from Pam Allen to recreation committee about parade.
Tanya from the Islander will be taking over.
-Karin Ames is leaving Rec Commission. Will be sending in
resignation letter. Will post notice on FPF regarding vacancy.

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