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February 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes Recreation Dept. Office No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday February 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday February 6, 2017, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden Andy Davis, Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Noelle Ballinger, Kathy LaNatra
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Open Forum
None
Debbie discussed current programs and the upcoming programs for the spring.
 
Susan asks Brian about KYSO updates.
 
Commission discussed netting and backstop structure at top.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to replace upper fencing of backstop B5, and add addition of  a safety netting system.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
KYSO is hosting a volunteer appreciation night at Opachinski.
Susan will be attending the KYSO meeting to go over the rules and regulations.
 
Susan discussed the vandalism that happened at the concession stand at Opachinski.
The Commission discussed maybe purchasing cameras.  Susan will look into it.
 
Susan stated no update on the FY17 CPC/Capital Planning project.
 
Susan stated to Commission that the floors will be redone during April vacation, at the Reed Community building.
 
Susan discussed the building walk thru with Commissioners.
 
Susan stated that she had looked into the possibility of an ice skating rink, and found out it is not good for the grass on the fields. 
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach park project.  Susan stated most likely not on this town meeting but possibly in the fall.  Susan stated she is working on two grants to possibly help with the project.
 
CPC updates- No new info, they still want additional information.
 
Susan updated Commission on status of property management team.
Brad is working with the project labor, sheriff’s department, to clean up and paint wrought iron railings at the top of the Reed parking lot.
 
Susan discussed the MRPA meeting and the topic of Christian’s law, (water safety, and wearing life jackets).
Susan stated that the department head meeting updates were as follows:
New HR person hired, Tina Bette, and Classification study is being finalized.
 
Susan stated that she is working on winter/spring project list with Joe.
 
Susan stated the movie night is all set.
 
Susan stated that she is collaborating with the COA, library, and Adams to run some events known as Kingston Community Fun.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting.   Commission stated that a plan needs to put in motion to move the Gazebo from the COA, to the location of Opachinski.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday March 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the February 6, 2017 meeting, at 8:05 PM 
Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

January 9 ,2017 Meeting Minutes Recreation Dept. Office View No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday January 9, 2017, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden Andy Davis, Kathy LaNatra, Melissa Bateman, and Noelle Ballinger
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Open Forum
None
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve meeting minutes from November, 2016.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated commission on status of the turf management.  The Loom pile was screened and there is 10 yards available for use.
 
Susan discussed irrigation updates.  Well will be cleaned and pump repair for the spring.  Controller installation has not taken place by Winterberry yet.
 
Susan stated the rules and regulations sign is complete and will be installed in the spring at Opachinski.
Susan asks Commission about changing the directory sign?
 
Brian Whidden discussed overhead safety netting for the three baseball fields, softball and concession stand.
 
Susan stated for the FY17 Capital planning, no updates at this time.
 
Susan received the quote from signarama on the Capt. Bailey playground sign.  It is estimated to be $1750.00.
 
Susan stated she had met with the building inspector regarding the ceiling in the auditorium and it may be possible to redo the ceiling.  Susan stated that there was aprox., $40,000 CPC money left over.
 
Motion
Andy Davis made a motion, Noelle Ballinger second, to spend up to $4000.00 out of the revolving fund to pay for the sign and additional equipment.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the Gray’s beach playground repairs were complete.
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach concession and amphitheater.  Horsley Whitten is in favor of the plan, as discussed at previous meeting.
 
Kathy LaNatra gave a CPC update.
 
Susan reviewed general updates with the Commission.  Susan reviewed the donations from Ann Guba and the Richard Keating fund.
Susan discussed the emergency notification procedure form.
Susan reviewed budget updates.  January 20th is the warrant deadline.
 
Susan stated there was a Municipal modernization act put in place in October.  Only one commissioner will be designated to sign bills.
 
Motion
Motion made by Noelle Ballinger, second by Andy Davis, to have Chairperson Melissa Bateman, sign bills, if chairman not available, then the vice chairperson, would sign.
Discussion
Commissioners discussed. 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the Dept. head meetings.  The town is in the process of hiring a new HR person.  The town is working on a classification study.
 
Susan reviewed the winter spring project list for the properties.
 
Debbie discussed the winter programs and status of the registrations.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting.   Commissioners would like to discuss the stage lighting.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday February 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whiddden, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the January 9, 2017 meeting, at 8:50 PM 
Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

January 9, 2017 Recreation Commission Meeting Reed Community Building; Recreation Department Office No minutes available. View

March 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday March 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 6, 2017, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden Andy Davis, Melissa Bateman
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: William North, Colleen North, Michael Frenette, Gary Wass, Tim Dwyer
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Andy Davis, to approve the January and February meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Open Forum
Will North attended meeting to discuss an Eagle project.  Will did a presentation on the TEDEX program.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second byAndy Davis to accept Will North’s eagle project and the recreation department will be the beneficiary.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Michael Frenette attended meeting to discuss the Waterfront event at Gray’s beach on August 19th.
Commission discussed with Michael some of the ideas for the festival.  Micahel mentioned a possible grant, to install sunscreen dispensers at the beach.  Commission asked for more information.
 
Tim Dwyer discussed KYSO updates.
Susan will be attending the KYSO meeting to go over the rules and regulations, concession stand operation.
Tim stated that there is a volunteer appreciation night on March 24th.  Tim also stated that the golf tournament fundraiser will be returning this year. 
 
The opening date for the complex will be Saturday, April 1st, weather permitting.
 
Susan discussed the plan for the walking trail design at the Opachinski complex.
 
Susan discussed the possibility of planting a tree and mulch the triangle in parking lot at Opachinski.
Brian asks about aluminum benches being placed at Opachinski.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to accept donation from KYSO for aluminum benches to be placed at Opachinski.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed the vandalism that happened at the concession stand at Opachinski. Susan stated that a lock needs to be put on large control box.
Susan looked into installing an alarm at the complex to deter vandalism.  Susan stated a grant would cover cost of alarm and installation would be aprox. $2800.00.   Missy asks about the response time.
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Andy Davis, to accept the free alarm system for the Pottle complex.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Turf management updates.  Lime will put down this month, 1st fertilization will be during April vacation.
 
Susan stated Commission needs to discuss the property directory sign design.
 
Geese patrol is at fields, is twice a week for 7 days at the cost of $1800.00.
 
Susan stated no update on the FY17 CPC/Capital Planning project.
 
Susan discussed the Recreation Director updates.  Susan stated she will be meeting with the wage and personnel regarding changes for the rate of pay for the summer staff.
 
Susan discussed the book pazingo with the commission. 
Susan stated the lower hall door will be repaired this spring.
The grant application for the project at Gray’s beach is due March 9th
 
Susan stated to the commission, that not sure if any of the lifeguards or sailing staff will be returning.  She asks Commission to please put the word out for applicants. 
 
Susan stated she will know how many summer counselor positions that will be open by the end of March.
Commission discussed the lifeguards being present at the beach during low tide.
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Andy Davis, to not have lifeguards working during low tide.
 
Discussion
Possibly have them do parking attendant job.   Commission will have to discuss further.
Motion passed by 3-1-0
Susan stated that Commission needs to discuss the fee for the beach stickers. 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Kathy LaNatra, to have the Gray’s beach parking sticker rate, at $15 for residents, and $30 for non-residents.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she met with a gentleman by the name of Quinn, who is interested in running the concession.
 
Susan asks Kathy LaNatra for CPC updates.
 
Susan stated that Jordan Youssef  will be leaving our department to take a full time position at the waste water department.  Susan stated she would like to combine the casual worker position and the athletic field maintenance position.
 
The town meeting will be held in May.
 
Susan stated that she will be attending the MRPA meeting on March 14th and 15th.
 
Kathy LaNatra discussed the Open meeting law.
 
Susan stated that she is collaborating with the COA, library, and Adams to run some events known as Kingston Community Fun.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting.  Commission needs to discuss lifeguards and parking attendants at the beach.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday April 3, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the March 6, 2017 meeting, at 9:25 PM 
Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

Monthly Recreation Commission Meeting Reed Community Building; Recreation Department Office No minutes available. No agendas available.
The next Recreation Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Reed Community Building; Recreation Department Office.