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April 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Tuesday April 10, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Kathy LaNatra, Debbie Doherty
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Kirstyn Tanous
Public Attendance: Jess Kramer, Pamela Slot, Adam Sherman, Dan Shropshire, Janet Stanford, Daniel Harlow, Dorothy Harlow
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis , to approve the March 5 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan Woodworth reviewed the Spring Programs.  She also discussed the status of the Kingston Community Fun Programs and updates on some summer programming.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Andy Davis, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the request of KYBSL to have sod installed on the B5 ballfield.
Discussion
None
Motion passed 3-0-1.Brian Whidden abstained as the KYBSL President
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Laure Graziano, to approve the request from KYSO to put netting along the tree line at the Opachinski complex back fields.  Netting is to prevent soccer balls entering protected wetlands area.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to remove the Govoni field request from the capital planning request for this year, FY18.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to allocate the KYSO User Fee for FY19 to be $43,400.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Brian Whidden updated Commission on KYSO.
 
Susan updated Commission on Gray’s Beach Park Project.
 
Susan updated Commission on Property Management Team updates. Reminded Commission of Camp Nekon Earth Day Community Clean Up, scheduled for April 22nd from 9am – 1pm. Volunteers can register on KingstonRec website.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of Kingston’s Little Free Libraries.
 
Discussion on location of new Opachinski Directory signs.
 
Dan Shropshire indicated his interest for the open Recreation Commissioner seat.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday May 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis , to adjourn the April 10, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 9:15PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

Dec. 4 , 2017 Meeting 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Dec. 4, 2017
6:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Dec. 4, 2017, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 6:00 PM
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Kathy LaNatra, and Andy Davis
Not Present: Laurie Graziano, Brian Whidden
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Kathy LaNatra , to approve the Nov. meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Open Forum
None
 
Debbie reviewed the winter programs, the luminary updates, and the Kingston Community Fun programs.  Susan discussed the upcoming Joy of Music, winter concert to be held December, 14.
 
Susan stated that the benches have been ordered for the basketball courts.
 
Susan updated the commission on the status of the Adams center.  Susan updated the commission on the work in progress for the facility department.  New hire Nick Derelict has started.
 
Susan reviewed the annual report.
 
Commission discussed the areas of responsibility for the commissioners.
Susan stated that Brad is looking into more recycling programs in the spring.
 
Susan looking into possible grants to purchase a new stage curtain.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the union contracts.  Nick Defelice is now in the Union as a Jr. custodian , and Debbie Doherty is now in the Union as well.
 
Susan stated that she had met with two people about the possibility of being a support/resource  person for the summer program.
 
Susan discussed the tree at the top of the hill at the Reed, possibly being lighted year round.
 
Susan discussed the KYSO updates.  The irrigation has been winterized and Joe is finalizing over at Opachinski this week. 
 
Brad is working on the Opachinski complex directory sign design.
 
Susan asked the commission about the security at the complex.  Melissa Bateman stated that we definitely need to put in some type of security, camera, video record, or some type.  Susan will look into with Brad and the police chief for both Opachinski and Gray’s beach.
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the tree falling on roof at Camp Nekon cabin.  The claim was turned into insurance, damage estimated at aprox.   $4000.00.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting. 
 
Next Meeting date is Monday January 8, 2017, at 6:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Dec. 4, 2017 meeting, at 7:10 PM 
Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 5, 2018 Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Feb. 5, 2018
6:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Feb. 5, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 6:10 PM
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Kathy LaNatra, and Laurie Graziano
Not Present: Andy Davis, Brian Whidden
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jessica Kramer, Tim Dwyer, Karen Joyce, John Fitzgerald
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Laurie Graziano , to approve the January meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Open Forum
Jessica Kramer was attending to discuss trash dumping at Gray’s beach, the trash compactor and possibly putting a lifeguard at the gate to ck passes.
 
Debbie reviewed the spring programs; Debbie also discussed the status of the Kingston Community Fun programs. 
 
Susan stated that the Town administrator is out and Kevin Donovan is back temporarily.  Susan stated that she had met with the Adams trustees and they approved moving forward with the K Rec extreme program. 
 
Susan reviewed the budget updates.  Finance comm. meeting is Feb. 15th at 6:50, and Capital planning is March 20th at 6:30.
 
Susan reviewed the no dogs allowed policy, from animal control.
Susan spoke with a company to replace the stage curtain, the black one, at the cost of $3109.50
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to replace the black stage curtains at the cost of $3109.50.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan reviewed the property management updates. 
 
Susan stated she will be attending the MRPA conference for a few days in March.  HR is now looking into other opportunities for employees to attend training.
 
Susan reviewed the article regarding the Joy of Music program.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach project.  The current concession vendor is removing all the items.  Project deadline is June 30th.  March 1, all the bids are due.
Tim Dwyer updated the commission on KYSO updates.  Susan will be attending the March KYSO meeting. 
Tim Dwyer asks permission to place bleachers and stands at B4, B5, B6, U8 & U10 ,and 2 LaCrosse fields, at the cost of $25,000.00.
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to place benches and stands at Opachinski fields at the cost of $25,000.00.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Tim Dwyer stated that the final improvement would be to install 240 ft net to go beside the U10 field.
 
Susan stated the turf management and irrigation would begin in April.
 
Susan discussed her conversation with LT. Kelly regarding the hunting of geese at Opachinski.  He stated that it would not be prudent or, recommended by the police department.
 
Agenda items for the next meeting is the Opachinski directory sign, and the naming of the fields.
Next Meeting date is Monday March 5, 2018, at 6:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to adjourn the Feb.5, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 7:10PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street 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 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 8, 2018
6:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday January 8, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 6:00 PM
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Brian Whidden, Laurie Graziano, (left at 6:45) and Andy Davis
Not Present: Kathy LaNatra
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman , to approve the Dec.4 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by 2 to 1 voice vote.
 
Open Forum
None
Debbie Doherty discussed the winter programming and updated commission on the programs that have been added to the website.
 
Susan discussed the Kingston Community Fun and the status of the programs that have run.
Susan stated to the commission that the new hire for the Adams is Sandi Lincolin , they had met and discussed upcoming events and happenings.
 
Susan discussed the property management updates.  Susan stated that Maureen Thomas is leaving again for the second time next week to take another position for another job.
 
Susan stated that Brad is reaching out to different organizations regarding recycling efforts.
Susan stated that Brad would like to purchase and washer and dryer and is looking for a location to install it. 
 
Motion
Motion was made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to place a washer and dryer in a location at the Reed building, based on the discretion of Brad and Susan.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by a unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she is researching an organization called Confikids.  They provide kids with scholarships for programs.
 
Susan stated that she will be attending an Adams Center meeting on January 25th.  Susan would like to discuss the issue of using the Adams for our program, KREC Extreme this summer.  Andy stated that he would attend also.
 
 
Susan stated that she will be checking into  the pricing for a new stage curtain and the lighting.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting. 
 
Next Meeting date is Monday February 5, 2018, at 6:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the January 8, 2018 meeting, at 7:26 PM ,of the Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

March 5, 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday March. 5, 2018
6:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 5, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 6:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Kathy LaNatra, Laurie Graziano
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mark Beaton, Gene Wyatt, & Norman Harbinson
 
Melissa Bateman called the meeting to order at 6:00PM
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis , to approve the February 5 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Norman Harbinson attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of having a WW2 baseball/ softball.   The date has not been confirmed, but would like to have on a Saturday or Sunday in May or June.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to approve a WW2 baseball/softball game, date pending, based on availability.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie reviewed the spring programs.  The Egg hunt will be on Saturday March 24th. Debbie also discussed the status of the Kingston Community Fun programs. 
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the portion of the perennial garden at Opachinski, pending other board approvals.
 
Discussion
Green Energy will maintain the agreed upon area.
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated Commission on the new hires, finance and conservation agent status.  Susan stated that Henny Walters will be retiring at the end of March.  Kevin Donovan will be filling in for town admin, at least another week.
 
Susan stated the budget updates, $25,000, will not be put into the operating budget this year, but $15,000 will be added.
 
Susan updated commission on the department head and capital planning meeting updates.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to remove the Govoni field request from the capital planning request for this year, FY18.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to pursue the Govoin field restoration via CPC.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden to release $12,100 form CPC article 26, at the annual town meeting.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated she will be attending the MRPA conference down on the Cape.
 
Susan stated that the summer program will run July 9- August 17.  The meeting that was scheduled with Kate and Kirstyn was cancelled due to the weather.
 
Susan stated that the water front letters to returning staff were sent out.
 
Susan discussed the KREC Extreme program being held at the Adams and the guidelines to follow.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the sailing program.  Susan states she is talking with Duxbury Maritime and also the swim coach at SLRHS.
 
Susan discussed the property management team updates.  The gate installation, stone path at Opachinski, and the French drain installation is on hold.
 
Susan discussed the little free libraries registration and installation.
 
Susan stated April 22, which is Earth day, there will be a cleanup held at Camp Nekon from 9:00-1:00.
 
Susan discussed three gates being installed at Camp Nekon, parts up to $1200.00.  The project is a joint effort with three departments, Conservation, Recreation, and Facilities.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, for the Recreation department to contribute $400.00 toward gate project at Camp Nekon.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed the parking fees for Gray’s Beach for the upcoming season.  The fees are currently $15.00 for resident and $30.00 for non-residents.
 
 
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to keep the fee the same for beach stickers, $15, resident, and $30, non-resident.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed the Gray’s beach project and updates regarding the bids.
 
Susan stated that there will be a playground inspection this spring, as it has not been audited or inspected since 2013.  The cost will be around $1000.00.
 
Brian Whidden stated no KYSO updates, other than the golf tournament will be held June 14th at the Halifax country club.  Brian stated that the registration for spring sports is now open.
Susan plans to attend the KYSO April meeting.
 
The Opachinski complex directory sign is being finalized.  Commission asks that it state NO DOGS ALLOWED.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to name the back fields at Opachinski, Reardon Field.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday April 2, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Kathy LaNatra , to adjourn the April 2, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 7:50PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

May 7, 2018 Recreation Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday May 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday May 7, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Dan Shropshire, Laurie Graziano, & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mark Beaton
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the April meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mark Beaton attended meeting to discuss the location of the community garden.  Brian Whidden stated that he has concerns regarding parking and the location.
 
Debbie reviewed the summer programs.  There are still program proposals coming in.
 
Susan stated that, Tom Calter is the new town administrator and will begin on May 14th.Susan updated commission on the town meeting.
 
Susan stated that there had been no applications or interest in the Sailing program.  Susan stated that she had reached out to several different people.
 
Susan reviewed the seasonal staff recommendations.  Susan stated the lifeguards/parking staff, will be brought on board even if the beach is not completely finished.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the seasonal staff recommendations as presented by Susan.
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by 4-0-1 voice vote.
 
Susan reviewed the facilities and recreation spring project planning.
Andy Davis asked if the dead pine tree behind B1 could be removed.
 
Susan reviewed the Property management team updates.
 
Susan stated the spring cleanup at Camp Nekon went really well.
 
Susan stated that the Girl Scout troop cleaned up the entrance garden and planted flowers at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated the overall project at Gray’s beach going well.  There have been 3 bids; all were over so the new deadline is May 10th.  Susan stated that part of the building will be started before June 30th.  Possibility a pre-fab structure.
 
Susan stated that next Tuesday May 15th, they are planning a planting day at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated that the foot bath was moved and also a new gate for the emergency ramp installed.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve building of a platform at B2.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Andy Davis made a motion, second by Melissa Bateman, to install fabric behind fencing at B2 & B4.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated the Directory sign at Opachinski will be installed after June 14th.
 
Brian Whidden stated that the B1 bench at the 3rd base line is broken.  Brian asked if it can be repaired.
 
Susan stated that she is working with a new irrigation company.  Susan also stated that she is in the process of working with Smart water management composing an as built. They would like to go in and clean the heads and will evaluate and look at the old system, and do an assessment.   The new well company gave Susan a proposal for all three wells, of $9800.00. 
 
Susan reviewed the turf management.  Mowing has started and will be every Friday, once a week.
Melissa discussed the vandalism at Opachinski.  Mike LaNatra spoke with Melissa regarding a security system that would cost about $500.00, and would need WiFi.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to have security system installed; pending the funding would come from recreation department and from KYSO monthly user fee for the hotspot.   
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Recreation Commission needs to reorganize.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Laurie Graziano, as Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Brian Whidden, as the Vice-Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
The Commission discussed the areas of responsibility and decided as follows:
 
CPC-Dan Shropshire
Camp Nekon-Andy Davis
Marketing and Gray’s Beach-Melissa Bateman
Marketing & Programming-Laurie Graziano
Fields-Brian Whidden
 
Next Meeting date is Monday June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire , to adjourn the May 7, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:45PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

May 7, 2018 Recreation Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday May 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday May 7, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Dan Shropshire, Laurie Graziano, & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mark Beaton
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the April meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mark Beaton attended meeting to discuss the location of the community garden.  Brian Whidden stated that he has concerns regarding parking and the location.
 
Debbie reviewed the summer programs.  There are still program proposals coming in.
 
Susan stated that, Tom Calter is the new town administrator and will begin on May 14th.Susan updated commission on the town meeting.
 
Susan stated that there had been no applications or interest in the Sailing program.  Susan stated that she had reached out to several different people.
 
Susan reviewed the seasonal staff recommendations.  Susan stated the lifeguards/parking staff, will be brought on board even if the beach is not completely finished.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the seasonal staff recommendations as presented by Susan.
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by 4-0-1 voice vote.
 
Susan reviewed the facilities and recreation spring project planning.
Andy Davis asked if the dead pine tree behind B1 could be removed.
 
Susan reviewed the Property management team updates.
 
Susan stated the spring cleanup at Camp Nekon went really well.
 
Susan stated that the Girl Scout troop cleaned up the entrance garden and planted flowers at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated the overall project at Gray’s beach going well.  There have been 3 bids; all were over so the new deadline is May 10th.  Susan stated that part of the building will be started before June 30th.  Possibility a pre-fab structure.
 
Susan stated that next Tuesday May 15th, they are planning a planting day at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated that the foot bath was moved and also a new gate for the emergency ramp installed.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve building of a platform at B2.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Andy Davis made a motion, second by Melissa Bateman, to install fabric behind fencing at B2 & B4.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated the Directory sign at Opachinski will be installed after June 14th.
 
Brian Whidden stated that the B1 bench at the 3rd base line is broken.  Brian asked if it can be repaired.
 
Susan stated that she is working with a new irrigation company.  Susan also stated that she is in the process of working with Smart water management composing an as built. They would like to go in and clean the heads and will evaluate and look at the old system, and do an assessment.   The new well company gave Susan a proposal for all three wells, of $9800.00. 
 
Susan reviewed the turf management.  Mowing has started and will be every Friday, once a week.
Melissa discussed the vandalism at Opachinski.  Mike LaNatra spoke with Melissa regarding a security system that would cost about $500.00, and would need WiFi.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to have security system installed; pending the funding would come from recreation department and from KYSO monthly user fee for the hotspot.   
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Recreation Commission needs to reorganize.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Laurie Graziano, as Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Brian Whidden, as the Vice-Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
The Commission discussed the areas of responsibility and decided as follows:
 
CPC-Dan Shropshire
Camp Nekon-Andy Davis
Marketing and Gray’s Beach-Melissa Bateman
Marketing & Programming-Laurie Graziano
Fields-Brian Whidden
 
Next Meeting date is Monday June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire , to adjourn the May 7, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:45PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote