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April 1, 2019, Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday April 1, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 4 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Andy Davis, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, and Dan Shropshire
Also Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Missy Moquin, Walter Moquin, Sean Bell, Michael Fernette
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the March meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Missy Moquin attended the meeting to talk about the special events permit application. Susan reviewed with Commission.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve the KIS softball tournament June 21-23rd, 11-year old’s baseball tournament July 5-11th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the Webelo’s Pack 49 had requested Gray’s beach for May 14th for their crossover ceremony.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve the Weblog crossover at Gray’s Beach on May 14th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Mike Fernette attended the meeting to discuss the Water front festival to be held on August 17th. The recreation department will provide lifeguards if available and facility staff to help out.
 
Debbie updated commission on the status of the Spring programs.
Susan updated Commission on the summer playground program, Krec extreme. The registrations are open for these programs.
Susan updated commission on the Property Management team. There was a clean up at Grays beach, will be purchasing a new shed for lifeguard equipment.
 
Susan discussed the CPC presentations and votes. Sampson fund was approved.
Gray’s beach project update. Electrical and building contractor will be back in the next few weeks. CZM will be at Gray’s beach on April 24th to do some additional plantings.
Movie night will be held June 8th and opening celebration for Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated the budget for KYSO will remain the same as last year, $46,000.00.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden to approve the FY20 user fee for KYSO of $46,000.00.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Susan stated that Shrewsbury will be coming to do the fertilization and turf management by April 20th. Working on the irrigation now and Susan is getting pricing on having wells cleaned.
Mowing will begin as needed.
 
Susan stated that May 5th is cleanup day for the Children’s garden.
 
Susan stated Town meeting is may 4th.
Agenda items for next meeting are fundraisers for Grays Beach, name of movie for movie night, and celebration for Gray’s Beach.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday May 13th, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Laurie Graziano, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the April 1, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:00 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

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
 

April 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday April 5, 2021
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday April 5, 2021, virtually
 
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:06 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Melissa Bateman, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Laurie Graziano, Brian Whidden-Arrived 7:16
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Kimberley Emberg, Mike LaNatra, Megan Hickey, Matt Snyder
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the March 1, 2021 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Mike LaNatra attended meeting to discuss the FOP fundraiser.  Mike would like to request the Opachinski complex on August 21, 2021, with a rain date of Sept. 4.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the spl. event permit for August 21, 2021, as presented by Mike LaNatra.
 
Discussion
None Motion passed by 3-0-1
Susan spoke on behalf of Julianne Barry to have a small wedding ceremony on July 31st, 2:30-4:30 at Gray’s Beach.  The number of guests would be approx. 18.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the sp. Event permit for a small wedding ceremony to be held at Gray’s beach on July 31st, 2:30-4:30.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie discussed the upcoming spring programs and the status of the current programs.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of Covid.
Susan met with finance comm. and did request additional funding.
 
Susan stated that the boneyard plan was discussed by the BOS.
 
Susan stated the Sampson fund votes were in favor of two requests.
Susan stated that the CPA applications were voted in favor of all four projects.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the Reed auditorium ceiling.  Project to begin the week of April 19th.
 
Town Admin is also asking that the meetings be recorded and uploaded for public viewing at any time.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Brian Whidden, to record all future meetings by the town’s disseminations.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Town elections will be April 24th, and Town meeting is May 22nd.
 
Susan updated Commission on Grays beach projects.  The memorial bench purchased by Boerger family will be delivered and installed this week.  Susan stated the protocol for the office for selling beach stickers.  The restrooms will be opening mid -April.
 
Matt Snyder attended meeting to update Commission on the status of KYSO.  Matt stated, the fields are officially open to the sports groups. Matt stated they will be holding a virtual bingo fundraiser.
Susan discussed the renting of the basketball courts with commission.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Dan Shropshire, to allow permitted rental sites to be at the Reed and Opachinski courts.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Brian Whidden discussed the B1 scoreboard installation.
 
Susan discussed the concession stand and the new protocols in place as stated by the BOH.  The concession stand will be opening and the new guidelines will be in place.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the turf management and the mowing.
Susan stated the wells will be cleaned in the next couple of weeks and the irrigation system will be reopened by April 16th.
 
Susan stated that there is some brush cutting at Opachinski and the fencing needs to be replaced in several locations.
 
Susan discussed with the Commission the user fees for FY22.  The user fee potentially will be $48, 397.00 for the FY22.
 
No Agenda items for next meeting.

August 5, 2019 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday August 5, 2019
6:30 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday August 5, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 6:45 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, & Andy Davis
Not Present: Brian Whidden & Dan Shropshire
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Josh Warren, Anne Gavigan, and Tim Dwyer
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the June 3 meeting minutes, and the June 27th meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Josh Warren updated Commission on the Waterfront festival. Susan asked who would be responsible for putting away the lights and take care all pertaining to the movie setup. Josh stated he would take the responsibility.
 
Josh asked Commission about a possible fundraiser in January 2020. The Waterfront committee would like to run a polar plunge at Grays beach. The Commission stated they would entertain the idea.
 
Anne Gavigan asked about the Cross-Country race at Pottle fields on Monday Sept. 2., at 8:00 am- 11:00 am.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the KYSO Cross-country run-on Labor Day, Sept. 4th, at Pottle fields.
 
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
KYSO updates
 
Tim Dwyer stated that Matt Snyder is going to be the new KYSO president.
Tim asks about the off-spray nest at Pottle. He wanted to know if it could be relocated?
 
Susan stated that Brad was looking into some grant options for handicap walkways at Opachinski.
 
Susan updated Commission on turf management and Rizzo fertilization.
 
Susan stated the Govoni field renovation will be sometime this Fall.
 
Mike LaNatra is working on concession stand procedures for Opachinski.
 
Debbie updated Commission on the status of the Fall programs. Proposals slowly are coming in.
 
Susan stated that Smile Mass donation was made to the Town of Kingston for a beach wheelchair.
Susan stated that the two CPC projects are Govoni field and the playground safety fence.
 
Commission discussed social media policy. If any issues are on social media, do not respond other than asking the person to contact the recreation dept., and or attend a meeting.
 
Susan stated that the Harbor Master has implemented a flag system for shark sightings.
 
Susan stated that the Kingston Yacht club made a donation to the Sailing program this summer.
 
Susan stated that the Gray’s beach project is ninety nine percent complete. There is $1800.00 left to address any small issues.
 
Melissa stated that the movie night went well. Some beach towels and hats were sold to support the children program scholarship fund .
 
The Commission decided to remove the Gray’s beach usage fee, for birthday parties, small gatherings etc.
 
Commission discussed the parking stickers, and all the different colors and dates. Commission also discussed the sell date of April-April.
 
Susan discussed the property management planning and projects. Some of the projects for Gray’s beach were the railing at the bottom of the tennis court, basketball court repair, street hockey court, volleyball (sand court). The Reed projects were the gate, energy efficient cooling units, and the ceiling.
 
 
Agenda Items-Field Fees-Brian
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Sept. 9, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the August 5, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:28 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

August 6, 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday August 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday August 6, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: James Earle, Jacob Earle
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Andy Davis, to approve the June meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Jacob Earle attended meeting to discuss his Eagle Scout project at Camp Nekon.  Jacob discussed he would like to clean up the debris, fire pit are and patio.  He would like to begin the project at the end August, and complete by October.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve Jacob Earle’s Eagle Scout project at Camp Nekon, as presented.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the summer programs.  Not a lot of new programs for the fall have come in yet.
 
Susan discussed Camp Nekon roof repair updates.  The building damage is about $9600.00, the shingle roofing is aprox. $3200.00.  Andy stated that the recreation department should pay for the shingles and he and some volunteers will do the work.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to have the recreation department purchase the shingles for the Camp Nekon pavilion and have volunteers to do the work.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that there are going to be some changes in town of the responsibilities of some of the buildings.  The recreation may be responsible for Camp Nekon and the Faunce.
 
Susan stated the budget process begins next week.
 
Susan stated that the Capital planning projects will be recommendations from all departments as a group.
Susan stated that the CPC project applications will include Govoni renovation, installing 2 fences at the Bailey and at Gray’s beach playground .
 
Dan discussed the CPC updates.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan, to amend the no. 11 on the CPC criteria, to read “will not be a cost burden”.
 
Discussion
Commission discussed
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to change wording in the CPC plan to Kingston playground, instead of  KIS playground.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan gave the town administrator updates and department head updates. Some of the discussions, department goals and objectives, professional development, e mails are  public records, accountability and professionalism.
 
Grays Beach Park updates.  The waterfront staff is finished effective August 11.  The waterfront festival is August 11.
 
Missy Bateman discussed movie night updates and stated the next movie will be held Sept. 15th, and the movie will be Ghost Busters.
 
Susan discussed seasonal staff to be put in budget this year for parking/waterfront staff.
 
Susan reviewed the Grays beach project updates.   
Building is in production, the cost is $52,000, grass seed down.  The bid goes out again next wed. and is due by August 29th.
The emergency boat ramp paving will be done by the highway department.  Tom calter also received a $25,000 at the state level to support the project.
 
Commission discussed the grilling policy at Grays Beach.  They will revisit at another time.
 
Commission discussed park attendants and day parking stickers for next year.  Susan will research.
 
The Commission discussed the dog ordinance.  Commission decided to remove the no dogs allowed off the sign for now.
Melissa Bateman discussed the possibility of a volleyball court installed at Grays Beach.  Susan will look into the cost. 
 
Melissa Bateman stated that she had concerns regarding the charge of the Recreation Commission.  She did some research and found that in the Kingston bylaws Chapter 11, is it stated the charge of the recreation commission. 
 
Susan reviewed the Athletic/KYSO updates.  Susan stated that the commission needs to vote the KYSO user fee for FY19.
Susan stated the proposed user fee is $46,000.00
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the KYSO user fee for FY19 , of $46,000.00.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks Commission where the directory sign should be installed at Opachinski.  The commission stated at the B1 backstop.
 
Susan asked about the installation of the Riordan sign.  Commission decided to table the discussion.
 
Susan stated that the mowing contract will remain with the current company.
 
Susan discussed with the Commission the status of the security system at Opachinski.  She stated that we are still waiting to hear back from KYSO.
 
Agenda items for next meeting
Discuss the responsibility of cleaning after tournaments.
 
Andy Davis asks about the spraying at Opachinski for the mosquitoes.  Susan stated that yes they are currently spraying.  Melissa asks about where they go on the fields to spray.  Do they enter the gates and actually spray on the fields?  Susan will research.
 
Next Meeting date will be Monday Sept. 10, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, at 9:30 PM , to adjourn the Kingston Recreation Commission meeting.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
 
 

Dec. 2, 2019 Meeting Mins. No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Dec. 2, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Dec. 2, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano
Also, Present: Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Don Sheehan
 
Commissioners asked to table the minutes approval from October until the next meeting.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the annual report as written by Susan Woodworth.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty reviewed the updates on the Govoni field, and the Reed property updates.
 
Commission discussed the possibility of replacing lights on the Lootz field. Brian stated the cost would be approx. $100,000.
Brian stated to request to CPC to replace lights on basketball court.
 
KYSO updates
Winterization was finished at Opachinski this week. The announcement booth will be replaced or refurbished through CPC request.
 
Andy Davis stated that we need more dirt on B2.
 
Brian Whidden stated that we are working with Paul Basler to put in a French drain at B5& B6.


 
No agenda items for next meeting.
Next Meeting date is Monday January 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the Dec. 2, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 7:25 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden to re-open the meeting at 7:38, second by Dan Shropshire to discuss building use with Don Sheehan.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Commissioners discussed the building use with Don Sheehan. Brian stated we need more specifics, such as exact dates and times. Commission stated that they are ok with the group using the building based on the availability. Brian Whidden and Dan Shropshire stated, it needs to be discussed with Susan before a decision is made.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:10 Pm
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

Dec. 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday December 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday December 7,
2020, virtually.
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire, and Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Brian Whidden
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Laurie Graziano, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the October meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman to approve the November Meeting Minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated on the status of the programs currently running.
 
Susan stated that there are no new updates regarding Covid with our department.  Everything as far as programming is the same currently.
 
Susan stated that Town meeting will be held on Dec. 8th
 
Susan spoke regarding the Capital planning updates.  The lights at the Reed basketball court to be replaced.
 
Susan updated Commission on the FY22 budget planning, the request for the Wage and Personnel to Director of Parks and Recreation and also reclassification of position and minimum wage.
 
Dan Shropshire spoke to the CPC requests.  There are 4 applications submitted as follows, 1.Reed tennis courts and playground fence, 2. Opachinski, B4 Rose field, 3. Engineering study for accessible walkway, and Grays Beach, volleyball court.
Susan updated Commissioners regarding the Reed Building, and Gray’s Beach.  All winterization complete.
 
Susan updated Commission on Opachinski Complex.  The winterization is complete.  The lime application on all fields and overseeding on the Rizzo.
The Garden of Peace had a cleanup completed by Melissa Bateman and volunteers.  Susan sated the main directory at the complex was damaged during the storm.  Chis will repair and hang up.
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Next Meeting date is Monday January 4, 2021.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to adjourn the December 7, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held virtually, at 7:47 PM.
Discussion
 
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

December 3, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Dec. 3 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Andy Davis & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, Dan Shropshire
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Nov. 5, meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs.  Debbie also discussed the status of the luminaries.
 
Susan stated that she had two Capital planning meetings at this time.
 
Susan stated that the conservation/Recreation property plan not moving forward at this time. Susan stated that the scholarship donation account is now set up to accept donations for fundraisers etc.
 
Susan reviewed the Property Management team updates.  Susan stated that there will be an onsite Opachinski visit with KYSO.
 
Susan discussed the Town Administrator updates.  All of the articles passed that were presented.  Susan discussed with the commission applying for the mass trail grant.  This grant would be used for cleaning up the trails and bike paths.
Susan updated the Commission on the status of Gray’s beach.  The playground inspection made by Game Time showed evidence of some repairs.  The suspension bridge repair has an aprox. Cost of $6500.00.  This is the cost for both the bridge and the kickplate.  Susan stated she will present to the finance Comm to approve an emergency fund transfer.
 
 
KYSO Updates.
Susan stated the back shed/fence project is in process.  The winterization has been completed at the Opachinski complex. 
 
The security system has not been installed.
 
Susan asks commissioners about the locking of the main gate at the Opachinski complex.  Commission decided to leave the gate unlocked, however it will not be plowed. 
 
Susan stated that Kevin Lyons is working on an affordable proposal for the Govoni/Lootz fields.  Susan will present at the next meeting.
 
 
Susan stated that the update on the security system, is that Mike has it and will install, there is still no WIFI.
 
Susan discussed the tournament staffing with Commissioners, Dan Shropshire came up with a ck list before tournaments and also a security deposit. 
 
 
Susan asks commissioners about donating costumes from Tracey’s dance to an organization.
 
Agenda Items for the next meeting.  Recreation charge and check list for tournament staffing.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday January 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden , second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Nov. 5 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 7:40 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 1, 2021 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday February 1, 2021
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday February 1, 2021, virtually
 
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Brian Whidden, Melissa Bateman ,and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Laurie Graziano
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Kimberley Emberg, Nathan Hedberg
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the January 4th, 2021 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie discussed upcoming programs and the status of the current programs.  Susan stated programs are still suspended, no updates at this point.
 
Susan discussed the surplus items at the Reed and stated that Chris has been cleaning out and reorganizing the different areas.
 
Susan discussed the FY22 goals and objectives.
 
Susan asked the Commissioners if they had received the information regarding the Conflict-of-Interest Law?  Individuals need to take the course online and submit their certificate to the clerk’s office.
 
Susan stated that she would like to use some of the Sampson fund monies to organize a community mural project on the wall at the Reed playground.  Sampson fund had approved $5000, July 1, 2020, that was not spent, but needs to be used by June 30, 2021.   
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Dan, to approve the Sampson fund use as presented by Susan Woodworth.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Melissa stated she will work on a calendar for events to be held at Grays Beach.  Susan spoke about a program that she is looking into, called Girls on the run.  It is a National organization.
 
Susan asked Dan to give an update on CPC applications.  Dan stated that at the last meeting, there was a lot of discussion.  The next meeting will be Feb. 4th.
 
Susan discussed with the Commission the possibility of removing the auditorium ceiling tiles.  Susan stated that she is getting different quotes regarding the project.
 
Susan discussed the collaboration of working with the library and the possibility of making the Barcella room, a game/ video room.
 
Susan stated that the new Town Administrator, Keith Hickey will be starting today.  Department heads will be meeting with him one on one.
 
Susan stated that the Kingsbury had contacted her regarding the use of the tennis courts for their tennis program.  Commissioners discussed the rental of the tennis courts at the Reed.  
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Dan, to match the fee of the BB court, ($25), for one court for rent and the other for public use.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she had added some pictures to the website that were taken by a resident who used a drone.
Susan asks the commission about the fee for the Gray’s beach sticker this year.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Brian, to keep the sticker fees the same as last year, $15-Resident, $30-Non-Resident.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she checked into the stump removal at Gray’s beach for the request to plant a tree at Grays beach by Kathy Benassi. The stump can be ground down and the tree planted in that area. Andy had concerns about what type of tree and the size? 
 
Susan stated that the Boerger family bench will match the current benches at Gray’s beach.  Susan will check with family for wording to be inlaid into bench.
 
Susan stated that there was some graffiti on storage shed at Gray’s.  Chris woods took care of removing it.
 
Susan stated that there is a request for a 30-minute wedding ceremony to be held on August 20th at Gray’s beach.  Approx. 30-35 people.  Commission discussed.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian, second by Melissa, to have the fees consistent as other rentals to reflect $25.00 per space for residents, and $50 for non-residents.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed the KYSO updates.  Susan stated that the football spring event is not happening this year.
Susan stated the well repairs should begin in March.
 
Agenda items for next month are as follows: None
 
Next Meeting date is Monday March 1, 2021.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the February 1, 2021, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held virtually, at 8:37 PM.
Discussion
 
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice 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.
.
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 14, Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.

January 4th, 2021 Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 4, 2021
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday January 4th, 2021 , virtually
 
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano, Brian Whidden, and Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Dan Shropshire arrived at 7:05
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the December 7th, 2020 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by 3-0-1 voice vote.
 
Motion
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated on the status of the programs currently running.
 
Susan stated that there are updates regarding COVID-19 with our department. We are now required to do contact tracing.
 
Susan presented the FY22 budget.
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman to approve the FY22 budget as presented by Susan, second by Dan Shropshire.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the new Town Administrator begins in early February.
Dan stated that the CPC applications have been submitted, just waiting to hear back from them.
Susan asked Commission if they would like to return the remaining monies to the CPC from the Govoni project renovation.  There is approximately $6208.00 left over.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire to return the $6208.00 to CPC, leftover from the Govoni project, second by Brian Whidden.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated Commission on the Reed Building.  Chris has started to clean out the attic spaces.  Chris is also going through all the storage areas and getting rid of any broken items and anything that can be sent to auction or other town departments. 
 
Susan updated Commission on Gray’s beach.  Susan stated that the grant money that was used to renovate the beach are, has now been washed out by one of the storms. 
 
Susan sated that there was a request to plant a tree at Grays beach by Kathy Benassi.  Commission discussed and asked to table until next meeting for more information. 

Susan discussed the Opachinski updates.  Susan stated that someone had backed into the gate at the Garden of Peace.  Chris will look at it and repair.    Susan stated the KYSO meeting will be held on January 5th.  Brian Whidden asked if anyone has any concerns or questions for that meeting? 
 
Agenda items for next month are as follows:
Tree planting at Gray’s beach
 
Next Meeting date is Monday February1, 2021.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to adjourn the January 4, 2021, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held virtually, at 7:32 PM.
Discussion
 
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

January 6, 2020 Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 6, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Jan.6, 2020 at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden, Laurie Graziano
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve Oct. 7 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the Dec. 2, 2019 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the luminaries. This year went really well and a lot of people attended.
 
Debbie updated commission on status of Winter programs. They just began this week.
 
Susan stated that the budget meeting with the Finance will be coming up. The budget will be presented by Tom Calter and Carol from each department.
 
Susan stated she will be submitting the Sampson fund request for movie nights. Melissa asked if we could also use the fund for entertainers, plays, etc. at the beach.
Susan discussed the light at the Lootz and basketball courts. The estimated cost would be $102,000.00. The other option is to remove the 9 poles and have them disposed of for safety purposes. The cost would be approx. $9100.00. The basketball court removal and replacement would be approx. $8500.00.
Dan Shropshire stated he would check with CPC, to see if this is an option.
 
Susan stated the Giovani field should be finished in the Spring and the approx. cost left is $5000.00.
Susan updated Commission on the status of the recreation website, and town website.
 
Susan stated that there are training opportunities available and would encourage for us to take advantage of the opportunity.
 
Susan stated the South Shore Children’s Museum was having an open house on Wed. Jan. 8th, that she would be attending.
 
Susan stated that she will be attending the Southeast inclusion meetings.
 
Susan stated that Iarossi donated the painting and plastering in the amount of $1200.00 in the auditorium.
 
Susan also stated the green energy grant project updates, which included the LED light replacements, insulation and the removal of the asbestos.
 
Susan updated Commission on the Gray’s beach property. Susan discussed the property rentals, holding entertainment events, and the grant and O&M updates.
 
Updates from KYSO. Susan working with Ben McGoon on advertising. Signarama will be offering a different sign for the amount of $150, instead of $ 250 and it will be a year to year contract.
Well and irrigation system will be addressed at town meeting.
 
Property repairs include backstop fence repair at B2,4,5, 6, and Govoni at the cost of $8400.00.
 
Waiting on an estimate from John Barnett for the announcement booth. Needs to be repaired for safety issues.
 
B6 field has a drainage issue which caused major flooding behind 2nd base,
 
No agenda items for next meeting.
Next Meeting date is Monday February 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Jan. 6, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:04 Pm
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

July 13th Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street, Kingston No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday July 13, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday July 13,
2020.
Brian Whidden called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, and Brian Whidden, Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, and Laurie Graziano
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mike Brummel
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve June 1 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the commission needed to reorganize. Dan Shropshire nominated Andy Davis, as chairperson, and Brian Whidden as vice chairperson.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire , second by Brian, to vote Andy Davis as Chairperson, and Brian Whidden, as Vice-Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to keep the responsibilities of locations the same as the current.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the Summer Programs, and any new programs added.
Debbie discussed the sale of the beach stickers.  There have been aprox. 360 stickers sold. 
 
Susan stated the Town meeting is now postponed until August 8. 
Susan stated that the Department heads had their first meeting with new BOS.  Kim Emberg will be meeting with each department.
 
Susan stated that the FY21 budget has not been approved yet.
 
Susan stated that the Finance comm. is not in favor of the Capital planning project.
 
The Recreation Department is selling face masks and depositing the sales in the donation account.  They are listed on the website under point of sale.
 
Susan stated that the Grays beach CZM project is now complete. Susan stated that some of the general updates for the beach are the staff is working well, the restrooms will close at 5:00, and she has been speaking with two food truck vendors to come certain days weekly.
 
Susan stated that the Reed sheds are in the process of being repaired.
Mike Brummel , director of the traveling AAU program, attended meeting to request the use of the Reed Fields for  July 24, 25th, and 26th.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian, second by Andy to approve the dates stated above to use the Reed Fields, approval pending the Covid control plan.
Discussion
Mike asked if he could have a porta potty dropped off at the bottom hill by basketball court.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she had received an Eagle project request to install trash bucket baskets at the beach.  Discussed with commission and decided to not do at this time.
 
Susan made the Commission aware that there was a golf cart mishap and the under carriage needs to be repaired.
 
Andy Davis mentioned that the storm drains at the beach, are not draining properly.  Susan said she will have Paul Basler look at them.
 
Susan gave the updates for KYSO.  KYBSL is up and running.  Soccer is currently working on their Covid control plan.
 
Susan updated the commission on the status of the well and irrigation system.  The lines on B6 had to be repaired.  Susan updated the Commission on the turf management status.  Susan stated that the fertilization was done last week.  The announcement booth project is still in process.
 
 
Susan asks for the agenda items for next meeting.
Town Meeting budget Updates
 
Next Meeting date is Monday August 3, 2020.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the July 13, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street., at 8:09 PM.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

June 1, 2020 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday June 1 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday June 1, 2020 by conference call.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Brian Whidden, Dan Shropshire
Not Present: None
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Matt Synder
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve May meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the Spring Programs, stating they were cancelled, and refunds or credits were issued.  We are running some virtual programs which are going well.  Debbie was researching what other towns and Recreation departments are planning for the summer opening.
 
Susan stated the Town meeting is now scheduled for June 13th.  Annual Town elections will be June 27th.  Susan updated the commission on the status of the re-entry plan for the town.
Susan stated that Pac Tv has updates on June 5th.
Susan stated that the Reed building updates, include leaf removal, cleaning out sheds out back, and water will be turned on this week.  Susan also stated that hands free water coolers are being installed in the lower hall.
 
Susan stated the Capital Planning presentation was approved.
Susan discussed the summer direction.  As of now, we plan to move forward with the summer program but in a different format.  Susan explained the ideas of running summer programs following Covid guidelines.
 
Susan stated that the restrooms will be opening tomorrow at Gray’s Beach.  They will be cleaned once a day by the staff. The tennis nets have been put up, and the playground is still closed at this time. 
Susan stated that beginning June 8th, the recreation department will be selling the beach stickers.  Commissioners discussed the opening and closing times of the beach.
 
Motion
Motion made by Missy, second by Andy, to close Gray’s Beach , and lock the gate, for the 4th of July evening due to large activity and damage last year, and also there are no scheduled fireworks.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks Laurie about the cheer shed and she stated that the space and location that was appropriated is good. 
 
Susan updated the Commission on the KYSO and field updates.  The mowing has started and there will be two cuts a week.  Brian will be checking on the irrigation and the final fertilization.
Susan stated the B6, and the flag pole project are complete.  The announcement booth project is in process.  
 
Brian Whidden asked about the opening of the athletic fields.  Susan stated that each sports organization will have to individually come up with a covid opening plan.
 
Matt stated that the football community has lots of questions about re-opening and moving forward.  He also stated that KYBSL, Soccer and Lacrosse would like to try and play games this summer.
 
Susan asked Brian and Andy to work on the guidelines for opening and she will submit to the task force for guidance.
Susan discussed the KYSO user fees for FY21.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy, second by Melissa, for the FY21 KYSO fee to be $35, 400.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks for the agenda items for next meeting.
Missy-Sticker Updates, Gays beach budget
Next Meeting date is Monday July 13, 2020.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the June 1, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held by conference call., at 9:04 PM.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice 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
 

Nov. 2, 2020 Recreation Meetin Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday November 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday November 2,
2020, virtually.
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Brian Whidden, Dan Shropshire, and Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Laurie Graziano
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth
Public Attendance: Matt Snyder, Alison Boerger, & Emily Boerger
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the request of installation of a bench at Gray’s Beach Park in honor and memory of Kingston Resident George Boerger at a specified location to be determined later.
Discussion
Coordinate bench placement and specific on bench style, material to match existing benches already at park.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan spoke on behalf of Andrea Morris and her request via e-mail to Paul Basler regarding the removal of a tree at Gray’s Beach Park.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to not remove any tree at the property that is still alive and does not pose any danger.
Discussion
If there is a tree that does cause concern regarding danger, etc. in the future the Recreation Department will contact the Tree Warden for further advice/discussion.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Susan updated property updates and winterization of properties underway. 
Susan updated on new State Directives to take place beginning Friday, November 6th.
Susan updated on application submission to the Mass Cultural Grant for Community Mural Project funding.
Susan updated on meeting attendance regarding the Bone Yard Dog Park.
 
Discussion regarding the Community Preservation Applications and updates/status of the applications.  Dan Shropshire and Susan working on finalizing the applications for the November 30th deadline.
 
Matt Snyder discussed KYSO updates on KYSO invoice, and end of season play.
Next Meeting date is Monday December 7, 2020.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the November 2, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held virtually, at 8:55 PM.
Discussion
 
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

Nov. 3 Meeting Mins. Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday November 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday November 2,
2020, virtually.
Andy Davis called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Brian Whidden, Dan Shropshire, and Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Laurie Graziano
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth
Public Attendance: Matt Snyder,  Alison Boerger, & Emily Boerger
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the request of installation of a bench at Gray’s Beach Park in honor and memory of Kingston Resident George Boerger at a specified location to be determined later.
Discussion
Coordinate bench placement and specific on bench style, material to match existing benches already at park.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan spoke on behalf of Andrea Morris and her request via e-mail to Paul Basler regarding the removal of a tree at Gray’s Beach Park.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to not remove any tree at the property that is still alive and does not pose any danger.
Discussion
If there is a tree that does cause concern regarding danger, etc. in the future the Recreation Department will contact the Tree Warden for further advice/discussion.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Susan updated property updates and winterization of properties underway. 
Susan updated on new State Directives to take place beginning Friday, November 6th.
Susan updated on application submission to the Mass Cultural Grant for Community Mural Project funding.
Susan updated on meeting attendance regarding the Bone Yard Dog Park.
 
Discussion regarding the Community Preservation Applications and updates/status of the applications.  Dan Shropshire and Susan working on finalizing the applications for the November 30th deadline.
 
Matt Snyder discussed KYSO updates on KYSO invoice, and end of season play.
Next Meeting date is Monday December 7, 2020.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the November 2, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held virtually, at 8:55 PM.
Discussion
 
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

November 5, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Nov. 5, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Oct. 1, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire, Andy Davis & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jack Riordan, Tim Dwyer
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Oct. 1st, meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs.  Debbie also discussed the status of the luminaries.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the question, regarding the property use liability.  Susan stated that the person or group requesting would have to get a one-day insurance rider. Commission discussed.  Brian asked about notifying people of the availability, but there is a process that needs to be followed.
 
Susan updated the Commission regarding the FY20 budget.  Susan stated that she had met with Tom Calter, Gloria and Carol in accounting. 
 
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion to approve the FY20 budget, as presented by Susan Woodworth, second by Andy Davis.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she had two Capital planning meetings at this time.
 
Susan stated that she is finalizing the CPC applications.  Susan stated she will scan and send.
 
Susan reviewed the Property Management team updates.  They are working on operating procedures, vegetation management, and a site meeting has been scheduled for the Opachinski complex.
 
KYSO Updates.
There has been a request to donate netting for the area in the back by the woods.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to accept donation of field netting for the Riordan field.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
There are some issues on the field, one in the back left, possible grubs, and the field to the right back area that has sunken, and may possibly be a stuck head.
 
Susan discussed back sheds and relocating fencing, so all would be inside the fence. 
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Andy Davis, to get a quote for moving fences by sheds.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Susan stated she will get pricing.
 
Susan stated that the update on the security system, is that Mike has it and will install, there is still no WIFI.
Winterization is scheduled to be done in the next couple of weeks.  The Garden of Peace is now on our irrigation system. 
Susan stated that she had received a quote from Shrewsbury supporting the   Govoni/Lootz field maintenance.
 
Susan discussed the tournament staffing with Commissioners, Dan Shropshire came up with a ck list before tournaments and also a security deposit. 
 
Susan updated Commission on the Town Admin./Dept Head meeting updates.  Susan stated that departments are reorganizing and moving to other areas. 
Reviewed the social media policy for employees.  Susan stated the announcement of the Mass works infrastructure grant was made in the amount of three million dollars.   
 
Susan stated the Town Meeting is November 13th.
 
Commissioners reviewed the mission statement.  Dan Shropshire will communicate via Google docs.
 
Commission discussed the therapy dogs and where they are allowed to go.  Service dogs are allowed at any location but not therapy dogs.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of Gray’s beach park.  Susan stated that Game time had done an inspection and couple replacements may need to be made.  The Jeep at the Baileys playground has been repaired.  There will be another inspection in the spring.
 
Susan updated on the Grays beach project.  The building should be done by beginning of next week.  We still need a contractor for the electrical.  Susan stated that the water department may install the foot wash that was previously there.  
 
Andy Davis asked about the cost of the project and had discussion with Susan regarding the final cost.
 
Agenda Items for the next meeting.  Recreation charge and the mission statement.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Laurie Graziano , second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Nov. 5 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 9:10 PM.
 
Discussion
None

October1, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday October 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Oct. 1, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Andy Davis
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the Sept. 10th meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs. 
 
Susan stated that we had spoken with My Rec., regarding some web site updates.  Working on facility and point of sale.
Susan stated that the Camp Nekon work is almost complete.  Still waiting on the electrician and the shed roof is not complete yet. 
Susan stated that she had met with the finance director, and any instructors or contracts over $10,000.00 will be required to have a contract on file. 
Susan stated the status of the budget updates.  Susan stated that she met with Tom Calter, regarding the budget.
The CPC applications are in process, for both the playground fences and the Govoni field.
 
Dan Shropshire asked if it is possible to create a line item in the budget for dog incidentals.  The Dog Park is looking for a home in a budget for their expenses.  The Commission suggested the Animal shelter department.
 
Susan stated the property management team updates are as follows, looking into all the different properties in town and will make a schedule of what needs to be done, seasonal, weekly, daily, etc. 
Susan stated there is a Conservation Meeting hearing on October 2, at 7:00PM.
 
Susan stated the updates from the town administrator, are MIA risk assessment training, and department goals and objectives.
 
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion to approve the FY20 goals and objectives, as presented by Susan Woodworth, second by Brian Whidden.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Melissa Bateman updated Commission on the status of the movie night.  Melissa stated that it was not well attended. 
 
Susan stated that she is meeting with Game time for the playground inspection.  There will be an inspection in April.  There are some safety requirements and some of the equipment or surroundings not in compliance.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the Grays Beach project.  The contractor will be mobilizing this week.  The delivery of the building is expected October 16th.  Susan will be working with Netco on the punch list.  Susan stated should be finished sometime this Fall, but does not have an exact date.
 
Melissa researched different Recreation Departments in the area, regarding their charge as a Commission.  Melissa will share those documents with the Commission for their review.
 
Susan asks Brian about any updates for KYSO.  Brian stated that there were a couple of incidents at the complex.  Brian asks about status of the security system.  Susan stated that Mike LaNatra’s recommendation is security that would sound a siren, light, and would be a deterrent.  The contact could be, whoever in charge of the sport going on for that season.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to purchase the security enhancement at Opachinski, as recommended by Mike LaNatra, not to exceed the cost of $750.00.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asked the commission about the possibility of sharing the expense for the Garden of Peace to put a zone on our irrigation system.  The cost would be aprox. $3100.00.   The Commission agreed.
 
Susan discussed with the commission the protocol for someone running a tournament, staffing etc.
Susan reviewed the F20 field budget, Proposed budget for last year was $119,000.00.  The field budget for this year is $124,700.00.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the mowing, irrigation and turf management.  Susan stated that she has met with Kevin Lyons regarding the maintenance of the Govoni/Lootz fields.
Agenda Items for the next meeting, waterfront Festival policies and procedures.  Dan will create a form for a check list.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Nov. 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden second by Melissa Bateman , to adjourn the Oct. 1, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:25 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

September 10, 2019 Meeting Mins 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Dan Shropshire, and Brian Whidden
Not Present: Laurie Graziano, and Andy Davis
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Kirstyn Tanous
Public Attendance: Mike LaNatra Andrea Morris, Magda Moran, Victoria Bond, Jess Kramer, Anne Gavigan, Sandy ?, and Matt Snyder
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the August 5th meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mike LaNatra attended the meeting to discuss the grant for the Opachinski complex.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to submit the grant applications for the athletic complex.
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Magda Moran attended meeting to discuss using Gray’s beach on Oct. 5th.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to approve and allow event at Grays Beach on Oct. 5th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
 
Motion
 
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to waive fee for Victoria Bond, for a fundraiser theater group, based on proceeds going back to the breast cancer.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the application for Victoria Bond to use the building for her theater fundraiser.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
KYSO Updates
Matt Snyder stated he had concerns about some irrigation divots and also the grass areas.
 
Susan discussed new personnel for summer position.
Fall Program updates
 
Susan discussed the safety fence systems, lights and field for CPC projects.
 
Susan stated that Movie night had to be cancelled due to the triple E threat.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Oct. 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Missy Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Sept. 10th, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 9:00 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote