PARKS & RECREATION BOARD February 13, 2012




The City of Cortland Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Mike Norton, John Picuri, Dave Christner, Frank Daughtery and Shane Mealy. Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman and the following individuals:

Zachery Svette 347 N Park Warren, Ohio

Mike Wilson


Mayor Moll swore in Shane Mealy to replace James Gibson; term ending December 31, 2012.


Frank Daughtery made a motion to approve minutes from the January 9, 2012 meeting, seconded by Dave Christner. ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED



Pearl Park

  • No update or communication since last meeting. LAC/LOSA raised $2,200 from the pasta fundraiser. John Picuri will contact LOSA and LAC to let them know the ball is in their court at this point.


Eastlake Park

  • Zachery Svette with the Trumbull Metro Parks gave an update on this project. (See enclosed). Environmental study will be done this month. Sled hill will be 50 feet tall and 400 feet wide. The boards main discussion centered around the unfortunate delay of the project and how the city proposes to expedite this project. Many other discussions included:
    • Whether or not to build sled hill first
    • Monies available now - $70,000 in fund plus another $120,000 from inheritance tax = $200,000.
    • Possibly handle in-house? Bid out? MetroParks?
    • Is clean fill okay through ODOT?
    • Need construction entrance
    • Parking Lot is 100 feet each way with 40 to 50 lots
    • Are we staying within our time frame? Is there a breach of contract? We need something in writing.
  • Conclusion: Need to follow-up. Board would like Zachery Svette to attend monthly board meetings with written report.


Willow Park

  • Subject to May walk-through. At this point in time a list of improvements will be made.








  • Easter Egg Hunt Set tentative date for the weekend before Easter Saturday, March 31st with rain date of Sunday, April 1st. Dave Christner will attend Bazetta Parks Board Meeting and John Picuri will talk to Michelle. Flyers need to go out to schools, police and fire.


  • 2012 Budget - John Picuri made a motion to approve Proposed 2012 Budget, seconded by Dave Christner. ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED.



John Picuri made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Frank Daughtery. ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED.


Meeting Adjourned: 6:14 p.m.




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Mike Norton, Chairman Date Rhonda Horn, Secretary