PARKS & RECREATION BOARD             August 13, 2012





The City of Cortland Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, August 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, Dave Christner and John Picuri; absent were Frank Daugherty and Shane Mealy.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman and the following individual:


                        Mr. Michael DeToro               240 Michaels Ct.        



Dave Christner  made a motion to approve minutes from the June 11, 2012 meeting, seconded by Mike Norton.   ALL AYES (except John Picuri abstained),   MOTION APPROVED



Willow Park


  • Paw prints on Tennis Courts – Michael DeToro represented Lakeview’s Tennis Team and their request to paint two paw prints between each of the tennis courts – a total of 4 paw prints.    John Picuri made a motion to approve the request with the caveat that the paint is compatible with the sealant on the court and that there is a plan to maintain their appearance.  Seconded by Dave Christner.  All Ayes, Motion Approved.  Don will provide Mike with contact information for Arrow Asphalt and Seal Masters to insure compatibility.


  • Benches for Pickle Ball Courts – Gametime quote seemed too high.  Will look for other sources including other suppliers and a potential Eagle Scout project.


  • Pedestrian Cross Walk Markers – The cost is $275 per marker – a 2 sided sign on 30# rubber pad.  They are not permanently attached,  but sit in middle of road  - “Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk”.  City will find supplier and buy 4 for next spring: 2 in park, 2 in town at the mid-block cross walks.  Also discussed the speed bumps – only 2” high – possibly adding to them to make them higher if doing any road patching.


Eastlake Park


Zach Svette of Trumbull County Metroparks submitted a revised plan for the driveway and parking area.  The initial plan had an estimated cost of $400,000.  The revised drive in 20’ wide versus 24’ wide and the length is reduced to 450’ from 650’ and parking lot is rotated.  The cost estimate for the revision is $226,000 which is within the funding parameters resulting in zero cost to the city for this plan.  (Old plan would have cost city $160,000).


General discussion on size of hill: 300’ft wide with approx. 40’ change in elevation.  Estimate is that the drive and parking lot will generate about 100 cubic yards of dirt. 


Pearl Park


Shane and John are still working on new site plan.  We have received engineering approval for the parking lot.


Other Issues


It was brought up in Council that there are no park rules signs up yet. The rules are approved but not on signs – There have been resident concerns about people not picking up after their dogs on tennis courts.


Dave Christner made a motion to adjourn, seconded by John Picuri.  ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED.


Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.






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Mike Norton, Chairman                       Date                           Teresa Barnovsky, Secretary