PARKS & RECREATION BOARD September 10, 2012
The City of Cortland Parks & Recreation Board met on
Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the
Jerry Carleton 415 Cherry Hill
Steve Mizner 465 S Colonial
Kolleen Crish 172 Diamond Way
1. Dave Christner made a motion to approve minutes from the August 13, 2012 meeting, seconded by Shane Mealy. ALL AYES (except Shane Mealy abstained), MOTION APPROVED
2. Cortand Rotary: Jerry Carleton representing Cortland Rotary presented the following items for maintenance and repair of the Cortland Rotary Pavilion at Willow Park:
Rotary will provide the labor and would like to complete before winter. They are asking the city to approve the list of repairs and to help fund the repairs – asking for $500 - $750.
Dave Christner made a motion to support the initiative and to buy the roofing material for the project, not to exceed $750, seconded by Frank Daugherty. All AYES, MOTION PASSED.
3. Lakeview Community Sports Complex: Kolleen Crish and Steve Mizner presented a plan for a Community Center / Sports Complex. Plan includes fields for youth football, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, basketball, and archery as well as a playground, bocce courts and a Community & Senior Center.
It was agreed that this would be great for Cortland but that it had been attempted before. Discussion followed on financing and what had worked in some other communities such as Howland, Niles, Geneva. Jerry Carleton recommended they visit Strongsville.
Mayor Moll expressed 2 major concerns:
- How long will it take and can you maintain interest and excitement throughout the project
- Ongoing Maintenance Cost
In general, the parks board does support the initiative and recommended they get a cost estimate for a Proposal Book and Feasibility Study.
4. Willow Park
5. Pearl Park
Don was hoping to get cost estimate and advertise for bids in October (after soccer) so could be completed this year. If it is next spring should not be too much of a conflict. Baseball starts in April.
Shane and John are still working on site plan. Don has design plans for parking lot.
6. Eastlake Park
No updates. Plans have been submitted for Phase III approval to put in parking lot. Shane expressed interest in pursuing park and Turkey Trot Trail for possible Lakeview Cross Country course.
Frank Daugherty made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Shane Mealy. ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED.
Meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.
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