The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Dave Christner, Frank Daughtery, John Picuri and Shane Mealy. Also present were Mayor Curt Moll and Zach Svette of Trumbull County Metroparks.



John Picuri made a motion to approve minutes from the November 12, 2012 meeting, seconded by Frank Daughtery. ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED


Eastlake Park

Zach Svette gave an update on the park. They are actively working on getting the parking lot done with bidding for the project expected May 23rd and the Project Award around June 7, with project beginning in July. The funding will all be done through Trumbull County Metroparks. He presented copies of the layout of the parking lot and the park. The parking lot will have 35 regular spaces and 2 handicapped spaces spaces will have parking blocks. The black line on the map is Turkey Run Trail.


There should be 635 cubic yards of dirt left on site by the contractor. There was a discussion on some kind of road on the N Side and additional parking in the future.


General consensus was to keep name of Eastlake Park. Zach will send updated information on the signage when available.


Proposed 2013 Budget


The board received copies of 2012 Budget and Expenses and agreed to review these and come back with items / projects for 2013 to the February meeting. Some of the discussed items included: fence repair; swings @ Willow; Pearl Park: playground work, shed, restrooms, drinking fountain; Sign @ Speedway; renovation of gazebo @ Point Park.


Willow Park


Signs Discussed proposed signs in packet. Board liked both the large sign posted at entrance of park and smaller signs at different locations in the park. Make heading larger and bolder. Will have quotes and copy at next meeting.


Speed bumps still plan on adding next time we pave.


Pearl Park


John and Shane will have proposed revision to playground layout at next meeting.

Parking lot was completed still needs striping and grading around the edges.




Other Issues


  • Easter Egg Hunt Set date for March 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
  • Discussed open Parks Board position.
  • Facilities Mayor discussed some longer term plans for city property.



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




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Dave Christner, Chairman Date Terri Barnovsky, Secretary