PARKS & RECREATION BOARD             March 11, 2013




The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio.  In attendance were the following board members:  Dave Christner, John Picuri, and Shane Mealy, Frank Daugherty and Katie Watson.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll and LAC Treasurer Bill Burnham.


Mayor Moll swore in Katie Watson to fill the term ending 12-31-2015. 


John Picuri made a motion to approve minutes from the February 11, 2013 regular meeting, seconded by Frank Daugherty.   ALL AYES,  MOTION APPROVED.


Pearl Park


Bill Burnham, LAC Treasurer, presented plans and a quote for dugouts / storage received from Great Improvements.  They had looked at Candlelite Knolls.  Quote was higher than anticipated for dugouts.  LAC will explore revised plans and seek additional quotes.   Proposed split would be for LAC to pay for dugouts and City to pay for storage portion (up to $5,000).


The Board discussed needs for lights adjacent to parking lot and installing a water fountain – Requested City to seek quotes on lighting and recommendation on water fountain (freestanding or attached to structure).


John & Shane gave ideas on playground area:

            Removing one set of swings and older equipment

            Moving equipment to more defined area

            Replacing slide

            Infant swings


John needs a better 11 x 17 aerial so can show items to scale.  Also discussed possibility of pursuing past offer from Firefighters Union to donate a structure.


Willow Park


Park is busy already.  There are some missing swings.


Eastlake Park


No updates.  Approval was given for proposed sign after revisions.







Other Issues:


  • Great American Clean Up  - 1st Saturday in May – May 4th.  Will work with police – contact local scouts and Jr. Beta.
  • Easter Egg Hunt – March 23rd.  Plans underway – coordinated with Cortland Police & Fire, Rotary and Bazetta.  Shane said eggs were filled.
  • Christmas Lights – Harder to get bulbs for the snowflakes and not sure how much longer they will be able to.  Flo obtained quotes to replace bulbs on snowflakes (72 bulbs per 44 snowflakes) with LED lights– Cost at this time would be approximately $2400.  Board would like to wait as price of LED lights is coming down.  Will ask Flo for mockup (blue tips) and hold until next year.
  • Point Park White Gazebo – hole in roof.


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




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Dave Christner, Chairman                         Date         Terri Barnovsky, Secretary