PARKS & RECREATION BOARD             AUGUST 12, 2013




The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, August 12, 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, Frank Daugherty, Shane Mealy, Katie Watson and John Picuri.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Tiffany Smith and Zane Smith.


Shane Mealy made a motion to approve minutes from the June 10, 2013 regular meeting, seconded by Frank Daugherty.   ALL AYES,  MOTION APPROVED.


Willow Park Kiosk


Zane Smith, a scout from Troop 101, presented plans to build a kiosk for Willow Park.  John Picuri made a motion to accept Zane’s concept for the kiosk, seconded by Dave Christner.  ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED. 



Eastlake Park


Parking lot has been rough graded and is progressing – looks nice.  Chief Andrews is pursuing a mutual aid agreement with the Sheriff’s Department for patrolling the park.  The board would like to reconvene the liaison group to lay out a plan for the sledding hill.  Dave Christner and Frank Daugherty will represent Cortland.


Pearl Park


The owner of the old elementary is allowing parking at his building for soccer and other activities which is very appreciated by the community.  The Denman’s have indicated that it will not be a problem to use their property after staging for the waterline project is complete.  Discussion on how to direct people where to park and possibly posting a sign indicating “Parking Courtesy of…” and “Please Respect..”


Mulch will be delivered for the playground next week.  The Service Department is currently preparing the site and installing drainage.  All equipment will remain for now – the board would like to include new playground equipment in the budget next year and explore grants.  Would like to see graffiti removed from equipment.


Willow Park


Parking lot is being paved.  Need to think about striping layout and possibility of curb blocks.


Replacement of outfield fence is complete.  Discussion on improving outfield –2-3 loads of top soil brought in – and dragged and spread would improve the condition.


Service department is getting two benches ready for the pickleballcourt.


There are missing swings.



Other Issues:


Speedway sign needs repairs.  The Board recommends getting quotes on the concrete repair as well as proposal for LED sign – that won’t change and won’t flash.


Dave will talk to Flo about mockup for Christmas display.


John Picuri made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Katie Watson.  ALL AYES, MOTION APPROVED.



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Dave Christner, Chairman                         Date         Terri Barnovsky, Secretary