MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING

WEST GEAUGA COMMUNITY JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT

OCTOBER 10, 2020

President Greg Poe called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Chester Town Hall meeting room.  Board members present – Ed Curtis, Rick Izant, Linda Palchick, Greg Poe and Sara Sustin.  Jason Abate also present.  

The minutes from the September meeting presented by clerk, Monica Gromek.  Rick Izant motioned to accept the minutes.  Ed Curtis seconded.  Vote was taken:  Ed, yes; Rick, yes; Linda, yes; Greg, yes; Sara, yes. All in favor, motion carried. 

The September treasurer’s report was distributed by Treasurer Ed Curtis. The treasurer’s report showed:  Ending checking balance: $29,971.28; Total disbursements: $7,246.00; Total deposits: $4,096.58; Encumbered funds: $5,045.00; Unencumbered funds: $45,653.84.  Rick Izant motioned to accept the treasurer’s report; Sara Sustin motioned to accept the treasurer’s report.  Vote was taken:  Ed, yes; Rick, yes; Linda, yes; Greg, yes; Sara, yes. All in favor, motion carried. 

Linda Palchick motioned the following bills be paid:                                                                             Monica Gromek                October 2020 minutes                        $   25.00                                    Abate Landscaping          tree work at park + drain inserts for fly mosquitoes in                                                                    the sewers of the restroom                $1,001.59                                  Steigerwald Septic          pump septic tanks                               $  680.00

Rick Izant seconded.  Vote was taken:  Ed, yes; Rick, yes; Linda, yes; Greg, yes; Sara, yes. All in favor, motion carried. 

Maintenance                                                                                                                                   Soccer is cancelled tonight – fields are too wet.  2 Ash trees and a cherry tree by the pavilion were removed.  A pear tree below the junior soccer field needs to be replaced.  Board discussion that a tree that can withstand water will be needed.  Rick Izant motioned to encumber $1000.00 to plant 2 trees.  Linda Palchick seconded.  Vote was taken:  Ed, yes; Rick, yes; Linda, yes; Greg, yes; Sara, yes. All in favor, motion carried. 

Jason Abate explained to the Board details of the Path (Water Divergence Project) down by the river.  Eliminate the gully path by the river; Create a new path at this point on higher ground; Should big gravel go underneath the new path.  Jason feels this would be a problem when the river floods and wash out.  6” of asphalt grindings would be compacted to form the new path.

Next area of discussion was the installation of an asphalt drain at the end of the driveway to the baseball field. 

Sara Sustin brought to the attention of the Board, that a new signage board is needed.  The one presently at The Commons is aged and deteriorating.  Jason Abate said he would check with carpenter Marvin Yoder the cost of building a new sign board.

Linda Palchick will contact the Eagle Scout about his project for path signs.

Sara Sustin questioned replacing the baseball team benches.  They are so very low to the ground for grown baseball players.  Dugouts?  Maybe the coaches and “barn raise” the benches.  Scouts built benches at Westwood and Clay Eddy fields.  The Pony League may use our baseball field in 2021.  Sara Sustin stated the Baseball Federation may use the Commons Field as they are not using Westwood’s fields.

Greg Poe questioned if we could connect the 2 paths as a future project.  The baseball field to the lower soccer field.  Can Jason Abate do this…depends on the fall weather.

Facilities – Linda Palchick said there are 2 more weeks of soccer ending the season on November 1.  No Rec Counsel tournament this year. Linda will bill Rec Council $10.00/game.  Rec Council did use the lower field for soccer practice. 

Ed Curtis motioned for meeting adjournment at 7:45 p and Rick Izant seconded.  Vote was taken:  Ed, yes; Rick, yes; Linda, yes; Greg, yes; Sara, yes. All in favor, motion carried. 

Respectfully submitted,

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Monica Gromek, clerk                                         Greg Poe, President

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