November 18, 2020 Rec. Comm. Minutes

November 19, 2020

Recreation Commission meeting was held virtually
11.18.20
Start: 7PM
Attendees: Commissioners:
Erin Morse, Thomas Chagnon, Charles Hulse,
Guest:
Jerry Robinson
I) September 2020 meeting minutes unavailable for review
II)Treasurer appointment was not discussed
III) Public Input
Jerry Robinson was invited and appeared for discussion of Town Beach Parking Ordinance… He focused the discussion… the Beach Parking Ordinance was meant to relieve the frustration that townspeople feel from overcrowding of our relatively small Park and their inability to enjoy it. The Ordinance has not been enforced and will require an explicit plan to remedy this situation. 3 options for enforcemant to be included in our budget request were agreed upon unanimously by the Commissioners present…
A) Appoint a manager to select and supervise A training manual will be written and followed i) 2-3 paid “Park Attendants” per season would monitor autos for “easily visible parking stickers” and educate drivers regarding the Ordinance. These “Park Attendants” would be individually present for 8 hours daily with 2 there on weekend days and holidays. They would also walk the beach and pick up trash, make sure beach rules are adhered to, etc.
Cost to the community = (20weeks x 7 x 8hrs/day x $14/hr = $15680.00) … there would be some income from purchase of “parking stickers” ( **unless each taxpayer receives a ‘free” ‘sticker with their tax payment**)
plus 2x 8 x 23 weekend and holiday days = 368 hrs x $14 = $5152.00
plus 3-4 hrs training per attendant ($42-$56) =
Total of $16576 for A
B) Appoint a manager to select and supervise ( A training manual will be written and followed) 2-3 paid “Park Attendants” per season) to monitor autos for “easily visible parking stickers” and educate drivers regarding the Ordinance. Records will be kept. These “Park Attendants” would be individually present for 8 hours daily for the 140 days between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day (single attendant each day (except rainy days). They would also walk the beach, pick up trash, make sure the beach rules are followed, etc.
Cost to the community = (20 weeks x 7 (+6 extra days for holiday weekends) x 8 hours per day (x $14 / hr = $130816.00
plus 3-4 hrs training per attendant ($42-$56)
Total of $130872.00
C) Hire an independant company to enforce the ordinance
Cost to community =
hourly charge x 20 x 7 +6 x =
IV) Knee Deep Bay Trail — will consider work party at next Trail Subcommittee meeting (December)
V) Budget Proposal
Actual 2019-2020 Proposed 2020-2021
Plan A Plan B Plan C
Community Programs $12200 $12200 $12200
White’s Beach $2000 $16576 $146572
SHRP/Trails $3500 $3500 $3500
Total $17700 $32276 $162272
Actual 2020-2021 Proposed 2021-2022
Swim Program ($6500) ($6500) (2020 funds weren’t spent, likely 2021 won’t happen either)
Soccer Program $0 $0 (fees collected for program donated to coach and manager) Ice Skating $500 $500
Trails/SHRP $3500 $3500
Tryathalon $0 $0
Town Beach (maintenance) $2000 $2000
Overcrowding plan (A) $32276
Ski/Ride $1500 $1500
Scholarships $1500 $2000 (soccer, ski , bike safety participants)
Youth Basketball $1000 $500
YOGI Baseball/Softball $1000 $1000
Misc. Programs $200 $200
Totals $17,700 $20,252

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