November 18, 2008
The regular monthly meeting of the Palmer Township Recreation Board was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. with all members in attendance. Chairperson Nielsen convened the meeting.
MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER MEETING – on motion by Knox, seconded by Young, and agreed by all, the minutes of the September meeting were approved as written.
TREASURER’S REPORT – No report. Need reports from September.
PUBLIC COMMENT –
read a thank you from the VIA thanking
read a thank you from Ginny Bloss for the flowers and cards she received for
the passing of her husband Elwood Bloss who was a very big supporter and helper
Baseball – Young reported that William Webb is the new commissioner. He also noted that they need coaches. Rich Freiler informed Young of fines for missed meetings and forfeits. Webb will forward the address to Athletic Association treasurer to send a check to cover these fines.
Budget – Nielsen noted she approved the softball purchase of $800 for bats which are required for next year.
Softball – Young noted they were in search of a commissioner.
Wrestling – Webb stated everything is going well. There is a tournament this week at the Community Center and their season starts next week. He stated that the starting age for wrestling is 5 and this has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. He would like suggest that we add that the children have to be in kindergartner. Board discussed this and decided to keep just the age – keep it consistent as it is in other sports.
Football - Worley noted the season is over and all gear has been returned. Nielsen congratulated the winning teams and thanked Zeke Bellis and Jim Worley for everything the staff did this past season as well as past years. Bellis has been involved for 31 years; Worley 24 years.
Playground – Nielsen noted everyone knows there are going to be budget cuts. Will know what they are doing after budget meeting.
Soccer – Knox reported there is a new commissioner; Chuck Runfeld and Sara Lieberman will be the assistant. They had two teams win championships and their year-end banquet was held at the community center. Everything worked out well. He also noted that most of the equipment has been returned.
Lacrosse – Knox noted sign ups ready and Jill from the Community Center was in attendance and noted that Doerner had asked for gym time in February, 3 days a week. Board noted the season doesn’t start until March 1st so nothing before that.
– Kontos Foods – Located in the
then spoke about the extension that Easton Suburban Water Authority is putting
on which will extend to
Jill noted that the registration for basketball and wrestling went well. Wrestling gave an informational packet which was very helpful. She suggested all sports provide this to type of packet for the respective sport sign up as it was very helpful for the workers as well as the residents’ questions. Jill stated whatever they can do to help the sports programs, the AA or the Recreation Board they should let them know.
noted he spoke with
New Business –
submitted a form she received from
then distributed a paper she received at a recent Board of Director’s meeting
of the Athletic Association which discusses an increase in the registration fee. She highlighted what area municipalities
charged and noted she feels this should not be approved until the by-laws are
done. She also suggests if this
suggestion every gets approved that this money be put in different bank
accounts or c.d.’s but under the township control. Board agrees that the by laws have to be
complete before this subject can go any further. Board discussed how this fee
was started and why and their feelings on this.
This has to go to the supervisor/liaison to discuss.
There being no further business to come before the Board Nielsen wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and on motion by Worley, seconded by Webb, and agreed by all, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m.