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Board Meeting - December 14, 2016

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:24pm
Event date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Call to Order - Jane Daniels, President                                               

  • Introductions and sign in
  • Announcements 
  • Acceptance of Minutes of October 12, 2016 meeting

Financial Report – Jane Daniels reporting for Jim Brosnan                                                          
Park Manager’s Minute (Bob Guarino)


  • National Heritage Area Grant update  - Dianne Press
  • Recreational Trails Grant update - Jane Daniels 


Holiday Party

Upcoming meetings  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office

Meeting attendees: 
Maria Adams, Charlie Castronova, Melissa Cole, Jane Daniels, Walt Daniels, Bob Guarino, Anwer Qureishi, Dianne Press, John Robinson

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

Jane Daniels, President called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm

The minues of the October 12, 2016 meeting were accepted.

Financial Report –  Jim Brosnan submitted the following report. Ocotober and NOvember eexpenditures were $1315.32 for the boardwalk, Donations received $224.15. Outstanding charges of $550 check for insurange and Home Depot chargge of $29.98. Bank balance as of 12/14/2016 is $2712.57

Park Manager’s Minute - Bob Guarino: Work on the pool entrance has stopped for the winter and work will continue in the spring. During construction, the water line was damaged in two places and has been fixed. Replacing the chlorine tank will start now that colder weather has set in. A new playground for Parking lot 6 has been purchased this year with installation in next years budget. The house provided to the park manager needs repairs which will include dealling with lead and asbestosos. There is some talk of designating parts of the park as historic. Staff from Peebles Island will need to come on site for verification. Dianne Press's research has provided the background information.  


  • National Heritage Area Grant update  - Dianne Press: The third panel is up at Peebles Island; Rick Fisher and Dianne are working on the 4th display panel about the accomplishments of the CCC. The fifth panel will be about the mental hospital. 
  • Recreational Trails Grant update - Jane Daniels: The 108' boardwalk has been completed with approximately 136 volunteer hours worth just under $4,000 plus at least 32 hours  that staff donated. Jane will be sending in the time sheet to receive 80% of cost of expenditure.  
  • Eric Fitzgerald's Eagle Scout Project. Eric raised more than enough money to cover his project and will be donating the excess to the Friends. Jane recommended that the Friends use it to purchase a dumpster and equipment to paint the pool. 

Future events

Jane reminded everyone about the First Day Hike. Anwer will send out publicity later this week. The project for I Love My Park Day in May will be working on the bridge. Dianne asked if we could meet every other month. 

Anwer, on behalf of the Friends presented Jane with a clock. 

Adjourn at 8:00 for the Holiday Party

Upcoming meetings  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office

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