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Board Meeting October, 14, 2015

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:23am
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

 Call to order - Jane Daniels, President

    • Introductions and sign in
    • Announcements 
    • Acceptance of Minutes of September, 2015 meeting

Financial Report – Jim Brosnan, Treasurer 

    • Income/expense
    • Bank balance  


    • Recreation Trails Grant 
      • Update 
      • Worktrips on September 12,  16 and October 10, 21
    • Parks and Trails New York Grant 
    • October Tabling events


    • Review of 2015 and goals for next year
    • Fall Fundraiser 
    • Other ways to help FoFDR

Manager's Minute - Brian Strasavich, Park Manager

Meeting attendees: 
Jane Daniels, Charlie Castronovo, Efrain Figueroa, Mark Kotkin (arrived at 7:40) Walter Plankl (arrived at 7:40), Dianne Press, Anwer Qureishi, John Robinson, Brian Strasavich

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

Jane Daniels called the meeting to order at 7:30

Minutes of the September meeting were approved


Support Connection Walk – Good exposure, several new member;, pencils were very popular

 Yorktown Street Festival – 27 new members signed up, $60 in donations and 1 tee shirt sale, photo display created a lot of interest.

Recreational Trails Program Grant – DOT requirement for bridges is too expensive in that they want a design signed by a licensed civil engineer, So the bridges will be pulled from the grant, leaving the boardwalk, clearing and gravel. Jane will continue to monitor the progress of the grant.

Park & Trail NY Grant – trifold purchased and proved helpful at the October festivals

Next work trip will be Oct 21 9:30-12:30 when the NY-NJ Trail Conference trail crew will come to help build steps.


Review of the 2015 goals:

Fundraising letter to be sent as part of Giving Tuesday and would include a pitch for

Wildflower meadow

Suggestions for 2016

Hold a Boat event, Fish derby

Install nature walk signs and history signs

Sell items at the future gift shop at pool: hats, glasses, cups, magnets, magnifying glass …


Manager Minute:

Brian has accepted a position at Saratoga Spa State Park as the Facilities Manager. He will be leaving shortly after a new park manager is hired.

Firewood available

Bathhouse almost completed

Plans for a gift shop at pool area and FoFDR is encouraged to think of things to sell.

Plans for picnic area outside of pool

Wooden bench replaced at lake

Plans for chlorine storage containment

High attendance this summer

Submitted by Dianne Press



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