In attendance: Bryan Hasbrouck, Jane Howard, Elizabeth
Karpati, Leslie Mayer, David White.
The meeting was facilitated by Leslie Mayer. The minutes are by Elizabeth
Next meetings: TBA.
· The cleanup on May 17, 9–12, attracted about a dozen volunteers and
generated about a dozen bags of trash. In addition, some more wood chips supplied by the DPW were spread on the trail. Meg Muckenhoupt
planted the planters at the playground and will water them. Leslie hopes to get the summer staff at the swimming area to take over the watering
· On May 31 the Boy Scouts will paint the bathhouse. The Parks & Rec
Dept. will provide them with paint and tools and will do the preparation work.
· The beach will open June 19, but some repair work on the pipes is necessary before the swimming area can be filled; the filling takes about
2 weeks. Dan Brothers of Facilities Management Corp., who manages the rink in winter, is in charge of Res maintenance in summer.
· The booklet was handed out to Town Meeting members last night. There
are 1500 copies left; we could save 500 and sell 1000.
· The booklet was paid for with federal grant money. Jane will ask Alan
McClennen whether it is legal to charge for it. If not, we could ask for a donation. Where should the proceeds go – into the park beautification
fund, earmarked for the Res?
· Where to sell/dispense the booklets? At the Res? Can the swimming area staff be asked to handle something peripheral to their normal
duties? Fewer copies would be sold if available at Town Hall. John Jalbert is interested in fundraising, maybe with a “Day” at the Res.
· The Res booklet is also available on the Town website.
· The capital plan was approved. It contains $15,000 for water chestnut
harvesting, so there is no need to ask for the money via the warrant article.
· Manual harvesting before mechanical harvesting is probably not worth while, and the water is cold and it is hard to get volunteers. After
mechanical harvesting it is important to get the leftovers where the machine couldn’t go. Would the Scouts be available to help?
· Jane will invite Roger Frymire to the June meeting to discuss when/how
best to do manual harvesting. We should check the condition of the Res before the June meeting.
· A year ago Rich Bento and Phil Farrington were ready with a letter for
the Selectmen asking for approval to go ahead with work on the dam, but then nothing happened.
· Mr. Sanchez, the new DPW head, appears very knowledgeable about dam safety matters and has already spoken in Town Meeting on the need for the
funds in the capital plan for design and work on the dam. He says he has met with Weston & Sampson on all outstanding projects.
· Leslie will check that Mr. Sanchez has the latest version of last year’s draft letter to the Selectmen.
· The Vision 2020 year-end event will take place on June 24 and will feature the Res. It will start with a tour of the Res at 5:30, continue
with a look at the Reeds Brook project around 6:30, and end with a light supper at