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February 21, 2008 Meeting Minutes
EAST WINDSOR TOWN HALL
11 Rye Street, P.O.Box 389, Broad Brook, CT 06016
(860) 623-8122 Fax: (860) 623-4798
February 21, 2008 Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BMX/SKATEBOARD PARK MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 21,2008

I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Lori Gabriel called the meeting to order on Thursday, February 21,2008 at 6:35 p.m. at the Park Hill Committee Room, located off Windsorville Road, Broad Brook.
II.     ATTENDANCE

Lori Gabriel
Brenda Crockett 
Linda Ritter
Chris Arre      
Laura Harney
Mark Simmons
Barbara Fitzsimonds

ABSENT:  
Nicole Hayes
Laurie Whitten


III.      ADDED AGENDA ITEMS    
MOTION: to add Tony Hawks Development Guide to the agenda, under new business. Made by Brenda Crockett, seconded by Linda Ritter. All voting members in favor. Motion carried.

IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES
Regular meeting minutes of January 28, 2008.
MOTION: To accept the regular meeting minutes of January 28, 2008, as submitted.
Made by Linda Ritter, seconded by Barbara Fitzsimonds. All voting members in favor. Motion carried.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

MOTION: To go out of Agenda order to New Business item~: Dog Park. Made by Brenda Crockett, seconded by Barbara Fitzsimonds. All voting members in favor. Motion carried.       
Christine Schwartz, and Melissa Green spoke about the decided location of both the Dog Park and the Skate Park. We discussed the possibility of sharing future expenses, such as grading, leveling, parking lot gravel, potential lighting etc.
        
VI.     OLD BUSINESS

A.      East Windsor Community Day, May 10th 9 to 3 p.m. The kids are excited about being in the parade. It was discussed to purchase T-shirts for the event.
       
B.      Culligan Water Bottles. We have 4 so far to use as a fundraiser.

C.      Logos. Design of the logo was discussed. To be used for all fundraising events, and to make our cause recognizable to the public.
D.   Committee Charges. Members discussed the findings for fulfilling each of the charges.

E.      Vendor List/Vendor Contact~: The decision was made to use Skatewave as the main vendor for supplying equipment for the park.

F.      Concrete/Contact: Vendors were contacted to price asphalt for the platform of the park.
It was also priced out to use gravel for the parking lot.

G.      Website & Email: Eve and Chris Arre have created a website for the BMX/Skateboard group. They are keeping it updated as appropriate. The email address is

H.      Land Sites: Town Engineer/Town Planner determined parcel best suited for this project.  A park design will be created by them.

I.      Future Fundraisers: Brenda Crockett and Laura Harney will be responsible in selecting fundraisers most cost effective to the cause. They will delegate as necessary for each event.

VII.    NEW BUSINESS


A.      Patty Donohue-Power Point for Charges of BOS. All charges were discussed.
B.      Chris Arre – Sub Committee of Equipment. Skatewave will be the vendor.
C.      Dog Park – Discussed under Public Participation.
D.      Freedom of Information Act Class – Barbara Fitzsimonds, Linda Ritter and Lori Gabriel attended the class at town hall.
E.      Tony Hawk Development Guide was introduced and suggested that we continue to follow the expertise of this guide.

VII.    ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: to adjourn at 8:17 p.m. made by Lori Gabriel, seconded by Linda Ritter. All voting members in favor. Motion carried.


        Respectfully Submitted,
        Linda M. Ritter
        Recording Secretary
        February 21, 2008


        * Starred items will not be discussed, but will remain on agenda pending receipt of additional information.