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Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Community Programs Advisory Committee Minutes 10/18/2011
                                                        PACPAC Meeting Minutes 10/18/11
Meeting called by: Karen Jones
Facilitator:  Lucky D’Ascanio
Note Taker: Marylou Murphy
Attendees:  Karen Jones (chair), Janet Dye (co-chair), Lucky D’Ascanio, Judy Currier, Pat Kirby, Marylou Murphy

Reviewed and signed off on prior meeting minutes.

Parks Division Report (Lucky):
Leaf cleanup and other fall activities underway.
Update on Land Mgmt Team Meeting: meeting was held on 10/17; Discussion on dog ordinances- removed piece of ordinance related to requiring dogs to be on a leash from 4/1 to 9/30 at certain town properties.  New approach will be to potentially reintroduce for more specific places (River Pt), due to specific specie concerns.  Other activities: updating dog owner responsibility flyer and ensure postings/signage are consistent.  
Lucky participated in open space walk.  Discussed property off Field Rd, where considering having a canoe, kayak launch.
Also discussed update on town crossings work:  Discussed options being considered for walking from school complex to Community Park.  Town investigating longer term options:  tunnel under railroad or possible walkway above.  Involves working with railroad.

 FCP Update:
New brochure being updated for winter programs.  Afternoon chess club is taking off- request for an intermediate level to be added as well.  Adult-Ed programming often uses Collette tours for trips- looking to add  a family vacation in conjunction with a NH group through Collette (7 days: Wild West/Yellowstone).  Looking to add more hikes/snowshoeing to program offering to showcase properties.

Working through access to new elementary school for PTO, FCP staff and instructors.  Process is Matt sends 2 week schedule to school; custodians will ensure needed rooms are unlocked, while other classrooms will be locked.

Continuing to work through transition of Plummer-Motz and Lunt buildings.  Plummer-Motz will become secured/alarmed, with access via key card only.  Have been monitoring boilers and working through other maintenance transitions.  Plans are to still move forward with offering programming there for winter/spring.  Also, planning to advertise use of buildings for birthday party options- several options including planning/supervision by FCP staff.   Lucky asked committee if they had other suggestions for potential short term uses of buildings.

Update from Judy Currier regarding the Plummer-Motz and Lunt School pre-bid tours and bidding process.

Review PACPAC work plan:
Group reviewed plan and on track for activities for the year.   Will look to review 2012 plan at November 15th meeting.  Meeting time for May 2012 will be at 4pm for the parks tour.

Other items:
Janet gave an update on an Eagle Scout project on cemetery cataloging at Merrill Cemetery.    36 new markers were found.  Will follow-up to ensure town records can be updated.

Next meeting on November 15th at 4:30pm.


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