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271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Community Programs Advisory Committee Minutes 02/19/13
Parks and Community Programs Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes from 2/19/13

The meeting was called to order at 4:05

Present: Lucky D’Ascanio, Karen Jones, Jeff Mason, Melanie Collins, Daniel Smith

The minutes from December 18, 2012 were read but there was not a quorum so minutes will be approved at the next meeting.

Welcome New Members – Karen Jones
  • Karen welcomed new members Melanie Collins and Daniel Smith and Lucky went over the PACPAC binder information and reviewed the Parks & Community Programs Department staff duties, etc.
Update on School Complex – Lucky D’Ascanio  
  • Ocean View Purchase and Sales agreement for the Lunt School and Plummer School will be signed on February 27th.  Lucky is working with OV on a lease agreement that will allow FCP to use the Plummer portion of the building through the end of August for summer programming. The town still owns the Mason/Motz wing.
  • Future use of both Plummer and the Mason/Motz schools is still undecided.  
Parks Division Report – Jeff Mason
  • Jeff reported that winter had been mild until February where they have been busy with at least one storm per week.
  • Huston skating rink had the best season in a long time and Village rink continues with its’ trials and tribulations but the rink was “skatable” for more days than in recent past. Jeff offered a brief explanation of ice maintenance and how weather and location play a large roll especially at the Village location nearer to the ocean. Village rink is used primarily for “shot-on-goal” skating as the heaving of the base does not allow water and therefore ice to form evenly (shallow in many places and water leaks out before freezing).
FCP Update – Lucky D’Ascanio
  • FCP took delivery of a new 2013 15-passenger bus replacing the older one which experienced a lot of maintenance issues. Bus was purchased from O’Connor GMC and can be serviced on Warren Avenue in Portland.
  • Busy putting the Spring and Summer brochure together.  FCP did a day camp survey of households with children through ActiveNet and as a result, will be lengthening the camp day by one hour total (1/2 in the morning and ½ hour in the afternoon.  This will not impact expenses as staff is already in place for the Before and After Care programs but will allow more flexibility for parents.
  • Denise is busy putting together another exciting summer concert series.
Other Business
  • Pine Grove tree work is currently going on and the logging is being done by a local logger using cattle.
  • Local law enforcement will be doing patrols of Community Park and other parks as a result of more issues with “rogue” dog walkers that do not follow town ordinance and pick up dog waste and dispose OFF PARK property. The porta-potty at Community Park needed to be locked as dog owners were putting dog waste in the porta-potty which cannot be pumped out.
  • Lucky will send out copy of  last years work plan for review and updating at the next meeting.
Next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 4:00pm


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