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Board Meeting - December 13, 2017

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:14pm
Event date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Draft Agenda, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 7:30-9:00 PM

--- Introductions and sign in 

--- Announcements

--- Acceptance of the minutes of the October 11, 2017, meeting                                      
Financial Report – Jim Brosnan, Treasurer

Manager's Minute - Bob Guarino, Park Manager

Reports

  • Interpretive signs - Dianne Press
  • Signs in the Park - Pam Lupfer
  • Presentation at Hart Library - Mark Kotkin

Discussion:

  • Empire Passport give away
  • Plans for next year

Upcoming Events-

  • First Day Hike - January 1, 2018 10:30 Swimming Pool Parking Lot

Adjourn

Upcoming meeting  Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Park Office

Meeting attendees: 
Charles Castronovo, Jane Daniels, Walt Daniels, Bob Guarino, Mark Kotkin, Pam Lupfer, Dianne Press, John Robinson, Susan Rosenstrach,

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

Jane Daniels, President called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. 

The minutes of the October 2017 meeting were accepted

Financial Report – There is 3412.47 in the bank as of December 13, 2017. We received 

 

Manager's Minute - Bob Guarino, Park Manager attended Parks and Trails NY's Friends meeting on December 2-3 in Saratoga Spa State Park. One of the breakout session he attended reminded Friends groups to review their bylaws every year. The Mid Park Loop is quite wet in the area between parking lot 5 and the bridge near the road to the swimming pool. Brian Strasavich has some information about fixing the drainage, but it is unknown if the $5,000 is the total costs, or just materials. After the new year, Bob will locate that information. 

Reports

  • Interpretive signs - Dianne Press reported that Frank Mami and Rick Fisher installed the interpretive signs in November. 
  • Signs in the Park - Pam Lupfer is working with park employees to improve signage in the park: directional signs with trail names and distance will be installed at trail junctions. Jane will supply trail descriptions for the back of the park map. Directiional signs might help keep people heading to the swimming pook off the roads. But the Mid Park Loop is wet in the area between Parking Lot 5 and bridge as you head towards the lake.  
  • Presentation at Hart Library - Mark Kotkin reported that the presentation was well attended. Jane Daniels and he used a power point presentation to describe what is available on the other side of FDR. 

Discussion:

  • FIrst Day Hike 10:30 - Swimming Pool Parking lot - The Friends will have an Empire Passport to give away and the responsibility will be on the park and Friends group to ensure fairness on giving it away. Logically it should be people coming on the First Day Hike, but Jane asked for input on including folks who helped to build the bridge. She recused herself from being part of the raffle and the rest of the board followed suit. She will notify those folks who helped and that they can opt out of the drawing. Frank Mami will have a fire in the fireplace in Pavillion One for folks who want to gather for coffee after the hike. 

Upcoming Events-

  • First Day Hike - January 1, 2018 10:30 Swimming Pool Parking Lot

Adjourn

 8:30 pm.  

Jane Daniels

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