Rec Board - September 16th 2015

Mayfield Village Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Mayfield Village Civic Center

Attending: Pat Andrzejczyk, Stivo DiFranco, Peggy Kerver, Troy Koch, Lori Sperling, Meg Stifler, Kate Sullivan and Bill Thomas.

Also in Attendance: Derek McDowell and Steve Jerome

Introduction: Meg called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. She asked for approval of the approval of the April 8, 2015 Minutes. Pat made a motion and Peggy seconded. All in attendance approved. Introductions were made.   Derek expressed interest in joining the committee. Volunteer sign-up sheets for holiday events were circulated.

Senior Program Updates

  • The next Lunch n’ Learn is about Medicare on September 25 and there will be Lunch n’ Movie on October 14
  • Foot Clinics will be held October 2, November 13, and November 20 from 1-3 p.m.
  • The September 30 trip to the Toledo Art Museum and the Maumee Bay Brewing Company is full.
  • A new Yoga class started with YogaReach. Watercolor classes, the Walking Club, and Knitting & Crocheting will continue.
  • 91 snow removal applications have been received to date

Debbie Hudacko Scholarship Update

  • Bill said that after all expenses were paid for this year’s walk/run, the balance for this year’s race was $1,066.   Bill recommended continuing with the $1,500 in scholarships for 2016. All members in attendance agreed.

Parkview Pool Discussion

  • The 2015 Parkview Pool stats were reviewed.
  • Bill said that he is working with Dave and the Service Department to see when the pool will open in 2016. Bill said that staff should be ready but it would be a matter of the pool being ready mechanically.   The Service Department is aware that Mayfield Schools let out earlier beginning this year so it is hoped that Parkview Pool will be ready to open earlier as well.
  • The committee members briefly discussed raising pool fees for 2016.   The members in attendance agree to raise the non-resident fee and not school district fee.   The issue will be revisited at a later meeting when Dave would be present.
  • This summer was the first summer school district residents and employees of Mayfield Village businesses were allowed to purchase passes halfway through the season at a discounted rate.   Since many were sold, the committee members agreed that it should be done again next year.
  • This past summer an employee of a Mayfield Village business asked to use Parkview Pool Pavilion. Bill said that it will be handled on a case by case basis. If approved by Bill, they would pay the school district resident rate.
  • Bill reported that the sand filters have eroded and he is looking at replacing them which will be a capital improvement.   He also said that the heaters are causing problems with the pumps as a result of all the heat generated.   Bill said he will recommend to Mayor/Council for approval for a separate building for the heaters.   Bill said that Phase 2 of the slide refurbishing (first part was in 2014), purchasing new diving boards, and the purchase of additional high chaise lounge chairs are also part of the capital improvements for 2016.

Fall/Winter Program Discussion

  • Bill said that he is working with Mayfield Middle School Administration, teachers and Student Council for Halloween Window Painting, Wildcat Teen Halloween and Skyzone event on October 19 when school is out.

Halloween Party (Saturday, October 24, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Community Room)

  • Meg said it has worked out well in the past when the committee decorates the Friday before. She said 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. would be fine. Recreation Board members will be needed to help decorate the room and also to be on hand during the party.
  • Bill said that he is working on getting volunteers from Student Council and Key Club.

Open Discussion

  • Bill said that construction is beginning at the Community Room so the entrance from SOM will be blocked with fencing.   He also mentioned that the fencing around the site is taking away parking spots and it is a concern for senior programs.   Anyone using the Community Room on the weekends can park at Center School but during the week, school staff uses their lot.  
  • Bill reported that the bathrooms and pavilion at the softball fields will need to be completed in December.
  • Bill said that The Grove had a good season with very little complaints.   He mentioned that the only performance with negative feedback was in the beginning when a comedian performed.   The Grove Committee collected $1,200 in donations from people attending events and part of it was used to purchase small items during the season.
  • Bill said that the parking issue at Parkview Pool/Grove/Softball Field area is being looked at again.
  • Bill said that Wildcat Sport & Fitness is looking for lifeguards 18 years and older. Someone suggested an adult only lifeguarding class.   Bill will also advertise in the Voice of the Village.   Mayfield Village adult residents would not have to pay for the certification class or their membership if they chose to become a lifeguard.
  • Bill reminded everyone that the November Recreation Board Meeting is now November 11.


Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center

Minutes taken by Pat Andrzejczyk and transcribed by Danielle Echt.