The Grove - January 9th 2014
“The Grove” Committee
Jan 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes
The Grove Committee met on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.
Present: Garry Regan, Blythe DiCicco, Dave Hoehnen, Steve Jerome (Council Rep), and Ron DiNardo
Absent: Pat Andrzejczyk and Rick Hall
Also Present: Diane Wolgamuth (Director of Administration), Bill Thomas (Recreation Director), Jim McKnight (Landscape Architect), and Patsy Mills (Mayfield Village Council)
Business Plan & Recommendations
Mr. Regan opened the meeting and reviewed with the Committee the current draft of the Recommendations. The title has been changed from “three year” to “preliminary” business plan as it is difficult to project three years ahead.
Mr. McKnight reviewed the electrical plan with the Committee. Mr. DiNardo reminded the Committee that he had spoken with First Energy and gotten a good faith estimate of $31,000 to bring power to The Grove. Mr. DiNardo stated that he believes there may be ways to save money on this piece of the infrastructure. The Committee discussed the difference between single phase and 3-phase power and what amount of power might be needed at The Grove in the future.
Mr. McKnight reported that the cost for the proposed light fixtures was $53,000, not including installation. This cost includes two poles for general area lighting on the hillside, uplights, bollards, and power to plug in. Mr. DiNardo recommended that additional money be factored in for an electrical engineer. Mr. McKnight suggested that perhaps the electrical contractor could hire the design engineer. Mr. Regan suggested it was most important to get the infrastructure in and add lights later.
The Committee discussed the importance of the band shell. Mr. Regan reported that he sent an email to a manufacturer and was awaiting a response. The Committee agreed that a structure that could be stored in the winter was a good idea. Mr. Regan described that he hoped to find a band shell that could double as a movie screen.
Mr. Hoehnen stated that he thought it was too much money. Mr. DiNardo suggested that grant money could be sought. Mr. Regan replied, “We have to show that we have something before we can obtain grants”.
The Committee discussed the remaining infrastructure items and agreed that costs for many of the items are future considerations that do not need to be determined right now. Gating and some of the other items require an expert.
The Committee discussed forming subcommittees to streamline programming decisions. Mr. Hoehnen suggested that community potlucks or picnics could precede the movies.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Director of Administration