2017 Budget: The PLPD board looked at projects on the boards for the remainder of 2016 and estimated the cost. They also looked at upcoming projects for 2017 in preparation for the budget that the town wants to be submitted by August 22nd.
Board Members in Attendance: Hank Earle, Mike Ercole, Lucinda Johnson, Pat Ploeger
Salute to the Flag
Public Session – cancelled – no Park District residents were present.
Events: Dawn Consolato asked the PLPD board if she could look into the possibility of having a holiday party for adults early in December. It would function as a fund raiser for the children’s events that were formerly supported by the Beach Party. The Board suggested it take place on Saturday, December 10th. Pat will look into the insurance certificate the PLFD requires.
Carp Gate: DASNY approved the carp gate and sent the request to NYS Senate Finance to verify the availability of the funds. The board expressed concern that the process might be held up unless we hear from DASNY soon. Pat was asked to contact Sen. Murphy to see if he could help speed up the approval.
Walking Path: The board set a date of September 24th to resume clearing the parkland for the walking path. The board agreed that it needed to advertise for volunteers. Pat will ask Alicia Earle if she would design a flyer to send out in early September. The board agreed that if food were provided, it might attract more volunteers. Signage is also needed.
Trash Barrels: Since the six trash barrels around the lake seem to be staying put without concrete pads, we will defer installation until such time as we see they are needed.
Music on the Beach: Pat will confirm that Scotty & Jamie Cairney will play on Friday, 8/27, and that Mike Latini and Jim Nowak will play on September 10th or 9th if there is a conflict with the VFW Clambake.
Volleyball on the Beach: The volleyball equipment has been delivered. Pat will contact Stacy Meade, Patty Sutton, and Deb Lawlor to see if they want to start up a regular day and time.
Dock Replacement: Although we cannot proceed with getting estimates for the new docks until the DASNY equipment grant has been secured, Hank will contact EZ Dock to see if we can do a site inspection of their product.
Basketball Court: Hank will contact Rich Williams to discuss the site leveling and rock removal, etc. for the construction of the court.
Electronic Message Board: Mike reported that Rich Williams is getting prices on the proposed message board we so badly need. The board asked Pat if she could find out what kind of boards he is looking at.
Boat Storage: Hank will send Pat the stickers to put on unregistered boats, or boats that are improperly stored on the parkland. The first sticker is a seven-day warning, and the second is a seven-day notice of removal.
PLPD Boat: Pat will request town board approval to purchase the PLFD’s 25 HP motor to use for maintenance on the lake.
Board ID: Mike will check with Jamie Gagliardo to see if he can make up laminated ID cards for the board to use when members are performing official duties.
Beach Chairs on Swim Docks: Beach chairs should not be on the swim docks during swimming hours as it interferes with the lifeguards’ ability to see swimmers.
Tree Removal: Pat will contact Bill Henry for an estimate on removing downed trees at 51 So. Lake and 5 Lake Shore, as well as dead/dangerous trees on Jackson Beach and 4 So. Lake.