PARKS & RECREATION BOARD                   November 10, 2008


The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio.  In attendance were the following board members:  Dave Christner, Jim Gibson, John Picuri and Lisa Voytek. Absent was Mike Norton. Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman, and Paul Olbrych.


John Picuri made a motion to approve minutes from the September meeting, seconded by _Dave Christner. ALL AYES    MOTION APPROVED.


Dave gave a brief overview of last months discussion with the residents of Wall Drive.  There was a separate meeting held with Dave, Don, Mayor Moll, Councilman Jim Woofter and Patrolman Jason Smith. 


Skateboard Park

  • Equipment will be removed soon and stored within the fence at the Service Garage.
  • Jim raised $8,500 and Trumbull 100 will match up to $12,500. The match from Trumbull 100 does not have to be all at one time.  The company that we purchased Phase I equipment from brought in equipment for the contest and they gave Jim a quote on some items that is good until the end of this year.  Next year cost will increase by either 5% or 10%.  As of Friday the quote was $15,780 for 4’ high ¼ pipe and 4’ high bank.
  • John Picuri made a motion to accept donation of skateboard park equipment, seconded by Lisa Voytek.  All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED.
  • Dave brought up issue of fence along the backside of skateboard park.  If there is a fence there would have to be a large gate so Service Department personnel can move the equipment in and out depending on the season.  The fence would control kids from taking equipment out of the park.  Don brought up we haven’t had an issue with that yet this year.  If there is a fence and a problem arises at the skateboard park then we can lock the kids out of that area.  Dave also suggested getting bars across the bottom of the fence between the posts to keep the bottom of the fence from getting kicked out.  Don to look at reinforcing the fence.


Camera’s at Willow Park

·        Cameras are to help reduce vandalism and to increase safety & security issue for the entire park.

·        Three cameras will be placed in the park; one facing the tennis/basketball courts, one facing the skateboard park and one on the service garage facing towards Wall Drive and playground area.

·        Cost is approximately $2,000.  These are wireless cameras with a 7 day loop that can be recorded to DVD.  Does not record audio.

·        Jim Gibson made a motion to purchase cameras for Willow Park not to exceed $2,500.00, seconded by Lisa Voytek. All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED.

Benches by Playground

  • Possibly put into 2009 budget



  • Photo eye replacements – Don has been calling every other week has not heard anything.
  • Putting up snowflakes on Saturday, November 22nd at 8:00 am



  • Paul Olbrych asked the board about the Cortland Elementary playground once the building is no longer in use is the school going to keep the playground maintained or would the city look into obtaining that land.  LOSA uses the property for their younger soccer teams and without that area they have limited area for the kids to play.  This is also where TOPS soccer teams play. 



John Picuri made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dave Christner.  All Ayes.  MOTION APPROVED.


Meeting Adjourned at __5:45 p.m.





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Dave Christner, Chairman                            Date          Dee Daniels, Secretary