PARKS & RECREATION BOARD                     April 13, 2009


The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, April 13, 2009 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, James Gibson, Lisa Voytek, Mike Norton and John Picuri.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman, and Jerry Carleton.


Jim Gibson made a motion to approve meeting minutes from February’s meeting, seconded by Mike Norton All Ayes.  MOTION APPROVED


Pickle ball Court

  • Jerry Carleton presented information about pickle ball – invented in 1959 or 1960 – game for seniors mostly – 2 on 2 –wooden/fiberglass paddle – plastic wiffle ball – 34” high net – ˝ the size of tennis court (fits within a tennis court) paint lines a different color than white on the existing court
  • There was a question on whether or not other schools would have an issue with additional lines being on one of the tennis courts.
  • Mike Norton made a motion to add lines to the tennis court closest to the street for a pickle ball court, seconded by John Picuri, All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED


Community Garden

  • Mike Norton brought up empty lot on corner of Wakefield & Lakeview, behind car wash – Don explained this is owned by the Library
  • Concern of kids walking by taking the vegetables.
  • Water – yard hydrants – would need to have Council approval
  • Volunteers would be needed to administer
  • Someone would need to work up the lot
  • Parking may be an issue
  • 1st step would be for Mike to contact some on the Library Board


Easter egg Hunt

  • Went well -another successful year.
  • Thanks to Lisa for all your hard work


Display Sign

  • To be located against fence for Tennis Schedule & rules – single sided
  • Jim Gibson made a motion to purchase display sign, seconded by Mike Norton, All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED



John Picuri made motion to adjourn to Willow Park for walk-thru, seconded by Mike Norton. All Ayes.  MOTION APPROVED





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Dave Christner, Chairman                            Date          Dee Daniels, Secretary


Willow Park Walk Thru


Tennis Courts

            Paint east, west and south sides of courts along the fence where paint is chipped

            Fix light that is out in the bank of lights near the road, closes to water fountain

            Look at putting resurfacing into budget for 2010

            Remove tree along south fence

The big post on the northeast corner - it's the big corner post that the large gate

      would latch to - it is completely disconnected at the base - I couldn't tell if it

      rusted thru, or the sleeve broke off - but the fence is waving in the wind.

Also, one fence post to the west, the top cap has come off the post and the fence is


We may want to look next year at replacing the section of fence that runs from the big gate down to the water fountain end - there are a significant number of rusted joints that are beginning to look suspect.


Pee wee field

            Need to place a garbage can along south side of parking lot, near light pole


Poison Ivy Control

            Need to get a jump start on this as soon as weather breaks


Horseshoe Pits

            Paint posts bright orange


Bridge behind street hockey court

            Needs painted


Large Willow Park Sign

            Needs paint touched up, small hanging sign needs repainted

            Clean out flower bed – clear leaves


Softball Field

            Check fan benches for rotten wood


Concession/Storage building

            Cover hole in north-west corner of the building

            Cut & replace wood on bottom of the west side of the building

            Remove hose rack


Pavilion by softball field

            Paint picnic table



            Need gravel around bottom of diggers

            Fix picnic table under pavilion (broken board underneath)

            Paint graffiti on tops of picnic tables

            Put grindings in the space between paved path & playground on North end near

parking lot

            Check drain tile in outfield of softball field to make sure is working okay