PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
The Parks & Recreation Board met on
Fred Poese 166 N Colonial
Karen Poese 166 N Colonial
Mike Norton made a motion to approve meeting minutes from February’s meeting, seconded by John Picuri All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED
Volley Ball Court Lighting
Recognition Signs at entrance to City of Cortland
Jerry Carleton stated the high school team is using courts in a community park. Community park does not involve high school sports. People who pay taxes and provide services should be afforded use of the facilities.
Dave Christner – We’re trying to accommodate both sports – tennis & pickleball
Jerry Caleton – We would use it as much as the as the tennis teams – 10 matches
Dave Christner – They use it for practices as well the boys have tennis in the spring and the girls have tennis in the fall, with approximately 30 kids involved.
Dave Majick – I called the Ohio
High School Athletic Association today and could not get in contact with anyone
to verify the rules. We need to look to
Dave Christner – no one on this board disagrees with what you are saying. We have 30 student athletes that are involved in tennis and do we really want to jeopardizing their playing? Can we look at the street hockey court?
Dave Majick - I’m not sure the surface would be suitable, it’s a little rough.
Resident – Can’t the high school play somewhere else?
Mike Norton – Stephanie, can you tell us who referee’s the matches for the high school? Is it the coaches?
Stephanie – Usually the kids will call their own lines, if there is a dispute then a coach will come over to address it. We do have sectional officials that may stop by to oversee matches and if they see additional markings they may have a problem with it.
Mike Norton – have you seen a set of courts with additional lines at any of the schools you play at?
Stephanie – No.
Mike Norton – I personally don’t see it as a problem.
Jerry Carleton – It would be a different color than white.
Mike Norton – I can’t see that stoping a home match.
Jerry Carleton – Volleyball and Basketball do it all the time.
Carol – We have had younger kids come up to us and ask us what we’re playing.
Dave Majick – This is an activity that males and females can play together.
John Picuri – What about the street hockey court?
Dave Christner – There’s concern over the surface – people tend to trip on asphalt – need sto have tennis court type of surface
Mike Norton – Maybe down the road we can look at resurfacing the street hockey court.
Don Wittman – 5 years ago we sealed the tennis court with acrylic base, then painted and put on the lines and it cost around $12,000, that included painting the basketball court as well.
Jerry Carleton – we could use that if the other court is full.
Mike Norton – We need to find a tape that would last.
Jerry Carleton – It has to be 1 ˝” or 2” wide
Mike Norton – It would be cheaper at this time to put tape down on the tennis court
Dave Majick – You should be able to find tape somewhere that would work. My personal opinion is I’m okay with tape being put down until the fall.
Jerry Carleton – What if pickleball takes off over the summer then the high school girls tennis team comes in the fall and rips the tape up, then there’s an issue. We’ll probably play pickleball until the fall.
This is a public park but we don’t want to jeopardize the high school athletes either. We need to look at using the hockey court in the near future.
Dave Majick – By looking to the future and if we can get a couple pickleball courts up and running then we could even hold tournaments where people will come from all over to the play here.
Mike Norton made a motion to mark
the tennis court nearest
John Picuri requested Don get quotes to resurface the street hockey court similar to the tennis courts.
John Picuri made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mike Norton. All Ayes. MOTION APPROVED
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Dave Christner, Chairman Date Dee Daniels, Secretary