PARKS & RECREATION BOARD†††††††††††† ††††† December 7, 2009


The Parks & Recreation Board met on Monday, December 7, 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, Mike Norton, and John Picuri.Absent was Lisa Voytek.Also present was Service Director Don Wittman.


Jim Gibson made a motion to approve meeting minutes from Septemberís meeting, seconded by _John Picuri. All Ayes MOTION APPROVED


Pickleball Court

  • Done for the season.Request to have nets removed and stored.


Pearl Street Park

  • Discussion on Tribuneís article.


Park Rules

  • Patrick has reviewed and made some minor changes, Jim presented revised Park Rules to board.
  • Next step is for Don/Mayor to put them into a final ordinance format for review and vote to send them as a recommendation to Council at the meeting in January.


Eastlake Metropark

  • Initial plan from years ago was an overall development of all the lands at once, new plan will have it done in stages.
  • Discussion on maintenance cost & how city would be able to financially afford it.Mike stated this was a big factor in why we didnít proceed with the original plan years ago.
  • Mike would like to see consistency between words and actions.Wants to see a real park, an active park with soccer/baseball fields.Feels there is a need to have these types of fields to be centrally located for families.Wants the City to stay open minded in the development and planning of the property.
  • Discussion and vote on making a recommendation to Council to enter into an agreement with Tr. Co. Planning Commission supporting Mosquito Lake Metropark.John will be abstaing from vote due to being on both Cortland Parks Board and Metroparks Board.Jim Gibson made a motion to send recommendation to Council, seconded by Mike Norton.Jim Gibson, aye; Dave Christner, aye; Mike Norton, aye; John Picuri, abstain.MOTION APPROVED


5-Year Plan

  • Dave & Mike shared updates with board and asked everyone to review and will discuss at next months meeting.



  • Don shared information regarding the Inheritance Fund and how it would assist in funding items instead of them coming out of the General Fund


John Picuri made motion to adjourn, seconded by Mike Norton. All Ayes.MOTION APPROVED



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Dave Christner, Chairman†††††††††††††††††† †††††††Date††††††††† Dee Daniels, Secretary