Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland


Parks and Recreation Committee
Meeting Minutes 02/18/14

Old Business
Community Gardens- Can be moved but it is suggested that they are not placed near the water barrels which are attached to pavilions. Use of pavilions in warmer months results in higher foot traffic which could disrupt gardens.
Permit for field behind town office does not exist. Working with Board of Ed to receive ok to use fields at our discretion
Facebook page and Google calendar requests have been sent to the town office. Staff is looking into it.
A Google calendar already exists on the website. No one submits events or activities.
Sand volleyball court will be turned over this spring

New Business

Pool Parties
June 27th, 2014 - 7:00-9:00 pm- "Kickoff to Summer" - Carolyn Miller
July 25, 2014 - 7:00-9:00pm- "Tie Dye Party" - Jennifer Mellor
August 8, 2014- 6:30 -8:30pm-TBD
Tie Dye Party will be held outside the pool grounds.
Is there a budget for additional items such as smoothie mix, ice, leis, beach balls, tie dye supplies etc.?

Community Heritage Days
Is the parks committee interested in having a part of this?  Yes!
Vendors-Jennifer Mellor
Kickball Tournament-Neighborhood competition-Dave McCarthy
Dave McCarthy will work with FACKA (Frederick Adult Co-ed Kickball Association) to organize this event.
Garden demo- Jennifer Mellor will explore possibilities
Some sort of trail activity-Seeking a volunteer to assist with this

June 13-Newmont Military Band, $100-Committee approved
June 27-Emmitsburg Community Choir-What is their fee? Who is the contact?
June 21 or July 19- Joe Forrester, Elvis impersonator, $300 Committee approved
Aug 9th-Frum the Hills, $100- Committee approved

Future meetings
May 20th
Aug 19th
November 18th

Dave McCarthy will contact CYA basketball to see if they want to have a 3 point shooting contest in the park then proceed to swimming pool for one of the pool parties.
Carolyn Miller suggested we meet in April to make sure we have pool parties and Community Heritage Days events in order.
Presented the POS/CPP Breakdown to committee. Carolyn Miller is interested in pursuing a playground for Emmit Gardens. Commissioner Mellor's suggestion to Ms. Miller was to form a committee and begin the process by formally requesting support from the town/board.
POS/CPP funds could be dedicated to a backboard for the tennis courts?
New member invitation-Commissioner Mellor invited Pastor John Talcott to be a member of the committee. His status in undetermined at this time.

Submitted by-J Mellor, 2/24/14