Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes -
February 24, 2010
Chesterfield Township Parks and Recreation Commission
Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Alan Christ
Present: Alan Christ, Pat Williams, Doug Groth,
Natalie McPherson, Theldha Miller, Tracy Antriken; Scott DeMuynck-Liaison; Rich
Absent: Vince Finazzo, Mary Ellen Wilmot, Amy Zarate
Motion was made by Pat seconded by Tracy to approve
the agenda as written with addition of item for Marine 1-24 Memorial. Motion
passed on a voice vote.
Approval of 10-28-09 and 11-18-09 minutes
December special events re-cap was given
North Pole Extension
Winter Programs reviewed
Discussion about making the brochure easier to access
on the web site
General discussion was held regarding utilizing the
web site to improve the customer experience
Selfridge Radar Range update was given. The long term
plan for the park now calls for 2 soccer fields & one baseball/softball field.
Marine 1-24 Memorial
Angelo Lema, Bill Ray and Jim Graham presented their
artist rendition of a proposed Marine Memorial. Their group is looking for a
permanent home for a memorial to fallen marines from the area. They are midway
through the fundraising needed and they would like to find a location now. They
asked the our commission recommend to the Township Board that we consider
allowing the memorial somewhere in the township.
Natalie made a motion that the Parks and Recreation
Commission recommend to the township board that the 1-24 Marine Memorial be
situated on township property and further that the township work with the
memorial group to jointly develop the plan that works best for the location
selected and to send a letter stating our position. Motion was seconded by
Theldha. Motion passed unanimously.
Daddy/Daughter dance scheduled for 2-28, 520 signed up
Event will be held the last Thursday in April. Budget
for this year is $500. Will create a program analysis after the event and
consider going to every other year format.
Baseball Registration is ongoing with good interest.
Next Meeting is scheduled for 3-31-10
Comments from the Commission/Floor
Doug likes the idea of creating the Marine Memorial in
Pat also likes the idea.
Natalie appreciated the Marine Memorial presentation
and hopes the township can accommodate the memorial.
Theldha enjoyed all the Christmas holiday activity and
would like to see Parks and Rec. bring back girls volleyball.
Tracy is glad to have done so much in tonight’s
meeting, is glad for the Marine presentation and would like us to consider some
Alan is glad to have Scott as our liaison and believes
we should utilize social networking, like Face book and Twitter in our overall
Rich is glad for the meeting turnout.
Motion to adjourn made by Natalie and seconded by
Tracy – passed on a voice vote. Meeting adjourned @ 8:30PM
Respectfully Submitted by Pat Williams 4-18-2010