City of Peru Recreation Board met March 13.
City of Peru Recreation Board met March 13.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Ray Zborowski called the meeting to order at 6:30
Attendance: Board Chairman-Ray Zborowski, Board Members-Bill Steve, Linda Dzierzynski, Simon Kampwerth, John Fusinatto, Steve Michelini, and Gena Wallin.
Absent: Recreation Director- Seth Brannan
Randy Huebbe-LP Softball
There was a discussion on the wind screen that was on the outfield fence on the west softball diamond. Randy said there was a tear in it so he did not put it back on and he had some signs ordered he was going to put on instead. Ray said we would discuss it later in the meeting.
II- Previous Minutes
A motion to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018 meeting was made by Simon K and seconded by Gena W. The motion passed unanimously with Steve M abstaining because he missed the February meeting.
III- Revenue and Expense Report
Bill S reported on the revenue and expense report dated February 28, 2018. A motion to approve the report was made by Linda D. and seconded by John F. The motion passed unanimously.
IV- New Business
A discussion was held on LP Softball sponsor signs at Veterans Park. Steve said he was approached about these signs. He said a wind screen was purchased by a local business for $2,000.00 and donated to the Park Board. They wondered what happened to the wind screen they donated. Randy said it had a tear in it so he did not put it back up. After much discussion the board asked Randy to put it back up or give it to Steve or Russ Schmidt to get it repaired and put it back up. Randy was given permission to put his signs on the left and right field outfield fence from the foul poles to the out of play area down the sidelines.
Ray said Linda had noticed on the minutes from the public services meeting that the Park Board was going to pay for some work on the Tee Ball diamond. Alderman Sapienza informed the board that was a mistake on the minutes and that it was being taken care of by the city workers.
The Washington Park baseball diamond lights were discussed. The total cost was $160,000.00. The City received a grant for $100,000.00 leaving a balance of $60,000.00. Little league baseball received a grant for $20,000.00 leaving a balance of $40,000.00. Ray said the board had enough in our account to cover $30,000.00. Ray asked the board to consider covering this. There is still $10,000.00 left. It was decided to put paying $30,000.00 toward the Washington park baseball diamond lights on the April agenda for further discussion and a possible motion.
Alderman Sapienza came up with an idea for a Peru summer swimming lessons and summer swim pass at the YMCA. It would be sponsored by the YMCA and the City of Peru Park Board. It would be for Peru residents between preschool and 4th grade. The timeframe would be the schools summer vacation. The fee would be $30.00 for the summer swim pass which covers unlimited swims. $30.00 for summer swim lessons which include the summer swim pass. If the swim lessons are completed satisfactorily the fee will be reimbursed by the park board. The parent or guardian will fill out a form and take it to the city clerk where they will be given a receipt to take to the YMCA. Upon satisfactory completion the YMCA will give the parent a certificate to take to the city clerk for reimbursement. Some of the specifics may have to be worked out. It will be put on the agenda for further discussion and a possible motion.
Ray received a call from Pete Etscheid about disc golf. He would like to get started installing the disc golf baskets. Ray met with Jeff King and he gave them permission to do this. They will turn in receipt for the auger rental, cement, locks, and any other materials they need. They will call JULIE to do a locate before they begin.
Ray received one quote to overlay the 3rd tennis court at Washington with pickleball lines. The quote was from C.R. Peterson Inc. for $975.00. He is waiting on a quote from US Tennis Construction Company. Ray is waiting for the second quote and also inspection of Washington, 28th street, and Sunset Park courts. It was tabled until the April meeting.
Seth B spoke with Cary Brown and gave Ray some additional information. They have a bigger screen they would rent us for $500.00 more. They do not have a rain date but would work with us on a date to make it up. They will not do Father’s Day. As far as movie selection we can rent any Disney movie that is out on a DVD. Moana was the movie that was discussed. A motion was made by Bill S. to approve the contract with Sunset Cinema for the 2018 movie in the park with Moana as the movie on June 22nd. Seconded by Linda D. The motion passed unanimously.
VI- Public Comment
Alderman Sapienza asked Ray to get ahold of Little League about the remaining $10,000.00 for the Washington park baseball lights. He also said they will be planting 20 trees around the parks and asked for input on placement.
A motion to adjourn was made at 7:52 by John F and seconded by Linda D. The motion passed unanimously.