NORTHWESTERN RECREATION COMMISSION MINUTES
October 26, 2016
  
Meeting opened at 7:30pm; NWL SD Admin room
Voting members present: Don Link Justin Smith Steve Bachman Linda Gorgas
Todd Hernandez
Guests present: Kathy Hermany Jim Hughes David Freeman Elsa Kerschner
1 Approval of agenda for: October 26, 2016
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Linda G.
Comments: Approved
2 Approval of: September 28, 2016 Minutes
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Linda G.
Comments: Approved
3 Approval of : October 26, 2016 Treasurer's reports and any additional bills
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Justin S.
Comments: Approved
4 Facilities requests: USSSA Softball 11/6/16
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Linda G.
Comments: Approved
Football booster bonfire cancelled
GUESTS:
1 Night in the Country: Kathy Hermany, NitC Chairman
Comments: 2 unpaids remaining.  Best year ever, financially.  Cow flop and Food was up;
Admissions were flat and Activities were down YoY.  
New Tripoli Fire Co. will donate tables for next year, NRC need not purchase;
Next year's date will be 8/19/17.
2 Northwestern Press: Elsa Kerschner
Comments: None
3 Other guests: David Freeman, NYAA Baseball
Comments: Inquired about installing a permanent batting cage between fields 5-6-7.;
was seeking understanding of the process for approval; 1. stake it out 
2. show plans of project 3. check with Heidelberg Twp
4
OLD BUSINESS:
1 Field maintenance: Jim Hughes
Comments: Fields are fine; some fence rails (top parts) and chain links need repairs.
Discussions: installing a main gate behind the Shell for NitC; need for a camera
install at the lower pavillion; field erosion a concern at field 5.
Approval of: To repair fencing.
Motion by: Justin S. Seconded by: Linda G.
Comments: Approved
Approval of: To purchase a motion camera for lower pavillion, not to exceed $200.
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Linda G.
Comments: Approved
2 NRC Rhythm: Reviewed and discussed; invite to Steckel & Stopp to attend Nov. mtg.
Comments: Legal fees: some slight hrly rate increases and some were held flat.
Approval of: Dates for 2017 NitC and park closure dates for NitC prep.
Motion by: Linda G. Seconded by: Justin S.
Comments: Approved
3 Rec Commission Bylaws Committee:
Comments: To be discussed in winter months.
NEW BUSINESS:
1
Comments: None.
COMMUNICATION / SHARING:
1 Jim Hughes: Keys issue for cage building.
2 NYAA: None.
3 Board member sharing: Linda G. shared the plans for the baseball field (Weis. Twp)
Justin S. - Ontelaunee Park is looking to install a bridge by the band shell.
Adjournment:
Motion by: Steve B. Seconded by: Justin S.
NRC Meeting Dates 2016:
February 24
NRC Board 2016 March 30
Member at Large/NRC President: Don Link   April 27
Lynn Twp/NRC Vice President: Justin Smith   May 25
NWL School Director/NRC Secr: John Casciano/Todd Hernandez June 29
Heidelberg Twp: Steve Bachman   July 27
Weisenberg Twp: Linda Gorgas   August 31
Lowhill Twp: Rick Hughes   September 28
NWL School Director: Todd Leiser   October 26
        November 30