Wed, Oct 12, 2011 01:37 PM
At the September meeting of the Town of Killington Parks and
Recreation Department Commission, Mike Sutcliffe presented his
report. Mike distributed the Recreation Department's 2011 Fall
Brochure, which lists the majority of the town's standard programs.
There is a new program this year entitled "Circus for All." On the
last day of the program there will be a performance for all the
parents of the children who participated. It is being organized by
Christine Landon. The program needs a minimum of 12 children for
this program to go forward.
In an update on the pool maintenance proposals, Mike distributed
the two proposals he received from Patenaude Pool Plasterers, Inc.
and Custom Pools, Inc. The tropical storm Irene flood waters went
right through the pool house and left a lot of mud inside. Mike
said that the waters may have affected the filter, pool heater and
Each of the proposals was discussed in depth. Mike said, upon
inspection, more cracks have appeared in the pool. He found out
that the last time Rutland Town did maintenance on their pool was
15 years ago and it completely collapsed and cost them $80K. He was
told that structurally, the pool is sound but maintaining it is
essential to keep it that way.
The Commissioners then discussed the Recreation Department's
Capital Reserve Fund which has been rolled over for many years and
has funds in it earmarked for the pool. They also discussed the
need for a new lawn mower.
Mike will speak with Patenaude, and he will also reach out to
Woodstock and prepare his presentation to the Selectboard with
photos and a special meeting of the Recreation Commission before he
meets with the Selectboard.
Regarding Smoke Free signs, this subject will be on next year's
agenda. Mike looked into extending the pool's closing date versus
cost and next year we will look at it again.
Regarding the analysis of budget for the summer camps,
Commissioner James Godfrey reported that his voluntary analysis of
budget to actual on the camps had to be postponed until the October
meeting due to the storm.
In new business, Mike presented a report on the storm damage to
the recreation facility and trails. Mike and Jeff Hegewald have
been taking inventory of the Recreation Department's
Mike reported that our whole baseball field was wiped out due to
the storm's floodwaters, but the dugouts are sound. A major concern
is the bordering creek, which was filled with stone. The equipment
in the shed was destroyed. The pool house was inundated with mud.
The pool pump is in question, the sand filters are in question and
the pump for the baby pool was under water. Commissioner Steve
Nisimblat asked if the insurance representative has come to give us
an estimate and Mike said that we are working to get fully
inventoried and submit to FEMA.
Regarding trail damage, Mike reported that the road to the trail
was washed out and the punch-ins are displaced but not gone. An
email was sent out to set a work date so the trail can be ready in