March 23, 2017, Thursday @ 6:30PM
Harmony Hall, 70 North Main Road, Otis, MA
Meeting called by & time: Kathy Carroll, 6:38PM.
Meeting facilitated by: Kathy Carroll.
Board Members Present: Kathy Carroll, Bill Dyer, Mary Adams, Dana Pustinger.
Board Members Absent: None.
Others Present: Patricia Richard, Program Supervisor.
Introductions. None needed.
Review & approval of Minutes. 2/16/17.
FY18 Budget review. 1. Meeting 3/28/17, Tuesday, 5:00PM with Select & Finance Boards. Commissioners will attend along with Patricia. Dana n/a. Patricia will provide detailed worksheets (Rec Center & Programs) in addition to the formal budget for the Select & Finance Boards. Discussed the trail cameras needed for the Town Beach (one was currently damaged and not repairable, the other is located at the Rec Center), this amount ($530) was originally included in the FY18 budget proposal, but the units are needed prior to the opening of the Town Beach. Decided to request a line item transfer from FY17 Maintenance & Water to cover the cost of the cameras, the security box/lock, memory cards, SD card reader – memo to Select Board for request. 3. Reviewed FY17 remaining expenses, on track.
Town Report. Provided copy of submission.
Updates. Patricia provided information regarding a proposed Ayurveda Workshop (in May) with Connie Wilson. Approved.
Easter Egg Hunt. Scheduled for 4/8/17, Saturday, 10:00AM. Chris Morris will go shopping with Patricia & Kathy in order to use the Town’s debit card. Chris & Karen are the only authorized users for the card.
Town Hall Gym Floor. Patricia provided an update that the Maintenance Department has finished replacing the floor and we will be able to resume classes as originally scheduled.
Indoor Baseball Training. No volunteers available for this program, it will not be offered.
Obstacle Course Event. No update.
Jewelry Workshop. Scheduled for 4/28/17, Friday, 6:00-8:00PM. Barbara Beaudry instructor, material fees for Otis and Non-Otis participants.
Basket Weaving Workshop. Held at Wendy’s workshop in Monterey. Great turnout, excellent evaluations.
Dance (Hustle) Program. Scheduled 5/30/17-6/20/17, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45PM, Instructor Sal Angelo @ Farmington River Elementary.
Otis Ridge. Patricia explained that this coming weekend is scheduled as the last skiing of the season.
Maple Corner Farm. Patricia spoke with Joyce Ripley inquiring if they would consider a different format for this program to encourage more attendance. Currently it is set up the same as Otis Ridge and does not seem to offer the flexibility (depending on the weather and they do not make their own snow). A seasonal punch card idea was discussed and would be run as a trial this coming season. MCF would like to see more attendance and this type of pass might offer the flexibility. More details to be determined prior to the 2017-2018 season.
July & August classes/scheduling. Discussed Shake your Soul, Pilates & STRETCH.
New Business. Memo from Otis Library, looking for ideas to become involved with the theme “Building a Better World” for their summer reading program.
Meeting adjourned at: 7:56PM.
Respectfully submitted by: Patricia Richard.
Submitted to Town Clerk.