Franklin Recreation Meeting June 4, 2018



Participants: Bridget Thompson, Bridgette Favreau, Stephanie Ho, Dawn Fournier


Bridget called the meeting to order at 7:43 p.m..



Public Comment

Franklin Recreation received an email from Roy Sargent asking for money to support this yearís Babe Ruth team. Discussion about if there is money available in the Franklin Recreation budget to support this activity. Bridget will request more information about the Babe Ruth league and we will discuss further at a future meeting.


CCR will sponsor Franklin Recreation again this year.



Approve Meeting Minutes

Bridget motioned to approve the meeting minutes from May 21. Bridgette seconded. The motion passed.



Treasurerís Report

All income and expenditures need to be reported to the Town Treasurer by June 25.


The Recreation budget has a $300 stipend allocated for each of the five board positions. Discussion about if the amount allocated for the fifth member can be used toward the scholarship fund since there are currently only four board members. Bridgette will look into this. Discussion about how the sponsorship money received will be allocated in the budget. The board decided that $150 per sponsor and all of the A. Davis sponsorship money will go into the Little League reserve fund. An additional $120 of sponsorship money will be used to pay for new field banners.


Bills to be paid include:

        $110 - VT Recreation and Parks membership

        84.91 - Drummac

        $120 - Grizzly Graphix

        $27.98, $13.98, $27.96 - McCuins


Little League charter and insurance was paid.


Stephanie motioned to approve this report. Bridget seconded. The motion passed.

Recreation Directorís Report

Nothing to report that is not on the agenda.



Action Item Review

The action items were reviewed. Several items involve Little League or other summer programming and were discussed along with those subjects.

Other items discussed:

        B&G Pest Control sprayed for bees a second time.

        Thank you notes need to be sent to sponsors.

        Storage shed - Bridget reminded Shawn that we are waiting for a quote.

        Franklin Recreation members will attend the Selectboard meeting on June 20.




The form needed for the RiseVT mini grant form was sent in to RiseVT. Franklin Recreation will need to talk to the School Board about the plans for the playground.



Memorial Day Recap

Discussion about what could be done for Franklin Recreation in the Memorial Day Parade next year.



Summer Programming

Funding the Town Hall rental fee for Camp Discover: The Town is charging $25/day to use the Town Hall for Camp Discover. Bridget motioned to use $125 of Hugh Gatesí donation to Franklin Recreation to rent the Town Hall for Camp Discover. Bridgette seconded it. The motion passed.


Paint and Sip: Still working on details.


The Franklin Recreation summer programming flyers were handed out on Memorial Day. June 30 is the day of the Great Race in St. Albans, so the planned Franklin Recreation 5K will be postponed.



Little League

        The planned end of season event has been cancelled.

        No word yet on when the NWLL fundraiser products will arrive.

        Franklin Recreation will be selling tickets to Franklin Recreation Night at the Lake Monsterbaseball game onAugust 17. The ticket packets will be sent out at school this week and will be sold until June 22.

        NWLL coaches were selected at the NWLL Board Meeting on June 3.




Registration forms for the 2018 5th and 6th grade soccer team will go home this week with a due date of June 15. The forms for the other grades will be sent out late and due in the fall.



Timeline and Planning

To be discussed at the next meeting.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:18 p.m..



The next meeting willbe on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Central School.