Tuesday, September 5, 2023
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Topic: Recreation Committee
Approved on: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Town of Richmond
Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda
Tues, September 5, 2023 at 7 - 8:30 PM
Hybrid- Town Office Conference Room, 3rd Floor
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Meeting ID: 863 5730 2307
I. Call to Order (by 7:05pm)
III. Public comment for non-agenda items (7:05-7:15)
IV. Business: (7:40 - 8:30)
i. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting: 8.1.2023
ii. Duncan - Park Use Events.
B. Selectboard Agenda ARPA Committee Recommendation: Review the video of
the SB 8/21/22023 (start at 1:18).
i. ARPA wanted $450,000 of the 1.2 million towards maintenance priorities
and improvement to Browns Court and Volunteers Green. Have a special
committee to get public input. ARPA Committee wants a broad
representation of Richmond residents only (e.g., baseball, senior center,
arts, and other recreational activity representatives). Priorities include
maintenance that have been deferred. The representatives from the ARPA
did not feel the playground needed replacement based on the inspection.
Maintenance examples included adding enough picnic tables and benches
(these are rotting), and band shell maintenance. There were some other
newer things like paths for seniors to walk around Volunteers Green and
pickle ball at Brown’s Court. SB generally voted on the following: To
hold in reserve up to $450,000 of ARPA funds for main improvements of
Volunteer’s Green and Brown’s Court pending receipt of detailed
proposal by the end of March 2024 and if all or part of the proposal is not
received and approved then the ARPA funds will be returned.
ii. What does this information mean for the Recreation Committee mission
and vision of the recreation committee efforts?
iii. Next steps
C. Playground inspection and update on the playground restoration Duncan
D. Changes to the work plan for 2023-2024 discussion
E. Meeting schedule moving forward.
F. Next meeting: October 3 set agenda items for the next meeting (continue
discussion about Rec Committee Mission and Vision and changes to work plan).
G. Adjourn: 8:30