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Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting - November 15, 2022 - OBSERVER REPORT

The following was submitted by the Marblehead League of Women Voters. It is a synopsis of a town meeting in Marblehead. Marblehead Beacon is not responsible for the accuracy of the report and did not edit it prior to publishing.


Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting - November 15, 2022  

LWVM Observer - Kay Rieper


Gregg Riskin appeared before the Board with a proposal for a memorial for his parents, Marty and Annette Reskin, which would consist of a bronze casting of their artist’s palette to be placed on a manmade rock at Chandler Hovey Park.  The request was approved.


Projects: Peter reported he had a notice of intent for the small pavilion replacement at Devereux Beach which should be done the first week in December. The Seaside Park infield repair has been completed. The water line at the Stramski house should be done next week and other work is being done with the help of Essex Tech students. A plaque with Article 32 written it from the Cultural Council will be hung in the building lobby.


Park Update – Peter: A tree has been taken down near the lighthouse.

A temporary fix has been made to the sidewalk at Redd’s Pond.  The Highway Department and Town Administrator are working on a permanent improvement to the sidewalk.   Sidewalks aren’t  Rec. and Parks Dept. responsibility. Leaves and trash have been picked up, and lawn cutting is mostly done. Irrigation is fully off. The tarps at Seaside will go down in mid-December.


Recreation -Jaime gave a report on spending from the revolving fund, comparing last year and this year.   She will ask for more money be put into the fund as programs, and employee hours have expanded. Recreational basketball has started.   This is the biggest program in the winter

The indoor park will start this week.


There was a presentation and discussion of the things Rec and Parks provides for the schools:  field usage for sports including tennis and field hockey at Seaside, high school and middle school cross country at Gatchell’s, field trips to Hamond Nature Center, field days at Seaside, Glabicky Park, Hobbs, and the Carnival at Devereux.   The Rec and Parks department uses the field house for basketball, the weight room, a high school classroom, and Piper Field, mostly in the summer.


The Elf in Training event will be on December 15 (a school half day)