The June 3, 2021 meeting of the Montpelier Parks and Recreation committee was only 40 minutes long with no visitors. The committee approved the minutes and financial statement.
Park Maintenance Supervisor Nick Ramos has been busy with the pool, getting ball fields ready for games and mowing.
The pool is scheduled to open Monday, June 7th. There are 11 lifeguards and a pool manager. He also passed his pool manager’s license, a license that teaches about chlorine, pool chemicals, and health department requirements.
Ramos, Rich Stoy, the Water Distribution crew and Sandy Gordon got the splash pad opened ahead of schedule and everything went smoothly. Gordon held a Registration Blitz on May 21, with several community groups. 130 kids with their parents attended.
The outdoor movie night had 75 attendees. We had tie dye on Wednesday for 78 kids. Next week the free lunch program starts on Monday, June 7th. Junior Gardeners starts on Wednesday, June 9, and the free kids activities start on Thursdays.
Gordan has also been working on the gardens as she has been able and has been overseeing the staff and ordering supplies for the concession stand.
There were eight Pavilion reservations in May, which is higher than normal for that month. The Storrer Park Pavilion has seen increased reservations since the restrooms were added.
There were no major updates on the work on Founders Park. They are still trying to get quotes for amenities.
Rotary and the Village are working to get quotes for the construction of the basketball courts at Storrer Park, a project initiated by Rotary with donations from other community groups and private citizens.
Plans are also moving ahead for Bean Days which will be held on July 16 & 17. Founders Park will be used on the 16th for the bands and some kids’ activities.
The Municipal Park will be used on Saturday the 17th for volleyball and basketball tournaments.
The Board approved asking the Friends of the Montpelier Parks, Inc. for funds to replace the broken charcoal grill at the pool pavilion.