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April 1, 2019, Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday April 1, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 4 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Andy Davis, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, and Dan Shropshire
Also Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Missy Moquin, Walter Moquin, Sean Bell, Michael Fernette
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the March meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Missy Moquin attended the meeting to talk about the special events permit application. Susan reviewed with Commission.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve the KIS softball tournament June 21-23rd, 11-year old’s baseball tournament July 5-11th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the Webelo’s Pack 49 had requested Gray’s beach for May 14th for their crossover ceremony.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve the Weblog crossover at Gray’s Beach on May 14th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Mike Fernette attended the meeting to discuss the Water front festival to be held on August 17th. The recreation department will provide lifeguards if available and facility staff to help out.
 
Debbie updated commission on the status of the Spring programs.
Susan updated Commission on the summer playground program, Krec extreme. The registrations are open for these programs.
Susan updated commission on the Property Management team. There was a clean up at Grays beach, will be purchasing a new shed for lifeguard equipment.
 
Susan discussed the CPC presentations and votes. Sampson fund was approved.
Gray’s beach project update. Electrical and building contractor will be back in the next few weeks. CZM will be at Gray’s beach on April 24th to do some additional plantings.
Movie night will be held June 8th and opening celebration for Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated the budget for KYSO will remain the same as last year, $46,000.00.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden to approve the FY20 user fee for KYSO of $46,000.00.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Susan stated that Shrewsbury will be coming to do the fertilization and turf management by April 20th. Working on the irrigation now and Susan is getting pricing on having wells cleaned.
Mowing will begin as needed.
 
Susan stated that May 5th is cleanup day for the Children’s garden.
 
Susan stated Town meeting is may 4th.
Agenda items for next meeting are fundraisers for Grays Beach, name of movie for movie night, and celebration for Gray’s Beach.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday May 13th, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Laurie Graziano, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the April 1, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:00 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

April 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Tuesday April 10, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Kathy LaNatra, Debbie Doherty
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Kirstyn Tanous
Public Attendance: Jess Kramer, Pamela Slot, Adam Sherman, Dan Shropshire, Janet Stanford, Daniel Harlow, Dorothy Harlow
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis , to approve the March 5 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan Woodworth reviewed the Spring Programs.  She also discussed the status of the Kingston Community Fun Programs and updates on some summer programming.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Andy Davis, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the request of KYBSL to have sod installed on the B5 ballfield.
Discussion
None
Motion passed 3-0-1.Brian Whidden abstained as the KYBSL President
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Laure Graziano, to approve the request from KYSO to put netting along the tree line at the Opachinski complex back fields.  Netting is to prevent soccer balls entering protected wetlands area.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to remove the Govoni field request from the capital planning request for this year, FY18.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to allocate the KYSO User Fee for FY19 to be $43,400.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Brian Whidden updated Commission on KYSO.
 
Susan updated Commission on Gray’s Beach Park Project.
 
Susan updated Commission on Property Management Team updates. Reminded Commission of Camp Nekon Earth Day Community Clean Up, scheduled for April 22nd from 9am – 1pm. Volunteers can register on KingstonRec website.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of Kingston’s Little Free Libraries.
 
Discussion on location of new Opachinski Directory signs.
 
Dan Shropshire indicated his interest for the open Recreation Commissioner seat.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday May 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis , to adjourn the April 10, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 9:15PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

August 5, 2019 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday August 5, 2019
6:30 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday August 5, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 6:45 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, & Andy Davis
Not Present: Brian Whidden & Dan Shropshire
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Josh Warren, Anne Gavigan, and Tim Dwyer
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the June 3 meeting minutes, and the June 27th meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Josh Warren updated Commission on the Waterfront festival. Susan asked who would be responsible for putting away the lights and take care all pertaining to the movie setup. Josh stated he would take the responsibility.
 
Josh asked Commission about a possible fundraiser in January 2020. The Waterfront committee would like to run a polar plunge at Grays beach. The Commission stated they would entertain the idea.
 
Anne Gavigan asked about the Cross-Country race at Pottle fields on Monday Sept. 2., at 8:00 am- 11:00 am.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the KYSO Cross-country run-on Labor Day, Sept. 4th, at Pottle fields.
 
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
KYSO updates
 
Tim Dwyer stated that Matt Snyder is going to be the new KYSO president.
Tim asks about the off-spray nest at Pottle. He wanted to know if it could be relocated?
 
Susan stated that Brad was looking into some grant options for handicap walkways at Opachinski.
 
Susan updated Commission on turf management and Rizzo fertilization.
 
Susan stated the Govoni field renovation will be sometime this Fall.
 
Mike LaNatra is working on concession stand procedures for Opachinski.
 
Debbie updated Commission on the status of the Fall programs. Proposals slowly are coming in.
 
Susan stated that Smile Mass donation was made to the Town of Kingston for a beach wheelchair.
Susan stated that the two CPC projects are Govoni field and the playground safety fence.
 
Commission discussed social media policy. If any issues are on social media, do not respond other than asking the person to contact the recreation dept., and or attend a meeting.
 
Susan stated that the Harbor Master has implemented a flag system for shark sightings.
 
Susan stated that the Kingston Yacht club made a donation to the Sailing program this summer.
 
Susan stated that the Gray’s beach project is ninety nine percent complete. There is $1800.00 left to address any small issues.
 
Melissa stated that the movie night went well. Some beach towels and hats were sold to support the children program scholarship fund .
 
The Commission decided to remove the Gray’s beach usage fee, for birthday parties, small gatherings etc.
 
Commission discussed the parking stickers, and all the different colors and dates. Commission also discussed the sell date of April-April.
 
Susan discussed the property management planning and projects. Some of the projects for Gray’s beach were the railing at the bottom of the tennis court, basketball court repair, street hockey court, volleyball (sand court). The Reed projects were the gate, energy efficient cooling units, and the ceiling.
 
 
Agenda Items-Field Fees-Brian
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Sept. 9, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the August 5, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:28 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

August 6, 2018 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday August 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday August 6, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: James Earle, Jacob Earle
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Andy Davis, to approve the June meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Jacob Earle attended meeting to discuss his Eagle Scout project at Camp Nekon.  Jacob discussed he would like to clean up the debris, fire pit are and patio.  He would like to begin the project at the end August, and complete by October.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve Jacob Earle’s Eagle Scout project at Camp Nekon, as presented.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the summer programs.  Not a lot of new programs for the fall have come in yet.
 
Susan discussed Camp Nekon roof repair updates.  The building damage is about $9600.00, the shingle roofing is aprox. $3200.00.  Andy stated that the recreation department should pay for the shingles and he and some volunteers will do the work.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to have the recreation department purchase the shingles for the Camp Nekon pavilion and have volunteers to do the work.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that there are going to be some changes in town of the responsibilities of some of the buildings.  The recreation may be responsible for Camp Nekon and the Faunce.
 
Susan stated the budget process begins next week.
 
Susan stated that the Capital planning projects will be recommendations from all departments as a group.
Susan stated that the CPC project applications will include Govoni renovation, installing 2 fences at the Bailey and at Gray’s beach playground .
 
Dan discussed the CPC updates.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan, to amend the no. 11 on the CPC criteria, to read “will not be a cost burden”.
 
Discussion
Commission discussed
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to change wording in the CPC plan to Kingston playground, instead of  KIS playground.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan gave the town administrator updates and department head updates. Some of the discussions, department goals and objectives, professional development, e mails are  public records, accountability and professionalism.
 
Grays Beach Park updates.  The waterfront staff is finished effective August 11.  The waterfront festival is August 11.
 
Missy Bateman discussed movie night updates and stated the next movie will be held Sept. 15th, and the movie will be Ghost Busters.
 
Susan discussed seasonal staff to be put in budget this year for parking/waterfront staff.
 
Susan reviewed the Grays beach project updates.   
Building is in production, the cost is $52,000, grass seed down.  The bid goes out again next wed. and is due by August 29th.
The emergency boat ramp paving will be done by the highway department.  Tom calter also received a $25,000 at the state level to support the project.
 
Commission discussed the grilling policy at Grays Beach.  They will revisit at another time.
 
Commission discussed park attendants and day parking stickers for next year.  Susan will research.
 
The Commission discussed the dog ordinance.  Commission decided to remove the no dogs allowed off the sign for now.
Melissa Bateman discussed the possibility of a volleyball court installed at Grays Beach.  Susan will look into the cost. 
 
Melissa Bateman stated that she had concerns regarding the charge of the Recreation Commission.  She did some research and found that in the Kingston bylaws Chapter 11, is it stated the charge of the recreation commission. 
 
Susan reviewed the Athletic/KYSO updates.  Susan stated that the commission needs to vote the KYSO user fee for FY19.
Susan stated the proposed user fee is $46,000.00
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the KYSO user fee for FY19 , of $46,000.00.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks Commission where the directory sign should be installed at Opachinski.  The commission stated at the B1 backstop.
 
Susan asked about the installation of the Riordan sign.  Commission decided to table the discussion.
 
Susan stated that the mowing contract will remain with the current company.
 
Susan discussed with the Commission the status of the security system at Opachinski.  She stated that we are still waiting to hear back from KYSO.
 
Agenda items for next meeting
Discuss the responsibility of cleaning after tournaments.
 
Andy Davis asks about the spraying at Opachinski for the mosquitoes.  Susan stated that yes they are currently spraying.  Melissa asks about where they go on the fields to spray.  Do they enter the gates and actually spray on the fields?  Susan will research.
 
Next Meeting date will be Monday Sept. 10, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, at 9:30 PM , to adjourn the Kingston Recreation Commission meeting.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
 
 

Dec. 2, 2019 Meeting Mins. No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Dec. 2, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Dec. 2, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano
Also, Present: Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Don Sheehan
 
Commissioners asked to table the minutes approval from October until the next meeting.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the annual report as written by Susan Woodworth.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty reviewed the updates on the Govoni field, and the Reed property updates.
 
Commission discussed the possibility of replacing lights on the Lootz field. Brian stated the cost would be approx. $100,000.
Brian stated to request to CPC to replace lights on basketball court.
 
KYSO updates
Winterization was finished at Opachinski this week. The announcement booth will be replaced or refurbished through CPC request.
 
Andy Davis stated that we need more dirt on B2.
 
Brian Whidden stated that we are working with Paul Basler to put in a French drain at B5& B6.


 
No agenda items for next meeting.
Next Meeting date is Monday January 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the Dec. 2, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 7:25 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden to re-open the meeting at 7:38, second by Dan Shropshire to discuss building use with Don Sheehan.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Commissioners discussed the building use with Don Sheehan. Brian stated we need more specifics, such as exact dates and times. Commission stated that they are ok with the group using the building based on the availability. Brian Whidden and Dan Shropshire stated, it needs to be discussed with Susan before a decision is made.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:10 Pm
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

December 3, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Dec. 3 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Andy Davis & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Melissa Bateman, Dan Shropshire
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Nov. 5, meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs.  Debbie also discussed the status of the luminaries.
 
Susan stated that she had two Capital planning meetings at this time.
 
Susan stated that the conservation/Recreation property plan not moving forward at this time. Susan stated that the scholarship donation account is now set up to accept donations for fundraisers etc.
 
Susan reviewed the Property Management team updates.  Susan stated that there will be an onsite Opachinski visit with KYSO.
 
Susan discussed the Town Administrator updates.  All of the articles passed that were presented.  Susan discussed with the commission applying for the mass trail grant.  This grant would be used for cleaning up the trails and bike paths.
Susan updated the Commission on the status of Gray’s beach.  The playground inspection made by Game Time showed evidence of some repairs.  The suspension bridge repair has an aprox. Cost of $6500.00.  This is the cost for both the bridge and the kickplate.  Susan stated she will present to the finance Comm to approve an emergency fund transfer.
 
 
KYSO Updates.
Susan stated the back shed/fence project is in process.  The winterization has been completed at the Opachinski complex. 
 
The security system has not been installed.
 
Susan asks commissioners about the locking of the main gate at the Opachinski complex.  Commission decided to leave the gate unlocked, however it will not be plowed. 
 
Susan stated that Kevin Lyons is working on an affordable proposal for the Govoni/Lootz fields.  Susan will present at the next meeting.
 
 
Susan stated that the update on the security system, is that Mike has it and will install, there is still no WIFI.
 
Susan discussed the tournament staffing with Commissioners, Dan Shropshire came up with a ck list before tournaments and also a security deposit. 
 
 
Susan asks commissioners about donating costumes from Tracey’s dance to an organization.
 
Agenda Items for the next meeting.  Recreation charge and check list for tournament staffing.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday January 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden , second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Nov. 5 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 7:40 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 3, 2020 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday February 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Feb. 3, 2020 at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden, (arrived at 7:05) Laurie Graziano
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jean Landis Naumann, Matt Snyder, Ben Magoun
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve January meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Jean Landis Naumann attended meeting to discuss the no plastic bag bill. Jean is hoping the recreation Commission will support this issue.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Melissa Bateman to support the no plastic bag bill as presented.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the programs and training.
 
Susan stated that she would be attending the upcoming MRPA meeting in March.
 
Susan stated that she had revised the Sampson fund request to include community entertainment such as music, theater and movie events at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan discussed the FY22 CPC projects. Items included, Reed tennis court rehabilitation, fencing replacement, parking lot, and court resurfacing.
 
Susan updated commission on the Reed community building projects. The Green energy grant project is complete, the project included new bulbs, light fixtures, insulation and the removal of the asbestos in the attic areas.
Susan asked commission about the sheds out by Lootz and Govoni fields. Brian Whidden asked to keep the larger shed and take down the other smaller one. The shed by the Lootz can be used by the American Legion baseball.
 
Susan asked commission about the parking fees for Gray’s beach. Commission discussed and decided to keep the fees the same.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to keep the parking fees the same as current fees, residents $15, non-residents $30.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated Commission on projects at Gray’s beach. Stage cleats need to be installed, staining of the restroom posts and beans on the beach side, living shoreline, maybe additional plantings.
 
KYSO updates Susan stated she will be attending the KYSO meeting at the end of February. Projected expenses and projects are around $13,000. The Osprey nest was removed and the deterrent installed. The cost was around $1200.00.
Ben Magoun stated that he would like to have a sign at the entrance of complex, to promote and recognize the sponsors.
Susan stated that soccer had mentioned possibly running a clinic this summer.
 
Susan stated that KLax had requested to put extra fencing or a gate to prevent vandalism.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the installation of fencing in small area for Klax equipment and to be funded by Klax organization.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Commission discussed the possibility of having key pads on each shed instead of keys.
Laurie Graziano asks commission about the possibility of a shed for Cheer. They are not looking for funding, just a location. The commission discussed several options and asked Laurie to look into those options before another shed is purchased.
 
Agenda items for next meeting.
Missy Community ideas
 
Next Meeting date is Monday March 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis to adjourn the Feb. 3, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:21 Pm
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

February 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday February 4, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Feb. 4 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Andy Davis, Dan Shropshire,(arrived 7:02) Melissa Bateman, (arrived 7:10) & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Michael Frenette
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the January Meeting Minutes, 2019 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the August 17th, 2019 date for the waterfront festival at Gray’s beach.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan presented the event list to the Commission for approval.  Commission discussed and made some changes.  Susan will make the amendments , add boxes , and also add a signature line.
Debbie updates commission on the status of the Winter programs and the upcoming Spring.
Debbie asks Commission about the request from the Girl Scout troop for an upcoming event on Sunday Feb. 24th.
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Girl Scout event on Sunday Feb. 24th from 11:00-2:00, the fee could be up to $18.00 an hour.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated the Director updates.  The summer staff letters for returning counselors will be going out middle to end of Feb., new hires will be towards the end of March.
 
Susan updated the commission on the Property management team info.  The Opachinski net project is moving forward.  Susan stated that they met with Tim Dwyer at Opachinski.
 
No Town Administrator Updates.
 
The finance committee and Capital planning approved the budget as presented.
 
Susan stated the CPC application will have to be presented before the BOS.  Susan stated that the warrant articles have been submitted.
Susan updated Commission on the status of Gray’s beach park.  The electric has to be done, the war memorial may have to be moved.  Susan also stated that she had contacted James Earl regarding any interest from the Boy Scouts for a project.
 
Next meeting agenda items, Mike LaNatra tournament, deposits and fees for reservations.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday March 4, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Feb. 4, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:45 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 5, 2018 Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Feb. 5, 2018
6:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Feb. 5, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 6:10 PM
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Kathy LaNatra, and Laurie Graziano
Not Present: Andy Davis, Brian Whidden
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jessica Kramer, Tim Dwyer, Karen Joyce, John Fitzgerald
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Laurie Graziano , to approve the January meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Open Forum
Jessica Kramer was attending to discuss trash dumping at Gray’s beach, the trash compactor and possibly putting a lifeguard at the gate to ck passes.
 
Debbie reviewed the spring programs; Debbie also discussed the status of the Kingston Community Fun programs. 
 
Susan stated that the Town administrator is out and Kevin Donovan is back temporarily.  Susan stated that she had met with the Adams trustees and they approved moving forward with the K Rec extreme program. 
 
Susan reviewed the budget updates.  Finance comm. meeting is Feb. 15th at 6:50, and Capital planning is March 20th at 6:30.
 
Susan reviewed the no dogs allowed policy, from animal control.
Susan spoke with a company to replace the stage curtain, the black one, at the cost of $3109.50
 
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to replace the black stage curtains at the cost of $3109.50.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan reviewed the property management updates. 
 
Susan stated she will be attending the MRPA conference for a few days in March.  HR is now looking into other opportunities for employees to attend training.
 
Susan reviewed the article regarding the Joy of Music program.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach project.  The current concession vendor is removing all the items.  Project deadline is June 30th.  March 1, all the bids are due.
Tim Dwyer updated the commission on KYSO updates.  Susan will be attending the March KYSO meeting. 
Tim Dwyer asks permission to place bleachers and stands at B4, B5, B6, U8 & U10 ,and 2 LaCrosse fields, at the cost of $25,000.00.
Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to place benches and stands at Opachinski fields at the cost of $25,000.00.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Tim Dwyer stated that the final improvement would be to install 240 ft net to go beside the U10 field.
 
Susan stated the turf management and irrigation would begin in April.
 
Susan discussed her conversation with LT. Kelly regarding the hunting of geese at Opachinski.  He stated that it would not be prudent or, recommended by the police department.
 
Agenda items for the next meeting is the Opachinski directory sign, and the naming of the fields.
Next Meeting date is Monday March 5, 2018, at 6:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Kathy LaNatra, second by Melissa Bateman, to adjourn the Feb.5, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 7:10PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

February 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday February 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday February 6, 2017, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM
 
Members Present: Brian Whidden Andy Davis, Melissa Bateman
Not Present: Noelle Ballinger, Kathy LaNatra
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Open Forum
None
Debbie discussed current programs and the upcoming programs for the spring.
 
Susan asks Brian about KYSO updates.
 
Commission discussed netting and backstop structure at top.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to replace upper fencing of backstop B5, and add addition of  a safety netting system.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
KYSO is hosting a volunteer appreciation night at Opachinski.
Susan will be attending the KYSO meeting to go over the rules and regulations.
 
Susan discussed the vandalism that happened at the concession stand at Opachinski.
The Commission discussed maybe purchasing cameras.  Susan will look into it.
 
Susan stated no update on the FY17 CPC/Capital Planning project.
 
Susan stated to Commission that the floors will be redone during April vacation, at the Reed Community building.
 
Susan discussed the building walk thru with Commissioners.
 
Susan stated that she had looked into the possibility of an ice skating rink, and found out it is not good for the grass on the fields. 
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach park project.  Susan stated most likely not on this town meeting but possibly in the fall.  Susan stated she is working on two grants to possibly help with the project.
 
CPC updates- No new info, they still want additional information.
 
Susan updated Commission on status of property management team.
Brad is working with the project labor, sheriff’s department, to clean up and paint wrought iron railings at the top of the Reed parking lot.
 
Susan discussed the MRPA meeting and the topic of Christian’s law, (water safety, and wearing life jackets).
Susan stated that the department head meeting updates were as follows:
New HR person hired, Tina Bette, and Classification study is being finalized.
 
Susan stated that she is working on winter/spring project list with Joe.
 
Susan stated the movie night is all set.
 
Susan stated that she is collaborating with the COA, library, and Adams to run some events known as Kingston Community Fun.
 
Susan asks for agenda items for next meeting.   Commission stated that a plan needs to put in motion to move the Gazebo from the COA, to the location of Opachinski.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday March 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the February 6, 2017 meeting, at 8:05 PM 
Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364. 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

January 14, 2019, Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 14, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Jan. 14, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Brian Whidden , called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Andy Davis, Dan Shropshire, Melissa Bateman, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Laurie Graziano
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jacob Earle, James Earle
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the Jan. 14, 2019 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Michael Frenette from the water front festival attended the meeting to discuss this year’s festival with Commissioners.  The date for this year’s festival is August 17, 2019, tentative date for 2020 is August 15th.  Susan stated that the commission is working on an event check list and hopes it will be finalized tonight.  She will discuss with Michael, when complete.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve the August 17th, 2019 date for the waterfront festival at Gray’s beach.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan presented the event list to the Commission for approval.  Commission discussed and made some changes.  Susan will make the amendments add boxe’s , and also add a signature line.
Debbie updates commission on the status of the Winter programs and the upcoming Spring.
Debbie asks Commission about the request from the Girl Scout troop for an upcoming event on Sunday Feb. 24th.
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Girl Scout event on Sunday Feb. 24th from 11:00-2:00, the fee could be up to $18.00 an hour.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
 
Susan discussed the town administrator updates /department head meeting updates.  The department heads will be meeting with the finance committee on Jan. 29th. They also will be reviewing union contracts.
Susan discussed the CPC applications and stated that the two applications were approved and will be presented at Town Meeting.
The Warrant article is January 17th.
Andy Davis presented the mission statement change and also the Recreation charge. 
 
Motion
Andy Davis made a motion to change the Mission statement, second by Melissa Bateman, to read to working together for the well -being of our community.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that Larry Iarossi made a donation of $1200.00, to decorate the Reed Building, for the holidays.
 
Susan stated that she had put in the Sampson fund request for this year.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to approve the annual report as presented by Susan Woodworth.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated the Gray’s beach project is still in progress.  Susan stated that she has a list of food trucks for the beach this year, and if anyone has others to add to the list, let her know.  Susan is working on the beach stickers/day passes process to use this upcoming season. 
 
Susan discussed the updates on the Athletic complex and fields.  Brian Whidden stated that they will be getting rid of the pavilion roof and facilities will be cleaning up some of the metal and other debris at the fields. 
Kevin Lyons presented two proposals to Susan for the Govoni/Lootz field at the Reed.  The first proposal was for $9600.00 for the weekly grooming April thru June, second for the additional safety purposes at the field of approx. $6400.00.   
 
Next meeting discussion of the tournament updates and staffing, Govoni/Lootz fields.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday February 4, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Jan. 14, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:50 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

January 14, Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.

January 6, 2020 Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday January 6, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Jan.6, 2020 at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden, Laurie Graziano
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve Oct. 7 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the Dec. 2, 2019 meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the luminaries. This year went really well and a lot of people attended.
 
Debbie updated commission on status of Winter programs. They just began this week.
 
Susan stated that the budget meeting with the Finance will be coming up. The budget will be presented by Tom Calter and Carol from each department.
 
Susan stated she will be submitting the Sampson fund request for movie nights. Melissa asked if we could also use the fund for entertainers, plays, etc. at the beach.
Susan discussed the light at the Lootz and basketball courts. The estimated cost would be $102,000.00. The other option is to remove the 9 poles and have them disposed of for safety purposes. The cost would be approx. $9100.00. The basketball court removal and replacement would be approx. $8500.00.
Dan Shropshire stated he would check with CPC, to see if this is an option.
 
Susan stated the Giovani field should be finished in the Spring and the approx. cost left is $5000.00.
Susan updated Commission on the status of the recreation website, and town website.
 
Susan stated that there are training opportunities available and would encourage for us to take advantage of the opportunity.
 
Susan stated the South Shore Children’s Museum was having an open house on Wed. Jan. 8th, that she would be attending.
 
Susan stated that she will be attending the Southeast inclusion meetings.
 
Susan stated that Iarossi donated the painting and plastering in the amount of $1200.00 in the auditorium.
 
Susan also stated the green energy grant project updates, which included the LED light replacements, insulation and the removal of the asbestos.
 
Susan updated Commission on the Gray’s beach property. Susan discussed the property rentals, holding entertainment events, and the grant and O&M updates.
 
Updates from KYSO. Susan working with Ben McGoon on advertising. Signarama will be offering a different sign for the amount of $150, instead of $ 250 and it will be a year to year contract.
Well and irrigation system will be addressed at town meeting.
 
Property repairs include backstop fence repair at B2,4,5, 6, and Govoni at the cost of $8400.00.
 
Waiting on an estimate from John Barnett for the announcement booth. Needs to be repaired for safety issues.
 
B6 field has a drainage issue which caused major flooding behind 2nd base,
 
No agenda items for next meeting.
Next Meeting date is Monday February 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Jan. 6, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:04 Pm
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

June 1, 2020 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday June 1 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday June 1, 2020 by conference call.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Brian Whidden, Dan Shropshire
Not Present: None
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Matt Synder
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve May meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the Spring Programs, stating they were cancelled, and refunds or credits were issued.  We are running some virtual programs which are going well.  Debbie was researching what other towns and Recreation departments are planning for the summer opening.
 
Susan stated the Town meeting is now scheduled for June 13th.  Annual Town elections will be June 27th.  Susan updated the commission on the status of the re-entry plan for the town.
Susan stated that Pac Tv has updates on June 5th.
Susan stated that the Reed building updates, include leaf removal, cleaning out sheds out back, and water will be turned on this week.  Susan also stated that hands free water coolers are being installed in the lower hall.
 
Susan stated the Capital Planning presentation was approved.
Susan discussed the summer direction.  As of now, we plan to move forward with the summer program but in a different format.  Susan explained the ideas of running summer programs following Covid guidelines.
 
Susan stated that the restrooms will be opening tomorrow at Gray’s Beach.  They will be cleaned once a day by the staff. The tennis nets have been put up, and the playground is still closed at this time. 
Susan stated that beginning June 8th, the recreation department will be selling the beach stickers.  Commissioners discussed the opening and closing times of the beach.
 
Motion
Motion made by Missy, second by Andy, to close Gray’s Beach , and lock the gate, for the 4th of July evening due to large activity and damage last year, and also there are no scheduled fireworks.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks Laurie about the cheer shed and she stated that the space and location that was appropriated is good. 
 
Susan updated the Commission on the KYSO and field updates.  The mowing has started and there will be two cuts a week.  Brian will be checking on the irrigation and the final fertilization.
Susan stated the B6, and the flag pole project are complete.  The announcement booth project is in process.  
 
Brian Whidden asked about the opening of the athletic fields.  Susan stated that each sports organization will have to individually come up with a covid opening plan.
 
Matt stated that the football community has lots of questions about re-opening and moving forward.  He also stated that KYBSL, Soccer and Lacrosse would like to try and play games this summer.
 
Susan asked Brian and Andy to work on the guidelines for opening and she will submit to the task force for guidance.
Susan discussed the KYSO user fees for FY21.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy, second by Melissa, for the FY21 KYSO fee to be $35, 400.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks for the agenda items for next meeting.
Missy-Sticker Updates, Gays beach budget
Next Meeting date is Monday July 13, 2020.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the June 1, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held by conference call., at 9:04 PM.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

June 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Thursday June 27, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its scheduled meeting on Thursday June 27, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:08 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, & Brian Whidden & Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Andy Davis
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth
Public Attendance: None
 
Susan presented the additional staff recommendation list.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman , second by Dan Shropshire to accept the seasonal staff as presented by Susan.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by 3 voice vote, one abstained.
Susan reviewed the KYSO revised sign advertising fee. The fees are as follows: 1yr advertising $300, 3yr $800, and 5 yr $1200.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to accept KYSO’s revised sign advertising fee.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve KYBSL state tournament special event permit application.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by 3 voice votes, one abstain.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday August 5, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the June 27th, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 7:45 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

June 3, 2019 Meeting Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday June 3, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday June 3, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Andy Davis & Dan Shropshire
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Janet Stanford, Andrew Mckenna, and Tim Dwyer
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the May meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman to address Janet Stanford first.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Janet attended the meeting to discuss her concerns regarding dogs at Grays beach. Commission discussed with Janet and addressed her concerns.
 
Andrew Mckenna attended the meeting to ask about the possibility of holding a movie night at Opachinski at the end of the season. Commission discussed, good idea, but you have to have a license for the movie, and could be quite costly. A special event application needs to be filled out. June 15th is the date of the event.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Laurie Graziano, to allow KYBSL to hos a movie night June 15th, pending the application completion.
 
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated commission on the status of the Summer programs.
Susan made the recommendations for additional summer staff and lifeguards.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the additional staff as presented by Susan.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed Property Management team updates
 
Susan stated that both the playground inspections at Grays beach and Bailey’s are complete. The safety mulch will be installed this week.
A guard rail will be installed at Opachinski by B1.
Susan stated that a permanent fence will be installed at the Faunce school. It is aprox. $1500-$2500.00.
 
Susan stated that Brad is looking into installing solar panels at Opachinski.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman , to have Brad continue to investigate installing solar panels at Opachinski parking lot.
 
Discussion
Tim Dwyer stated he felt that KYSO would support the solar panels.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that an additional person will be hired for the facilities dept, after the next Selectmen’s meeting.
 
Susan updated the commission on the status of the Grays beach project. Project complete with exception of some additional plantings. Missy asked if handicap signs will be installed on the parking spaces? Missy also asked about the grass in front of the stage area.
 
Susan stated the staff will be starting at the beach on June 15th. There will be 3 people on at a time, and the season will go as long as there is staff availability.
 
Tim Dwyer discussed a Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2019, road race, possibly being held at Opachinski.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman to approve the cross-country event at the Opachinski complex on Sept. 4, 2019, held by KYSO.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated commission on status of the fields. Kevin Lyons has worked on the turf management. The irrigation system seems to working well. The mowing began and will continue twice a week for the next two weeks.
 
Susan stated that she received an estimate of $6300.00 for the Lootz field lights.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the upgrade of the Lootz field lights at an estimate of $6300.00.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
No agenda items for next meeting.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday August 5, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the June 3, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:05 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

June 4, 2018 Receation commission Meeting 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday June 4, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday June 4, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Laurie Graziano, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Dan Shropshire
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Chris Broderick
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the May meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the summer programs.  Not a lot of new programs.
Susan reviewed department head updates of policies and procedures and for the town as well.   Susan stated that there will be more staff trainings per new town administrator. 
Special town meeting to be held on June 26th, the town meeting had been dissolved.
Susan reviewed the seasonal staff recommendations, lifeguards , and a few counselors.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the lifeguard/parking staff and counselors as listed by Susan.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated all the waterfront staff is new.  Jared will be the Waterfront Director, and he may be starting earlier, for cleanup, parking etc.
 
Susan stated all the Little Free Library’s are installed with the exception of the one at the Police station.
 
Susan stated that the Camp Nekon Earth day was on Pac TV.
 
Susan stated that we should not be over budget this year.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Melissa Bateman, to use any unused funds for FY18, to transfer for other departments needs.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks about CPC representative from Commission.
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Dan Shropshire, as the CPC representative.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passes by unanimous voice vote.
 
Melissa Bateman spoke to Commission regarding installing a floating dock at Gray’s beach.  Melissa stated the cost would be aprox. $1500.00.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the beach project.  Susan stated she has a meeting with the engineer and contractor.
Susan stated that the building bids, all came back to high.  Negotiated and one did come back at the cost of $180,000, but town council would not allow.
 
 Susan stated that she is working with a company that sells pre fab buildings.  The approximate cost would be $49,970.00 and does not include installation.
 
Susan stated that David from the water department has been taking drone pictures from overhead.
 
Susan met with a resident who has a food truck and discussed the possibility of placing at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated that the shed had gotten broken during one of the storms.
Susan stated that on Thursdays, the facilities department will be raking and doing cleanup at the beach.
 
Susan spoke about the field and KYSO updates. 
Susan stated that she had met with KYSO a couple of weeks ago.
 
Susan stated that since Chris Broderick had taken over the advertising signs, the income has increased significantly. 
Chris Broderick asks about the installation of the Lacrosse shed.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to install a 10x14 shed, at location as stated according to complex , field property plan.
 
The Commission discussed that SLRHS has no lights on their fields.  Commission discussed the possible use of Friday night football at the Opachinski complex.
 
Susan updated Commission on status of irrigation, mowing and turf management.  Susan stated that the mowing contract is ending June 30th.  The contract will have to go out to bid if more than $50,000.
Susan stated the fertilization, weed control, and Grubb control , all complete.
 
Susan stated that there is a new well company.  They rebuilt, and cleaned out, all three wells.
Susan stated that a management plan will be put in place for each year.
Susan stated irrigation will have an assessment done.
 
Dan Shropshire had e mailed Susan some info. regarding the hot spots at the complex.  Commission discussed.
 
Agenda items for next month, CPC requests.
The Commission stated, there will be no meeting held in July.
Next Meeting date will be Monday August 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
 
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, at 8:31 PM , to adjourn the Kingston

March 2, 2020 Meeting Minutes conference No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday March 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 2, 2020 at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:02 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Not Present: Brian Whidden, Laurie Graziano (arrived 7:15)
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Anne Gavigan
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve February 3rd meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Dan Shropshire made a motion, second by Andy Davis to approve an application for a wedding at Gray’s beach.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the Spring Programs.
Debbie asked the Commission if they knew of any volunteers for the Egg Hunt. 
 
Melissa reviewed ideas for events this summer to be held at Gray’s beach.
Susan stated that she had revised the Sampson fund request to include community
 
Susan stated the director updates and discussions.
Susan stated that Town Meeting will be May 2, 2020.
Susan discussed the budget and the economic updates from the town.
 
Susan updated Commission from the finance comm. budget approved as presented.  Capital planning meeting on March 18th, discussion of the Lootz field and the basketball courts.
 
Susan asks about the CPC representative from the Recreation Department.
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Andy to re-appoint Dan Shropshire to the CPC.
Discussion
Commission asks Dan if he still wants the position.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated Commission on status of the summer program, KREC extreme, and CAP...  The letters were sent to the returning staff.
Susan stated the updates from the Reed building.  The bathroom updated upstairs, the art studio, cleaned up, and the convection oven will be going to auction.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa, second by Andy, to put the convection oven up for auction.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks Commission about painting a mural on the wall in the Art Studio.  Commission agrees as long as it is age appropriate and kid friendly.
 
Anne Gavigan gave the updates on the March 14th fundraiser at the Jones River.
 
Susan discussed the KYSO/recreation sign to thank the advertisers and sponsors.  Andy said he would work on the wording of the sign.
Susan stated that she attended the KYSO meeting.  They discussed the policy and procedures, concession stand checklist.  Chris Woods will be painting the concession stand and clean it out.
 
Susan stated the property repairs and updates to the Commission. Discussed the B6 project, announcement booth, fences and the Osprey removal.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve KYBSL the choice of Dura edge recreation mix of native mix.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asks for the agenda items for next meeting.
Laurie Shed Request for SLYC
 
Next Meeting date is Monday April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the March 2, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston Ma., at 8:25 PM
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

March 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday March 4, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday March 4 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Andy Davis, and Dan Shropshire
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mike LaNatra
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the February meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mike LaNatra attended the meeting to discuss a softball tournament for police and fire.  The date he discussed was Aug. 24th or 31st, and was also for the usage fee to be waived.
 
Mike also discussed the concession stand and how he would like to organize and clean up the meeting room area as well.  Mike also stated he would like to propose that the trophy’s in the meeting room be relocated.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion to waive the fee, and approve the date of either the 24th or 31st of August, for the softball tournament as presented by Mike LaNatra, pending the approval from football, second by Melissa Bateman.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman to approve with the guidance of Susan to purchase shelving at the concession /meeting room, second by Brian Whidden.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Debbie updated the Commission on the upcoming Spring programs.
 
Susan reviewed the status of the upcoming summer staff and stated that the new hire applications would be out at the end of March. 
Susan stated that Duxbury Maritime is offering 2 slots in their sailing program to us for Kingston residents.
 
Susan stated the BOS warrant articles are ready for town meeting.
 
Susan stated that capital planning and the finance comm. voted unanimous on our requests.
 
Susan reviewed the event approval check list with the commission.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the new special event permit application with minor changes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Commission discussed the fees and decided $25 hourly for Kingston Residents, and $50 hourly for Non-residents.
Melissa Bateman will be attending the Sampson fund meeting to request the $5000.00 this Thursday.  The first movie night will be June 8th.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the Gray’s beach project.  The signs are currently in production, and will be delivered and installed when the weather allows.  New plantings have been ordered, electrical, water hook up, and food trucks are in the works. 
 
Susan reviewed the Camp Nekon check list with the commission.  Commissioners approved.  Debbie will contact Tom North to post at the Camp Nekon cabin.
Susan reviewed the KYSO updates. 
Susan discussed the Shrewsbury landscape quote for the Govoni/Lootz maintenance.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion to approve for Shrewsbury, (Kevin Lyons), to do the maintenance and the additional grooming up to $4000, not to exceed $9600.00.  Melissa Bateman second the motion.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Agenda items for next meeting are fundraisers for Grays Beach, name of movie for movie night, and KYSO fee.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday April 1, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to adjourn the March. 4, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:50 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote

May 13, 2019 Meeting Mins 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday May 13, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday May 13 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman, Dan Shropshire & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Andy Davis
Also Present: Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the April meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Susan stated that we need to reorganize.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Brian Whidden to nominate Laurie Graziano as the Chairperson.
Discussion
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Laurie Graziano, to nominate Brian Whidden, as Co-Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
The responsibility of the Commission are as follows:
 
Laurie Graziano-Programs
Melissa Bateman-Gray’s Beach, Marketing
Dan Shropshire-CPC
Brian Whidden-Fields at Opachinski and Reed
Andy Davis -Camp Nekon and Reed Building
Susan asked Commissioner’s to vote on cost for Gray’s beach stickers.
 
Motion
Motion made by Missy Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to keep the price at $15.00 for residents, and $30.00 for non-residents.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated commission on the status of the Spring programs. Debbie also stated that the summer proposals are coming in slowly.
The 56 party was held Friday night. The party went well, about 140 kids.
 
Susan reviewed and presented the list of the one lifeguard and nine counselor positions, recommending.
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Dan Shropshire, to accept the recommendations for the one lifeguard and nine counselors, as presented by Susan.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan discussed Property Management team updates. There was cleanup and plantings at Gray’s beach and also at Opachinski.
The inspections were finalized by Reale and Co. for both playgrounds. New mulch and safety upgrades are in the works.
Susan reviewed Town meeting updates. Both CPC requests passed for the Govoni fields and the fencing at playground.
Susan stated there will be 4 movie nights, 1 this year and 3 next fiscal year. June 28th, July 26th and Sept. 27th. Recreation will donate 1 movie night to the waterfront festival.
 
Susan stated that Tom North had used Gray’s beach in the past for an overnight and GAGA ball with the scouts. At this time, the application has not been submitted.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Dan Shropshire, pending the completed application, to approve Tom North and scouts using Gray’s beach for an overnight and GAGA ball tournament.
Discussion
Brian asked about the application not being turned in? Susan stated that it is just a timing issue.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the Gray’s beach project. The electrical is finished, the concrete slabs are in, reseeding complete and plantings done. Susan stated should be complete by end of May.
Susan stated she had attended the last KYSO meeting to discuss user fees, concession stand policy.
 
Turf management has begun and the mowing started on May 2nd. Irrigation repairs have been made at aprox. $8000.00. Irrigation on but not operational yet.
Susan stated that she is still waiting to hear back from the well company about the cleaning.
 
Susan asked about the trophy’s that were in the meeting room. She has them here at the Reed. Any ideas from Commission on what to do with them. Melissa suggested giving to Katie Hall for the summer program.
Susan stated that her family made a donation in honor of her birthday for a scholarship for a child to attend summer program.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday June 3, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Brian Whidden, to adjourn the May 13, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 7:50 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

May 4, 2020 Meeting Minutes Virtual Goto Meeting No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday May 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday May 4, 2020 by conference Call.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:04PM.
 
Members Present: Laurie Graziano, Melissa Bateman , Andy Davis, and Brian Whidden
Not Present: Dan Shropshire
Also, Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Matt Synder
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve March 2 meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
Debbie Doherty updated commission on the Spring Programs, stating most were cancelled.  We are running some virtual programs which are going well.  Debbie stated checking in with Susan daily and working on researching programs and planning for opening in the summer.
 
Susan stated the Town meeting is now scheduled for June 13th.  The Senate elections will be held May 19th  and the Annual Town elections will be June 27th.
 
Susan discussed the general updates and the department head meeting discussions. 
Susan stated that we are continuing to work some in the office and remotely.   Susan updated the commission on the status of our daily work, stating we are taking webinars and training, also research on other town recreation depts. and their plan for reopening.
 
Susan stated the Capital Planning presentation went well. If approved, the project for the Lootz and basketball court lights will take place in the fall
 
Susan discussed the summer direction.  As of now, we plan to move forward with the planning of the summer program.  Andy asked if there is a definitive date for the decision to run programs or not.  Susan stated that by June 1st, there would be a decision.
Missy asked about counselors if programs do not run.
 
Susan said there is talk of shortfalls with the Covid 19 pandemic.  Town looking at the budgets for FY21, to see if depts. have any room for cutbacks, could possibly be layoffs.
 
Susan updated Commission on the Reed property updates.  Bathrooms renovated, and painted.  The leaves on the property were all removed, and the backstop was fixed.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the Gray’s beach property.  The spring cleanup has begun, tennis court fence repair, and the CZM grant project started last week.
 
Matt Synder gave the update from KYSO. Matt stated that the user fees were cut by 40%, due to the coordination and success of the sign program.
Matt stated that each sport is working on credits and refunds to the users due to the Covid 19 cancellation.
Matt stated that there are some concerns about the next quarter payment due to no fundraisers, and no fees coming in. Susan stated that she hopes to have more info soon, regarding the next quarter user fees.
 
Susan updated commission on new flag pole for B1, it will be commercial grade. Susan asked about the scoreboard installation by KYBSL.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa, for the approval of the installation of scoreboard, funding and location to be determined.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that the well and irrigation should be complete this week or next.  There is a new vendor that will be installing the rain bird controllers and they will be the property of the town.
 
Susan stated that the turf management was all set to go for opening by Kevin.  Kevin does have concerns about the grass on the in fields if they are not being used.  Chris Wood will help support with the maintenance efforts.  Susan stated that the mowing had begun.
 
Susan stated that the announcement booth repairs are in process.
 
Susan asks for the agenda items for next meeting.
Laurie Shed Request for SLYC
 
Next Meeting date is Monday June 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the May 4th, 2020, Kingston Recreation Meeting, held by conference call., at 7:55 PM.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

May 7, 2018 Recreation Minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday May 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday May 7, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Melissa Bateman, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Andy Davis, Dan Shropshire, Laurie Graziano, & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Mark Beaton
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to approve the April meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mark Beaton attended meeting to discuss the location of the community garden.  Brian Whidden stated that he has concerns regarding parking and the location.
 
Debbie reviewed the summer programs.  There are still program proposals coming in.
 
Susan stated that, Tom Calter is the new town administrator and will begin on May 14th.Susan updated commission on the town meeting.
 
Susan stated that there had been no applications or interest in the Sailing program.  Susan stated that she had reached out to several different people.
 
Susan reviewed the seasonal staff recommendations.  Susan stated the lifeguards/parking staff, will be brought on board even if the beach is not completely finished.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the seasonal staff recommendations as presented by Susan.
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by 4-0-1 voice vote.
 
Susan reviewed the facilities and recreation spring project planning.
Andy Davis asked if the dead pine tree behind B1 could be removed.
 
Susan reviewed the Property management team updates.
 
Susan stated the spring cleanup at Camp Nekon went really well.
 
Susan stated that the Girl Scout troop cleaned up the entrance garden and planted flowers at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated the overall project at Gray’s beach going well.  There have been 3 bids; all were over so the new deadline is May 10th.  Susan stated that part of the building will be started before June 30th.  Possibility a pre-fab structure.
 
Susan stated that next Tuesday May 15th, they are planning a planting day at Gray’s beach.
 
Susan stated that the foot bath was moved and also a new gate for the emergency ramp installed.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to approve building of a platform at B2.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Andy Davis made a motion, second by Melissa Bateman, to install fabric behind fencing at B2 & B4.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated the Directory sign at Opachinski will be installed after June 14th.
 
Brian Whidden stated that the B1 bench at the 3rd base line is broken.  Brian asked if it can be repaired.
 
Susan stated that she is working with a new irrigation company.  Susan also stated that she is in the process of working with Smart water management composing an as built. They would like to go in and clean the heads and will evaluate and look at the old system, and do an assessment.   The new well company gave Susan a proposal for all three wells, of $9800.00. 
 
Susan reviewed the turf management.  Mowing has started and will be every Friday, once a week.
Melissa discussed the vandalism at Opachinski.  Mike LaNatra spoke with Melissa regarding a security system that would cost about $500.00, and would need WiFi.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Andy Davis, to have security system installed; pending the funding would come from recreation department and from KYSO monthly user fee for the hotspot.   
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Recreation Commission needs to reorganize.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Laurie Graziano, as Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Andy Davis, to nominate Brian Whidden, as the Vice-Chairperson.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
The Commission discussed the areas of responsibility and decided as follows:
 
CPC-Dan Shropshire
Camp Nekon-Andy Davis
Marketing and Gray’s Beach-Melissa Bateman
Marketing & Programming-Laurie Graziano
Fields-Brian Whidden
 
Next Meeting date is Monday June 4, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Dan Shropshire , to adjourn the May 7, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:45PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

November 5, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Nov. 5, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Oct. 1, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire, Andy Davis & Brian Whidden
Not Present:
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: Jack Riordan, Tim Dwyer
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Brian Whidden, to approve the Oct. 1st, meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs.  Debbie also discussed the status of the luminaries.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the question, regarding the property use liability.  Susan stated that the person or group requesting would have to get a one-day insurance rider. Commission discussed.  Brian asked about notifying people of the availability, but there is a process that needs to be followed.
 
Susan updated the Commission regarding the FY20 budget.  Susan stated that she had met with Tom Calter, Gloria and Carol in accounting. 
 
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion to approve the FY20 budget, as presented by Susan Woodworth, second by Andy Davis.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan stated that she had two Capital planning meetings at this time.
 
Susan stated that she is finalizing the CPC applications.  Susan stated she will scan and send.
 
Susan reviewed the Property Management team updates.  They are working on operating procedures, vegetation management, and a site meeting has been scheduled for the Opachinski complex.
 
KYSO Updates.
There has been a request to donate netting for the area in the back by the woods.
 
Motion
Motion made by Andy Davis, second by Brian Whidden, to accept donation of field netting for the Riordan field.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
There are some issues on the field, one in the back left, possible grubs, and the field to the right back area that has sunken, and may possibly be a stuck head.
 
Susan discussed back sheds and relocating fencing, so all would be inside the fence. 
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Andy Davis, to get a quote for moving fences by sheds.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
Susan stated she will get pricing.
 
Susan stated that the update on the security system, is that Mike has it and will install, there is still no WIFI.
Winterization is scheduled to be done in the next couple of weeks.  The Garden of Peace is now on our irrigation system. 
Susan stated that she had received a quote from Shrewsbury supporting the   Govoni/Lootz field maintenance.
 
Susan discussed the tournament staffing with Commissioners, Dan Shropshire came up with a ck list before tournaments and also a security deposit. 
 
Susan updated Commission on the Town Admin./Dept Head meeting updates.  Susan stated that departments are reorganizing and moving to other areas. 
Reviewed the social media policy for employees.  Susan stated the announcement of the Mass works infrastructure grant was made in the amount of three million dollars.   
 
Susan stated the Town Meeting is November 13th.
 
Commissioners reviewed the mission statement.  Dan Shropshire will communicate via Google docs.
 
Commission discussed the therapy dogs and where they are allowed to go.  Service dogs are allowed at any location but not therapy dogs.
 
Susan updated Commission on the status of Gray’s beach park.  Susan stated that Game time had done an inspection and couple replacements may need to be made.  The Jeep at the Baileys playground has been repaired.  There will be another inspection in the spring.
 
Susan updated on the Grays beach project.  The building should be done by beginning of next week.  We still need a contractor for the electrical.  Susan stated that the water department may install the foot wash that was previously there.  
 
Andy Davis asked about the cost of the project and had discussion with Susan regarding the final cost.
 
Agenda Items for the next meeting.  Recreation charge and the mission statement.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Dec. 3, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Laurie Graziano , second by Andy Davis, to adjourn the Nov. 5 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 9:10 PM.
 
Discussion
None

Oct. 7, 2019 Meeting minutes 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday Oct. 7, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday Oct. 7, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano, and Brian Whidden
Not Present: Dan Shropshire, and Andy Davis
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Kirstyn Tanous
Public Attendance:
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Brendan Haas, attended meeting to discuss the charity event to be held on Nov. 29th or Dec. 7th. Susan stated that the Recreation dept. can help with the advertising of the event.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden , second by Melissa Bateman, to approve Saturday Dec. 7th from 9am-12pm for the Soldier Charity Event, waiving the building use fee and pending custodial coverage.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Athletic Field Updates
Brian Whidden suggested the drainage on the field needs to be corrected.
Susan asked about approving the renovation on the Opachinski field.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve the renovations on the field at Opachinski.
 
 
Discussion
Melissa discussed possibly using private donations.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Laurie Graziano, to approve private donation funding to renovate B6 field at Opachinski.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Fall Programs updates. We still need volunteers for the Halloween party. Also looking for entertainers and singers for the Luminary.
 
Susan stated that we need sports representatives for the Nov. 12th town meeting for the irrigation improvements.
Commissioners discussed field fees.
 
Motion
Brian Whidden made a motion, second by Melissa Bateman, to change the field rental fees to $50.00 per game for residents, and $75.00 for non-residents with a 3 hour minimum.
 
Discussion
Commissioners discussed the various fee options.
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Nov. 18th, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman to adjourn the Oct. 7th 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 8:30 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.

October1, 2018 Meeting Minutes No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Monday October 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA  02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday Oct. 1, 2018, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA  02364.
Laurie Graziano, called meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Laurie Graziano, Dan Shropshire & Brian Whidden
Not Present: Andy Davis
Also Present:   Susan Woodworth, Debbie Doherty
Public Attendance: None
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the Sept. 10th meeting minutes.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Debbie updated the Commission on the status of the fall programs. 
 
Susan stated that we had spoken with My Rec., regarding some web site updates.  Working on facility and point of sale.
Susan stated that the Camp Nekon work is almost complete.  Still waiting on the electrician and the shed roof is not complete yet. 
Susan stated that she had met with the finance director, and any instructors or contracts over $10,000.00 will be required to have a contract on file. 
Susan stated the status of the budget updates.  Susan stated that she met with Tom Calter, regarding the budget.
The CPC applications are in process, for both the playground fences and the Govoni field.
 
Dan Shropshire asked if it is possible to create a line item in the budget for dog incidentals.  The Dog Park is looking for a home in a budget for their expenses.  The Commission suggested the Animal shelter department.
 
Susan stated the property management team updates are as follows, looking into all the different properties in town and will make a schedule of what needs to be done, seasonal, weekly, daily, etc. 
Susan stated there is a Conservation Meeting hearing on October 2, at 7:00PM.
 
Susan stated the updates from the town administrator, are MIA risk assessment training, and department goals and objectives.
 
Motion
Melissa Bateman made a motion to approve the FY20 goals and objectives, as presented by Susan Woodworth, second by Brian Whidden.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Melissa Bateman updated Commission on the status of the movie night.  Melissa stated that it was not well attended. 
 
Susan stated that she is meeting with Game time for the playground inspection.  There will be an inspection in April.  There are some safety requirements and some of the equipment or surroundings not in compliance.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the Grays Beach project.  The contractor will be mobilizing this week.  The delivery of the building is expected October 16th.  Susan will be working with Netco on the punch list.  Susan stated should be finished sometime this Fall, but does not have an exact date.
 
Melissa researched different Recreation Departments in the area, regarding their charge as a Commission.  Melissa will share those documents with the Commission for their review.
 
Susan asks Brian about any updates for KYSO.  Brian stated that there were a couple of incidents at the complex.  Brian asks about status of the security system.  Susan stated that Mike LaNatra’s recommendation is security that would sound a siren, light, and would be a deterrent.  The contact could be, whoever in charge of the sport going on for that season.
 
Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to purchase the security enhancement at Opachinski, as recommended by Mike LaNatra, not to exceed the cost of $750.00.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Susan asked the commission about the possibility of sharing the expense for the Garden of Peace to put a zone on our irrigation system.  The cost would be aprox. $3100.00.   The Commission agreed.
 
Susan discussed with the commission the protocol for someone running a tournament, staffing etc.
Susan reviewed the F20 field budget, Proposed budget for last year was $119,000.00.  The field budget for this year is $124,700.00.
 
Susan updated the Commission on the status of the mowing, irrigation and turf management.  Susan stated that she has met with Kevin Lyons regarding the maintenance of the Govoni/Lootz fields.
Agenda Items for the next meeting, waterfront Festival policies and procedures.  Dan will create a form for a check list.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Nov. 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Brian Whidden second by Melissa Bateman , to adjourn the Oct. 1, 2018 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA  02364, at 8:25 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote
 

September 10, 2019 Meeting Mins 33A Summer Street No minutes available. No agendas available.
Town of Kingston
Recreation Commission Meeting
Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019
7:00 PM
Reed Community Building
33 A Summer Street
Kingston, MA 02364
 
The Recreation Commission held its regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019, at the Reed Community Building, 33A Summer St., and Kingston, MA 02364.
Brian Whidden, called meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
 
Members Present: Melissa Bateman, Dan Shropshire, and Brian Whidden
Not Present: Laurie Graziano, and Andy Davis
Also, Present: Susan Woodworth, Kirstyn Tanous
Public Attendance: Mike LaNatra Andrea Morris, Magda Moran, Victoria Bond, Jess Kramer, Anne Gavigan, Sandy ?, and Matt Snyder
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire, to approve the August 5th meeting minutes.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Mike LaNatra attended the meeting to discuss the grant for the Opachinski complex.
 
Motion
Motion was made by Brian Whidden, second by Melissa Bateman, to submit the grant applications for the athletic complex.
Discussion
None
 
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Magda Moran attended meeting to discuss using Gray’s beach on Oct. 5th.
 
Motion
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to approve and allow event at Grays Beach on Oct. 5th.
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
 
 
Motion
 
Motion made by Melissa Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to waive fee for Victoria Bond, for a fundraiser theater group, based on proceeds going back to the breast cancer.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
 
Motion
Motion made by Dan Shropshire, second by Melissa Bateman, to approve the application for Victoria Bond to use the building for her theater fundraiser.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous voice vote.
KYSO Updates
Matt Snyder stated he had concerns about some irrigation divots and also the grass areas.
 
Susan discussed new personnel for summer position.
Fall Program updates
 
Susan discussed the safety fence systems, lights and field for CPC projects.
 
Susan stated that Movie night had to be cancelled due to the triple E threat.
 
Next Meeting date is Monday Oct. 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM.
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Motion
Motion made by Missy Bateman, second by Dan Shropshire to adjourn the Sept. 10th, 2019 Kingston Recreation Commission meeting held at 33A Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364, at 9:00 PM.
 
Discussion
None
Motion passed by unanimous vote