Recreation Committee Meeting – February 19, 2010



Present:   Debbie Bednar, Celia Flynn, Mike Prevoznik, Scott Richards and Steve Shaw


Absent:   Dede Conlan, Rich Mancuso, Dave Marshall and Pete Sentowski



1.       Minutes - January 19, 2010 minutes were approved.


  1. Council Liaison

Steve Shaw was welcomed as the council’s liaison.  He handed out the guidelines for the

role of the council’s liaison (see attached).


  1. Director’s Report

§         The next PCA Coaches Clinic will be held February 24 at Boonton High School.  Mountain Lakes already has 30 coaches signed up.

§         Capital Improvements – Celia presented the 2010 capital expenses recommended by the Rec Commission.

§         Field Fees and requests from Boonton Township – Celia is working with Boonton Township to see if we can use their fields in exchange for shared services.

§         Credit card registrations for teams is still being looked into by Celia.

§         Celia handed out a copy of the 2008 Clean Communities Statistical Report for Mountain Lakes (see attached).


  1. Programs

§         Briarcliff Baseball/Softball will be practicing and playing home games at RFL.

§         Track – Mike Palazzi will run track again.  There is low interest by the older boys.  Unfortunately, the team can not join with Boonton Township.

§         Summer Tennis will be the same as last year (all 3 programs).

§         Coed Rugby will be offered in the summer with Boonton Township (ages 5-15).


  1. Summer

§         Jr. Lakers Lacrosse Camp – Coaches Fusco and White running summer camp.  It will be offered to the youth of Mountain Lakes and Boonton Township.  Celia will tell them if this is to be run through Rec (including being covered for insurance) they will have to pay for field use and administrative services (processing 1099’s) as well as a reasonable salary for coaches.  This may lead the coaches to offer this on their own and pay for these services as well as their own insurance.

§         Rec – camp dates June 28 through August 6.  Applications for counselors will be available on-line.  Celia will be interviewing for adult counselor positions as well.  Celia is looking to find a separate site for the younger campers.

§         Island Beach Shack – Celia still trying to find someone to run Island Beach

§         Sailing – Celia reviewed the sailing program (see attached materials).


  1. Special Events

§         Unfortunately, Teen Night at LYH on February 20 will have to be cancelled due to only 2 people signing up.  February break adversely impacted interest.

§         Easter Egg Hunt: March 27, rain date March 28 – Celia may not be there.  Debbie will be there.

§         Trout Derby April 17, with Stocking April 16

§         Woods and Lake Run April 24

§         July 4 Fireworks, rain date July 5

§         Fun Races July 4


The Commission discussed need for new members.


  1. Adjournment



Next Meeting:  March 16, 2010

7:30 p.m. Boro Hall

400 Boulevard