Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Annual Report 2017: Recreation Advisory Board

The Annual Report is compiled and published each year to be ready for voters to obtain at the November election. A PDF copy is also posted online and available for viewing our downloading. 

The following is a text representation of the printed pages 98 (actually 105 of 264)

The Recreation Advisory Board’s purpose is to assist other town agencies in meeting the recreational needs of the community. The Board works closely with the Director of Recreation, the Town  Administrator, the Department of Public Works Grounds Division, and the Athletic Director. The Recreation Advisory Board also advises the Town Administrator, Finance Committee, and Town Council regarding the expenditure of monies from the Fletcher Fund. 

The Recreation Advisory Board meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to youth recreation, development of additional playing fields, field dedications, and spring/fall field allocations. 

During the past year, the Recreation Advisory Board worked on the following:
1. Advised Public Works regarding safety concerns of fencing at Dacey Field, Fletcher Field and recommended replacement fencing. 
2. Completed the conflict of interest law examination and submitted to Town Clerk.
3. Reviewed and commented on the 2015 Open Space and Recreation Plan.
4. On-going discussions with Public Works on our successful trash and recycling program for public facilities.
5. Reviewed and accepted all field permit applications with assistance from Director of Recreation.
6. Monitor capital projects at DelCarte Recreation Area.
7. Advised Director of Recreation on Fletcher Tot Lot components.

Goals of the Recreation Advisory Board

  • Development of multi-purpose facilities in various locations of town.
  • Continued partnership with the Department of Public Works Grounds and Maintenance Division, and their efforts to maintain all town and school fields.
  • Bring all recreational facilities into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, making facilities accessible to all users.

Members of the Recreation Advisory Board are:
Chairman; Wayne Simarrian, Larry Pollard, Mark Eccher, Kinjal Patel, and Robert Dellorco.

Ex-officio members include: Jeff Boudreau, FYBO, Bjorn Dragsbaek, FYSA, A.J. Grant Pop Warner Football, Gail Hamilton, Franklin Girls Softball, Pete Davis, Franklin Boys Lacrosse, and Tom Angelo, FHS Athletics.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne R. Simarrian, Chairman

High School Field Concession Stand has a GoFundMe page
High School Field Concession Stand has a GoFundMe page

Visit the Recreation Advisory Board on the Town of Franklin webpage

You can find the online copy at the Town of Franklin webpage

and specifically for 2017

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