Minutes of Sept.9, 2019 – Recreation Board

Newmanstown Recreation Board

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monthly Minutes


Recreation Board Members present at the meeting- Justin Arndt, Josh Garrison, Anthony Gettle, and Beth Garrison

Guests- Vicky Oswald, Dan Hogeland, William Leedom, and Corey Leedom


No public comments presented.


August 2019 Minutes- Motion to approve by Justin Arndt, seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Correspondence- NA

Treasurer’s Report– Reports for general fund, summer playground, and soccer accounts provided by Justin Arndt. Motion to approve by Beth Garrison and seconded by Anthony Gettle.

Joshua Garrison will file the completed paperwork with the bank, so he can take over the treasurer responsibility.

Blacktop of Basketball Court– In the process of collecting bids.  Hackman’s bid is $24,000 to repave from scratch.  Need to have 3 bids.  Hope is to have the project begin in 2020.  Recreation board is getting estimates on commercial basketball hoops.  Prices ranges from $600-$800 per hoop.  Board will check to see if the township can assist with installation.

Chains have been placed behind the Rec Pavilion and by the far softball field to prevent people from driving on the basketball court.  Chains are spray painted so they are clearly visible.

Snack Stand- Roberta Desantis is overseeing the stand. New trashcans are being donated to the stand.

Fall Frolic- Rec board will set up stands before the weekend of the event.  Stands will be checked to see what modifications need to be made to existing stands.

Orioles Club will run their own stand and provide prizes.


Eagle Scout Project– William Leedom from Richland Troop 418 presented to the board about constructing a Gaga Pit that would be accessible for children of all abilities.  Checking into the specifications for the project cost and location of the Gaga pit.

Summer Playground Pavilion/Stand– Clean out and organization of the stand will happen in the spring.

Next Meeting will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Anthony Gettle, seconded by Beth Garrison at 7:54p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Beth Garrison, Secretary.