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Recreation Committee Minutes ~ SEPT 10 2013

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RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETINGrnTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013rnCOURTHOUSE ANNEX- COUNCIL MEETING ROOMrn828 IRMA BLVD- 2ND FLOOR rnGONZALES, LOUISIANArnrnThe recreation committee meeting began at 5 Chairman Travis Turner, Councilman Oliver Joseph, Councilman Dempsey LambertrnAbsent: Councilman Todd Lambert, Councilman Bryan MelanconrnInvocation of prayer and Pledge were led by Ken DawsonrnRecreation Directors ReportrnThe director’s report was given by Recreation Director Mike Mohler.rnMr. Mohler presented a list of recreation needs for the repair and planning of existing and new parish parks and community centers.rnA motion was made by Councilman Oliver Joseph to allow The Recreation Department to amend their budget by $600,000.00. The motion was seconded by Councilman Dempsey Lambert.rnrnMr. Mohler also announced that fall baseball and softball registration is closed.rnBasketball registration will be October 26th and November 2nd for the east side. Mr. Mohler asked that you visit the recreation website if you had any further questions. Donaldsonville basketball registration dates will announce soon.rnCouncilman Oliver Joseph stated that in light of some issues from last season The Recreation Department is willing to take over the basketball program completely.rnrnMr. Mohler gave an update on grant money that has been spent at the Darrow Community Center.rnrnMr. Garney Gautreau gave an update on the Hillaryville Park project. Mr. Gautreau stated that we have been waiting almost two years for approval on the land swap. Mr. Gautreau said that Mike Mohler would meet with Mrs. Collins to see if we can speed up the process. rnrnCouncilman Joseph gave a presentation on improvements that he would like to see to Modeste Park. Mr. Joseph projects that the cost for the upgrades will run about $90,000.00. Mr. Joseph stated that he has secured $50,000.00 from Representative Ed Price to help with the improvements and asked that recreation check the budget to see if they will have the additional $40,000.00 needed to complete this project in the near future. rnMotion to adjourn was made by Councilman Oliver Joseph. The motion was seconded by Councilman Dempsey LambertrnrnMeeting adjourned 6:08pm