Franklin Recreation Meeting December 18, 2017 (draft)



Participants: Bridget Thompson, Stephanie Ho, Stacy Godin, Bridgette Favreau, Dawn Fournier


Bridget called the meeting to order at 7:17 p.m..


Public Comment

There has been interest expressed in an adult pickup athletic league. Franklin Recreation would be willing to sponsor this, however would like a volunteer to organize.  Perhaps this could be implemented in the summer.  


Approve Meeting Minutes

Stephanie motioned to approve the meeting minutes from December 4. Stacy seconded. The motion passed.


Treasurerís Report

Warrants were signed for payments for lights for the Christmas Tree Lighting. Bridget approved this report.  Stacy seconded. The motion passed.


Recreation Directorís Report

Nothing to report that was not already on the agenda.


Action Item Review

Nothing to discuss that was not already on the agenda.


Polar Express/Lighted Parade

The Polar Express filled up fast.  There are two wagons that are full for all but the 4:40 time slot. Discussion about how the event will be set up, what volunteers will do, and how to decorate.  The Girl Scouts will donate cookies for the event.

There are several vehicles signed up for the parade. The parade will line up and begin at the park and ride near the Homestead.  Bridget will reach out to the Fire Department for help with traffic control.  



Practices have started for the third through sixth grade teams. Jerseys have arrived, shirts are ordered. Games schedule is still being worked on. Discussion about how the first and second grade teams will be structured.  




Paint and Sip

The Paint and Sip event will be a fundraiser for Franklin Recreation. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of new athletic equipment. The event will be hosted by Franklin Recreation and led by Jon Young. It will be held at 6pm on January 12. Snacks will be provided by Franklin Recreation. Discussion about what will be needed. 14th Star Brewery will host a Beer Tasting as part of this event. An event flyer will be created and posted at the end of December.


Winter Carnival

To be discussed at the next meeting.


Town Report

To be completed at the next meeting.  The budget was also discussed. Bridgette will update the budget started by the Town Clerk.


Cross Country Ski Trail

Will not happen this year.    


Skating Rink

Is this something that can be built and used for the Winter Carnival?  Details will be discussed at the next meeting.  


The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 p.m..