Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Minutes - May 6, 2014


MAY 6, 2013

Members present:       Kendra Borja                           Kristin David Cawn                 

Jonathan Meltz                        William Reich             

Ken Whittaker              Bill Wolk                                                         


Members absent:        Christia Alou White                  Mick Digeronimo

Amy Wiborg                           

Also present:               Jerry Estep, Recreation Director

Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Ms. Borja made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2013, meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Meltz and unanimously approved.

Mr. Estep gave a summary of the recreation programs at this time, noting that baseball has 128 enrolled, senior baseball has 71 and softball has 39 enrolled. Aftercare has 73 enrolled. It was noted that summer camp registration just began, with over $30,000 taken in the first day. It was related that the spring concert was very well attended, with 75 attending the Shores bike ride. It was noted a second bike ride is scheduled for May 19th. Mr. Estep noted that after summer there will be an engineering study conducted on Shipwreck Cove. It was also related that there will be some maintenance performed at the Tot Lot, noting the rust around the water fountain and that one of the springers needs new springs.

Mr. Estep confirmed that the Recreation Department will be hosting a 5k race in November. It was noted that the Mayor’s Community Alliance awarded a $1000 grant to the Recreation Dept. for the 5k. Mr. Meltz noted that the Chamber received a proposal to use the transportation tax to pay for bike friendly areas in Miami Shores, which includes signage, painting and bike racks.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.