August 17, 2014 at 1:09 AM
RANDOLPH, NJ - Last Tuesday evening the Parks Committee met to discuss recent projects around town, as well as the upcoming dedications.
July served as a housekeeping month for the local parks. Russell Newman discussed the preparations for the fall season. In Freedom Park, the fences, windscreens, and soccer nets were put up. Football fields were prepared for the upcoming season, along with the practice equipment. All the playgrounds were re-mulched, including Brundage Park, which had a lot of its' mulch washed out into the parking lot from heavy rains. Other regular maintenance was performed as well, including tree and bush trimming.
The discussion of adding another type of code of conduct in addition to the yellow card is still in the works. The committee is debating on adding a model policy by the state of New Jersey that participants must be in compliance with in order to participate. There is nothing definite yet, but the committee believes a new agreement may help enforce and improve sportsmanship and conduct at sporting events.
The next few months hold many upcoming events. September 9 will be the Kiwanis Park dedication ceremony at 6:30 p.m., and on October 14 there will be two other bench dedications.
The next parks committee meeting will take place on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. after the dedication ceremony.