Friends of the South Hadley Dog Park, Inc.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Trustees Room at the South Hadley Public Library
Present: Jen Cullen, Ashley Graves, Robyn Graves, Brenda Mathieu, Janet Shea, and Jeff Squire.
- Minutes from the November 25, 2019 meeting.
Motion: Janet Shea
Seconded: Jen Cullen
- Treasurer’s Report presented by Janet Shea.
As of the meeting date, the net balance in the Friends account if $16,541.83.
- Progress Update:
Jen Cullen and Jeff Squire reported updates received from the town.
Jeff: He has communicated with the JAM Construction group which has the contract. They expect beginning construction in mid-March. The first activity will be staking out and confirming the boundaries of the park. Jeff has said that JAM will clear trees and brush on the land in lieu of requiring volunteers from the Friends to do it. Jeff is also working with the South Hadley water department about installation of water pipe for the dog fountains.
Jen: She has spoken with town administrator, Mike Sullivan. The town should receive the Stanton check for construction by March 12 at which time construction will begin. The town will handle publicizing the start of construction for the dog park, and that the Friends will be tagged in the announcement. A representative of the Stanton Foundation, Kate Drummer, will attend the grand opening on behalf of Stanton, and she will be contacted by the Fundraising subcommittee. Jen will obtain contact information for her from Mike Sullivan.
- Fundraising Update:
Brenda Mathieu will send a fundraising solicitation letter by mail to all dog owners in the town who did not contribute in the first solicitation. The mailing will take place in mid-March to capitalize on the start of construction.
The next meeting of the Friends will be Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees room at the public library.
Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.