Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Advisory Committee
MEETING SUMMARY - Approved
Wed., 21 JAN 09, 4:00 PM at the COG Forum Room
1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL: (14 out of 16 Appointed Members)
Dr. Rick Marboe, Chair Dr. Rob Brooks Mary Alice Graetzer Don Epp
Jennifer Shuey, Vice-chair Kathy Matason Alan Sam Mark Henry
Jackie Melander MJ Kitt Holly Fritchman
Robert Ayer Diane Kerly Mark McLaughlin
CRPR Staff: Molly Hetrick
2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING SUMMARIES
- 15 Oct 08 and 17 Dec 08 Summaries approved: Motion by Bob Ayer, Second by Mark McLaughlin
3. 2009 COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION
• Reappointed committee volunteers were welcomed!
Dr. Rob Brooks
Mary Alice Graetzer
Dr. Rick Marboe
• Review of 2009 Draft Committee Rosters (final copies available at Feb mtg.)
• Approval of 2009 Meeting Schedule: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4 PM
• Election of Officers for 2009
The committee re-elected Rick Marboe as Chair, who has served as Chair for 2008 and Vice-Chair for 2005-2007 and re-elected Jennifer Shuey as Vice-Chair, who served as Vice-Chair for 2008 and Chair for 2005-2007.
Motion by Kathy Matason, Second by Bob Ayer.
• Confirm membership of subcommittees for 2009:
Thompson Woods Subcommittee (includes Stan Yoder Preserve): Todd Litzinger, Bill Hilshey, Carolyn Mahan, Greg Roth, Alan Sam
Building Subcommittee: Rick Marboe, Kathy Matason, Steve Maruszewski, Molly Hetrick, Greg Roth
Facilities & Finance Subcommittee: Rick Marboe, Holly Fritchman, Diane Kerly, Rob Brooks, Jen Shuey, Mark McLaughlin
Program Subcommittee: Mark McLaughlin, Jen Shuey, MJ Kitt, Molly Hetrick
4. OPERATIONAL REPORTS:
• Winter / Spring Program Report: Molly
Molly reported that winter programs are in progress and shared winter MMNC photos that were taken by
Dr. Brooks. Molly also shared the Jennifer Watts-Mattise will not be returning for 2009 as the Program
Coordinator, so advertising has begun for her position. Spring programs are open for registration and
Summer Camp registration will begin on February 2. Molly has been visiting with Bellefonte and Bald
Eagle School District teachers and was able to schedule some of their classes for Spring 2009.
• Facilities Update: (no report)
5. BUSINESS ITEMS
•2009 Fee Policy: Molly
Advisory Committee members made individual recommendations via email to endorse the 2009 Fee Policy
for Authority action. An official motion and vote is requested. This item is included from the December
08 Meeting because there was no quorum. Motion by Diane Kerly, Second by Jackie Melander.
6. CAPITAL PROJECT
• Building Subcommittee Report (14 Jan 09 Meeting): Rick
Rick summarized the meeting for the committee, including discussions about the layout of the building and
the need for an elevator to be included in Phase 2 construction since the building plan will be over 3,000
feet. He also discussed the roll up garage doors planned for the lab and concern voiced by the engineers
about the merit of these doors and heating/cooling issues that might arise. Discussions have started with
College Township regarding the site development plans and what items are required for their review and
approval. Also, Steve Maruszewski may be able to assist with a basic LEED certification for the building
because his staff are being trained on LEED review, so this would be an excellent example project for them.
The schedule for reviews and permits is very tight but the Subcommittee is committed to moving forward
as quickly as possible.
7. ADJOURNMENT Next Meeting: Wed., 18 Feb 09 at 4 PM at the COG Building