Community Center Advisory Board Meeting Minutes 20190926
Community Center Advisory Board
Meeting Minutes: 5:00-6:00 Thursday, 9/26/2019
In Attendance: Deanna Schablik, Don Liebreich, Beth Abbott, Jeff Voigt, Cathy Greve, Sheila Brogan, Gwenn Hauck, Helen Leonard
Helen Leonard called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Minutes from the June meeting were emailed to the group prior to today’s meeting. Minutes were approved unanimously.
New members will need to be welcomed at the October meeting (High school and middle school representatives were not available for the meeting).
Lisa Garvey was absent. Deanna Schablik reported an ending balance of $27,691.80 in the Community Center of Ridgewood Foundation Taub account and an ending balance $15,504.85 in The Community Center of Ridgewood Foundation account for September.
Deanna reported that the computers purchased with the generous donation to The Community Center of Ridgewood Foundation have been ordered. We will be receiving 8 2-in-1 Dell 15” Inspiron laptops and 8 stylus pens to be used at the Community Center for instructional programs and for use by seniors. The amount of the donation from Columbia Bank was $10,000.00. The computer cost was $8349, tax exempt. The remaining funds will be used for software and security measures on each computer. Deanna will be purchasing a mobile locking cart to store the laptops in. She will be searching for vendors to do the instructional portion of the Digital Art Program; looking to speak to One River School in Allendale. All CCAB members will be invited to the Village Council Meeting (date to be determined) when Columbia Bank presents the donation.
Middle school principals are working on gathering students to represent the CCAB, as required by the Village through resolution.
Deanna also reported that she received a quote from Abbey Carpets for the metal structural pole coverings in the Anne Zusy Youth Lounge. The cost would be $1,180. Additional quotes will be needed. Kurt from Abbey Carpets mentioned that this will not do much for the “safety” aspect in the room. “It will still hurt if someone bangs into it. May be better with cushions like in a gymnasium, and forgo aesthetics”.
The middle school events are approaching; 6th Grade Mixer on October 4th and the 7th/8th Grade Social is November 1st and will feature a mind reader, named Flavian.
Beth Abbott reported that a little bit over 400 people completed the follow-up survey. Montclair will evaluate the findings and report back at the end of September.
Age-Friendly Ridgewood will be presenting at the 10/23 Village Council Public Meeting. The next Steering Committee Meeting will be on November 14th. Age Friendly Ridgewood is in the process of applying for additional Funding.
The Village and Age Friendly Ridgewood are working with New Jersey Future. A committee was formed by the Village, and will use the Land-Use Report to implement a plan based on issues that are of high priority in the Village in regards to aging friendly. Ridgewood is the only town, of the five Age Friendly towns, who will be working with New Jersey Future.
The Good Life Wellness Fair was a success. Age Friendly Ridgewood, The Community Center, Municipal Alliance of Ridgewood and Parks and Recreation all had tables at the event. Thank you to all of our volunteer s who manned tables that day.
Beth Abbott reported that the Ridgewood Senior Bus event will be on October 2nd (3 seats left for 10am ride) and the 1pm ride is sold out. The bus will begin at the Graydon Pool parking lot and will make stops at a few of the parks in town. Nancy Bigos will be on the bus and will give the tour of the parks. Age Friendly will give out gift bags to all riders.
Next meeting date is 10/24/19
Meeting was adjourned at 6pm
Deanna M. Schablik