Board of Park Commissioners 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services – 51 High Street, Bristol CT

Regular Meeting Agenda


Call To Order

a. Attendance


Acceptance of Meeting Minutes

a.    July 19, 2023 Regular Meeting Minutes (Attachment A)


Public Participation


Superintendent's Report

a.    Monthly Division Updates (Attachment B)

b.   Project Updates (Attachment C)

c.    Department Financials

  1.  Fund balance of the Friends of Bristol Parks and Recreation Fund (Attachment D)
  2.  Place on file the Superintendent’s FY23 Year End Financial Report (Attachment E)
  3.  Approval of the FY24-25 Internal Budget Process and Timeline (Attachment F)

Old Business

a. Consider a recommended pickleball rule addition submitted by City Councilwoman Jacqueline Olsen Pickleball prohibiting round robin play 

b. Memo from the Superintendent on Department Special Events Review and Analysis (Attachment G)

c. By Commissioners


New Business

a. Presentation from City Grants Administrator Dr. Dawn Leger on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-Year Plan

b. Request from Bristol resident Kristopher Salls for Holiday Light Displays in the Parks 

c. Place on file the Rockwell Security Summer 2023 Report provided by Westech Security (Attachment H)

d. Award Contract for Grass Cutting Services at Nelson’s Field to Sleepy Hollow Farm CT LLC (Attachment I)

e. Award of Contract for the Renovations of Kern Park to Stonehedge Landscaping  (Attachment J)

f. Consider a proposal for EV Charging Electric Vehicle Stations at DMAC and refer to Finance Committee for FY25 Budget (Attachment K)

g. Referral from City Council for acquisition of L#10, Map 65 Marsh Road (Attachment L)

h. Park Rules Sign Refresh Project Updates (Attachment M)

i. Place on file the Solitude Lake Management Report for Veterans Memorial Boulevard Ponds (Attachment N)

j. By Commissioners


Committee reports

a. Fund Development Committee

b. Policy Committee

c. Finance Committee

d. City Council Liaison Updates 



Respectfully submitted,

Jazzya Coakley

Recording Secretary 

Board of Park Commissioners