MINUTES OF OCTOBER 27, 2004
MEETING OF BRYN DU COMMISSION
Steve Herb, Reed Fraley, Jurgen Pape, Steve Mershon, Keith Myers, Candi Moore and Kim Miles
Mark Milligan, Joe Hickman, Chris Strayer
No comments from the public were offered.
1) Joe Hickman reported on housekeeping activities of the Denison sororities’ members at their volunteer labor day, including the hanging of garland along the polo field fence. Joe will follow up to prepare a card and seek a proclamation of thanks from Village Council. He reported on plans to place lights on the garland that will be activated after Thanksgiving.
Joe also reported conversations with the schools regarding their possible use of the tennis building for basketball and volleyball. Discussions have also been held regarding the use of the tennis building for the high school junior prom next spring. The rental of the building for such a use was favorably received by the commission members.
Joe has obtained construction plans from Longaberger for the tennis facility and plans for the proposed renovation of one of the other outbuildings near the pool. He believes the plans will be helpful in utilizing the buildings. The Commission agreed with Joe’s proposal to use Village labor to re-construct the handicapped access ramp at the rear of the Mansion building over the winter.
A short discussion was held regarding parking on the polo field, and a consensus exists that such parking should be discouraged whenever children are using the field.
2) Chris Strayer distributed a draft RFP that reflects his vision for possible management of the property by a third party event manager. The Commission will review this and comment on it at a future meeting.
3) Mark Milligan of Passage Management facilitated a discussion of Commission members regarding a number of issues surrounding the use, development and management of the Bryn Du property. His report is attached to these minutes.
The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bryn Du Mansion.