There was a meeting Monday, July 24, 2017 on the beach beside the playground. Four regular committee members were in attendance. The Mayor of the SVPB was meeting with a local representative who was hired to spread piles of new sand on the beachfront at the time the FOLF meeting was to be held, so we delayed the start of our meeting so that we may listen to the plans for the sand.
The wind was rather strong, so the FOLF meeting was transported to the Village Office at approximately 10:30 am. The group discussed the village projects planned and the election of new SVPB council members.
A member made a motion for 4 specifically set meeting dates throughout the year that will act as 'general meetings' for the committee and allow for specific goals to be met at each meeting. Meeting dates were set.
We then reviewed survey results of possible future projects and discussed those that stood out as top priority. We narrowed the choices down to three items. Paula will write a grant for matching current funds that will cover the costs of the these three projects. FOLF members will attend and assist with the Village's annual pancake breakfast and set up a table were we can promote awareness of the committee, hand out promotional sunglasses, and solicit volunteers and donations for future projects.
The next meeting we will approve the minutes which will then be posted.
Next meeting will be the first of our regularly scheduled general meetings which will be the first Saturday in October (October 7) at the SVPB office as long as it does not conflict with a council meeting.
We may have a special meeting before Sept. 15, 2017 to review the grant materials Paula will be submitting .
Paula Wilkins is the acting president of the F.O.L.F. committee. As a full time, year-round resident of Parkland Beach, I try to understand the needs of all that use the lakefront and beach to help guide the committee in its planning and recommendations in order to report to the council of the Summer Village of Parkland Beach.