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Waterford Parks Committee Charter

I - Mission Statement

The Parks Committee is committed to the maintenance, promotion, appreciation and stewardship of our natural communal spaces and serves as a facilitator for citizen volunteers, local groups and town officials in coordinating their efforts to achieve these goals.

II - Description of 8 Town Properties

There are eight properties owned by the town available for public use, Hawk Mountain, Mount Tire'm, Gage Rice Beach, Werner Park, Crooked River Park, Town House Beach, The Commons and Bear Pond Park.

III - Goals and Activities       


The purpose of the committee is to aid selectmen by informing, advising and making recommendation's concerning the management of Waterford's town parks.


    1. Conduct periodic site walks.
    2. Report and recommend on
      • maintenance
      • equipment (signage, swings, benches etc.)
      • safety issues
      • natural occurrences  (storm damage, erosion, etc.)
      • use/misuse of park properties
      • pricing of materials or equipment that may be required
      • requests, questions from citizen/groups
      • access
    3. Promote community awareness and stewardship of town parks

IV Membership and Meetings

Meetings of the Waterford Parks Committee will normally be held monthly at the Waterford Municipal Building on the second Monday of the month (coinciding with the Selectmen's meeting).

The Committee will consist of five regular voting members and two alternate members. Alternate members may participate in voting in the absence of a regular voting member. These members are approved by nomination and vote of the Selectmen.

Associate members, defined as members with no voting privilege, may be moved up to either voting member or alternate member (with approval of the Selectmen) upon the resignation of a member or alternate, or they may choose to remain as an associate.

Meetings are open to the public and community input is encouraged.