The Livingston Parish Recreation District 2 met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, ni Watson, La. at 6 pm at the Administrative Office (Live Oak Sportsplex) located at 36965 Louisiana Highway 16, Watson, La.

Present- C.Prescott, B.J. Guerin, J.Hood, B.Beard Absent: Tracy McRae, April Curtis, Vicky Brown Guests: Director Mike Hansen, Nick Cacioppa vendor Public: Tyler McCleary, citizen Public: none Meeting called to order by Chairman C.Prescott Motion ot adopt the minutes as mailed for the January 1, 2023, meeting with no public comment, by B.Beard seconded by B.J.Guerin Vote passed Yeas-4 Nays-none Absent-Tracy McRae, April Curtis, Vicky Brown Director, Mike Hansen, gave a report as follows:

*He reported that 8 benches have been installed around the four plex with concrete more costly than originally estimated. He noted that field prep will begin soon.

*He stated baseball practice begins on 2-27-23 and that registration is enough for

30 teams with 339 participants.

*He noted that basketball season went well and that playoffs were successful. He noted that the DS Junior High assisted with gym space.

*He stated that tourney season begins soon and that the first scheduled tourney was cancelled at hte last minute. He reported that the organization si requesting a return of the $500 fee for forfeit as per policy. The vendor si not happy with the Director’s response. Board discussed and stated that a policy change will be made in the late fall to protect and clear up this issue on the contract procedure.

*He noted that amedium size tourney was booked which should help the number loss from the first tourney.

*Director discussed the current registration policy requests on choosing/drafting kids on teams for all ages. He covered the scoring system on registered participants and expressed concerns on one coach’s persistence on wanting certain players around the rules of the draft. B.J.Guerin noted that a citizen will be at the next regular meeting with drafting suggestions for board and Director consideration.

Administrative Secretary presented the financial report to the board for the January period of operations as compared to budget and presented January bills.

Cash balances were summarized for the board.


 Motion to accept the financial report of January and pay the bills as presented for the February period with no public comment by C.Prescott seconded by B.J.Guerin Vote passed Yeas-4 Nays-none Absent-Tracy McRae, April Curtis, Vicky Brown Motion to adopt the 2022 La Systems Compliance Questionnaire as presented with no public comment by B.Beard seconded by J.Hood Vote passed Yeas-4 Nays- none Absent-Tracy McRae, April Curtis, Vicky Brown Under public input, Mr. Tyler McCleary addressed the board requesting a refund of the $70 registration fee for his six year old daughter. He stated that he never heard from a coach and since has registered his child in another sport. Director explained the current policy of no refunds that has been followed. Mr. McCleary explained the lack of communication to him from anyone and his wish to be refunded. Board discussed the facts and board consensus agreed to refund Mr. McCleary the fee.

Chairman report commented that there was no land news to report. He recommended the District to make as priority to mitigate the new property for wetlands to begin use of the property later in the year.

There were no further committee reports.

There were no further board comments.

Motion to adjourn the meeting with no public comment by C.Prescott seconded by J.Hood Vote passed Yeas-4 Nays-none Absent-Tracy McRae, April Curtis, Vicky Brown Randal Smith Randall Smith – Administrative Secretary Next public meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6 pm