Members Present

Kevin Chandler, Tom Gwynn, Jerry Hollingsworth, Guy Kampstra, Jennifer Kendall, Robert Scott, Dan Smith, Dustin VanElverdinghe, Shaun Smith, Tom Edwards

Members Absent

Mel Clark-Humpert, Lucky Rogers

Staff Present

Billy Powers, Heather Bechtel

Guests Present

Chuck Baker, Fidel Coronado, Jason Bernard, Brain Frazier, Sandra Ambrose, Danielle Wetzel

Call to Order

Introductions

Council and staff were introduced as well as guests when they arrived.

Approve Minutes

December 16, 2015, minutes were approved.

Vote Women’s Vice President

Potential candidate was gone for family affairs, discussion tabled for next meeting.

Review Wednesday & Friday Team Classifications

Seniors’ and Women’s leagues were reviewed. Final decisions will be made at the January 20, 2016 meeting and effected teams will be contacted after that date. Friday league review is tabled till January 20, 2016.

Order of Open Discussion

Discussion topics will concern potential Open leagues for Thursday and Monday nights. Each speaker has 3 minutes to speak on their topic.

Pitching Screen Options

Tabled till next meeting.

Open Discussion – 7:00pm

Open league options for Thursday and Monday with a minimum of 4 teams participating was presented to players. Upon discussion, there was an agreement that both Thursday and Monday night leagues would be welcoming of an Open league option if there was a minimum of 4 teams participating. Pitching screen option was presented to the players. None of them said they would use it. Though if it was going to be used, they agreed that the city needs to make a rule or enforce and a new ASA/USSSA rule that required facemasks or pitching screens. Women’s walk rule was discussed, and players gave their varying opinions on the rule. The council will further discuss the topic at later meeting.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.