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Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
December 7, 2010
PRESENT: Azer, Doneen, Etten, D. Holt, M. Holt, Jacobson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
STAFF: Brokke, Anfang
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
Commission Chair Stark recognized Bob Willmus for his 5 years of service to the Parks & Recreation Commission and wished him well as he moves on to the City Council.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – NOVEMBER 9, 2010 MEETING
Minutes for the November 9, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously.
3. MEETING CALENDAR FOR 2011
Brokke reviewed the proposed 2011 Commission calendar.
4. MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION CONTINUED
o Etten led a short discussion on the implementation process to date
o Copies of the draft notes from the first Implementation Organizing Team were shared with the Commission
o Implementation Team Applications were distributed to Commission members, Commissioners were encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to apply and get involved
5. DIRECTORS REPORT
o Brokke and Stark shared the information given to the Council on December 6th and commented that there wasn’t much opportunity for discussion of the update implications for parks & recreation related areas.
o Councilmember Roe identified an exemption in the updated code for the 20 foot buffer zone for pathways and trails
o Commissioners discussed recent contact they have had with Council Members in regards to the suggested Zoning Code changes
o All Commissioners agreed there is a need for clarification of standards and requirements in the code
o Commissioners suggested that members of the parks and recreation commission need to act as a checks and balance for parks and recreation system planning and development in an effort to help the Council make informed decisions
o The Council did accept the $100,000 EAB proposal using TIF district funding
o Tax Levy is 2.6%
o FOR Parks
o Central Park Foundation
o Friends of the OVAL Foundation
Meeting adjourned at 8 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director