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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

JANUARY 4, 2011 6:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT:  Azer, Doneen, Etten, D.Holt, M. Holt, Jacobson, Pederson, Ristow, Stark

STAFF:       Brokke, Anfang

 

1.   INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No public comment. Citizen Cedric Adams in attendance at meeting

       

 

2.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – DECEMBER 7, 2010 MEETING

Commission Recommendation: 

Minutes for the December 7, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously.

 

 

3.   MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION CONTINUED

o   Brokke provided a brief overview of the Master Plan Implementation Process to date

o   Stark and Anfang reviewed the two proposals for a statistically valid survey to provide direction for the Master Plan Implementation.

o   While the two proposals were comparable, the project outline provided by Leisure Vision was more comprehensive and seemed to be a better fit for Roseville’s needs.

§  Commissioners were in agreed with Stark and Staff that Leisure Vision presented the type of services that best matched our needs.

o   Brokke addressed the proposed Master Plan Implementation budget for the community survey and community engagement, education and connections.

o   $50,000 project budget, $10,000 recommended from the 2011 Communications Budget and $40,000 from the 2011 Parks and Recreation PIP Budget

§  Commissioners questioned the use of PIP funds for this process.  They reluctantly agreed to allocate the funds from the PIP with the understanding that a successful Master Plan Implementation will provide a long-term return to the PIP budget.

Commission Recommendation:       

Motion by Ristow to recommend the Roseville City Council authorize Leisure Vision to work with the Master Plan Organizing Team to conduct a community survey and authorize a $50,000 budget to support the work of the Organizing Team and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Implementation process.  Second by Pederson.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

4.   DIRECTORS REPORT

  • 37” of snow fell in the month of December.  Parks & Recreation Maintenance staff has done a great job clearing rails and pathways.  The process for snow removal was difficult because of limited resources due to the excessive amounts of snow and the techniques required to remove the snow.
  • The snow melt pit at the OVAL has been very helpful during this extremely snowy month.
  • Neighborhood ice rinks are open and being used by the community.
  • New Years Eve at the Skating Center was a successful community event, attendance was good in spite of all the weather challenges throughout the day.  Thank you to Goodmanson Construction for once again sponsoring the night.
  • The OVAL will host the US National Long Track Championships and the Winter Carnival Ice Jam in January.
  • The Winter Activities Brochure is scheduled to be delivered to Roseville homes this week.  Watch for a strong lineup of winter parks and recreation programs.
  • Stark and Brokke discussed the final steps in the City Zoning Code updates. 

o    Brokke recognized Jim Stark’s participation in the process and his strong representation of the Commission’s views.

o    Stark was proud of the way the Council backed the Parks & Recreation Commission’s passion.

5.   OTHER

  • Gale Pederson recognized the passing of long-time Parks & Recreation advocate Bud Merrill on December 17th.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:20pm

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director