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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

February 1, 2011

 

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

ABSENT WITH PRIOR NOTIFICATION:  M. Holt, Jacobson

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

 

1.    INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No public comment. Citizen Dick Klick in attendance at meeting

 

Brokke briefed commission and community on commission appointment process.

       

 

2.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES – JANUARY 4, 2011 MEETING

Commission Recommendation: 

Minutes for the January 4, 2011 meeting were approved as amendedCommissioners noted that the listing of Commissioners present at the January 4th meeting was missing from the minutes.

 

 

3.    FORESTATION CONTROL ORDINANCE

Brokke spoke to the commission on the Forestation Control Ordinance.

  • Parks and Recreation Commission acts as the official tree board for the City of Roseville. As a reminder, Roseville currently has a diseased and hazardous tree program.
  • The recent EAB Grant requires an update of the forestation ordinance. Staff have proposed the changes included in this month’s commission packet. Commissioners agreed to discuss the ordinance changes at the March Meeting. The process for updating an ordinance includes; Commissioners makes recommendation to the council, these recommendations will then be followed by a public hearing at a future council meeting.
  • Timeline is to have the ordinance ready for Council action in May.
  • Commissioners provided the following recommendations:

o    Use of the word “disease” may be easier to understand than the proposed change from disease to “pest”

o    Feeling that the City of Roseville has neglected our trees and there should be a design for boulevard trees.

 

 

4.    2011 Park Improvement Program (PIP)

Brokke informed the commission of the recommended PIP projects with details to help clarify projects.

  • Commissioner Stark reminded everyone that the intent of the fund was to enhance and improve the parks and recreation system. Based on the current list, we have moved towards replacing and repairing rather than enhancing and improving.

 

Commission Recommendation: 

Motion by Pederson, second by Ristow to approve the 2011 PIP budget of $185,000. Motion passed unanimously.

 

5.    MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION CONTINUED DISCUSSION

Etten updated the commission and community on the master plan implementation to date.

  • Thank you to the Roseville City council for approving the funding recommendation for the implementation process. The Citizen Organizing Team and Commission appreciate that funding for plan implementation will not be coming from the PIP budget.
  • Etten also recognized the Council’s authorization of a community survey to gauge community interest and priorities.
  • The Citizen Organizing Team is working on objectives for implementation goals as well as work group plans.

 

6.    DIRECTORS REPORT

  • Staff has spent a lot of time removing a lot of snow over the past month.  As a reminder, parks and recreation are responsible for clearing pathways and sidewalks. Heavy use has resulted in challenges with equipment.
  • Council held a planning meeting earlier this week. Each department reviewed the “must dos” and “Ought to dos” for their department. There will be further discussion at upcoming Council meetings.

 

7.    OTHER

  • Mark your calendar for the annual Southeast Roseville Park Clean-up – Saturday, April 2nd.
  • Ristow reported that Legislative representatives have been asked by the Council to consider a local sales tax.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:15pm

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director