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and Recreation Commission
April 1, 2014
Boehm, Diedrick, Doneen, Gelbach, D. Holt, M. Holt, Stoner, Newby
Azer, Wall notified staff about being unable to attend
Two University of Minnesota graduate students
OF MINUTES - MARCH 4 MEETING
for the March 4 meeting were unanimously approved with the revision of line 85
it should read: Brokke spoke about a pathway along County Road B between
Cleveland and Highway 280 in that it is moving forward.
AND OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEW COMMISSIONER
Holt officially did the swear-in procedure for new commissioner Terrance Newby
and welcomed him. Terrance and the other commissioners gave a brief background
on themselves and how they got involved with the Commission.
STREET FIRE STATION PROPERTY PARK DEDICATION
Holt provided a brief overview and opened up for discussion. Commission members
discussed recommending land versus cash for the Dale Street Fire Station
redevelopment project. Since the land size would be very small (.3 acres)
commissioners thought that it would be best for the city to accept the cash on
moved to recommend cash of $85,000 (25 units x $3,500) be accepted in lieu of
land dedication. Motion passed unanimously.
also said they value having sidewalks in these types of projects and it was
beneficial to see that some were included with the redevelopment plans.
had a lengthy discussion on the establishment of a Park Board for Roseville.
Chair Holt stated this meeting was for discussion, with a possible
recommendation by the commission at their May meeting. Members received
information in their packet on how the Housing and Redevelopment Authority was
formed and a guidance letter from City Attorney Mark Gaughan. Commissioner
Doneen asked "What are we trying to fix by becoming a Board?"
commented on sometimes in the past the budget has been cut by the City Council
which resulted in deferring park maintenance system wide. Even with a Board,
the City Council would still have levy authority. Some members thought having a
dedicated group, like a Board, would be important to ensure the Council knows
the importance of having a good parks and recreation system. Chair Holt said
he thought the communication with the current Council has been good.
stated he knows Parks and Recreation are highly valued by the community. Legislative
action would be needed to become a Park Board. Stoner said he thought having a
Park Board would be an advantage for, after Brokke retires, filling the Parks
and Recreation Director position.
suggested that having a position paper on the Park Board would be helpful.
Other commissioners agreed that would help them in looking more closely at the
advantages and any disadvantages of forming a Board. Gelbach will meet with
some of the commissioners and Brokke to write the position paper. This will be
presented at the May meeting.
gave a short update on the park renewal program. There are eleven packages with
the program: Tennis courts, Lighting, Irrigation, Disc Golf, Field
improvements, Shelters-Buildings and Site improvements, Bridges and Boardwalks,
Sidewalks, Natural Resources, Nature Center and Skating Center. We are using
the Best Value method with the renewal program. Brokke noted that some costs
are coming in over budget so some of the projects will need to be adjusted.
new park buildings are a cornerstone of the renewal so maintaining the size and
quality of those buildings will be a high priority to meet community
expectations. Brokke said discussions are occurring with the apparent Best
Value building contractor, discussing details of their proposals.
reviewed the overall Renewal Program and described a preferred approach to make
adjustments in the program due to budget amounts. For example, remodeling work
on the Central Park picnic shelters will be scaled back but upgrades will still
be done. The new building at Sandcastle Park can be built on its present site,
to reduce utility costs. The Central Park Lexington plans can be adjusted or
done later. Rink improvements may be delayed. The wading pool at Rosebrook Park
will be available but the Splash Pad may be deferred. Following staff review
and description of the potential adjustments, commission members concurred with
Holt said it was unfortunate that the lawsuit that delayed the renewal program
has resulted in a lot higher construction and other costs that have affected
said he is planning on bringing the first six packages to the City Council in
April for their approval. Hopefully, construction can still begin in May.
brochures have been delivered to homes
Community Band and Central Park Foundation are celebrating 50 years
Earth Day at
HANC April 19
and Tapping Time at HANC were very popular over the weekend
SNAG Golf and
Junior Golf registrations now open
Kickoff event planned for May 3 assuming all can be worked out
building open houses will be planned
adjourned at 7:55pm
Schultz, Recreation Supervisor