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and Recreation Commission
October 7, 2014
Diedrick, Doneen, Gelbach, D. Holt, M. Holt, Stoner
Wall notified staff about being unable to attend
Teague Bogenholm attended the
meeting as a potential youth commission member. He introduced himself,
explained his interests and was welcomed by the Commission.
Brokke shared an email from Jackie Schroeder regarding snow
removal along Co. Rd. C.
Staff spoke about how County Road C is challenging due to
circumstances around the County plowing schedule and the extent of plowing
requirements throughout the City with current equipment levels.
Commissioners discussed the need for increased equipment and
staff to meet current sidewalk plowing needs.
Gary Grefenberg was in attendance representing Southwest
Grefenberg thanked the Commission for their efforts to support
and provide the new pathway along County Road B.
Grefenberg also spoke on Renewal Program work scheduled for
Evergreen Park. Grefenberg referenced Roseville?s interest in having pathways
and connectivity throughout the City. Because of this interest, Grefenberg
recommended that funding for field and irrigation improvements at Evergreen
Park be redirected toward pathway improvements in the area.
Commission Chair Holt responded to Grefenberg's comments by
explaining that recent park planning in Roseville looked to accommodate all
parks & recreation users and services at some level and worked tirelessly
to distribute improvement funding throughout the community and addressing needs
for those interested in the environment, those interested in connectivity, and
those interested in active community spaces.
3. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES - AUGUST 5, 2014 MEETING
Minutes for the August 5, 2014
meeting were approved unanimously, Doneen abstained.
4. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES - SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Minutes for the September 10, 2014
meeting were approved unanimously, Diedrick & Stoner abstained.
PRELIMINARY PARK BUILDING OPERATIONS
Anfang discussed preliminary
policies and rental pricing for Community Facilities throughout the Parks &
The opening of the replacement buildings at Autumn Grove,
Lexington, Oasis, Rosebrook, Sandcastle and Villa Parks has led to a review of
all Parks & Recreation managed facilities.
The draft Roseville Community Facilities document included;
a listing of facilities at the Skating Center, Cedarholm Golf
Course, Nature Center, Park Buildings, Park Shelters and City Hall
Use priority listing
Deposits & Refunds
Hours of Operation
Tobacco & Vapor Use
Cedarholm Golf Course
Muriel Sahlin Arboretum
Outdoor Courts, Fields & Rinks
6. CITY COUNCIL
JOINT MEETING PREPARATION
Parks & Recreation Commission
will meet with the City Council on November 17. Brokke suggested considering
topics that are forward thinking yet applicable to current needs/interests and
using this time to communicate timely information. Brokke talked through potential
Deer Population Management - timely. Does the Council want the
Commission to so some work on this issue?
Historical Society Home - Members of the Historical Society have
been in contact with the Architecture program at Globe College and have
collected information on a phased site development program. Historical Society
members are also exploring possible grant opportunities to help support the
project. Additional City supported funding needs to be discussed.
Community Center - during the last few years, the Council has
asked the Commission to continue to explore, consider and research topics
related to a Roseville Community Center - does the Council want the Commission
to work on this topic at this time?
D. Holt inquired into what other Commissioners felt were the most
appropriate topics to speak with the Council about at this time, he will take
into consideration this discussion and meet with staff about what might be the
most appropriate discussion at this time.
Commissioner Stoner asked that the Park Board discussion be added
to the list for future Council updates.
7. PARKS &
RECREATION RENEWAL PROGRAM STATUS
Brokke shared the current Project
Progress Report for the Renewal Program.
Doneen asked that staff and Commission consider pursuing a
partnership with the school district to manage the property at the Fairview
Community Center as a park.
Brokke will speak with City Manager about having a conversation
with School district administration on this topic.
8. STAFF REPORT
Brokke provided the following
Photos of new understory growth at Langton Lake Park following
Buckthorn removal, Emerald Ash cleanup and storm damage during the past 18
months. A healthy green habitat is beginning to establish itself in the area.
Villa Park has had quite a bit of Natural Resource Management
work done recently resulting in marked changes to various areas in the park.
The work has resulted in the removal of Buckthorn and other invasive plants. Areas
will be planted/seeded with native plantings. Staff has heard from a number of
park users inquiring into what has taken place in the park. We have learned
that communication needs to be ongoing and serve as an education process.
Efforts will be made to keep area residents informed of upcoming work, this will
be the standard for all natural Resource projects throughout the City.
Thank you to Friends of Roseville Parks for an excellent event at
the OVAL this past Friday. Tapped and Uncorked was a great success.
Brokke remembered former Roseville Parks and Recreation Director
and Roseville Mayor Frank Rog as the catalyst who built the parks &
Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director