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and Recreation Commission
June 2, 2015
Bogenholm, Diedrick, Doneen, Gelbach, Heikkila, Holt, Newby, O'Brien, Stoner
Anfang, Brokke, McDonagh
Roger Hess Jr.
ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No initial public comment at this
member Roger Hess Jr. joined the commission meeting for the follow up
discussion on the Cedarholm Golf Course.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - MAY 5, 2015 MEETING
May 5, 2015 minutes approved with a
clarification by Nancy O'Brien for the reporting listed on line 62.
May 5 2015, O'Brien inquired as to whether staff has studied the time spent by
Golf Course personnel on tasks away from the course and elsewhere in the parks
& recreation system as well as, the amount of time being spent on work
being done by other parks & recreation staff at the golf course.
PARK DEDICATION - 2715 LONG LAKE ROAD
Brokke briefed the commission on
the identified property. What makes this park dedication discussion unique is
that it deals with a CIC (Common Interest Community). Proposed work at
this property triggers a park dedication discussion because the property owner
is expanding the existing foot print resulting in a replat of the property.
discussed what criteria trigger discussions on park dedication.
by Holt, second by Gelbach, to recommend the Council accept cash in lieu of
land for park dedication on the 2715 Long Lake Road redevelopment.
FOLLOW UP TO THE CEDARHOLM GOLF COURSE TOUR
Following a brief introduction by
Chairman Stoner the Commission moved right into questions. Commissioners
& loss discussions
we can make the GC work from a property management perspective
the golf course users are
to absorb costs into the greater City budget
Commissioners also spoke toward;
at the big picture for the golf course and addressing financial considerations
beyond just capital needs
the golf course's true value to our community
the level of financial deficit over the past few years
Community member Hess Jr. commented
on how the GC has 3000 unique users annually and wondered if other sports
programs offered by Parks & Recreation fully cover maintenance cost like
the GC is expected to do as an enterprise fund.
Brokke assured commissioners that staff
have been monitoring operations over the years and has a good understanding of
revenues and expenses. Staff responded to Hess' inquiry in that adult
sports cover their direct costs and in many cases generate additional revenue
that is used by the Parks & Recreation budget to supplement maintenance
Commissioners agreed that this
topic needs to be reviewed and discussed by a smaller group, a task force of
sorts, who can delve into understanding the operations and needs, report back
to the Commission and make recommendations to the Commission for consideration.
Stoner, Dave Holt & Phil Gelbach agreed to serve on the Commission Task
Force and set a preliminary meeting with staff for Monday, June 8.
PREPARE FOR JOINT CITY COUNCIL/COMMISSION MEETING
Commissioners discussed potential
agenda items for the upcoming joint meeting with the council. In recent years
commissioners have shared the responsibility of presenting/speaking with the
Council. Commissioners agreed on the following;
to talk about Commission community outreach effort from the past year
will address deer management efforts
will speak about SW Roseville development, Tamarack Park status and Natural
Resource Management efforts & sustainability
will provide an overview of park building operations
will update the Council on Golf Course findings
Commissioners will meet at
6pm on June 15 for final coordination before the Council meeting.
PARK AND RECREATION RENEWAL PROGRAM STATUS
Brokke reviewed the current status
of the renewal program.
to report that items continue to move into the completed column of the project
community build playground project took place at Oasis Park on May 30. About 30
people took part in the volunteer program and helped to assemble a good number
of playground pieces.
next community build playground project is scheduled for June 27 at Bruce
on the west fields at Evergreen Park continues to move along. Work on the east
fields will begin this fall.
bridges in Villa Park and the boardwalk at the Nature Center are completed and
being enjoyed by many.
tennis courts that were rebuilt last fall have been completed with final color
coat and lines. The courts at Evergreen Park have a second set of lines to
allow for Pickleball play.
Natural Resource Management program has involved a great number of volunteers
in recent months. In April over 300 seedlings were planted in Villa Park by
volunteers, in May, volunteers worked at Willow Pond. The next natural resource
volunteer Saturday is June 20.
has begun at the Disc Golf Course at Acorn Park. The course will be closed the
2 weeks in June through July 4.
Anfang updated the Commission and
Community on the following:
Garage Sale this weekend (June 4-6) Over 100 community members are
participating in this year's garage sale.
Lego Movie is being shown at the OVAL on Friday night, June 5 at 7:30pm.
Your Parks events begin June 24 at Acorn Park
Wagon stops begin the week of June 23
activities take place June 25-29 & July 4. This is the 25th
anniversary of Roseville's Rose Parade.
Performances in the Park begin June 14 at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in Central
Park. The summer concert season kicks off with the annual Central Park Blues
Holt mentioned that the State's largest Butternut tree in Reservoir Woods made
the local news recently.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director