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Parks and Recreation
MAY 1, 2007
Brodt Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Selz (notified staff of absence)
INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – APRIL 3, 2007 MEETING
Minutes of the April 3, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved.
RAYBA PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION
RAYBA Board Members and
Officers, Roger Ettel, President, and Steve
Pitzel, Vice president provided the Commission with an over view of Baseball
The goal of the Roseville Youth Baseball Association is to administer
quality baseball experiences for Roseville Area youth.
Rookie League: 150 kids ages 6-8 years. Play at Langton
AAA: 200 kids, 16 teams, ages 8-10 years playing in-house Little
League at the Evergreen Complex
This age group also supports 2 traveling teams that play 2 games a
week and practice an additional day.
American League: 100 boys participating, 9 teams, ages
11-12. Run under the rules of the Little League Organization.
Teams play 2 games each week and have one additional practice, all at Acorn
National League (former Major A): 72 boys, 6 teams, ages
11-12. Run under the rules of the Little League Organization. A
more competitive experience with the kids playing 2-3 games each week and
practicing another 2-3 times during the week. League plays at Owasso
Senior League: Ages 13-16 traveling teams. Over 100 kids
played on two 13-U teams, two 14-U teams, one 15-U, one VFW team. Teams
play at the Legion Field, High School Field, Northwestern College, Bethel
University, Concordia High School, and Parkview.
Ages 13-19, thirteen teams, and 170 players.
602 kids played in 2005, 685 kids registered in 2007.
975 baseball events take place on Roseville fields each year.
The Baseball Association is concerned by the potential sale of school
district properties and the possible loss of the Fairview and Owasso Baseball
and Ettel indicated that they had a petition showing a number of signatures
supporting the ball field preservation.
Following the presentation
Commissioners and Baseball Board Members discussed the importance of keeping
the message of how important it is to retain the fields we have and how all
the baseball fields in Roseville are needed to maintain the quality program
before the City Council, the Roseville School Board and the Baseball
The Commission encouraged the Roseville Area Youth Baseball Association to
forward the petition that they spoke of on to the Roseville City Council and
the Roseville Area School Board 623.
Jill Anfang briefed the
Commission on upcoming and recently hosted events.
IMAGINE ROSEVILLE 2025
Brokke presented the Commission
with the latest visioning worksheet and spoke briefly of the timeline and
process. Staff will begin to frame up ways to address the strategies
outlined for Council review and discussion.
Brokke informed Commissioners on
the following items;
Skating Center Construction Update
HANC Planning Committee Update
Arena Geothermal Update
Brodt Lenz announced the upcoming May 19th Pottery in the
Garden at the Arboretum
Willmus recommended the Commission
consider moving up the meeting start time – request to be added to upcoming
agenda for discussion
Pederson suggested the Commission take a summer meeting out into the
parks and possibly a fall meeting to the Skating Center.
Pederson reminded park users to keep their dogs on leash and clean-up
after them when they are out in the parks
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm