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Parks and Recreation


Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

Oct 2, 2007

 

PRESENT:               Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus

ABSENT:                 Johnson (notified staff of absence)

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No Public Comment

 

2.      INTRODUCTION OF BEN KENDALL as YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

Ben Kendall, a Roseville Area High School Junior, was recently appointed as Youth Representative to the Parks and Recreation Commission.  Tonight was Ben’s first official commission meeting.  Ben introduced himself sharing his involvement on RAHS Lacrosse and Swim teams as well as being an Eagle Scout.

 

3.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – AUGUST 7, 2007 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes of the August 7, 2007 meeting were  

 Unanimously approved.

 

4.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 4, 2007 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes of the September 4, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved; Willmus abstained from vote as he was not in attendance of the meeting.

 

5.      SEPTEMBER TOUR DISCUSSION

Commissioners discussed the recent parks and facilities tour.  Comments and feedback included;

o       Nice to go to different locations

o       No matter how many times you take the tour you always learn something about the Roseville Parks and Recreation System

o       Helpful to see firsthand some of the areas that have been part of recent commission discussions

o       Brokke asked for feedback to help plan future tours, the response included;

o        Good to alternate between weekends and evenings.  Weekends give you the opportunity to extend the tour a bit.

 

6.      DEPARTMENT REVIEW

Jill Anfang briefed the Commission on upcoming and recently hosted events.   

 

Chad Hofmeister, University of Minnesota senior, spent a few minutes talking with the Commission about his fall internship with Parks and Recreation. 

 

7.      MRPA COMMISSION AND BOARD SYMPOSIUM

Anfang informed Commissioners on the upcoming Commission and Board Symposium presented by MRPA.  The event is scheduled for March 11, 2008 at the Roseville Skating Center.  A tentative agenda has been set with topics involving Roles and Responsibilities, NIMBY Syndrome and Effective Lobbying, Communication and Partnerships.  More information to follow in the coming months.

 

8.      CITY OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 13

Anfang updated Commissioners on the October 13th Roseville City Open House.  The Family Friendly event will inform, entertain and engage the community.  Commissioners were encouraged to spend some time at the Open House meeting and greeting the community.  Also included in the day’s festivities is a celebration of the completion of the Skating Center expansion and renovation.

 

 

 

 

 

9.      HANC PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE

Brodt Lenz updated the Commission on recent HANC Planning Committee meetings.  The Planning Committee has been involved in a number of interesting and revealing exercises exploring how the Nature Center might function best.  Reoccurring themes have surfaced through many of the discussions.  The Committee continues to meet monthly and looks to have a draft report near the end of the year.

 

10.  CHANGE NOVEMBER MEETING DATE

Motion by Pederson to designate November 7 as the alternative Commission meeting date due to elections being held on November 6th.  Second by Ristow.  Passed unanimously.

 

11.  DISCUSS JANUARY MEETING DATE

Discussion tabled to a future meeting

 

12.  DIRECTOR’S REPORT

  • Distributed Commission Handbook from Bill Malinen
  • Distributed Shade Tree Advocate materials
  • Imagine Roseville 2025 Update

Council is working to recap the process and narrow down the areas of interest in focus area.  Staff have been asked to provide additional feedback for the focus areas.

  • 2008 Budget – Administration is looking to identify reasonable and practical items from IR 2025 to include in the budget
  • Geothermal Arena Project – Project consultant is scheduled to report their findings to the Council on October 8.  The upcoming timeframe includes a target date of October 15 for direction as to whether the best option is to continue down the geothermal path or to go with traditional standards and practices.
  • Dale Street Athletic Field Project – work has been affected by the weather but should be completed soon.
  • North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis have begun to work with the Central Park Foundation on an addition at the Arboretum.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director