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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

November 7, 2007

 

 

PRESENT:  Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Johnson, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel,

                  Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus

ABSENT:                

STAFF:       Brokke, Anfang, Hofmeister (Intern)

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No Public Comment

 

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – OCTOBER 2, 2007 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes of the October 2, 2007 meeting

were unanimously approved.

 

3.      DEPARTMENT REVIEW

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

 

4.      PARK DEDICATION FEE DISCUSSION

Chad Hofmeister, University of Minnesota student intern, recently updated the Comparative Park Dedication Data original compiled by Commissioner Johnson

in late 2006 and reported on his findings.  In general, there was little change between the two reports.  The comparison report did show that the average residential park dedication fee for all communities contacted was $3463 while comparable communities to Roseville average $2900. 

 

Commission Discussion followed.  Commissioners requested the addition of information from New Brighton, and an estimate of the amount of park dedication fees collected in the last year.  Commissioners were reminded that Roseville, being a community with minimal open development opportunities, uses a park dedication trigger of subdivision, or replatting, as the criteria for park dedication fees for a redevelopment.

 

Motion by Willmus, second by Ristow, to recommend to the City Council a $1000 increase in the Roseville Residential Unit Fee to become a $3000 Residential Unit Park Dedication Fee.

 

Motion Passed Unanimously.

 

5.      KIWANIS PARTNERSHIP at the MURIEL SAHLIN ARBORETUM

Anfang updated Commissioners on the proposed development project by the North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis at the Central Park Muriel Sahlin Arboretum.  The Kiwanis are committed to building a Pergola on the Arboretum Grounds. 

This structure is part of the site master plan and will be a much appreciated

and enjoyed addition to the facility.

 

Motion by Ristow, second by Kamrath, to recommend to the City Council the acceptance of the pledged donation by the North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis to build a pergola at the Central Park Muriel Sahlin Arboretum.

 

Motion Passed Unanimously.  Pederson abstained from voting as a member of

the Central park Foundation.

 

6.      HANC PLANNING COMMITTEE UPDATE

It was reported that the committee continues to meet and looks to wind up the evaluation and reporting process in early 2008.  A subject of interest at recent meetings has been the need for participation by the schools at HANC to insure

its viability and the need for HANC to fit into the learning goals of the schools.

 

7.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE REPORT

Commissioner Willmus reported back on the initial meeting of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.  The process is consultant driven with the goal of taking the current comp plan as a starting point then working to down-size the document and align, when possible with recognized Imagine Roseville 2025 initiatives when possible.  Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 8.

 

8.      CHANGE JANUARY MEETING DATE

Motion by Pederson to designate Thursday, January 3rd as the alternative Commission meeting date due to the New Years Day Holiday.  Second by Ristow.  Passed unanimously.

 

9.      DIRECTOR’S REPORT

  • Thank you to all Commissioners for everything you do to represent and support the Parks and Recreation System and Commission
  • Ethics Training for Council, all Commissions, Department Heads and Assistant Department Heads has been scheduled for Monday, December 10 at 6pm. Photos at 6pm with a program by the City Attorney to follow.
  • Legislative Session is underway.

o        Tom Hanson, the State Finance Director is scheduled to tour the Skating Center Complex on November 9

o        House Capital Committee is scheduled to tour the Skating Center on November 13

o        Senate Capital Investment Committee will be touring the Skating Center on December 13.

o        Good News is that the OVAL is on their radar.

  • Geothermal Update

o        Options presented to the Council for component replacement of

     the arena refrigeration system including direct, indirect

      and geothermal systems                                                         

o        Council has shown an interest in pursuing Geothermal

o        Next Step is the conductivity test, currently taking place, results available at the next meeting.

  • Dale Street Athletic Complex project is completed
  • Gymnastics Association hosted 250 athletes at the level 3 & 4 state meet last weekend.  Thank you to the Gymnastics Association for all that they do for area youth
  • 623 Run/Walk is scheduled for this weekend
  • Langton Lake Update – Langton Lake is comprised of 3 bodies of water.  The south and middle bodies are divided by a pedestrian bridge.  The north body has always had algae and lillie pads, the north and middle bodies are connected by a culvert that has resulted in the lillie pads migrating through the culvert into the middle body of water.  We are currently working with the DNR to treat and control (not eliminate) the lillie pads.  Currently the water at Langton Lake is incredibly clear.

 

10.  OTHER

  • When will the Park Dedication Fee go to the Council?  Possibly November 19 or 26.

Motion by Willmus, second by Lenz, to recommend to the City Council to stay the Commercial Park Dedication Fee.  Passed Unanimously.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director