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Parks and Recreation
February 7, 2008
Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
and Kendall notified staff ahead of time that they were unable to attend
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No Public Comment
OF MINUTES – JANUARY 3, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the January 3, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
2. TWIN LAKES – McGOUGH PROPOSAL
Staff presented the McGough
Development Proposal for Twin Lakes. The proposal involves the redevelopment
of the 26 acre PIK terminal site. Plans include two, six story office
buildings, a lab and 2 parking structures (3 and 4 stories each). Current site
plans were reviewed by Brokke.
The proposed development borders Langton Lake Park. Tonight’s review and discussion is meant to address;
Access to the park for neighbors and the public
How are connections to the park best made
How does this development fit/work with the park
Consideration to whether the most appropriate park dedication for
this project is land dedication or a cash contribution
Following Brokke’s presentation, Carol Erickson (35 year
Roseville Resident and Langton Lake Park neighbor) shared her comments with the
Commission. Erickson described how much neighbors love Langton Lake Park and how many have been involved with the park since 1973. Carol questioned the “lab”
description for a portion of the development and wondered if this might
actually be a manufacturing or warehouse site as there is not a recognized
occupant for this site. Erickson asked the Commission to consider the land
dedication on this project to extend the buffer between the buildings and the
park. Carol also asked the Commission to be aware of and consider storm water,
drainage and lake issues as they review and evaluate this proposal.
Commission discussion followed;
Following a spirited discussion, the commission was in
agreement that they are interested in collaborative design efforts that make
the project work with the existing park and take into consideration
environmental concerns. Commissioners see the buffer between development and
park as well as access to the park as the significant issues in this
Jill Anfang briefed the Commission
on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted programs and
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 2008
Brokke presented $216,000 in
system-wide improvements and repairs for 2008. Proposed projects include;
Central Park Dale Street Bridge Replacement
Central Park Dale Street Playground Equipment Upgrade (in
partnership with FORParks)
Tennis Court Repairs at Pocahontas, Evergreen, Bruce Russell and Rosebrook Parks
Playground Equipment replacement at Valley Park
Playground Improvements as needed – replenish safety surfaces
Addition of 10 benches through the Ramsey County 1000 Benches
Central Park Amphitheatre Improvements in partnership with the
Central Park Foundation
Picture Window replacement at HANC
HANC Roof Repairs
Acorn Park Shelter Demolition and Grounds Restoration
Athletic Field Upgrades, Landscaping and System Amenities
PLAN COMMITTEE REPORT
Willmus updated the Commission on
the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Committee is working its way through the wants and needs of the
Project deadline is December 2008
There are members of the committee that do not want a link to the
Parks Master Plan in the Comp Plan – this topic continues to be discussed and debated
by the committee
HANC Planning Committee is finalizing its review process and will
be meeting February 21 to review its report. Committee to present findings to
Parks and Recreation Commission and Council in March.
2008 Legislative season has begun. The Roseville Skating Center projects, including the Geothermal project are in the House bill. At this time,
we have not seen the projects in the Senate bill.
City is looking to use Best Value Contracting on the Geothermal
project. Government agencies can now procure contractors by using the Best
Value process rather than low bid based on selected, project specific
criteria. Roseville City Council has authorized staff to work with Arizona State University to train Roseville staff on the Best Value system and consult on the
Council has narrowed down the Imagine Roseville 2025
recommendations into short, medium and long range goals. The Council has
scheduled a special session on February 20th to review the work plan.
Are you interested in developing a Commission Work Plan for the
upcoming year? Commission recommended reviewing the work plan at the March
Is the Commission interested in a joint Council-Commission
Meeting? Commission was unanimously in favor of meeting with the Council.
Commission recommended a June meeting.
The number of waste removal
companies working in Roseville was discussed – it was questioned if this is in
the best interest of the environment to have numerous trucks in our
neighborhoods and on our streets on trash pick up days. It was also questioned
if weekly recycling pick-up was necessary.
Commissioners would like to look
into a joint meeting with the Public Works, Environment and Transportation
Commission to discuss like concerns and needs.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director