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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

MARCH 4, 2008

 

PRESENT:  Hiber, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Ristow, Stark, Willmus

ABSENT:    Brodt Lenz, Johnson and Pederson, notified staff ahead of time that they were unable to attend

STAFF:       Brokke, Anfang

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No Public Comment

 

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – FEBRUARY 7, 2008 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes for the February 7, 2008

meeting were approved unanimously.

 

3.      HANC PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT PRESENTATION

Committee Chair, Jake Jacobson presented committee findings and recommendations.  Committee members also in attendance, Dorothy LaBrash, Sarah McNeal, Jim McNeal, Marcy McNeal, Jim Stark, Bob Willmus.

 

The HANC Planning Committee was charged by the Roseville City council to make recommendations for the operations and management of the Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

 

Through the committee review process three key areas of consideration emerged;

·         Improve, Enhance and Develop Facilities for Cost Effectiveness

·         Increase Volunteer Involvement

·         Expand Facility Usage

 

Jake briefed the commission on how the committee developed these target areas and some recommended actions to address the key areas of consideration.

 

Commissioner and Committee Member, Bob Willmus thanked Jake for his involvement and work on this project.  He also thanked all the community members involved in the year long review and planning committee.

 

Presentation opened up for comments from committee members and questions from commissioners.

·         Willmus inquired into where staff goes from here and how the report will be used.  He also inquired into the involvement of the Nature Center Advisory Group and how they might move/lead initiatives from the report.

·         Dorothy LaBrash spoke on behalf of the Friends of Roseville Harriet Alexander Nature Center.  She was surprised by how many people in the area are not familiar with HANC and cannot grasp why the community has not recognized the Nature Center more.

·         Marcy McNeal spoke from the student/youth perspective.  She feels the Nature Center needs to do a better job of inviting/recruiting teachers and schools to take field trips to HANC

·         Lonnie Brokke thanked Jake and all committee members for their participation and involvement in the Planning Committee.  This report will be a very helpful tool for HANC as well as other City facilities.  The Nature Center Planning Committee process and findings fits well with other City planning efforts and will serve a purpose similar to that of the OVAL Task Force.  The next step is to present the findings to the City Council for their comments; this is scheduled for Monday, March 17.

 

Motion by Jim Stark to formally accept the HANC Planning Committee Report, 2nd by Harold Ristow.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

4.      DEPARTMENT REVIEW

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

 

5.      TWIN LAKES – McGOUGH CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL UPDATE

Brokke shared the most recent connectivity plan and site amenities plan.  The wild card in the plan to date is that it is not certain whether there will be a single tenant or multiple tenants, which will make a significant difference in the way park connections are planned.

 

Commissioners discussed the plans and voiced concerns over limited access on the southern side.  There is also concern over what will become of the northern most building and its proximity to the park.

 

6.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE

Willmus updated the Commission on the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee. 

·         Committee is meeting monthly and has extended their meeting time by ½ hour to accommodate scheduling needs.

·         February’s meeting will focus on land use.  There have been discussions about working to preserve

      Mr. Reiling’s property as green space.

·         A Community Open House to discuss the Comp Plan is scheduled for Thursday, March 27.

·         In the end, the Comp Plan is essential to the vitality of Roseville Parks and Recreation.

 

7.      COMMISSION GOALS DISCUSSION

Commissioners discussed the importance of setting goals on an annual basis.  When discussing and establishing goals the commissioners felt it is important to look at previous planning strategies and consider where we have been and where we are going.  Commissioner felt the annual retreat was a good time to review goals.  Commissioners also voiced interest in creating a yearly work plan.  The goals setting and work plan gives individual commissioners the opportunity to work on and address special interest areas.

 

8.      ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

Due to the absence of 3 commissioners, the remaining commissioners agreed to table the election of officers until the April meeting.

 

9.      DIRECTOR’S REPORT

·         Annual City Clean Up Day is scheduled for April 26.

·         The Legislative Bonding Session is in progress.  As of this week, the Skating Center request is in the House Bill but not the Governors or the Senate Bills.

·         The Geothermal Project at the Skating Center is moving forward.  KFI is the project engineer.  Arizona State University will be in town next week to consult/advise on using Best Value Procurement

·         For Your Information … Roseville is 60 years old this year.  Rosefest and other upcoming events will feature 60th Birthday festivities.

·         The annual parks and recreation volunteer dinner was held recently.  Thank you to the Roseville Olive Garden for once again donating the meal (15th year in a row).

 

10.  OTHER

None

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director