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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

May 6, 2008

 

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

ABSENT:                 Hiber (contacted staff prior to meeting)

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

Public comment from resident Ron Tanning in regards to issues at Langton Lake, including area west of Lydia viaduct where mud is being deposited in the parking lot.

 

Mr. Tanning also addressed the north end of Langton Lake and voiced his opinion that it is being choked off by lily pads.  He questioned whether we have over “storm-sewered” the lake and is concerned that storm water is funneling directly into the lake. Ron also recommended treating the lake when the plants are actively growing and flowering.

 

Staff will be looking into his concerns about storm drains, weed control, and trail reconstruction.

 

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – APRIL 1, 2008 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes for the April 1, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.

 

3.      DEPARTMENT REVIEW

Jill Anfang briefed the Commission on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted programs and events.  This month’s presentation included information on Healthy Roseville Walking Routes, OVAL Group visit Package, Women’s Outdoors programs at HANC and Pottery in the Garden.

 

4.      JOINT COMMISSION/COUNCIL MEETING DISCUSSION

Two June dates are available for the upcoming joint Council/Commission meeting – June 16 or June 30.  The meeting will last 30-40 minutes – potential topics for discussion include; Parks and Recreation Master Planning, Park Improvement Planning, Review of Parks Components of IR 2025.  June 16 was recommended by Commission.  Agenda items for the June meeting will be shared with all involved so that everyone is prepared for the meeting.

 

5.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE

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

·         Most recent meeting focused on future land use definitions

·         Committee reviewed overall zoning of areas and discussed how the City defines the areas – retail, business, residential

·         Presentations to be made to Commission in coming months, presentation will focus on the areas related to the parks system.

Brokke commented that the recent Comp Plan Open House was well attended and there was high interest in our Parks and Recreation System.

 

6.      PATHWAY COMMITTEE REPORT

Sarah Brodt Lenz is the Parks and Recreation Commission representative on the Pathway Committee.  She updated the commission on the direction of the Committee. The Pathway Committee is scheduled to meet 4-5 times with the intent to update the Pathway Master Plan.  There is a link from the City Web Site to the Pathway Master Plan.

 

Brokke briefed the Commission on the history of the Pathway Committee.  The Committee was last active in 2003.

 

7.      PRELIMINARY 2009 BUDGET DISCUSSIONS

Brokke briefed the Commission on upcoming budget process.

·         Staff are currently working on 2009 Budget Worksheets

·         Health Care and Employee Benefits are having a significant impact on the individual budgets

 

8.      DIRECTOR’S REPORT

·         Distributed City-wide Annual Report to Commissioners.

·         Staff is currently working on a City-wide Strategic Plan which will be presented to the Council later in May.

·         Staff is also working on expanding CIP to a 10-year plan.

·         T-Mobile has not had any more contact on the possible tower addition in Acorn Park.

·         Geothermal Update:

o        All proposals are substantially over budget, 75-150% higher than the feasibility study estimates.

o        Costing reviews are taking place in the pre-award phase.

o        If there is an opportunity to value engineer portions of the project and not compromise the outcome, it will be considered.

 

9.      OTHER

Brodt Lenz talked about the parking problem on Victoria near the Softball field in the north-west corner.  People park alongside the road and block the view of pedestrians trying to cross at the walk.

 

Johnson reported back on the MRPA Board and Commission Symposium.  He regretted that there was not more time to talk with others in attendance.  Jeff felt the program validated Roseville’s efforts and felt good that we are on top of every single issue

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director