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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes
June 3, 2008
Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Lenz, Johnson, Kendall (contacted staff prior to meeting)
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
Public comment from Brent Huberty
in regards to creating archery facilities in Roseville.
Mr. Huberty and his 7 & 9 year
old daughters are avid archers. As the family interest grew in the sport,
Huberty thought they would shoot in their own backyard. Mr. Huberty then
learned of a City Ordinance that prohibits archery activities on residential
property. His visit today is to voice an interest in an archery range in a Roseville Park and looking to learn of the process.
Brokke talked about the process.
The process starts by meeting with the Parks and Recreation
Commission to relay your request/opinion.
This is the type of item that should be included in a system wide
Master Planning process.
Staff are currently recording the various requests residents have
for additions to the park system.
Huberty reported that there are
archery ranges at Keller Park, at Highway 96 and Lexington in Shoreview, and in
Lauderdale. Huberty also commented that a shooting area could be as simple as
hay bales or as sophisticated as a variety of shooting stations.
Commission continued the
discussion, including talk on site needs, liability considerations and inquiry
into knowing how interested the community might be in a facility of this type.
OF MINUTES – MAY 6, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the May 6, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
Jill Anfang briefed the Commission
on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted programs and events.
This month’s presentation focused on Rosefest.
TEMPORARY LEAVE OF CHAIR POSITION
Brokke explained to the Commission
that the City Attorney had reviewed the situation and felt there is not a
conflict with Bob Willmus serving on the City council in an interim position
and continuing on the Parks and Recreation Board. Mr. Willmus will step back
from the commission Chair position while serving as the interim Council Member.
Harold Ristow voiced his interest in Bob remaining on the
Gale Pederson and Michelle Kruzel supported Bob continuing on as
Commission Chair once his Council responsibilities are finished.
Motion by Pederson to appoint Jim Stark as interim Commission
Chair through the end of Bob Willmus’ appointment as interim Council Member.
Second by Harold Ristow. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion by Pederson, second by Stark to appoint Jeff Johnson as the Commission interim vice chair. Motion passed unanimously.
COMMISSION/COUNCIL MEETING DISCUSSION
Commissioners commented on
Council’s interest in doing master planning in the near future. Mr. Willmus
asked – how do we implement a completed master plan?
patterning the parks and recreation development and maintenance program be
patterned after the pavement management program.
Create a fund that is used to support Parks and Recreation
It has become evident; PIP will not cover the current park
maintenance needs. We are continuing to fall further and further behind.
PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Willmus updated the Commission on
the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Recent meeting has focused on
goals and policies for the land use chapter. Committee members have been
involved in a line-by-line review of the land use chapter.
The steering committee is stepping up its meeting schedule with 2
meetings a month in June and July.
Committee is making progress with each meeting.
Willmus recommended that Jeff Johnson become more involved with
the Comp Plan Steering Committee.
Motion by Willmus to appoint Jeff Johnson to the Comp Plan Steering Committee while Willmus serves on the Council. Second by
Kruzel. Motion passed unanimously.
Brokke briefed the Commission in
Sarah’s absence. The committee is currently reviewing the 2003 plan.
Committee is looking at proposed pathways and connections, progress and
improvements and looking to the future in identifying areas needing potential
TO NAME THE CENTRAL PARK AMPHITHEATRE
Gale Pederson informed the
commission of the proposal from the Central park Foundation to name the Amphitheatre
in honor of Frank Rog, former parks and recreation director and Roseville
Mayor. Frank was instrumental in the creation of Roseville’s park and
recreation system. In addition to support from the Central Park Foundation
this naming request is also recommended by FORParks and FORHANC.
Willmus commented on how nice it
is that the recipient of the naming is still around and can be recognized for
Motion by Ristow, second by
Willmus, to name the Central Park Amphitheatre, the Frank Rog Amphitheatre.
Motion passed unanimously, Pederson abstained from voting.
Master Plan Preparations – staff has been meeting with firms to
collect background materials for master planning RFPs.
Skating Center staff has submitted a proposal to host the 2010
U.S. Curling Championships.
Lonnie met with Ron Tanning at Langton Lake to see his concerns
There is little – to no – room in the 2009 budget for new
programs as benefits and energy costs are consuming most increases. We have
requested on additional parks and recreation maintenance position as well as an
increase to PIP. Brokke asked for input from the commission as to whether it
is more important to increase PIP or address daily maintenance needs. PIP
improves areas and is valuable to the system, yet the department has struggled
to maintain the system with its extremely lean staff.
Hiber voiced his interest that we maintain what we have at a high
quality – go beyond maintain, really care for what we have.
Pederson would hate to see cutbacks in the PIP.
Stark recognized the fact that PIP has been a focal point in
recent years and he would hate to see a loss or freeze in its funding.
Staff are currently working on a 10 year Capital Improvement
Commissioners wished Bob Willmus
luck as interim Council member.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director