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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

Sept 2, 2008

 

PRESENT:               Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark

ABSENT:                 Johnson, Willmus (contacted staff prior to meeting)

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang, Tullberg, Evenson

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

Brent Huberty offered to take Commissioners on a tour of the Lake Elmo Archery Range as a follow-up to his archery range proposal presentations.  Commissioners to check their schedules and discuss the possibility of a tour in October.

 

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – AUGUST 5, 2008 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes for the August 5, 2008 meeting were             approved unanimously.

 

3.      TOUR OF SKATING CENTER ARENA GEOTHERMAL PROJECT

Brad Tullberg, Skating Center Superintendent, welcomed Commissioners to the Skating Center and led a tour of the Arena renovation project including the geothermal energy system.

 

4.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE

Brokke briefed the Commission on the events of the recent Comp Plan Open House.  A second Open House is scheduled for August 27.  The final Comp Plan steering committee meeting is scheduled for September 11.  Committee members are in the process of defining final issues to address.

 

5.      MASTER PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Brokke explained that staff are looking to take a draft of the RFP to Council in September.  The plan is to distribute the RFP to six planning firms for their consideration.

 

As a group the commission went through the draft RFP page-by-page to make recommendations.  In addition, Stark will be sending the RFP to Commissioners for additional comments.

 

6.      PATHWAY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Sarah Brodt Lenz reported that the pathway master plan updates have been completed.

 

Commission Recommendation: 

Motion by Pederson recommending the Commission endorse the Pathway Master Plan.  Second by Stark.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

7.      DIRECTORS REPORT

  • Roseville University, a study of Roseville City Government begins September 4, 2008; the Parks and Recreation session is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2008.
  • Solar Tube Lighting has been installed at the Nature Center for enhanced lighting and energy savings.
  • Ramsey County Sentence to Service has been contacted to remove the Boardwalk at the Nature CenterStaff are working with STS staff on the project details.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director