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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

December 2, 2008

 

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

ABSENT:                 Hiber, Kendall, Pederson (contacted staff prior to meeting)

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

 

1.    INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

None

 

2.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES – OCTOBER 7, 2008 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes for the October 7, 2008 meeting were     approved unanimously.

 

3.    McGOUGH DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT PLAN DISCUSSION

Mark Fabel from McGough Companies was present to discuss their development concept plan for the Twin Lakes Development bordering Langton Lake.

 

As part of an ongoing look at the concept plans for this area McGough is exploring the possibility of acquiring a small parcel of city land on the west edge of the park in exchange for a possible larger buffer on the south side of the park.  Making additional land available on the west side of the park will help to solve a legal issue for the McGough Development.

 

Commission discussion followed.  Discussion centered on storm water retention and the possibility of a deed restriction.

 

4.    TWIN LAKES PARKWAY INTRODUCTION

Roseville has received funding for the Twin Lakes Parkway.  How does the platted road fit with the park?  Commission was reminded to use the strategy of best road, best development, best park when considering the roadway.  Brokke shared parkway plans with the Commission.

 

5.    UNITED PROPERTIES ASSISTED LIVING PROPOSAL

Discussion continued on which park dedication option best suited this project and this area.  Commission considered land, cash or a combination of the two.  Commission talked about how it might make sense to recommend cash in lieu of land for the Langton Lake United Properties project and then work with United Properties to connect the trails.

 

Commission Recommendation: 

Motion by Ristow to recommend cash in lieu of land for the Langton Lake United Properties development, Willmus amended the motion to include at the current level of $3000 per unit.  Final motion reads – Parks and Recreation Commission recommends cash in lieu of land for the Langton Lake United Properties development at the current level of $3000 per unit.  Second by Kamrath.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

6.    FRANK ROG AMPHITHEATRE UPDATE

Anfang briefed the Commission on the status of the Frank Rog Amphitheatre.  Staff are working to finalize plans to renovate the Amphitheatre facility as well as the adjacent dock and sound and lighting system.  The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2009 with a celebration scheduled for June 2009. 

 

Included in the project is a public art installation partially funded by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  Staff are working with FORCAST Public Art to secure a local artist to create a mosaic composition.  Michelle Kruzel and Sarah Lenz agreed to be part of the arts review and event planning committee. 

 

Commission will be informed on the progress of this project throughout the coming months.

  

7.    DIRECTORS REPORT

  • The Master Plan RFP has been authorized and are due back from interested planning groups December 12
  • Work to rejuvenate the Rosebrook and Autumn Grove tennis courts began this fall – the courts will be color coated and striped in the spring.
  • OVAL is open for business.
  • Thank you to the RVA for providing the holiday lighting around City Hall and the Skating Center.  This year’s lighting is LED.  The RVA not only provides for the installation of the decorations they also pay the electric bill for the lighting display.
  • The State Bonding project at the Skating Center will begin soon.
  • 2009 Budget Concerns –

·        Line items are frozen at 2008 levels

·        Diseased and hazardous tree removal line item has been cut resulting in the loss of $48,000 in contractual services

·        Accreditation expenses were not included in the final budget.

 

8.    OTHER COMMENTS

  • Tonight is Jeff Johnson’s last meeting as a Parks and Recreation commissioner.  Beginning in January, Jeff will be taking his place on the City Council.  Jeff thanked everyone for the great experience.

·        Bob Willmus will return as Commission Chair after the first of the year.  Thank you to Jim Stark for serving as Chair while Bob served on the Council.

  • Rosetown Playhouse presents Miracle of 34th Street the first 2 weekends in December.

 

Motion to adjourn passed unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director