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and Recreation Commission Meeting Minutes
April 3, 2007
Brodt Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Pederson, Ristow, Selz, Stark, Willmus
Kruzel (notified staff of absence)
Johnson commented on how the Comp Plan reports and includes
input from the Citizens through the Imagine 2025 process, input from parks
and recreation through the Systems Plan and from the County. Johnson also
shared information from the Imagine 2025 review that identified the
significance of parks and recreation in our community and the need to
maintain our parks and recreation resources.
Willmus raised the question … is this the time to pursue
updating our Park Master Plans with the Comp Plan update?
A Commission discussion followed on the value of master
planning parks as well as the planning process. The concern for all is master
planning parks without dedicated funding to do the work needed to fulfill the
plans. Commissioners voiced their support for preservation and connectivity
as well as establishing signature features in each of the parks.
April – staff begin to work on budget proposals
May – preliminary budgets are submitted
August – Council budget discussions
September – do not exceed levy is submitted to Council
December – budget adopted
Skating Center Project – Preconstruction has begun. DNR
Construction has been named the project contractor with Kevin Busch serving
as project architect.
Langton Lake winter kill – Langton Lake is a kids fishing lake
stocked by the DNR. Lake conditions are such that it can potentially experience
a full freeze resulting in winter kill. This is what happened this year. The
DNR will restock in the spring. The unseasonable and early, warm spring
weather resulted in numerous reports of significant smells from the dead
fish. The DNR recommended just waiting out the process as the fish will soon
sink and the smells will end.
Roseville Gymnastics Club hosted the state meet in late March
with 412 gymnasts in attendance.
Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball tourney is coming to the OVAL this
summer. The event is being coordinated by the Roseville Visitors Association.
Many volunteers are going to be needed for the event.
HANC Planning Committee is being formed. The first meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at the Nature Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
Geothermal RFPs are due April 16th. Staff plan on discussion
the process with the Council on April 16th and hope to receive council
direction on April 23rd.
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association is looking for input
in your interests in attending a Commissioners Workshop.
Parks and Recreation Assistant Director