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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

October 5, 2010

 

PRESENT:              Azer, Doneen, Etten, D. Holt, M. Holt, Jacobson, Pederson, Ristow, Stark

ABSENT:                Willmus (notified staff prior to meeting)

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

                                                                                                              

1.    INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No public comment

           

2.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES – AUGUST 3, 2010 MEETING

Commission Recommendation: 

Minutes for the August 3, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously.

 

3.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 MEETING

Commission Recommendation: 

Minutes for the September 18, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously.

 

4.    NOVEMBER MEETING DATE CHANGE DUE to ELECTION

Commissioners agreed on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 as the alternative November meeting date.  Because of the need to change from the regular meeting date, the November Commission Meeting will need to take place away from the Council Chambers as this location is committed to another meeting.

 

5.    MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION

Brokke and Anfang discussed ideas for the next stage of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Implementation.  Much of the discussion was a follow-up to the initial implementation dialogue at the September Commission Retreat.

  • Commissioners discussed the timing of a statistically valid survey, is it best early in the implementation process or better later in the process. 
  • Commissioners recommended a smaller steering team (smaller than the CAT membership), possibly 8-10 citizens.
  • Commissioners suggested the implementation process involve looking into ways to raise funding outside of a referendum.
  • Commissioners outlined the need to understand, from the community, how to fund the master plan projects, at what level are the projects funded and what projects are funded when.
  • Commission agreed that the Implementation Steering Team’s first task would be to develop a work plan and then begin talking to the community about the plan.
  • Commissioners recommended staff follow-up with Michael Schroeder to get his thoughts on the implementation process.

 

6.    EMERALD ASH BORER

Brokke presented the City of Roseville Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan.  Brokke talked about how the plan will be reviewed and updated regularly.

 

The Management Plan includes 9 components:

1.      Inventory to determine what is out in the community

2.      Identify Management Options

3.      Ordinance Update

4.      Wood Hauling Requirements

5.      Planting Strategies

6.      Outreach and Education

7.      Training

8.      Monitoring

9.      Budgeting

 

Commissioners discussed the need to proactively replant the community.

Commission Recommendation:       

Motion by Pederson to recommend adoption of the Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan as presented.  Second by Ristow.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

7.    COMMISSION RETREAT FOLLOW-UP

  • Commissioners commented that the Saturday format was good.
  • Commissioners recognized that the Master Plan presentation and discussion occupied most of the meeting.
  • Commissioners recommended creating a visual tour of the parks to illustrate what is good about the parks and the areas that need upkeep and attention.
  • Commissioners noted the parks are depreciable assets that require volunteer attention and financial support.

 

8.    DIRECTORS REPORT

  • The planning committee for the Kellogg High School all class reunion has approached the Skating Center about holding its event there.  They are interested in having alcohol throughout the facility.  To do this, the ordinance needs to be adjusted.  The plan is to take the adjusted ordinance to the Council in the next few weeks.
  • Wildlife Management has become a topic of interest lately due to the number of deer and geese in the community.  Parks and Recreation staff fields the calls and listen to the citizen concerns.  Currently Roseville participates with Ramsey County in a deer count.
  • Roseville Foundations and Friends hold a number of fundraising events each fall, recently the Central Park Foundation hosted their Octoberfest, FORHANC held the annual Wild Rice Festival and the Friends of Roseville Parks hosted a fall luncheon.  In the coming months the Friends of the OVAL Foundation will host the annual Chill Event.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director