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Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

December 7, 2010


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

STAFF:        Brokke, Anfang



Commission Chair Stark recognized Bob Willmus for his 5 years of service to the Parks & Recreation Commission and wished him well as he moves on to the City Council.



Commission Recommendation: 

Minutes for the November 9, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously.



Brokke reviewed the proposed 2011 Commission calendar.



o   Etten led a short discussion on the implementation process to date 

o   Copies of the draft notes from the first Implementation Organizing Team were shared with the Commission 

o   Implementation Team Applications were distributed to Commission members, Commissioners were encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to apply and get involved


  • Zoning Code Update

o   Brokke and Stark shared the information given to the Council on December 6th and commented that there wasn’t much opportunity for discussion of the update implications for parks & recreation related areas.

o   Councilmember Roe identified an exemption in the updated code for the 20 foot buffer zone for pathways and trails

o   Commissioners discussed recent contact they have had with Council Members in regards to the suggested Zoning Code changes

o   All Commissioners agreed there is a need for clarification of standards and requirements in the code

o   Commissioners suggested that members of the parks and recreation commission need to act as a checks and balance for parks and recreation system planning and development in an effort to help the Council make informed decisions

  • 2011 Budget was approved December 6.  Finance Director Chris Miller is in the process of distributing budgets to Department Heads.  It appears as if the 2011 budget is consistent with the 2010 budget.

o   The Council did accept the $100,000 EAB proposal using TIF district funding

o   Tax Levy is 2.6%

  • Thank you to all parks and recreation Friends Organizations and Foundations for their continued support.

o   FOR Parks

o   Central Park Foundation

o   Friends of the OVAL Foundation


  • Skating Center is gearing up for their busy season; boys and girls high school hockey games have begun at the Arena, speedskating events have begun on the OVAL, open skating is being enjoyed by the community
  • It has been a snowy month to date and local residents have been appreciative of the efforts to keep park pathways open
  • Neighborhood rink flooding has begun.  Rinks are scheduled to open with staffed warming houses on December 23rd, check website for details.  Neighbors can check out a key to access area warming houses during non-scheduled times
  • Roseville Visitors Association is once again sponsoring Roseville Glow the holiday light display on the grounds of City Hall and the Skating Center.  In an effort to be conscious of energy being used LED lights are being used for the display
  • Thank you Bob Willmus for your support of Roseville Parks and Recreation and participation on the Parks and Recreation Commission


6.    OTHER

  • Willmus commented on the fun he has had being on the Parks and Recreation Commission for the past 5 years.  Thanked Jake Jacobson for inviting him to get involved on the OVAL Task Force resulting in his continued involvement with parks and recreation.
  • Thank yous and recognition for Bob Willmus from all Commissioners around the table.


Meeting adjourned at 8 pm


Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director