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Parks and Recreation Commission & the Parks & Recreation Master Plan Citizen Organizing Team (COT) Minutes of the Joint Meeting

June 16, 2011 - 5:45 p.m.


PRESENT:              Azer, Diedrick, Etten, M. Holt, Pederson, Ristow Simbeck

ABSENT:                Doneen and D. Holt contacted staff ahead of time

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang, Evenson

COT:                      Bill Farmer, Jim Stark, Jake Jacobsen

OTHER:                      Ron Vine via conference call



Chair Etten introduced everyone and explained the conference call protocol.


2.     LEISURE VISION SURVEY DISCUSSION via conference call with Ron Vine

Mr. Vine listed the following as an overview of the survey findings.

·         A good job has been done concentrating on the right projects.

·         Tough decisions will need to be made on the dollar amount recommended to be spent on the first round of projects.

·         Survey showed consistency of priority areas.

·         Trails are of key importance.

·         Survey indicates a bond referendum can be passed at the right dollar amount for the right projects.


Based on his experiences, the survey responses show that $8-$10/month is the right amount for a referendum at this time. Numbers indicate that a vote would more than likely pass in the low 50 percentile (as high as 55%) with the potential to lose at 48%.


Significant messages recognized by Leisure Vision;

o   People in Roseville have high expectation and this can play to the advantages of a vote.

o   The high ratings of parks and facilities indicate Roseville has done a good job with the funds allocated and have a high degree of trust in the parks and recreation operations.

o   Survey reports that 80% would use a community center.

o   Underlying message includes “do something important” with funding.

o   Survey should act as a tool for the decision makers to make the decision.


      Leisure Vision cautioned;

o   “Cherry picking” – you can’t pick and choose which survey question you accept the findings and which you question.

o   Trying to do something for everyone and not doing what is important for most of the people.

o   Kiss of Death is to scale back and just do something. Create a plan and be 100% behind the plan, the proposal is positive and great for the community. Can’t control the economy and other community conditions.



Following the discussion with Ron Vine, Commissioners and Organizing Team Members met to discuss the upcoming Council Meeting and how to best convey the needs of the Parks and Recreation system and the recently updated Master Plan.



Priorities were discussed, messages were crafted and scenarios were laid out.


Respectfully Submitted,

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director