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Parks and Recreation
May 3, 2011 – 6:30 p.m.
Diedrick, Doneen, Etten, D.Holt, M. Holt, Pederson, Ristow Simbeck
contacted staff ahead of time
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
2. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES –APRIL 5, 2011 MEETING
Minutes for the April 5, 2011
meeting were approved unanimously.
DEDICATION PROCESS DISCUSSION
Commission Chair Etten introduced
the Park Dedication topic. The goal of the Commission is to assist in
positively positioning parks dedication in the planning and development
Brokke shared the Community
Development Preliminary and Final Plat Application and Review Process with the Commission.
Upon reviewing the documents, the Commissioners suggested the following;
Commissioners recommended looking
at the current park dedication fee structure this fall for a future
Motion by Ristow, second by Holt
to recommend to the Roseville City Council to add Park Dedication Code
information to the Community Development Preliminary and Final Plat Application
and Review Process. Additional information should include; a description/review
of park dedication options in the review process, detail of park dedication
options in the preliminary application and a copy of the code as part of the
application packet. Motion passed unanimously
4. MASTER PLAN
Commissioners reported back on
April Master Plan Implementation Work Group meetings.
A small, focused group met to discuss funding options for parks
and recreation projects and needs. Much of the discussion centered around the
local sales tax option. The feeling within the group is that there is community
support for a local sales tax to support parks and recreation facilities and
amenities. The communications arm of this committee will become much more
active after the survey results are reported and there is more concrete
knowledge of what the community is interested in and willing to support.
This was a very spirited meeting. Constellation representatives
are excited to begin letting their neighbors and friends know more about the
Master Plan and the next steps for implementation. Many of the work group
members volunteered to distribute flyers for the upcoming community meeting.
The constellation representatives will work closely with the communications
work group to share information based on the survey findings.
This was the second meeting for the Natural Resources &
Trails Work Group. Laura Van Ripper from the DNR visited the group to talk
about invasive species and especially those prevalent in Ramsey County. Ms. Van Ripper’s presentation helped the group better relate to the current Natural
Resources Master Plan. This work group also spent time reviewing the current
trails and pathways master plan. The group has recommended having a
representative from Public Works talk to the group at a future date about the
Bill Farmer presented Master Plan highlights. Much of the
facility discussion centered around the need for ball fields. Work group
members also recognized how difficult it is to financially provide for expanded
and improved ball fields. The group members gave positive feedback and support
for the local sales tax option or a combination of sales tax and increased property
Etten and Doneen provided the
monthly Master Plan Update for the Council on April 18th. These
regular updates have helped the Council keep current of Master Plan activities
and have encouraged an open dialogue between the Council and the community
volunteers involved in the Master Plan process.
5. DISCUSS and
PLAN for JOINT MEETING with CITY COUNCIL
The joint Council Parks and Recreation Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday evening June 20. This meeting
will also include the final report by Leisure Vision on the Parks and
Recreation Survey. Staff has requested 60 minutes for the Leisure Vision
presentation and discussion. Following the Leisure Vision presentation will be
the joint meeting.
Commissioners suggested framing
the discussion with the Council around the survey findings in an effort to
gather more information on the next steps in the Master Plan Implementation
process. The Commission showed interest in continuing the discussion with the
Council on the local sales tax option. The third area of importance to the
Commission is support of the PIP and the need to continue support of this
Commissioners agreed that a June
meeting is needed to further prepare for the joint meeting with the Council. A
date is still to be determined.
Motion by Doneen, second by
Ristow, to recommend to the Council that a waiver of Park Dedication Fees for
the Meritex Property not be accepted and the Commission recommends the Council
accept cash in lieu of park dedicated land for this second development
Motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director