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and Recreation Commission
June 4, 2013
Boehm, Diedrick, Doneen, Gelbach, D. Holt, M. Holt, Stoner
Simbeck & Wall notified staff ahead of time about being unable to attend
STAFF: Anfang, Brokke, Evenson
No one in attendance for public
3. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES MAY 7, 2013 MEETING
Minutes for the May 7, 2013 meeting
were approved unanimously.
Agenda adjusted to move presentation involving Michael Schroeder
from LHB to earlier in the meeting.
4. PARK &
RECREATION RENEWAL PROGRAM PRELIMINARY PLANS
Jeff Evenson & Michael
Schroeder updated the Commission on Renewal Program preliminary plans.
Plans include field and court improvements with the possibility
of additional stormwater work contributing toward the field plans.
Neighborhood discussions have suggested that staff look at
replacing the hockey rink with more social spaces.
Plans include replacement of the existing building along with
Plans include replacing the wading pool and the existing
The Master Plan directs the department to attempt to acquire the
Press Gym property.
Staff and Commission discussed the possibilities for the future
of this site along with the potential of reusing the building.
Plans were discussed that included replacing the existing
building and possibly reworking the layout for the courts and park entrance.
Lonnie Brokke spoke with the
Commission about the need for additional community meetings along with added
work by all involved with the renewal program to finalize projects in Southwest
Roseville and at Rosebrook Park.
Jeff Evenson updated the
Commission on the County Road B-2 Sidewalk process. A community meeting is
scheduled for June 19, 2013.
Brokke and Evenson talked about
bringing these preliminary plans to the June 17, 2013 Council meeting for
updates and comments.
COORDINATOR POSITION UPDATE
Mary Holt and Lee Diedrick shared
with the Commission a draft memo they are suggesting be used to discuss the
need for a volunteer coordinator during the joint Council/Commission meeting in
Commission members discussed the
information gathered by Diedrick and M. Holt and made suggestions on how the
memo might be edited to outline the benefits, opportunities and logistics for
the addition of a volunteer coordinator within the Parks and Recreation division.
Commissioners around the table
recognized the time and effort put in by Mary and Lee to tap into the knowledge
of established parks and recreation volunteer programs, research findings and
readings on the benefits and outcomes of supporting a volunteer coordinator,
and the potential for financial savings and increased community engagement.
Phil Gelbach volunteered to work
with the summary written by M. Holt and Diedrick and will compile a memo to be
presented to the Council at their June joint meeting.
6. PARK BOARD
Commission discussed the draft
document provided by Wall and Simbeck. All were in agreement that the document
was very thorough and provided good information for the Council and the
Commissioners once again recognized
the added work done by Wall and Simbeck in collecting information and
summarizing the findings for the group and Council in an effort to facilitate
discussions at the upcoming joint Council/Commission meeting.
7. PREPARE FOR
JOINT CITY COUNCIL/COMMISSION MEETING
Commission Chair D. Holt reviewed
draft agenda for the Joint meeting with Commissioners. Commissioners agreed
that the topics listed were timely and needing further discussion and direction
from the Council. All Commissioners agreed to take part in the discussion and
lead various agenda items to insure a group voice and commission-wide
Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director