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and Recreation Commission
January 7, 2014
Doneen, Gelbach, D. Holt, M. Holt, Stoner
Boehm, Simbeck and Wall notified staff ahead of time about being unable to attend
3. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES - DECEMBER 3, 2013 MEETING
Minutes for the December 3, 2013
meeting were approved unanimously.
4. PARK &
RECREATION RENEWAL PROGRAM
Brokke and Evenson updated the Commission on the
Trails & Pathways: $2M allocated in the Renewal Program
$2.6M in projects have been identified:
County Road B2 is potentially a $1.3M project. Staff are
inquiring into the possibility of allocating storm water funding to address
those areas of the B2 project, resulting in a savings to the Renewal Program
$50,000 is ear-marked for pathway signage
Doneen inquired into whether the County would be involved in funding
any of the pathway projects
Brokke responded that the County has not identified funding but
they do support the concept
Evenson reviewed the spreadsheet of projects and pointed out the projects
using the pathways map and walked the Commission through the suggested projects
D. Holt inquired into more information on striped shoulders
component of projects
Evenson talked about adding striped shoulders along low volume
roads with low speeds. A striped shoulder is a painted line separating
pedestrians from vehicular traffic with sufficient safe distance from cars
Evenson explained to Commissioners that the RFP for the pathways
would not be part of the initial announcement and are scheduled to go out in
Natural Resource Management: $1.5M allocated in the Renewal
Evenson talked about the potential of grants to leverage funding
and hopefully maximize the Natural Resource dollars. The Renewal Program looks
to spread the investment in Natural Resources as wide as possible
Natural Resources are recognized as a high priority for our
community. The goal of the Renewal Program is to include a natural area in
every park and feature a Natural Resource project in each sector
Our Natural Resource consultants have identified projects in
every park with attention for maintenance needs and new additions to the
Doneen appreciated the work that has been done to identifying the
core projects and recognizing the core projects as identified in the Natural
Resource Master Plan plus those initiatives the community is interested in
Evenson addressed the upcoming RFPs
Like the pathway projects, the Nature Center project and the
Skating Center project RFPs will be going out mid-February. All remaining RFPs
(8 RFPs totaling over $10M in park improvements) will be released January 21
Commissioner Gelbach prepared a
draft matrix for discussion purposes to begin the Commissions thought process
towards Parks and Recreation communications with the Community. The spread
sheets were prepared looking at all potential audiences and how we might get
the best mileage out of all the good things being done throughout Roseville's
parks and recreation system.
In many instances the Community
What can the Parks and Recreation Commission and ultimately Parks
and Recreation do for the Community, and,
What can the Community do for Roseville parks and Recreation?
Gelbach recognized the need for
talking points that allow for accuracy and a consistent message. It is important
to communicate why we are here and what we are doing (through the renewal
Gelbach encouraged the Commission
to review the spreadsheet and provide feedback. Communication is an ongoing process;
we look to include Commission Communication as an ongoing and regular
Commission Agenda item for the coming year.
6. STAFF REPORT
Weather update: "It?s been cold" J
Unfortunately recent weather has resulted in cancelled programs
and facility hours.
On the good side, the extreme cold could possibly be killing the
EAB. Reports suggest that -30 degree temperatures could kill 90% of the
In anticipation of the cold, maintenance staff were out over the
first weekend in January doing some pathway clean-up of snow
2014 Park Shelter reservations began Thursday, January 2.
The winter brochure has been delivered to area homes - check it
out for indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Council has recently discussed the addition of 2 new commissions;
citizen engagement and finance.
February Commission meeting will be on Thursday, February 6 due
to Caucus' earlier in the week.
Commissioner Diedrick recommended adding the Commission
Communication Plan to the Commission Goals.
D. Holt suggested adding the Commission Goals to each meeting as
an opportunity for update.
L. Diedrick has been appointed for a second term.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director