View Other Items in this Archive |
View All Archives | Printable Version
and Recreation Commission
January 6, 2015
Holt, M. Holt, Doneen, Gelbach, Newby, Stoner
Bogenholm, Diedrick, Wall, all notified staff about being unable to attend
STAFF: Anfang, Brokke
No Public comment at the start of
meeting. Individuals in attendance reserved their comments for later in the
3. APPROVAL OF
MINUTES - NOVEMBER 6, 2014 MEETING
November 6, 2014 minutes passed
NOTES - DECEMBER 2, 2014 MEETING
December 2, 2014 Commission
Meeting proceedings were recorded as notes due to not having a quorum at the
Ten residents were in attendance
for the deer population discussion.
Brokke summarized the information
in the packet.
The decision to control wildlife is up to the individual
communities in Ramsey County.
In 2014, 61 deer were counted in Roseville.
The deer count took place in a .77 square mile area designated as
deer habitat by Ramsey County.
Community member comments followed
Comments varied between those being in favor and those not being
in favor of a deer management program.
First comment voiced their lack of faith in deer count and the
numbers-wondered about the possibility of counting deer more than once.
A number of attendees spoke to the problem of feeding deer,
specifically near Chatsworth. Neighbors feeding in this area have contributed
to deer/vehicular concerns.
Residents near Ladyslipper Park have come close to hitting deer
on the roads due to deer trying to get to neighborhood feeding stations.
Many in attendance asked the Commission to suggest to the Council
that an ordinance be implemented to ban wildlife feeding in Roseville.
Community members commented on how the deer population has grown
and the local habitat has decreased, resulting in deer eating gardens and
Community members also recognized the potential health issues
such as a deer tick problem due to the significant presence of deer in
Attendees also recognized the opposing side and appreciate seeing
the wildlife in the City and look to the City to not make any changes and allow
the deer to occupy the community as they do currently.
Commissioner comments followed;
Commissioners asked about how Ramsey County would implement a
wildlife management program in Roseville.
Brokke explained that Ramsey County would guide the City. City
leaders would make the decision of what to do and then utilizing the expertise
of Ramsey County.
Commissioners recognized that feeding deer leads to a
concentration of deer population.
Commissioners would consider recommending a feeding ban to the
Council. An ordinance needs to have monitoring and consequences.
Commissioners also commented that the first step might be to
address the feeding issue then re-evaluate the situation following future deer
Commissioners inquired into what it would take to enact a feeding
Brokke replied that a public hearing would take place prior to a
City Council action.
Brokke suggested that perhaps we could have the Ramsey County Wildlife
specialist attend a future Commission meeting to talk about the process.
Commissioners Newby & Stoner volunteered to work with Brokke
& the City Attorney on the next steps for a possible Feeding Ordinance.
DEDICATION - 2700 CLEVELAND AVENUE
Brokke briefed the Commission on
the development being proposed for 2700 Cleveland Avenue, followed by a review
of the current Park Dedication policy.
Motion by Doneen, second by
Gelbach to recommend that the City accept $123,298 cash in lieu of land for the
Cleveland Club development at 2700 Cleveland Avenue. Motion passed unanimously.
REVIEW to JOINT MEETING with the CITY COUNCIL
Gelbach compiled notes for the
joint meeting based on the Council minutes from the evening. Stoner recognized
that Gelbach's notes aligned with the night's events. All were in agreement
that Gelbach & D. Holt would work together to create a work plan based on
Commission agreed that;
Further discussions on the deer population will take place at the
February Commission meeting
Golf Course information will be shared at the February and/or March
Doneen inquired into the use of a task force to review golf
Holt suggested that the task force be an more informal group
Gelbach suggesting framing up the Golf Course information prior
to bringing a task force together.
Recommendations and options for the Golf Course are anticipated
to be made midyear.
Possible Community Center discussions during the second half of
8. 2015 DRAFT
Commission agreed to the calendar
included in the meeting packet.
9. PARK AND
RECREATION RENEWAL PROGRAM STATUS
Anfang reviewed December 2014 renewal
activity. Photos documented progress on all 6 of the park buildings. Anfang
also updated the Commission on the Park building neighborhood previews at
Lexington Park & Sandcastle Park. Photos also showed the work taking place
at the Nature Center.
10. STAFF REPORT
Brokke reviewed recent department
It was suggested and agreed that
the February Commission meeting would be held at the Lexington Park Building.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director