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Parks and Recreation
MARCH 4, 2008
Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Brodt Lenz, Johnson and Pederson, notified staff ahead of time that they
were unable to attend
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No Public Comment
OF MINUTES – FEBRUARY 7, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the February 7, 2008
meeting were approved
PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORT PRESENTATION
Committee Chair, Jake Jacobson presented committee findings and recommendations. Committee members also in
attendance, Dorothy LaBrash, Sarah McNeal, Jim McNeal, Marcy McNeal, Jim
Stark, Bob Willmus.
The HANC Planning Committee was
charged by the Roseville City council to make recommendations for the
operations and management of the Harriet Alexander Nature Center.
Through the committee review
process three key areas of consideration emerged;
Improve, Enhance and Develop Facilities for Cost Effectiveness
Increase Volunteer Involvement
Expand Facility Usage
Jake briefed the commission on
how the committee developed these target areas and some recommended actions
to address the key areas of consideration.
Commissioner and Committee
Member, Bob Willmus thanked Jake for his involvement and work on this
project. He also thanked all the community members involved in the year long
review and planning committee.
Presentation opened up for
comments from committee members and questions from commissioners.
Willmus inquired into where staff goes from here and how the
report will be used. He also inquired into the involvement of the Nature
Center Advisory Group and how they might move/lead initiatives from the
Dorothy LaBrash spoke on behalf of the Friends of Roseville
Harriet Alexander Nature Center. She was surprised by how many people in the
area are not familiar with HANC and cannot grasp why the community has not
recognized the Nature Center more.
Marcy McNeal spoke from the student/youth perspective. She
feels the Nature Center needs to do a better job of inviting/recruiting
teachers and schools to take field trips to HANC
Lonnie Brokke thanked Jake and all committee members for their
participation and involvement in the Planning Committee. This report will be
a very helpful tool for HANC as well as other City facilities. The Nature
Center Planning Committee process and findings fits well with other City
planning efforts and will serve a purpose similar to that of the OVAL Task
Force. The next step is to present the findings to the City Council for
their comments; this is scheduled for Monday, March 17.
Motion by Jim Stark to formally accept the HANC Planning
Committee Report, 2nd by Harold Ristow. Motion passed
Jill Anfang briefed the
Commission on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted
programs and events.
5. TWIN LAKES – McGOUGH CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL UPDATE
Brokke shared the most recent
connectivity plan and site amenities plan. The wild card in the plan to date
is that it is not certain whether there will be a single tenant or multiple
tenants, which will make a significant difference in the way park connections
Commissioners discussed the
plans and voiced concerns over limited access on the southern side. There is
also concern over what will become of the northern most building and its
proximity to the park.
PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Willmus updated the Commission
on the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Committee is meeting monthly and has extended their meeting
time by ½ hour to accommodate scheduling needs.
February’s meeting will focus on land use. There have been
discussions about working to preserve
Mr. Reiling’s property as
A Community Open House to discuss the Comp Plan is scheduled
for Thursday, March 27.
In the end, the Comp Plan is essential to the vitality of Roseville Parks and Recreation.
Commissioners discussed the importance
of setting goals on an annual basis. When discussing and establishing goals
the commissioners felt it is important to look at previous planning
strategies and consider where we have been and where we are going.
Commissioner felt the annual retreat was a good time to review goals.
Commissioners also voiced interest in creating a yearly work plan. The goals
setting and work plan gives individual commissioners the opportunity to work
on and address special interest areas.
OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
Due to the absence of 3
commissioners, the remaining commissioners agreed to table the election of
officers until the April meeting.
Annual City Clean Up Day is scheduled for April 26.
The Legislative Bonding Session is in progress. As of this
week, the Skating Center request is in the House Bill but not the Governors
or the Senate Bills.
The Geothermal Project at the Skating Center is moving
forward. KFI is the project engineer. Arizona State University will be in
town next week to consult/advise on using Best Value Procurement
For Your Information … Roseville is 60 years old this year.
Rosefest and other upcoming events will feature 60th Birthday
The annual parks and recreation volunteer dinner was held
recently. Thank you to the Roseville Olive Garden for once again donating
the meal (15th year in a row).
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director