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Parks and Recreation
May 6, 2008
Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
(contacted staff prior to meeting)
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
Public comment from resident Ron
Tanning in regards to issues at Langton Lake, including area west of Lydia viaduct where mud is being deposited in the parking lot.
Mr. Tanning also addressed the
north end of Langton Lake and voiced his opinion that it is being choked off
by lily pads. He questioned whether we have over “storm-sewered” the lake
and is concerned that storm water is funneling directly into the lake. Ron
also recommended treating the lake when the plants are actively growing and
Staff will be looking into his
concerns about storm drains, weed control, and trail reconstruction.
OF MINUTES – APRIL 1, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the April 1, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
Jill Anfang briefed the
Commission on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted programs
and events. This month’s presentation included information on Healthy
Roseville Walking Routes, OVAL Group visit Package, Women’s Outdoors programs
at HANC and Pottery in the Garden.
COMMISSION/COUNCIL MEETING DISCUSSION
Two June dates are available for
the upcoming joint Council/Commission meeting – June 16 or June 30. The
meeting will last 30-40 minutes – potential topics for discussion include;
Parks and Recreation Master Planning, Park Improvement Planning, Review of
Parks Components of IR 2025. June 16 was recommended by Commission. Agenda
items for the June meeting will be shared with all involved so that everyone
is prepared for the meeting.
PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Willmus updated the Commission
on the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
Most recent meeting focused on future land use definitions
Committee reviewed overall zoning of areas and discussed how
the City defines the areas – retail, business, residential
Presentations to be made to Commission in coming months,
presentation will focus on the areas related to the parks system.
Brokke commented that the recent
Comp Plan Open House was well attended and there was high interest in our
Parks and Recreation System.
Sarah Brodt Lenz is the Parks
and Recreation Commission representative on the Pathway Committee. She
updated the commission on the direction of the Committee. The Pathway
Committee is scheduled to meet 4-5 times with the intent to update the
Pathway Master Plan. There is a link from the City Web Site to the Pathway
Brokke briefed the Commission on
the history of the Pathway Committee. The Committee was last active in 2003.
2009 BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
Brokke briefed the Commission on
upcoming budget process.
Staff are currently working on 2009 Budget Worksheets
Health Care and Employee Benefits are having a significant
impact on the individual budgets
Distributed City-wide Annual Report to Commissioners.
Staff is currently working on a City-wide Strategic Plan which
will be presented to the Council later in May.
Staff is also working on expanding CIP to a 10-year plan.
T-Mobile has not had any more contact on the possible tower
addition in Acorn Park.
All proposals are substantially over budget, 75-150% higher
than the feasibility study estimates.
Costing reviews are taking place in the pre-award phase.
If there is an opportunity to value engineer portions of the
project and not compromise the outcome, it will be considered.
Brodt Lenz talked about the
parking problem on Victoria near the Softball field in the north-west
corner. People park alongside the road and block the view of pedestrians
trying to cross at the walk.
Johnson reported back on the
MRPA Board and Commission Symposium. He regretted that there was not more
time to talk with others in attendance. Jeff felt the program validated Roseville’s efforts and felt good that we are on top of every single issue
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director