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Parks and Recreation
April 1, 2008
Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No Public Comment
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – MARCH 4, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the March 4, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
Motion by Jeff Johnson
nominating Bob Willmus for the position of Chair of the Roseville Parks and Recreation Committee, 2nd by Gale Pederson. Motion passed
Motion by Bob Willmus nominating
Jim Stark for the position of Vice Chair of the Roseville Parks and Recreation Committee, 2nd by Gale Pederson. Motion passed
On behalf of the Parks and
Recreation staff, the Roseville City Council, and the citizens of Roseville, Brokke thanked Jeff Johnson for his work and for his time and efforts over the
past 2 years as Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Jill Anfang briefed the
Commission on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted
programs and events. This month’s presentation included information on
the upcoming MRPA Board and Commission Symposium, Earth Day at HANC, The
Roseville Wellness Trek and the Recreation Round Up.
Anfang also presented the 2007
Parks and Recreation Annual Report to the Commission for their review and
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Johnson updated the Commission
on the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.
of this meeting was on how to proceed. Consultant to outline/sketch out
the Comp Plan and present to the Steering Committee. After the draft
has been presented to the Steering committee it will be presented to the
and Recreation has been well represented in the Comp Plan process
Brokke commented that the recent
Comp Plan Open House was well attended and there was high interest in our
Parks and Recreation System.
COMMISSION GOALS DISCUSSION
In the past, Commissioners have
been involved in a number of special initiatives. These have been
outlined in the annual goals report. Throughout the year Commissioners
reported back to their colleagues on recent activities or happenings for
their specific goals. This proved to be a good opportunity for
Commissioners to focus on areas they might have a special interest in.
Willmus encouraged everyone to
take a look at the previous list of goals and return to a future meeting with
Motion by Sarah Brodt Lenz to
accept the goals with the addition of future recommendations, 2nd
by Ristow. Motion passed unanimously.
has had preliminary discussions with staff on placing a cell tower in Acorn Park.
Legislative Session is moving along. The House and Senate Committees
meet today and the OVAL is included with a $600,000 proposal in their
bills. These bonding bills will go to the House floor and the Senate
floor tomorrow and then they will be forwarded on to the Governor.
Geothermal Project at the Skating Center is moving forward. The RFP,
plans and specs have been completed and are now available. The
Best-Value review will take place one week after the RFP deadline.
are working on the department strategic plan and will be submitting a
condensed version to be included in the city-wide strategic plan.
a short discussion the Commission requested Brokke to seek a joint Commission
– Council meeting on June 30.
Pederson reported on the passing
of Councilmember Kough and the upcoming memorial service on Sunday, April 6
at the Skating Center.
Willmus thanked Jeff Johnson for
the unique atmosphere he brought the Commission during his years as Chairman.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director