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Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes

April 1, 2008

 

PRESENT:               Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus

ABSENT:                 Kendall

STAFF:                   Brokke, Anfang

 

1.      INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT

No Public Comment

 

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES – MARCH 4, 2008 MEETING

Commission Recommendation:  Minutes for the March 4, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.

 

3.      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 unanimously.

 

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 unanimously.

 

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.

 

4.      DEPARTMENT REVIEW

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 comments. 

 

5.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE

Johnson updated the Commission on the activities of the Comprehensive Planning Committee. 

·         Focus 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 appropriate Commissions.

·         Parks 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.

 

6.      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 additional recommendations.

 

Motion by Sarah Brodt Lenz to accept the goals with the addition of future recommendations, 2nd by Ristow.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

7.      DIRECTOR’S REPORT

·         T-Mobile has had preliminary discussions with staff on placing a cell tower in Acorn Park.

·         The 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.

·         The 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.

·         Staff are working on the department strategic plan and will be submitting a condensed version to be included in the city-wide strategic plan.

·         Following a short discussion the Commission requested Brokke to seek a joint Commission – Council meeting on June 30.

 

8.      OTHER

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

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Jill Anfang, Assistant Director