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Parks and Recreation
August 5, 2008
Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Kendall, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Kruzel (contacted staff prior to meeting)
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No public comment
OF MINUTES – JUNE 3, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the June 3, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
OF MINUTES – JULY 1, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the July 1, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
Jeff Johnson reported that the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Board recently recognized the Central park Foundation as a
nominee for the Ramsey County Outstanding Group of the Year and awarded Gale Pederson the Ramsey County parks and Recreation Citizen of the Year Award. Congratulations
PLAN COMMITTEE UPDATE
Jeff Johnson reported back to
the Commission on recent Comp Plan Committee activity. The Parks and
Recreation component of the Comp Plan has minimal changes. Much of the
detail has been left to future Parks and Recreation Master Planning efforts
and the System Plan Updates. The Comp Plan is to be adopted by the Council by
the end of the year.
Brent Huberty and Todd Anderson,
Roseville residents and archery enthusiasts, were present to share
information on archery facilities for future consideration in Roseville.
Brent talked to the Commission about
three Archery Facility scenarios.
Target Range ~ Lowest cost, smallest land requirements, least
Archery Park ~ accommodates a greater variety of archers,
larger land requirements, more costly to build and maintain.
Archery Trail ~ Focused on the bow hunter, requires 30-40 acres
of land and is the most costly to build, maintenance similar to the Archery
Todd Anderson was present to
support Brent’s presentation and initiative. Todd sees archery as a lifelong
activity that involves the family as well as individual participants.
Huberty’s main objective in
presenting to the Commission was to make people aware that there is an
interest in archery in our community and to learn what the process was for
making a request/recommendation for additions to the parks and recreation
Discussions followed in regards
to the possibility of involving the school district as a partner to maximize
use and possibly access land. Brokke and the Commission talked in regards to
the timing of this presentation as we begin to assess our community resources
and pursue a system-wide Master Planning process.
Sarah Brodt Lenz, the Commission
representative to the committee, was not able to attend the recent Community
Open House. She did report that committee members are working on ranking the
32 pathway projects.
PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) DISCUSSION
Brokke talked to the Community’s
recognition of the need to evaluate the Parks and Recreation system as an
operational guide through 2020. A system-wide Master plan will provide Roseville with a accurate, useable information that will guide future actions.
Key to the Master Planning process
will be extensive public involvement. The Master Plan will include land acquisitions
and management, program and facility review and recommendations. The Master
Plan will also review community demographics, inventory existing facilities
and evaluate programs and community interests, research recreation standards,
compile a community needs assessment then follow up with an action plan and
The initial steps in the Master
Planning process include;
Finalizing and issuing RFP
Identifying a planning firm
Identifying a steering/planning committee with technical
A current Parks and Recreation
Master Plan is vital to good representation in the City Comprehensive Plan.
ANNUAL TOUR DAY/DATE/LOCATIONS/TOPICS
Staff and Commissioners decided
to take a year off from the annual tour as all members have experienced the
tour at least once and the time can be used to further discuss the Master
Planning process and tour the Skating Center Geothermal project.
Motion by Pederson recommending
the Commission use their September meeting to tour the Skating Center
Geothermal project and discuss the Master Planning process. Second by
Willmus. Motion passed unanimously.
10. DEPARTMENT REVIEW
Jill Anfang briefed the
Commission on recent department operations and upcoming and recently hosted
programs and events. This month’s presentation focused on upcoming fall
events and programs.
11. DIRECTORS REPORT
Project is on schedule
Number of wells was increased by six to acquire the number of
linear feet required.
In the first ten days the arena has been closed the ice has
been removed, arena staff has removed the boards and glass, floor piping and
insulation has been removed and trenches have been dug to connect the wells.
City Manager is scheduled to present his budget to the Council
on August 11.
Commissioners commented on the
need for a working overhead projector to best serve the public. Much of the
information from tonight’s meeting was not available to the public because
the overhead system was not operating and the backup Elmo was not made
Frank Rog sent a very nice thank
you to Jim Stark following the renaming of the Amphitheatre in his honor.
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director