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Parks and Recreation
October 7, 2008
Brodt Lenz, Hiber, Kendall, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel (contacted staff prior to meeting)
INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 MEETING
Minutes for the September 2, 2008 meeting were approved unanimously.
PROPERTIES ASSISTED LIVING PROPOSAL
Willmus excused himself from the
presentation and discussion.
Brokke briefed the Commission on a
proposed additional development adjacent to the previously discussed Applewood
Pointe development at Langton Lake. The second development will include
93 Assisted Living units. In the past United Properties has questioned
the park dedication policy as it relates to Assisted Living developments.
United Properties believes assisted living residents will not be using park
facilities and will have minimal impact on the park.
Commissioners around the table voiced an opinion on the assumption that
because residents are residing in an assisted living facility they will not use
the park – Commissioners believe this to be an incorrect assumption.
Assisted Living Residents and their guests do use the park facilities and value
proximity to parks.
Commissioners voiced their opinion that there is no past precedence for
special consideration in regards to park dedication for multi unit housing
structures. Commissioners are also concerned that any deviation from the
current park dedication policy would set a dangerous precedence.
Commissioners felt there is no reason to deviate from the policy recommended
park dedication for this development.
Commissioner Stark asked if there is any benefit to considering land
dedication for this project.
Brokke mentioned that a trail around the wet land is a possibility.
Motion by Ristow recommending accepting
cash in lieu of land for the Assisted Living development at
Applewood Pointe near Langton Lake Park. Second by Hiber. Discussion followed focusing on whether
there should be consideration made toward the dedication of land in order to
provide a connecting trail. Ristow withdrew his original motion.
Motion made by Pederson to table
the recommendation of park dedication, as long as it does not delay the
process, so that staff can provide the Commission more information on the land
option. Second by Brodt Lenz. Motion passed unanimously.
CONTINUED DISCUSSION ON MASTER PLAN RFP
Brokke presented the updated RFP
which incorporated most of the Commissioner comments.
Commissioners recognized that the
Master Plan discussion is the result of the Imagine Roseville 2025 findings and
the current significant interest by the community in maintaining the park and
recreation system. The Commission talked of the need to “remaster plan”
the system – it is important to bring in today’s community members to add to
the discussion. Commissioners also voiced their feelings on while the
actual planning process is important, the ability to implement the plan is
essential. Implementation resources will be needed.
Commissioner Stark mentioned that
it would not be wise to halt the planning process at this point. It is
important to keep the process moving forward and give people something to look
at and make informed decisions.
Commissioner Willmus commented that
there is a concern that the Master Planning process and project implementation
be a stand-alone initiative and that it not be combined with other City
projects. Momentum with parks and recreation has been established and to
add other projects on would be a concern.
Motion by Pederson to recommend
that the master plan request for proposals (RFP) as presented be moved forward
to the City Council as presented. Second by Brodt Lenz. Motion
NOVEMBER MEETING DATE
Commissioners recommended moving
the November meeting (if a meeting is needed) to November 3, 2008 due to the
regular meeting date falling on Election Day.
Motion made to move the November
Parks & Recreation Commission meeting to Monday, November 3, if
needed. Motion passed unanimously.
PARK DEDICATION RATE DISCUSSION
In 2007 the Commission conducted
an extensive discussion of the Park Dedication Rates at that time. The
rates were changed to bring them in line with rates in other like communities.
Motion made by Willmus to leave
the park dedication rates as they are currently and revisits the park
dedication rates in October 2009. Second by Pederson. Motion
The Ice was in and the arena was open for skating on October 1.
Contractors continue to work on the roof-top units.
The City of Roseville Website offers geothermal project time lapse
video. Brokke showed the Commission 2 videos, one of the concrete pour
and one of the concrete pier removal – the 160 piers were removed by Skating Center staff at a savings of $800/pier.
The Best Value Procurement Method served the City and Parks and
Recreation well. The method led to the project being discussed and
planned up-front by all involved.
Few issues remain to-date
North Parking Lot Lighting is being replaced at an additional cost
Floor required additional excavating and sand fill
Players boxes were originally pulled from the project as a cost
savings. Skating Center staff completed the project at a $45,000 savings.
Commissioner Stark mentioned that the positive status of this project is
a tribute to the Parks and Recreation Staff.
Roseville Central Park Foundation hosted their annual Octoberfest last
Friday. The event was one of the most well attended Octoberfest events.
FORParks will be hosting their annual Holiday Rose Home Tour on November
14 & 15.
FORHANC is hosting a Craft Fair on December 6.
8. OTHER COMMENTS
Jill Anfang, Assistant Director