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Parks and Recreation
February 3, 2009
Brodt Lenz, Kamrath, Kendall, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus
Hiber notified staff ahead of time that he was unable to attend
INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
No Public Comment
Commission Chair Bob Willmus
reminded the community that applications for the Parks and Recreation
Commission are being accepted through February 27th.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES ? JANUARY 6, 2009 MEETING
Minutes for the January 6, 2009 meeting were approved unanimously.
MURIEL SAHLIN ARBORETUM RESTROOM/MULTI PURPOSE FACILITY
Carole Erickson and Kevin Busch in attendance to speak on the proposed facility
and involvement by the Central Park Foundation. Brokke introduced
CPF Board Member Erickson, Park Project Committee Chair Kuhne and Architect
Busch shared the most recent
designs for the restroom/multi purpose facility at the Arboretum. Designs
have been developed for two sites, each site has their
own set of positive and negative attributes.
Commissioners weighed in on the
restroom project at the Arboretum.
voiced his support for the project.
spoke in favor for site #1 because of the potential savings for sewer and water
Motion by Brodt Lenz to recommend
the City pursue the proposed restroom/multi purpose facility at the Muriel
Sahlin Arboretum. Second by Mark Kamrath Motion
passed unanimously. Gale Pederson
abstained because of her involvement with the Central Park Foundation.
2009 PARK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (PIP)
The 2009 Park Improvement Program
budget is $215,000.
The City Council eliminated funding
for the Diseased and Hazardous Tree Program from the 2009 Budget as a cost
saving measure. Because City ordinance recognizes Parks and Recreation as
the responsible party for the State mandated Diseased and Hazardous Tree
Program, staff is recommending the needed funding be taken from PIP ($50,000).
feels there is a problem with using Parks and Recreation funding to care and
maintain City Right of Way trees. Certainly there is a linkage between
the expenses for managing diseased and hazardous trees in the parks but does
not support spending Park Improvement dollars for boulevard trees.
also wanted to remind everyone that there is no tree replacement program in Roseville and because of
this, tree in the City are being neglected.
inquired into the value of the Park System in Roseville in an effort to identify what
percentage of funding is being allocated to maintain our community
resources. It is estimated that 4/10 of one percent of the budget is
being spent to maintain a $55 million system.
inquired into whether reserve funding might be available as an option for
funding the diseased and hazardous tree program. Willmus asked if reserve
funding levels are maintained for bond ratings or to be used when needed.
Motion made by Willmus to approve
the proposed 2009 PIP plan with the removal of funding for Diseased and
Hazardous Trees as it pertains to Right of Way trees. Second
by Pederson. Motion passed unanimously.
FRANK ROG AMPHITHEATRE UPDATE
Anfang updated the Commission on
progress of the Amphitheatre project. Staff have
identified project expenses and are working on options to meet the project
budget. Anfang and a small group of community members have chosen an
artist to create an original piece of art for Central Park
and the Amphitheatre. The project timeline is tight but the objective
remains to have the facility renovated, the sound system upgraded and public
art installed by mid May, in plenty of time for a Community Celebration to
recognize Frank Rog, facility namesake and introduce the Amphitheatre upgrades
to the community in early June.
Updated Commissioners on Roseville?s
potential economic stimulus projects.
The Re-accreditation visit has been narrowed down to the last week in
May or the first week in June. More information will be shared at
upcoming Commission meetings.
Home and Garden Fair is scheduled for Saturday, February 21
· The application deadline for open positions on all City
Commissions is February 27.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm
Anfang, Assistant Director