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Parks and Recreation
April 7, 2009
Lenz, Etten, Hiber, D. Holt, M. Holt, Kendall. Pederson, Ristow, Stark,
1. INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
themselves and communicated a bit of their background.
OF MINUTES ? March 3, 2009 MEETING
Minutes for the March 3, 2009
meeting were approved unanimously.
IN OF NEW COMMISSIONERS
Chair Willmus officially
administered the oath of office to Gale Pederson, reappointed for another
term and to newly appointed members: Jason Etten, David Holt and Mary Holt.
The Commission welcomed and thanked all members for their willingness to
AND AFFIRM DEPARTMENT MISSION
Staff reviewed and explained the
history of the current mission statement and indicated that it has served the
department well over a number of years. The mission statement is regularly
reviewed and affirmed by staff and this is an opportunity for the Commission
to weigh in. This is an excellent time to revisit the mission and vision as
we embark upon the Park and Recreation System Master Plan update which is
expected to garner input from the community in numerous fashions.
Commission members discussed the
mission statement generally feeling that it was lengthy, should be revised,
be more pointed and more intentional. It was suggested that it be revisited
and discussed further as the Parks and Recreation embarks upon the Master
explained that traditionally, at this time of year, the Commission discusses
and establishes goals for the upcoming Commission year (April-March). The
2008/09 goal topics were reviewed and discussed. There was a good deal of
discussion centering on what is a goal and what is an objective and that they
should be clear and measurable. It was decided that this would be a good
topic for a retreat and that the joint City Council and Commission meeting in
June may help to set some priorities for which to begin.
Stark agreed to develop a spreadsheet of the goals with a tracking method
that could be discussed periodically at Commission meetings. Commission
members were given a homework assignment to submit possible goal topics to
Brokke to compile for further discussion at the May meeting.
ROG AMPHITHEATRE UPDATE
Staff reported on progress of
the Amphitheatre project. The project is moving forward, all parts of the
project have been contracted and are either in progress or will be as the
weather improves to allow outside work. The project components include;
repairs to the roof and siding
painting and staining of the entire amphitheatre
sound and lighting upgrades
lakeside decking repairs and replacement
addition of public art
facility dedication and community celebration
A reminder was given that as a result of the MVHC loss, staff
is implementing adjustments. Also, an explanation was given that there are two
sides to the equation ? revenue generation and reductions. The ideal
situation is to apply a combination of the two. If Commission or Community
members have an interest in contributing or know of sources who may, please
have them contact a staff member.
The joint City Council/Commission meeting is scheduled for June
15th. It was suggested that preparation of an agenda be at the May
Cedarholm Golf Course opened today, April 7th.
Accreditation dates have been finalized and will be the week of
Muriel Sahlin Arboretum restroom/multi purpose facility is
still being pursued by the Roseville Central Park Foundation
Future Commission Agenda items to consider;
Brodt Lenz questioned whether the Rog plaque needed to be in
It was suggested that the joint City Council/Commission meeting
be an open discussion format
Willmus voiced his concern of using park and recreation related
monies for the removal of diseased and hazardous trees on street right of
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm