REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Lengerman, Rothhaar, Peck, Donovan, Berthiaume, Robert, Zimmer-Janeczko
OTHERS PRESENT: M. McGuire, Director of Public Services
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Motion by Rothhaar, seconded by Lengerman to receive the minutes of the meeting of
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience for discussion of items not on the agenda. There was no response.
November, 2000, officials of the
Dick Touvel and Steve Kin addressed the Commission on the issue. They described changes in the route which brings it closer to Parks & Recreation Facilities and asked that the City become a partner in the project to the extent of applying for state and federal grants for the portion on city land. Commissioner Lengerman questioned the surface and width and was told that it would be asphalt and 12’ wide. Peck questioned the schedule. Kin indicated a grant request would be made in April 2004, and construction in 2005. Rothhaar praised the project as opening up the Whitman area for recreation.
Motion by Rothhaar, seconded by Lengerman to recommend to City Council that they endorse the newly proposed trail and that the Commission include the concept in the upcoming Master Plan discussions. Motion carried 7 – 0.
Rob Eggers and Alan Bean of Spicer Engineering reported on the Community workshop and survey, both of which were conducted to gather public input for the Master Plan. They indicated that the response rate was excellent. 1000 surveys were sent out, fifty were returned as undeliverable and 435 responses were received. Nearly fifty people attended the workshop (see attached report).
commission set a special meeting for
reported that the City Council had received the Commission’s recommendation on
the Civic Arena and had scheduled a public hearing for
informed the Commission that staff had worked with the Midland Area Community
Foundation for funding and was successful in having
Lengerman asked if the seat opened by the death of Esther Gerstacker would be filled now or with the seats in the spring.
The Commission asked that a special meeting be arranged between the City Council and the Commission to discuss fee philosophy.
Meeting adjourned at