MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 8, 2003

MIDLAND CITY HALL

7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:           Gerstacker, Lincoln, Lengerman, Wilson, Peck,

E. McGuire, Berthiaume, Zimmer-Janeczko, Robert

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:               M. McGuire, Paul Handt, Cheryl Wade

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson Bruce Peck.

 

Minutes

 

Motion by Wilson, seconded by Gerstacker to receive the minutes of the meeting of February 11, 2003.  Motion carried.

 

Call to Audience

 

Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience.  Paul Handt spoke of the fungus which attacked the golf course.  He spoke of the severity.  He feels situation is severe enough that a reoccurrence could severely damage the course, it’s revenue and reputation.  He suggested that people be appointed to assist in dealing with the problem, members of the Commission and the Golf Committee.

 

Peck responded that Commission had confidence in the staff and the current set up to deal with the issue and did not believe that an additional committee was in order.

 

Currie Food Concession

 

McGuire informed the Commission that the City and Jackie Jacobs Catering had mutually terminated their agreement for the Currie Food Concession.  He indicated that the City had subsequently sought bids and received none.  As the City was planning to operate its own concession the City was contacted by In New Ways, owner Carol Schaefer.  Discussion led to an agreement.  McGuire highlighted the proposed contract and asked that the Commission recommend it to City Council.

 


Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Lincoln that the Commission recommends to the City Council that a contract as recommended by the Director of Public Services and drafted by the city attorney be approved.  Motion carried.

 

Civic Arena Architect

 

McGuire informed the Commission that six firms had responded to the City’s request for proposal for design services.  He indicated that the review team of Purchasing Agent, Mike Myer; Director of Public Services, Marty McGuire and Owner Representative, Tom Anistos had trimmed the list to two and interviewed them.  They recommended the firm of Siegel Toumalls of Farmington Hills.

 

Motion by Gerstacker, seconded by Lengerman to recommend Siegel/Tuomalls.

 

Project Update

 

Sprayground – McGuire reported that this project was not yet funded and that a site in Central Park will be identified when it is.

 

Stratford – McGuire reported that staff is currently exploring options to replace the fishing dock which was removed for safety reasons.

 

Tee Time – McGuire reported that the tee times would be used on Currie West and Currie East would be maintained as a walk on course.  He explained that offering both options was in keeping with the intent of the public course.  Commissioner Robert objected saying that tee times would serve to maximize revenue.  McGuire to provide monthly reports on issue.

 

New Business

 

McGuire announced that plans were underway to make a portion of the May meeting a joint session with the Planning Commission to hear a presentation on greenways.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Marty McGuire