REGULAR MEETING OF
PRESENT: Berthiaume, Robert,
Donavan, Rothhaar, Lengerman, Peck, Zimmer-Janeczko,
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: M. McGuire, Bean & Eggars (Spicer Enginering)
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Robert to receive the
minutes of the meeting of
Call to Audience:
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience for discussion not related to topics on the agenda. There was no response.
Master Plan Update:
Rob Eggars of Spicer Engineering
updated the Commission regarding the Master Plan. The discussion centered primarily around the Community Opinion Survey and the Community Open
House to be held
The Commission reviewed the proposed survey and made suggestions for change. The Commission decided to send the survey out late in October 2003.
McGuire presented a letter from Alan Ott
regarding the Spraypark. The letter
indicated that the Foundation would prefer to wait on funding improvements to
Lengerman expressed disappointment that
Improvements to the Dock Area at the Tridge:
The Midland Area Community Foundation has worked with the City to develop a plan to improve the docking facility and the aesthetics near the Tridge. The plan would include building a floating T docking system to attach to the current dock. The new system would allow for water level adjustments and would make the dock more useable for Riverdays and other events which utilize a riverboat. It would also remain available for fishing. In addition the plan calls for aesthetic improvements to the area immediately surrounding the dock.
The Foundation has offered to fund the project and has allocated up to $70,000 for the work.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Donavan to recommend that the City Council accept the gift of $70,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation and undertake a project to improve the docking system at the Tridge and the surrounding landscape.
Motion carried 8 – 0.
McGuire informed the Commission that discussions were ongoing with stake-holders in the Arena project. Funding options are continuing to be discussed. If a recommendation is formulated prior to the next scheduled meeting, a special meeting may be called.
Lengerman proposed that gun safety workshops be a part of the Gun Show. McGuire was asked to pass the suggestion to the organization.
Meeting adjourned at
NOTE: Commission Member Schedule
4 – 5 Peck Donavan
5 – 6 Robert Rothhaar
6 – 7 Zimmer-Janeczko Lengerman