REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS ABSENT None
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience. There was no response.
McGuire presented a written report (see attached) and also gave a verbal presentation. The report detailed the history of the projects, the financial implications, and recommended that the renovation option be rejected, that $200,000 be budgeted for demolition, and that the staff be authorized to proceed to design and build a three-rink facility provided that bids fall within parameters as outlined.
Peck accepted public comment on the report.
The Commission then discussed the report. Lengerman asked if acceptance of the report insured that the current facility would be demolished. McGuire indicated that the report recommended demolition at this point but other uses, if found to be practical were not precluded by this action. Rothhaar expressed support for the flexibility built into the report. Robert expressed concern over increasing the subsidy. Commissioner Lincoln had to leave the meeting due to a prior commitment.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar to recommend to City Council that the renovation option for the Civic Arena be rejected, and that staff be authorized to proceed to design and bid a three-rink facility. Motion carried 6 – 1.
Since the September meeting, at
which the Commission approved the concept of the BMX track in the community,
staff has been working with local BMX enthusiasts as well as representatives of
the National Bicycle League on details.
Discussions have also been held with floodplain representatives of the
DEQ. Consensus has been reached that
Stratford Woods would provide a better venue for the track than the previously
discussed area near the St. Charles Softball Complex which is in the
Motion by Rothhaar, seconded by Lengerman to endorse Stratford Woods as the site for the BMX track.
McGuire reported that the Master Plan Open House was well attended by a wide cross-section of interests. He also indicated that discussions with Spicer Engineering indicated that 380 returned surveys would reach the threshold for 95% confidence factor and as of today, with three days remaining before the deadline, we have received 382 surveys.
Walking path at Central being well used.
Meeting adjourned at