MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING OF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MIDLAND CITY HALL

7:00 P.M.

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:           Donovan, Rothhaar, Lengerman, Lincoln, Peck, Robert,

                                                Berthiaume

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:             Zimmer-Janeczko (excused)

 

OTHERS PRESENT:               M. McGuire, Director of Public Services

 

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

 

Chairperson Peck explained the process to be used for the public hearing and the fact that recommendations to City Council would be made from this meeting.

 

M. McGuire outlined the staff proposals for golf fees.  He also detailed an alternate requested by Commissioner Robert adding a $1.00 per nine hole round and $2.00 per eighteen hole round to adjusted pass rates and an alternate proposed by a citizen to add a family pass.

 

There was no public input.

 

Motion by Lincoln, seconded by Robert to recommend the option which includes the family pass. Motion carried 7-0.

 

McGuire outlined the changes in the Civic Arena rates which amount to a 3% increase and an increase of $5.00 in the base surcharge rate.  He also outlined an option requested by Commissioner Lengerman to increase the non-ice rental rate to $2,000.00 per day.

 

Bill Bartlett, President of Fast Ice spoke in favor of the proposal.

 

Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar to recommend the option including the increase in the non-ice rental.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

McGuire outlined the recommendations for General Recreation fees.  The changes in this area are for the fee for a player who plays on a second softball team to increase from $10.00 to $18.00 and for the youth softball fees to increase from $4.00 to $5.00.  He also addressed the area of picnic reservations reflecting discussions between City Council and the Commission.  He indicated that logistics prevented a change this year but recommended that the Commission go on record as indicating a charge of $15.00 per shelter would  be recommended in 2005.  This would allow staff to begin preparing users for the change.

 

Paula Jurado spoke in support of instituting fees, but indicated that the $15.00 proposal was too low.  She presented a schedule which recommended fees from $25.00 -$75.00 depending upon the size of the shelter and the facilities available.

 

McGuire suggested that the Commission might simply go on record indicating that a fee would be assessed in 2005 and that the actual amount could be decided upon after more information is gathered.

 

Motion by Rothhaar, seconded by Lengerman to approve the fees recommended by staff and to go on record as recommending a fee for picnic shelters for 2005.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

McGuire detailed the swimming fees with the only change being in the swimming lesson fee going from $25.00 to $30.00.

 

There was no public comment.

 

Motion by Berthiaume, seconded by Lincoln to recommend the swimming fees as proposed by staff.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

Rob Eggers and Alan Bean of Space Engineering Group led the Commission through a discussion of Master Plan Goals.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Marty McGuire