MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATOIN COMMISSION

MUNITES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

OF JUNE 1, 2004

 

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Peck, Dauer, Lengerman, Rothhaar, Berthuaume

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Lincoln, Robert, Zimmer-Janeczko, Donovan

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Chairperson Bruce Peck.

 

Minutes

 

Motion by Rathhaar, seconded by Lengerman to receive the minutes of the meeting of May 5, 2004. Motion carried 5 0.

 

Call to Audience

 

Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience. Paula Jurado addressed the Commission asking when the fees for picnic shelters would be discussed and she suggested that new technology being advanced by Dow be considered for the new Civic Arena.

 

McGuire noted that the shelter fees would be considered in September or October of 2004. He also indicated that a meeting had been held between Dow and the Architect to discuss applicable technologies and products for the Arena Project.

 

Golf Players Committee

 

McGuire presented names of ten people who had expressed interest in serving on the Golf Players Committee.

 

Lengerman moved, Rothhaar seconded that all applicants be appointed to the committee. Motion carried 5-0-.

 

Playground Equipment Inventory

 

McGuire presented the attached inventory of playground equipment in Parks. He indicated that it would be used as a baseline as determinations are made regarding new equipment.

 

Ann Ware of 2020 Ashman St., addressed the Commission regarding Central Park. She indicated the Park was underutilized and that it was due to a lack of play equipment in the park. She indicated that there were two district areas of equipment and that they were not convenient for families with multiple children. She urged the Commission to consider Central Park for increased and updated play equipment.

 

Old Business

 

The Commission asked for updated information on projects such as the Sprayground and the BMX Track and the Civic Arena Project.

 

Lengerman spoke against the City Council Action which removed from the budget the money to be set aside for Plymouth Pool.

 

Lengerman spoke against the City Council Action which removed from the budget the money to be set aside for Plymouth Pool.

 

Lengerman asked for public input on the disposition of the current Civic Arena.

 

New Business

 

Berthiaume complimented staff on the Leisure Time Publication.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

 

Marty McGuire