REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dauer, Peck, Lengerman, Robert, Zimmer-Janeczko, Donovan, Rothhaar, Berthiaume
The meeting was called to order at by Secretary Marty McGuire.
McGuire asked for nominations for the position of chair. Rothhaar nominated Peck, Lengerman seconded.
Peck was elected by a vote of 7 – 0.
Peck assumed the chair and called for nominations to the position of vice-chair. Robert nominated Rothhaar, Zimmer-Janeczko seconded.
Rothhaar was elected by a vote of 7 – 0.
Berthiaume arrived at
Rothhaar asked that the minutes be amended to show that other members joined Lengerman in concern over Plymouth Pool budget process. Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar that minutes be approved as amended.
McGuire presented the attached schedule of meetings in
keeping with the group’s meeting date of the first Tuesday of the month. The lone exception proposed was the meeting
Motion by Berthiaume, seconded by Robert to approve the meeting schedule as proposed. Motion carried by a vote of 8 – 0.
Dick Touvel, Steve Kin and
Consultant Pam Blough made a presentation on the
proposed trail which will link the Tridge with the
James Reigler spoke against the project indicating that this was a continuation of recreation without responsibility. He objects to taxpayer funding of this type of recreation facility and has asked for a breakdown of expenses and has not received it.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar that the Commission recommends to the City Council that the City grants easements for the construction of the trail and that the City agrees to maintain that portion of the trail which is within the City. Motion carried by a vote of 8 – 0.
Disposition of Current Civic Arena
McGuire indicated that as the process moves on to build a new Civic Arena, the time has come to discuss the disposition of the current facility. He pointed out that the facility is on park property and use other than recreational would require a vote of the people. He also reported that money had been allocated in the project for demolition. He further stated that other uses of the building would require renovation costs as well as operation costs. He asked the Commission to detail the information they would like to see in making this decision.
Lengerman asked about the roof. McGuire indicated that temporary repairs had been made but long term use would likely require re-roofing the facility.
Motion by Dauer, seconded by Lengerman to schedule a public hearing at the October meeting on the topic of the Civic Arena and that youth groups be notified specifically.
Motion carried 8 – 0.
Set Public Hearing on Picnic Shelter Charge
McGuire proposed the following rates per past Commission discussion:
Emerson A $20.00
Emerson E $20.00
Emerson D $40.00
He indicated that these rates, based on 2004 use would generate $23,760.00.
He asked the Commission to consider the recommendation and
formulate their recommendation to present at a public hearing on
BMX Track – Track had been in place. Dow reclaimed dirt due to internal policy and
the process is once again underway with a completion date scheduled for
Opened on Friday, good use over the weekend, as with most
new installations, some thing’s need to be addressed
and will, as further evaluation takes place.
Dedication of the park will be
Bond revenue to be received this week, contract to be signed and construction to begin.
Childhood Obesity Program
McGuire reported that the program was conducted in two phases. The first phase saw discussion with program play leaders on incorporating healthy principles into program while the second phase allowed a voluntary sign up for personal consultation and four of Mid-Michigan faculty.
Commission asked staff to consider partnership with the
Community Center for Playground Equipment in
Commission asked specific questions on the Golf Committee,
the Clubhouse Liquor License and the
Meeting adjourned at