REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Donovan, Lengerman, Peck, Rothhaar, Robert, Zimmer-Janeczko, Dauer, Berthiaume
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Motion by Donovan, seconded by
Zimmer-Janeczko to receive the minutes of the Meeting of
Call to Audience
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience for items not on the meeting agenda but pertinent to Commission business. There was no response.
Consideration of Parks Rule Change
McGuire proposed that in light of the Commission’s recommendation to change the Ordinance to require a fee for picnic reservations. The Park Rules should be changed for consistency. He suggested that Section 11-B-3 which now reads “Any person desiring to reserve a particular space in a park for an event other than a City sponsored event, must contact the Parks and Recreation Department beginning the first Monday in March of the current year to obtain a permit,” be changed by substituting the word ‘picnic’ for particular and adding ‘or shelter’ after space in the first line and adding ‘in accord with the fee schedule in Section 21-73 of the Code of Ordinances’ to the end of the item.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar to recommend to City Council that Section 11-B-3 of the Park Rules and Regulations be changed as proposed. Motion carried 8 – 0.
Consideration of Youth Seat on Commission
McGuire informed the Commission that in accord with the City
she has missed over 25% of the
meetings scheduled for the 2004-05 Commission year due to her course load at
The Commission discussed the issue including the following comments:
There is value in having a youth perspective, but it may be unrealistic to expect them to serve three years.
It would be difficult for Council to judge a youth candidate against an adult so a dedicated seat is preferable.
It was suggested that a youth member should be in High School at the time of appointment.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar that the Commission recommend to City Council that steps be taken to institute a youth position on the Commission to be specifically filled by a student who is in high school at the time of the appointment. Motion carried 8 – 0.
McGuire reminded the Commission of the sequence of events surrounding the outdoor pools and indicated the City’s budget cycle was beginning (see attached letter).
Motion by Berthiaume, seconded by Donovan that the Commission recommends to City Council that they allocate $500,000 in 2005-06 budget to fund the entire pool and pool building project. Motion carried 8 – 0.
McGuire indicated that the Civic Arena Project is on going and that the footings have been poured. The project is on schedule at this point.
He also updated the Commission on progress on the 2004 items identified in the recently adopted Parks and Recreation Master Plan as follows:
with Community groups to explore non-motorized linkage options – work is
ongoing with the
to the pool and shower facility at
existing playground equipment. The
original assessment has taken place and we are currently working to develop
partnerships to leverage our investment. The priorities at this time are
the feasibility of designating certain areas as a
5) Investigate potential and location for BMX Track. This item has been completed.
Rothhaar expressed concern over apparent deterioration of
Barstow Woods in general and encouraged staff to consider whether continued use
as a dog park was in the Park’s best interest or if another site should be
developed as a
Lengerman indicated that the new drainage installed at the Central Park Tennis Courts is very effective.
Peck spoke of the joint meeting between the Commission and
the City Council scheduled for
Meeting adjourned at .