REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Juardo, Allen, Lengerman, Peck, Martin, Kasprzyk
MEMBERS ABSENT: Berthiaume, Dauer, Rothhaar
The meeting was called to order at by Secretary, Marty McGuire.
The minutes of the
Election of Chair
McGuire called for nominations for the position of chair.
Lengerman nominated Chuck Martin, the nomination was seconded by Laura Kasprzyk.
Kasprzyk nominated Bruce Peck, the nomination was seconded by Juardo.
Martin was elected chair by a vote of 4 – 2.
Martin assumed the chair.
Martin called for nominations for vice-chair.
Juardo nominated Rothhaar, it was seconded by Lengerman.
There being no further nominations, Rothhaar was elected unanimously.
Adoption of Calendar
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Kasprzyk to approve calendar. Motion carried 6 – 0.
Martin issued a call to the
Audience. Fay Wood spoke about the Dow
Retirees Picnic at
It was also reported that a donor, who wishes to be anonymous at this point, has offered to donate $40,000.00 over four years to support such a park. There are funds available in the Park Major Project account so that the park would be built now and the funds repaid over the four years.
McGuire distributed the attached letters which have been received on the topic.
Juardo asked if there were
Lengerman discussed the
Master Plan. She noted that the Master
Plan had identified other issues as priorities.
She expressed concern that the cost estimate in the Master Plan was
$20,000.00 and that the actual project cost was now reported as
$45,000.00. She suggested that
Allen indicated that having a dog park such as this was a unique opportunity for the City and that the donation offer made it even more appealing.
Juardo indicated that the donation made this a doable project.
Martin expressed concern that
the location is in a floodplain. He also
Motion by Allen, seconded by
Juardo that the Commission recommend to the City
Council that the generous gift of $40,000.00 over 4 years offered by an
anonymous donor be accepted and that the dog park be constructed in
4 – 2.
Report on Picnic Reservation
McGuire reported that picnic
Lengerman spoke of
Lengerman suggested that a posting of numbers be placed in restrooms to allow for reporting of problems.
McGuire reported that the
Playground Equipment approved for
The Civic Arena Project continues to be within budget and generally on schedule. The recent change order which added a Unisex restroom to the facility may cause a minor delay but we still anticipate use by the end of August.
The City’s July 4th
celebration was held last night and featured a cooperative effort among the
Chemical City Band, the Midland Symphony and the City. Crowd’s gathered in
Lengerman asked about the disposition of the Midland Civic Arena. McGuire reported that staff was currently formulating a plan for the City Council.
Lengerman spoke of
Juardo discussed security or surveillance at the new Civic Arena.
The meeting adjourned at