MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Peck, Allen, Dauer, Rothhaar, Martin, Jurado, Lengerman, Kasprzyk, Berthiaume
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Chuck Martin.
The minutes of the meeting of
Women’s Professional Fastpitch Softball
McGuire presented a proposal
for a Women’s Professional Fastpitch Softball Team to be located in
The Commission discussed concerns over how the franchise would interact with local programs and tournaments, and the inclusion of alcohol in the program. They also discussed the potential positive economic impact on the community.
Lengerman seconded that the staff be authorized to pursue negotiations for a
woman’s professional softball team in
Master Plan Update
McGuire presented a report which updated the status of items identified in the capital plan of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (see attached).
The Commission commended the progress and asked staff to continue to emphasize non-motorized linkages and to continue to review need for bike racks as transportation options may change with gas prices. The Commission also identified short-term projects including the Stratford Parking lot and grills near the sprayground.
Report on Cemetery
Consistent with Commission request, McGuire started a series of reports on the various divisions of the Park and Recreation Department with a report on the Cemetery.
He discussed the history of the Cemetery, the funding and subsidy as well as the perpetual care fund which is being accumulated to fund maintenance of the cemetery when all lots are sold. He reported that given current sales trends, lots will be for sale for approximately 13 years.
McGuire reported that the new
Civic Arena had opened for skating on
The final project of which he
spoke was the
Code of Sportsmanship
In an attempt to generate respect for the new Arena facility, staff has proposed a Code of Sportsmanship to be signed by anyone acquiring a key for a team room.
The Commission supported the concept of encouraging appropriate conduct from the onset.
Rothhaar moved, Kasprzyk seconded to endorse the Code of Sportsmanship for the new Civic Arena. Motion carried 9 – 0.
McGuire reported that the
exposed metal on the slide at
Meeting adjourned at