MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Allen, Martin, Lengerman, Jurado, Peck, Dauer, Rothhaar, Kasprzyk, Berthiaume
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Chuck Martin at
Motion by Jurado, seconded by Rothhaar to
receive the minutes of the meeting of
Call to Audience
Chairperson Martin issued a call to the audience for items not on tonight’s agenda. There was no response.
Consideration of Gift of Gazebo near Gerstacker Sprayground
Dr. Herbert Buchalter, a long-time
supporter of the rail-trail and user of the park system recently passed
away. Friends and family have offered to
donate a gazebo to be placed near the rail-trail and sprayground. The gazebo is similar to the one in
Motion by Allen, seconded by Rothhaar to recommend to City Council that the gift of a gazebo to be placed near the Gerstacker Sprayground be accepted. Motion carried 6-3
Consideration of Fee Review Process
McGuire discussed the fee review process for Parks and Recreation fees and suggested combining the Public Hearing with the February Commission Meeting. Commission discussed need for time for public to input and encouraged staff to produce recommendation as early as possible.
Motion by Peck, seconded by Kasprzyk to continue fee process with combined Commission public hearing with data made available to Commission and press prior to the meeting. Motion carried 9 – 0.
Division Update – Forestry
In keeping with the Commission’s desire for updates on the various divisions of the department, McGuire presented information on the Forestry Division. Commission asked several follow up questions regarding procedures.
Project and Program Update
McGuire reported that the
The Arena is now fully functional as the Office and Concession area were opened last month.
Plymouth Pool question was asked as to status with a response that permitting is being pursued and project is on schedule.
Old Civic Arena status was questioned. Staff reported that City Council would be seeking formal proposals for use.
Question was raised regarding the proposal to add
The following were identified a issues for staff action and/or study.
§ Lighting near Fast Ice Drive
§ A reward system to deter vandalism in Parks
§ Bags to be placed in Parks to encourage litter pick-up.
Pipeline designation near north entrance of
The Commission made positive comments about the Grand Curve efforts of the Entranceways Task Force.
The meeting was adjourned at