REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Lengerman, Dauer, Martin, Peck, Allen, Jurado, Rothhaar, Kasprzyk, Berthiaume
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Chuck Martin.
Motion by Peck, 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.
Playground Equipment Plan
McGuire presented a plan for equipment replacement and enhancement as follows:
Install a playground set similar to
the one recently installed at
Install a small swing set on west
Replace large swing set in
Replace swing/slide combo in
Replace horizontal ladder/climber
Replace large swing set in
Lengerman expressed concerns over the set at Central – and suggested input from the community. She indicated the bouncy toys do not work properly and other elements were not exciting Dauer questioned putting similar equipment in several parks. The Commission also discussed the subjectivity in evaluating equipment. Motion by Peck, seconded by Allen to endorse the report of staff. Motion carried 7 – 2.
Program and Project Update
McGuire advised that the property on which the Civic Arena is located has been rezoned to regional commercial.
McGuire updated the Commission on a plan to replace the
The Commission expressed support for the plan.
Division Update (Parks)
In keeping with the Commission’s desire to receive informational presentations on the various divisions of the Parks and Recreation Department, McGuire made a presentation on the Parks Division.
a) McGuire responded to issues raised at the
- Lighting near Fast Ice Dr. – Contact has been made with Consumers and lighting will be installed.
- A reward system to deter vandalism.
This would be a budget item for 2006-07 and will be considered.
- Bags to be placed in Parks to encourage litter pick-up.
- Litter pick up is currently handled in conjunction with mowing. Keeping all parks stocked will be cumbersome and costly.
Pipeline designation at
- Slide at Chippewassee has been elevated by Risk Management professionals and once again approved.
The Commission questioned the ice conditions at the new arena after news
McGuire explained steps which had been taken including discussion with
Lengerman asked about the Collins St. Civic Arena. McGuire explained the
request for proposals being sought by City Council.
b) McGuire reviewed the fee review process schedule.
January 9 – Joint meeting
January 23 – Send out
February 7 – Regular Meeting
6 – 1st
20 – 2nd
Adopt-A-Park info was requested for the next meeting.
Signs direct to park – some are not as user friendly. Walkways could be improved. Commission agreed that block parks are for neighborhood use and improving accesses is not always viewed as positive.
Meeting adjourned at