REGULAR MEETING OF
MEMBERS PRESENT: Lengerman, Dauer, Martin, Jurado, Allen, Peck, Rothhaar, Kasprzyk, Berthiaume
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
The meeting was called to order at by Chairperson Chuck Martin.
Motion by Allen, 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 the agenda. There was no response.
Discussion of Proposed Cemetery Plat
McGuire presented information which shows that at current sales
rates, enough burial lots are available in the
McGuire pointed out that this plat would balance the number of spaces for burials and burials of cremains to sustain the cemetery for approximately 10 years.
Motion by Lengerman, seconded by Rothhaar
to approve the plat of the Forestview Section of the
Project and Program Update
McGuire updated the Commission as follows:
Three Rivers Corporation has been working with the Department of Environmental Quality to finalize permits for the project and are currently planning to begin the saw cutting of the pool itself this week. The project remains on schedule for completion in May 2006.
Rothhaar requested a plan for all seasons for the
In keeping with the Commission’s desire to learn about the various facets of the department, McGuire presented the attached update on the Golf Course.
The Commission briefly discussed golf course issues including the driving range, the attracting of tournaments, the length of greens and course availability for non-league players.
Allen spoke of discussion McGuire led on tourism and asked that McGuire present that in February.
1) McGuire reviewed the process for consideration of recreation fees:
January 9 – Joint Meeting with City Council at at City Hall Conference B.
January 23 – Staff to send Fee Recommendations to Commission and Media.
February 7 – Commission Meeting to include Public Hearing on Fee recommendation.
March 6 – 1st
March 20 – 2nd
2) McGuire responded to a question raised at the December meeting regarding Adopt A Park. He reported that 31 parks currently have adoption agreements. The agreements are for one year and include 4 clean-up sessions per year. The groups are contacted in the Spring to see if they wish to continue their participation. Brett Ireland, Assistant Director administers this program.
- Lengerman presented photos of children sledding on the hills near the Civic Arena. She gathered notes of previous discussions regarding the Arena and indicated that the Arena takes up 1/3 of the Park.
- There was concern about the
Meeting adjourned at
Note: Information for Special Meeting with City Council is enclosed.