MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††††† Peck, Rothhaar, Allen, Altimore, Berthiaume, Dauer,
Kelley, Jurado, Martin
MEMBERS ABSENT:†††††††††††† None
The meeting was
called to order at by
Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Motion by Dauer, seconded by Altimore to
receive the minutes of the meeting of October 3, 2006.† Motion carried.
explained that the Downtown Development authority has asked to delay discussion
on this topic to a later date.† The DDA. is now looking at developing a more extensive plan
for the downtown area which would include the area at the corner of Main
The Commission agreed to delay discussion on this topic to a
presented a report which showed that the number of recreational swimmers
increased from 18,017 in 2005 to 23,552 in 2006 with corresponding revenue
increased from $51,162.24 to $77, 592.62.†
This represents a 30% increase in swimmers and a 51% increase in revenue
due to a fee increase in the adult rate.†
also reported that a preliminary look at expenses indicated a 29% increase
The Commission discussed the report.† Commission agreed the swim season was a
successful one. Good weather certainly helps and the new features were well
reported the wireless access has been activated at the Civic Arena.† There is coverage in the lobby area, the
office area and throughout the Olympic Rink and the Mezzanine.† The lobby access is for the convenience of
customers and those waiting for skaters or parents and the
rink access serves media and scoring needs for major events.
He also advised the Commission of the North American Cup Speedskating Championship which will bring several top skaters
including Olympians to Midland,
November 11 & 12.
also reported that the Department is working with the DDA on a project to
construct an artificial ice skating surface at the Farmerís Market.† It is intended to open after the Santa Parade
on Saturday, November 18th.
It is exclusively for recreational skating.†† Itís a plexiglass
Rothhaar questioned timing of the January 2nd
meeting.† Kelly recommended to move to
January 9th and asked staff to research if feasible.