MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF DECEMBER 5, 2006

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson Bruce Peck.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Allen, Peck, Rothhaar, Martin, Altimore, Kelley,

Dauer, Jurado, Berthiaume

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

 

Minutes

 

Motion by Altimore, second by Rothhaar to receive the minutes of the meeting of November 7, 2006. Motion carried.

 

Call to Audience

 

Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience for items not on the agenda but germane to Commission business. There was no response.

 

Discussion of Date of January Meeting

 

The Commission showed some interest, at their November meeting, in moving the January meeting from January 2, 2007 to January 9, 2007. McGuire reported that such a change was possible, but it would require that the meeting start earlier and be completed by 6:30 p.m., to allow the room to be prepared for the Planning Commission.

 

Motion by Allen, second by Dauer to move the January meeting of the Commission from January 2, 2007 to January 9, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Discussion of the Joint Meeting with City Council

 

McGuire pointed out that typically the Commission begins the fee review process with a joint meeting with the City Council to determine a philosophy to be used in determining fees for various recreation programs. He indicated that the meeting is generally held at 6:00 p.m. on a Monday evening prior to a regular City Council meeting. He noted that the January meetings of City Council are scheduled for January 8 and January 22. He suggested that January 8 would allow staff to develop a recommendation and get it to the Commission earlier, for deliberation at their meeting of February 6.

 

Motion by Allen, second by Martin to request a joint meeting with City Council to be held at 6:00 p.m. on January 8 with a back-up time of 6:00 p.m. January 22. Motion carried.

 

Discussion of Pursuing Liquor License for Currie Clubhouse

 

McGuire presented the attached slides detailing the issues surrounding a liquor license for Currie Golf Course.

 

The Commission discussed the issues including lack of available liquor licenses in Midland and a concern for competition with private entrepreneurs. The discussion centered on a resort license. The Commission discussed the need for profitability and noted that the Clubhouse is underutilized. There was a positive comment about control issues that would come with a license.

 

Motion by Kelley, second by Altimore to recommend to the City Council that the City pursue a Resort Liquor License for the Currie Clubhouse. Motion carried 7 2 (Berthiaume and Allen opposed).

 

Old Business

 

  • Plymouth Park status was questioned.
  • Discussion of demolition of Civic Arena.

 

New Business

 

  • Discussion on walking and sidewalk clearing took place.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Marty McGuire