Meeting called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Peck, Kelley, Allen, Martin, Rothhaar,
Motion by Altimore, second by Dauer to
receive the minutes of December 5, 2006.Motion carried.
Call to Audience
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience.There was no response.
Review of Joint Meeting with City Council
The Commission followed up on the discussion with the
Council and concluded that there should be no significant change in the
Motion by Rothhaar, seconded by Jurado to
set a public hearing on fees for Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at The hearing will be held in conjunction with
the regular monthly meeting of the Parks and
Recreation Commission in MidlandCity
McGuire updated the Commission on several ongoing projects:
Civic Arena demolition contract has been awarded to Mackenzie
Environmental of Grand Ledge, Michigan.The bid price is $104,579.77.The work is scheduled to begin on
February 1 and should be completed by April 2, 2007.The demolition and restoration will take place in a manner
consistent with the Central Park Master Plan.As to the rest of the plan a phasing
plan will be developed as well as a funding plan.
Course – Consistent with earlier reports, the entire golf operation is
being reviewed.There’s currently a
contract for management with the Golf Pro.Evaluations of the advantages of management by an employee verses
contractor are being studied.Evaluation of the concession operation will continue and meetings
with the ArnoldCenter
and the other contractors will be held.The process has started on the liquor license and study continues
on the alternating of the nines.All of these issues are administrative in nature and staff will be
keeping the Commission advised as decisions are reached.
of Tunes by the Tridge – The summer concert series will be held in ChippewasseePark this year due to
construction at AshmanCourtHotel.
– Stephanie Szostak joined the staff on Jan 2, 2007.
There was discussion regarding the liquor license serving to
hold down fees at the Golf Course as well as discussion that any consideration
of the liquor license at this time is speculative.
There was concern about the placement of Home and Away signs
in the Olympic Rink of the Civic Arena.