REGULAR MEETING OF
Meeting called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Members Present: Peck, Martin, Altimore, Allen, Rothhaar,
Kelley, Berthiaume, Jurado
Members Absent: Dauer
Others Present: Joy Buchanan, Bill Bartlett
Motion by Rothhaar, second by Altimore to correct the minutes of the meeting of January 9, 2007 to include clarification that the excess in the arena demolition account had been spent on keeping the arena up during the exploration process, and received the minutes as corrected. Motion carried.
Public Hearing on Fees
McGuire gave the attached presentation on the fee recommendations for 2007. Motion by Allen, second by Martin to recommend to City Council the amended Ordinance 21-73 (General Recreation Fees) as proposed. Motion carried.
Bill Bartlett spoke to the Commission and supported the fee increase as necessary to continue the success of the facility. Motion by Berthiaume, second by Rothhaar to recommend to City Council the amended Ordinance 21-70 (Civic Arena Fees) as proposed. Motion carried.
Motion by Martin, second by Rothhaar to recommend to City Council the amended Ordinance 21-71 (Golf Course Fees) as proposed. Motion carried.
McGuire presented the attached recommendations regarding
Motion by Jurado, seconded by Berthiaume
to recommend to City Council the changes to the
McGuire noted that the process was underway to request a liquor license for the Currie Golf Course. He also indicated that the contract with the Golf Professional had not been renewed and that the process to hire a manager is underway.
He also reported that demolition of the Civic Arena had begun with the pool portion of the project significantly complete.
He also noted that a grant had been received from the endowment fund held at the Midland Area Community Foundation to re-stain the Fun Zone and that bids have been received to install a fishing dock at Stratford Wood similar to that at the Tridge.
Commission asked about
McGuire reported that the Michigan Ice has paid the commitment for last season and will be coming to the Commission in March with a proposal for 2007.
There was discussion regarding the creation of a Committee
for advice on the
Meeting adjourned at