Meeting called to order at by Vice Chairperson John Rothhaar.
Members Present: Berthiaume, Dauer, Kelley, Martin, Rothhaar,
Jurado, Allen, Altimore
Members Absent: Peck
Others Present: Members of the Media, Mark Sadek
Motion by Altimore, second by Martin to
receive the minutes of the meeting of
Call to Audience
Mark Sadek advanced concerns about the upkeep of the
He encouraged the Commission to visit the
McGuire reported on the request from the Michigan Ice, Women’s Professional Softball Team to:
The Commission discussed the proposal at some length and expressed concern over the financial viability of the group given the late payment of 2006 fees. There was discussion of requiring an upfront payment with some Commissioners seeing it as insurance and others viewing it as an unfair penalty.
Motion by Martin, second by Kelley to recommend to City Council that the requests of Michigan Ice be granted with the provision that $1,000 of the $2,400 be paid prior to the beginning of the season. Motion carried 5 – 3 with Dauer, Altimore, Martin, Rothhaar, Jurado and Kelley, Berthiaume and Allen dissenting.
McGuire reported that discussions were nearly complete with
Northeast Little League regarding the siting of their field in
Project Update/Old Business
McGuire updated the Commission on ongoing projects including:
A question was raised about drainage work at the golf course and it was reported that extensive work had been done on West #17.
McGuire reported that the changes in the golf Course Operation resulted in a need to again amend the fee ordinance to include power cart fees. He recommended that the fee be set at not to exceed $9.00/person for 9 holes and not to exceed $15.00/person for 18 holes to allow for flexibility in marketing.
Motion by Kelley, second by Dauer to recommend to City Council that the Golf Fee Ordinance be amended to include not to exceed rates for power carts as recommended by staff. Motion carried.
The Commission requested a report on the proposed non-motorized trail around the City for a future meeting.
Meeting adjourned at