REGULAR MEETING OF
Meeting called to order at by Chairperson Bruce Peck.
Members Present: Berthiaume, Jurado, Allen, Peck, Rothhaar, Dauer, Kelley, Altimore
Member Absent: Martin
Rothhaar asked that the minutes be corrected: a) to reflect that the Commission had asked
staff to provide a report to follow up the citizen comments regarding the
Motion by Altimore, second by Dauer to
receive the minutes of the
Call to Audience
Chairperson Peck issued a call to the audience, there was no response.
Consideration of Addition to City Forest Mountain Bike Trail
Jim Crissman made a proposal to add approximately two miles
to the mountain biking trails in the
The Commission discussed the proposal and questioned the need for more trails. Crissman responded that a trail which can generate a workout in a single loop is preferable to those which demand repetition.
McGuire expressed staff support for the proposal but cautioned that future additions may be detrimental to the varied uses of the park. The Commission discussed the pros and cons of multiple uses of the park and expressed concern for other users as well.
Motion by Allen, second by Dauer to
endorse the plan to add two miles to the mountain biking trails in
McGuire provided the Commission with the following update:
1) Typical spring cleanup has begun throughout the park system. Seasonal employees are being added and will continue to be through Mid-May.
2) The Fun Zone endowment fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation is being used to provide funds to stain the Fun Zone. The staining is done every three to four years and was last done in 2004.
floating dock is being installed in
4) New playground equipment is being installed in several parks as detailed in the meeting of 12/06.
5) The Tunes by the Tridge series will be held on the Farm Market side of the Tridge.
McGuire responded to issues raised in the March meeting
McGuire noted that applications were being taken for the Golf Players Committee.
Meeting adjourned at