MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

COUNCIL CHAMBERS MIDLAND CITY HALL

7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman John Rothhaar.

 

Members Present:         Rothhaar, Altimore, Berthiaume, Kelley, Jurado, Martin

 

Members Absent:         Allen, Dauer

 

Minutes:

 

Altimore moved, Jurado seconded to receive minutes of the meeting of August 7, 2007.  Motion carried 6-0.

 

Call to Audience:

 

There was no response.

 

Goal Setting for 2008:

 

  • Murphy reviewed highlight of goal recommendation presentation from the August 2007 meeting.  Commission’s purpose tonight is to come up with 3 – 4 goal recommendations for Council.

 

  • Rothhaar discussed process by which Master Plan was developed. This involved community input via survey and community meetings.

 

 

  • Many goals/initiatives have been addressed in part over the past three years. A start would be by updating where the Committee is at and if the goals are still on target.

 

  • Rothhaar read through initiatives for each goal in the Master Plan, highlighting items that have been completed.

 

 

 

Review Common Areas of Discussion/Goals Identified:

 

  1. Maintenance and enhancing existing parks. Restroom upkeep and improvement. Accessibility for disabled as identified.

 

  1. Continue with Central Park Plan, include partnering with Community Center.

 

 

  1. Communication via website on-line reservation opportunity for feedback input.

 

  1. Continue upgrade of play equipment.

 

 

Altimore recommends motion to accept, Martin seconds.  Motion approved 6 – 0.

 

Old Business:

 

  • Berthiaume raised the issue of the electric boxes and sign at the old Civic Arena.  Murphy updated the Committee on this issue.

 

  • The issue of the catch basin on the Civic Arena site was raised.  This is an area still under review.

 

New Business:

 

  • Martin stated to the Committee that the public should take ownership in parks and clean up their parks and pick up trash.

 

  • Rothhaar recognized Bruce Peck for his 15 years of service on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

Berthiaume motioned, Jurado seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried 6 – 0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Brett R. Ireland