provided Commission with copy of the Non-Motorized Transportation section
of the City’s Master Plan to serve as reference material relating to the
trail system throughout the city.
Council has recommended that the Planning Department assemble a volunteer
group to review this section of the Master Plan in greater detail.Murphy indicated that if any
commissioner was interested in participating in this volunteer group, she
would forward their name to the Planning Department for
consideration.Consensus was that
the Commission should have a representative involved with this group as
the process develops.
had questions relating to the steps involved in moving forward with the
proposed trail system outlined in the Midland City Pathway Loop Map
included in the Master Plan.Murphy
indicated that the map was a conceptual plan for the trail, and future
development would depend on the availability of funding sources.
Golf Course Update
presented Commission with an update on the financial position of the golf
course as of June 30, the end of the City’s fiscal year. The golf course ended the fiscal year
with a deficit of $18,000.
updated the Commission on the work being done by staff to make
improvements to the golf operation for next season.The areas being studied include:Fee structure; potential impact of a
liquor license; needed improvements in concessions, pro shop offerings and
overall course marketing; capital improvements to course drainage and
restroom facilities; and focus on improved customer service.
Altimore commended the efforts of the golf committee
and the response of the staff involved with the committee.
questioned the golf course’s financial operations conforming to the City’s
fiscal year when the golf season runs from April – November.Rothhaar asked
staff to report back as to whether such a change would be feasible or
requested a report on revenues collected this golf season (April –
November) to be presented at the December meeting.Commission feels this report would be a
useful tool as they consider revisions to the fee structure this winter.
reported that the PlymouthPark project is
progressing on schedule.The
northerly Plymouth Park
Drive paving project is complete.The project involved reclaiming gravel
from the westerly section of park roadway that was closed off this
spring.The Parks Department is
now working to restore the park roadway area to green space.The Ultimate Frisbee field will be laid
out and the beach volley ball court is scheduled to be relocated yet this
fall.Picnic tables & grills
will be purchased this winter and put in place for use in the spring.
Jurado commented on vehicles parking after hours at
the dead end of the roadway at the south end of the park near the
maintenance building.She asked if
temporary barricades could be put in place until the proposed gate is
asked if there has been any mention of the City hosting a community event
to celebrate the renovations to the park.
reported that the cart storage and maintenance facility at Currie Golf
Course has received the necessary flood plain permit from the MDEQ.The house on the site has been removed,
and Three Rivers Construction is firming up final building design
Rothhaar announced that the January meeting has been
set for Wednesday,
January 9, 2008 at Murphy added that a date needed to be
chosen prior to this evening’s meeting in order to make the deadline for
publication in the 2008 City Calendar.
Berthiaume asked for an update on the transformers
scheduled for removal at the old Civic Arena site.Murphy stated that Consumers Energy has
been contacted numerous times and staff has been told the transformers
will be removed by the end of November.
Berthiaume commented on the new issue of Leisure
Time.She feels it is a well done
publication and wished to thank staff for their efforts in producing such
a nice piece.
Paula Jurado motioned, Frank Altimore seconded to adjourn the meeting.Motion carried 8 – 0.The meeting was adjourned at