MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 4, 2008

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††† Rothhaar, Altimore, Allen, Dauer, Jurado, Martin, Kelley, Berthiaume

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:†††††††††† Plotzke

 

Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman John Rothhaar

 

Minutes of February 5, 2008

 

Allen moved, Altimore seconded to receive minutes of the meeting of February 5, 2008. Motion passed 8-0.

 

Update on Projects:

 

Civic Arena Sign

 

Brett Ireland updated us on the status of the sign. Installation is complete and scrolling message board is in operation.

 

Commissioner Martin suggested some plantings be added to base of sign area to soften the look and to help prevent vandalism.

 

Plymouth Park Gate

 

Ireland informed the Commission that the gate has been constructed and will be installed as weather permits.

 

Commissioner Jurado asked about specific location which will be just before the dumpster by the maintenance building.

 

Cart Storage Building

 

Ireland informed the Commission that as of this week the block work on the building is complete and the wood framing and trusses will be going up soon.One the building is enclosed. Pouring of the interior floors will be done.

 

Commissioner Altimore asked if the building will be used for maintenance activities as well as cart storage. It will.

 

 

 

 

Old Business

 

In response to Commissioner Martinís request at the February 5, 2008 Commission meeting, Finance Director David Keenan made a presentation to explain items included in the golf course non-operating revenues/miscellaneous expenses table from the staff report on Currie Golf Course operations and the golf course fund. Items discussed included explanation of the cityís equipment revolving fund and employee health care costs.

 

Commissioner Allen inquired as to the possibility of renting our golf carts to other courses for large outings as a possible source of revenue.

 

Brett Ireland updated the Commission on the status of golf course preparations for the upcoming season opener.

 

Chairman Rothhaar asked if any update could be given on status of the Golf Manager position. Ireland indicated that while options are being looked at, at this time, staff is moving ahead with preparing the course for opening.

 

New Business

 

Ireland made a presentation to the Commission on the progress to fill the Recreation Manager position. He gave a brief description of Marcella Postís qualifications and her duties. Marcella will be starting her employment with the City on March 17, 2008.

 

Chairman Rothhaar commented that he sat on the interview panel for this position and was impressed with the candidateís qualifications and enthusiasm.

 

Adjourned: Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.