MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

Meeting called to order by Secretary Brett Ireland at 7:03 p.m.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rothhaar, Altimore, Allen, Jurado, Martin, Berthiaume

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:           Kelley

 

OTHERS PRESENT:            

 

Election of Officers

 

Secretary Ireland called for nominations for Chairman.  Altimore nominated Rothhaar.  There were no other nominations.  Martin moved nominations be closed, Altimore seconded.  Vote was unanimous. Rothhaar was elected Chairman.

 

Rothhaar assumed Chairman position and called for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Jurado nominated Altimore.  There were no other nominations.  Altimore was elected Vice-Chairman unanimously.

 

Minutes of Meeting of August 5, 2008

 

Berthiaume moved, Allen seconded to receive minutes of the August 5, 2008 meeting.   Minutes were approved.

 

Meeting dates for 2009

 

Chairman Rothhaar opened for discussion the meeting dates for 2009.  He stated that meeting dates for the Commission have historically been the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

 

There was some discussion of the dates and whether a July meeting would be scheduled.  Allen suggested that rather than cancel any meetings at this point, schedule them all on the first Tuesday of the month and cancel any meetings as the need arises.  There appear to be no holiday conflicts in 2009.  Martin moved, Altimore seconded to set the 2009 meeting dates on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approved unanimously.

 

Commissioner Dauer’s Resignation

 

Ireland told the Commission that David Dauer submitted his resignation from the Commission via e-mail.  He did not state a specific reason, but that he enjoyed his time on the Commission.  Ireland expressed his appreciation to Mr. Dauer for his service.  The Commission echoed this appreciation and wished Mr. Dauer all the best.

 

Civic Arena Mezzanine Electrical Upgrade

 

Ireland presented an offer from Fast Ice to pay for the installation of eleven additional circuits and eight light fixtures in the Mezzanine area.

 

Ireland pointed out that this area has been planned for improvement for sometime and that now that we have an idea of how to best use this area, the time is appropriate to look at upgrades.

 

Ireland stated the goal is to have the project completed by the start of the Eastern Great Lakes Figure Skating Championships on October 8, 2008.

 

Ann Ward of the Figure Skating Club addressed the Commission and explained that this upgrade will provide much needed power to run computers for judging competitions as well as being able to run crock pots, etc. for other ice competitions and events.

 

The Commission voted unanimously to accept the upgrade and Fast Ice’s donation.

 

Old Business

 

Jurado asked about the double set of barricades across the road at Plymouth near the Fun Zone.  Are they necessary?

 

Jurado also stated that there seems to be an abundance of burs in the grassy area of the ultimate Frisbee field at Plymouth.

 

Altimore noted that the golf course financials looked favorable, but stated that there may be a need to look for funding to address longstanding drainage issues on both courses.

 

New Business

 

Martin raised concerns about vandalism on the Disc Golf course and asked if the police could check this area more regularly.

 

Motion by Altimore, seconded by Jurado to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m.