MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 6, 2009

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:           Kelley

 

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman John Rothhaar at 7:00 p.m.

 

Minutes of Meeting of December 2, 2008

Motioned by Altimore, seconded by Jurado to approve the minutes from the December 2, 2008 meeting.  Motion passed 6-0.

 

Call to Audience

No response

 

Old Business

No items

 

New Business

Secretary Ireland gave a brief update to the Commission on the golf course season numbers. Ireland indicated that the number of rounds played this season was up by 4.4% or 1,764 rounds. In addition, revenue was up 15% or $123,276. The season net, without operations and capitol changes, was +$129,518; however, the season net with those changes implemented was -$217,640. Ireland pointed out that this loss was projected last year and that staff anticipates that additional changes in operations will help close this gap in 2009. Ireland also noted that 2009 will be the first season the course will have a liquor license and that additional revenues are anticipated in this area. He also explained the new re-alignment of responsibilities under Paul Milholland. All Maintenance Operations are now combined under Milholland’s duties to provide better overall budget control on both the revenue and expense side of the equation as well as providing a more consistent response between the golfers needs and course maintenance activities. A staff organizational chart was provided to the Commission out lining the re-organization.

 


Recreation Manager Post reviewed the tentative fee schedule in the Commission packet. She explained to the Commission that these figures are not set in stone, but are staff’s way of letting the Commission know what we are looking at in the way of proposed changes as we approach the joint Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council meeting. Ireland noted that the meeting date has not yet been set and will likely occur after the City Manager’s budget meeting with City Council on January 17, 2009.

 

Chairman Rothhaar asked the Commission members about their feelings on getting regular staff updates from the various Department Divisions. Ireland noted that Division updates are scheduled as follows:

 

            February Meeting        – Civic Arena

            March Meeting            – Horticulture

            April Meeting              – Golf Course

            May Meeting               – Recreation

 

Rothhaar also suggested Master Plan updates and an update on the Non-motorized Trail Committee’s progress.

 

Motioned by Altimore, seconded by Jurado to adjourn.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.