MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 4, 2009

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:Allen, Altimore, Berthiaume, Bovid, Carlson, Jurado, Kelley, Martin, Steidemann

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:†† None

 

Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Frank Altimore at 7:00 p.m.

 

Past Meeting Minutes Approval

Motioned by Jurado, seconded by Martin to approve the minutes from the July 7, 2009 meeting. Motion passed 9-0.

 

Call to Audience

None.

 

Project Reports: Master Plan Update

Alan Bean from Spicer Group shared the draft goals and objectives with the Commission. The goals and objectives lay out staff and Commissionís path for the next five years. Mr. Bean reviewed each goal and the associated objectives and action items and answered related questions.

 

Comments from the Commission included a recommendation from Martin that staff education be considered when implementing goals. Berthiaume suggested an action item to coordinate with the Planning Commission to introduce park land in the northwest section of town. Steidemann suggested an action item related to enhancing usage of Stratford Woods Lake.

 

Mr. Bean explained the steps to follow which include: a review of the entire draft of the Parks Master Plan, a 30-day public notification process, recommendation of approval by the Parks Commission and final approval and adoption by City Council.

 

Division Update

Murphy gave a presentation on the Parks safety committee, including information on monthly meetings and the annual City safety requirements aimed at providing a safe work environment and keeping employees safe on the job.

 

Old Business

None.

 

 

 

New Business

Murphy announced a meeting for all softball players on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace A. Dow Libraryís auditorium. Staff will receive input on changes to the softball program implemented this season. Staff will also be sending a survey to team managers to gather input.

 

Motioned by Jurado, seconded by Steidemann to adjourn. Motion passed 9-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 


Karen Murphy

Public Services Director