MIDLAND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 2, 2010

MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Meeting called to order at 7:15 p.m. by Chairperson Frank Altimore

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Carlson

 

OTHERS PRESENT: None

 

 

Minutes of January 5, 2010

 

Jurado motioned, Steidemann seconded to receive minutes of the meeting of January 5, 2010. Motion passed 8-0.

 

Call to Audience

None.

 

Project Reports

 

Park Rules: Murphy presented staff recommendations for updates to the park rules. At this time, the only staff recommendation is to update Section 11 B (3) to reflect picnic shelter reservations begin on the second Monday in January of each year.

 

Jurado motioned, Steidemann seconded to accept staff recommendations on updates to the park rules. Motion passed 8-0.


Staff will present the changes in the park rules at a subsequent City Council meeting for approval.

 

Thrune Park update: Staff will meet in mid-February with the landscape architect and representatives of the Strosacker Foundation to review preliminary designs for the park. Murphy will provide additional information on the design at the March commission meeting.

 

Martin asked if input would be considered from the public. Murphy indicated ideas can be e-mailed to recreation@midland-mi.org.

 

 

 

 

Division Update

 

Civic Arena: Arena manager, Kenny Benson, gave a presentation on the civic arena operations this year.

 

Benson reviewed the user groups and the current programs being offered, along with events being hosted in September 2010. Benson also highlighted improvements made this year, including streamlined scheduling and expanded offerings.

 

Old Business

 

Murphy will present the Parks Master plan to the City Council at their February 22 meeting for consideration and adoption.

 

New Business

None.

 

 

Motioned by Jurado, seconded Steidemann to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 8 0.

Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Karen Murphy

Public Services Director