REGULAR MEETING OF MARCH 2, 2010
MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairperson Frank Altimore
MEMBERS PRESENT: Altimore, Allen, Berthiaume, Bovid, Carlson, Jurado, Kelley, Martin, Steidemann
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
OTHERS PRESENT: Stephanie Szostak, Marcie Post
Minutes of February 2, 2010
Jurado motioned, Kelley seconded to receive minutes of the meeting of February 2, 2010. Motion passed 9-0.
Call to Audience
Parks Master Plan update: Murphy reported that City Council received the draft Parks Master Plan at their February 22 meeting and set a public hearing for their March 8 meeting. Murphy will provide a review of the Plan prior to the public hearing. Once Council receives public input, they will consider adoption of the Plan.
Thrune Park update: Murphy reported that staff has met with the Strosacker Foundation and the landscape architect to review a preliminary design for the park renovation. A few changes were requested with the design, and staff will share the design at an upcoming Commission meeting.
Softball update: Post announced that March 10 is the MSA’s Annual meeting. At this meeting, bylaws for the softball league will be discussed along with voting on board members. All team managers are encouraged to attend.
Post informed the Commission that interviews are currently underway to fill the part-time softball coordinator position. This position will be responsible for daily oversight of all city softball leagues and city-sponsored tournaments.
Post gave an update on the 2010 ISC Men’s World Fast Pitch Tournament to be held August 13-21 at Emerson Park and Redcoats Complex. Murphy and Post are active members on the tournament host committee, representing the city’s interest in the event.
Horticulture: City horticulturalist Stephanie Szostak reviewed projects completed last season, including the following:
Szostak discussed opportunities for volunteers to get involved in beautifying the city. Szostak hosts sessions on select Saturday mornings to teach hands-on horticulture techniques to volunteers. The city is also offering an Adopt-A-Flower-Bed program for individuals to plant and maintain a city flower bed. The city provides the plant materials for this offering.
Beautification Committee: Recreation Manager Marcie Post gave a review of this subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Beautification Committee undertakes two programs annually:
Post also announced a special award program to be held June 9 to recognize the efforts of the Entranceways Initiative Task Force.
Jurado inquired about the accessibility of the men’s room at the City Forest Chalet.
Motioned by Jurado, seconded Carlson to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 9– 0.
Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.
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