January 12, 2004


A special joint meeting of the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission was held on Monday, January 12, 2004, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room B in City Hall.Mayor Black presided.


Council members present: ††††††††††††††† Drummond Black, Bruce Johnson, Hollis McKeag, James Myers, Joseph Rokosz

Council members absent: †††††††††††††††† None


Commission members present: †††††† Paul Robert, Bruce Peck, Dottie Lengerman, Robert Donovan, Lois Berthiaume, Kimberly Zimmer-Janeczko, John Rothaar

Commission members absent:††††††††† Jillian Lincoln (excused)



Mayor Black stated the purpose of the special joint meeting was to discuss philosophy for recreation fees as well as other pertinent parks and recreation matters.


Parks and Recreation Chairman Bruce Peck led a discussion on current parks and recreation fee philosophies and the Councilís interest in modifying those philosophies.City Council indicated that it continues to support those fee philosophies.


The Parks and Recreation Commission raised the issue of charging a fee for the use of park pavilions.City Council expressed an interest in possibly reviewing this further, but not implementing at this time.


Council agreed with the Parks and Recreation Commissionís recommendations that Department of Public Services Director Martin McGuire should be given discretion to review Currie Municipal Golf Course rates in the spring and fall and adjust rates accordingly in order to remain competitive with other courses.


Mr. Peck reviewed the status of the Parks Master Plan update and stated the commission is pleased with the publicís participation in the process, the quality of feedback the commission has received, and the service provided by the consultant, Spicer Group.The commission is on schedule to forward the Parks Master Plan updates to Council in the spring.


Council thanked the members of the Parks and Recreation Commission for their excellent service to the City of Midland.


Being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:47 p.m.





Selina Tisdale, City Clerk