Parks & Rec Minutes

 

2010 Minutes

 
No Meeting was held in January due to lack of quarum.
 
No meeting was held in February due to lack of quarum.
 
No meeting was held in March.
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The April 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina;

And Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent: Megan Brown and Sally Church.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager and

Mark Abbott, Department of Public Works.

Approval of the October 12th, 2009 Minutes. Under Old Business, the first paragraph should read as follows:

Leppien Park Play Area needs to be ADA Compliant.

Under New Business the word Leppien needs to be changed to Clapp.

Motion by Melissa Allen, supported by Nancy Roehrs, that the Minutes of the October 12th, 2009 meeting be approved with the changes. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda:

Item 6, Old Business, add Park Update, Mark Abbott.

Item 7, New Business, b. Resignation of Park & Recreation Commission Member.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Discussion on the electrical use at the ball field. This item will be looked into and reported back at the May, 2010 Meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:

a. Mark Abbott gave a detailed report on the Parks in the City of Saint Louis. Mark reported that Clapp Park is in good shape. Lincoln Park; not much planned for this year. The safety issues are done. Penny Park; working on the problems from the snow plowing. Leppien Park, the benches are out. Mark also reported that the picnic tables are out and that the necessary painting has been done. Additionally, the Porta-johns are in place in the parks.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Budget Discussion. There was a discussion on the budget that Mark Abbott prepared. The DPW is working on re-doing the dock at Leppien Park and that the shoreline is eroding away at Lions Park. Mark is looking into ways to make the necessary repairs.

Chairman, Kevin Palmer complimented Mark on the outstanding job he is doing with the Parks in the City.

b. Resignation of Park & Recreation Commission Member, Megan Brown. A letter of resignation from Megan Brown was read to the Commission members present. Megan's resignation was accepted and a letter of thanks will be sent to Megan for her service on the Commission.

Motion by Melissa Allen, supported by Nancy Roehrs to accept Megan Brown's resignation. Motion Carried.

Motion by Nancy Roehrs, supported by Melissa Allen to recommend to the City Council the appointment of Jeff DeRosia and Jenna Shaw as new members to the Park & Recreation Commission. Motion Carried.

A monetary gift from the Hoffemeyer Trust was received towards the swimming pool replacement fund. Nancy Roehrs will send a Thank You to the Trust for this donation.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was Adjourned at 7:50 P.M.

The next meeting is to be held on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 
No meeting was held in May.
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The June 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia: Sally Church;

Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina; and Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent: Jenna Shaw.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager.

Motion by Nancy Roehrs, Seconded by Sally Church to approve the Minutes of the April 12th, 2010 Meeting. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda:

Under New Business, add item c. Clapp Park;

Under Other Business, add item b. Elect a Vice President for the Parks & Recreation Commission.

FINANCIAL REPORT: There was a discussion on equipment rental. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Sally Church to place the Financial Report on file. Motion Carried.

OLD BUSINESS: Unanimous decision that the flowers in the City look very nice.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Swimming Pool Bath House Fund Raiser. Suggestions and ideas were discussed. Architects will be asked to present drawings and costs.

b. Park Maintenance Update - Mark Abbott. Mark was not in attendance at the meeting. New Pool Director, Jeff DeRosia was asked to give a report on the pool. Jeff reported that on opening day, there were 300 in attendance. Ideas were shared on how to improve attendance at the pool.

c. Clapp Park Pavilion. Brought to the attention of the Parks & Recreation Commission that the Pavilion needs to be washed prior to the 4th of July weekend. This will be taken care of by DPW.

OTHER BUSINESS:

a. Verify e-mail addresses for Park Board Members. All Park & Recreation Commission Members verified their e-mail addresses.

b. Election of Vice Chairman for the Commission.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to elect Nancy Roehrs as Vice Chairman of the Parks & Recreation Commission. Motion Carried.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 7:43 P.M.

The next Meeting is to be held on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 12TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The July 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Sally Church; Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina; and Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent: Jenna Shaw.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; Jerry Church, Council Member; and Kurt Giles, Electrical Department.

Motion by Nancy Roehrs, Seconded by Melissa Allen, to approve the Minutes of the June 14th, 2010 Meeting. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda.

Under New Business, add item c. Paint colors for the pool.

FINANCIAL REPORT: There was no Financial Report attached to the Meeting Packet.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Pool Director's Report. Jeff DeRosia, Pool Director reported that attendance is ahead of this time last year. The attendance for aerobics is down. There are 40+ attending in the afternoons and 30 people in the evenings. Jeff reported that 243 participated in the 4th of July Swim during the hours of 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. All is going well this year.

Council member, Jerry Church brought up the fact that cell phones and texting are not allowed on the deck and that the pool is in compliance.

b. There was no 4th of July Report, as Phil Hansen was not present for the meeting.

Attendance was down for the Blues Festival this year.

c. Pool Colors. Jeff DeRosia had paint color cards at the Meeting. Those were passed around and colors were discussed. The members of the Commission unanimously selected Dignity Blue and Buttercup Yellow.

d. Dorothy Trgina brought to the attention of the Commission Members a website from Pepsi for funds for Community projects. Nancy Roehrs will follow up on this.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

The next Meeting is to be held on Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary

Parks & Recreation Commission
City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 
No meeting was held in August.
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The September 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:04 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Kevin Palmer; Jenna Shaw; Dorothy Trgina; and Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent: Sally Church.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Nancy Roehrs, to approve the Minutes of the July 12th, 2010 Meeting. Discussion. The word “House” needs to be added after the word “Pool” under item c under New Business. Motion Carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The new budget is to be presented to the Commission members at the October 2010 Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Pool House Design. There was a discussion regarding the pictures of the Pool House design attached to the meeting packet. Commission members like the designs presented. Also would like to have/see floor plan for the Pool House.

City Manager, Robert McConkie advised the Commission Members that the 5 year Park & Recreation Plan will be expiring.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 7:50 P.M.

The next Meeting will be held on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary

Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The October 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:04 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Sally Church; Kevin Palmer; Jenna Shaw; and Dorothy Trgina.

Members Absent: Jeff DeRosia and Nancy Roehrs.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager and Mark Abbott, Department of Public Works.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Sally Church to place the Minutes of the September 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on file. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda:

Under item 6 on the Agenda, add “b.” Spicer Pool Designs.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The Financial Report attached to the Agenda will be placed on file as presented.

The Members present at this Meeting, extended a heartwarming Thank You to Nancy Roehrs for all the work she does in maintaining the flower beds in the City.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Discussion. The Commission will begin Revision of Parks & Recreation Plan. The current plan is expiring.

b. City Manager Robert McConkie will meet with Spicer for the pool plan design.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Department of Public Works Manager, Mark Abbott reported that he would like to see the decking at Barnum Park run more to the South.

At the November 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting, the members will begin discussion of updating the Recreation Plan. This also includes the FERC Compliance Plan

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 7:55 P.M.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, November8th, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary

Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2010

7:00 P.M.

The November 2010 Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 7:01 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Sally Church; Kevin Palmer; Jenna Shaw; Dorothy Trgina; and Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent:

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager and Mark Abbott, Department of Public Works.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Supported by Sally Church to place the Minutes of the October, 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on file. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda: None.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Melissa Allen, supported by Sally Church to place the Financial Report on file as presented. Discussion regarding the expenses of rental equipment. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Revision of Parks & Recreation Plan.

The following information was discussed during this meeting:

Penny Park; Barnum Park; Lions Park and Clap Park are barrier free. Leppien Park is close to being barrier free. Mark is working on the safety surface issue. Lincoln Park is not barrier free. Magic Square Park is out of the Parks & Recreation Commission Plan.

Barnum Park, there is a plan in place. The overlook is fine.

Leppien Park, add safety surfaces, I.e., playground expansion.

Lincoln Park. Not ADA compliant - Streets surrounding the Park are not surfaced at this time.

Lions Park. The parking is barrier free on the north side by Apartment Complex. No improvements until the River is stabilized.

Penny Park. Replace ADA Porta John. Concrete is needed surrounding the Porta John.

Clapp Park. There are ramps on the North side, which need to be re-done to be ADA compliant along with parking spaces.

Discussion of the revision of the Parks & Recreation Plan will continue at a Park & Recreation Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 P.M.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

The next Meeting will be held on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary

Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan
 
The December meeting was held November 22, 2010
 

SAINT LOUUIS PARKS & RECEREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2010

6:30 P.M.

A Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to Order by Melissa Allen, Vice-Chairman at 6:32 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Jenna Shaw; Dorothy Trgina; and Nancy Roehrs.

Members Absent: Kevin Palmer; and Sally Church.

Kevin Palmer, Chairman arrived at 6:34 P.M.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Nancy Roehrs to approve the Minutes of the November 8th, 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting. Discussion. Correction on Page two, Penny Park- replaced ADA Porta John; Clapp Park- Parking Spaces need to be identified and the Ramps are on the South side of the Park. Motion carried.

Changes to Agenda: Change of meeting time.

Motion by Nancy Roehrs, Seconded by Melissa Allen that starting in December, 2010 the time of all future Park & Recreation Commission Meetings will be 4:00 P.M. Discussion. Motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Nancy Roehrs, supported by Kevin Palmer to place the Financial Report on file as presented. Discussion. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Revision of Parks & Recreation Plan.

Following is the topics of discussion at this meeting:

Goals. Leave Velsicol site in Plan.

Goal Two: Skate Park: No adequate surface, leave in plan.

Sally Church arrived at 6:48 P.M.

Conservation Area - discussion

Safe Route to School - side walks extended West on M-46;

Goal Six: Funds improvements;

Parks:

Clapp Park; sidewalks to ramp to Gazebo - connect to Pavilion.

Focus on large Pavilion;

Improve Gazebo/Stage - CCC has done a great job with this;

Are working on and accomplishing many projects;

More signage for Clapp Park;

Build new larger Pavilion with ADA restrooms;

Penny Park: Increase vegetation; safety surface; and paved parking;

Lions Park: Parking surface - put in paved parking lot - Hazel Street and Michigan Avenue.

River Walk: Stabilization - keep in Plan;

Lincoln Street Park; Basketball Court;

Leppien Park; increase vegetation - ADA in progress - add parking and Pavilion expansion;

Barnum Park: Phil Hansen will handle this.

Magic Square Park: This is out of the Plan.

Bath House: Re-construction of Bath House.

Hubbell Field: Not City - School property area.

Michigan Avenue Boat Launch: Remove.

Soccer Fields: Need to develop fields within the City.

Velsicol;

River Walk and connection to Alma; add pedestrian walkway;

Change to East of river; Park signage - banners for Clapp and Leppien Park.

Schools:

Bide pedestrian/walkway between Saint Louis and Alma.

Bike Parking downtown;

December, 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting: There will be no Meeting in December, 2010.

There being no further business to come before the commission, Motion by Kevin Palmer, Seconded by Sally Church to Adjourn. The Meeting was Adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 4:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina

Secretary

Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Saint Louis, Michigan

   
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