Parks & Rec Minutes

 

2012 Minutes

 

CITY OF SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

January 9, 2012

Members Present: Sally Church, Jeff DeRosia, Nancy Roehrs, and Kevin Palmer

Members Absent: Melissa Allen, Jenna Shaw and Dorothy Trgina (excused)

Others Present: City Manager Robert McConkie

The Regular meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting was called to order by Kevin Palmer at 4:17 p.m.

Moved by DeRosia, supported by Church, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on November 14, 2011. All Ayes carried the motion.

There were no changes in the agenda.

The Financial Statement for November 2011 was reviewed.

Moved by Church, supported by Palmer, to receive and place on file the November 2011 Financial Statements. All Ayes carried the Motion.

Business:

Proposal for Recreation Plan -

City Manager McConkie requested that the Parks & Recreation Committee recommend to the City Council to approve the proposal from Spicer Group in the amount of $18,700.00 to update the City's Recreation Plan. The plan would include possible recreation uses for the Velsicol site.

Chairman Palmer state that he hoped the plan would include drawings of the parks with placement of items on the properties and not just a conceptual drawing of the parks.

DeRosia wanted to know how long it would take Spicer's to complete the plan.

City Manager McConkie stated that the plan has to be filed with the State of Michigan 30 days prior to submitting for a recreation grant in the fall.

Moved by DeRosia, supported by Church, to approve the recommendation that the City Council approve the proposal from Spicer Group in the amount of $18,700.00 to update the City of St. Louis Recreation Plan.

Ayes: DeRosia, Church, Roehrs

Nays: None

Abstain: Palmer

Motion Carried.

Moved by Roehrs, supported by DeRosia, to approve to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m. All ayes carried the motion.

Nancy L. Roehrs, Acting Secretary
 

Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2012

The St. Louis Parks and Recreation Committee meeting was called to order Monday, February 13, 2012, by Chairperson Palmer at 4:20 p.m.

Present: Sally Church, Melissa Allen, Kevin Palmer, Jenna Shaw

Absent: Jeff DeRosia, Nancy Roehrs, Dorthy Trgina

Others Present: Robert McConkie-City Manager, Mary Reed-Garden Club member, Mark Abbott-DPW Supt.

Moved by Palmer, supported by Shaw to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2012 meeting as presented. All Ayes

Financial Statements: Comment of the Leppein Park expenses are showing the amended budget of Leppien's contribution. Moved by Church, supported by Palmer to place the December 2011 Financial Statement on File. All Ayes

Mary Reed was present to explain the monument for Clapp Park, representing the garden club. Feels the preliminary proposal from Freed Construction is missing details such as flower bowls, underground water lines, water access, lighting and electrical. Hopes to have the project completed by winter of next year. Needs better pricing to start presenting the project & requesting funds. Also wondering if the city was able to contribute to the project. The City will remove the current berm & supply water and electricity for the project.

Other Business: Bob McConkie informed members that Rob Eggers from Spicer will be attending the next meeting.

Mark Abbott suggested a park calendar be created for fund raising.

Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th at 4:15 p.m.

Palmer adjourned

Melissa Allen

Recording Secretary
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Chairman, Kevin Palmer at 4:19 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

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

Members Absent: Jenna Shaw.

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

Approval of the February 13th, 2012 Minutes. Motion by Sally Church, Seconded by Melissa Allen, to approve the Minutes as corrected. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda: No changes to the Agenda.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to receive and place on file the Financial Report as prepared. Discussion. Motion Carried.

BUSINESS:

a. Rob Eggers from the Spicer Group was not in attendance.

b. Cost Proposal-Flower Beds. The order for the flowers is being placed. The planting dates are May 18th and 19th, 2012.

c. Jeff DeRosia, Swimming Pool Director reported that June 9th, 2012 is the tentative opening date for the pool.

d. Mark Abbott, DPW reported that the Pavilions in Leppien Park and Lyons Park need to be replaced. Mark indicated that this item needs to be placed in the budget. Mark is seeking prices for metal roofs.

e. Boat Ramp at Leppien Park. Mark Abbott of the DPW is getting estimates to replace the ramp that is presently there.

f. Fishing Derby. The Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, 2012. The Scholtz Family will be in charge of this event.

g. Mark Abbott, DPW reported that two trees in Penny Park were removed and he is looking for donations to replace the ones removed.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 4:45 P.M.

The next Parks 7 Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 

SAINT LOUIS PARSK & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Chairman, Kevin Palmer at 4:15 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

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

Members Absent: Sally Church; Nancy Roehrs, excused.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; and

Rob Eggers, Spicer Group.

Approval of the March 13th, 2012 Meeting. Motion by Melissa Allen, Supported by Jeff DeRosia to accept the Minutes as corrected. Discussion. Motion Carried.

There are no Changes to the Agenda.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Melissa Allen, Supported by Jeff DeRosia to receive and place on file the Financial Report as prepared. Discussion. Motion Carried.

BUSINESS:

a. Rob Eggers of the Spicer Group was present. He discussed the Park Plan and handed out DNR information. Rob will be present at the next Park & Recreation Commission Meeting, scheduled for May 14th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

b. Clapp Park Flower Bed. The flower bed in Clapp Park was discussed. City Manager, Robert McConkie announced that the City will be purchasing all the flower plants needed for the City Beds from Harrier's of Saint Louis. The Staff at Harrier's will be working very close with the members of the Saint Louis Garden Club in delivering the plants as needed. Planting is scheduled for May 18th and 19th, 2012.

Discussion was had that future Parks & Recreation Commission meeting packets be sent electronically to the members, rather than be mailed.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was Adjourned at 5:10 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, MAY 14TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

At this time, there was not a quorum present.

Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group was present. Rob handed out a draft copy of the City of St. Louis Five Year Parks & Recreation Plan along with maps and aerial drawings. Rob and the Commission Members present at this time discussed these materials.

Jeff DeRosia arrived at 4:40 P.M. At this time, a quorum was present and Kevin Palmer, Chairman of the Parks & Recreation Commission called the Meeting to Order.

ROLL CALL:

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

Members Absent: Jeff DeRosia; Sally Church; and Jenna Shaw.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; Mark Abbott, DPW; Kurt Giles; Electric Department and Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group.

Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group discussed the collaboration between the City of Saint Louis and the Saint Louis School District with the Park Plan.

A discussion regarding the trail concept plan was also lead by Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group.

The Parks & Recreation Commission and the Saint Louis School District to participate in the Five Year Plan.

At 5:16 P.M. Sally Church arrived.

Discussion regarding a time for public input on the proposed Five Year Plan. Possible date is August 23rd, 2012.

On May 31st, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. there will be a Parks Commission Work Session of the Parks & Recreation Commission on the Five Year Plan.

Approval of the April 9th, 2012 Minutes. Motion by Sally Church, Seconded by Kevin Palmer to accept the Minutes as prepared and place on file Discussion. Motion Carried.

There were no changes to the Agenda.

Saint Louis Garden Club. Dorothy Trgina gave a report on the plans for planting the flowers in the downtown area, the river beds, and the South Main Street area.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

There were no changes to the Financial Report. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Kevin Palmer to place the Financial Report on File. Discussion. Motion Carried.

A letter from the Parks & Recreation Commission will be sent to Nancy Roehrs, Thanking her for her service on the Parks & Recreation Commission Board.

There is a vacancy on the Parks & Recreation Commission. Notice of this vacancy will be placed in the City Newsletter and any resident interested will submit a letter, indicating their interest.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 6:05 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on June 11th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina
 
There was no June meeting held due to lack of quorum.
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 9TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:27 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Kevin Palmer; Jeff DeRosia; Dorothy Trgina; and Melissa Allen.

Members Absent: Sally Church and Jenna Shaw.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; Kurt Giles, Electrical Department; and Rob Egger of Spicer Group.

Approval of the May 14th, 2012 Minutes. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to approve and place on file the Minutes of the May 14th, 2012 Meeting. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda: Under the Business Section of the Agenda, for Section “c” add meeting time.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to approve the Financial Report as presented. Discussion. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Recommendation of Park Board Member. Motion by Jeff DeRosia, Seconded by Melissa Allen, to appoint Mary Reed to the Parks & Recreation Commission. Discussion. Motion Carried.

b. Park & Rec Plan. Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group discussed and reviewed the proposed plans for Leppien Park; the Velsicol Site; the Waterfront Plan and the Trail Concept Plan.

There needs to be community input for these plans. Rob Eggers will proceed with the help of Robert McConkie for a Community Input draft/plan.

c. Meeting Time. Chairman Palmer inquired of the members present, regarding the time of the Meetings, I.e. if we should change the time or leave it the same. After much discussion and input, the time of the Meetings will remain at 4:15 P.M.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 5:45 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on August 13th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:15 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina; and Mary Reed.

Members Absent: Jeff DeRosia; Jenna Shaw; and Sally Church.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; Robb Eggers, The Spicer Group; and Mark Abbott, DPW; and Kurt Giles of the Electrical Department.

Approval of the July 9th, 2012 Minutes. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Mary Reed, to accept the Minutes with the following correction. Under New Business, Paragraph a. the wording is changed to read as follows: “Recommendation of Park Board Member. Motion by Jeff DeRosia, Seconded by Melissa Allen, to recommend to the City Council Mary Reed to the Parks & Recreation Commission. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda: None.

Under Business:

a. Correspondence from Roger Collision was read and discussed.

b. Park & Rec Plan. Rob Eggers of the Spicer group reviewed the Survey regarding the update of the Park & Rec Plan. Rob inquired of the Commission members of input, ideas and suggestions as how to disseminate survey questions and responses. The survey will be launched on the City Web site.

c. Mark Abbott of the DPW reported on the vandalism to the Porta Johns in City Parks.

Mark also reported that the rubber mulch at Leppien Park is holding up very well, with minimal maintenance.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

The Financial Report presented to Commission Members for this meeting is incorrect. There was a discussion, and we wait for corrections.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 5:30 P..

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREEATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Saint obis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:20 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

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

Members Absent: Sally Church.

Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager; Rob Eggers, of the Spicer Group; Mark Abbott, DPW; and Kurt Giles, Electrical Department.

Approval of the August 13th, 2012 Commission Minutes: Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to approve the Minutes of the August 13th, 2012 Meeting. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda: None.

Sally Church arrived at 4:25 P.M.

Financial Report: Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to place the Financial Report of July 13th, 2012 as presented on file. Discussion. Motion Carried.

PARKS & RECREATION PLAN:

Rob Eggers of The Spicer Group reviewed the Survey Results. Many positing comments received from the Survey.

Rob Eggers reviewed the Goals and Objectives of the Plan.

The Action Plan to be completed by September 17th, 2012, with comments to Bob McConkie.

The goal is to have the draft completed by the November 11th, 2012 meeting.

The attendance numbers for the pool use this season will be presented at the October meeting by Jeff DeRosia, Pool Director.

Mark Abbott of the DPW reported that the sidewalk work at Clapp Park is now completed and that the Park is now ADA Compliant. The Pavilions are accessible for handicapped people.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 5:40 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 
No meeting was held in October
 

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

The Regular Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:18 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina; and Mary Reed.

Members Absent: Sally Church and Jenna Shaw.

Others Present: Rob Eggers of the Spicer Group; Robert McConkie, City Manager; Kurt Giles, Electrical Department; Mark Abbott, DPW; and Susan Whitford, Planning Commission Member.

Approval of September 10th, 2012 Minutes: Motion by Jeff DeRosia, Seconded by Mary Reed to accept the Minutes of the September 10th, 2012 Meeting with the following correction: On line two, under Parks & Recreation Plan, change the word positing to positive. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Financial Report: Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Mary Reed to place the Financial Report on file as presented. Discussion. City Manager McConkie reported that the Leppien Family and Garr Tool made a donation to the Parks & Recreation Commission. Motion Carried.

BUSINESS: Rob Eggers of the Spicer Group discussed and reviewed the City of Saint Louis Five Year Parks & Recreation Plan. The Plan should be 2013 - 2018. The Action Plan is to have a Special Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on Monday, November 24th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M. to review, in detail, the Plan as presented. Phil Hansen, DDA Director will get a copy of the Plan to the Superintendent of Schools, as the Saint Louis School System will play a vital role with the new Plan.

The Plan, as finalized by the Parks & Recreation Commission, will be decided on at the January 14th, 2013 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting, and final approval of the Plan will be done at the City Council Meeting on January 15th, 2013.

Discussion on what do residents want and what needs to be fixed.

Attached to these Minutes is the timeline that DDA Director Phil Hansen has put together.

At the next Meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting, scheduled for Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M. the Agenda will include a report from Jeff DeRosia, Pool Director on the usage of the pool for the season of 2012; The Saint Louis Garden Club, for the purchase of flower plants for the 2013 season.

DPW Director, Mark Abbott reported that the City Parks are closed for the season and that the rubber mulch on the playground area in Leppien Park is holding up very well. Mark is very pleased with this mulch.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 5:10 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be a SPECIAL Meeting, scheduled for Monday, November 26th, 2012 for the purpose of finalizing the City of Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Plan.

The December Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary

 
 
 
SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2012

4:15 P.M.

A Special Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:17 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Jeff DeRosia; Kevin Palmer; Dorothy Trgina; and Mary Reed.

Members Absent: Sally Church and Jenna Shaw.

Others Present Phil Hansen, DDA; Rob Eggers, of the Spicer Group; Kurt Giles, Electrical Department; Mark Abbott; DPW; and Susan Whitford, Planning Commission.

Mary Reed of the Saint Louis garden Club presented an Overview for the 2012 and 2013 planting season. The Overview was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Jeff DeRosia to accept and place on file the Overview of 2012 and 2013 plantings and planning. Discussion. Motion Carried.

There was a review of the draft of the City of Saint Louis Five Year Parks & Recreation Plan - 2012 - 2016. Corrections, deletions and additions were made to this draft, The corrected draft will be put on the City web site for review, The 30 day period for public comment will be December 13th, 2012 to January 13th, 2013. On Monday, January 14th, 2012 there will be a Parks 7 Recreation Commission Meeting and published Public meeting for final comments.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Mary Reed that there will not be a Parks & Recreation Commission for the month of December, 2012. Discussion. Motion Carried.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Special Meeting was Adjourned at 6:30 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 

No meeting was held in December.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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