Parks & Rec Minutes

 

2015 Minutes

 
No meeting was held in January.
 
No meeting was held in February.
 
Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission
Regular Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2015

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was call to order by Chairman Kevin Palmer, at 4:17 p.m.

Roll Call

Members Present: Kevin Palmer, Melissa Allen, Sally Church, Steve Larsen

Members Absent: Dorothy Trgina, excused

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager, and Mark Abbott, Department of Public Works

Minutes of the December 8th, 2014 were read. Mary Reed suggested a correction in Business, Section b., changing the number of planters to be placed on M-46 at 26 total, not 25. Motion by Melissa Allen to accept the corrected minutes, seconded by Larsen. Motion carried.

Change to the agenda: an addition was made by Kevin Palmer, adding the need for a Vice-chair of the Commission in Business, Section d.

Financial Report: A discussion of the current budget was held, and included explanation of how funds donated by the Leppien Family are used to maintain Leppien Park each year.

Business:

a. Donation Policy: several small changes in grammar, wording, and format were suggested. Kurt Giles will make the recommended changes and bring a final version to the next meeting for approval by the commission.

b. Date for Joe Scholtz Dedication Ceremony: a suggested date of Saturday, June 6th, 2015 will be sent to City Council. This date coincides with the annual fishing derby now named in honor of Joe Scholtz. The finished stone slab with a plaque honoring Joe was shown to the commission, who approved its wording and likeness of Joe.

c. Update-Leppien Park Improvements: Kurt Giles gave each member a preliminary/draft copy of planned improvements for Leppien Park, and discussion and elaboration ensued. The improvements are planned to begin in early Fall of this year.

d. Need for a Vice-Chair: Melissa Allen was suggested for nomination for Vice-Chair; all members present concurred when the vote was taken.

There being no further business before the commission, the meeting was adjourned by Chair Kevin Palmer at 5:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Reed, Acting Secretary for Dorothy Trgina
 
SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

The Regular Meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:16 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Kevin Palmer; Melissa Allen; Dorothy Trgina; Mary Reed; Sally Church; and Steve Larsen.

Members Absent: None.

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager; Mark Abbott, DPW; and Jerry Church, Councilman.

Minutes of the March 9th, 2015 Meeting. Motion by Mary Reed, Seconded by Sally Church to approve the Minutes with the following corrections: Add the name of Mary Reed to those in attendance and correct the date of the Joe Scholtz Fishing Derby to Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Time is 9:00 A.M. to Noon. Dedication of the Joe Scholtz Memorial Plaque will follow the Fishing Derby. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda: None.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Discussion of items in the budget. Item 101.770.910.000 is Liability and Property Insurance. Item 101.770.956.000 is for Joe Scholtz's Memorial Plaque. Motion by Steve Larsen, Seconded by Mary Reed to accept the March, 2015 Financial Report and place on file.

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Kevin Palmer to accept the Financial Reports to the date of March 31st, 2015. Discussion. Motion Carried.

BUSINESS:

The Donation Policy was addressed and necessary corrections to be made. Kurt Giles will follow up on this. Motion by Kevin Palmer, Seconded by Steve Larsen. Discussion. Motion carried.

Letter of Appreciation. A copy of the Letter of Appreciation to Jeff DeRosia was attached to the Board Meeting packet. All in attendance approved the letter.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 4:58 P.M.

The next Parks 7 Recreation Meeting will be held on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 
SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 8TH, 2015

The Regular 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: Kevin Palmer; Melissa Allen; Sally Church; Steve Larsen: Dorothy Trgina; and Mary Reed.

Members Absent: None.

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager and Mark Abbott, DPW.

Minutes of the April 13th, 2015 Meeting. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Steve Larsen to approve the Minutes as presented. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to the Agenda: Add the following items: c. Lincoln Park; d. Swimming Pool.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Discussion of contracted services - pool heater; Capital Outlay, which will be followed up. Also discussion regarding the amount Needham's pay the City for the three free swim days. It was learned that the amount is $200.00 per free swim. Discussion on equipment rental.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Appointment of Park Board Member.

Motion by Kevin Palmer, Seconded by Sally Church to appoint Amanda Kelly to the Parks & Recreation Commission. Discussion. Motion Carried.

b. Garden Club Update:

Mary Reed shared with the Members present, regarding the planting and progress of the new planters. Also, there are still some unsold plaques. Dorothy Trgina mentioned about one of the residents at the AFC Home on the corner of South Main and Tyrell Streets, sitting on the edge of the bowl with the flower plants and using the soil to extinguish cigarettes and leave them in the soil. Kurt Giles will follow up on this.

c. Lincoln Park.

Mark Abbott brought up the condition of the wood play equipment, I.e., the conditions and age. Mark requested that the Commission Members visit Lincoln Park to look at the play equipment and report back at the July Meeting. Mark also requested that this item be placed on the July Meeting Agenda. There was also a discussion on replacement of playground equipment in some of the Parks.

d. Swimming Pool.

Melissa Allen suggested that Jeff DeRosia, Pool Director be invited to the July Meeting to update the Commission on the pool status.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was adjourned at 5:35 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary Parks & Recreation Commission
 
SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 13TH, 2015

The Regular meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to Order by Kevin Palmer, Chairman at 4:16 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Kevin Palmer; Melissa Allen; Sally Church; Steve Larsen; Dorothy Trgina; Mary Reed and Amanda Kelly.

Members Absent: None.

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager and Jeff DeRosia.

Minutes of the June 8th, 2015 Meeting. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Steve Larsen. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda. There are no changes to the Agenda.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Kevin Palmer to place the Financial Report as attached to the Meeting Agenda on file. Discussion. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

A Pool Update. Jeff DeRosia, Pool Director reported that attendance is increased this season. Jeff was concerned that there has been no advertising about the pool. On opening day there were 93 swimmers. On the 4th of July, there were 203 swimmers. Saturdays, the pool attendance is down. The pool floor needs repair on the shallow end. There have been two incidents of vandalism at the pool. They were minor in nature. Jeff reported the need for equipment for more activity at the pool. Steve Larsen suggested some of the children write an essay about what they like about using the pool.

b. Lincoln Park Wood Play Equipment. Discussion on the condition of the wood play equipment at Lincoln Park. It was reported that a visitor to the park received a sliver from the wood.

The status of Lincoln Park in the 5 year plan will be checked and reported back at the August Meeting.

City Manager, Kurt Giles will ask Mark Abbott, DPW to put together a tentative plan for Lincoln Park.

Options:

1. Housing Commission

2. Cost to replace.

3. Maintain as Green Space.

This will be placed on the Agenda for the August Meeting, with Mark Abbott to give a report.

City Manager, Kurt Giles will talk to Kerry Marsh of the Housing Commission if they are interested in or in a position to establish/build a play area on the South side of the Oakridge Apartment buildings.

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

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary

SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 10TH, 2015

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

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Melissa Allen; Sally Church; Steve Larsen;

Dorothy Trgina; Mary Reed; and Amanda Kelly

Member(s) Absent: Kevin Palmer.

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager; Mark Abbott, DPW;

Keith Risden, Utilities Director; and Tanya Moore, The Spicer group.

Minutes of the July 13th, 2015 Meeting. Motion by Mary Reed, Seconded by Sally Church to approve. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Changes to Agenda: There are no changes to the agenda.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Discussion on Pool utilities. Kurt Giles will check and report at September Meeting. Motion by Mary Reed, Seconded by Steve Larsen to approve the Financial Report as Prepared and presented. Discussion. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

a. Tanya Moore from The Spicer Group presented and spoke on the grant work to be done at Leppien Park. The Grant work is being submitted to the DNR for approval. Tanya had drawings of the planned work at Leppien Park, including the new Pavilion. There was also a discussion of the condition of the piers in Leppien Park

Bids are scheduled to be out next week. Contracts will be let between September 15th and September 25th, 2015. Final time for completion of the work is from November 30th, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

Removal of wood decks to be in base bid.

The Commission Members thanked Tanya for her presentation and answering our questions.

Bid letting is scheduled for September 8th, 2015.

b. Lincoln Park. Kurt Giles reported that the Housing Commission has some interest in the 2.5 acres next to the Oakridge Complex. Further discussion will take place regarding this matter.

There was a discussion on all the Parks located in the City of Saint Louis.

Mark Abbott will prepare a list of suggestions for replacement of structures at Lincoln Park.

Motion by Steve Larsen, Seconded by Mary Reed to remove wooden play structures at Lincoln Park. Discussion. Motion Carried.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 6:06 P.M.

The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 4:15 P.M.

Respectfully submitted.

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 
SAINT LOUIS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2015

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

ROLL CALL:

Members Present: Kevin Palmer; Steve Larsen; Dorothy Trgina; Mary Reed and Amanda Kelly.

Members Absent: Melissa Allen and Sally Church

Others Present: Kurt Giles, City Manager; Mark Abbott, DPW; and Keith Risden, Electric Department.

Minutes of the August 10th, 2015 Meeting. Motion by Mary Reed, Seconded by Steve Larsen to approve the minutes with the correction of the spelling of the work Meeting. Discussion. Motion Carried.

Melissa Allen arrived at 4:22 P.M.

Changes to Agenda: None.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Mary Reed to approve the Financial Report as prepared and presented. Discussion. Motion Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. Discussion of Leppien Park Improvements.

Steve Larsen made a Motion to accept the bid from Heisted Contracting of Montrose, Michigan, with a 50% contingency to do the Leppien Park Improvement Project. Mark Abbott reported that since 1999 the bank of the Pine River has eroded a total of 16 feet. Melissa Allen seconded the Motion. Discussion. Motion Carried to recommend to the City Council to proceed with the project.

City Manager, Kurt Giles reported that a transport truck owned by Apex Marine, located in the Industrial Park incurred a leak on the street by the plant. There was a 45 gallon leak of diesel fuel. City and County Agencies assisted with the matter.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the Meeting was Adjourned at 5:34 P.M.

The next Parks 7 recreation Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 4:15 P.M. in the new City Hall.

Respectfully submitted,

Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
 
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