Saint Louis, Michigan Parks and Recreation Commission
Monday, January 14, 2013
The regular meeting of the Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Commission was called to order by President Kevin Palmer at 4:20 p.m..
Members Present: Sally Church, Melissa Allen , Kevin Palmer, Mary Reed
Members Absent: Jeff DeRosia, Dorothy Trgina
Others Present: Robert McConkie, City Manager, Phil Hansen, DDA Director, Susan Whitford, Planning Commission Member
Approval of November 12, 2012 minutes. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Sally Church, to accept the Minutes with the following addition: DPW's Mark Abbott stated that the rubber mulch now used by the City was a bit lacking in quantity and that additional mulch of the same kind should be ordered for 2013. Motion Carried.
Motion by Melissa Allen , Seconded by Kevin Palmer, stated that the cover of the new City of Saint Louis Five-Year Parks & Recreation Plan be changed to include the dates 2012-2016. Motion carried.
Motion by Sally Church, Seconded by Mary Reed, stating that a budget amendment must be done for the $11,000.00 shortage in the Parks & Recreation Budget. Discussion. Motion Carried.
The Public Hearing for the proposed City of Saint Louis Five-Year Parks & Recreation Plan for 2012-2016 was closed at 4:45 P.M. by Kevin Palmer, there being no public present. Phil Hansen stated that a registered community planner did the oversight on this project, and that will hold us in good stead for grant opportunities, especially since it included a public survey of residents. Motion by Melissa Allen, Seconded by Sally Church at 4:50 P.M., to accept the final draft of the aforementioned 2012-2016 Plan. Motion Carried.
Suggestions for filling the Commission vacancy were discussed, with members urged to contact residents who might be interested to complete an application for the position.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 5:02 P.M.
The next Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013, at 4:15 P.M.
Recording for Dorothy Trgina, Secretary
Parks & Recreation Commission
City of Saint Louis, Michigan