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01.23.17 PRAB MinutesCITY Or BOL.]LDER�� BOLJLDER, COLORADO1? t,' _ Ptl 3: 34 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES To listen to the. Parks and Recreation Advisory Baird meetings in their entirety, please go to the following link: www.bouldei-i)ark-s-i-ec.org Name of Board/Commission: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Date of Meeting: January 23, 2017 Contact Information Prennrino <nmmnrv• gnrnli rhe+Qnnon 1111 A 11 '7111 Board Members Present: Tom Klenow, Kelly Wyatt, Jennifer Kovarik, Marty Gorce, Tyler Romero, Valerie Yates Board Members Absent: Staff Present: Yvette Bowden, Ali Rhodes, Jeff Haley, Doug Godfrey, Bryan Harding, Margo Josephs, Sarah DeSouza, Kathleen Alexander, Keith Williams, Alexis Moreno, Jason Stolz, Phil Henry, Chris Lawson, Hunter Brill, Stacy Cole Guests Present: Christa Plaza, Essenza Architecture; Matthew Stark, Farnsworth Group Type of Meeting: Advisory/Regular Agenda Item 1: Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Item 2: Future Board Items and Tours Bowden reviewed upcoming community touch opportunities. These events can be found at www.BoulderParks-Ree.org Agenda Item 3: Public Participation No members of the public spoke. Agenda Item 4: Consent Agenda A. Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2016 Minutes from September 26, 2016 were approved. B. Parks and Recreation Development Update PRAB members did not have any comments on this item. C. Parks and Recreation Operations Update PRAB members did not have any comments on this item. Agenda Item 5: Public Participation A. Public Hearing and Consideration of a Motion to Approve the 2017 Concept Plan for the Scott Carpenter Pool Redevelopment Haley introduced the item and Godfrey presented it to the Board. Public Corn hent: John Gratz, a Boulder resident, spoke on behalf of Boulder Aquatics Masters (BAM) in support of the plan to redevelop the Scott Carpenter Pool. (Mr. Gratz asked BAM audience members to raise their hands in support of the project and approximately 25 hands were raised.) Bill Howland, a Boulder resident, and a member of Boulder Aquatic Masters, spoke in support of the motion to approve the 2017 Concept Plan for the Scott Carpenter Pool. Amy Webb, a Boulder resident, and a member of Boulder Aquatics Masters, spoke in support of a ten -lane covered pool at Scott Carpenter Pool. PRAB members shared the following questions and comments about this item: • Interest in concept of adding lighting to the facility to maximize the use of the facility. • What are the costs associated with operations and maintenance of the proposed larger sized pool? • Wilt there be diving boards in the new plan? And will they be of comparable height? • What are the changes to the parking lot? • What are the impacts to the existing skatepark? • Pleased to see that the plan now includes ten lap lanes. • Will any improvements be made to the west parking lot? • Will there be a B -Cycle and bicycle parking? • Are the structural components in place to support future installation of the retractable roof'? • Appreciate all the hard work and the active listening to the community. • Construction will begin at that end of the summer 2017 season. • Appreciate the community outreach that occurred during this process. • Retractable roof is a good process to test the ability of the department to begin significant partnerships. • Interested in future details on this project. A motion to approve the 2017 Concept Plan for the Scott Carpenter Pool Redevelopment. was made by Wyatt and seconded by Romero. The motion passed (6-0) unanimously. B. Public Hearing and Consideration of a Motion to Approve the Final Concept Plan for the Boulder Reservoir Visitor Services Center Harding presented this item to the Board. Public Comment: • There was not public comment on this item. PRAB members shared the following questions and comments about this item: • When the original administration building, was it intended to last only 30 years? • The concept is so aesthetically different than the existing facility, is the public in support of these dramatic changes? • If the PRAB supports the concept plan, is there more opportunities for the public to engage in feedback? • Makes a very inviting place for families to visit. • Will charges be per person or per vehicle? • Have the neighborhood communities been included in the outreach for the development of the concept plan? • Original building has never been attractive. This plan beautifies the area. • Design concept for the office space should maximize the vantage point for observation and safety. 0 Appreciate the commitment to renewable energy in the • Appreciate the men's, women's and family/gender neutral restroom facilities. • Include the pass component in the pricing options. • Appreciate the space along the beach that beautifies the space. A motion was made by Corce to approve the final Boulder Reservoir Visitor Services Center Concept Plan and seconded by Wyatt. The motion passed unanimously (6-0). Agenda Item 6: Items for Discussion/Information No items this month Agenda Item 7: Matters from the Department A. Rules Regarding Slacklining and Permitting Slacklining Only in Designated Places Haley presented this item to the Board. PRAB Members shared the following questions about this item: • Community members have voiced concern about the existing rule. • Appreciate the city looking into changing the ordinance. • Will there be signage that identifies which tries can be used for Slacklining? • What is the current penalty if you are caught attaching things to trees? • Do community members have to supply their own slacklines? • Is there a certain length allowed for slacklines? B. 2016/17 Neighborhood Park Renovations (Arapahoe Ridge, Howard Heuston and Tantra Parks) Haley presented this item to the Board. PRAB Members shared the following questions about this item: • Appreciate saving "the rock" • Providing opportunities for slacklining • Will these projects all be completed by 201$? C. 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Program Haley presented this item to the Board. PRAB members shared the following questions about this item: • No comments were made by the Board. Agenda Item 8: Matters from the Board A. Finalize 2017 PRAB Work Plan • PRAB supported the 2017 work plan. B. Boulder PLAY Foundation Update • Wyatt provided the Board with an update on PLAY's ongoing efforts C. PRAB Community Ejigagement Updates ® Board members attended the following activities/meetings/tours: Parks tours, Civic Area, CAMP Project, boulder Reservoir, Pre -fab Ice presentation, Dog Park, holiday lights, upcoming Sweetheart Dance. Next Board Meeting: February 27, i+ 17 Adjourn: There being no further business to come before the Board at this time; the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. Approved by: / Tom Klenow Board Chair Date 3 3 -,-3 Board Secretary 1 Date `