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4 - Matters from the Department, NBRC Art Projects, Skatepark Update, Prairie Dog Relocation Rule~ PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT May 11, 2001 MEMORANDUM To• Members of the Pazks and Recreahon Advisory Boazd From: Chrishne Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Environmental Sernces Doug Hawthome, Achng Codirector, Pazks and Recreahon Lmda Kotowsla, Achng Coduector, Pazks and Recreation Re. Matters from the Department NBRC Art Projects The design team for NBRC refurbishment met with Donna Gartenmann, Arts Commission Staff Liason, and discussed the requuements to be included m the Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Lobby "Bird" Sculphue and the Lobby Free-Standing "Floor" Sculpture. It is anhcipated that a sub-committee of the PRAB and Arts commission will review the proposals and make a selecrion. The time frame for the selecrion process has not been determmed yet - however, we are ~- trymg to move ahead as qmckly as poss~ble m order to have these pieces m place for the grand ~,. opemng The design for the art pieces wtuch will be mtegrated mto the buildmg design aze bemg finahzed for review by the design team and Donna These aze the Flagstone "mountains" at Receprion/Registrahon, Stained plywood "mountams" at the Cluld Caze Desk, decorahve "plant" images at gates, decorahve hght fixhues, carpeUpamt "paw pnnts", and pattemed etched glass at sun deck and lobby glazing. Staff aze also looking into a rotahng art program (used at the other centers) wkuch could mclude cluldren's art. Needs Assessment Staff has idenhfied the Needs Assessment as a"must do" pro~ect on the 2001 Work Plan . Cate Bradley of Pazks Planning staff will be the lead contact to begm ttus process. Staff will be bnngmg back penodic mformahon to the Board relahng to tlus pro~ect. Skatepark Uodate City staffrepresenhng Pazks and Recreahon, Pohce, Fire and Housmg and Human Sernces deparhnents, as well as YMCA staff, met on Apn125, 2001 to discuss issues at the skatepazk ~ associated with vandalism, trash, graffiti, ttespassmg, and user conflicts Possible changes to the original concept of the pazk being self-managed without supernsion were discussed Several ^~ ideas, such as security hghring and cameras, supervision, and signage as well as management and '""` enforcement approaches aze being explored by various staff Staff aze currently identifying funding options to accomplish potenrial solutions to the issues The skatepazk was closed part of the day on May 9 and 10 to accomplish repaus to the concrete skating surface A press release was sent out prior to the closure and Bouldet Police were contacted for assistance. There was a problem with skaters entering the pazk, even though signs advised that it was closed Pazks and Recrearion staff and Police Department efforts to keep skaters out of the pazk while the concrete hardened met with only temporary and limited success. Efforts to reach acceptable resolution to the issues aze being accelerated Prairie Dog Relocation Rule City Council adopted an ordinance and resolution on January 18, 2000 expressing the City's comnuttment to the protection of the black tailed prame dog vnthin the City and on lands throughout Boulder Valley. The City is m the process of conducting an admimstrarive rule which will provide specific direction m implementing the City Council ordinance. A draft of the proposed Prazne Dog Relocation Rule will be forwarded to the PRAB next month. ~'"+,