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6A - Public hearing and consideration of approval to install a gravel perimeter pathway and fencingCITY OF BOULDER ~ PARK3 AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: May 21, 2001 (Agenda Item Preparation Date: May 6, 2001) ~ AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and consideration of approval to mstall a gravel perimeter pathway and fencing to provide for more effechve maintenance and operations of Pleasant View Fields. REQUESTED BY: Christine Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Environmental Services Doug Hawthome, Acting Co Director of Pazks and Recreahon Linda Kotowski, Actang Co-Director of Pazks and Recreation Teri Olander, Recreahon Admuustrator Dave Brown, S orts Turf Mana er FISCAL IMPACT: $50,000 is the estimated cost of a fence and development of a gravel athwa which can be funded within the o eratin bud et. PURPOSE: To obtain Parks and Recreation Advisory Boazd approval of a recommendahon to install fencmg and a gravel peruneter pathway, in order to protect the City's $5,000,000 investment to ensure a safe, durable, tugh quality playing surface. BACKGROUND: PRAB received information about issues at Pleasant View Fields and associated unpacts on maintenance and operahons at its January 29, 2001 meering. A field trip was conducted on April 12 to familiarize PRAB with the facility, and surrounding azeas and to address concems and questions. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the fields at Pleasant View be managed similazly to the other Pazks and Recreation Special Use Facilities The most cost effective way to manage the facihry is to install a fence (siirulaz in size and color to that e~cisting on the north side of the complex) surrounding the complex, excluding the parking lot and restrooms. The fence would contain gates at vatious locahons that would remazn open, allowing for general use, but that could be locked during key t~mes when general use would damage the turf, such as occasions when frost is present. A fence would also allow the pazking lot to be opened eazlier on game days, thus eliminating tr~c from backing up on 47'" Street Signage would be placed at each gate to inform users and the public about rules and regulations for use of the fields and to advise them of times when general use is not allowed. As part of the ~ AGENDA ITEM N Pa¢e 1 pro~ect, a gravel nmmng/walking path would be constructed azound the complex outside the ā€ž~ fence vā€ž The management approach of allowmg general public access to the fields during non-critical times will be evaluated after one year to determine its success m mazntaining turf health. PRAB members should contact Ten Olander at (303)441-3429 regazding tlus item. ~ ,-.. .~ AGENDA I1'EM /~ Pase 2