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7C - PRAB Liaison appointments to the Boulder Parks and Recreation Foundation Inc.DO NOT REMOVE - PRAB File Mater~al ~ CITY OF BOULDER ~... PARI{S A1~iD RECREATIOI~I ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA TTEM MEETING DATE: January 27, 2003 (Agenda Item Preparation Date: January 17, 2003) AGENDA TTTLE: PRAB Liaison Appointments to the Boulder Parks and Recreation Foundation, Inc. REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Sarah DeSouza, Parks and Recreation Administrator FISCAL IMPACT: None PURPOSE: The purpose of this rtem is to request that the Board assign an addihonal liazson to sit on the Boazd of the Boulder Pazks and Recreahon Foundahon, Inc. Currently, only one PRAB member, +p^°° Tom Sanford, is serving in ttus capacity ~... BACKGROUND: According to the bylaws of the Boulder Pazks and Recreahon Foundahon, Inc., (utcluded as Attachment A) it is a requirement that two members of the Foundahon's Boazd of Dvector's shall be ex-officio, filled by members of the Boulder Pazks and Recreation Advisory Board, who sha11 serve a one (1) yeaz term (Please see Anc~le II, Sechon 2.2 of Attaclunent A). Due to Susan Osborne's recent resignarion from the Foundarion Boazd, there is a need to idenrify a second liaison to serve m this capacity. ANALYSIS: No staff analysis is needed for this item. PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS: Tlus rtem is being heard at Uus public meeting as adverhsed m the Daily Camera. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff requests that the Board appoint a second haison to the Boazd of Director's for the Boulder Parks and Recreation Foundation, Ina Staffrecommends all Board and Committee liazson appointments be reviewed and discussed at the Apri12003 meeting when new Board members have been idenhfied and onented. /"'' ATTACHMENTS: `~ A. Bylaws of the Boulder Parks and Recreahon Foundahon, Inc. AGENDA ITEM # VII-C. PAGE 1 Attachment A ~- t... February 22,2000 RESTATED AND AMENDED BYLAWS OF THE BOULDER PARKS AND RECREATION FOUNDATION, INC. The followmg aze the Restated and Amended Bylaws of the Boulder Pazks and Recreation Foundation, Inc (the ACorporation@) The Corporanon=s ongmal Bylaws were filed with the Secretary of State on September 17, 1976. These Restated and Amended Bylaws have been duly adopted as required by law, and supersede the Corporation=s ongmal Bylaws and all amendments thereto. These Restated and Amended Bylaws received the vote of two-tlvrds of the Directors of the Corporauon, at a meetmg of the Boazd of Duectors of the Corporauon held on December 6, 1999. Article I - General All provisions of the Articles of Incorporauon shall govem the Boulder Pazks and Recreahon Foundarion, Inc. _. Atticle II - Directors 2.1 The management of the Corporation shall be vested m a Board of Duectors (the ABoazd@). The Board shall consist of a muumum of five (5) votmg members. 2.2 Two of the votmg Board posirions shall be ex-officio, filled by members of the Boulder Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd, who shall serve a one (1) yeaz term 2.3 The remaming votuig members shall be Pazks and Recreauon supporters, not ]imited to res~dents of the Crty of Boulder, and shall be appointed to revolvmg three (3) year terms by a two- tlvrds vote of the Boazd present and votmg at the Annual Meeting A Duector shall be lumted to three (3) consecuuve terms on the Boazd. A Director may be considered for reelection to the Board after one full yeaz off the Board. Duectors shall be appomted by the Boulder Pazks and Recreation Foundation Boazd from persons nomuiated by the Boulder Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd. ~ H~OUNDA7NWRT&BY[A~9YIAW5 FEB 2000 W PD ~ ~ February 22, 2000 4.4 The duties of the Vice-President shall mclude performing dudes of the President in tvs or her absence, and assisting the President m advising the full Board about Corporahon and Executrve Commrttee actions and acuv~ties between Boazd meetuigs. 4.5 The duties of the Secretary shall uiclude mamtaining a complete and accurate record of ineetmgs of the Execunve Committee and the Board of Duectors; mamtau~ing records of the Corporanon to be filed with govemmental agencies, giving notice of all meetmgs; and assisting the Treasurer m preparing and filing requued financial reports. 4.6 The duties of the Treasurer shall mclude collectmg, holdmg and disbursmg such momes as authorized by the Boazd of Duectors; maintauvng the financial records of the Corporation, chau~uig the Finance Committee; preparing and commumcatmg regulaz financial reports to the full Boazd; and preparing and filing required financial reports wuh govemment agencies. Article V - Powers 5 1 In addition to the powers noted m the Articles of Incorporation, the Boazd of Duectors may appomt staff to serve the Corporation ~ r.. 5.2 These Bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Board of Duectors by a two- tlvrds vote of the entire Boazd. A wntten notice of the proposed amendment shall be mazled to all members of the Board at least fourteen (14) days pnor to such a meetmg 5.3 The Corporauon shall not enter into any contractual obligation wrthout the pnor approval of a majority of the Boazd members present and voting at any meetmg 5 4 An appmpriation of money outside of the normal budget process shall requue a two- tlvrds vote of all Boazd members m attendance 5.5 An appropnation of money m excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) outside of the normal budget process shall also requve the approval of the Pazks and Recreahon Advvsory Boazd 5.6 Any disbursement of money for a smgle purpose in excess of one thousand dollazs ($1,000) shall requue a two-thirds vote of all Boazd members m attendance. ~ H WUNDA7TMRT&BYfA~BYL4WS FFB 2000 WPD ' ' ' ~ lmont Park lldlife corridor at Va Boulder develo s w p BY STIICY FREEBORG Business Heport Correspondent ROULllER - The city of Boulder Parks and Recreation Uepartment has com~+leted the f irst F~hase of developing a wildlife corridor inside the 132-acre Val- mont Citv Park. When completed, Val- mont will he the largest urban park in the city's ~ark system. The decisiori to include a wildlife cor- ridor within thc ~~ark, locatcd on the north and south sidcs of Valmont Road near Air- port Road and of Pearl Parkway in i3oul- der, was hased nn a series of study scssions hcld by thc Parks and Rccreation Adviso- ry Board and the city council, beginning in Fcbruary "1001. Using a con~.ultant study of the value of potential wildlife hahitat on the park site, t~gether flhey roncluded a corridor of wildlife habitat alc,ng the castern ~+ark hotmdary hetwcen Valmont Road and Pearl Parkwayshoulcl be incorporated into future park plans. The corridor is designed for wildlife movement north from the Iioulder Creek arca, via a planned pedeslrian underpass beneath Valmont Road, to a natural land- scaE~ed area in the park nnrth of Valmont Road hetween the North Roulder rarmers Uitch and the F:oulder and Left Fiand Ditch. Animal frlendly This particular area, which is being restored to mi:cecl-grass prairie vegetation, moves northeast alnng the two ditches to the Sawhill Ponds and is focused on wildlife habitat and passive recreational uses, such as paths and inlerpretive exhihits and signage. °Given the enormous development in the area, this corridor helps to not shut off a migration a~ea for the animals, and sup- ports the (livelihood) of songhirds and other raptors," said Ann Wichmann, environ- mental resource manager for the Bo~dder Varks and ltecreation Uepartment. Why incorporate a corridor~ I3ecause urban develoF~rnent fragments wildlife hahitat into isolated units, urhan wildlife F~lanning often presents a particular chal- T'~rtners fc~r a Clean F.n~~imnment maintain habitat for the many species that are present on the park ~ite. Corridc+rc are areas of suitablc habitat that permit wildlife to move from one habitat island to another. Corridors are nreas oj st~itaGle IrnGitnt tltnt ~C-'1)lJl tiNII(~Ilre tU rnove jrorri viie habitat i~lcind to crrrc~tlter. To date, the Parks and Recreation Uepartment has rcmoved thc 6-foot-high metal fence that E~reviously halted through- access to the park atong the south side of the Roche Colorado and PACE sponsor this page to increase environmental awareness in the business community. Rnche , Roct Colorado JONATHAN CASTNF.17 The clry oi Boulder Pa-ka and Recreatlon Department Is Including a wtldlife corrldor at Val- mvnt Clry Park. The corrldor Is deslgned to facllTtete wlldllfe movertient north irom the Boulder Creek area, vla a plenned pedrstrien u~derpesa beneath Valmont Roed, to a natural land- aceped arca In the peric nohh ut Velmont Road. len~e. Idcally, wildlife prescrves would be large ennu~h to encompass the home ranges of all mammals and birJs present. However, in a location such as Valmont City Park, this is clearly impossible, Stephen Jones, an environn~ental consul- tant, wrote in his wildlife habitat assess- ment of the area. For example, coyotes occupy home ranges of four ro 140 kilom~eters and red- tailcd hawks defend nesting territories of three to 10 kilometers. This means that the coyote and red-tailed hawk habitat within the Valmont site is part oE a habi- tat fragmented by roads and houses. If coyotes, red-tailed hawks and other wide- ranging birds and mammals are to thrive in the park region, he wrote, it is essential thcy he able to move from one island of hahitat to ancither. T'herefore, by creating a network of habi- tat preserves and corridors, it's easier to cc~rrid~ir. lt also planted 130 c~it~nwoc-d trees and almost 5O0 mixed species shruhs along the eastern edge of the southern and northern parts of the corridor. "Though it's a Fiit patchy, thc plants arc considered to be the backbone of what will hc~pefully be a wider corridor someday," Wichmann said. The backhone, which inchides a nar- row, 20- to 3Q-foot-widc planting area, will hopefully grow inta dense vegetation with more trees, she added. However, further development and enlargement ~f the cor- ridor will depend on how the rest of the park is laid out. The majority of the park sife, oiitside of the Phase 1 development of thc E~ark, will remain undeveloped until morc funding is received. Because of limited funding, ihe I'arks and Recreation Dc~artment is employing public and private partnerships to ~pcrate the Park and establish the corridor. Volunteers help In October, 5U volunteers from the community were recruited by Timbe,rland Company, a manufacturer of autdoor ~ear and footwear, to work an enhancement areas for wildlife in the park. In addition to Timherland, other part- ners in the project included the Student Con- servation Association, Active Endeavors, McGuckin Hardware Store and Galyan s. At this one-day event, volunteers cut weeds, removed trash along the northern stretch of the corridor and helped plant about 45 shrubs. The event was on the tails of a commu- nity initiative complcted with 6~ volun- teers from various groups that helped plant 40U shruhs this spring. T'o maintain these new plantings, the Boulder Parks and Recreation Depart- ment installed a drip irrigation system that cost approximatcly $5,000. Watcr for the irrigation is stored in a tank fillcd by water trucks. In additi~n, the dcpartment also is working M chip and rnulch the area to keep ihe plants healthy and encourage new grnwth. Uec. 13 - 26, 2002 The Boulder County Business Report Page 13A