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Approved Minutes - 5/21/2007City of Boulder Parks and Recreatiu~ Advisory Board West Senior Center Monday, May 21, 2007 Final meeting Minutes Board Present: Stu Stuller, Todd Bryan, Joel Davidow, Frances Hartogh, Norman Murphy and Pete Webber Board Absent: Chad Julian Staff Present: Alice Guthrie, Jamie Sabbach, Sarah DeSouza, Abbie Novak, Mike Gurrola, Lisa Green, Maura Holden Guests Present: Frank Bruno, City Manager Louise Grauer, Planning Department Jim Reasor, Finance Department Cindy Pieropan, Housing and Human Services Department The meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m. I. APPI20VAL OF AGENllA "I'he agenda was approved. lI. PUBL[C PARTICIPATION Ronnie Pelusio, 1440 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 4, Bouldex, CO 80304, spoke on behalf the Holiday neighbort~ood and the need for an off-leash dog park at that location. Lan~y McKeogh, 2332 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302, spoke on behalf of Boulder Aquatic Masters and the need for pricing policy changes relative to pool rental rates. He aIso provided a hanciout to be given to the Board that refers to pricing policies and BAM's desire to petition the PRAB to change pricing policies u`sed to set pool rental rates. Janet Fremont, 3975 17`" Street, Boulder, CO 80304, spoke about the high cost of user fees at the Recreation Center pools. Deborah Fink, 3855 Telluride Place, Boulder, CO 80305, spoke about a proposal for her group to use tlie Band Sliell as an installation site for Eco Arts and how fhe art installatiou could beautify the community. Public participation was closed. IIL CONSENT AGENDA Approval of Board minutes of March 19, 2007 as amended and April 23, 2007 as amended. IV. PRESENTATIONS A. EXPAND Duck Race Presentation Maura Holden provided a brief presentation on the Parks and Recreation Expand Duck Race that takes place on Memorial Day at the Boulder Creek Festival. B. Blue Ribbon Commission Report City Manager Frank Bruno was introduced and provided a brief presentation on the status of the Blue Ribbon Commission Report. V. ITEMS FOR ACTION A. Public Hearing and recommendations on the 2008 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. Guthrie and Novak spoke briefly on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. The Public Hearing was opened. No one spoke. The Public Hearing was closed Webber made a motion that the PRAB recommend to City Council the expenditure of $1,826,000 from the permanent Pazks and Recreation Fund far 2008. Bryan seconded the motion. The vote was 6-0 (with Julian absent). The motion carried unanimously. Bryan made a motion to see whether the PRAB supports the 2008 CIP projects budget with the following amendment: that the line item for unanticipated opportunities in 2008 is changed from $250,000 to $150,000 and $100,000 to be allocated to future capital improvements at Valmont City Park. Webber seconded the motion. The vote was 3-3. Due to a lack of a majority the motion failed. Davidow offered an alternative motion: To support the 2008 CIP with a direction or request of staff to look for opportunities within unanticipated opportunities at Valmont City Park. The motion was seconded by Bryan. The PRAB voted 5-1 (with Julian absent) to approve the motion. B. Public hearing and consideration of a motion regarding acceptance of a portion of the property at 4525 Palo Parkway to expand the existing East Palo Park in northeast Boulder. Pieropan and Guthrie spoke briefly about the parcel in question and reasons the department does not recommend development. The Public hearing was opened. No one spoke. The Public Hearing was closed. Webber made a motion to support the departmenYs recommendation that the department not acquire this additional property. The motion was seconded by Bryan. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted unanimously to support the department's recommendation that the property at 4525 Palo Parkway not be acquired and that it be left undeveloped with the option for the PRAB to revisit acquisition of the property at a future date. VI. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION/INFORMATION A. Update on Parks and Recreation Department 2008 Operating Budget. Novak gave a brief overview of the department's 2008 operating budget. This was to enable the PRAB to provide their recommendation relative to budget approval. B. Community Sustainability Dialogue - Community Sustainability Initiative. This item was re-scheduled for May 23, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at the Iris Center. C. Discussion on the Parks and Recreation elements for the transit Village Area Plan. Grauer gave an overview of the Transit Village Area Plan. VIL MATTERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT None VIII.MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS A. Rules Committee Update This item was deferred to the next meeting. IX. FUTURE BOARD ITEMS AND TOURS Acceptance of the donated pocket park at Bluff/Mapleton Naming of Bluff Street park (winter/spring 2007) X. NEXT BOARD MEETING The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 25, 2007 XI. ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 9:31 p.m. ADDENDUM To the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting MAY 21, 2007 Addendum Meeting MAY 23, 2007 Iris Center, 3198 Broadway, 4:30 p.m. Board Present: Stu Stuller, Norm Murphy, Todd Bryan, Frances Hartogh Board Absent: Chad Julian, Pete Webber, Joel Davidow Staff Present: Sarah DeSouza, Alice Guthrie Meeting was called to order at 4:30 VI. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION/INFORMATION B. Community Sustainability Dialogue-Community Sustainability Initiative DeSouza spoke briefly on the Community Sustainability Dialogue and that the PRAB had been asked to identify three to five themes that it would like to be a part of the community sustainability process. The following themes were identified: 1. Access to community areashesources/programs/events regardless of income or ability to pay. 2. Using Parks and Recreation as a way to encourage community involvement. 3. Economic sustainability through active event tourism. 4. Emphasize actions that reflect a convergence of the three sustainability efforts/make decisions that meet the convergence of the three sustainability efforts. The meeting adjourned at 526 p.m. APPROVED BY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Stu Stuller Board Chair Attest: , ' < '~ "`~G Sally Dieter ch, Recording Secretary