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4A - Minutes, September 24, 2007City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Council Chambers,1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 Monday, September 24, 2007 Action Meeting Minutes Board Present: Stu Stuller, Norm Murphy, Todd Bryan, Joel Davidow, Frances Hartogh and Chad Julian Board Absent: Pete Webber Staff Present: Alice Guthrie, Sally Dieterich, Abbie Novak, Sazah DeSouza Guests Present: Ann Goodhart, City of Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Pazks Sandra Llanes, City of Boulder, Assistant City Attorney The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA The agenda was approved with an amendment to combine Items for Discussion/Information Budget Update (VI. A) with the Washington School Development Update (VIL D.). Murphy made a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Hartogh seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0. IL FUTURE BOARD ITEMS AND TOURS None IIL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Larry McKeogh, 2332 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302, representing Boulder Aquatic Masters spoke on issues related to swim group rental fees. Public participation was closed. IV. CONSENT AGENDA V. ITEMS FOR ACTION A. Public Hearing and Consideration of a Motion Approving the Disposal of the Following Park Land Pursuant to the City Charter Section 162: 1) S'/: NE 184 Sec. S-1N-70W -ess the south 30'; 77.315 +/- acre vacant land (Papini Property) and 2) Tract 2829, Section 3-15-70W; 9A1+/-acre vacant land (Kentucky Property) to be conveyed from the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department to the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department. Guthrie and Ann Goodhart, representing the City of Boulder OSMP Department, spoke on this item. This was follow-up to an item that was discussed during the Master Plan process. The Board had previously discussed the two properties and plans for these properties. Guthrie said that the Papini property was purchased in 1982 for a future recreation center. She said that the Kentucky property was used for wetlands mitigation and was not a property that the department planned to develop at that time. She explained that the directors of both departments met and agreed on a negotiated sale price for each property. The schedule going forwazd would be based on a recommendation from the PRAB at the September 24, 2007 Boazd meeting. It would then go to the OSBT Boazd on October 10, 2007, the Planning Board on October 18, 2007 and City Council on November 13, 2007. Proceeds from the sale would go into the permanent Parks and Recreation Fund. Discussion with staff and the PRAB followed, concluding with two motions. Murphy made a motion that: The PRAB recommends the sale of the Papini property and'/4 shaze farmers ditch water to the OSMP Department for 95% of $1,400,000. Bryan seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0. Webber was absent. Julian made a second motion that: The PRAB recommends the sale of the Kentucky property to the OSMP Department for 95% of $720,000. Bryan seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0. Webber was absent. VI. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION/INFORMATION A. Budget Update Stuller recused himself from discussion on this item because he is an employee of Caplan & Earnest, LLC, the law firm representing the Boulder Valley School District, current owners of the Washington School. Novak and Guthrie gave a verbal update on the 2008 Budget, that included the possibility of using funds generated from the sale of the Papini and Kentucky properties to purchase lots at the Washington School site or restore Thunderbird Lake if City Council and the PRAB so desire. The PRAB felt that the Washington School area is not an underserved park azea because of North Boulder Pazk, Salberg Park and the pazk at 17`h and Alpine. Hartogh made the following motion: Given the demand on permanent Pazks and Recreation funds, especially in providing underserved azeas of the city, based on information provided by staff as of September 24, 2007, the PRAB would not support diverting dollars from the current CIP to purchase Park Land at Washington. Julian seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0. Webber was absent. VII. MATTERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT A. Update on Thunderbird Lake Guthrie gave a brief verbal update on the status of this plan detailing meetings and explaining proposals. Davidow asked about the geological history. Hartogh asked about community interest. B. Update on Meetings with the Aquatics Groups Novak spoke briefly about this item. She said that staff had meeting in late August and early September with Aquateens, Boulder Aquatic Masters and Boulder Swimming. The intent of the meetings was to get an understanding of the financial issues those groups were facing. She said that more meetings aze planned. C. Valmont City Park Update Guthrie gave a brief verbal update on this item. She said there have been two public meetings and one neighborhood meeting, with one more public meeting planned the following week. She said there has been a 32% response to the community survey, exceeding expectations. She said the expected return of survey data is on schedule. The feedback requested at the open houses is the same as what is on the website. She said staff will compile all the information together and will be wming to the PRAB with a draft plan in November or December. She added that the joint study session on November 29`~ with the PRAB and City Council has been delayed and will probably not occur until February 12, 2008. D. Update on Washington School Development This Agenda item was moved to and discussed with Agenda Item VI. A. VIII. MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS A. Discussioa and possible adoption of Board Operating Procedures Assistant City Attorney Sandra Llanes provided legal interpretation of the PRAB Rules and Operating Procedures as requested by the Boazd. It was determined that due to the rime required to adequately discuss this item that there be a study session planned at a future date IX. NEXT BOARD MEETING The next Board meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2007 X. ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m. APPROVED BY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Stu Stuller Boazd Chair Attest: Sally Dieterich Recording Secretary 4