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04.26.21 PRAB minutesCITY OF BOULDER BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES To listen to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meetings in their entirety, please go to the following link: www.boulderparks-rec.org Name of Board/Commission: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Date of Meeting: April 26, 2021 Contact Information Preparing Summary: Mora Carrillo, Phone Number: 303-413-7253 Board Members Present: Charles Brock, Elliott Hood, Mary Scott, Raj Seymour, Tara Winer, Jason Unger, Pamela Yugar Board Members Absent: Staff Present: Ali Rhodes, Dennis Warrington, Jeff Haley, Bryan Beary, Stephanie Munro, Jackson Hite, Megann Lohman, Stacy Cole, Stacie Hoffman, Chris Passarelli, Tim Duda, Jonathan Thornton, Lena Dow, Kim Moore, Jamie Pocock, Mora Carrillo Guests Present: Type of Meeting: Advisory/Regular Agenda Item 1: Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 6:10 p.m. A quorum was present for the conduct of business. Motion to approve agenda. Motion by Seymour. Second by Yugar. Passed 7-0. Agenda Item 2: Future Board Items and Tours Rhodes reviewed upcoming agenda items for PRAB. Agenda Item 3: Public Participation Mark McIntyre spoke about the Reservoir fee entry structure memo and recommended that the fees disincentivize driving. Lisa Spalding shared concerns about upcoming changes to the city’s rules on public consumption of alcohol. Shannon Callahan, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the restaurant and events Sharon Anderson, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA). Roger Pioszak, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA). Eric Tussey, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the Good Neighbor Agreement (GNA) and events. He requested that the GNA be renamed and smaller events be listed on the special event calendar. Neil Anderson, Reservoir neighbor, spoke about the importance of protecting open space in Boulder. Kimberly Bixel, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the restaurant and change in operations at the Reservoir, especially with regards to alcohol and safety. Shirley Schaller, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the restaurant, especially with regards to sound. He expressed disappointment about charges to the Reservoir fees which will impact residents who might walk their dogs around the Reservoir during off season. Bernee Strom, Reservoir neighbor, shared concerns about the restaurant and events especially with regards to sound. She suggested testing of sound be done by a certified engineer and checked from the neighborhoods. There being no one else who wanted to speak, public participation was closed. Agenda Item 4: Consent Agenda A. Approval of Minutes from February 22, 2021 Motion to approve the minutes from April 12, 2021 as presented. Motion by Unger. Second by Brock. The motion passed 7-0. B. Development and Operations Update The Board had the following questions and/or comments. • Asked for an update on the Howard Houston and Scott Carpenter park improvements. • Scott Carpenter pool is one of the few Olympic pools in the area. Does staff plan to make the Olympic distance available this summer? • The Scott Carpenter Pool and the entire project looks amazing. Was extremely excited when visited the facility two days ago. Agenda Item 5: Matters for Discussion/Information A. Boulder Reservoir Update This item was presented by Ali Rhodes. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • Understand that the department has taken extreme measures to work with the neighbors on this, and it is in full support. Looking forward to the summer, and for a great partnership. • The extension of hours seems to be the most significant concern. Would like a discussion on operations hours and closing of operations. • Understands neighbors’ concerns but thinks there is a good neighbor policy in place, and the process for monitoring the sound. Knows that the department will be on top of this and making sure nothing bad happens. Is in full support of changes in operation and is looking forward to a good partnership. • Thankful for the detailed presentation and appreciated all the residents that provided their comments. • How does the number of events scheduled for this summer compare to previous years? • Are there other agreements like the GNA for other facilities? • Are we charging for dog walkers? • Appreciated the work that staff has done to come up with this agreement, understands that has been very difficult, and is in full support of the GNA. • Commented about the concerns heard tonight. Feels very sensitive about these concerns and knows that the department will work to find solutions and address them properly. Proposes a name change for GNA, agrees it is a commitment that the department is going to make to the neighborhood, thinks it is a great document. • Commented about one of the resident’s concerns about consequences. If certain behavior happens, is there any documentation that would describe a course of action for certain things happening? • Are private events also ending between 9:30 pm and 10 pm? B. 2022 Budget Strategy Continued i. Scenario Planning and Fees This item was presented by Stacie Hoffman and Jackson Hite. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • What does end users mean in this context? • Does usage patterns mean national trends? • What are the details of the recovery met target goals and what are those goals based on? • Recognized the time that the city will take to come back to a full recovery and suggest a slow opening of all services. • Feels that there will be a lot more demand for outdoor activities and suggests increasing fees for outdoor facilities. • Has there been investigation for the peak hours during of the recreation centers? • Is it feasible to close during slower peak times? • Are these fees for 2022 or 2023 as well? • Rather than increasing the fees, would a reduction of hours would be a better option? • Feels that raising the fees after a pandemic would not be a preferable idea. • Does staff track if non-residents are city workers or other details? • How much of the non-resident fees subsidize operations? • Concerns about residents that have lost their jobs and fee increases. • Would like to see a multiyear source of support for the financial aid program. • Any funding support for health equity is a great option. • Appreciate the comments from Mark McIntyre, and based on this has the following question: Why does BPR not have a more progressive transportation-based fee structure at the Reservoir? • Would like to address the city’s concerns regarding climate and overall sustainability goals. • Is BPR considering eliminating fees for residents running through the Reservoir? ii. 2022-2027 CIP 1st touch This item was presented by Jeff Haley. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • Feels that the department should be very conservative in the next five years, and just take care of what BPR has. • Grateful to see that the Flatirons Golf Course plan is moving forward with a focus on accessibility and quality. • What will happen to the current service pro shop/club house building at the Golf Course? • Some parts of the packet mention capital improvements for Scott Carpenter park and North Boulder park, but other areas just list the North Boulder renovation. Will Scott Carpenter park improvements be included or is the focus North Boulder park? • The city made a climate commitment of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by every city organization. It is surprising that the CIP does not mentioned any changes on these. Would like to discuss more about this in next moth meeting. • Really appreciates all CIP presentations, they are very clear. Agenda Item 6: Matters from the Department A. WasteLess Parks Pilot Evaluation This item was presented by Dennis Warrington. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • Before COVID, would see random bags full of dog waste on the side when going on a hike, now they seemed be everywhere. Can something be done about that? • Residents are just letting their dogs’ poop in city property, and not picking after them during their hike on Open Space. • Has there been a talk about fines for littering? B. Summer 2021 Service Levels This item was presented by Ali Rhodes. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • When looking at the schedules it seems that the South Boulder Rec Center is the most impacted facility. What is the reason this facility has been impacted more than the other two? • Would it be possible to include statistics about services and usage and make these available to the public? Agenda Item 7: Matters from the Board A. New Board Member Introduction B. July Meeting Date Changes – Suggest moving July business meeting to July 12th so PRAB input can inform City Council July Study Session on the master plan. C. PRAB Community Engagement Updates Yugar gave a PLAY Boulder Foundation update: $50K will be donated to kids in the community in need, and BPR will be receiving part of these funds for families in need of financial aid. Agenda Item 8: The next PRAB meeting is a study session, to be held Monday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. virtually (via video conference). The next regular meeting will be Monday, May 24. Agenda Item 9: Adjourn: There being no further business to come before PRAB at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m. Motion by Seymour. Second by Yugar. The motion passed 7-0. Approved by: Attested: _______________________ _________________________ Raj Seymour Mora Carrillo Board Member Administrative Specialist Date _____________________ Date ____________________ 5/26/2021