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06.28.21 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: June 28, 2021 Contact Information Preparing Summary: Charlotte O’Donnell, Phone Number: 303-413- 7223 Board Members Present: Charles Brock, Elliott Hood, Mary Scott, Raj Seymour, Tara Winer, Jason Unger, Pamela Yugar (arrived 8:00 p.m.) Board Members Absent: Staff Present: Ali Rhodes, Dennis Warrington, Jeff Haley, Bryan Beary, Stephanie Munro, Jackson Hite, Megann Lohman, Stacie Hoffman, Charlotte O’Donnell, Chris Passarelli, Tim Duda, Jonathan Thornton, Tina Briggs Guests Present: Paul Sutter, Phoebe Young, Kimberley Jackson Type of Meeting: Advisory/Regular Agenda Item 1: Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. A quorum was present for the conduct of business. Motion to amend the agenda to add Governance Training Follow-up under Matters from the Board. Motion by Scott. Second by Seymour. The motion passed 6-0. Agenda Item 2: Public Participation There being no one who wanted to speak, public participation was closed. Agenda Item 3: Future Board Items and Tours Rhodes reviewed upcoming agenda items for PRAB. Agenda Item 4: Consent Agenda A) Approval of Minutes from May 24 Motion to approve the minutes from May 24, 2021 as presented. Motion by Hood. Second by Brock. The motion passed 6-0. B) Development and Operations Update Tina shared a request to share virtual Master Plan Engagement, open until July 12. The Board had the following questions and/or comments. • Why were only two elective vehicle (EV) charging stations planned for the renovated golf course parking lot? • Is there consideration for even more conduits based on anticipated EV growth? Would this to add them now rather than re-do the lot later? • Will there be a set up for a drive-in movie at the renovated golf course? • Have BPR analyzed where errant golf balls may go and considered this risk in the planned design? • Thanks for great celebrations of the renovated facilities. Nice to meet everyone in person. • At the celebration, the Reservoir restaurant served ice cream which came in sytrofoam cups. Is this something that can be changed in the future to be more in line with waste and environmental policies? • How is lifeguard cap acity and training? • Enjoyed the neighborhood meeting at Howard Heuston Park. Based on the feedback from the neighbors, is BPR changing the position of the skatepark? Impressed with staff and their flexibility to work with the neighborhood and make that change. • Will the skatepark at Howard Heuston now have a fence around it? Agenda Item 5: items for Actions A. Studio Arts Lease This item was presented by Beary. There being no one who wanted to speak, the public hearing was closed. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • Has staff received any negative feedback from the community about this lease? • If this facility is not being used by the lessee, are other groups are able to use this facility? Motion to approve the Lease and Service Agreement with Studio Arts Boulder for the City of Boulder’s Pottery Lab between the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and Studio Arts Boulder and authorize the City Manager to make minor amendments prior to or during the term of this agreement in order to ensure that programming is provided in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and the policies and regulations of the City of Boulder. Motion by Scott. Second by Unger. The motion passed 6-0. B. 2022-2027 CIP 2nd touch This item was presented by Haley. There being no one who wanted to speak, the public hearing was closed. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • What are the next steps for this CIP after PRAB votes? • What happens if there are changes or modifications? Motion to approve the 2022 recommended expenditures from the Permanent Parks and Recreation Fund. Motion by Brock. Second by Hood. The motion passed 6-0. Motion to approve the recommended 2022-2027 Parks and Recreation Department Capital Improvement Program. Motion by Hood. Second by Unger. The motion passed 6-0. Agenda Item 6: Matters for Discussion/Information A. Park Names Research This item was presented by Rhodes, O’Donnell and Kim Jackson. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • Support for sharing research and exploring renaming especially when considering the legacy of white settlers in names and the history of the land before white settlements. • Support for using this as an opportunity to recognize history. • Support for exploring renaming for more women and Native Americans, especially in cases where the current names do not have historical ties to Boulder. • Support for an in-depth process to engage kids, neighborhoods and other groups in renaming. • Support for this opportunity to engage the public in a transparent and open process. Suggestion of soliciting names from the community. • Support for adding interpretation and placards at the sites which include information about the naming process. • Would it be possible to see more of the research conducted by CU? • A few examples of interpretation to consider replicating are the history presented at a bus stop in North Boulder and the history of Boulder waterways included on a concrete sidewalk with a map detail. • Does Staff plan to reach out to new organizations about this project? • Support for continuing work with community, exploring renaming, and looking to integrate an equity strategy. Support for continuing to involve CU and students. • Could this be an example process for how to integrate equity goals? • Support for continuing to think carefully about values that the community wants reflected in the park names and using that as guidance. Support for creating a value- forward process to look at all the names. Agenda Item 7: Matters from the Department This item was presented by Hoffman. The Board had the following questions and/or comments: • What do you attribute the rise in use of recreation centers in the latest months to? • Is BPR’s reserve funds a total of $500K or is that just the amount that BPR would consider spending in this case? • Have other departments experienced the same level of cuts? • What can be done to make sure budget cuts do not impact the equity of service delivery? Agenda Item 8: Matters from the Board A.Board and Commission Governance Training Follow-up Seymour presented several suggestions from the training to implement at PRAB meetings. Board members had the following questions and comments: •Does PRAB have a plan for responding to disruptive comments? •Can the PRAB chair mute someone in a virtual meeting? •Is there any update on the option of returning to in-person or hybrid meetings? •Would PRAB be open to discussing these subjects at a future meeting? •Could PRAB talk about these subjects at the retreat? B.PRAB Community Engagement Updates •Seymour, Hood, Winer, Brock and Unger attended the celebrations at the Visitor Service Center at the Reservoir and Scott Carpenter Pool. •Scott attended the master plan opening house and appreciated the activities and chance to reflect on her own personal priorities for parks and recreation. •Scott worked with Yugar on a training for PLAY. •Winer visited the Chautauqua playground and thanked staff for the thoughtful design which is serving as a meeting place for kids and adults. •Seymour and Winer attended the Howard Heuston neighborhood meeting. •Brock requested more information about the North Boulder park renovation Agenda Item 9: The next PRAB meeting will be held Monday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. virtually (via video conference). Agenda Item 10: Adjourn: There being no further business to come before PRAB at this time, the meeting was adjourned at 9:08 p.m. Motion by Seymour. Second by Winer. The motion passed 7-0. Approved by: Attested: ________________________________________________ Raj Seymour Charlotte O’Donnell Board Member Administrative Specialist Date _____________________ Date ____________________ 8/25/2021