PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
November 22, 2010
Present: Commissioners Eggers, Gardiner, Lewis, Rosenthal; City Council Liaison Jackson; Director Robertson; Superintendent Gies
Absent: Commissioner Noraas; Superintendent Dials
Gardiner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Council Chambers,
Regular Meeting – October 18, 2010
In the section entitled “Chitwood Park Update,” Eggers asked that the sentence referring to the “joint project” between Parks and the RVCDC be rephrased to state that, “[Robertson] said the meeting was a joint project between Parks and the affordable housing group RVCDC.” In the following sentence she asked that the word “relocate” be changed to “locate” with regard to the affordable housing developers’ need to “locate the stormwater treatment bioswales on Parks property adjacent to that section of land.”
MOTION Rosenthal moved to approve the minutes as amended. Eggers seconded the motion.
The vote was: All yes
Dr. Vanston Shaw,
DOG PROCESS DISCUSSION
The commission agreed to hold a commission-only discussion, as they said they previously heard a great deal of public input on dogs in parks. After much deliberation, a six-point strategy was outlined for staff:
1. Develop enforcement methods
2. Develop signage, maps, and other informational materials about where dogs currently are allowed
3. Determine additional areas (parks and facilities) where dogs might be allowed
4. Determine any potential cost for implementation
5. Consider new dog park at southern end of town
6. Evaluate: are we meeting commission goals / goals of community members?
INTRODUCTION OF VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Gies said 60 applications were received for the Volunteer Coordinator position. He said Parks staff and a human resources representative interviewed six candidates and chose Lori Ainsworth as the volunteer coordinator.
Lori Ainsworth introduced herself to the commission and spoke briefly about building on existing volunteer programs in the Parks Department and encouraging service groups to adopt community parks. Gies said staff would prepare materials in the coming months for the commission’s review.
CONSIDER DELAY OF CHITWOOD PARK MASTER PLAN
Robertson provided a summary of all the meetings at which the
Motion Eggers moved to approve RVCDC constructing, operating, and maintaining, in perpetuity, at RVCDC expense, to City of
The vote was: All yes
SUB-COMMITTEE and STAFF REPORTS
ITEMS FROM COMMISSIONERS
Eggers reported attending the Ashland Senior Center Thanksgiving dinner on Monday evening, November 22, hosted by the Firefighters’ Association.
Eggers said she attended the 2010 NRPA conference in
Gardiner said his time on the commission was limited and requested that the commission not delay in master planning
UPCOMING MEETING DATES
ADJOURNMENT– By consensus, with no further business, Gardiner adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Susan Dyssegard,