City of Ashland
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
March 23, 2015
Present: Commissioners Gardiner, Landt, Lewis, Miller, Shaw; Director Black; Superintendent Dials; Administrative Supervisor Dyssegard; Assistant Betsy Manuel
Absent: City Council Liaison, Mayor Stromberg; Parks Superintendent, Dickens
CALL TO ORDER
Gardiner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Study Session – February 9, 2015
MOTION: Shaw moved to approve the Minutes as presented. Lewis seconded the motion.
The vote was all yes.
Joint Meeting with Council – February 11, 2015
MOTION: Shaw moved to approve the Minutes as presented. Miller seconded the motion.
The vote was all yes with Lewis abstaining.
Regular Meeting – February 23, 2015
MOTION: Lewis moved to approve the Minutes as presented. Shaw seconded the motion.
The vote was all yes.
Further discussion: Gardiner asked about the status of Parks information to be published in the AAUW booklet. Director Black stated that it went to Council for sponsorship, and current status was pending.
There was none.
ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA
“Reconsideration of FootGolf Implementation Schedule” was deleted from the agenda where is had been listed under New Business.
Black stated that budget updates would be listed under the heading Unfinished Business until the Parks 2015-2017 biennial budget was approved.
DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING A DOG PARK POLICY AT OAK KNOLL GOLF COURSE (OKGC)
Cronin noted that OKGC was not currently a dog-friendly park. He stated that dogs are frequently seen on and off leash, and if dogs were to be allowed, staff would post signage to keep dogs in the approved areas. Discussion considered permitting dog owners and their dogs to travel along the main road, from Highway 66 to the parking lot area and along the outside perimeter of the course (from Highway 66 to the East and Crowson Road to the South).
Five restrictions were reviewed as follows:
Dials noted that the Annual Bike Swap was scheduled for April 18, 2015, from 12:00 until 2:00 at The Grove, 1195 E. Main Street.
Shaw reported on his recent involvement in the Oregon Scenic Bikeways planning workshop. He said trails would be groomed for the 55-mile route that would start in Ashland. He said Southern Oregon bike trails were listed on the State Map.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Betsy Manuel, Assistant