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TO: MAYOR HORNADAY AND CITY COUNCIL
THRU: WALT WREDE, CITY MANAGER
FROM: PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION
DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2012
RE: RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BALL FIELDS, DUGOUT AND RELATED AMENITIES AT KAREN HORNADAY PARK
At the regular meeting on February 16, 2012 the Commissioners discussed the recommendations presented by Ms. Katie Koester, Economic and Community Development Coordinator at the January 5, 2012 Special Meeting.
The following is an excerpt from the minutes of that discussion and resulting recommendation.
B. Review and Recommendations to Council on Additional Funding Allocations for Karen Hornaday Park.
Chair Bremicker introduced the item by title and opened the floor for discussion.
Discussion proceeded and included an explanation of the recommendations presented to the commission at the January 5, 2012 special meeting by Ms. Koester; a laydown consisting of priority listed improvements submitted by Mr. Needham on behalf of the Little League organization for the ball fields and dugouts; and input from the commissioners. After lengthy discussion the following motions were made and passed by the Commissioners.
Commissioner Lillibridge had to leave the meeting at 7:50 p.m. for work.
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February 22, 2012
BREMICKER/BRANN - MOVED TO RECOMMEND CITY COUNCIL ALLOCATE $40,000 TO LITTLE LEAGUE FOR NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS TO FIELDS AND DUGOUTS AT KAREN HORNADAY PARK AND THAT ALL IMPROVEMENTS FOLLOW THE MASTER PLAN.
Brief discussion ensued on allocating the funds, recommending that the Little League seeks out grants to stretch this money; that the expenditures follow the master plan. It was acknowledged that this amount should give the organization on getting a good start on completing the list. The Commissioners requested that the Little League keep in communication with the commission through the committee.
VOTE. YES. BRANN, ARCHIBALD, LOWNEY, BREMICKER
Mr. Needham thanked the Commissioners and will definitely keep in communication with the Commission.
Approve the Allocation for the Needed Improvements with the Ballfields, Dugouts and Related Amenities at Karen Hornaday Park in Accordance with the Master Plan.