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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
NORTHERN PARKING LOT 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 opened discussion on the parking lot improvements. He noted that it may be a tad time consuming addressing each recommendation separately but he opined that it was easier to address concerns, questions and possible comments on each item than as a whole.
Commissioner Archibald brought up the question of saving some of the funds for matching grants and what assurance did the Commission have that City Council will match the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Ms. Koester stated she was assured by the City Manager that they will be able to get additional match funding from Council and in the interest of assisting the Commission in allocating these funds, it was believed that this would give them more money in the end. The City Council and State Legislative body would like to see this existing funding used and as time goes by there may be more demands on these funds by other user groups.
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February 22, 2012
BRANN/BREMICKER - MOVED TO ALLOCATE $55,000 FOR NORTHERN PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS AS OUTLINED IN THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA WILL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MASTER PLAN.
Discussion clarified the $50,000 originally allocated by Ordinance 11-22; concerns that there is nothing addressing the road alignment and removal of fill by the creek area; if the parking lot is changed, how would the city proceed with the road change. It was noted that if the road is relocated it would be moved further east and that area would need more improvements; using removed materials for future use. Further clarification was given on the location of the improvements in question.
VOTE. YES. BRANN, ARCHIBALD, LOWNEY, BREMICKER.
Approve the Allocation for the Northern Parking Lot Improvements at Karen Hornaday Park in Accordance with the Master Plan.