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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 TO COMPLETE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED IN ORDINANCE 11-22
At the regular meeting on February 16, 2012 the Commissioners expressed concerns about the proposed pedestrian bridge over Woodard Creek, trail along the same creek and the road realignment included in the Karen Hornaday Master Plan but not being considered within the current funding available.
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 wanted to address planning for the Trail along Woodard Creek and the Bridge over Woodard Creek. If the Commission or City is to go after more funding then they need to know the costs.
Commissioners commented on the road realignment, the bridge over Woodard Creek and the proposed trail along the same creek. It was noted that the group that advocated for the bridge was not in the forefront any longer but that did not rule out they would return, there are alternatives to building a trail and building a bridge other than conventional methods. It was acknowledged that there was not enough money to cover all components too. Staff further commented that the Legislative grant did not include the road realignment and the trail would be a perfect fit for the Soil & Water Conservation grant.
BREMICKER/BRANN - MOVED TO RECOMMEND CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGE CITY STAFF TO PERFORM THE RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED IN ORDINANCE 11-22 IN RELATION TO THE ROAD REALIGNMENT, BRIDGE OVER WOODARD CREEK AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS.
Discussion ensued on the purpose of forwarding this recommendation to Council.
VOTE. YES. BRANN, ARCHIBALD, LOWNEY, BREMICKER.
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February 22, 2012
Encourage staff to complete engineering required for putting a bridge over Woodard Creek, Road Realignment and Drainage Improvements in accordance with the Karen Hornaday Master Plan.