BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS MINUTES
Monday, April 23, 2012 5:30pm, Lacey City Hall
Commission: Gary Hanson, Paul Royer, Alex Mitu, Shawn Smith, Lu Carlson & Glen Crandal
Staff: Lori Flemm, Liz Spiller
The meeting was called to order at 5:30pm, by Chairman Shawn Smith.
Additions or deletions to the Agenda
No additions or deletions to the agenda.
The March 26, 2012 minutes were unanimously approved and placed on record.
a) Thursday, April 26, 12:30pm: Senior Center Groundbreaking
b) Saturday, April 28, 2:00pm: Disc Golf Site Tour @ Woodland Creek Community Park
c) Friday, May 4, 2:00pm: Jacob Smith House presentation by SMU students
d) Tuesday, May 8: Regional Park Board meeting
e) Saturday, May 19: Lacey Spring Fun Fair, Parade judging (Sean Finney will be contact for details)
a) Senior Center construction schedule & fundraising
Lori said the bid for the Senior Center project was awarded on 4/12 and came in over the original estimate. Lacey City Council approved a one time use of unused funds from the 2011 budget, to cover the Senior Center base bid and 2 alternate bids. Senior Services of South Sound is waiting to hear the status of a potential major donation.
b) Draft Agreement for Disc Golf Course
The draft agreement was reviewed by the Commissioners and City Attorney and is now being reviewed by the South Puget Sound Disc Golf Association. Shawn wondered how the off leash dogs at Woodland Creek would affect the disc golf course and Lori thought there would be fewer dogs off leash once the disc course is installed. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park
a) Regional Park Board meeting agenda & RSVP
Lori asked Commissioners to split up at the Regional Park Board meeting, to have Commissioners in each of the Break Out Topic groups.
a) Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble: 1328 participants, estimated $2,300 raised for the Summer Lunch Program.
b) Earth Day High School Challenge: Sunday April 22, 29 people came out to work on the trail at Lake Lois, but only 2 were students (compared to Tumwater’s 40 students). Alpine Experience hopes to expand the event next year.
c) National Trails Day (PARC Foundation raffle): Saturday June 2, 9am-noon at Woodland Creek Community Park.
d) Recruitment of Youth Board member: No applications yet, Alex will talk to students at Timberline High School.
e) Community Garden at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church: Lori believes the plots will fill this year.
f) Depot Museum public input process: There will be a second opportunity for public input on the Depot project on Saturday, 4/28. About 40 people attended the first public input meeting on 4/14.
g) Mobile vendor- bid received
h) RAC Fencing bid opening/update: Bid opening Tuesday 4/24.
No citizens present.
a) PARC Foundation, Paul Royer: Next meeting will be in May.
b) Specialized Recreation Advisory Group, Shawn Smith: no report, group may have disbanded. Shawn will talk to Thurston County’s Margaret Huff at the Regional Park Board meeting, to determine the status of the Specialized Rec Advisory Group.
Meeting adjourned at 6:30pm
Next meeting: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Lacey City Hall.