PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
May 2, 2000
Assembly Chambers – City Hall
Meeting was called to order at 6:05pm
Members Present: Alex Lukshin, Jim King, Joane-Herbage O’Keefe, Ken Dean, Jim Preston
Members Absent: Katherine Gouyton, Paul Grossi, Jeff Wilson, Lynn Bartlett
Staff Present: Kim Kiefer: Director, Diane Mastin: Secretary
Robert Garrison – P.O. Box 20155, Juneau 99802
Mr. Garrison expressed his concern of there not being enough quality cross-country ski trails in the community. Several trails were discussed all of which happened to be Forest Service trails. It was determined to bring this item back in September and possibly forming a collaborative meeting with the Forest Service and Trails Working Group.
III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA- Unanimously approved
IV. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES- Unanimously approved
V. ACTION ITEMS- None
VI. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
A. Pool closure – The anticipated opening is Monday, May 8, 2000 as previously scheduled.
Kim will verify with Bob that Dave Pusich is being kept abreast of the field conditions at Dimond Park per request.
Proposition 3 signs are only being displayed at sites with the larger projects.
Joan asked if the $10,000 was still available for the archery club. Kim stated that the money was available and the archery club needed to submit a proposal.
It was questioned if the Proposition 3 sales tax status was progressing as anticipated. Originally there was a shortfall of around $500,000 but presently the outlook seemed to be on par.
It was suggested Jim Preston, our new Committee member, receive the new Proposition 3 list.
Twin Lakes leakage was currently the most critical with an estimated $60,000 cost.
Second of importance, is Dimond Park Community Center. The first step will be to get public comment and this phase is estimated at $100,000.
The School District covered play areas are listed under Parks & Recreation but this will come out of the school budget.
Fish Creek master planning will begin this fall with the public and will be done in phases.
Dave Lewis the Manager of the pool will be at the June meeting.
It was requested that the date of the next meeting and upcoming agenda items be included in the minutes.
Alex reported that YAB academic and sports grants were for the most part completely funded.
IX. Chair Report - None
X. Director Report
Dan King moved to Wasilla.
XI. Ex-Officio Reports - None
Joan moved the meeting adjourn. Adjournment was at 7:00pm.