Parks Board Minutes 09/08/2014
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Parks Board Minutes 2014
Parks Board Minutes 09/08/2014
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MINUTES <br /> CLIVE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD <br /> Monday, September 8, 2014 <br /> Council Chambers <br /> 1900 NW 114th Street <br /> Present–Crawford, Ramundt, Reed (arrived at 5:31), Weiler <br /> Absent– Bell, Martin, Shetler <br /> Vice Chairperson Crawford called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. in Chairperson Shetler's <br /> absence. <br /> Ramundt made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Weiler. Ayes: Crawford, Reed. <br /> Nays: none. <br /> Weiler made a motion to approve the minutes from July 7 and the special meeting on July 28, <br /> 2014, seconded by Reed. Ayes: Crawford, Ramundt. Nays: none. <br /> Citizen presentation: Beth from the American Lung Association spoke to the board regarding <br /> their grant program through the Iowa Department of Public Health to create tobacco-free <br /> environments by adopting policies for City parks and facilities. Other cities have adopted <br /> resolutions and policies to coincide with this program and the board inquired how they enforced <br /> such policies. She is requesting that the board consider implementing a policy for Clive. The <br /> board will take it into consideration. <br /> Old Business: <br /> a. Snow and Ice Policy Update—At the July Park Board meeting a group of citizens <br /> requested the board reconsider the decision to clear snow from the portion of Greenbelt <br /> Trail that runs from 142nd to approximately 149th Streets. The board toured the area on <br /> July 28 and at the conclusion of the tour, they requested that staff conduct a simple <br /> survey of the neighborhood surrounding the trail to measure their level of support for <br /> clearing snow from the trail. The balance of surveys returned supported no snow <br /> removal on the trail. It was discovered that trail construction did not allow proper <br /> drainage to move to the sides of the trail, causing safety concerns when water freezes <br /> on the trail. With these variables, staff recommended an update to the Snow and Ice <br /> Policy to no longer remove snow from this section of trail. <br /> b. Park Hours—A request was also made to adjust the park hours to sunrise to sunset. <br /> Staff did not recommend this change due to the impact on programs and community <br /> events throughout the City as well as creating a significant cost to replace signage <br /> reflecting park hours. <br /> c. Liability—Citizens were also concerned about liability for accidents on this segment of <br /> trail that passes through their property since it is a City easement for the trail. The City <br /> attorney and staff will be working with property owners that would like to have something <br /> in writing regarding liability. This will be addressed when the City attorney is back from <br /> maternity leave. <br /> Reed made a motion to approve the recommendation to revise the Snow and Ice Policy, <br /> seconded by Ramundt. Ayes: Crawford, Weiler. Nays: none. <br /> New Business: <br /> a. Walnut Creek School Presentation —Ashlyn Themm, a student at Walnut Creek <br /> Campus in West Des Moines, presented a service project for students at the school <br /> called "Little Free Library." They would like to install a Little Free Library along the <br />
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