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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING <br />OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL/PARK BOARD HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 13, 1988 <br />8:OO P.M. <br />365 <br />Council Members Present: Kelly, Richards, Smith, Turner and Mayor Courtney <br />Park Board Members Present: Christianson, Wineberg, Lord, Furlong, Montgomery, <br />and Jenkins <br />Also present were City staff members and other interested citizens. <br />The Edina City Council and the Edina Park Board held an informal joint meeting at <br />8:OO p.m. on December 13, 1988 at City Hall for the purpose of discussing the <br />issue of future park and recreation needs. <br />Assistant Manager Hughes presented an overview of the Park & Recreation Task Force <br />Report which concluded that: <br />- The City's parks and recreation facilities meet the desires and expectation <br />of the residents. <br />attention. <br />Needs of "unorganized park users" should be given <br />- Edina's parks are maintained to a reasonable level. - Present fee structure is generally well received. - Upgrading of the pavilion is supported by a plurality of residents. <br />Addition of gymnastics facility to the pavilion or upgrades to the swimming <br />pool are generally not supported by residents. <br />Manager Rosland stated that, as part of the City's 1988-1989 Work Program, the <br />Council has assigned the Park Board the task of undertaking and completing the <br />Year 2000 Edina Park and Recreation Plan. Elements of the assignment are: <br />- - - <br />Review the Park and Recreation Task Force Report. <br />Involve the community organizations if desired by the Park Board. <br />Establish goals and priorities concerning the Year 2000 Park and Recreation <br />system with particular respect to: <br />Park and open space acreage <br />Park development <br />Recreation programming including specialized programming such as <br />adaptive recreation. - Review alternatives and develop strategies to address identified goals. - Prepare a revised five year capital improvement plan. <br />Considerable discussion followed regarding park development, maintenance of <br />existing parks and funding for new development and improvements to existing <br />facilities. <br />In response to the assignment given the Park Board, Chairman Christianson said <br />this would be on the Board's agenda for January 10, 1989 to set up a plan and <br />timeframe for the Year 2000 Edina Park and Recreation Plan and to also determine <br />if they have enough resource people to undertake the assignment. <br />suggested that staff members from the Planning, Park and Recreation and <br />Administration Departments meet to refine and outline an approach to the <br />assignment. <br />approval and would then be presented to the Park Board at their January 10 <br />meeting . <br />Member Richards <br />This would be placed on the January 9 Council agenda for review and <br />The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.