SHOW LOW PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Regular Meeting – Thursday, March 17, 2011
MINUTES OF THE Regular Meeting of the Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, 180 N. 9th, Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona.
1. Call to Order.
Chairman David Fawcett called the meeting to order at 5:45 p.m.
2. Roll Call.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Chair David Fawcett, Vice Chair Sally Williams, committee member Steve Hair.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: Committee members Jimmy Jayne, Ken Van VanWinkle
STAFF PRESENT: Jason Mangum, Parks and Recreation Director, Jessica Compton Recreation Coordinator
3. Consideration of Approval of Minutes of November 18th, 2010 and January 27th, 2011.
MS. WILLIAMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM November 18th, 2010 and January 27th, 2011. MR. HAIR SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED 3 TO 0.
4. Nikolaus Homestead Park-Grand Opening
Mr. Magnum asked the council to set a Grand Opening date for Nickolaus Homestead Park, the council decided on June 18th as the official grand opening date. Suggestions were given for the Grand Opening and the Parks and Recreation staff is working these ideas including AUA bike demonstration.
5. Update and discussion on Arizona Centennial Project.
Mr. Mangum reported that the City of Show Low was approved as Centennial Event for 4th of July FreedomFest, and that this is the only Centennial project on the mountain. Mr. Magnum is still working on the bench project, it was suggested he look into partnering with Historical Society on this project. He will send out bench options to the committee through email.
6. Consideration of Approval for No Smoking Ordinance at all city owned park property and recreation facilities.
Mr. Mangum prepared a memo the City Manager and Assistant City Manager that all city designated open areas become smoke free. This would include trails, open space, recreation facilities owned and operated by the city, not limited to just smoking but all tobacco products. Concern was raised over Show Low Lake .
Mr. Hair made a motion to ban all tobacoo products in city of show low open areas, Parks and Recreation Facilities with the exception of Show Low Lake; this shall include cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. MOTION PASSED 3 TO 0.
7. Report from Show Low Fields Committee
Little League is pushing it’s start date back by two weeks, additionally Little League would like to ban all tobacco products at their games and supports the idea of banning of all tobacco products in the city parks and recreation areas. Bleachers and benches need to be updated at the Elks fields.
8. Directors Report
Aquatics: All classes are full. Adult Swim lessons doubled from attendance to 2010. Lifeguard classes start March 28th. Becca will be hiring new and returning lifeguards for the summer season. Possible changes for Lifeguard certification due to increase in fees with American Red Cross. Staff is looking into different options.
April 16th: Easter Egg Hunt and April Pool’s Day annual Pool safety day. April Pool’s day will feature open swim from 1-3pm, games, demonstration from Police and Fire departments and opportunity for guests scuba dive and kayak.
Sports: Youth basketball numbers increased in 2011. Staff is looking at hosting a grass volleyball tournament. Terri Wade has received many compliments on this years staffing and referees during youth basketball, parents appreciate there being adults on site and the teachable moments that have occurred during games; especially in the younger age brackets. Upcoming events for Sports: Summer Softball and Memorial Day Softball Tournament.
Special Events: St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run and Kid’s Run March 19th. FreedomFest applications for parade and vendors are coming in daily. Movies in the Park is a new program for 2011, staff are still seeking sponsors for movies. If Council has any suggestions on who to ask to sponsor a movie please contact Jessica. Community Yard sale is May 7th from 8am-1pm in City Park. Geocaching program is continuing to grow, there at 7 placed caches within City Parks. There will be another Geocaching class in the summer. Meet, Greet and Eat events are once a month and have created the White Mountain Geocaching Club. Knock the Blues out of Hunger has booked all of the performers and look forward to successful event, 2011 date is June 18th. Concert starts at 12pm and ends at 10pm.
White Mountain Youth Leadership: Rock climbing camp organized for spring break. This camp will follow the Boy Scout curriculum and run from Tuesday –Thursday.
Mr. Magnum also expressed his appreciation to the committee for their commitment to City of Show Low’s Parks and Recreation department.
There being no further business to be brought before the committee, Chairman Fawcett adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee of March 17, 2011 at 6:33 p.m.