Parks and Recreation Commission on May 5, 2016


North Liberty Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Proposal of Agenda



  1. Approve minutes from meeting(s) of: Minutes from April 7 meeting.
  1. Public Comments/Concerns: Open to public for comments and concerns; 5 minutes per person.
  1. Board Appointments: Member terms set to expire June 30: Dan Skemp and Jef Farland, Resubmit application by May 20 for consideration; Mayor Interviews: May 23-June 3; June 14: Appointments made at City Council Mtg.
  1. Building and Grounds Report: Parks Monthly Report
  1. Summer Preparations: May is a busy month to get ready for summer: Staff hires at all positions; Outdoor Pool – power wash, crack repair, install new gutters and begin to fill; Huge thanks to Parks Dept in repairing crack.
  1. Upcoming Events: Community Gardens – planting (May 1), St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (May 25), Outdoor Pool Opening (May 28), Free Swimming Lessons (June 3), Free Fishing Weekend (June 4), Summer Camp & Summer Lunch (June 6), Summer Swim Lessons – first session (June 6)
  1. Memorial Day Weekend Hours: Saturday-Monday, May 28-30:          Regular Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM Outdoor Pool: 12(Noon)-6:00PM
  1. Any new issues not on the agenda?


  1. Recreation Monthly Report: Report included in packet summarizing the past month.
  1. Any old business not on agenda?


  1. Next Meeting: Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 PM

Location: City Council Chambers at 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Adjourn


North Liberty Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Board Members Present:    Dan Skemp, Scott Stahmer, Jef Farland, Jami Maxson, Jeff Kellbach
Others Present:  Shelly Simpson, Brian Motley and Tim Hamer
Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

  1. Approve minutes: Minutes from April 7 meeting approved (with correction of date).


  1.   Board Appointments: Dan Skemp and Jef Farland both have expiring terms.

Dan will not be reapplying (taking job in Kansas City).

3..   Building and Grounds Report: Treated ash tress for EAB.  Mowing and trimming as time and weather allows.  April 9 was Muddy Creek Clean-Up day, thanks to those that helped.  Prepared community garden sies.  Met with contractors on proposed solar project.  Water and sewer complete at concession site.

  1. Summer Preparations: May was busy getting ready for summer programming, finishing hires, preparing and repairing outdoor pool. Cracks had to be fixed in pool, as it ages may need to look at more expenditures to keep functioning.  Also performing pool facility study to look at ccity pool needs..


  1. Upcoming Events:            St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs               May 25

Outdoor pool opening                                                  May 28
Free swim lessons                                                       June 3
Free fishing weekend                                     June 4
Summer Camp & Summer Lunch                   June 6
Summer swim lessons                                    June 6

  1. Memorial Day Weekend Hours: Sat – Mon 8am-6pm, pool open noon-6pm.


  1. Recreation Monthly Report: April was start of registration for programs such as summer camp.  Still approx 200 children/session in swim lessons.  Lifeguard class had 14 participants, will have another session this month.  Soccer popular, waiting list for both sessions.  Spring Shed and Scavenger Hunt had 56 participants.  Summer camps nearly full.


  1. Other old business: Discussion of possibly determining number of people attending w/ ball rentals (estimate $ coming to town).



  1. Next Meeting Thursday June 2, 2016 at 7:00PM

Location: City Council Chambers at 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. Adjourned at 7:41 pm


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