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Parks and Recreation Commission on August 6, 2020


7:00 pm, via Zoom

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically, so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected].

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes March 5, 2020
  3. Board Update
    1. New members; Shannon Greene, Craig Sundell
    2. One vacancy remains
    3. Discussion on appointing Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary
  4. Reports
    1. Parks Report
    2. Recreation/Pool Report
    3. Questions
  5. Next Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:00pm.
  6. Adjourn


New Business:
1. Approve Minutes: March 2020 Meeting Minutes. Motion to approve by Craig,
seconded by Marcia.
2. Public Comments/Concerns: None.
3. Board Update
a. New members: Shannon Greene, Craig Sundell
b. One vacancy remains, applications submitted for review. Waiting
for final appointments to be made by the Mayor.
c. Discussion on appointing Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary- decided to
table until we have a full board to proceed with selection of these
duties. Will keep current positions until board positions are all full.
4. Reports
a. Parks Report
i. COVID – trails are open and spaces are available for use.
ii. Ranshaw house renovation planning in progress
iii. Ball games continued, no concessions were offered
iv. Mowing and trimming has been heavy recently
v. Poison Ivy has been challenging. Using herbicides for
vi. Continue to work on landscape maintenance.
vii. Beaver Creek – removed spiral slide, considering relocation
viii. Liberty Centre Fountain is back and running.
ix. Tot Lot at Centennial – started to install on 8/10/20 with the
instillation by the end of the week. However, the pour and
play surfacing is no available until mid-September.
x. Dog park turf grass is in.
xi. Fox Run park enhancements are on the list of consideration
b. Recreation/Pool Report
i. Aquatic Center/Rec Center updates given- outdoor pool is
being sandblasted and repainted; HVAC installation indoors
is planned and will also be repainted.
ii. 6/15 – started lap swimming, 6 swimmers per timeslot and
this went well.
iii. 7/6 – started having time slots for weight/ equipment areas
with a max of 20/slot. Overall, fairly slow. Continued plan of
a phased approach.
iv. 8/3/20 – started track use with 10 users per slot.
Anticipating an increase in use as the weather changes.
v. Members are the only ones currently allowed in the facility
as this allows for contact tracing.
vi. Anticipating drop in as the last phase of reopening.
vii. Track cards still count as a membership
viii. Facility pass (Basketball and Pickleball) begins Sept 1.
ix. Some requests for refunds, some increase in season pass
x. Rentals remain unavailable to the pubic
xi. Reopening metrics are dependent on programming
1. Lower swim class numbers
xii. Flag football numbers are low – about 20 kids total
xiii. Volleyball has ½ the typical enrollment. Space at both the rec
center and the new arena.
xiv. Youth competitive leagues are open and some are filled
xv. Masks are required in the facility
xvi. Exercise class instructors are responsible for cleaning of the
rooms/equipment used by their participants.
c. Questions
5. Next Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:00pm.
6. Adjourn at 7:40 pm



Information Packet Minutes March 2020
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