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Parks and Recreation on December 3, 2020

Agenda

7 p.m., 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]

This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at northlibertyiowa.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/northliberty or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCw6ipAPjJnd-olpRgPJcg. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and to enter the meeting ID 851 9217 7792 and nine-digit meeting password 505720345. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on northlibertyiowa.org.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. November 5, 2020
  3. Reports
    1. Parks Report
    2. Recreation/Pool Report
    3. Questions or Concerns
  4. Next Meeting
    1. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00pm.
  5. Adjourn

Minutes

1. Call to Order
7:00 pm by Megan Lehman
2. Approval of Minutes
November 5, 2020
Motion by Marcia Ziemer, second by Craig Sundell. Motion carries.
3. Reports
Parks Report
• Ongoing building maintenance
• Upcoming projects: Ranshaw House (woodworking enhancements)
and a project at City Hall
• Planning for snow removal responsibilities
• Preventative maintenance is ongoing
• Harvested prairie seed from native areas, used to enhance prairie
at Centennial Park. Anticipate a couple years to become
established.
• Winterized native prairie areas and city landscaping areas.
• Continue to meet with Shive Hattery and recommendations for
Ranshaw Way Phase 5 including landscaping and pedestrian tunnel
on the north side of City Hall as well as Dubuque St.
improvements.
• Dog Park seeding did not take well. Dormant seeding was used this
fall to help promote growth next fall. However, they are going to
close the dog park down once spring hits to promote growth.
Anticipate closure until May 2021.
• New park benches arrived and to be placed if weather permits and
trash receptacles are in place.
• Derecho Wood pile chipping completed and is now mulch. This will
be repurposed around the city in tree and landscaping areas. Some
of it will compost down.
• COVID-19 caused teams to be split into Day/Night teams. Day team
takes care of parks, etc. and night crew maintains and services all
equipment.
• Richard: Wondering where the pedestrian trail will be located. Guy
states it won’t tie into the trails to the south until greater
developments. It will just tie into the side walks initially. The main
trail will be on the west side of 965. The plan is to ultimately
connect it south on Forevergreen Road.
Recreation/Pool Report
• COVID-19 updated: Rec center crew will stay on various work shifts
with separation across the facility. Any staff that share workspaces
are trying to alternate use and reduce potential exposure.
Continued masking.
• Cancelled swim lessons, in person classes, and went back to
member use by appointment only.
• Prior to Thanksgiving, the indoor pool heater went out and are in
the process for repair.
1. Current heater was 16 years old
2. Craig recommended use of an energy efficient model as this
will reduce costs and save on utility.
3. Shelly is open to ideas for replacement options.
4. The pool heater was a capital project for next year (indoor
and outdoor heaters). They are currently stacked on top of
each other so replacement considerations will include this.
• Facility usage continues and are averaging 102 users per day. With
the indoor pool down, it’s works out to a loss of 50 users per day.
• Track use has increased with ongoing monitoring for increased
demand.
• Leagues ended early November except for the competitive league
which required a partial refund. Next league is scheduled for
January so they will evaluate programming and enrollment next
week.
• Next earliest swim lessons will be March.
• NLC basketball January (cooperative program with Coralville) was
supposed to start and anticipate making decision next week based
on governor’s proclamation.
Questions or Concerns
• Marcia: Budgets for next fiscal year was recently submitted and
wondering about outcomes. No meetings have been scheduled and
no decisions from City Hall have been made. Anticipate
February/March for budget confirmation.
• Craig: worker’s compensation looks like a place holder figure. Guy
is unsure on that. Craig feels like this can distort the budget and
suggests that it moves. Guy recommended contact with Tracy
Mulcahey at City Hall who has more information related to
budgets.
• Shannon: Wondering about funding to help supplement lost
revenue due to COVID. Tracy Mulcahey, again, would have more
information.
4. Next Meeting
Thursday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00pm.
5. Adjourn at 7:21 pm

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