Minutes

SHOW LOW PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Regular Meeting – Thursday, August 20, 2009

MINUTES OF THE Regular Meeting of the Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee held on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, 550 North 9th Place, Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona.

    1. Call to Order.

Chairman VanWinkle called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

    2. Roll Call.

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman VanWinkle, Vice Chairman Steve Hair, and committee members Jimmy Jayne, David Fawcett, and Sally Williams.

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: None.

STAFF PRESENT: Jason Mangum, Parks and Recreation Director; Stefan Wehnau, Recreation Supervisor; and Rebecca Ricedorff, Recreation Coordinator.

GUESTS: None.

    3. Consideration of Approval of Minutes of July 16, 2009.

MS. WILLIAMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM JULY 16, 2009. MR. FAWCETT SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED 5 TO 0.

    4. Consideration of Approval of Parks and Recreation Vision Statement.

    Discussion of Parks & Recreation Vision Statement was lead by Jason Mangum.

    The Vision Statement is "To be recognized as one of the best Parks & Recreation departments in the country." No changes were suggested.

MR. JAYNE MOVED TO APPROVE THE PARKS AND RECREATION VISION STATEMENT. MS. WILLIAMS SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED 5 TO 0.

    5. Consideration of Approval of Parks and Recreation Mission Statement.

    Discussion of Parks & Recreation Mission Statement was lead by Mr. Mangum. The mission statement is "The mission of the Show Low Parks and Recreation Department is to provide experiences that improve the quality of life and maintain traditions in the community for residents and visitors." No changes were suggested.

                    MS. WILLIAMS MOVED TO APPROVE THE PARKS AND RECREATION MISSION               STATEMENT. MR. HAIR SECONDED THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED 5 TO 0.                                    

    6. Presentation on the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.

    Mr. Mangum went over the ten major categories in getting accreditation. He talked about how all the fundamentals have to be completed and 85% of all the other standards have to be completed. The process will take three to five years.

    7. Report from Show Low Fields Committee.

    Mr. Fawcett reported on the fields committee. He said everything went smoothly. Everyone has a place to practice and they know that the Frontier Field cannot be used until September 2010. The high school practice fields are not ready until the end of September. Soccer teams can’t use Nikolaus Homestead Elementary field so they are looking into the cost of lights.

    8. Discussion on Teen Center Volunteers.

    Mrs. Ricedorff asked if anyone on the committee had ideas of where to find volunteers for the teen center. Committee members wanted copies of the hand out and contact information in case they found anyone interested.

    9. Director’s Report. Jason Mangum, Parks & Recreation Director

        A. Tri-in-the-Pines

    The 14th Annual Tri-in-the-Pines was a success considering the economy, with only 24 fewer participants than last year. This year’s event seemed to run much smoother and was well organized.

    B. Capitol Christmas Tree Project

    The tree will come out of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest found in the White Mountains of Arizona. About 5,000 handmade ornaments from Arizona’s school children will be on the tree. We are asking our elementary schools, afterschool programs, and other organizations to be involved. The tree cutting ceremony will take place November 7, 2009.

    10. Adjournment.

There being no further business to be brought before the committee, Chair VanWinkle adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee of August 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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