Rock Island Parks and Recreation board reviews project details
The City of Rock Island Parks and Recreation board met Tuesday, Aug. 16.
The Rock Island Parks and Recreation board consists of five members who are appointed by the mayor, with the consent of the City Council, to serve without compensation. The board has the power to provide, maintain, improve, and conduct parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers in the city. Any money appropriated by the City Council for such purposes is expended under the board's direction.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the Rock Island Parks and Recreation board:
ROCK ISLAND RECREATION – PARK BOARD
Regular Meeting – August 16, 2016 Park and Recreation Board Meeting – 5:30 p.m. Park and Recreation – RIFAC – Room #3
Members Present: Fred Dasso, Moses Robinson, David Conroy
Members Absent: absent
Staff Present: John Gripp, Executive Director; Kimberly Miller, Park & Recreation Office Manager; Todd Winter, Assistant Director; Nora Johnson, Youth Community Recreation Manager
Staff Absent: none
Audience: Chuck Austin, Alderman; Ryan Gunn, QC Cannons; Deb Kuntzi, Friends of Hauberg; Todd Linscott, Friends of Hauberg
The Regular Meeting of the Rock Island Park Board was called to order at 5:29 p.m.
Motion was made to move to 11H for the QC Cannons. Mr. Robinson so moved and Mr. Conroy seconded the motion. All said yes.
11H – Expansion to QC Cannons Field Agreement
Mr. Robinson motioned to grant permission for QC Cannons to expand field efforts to Mel McKay. Mr. Conroy seconded. All voted yes.
Motion was made to move to 11A. Mr. Conroy so moved and Mr. Robinson seconded the motion. All said yes.
11A – Presentation by Community Recreation Manager, Nora Johnson
Nora gave a presentation on the adventure camp and its successes and challenges. Overall, this program has done a complete overhaul and is the most successful ever reaching record numbers for attendance.
Approval of July 19, 2016 Regular Minutes:
The motion was made by Mr. Robinson to approve the July 19th Regular Minutes. Mr. Conroy seconded the motion. All voted yes.
THANK YOU NOTES
The Board acknowledged all of the thank you notes received for the month.
MONTHLY REPORT FROM FINANCE DEPARTMENT
The Monthly Report from the Finance Department was reviewed and accepted.
APPROVAL OF THE BILLS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE IN THE AMOUNT OF $161,580.01
Mr. Robinson made a motion to approve the bills for July in the amount of $161,580.01. The motion was seconded by Mr. Conroy. All voted yes.
The Board reviewed and accepted the Director’s Report.
Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center:
The Board reviewed the Managers Monthly Statement and accepted it.
The Board reviewed and accepted the Play and Financial Report.
Recreational Field Reports:
The Board reviewed and accepted the Recreational Field Reports from all individual areas.
Park Field Reports:
The Board reviewed and accepted the Park Field Reports from all individual areas.
11D – Jens Jensen Drawing Request
A request was made to copy the Jens Jensen drawing. It will need to be taken out of a frame and put back. This is the only one of its kind remaining so there is concern on keeping the integrity of the piece. However, experts will be handling the print. Mr. Conroy motioned to approve the request to get a copy of the Jens Jensen Drawing. Mr. Robinson seconded. All voted yes.
11E – Gatsby Event Request at Hauberg
Mr. Conroy motioned to allow the Friends of Hauberg to hold their event and have alcohol for the Gatsby Event. Mr. Robinson seconded the motion. All voted yes.
11F – Hauberg Landscaping Request: Tree Removal
Motion was made by Mr. Conroy to allow the trees to be removed from Hauberg as needed. Motion seconded by Mr. Robinson. All voted yes.
11G – RIFAC Fees Report
Mr. Conroy motioned to accept the membership rate increases as proposed. Mr. Robinson seconded the motion. All voted yes.
Work with First Tee continues and looking positive to potentially receive funding for the program which would improve parts of the golf course as well as a renovation to the clubhouse.
The Director continues to work with partnerships and friends groups to reach out for help with parks and Hauberg. One of these potential partnerships is Augustana to take over mowing at Weber. Riverbend Wildlife and Trust is another group that is looking to take on Sylvan Slough and other areas that will be classified as Tier 3. Backwater Gamblers has taken on Ben Williamson Park to take care of trees.
The motion was made by Mr. Robinson to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 6:35 p.m. The motion was seconded by Mr. Conroy and all voted yes.
Executive Director, Parks & Recreation