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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Call To Order:

Vice Chairperson Don Cohen called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.    


Roll Call:

Rita Moore, Chairperson, (arrived at 7:41 p.m.),  Don Cohen, Vice Chairperson, Bruce Bassett, Tina Lanzinger, Liz Sanderson, Fletch Walter, and Mike Grady, Council Liaison.



Pete Mayer, Director of Parks and Recreation

Paul West, Arborist

Katie Knight, Assistant City Attorney

Stephanie Cangie, Admin. Assistant, were present.



Motion by Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Bassett to approve the minutes of May 16, 2006.  Unanimously approved.


Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.


Regular Business

New Trustees Waller, Sanderson, and Lanzinger were welcomed to the Board.


Executive Session:  7:46 pm.

The Board held executive session per RCW 42.30.110 (1)(B) Re:  Park Encroachments


Reconvened at 8:45 p.m.



Katie Knight is setting up training concerning Open Public Meeting Acts and Roberts Rules of Order.  This takes about 1 hour.  Training will be by Mike Walter.  Date and time to be determined.


Trail Map

Paul distributed a revised trail map with newly named trails in Pioneer Park.  This map will be available to the public in the trailhead map holders.  The newly named trails will make it easier to pinpoint locations for park maintenance issues such as fallen trees.  Paul needs to add a north directional arrow to map.


Those assigned to do the quadrant monitoring will test the map while doing their monitoring walk and give feedback to Paul via e-mail.


Quadrant Monitoring

Next assignments:

NE Quadrant –  Fletch Waller

NW Quadrant – Fletch Waller

SE Quadrant – Tina Lanzinger

Those monitoring will use the new map.  All monitoring reports need to be e-mailed to Paul.




Fletch advised that in the NE Quadrant in the overlook area there’s a broken railing.  Staff will report this to the Parks Maintenance team.


Post storm monitoring assignments:

SE – Bruce Bassett

NW – Don Cohen

NE – Fletch Waller


Bench Donation

Trustee Cohen abstained from this discussion.


Pete reported on Corinne McNeeley’s request for using an existing bench in Pioneer Park and adding a plaque and dog ornamentation in memory of a deceased friend who often walked her dogs in Pioneer Park.  Based on the Parks Department’s Memorials and Donations Policy, she can make a donation in the amount of a new bench and the Department  will  supply a plaque for the existing bench but no special ornamentation will be approved; or she could purchase a new park bench to be placed somewhere else in the park pending the Board’s approval of the location.


Summer Celebration!

The Board discussed the booth layout and supplies needed.  Staff will provide copies of the Board brochure and trail maps as well as a large oversized version of the map.  Chairperson Moore requested photos of people doing activities in the park.  A sign-up sheet for booth work shifts during the Summer Celebration! weekend, July 8 and 9, 2006, will be e-mailed to Board members by Chairperson Moore. 


Adjournment:   9:25 p.m.                     


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