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Parks & Recreation Commission - Minutes     
Thursday, September 05, 2019

City of Mercer Island - Parks & Recreation Commission Regular Meeting
Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th, Mercer Island WA 98040

Call To Order:
Chair Westberg called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040.
Roll Call:
Commissioners Don Cohen, Lyn Gualtieri, Amy Richter, Rory Westberg, Sara Berkenwald, and Jodi McCarthy were present. Commissioner Kirk Robinson was absent.
Staff present were Ryan Daly, Parks and Recreation Interim Director, Tammy Bodmer, Senior Administrative Assistant, Paul West, Capital Project & Planning Manager, Deb Estrada, City Clerk and Mary Swan, Paralegal/Public Records Officer
Chair Westberg asked all commissioners and staff to introduce themselves.
Minutes from 7/11/19 meeting were presented. Commissioner Cohen motioned to accept the minutes and Commissioner McCarthy seconded the motion. Minutes were approved unanimously.
  • Dan Thompson - spoke regarding parks levy expiring and need for renewal. Also addressed what the commission’s job is going to be.
  • Tom Acker – Urged Commissioners to think big picture. Thanked Commissioners for serving.
Regular Business:

1.    Director’s Report
Director Daly gave the director’s report.
  • Tree Removal – hazard trees throughout parks and open spaces
  • Doowop and Daisy’s event taking place on September
  • Cougar update
  • Recreation updates – summer recap of programs
  • Let’s Talk – explanation of site.
2.        Public Records Act and Open Public Meeting Act
City Clerk Estrada reviewed Roberts Rules of Order and parliamentary procedures. Paralegal/Public Records Officer Swan reviewed the Public Records Act.
3.       Aubrey Davis Master Plan Status Report
Capital Project and Planning Manager West walked the Commission through the draft master plan that was submitted for SEPA review. Upcoming Open House on September 23, 2019.
4.        Appointment of Vice Chair
Nominations were opened for the vice chair. Commissioner Cohen nominated Commissioner McCarthy. She accepted the nomination. A vote was taken, and it passed unanimously.
5.        Bylaws
The draft bylaws were presented with changes from July 11, 2019 meeting. Commissioner McCarthy moved to accept the bylaws as amended. Commissioner Gualtieri seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

6.        Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2019, at 6:00 pm – OSCT joint meeting.

Adjournment:     8:25 pm

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