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MINUTES
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
REGULAR SESSION
May 19, 2020
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Chair Gary Temple called the meeting to order at meeting to order 6:01 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Philip Saletta, Member  
  Gary Temple, Vice Chair  
  Ronald Odell, Member  
  Anna Clark, Member  
  Charles Cachoeira, Member  
  Matthew Wood, Member  
Absent: Joseph Coyle, Member
Staff Present: Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks and Recreation Director
Matt Jankowski, Parks and Recreation Deputy Director
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney
Attendees: Melanie Barrett
Joyce Jones-Ivey
Mike Svetz
  Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan received an email from Member Coyle sending his apologies, he had technical difficulties and was unable to attend the meeting.
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  Oro Valley resident Natalie Stamer voiced concerns regarding the Oro Valley Aquatic Center.
             
COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS
  Councilwoman Joyce Jones-Ivey wanted to welcome everyone to the zoom meeting and reported that the Council is in the budget process for FY 2021. She looks forward to a final budget being shared with everyone.
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Presentation and possible discussion regarding the Parks and Recreation needs assessment report
  Ms. Diaz-Trahan introduced Mike Svetz, from PROS Consulting who provided a presentation on the Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Phase One that included the following:
  • Influencing factors
  • Focus group and stakeholder key themes
  • Website participation
  • Survey methods
  • Prioritized needs
  • Next steps
Discussion ensued amongst board, presenter and staff.

Chair Temple opened the public comment period.

The following individuals spoke regarding Agenda Item One:

Oro Valley Resident Brenda Juarbe
Oro Valley Resident Kathy Kang

The following individuals spoke regarding another concern:

Oro Valley Resident Krystal Adams
Oro Valley Resident Anthony Ferrara

Chair Temple closed the public comment period.

Mr. Svetz answered additional questions that were related to the presentation.
             
2. Presentation and possible discussion regarding Parks and Recreation fiscal year 19/20 and 20/21 budget update
  Ms. Diaz-Trahan provided an overview of accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2020 in addition to the Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Phase One, that included the following:
  • Irrigation system at River Front Park Phase One
  • Playground at Naranja Park Phase One
  • Secured SHIPO Grant for a study related to Steam Pump Ranch
  • New Recreation Software
  • Installation of JDK Park Restrooms
  • Planted an edible orchard Steam Pump Ranch
  • Aquatic Center facility improvements and fee structures
  • October Community Events yielded over 10,000 participants
  • Establishment of Pickle Ball League and two new courts
  • Added quarterly member engagement series and weekly e-blasts
  • Created a Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program
She included highlights for Fiscal Year 2021 which included the following:
  • Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Master Plan – Phase Two
  • Irrigation system at River Front Park Phase Two
  • Playground at Naranja Park Phase Two
  • Events to include senior programming
  • Pickle Ball Courts to receive lighting
  • Volunteer Program implementation
  • Steam Pump Ranch garage preservation and restoration
  • Community Center engagement
  • Cuts included no travel for employees and larger projects being moved to wish list
  • Aquatic Center events support
             

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
             
1. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 25, 2020 SPECIAL SESSION MEETING MINUTES
  Motion by Vice Chair Gary Temple, seconded by Member Anna Clark to approve the February 25 Special Session meeting minutes. 
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Member Joseph Coyle (ABSENT)
             
2. DEPARTMENT REPORT (Information only)
  Ms. Diaz-Trahan, Parks and Recreation Director was happy to report the following:
  • July is National Recreation and Park Association Month
  • Recreation and Cultural Services Manager Lynanne Dellerman-Silverthorn was one of 50 professionals selected by NRPA to be featured in July.
  • A new golf operator was selected Billy Casper Golf (Antares)
  • The Community Center and Aquatic Center will reopen Monday, June 1 in a limited capacity
  Chair Temple asked a question regarding the study session and open session.
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  There were no future agenda items requested.
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Chair Temple adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
             
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 19th day of May 2020.

I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this 18th day of September.


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MaryAnne Tolmie

    

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