April 21, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 21, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

President Jeff Glenn called to order the April 21, 2016 regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Apex Park and Recreation District at 6:30 p.m. at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Board members in attendance were: Jeff Glenn, Jim Whitfield, Tommy Skul and Kristen Larington. District staff members in attendance were: Lauri Dannemiller, Executive Director, Dawn Fredette, Recording Secretary, and Brandy Strauch, Facility Assistant Youth Services and Special Events.

EXCUSED ABSENCE

MOTION: Director Whitfield moved to excuse the absences of Director Humrich and Director Skul due to advance notice to the Board. Director Larington seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND ADDITION OF AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION: Director Whitfield moved for approval of the Agenda as posted. Director Larington seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 7, 2016 MEETING

MOTION: Director Larington moved for approval of the Minutes of the April 7, 2016 meeting, as presented. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC INPUT – None

NEW BUSINESS

1. Introduction of Luke Wyss, District Intern

Ms. Strauch introduced Luke Wyss to the Board. She noted that Luke is in the process of wrapping up his internship with the District, and further stated he’s been the best intern she’s had the pleasure to work with. Luke grew up in Westminster, Colorado, so he is very familiar with the area. He’s attending college in Chicago and will be returning there on May 3. His last project with the District will be the 9Health Fair on Sunday, May 1.

Luke spoke with the Board about the various activities he’s been involved with while interning for the District, which have included sports activities, working the front desk, admissions, and guest services.

His goals include becoming a fitness coordinator, and ultimately becoming a superintendent or executive director. He is taking away knowledge from this intern experience in the areas of volunteerism, management, creating programs, budgeting, marketing, program coordination, and Rec Trac. Luke also briefly discussed recreation in special districts vs. city government.

Ms. Dannemiller thanked Luke for all of his work and stated that he’s performed great in everything he worked on.

2. Resolution Designating Signature Authority for CoBiz Bank Accounts

The Board was provided for review a Resolution for designating Lauri Dannemiller, Executive Director, and Kristin Donald, Finance Manager, as authorized signors for the District’s bank accounts at Colorado Business Bank. Ms. Dannemiller explained the requirement for the Board to approve signature authority.

MOTION: Director Whitfield moved for approval of the Resolution designating Ms. Dannemiller and Ms. Donald as authorized signors for the District’s CoBiz accounts. Director Larington seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

3. Consider Sponsorship of Alzheimer’s Research Presentation and Benefit Event for Anschutz Medical Center Featuring Dr. Huntington Potter

Ms. Dannemiller reviewed with the Board the information provided by David Craig regarding a $250 sponsorship level for the May 17, 2016 Alzheimer’s Research Presentation and Benefit Event for Anschutz Medical Center. The speaker at the event will be Dr. Huntington Potter, nationally renowned Alzheimer’s researcher from the Anschutz campus.

MOTION: Director Larington moved for the District to partner with the event at the $250 sponsorship level. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS – None

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1. May 3, 2016 Regular Election.

Ms. Dannemiller reported that staff continues to have meetings with community organizations to present information regarding the bond projects and that almost 900 individuals have attended these presentations.

Ms. Dannemiller further reported that the conduct of the election is going smoothly. There have been lots of ballots received at the ballot drop-off locations. Pickup and counting of ballots by the Designated Election Official’s office is in progress.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Director Larington had nothing to report at this time.

Director Whitfield discussed bills currently in the legislature that affect special districts, including a bill modifying urban renewal legislation and one pertaining to fire protection districts. He will also forward information regarding the current bill pertaining to special district elections.

Director Whitfield also mentioned the election campaign’s upcoming Walk and Drop event to distribute door hangers.

Regarding current legislation, Ms. Dannemiller discussed the notifications being received from CPRA regarding a bill to reallocate GOCO-Conservation Trust Fund money to education. The bill is headed to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee in the Senate.

Director Glenn reported that the bond projects presentation to Arvada Girls Softball Association went well. He noted they are not a large organization but would be directly impacted by a couple of the bond projects.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: Director Larington moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Director Glenn adjourned the meeting at 6:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Dawn Fredette, Recording Secretary

ATTEST:

Lee Humrich, Secretary/Treasurer

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