December 12, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DECEMBER 12, 2013
CALL TO ORDER
President Jeff Glenn called the December 12, 2013 meeting of the Board of Directors of Apex Park and Recreation District to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Apex board members in attendance were: Jeff Glenn, Ken Harrell, Jim Whitfield, Lee Humrich and Bob Loveridge. Apex participating staff members were Mike Miles, Executive Director, and Luann Levine, Recording Secretary.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND ADDITION OF AGENDA ITEMS
MOTION: Director Whitfield moved for the approval of the Agenda as posted. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 7, 2013
MOTION: Director Loveridge moved for approval of the Minutes of November 7, 2013, as presented. Director Harrell seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC INPUT – There was no public input
1. Consideration of Resolution APRD2013-09 Overlapping District Consent
Mike Miles, Executive Director, stated that this request is typical when developers are forming metro districts to build the infrastructure and improvements which typically include trails, parks and recreation amenities. He added that before forming the metro district the developer needs approval of overlapping boundaries if the development lies within a park and recreation boundary. In response to questions from the board Mr. Miles stated that Verve Metro District is just west of the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Board discussion ensued
MOTION: Director Harrell moved for approval of Resolution APRD2013-09, Overlapping District Consent Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Apex Park and Recreation District for Verve Metropolitan Districts Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
2. Consideration of Resolution APRD2013-10 to Adopt 2014 Budget
Mr. Miles stated that this resolution will approve the 2014 budget and set the mill levies for Jefferson County and the City and County of Broomfield. Board discussion ensued.
MOTION: Director Humrich moved for approval of Resolution APRD2013-10 to adopt the 2014 budget to a sum of $17,659,774; to certify setting the 2014 refund/abatement mill levy at 0.187 and setting the 2014 debt service mill levy at 1.729 mills for assessment of all taxable property within the area of the City and County of Broomfield encompassed by the district; to certify setting the 2014 operating mill levy at 3.642 mills, with 0.057 mills for refund/abatement purposes, and setting the 2014 debt service mill levy at 1.729 mills for assessment of all taxable property within the area of Jefferson County encompassed by the district; to adopt appropriate sums of money to a sum of $17,659,774. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
3. Arvada Chamber 2013 Annual Sponsor Packages
Mr. Miles stated that the Arvada Chamber of Commerce has several levels of sponsorship packages that will cover several events throughout the year. Last year the board sponsored the Chamber at the Platinum level. Board discussion ensued.
MOTION: Director Humrich moved for approval of the $3,000 Platinum Arvada Chamber of Commerce Sponsor package for 2014. Director Loveridge seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Mr. Miles stated that plans for the Simms Street Park site are moving along. He added that we are getting a sense of community support for the site and planning a Wounded Warrior event for next Spring. We have met with a representative from National Trust for Wounded Warriors; a non-profit that raises and allocates funds to support programs and improve services for our nation’s Wounded. This organization is a separate entity from Wounded Warrior Project and they do not work in conjunction. We are still doing research to decide which group to engage. We have also contacted Pepsi and Saunders Construction about sponsoring the event.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Director Loveridge reported that he attended the Therapeutic Recreation Christmas Show at the Community Center and was very impressed with the show and the amount of work that went into it. It was a very awesome show and he highly recommends it.
Director Humrich reported that there are 3 candidates for the City Council seat left empty by Rachel Zenzinger.
MOTION: Director Whitfield moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
President Glenn adjourned the meeting at 6:57 p.m.
Luann Levine, Recording Secretary
Lee Humrich, Secretary/Treasurer