May 1, 2014 Board of Director Meeting Minutes

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 1, 2014

EXECUTIVE SESSION

MOTION: President Glenn moved to go into executive session pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(f), C.R.S., to discuss personnel matters concerning employee benefits and pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S., to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations concerning AT&T contract proposal and pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S., to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations concerning Arvada Junior Baseball proposal. Director Harrell seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The executive session convened at 5:32 p.m.

MOTION: Director Whitfield moved to go out of executive session at 6:20 p.m. Director Loveridge seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

CALL TO ORDER

President Jeff Glenn called the May 1, 2014 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, Jim Whitfield, Bob Loveridge, Lee Humrich and Ken Harrell. Apex participating staff members were Mike Miles, Executive Director, and Luann Levine, Recording Secretary.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND ADDITION OF AGENDA ITEMS

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 17, 2014

MOTION: Director Loveridge moved for approval of the Minutes of April 17, 2014, as presented. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC INPUT – There was no public input.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Consideration of Arvada Junior Baseball Proposal and Status

Mike Miles, Executive Director stated that the Arvada Junior Baseball president and vice president could not make the meeting tonight and requested this agenda item be tabled until June when they could be present.
MOTION: Director Harrell moved to table consideration of Arvada Junior Baseball proposal and status until the June 5, 2014 board meeting. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

2. Simms Street Center Property Annexation Meeting

Mr. Miles stated that we are working with the City on the process and requirements to notify the public of the annexation of the Simms Street property. It will be a 6 month process and the public meeting is the first step. The meeting will occur on June 18, at a yet to be determined time, at the Apex Center and the City will have a representative at the meeting. Mr. Miles added that we are also working through issues of required street improvements.

3. Consideration of Employee Benefits

MOTION: Director Loveridge moved for approval of the staff recommended changes to reduce the paid time off accrual policy from a 300 hour cap to a 200 hour cap with employees hired 06/30/14 or earlier to be grandfathered in at the 300 hour cap. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT

Mr. Miles stated that repair work at Meyers Pool is almost complete. Saunders Construction decided to redo some repairs they weren’t satisfied with on the back patio and that should be done by next week.

The Apex Foundation approved funding for 3 wheelchairs for pickleball.

The Secrest Center annual Bike Rodeo was a huge success last weekend. A couple hundred bike helmets were handed out to kids.

Construction of the pickleball courts is coming along; May 10 they will start pouring concrete.

For the past 3 weeks the south side of the Apex Center has been hit numerous times with graffiti. Staff has been removing it almost every day.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Director Humrich reported that AURA has purchased the Safeway building in the triangle area and 24 Hour Fitness has contacted them about moving in there. Discussion is ongoing on plans for that area. Board discussion ensued.

Director Whitfield reported that he would like the board members to be aware of House Bill 14-1375 bill, sponsored by Colorado counties, about urban renewal and reducing the burden that urban renewal places on counties and special districts. Director Whitfield would like the board to show support for the bill.

Director Whitfield reminded the board that the Apex Foundation’s annual car show is coming up on June 15.

President Glenn gave kudos to Indian Tree kitchen staff for getting a positive rating from Fox 31 Restaurant Report Card.

President Glenn stated that it has been an honor serving with this board and he wishes Director Loveridge well in his future endeavors.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: Director Humrich moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Loveridge seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

President Glenn adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Luann Levine, Recording Secretary

ATTEST:

Lee Humrich, Secretary/Treasurer