February 18, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
President Jeff Glenn called to order the February 18, 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, Lee Humrich, Tommy Skul and Kristen Larington. District staff members in attendance were Lauri Dannemiller, Executive Director, and Dawn Fredette, Recording Secretary. Additional attendees included: Vilura Haas, Jason Bolt, and Jennifer Berger, representatives of local sports organizations; David Greher of Collins Cockrel & Cole, Legal Counsel; and, senior volunteers from the Community Recreation Center, members of their families, and staff from the Center, all in attendance for the Seniors Who Shine Recognition.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND ADDITION OF AGENDA ITEMS
MOTION: Director Whitfield moved for approval of the Agenda as posted. Director Skul seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 4, 2016
MOTION: Director Larington moved for approval of the Minutes of February 4, 2016, as presented. Director Humrich seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Vilura Haas and Jason Bolt of the North Jeffco Tennis Club, and Jennifer Berger of the North Jefferson Baseball Association, addressed the Board and conveyed the support of their organizations for the Apex Bond Issue to build or renovate six recreational facilities in the District. On behalf of the Board, Director Glenn expressed the Board’s gratitude to these individuals and their respective organizations for their support.
1. Seniors Who Shine Recognition
Staff members from the Community Recreation Center introduced and publicly recognized several of the Center’s senior volunteers for their extraordinary efforts in 2015. Each volunteer received a Certificate of Appreciation which was presented by a member of the Apex PRD Board of Directors. The Board was extremely impressed by all of the hours and years these seniors have volunteered and by their tremendous contributions to the Center and the community. The Review of Awards prepared by Center staff is attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference.
2. Consideration of Resolution APRD2016-05 Calling the May 2016 Regular Election, Authorizing the Ballot Question to Incur Indebtedness, and Appointing a Designated Election Official
MOTION: Director Whitfield moved for approval of Resolution APRD 2016-05 regarding the May 2016 election. Director Larington seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
3. Consideration of Resolution APRD2016-06 – Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Grant Request for the Cultural Entertainment and Arts Series
MOTION: Following discussion, Director Larington moved for approval of Resolution APRD 2016-06 regarding the SCFD grant request. Director Skul seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Consideration of letter agreement to engage Butler Snow as special counsel for the District’s TABOR election in May 2016
Ms. Dannemiller explained the letter agreement to the Board. Following discussion, the Board approved the letter agreement with Butler Snow as presented.
5. Consideration of Resolution APRD2016-07 for Budgetary Transfers and Additional Appropriations – Fiscal Year 2016
MOTION: Director Skul moved for approval of Resolution APRD 2016-07 relating to budgetary transfers and appropriations for fiscal year 2016. Director Glenn seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
The Board briefly discussed the current progress on work at the Simms Street facility.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Dannemiller indicated that she plans to start providing a report once a month instead of twice a month.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Director Skul reported that the election projects presentation was well received at the Chamber’s recent Government Affairs meeting. The question was asked about impact to business owners. The Chamber’s Board has requested that the Apex PRD Board address certain topics at an upcoming Chamber meeting.
Director Humrich reported his attendance at the recent City Council meeting and that Director Whitfield did a great job with the election projects presentation. Director Humrich also recently met with the Arvada Park Advisory Committee (APAC) where he provided handouts of the election projects presentation, which was favorably received. Director Humrich noted certain items that always seem to come up are parking and whether or not the pool at Fitzmorris can be used for more than just lane swimming. He further noted that the sport groups at tonight’s meeting are very supportive but we need to keep at it.
Director Whitfield also reported that City Council received the election projects presentation favorably. Director Whitfield further mentioned that he was recently at Lake Arbor and was impressed with their programming.
Director Larington had no items to report at this time.
Director Glenn reported that the Mayor was very complimentary of the election projects presentation. Director Glenn also noted that he had responded to an e-mail regarding indoor tennis.
MOTION: Director Humrich moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Skul seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
President Glenn adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.
Dawn Fredette, Recording Secretary
Lee Humrich, Secretary/Treasurer