June 16, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT

13150 West 72nd Avenue – Arvada, Colorado 80005 – 303.424.2739



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

June 16, 2022



CALL TO ORDER

President Vicki Pyne called to order the June 16, 2022, meeting of the Board of Directors of Apex Park and Recreation District, held at 6:30 p.m. at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Avenue, Arvada, CO. Board members in attendance were Vicki Pyne, Liz Tomsula, Rich Garrimone, Jo Burns, and Abby McNeal. District staff members in attendance were Jeff Glenn – Executive Director; Riki Rarick, Manager of Emergency Services, Brent Anderson, Recreation Services Director, Monica Bowser, Marketing Administrator, Mark Baird, Director of District Services, Jesse Badder, Recreation Services Director, Liz Scott, Recreation Generalist, Denise Hughes, Recreation Coordinator and Katie Groke, Director of Community Services. Members of the public present were none.


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

MOTION: Director Tomsula moved for approval of the agenda. Director Garrimone seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE JUNE 2, 2022, BOARD MEETING

MOTION: Director Burns moved for approval of the Minutes. Director McNeal seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


PUBLIC INPUT

There was none.


NEW BUSINESS

1. Introduction of New Employees – Jeff Glenn

Jesse Badder introduced Liz Scott and Denise Hughes, Recreation Coordinators.


2. Cost Recovery and Vision Presentation – Jeff Glenn & Katie Groke

Mike Svetz with PROS consulting presented the report out on the first phase of the cost recovery and strategic planning project. Mr. Svetz presented and went through the executive summary in the board packets. Mr. Svetz explained the difference between individual benefit and community benefit and the results from the cost recovery research and data gathering with Apex staff.

Mr. Svetz also updated the board on the next steps around the strategic planning process. There is a statistically valid survey going out soon, a virtual kickoff community meeting next week, and other feedback opportunities for the community coming out over the next several months.


3. North Table Mountain Park Renaming Proposal – Jeff Glenn & Katie Groke

Ms. Groke made a presentation to rename North Table Mountain Park to Lauri Dannemiller Park. In honor of Ms. Dannemiller’s legacy and in recognition of her service to Apex, staff has requested to rename the park after Lauri Dannemiller.

MOTION: Director Tomsula motioned to rename North Table Mountain Park to Lauri Dannemiller Park, Director Burns seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


4. Nancy Wellnitz Retirement Recognition – Jeff Glenn & Jesse Badder

Mr. Glenn recognized Nancy Wellnitz for 37 years of service to Apex. Ms. Wellnitz is retiring and her last day at Apex is July 1.


OLD/OTHER BUSINESS

There was none.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT

Mr. Glenn reported the District will not be hiring Hilltop strategies to secure funding for the Indian Tree Golf Club renovations. Mr. Glenn reported out on the May punch card sale – the sale was successful, and staff sold 483 punch cards. Mr. Glenn reported out on the Community Table events that are included in our Community Table sponsorship and invited the board to attend those events. Mr. Glenn reminded the Board members about the community kick off meeting for Envision on June 21 at 6:30 p.m.


BOARD MEMBER REPORTS/INPUT
President Pyne had nothing to report.

Director Tomsula had nothing to report.

Director Garrimone reported out on the golf project and working to find ways to reduce the cost of the project. Director McNeal mentioned she would like to see the plans and be able to provide feedback.

Director Burns thanked staff for Board orientation and the SDA training.

Director McNeal thanked staff for the Board orientation. She also appreciated the SDA training. She also commented on how wonderful Nancy Wellnitz’s going away party was and seeing the customers interact with Nancy.


ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: Director Tomsula moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Burns seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


President Pyne adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Rheana Rogers, Recording Secretary


ATTEST:

Rich Garrimone, Secretary/Treasurer