June 20, 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

President Pyne called to order the June 20, 2024, meeting of the Apex Park and Recreation District Board of Directors at 6:30 pm at the Apex Center. Board members in attendance in person were Vicki Pyne, Rich Garrimone, Abby McNeal, Liz Tomsula, and Jo Burns. District employees in attendance were Jeff Glenn, Executive Director; Katie Groke – Community Services Director and recording secretary; Mark Baird – Director of District Services; Matt Austin – Manager of Parks and Grounds; Darren Bjorlin – Capital Improvements and Building Access Control; Monica Bowser – Marketing Administrator, Janice Lefholz – Project Administrator, and Riki Rarick – Manager of Emergency Services.

Approval of Agenda

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

Approval of Minutes of the May 2, 2024, Board Meeting

Motion: Director McNeal moved for approval of minutes. Director Garrimone seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Public Input

Bill Kemper, an Arvada resident who lives near the Pickleball courts, requested that the Board talk to Simms about changing the direction of the lighting on the courts. Mr. Baird responded that the work was already in progress.

New Business

  1. New Employee Introductions – Jeff Glenn
    • Leah Mayns – Landscape/Grounds Apprentice – Matt Austin
    • Staff introduced new employees.
  2. Legislative Update – Katie Groke
    • Ms. Groke updated the Board on the results of the 2024 Colorado legislative session.
  3. Capital Project Update – Mark Baird
    • Mr. Baird and Mr. Bjorlin updated the Board on the progress of the 2024 capital maintenance projects.

Old/Other Business

Mr. Glenn requested approval to sponsor the Arvada Police Foundation and the AVA charity softball event.

Motion: Director Tomsula moved for approval of a $2,500 sponsorship for Arvada Police Foundation and $1,000 for the AVA charity softball game. Director Garrimone seconded, and the motion passed unanimously

Executive Director Report

Mr. Glenn invited the Board to the grand opening of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce office.

Mr. Glenn reported that the CRC Strawberry Brunch was a huge success.

Mr. Glenn reported that he will be speaking at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce Arvada Leaders luncheon.

Mr. Glenn also updated the Board on a pipe break in the ice arena.

Board Member Reports

President Pyne:

President Pyne reported out on the coordinating committee meeting. Director Pyne also announced she is on the steering committee for the 64th Ave project.

Director Burns:

Director Burns is attending the SDA regional training. Director Burns also reported out on the opening on the new Lutheran Hospital and other updates from the Kiwanis meeting.

Director NcNeal:

Director McNeal complimented Bailey from the ice arena for helping out during an incident at their hockey game.

Director Garrimone:

Director Garrimone reporter there was no Foundation meeting this week but did announce a $5,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation to support the Apex scholarship fund.

Director Garrimone announced that the City of Arvada has approved the plans for the Indian Tree cart barn.

Director Tomsula:

There were no updates


Motion: Director McNeal moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Tomsula seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

President Pyne adjourned the meeting at 8:08 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Katie Groke, Recording Secretary

ATTEST: Rich Garrimone, Secretary/Treasurer