OCTOBER 18, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
President Jeff Glenn called the October 18, 2012 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, Lee Humrich and Ken Harrell. Bob Loveridge arrived at 6:34. 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 OCTOBER 4, 2012
MOTION: Director Humrich moved for approval of the Minutes of October 4, 2012, as presented. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
PUBLIC INPUT – There was no public input
1. Consideration of Resolution APRD2012-15 – Approving Application for Jefferson County Open Space 2013 Joint Venture Grant
Mr. Miles stated that this is the grant that we will submit this year for eight outdoor pickleball courts at the Simms Street Center site. The grant request is for $162,110 and will be turned in on November 2, 2012.
MOTION: Director Humrich moved for the approval of Resolution APRD2012-15 stating the complete support of the Board of Directors of Apex Park and Recreation District for a Jefferson County Open Space 2013 Joint Venture Grant request for funding of $162,110 for the construction of eight outdoor pickleball courts at the Simms Street Center site. Director Harrell seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
2. Arvada TRYathlon – Community Wellness Initiative
Ms. Rachel VanWinkle, Marketing Coordinator, addressed the board and stated that the District is partnering with the City of Arvada to develop a community wellness initiative to encourage people to become more active. The Arvada TRYathlon is a program that will run from January 14 to March 9, 2013 and will offer programs to the community to “try” for free or at a reduced cost. The District is not only partnering with the City of Arvada, but also with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Majestic View Nature Center, Jeffco schools, Arvada Press and the faith community within Arvada on this program. What is needed are champions of the programs. For instance, Council Member Mark McGoff will champion pickleball and will be present for the pickleball program. Along with City Council Members and pastors, we would like to invite the Apex Board members to be champions of programs also. Ms. Van Winkle stated that she will be presenting this before City Council on November 19, 2012. She added that there will be many events and this will be a good model to use for grants for healthy living initiatives and Live Well Colorado. Board discussion ensued.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
a) Community Survey – GreenPlay and National Research Center will be here for a study session at the November 1, 2012 Board Meeting.
b) Meyer’s Pool – We had 3 bidders on the Meyer’s Pool repair and we have chosen Saunders Construction who came in with the lowest bid. Saunders has already begun work and the pool may be ready to open by November 12, 2012 if they don’t run into any surprises during the repair work.
c) Fundraiser – Next week is Saunders Construction Company’s 40th anniversary and to celebrate they are doing an event by asking 100 organizations to sponsor and fill a box with the necessities for a charity of their choice. We are sponsoring the Ralston House and will collect items from their wish list and fill their box.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Director Whitfield stated that there are 2 ballot initiatives that concern Special Districts. Amendment S which would change aspects to the state personnel system, and Amendment 64 which would legalize recreational use of marijuana with regulations. Board discussion ensued.
MOTION: Director Harrell moved that the meeting be adjourned. Director Whitfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
President Glenn adjourned the meeting at 7:02 p.m.
Luann Levine, Recording Secretary
Lee Humrich, Secretary/Treasurer
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