Sept. 26 2016 PC Minutes

 

GRANGER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

6:00 P.M.                                                                                                     City Hall
September 26, 2016                                                                                          102 Main Street
 

MINUTES

COMMISSIONERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL PRESENT

Chairman Bruce Hall Liliana Torres, Board Secretary
Commissioner Jack Burnes Joseph Calhoun, YVCOG
Commissioner Hilda Guzman
Commissioner Jaquelin Herrera

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Chairman Bruce Hall.

ROLL CALL
All members were present with the exception of Commissioner Dennis Harris.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Helen Dodd, Splash Park
Mrs. Dodd presented the proposal to build a splash park in Granger Main City Park in which the funding would be donated by Granger Aquatic Committee. Helen provided some history on the committee which was originally established as the Granger Swimming Pool Committee approximately 15 years ago. She shared that the swimming pool committee raised $75,000 towards a swimming pool, however, it now seems that a swimming pool may not be a realistic goal since many cities have now closed community pools. The committee has not given up on their vision and have teamed up with “Friends of Granger” and have re-established themselves as the Granger Aquatic Committee. These two boards have now come together and are proposing to fund a splash park in a Granger City Park. They will be presenting their proposal to the Granger City Council and wanted to involve the Granger Planning Commission in the process.

 

IT WAS MOVED BY COMMISSIONER H. GUZMAN AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER J. BURNES TO:

Draft a letter of support for the Granger Aquatic Committee in support of a splash park.

Motion carried 4-0

 

Grangers Comprehensive plan update, Capital Facilities Element
Shawn Conrad (YVCOG) presented the staff report on the Capital Facilities element and went over the changes made to the chapter.

 

Commissioners had a group discussion on various items that they would like to have revised. The items included updating page 4-11 regarding telemetry, include timeframe and status on acquisition of water rights application if one exists, incorporate language pertaining to purchase of a fire engine, and include language pertaining to school upgrades causing increase of capacity.

 

Commissioners edited table 4.13 with a full reclassification of projects.

 

A street light location map was provided as requested at the previous meeting.

 

Parks and Recreation

Commissioners discussed the idea and processes of establishing a City Parks and Recreation committee and a community center facility.

 

Commissioner Jack Burnes agreed to meet with Mayor Wheaton to discuss the idea and get the committee placement going.

 

Attendance Policy

Commissioners discussed that they were leaning toward the first policy due to simplicity, however, would like the second policy transformed into a handout for new members. They requested that the handout be edited and brought back at the next meeting for a final review.

 

IT WAS MOVED BY COMMISSIONER J. BURNES AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER J. HERRERA TO:

Approve the attendance policy, example 1.

Motion carried 4-0

 

MINUTES

IT WAS MOVED BY COMMISSIONER J. BURNES AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER J. HERRERA TO:

Approve the minutes from August 22, 2016 as presented.

Motion carried 4-0

 

ADJOURNMENT

IT WAS MOVED BY COMMISSIONER J. HERRERA AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER H. GUZMAN TO:

Adjourn the meeting of September 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm

Motion carried 4-0

 

Liliana Torres, PC Secretary/Deputy Clerk

 

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