ORO VALLEY PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
Hopi Conference Room
11000 N. La Canada Drive
ORO VALLEY, ARIZONA 85737
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 6:15 PM
Chair Wade called the meeting to order at 6:17 p.m.
Vice Chair Joe Winfield resigned effective 9/22/2015
|Adam Wade, Chair |
Sarah Corning, Member
Thomas Carle, Member
Betty Danker, Member
Alison Sutton-Ryan, Member
||Sue Bishop, Member |
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Town Attorney
Kristy Diaz-Trahan, Parks and Recreation Director
Mary Snider, Town Councilmember
Oro Valley Resident John Spiker discussed Trail #180. He handed out maps to the board members and reviewed Oro Valley's current maps. He would like the Town of Oro Valley to update their trail system to show that this trail exists and recognize the connection into Marana's trail system.
A motion was made by Member Danker
and seconded by Member Sutton-Ryan
to approve minutes without any changes.
MOTION carried, 5-0.
Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan stated the board had adopted a trail located west of the Parks and Recreation Office at 680 W. Calle Concordia. A date is chosen annually to clean up the trail. Chair Wade agreed to continue this tradition. A few evening dates will be sent electronically to the board to select from and a date will be scheduled.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan relayed the applicant was not ready for the presentation.
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Danker
and seconded by Member Carle to continue this item to the November agenda.
MOTION carried, 5-0.
Chair Wade asked each board member to share what they had learned at the conference. Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan stated that overall the conference went very well. Ms. Diaz-Trahan relayed the conference is being built for next year and is looking for feedback and criticism to make improvements. The board provided additional feedback. Ms. Diaz-Trahan also talked about her experience at the recent National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan provided a summary overview of the Community and Recreation Center.
-Total of 989 memberships, including golf
-Something special planned to celebrate the 1,000th member
-A Lobby grand reopening on September 25
-The summer drive-in movie at the driving range was a huge success; the next movie will be October 30 in conjunction with the Spooktacular Event
-The summer camp average was 98 kids (a huge increase)
-The free lecture series during the summer went over very well
-The group fitness classes have increased
-The restaurant is now open Thursday and Friday nights for dinner
- A concert series is starting October 15, with evening meal matching genre of music
Ms. Diaz-Trahan also reviewed several capital items: a grand reopening of the restaurant, the next section of work will be the ADA accessibility, new mats at the golf course driving range and Pusch Ridge course will convert to PX9 with cutting edge activities opening October 24.
Mr. Joe Andrews stated the agenda items are fairly generic and need to be more specific per the open meeting law. He will review future agendas prior to posting. Board Members will need to provide more detailed descriptions so the public has more information on what is to be discussed.
Member Corning observed Greenock Park was being cleaned today.
Chair Wade discussed this countywide program and said he will work with the clerk to send out more information. It is successfully growing in numbers throughout the Tucson/Pima County area.
Chair Wade stated he has been working with Nancy Ellis of the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Department and Pima County on the Bike Ambassador Program. He inquired about setting up a tent for training at the Saturday Farmer's Market at Steam Pump Ranch.
Chair Wade explained the Pima County Association of Governments (PAG) holds this event each October. It is historical data and is very useful in writing grants, asking for funding and showing growth. Last year, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board supported the event. Chair Wade is working on adding new locations and will send out more information for volunteer opportunities to help with the counts.
Chair Wade stated soccer fields are getting used a lot.
Member Bishop sent an electronic report which Ms. Diaz-Trahan read to the board. Highlights include:
- The 2015-16 YAC (Youth Advisory Council) representing Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Basis has begun a new year and have chosen their board
- Have started events working with seniors
- Started planning for the next teen field day in April
- Will continue the dive-in movies at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center
- Members of YAC attend various community meetings to represent what is happening in our town. They also attend events to support, keep themselves informed as well as offering input.
Ms. Diaz-Trahan reviewed events that occurred since the last Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting.
- Put Me In Coach
- The drive-in movie at the Community and Recreation Center and the dive-in movie at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center
- Sporting events such as the All-Star Championship, State Championship, and Patriot swim meet
- Held first wedding event held at Steam Pump Ranch
- Celebrated the protective cover installed as part of the preservation project at Steam Pump Ranch
Upcoming events to include:
- Find your Fins event
- OV Sprint Triathlon
- Pusch X9
- Spooktacular Event
- Doggie Dash and Dawdle and dog agility regional championship
- Annual Heritage Harvest Festival
- Women's golf association tournament
Ms. Diaz-Trahan also provided an update on general projects, such as:
- Naranja Park restrooms
- Stabilization work at Steam Pump Ranch
- Archery Range water fountain, seating, racks
- Honeybee trail system trail markers and signage and kiosk Eagle Scout Project
- Overseeding at Naranja and Riverfront parks
- The new monument sign for James D. Kreigh Park and the Oro Valley Aquatic Center
- Lighting in the east parking lot at the Oro valley Aquatic Center
Other miscellaneous updates included:
- Town webpage webpage is more robust
- Naranja Park quail family art
- The Pima County Bond Election in November
- The Town Council approved 8.8 acres land adjacent to James D. Kreigh Park and the plan will be shared at the next meeting
- The Parks and Recreation administrative offices are moving to the Community and Recreation Center by the end of the year
Future agenda items to be discussed: the CDO path that now runs under La Canada for bike use, bond discussion, Trail #180, reviewing the past year and setting goals for next year, the James D. Kreigh conceptual plan, the Your Voice, Your Future project, current field use discussion, an inclusive playground, participating in the Planning & Zoning meetings, and agenda item management.
The meeting will be on November 17. The start time will been changed to 6 p.m.
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Carle
and seconded by Member Sutton-Ryan To adjourn meeting at 7:54pm
MOTION carried, 5-0.