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Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture (PARC)

Parks, Arts, Recreation Culture (PARC) Commission February 13, 2020 5:30 PM

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Cornelius Town Hall www.cornelius.org/parc

AGENDA

PARC COMMISSION - 5:30 PM

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1. CALL TO ORDER

2. DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. January 2020 Draft Minutes

4. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - CITIZEN CONCERNS/COMMENTS

5. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

A. January 2020 Director's Report

6. PARC COMMISSIONER RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS

7. OLD BUSINESS

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A. Cain Center for the Arts B. PARC Commission Goals Committees

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8. NEW BUSINESS

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A. Xtreme Lacrosse Partnership Agreement

9. ADJOURNMENT

10. NEXT MEETING

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

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Date of Meeting: February 13, 2020

To: PARC Commissioners

From: Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director

Action Requested:

Manager's Recommendation:

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ATTACHMENTS: Name: Description: Type:

2020.1.9.Minutes.pdf January 2020 Draft Minutes Backup Material

Parks, Arts, Recreation Culture (PARC) Commission Cornelius Town Hall Thursday, January 9, 2020 21445 Catawba Avenue 5:30 7:00 pm Cornelius, NC 28031

www.cornelius.org/parc
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MINUTES

1) Call to Order Chair Higgins called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

2) Determination of Quorum A quorum was reached with eight commissioners in attendance. Commissioners present: Rob McCloskey, Trey Fouche, Meghan

Stamper, Carol Livingston, Chris Kolkhorst, Chair Scott Higgins, Andrew Heywood, Dave Rusk, and Town Commissioner Jim Duke Commissioners absent: Travis Dancy Staff present: Assistant Director John DeKemper, Karen Ulmer

3) Approval of Minutes (December) Commissioner Kolkhorst made a motion to accept the minutes from the December 5, 2019, meeting as written.

Commissioner Rusk seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

4) Public Appearances Citizen Concerns/Comments None

5) Presentations None

6) Director s Report Since PARC Director Fitzsimmons was unable to attend the meeting, Assistant Director DeKemper asked that the Commissioners refer

to the Director s Report as included with the agenda packet. He shared a presentation [see attached] with two additional items: the Mecklenburg County Northern Regional Recreation Center (NRRC) groundbreaking has been moved to February 19 (time TBD), and planning and design for the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway Extension, from NRRC to the existing Caldwell Station Creek Greenway at Poole Place, is underway. Chair Higgins reminded the Commissioners to go online to www.meckplaybook.com and participate in Mecklenburg County s master plan survey.
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7) PARC Commissioner Recommendations Reports a) Items to be placed on record b) Commissioner Reports

1) Commissioner Rob McCloskey He is keeping the articles going in Lakeside Living magazine. If anyone has any ideas or has something they feel

passionate about, let him know and that can be coordinated. Town Commissioner Duke added that he is now writing for the Peninsula Navigator magazine and an email newsletter and he also welcomes topic ideas.

2) Commissioner Trey Fouche No report 3) Commissioner Meghan Stamper No report 4) Commissioner Carol Livingston No report 5) Commissioner Chris

Kolkhorst No report 6) Commissioner Andrew Heywood No report 7) Commissioner Dave Rusk No report 8) Commissioner Travis Dancy Absent 9) Chair Scott Higgins He has been meeting with the Town Manager and Town Commissioners in support
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of the full 300,000 PARC has been seeking for the ops maintenance budget. He is also on the committee planning police and fire needs. The closing

reception for Horse of Different Color is tomorrow night at the
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Cornelius Arts Center. He has been working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition to the Cain Center.

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c) Town Commissioner Report Commissioner Jim Duke He has met twice with the Town Manager and Finance Director, mostly about PARC getting the full

300,000 next year. There is nothing more important than what we need here in PARC, as it is the face of the Town. He asked for a specific list of projects that he can use for the upcoming budget meetings and asked that the PARC Commissioners attend as many of those as they can, including the budget retreat at Graylyn it makes a difference.
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8) Old Business

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a) Cain Center for the Arts Town Commissioner Duke advised there are discussions on the Cain Center assuming operations of the PARC s Cornelius Arts

Center. He wants to ensure Cain is ready and able prior to any turnover. Commissioner Fouche said Commissioner McCloskey, Town Commissioner Duke, Mayor Washam and he had met before the end of the year to discuss a transition. Commissioners McCloskey and Fouche are crafting emails to the Town Commissioners to express their thoughts on an appropriate transition process. They welcomed input from the rest of the PARC Commissioners. Commissioner McCloskey said the PARC Commission will need to actively listen to community input to ensure public needs are met.
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b) PARC Commission Goals Committees Public Awareness: Commissioner Heywood said this committee has a meeting coming up with Town Communications

Manager Dani Flynn.
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9) New Business

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a) FY21 Operations Budget Goals Assistant Director DeKemper gave a presentation [see attached] regarding PARC s operating budget goals and capital

needs request for FY21. Commissioner Heywood made a motion to recommend the PARC Commission support the operational and capital requests for the proposed FY21 budget and to have the Director work with the Town Manager to incorporate it into the Town Manager s recommended FY21 budget to the Town Board. Commissioner Kolkhorst seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
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b) Cornelius Youth Orchestras Partnership Agreement Tabled

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10) Adjournment Chair Higgins adjourned the meeting at 6:36 pm.

Next Meetings Thursday, February 13, 2020 Future Dates Thursday, March 5, 2020; Thursday, April 2, 2020; Thursday, May 7, 2020

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

Print

Date of Meeting: February 13, 2020

To: PARC Commissioners

From: Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director

Action Requested:

Manager's Recommendation:

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ATTACHMENTS: Name: Description: Type:

2020.1.27.January_Director_Report.pdf January 2020 Director's Report Backup Material

PARC Director s Report January 2020

PROGRAMMING

Recreation Centers

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Lake Norman Bridge Club served 617 participants in December. (2018 531)

Cardio Funk had 97 participants in November. (2018 84)

Open gym activities: Senior Pickleball had 29 total participants. (2018 13). Adult Basketball is on break due to gym use from youth basketball

league.
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Lake Norman Youth Orchestras continue with 36 participants.

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Completed a session of Senior Fit with 3 participants. (2018 7)

Arts Center

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The Winter Session of arts education programs for youth and adults started the week of January 6. Registration opened for Spring A on January 27 to

Cornelius residents and on January 29 to non-residents.
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Completed 6 sessions of Drop-In Art on Mondays and Thursdays with 41 participants (in 2019, 6 sessions offered with 47 participants).

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Held the Horse of a Different Color closing reception on January 10 with 30 attendees. Up next in the gallery: Accepting entries for Home Grown

January 27 February 1. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, and the show will run February 7 March 28.
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The 2019-2020 Beyond Walls exhibition concluded on January 31. The call for artists for the 6th annual, 2020- 2021 Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition

is underway.
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Continued planning for Home Grown exhibition, February 7-March 28. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 pm.

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Upcoming event: HeART pARTy on Saturday, February 8, 9:30-11:30 am.

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Athletics

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Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball: The instructional division for ages 5-6, sessions began January 11. Overall, there are 902 participants (881

participants in 2018).
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Managed 528 hours of facility usage in December (287 hours in 2018).

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Special Events

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Upcoming events: Black History Month Celebration at Town Hall on Saturday, February 1, 1:00-3:00 pm; art exhibit featuring works by Charlotte artist,

Kevin Harris, on display in the Town Hall lobby throughout February; Sponsor Appreciation Reception on at Eleven Lakes on Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm; Outdoor Adventures Hike at Latta Plantation on Sunday, March 8, 1:00-3:00 pm; Hop Into Spring at Robbins Park on Saturday, April 4, 2:00-4:00 pm; and Earth Jam 2020 at Robbins Park on Saturday, April 25, 4:00-7:00 pm.
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Planning efforts are underway for marketing of summer camps. Billboard will be up by February 17, ads are beginning to run or will run by March 1, in

Cornelius Today, Herald-Citizen, and Lake Norman Currents.
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CAPITAL PROJECTS Under Design

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Smithville-to-JV Washam Greenway Resubmitted for right-of-way authorization to NCDOT based on their comments for revisions. Staff requested an update

from NCDOT.
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Robbins Park Master Plan Met with Charlotte Disc Golf to discuss the plan and received comments on needs; sent some questions to Mecklenburg County

for feedback. Once feedback is received, consultant will make final revisions for PARC Commission and Town Board approval.
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Bailey Road Park Master Plan Bailey s Glen developer is reviewing construction plans to determine costs and discuss with possible park namer and

restauranteur.
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Plum Creek (Beverly) Greenway Water and Land Solutions is proceeding with design for a wetland mitigation bank site including grading and stone

sub-base for a greenway from the Bailey Road multi-use path to Quiet Brook Lane in the Beverly subdivision. Town will be responsible for the asphalt paving, furnishings, and signage.
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Completed Bid

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McDowell Creek Greenway Staff submitted a CRTPO Discretionary Funding application requesting 700K for construction. CRTPO is recommending to NCDOT

that supplemental funding be approved. Town is awaiting final NCDOT approval or supplemental funds. Construction is planned to begin in May 2020 if Discretionary Funds are approved.
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Under Construction

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Plum Creek (South Bailey Road) Greenway Construction is expected to be completed in May of 2020.

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OPERATIONS

Bailey Road Park Repaired restroom partition door torn off by vandals. Repaired lights inside shelter 2 and 16 pedestrian lights around the park.

Numerous dead limbs were removed from two large oak trees adjacent to the farm theme playground.
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Smithville Park RFQ is out to find a new certified pool operator for the splashpad.

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Jetton Neighborhood Park Several dead trees and large limbs were removed.

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Robbins Park Hauled away two trailer loads of bamboo.

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WAC Repaired outlet drain cover in large BMP behind field 4.

Park Restrooms Performed a deep clean in each restroom.

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REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

Print

Date of Meeting: February 13, 2020

To: PARC Commissioners

From: Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director

Action Requested:

Manager's Recommendation:

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ATTACHMENTS: Name: Description: Type: No Attachments Available

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

Print

Date of Meeting: February 13, 2020

To: PARC Commissioners

From: Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director

Action Requested:

Manager's Recommendation:

Tagged Passions:manager

ATTACHMENTS: Name: Description: Type: No Attachments Available

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

Print

Date of Meeting: February 13, 2020

To: PARC Commissioners

From: Troy Fitzsimmons, PARC Director

Action Requested:

Manager's Recommendation:

Tagged Passions:manager

ATTACHMENTS: Name: Description: Type: No Attachments Available

Meeting Agenda January 2020 Draft Minutes January 2020 Director's Report Cain Center for the Arts PARC Commission Goals Committees Xtreme Lacrosse

Partnership Agreement
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