Posted: May 9, 2023 | Updated: October 19, 2023
NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING
GOVERNMENTAL BODY: CRESCO PARK BOARD
DATE OF MEETNG: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING: 5:00 P.M. at CRESCO FITNESS CENTER
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE MENTIONED
GOVERNMENTAL BODY WILL MEET AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SET OUT ABOVE. THE TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR SAID MEETING IS AS FOLLOWS:
ROLL CALL: DENNER, ERNST, HEROLD, HOVDEN, O’BRIEN.
CONSENT AGENDA: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- Approval of the Agenda
- Approval of Minutes from: April 12, 2023
- Approval of the Claims
OTHER BUSINESS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE:
REPORTS: There may be action taken on each of the items listed below.
- FITNESS CENTER (Memberships – 727)
Fitness Equipment & 24/7 Update Building Update
Kessel Lodge Policy
SET PROBABLE DATE FOR NEXT MEETING:
THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 21 , CODE OF IOWA AND THE LOCAL RULES OF SAID GOVERNMENTAL BODY. POSTED: May 9, 2023.
President Ernst called the Cresco Park and Recreation meeting to order on 5/10/2023, at 5:04 pm at the Cresco Fitness Center (CFC). Board Members Ernst Herold Hovden and O’Brien were present. Denner was absent.
Also Present: Brandon Kerian and Rich McConnell
O’Brien made the motion to approve the consent agenda which included the approval of the agenda; claims, and minutes of the April 12, 2023 meeting. Ernst seconded the motion and it passed all ayes.
Other Business: – – –
Ernst asked for comments from the audience: – –
Kerian repotted on the Fitness Center: Memberships = 727. This is down, but expected with summer.
Employees/Staffing: Herold made the motion to hire Angela Schlatter for Front Desk
($ 11.50/hour), Kelli Gosch for Seasonal Arts & Crafts instructor for $1300, and rehire Emily Voyna as lifeguard. Christopher (Topher) Bigalk and Maurice Powell for Park and Rec (both $10.00/hour). Ethan Bergan and Awnan Skoda for Concession Stand (both $8.00/hour). Hovden seconded the motion and it passed all ayes.
Herold made the motion to approve City Council’s recommendation for a 3% raise starting July 1 and another 3% raise starting January 1, 2024. This is for Brandon Kerian, Wendy Bohr and Jamie Hackman. TJ Casper will receive the 3% raise January 1, 2024 only. Ernst seconded the motion and it passed all ayes.
LOST Funds: Had to cover emergency issues within the pool/spa. Needed a new pool vac for $9000 and pump for $3000.
Fitness Equipment & 24/7 Update: Unfortunately did not receive the Wellmark Grant. Need to keep pushing forward with committee and fundraising efforts.
Building Update: Council would like a decision within the next couple of months on what the next phase will be: Boilers, New Gym, Pool, etc. Kerian will work on getting various renderings to review.
Kerian reported on Parks: Kessel Lodge Policy: Hovden made the motion to approve the new Kessel Lodge Policy for both profit and non-profit organizations. O’Brien seconded the motion and it passed all ayes.
Kerian reported on Recreation: Spring/Summer Programs: Soccer had around 145 participants. Would like to see more volunteers with this program. May 19 is the deadline for summer programs. Lots of new offerings to target even more students.
O’Brien moved to adjourn at 5:53 pm. Ernst seconded and it passed all ayes. The next regular Cresco Park and Rec meeting is scheduled for June 14 at 12:00 pm at CFC.