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07-15-1997 The Regular Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting was held on 2 Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at Dresp Room A, Branigan Library. 4 MEMBERS PRESENT: Dolores Archuleta, Lawrence Banegas, Susan Roberts, John Welch, and Michael Hart. 6 8 MEMBERS ABSENT: Mike Davis and Mark Lopez. 10 OTHERS PRESENT: Ted Novack, Parks and Recreation Director; Lou Curcuro, Farmers & Craft Market; Joe Campo, President of the High Noon Soccer League; Kathe Stark, City of Las Cruces ADA Coordinator; Melissa Fernandez, Mesilla Valley Soccer League; and Laura Bason, Recording Secretary. 12 14 16 18 The meeting was called to order at 7: 05 p. m. by Board Chair, 20 Dolores Archuleta. 22 MINUTES 24 June 17, 1997 26 28 Mr. John Welch moved to approve the June 17, Recreation Advisory Board Minutes as presented. Banegas seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. 1997 Parks and Mr. Lawrence 30 32 Susan Roberts voted YES Dolores Archuleta voted YES John Welch voted YES Lawrence Banegas voted YES Michael Hart voted YES 34 36 NEW BUSINESS 38 Ms. Archuleta updated the Board on the status of the search for the new Community Services & Facilities Director. Interviews will take 40 place on Thursday and Friday, then the City Manager will interview and make a final selection. 42 INTRODUCTION OF NEW PRESIDENT OF THE HIGH NOON SOCCER LEAGUE - JOE 44 CAMPO 46 Mr. Joe Campo, the new President of the High Noon Soccer League, was introduced to the Board. 48 Mr. Campo stated that he is retired from the United States Air 50 Force and has been coaching for nine years. When he was nominated for the position of President of the League, he decided to go ahead 52 and accept. The League expects about 2,700 youths next season, about 200 more than last year. 1 Mr. Ted Novack stated that the High Noon Soccer League and the City 2 will be hosting the Triple Crown 3-on-3 Soccer Shoot out again in January 1998. 4 The Board welcomed Mr. Campo and wished him well with the new 6 position and on the upcoming soccer season. 8 The Board also extended their thanks to Mr. Bill Chambers for all of his years of leadership, time and effort volunteered to the 10 benefit of the High Noon Soccer League. 12 INTRODUCTION OF THE CITY'S NEW ADA COORDINATOR, KATHE STARK 14 Ms. Archuleta introduced Ms. Kathe Stark, the City's new ADA Coordinator, to the Board and expressed her appreciation with what 16 Ms. Stark is going to do. 18 Ms. Stark stated that she comes from Minnesota where she was the State ADA Coordinator. She also worked on the Mayor's Advisory 20 Commi ttee for the City of Minneapolis and the County Manager's Advisory Committee for Hennepin County. She has been involved with 22 ADA activities for six years. Her family lives in Alamogordo, she was visiting when the ADA Coordinator opportunity came up. She 24 decided to apply, and got the position. 26 Ms. Stark is located in the CS&F Office Building at present, but the City is currently looking for a permanent space. They are 28 targeting the City Office Center. 30 Ms. Stark stated that she will be coming back to this Board to gather support for future projects in parks and facilities. The 32 City's focus has been on structural/physical buildings in the past. The City needs to also ensure communication and program areas, a 34 broader spectrum than just structural. 36 REQUEST FOR USE OF ELECTRICITY ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL 38 Ms. Archuleta stated that three requests have been received for use of electricity on the Downtown Mall: Deirdre Price, Marla Black 40 and Dana Auld. 42 Mr. Novack explained that staff worked with El Paso Electric, the Legal Department and the City Clerk's office to establish a fee for 44 the electrical use. 46 Mr. Lou Curcuro, Farmers & Craft Market Space Coordinator, thanked everyone involved in helping to approve the electrical use and 48 setting up the means to have access. He also thanked the Board for giving the Market the Park Rangers stating that they are very 50 courteous and understanding. 2 Mr. Banegas moved to approve the three requests from vendors for 2 the use of electricity on the Downtown Mall. Mr. Michael Hart seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. 4 6 Susan Roberts voted YES Dolores Archuleta voted YES John Welch voted YES Lawrence Banegas voted YES Michael Hart voted YES 8 10 REPORTS 12 FARMERS AND CRAFT MARKET ADVISORY BOARD REPORT 14 Mr. Banegas read his Farmers and Craft Market Advisory Board Report to the Board (Attached as Exhibit "A"). 16 Mr. Banegas was asked by the F&CM Advisory Board to inquire about 18 The Whole Enchilada Fiesta occurring in October and request clarification on whether their Permit Request is valid because of 20 a date error. 22 Mr. Novack assured Mr. Banegas that the Permit Request is valid and the date error is considered a typo. The Whole Enchilada Fiesta, 24 Inc. received an approved Permit and the F&CM has been allowed their 60 days notice as noted in the Ordinance. 26 Mr. Banegas stated that he is entering a graduate program at NMSU 28 this Fall and will have classes on Tuesday evenings. He talked to Councillor Stevens about it and she doesn't want him to resign. 30 Mr. Welch also stated that he will be teaching a class on Tuesday 32 evenings. 34 The Board asked staff to research the prospect of changing the day of the Board meetings to a Monday evening. 36 38 PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR 40 Mr. Novack informed the Board that the Department will be hosting the 1998 Southwest Regional Training Institute's Planning Committee 42 meeting on Friday and Saturday. About 18 to 20 Parks and Recreation representatives will be in town for the meeting at the 44 Hilton Hotel. 46 Ms. Archuleta and Ted will be meeting with Bump Elliott, LCPS Athletic Director, to sort facts and fiction about the Fields of 48 Dreams in preparation of a Public Hearing on July 28 at 5 p.m. at the School Administration Office. 50 Mr. Elliott has offered to take Board Members on a tour of the 52 Fields of Dreams site on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please contact Mr. Elliott or Ted's office to schedule a time and date. 3 There will be a Press Conference to kick off the new Midnight 2 Basketball Program on July 21 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. Coca Cola and Domino's Pizza have partnered 4 wi th the Parks and Recreation Department on this program. Coca Cola has donated six "Sprite" backboards that have been put up at 6 Meerscheidt Recreation Center. 8 Mr. Hart stated that he heard what a great success the Fourth of July event was. He commends staff for their hard work. 10 Mr. Welch appreciated Ms. Archuleta's presentation to City Council 12 and citizens regarding Parks and Recreation Month. 14 ADJOURNMENT 16 With no further business, Ms. Archuleta adjourned the July 15, 1997 18 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting at 8:20 p.m. 20 22 24 26 28 30 Lau a Bason, CPS Re ording Secretary Parks & Recreation Department fJlt~J~ Idl~ DO ES A CHULETA, IRPERSON 32 34 4