Larry: That was not by design. I look forward to your comments after each meeting and this puts a glitch into things. I will check with IT to learn more about the issue.
We had a couple of items of discussion, two comments on consent items – NBAF and Senior Center, and a quick vote on the roundabout art item.
Professor Gary Conrad spoke about the commission not voting to support NBAF.
We also discussed the Senior Center lease. It was approved and provides dedicated parking from 8 to 5 PM on week days for the Senior center for the entire lot except 10 stalls.
During commissioner comments Jim Sherow stated that he would not be running for reelection. We also discussed the concept of a vote on the Fire Works Ban. A citizen’s vote would however only be advisory in nature and not binding – that is the legal end of it. So if we put in on the ballot the commission would still end up having to vote to implement. Your topic of the Marlin’s paying for use of the city pool was also discussed during the commissioner comments. Bottom line is that the Fire Works situation and the Pool policies are still not resolved as those have not yet been placed on the legislative agenda.
The Round About sculpture or art work RFP was voted on and it passed 4-0. The committee will get a 90 day extension on the RFP. Nothing was selected. The project might get as much as 20K from the city. But the 20K is a ceiling. The rest of the project would be private funded. The 20K or less has not been voted upon yet. So a future legislative session will be needed to finally solve the pedestal and sculpture issue.