SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
COUNCIL CHAMBERS – CITY HALL
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
MAY 1, 2012
THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING of the City of Port Orange was called to order by Mayor Allen Green at 5:30 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Councilman Bob Ford
Councilman Donald Burnette (arrived at 5:37pm)
Councilman Dennis Kennedy
Vice Mayor Bob Pohlmann
Mayor Allen Green
Also Present: Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager
Margaret T. Roberts, City Attorney
Robin Fenwick, Deputy City Clerk
4. PARKS AND RECREATION BUDGET
Mr. Parker advised Council this workshop is the first of six workshops relating to each department's budgets. He introduced Susan Lovallo, Parks and Recreation Director.
Ms. Lovallo discussed revenue, parks, recreation and athletics, and the Lakeside (106) fund. Personnel trends was also discussed. Participation is on the rise, up approximately 400 participates over last year. Upcoming projects for FY13 include expansion of All Children's Playground, Coraci multi-purpose field, Russell canoe and kayak. A baseball field at Horizon has been discussed in the recent past; however, is not budgeted. The costs were discussed. Ms. Lovallo is asking for an increase in budget of approximately $12,000.
Mayor Green believes additional land should be looked at.
Councilman Kennedy asked about the end of Spruce Creek Road plans. Mr. Parker advised that the City would have to work with the County because it is in their jurisdiction.
Vice Mayor Pohlmann asked what the price would be to build a full-size baseball field at the All Children's Park. Mr. Parker explained the issues to take into consideration with the fields. Council would need to appropriate money from another budget area/fund. The Parks budget does not include the full-size baseball field.
Councilman Ford would like to see an overall, long range plan for the City's parks. He would like to see Parks department take care of the Riverwalk Park. He commended the Parks Department on the appearance of the fields and parks.
Consensus of Council was to find a field other than the Horizon Elementary land to build the full-size baseball field.
Mayor Allen Green
Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager