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<br /> <br />ROSEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION <br />MINUTES OF MEETING OF MAY 1, 2007 <br />ROSEVILLE CITY HALL ~ 7:00PM <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br /> Brodt Lenz, Johnson, Kamrath, Kruzel, Pederson, Ristow, Stark, Willmus <br />ABSENT: <br /> Selz (notified staff of absence) <br />STAFF: <br /> Brokke, Anfang, <br /> <br /> INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALL/PUBLIC COMMENT <br />1. <br />None <br /> <br /> APPROVAL OF MINUTES – APRIL 3, 2007 MEETING <br />2. <br />Commission Recommendation:. <br /> Minutes of the April 3, 2007 meeting were unanimously approved <br /> <br /> RAYBA PRESENTATION and DISCUSSION <br />3. <br />RAYBA Board Members and Officers, Roger Ettel, President, president, and Steve Pitzel, Vice president, <br />provided the Commission with an over view of Baseball Association operations. <br /> <br /> <br />The goal of the Roseville Youth Baseball Association is to administer quality baseball experiences <br />for Roseville Area youth. <br /> <br /> <br />Rookie League: 150 kids ages 6-8 years. Play at Langton Lake fields <br /> <br /> <br />AAA: 200 kids, 16 teams, ages 8-10 years playing in-house Little League at the Evergreen <br />Complex <br /> <br /> <br />This age group also supports 2 traveling teams that play 2 games a week and practice an <br />additional day. <br /> <br /> <br />American League: 100 boys participating, 9 teams, ages 11-12. Run under the rules of the Little <br />League Organization. Teams play 2 games each week and have one additional practice, all at <br />Acorn Park. <br /> <br /> <br />National League (former Major A): 72 boys, 6 teams, ages 11-12. Run under the rules of the Little <br />League Organization. A more competitive experience with the kids playing 2-3 games each week <br />and practicing another 2-3 times during the week. League plays at Owasso Complex. <br /> <br /> <br />Senior League: Ages 13-16 traveling teams. Over 100 kids played on two 13-U teams, two 14-U <br />teams, one 15-U, one VFW team. Teams play at the Legion Field, High School Field, Northwestern <br />College, Bethel University, Concordia High School, and Parkview. <br /> <br /> <br />Senior In-house: Ages 13-19, thirteen teams, and 170 players. <br /> <br /> <br />602 kids played in 2005, 685 kids registered in 2007. <br /> <br /> <br />975 baseball events take place on Roseville fields each year. <br /> <br /> <br />The Baseball Association is concerned by the potential sale of school district properties and the <br />possible loss of the Fairview and Owasso Baseball Fields. Pitzel and Ettel indicated that they had a <br />petition showing a number of signatures supporting the ball field preservation. <br />Following the presentation Commissioners and Baseball Board Members discussed the importance of keeping <br />the message of how important it is to retain the fields we have and how all the baseball fields in Roseville are <br />needed to maintain the quality program before the City Council, the Roseville School Board and the Baseball <br />Membership. The Commission encouraged the Roseville Area Youth Baseball Association to forward the <br />petition that they spoke of on to the Roseville City Council and the Roseville Area School Board 623. <br /> <br /> DEPARTMENT REVIEW <br />4. <br />Jill Anfang briefed the Commission on upcoming and recently hosted events. <br /> <br /> <br /> IMAGINE ROSEVILLE 2025 <br />5. <br />Brokke presented the Commission with the latest visioning worksheet and spoke briefly of the timeline and <br />process. Staff will begin to frame up ways to address the strategies outlined for Council review and discussion. <br /> <br />