Recreation advisory committee plan 04 16-13rev.07-15-13

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Recreation advisory committee plan 04 16-13rev.07-15-13

  1. 1. City of Gautier Nature’s Playground Recreation Advisory Committee
  2. 2. Purpose - City Resolution • Eight members • Coordination and improvement of facilities • Liaison and advisor to City Council and Planning Commission • Recommend a Gautier Master Plan for Recreation and Open Spaces • Recommendations on recreational problems, policies or programs • Programming Subcommittee to provide guidance for programs and activities in the area of recreation
  3. 3. Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee • Larry Dailey, Chairman (Planning Commission) • Harvey Adams, Vice Chairman (Former Park & Recreation Committee Member) • Gary Kinsey (Military) • Amanda McGee (MGCCC) • LaFreida C. Ray (Boys & Girls Club) • Kenny Smith (Realtor) • Steve Torres (Recreation Civic Volunteer) • James Torrey (Planning Commission)
  4. 4. Purpose – House Bill 1722 • Two percent (2%) of the gross proceeds of the sales of restaurants and bars • Two percent (2%) of the gross proceeds of the sales from room rentals • Separate fund strictly to improve parks and recreational facilities • August 27th Referendum • 60% of the qualified electors in favor to pass
  5. 5. Process • January 8 – Welcome, Purpose & Process • Stakeholder Meetings with Staff • January 29 – Initial Scoping of Needs • 1:1 Discussions with Staff • February 26 – Financing Improvements • March 12 – Community Input • March 26 – Recommend Plan • April 4 – Planning Commission • April 16 – City Council • June 4 – Straw Poll • August 27 - Referendum • Reconvene to discuss outcome and next steps
  6. 6. City Parks • 1 Football Field • 1 Basketball Court • 3 Playgrounds • 6 200’ Baseball Fields (T-Ball, Softball, Youth) • 1 300’ Baseball Fields • 6 U6 Soccer Fields • 2 U8 Soccer Fields • 4 U10 Soccer Fields • 2 U12 Soccer Fields • 2 U14 Soccer Fields • Additional Soccer Fields under Construction
  7. 7. Needs • Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, etc. • Playgrounds • Hiking and Paddling Trails • Recreation Center • Waterfront Park • What do we need?
  8. 8. Building New Football Facilities is a High Priority 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 30% 32% 20% 5%5% 0% 9% 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Somewhat Agree 4. Neutral 5. Somewhat Disagree 6. Disagree 7. Strongly Disagree
  9. 9. Building a Recreation Center is a High Priority 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 57% 25% 9% 0% 5% 2%2% 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Somewhat Agree 4. Neutral 5. Somewhat Disagree 6. Disagree 7. Strongly Disagree
  10. 10. Building New Baseball Facilities is a High Priority 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 33% 33% 13% 9% 0% 2% 9% 1. Strongly Agree 2. Agree 3. Somewhat Agree 4. Neutral 5. Somewhat Disagree 6. Disagree 7. Strongly Disagree
  11. 11. Should we build a new Baseball Complex? 1 2 3 43% 11% 45% 1. Yes 2. No 3. Abstain
  12. 12. Available Funds $5,000,000 Assumes 2% levy revenues pay back bond over 15 years.
  13. 13. Recreation Advisory Committee & Planning Commission Recommendation Buddy Davis - First Class U12 Baseball Complex Expand and Repurpose Existing Parks Multi-Purpose Center
  14. 14. Buddy Davis 1st Class U12 Baseball Complex • 4-6 Fields • Concession / Bathroom / Press Box • Parking • Playground • Pavilion • Landscaping • TOTAL $1,100,000
  15. 15. Bacot Neighborhood Park (& Possible Football Game Site) • Fencing • Security • Field Work • New Concession / Press Box • Parking • Basketball • Playground • Community Gathering Improvements • Landscape • Fix Buildings • Fix Pipe • TOTAL $1,000,000 Football Football
  16. 16. Football Games (3 Possible Sites) 1 2 3
  17. 17. Improvements to Neighborhood Parks • Frasier Park ($200,000) • George Martin City Park ($50,000) • Cambridge Square Park ($100,000)
  18. 18. Shepard State Park $50,000
  19. 19. Paddling $50,000
  20. 20. Multi-Purpose Center $2,300,000
  21. 21. Other Opportunities $150,000 • After School / Summer Camp • Senior, Adult, Teen, & General Fitness Programs • Bicycling: Street and Mountain Bike • Skating & Skateboarding • Dog Park • Arts & Culture Programs • Community Gardens & Nature Education
  22. 22. Recreation Advisory Committee & Planning Commission Recommendation Buddy Davis - First Class U12 Baseball Complex Expand and Repurpose Existing Parks Multi-Purpose Center
  23. 23. City of Gautier Nature’s Playground Recreation Advisory Committee

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