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Approved Minutes - 2022-11-16 PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD 0 MINUTES 000 ., November 16, 2022 Sarah Ellison called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Present: Co-Chair, Sarah Ellison, Co-Chair, Doug McKean, Ed Becker, Chris Duncan,Angel Mott-Nickerson,Jennifer Mozinski (attending via WebEx),Taryn Hatchel, Youth Member Eileen Koh Alternates: Jason Dorn, Sandra Lupton Absent: Kara Gapon, Greg Wolley, Youth Member Ben Hovey and Council Liaison,John Wendland. Staff: Parks& Recreation Director, Ivan Anderholm, Deputy Director's Jeff Munro,Jan Wirtz, Parks Manager Megan Big John, and Administrative Assistant Dina Balogh. Guests: Stephanie Wagner; Oswego Watershed Council Chair, Ellen Steel, Cheryl Levie and Gayle Wallmark; Friends of Luscher Farm. APPROVAL OF MINUTES • The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes from October 19, 2022. Public Comment: Stephanie Wagner: Recommend considerations for the Parks board goal setting. • Revise the 2007 Urban and Community Forest Plan. • Review the Community Development Plan and tree code. • Look at Landscaping and protect native pollinators to ensure survival of vital species including bees and other pollinators crucial to the health of our environment. • Commitment from the City to become an affiliate of Bee City USA. • Reduce the use of pesticides Ellen Steele: Backyard Certified - Bee City USA • Distribute literature to Promote Bee City USA. • Advocate for pollinators. Cheryl Levie: Bee City USA • Encouraged creating and enhancing pollinator habitat on public and private land in the City for health and education. Doug McKean asked staff if the city has a n integrated pest plan to increase habitat and reduce pesticides to protect pollinators? Ed Becker asked about climate change affecting the timing to becoming accredited affiliates of Bee City Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Minutes November 16, 2022 USA? Ivan and Megan told the board the department is supportive and already making those steps on our own with, or without the accreditation. As a City Initiative, we would support it as a department. Gayle Wallmark, Friends of Luscher Farm: • Asked for consideration of safer access at Luscher Farm • Supports Bee City initiative. City Council Update: NA Youth Member Update: NA REGULAR BUSINESS: Natural Areas Management Plan: Megan Big John, Parks Manager I am excited to share with you the completed Natural Areas Habitat Management Plan. We receive great feedback and suggestions from our Stakeholders, Friends Groups and Parks Board Natural Areas work group on the draft. Those suggestions were taken into consideration and in most cases were folded into the draft. I would like to extend a special thank you to Doug, Ed and Greg for their thoughtful review and comments.Those comments were very insightful and helpful! Over all the document bones and intent are the same as last presented.The updates include additional details and clarification from the feedback received. We are very pleased with how it turned out and hope you are as well! I will be seeking your recommendation to present it to Council at the December 6th meeting. Highlights of edits and comments to the plan: Addition of Executive Summary 1 Introduction - Reference to Restoration is ongoing Definition of Healthy Ecosystem Page 4 Southwood added to Map and text (Map update not in draft you received being create 3.1 Plant Communities- Explanation of why RP is on listed as specific plant community Addition of second endangered Larkspur as listed by state Suggest wetland communities 3.2 Limiting Factors (common threats) - Title change Define forest pest not just focus on emerald ash borer Addition of Encroachments to threats Include Clackamas SWCD Weed Wise program as a source as it is specific to Clackamas County 3.3 Condition Rankings- No strict grading in regards to Oaks 4.1.1 Enhance Natural Area Health and Resilience by Supporting Natural Ecological Processes - Title change to Noxious Weed Control Included IPM Added text about weighing tolerance of noxious weeds 2IPage Rapid response to newly introduced weeds 4.1.3 Minimize Habitat Fragmentation and Protect Sensitive Areas- Added reference to TES Defined fragmentation on a macro scale. 4.1.4 Objective 4 Improve Climate Resilience- Added Climate-Smart restoration practices 4.1.5 - Added why fuel reduction is important Added confirming text that fuel reduction is ongoing. 4.1.6 Enhance Hydrological Functions and RP Districts- Changed tile Addition of fish passages 4.1.7 Selective Tree Removal to Improve Safe and Healthy Ecosystem - Tile Change Change thinning to removal 4.1.8 Adaptatively Manage Ongoing Public Engagement Opportunities that Benefit Habitat Protection and Enhancement- Addition of signage and outreach opportunities. 5 Coordination with Urban Forest Planning Policies - Text to support with resource enhancement practices to be pre-approved without the need for individual project management. Action: Seeking the Parks board recommendation to present the Lake Oswego Habitat Management Plan to Council at the City Council December 6th meeting. Ed made a motion to support the plan. Doug seconded the motion. The board discussed the motion. After discussion Ed moved and restated the motion. The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously support the adoption of the completed Lake Oswego Habitat Management Plan to be presented to Council for adoption by resolution. 2023 Parks Board Goals: Co-Chair's Sarah Ellison and Doug McKean Possible 2023 Parks Board Goals for Discussion: 1. Prioritization of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). Update and refine the Board's prioritization of capital improvement projects. Communicate updated recommendations to the City Council. 2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Working with the DEI Board and the Parks Department, develop an implementation framework for DEI in Parks Department facilities and amenities, with a focus on expanding access to amenities to underserved and traditionally marginalized communities. Review and advise on departmental implementation of DEI framework. 3. Parks Plan 2040. Evaluate methods of public outreach and engagement, such as a steering committee,to help guide the department's planning efforts. Determine the role of the Parks Board in the planning process, and participate accordingly. Recommend to the department the preferred methods of public involvement. 3IPage The board discussed the possible 2023 Parks Board Goals. • The board asked staff about the Urban Forestry Plan integrated into Parks Plan 2040. Staff told the board outreach and public engagement will begin in 2023. • 2040 plan may be opportunity to include DEI. • Jeff commented the ADA transition plan for the City, the City has not planned for a funding strategy for ADA upgrades. • The board discussed budgeting and what is needed and LORAC operational budgeting during the next biennium. • The board asked staff if advocating for the Parks budget to Council would help.The board and staff discussed the costs to maintain the Parks. The board took a straw poll of the 2023 goals.The board discussed and revised the goals following the discussion.The Co-chairs will draft the 2023 goals to bring to the December 21 Parks board meeting for approval. The board discussed areas of interest in 2023. • Advocate for inclusive recreation. • Bee City USA designation. • Support implementation &Climate action including Bee City USA. • Sustainability STAFF AND BOARD MONTHLY UPDATE: • New Communication and Sponsorship Coordinator starts November 17. • City Council meeting on Monday: Pickleball—Council supported the possible site recommendations and directed staff to find more information on the Pilkington site and Hazelia location. Also, to look at financial feasibility of a structure over GRP courts. Staff will bring the site information and bubble structure cost and sound mitigation info to Council in January. Staff will bring this information to the board to ask where the board would prioritize Pickleball courts in the CIP. • Rassekh Bids—3 firms submitted bids. Low bid was over 2.4M over engineers estimate. Working on value engineering phasing the Rassekh Park project. • LORAC Bids open 11/17 at 4pm. • The construction world is in a phase of uncertainty and is at a point where Council may have to review projects. • The board will be looking at the CIP list at the December meeting. • Tree Lighting at MPP on November 26. • The LO Tennis Center soft opening is planned for 15t week of December. Grand opening January 29. Action: plan a Parks board tour of the Tennis Center. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, December 21, 2022,4 to 6 p.m. Sarah Ellison adjourned the meeting at approximately 6:00p.m. Prepared by, Dina Balogh,Administrative Assistant. 4IPage