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Item # 12.
         
Work Session and Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 04/14/2020  
Department: Parks & Recreation  

AGENDA CAPTION:
Present, Discuss, and Consider Action on a Resolution for Appointments to the Trails Master Plan Advisory Committee.

 

BACKGROUND:
In February of 2020 Council approved a resolution for professional planning services with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) to create a city-wide Trails Master Plan. At that time staff shared that public input would be a very important aspect of the plan and shared an overview of the input process. Gathering community input involved the formation of an Advisory Committee and relied on several in-person input gathering activities early in the project. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 staff has worked with MIG to revamp the project schedule to keep the project moving forward in light of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders.  Staff will give an overview of the new schedule, included in the presentation.  

The revised process still intends to include participation and guidance from an advisory committee. Staff solicited volunteers to participate on the committee between March 1 and April 2, 2020. Twenty-two residents applied to serve. Staff reached out to the applicants to gauge their ability to use technology to meet in the early phases of the project. The majority of the applicants responded, and all that replied confirmed they were comfortable relying on e-mails, on-line surveys and Zoom meetings to communicate on the project. The applications that were received have been made available to Council for consideration. MIG advised that an ideal advisory committee would include a representatives from all areas of Addison as defined in the parks master plan and should include recreational walkers, joggers and cyclists as well as a commuter cyclist and a mobility advocate.  

Should the Council desire to take action, the attached resolution allows for Council to appoint members to the Trails Master Plan Advisory Committee for the applications that have been received.  
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff requests direction from Council
Attachments
Resolution -Trails Master Plan Advisory Committee
Presentation - Trails Master Plan
Applications Summary

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