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  Consent     1. G.    
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 02/14/2011  
TITLE:    Resolution approving Yellowstone Family Park Master Plan (formerly Byron Nelson Park)
PRESENTED BY: Mike Whitaker
Department: Parks/Rec/Public Lands  

In May, 2010, the Yellowstone Club Estates (YCE) Home Owners Association (HOA) approached the Billings Parks and Recreation Department requesting that dedicated parkland in their subdivision be developed.  Byron Nelson Park, located at the intersection of 54th Street West and  Bobby Jones Blvd. was dedicated when the subdivision was created in 1960, but it was never improved.  The HOA provided $25,000 for the first phase of the project, to develop a park master plan.  On August 16th a Request For Proposals to develop a park master plan was issued and Land Design, Inc. of Billings was selected as the consultant.  Contract negotiations followed and on November 8th, Council approved the contract.   A notice to proceed was issued on November 19th and design work began.  Two public meetings were held at the Yellowstone Country Club on December 21st and January 4th.  The concepts were presented and public comment and input was received.  On January 12th, the Yellowstone Family Park Master Plan was presented to the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board and it unanimously recommends approval by Council.   
Council may:
  • Adopt the Yellowstone Family Park Master Plan; or,
  • Not adopt the plan.  The park cannot be improved without an adopted master plan.
The park will be designed, constructed and maintained through the creation of a Special Improvement District (SID) and a Park Maintenance District (PMD). therefore there will be no financial impact to the City.
Staff and the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board recommend adoption of the Yellowstone Family Park Master Plan.

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