Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for April 21, 2022

Meeting Recap for April 21, 2022

Matt Sagsveen shared information about Bismarck Youth Baseball (BYB) as a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) featured partner. BYB has about 830 kids registered this year in five divisions, with most games played Scheels Sports Complex. Including tournaments, BYB anticipates playing about 650 games this season. Sagsveen expressed appreciation to BPRD for its partnership.

Dave Rogstad and Justin Hughes, campaign co-chairs for the VFW Sports Center Expansion Project, shared the need for additional ice in Bismarck and asked for approval for the committee to move forward with a $2.87 million naming opportunities campaign to support the project.  The Board approved the VFW Sports Center Expansion Project campaign.

The Board approved a task order amendment for Sertoma Park restroom improvements in the amount of $9,950.

The Board approved the request from the Southport Homeowner’s Association to utilize the outdoor archery range at the Nishu Bowmen Archery Complex as a dewatering and disposal area for Southport Marina dredging in May and directed staff to develop an MOU outlining project expectations, including improvements to the outdoor archery range after the dredging project is complete.

The Board agreed to submit a letter of support for a five-year extension to Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone program, per the City of Bismarck’s request.

The Board rejected the bids for the Hay Creek Trail Rehabilitation Project because they were significantly higher than the engineer’s estimate and approved rebidding the project with alternates for asphalt and concrete.

The Board approved the bid for tables and chairs for the Joann Hetzel Memorial 4-H Building by Fireside Office Solutions in the amount of $44,813.95.

The Board approved the park development agreement for a neighborhood park in Paradise Valley Addition.

The Board approved the exclusive beverage agreement with PepsiCo Beverage Sales LLC for 2023-2027.

BPRD Executive Director Kevin Klipfel reviewed the draft 2023-2025 strategic plan, which will be considered for approval at the May Board meeting.

The Board approved the 2023 budget development schedule.

Commissioner Munson reported on the latest ITG (Political Subdivisions) Committee meeting, which included presentations by the Bismarck Mandan CVB, Downtowners and Chamber EDC. He reported discussion about the future of the committee and shared that he supports its continuation.

The Board accepted Image Printing’s withdrawal of its bid for the 2022 Fall and Winter Activity Guides.

The Board authorized staff to call for bids for shelter and restroom roof replacements, asphalt crack sealing, and tennis court resurfacing.

The Board authorized staff to select a consultant for the Tom O’Leary Golf Course water intake structure project and to apply for a grant to support the project.

The Board approved a fully satisfactory six-month review of BPRD Executive Director Klipfel.

The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. in the Tom Baker Meeting Room.