Roseville, Placer Valley Tourism moving forward on regional sports complex
Here’s a look at some other items approved during the Nov. 20 council meeting.
Roseville Firefighters Association MOU: Includes a 2 percent salary increase in July 2014, increase in the city’s monthly medical contribution to $1,248 by Jan. 1 and the addition of one shift of holiday leave time annually for a total projected increase to the general fund by $608,167 through December 2014.
Playground equipment and installation: A detailed evaluation of all play structures in Roseville parks was conducted several years ago, which established priority for the replacement needs of play area. Olympus Park is the next play area to be addressed for a cost of $257,398. The Maidu Softball Playground will also be replaced for $77,473.
Roseville Genealogical Society agreement update: The Roseville Genealogical Society will vacate the lower-level room of the Carnegie Museum and move its operations to the Downtown Roseville Library to provide the resources in a more conducive space for research and learning.
Part-time temp position for police department: The police department will hire a part-time temporary employee to administer the False Alarm Management Services Program, to address the volume and scope of this program. The city projects the program’s revenues will increase by $23,000, which will offset the cost of the position.
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A city official says a proposed regional sports complex in west Roseville will bring economic growth to Roseville, while helping the city meet increased capacity needs for youth sports.
The multi-million sports park in the Fiddyment Farm neighborhood will include lighted soccer/multi-use fields. In July, the city put out a request for proposals for design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of the sports park, and received three requesters.
During the Nov. 20 meeting, the Roseville City Council unanimously approved moving forward with an exclusive right to negotiate with Placer Valley Tourism on the project. The entities will work jointly to identify partners to design, construct and operate the sports facility.
Roseville Parks, Recreation and Libraries Director Dominick Casey said Placer Valley Tourism’s proposal would limit the city’s long-term liability and financial obligations in terms of constructions costs and operational maintenance costs.
Operational maintenance is estimated at $700,000 annually, which is typically a general fund obligation, according to a staff report.
“We want to boost economic development. Sports tourism is a wonderful economic engine for the city,” Casey said. “It also helps bring facilities faster, and bigger and brighter than we could do on our own.”
Placer Valley Tourism was incorporated as a business improvement district in 2004 by the city of Roseville. The organization is responsible for marketing Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln as a tourist destination to generate stays in the area’s hotels.
“We’re excited,” said CEO David Attaway. “Our entire board is excited. They’ve been working on this project long before I even arrived and we’re thrilled that we’re coming to this level.”
Casey said a regional sports park will help meet an existing need for more sports fields. During the council meeting, he also presented on the results of a needs assessment that found Roseville remains a sport-oriented community.
“So, what we learned is self-directed leisure remains a top priority,” he said. “Our parks are heavily used.”