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Catchup with Council, April 26, 2022 – Frisco Adventure Park Improvements, Marina Paid Parking, Swearing in New Council

Council Reception

The Town Council hosted a reception to allow for Council, Town staff, and the public to meet and greet; say goodbye to outgoing councilmembers, Melissa Sherburne and Dan Fallon; and to welcome incoming Councilmembers, Lisa Holenko, Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian, and incumbent Andy Held.

Approving Additional Services with Ohlson-Lavoi Corporation (OLC) for FAP Improvements

During the April 12, 2022 Town Council work session, staff presented an overview of the 80% construction documents (CDs) set and cost estimate for improvements at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation area which included construction of the new Slopeside Hall, a community plaza, and tube storage, and a remodel of the Adventure Park Day Lodge. At that time, Council directed staff to move forward with 100% construction drawings, and subsequently, Town Council considered and approved an amendment to the contract with Ohlson-Lavoi Corporation for 100% construction drawings in order to complete the design process and allow the project to be released for competitive bids. This item was approved on the consent agenda.

Contract for Paid Parking at the Marina Moved to the May 10 Meeting

Council moved a consent agenda item regarding a contract with Interstate Parking to manage paid parking at the Marina and enforce Main Street three-hour parking time limits onto the work session scheduled for May 10, 2022. Availability of parking and the turnover of existing parking spaces at the Marina have been identified as a major concern and a barrier for Marina users. Subsequently, paid parking was identified as a way to promote turnover; to encourage the use of public transportation, bikes, and walking; and to encourage users who are not primarily using Marina parking to access the Marina to park in other areas of town. Council continued the discussion and decision around this parking management contract in order to thoughtfully consider public comment and issues brought forward, including policies to fairly accommodate the Marina customers with moorings, slips, and/or rack rentals at the Marina. Council discussed implementing a paid parking system at the December 14, 2021 Council meeting and directed staff to move forward with a contract for parking management services at the April 12, 2022 meeting in order to implement paid parking at the Marina by this summer.

Council Appreciation Presentation

Town Council presented an appreciation video honoring outgoing Councilmembers Melissa Sherburne and Dan Fallon and thanking them for their contributions to the Frisco community.

Dan Fallon has lived in Frisco since 1990. In addition to serving on Town Council from April 2004 – April 2007 and again from April 2018 – April 2022, Fallon has been involved in the Frisco community as a business owner, including Barkley’s Margaritagrille Restaurant, Barkley’s West Nightclub, Chill Nightclub, Po’ boys Restaurant, and Peppino’s Pizza and Subs.  Fallon has also participated in numerous Town committees, including a Town of Frisco Master Plan committee, the Frisco Housing Task Force, and the Frisco Marina Master Plan committee. Fallon plans on remaining involved in various aspects of the Frisco community.

Melissa Sherburne has lived in Frisco since 2010 and has spent her career working in community planning and development and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Sherburne served on the Frisco Planning Commission from 2012 – 2018, Marina Master Plan Advisory Committee, Unified Development Code Citizen Resource Team, and the MakeFrisco Art Collective. After serving on Town Council from April 2018 – April 2022, Sherburne is looking forward to spending more time with her family and continuing to thrive in her fulltime career as a public lands consultant, as well as staying involved with the Town of Frisco’s arts and culture strategic planning process and implementation.

Council also acknowledged and thanked the election judges for their hard work in bringing fairness and integrity to the election.

Two New Town Council Members and One Incumbent Re-Elected

Mayor Hunter Mortensen, incumbent councilmembers Jessie Burley, and Rick Ihnken (councilmember Andrew Aerenson was not  present), along with the newly elected members, Lisa Holenko, Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian, and re-elected councilmember, Andy Held, were sworn in as  Frisco Town Councilmembers. It is customary for the Town of Frisco to swear in all councilmembers, along with the newly elected councilmembers, to reaffirm their commitment to their role and the Town of Frisco. The rest of the Town Council meeting centered on introducing the new Council to Town staff, the roles that each Town department plays, and a discussion on Council ethics and law around open meetings and conflict of interest specifically, which was presented by the Town attorney.