Brookings City Council
October 19, 2021
The Brookings City Council held a Study Session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:30 PM, at the Brookings City & County Government Center Chambers with the following City Council members present: Mayor Oepke Niemeyer; City Council Members Nick Wendell, Joey Collins, Leah Brink, Wayne Avery, and Holly Tilton Byrne. Absent: Council Member Patty Bacon. City Attorney Steve Britzman, City Manager Paul Briseno, and City Clerk Bonnie Foster were also present.
Action to approve the agenda. A motion was made by Council Member Brink, seconded by Council Member Collins, that the agenda be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 5 - Niemeyer, Brink, Wendell, Tilton Byrne, and Collins. Absent: 2 - Bacon and Wendell.
(Council Member Wendell arrived at 5:38 p.m.)
Park Master Plan. Leon Younger, President of PROS Consulting, William Younger, Principal PROS Consulting, and Lyle Pudwill, Associate with Confluence (Sioux Falls) presented a summary of findings and recommendations contained within the final version of the Parks Master Plan. Public Comment: Doug Smith, Erica Saunders, and
2022 Outside Agency Funding. City Manager Paul Briseno provided an update on 2022 City Funding and a partnership with United Way to ensure funding is dedicated to the greatest need in Brookings. The United Way will make their recommendations for Council action in January or February 2022.
A motion was made by Council Member Avery, seconded by Council Member Collins, that the following be representative of the City Council's prioritized areas for outside agency funding: affordable housing, youth development, diversity, government stewardship, health, safety, and transportation/transit. (These are not listed in ranking order.) The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 6 - Niemeyer, Brink, Wendell, Tilton Byrne, Collins, and Avery; Absent: 1 - Bacon.
Adjourn. A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Brink, that this meeting be adjourned at 6:32 p.m. The motion carried by an
CITY OF BROOKINGS
ATTEST: Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor
Bonnie Foster, City Clerk