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11/07/1984 - Minutes mSs — Your Salt Lake City Parks&Recreation. 1965 West 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 Telephone 801-972-6714 Ted L.Wilson,Mayor John Gust,Director of Parks 617 January 4 , 1984 APPROVED Honorable Mayor Ted Wilson 300 City & County Building Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 �AN 8� � ��� Dear Mayor Wilson: CITY RECORCO Enclosed are the Tracy Aviary Advisory Board Minutes of November 7 , 1984 . I respectfully request the minutes be approved in the Mayor 's Executive Action meeting and filed in the City Recorder 's Office. Sincerely, / 1; ( John Gust DIRECTOR OF PARKS JG/tl Enclosure • Pik BC; Your Salt Lake City Parks&Recreation. 1965 West 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84104 Telephone 801-972-6714 Ted L.Wilson,Mayor John Gust,Director of Parks TRACY AVIARY ADVISORY BOARD November 7 , 1984 MINUTES This was the llth meeting of the Tracy Aviary Advisory Board of Salt Lake City. The meeting was held at the Salt Lake City Parks & Recrea- tion Building, 1965 West 500 South. Those in attendance : Rendell Mabey, Chair Conrad Harrison Gainor Bennett , Vice Chair Hugh Hogle George Allen Rick Graham Bob Cook Steve Chindgren Jules Dreyfous Teresa Law Excused: Kevin Anderson Clayton White Ross Anderson Bob Gore ( Mayor Wilson) Marcia Price John Gust Jim Ure Grenville Roles ACCEPTANCE & CORRECTION OF MINUTES Rendell Mabey called the meeting to order. Conrad Harrison motioned to approve the minutes of September 5 , 1984 ; Jules Dreyfous seconded the motion which passed unanimously with the correction that Ross Anderson was present at that meeting. Jules Dreyfous motioned to approve the minutes of September 28 , 1984 ; Conrad Harrison seconded the motion which passed unanimously with all Board members present voting "aye . " MANAGEMENT REPORT Rick Graham excused John Gust and Grenville Roles from the meeting. Grenville is at the American Game Breeders Conference in California. Rick reviewed the stock update report - copies were handed out . Rendell pointed out the fact that the Mayor disapproved of selling and buying between the Aviary and Board members . Rick added that the Mayor felt it is not the right time to participate in that type of trans- action because of current public sentament . Possibly in the future this could be approved. George Allen congratulated Grenville on the hatching of a crowned crane and also said that it seems to be very ill - only about 1/3 of the size it should be . He suggested having the veterinarian check the bird TRACY AVIARY ADVISORY BOARD - November 7 , 1984 PAGE TWO thoroughly. Steve Chindgren will call Dr. Hymas and tell him what George said. Jules said there seems to be a larger number of losses in September and October than usual. Grenville can explain these losses in further detail in the next meeting. Steve mentioned that alot of losses are probably due to newly arrived birds . Their deaths could be attributed to their previous condition or from being shipped. Jules asked about the condition of the Aviary after the bad snow storm on October 18 . Steve explained that alot of limbs came down and made a disaster of the Aviary. It has been closed and will remain closed until it is made safe. Rick stated that crews are scheduled to go in and clean up the Aviary tomorrow; but if there are hangers , they will have to be scheduled for removal. As a result of the storm, limbs fell and caused the death of the pelican and smashed the parakeet cage . The parakeets escaped and are presumed dead. Jules inquired about the cost of the Peruvian Saffron Finch. Four were purchased at $10 . 00/pair and extended at $220 . 00 on the stock list . Grenville can verify this price at the next meeting. Rendell asked about Grenville checking into the reliability of his purchases and if he files claimes when there is a death on a new arrival. Rick and George both thought he is being cautious . George suggested putting a policy of guarantee together to insure the birds ' health when they arrive. Rick will present a policy at the next meeting. Rick handed out a copy of the Financial Report for the first quarter. He explained that the budget is currently operating under projected costs , but some of those monies will be expended on the capital im- provement project . Rick reported that the drawings are almost completed for the capital improvement project . He showed the Board the final design plan. The plans for the pheasant pens have been changed. The cages were reduced about a foot and the direction the cages will sit has been changed. These small changes will save some money. Jules asked about how the cages will be maintained. He thought there was going to be a holding pen for the birds while they were being cleaned. Rendell suggested having running water in each cage - even in the winter months . Discussion on the plans of the cages continued. The committee will meet and discuss these plans further, taking these suggestions into consideration. A presentation will be ready for the next meeting. They will also meet at Rendell ' s home to look at his cages . TRACY AVIARY ADVISORY BOARD - November 7 , 1984 PAGE THREE AVIARY ACTIVITY REPORT Steve reported on the Nature Arts Fair. He felt that overall there was a good response to the Fair. Alot of things were learned to help make future Fairs more successful. The Fair will be held in August and more publicity will be made . Steve reported on his visit to the AAZK Conference in Seattle, Washing- ton. He showed some slides he took while at the conference. He en- joyed learning about programs to help involve and educate the public and about new directions in design for zoos . He hopes to incorporated some of these ideas into the Aviary. Steve mentioned that about $938 was donated to the Aviary through the bird show over the summer. COMMITTEE REPORTS Propagation/Acquisition. George said that a committee meeting was not held, but they will meet and discuss the plans for the pheasant cages . Capital Improvements . Bob Cook reported that a presentation was made to the Rotary Club to solicit a donation. They have not made a com- mitment , but hopes they will. This donation would be for the Wilson Pavilion. Public Affairs . ( Steve already covered this area. ) OTHER BUSINESS Jules said he was impressed with the donations and would like to see the donation boxes at the gates . This will be discussed further by the Public Affairs committee . Gainor suggested selling items (pictures , post cards , etc. ) at the office to help raise money. This could easily be done after the office is set up by the new entrance. Hugh Hogle suggested plublicizing the purchase of new birds with the donations made by the public. This might encourage more donations . Rick suggested buying a bird for the show. ADJOURNMENT Rendell stated that the next meeting will be held on January 9 , 1985 at the Parks Department . The meeting adjourned at 3 : 35 p .m.