The Parks and Recreation Commission met the department’s new deputy director and set a date for a special meeting to review a proposed development.
Steven Brunner joined the Parks and Recreation department this week after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps last week.
Brunner, who retired as a sergeant major, served with the Marines for 28 years and was most recently stationed at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pickel Meadows, north of Bridgeport, Calif.
Jennifer Budge, director, said Brunner brought experience with logistics and budgeting to his new role.
“Even though I don’t have experience in parks and rec per se, I’ve had a lot of experience doing what you’d expect parks and rec to do,” said Brunner.
During public comment, Daniel Thompson said Brunner had experience working with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management when he managed thousands of acres of open space at Pickel Meadows.
Brunner replaces Scott Fahrenbruch who retired in April.
The commission also scheduled a special meeting for Sept. 6 to hear from the developer of the Vintage at Kings Canyon planned unit development.
The developer is expected to meet the Aug. 18 deadline to submit the PUD to the city for approval, which means the plan would go to the Planning Commission in late September.
The Parks and Recreation Commission has until Sept. 12 to submit comments to the Planning Commission.
The parks commission will review the development to see if it meets the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Unified Pathways Master Plan, said Vern Krahn, senior park planner, after the meeting Tuesday.
The proposed development on Andersen Ranch has undergone two conceptual reviews with city staff, including the Parks and Recreation department which made extensive comments on the plan.
After the meeting adjourned, the commission and others took a tour of Carson City parks and open space, including Mills Park, the Disc Golf Course, Carson River Park and Silver Saddle Ranch.