The Community Services Commission is an advisory
group, appointed by the City Council to discuss and provide feedback on
City issues relating to recreation, parks, public works and any other
issues as directed. The CSC either provides guidance to staff, discusses
an issue with others active in the community, or formally recommends a
course of action to the City Council. The CSC also appoints the Board of
Directors to the Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL), a fund-raising
organization for the Wood Lake Nature Center.
Issues brought to the CSC for review will
typically originate from one of two City departments: Recreation
Services and Public Works. The Recreation Services Department includes
the Community Center, Wood Lake Nature Center, Outdoor Swimming Pool,
Adventure Gardens Mini-Golf and the Ice Arena. It is also the department
that administers recreation programs and services for all ages and for
people with disabilities, park improvement projects and special
recreation projects. Issues raised by the Public Works Department may
include parks maintenance, streets maintenance, water and wastewater
maintenance, transportation and forestry issues.
The CSC holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Richfield Community Center.
Jim Topitzhofer, Recreation Services Director & CSC Staff Liaison, 612-861-9394
John Evans, Administrative Aide & CSC Secretary, 612-861-9395