5 years ago, as chair of the newly re-created LRPC, I submitted this report to the RCSC board. It was read into the minutes at an open board meeting for fear it would be ignored. For the most part it was. 5 years later we have multiple committees studying the issue, the RCSC Board, the LRPC, the SAC committe, the latest version of TownHall meetings, plus the ASU project. With the exception of explosion of PB, not much has changed. If the report had been taken seriously and action taken, we might have have done by now and saved millions over today's costs. Pickle Ball should definately be expanded but not by trampling others who have been taking positive actions to improve their standing and provide benifit to the overall community. It's time to quit talking about it and get off the pot Below is the 5 year old report. Mountain View Recreation Center LRPC Town Hall Report The LRPC was tasked by the Board of Directors to conduct Town Hall meetings for the purpose of obtaining member input regarding improvements to the 50 year old Mountain View Recreation Center. The committee conducted two meetings on October 1, 2018, one at 1:00PM and one at 6:00 PM. The early session was attended by over 300 members and the evening session was attended by over 150 members. In addition, 35 emails from members unable to attend were reviewed. 1. The Sun City Players Theater Group has done extensive research on a Performing Arts Center in the hope that years of promises will be fulfilled. The committee feels that a Performing Arts Center should be the first priority. The size should be kept to a maximum of 400 seats. Options for making this a multi-use facility will need to be explored. 2. Second activity receiving strong support of discussion was the aquatic feature sometimes known as a pool. The majority of those commenting wanted to keep it as a “Resort Style Pool” with open sight lines and no walls, unlike Bell or Fairway or Lakeview, which are all inside of walled compounds. The committee feels there should be sufficient space for a walking pool or lap pool without destroying the current open atmosphere. Several members suggested moving the hot tub outdoors. 3. Many who commented felt that the Fitness Center was in desperate need of updating. A larger center in the style of Fairway or Bell seems to have gained favor. Several members felt the addition of a Steam Room and/or Sauna would increase the appeal. 4. The Basketball/Volleyball clubs made a strong case for a Multi-Purpose Gym for Basketball, Volleyball, and any other activities that would be appropriate. 5. The remaining activities at Mountain View received minimal support. There was no support for Tennis. There was one email supporting Lawn Bowling. Several members asked to save the Mini-Golf. The Pickle Ball club requested more courts but the committee felt Marinette was already identified as the Pickle Ball facility. There was one email supporting the Horseshoe pits. The final request of the committee is for the Board of Directors to create an Ad Hoc Committee with the goal of soliciting more detailed member input and applying it in a cooperative process with Management and the Board of Directors to create a new recreation center that will be the Newest Showplace in Sun City. The committee feels the new Ad Hoc committee should be kept small in order to be more responsive. In order to keep this project from being turned into an outlet for private agendas, the Chairman and Co-Chairman should serve only in a facilitator capacity. The committee should be able to invite guests or temporary members to contribute to specific areas as the project advances and more expert input is needed.