July 22, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Blue Goose Park
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Rodrigues called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Ernie Rodrigues, Vice Chair Blythe Lind, and Commissioners Lanny Brown, Alyssa Madden and Eileen Hofstadt. Staff members present were: Roger Stromgren, Parks Maintenance Manager, Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: Sandra Myers expressed her concern regarding the cement surface at Blue Goose Park’s water feature play area. She felt that it was too slippery, and that we might consider using rubberized surfacing at the future City Park and Portofino Park water play areas.
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of June 24, 2010
2. Accept Recreation Manager project status report. (P. Scherff)
3. Accept Parks Division monthly report. (B. Margesson)
4. Accept Landscape Division monthly report. (A. Wanden)
5. Accept results of Ellis & Associates audit of the Brentwood Family Aquatic
Motion to approve items 1-5 of Consent Calendar.
6. Accept public comments – please limit remarks to five (5) minutes.
No one had any comments.
Roger Stromgren advised the Commission that the filters in the competition pool at the Aquatic Center are being replaced and that pool will be closed the last week of July. He also informed them that the red step at the bottom of the play equipment at Blue Goose Park is being retrofitted to comply with ADA requirements, which will result in the equipment being roped off for the week of July 26 – 30. The Veterans Park new critter sculptures are still safe, and our surveillance cameras are fully operational. The three sycamore trees that were poisoned on Balfour Road are not salvageable and it seems as though the poison has leeched out to two other trees. We will have to wait until October to remove them and replace with large young trees. The downtown renovation is moving forward with 8 varieties of trees, including autumn purple ash, crape myrtle, alee elm, red maples and Ginko trees.
Edie Keller informed the Commission that the Parks and Recreation subcommittees will have 1 liaison and 1 alternate.
Commissioner Lind inquired as to whether Mallard Park was open yet, as she saw it in the Brentwood News listed as a water feature park. Roger Stromgren said he would check with Barry Margesson.
Commissioner Madden inquired from staff about the status of the upcoming Flag Football season. Linda Stadlbauer informed the Commission that the coach’s meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28, and that parents would subsequently be called over the weekend with their child’s team and coach.
Chair Rodrigues informed the Commission that the Veterans Park memorial dedication, hosted by Eagle Scout candidate David Juarez, was very nicely done and the fundraising dinner that followed had a good turnout. Chair Rodrigues would like to nominate David for the District Volunteer of the Year Award. He also wanted to let staff know that he fully supports their decision to disband the adult soccer league.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
Meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.