February 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Lind called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Blythe Lind, Vice Chair Alyssa Madden, and Commissioners Eileen Hofstadt, Sandra Myers and Bruce Mulder. Staff members present were: Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Roger Stromgren, Park/Maintenance Manager; Barry Margesson, Park/Maintenance Supervisor; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
PRESENTATION(S): Vicky Reinhardt and Lisa McBride with Special Kids Foundation regarding universal assessable playgrounds.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: Eight (8) representatives of a Portofino Estates neighborhood expressed their dissatisfaction with Seeno Homes/Discovery Builders regarding certain issues. They requested that the Parks and Recreation Commission consider their concerns and forward them to City Council. The consensus is; 1) the residents requested the construction of a sound wall along Lone Tree Way, adjacent to the two small parks planned in that area. The residents further stated that there was a picture of the two parks with a sound wall on display in the Portofino sales office; 2) the residents expressed opposition to a dog park and requested a regular neighborhood park with children’s play areas be built in the development. They are against having a dog park in their neighborhood.
9. DISCUSSION ITEM: Update Commission on the need for a special needs swing installed at a City playground. (R. Stromgren)
11. ACTION ITEM: Approve the Park and Recreation commission 2011 Meeting Calendar. (R. Stromgren).
Motion to approve Item 11 of Scheduled Matters.
Roger Stromgren informed the Commission that our Tree City USA nomination will be moving to City Council thanks to passing the Arbor Day Proclamation. Our asset inventory is also moving forward, but GPS inventory portion will be put off for one year.
Poldina Scherff informed the Commission that we are currently accepting applications for part-time seasonal employment at the Aquatic Center. We are also introducing some “creative marketing” strategies.
The Brentwood Family Aquatic Center has a new fee structure that has been approved by City Council. These fees are available online and are posted at our front customer service counter, and will be listed in the next Activities Guide. Some changes include discounted season passes for families (up to 5 members) purchased before June 1, 2011, and the institution of a non-resident rate.
We are also introducing our “14 Weeks of Summer” program, which involves the entire Parks and Recreation Department’s staff and their creative ideas for promoting outdoor fun and activities throughout the parks. Details about this program will be in the next Activities Guide.
Our girls’ softball program registration is booming, as the middle schools discontinued the activity in their curriculum. The wooden bat league did not go forward this season, but we will offer it again in the fall.
The Commission is looking forward to hearing about the status of the specials kids play equipment’s proposed designs and locations.
Commissioner Myers reminded the Commission that she will not be able to attend the April 28th Commission meeting.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513