February 25, 2010 at 7 p.m.
101B Sand Creek Road
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 Eileen Hofstadt, Lanny Brown and Alyssa Madden. Staff members present were Craig Bronzan, Director, Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Mac Kaiser, Recreation Supervisor; Tina Clark, Accountant II; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II. Also present was Pam Ehler, Director of Finance.
PRESENTATION(S): Alyssa Madden was sworn in by Mayor Bob Taylor as the newest Park and Recreation Commissioner. He then presented Sandra Myers with an appreciation plaque and paperweight for her service to the Commission, and presented Commissioners Brown and Hofstadt with appreciation paperweights for their service as Chair.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
Motion to approve items 1-4 of Consent Calendar.
6. ACTION ITEM: Approve 2010 committee assignments. (E. Keller)
Motion to approve Item 6 of Scheduled Matters
Poldina Scherff reminded the Commission that the Aquatic Center is opening for recreation swim in May.
Craig Bronzan advised the Commission that the Parks and Recreation Department is researching the implementation of a Facebook page for use as an advertising tool and an additional informational resource for our programs.
Roger Stromgren advised the Commission that he would like to touch base with three of the committees; Park Naming, Trails, and Veterans Park Phase III. He also informed the Commission that the Trails Map is being revised at this time with an updated map available soon on our website and in the Activities Guide, and we plan to publish it in a trifold brochure and on dvd in the near future. Also, that McClarren Park is now open and staff will send out an announcement flyer to the local residents. The contract for the Summerwood Park play equipment is being written and will be finalized soon. Once it is completed, the equipment will be ordered. The anticipated completion date is June 2010. Citywide replacement funding was approved, so we should be seeing landscape improvements all over town. The 5-year plan for tree pruning is complete. The City is researching a centralized lighting system for the ball fields at Oak Meadow, Balfour-Guthrie and Sunset Parks. Advantages would include computerized on and off cycles during rentals and remote access from a laptop. This is scheduled to be installed, barring the delays due to copper theft, by the end of this fiscal year. Regarding the recent copper theft; new cement redesign of electric boxes has discouraged theft in some parks, but thieves are still active. Staff is working closely with the police department, but asks that the public stay alert, as well.
Commission Brown inquired about the loss of the water at Heron Park. Craig Bronzan informed him that Flood Control drained it for flood holding capacity.
Chair Rodrigues informed the Commission that the General Manager and Assistant General Manager of Livermore would like to make an official visit to Brentwood, and he will be glad to be their guide. East Bay Regional Parks District has a meeting at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center on June 16 at 7pm and would like to see the Commissioners attend. He would also like to have a workshop for staff and the Commissioners. Craig Bronzan will meet with Chair Rodrigues for details.
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of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
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Brentwood, CA 94513