November 18, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Rodrigues called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Ernie Rodrigues, Vice Chair Blythe Lind, Commissioners Lanny Brown and Eileen Hofstadt. Alyssa Madden was excused absent. Staff members present were: Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Barry Margesson, Park/Maintenance Supervisor; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: Sash Migay spoke on behalf of EDYSL (East Diablo Youth Soccer League) He wanted to clarify what they believe to be the purpose of their organization; that the League offers soccer to ages 5 and under to 74 and to skill levels from special needs to competitive. He stated that they are the largest organization in town, but do not necessarily want all the fields. Traci Tovani (for EDYSL) continued with the statement that adult soccer is still a level that residents are interested in, and that they like to have that common interest with their children who are involved in the soccer program. She was concerned that the Parks and Recreation Department and EDYSL’s definition of recreation may not be the same.
Chair Rodrigues informed the audience that this subject will be on the Parks and Recreation Commission agenda for December 16, 2010.
Ms. Scherff advised the Commission that she has met with PONY and EDYSL, and will report the results back to the Commission at the December 16th meeting.
Barry Margesson advised the Commission that the company, Gametime, will be at the December Commission meeting with more suggestions for special needs play equipment.
Edie Keller reminded the Commission that our December Parks and Recreation Commission meeting is scheduled for the 16th, and for staff to please call and remind George Migay so that he may attend.
Commissioner Lind expressed her appreciation to the audience for their participation and comments, as the input greatly helps the Commission in addressing the needs of the community.
Chair Rodrigues reported that the November 11th Veterans Day Celebration at Veterans Park turned out well. We had a good size crowd, and the day was beautiful. He also reported that he will be running for the Senior Club President position when his appointment with the Parks and Recreation Commission is over. He thanked the audience for their attendance and input.
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Brentwood, CA 94513