CALL TO ORDER: Chair Rodrigues called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Ernie Rodrigues, Vice Chair Blythe Lind, Commissioners Lanny Brown, Eileen Hofstadt and Alyssa Madden. Staff members present were: Roger Stromgren, Parks Maintenance Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: NONE
Motion to approve item 1 of Consent Calendar.
Motion to approve item 6 of Scheduled Matters.
2. ACTION ITEM: Recap of Playbor Day/10th Anniversary of Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex (P. Scherff). THIS ACTION ITEM SHOULD BE CORRECTED TO A DISCUSSION ITEM.
3. ACTION ITEM: Verbal update on future opportunity sites for special need children amenities. (R. Stromgren/B. Margesson) THIS ACTION ITEM SHOULD BE CORRECTED TO A DISCUSSION ITEM.
Edie Keller complimented Poldina Scherff and the Recreation staff on a wonderful Playbor Day.
Linda Stadlbauer updated the Commission on the memorial tree that was planted at King Park using a slide show of photos of the memorial service and some history of the event.
Commissioner Brown also enjoyed Playbor Day.
Commissioner Hofstadt inquired whether we have any group representing “special needs”. Poldina Scherff replied that, yes, we do through the organizers of the Special Needs Dances and our staff. She also reminded the Commission that we do have wheelchair access and handicapped available play equipment at some of our parks.
Commissioner Hofstadt also inquired whether we had any part of the shows that were put on at The Streets of Brentwood. Poldina Scherff responded no, that the Art Society is the responsible party and that it will cost $24K to produce next season.
Vice Chair Lind relayed a question from the Senior Club regarding the status of the third bocce court at Veterans Park, and whether there were any plans for shade structures over the existing courts. Roger Stromgren responded that it is confirmed that the Eagle Scout will not be working on the project, and that our liaison should ask the seniors if they would consider raising the funds it will take to do something with the area. He also wanted to remind the seniors that, although there is also no extra money in the budget for benches or shade, the City parks staff could provide the labor for any retrofitting at no cost. Commissioner Hofstadt suggested the possibility of using portable carport structures for shade. Chair Rodrigues will ask the seniors at their next meeting if they would be interested in the fundraising option.
Chair Rodrigues informed the Commission that he had the opportunity to speak with a resident who had just recently moved to Brentwood from Seattle, and that person requested Mr. Rodrigues to pass on a compliment to the Commission and to Parks and Recreation staff that they were very impressed with our beautiful parks and landscaping.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
Staff will bring the minutes from the “How are we doing?” meeting that we had with our user groups.
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