September 28, 2000 at 7:oo P.M.
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: 7:04
Present: Chairperson Brown, Vice-Chairperson Rarey, Commissioners Melloni,
Berry and Shepherd.
Park and Recreation Director Bronzan, Park Manager Ken De Silva, Recreation
Services Supervisor Poldina Scherff, Recreation Services Coordinators
Tim Taylor and Rob Shatting, Administrative Assistant II Patti Hartman,
City Engineer John Stevenson, Assistant Finance Director Pam Ehler.
1. Introductions of new employees: Director Bronzan introduced Ken De
Silva as the new Park Manager who joins us after a career with the City
of Pleasanton. Director Bronzan also introduced the two new Recreation
Service Coordinators, Tim Taylor, a graduate of Chico State, assisting
with the Youth Sports programs and Rob Shatting, a University of Oregon
graduate, assisting with the aquatic programs.
2. Kevin OBrien
gave a presentation to the Commission on a Sport Center concept for Brentwood.
Commissioners received copies of the floor plan for a potential sports
mall that would include NHL ice rinks along with several other sport courts.
They also received a projected revenue spreadsheet that projects monthly
revenue of approximately $524,800. Construction for this facility is projected
to be at least $15 million with it being the only one if its kind
in the country.
Vice-Chairperson Rarey expressed her concern with the competition of the
Livermore ice rink and Kevin assured her that if anything it would only
increase the league participation.
Director Bronzan mentioned that Councilman McPoland is interested in having
a facility like this in the southwest end of town and he would be very
interested in being involved with the process of making this facility
happen. He would be interested in recruiting investors to finance this
Chairperson Brown, Vice-Chairperson Reary, and Commissioner Melloni expressed
interest in looking into this project.
Director Bronzan informed the Commission that Mr. & Mrs. Timmerman
request City Council to direct staff to have additional community meeting
on the Skateboard Park, which will be done in late October/early November.
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of July 20, 2000.
2. Approve minutes of regular meeting of August 24, 2000.
3. Acceptance of staff reports from Park Services Manager/Recreation Services
4. Accept City of Brentwood Aquatic Complex Report #10 from Pacific Program
Management (August 2000).
5. Accept copy of staff report to City Council concerning Skate Park (C.
6. Accept copy of staff report to City Council concerning Loma Vista Park
7. Accept copy of staff report to City Council concerning Centex Homes
Trailhead purchase (C. Bronzan)
8. Accept copy of staff report to City Council concerning RRM Design scope
of work for Master Plan update (C. Bronzan)
9. Approve staff recommendation to change date of final Park, Trails and
Recreation Master Plan update draft review from October 5, 2000, to October
to approve consent calendar
on park development fee program ( John Stevenson/Pam Ehler)
John Stevenson and
Pam Ehler gave a presentation to the Commission regarding the funding
for facilities that are not included in the Master Plan budget. Each Commissioner
received a packet with the 1999 Capital Improvement Costs and Basis Development
Fees. John and Pam encouraged the Commissioners to prioritize the projects
they want to support as funding that is not budgeted for does get transferred
from other funds to subsidize deficits.
John suggested that the Commission considers the opportunity to work on
joint use projects such as the development of basketball courts on wetlands
in which the land is actually free and the cost would only be that of
building the facility.
Director Bronzan suggests
that the Commission does not consider any new unbudgeted projects for
this budget year and would meet with the City Manager to discuss commission
involvement on new projects.
asked for a list of all parks that have been pushed out for development
due to lack of funding.
11. Final review/recommendation
on guidelines for scholarship program development ( P. Scherff/S Barry)
Poldina Scherff gave the Commission an overview of the new policy regarding
scholarships through the department.
M/S/C/U (Reary/Berry) to accept the new scholarship policy as presented
of trip to visit Field of Dreams in Cathedral City ( C. Bronzan/K. Rarey)
Director Bronzan polled the Commissioners regarding interest in visiting
the Big League Dreams Park in Cathedral City during the month of October
or November. Vice-Chairperson
Reary and Commissioner Melloni expressed an interest in going while Commissioners
Shepard and Berry agreed that one of them would also go, depending on
respective schedules. Chairperson Brown agreed to act as an alternate
if he was needed. Director Bronzan mentioned that Councilman McPoland
expressed an interest in going, however, Mayor Kidd was not interested.
It was determined by the Commission that they would travel on October
19th, returning on the 20th for their tour of the facility in Cathedral
of established bicycle subcommittee ( C. Bronzan)
Director Bronzan asked the Commission if they were interested in setting
up a sub-committee
To address issues regarding the bicycle needs of the community. Chairperson
Brown and Vice-Chairperson Reary offered to help in this area. Bronzan
said he would move forward with setting up the first meeting.
Director Bronzan reported to the Commission that the new aquatic complex
is going well and that it will have extended hours during the two-week
school break, October 4 through October 15 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
REQUEST FOR FUTURE
Director Bronzan will introduce new employees at the next meeting.
Adjourn to meeting of November 30th at 9:25 P.M.