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September 28, 2000 at 7:oo P.M.
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513


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 O’Brien 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 project.
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 Supervisors.
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. Bronzan).
6. Accept copy of staff report to City Council concerning Loma Vista Park (C. Bronzan)
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 26, 2000.

M/S/C/U (Melloni/Shepard) to approve consent calendar 


10. Discussion/Recommendation 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.

Vice-Chairperson Reary 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 

12. Consideration 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 City.

13. Consideration 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


Director Bronzan will introduce new employees at the next meeting.

Adjourn to meeting of November 30th at 9:25 P.M.

Respectively Submitted,

Patti Hartman

City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
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