|PARK & RECREATION
Minutes of October 26, 2000
A regular meeting
of the Park and Recreation Commission of the City of Brentwood was called
to order at the hour of 7:05 p.m., in the City Council Chambers located
at 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California.
PRESENT: Vice-Chairperson Rarey, and Commissioners Melloni, Shepherd and
ABSENT: Chairperson Brown.
Park & Recreation Director Bronzan, Park Services Manager DeSilva,
Recreation Services Supervisor Scherff.
1. Introduction of new employees was moved until November meeting
AGENDA REVIEW - None
Annette Rains of ECHO read a letter requesting consideration of Sunset
Park as a possible site for placement of an equestrian center.
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of September 28, 2000.
2. Acceptance of staff reports from Park Services Manager/Recreation Services
3. Accept copy of staff memo to Debbie Hill (C. Bronzan).
4. Accept copy of economic impact mailer from ECHO (C. Bronzan)
5. Accept copy of letter from Tenley R. Romero dated October 2, 2000 (C.
6. Accept meeting notice of Contra Costa County Advisory Committee on
Open Space Funding (C. Bronzan)
7. Approve staff recommendation to change date of final Park, Trails and
Recreation Master Plan update draft review from October 26, 2000, to November
to approve consent calendar
8. Update/discussion/recommendation on site development plan for Sunset
Park expansion (Howard Sword).
Director Bronzan provided
an overview of the current draft of the possible expansion of Sunset Park
as the adjacent area develops for light industrial/city services. The
commission reviewed the footprint of the park, which may be able to expand
to 43 acres. The commission expressed their support for the project and
is looking forward to starting final design of the park.
9. Consideration of establishing an equestrian subcommittee (C. Bronzan).
Director Bronzan presented a recommendation to the commission to establish
a subcommittee to deal with equestrian issues in conjunction with ECHO.
to establish an equestrian subcommittee with commissioners Melloni and
Rarey as members of the subcommittee.
of staff proposal regarding youth sports program (P. Scherff).
Supervisor Scherff gave an overview of her staff report. The recommendation
was to move forward with bringing all youth contract programs together
under department control through department staff. The purpose was to
add consistency and economy of scale to delivery of services for youth
to support staff recommendation to bring all youth contract programs under
department staff direction.
regarding visit to Field of Dreams in Cathedral City (K. DeSilva/ Commissioners).
Commissioners and Park Manager DeSilva discussed their visit to Cathedral
City and interest in moving forward with consideration of a Brentwood
site. Director Bronzan recommended that Acting Finance Director Pam Ehler
come to the next meeting to provide an update on possible funding options.
Bronzan also indicated that staff would inventory youth programs in the
area that could utilize such a facility.
Director Bronzan gave an update on aquatic center attendance since the
Labor Day weekend opening. He also gave an update on the first bicycle
advisory subcommittee update meeting that was held on October 26th. The
next subcommittee meeting will be held on November 29th, with a public
meeting on January 20, 2001, to seek community input on bicycle issues.
Director Bronzan also announced a final skate park meeting will be held
on November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers to finalize
Vice-Chairperson Rarey announced plans to host a social event at her home
on December 15th for commissioners and staff. She will work with Director
Bronzan on a formal invitation.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE
AGENDA ITEMS - None
There being no further business, the Park & Recreation Commission
adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Craig D. Bronzan