February 26, 2009 at 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Brown called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Lanny Brown, Vice Chair Eileen Hofstadt and Commissioners Sandra Myers (arrived at 7:45pm), and Ernie Rodrigues. Staff members present were Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager, and Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor.
PRESENTATION(S): Mayor Taylor swore in the new Commissioner, Blythe Lind.
AGENDA REVIEW: NONE
CITIZEN COMMENTS: NONE
Motion to approve items 2-3 of Consent calendar.
Motion to approve item 1 of Consent calendar.
5. Discuss alternative options to the existing tile program for the Veterans Park Memorial Rose Garden. (R. Stromgren)
6. Election of officers (E. Keller)
Motion to approve above item 6.
Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager, advised the Commission that Blue Goose Park has been accepted by Council, although Lennar Homes has yet to take the fences down. This is planned for next week. He also advised the Commission that the shade structure at Mallard Park was down, but has been replaced.
Edie Keller advised the Commission that the role and schedule of the Commission will be discussed at the March meeting. She also advised the Commission, on behalf of Poldina Scherff, that Biddy Soccer, ASA Girls Fast Pitch, Pee Wee Baseball and Sandlot T-ball registrations are going well. Adult sports registrations are also going well, and any park closures due to weather and field conditions can be found on our website.
Commissioner Rodrigues inquired as to vandalism occurrences, whether they have gone up. Roger Stromgren advised the Commission that there is no increase, and that the Police Department has really stepped up its vigilance in their regular patrols.
Commissioner Lind thanked Edie Keller for everything she has done to make her appointment to the Commission go smoothly. Commissioner Rodrigues advised the Commission that he will be traveling with Director Bronzan to his award presentation, and that he will be assisting City staff in organizing a local award luncheon for Mr. Bronzan. Commissioner Myers advised the Commission that she attended the lunch program at the new Senior Activity Center, and feels that there are space issues to be discussed, as there is not enough room for all seniors who wish to attend the program. Edie Keller advised the Commission that she will bring it up at the Park and Recreation’s Manager’s Meeting. Commissioner Myers also commented that there are still missing trees at Creekside Park that need to be replaced. Roger Stromgren acknowledged this and advised the Commission that it is an action item for our department. Commissioner Rodrigues stressed the need for our Department to continue to apply for any and all awards. All Commissioners agreed. Commissioner Brown commented that he is happy to see the shade structure at Mallard Park is back.
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Brentwood, CA 94513