December 17, 2009 at 7 p.m.
101B Sand Creek Road
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Hofstadt called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Hofstadt, Vice Chair Ernie Rodrigues and Commissioners Blythe Lind, Lanny Brown and Sandra Myers. Staff members present were Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Devin Hidalgo, Pool Manager; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
Motion to approve items 2-4 of Consent Calendar.
Motion to approve items 1 of Consent Calendar, with amendment of November 19, 2009 Minutes to include the name of the park, Summerwood Park, in Presentation section.
After discussion, the Commission decided that they prefer the green and yellow combination with the current configuration of play equipment as presented in the illustration by Landscape Structures, Inc.
Motion to approve Item 4 of Scheduled Matters
5. ACTION ITEM: Approve the revised Pool Rules and forward to City Council to accept and file. (M. Kaiser)
Discussion included the required number of lifeguards on duty at any one time, which is approximately 13-14, plus other personnel, including cashiers. The Commission also questioned whether the rules regarding required life jackets for those who are less than six years old and non-swimmers would be “enforced” again this year. This is still to be determined by staff. Other discussion included the use of color coded wristbands for all young swimmers and the possibility of a swim test to determine competency level.
Motion to approve Item 5 of Scheduled Matters
6. ACTION ITEM: Approve the 2010 Park and Recreation Commission Meeting Calendar. (E. Keller)
Motion to approve Item 6 of Scheduled Matters, with correction, and forward to City Council for approval.
Linda Stadlbauer and Edie Keller wished everyone Merry Christmas and safe holidays.
Commissioner Rodrigues complimented Parks and Recreation on the flags at Veterans Park, and would like to see a fund established to ensure that there is always money for new flags. He reiterated that it would be nice to have an event at the park next Veterans Day.
Commissioner Lind attended the Senior Meeting and is relaying several issues from the seniors. They were concerned about City Park being removed and the concerts cancelled, and that McClarren Park doesn’t have enough parking designed into the plan. Poldina Scherff replied that concerts will start again when the new Civic Center is finished, and that the park has been redesigned with almost as much “green-space” as before. Roger Stromgren will scale out the park land for the next meeting. Eileen Hofstadt suggested that our architect create a virtual tour of the new Civic Center and City Park plans for our website. Regarding McClarren Park parking, although it was never designed to have an additional parking area, there are adjacent areas that could be incorporated for parking. Roger will look into this and let the Commission know at a future meeting. Commissioner Lind also inquired as to the condition of the bocce courts and to the shade at Orchard Park. Roger Stromgren responded that the courts should be smoothed out and that there is no update about the shade as of yet.
Commissioner Hofstadt complimented Parks and Recreation on a very nice Activities Guide.
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of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513