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Parks & Rec Commission Minutes - August 25, 2011
Meeting Minutes
August 25, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers
Brentwood, CA 94513

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Lind called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Blythe Lind, and Commissioners Sandra Myers and Bruce Mulder. Vice Chair Alyssa Madden and Commissioner Eileen Hofstadt were excused absent. Staff members present were: Roger Stromgren, Park/Maintenance Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.


CITIZEN COMMENTS: Speakers expressed their request for the Parks and Recreation Commission to consider using available funds to refurbish the bocce courts at Veterans Park. Specifically, the need to; add shade structures over the courts, lower the lip of the courts for safety reasons, and fill in Court 3 to be used as a walkway, then add an additional court to complete the four fully functioning courts.

1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of July 28, 2011

 Item 1 tabled.

2. ACTION ITEM: Regarding Recommendation on formal action regarding complaint against East Diablo Youth Soccer Association for violation of Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Brentwood and EDYSL (C. Bronzan)
Craig Bronzan presented his staff report which included a report from the Recreation Division Liaisons. He also gave a comprehensive summary of the history of the Parks and Recreation Department, and a detailed timeline, from conception to signing, of the development of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the City and the East Diablo Youth Soccer League (EDYSL).

The consensus of the speakers present on behalf of EDYSL was:
• EDYSL does not see a separation of recreation and competition divisions within their organization
The consensus of the Commissioners was that EDYSL violated the terms of the agreed upon MOU by allowing competitive teams to use the time scheduled for recreation programs, and that is what we are here to address today.

 Motion to approve Items 1-7 of the staff report
Motion: Myers
Second: Mulder
Ayes: 3
Noes: 0

 Motion to approve Items 8, 9 and 11 of the staff report
Motion: Myers
Second: Mulder
Ayes: 3
Noes: 0
 Motion to approve Items 1-3 long term recommendations from the staff report
Motion: Mulder
Second: Myers
Ayes: 3
Noes: 0

3. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discussion and recommendation as to prioritizing Measure WW funds. (C. Bronzan)
Speaker Mike Parker requested that we use some available funds to build a small-dog park. Staff recommended that we bring a list of projects to the Commission for consideration and prioritization. The Commission agreed to that suggestion.

4. ACTION ITEM: Approve date for tour of City facilities. (R. Stromgren)
Roger Stromgren requested from the Commission what parks or facilities they would like to tour and what day and time. The Commission chose October 21st at 9am. The tour will include a tour of the Civic Center, three parks where new playgrounds are slated to be refurbished and potential dog park sites.


Commissioner Myers reported that she went to the Play Day at King Park. It was very well attended and kudos to staff for all their hard work.

Commissioner Mulder also attended the King Park event, and agreed that it was a fun family event. He also attended the August 19th event at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center sponsored by the Mothers of Brentwood, and had a great time there. He extended kudos to staff for a job well done.

Chair Lind complimented the staff for their incredible effort on the EDYSL issue. She also attended the King Park event with her family and had a wonderful time.


Meeting was adjourned at 9:18 p.m.

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