September 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Lind called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Blythe Lind, Vice Chair Alyssa Madden and Commissioners Sandra Myers, Bruce Mulder and Eileen Hofstadt. Staff members present were: Roger Stromgren, Park/Maintenance Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Tammy Homan, Management Analyst and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: Speakers expressed their request for the Park 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, add oyster shell and fill in Court 3 to be used as a walkway, then add an additional court to complete the four fully functioning courts, adjust the height of the safety handles and to turn off the sprinklers on days that they play bocce. Other concerns were the need for more bathrooms at public parks.
Motion to approve Item 1 of Consent Calendar.
2. Approve minutes of regular meeting of August 25, 2011.
Motion to approve Item 2 of Consent Calendar.
3. Accept Proclamation declaring Play Day as September 24, 2011.
Motion to approve Item 3 of Consent Calendar.
Motion to approve Item 4 of Scheduled Matters.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discussion and recommendation as to prioritizing Measure WW funds. (R. Stromgren)
Poldina Scherff informed the Commission that the new Activities Guide is out, and our theme is trails. Our Annual Playday is this Saturday, September 24th, at Veterans Park from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Free Food Fun Resource Fair sponsored by the Senior Club, is also on the 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. The Aquatic Center is closed for recreation swim. City Council will be voting on the future of BMX at the Skate Park at the next meeting on the Tuesday, September 27th. The City Manager’s Reception will be on Wednesday, September 28th.
Tammy Homan reminded the Commission to have any suggestions for the Annual Report to her by Tuesday, September 27th.
Vice Chair Madden shared some comments from parents regarding the schedule of the flag football program. Also, she complimented our part-time staff in upholding our City policies out on the field. She inquired as to why Sk8Wars was cancelled, to which staff responded that there were no registrations.
Commissioner Hofstadt restated that she would really like to see actual price estimates for the Measure WW Fund Workshop, as that is crucial to prioritizing the list. She also proposed the possibility of using the $15K grant to Special Kids Foundation to start designing the universal playground that will go into Veterans Park. Staff will check into this.
Commissioner Myers commented that the Youth Commission Social was a great success, even though it was not as well attended as prior events. She inquired as to whether the Creekside Park camera had been vandalized, to which staff responded that it was just loose and we have since tightened it.
Chair Lind advised staff that there is a big rip in the shade structure at Orchard Park. Staff will investigate. She will be there for Playday on Saturday.
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