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January 24, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.
Community Development Department
Lobby Conference Room
104 Oak Street 
Brentwood, CA 94513

CALL TO ORDER: 7:05 p.m.

OATH OF OFFICE: Mayor McPoland swore in Commissioners Robinson; Guise; Kamers; Trebino; Melloni and Myers.

ROLL CALL: Arts Commissioners Chris Robinson, Barbara Guise, Alice Kamers, Joe Trebino, Jan Melloni, and Helen Myers. City staff present: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation; Sue Barry, Recreation Services Supervisor; Patti Hartman; and Lt. Mike Davies.


AGENDA REVIEW: Craig Bronzan reviewed the format of the agenda and the protocol of running a meeting. 

Mr. Donald Meagher, Arts and Culture Commissioner for the Contra Costa County District 5, let the Commission know that he is a resident of Summerset and is interested in what the Commission does for the City. 


1. Arts Commission Ordinance (C. Bronzan)
Commissioner Guise motioned to accept consent calendar. Commissioner Robinson seconded and motion carried unanimously.


2. Election of officers
Motion by Commissioner Guise to nominate Chris Robinson as Commission Chairperson. Motion seconded by Joe Trebino and motion carried (with Commissioner Robinson abstaining).

Motion by Commissioner Guise to nominate Joe Trebino as Commission Vice-Chairperson. Motion seconded by Commissioner Myers and motion carried (with Commissioner Trebino abstaining).

3. Approval of yearly meeting calendar.
Recommended that February meeting be moved from February 21st to February 28th to keep with the fourth Wednesday of each month. Commissioner Guise motioned to accept the amended calendar. Vice Chairperson Trebino seconded and motion carried unanimously.

4. Approval of meeting location/time.
Location shall be the Council Chambers, when available, at 7:00 p.m. Commissioner Melloni motioned to approval meeting location and time. Motion seconded by Commissioner Myers and motion carried unanimously.

5. Discussion of yearly projects/programs/calendar of activities
Commissioner Guise is interested in the Concerts in the Park series. She voiced her concern regarding the cost and funding of these events. Discussion followed regarding the draw of the concert series. As experienced in the past, big bands generate a large draw. Glen Miller and the Kingston Trio bands each brought approximately 1,000 guests into the park. Commissioner Guise suggests establishing a uniform entry fee for the concerts.

Director Craig Bronzan recommended the Commission set up a sub-committee to handle the Concert in the Park issues. It was established that Chairperson Robinson, Commissioner Myers and Commissioner Kamers will sit as the sub-committee and will report back to the Commission. Director Bronzan will have Recreation Services Supervisor Poldina Scherff, the staff member in charge of this project, address the concerns of the Commission at the next meeting or a special meeting if the scheduling of the concerts need to be confirmed before the scheduled February Commission meeting.

Chairperson Robinson opened discussion regarding the funding for the bronze statue that has been in the works. She asked that the staff invite Bill Weber to the next meeting for an update on this project. Vice-Chairperson Trebino asked if grants were available and Commissioner Guise stated that she was aware of a grant writer on the City staff. Director Bronzan committed to help the Commission in finding grants that may be available for art. Donald Meagher suggested that Margo Cowan, staffed at the Arts and Culture Commission office in Martinez (646-2278), be contacted for grant information.



It was requested for the next agenda to include discussion items on the annual Barbeque; the Statue; Public Art programs; Skate Park Art update; conferences relating to Art Commissions; CALAA (California Association of Local Arts Agencies)/CAC (California Arts Council) grants. Director Bronzan said he would request information related to conferences/ CALAA/CAC grants and report back in either February or March.

ADJOURNMENT: 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Patricia L. Hartman,
Recording Secretary

City of Brentwood Arts Commission
35 Oak Street,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5444
Fax (925) 516-5445