REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
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
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: None
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
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.
Patricia L. Hartman,