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ArtCommissionMinutes - May 21, 2008

ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
February 20, 2008 AT 7:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
734 THIRD STREET

BRENTWOOD, CA 94513

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Greg Ruiz called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Commissioners Present: Juan Castillo, Wanda Groseclose, Karen Halbe, Patrick McCarran (arrived 7:04 p.m.) and Greg Ruiz
Staff Present: Donna Landeros, City Manager; Karen Murphy, Assistant City Attorney; Craig Bronzan, Parks & Recreation Director; Ken DeSilva, Landscape and Facilities Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager: and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.

PRESENTATIONS: Craig Bronzan, Parks and Recreation Director, administered the oath of office to Patrick McCarran.

CITIZEN COMMENTS: None

Consent Calendar:
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of January 16, 2008.

Motion: Motion to approve the minutes of January 16, 2008
Moved by: Commissioner Juan Castillo, seconded by: Karen Halbe
Vote: Motion carried 4-0
Yes: Castillo, Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz
Abstain: McCarran

SCHEDULED MATTERS:
2. Discuss: Discussion with Donna Landeros, City Manager, on purpose and future of public art programs.
Donna Landeros, City Manager, explained the role of the new Arts Commission as an advisory body to the City Council. Donna Landeros, City Manager, described the role of the Arts Commission in regards to the new Civic Center Project and the multiple opportunities for art.

3. Discuss: Karen Murphy, Assistant City Attorney, will present on the Brown Act and Conflicts of Interest.
Karen Murphy, Assistant City Attorney, provided an overview of the Brown Act. The Brown Act requires that meetings are accessible to the public; there will be a 72 hour notification/posting of the meeting; and during the meeting there will be a period for public comment. Karen Murphy explained what constitutes a meeting.

Karen Murphy distributed a packet and provided an overview on the Conflict of Interest Code.

4. Discuss: PowerPoint presentation of current public art projects.
Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II, presented a PowerPoint presentation of current art public art projects. Vice-Chair Patrick McCarran gave an overview of each project presented.

5 Action: Discuss and recommend plaque material for the Poetry contest at Veterans Park.
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, presented the Staff Report. Commissioner Karen Halbe stated that there is a laser engraving process that can be engraved on most any type of substance and lasts forever.

Motion: To send Item #5 back to staff to examine the new process and cost for comparison.
Moved by: Vice-Chair Patrick McCarran seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 50
Yes: Castillo, Groseclose, Halbe, McCarran, Ruiz

Ken DeSilva, Landscape and Facilities Manager, gave an overview on possible installation options and replacement options for the Veteran’s Park duck.

Motion: To have Bill Carmel present recommendations on replacement and installation of the duck at the next meeting.
Moved by: Vice-Chair Patrick McCarran seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 50
Yes: Castillo, Groseclose, Halbe, McCarran, Ruiz

6. Discuss: Discuss the Poet Laureate (Diane Lando) whose term will be up in March, 2008.
Poldina Scherff presented the Staff Report. Chairperson Ruiz asked staff to contact Diane Landos, Poet Laureate, to see if she was interested in another two-year term, and bring this recommendation back to the Arts Commission to be forwarded to City Council.

7. Discuss: Discuss purpose and goals of Public Art Program.
Craig Bronzan, Parks and Recreation Director, stated the City Council would like an explanation of what the new Arts Commission is trying to accomplish with the Public Art Program. Craig Bronzan, Parks and Recreation Director stated that the Arts Commission will need to establish criteria for the public art program, a common thread that ties the projects together.

Chair Greg Ruiz, Vice-Chair Patrick McCarran, Commissioner Wanda Groseclose,
Commissioner Karen Halbe, and Commissioner Juan Castillo were in agreement that a workshop before the next meeting would be beneficial.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: NONE

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discuss the purpose, philosophy, and criteria for public art projects.

Discussion on installation solutions on the replacement of the Veteran’s Park duck.

Item 5 – Recommendation of plaque material for the Poetry Contest at Veteran’s Park.

Item 6 – Discuss the Poet Laureate

ADJOURNMENT
Chairperson Ruiz adjourned meeting at 9:34 p.m.

City of Brentwood Arts Commission
35 Oak Street,
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5444
Fax (925) 516-5445
E-mail artscommission@brentwoodca.gov