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Arts Commission Minutes - May 21, 2008

ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
May 21, 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 7:05 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Commissioners Present: Wanda Groseclose, Karen Halbe, and Greg Ruiz. Juan Castillo (excused)
Staff Present: Craig Bronzan, Parks & Recreation Director; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager: Sue Barry, Recreation Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.

PRESENTATIONS: Introduction of Eric Powell, Artist. Mr. Powell presented a PowerPoint presentation of his artwork. He also displayed his maquettes for Prewett Ranch subdivision.

CITIZEN COMMENTS: Ron Beatty: Ambassador for the Art Society. Ron Beatty stated that the Art Society has hired Peggy Schuitemaker’s production company and she is doing a great job planning the Art Wine and Jazz Festival. He then gave an overview of future meetings for the Volunteers for the Festival, a membership drive and the Writers Guild, and the first of three “Artwalks” in conjunction with the Farmers Market. He thanked the Commission for the re-appointment of Diane Lando as Poet Laureate.

Consent Calendar:
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of February 20, 2008.

Motion: Motion to approve the minutes of February 20, 2008
Moved by: Chair Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Karen Halbe
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz
Abstain: None

2. Approve recommendation to City Council for the re-appointment of Diane Lando as Poet Laureate

Motion: Motion to move Item #2 , to an Action Item.
Moved by: Commissioner Karen Halbe, seconded by: Greg Ruiz
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz
Abstain: None

SCHEDULED MATTERS:
2. Action: Approve staff’s recommendation to City Council for the re-appointment of Diane Lando as Poet Laureate.
Greg Ruiz introduced Diane Lando. Diane Lando reported on her activities as Poet Laureate and read two of her poems, “the Spinner” and “the Carousel”.

Motion: To approve staff’s recommendation to re-appoint Diane Lando as Poet Laureate.
Moved by: Commissioner Wanda Groseclose, seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz

3. Action: Approve staff’s recommendation to City Council to allow Discovery Builders to pay out public art requirement of Prewett Ranch Subdivision.
Craig Bronzan described the progression of the contract with Eric Powell and the reason behind Discovery Builders request to pay out the public art requirement to the Municipal Art Program.

Motion: To accept 125% pay out public art requirement of Prewett Ranch Subdivision.
Moved by: Commissioner Wanda Groseclose, seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz

4. Action: Discuss, approve, and recommend to City Council the plaque material for the Poetry Contest at Veteran’s Park.
Poldina Scherff Recreation Manager, and Sue Barry Recreation Supervisor, presented the Staff Report describing the options for the plaque styles and materials.

Motion: Since Commissioner Karen Halbe had to abstain, the Commission was not able to vote. Direction was given to staff to obtain visual samples.
Motion to table Item #5.
Moved by: Chair Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz

5. Action: Discuss, approve, and recommend to City Council replacement for the Duck sculpture at Veteran’s Park.
Poldina Scherff Recreation Manager presented the Staff Report describing the options for the location and material for the replacement of the missing duck.

Motion: To accept the staff’s recommendation for the duck replacement and it’s relocation to the opposite side of the sidewalk.
Moved by: Chair Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Wanda Groseclose.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz

6. Action: Election of Vice-Chair.
Greg Ruiz nominated Wanda Groseclose for the position of Vice-Chair. Wanda Groseclose accepted the nomination.

Motion: To approve the nomination of Wanda Groseclose for the position of Vice-Chair.
Moved by: Chair Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Karen Halbe.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Halbe, Ruiz

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: NONE

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Continue the discussion on purpose, goals, mission and vision of the Public Art Program.

Item 4 – Recommendation of plaque material for the Poetry Contest at Veteran’s Park.

ADJOURNMENT
Chairperson Ruiz adjourned meeting at 9:54 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