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Art Commission Minutes - October 15, 2008

ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 15, 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: Greg Ruiz, Wanda Groseclose, and Juan Castillo, Karen Halbe (absent-excused)
Staff Present: Craig Bronzan, Parks & Recreation Director; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.

PRESENTATIONS: None

CITIZEN COMMENTS: None

AGENDA REVIEW
Motion: Motion to pull Item #1 for correction but accept remainder of Agenda
Moved by: Juan Castillo, seconded by: Wanda Groseclose
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Ruiz, Groseclose, Castillo

Consent Calendar:
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of September 17, 2008. Minutes were pulled by Chair Ruiz. Amendments were made to Agenda Item #4 on Page 2. Amendments should read as follows: Craig Bronzan advised the Commission that he had a discussion with the Mayor and the City Manager, and the recommendation is to try to fill Patrick McCarran’s vacant position and keep the total number of Commissioners at five. Barbie Koncher, has expressed interest in applying for the open Commissioner position.

Motion: Pulled and amended
Moved by: Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Juan Castillo
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Ruiz, Castillo

2. Update on the art element for the poetry contest by Eric Powell at Veterans Park.

Motion: Motion to accept the update
Moved by: Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Juan Castillo
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Ruiz, Castillo

3. Update on Bill Carmel artists who designed the Veterans Park critters and their replacement of two stolen figures and possible retrofit for the remaining three critters.

Motion: Motion to accept the update
Moved by: Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Juan Castillo
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Ruiz, Castillo

SCHEDULED MATTERS:
4. Discussion Item : Discuss revisions to the Art Commission Ordinance and Public Art Guidelines. (C. Bronzan)
Craig Bronzan presented his Staff Report with the recommended changes. Commission and staff discussed changes and agreed to accept the changes.

Motion: To accept Item #4 as discussed.
Moved by: Chair Greg Ruiz, seconded by: Commissioner Wanda Groseclose.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0
Yes: Groseclose, Ruiz, Castillo

OLD BUSINESS:

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: Chair, Greg Ruiz, commented that he had lots of respect for Rebekah Burr-Siegel, previous Arts Manager. However, with that position being vacant for over a year he has great respect for the current staff for what they are able to accomplish in support of the Commission. Commissioner, Wanda Groseclose, commented that the Art and Wine Festival was very well done. Chair Ruiz also wished Commissioner Castillo best of luck on his upcoming wedding.

STAFF COMMENTS: Staff reminded the Commission of the AB 1234 Training on October 22 and November 12. Craig Bronzan, Director, asked the Commission if they would like to invite the Art and Wine Festival Committee to the next meeting to say thank you. They responded yes. He also inquired as to whether they would like to start inviting guest artists to upcoming meetings starting in January 2009. They responded yes.

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

ADJOURNMENT
Chairperson Ruiz adjourned meeting at 8:08 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