Vision Statement: Adding Joy to People's Lives.
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 16, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M.
101 B SAND CREEK ROAD
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Senn called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: NONE
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of August 18, 2010.
Item tabled until next meeting in March.
2. Approve minutes of regular meeting of January 19, 2011.
3. DISCUSSION ITEM: Verbal update on a community service project mural for the under pass on Sand Creek Trail. (P. Scherff)
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, had requested a final rendition of the mural from the artist, Adam McLeod, but unfortunately, he is not able to produce that for the Commission for review. Staff does not recommend moving forward on this project until a finalized proof could be seen. Being that it’s public art, it is crucial for staff and the Commissioner to know ahead of time what is being approved and being recommended to the City Council.
4. ACTION ITEM: Accept and approve the poetry anthology publication by Poet Laureate Kati Short and forward to City Council to approve. (P. Scherff)
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, gave an update on the final proposal submitted by Poet Laureate Kati Short regarding the poetry anthology publication. Poldina Scherff mentioned a need for a waiver to be produced and approved by the City Attorney for each of the participants prior to the publication of their work. It is important that the copyright is signed over to the City for publication purposes. She gave an example that this was done for the students who have their work on display at Veterans Park.
Chair Senn mentioned the concern of quality control. He wants to be sure the work submitted and published are in good taste. Poet Laureate Kati Short assured the Commission that she will not tolerate work that may contain any racist, sexist, offensive innuendos in any way. Poldina Scherff said the participants will follow the art guidelines set by the City and suggested that before the Commission approved this item, a final proposal should be submitted to the Commission for review.
Motion to request staff to assist the Poet Laureate in putting together the final submittal for approval in March.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discuss and develop a plan for possible new locations for City public art. (P. Scherff)
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, gave an update of this project and suggested the Commission to come up with a plan and prioritize with their top three projects.
Vice Chair Spencer suggested the north east corner of Balfour and Highway 4 Bypass. A review of that site will need to be made to make sure it will not be a traffic hazard, or an area that would be of a good fit for public art.
Chair Senn brought up the area on Concord Avenue by Trilogy. Poldina Scherff mentioned that Trilogy will have to put in some public art or reimburse the City.
For a future meeting, Poldina Scherff asked that the Commissioners think about areas that they would like to see public art and that she will also look into what future developments there will be in the next 10 years that may be a good spot for public art.
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: NONE
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