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Arts Commission Minutes - September 21, 2011

ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
September 21, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
101 B SAND CREEK ROAD
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Senn called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

ROLL CALL:
Present were Chair Danny Senn, Vice Chair Donna Spencer, Commissioners Juan Castillo and Wanda Groseclose (arrived at 7:30 p.m.). Commissioner Barbie Koncher was excused. Staff members present were Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; and Helena Pfeifer, Administrative Assistant II.

CITIZEN COMMENTS: None

CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of February 16, 2011

 Motion to approve the minutes of regular meeting of February 16, 2011
Motion: Senn
Second: Spencer
Ayes: 3
Noes: 0
Excused: 2 (Castillo, Koncher)

2. Approve minutes of regular meeting of March 16, 2011

 Motion to approve the minutes of regular meeting of March 16, 2011
Motion: Spencer
Second: Groseclose
Ayes: 2
Noes: 0
Excused: 3 (Castillo, Koncher, Senn)

3. Approve minutes of regular meeting of May 18, 2011

 Motion to approve the minutes of regular meeting of May 18, 2011
Motion: Senn
Second: Castillo
Ayes: 3
Noes: 0
Excused: 2 (Koncher, Spencer)

SCHEDULED MATTERS:
4. PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION ITEM: Presentation by the Art Academy at Liberty High School regarding a possible art project in conjunction with the City of Brentwood. (P. Scherff)

Liberty High School Arts and Humanity Senior Internship Class gave a presentation to the Commission in regards to three possible art projects along the Marsh Creek Trail: Scheme 1 for the tunnel near King Park being an underwater delta theme; Scheme 2 for the tunnel near Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue for a Brentwood “Then and Now” them; and Scheme 3 also for the tunnel near Sand Creek Road and O’Hara Avenue with a map featuring the main attractions of Brentwood.
The Liberty High School Arts and Humanity Senior Internship Class requested that the Commission pick one of the three themes for them to start, however their goal is to eventually place art in both tunnels. A discussion ensued. The Commission discussed the options and was in agreement for Scheme 1, the underwater delta theme. The Liberty High School Arts and Humanity Senior Internship Class will take the Commissioners suggestions, incorporate their ideas into the mural, and will re-present their mural to the Commission for approval before going to City Council.

5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discuss the updated list of possible entry ways and develop a plan for the location of the City public art for the City Council consideration (P. Scherff)

Craig Bronzan, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, reviewed several of the locations on the Commissions list of recommendations. Craig Bronzan, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, presented several areas of interest as possible locations for public art to the Commission.

Commission’s recommendations:
1. a. Balfour Rd. west of Country Club Dr. – SE corner across from Heritage High School (not in City limits – Lee Hancock property)
b. Open perimeter areas along Balfour between Shadow Lakes and West Country Club Drive (possible playful figures)
c. Silos at Heritage High School – mural (not in City limits – Lee Hancock property)
2. a. Armstrong Way & Walnut Blvd.
b. Marsh Creek Road & Walnut Blvd. (not in City limits)
3. Sunset Road & Brentwood Blvd. – West corner (East Bay MUD)
4. Highway 4 heading in and out of Oakley
5. Hill area to the west of Hwy 4 Bypass – (future possible wagon train theme)
6. Hwy 4 Bypass and Sand Creek Road – NE corner
7. Hwy 4 and Lone Tree Way at bypass as Lone Tree crosses over
8. Balfour-Guthrie Park
9. NE corner Balfour and Bypass

Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, reviewed each location on the Commission’s recommendations list and the following was agreed to be removed as possible locations:
1. a. Balfour Rd. west of Country Club Dr. – SE corner across from Heritage High School (not in City limits – Lee Hancock property)
c. Silos at Heritage High School – mural (not in City limits – Lee Hancock property)
2. b. Marsh Creek Road & Walnut Blvd. (not in City limits)
3. Sunset Road & Brentwood Blvd. – West corner (East Bay MUD)
9. NE corner Balfour and Bypass

The Commission continued to discuss possible locations and would like the following sites which Craig Bronzan had presented added to their established list for consideration.
• Empire Avenue and Neroly Road just north of Lone Tree, the corner near the pump house
• Oak Street and Lott Drive – just past Garin Parkway on the roundabout
• Oak Street and Chestnut Avenue – 2 triangle pieces
• Dainty Avenue and Central Boulevard – an area along the creek
• Fairview Avenue and Sand Creek Road near the future sports park
• Fairview and Old Sand Creek Road – entire frontage
• Corner of Sand Creek Road and Fairview - small corner piece

Chair Senn requested a hard copy of Craig Bronzan’s presentation with the appropriate areas highlighted as presented. Craig Bronzan stated he would provide an overall map with the suggested locations numbered. Aerials would also be provided.

Poldina Scherff stated that she would schedule another trip to view the proposed sights.
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: None

STAFF COMMENTS:
Poldina Scherff invited the Commission to the annual Play Day to be held at Veteran’s Park on September 24th along with the Brentwood Senior Citizen’s Club, Inc. Resource Fair, Friends, Food, Fun, Free to be held in the morning.

Poldina Scherff announced that the City of Brentwood received the Playful City, USA award for the fourth consecutive year.

Craig Bronzan invited the Commission to the upcoming City Council meeting where Wanda Groseclose will be recognized for serving on the Commission.

Craig Bronzan reminded the Commission that with the new City Hall and Community Center opening, there will be several locations for artwork in the building.

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: None

ADJOURNMENT
Chair Senn adjourned the meeting at 8:12 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