December 18, 2008 at 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Brown called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Lanny Brown, Vice Chair Eileen Hofstadt and Commissioners Jan Melloni, Sandra Myers, and Ernie Rodrigues. Staff members present were Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager; Sue Barry, Recreation Supervisor, Jackie Dwyer, Recreation Coordinator, and Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor.
AGENDA REVIEW: NONE
CITIZEN COMMENTS: At 7:07p.m., Armand Alfred, a resident of Brentwood, advised the Commission that he has a hot dog cart business and would like to be involved in the Aquatic Center Concessions. Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, advised Mr. Alfred that we would keep his information for future consideration. In addition, she announced that the Aquatic Center Concession would service the pool and the public.
Motion to approve items 1-4 of Consent calendar.
6. Discussion regarding the upcoming Spring 2009 Adult Coed Soccer League (B. Gary and J. Dwyer)
Commissioner Rodrigues commented that he appreciates the staff’s efforts for sports programs and philosophies.
Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager, stated that the Code of Conduct goes farther than just hostility in the fields; it has caused the Police Department to be present even at meetings. He also advised the Commission that the new contracts for landscape maintenance were approved by City Council on December 9, 2008, and that the new companies will start work on January 1, 2009. They are American Civil Constructors for parks, East Bay Construction for LLD streetscape, Sycamore Landscaping for “R” areas, and West Coast Arborist for trees.
Edie Keller wished to thank Commissioner Jan Melloni for all of her hard work in the past 11 years.
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, advised the Commission that Parks and Recreation had 10 items go to City Council for acceptance on December 9, 2008. Also, that the Youth Basketball program has been very successful. She also reminded the Commission of the Senior Activity Center Grand Opening on January 9, 2009, which will include the ribbon cutting, tours, and the Black and White Ball.
Commissioner Myers inquired as to the status of Apple Hill Park. Roger Stromgren replied that the contract is in for legal review and that we expect the equipment to be delivered and installed in January.
Commissioner Myers inquired as to the status of Blue Goose Park. Roger Stromgren responded that the Community Development staff has reported that the water feature is fixed and that they are still working on the ADA compliance issue. Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor, stated that we are hoping that it will go to a January City Council Meeting. In addition, Roger Stromgren advised the Commission that we will be accepting Topaz Park, as well, but leaving the fence up until houses are built around the park.
Commission Chair, Lanny Brown, inquired as to whether the shade structures at Mallard Park had been removed. Roger Stromgren advised the Commission “no”.
Commissioner Rodrigues advised the Commission that he has resigned from the State Board.
Commissioner Hofstadt wished to thank Jan Melloni, as well. She also gave praises to staff regarding King Park.
Chairperson Brown also extended his sincere thanks to Jan for all of her hard work with the Commission. If she requires anything for the Art Society, he extended his offer of assistance.
Commissioner Melloni thanked the Commission and staff. “It’s been a great experience and a pleasure getting to know everyone.”
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513