May 28, 2009 at 7 p.m.
City Council Chamber
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Hofstadt called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Eileen Hofstadt, Vice Chair Ernie Rodrigues and Commissioners Lanny Brown and Blythe Lind, Commissioner Sandra Myers was excused. Staff members present were Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager, Edie Keller, Administrative Secretary, and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: NONE
Motion to approve items 2-3 of Consent calendar.
Motion to approve items 1 of Consent calendar.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Discussion on closure of Balfour Guthrie Tennis Courts for certain hours to combat vandalism. (R. Stromgren)
Edie Keller asked the Commissioners who are in need of business cards. At this time, only Commissioners Rodrigues and Lynd need cards. Ms. Keller also requested that the subcommittee for Veterans Park convene to discuss the memorial element of the park, and present the information to the local newspaper for a series of articles. She suggests that they talk to Rick Lemyre of the Brentwood Press. Subcommittee members Hofstadt and Rodrigues agreed to meet soon.
Roger Stromgren advised the Commission that he will be meeting with the Brentwood Police Department in August regarding the status of the vandalism at the tennis courts. He also advised the Commission that the sign advertising the availability of the Veterans tiles for purchase has been installed in Veterans Park. Included in the “advertising campaign” for the tiles will be to take the sample tiles and sales materials to all possible venues, including the Corn Fest. The Parks Department would like to see the 3rd element for the park put in by Veterans Day of 2011. Regarding inquiries about the City’s three new contracted landscape companies, they are still adjusting to our City Standards, and are doing well. We anticipate awarding the tree contract by July 1, 2009. In conjunction with awarding the new contract, we will be establishing a hazardous tree plan to identify those trees that need attention or removal.
Commissioner Lind inquired as to whether we need volunteers at the Cornfest, to which Edie Keller responded “yes”. Volunteers at “Info Alley” are always welcome.
Commissioner Hofstadt inquired whether we had a new “Trails Map”, to which Roger Stromgren responded “no, not at this time and that when the budget allows, it will be updated”.
Commissioner Rodrigues suggested that the Commission meet for workshops prior to the upcoming meetings to discuss the City’s Standards and Specifications for parks. Chair Hofstadt replied that she would like to see how busy the upcoming agendas are, and decide, along with the assistance of Edie Keller, whether there will be sufficient time during the regular meetings to discuss this subject. Commissioner Rodrigues stated that he would like to stay involved in anything having to do with Veterans Park and future plans, which the Commission agreed on.
Commissioner Lind informed the Commission that Toni Hay will be having the dedication of the plaque at Orchard Park on Thursday, June 25th, and would like suggestions for inviting staff. Edie Keller replied that she will get back to Commissioner Lind about that, but believes that just an email would be sufficient and not against protocol. Commissioner Lind also inquired about Mallard Park, to which Roger Stromgren replied that it still belongs to the developer, Signature Homes, so she will contact them directly.
Chair Hofstadt reminded all that the Concerts in the Park start June 12th.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513