CALL TO ORDER: Chair Hofstadt called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Hofstadt, Vice Chair Ernie Rodrigues and Commissioners Blythe Lind, Lanny Brown and Sandra Myers. Staff members present were Craig Bronzan, Director, Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Mac Kaiser, Recreation Supervisor; Edie Keller, Administrative Supervisor and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
Motion to approve items 1-5 of Consent Calendar.
7. ACTION ITEM: Accept and file the City of Brentwood Park Maintenance Standards (R. Stromgren)
Motion to approve Item 7 of Scheduled Matters
8. ACTION ITEM: Election of Officers. (E. Keller)
Motion to approve Item 8 of Scheduled Matters and forward to City Council for approval.
Poldina Scherff informed the Commission that this is the 10th anniversary for the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center, and that the Aquatic Center will re-open for lap swim on February 1. We will have a new scanner for lap swim admission cards to streamline the admission process. Mac Kaiser clarified that the scanner will only be used for lap swim currently, but may also be adapted for recreation swim. Poldina Scherff also announced that the special needs Valentine’s Dance will be on February 12.
Roger Stromgren informed the Commission that McClarren Park is almost finished; the safety surface just needs to be installed. Commissioner Hofstadt commented that it would be nice to have an Opening Day Celebration. Mr. Stromgren also informed the Commission that Blue Goose Park’s water feature area will be fenced off in February in order to repair the sewer lines. The rest of the park will remain open. Summerwood Park’s play equipment will be installed around April or May of this year. The shade for Orchard Park is in Houston for repair and will be installed before the hot weather.
Edie Keller thanked Commissioner Myers for her dedication, congratulated Blythe Lind on the Vice Chair position, and welcomed Alyssa Madden to the Commission. Mayor Taylor will attend the next Park and Recreation Commission to swear in the new officers. Business cards can be ordered if needed.
Craig Bronzan informed the Commission about the projects/awards that the department is involved in, including being part of the “Bicycle Safe Communities”, “Playful Cities”, “Healthy Eating and Living Communities”, “Best Streets”, Earth Day activities, and our own Wellness Policy.
Chair Rodrigues also inquired about the status of vandalism in the parks. Roger Stromgren responded that there were small fires set on equipment at Amber Park, as well as at Cortona Park, but that the cost was relatively low. The more expensive damage has been copper theft in parks and the street lights.
Commissioner Hofstadt commented that she would like to see the Parks and Recreation Department better publicized for all of the activities and awards that Craig Bronzan spoke of. She also informed the Commission that she will be attending the February meeting.
Vice Chair Lind thanked Commissioner Myers and all the Commissioners for a great first year, and informed the Commission that the Senior Meeting will be moving to the second Tuesday of the month.
Commissioner Brown made the suggestion that the classes in the Activities Guide start a couple weeks later than the one week after publication to allow for timely customer signups.
Commissioner Myers offered her assistance to the Commission in the future, and would like to remain in contact with staff and on the distribution list for Commission packets. To the Parks and Recreations staff, she commented that it would be nice to have the Aquatic Pumpkin patch continue.
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