January 24.2013
Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers
Brentwood, CA 94513

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Madden called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Alyssa Madden, Vice-Chair Bruce Mulder and Commissioners Blythe Lind and Sandra Myers. Commissioner Eileen Hofstadt was excused absent. Staff members present were: Roger Stromgren, Park/Maintenance Manager; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; and Linda Stadlbauer, Administrative Assistant II.

PRESENTATION(S): Councilmember Steve Barr was present to swear in Commissioner Madden and Roger Stromgren presented her with a service award plaque. Roger Stromgren then presented a PowerPoint presentation on the Measure WW Shade Projects.


1. Approve minutes of regular meeting of December 20, 2012.
2. Accept Recreation Division Quarterly Report and Recreation Manager project status quarterly report. (P. Scherff)
3. Accept Parks Division quarterly report. (A. Wanden)
4. Accept Landscape Division quarterly report. (B. Margesson)
5. Accept Maintenance Division quarterly report. (M. Azamey)
 Motion to approve Item 1- 5 of Consent Calendar

Motion: Myers
Second: Mulder
Ayes: 4
Noes: 0
Absent: 1

6. ACTION ITEM: Election of Officers. (R. Stromgren)

Vice Chair Bruce Mulder will move to the Chair position, and Commissioner Myers was nominated to the Vice Chair position.

 Motion to approve Item 6 of Scheduled Matters.

Motion: Lind
Second: Mulder
Ayes: 4
Noes: 0
Absent: 1

7. ACTION ITEM: Review and adopt subcommittee assignments. (R. Stromgren)

 Motion to approve Item 6 of Scheduled Matters.

Motion: Lind
Second: Mulder
Ayes: 4
Noes: 0
Absent: 1

8. VERBAL UPDATE: General Plan Working Group Update/Commissioner Involvement. (R. Stromgren)

Commissioners were reminded that, should they wish to be part of this group, they need to notify Community Development.

9. VERBAL UPDATE: Current Measure WW Projects. (R. Stromgren)

Roger Stromgren presented a PowerPoint presentation with updates to the projects.

10. VERBAL UPDATE: Spirit Park and Glory Park playgrounds. (R. Stromgren)

Commissioners were advised that more information on these projects will be presented in May 2013.

Poldina Scherff advised the Commission that Youth Basketball began last weekend and that the Brentwood Family Aquatic Center will be open for lap swim on February 1. Also, Liberty High School AHA Club was approved for their art project and will be busy painting five electrical boxes in town.

Roger Stromgren updated the Commission on the status of Big Basin Park, and the parks in Portofino A & B, Steeplechase (parcel C), Barrington, and Palmilla developments.

Commissioner Lind inquired about the status of shade at City Park, to which Roger Stromgren replied that it is still in the works. She also inquired whether we had considered a recreation swim team for a City league, to which Poldina responded that we do not pursue that possibility as we do not want to compete with competition swim teams in town. Commissioner Lind also thanked Roger and Tammy for all of their hard work on the Universal Abilities Playground (UAP) project.

Vice-Chair Mulder also thanked Parks staff for all their work on the UAP project. He congratulated Chair Madden on a job well done this year.

Commissioner Myers inquired as to the reason that downtown sidewalks are being torn up, to which Roger Stromgren responded that it is all part of punch list items to be completed.

Chair Madden advised the Commission that Kidz Love Soccer indoor soccer was a lot of fun and she is looking forward to the girls’ softball season.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.