July 24, 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 7:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Present were Chair Lanny Brown, Vice Chair Eileen Hofstadt, and Commissioners Sandra Myers, and Ernie Rodrigues. Commissioner Jan Melloni was excused. Staff members present were Craig Bronzan, Director; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager; Roger Stromgren; Landscape/Facilities Manager; Barry Margesson, Landscape/Facilities Supervisor; Sue Barry, Recreation Supervisor; Barbie Gary, Recreation Supervisor, and Tammy Homan, Management Analyst.
PRESENTATION(S): Barbie Gary presented three Certificates of Appreciation and checks to the volunteer groups who assisted with the 11th Annual Spring to Life Fun Run. They were the Brentwood Youth Commission, the Village Resource Center, and Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation.
AGENDA REVIEW: NONE
CITIZEN COMMENTS: NONE
Motion to approve consent calendar.
George Jurgenson gave a powerpoint presentation of the “castle” structure that has been agreed on. He presented the main structure, as well as the addition features that were requested, including benches and panels under the structure. Other features were discussed, including a ring climber, spiral spinner, seesaw and stepping pads. The estimated budget is $98, 691.38. Mr. Jurgenson stressed that his company considers the encouragement of participation and self-confidence in children to be paramount to their mission. The Commissioners commented that a lot of thought was put into the design and congratulated him on his hard work. Discussion continued regarding the time line for demolition to installation, the longevity of the product, colors of structure and reliability of Columbia Cascade. Barry Margesson, Landscape/Facilities Supervisor, assured the Commission that the company has a very good reputation. The Commission also inquired as to the possibility of a perforated steel shade component. Mr. Jurgenson informed them that he would request an estimate from the company and present it to the Commission at a later date.
5. Discuss and approve recommendation as to Summerset Park add-alternates. (C. Bronzan)
Craig Bronzan, Director, informed the Commission of the status of the plans for Summerset Park. The estimate of $2.288M is higher that the original estimate and presents the Commission with the task of prioritizing 10 add-alternatives. The add-alternatives with staff recommendation are:
There was discussion amongst Commissioners with pros and cons of all the add-alternates. Although they liked staff choices, they requested that #2 be moved back to #3, and #8 be moved up to #6.
6. Update on Affiliation Code of Conduct and Park Standards. (S. Barry)
Sue Barry, Recreation Supervisor, presented the history of Code of Conduct development. Commissioners expressed concern that staff may be overenthusiastic and not properly trained in application of Code. Staff assured Commission that they are. There was also discussion as to whether the participants could just do one for all activities and possibly do it online to save resources. Staff advised Commission that this is not possible from City of Brentwood’s legal standpoint and that each activity much also be separately signed on paper.
Craig Bronzan congratulated Roger Stromgren on his new position and informed the Commission that he will be attending the Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings from now on.
Tammy Homan, Management Analyst, congratulated Roger, as well.
Sue Barry, Recreation Supervisor, advised the Commission that the new program, Silver Sneakers, is a great success with 79 participants!
Roger Stromgren, Landscape/Facilities Manager, thanked staff and Commissioners and that he is happy to be here. He is looking forward to his new duties.
Commissioner Rodrigues thanked the City staff for taking care of the squirrel problem at Summerset Park. He also expressed concern that Commissioner Melloni has been unable to attend the last four meetings.
Craig Bronzan ended the meeting with an update that there are burrowing owls at Caboose Park and that both Palomino and Appaloosa Parks were accepted by City Council the previous night.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: NONE
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