SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
August 27, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94514
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called
to order at 6:05 p.m.
ROLL CALL: Commissioners present were Jessica Ordaz, Cynthia Fredenberg,
Coree Brown, Stacie Del Chiaro, Laura Wenograd, and Ashley Brown. Excused
absence was Lacey Barry and unexcused absence was Daisy Hurtado. Others
present were Adult Advisor Maria Segura; Poldina Scherff, Recreation Services
Supervisor; Tammy Homan, Administrative Secretary; and Karen Rarey, Park
& Recreation Commission Chairperson. Non-voting members Brian Fredenberg
and Taylor Brinkman were also present. Danielle Warfield also attended.
PRESENTATION(S): Milt Bullard of the Brentwood Press spoke and
asked the Commissioners about the functions of the Youth Commission. The
Youth Commissioners explained when the Commission was formed, what the
purpose of the Commission is, and also what activities they have been
or are currently involved with. Mr. Bullard will be putting an article
about the Youth Commission in a future edition of the Brentwood Press.
AGENDA REVIEW: No comments.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None.
Item No. 1 Review Youth Commission applications and finalize recommendation
for City Council approval on September 11, 2001 (P. Scherff)
Ms. Scherff announced that the appointments of Commissioners Lacey Barry,
Coree Brown, Cynthia Fredenberg, and Adult Advisors Dave Lang and Maria
Segura would be expiring at the end of August 2001. Being that there are
currently two voting positions unfilled, the Commissioners would need
to consider 5 positions plus up to 3 Adult Advisors. Ms. Scherff then
announced those individuals that submitted applications for re-appointment
or new appointment to the Commission as follows:
Name Desired Appointment
Taylor Brinkman - 2-year appointment
Lisa Maloney - 2-year appointment
Lacey Barry - 1-year re-appointment
Brea Chantel Bryant - 1-year appointment
Cynthia Fredenberg - 2-year re-appointment
Coree Brown - 2-year re-appointment
Brian Fredenberg - 2-year appointment
Danielle Warfield - Application not considered since she is a resident
of Discovery Bay
Maria Segura (Adult) - 3-year appointment
Dave Lang (Adult) - 2-year appointment
(Adult Advisor applications to be discussed at a later date)
Ms. Scherff explained that it would be a silent voting process to consider
a recommendation. Commissioners were to consider 5 people, plus up to
3 adult advisors. Commissioners submitted written recommendations, which
were tallied by Ms. Scherff with the following individuals to be recommended
to the Mayor for appointment to the Youth Commission:
Brea Chantel Bryant
Commissioner Coree Brown motioned to have the Youth Commission recommend
the above individuals to the City Council for appointment on the Youth
Commission at the City Council meeting on September 11th. Motion seconded
by Commissioner Fredenberg and motion carried unanimously.
Item No. 2 Discussion and planning of Skate Park grand opening (P.
Ms. Scherff announced Karen Rarey, Chairperson of the Park & Recreation
Commission was there to discuss the Skate Park grand opening with the
Youth Commissioners. Initial discussion was about what potential dates
the Skate Park Grand Opening Ceremony might take place. October 27th was
determined to be the first choice of the Commission, with a back-up date
of November 3rd. It was explained that the Skate Park would likely be
open a couple of weeks before the ceremony.
Ms. Scherff indicated that she had been in contact with John Albright
of Boards & More here in Brentwood. She asked the Commissioners if
they want to stick with having local vendors or if they wished to look
outside of the City. Chairperson Del Chiaro indicated that she had spoken
with John and Ellen Albright, owners of Boards & More, and reiterated
their interest in helping with donations and such for the ceremony. She
indicated that the stored wished to have a 3-week lead time to prepare
for the event. Ms. Scherff indicated that Boards & More would like
to donate product, as well as bring in some professional skaters for demonstrations,
etc. She thought we may need to give some extra incentive to get the demonstration
skaters to come out here for the event.
There was discussion as to whether the Commission wishes to use in-town
vendors only, or use vendors out of other cities. After some discussion,
the Commission suggested using only vendors from Brentwood.
Ms. Scherff spoke about the various parties that would be involved in
the planning of the event. The Youth Commission, Arts Commission, Skate
Task Force, and the Park & Recreation Commission have all expressed
interest in helping with the event. She urged the Commissioners that we
only have one person responsible for contacting the vendors to avoid confusion.
Park & Recreation Chairperson Karen Rarey suggested having John Albright
come to the next Commission meeting on September 10th to see if he had
any suggestions/recommendations for the grand opening. It was decided
that there would be a special meeting at 6 p.m. before the regular meeting
to have this discussion with Mr. Albright.
Other issues discussed included having a possible live remote with a radio
station, having the Youth Commission unveil a bench that they wish to
donate, and also skating contests with prizes. Commissioner Wenograd is
willing to speak with FM 106.5 to see if they are interested in doing
the live remote. Ms. Scherff will check into specifics and pricing of
Commissioners discussed what kind of food they would like to have at the
event. Commissioner Wenograd suggested checking with Down Home Texas BBQ
to see what they might be willing to donate. Aladino’s was also mentioned
as a possible second choice. Administrative Secretary Tammy Homan will
draft a letter seeking donations for the event.
Karen Rarey indicated that she would discuss the Youth Commission’s recommendations
with the Park & Recreation Commission at their next meeting.
Commissioner Coree Brown motioned to have a special meeting at 6 p.m.
on September 10th to discuss the Skate Park Grand Opening Ceremony with
John Albright of Boards & More. Motion seconded by Commissioner Fredenberg
and motion carried unanimously.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:16 p.m.