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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.



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:

Coree Brown
Taylor Brinkman
Brea Chantel Bryant
Cynthia Fredenberg
Brian Fredenberg

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. Scherff)
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 the bench.

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. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Tammy Homan
Administrative Secretary

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