REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Monday, March 4, 2002 at 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called
to order at 7:05 PM by Commissioner Stacie Del Chiaro.
ROLL CALL: Secretary Brea Bryant called the Roll as follows; present
Commissioners Brian Fredenberg, Daisy Hurtado, Ashley Brown, Stacie Del
Chiaro, Danielle Warfield, Laura Wenograd, Taylor Brinkman. Absent, Chairperson
Coree Brown and Vice Chairperson, Cynthia Fredenberg.
Others present were Tim Taylor, Recreation Coordinator, and Maria Segura,
Adult Advisor. Absent were Dave Lang, Adult Advisor and Poldina Scherff,
AGENDA REVIEW: No changes or additions.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
1. Approval of minutes of regular meeting on February 4, 2002.
Commissioner Ashley Brown moved the approval of the minutes of the
February meeting, Commissioner Brea Bryant seconded the motion, motion
2. Request for assistance with Arts Commission “Art for Art’s Sake” project.
Ms. Hannigan of the Art Commission introduced herself and said she was
presenting two different matters to the Commission. The first item was
the “Art for Art’s Sake” event that was being presented by the Art Commission.
She explained that it would be an event for all people to show their art.
She also requested the Commission’s help in getting the word out to the
community and especially to the young artists. Ms. Hannigan said the next
art show at the Brentwood Technology Center would have the theme of “American
Pride”, which would mean anything that the artist felt depicted their
pride in their country. Art can be brought to the gallery on May second,
and it will be a juried show. Since this will be a themed art show, Ms.
Hannigan wanted to give artists enough time to plan for their presentation.
A teacher from Las Positas College will be judging the show, and prizes
will be awarded. Ms. Hannigan has called the Liberty High School principal,
but has not received a response. The second item was a request to the
Commission to distribute her flyers around the school. Chairperson Del
Chiaro responded that it is hard to pass out flyers as some of the teachers
have issues and do not allow the distribution of flyers. However, they
could get an announcement and put posters or flyers in the art rooms.
Ms. Hannigan further explained other details of the art show and requested
whatever help she could get to publicize the show. The Chairperson thanked
her for her presentation.
3. Presentation regarding the Grand Opening of the Highway 4 Bypass
Ms. Karen Rarey introduced herself and said she was representing the Kiwanis
who have taken over the project of the Grand Opening of the Highway 4
Bypass. This will be a safety program and offers an opportunity for the
Youth Commission to raise money for their Commission. She mentioned types
of events that the Commission might consider such as the “Portable Potty
Races”, and they could charge a fee and give prizes for this or any type
of race or event they wished to sponsor. The opening is scheduled for
April 13th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and there will be no charge for
any non-profit group which wishes to participate. Commissioners thanked
her for the presentation.
4. Update on the ski trip (T. Taylor)
Mr. Taylor reported that the ski trip was a success compared to last year.
It was a lot more fun, and much was learned from the previous year. Ski
tickets were purchased in advance, and were available as soon as they
got off the bus, providing more time to ski and snow board. He said he
would like to start doing this event twice a year, and hopes to see more
people participating next year.
5. Update on the Fun Run on April 27, 2002 (City Park) (Commissioners)
Ms. Scherff has the information for this item, and was to discuss the
event at this meeting. Mr. Taylor said that volunteers are needed to assist
in the event. Each Commissioner is requested to volunteer and bring along
five more people to help in the race. The Commissioners reported that
they have people that will participate but need times and where to show
up the day of the event. Mr. Taylor said it will be early, approximately7:00
AM on a Saturday. There was a discussion regarding times and start place,
which will start at the City Park with several stations along the route
for water hand outs, etc. The specific route has not been determined.
Mr. Taylor asked for firm commitments by next meeting.
6. Update on scholarship. (C. Brown)
Since Commissioner Brown was not present this was put ahead for the April
7. Update and request for assistance for the lunch with Bunny on March
23, 2002. (Commissioners)
Mr. Taylor explained that the “Lunch With Bunny” is similar to the Christmas
“Lunch With Santa”, and requested help at the “Bunny” luncheons. The first
will be at ll:30 AM, and the second at 1:00 PM. Assistance is needed in
helping the children with art work and getting them organized. Ages of
children will be pre-school, with the event being held at the Community
Center. Commissioners Brian Fredenberg, Taylor Brinkman, Brea Bryant,
Daisy Hurtado and Laura Wenograd volunteered to help with the luncheon.
Ms. Scherff is in charge of the event, and will get back to the volunteers
for exact times, and other particulars.
8. Discussion of Cornfest participation from the Youth Commission (T.
Mr. Taylor asked the Commission if they wanted to assist in event like
last year, such as assisting in the Tractor Races and Coloring Contest.
They thought the Coloring Contest and Tractor Races were good events and
would like to assist again. A discussion was held regarding the times
for the Tractor Races. All agreed to do the same events this year.
9. Update on Youth Survey (T. Taylor)
Mr. Taylor reported that Edna Hill and Bristow have completed the survey,
although Liberty has not done theirs as yet. Next the survey will be done
by ScanTron. Mr. Taylor request people to do comment section. A discussion
was held regarding working this item during Spring Break. Mr. Taylor took
a showing of hands for those who have at least a day to help on the survey
during Spring Break. He will get in contact with the volunteers when Ms.
Scherff returns and sets a schedule. Commissioner Bryant asked about the
survey regarding what questions were asked. Mr. Taylor explained the general
types of questions asked, and how it will be used in the community.
10. Update on staff’s recent attendance to an “at risk” conference
Mr. Taylor brief the Commission on the conference he attended in Austin,
Texas. He felt it was an excellent conference, and had much information
on recreational activities for youth after school. He discussed some of
the programs that were presented, and what they involved. He feels it
would be very good to take two commissioners to the next conference in
Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Taylor expressed that it may a good idea to do a
presentation on what Brentwood’s Youth Commission has done.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: None
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: None
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Fun Run
2. Art for Art’s Sake
4. Highway 4 Bypass
Commissioner Ashley Brown moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM,
motion seconded by Commissioner Bryant, motion carried.
Betty Jo Whincup