LIVERMORE AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT

 

MINUTES

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007

 

ROBERT LIVERMORE COMMUNITY CENTER

4444 EAST AVENUE, LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA

7:00 P.M. 

CRESTA BLANCA BALLROOM

 

 

DIRECTORS PRESENT:            Director Faltings, Director Furst, Director Kamena, Director Wilson and President Goodman

 

DIRECTORS ABSENT:                    None

 

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT:            Jim Brandenburg, Lora Cohen, Barbara Kraybill, Michael Kyle, Michelle Newbould, Brian Tibbetts

 

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Meeting was called to order by President Goodman at 7:00 p.m. All Directors were present, except for Director Kamena.

 

Director Kamena arrived at 7:01 p.m.

 

2.            INTRODUCTION OF GRANT WRITER

            This agenda item cancelled.

 

3.          PUBLIC FORUM

President Goodman opened public comment. No public comment received. President Goodman closed public comment.

            

4.          CONSENT AGENDA

4.1   BOARD  MINUTES

        4.1.1   Meeting of September 26, 2007

4.2   COMMUNICATIONS:

        4.2.1   General Manager’s Monthly Report (#61/3)

 

President Goodman asked for a motion. On a motion by Director Faltings, seconded by Director Kamena, approved the Consent Agenda, passing 5-0.

 

5.            CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

            None.

 

6.         BIDS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS

None.

 

 

7.         OLD BUSINESS

None.    

 

8.         NEW BUSINESS

8.1   GRAFFITI ABATEMENT MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING

        President Goodman stated that the Board will consider approving a revised Graffiti Abatement Memo of Understanding between LARPD, the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

 

        Senior Park Supervisor Jim Brandenburg summarized the staff report. He reported that, in 1997, the District entered into a joint agreement regarding graffiti abatement with the city of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD). Mr. Brandenburg stated that this agreement has expired and that he and staff from the City and LVJUSD have met to develop a plan of action to address, in part, the fact that the previous computer system and equipment used to cover graffiti has become obsolete. He talked about some of the details of the new memo of understanding, and asked for the Board’s approval of the revised Memo of Understanding. He said that both the City and School District have approved the MOU.

 

        President Goodman asked for Director questions. Directors asked for clarification on the following: what will happen with the current equipment; whether there is any other jointly purchased equipment; what citizens can do when they discover graffiti; and the procedure by which the three agencies respond to graffiti at different facilities.

 

        President Goodman asked for a motion. Director Faltings made a motion, seconded by Director Wilson, to adopt Resolution No. 2092, approving a revised Graffiti Abatement Memo of Understanding between LARPD, the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

 

        President Goodman opened public comment. No public comment received. President Goodman closed public comment.

 

        President Goodman called the motion. The motion to adopt Resolution No. 2092, approving a revised Graffiti Abatement Memo of Understanding between LARPD, the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, passed by the following roll call vote:

 

AYES:                            Director Kamena, Director Wilson, Director Furst, Director Faltings and President Goodman

 

NOES:        None (0)

 

ABSTENTIONS: None (0)

 

ABSENT:             None (0)

 

9.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

            President Goodman reported that he and the General Manager had attended the Intergovernmental Committee meeting on September 26, at which City of Livermore infrastructure was discussed.

           

 

 

10.            MATTERS INITIATED/ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE DIRECTORS

1) Director Faltings reported that she attended the California Special Districts Association conference in Monterey last week. She said that session themes included generational interaction in the workplace and how to evaluate general managers, and were very informative.

 

2) Director Furst said he understands that the consultants have finished analyzing the sycamore trees at Sycamore Grove Park and that the report is supposed to be brought before the Facilities Committee. He urged staff to bring the report to the Board as soon as possible.

 

3) President Goodman stated that he noted on the General Manager’s Monthly Report, in the park maintenance section, that there were six projects pertaining to graffiti. He said that was better than what he would expect, considering the District maintains 41 parks.

 

4) President Goodman asked about the renovation of Smith School ball fields and its impact on the Livermore Girls’ Softball Association (LGSA). Mr. Brandenburg responded with the details of the renovation.

 

5) Director Faltings said that, as a sponsor of two LGSA teams, she thanks LARPD for the renovations.

 

11.            MATTERS INITIATED/ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE GENERAL MANAGER

1) Youth Services Superintendent Barbara Kraybill stated that the District had received a congratulatory letter from the California Association for Park and Recreation Insurance (CAPRI) for having eight consecutive years of very good ratings over the past ten District visitation cycles. She stated that, in recognition of this rating, the CAPRI Board will be awarding the District a 1% safety credit, in the amount of $31,711. Director Faltings thanked the District’s very safety conscious employees for this.

 

            Meeting adjourned to Executive Session at 7:19 p.m.

 

12.            EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.1   REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATIONS

                        Pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code

Property: 14 acres of land, Robertson Park Rd., Livermore, CA

                        Agency Negotiator: District Staff and/or Legal Counsel

                        Negotiating Parties: Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

                        Under Negotiation: Terms of Purchase

 

            12.2   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION

                      Pursuant to section 54954.5 of the Government Code

Name of case: Star Construction, Inc. vs. J.W. Riley & Son Inc., Financial Pacific

Insurance Company, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, et al

 

Meeting adjourned to Open Session at 7:58 p.m.

 

13.             RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

            Meeting reconvened to Open Session at 7:59

 

14.            REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION

President Goodman reported that he appointed an ad hoc committee for the purpose of discussing LARPD’s possible purchase of a 13.5-acre parcel of land that was recently declared as surplus by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The land is adjacent to Robertson Park. Members of the ad hoc committee are President Kamena and Director Goodman, with Director Faltings as alternate.

 

15.            ADJOURNMENT

            Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

 

APPROVED,

                       

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                    Steve P. Goodman

President, Board of Directors

ATTEST:

 

__________________________

General Manager and ex-officio

Clerk to the Board of Director