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Board Meeting Minutes

LIVERMORE AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
71 TREVARNO ROAD
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA 94551-4931

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, May 25, 2005
5:45 p.m., Council Chambers
3575 Pacific Avenue
Livermore, California

MINUTES

LARPD BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Dale Turner, Maryalice Faltings, Scott Kamena, and Chair David Furst (4)

LARPD BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Steve Goodman (1)

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Tim Barry, Pat Kasberg, Lora Cohen, Brian Tibbetts, and Felix Errico

 

CITY CONTRACT STAFF PRESENT: Tim Barry, Pat Kasberg, Michael Kyle, Barbara Kraybill, Felix Errico

 

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

Meeting was called to order at 5:50 p.m. by Chair Furst, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2. PRESENTATION

Joy Sarraga from Easter Seals did not arrive in time to talk about the Inclusion Grant that she is implementing at LARPD and will make a presentation at the June 15th Board meeting.

 

3. CONSENT AGENDA

 

3.1 Board Minutes

3.1.1  Regular meeting of May 11, 2005.

 

On a motion by Director Turner, seconded by Director Kamena, approved the Consent Agenda, passing 5-0.

 

4. CONSENT AGENDA:  RESOLUTIONS

 

On a motion by Director Kamena, seconded by Director Turner, approved the Consent   

Agenda Resolutions by the following roll call vote:

AYES:          Directors Turner, Faltings, Kamena and Chair Furst (4)

NOES:          None (0)

ABSENT:     Director Goodman (1)

 

Chair Furst opened public comment. No public comment was received. Chair Furst closed public comment.

 

        Resolutions Adopted:

4.1   Resolution No. 1959, a resolution renewing and setting the tax rate for Special Tax 97-1for Fiscal Year 2005/2006 for maintenance and operation of park and recreation facilities.

 

4.2   Resolution No. 1960, a resolution approving an amendment to a lease agreement between the City of Livermore and LARPD for the property adjacent to Sunken Gardens Park.

 

4.3   Resolution No. 1961, a resolution approving a sub lease between the Livermore Flying Electrons Radio Control Club, Inc. and LARPD.

 

4.4   Resolution No. 1962, a resolution accepting the Sunken Gardens Skate Park Phase II Landscape Improvements.

 

5. NEW BUSINESS

 

5.1 STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION DESIRED RESULTS PROGRAM

Nancy Blair, Extended Student Services Supervisor, reported to the Board of Directors on the Desired Results Program. The program is required for operation of the Extended Student Services and Kid’s Zone programs by the State Department of Education, Child Development Division. The program is one of self-evaluation, and requires certain elements, including parent surveys, program environment ratings, child participant assessments, and action plans for identified deficiencies. Approval of the Desired Results Program Report is required by the Department of Education.

 

Director Faltings asked if the returns of the surveys went well. ESS Supervisor Blair stated that a little more than 50% were returned and that is considered good.

 

Director Kamena asked why half of the Smith ESS parents feel that their children are not safe in the program. Superintendent of Youth Services Kraybill stated that there has been major renovation at Smith School for the entire year. There are fences up and specific paths for the children to take around the large equipment. Parents may fear for their children’s safety because of the construction. ESS Supervisor Blair added that the Smith program was also moved to a different site during the summer that was foreign to the children and may have added to their anxiety.

 

Director Kamena asked why Arroyo Seco ESS has the lowest rate of parents satisfied. ESS Supervisor Blair did not know the reasons for their dissatisfaction but will research that and report back to the Board.

 

Chair Furst opened public comment. No public comment was received. Chair Furst closed public comment.

 

Director Turner complimented ESS Supervisor Nancy Blair for an outstanding job and the District is very fortunate to have her.

 

On a motion by Director Turner, seconded by Director Faltings, accepted and approved the Desired Results Program report, passing 4-0.

Furst stated he would like staff to clarify the language of the policy by defining the term “exotic animals”.

 

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Meeting convened to Executive Session at 5:55 p.m.

 

7. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:  Meeting reconvened to Open Session at 6:47 p.m.

 

8. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Chair Furst reported that the Board voted in favor 4-0 (Ayes:Furst, Faltings, Kamena, Turner, Absent:Goodman) of changing compensation for Legal Counsel Kyle to $1600 per

month for two Board meetings, $1200 per month for one Board meeting and $255 per hour for litigation matters and additional work, beginning July 1, 2005. Board requires that Legal

Counsel Kyle be at both Board meetings each month. Also, the Board directed Legal Counsel Kyle to propose to the Board a job description and agreement for legal services.

 

9.   ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

 

 

            _____________________________________         

            Chair, Board of Directors

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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General Manager and ex-officio

Clerk to the Board of Directors

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