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Board Meeting Minutes

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, September 8, 2004
7:00 p.m., Council Chambers
3575 Pacific Avenue
Livermore, California

MINUTES

LARPD BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Alice Quinn, David Furst, Scott Kamena, Dale Turner and Chair Maryalice Summers Faltings (5)

LARPD BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: None (0)

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Tim Barry, Michael Kyle, Pat Kasberg, and Barbara Kraybill


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

Meeting was called to order at 7:14 p.m., with all Directors present.

2. SPECIAL ITEM:

Chair Faltings administered an Oath of Office to new Livermore Area Youth Advisory

Commission member, Samuel Prather.

3. PUBLIC FORUM:  Public comment was received from:

a. Martha Eddleman, 771 Wimbledon Lane. Ms. Eddleman stated that she had attended a

board meeting last spring regarding development of a Sycamore Grove Park plant-a-tree

program and that she is addressing the board again to request the district implement this

program in the near future.

b. Beth Wilson, 1503 Bluebell Court. Ms. Wilson suggested that the trails in Sycamore

Grove and Veterans Parks be named for safety issues. An injured person or a fire could

be easily located if the trails had names.

 

Chair Faltings closed public comment.

 

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

 

4.1 Board Minutes

4.1.1 Regular meeting of August 11, 2004.

4.1.2 Special meeting of August 25, 2004

 

4.2 Communications:  None

4.3 General Manager’s Monthly report (#57/2).

4.4 Payroll and Claims.

 

On a motion by Director Turner, seconded by Director Furst, approved Consent Agenda

items, passing 5-0.

 

5. CONSENT AGENDA:  RESOLUTIONS

 

On a motion by Director Kamena, seconded by Director Turner, adopted and approved

Consent Agenda Resolutions by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Directors Quinn, Furst, Kamena, Turner and Chair Faltings (5)

NOES: None (0)

ABSENT:        None (0)

 

Resolutions adopted:

5.1 Resolution No. 1913, a resolution amending the District’s Deferred Compensation Plan.

5.2 Resolution No. 1914, a resolution requesting temporary advancement of funds from the

County of Alameda.

 

6. BIDS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None

 

7. OLD BUSINESS:  None

 

8. NEW BUSINESS:

 

8.1 ELECTION OF CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION REGION 3

REPRESENTATIVE

Chair Faltings suggested that the board vote for Sherry Sterrett, who is the incumbent in

this seat. Ms. Sterrett has served on the board of directors for the Pleasant Hill Recreation

and Park District and CSDA for many years, and is a staunch advocate for special

districts.

 

On a motion by Director Turner, seconded by Chair Faltings, agreed to cast LARPD’s

vote for Ms. Sherry Sterrett  for CSDA Region 3 representative, passing 5-0.

 

9. ORAL REPORTS:

 

9.1 ROBERT LIVERMORE COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT STATUS

General Manager Barry noted receipt by the board of the monthly progress report on the

Community Center (August , 2004, No. 31), which demonstrates the progress being made

on the project. General Manager Barry informed the board that the project is moving

forward and staff is working with the contractor on resolving issues.

 

9.2 SYCAMORE GROVE RECOVERY PROGRAM UPDATE

General Manager Barry reported that the draft report on the first phase of the Sycamore

Grove Recovery Program is complete and will be ready for board review in October.

 

10. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Board reported on the four committee meetings attended since the Regular Board Meeting of

August 11, 2004, as follows: Downtown, Inc., Ravenswood Progress League, Community

Gardeners of California, and ESS PAC.

 

11. MATTERS INITIATED BY THE DIRECTORS:

 

a. Director Turner commented on the email from Mr. O’Brien regarding Bruno Canziani

Park.

b. Director Quinn requested updated reports on the skate park and Ravenswood vineyards.

c. Director Kamena stated that he supports the plant-a-tree program for Sycamore Grove

Park.

d. Director Kamena suggested that the district start thinking about what role LARPD will

play in the development of the chain of lakes (quarries between Livermore and

Pleasanton on Stanley Blvd.). The long-term plan is after the quarries are mined to their

extent, they will be filled up with water and used as lakes potentially for recreation

purposes.

e. Chair Faltings extended an invitation to the viewing audience interested in serving on the

Cultural Arts Commission as the LARPD representative. Applications are available at

City Hall and interviews are September 23rd.

f. Director Turner stated that he supports naming the trails in Sycamore Grove and Veterans

Parks.

 

12. MATTERS INITIATED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER:

 

General Manager Barry stated that the district’s draft reorganization plan will be

presented to the Personnel Commission next week. The feedback from the

Commissioners will be shared with the board personnel committee before it is presented

at the September special board meeting.

 

13. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Meeting adjourned to Executive Session at 8:31 p.m.

 

Meeting reconvened to Regular Session at 9:27 p.m.

 

Chair Faltings announced that no action was taken in Executive Session.

 

14. ADJOURNMENT

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

                                                                     APPROVED:

 

 

 

            _____________________________________         

            Chair, Board of Directors

ATTEST:

 

 

 

______________________________________

General Manager and ex-officio

Clerk to the Board of Directors

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
71 Trevarno Road
Livermore, California 94551-4931
(925) 373-5700
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
E-mail: info@larpd.dst.ca.us
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