LIVERMORE AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
ROBERT LIVERMORE COMMUNITY CENTER
4444 EAST AVENUE, LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
CRESTA BLANCA BALLROOM
DIRECTORS PRESENT: Director Faltings, Director Furst, Director Kamena, Director Wilson and President Goodman
DIRECTORS ABSENT: None
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Tim Barry, Jim Brandenburg, Sheryl Hardin, Barbara Kraybill, Michael Kyle, Gretchen Sommers
Meeting was called to order by President Goodman at 7:02 p.m. All Directors were present except Director Kamena.
2. PUBLIC FORUM
President Goodman opened public comment. No public comment received. President Goodman closed public comment.
3. CONSENT AGENDA
3.1 BOARD MINUTES
3.1.1 Meeting of October 10, 2007
3.2 COMMUNICATIONS: None
President Goodman asked for a motion. On a motion by Director Faltings, seconded by Director Furst, approved the Consent Agenda, passing 4-0. Director Kamena was absent.
4. CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS: None
5. BIDS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
6. OLD BUSINESS: None
7. NEW BUSINESS
7.1 COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT DRIVEWAY PROJECT
President Goodman stated that the Board will consider approving the concept design and project budget for a one-way road from the East Avenue parking lot at the Robert Livermore Community Center to its parking lot on Loyola Way.
General Manager Barry stated that Sheryl Hardin, Assistant Community Center Director has been working on this project, which will be turned over to Landscape Architect/Project Manager Chiye Azuma to manage. Ms. Hardin showed a slide of the concept design. She explained the parking difficulties experienced by people visiting the community center and the safety issues resulting from drivers making illegal left turns to go to the Loyola Way parking lot. Ms. Hardin stated that staff feels the addition of a one-way road from the East Avenue parking lot to the Loyola Way parking lot will ease that problem. General Manager Barry reported that this project is viewed as an extension of the RLCC construction project, and that leftover funds from that project will be used to pay for the one-way road.
Director Kamena arrived at 7:08 p.m.
President Goodman asked for questions from Directors. Directors asked for clarification, and commented, on the following items: whether trees would be removed; the feeling that it is a great idea and, had the parking problems been foreseen, a one-way road probably would have been in the original plans for the RLCC; appears to be a great idea from a cost standpoint; the procedure to be followed if the cost is projected to exceed the projected amount of $275,000; concern about the extent to which the road will diminish activities on the grass adjacent it; and concern about the safety of park users who may not expect a road to be there.
President Goodman asked for a motion. On a motion by Director Faltings, seconded by Director Furst, approved the concept design and project budget for a one-way road from the East Avenue parking lot at the Robert Livermore Community Center to its parking lot on Loyola Way, passing 4-1. Director Kamena dissented.
8. MATTERS INITIATED/ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE DIRECTORS
1) Director Wilson said she is interested in an update on the two trail segments, currently owned by Hartford Hills, which are on the future trail extension from Springtown Boulevard’s west end to Las Colinas overpass.
2) Director Wilson said she would like an update on the small, unfinished trail segment that is just west of Vasco Road and immediately north of Arroyo Las Positas.
3) Director Wilson said she would like an update on trail segment funding.
4) Director Kamena invited the public to attend LARPD’s Haunted Barn event being held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He said it is lots of fun, and a great family event. Youth Services Superintendent Barbara Kraybill added that the event is happening on Halloween night as well.
5) Director Faltings announced that there is a children’s drama class rehearsing at the RLCC for a presentation of The Wizard of Oz that will be presented the first weekend in November. Director Faltings said she has been watching rehearsals and they’re wonderful. She offered congratulations to the families of the children in the program. Director Faltings encouraged people to attend the production, and to call the LARPD office with any inquiries.
6) President Goodman agreed with Director Kamena that the Haunted Barn is an event worth visiting.
7) President Goodman said that he went to a fundraiser on Saturday for Hoofprints on the Heart, a riding program for children and adults with special needs. He said it was a great event, at which he heard testimony on the program. He said the program has 23 people on the waiting list, and that it needs need a bigger facility. President Goodman related a touching story about one of the participants.
8) President Goodman said that a citizen told him he/she wished he/she had been notified about construction of the bicycle stunt course at Sunken Gardens Park.
9) President Goodman talked to someone whose child attended LARPD’s Lego camp. The person had nothing but good things to say about it the camp and said he/she would like to see it expanded for older kids.
10) President Goodman announced that there will be a public meeting regarding the Robertson Park Master plan on November 7 at the Robert Livermore Community Center.
No matters initiated.
Meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.
Steve P. Goodman
President, Board of Directors
General Manager and ex-officio
Clerk to the Board of Director