Board Meeting Minutes
LIVERMORE AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
71 TREVARNO ROAD
LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA 94551-4931
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Robert Livermore Community Center
4444 East Avenue
LARPD BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Dale Turner, Maryalice Faltings, Scott Kamena, Steve Goodman, and Chair David Furst (4)
LARPD BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: None (0)
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Tim Barry, Pat Kasberg, Jim Carlson, Barbara Kraybill, and Sharon Grant
1. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chair Furst who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. All Directors were present.
2. CONSENT AGENDA
2.1 Board Minutes
2.1.1 Regular meeting of August 10, 2005.
On a motion by Director Turner, seconded by Director Kamena approved the Consent Agenda, passing, 4-0. (Director Faltings absent)
3. CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTIONS
3.1 Resolution No. 1971, a resolution requesting temporary advancement of funds from the County of Alameda.
3.2 Resolution No. 1972, a resolution commending Linda Guthrie for her years of service to the District.
On a motion by Director Kamena, seconded by Director Turner approved the Consent
Agenda Resolutions, by the following roll call vote:
AYES: Directors Goodman, Turner, Kamena and Chair Furst (4)
NOES: None (0)
ABSENT: Director Faltings (1)
4. NEW BUSINESS
4.1 REQUEST BY TSUNAMI AQUATICS FOR POOL FEE REDUCTION
General Manager Barry stated that the Tsunami Aquatics has requested a reduction in their fees for the swim meet scheduled for November 19-20, 2005 at the RobertLivermore Community Center. At its regular meeting of March 9th, the Board approved the request to keep the RLCC pool open until the end of November, 2005 so that the Tsunami Aquatics can hold their swim meet. The Board’s action was made with the understanding that Tsunami Aquatics would be paying for all appropriate fees and charges associated with the pool and adjacent facilities.
Sr. Recreation Supervisor Carlson and Aquatics Supervisor Grant answered questions from the Board and explained the RLCC fee structure compared to other agencies in thearea and discussed the letter from Mr. Alex Dourov, a representative from the TsunamiAquatics, requesting LARPD to re-examine the pool rental costs and bring the cost into line with their studies of fee structures of other agencies in the area.
Aquatics Supervisor Grant stated that she disputes the study by Tsunami Aquatics because and she does not understand it. She does feel that the LARPD fee structure is accurate and is in-line with what other agencies charge for swim meets by the data that was collected.
Chair Furst opened public comment.
Katherine Carlo, a Tsunami Aquatics parent, addressed the Board. Ms. Carlo stated that
Mr. Dourov could not attend the meeting and she will address the cost comparison analysis that he did and answer questions. Ms. Carlo stated that with the current fee structure it will be difficult for the swim club to break even with the meet.
Don Swanson, 1861 Helsinki Way, a Tsunami Aquatics parent, addressed the Board.
Mr. Swanson stated that the swim club was looking forward to holding their meet inLivermore at the RLCC pool in hopes that it would draw other swim clubs to holdingtheir meets in Livermore. He supports the cost analysis study done by Mr. Dourov and requests LARPD reduce the cost to rent the RLCC pool for their swim meet.
Chair Furst closed public comment.
On a motion by Director Kamena, seconded by Director Turner approved supporting the staff and denying a reduction in pool fees to the Tsunami Aquatics for their swim meet, passing 4-0.(Director Faltings absent)
4.2 SECOND BOARD MEETING HELD DURING THE MONTH
General Manager Barry stated that this agenda item was initiated by District Legal Counsel Kyle who is absent from the meeting.
On a motion by Director Goodman, seconded by Director Kamena, moved to reconsider the item regarding the second Board meeting held during the month.
General Manager Barry suggested putting this item off until the December Board meeting when changes to the Board Policy Manual will be discussed.
Chair Furst asked General Manager Barry to check with Legal Counsel to see if there is a legal reason why this item needs to be discussed now or if it can wait until December when the Board will review the Board Policy Manual.
Director Goodman withdrew his motion.
Director Faltings arrived at 6:47 p.m.
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Meeting convened to Executive Session at 6:55 p.m.
6. RECONVENED TO OPEN SESSION: Meeting reconvened to Open Session at 7:50 p.m.
7. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION: No action was taken.
8. ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Chair, Board of Directors
General Manager and ex-officio
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Area Recreation and Park District
4444 East Ave.
Livermore, California 94550-5053
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8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
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