Board Meeting Minutes
LIVERMORE AREA RECREATION AND PARK
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.
Chair, Board of Directors
General Manager and ex-officio
Clerk to the Board of Directors
Area Recreation and Park District
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Livermore, California 94551-4931
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