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Thank you. OK, we'll call this meeting to order of the rec board and we can start with roll call. 00:00:01
Member Smith. 00:00:16
Here member. 00:00:18
Member wiseb. 00:00:21
Member gamble here. 00:00:23
And Chair Goldsmith. 00:00:25
Thank you. 00:00:27
We'll start with the approval of the agenda. Does anybody have any changes? 00:00:29
If not, we have an emotion to approve the agenda. 00:00:40
I motion to approve. 00:00:44
A second. 00:00:47
All in favor, please say. 00:00:49
Aye. 00:00:52
Next we're going to go to board and staff announcements. Katie, did you want to start with staff announcements? 00:00:55
If you're not ready, we can. 00:01:04
Everything first OK? 00:01:06
OK, we have quite a few today. The 1st is just we wanted to give a thanks for the storm response. So just. 00:01:09
Thank you to the City services for all of the response to the recent storm and power outages. A special thanks to Fire PD Public 00:01:16
Works and PG E for their round their clock worked in response to the safety hazards. 00:01:22
And then another special thank you to Monterey County Department of Emergency. 00:01:28
California State Parks Asylum are conference grounds and the City of Pacific Grove Recreation staff for their efforts in running 00:01:33
the warming and charging centers. 00:01:37
And then we would like to say a warm welcome to our rec intern, Jasmine Meyer. She'll be with us for the spring. She comes to us 00:01:44
from Germany, and she has been observing our programs. She sat in on City Council. She's watched a couple of the rec. 00:01:52
Meeting so far and she's learning a lot about our program and she's going to have several projects that will be working with her 00:02:00
on and we're very excited to have her on board this spring. 00:02:04
We want to offer our congratulations to Stephanie, our previous recreation coordinator. She was recently promoted to management 00:02:09
analyst in the City Manager's office. 00:02:14
Stephanie played a critical role in helping navigate the recreation department through COVID, helping to restore our programs and 00:02:18
services after we reopened. 00:02:22
And then launching the ELLP program last summer. We will miss her dearly, but we are very excited for her new role in this 00:02:26
wonderful opportunity. So if you see her, make sure to give her congratulations. 00:02:31
Staff hiring. We just closed the 30 hour recreation coordinator position. We'll give you more updates as soon as that process is 00:02:38
finished. 00:02:42
We have a 40 hour position recreation quarter position open that will close March 3rd. That is up on the HR web page. 00:02:47
And then we're also hiring for summer staff. So we are currently looking for lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors. 00:02:56
And camp counselors who would like to specifically work in field. 00:03:02
The application is. 00:03:05
Yeah, is www.cityofpg.org/jobs. 00:03:07
The positions will be open until filled, so we're encouraging all applicants to apply as early as possible. 00:03:14
And we'd like to give a special thanks to PG USD for helping us with our recruiting efforts. We were on campus today and they were 00:03:20
a huge help in getting the word out to all the students. We'll be returning to the PGSD campus next week and we'll continue the 00:03:25
recruiting efforts around town. 00:03:31
Our soccer. 00:03:39
Finished out. So we're a junior soccer program and our youth Soccer League finished out the season on February. 00:03:41
The weather gave us a break and allowed us for one final sunny day of games and awards at the PGI Stadium. We'd like to thank our 00:03:46
sports coordinator, recreation staff, volunteer coaches, public works staff, MP USD for the support throughout. 00:03:53
An article in the city manager's report and a presentation at Rec Board will both be coming in March. 00:04:01
We have an announcement for a new sports program. We're excited to announce that we will be running youth track and field. This 00:04:07
program will be for youth ages 5 to 14 years of age. 00:04:11
Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the PG High School Track Track meets will be held on Saturdays. 00:04:17
Registration information is currently on our website and registration opens March. 00:04:23
And the program starts April 2nd. 00:04:28
And then finally, summer. 00:04:32
And all the information will be on our website and we'll also post it on our social media. 00:05:07
And that's my announcement. 00:05:12
Thank you very much. 00:05:15
Turning to board announcements to does anybody have any announcements? 00:05:17
Jay Sure. I'd just like to reiterate what Katie said about the soccer program. Send an e-mail to you and and Andy today. It was 00:05:23
really wonderful to see the kids and families out there. What a great end to the season, and I definitely was. 00:05:30
Awesome to see them at PGUSD. 00:05:37
The field is fantastic, ample space and it was just a really, I think I had checked my my old notes. It was like November of 2017, 00:05:39
my maybe 18 since we last had soccer, youth soccer and PG. So it was really great to see. So thank you so much for making that 00:05:45
happen. 00:05:50
Any other board comments? 00:05:58
OK. I have a few comments. I just wanted to provide everybody on the Commission with some updates. 00:06:02
Because they're not on the agenda. 00:06:08
Tonight, But there are also things that you're all aware of or partially aware of what's been happening. The Chinese pavilion 00:06:11
project, that's Amy Colony working with the Monterey Bay Chinese Association. 00:06:17
And I talked to Charles Shaw and he advised that there's going to be a site meeting this Monday, February 26, to view an 00:06:24
alternative site for the construction of the Chinese pavilion. 00:06:30
And elmarie **** open space is still being. 00:06:36
Then we have the backstop insulation for Dan Go. 00:06:41
That is scheduled for installation at the conclusion of the PG High School and PG Pony Baseball and softball season. 00:06:45
George Washington Park RFP for playground equipment. 00:06:54
This was supposed to be on February agenda, but Public Works is advised to be placed on the March agenda. 00:06:59
There's some urgency for our Commission to make a recommendation on the choice of play equipment due to grant monies that were 00:07:05
awarded. 00:07:09
Chautauqua. 00:07:14
Probably most of you already know that an outside consultant was brought in to provide an extensive review of the physical 00:07:16
condition of the building. 00:07:20
The report was around 60 pages. It's available on the city website to read. 00:07:24
I asked for this item to be on the agenda because Chautauqua is used by a variety of groups, including Recreation Scouts. 00:07:29
There are suggestions by the consultant on some urgent issues requiring repair and attention. 00:07:37
The condition of this historical building is important for future use by PG Youth and also adult recreation. 00:07:43
Ben Youth Center Recreation for Older Teens and Adult Rec. Activities at the Community Center and Chautauqua. This item is being 00:07:51
placed at the request of the Rec Department on the March agenda. 00:07:57
There have been some complaints voiced at City Council meetings that older teens do not have access to the youth center, nor are 00:08:04
there other recreational offerings. 00:08:09
Recreation Manager Clark is aware of this and she'll provide an update our next meeting. 00:08:16
Last item I have is pickle. 00:08:22
Public Works Director Dan Go has been actively working on procedures of Community Center. 00:08:25
And with the REC staff to address concerns by residents in the neighborhood. 00:08:31
Some of these procedures include quiet paddle equipment at the Community Center office for use by residents. 00:08:36
Procedures for putting up and taking down the pickleball N. 00:08:43
Landscaping at the tennis courts, Logging in of complaints and meetings with Josh. Join at PGU Unified School District for 00:08:47
regarding use of the tennis courts at the high school. 00:08:53
Possibly for the adult education pickleball classes that are. 00:09:00
And that concludes my. 00:09:05
General liaison? That would be Nick Smith. 00:09:13
He's not. Is he available? 00:09:16
He's not online then? 00:09:20
OK, so just. 00:09:22
Nick is absent today and then we'll move on to general public comment. 00:09:25
If there is anybody who'd like to make some comments including. 00:09:30
No hands. 00:09:43
OK. Thank you for that. 00:09:44
The minutes, were they going to go on for the next meeting? OK, so we're not going to deal with approval of the minutes. We will 00:09:50
approve those minutes at the March meeting. 00:09:55
And we can now move forward to the regular. 00:10:01
Item 7A is selection of officers. 00:10:04
Katie, did you want to say anything about that first? Thank you. 00:10:10
OK, this is item 7A, Selection of officers. So following the Board, Committees and commissions handbook, officers should be 00:10:15
elected at the first meeting in February. So the recommendation before you tonight is to select a Chair, vice chair and secretary 00:10:22
to serve in the capacity for the 2024 calendar year. 00:10:28
Thank you. 00:10:40
Hey, so we have a Chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary. 00:10:42
We have any nominations among the Commission members. 00:10:49
I'm always thrilled when I'm not qualified for any of the positions they're recommend. 00:10:53
Not true. I would love to Nate nominate you, Colleen for chair to continue if you've been doing a phenomenal job since you took it 00:11:00
over. 00:11:04
I would definitely agree with that, Colleen. You've done a great job in kind. 00:11:09
Quick circumstance. Yeah. Well, second that in a second. Thank you. These are. 00:11:13
I following Charlie Gibson, who was fantastic, and Jay Tully, so thank you for that vote of confidence. 00:11:19
May we have a vote on that? 00:11:28
OK. 00:11:33
OK. OK. Thank you. 00:11:35
About Vice. 00:11:37
Jay Tully has filled that role. Do we have any other nominations? So we're OK? Consider doing that again. 00:11:38
I nominate Jay Tully, Vice Chair. 00:11:45
I do appreciate it. I would just I would love to hear if anybody is interested, I would be happy to. 00:11:49
To relinquish that role if somebody is interested. 00:11:54
Find it out. 00:11:59
I continue to nominate Jay Tully as Vice chair, I think. 00:12:02
Opposed these things too, but it requires a lot of time and a lot of effort. These are this what you guys do is not easy. 00:12:07
If I had the time to do that these things to help a little bit more in that way, I would. 00:12:14
But I feel like my time is more valuable than other things in regards to this, so you guys have done. 00:12:20
A great job and I know it's a lot of work and so it is appreciated. So I would second Jay's. 00:12:25
Nomination. 00:12:31
OK, seeing there's no other nominations, we take a vote on that. All in favor, please say aye, aye. 00:12:34
It's UN. 00:12:42
Now as far as secretary. 00:12:44
Amina has been doing a great job, but she's been learning and I think her skill set has improved tremendously in her confidence, 00:12:48
so I would love for Amina to do it for. 00:12:53
A year? Six months? Would you be willing to take on the role of secretary? 00:13:00
So I have. 00:13:04
A question. 00:13:07
Am I? Am I willing? Yes. Am I learning? Yes. Do I have the time? It's part of the reason why there's been some glitches. 00:13:09
And I have talked. 00:13:18
Commissioner Gamble about the possibility of. 00:13:21
Sharing. So perhaps after a month or two when when she has more time. 00:13:24
Take one month and I could take another month. Is that an option? 00:13:33
As I understand it, before I was on this Comm. 00:13:37
There was a lot of flexibility and different people were fulfilling the role of secretary so that if you and Ashley can work it 00:13:41
out, that'd be wonderful. 00:13:45
OK. 00:13:51
If there's no other nomination, should we vote on that? 00:13:53
When my wife tells me to do something, I usually say I'll do the dishes and I drop the first dish on the ground. 00:13:59
And it breaks. And then she says just let me do it. So I'm happy to relinquish this responsibility to you to done a great job 00:14:05
anyway. 00:14:08
OK. All in favor please say. 00:14:13
Aye. 00:14:16
Yeah. 00:14:25
OK. Moving on to item 7B, that is our meeting time. We have a meeting at 6:00 PM. 00:14:27
And. 00:14:36
Katie there's is making recommendation the rec board could meet at 4:00 PM or two Thursday of every month. 00:14:38
Any discussion on that? 00:14:46
Wholeheartedly in favor of that, it'd be. 00:14:51
That would work much better for my current schedule too. I would approve that. 00:14:54
Yes. 00:15:02
Would anybody like to make a motion for that? We have a hand raised for public comment. I'm sorry. Do we have any public comment 00:15:04
on that? 00:15:07
Hello, this is Rebecca Lee. 00:15:27
I can't hear anything you're saying I'm following along with. 00:15:30
Transcripts. The written transcripts alongside. I don't know if anyone else has commented on that, but I'm zooming in and I can't 00:15:35
hear you and I wanted to let you know. 00:15:39
OK. Thank you. 00:15:45
Was that better? 00:15:46
Yes, OK. We're just not speaking that into the microphones as close as we need to be. Thank you. 00:15:50
OK. Any other comments? 00:15:59
Yes, we have one more. 00:16:10
Hi. 00:16:11
Inga years Hi chair and board. It's interesting about the secretary. I wish Dan Go were here tonight or George first or something. 00:16:15
Because the BNRC said they couldn't rotate secretaries on and off and change them out. And to look to the BCC handbook that said 00:16:24
secretary was a singular word. 00:16:33
So, I mean, I know the handbook is getting revisions, but it's interesting because I attend all these board commissions and 00:16:42
meetings and so here we are with this Gray area of, oh, we're allowed flexibility. Oh, we're not. So which is it? And possibly 00:16:50
that needs a little further looking into by staff. 00:16:57
I suppose, and since the handbook is under revision, it should be very much clarified, shouldn't it? 00:17:05
Thank you very much. 00:17:14
Thank you in. 00:17:16
We do have Dan Go here. Would you like to comment on that? 00:17:18
Sure, I would like to say if anybody is willing to be the secret. 00:17:22
Month in, month out will allow that I believe. I think that it's I've had boards and commissions that have rotated. 00:17:27
Month in and month out, so I'm happy that we have a volunteer that does that. So thank you very much. 00:17:35
And in Guy. 00:17:43
Welcome. 00:17:45
I think that concludes public comments. So again, let's go ahead and have a motion. 00:17:54
To change our meeting time from 6:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 00:18:00
I'll make that motion. 00:18:06
Move the meeting times to 6:00 PM to 4:00. 00:18:07
Thank you. 00:18:10
Second I second. 00:18:11
Thank you. We have a second from Ashley. All in favor, aye. 00:18:15
Motion pass. 00:18:20
Item 7C is Recreation department update and Katie Clark has a report for us. 00:18:27
OK. OK. The item before you tonight is 7 C Recreation department updates. The recreation board had requested updates on the 00:19:05
programming that is coming up and then in the season and the next season. So we've just provided A brief list of all of our 00:19:12
programs with the ages that they're targeted for. I'll bring those up on the slide here. I can briefly just comment on them. And 00:19:20
then after public comment, we're available for questions. 00:19:27
So these are the programs that we are being that are being offered starting December through February, which is our traditional 00:19:40
winter season. A department staff or classes just means we have a recreation staff member who is leading that. So that might be a 00:19:47
recreation coordinator, that might be one of our program supervisors or it may be one of our recreation staff. 00:19:54
Those classes included our preschool program again that runs Monday through Friday. There's a two day, three day and five day 00:20:02
option. It's open for three to six year olds and it runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM up at our Community Center. 00:20:08
We have our kids sign out Gingerbread workshop. That's for three to 12 year olds. That's on Saturday evenings. Over at the youth 00:20:15
center, we ran two sessions of winter camp that targets our 5 to 12 year olds. That's Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 00:20:22
Our kids sign out Valentine's Day edition was at the youth center. We were in a February break again. That's targeting our 12 to 00:20:30
five year olds Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. 00:20:35
Our junior soccer program which we just got done wrapping up with our three to four year old. So this is our three and four year 00:20:40
olds they attended with. 00:20:44
An adult and so it's kind of a skills based class, so with lots of cute little activities that. 00:20:49
Our sports coordinator. 00:20:56
Demonstrate and teach. And then the parents would do those activities with the kids. So it was a fun way to introduce skills for 00:20:58
them, kind of helping prepare them so when they enter the next age bracket for the five to 10 year olds, they're kind of ready to 00:21:03
jump in and be part of that league. 00:21:08
Which brings us to our youth Soccer League, 5 to 10 year old. 00:21:12
We just finished that. 00:21:15
And I think 10 weeks of program on that eight, eight to 10 weeks of games. We'll have a full presentation on both of those 00:21:17
programs in March. 00:21:21
And then are you after school youth center? And we wanted to just add a clarification here that has been open since we opened, 00:21:26
that we did a soft opening in the spring. 00:21:30
In May to just kind of get the doors open, let people pop by. We realized ME is a very busy month. We did a full opening in August 00:21:34
following the PG USD School district calendar opening. 00:21:39
And then in replying to the request from the public, we did open the program all the way up through high schoolers. So it has been 00:21:44
open since August and is open for middle school and high school students. We welcome them all. We're starting to see some nice 00:21:50
groups of kids come in. We'll make use of it and we're excited to see. 00:21:56
It's loud and noisy and fun in there and it's exciting for us to. 00:22:02
And then? 00:22:07
And then we just wanted to highlight some of the partners. 00:22:12
We've been working with this this year, this season, where adult pickleball again is running their class up on the pickleball 00:22:15
coats courts. 00:22:19
PG Pony Baseball is coming in and getting ready to do their seasoning. Starting in February, PG Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have 00:22:24
been making use of our facilities and then again, the storm response that we had. 00:22:29
This is a list of our contractor classes. So these are classes that we hire out a contractor, so a program instructor on. These 00:22:44
people have very specific skill sets in this. I can teach children and youth and parents and adults lots of different things. I 00:22:51
can run a camp. I don't know how to teach ballet, so we hire someone out who has that very specific skill set. It works out 00:22:58
wonderful for both our staff, our facilities, and for the participants. This is a list of some of the classes that we have. 00:23:05
Afro, Latin jazz. 00:23:13
Has three different levels. Our preschool, ballet and tap has three different levels. Our yoga for kids. 00:23:15
Targets our younger age group, our yoga and mindfulness for youth. Kind of targets the teen teenage group, Pacific Chess Academy, 00:23:22
Jazzercise, Tai Chi, yoga for Baby and Me. They have all the ages listed there. So we are trying to hit all of the age groups as 00:23:29
we can. We're trying to offer as wide a possibility of programming as we can. 00:23:36
And then these are the classes we're looking for in spring. Spring runs May through, sorry, March through May. Again, our 00:23:51
preschool program continues all the way through May. In May, we'll have a graduation ceremony for them. It's absolutely adorable. 00:23:56
It's wonderful. And quite a few of those students will be graduating on up to our local grade school. So we're excited to see them 00:24:01
kind of. 00:24:06
Head on over to the other. 00:24:11
We'll have several kids night out programs. We're releasing those as we get the information ready. We're anticipating on March, 00:24:13
April and May. 00:24:17
Option for those, we'll have spring break again, camp again that'll be in April. Following PG USD's spring break, we'll be having 00:24:21
our track program that's set to start April 2nd through May 30th are the dates. Again, that information is up on our web page and 00:24:27
we'll have more information from our sports coordinator at the March meeting. 00:24:34
And then again, we'll continue to offer the youth center after school program again for middle school and high school youth. 00:24:41
And then some of the partnerships we wanted to highlight that we're doing in the spring. PGMS tennis is running their practices 00:24:47
down at our courts. PG High School softball uses Muni Field. The PG adult school is continuing to offer a pickleball. PG Pony will 00:24:52
be doing baseball at all three of our fields. The Boy Scouts and gross outs continue to use our halls. So we're excited to be able 00:24:58
to continue those partnerships. We love seeing our facilities and our fields and our parks used. We love working with these groups 00:25:04
and we love just seeing. 00:25:10
Working with them in. 00:25:16
And then the contractor classes, we're pretty much offering most of our contractors, we start with them in August and work all the 00:25:20
way through the year. They usually offer all the way August through May. So this list is similar to the one you saw in winter. 00:25:27
We have what we highlight to highlight here is that we do have some new contractor classes coming up. We're just waiting to 00:25:34
release the actual information until we get some final details from them. But we have two new contractors. 00:25:40
They'll be doing some youth classes and adult classes as well and we're really excited about those. So as soon as we have those 00:25:48
details we will release them. 00:25:51
And then looking ahead for summer, our summer season runs June through July. We'll be doing summer camps, swim lessons, recreation 00:25:58
classes. 00:26:02
Sorry, recreation Swim contractor classes will have a full listing of that. We are working on those final details, getting some of 00:26:07
those final dates settled. We're hoping to release some of this information. 00:26:12
The like registration. 00:26:19
And information in March and then again another a little bit later in mid March, we should have everything up on the catalogue and 00:26:21
then we're anticipating the third week of March for the beginning registration for summer. 00:26:26
And that's the end of my report. 00:26:35
Thank you for that. Do we have any public comment? 00:26:39
We have one hand raised online. 00:26:56
Hi, Anna. 00:27:01
I really didn't have a comment this time. It's just that I'm used to Sandra at City Council always lowering our hands. 00:27:03
And when they mute us and and and Katie doesn't do that. So I have to lower my own and I hadn't. So I'm sorry. 00:27:11
No problem. Thank you. 00:27:20
OK. We'll bring that back to the Commission. Any comments? 00:27:30
Any questions for Katie? I have some comments. Katie, I just want to commend you on that, you know. 00:27:34
To bring soccer back was huge. 00:27:40
And it went great. And he seems like he's doing great now to add track and field. That's just incredible for that age group. So 00:27:42
where you're really going in the in the right direction. I think a lot of us think so are most people think this all this stuff 00:27:48
has to happen right now, right? It takes time to build these things, but. 00:27:53
I'm super happy for our community. I will tell you all. 00:27:59
You mentioned Josh Jordan at the high school. 00:28:03
I've been around for a while and working with both entities it was always disjointed. I thought Josh is really. 00:28:06
Easy to work with and has the same interest that you have and that we have in working together and I think it's created a really 00:28:13
good. 00:28:16
A really good thing that's happening right now in this town and I'm really happy about it and you're to be commended for a lot of 00:28:21
the work that you've done to. 00:28:24
To grow that and Josh too. I mean, I've worked with Josh a lot. He's he's super for this community and for the youth of this 00:28:27
community. So both the guys, I'm glad we're working together, I guess. 00:28:32
Good job. 00:28:38
May I comment? 00:28:40
I'd also like to say that the City Council at their March 4th, excuse me February 14th meeting, which was continued from February 00:28:42
6th. 00:28:46
Selected the mayor, Mayor Pro. 00:28:52
To be on a joint subcommittee with school board members so we can. 00:28:54
Even further this relationship that we're having with the school board where we can really try to enhance our programs at their 00:29:00
facilities and vice versa and I think that that program is going to be. 00:29:07
Or that little subcommittee is going. 00:29:13
Really good. 00:29:17
Both parties. 00:29:18
Yep. 00:29:20
Buck Roberman was actually with us at the PG High School campus today, helping us recruit, so we are very appreciative. We've 00:29:52
really made it a goal to reach out to them and just build that relationship and they have responded wonderfully and we just thank 00:29:57
them for all their support. 00:30:02
Yeah, that's really good here. Thank you. 00:30:08
Little comments that's that's fantastic to hear about the subcommittee that's actually been one of our committee goals for a few 00:30:11
years now as well. So that's that's wonderful to hear Question on that will those subcommittee meetings be open public like like 00:30:16
these or are they. 00:30:21
They'll be closed, but if. 00:30:28
It's not a. 00:30:31
Subcommittee but. 00:30:33
And we've yet to even set them. 00:30:35
But if there's information that's pertinent to one board, the rec board, or any other board. 00:30:38
And I'm sure the school board and the City Council will be reporting those. 00:30:43
Minutes and so on and so forth and information out, absolutely. 00:30:49
Great. Umm. 00:30:54
Question on the track and field, how many hours per week will that be or what's the schedule in that? 00:30:56
The schedule is Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30. 00:31:03
And then the track meets will be on Saturday. 00:31:08
The dates and locations for those is still to be determined. Those will be announced as we get closer to their programming. A few 00:31:12
of those track meets will be at PG High School and then a few of them will be at other school locations. 00:31:17
And those, from my understanding run probably like 9 to 2. The youth don't have to be there for all of it, it just depends on how 00:31:23
many events that they're in. So all the events in the track meets are optional. We will encourage. 00:31:29
The youth participants to do as many and try as many as they want. They might do one and they might be done, or they might do all 00:31:36
of them, and we'll support them throughout all of them. And then there is one. 00:31:41
Like Youth and Track Day? That's like a big larger event with multiple groups all attending, and we'll have more details in March 00:31:47
on that. 00:31:51
OK. No one follow up on that then. So like I said, I love seeing the soccer and I know you've built that program really very 00:31:56
quickly within a couple months really. 00:32:01
Umm, when Andy presents next month, will there be some type of long term vision presented on what how the program is going to 00:32:07
grow? Because you know just right now we're going to have a gap. It would be great to see continuous. 00:32:14
You know, some type of steady continuous programming. 00:32:21
Multiple if possible, we'd love to see. You know, I'd love to see Spring Soccer as well as as the The Fall. 00:32:25
Is it's really the only the only opportunity in town for that, so I would just love to. 00:32:32
Or have us have some input into that as well? 00:32:39
So I'm looking forward to it, but it'd be great to to get that type of vision in that presentation. 00:32:44
I'm going to echo what everyone has done here. It's been it's great reading all of these and hearing about these programs. 00:32:57
Something maybe to add on for next year, next summer thinking about the fact that we're in PG surrounded by the ocean is 00:33:05
possibility of programs having to do with kayaking or surfing or boogie boarding or something to really take advantage of of of 00:33:13
Pacific Grove and Lovers Point. I don't know if that's something talked about, I know it's there's liability. 00:33:21
But maybe some sort of programming that has to do? 00:33:30
The Bay is that. Is that on the table at all or is that something that's been discussed or is it possible? 00:33:35
So. 00:33:41
At some point we do have local surf camp. 00:34:18
Businesses that that might. 00:34:23
That might be able to. 00:34:27
To engage in this and then I was thinking volleyball too, because we've got that volleyball court and I I walked down there often 00:34:30
and it's not as utilized as it could be and I wonder if that's a possibility. And then the other one I was thinking and this is 00:34:35
comes from. 00:34:40
Public comment that was made some time ago. 00:34:46
Written and that's about eventually maybe ski trips. 00:34:49
Where we get a bus and leave at 5:00 in the morning to go to Kirkwood and then come back. 00:34:53
Bring that back at some point. Obviously not this season, but perhaps in the future. 00:35:01
Yeah, let me put that one out there. 00:35:08
Does anybody know if the schools do that already ski trips? Do they organize at the high school or they do not? 00:35:13
I heard they're really great and fun and bonding for all our families, yeah. 00:35:21
Yeah, that. When I went to PG Middle, there were regular trips to Boreal from PG Middle to Boreal back in a weekend and my 00:35:26
understanding is that no longer exists. But that would be really neat for record for bringing that back. 00:35:33
OK. I think you're going to find out when you start to bring programs back. 00:35:41
Hey, if we could do this, we can do that. And you know, there's a lot of manpower. We're asking if you have, I did want to ask, 00:35:45
fall back on the soccer. 00:35:49
Because I think this is important, did. 00:35:52
Limit the registration for. 00:35:56
So we had to turn kids away, I believe. Is that correct or not? 00:35:59
Did we did we say we can only have 150 kids or did we say no, Whoever registers is going to play soccer? 00:36:03
But I believe we try to pull students off the wait list. I do believe for some of the age groups there was still somewhat of a 00:36:42
wait list. It wasn't huge, but we would anticipate going forward that we're planning to offer it in larger numbers, make use of 00:36:47
some other fields so that we could accommodate larger numbers. Our understanding is there are quite a few soccer programs in and 00:36:52
around the area and some of them have significant wait lists. And so we just want to try and make sure there's a place for anyone 00:36:58
who wants to play. 00:37:03
I will have more details as we get that planned out for our next year. That's really important. I think one's too many on a wait 00:37:10
list. 00:37:13
And what my point is that the kids were interested, families were interested. It's a program that's gonna go. 00:37:16
And I would like to see us Allev. 00:37:21
Anybody wants to play these sports that we provide that opportunity the best that we can. I know that. 00:37:24
It's always hard, right, if we don't have the funds or all those things, but I think we can look for ways to do that through 00:37:30
volunteers or whatever that is. 00:37:34
Is Andy running the track and field? 00:37:39
Yes, Andy will be running the track and field. 00:37:43
Great. One more question on that bullet on the youth center after school program. It says middle school and high school youth. 00:37:46
Is the youth center actually open for high schoolers? I was on the Senate under the understanding that it was just middle school. 00:37:56
Yes, back starting in I believe somewhere in mid fall we had received enough requests from people who wanted it to be open to high 00:38:03
school youth that we had made announcement. It's open to high school youth. Today we've only seen I think 1 high school student 00:38:10
stopped by. So it may not be as much on their radar. We have the blurb going out in the PG high school. 00:38:17
Morning bulletin to see if we can get some more interest. We are getting a lot of response from PG high school students who want 00:38:25
to volunteer or work with us for the summer or during the school year. We have quite a good response from there. So that may be 00:38:31
that that's more with their interested in. So we're going to continue reaching out on both avenues. We just wanted the space to be 00:38:37
open and available so that if a student shows up, they're never turned away. 00:38:42
OK. So is this the for the March agenda you noted that there was going to be a discussion on? 00:38:49
High school activities. 00:38:54
OK. Well, thank you so much for that, Katie. 00:38:59
Move along on the. 00:39:02
The next item. 00:39:05
Is recreation board goals for 2024 and I kind of want to modify my recommendation because. 00:39:07
I was just trying to come up with ideas for goals for 2024 and have a discussion about those goals. And it might be that tonight 00:39:17
we don't approve them. We may indeed have a subcommittee and bring it back from March. So we'll see how the discussion goes, but. 00:39:26
I will. 00:39:35
Talk about my talking points and then we can just open it up for public comment in our discussion. So each year the Recreation 00:39:37
board discusses goals for the year which fall under the purview of this committee. In keeping with this annual task, board members 00:39:44
are encouraged to suggest and discuss those goals that are achievable, achievable as well as aspirational. In previous years, 00:39:51
goals such as a physical survey of all PG Park City parks was undertaken. 00:39:57
And rating system provided significant information concerning the amenities and deficiencies of those public parks. 00:40:05
This project, in my opinion, is one that should be ongoing and reviewed and revised as needed, with findings communicated to 00:40:12
public works in the PG City Council. 00:40:17
The parks are the foundation for encouraging residents to enjoy and interact within a natural and recreational setting. 00:40:22
I believe the last review of parks and maintenance issues occurred in 2022. 00:40:30
So I believe an update is needed to ensure residents, families and visitors have access to a safe and I might add, fun park 00:40:35
experience. 00:40:39
Other goals that might be considered fall under the category of unfinished business, and I've already mentioned those. I don't 00:40:45
really need to repeat them, but like the the back. 00:40:50
The ballpark? 00:40:56
The play equipment. 00:40:58
We really want to get that one finalized so that we don't lose that that nice grant that Public Works was able to get for us. 00:41:00
And so, so those are kind of the unfinished business items. I don't know if those are really goals if we just kind of keep those 00:41:09
under unfinished business and tackle them as they come up. 00:41:15
Another goal which I'd like to include for this year is one that could be included as a CIP proposal and would be a model program 00:41:22
in which city youth and kids are involved in planting trees in the city and we do know that we have. 00:41:29
A beautiful tree canopy, but in many ways it's an aging tree canopy and the arborist has identified areas where trees need to be 00:41:37
planted. So I'm kind of thinking that this is kind of a combination almost of rec board and BNRC. 00:41:47
As program for kids, the CIP would request some funding for purchase of trees to be planted in and around parks that have been 00:41:57
identified by the arborist as meeting replacement trees. 00:42:03
We could get a. 00:42:09
To educate briefly and explain how to plant trees for the children who are participating, this could be an annual Arbor Day event 00:42:11
or it could be a more expansive program that occurs monthly, couple times a year, or even something that's incorporated into the 00:42:19
summer rec program as one of the activities the kids get to do. I mean, I really want it to be kind of a fun thing, Nothing 00:42:26
that's, you know, over their heads or too preachy or too educational. 00:42:34
What's something about the parks here? Maybe a little bit about the history of our parks? 00:42:42
Reason why we plant some trees and not other trees in this area and. 00:42:47
It also is a way to get kids outdoors. 00:42:53
And my kids got to do it years ago. They got to do it on a trip to Israel and it was a highlight for them. They was completely 00:42:55
unexpected and got to be taken to a forest and they each got to plant a tree. 00:43:01
So they've never been back to water it, but hopefully that that tree is doing well. 00:43:08
Umm, then one of the other things that I don't know if we can incorporate this or if we just kind of leave it alone is Chautauqua 00:43:13
Hall. 00:43:17
That is. 00:43:22
A facility that's historical, it's really important to the city and I would like to see it in condition so that maybe when we 00:43:24
start proposing activities for adults or high schoolers or other you know youth activities that we want to use it because we've 00:43:32
been a little bit instrumental in the care and feeding of that facility and sort of the upkeep. 00:43:40
Is there anything else? 00:43:50
Ah then, the skate park That has not really been proposed or provided yet to City Council. 00:43:52
But there were some issues that came up. 00:44:00
Perhaps Mr. Gull would talk to us a little bit about that. It was available to read the report on the city website, but he can 00:44:03
update us what you know, what his findings were. And then of course, other goals from everybody here that they'd like to see 00:44:11
incorporated this year, and again, possibly a subcommittee of two members. 00:44:18
Who would bring this back formally next month? 00:44:26
So at this point, I guess we can go out for public comments. 00:44:30
If there is. 00:44:35
We have one hand raised. 00:44:40
OK. Thank you. 00:44:42
Hi, Rebecca. 00:44:45
Hi, good evening again. I'm a little calmer now. I was running the other time I said hello. I really like your goals. 00:44:48
A yes to evaluating the public parks. I think it would be neat to list the type of recreational activities that are available 00:44:57
there in each park and post them either on the city website or your page or both, so that people at a glance, without actually 00:45:03
driving up to Arnett Park for example, would know. 00:45:09
What they were going to be, what was going to be available to him when they got there, yes to Taco hall up upgrades and also if 00:45:16
keeping the pool open would be. 00:45:22
Longer would be awesome. OK, but about the tree planting one, of course. That's why I'm calling, right? 00:45:28
It's like the BNRC and I'm on the tree subcommittee we support very much. 00:45:33
This endeavor, we support it because it aligns with the City Council goals of increasing tree planting to restore the canopy 00:45:39
coverage. It helps mitigate and slow climate change. It gives people planting the trees a feeling of empowerment. They're no 00:45:46
longer helpless in the face of a lot of the anks. 00:45:53
And anxiety we've been experiencing that they're doing something really concrete to help, which helps their mental health. The 00:46:00
anxiety, depression, suicide have been stated by kids as this feeling of helplessness. They don't. 00:46:08
Have something they can get their hands on to do to feel like they're doing something. 00:46:16
And also then it gives them a sense that they're contributing to the beauty of the place where they live, habitat for animals. 00:46:21
When they read about like, animal extinction and get upset, they could be creating habitat for animals in this way. And just 00:46:27
pride. They get to look at what they've done and there's a pride there. Also, just like the ski trip she mentioned, they're making 00:46:33
new friendships through this endeavor. 00:46:38
Especially if you do it, you know, like on a sign up to to meet monthly, it becomes like, you know, Team Tree, the community tree 00:46:47
planting youth group kind. 00:46:51
And those friendships can last a really long time. 00:46:57
I would really be interested in seeing this happen also because in my experience I haven't seen two boards or commissions work 00:47:02
together and to establish. 00:47:07
Like a somewhat of a protocol or to figure out how to do it would be very valuable so that we could do it again and other boards 00:47:16
could work with other boards and help each other out. 00:47:21
I think it'd be interesting also if some of you were thinking, well wait a minute, tree planting isn't recreation. You know, to 00:47:29
have a little bit of a discussion on what is recreation. Some people consider gardening recreation, some people. 00:47:35
Considerate exercise so you know, we're flexible. We would be completely flexible. Walk like if you're going to plant a tree in 00:47:43
George Washington Park, also take a hike through the park if you're going and like Colleen said. 00:47:49
Give a little bit of a history to the park, that kind of thing. 00:47:56
Other parts are smaller, so that wouldn't be quite so much exercise. So what else could we do? And we can get creative, so please 00:47:59
don't think it's just. 00:48:03
Planting a single tree and then you go home. We want to make it. 00:48:07
Memorable. 00:48:12
Activity. 00:48:16
And really that fosters connection and community with the people who are there. 00:48:19
Yes. So our Tree and landscape subcommittee would look really forward to working. 00:48:27
With any subcommittee that. 00:48:33
Decide to do if you want to move forward with. 00:48:36
But anyway, thank you for all your work. 00:48:39
Thank you. 00:48:42
OK. Thank you for that. 00:48:54
All right. We'll take this back to the Commission comments. 00:48:56
Ideas. 00:49:00
Subcommittee. 00:49:02
I think Chautauqua Hall is a necessity. 00:49:05
And I would support whatever we choose or however we can help to get that renovated or whatever needs to be done. 00:49:08
And of course. 00:49:14
Playground equipment we've been working on since Jane. I've since I've been on the board so I sure would like to get that done 00:49:18
too. Otherwise everything looks good to me. 00:49:21
Thank you. 00:49:27
Well, I also would tell you that the WAVE program who has access to a lot of kids. 00:49:28
Is restarting a leadership program for 8th graders kids going into the 8:00? 00:49:32
We had it for three years and. 00:49:37
Attacked our funds pretty good and. 00:49:39
Had that program go away, but that program is coming back and we usually expect between 30 and 60 kids. 00:49:41
For a two week period and we always look for a community project. 00:49:47
And if Katie too, and Katie knows this, but if anytime, it's in. 00:49:51
It's a good group of kids that we're trying to get community minded. That would be a great project for for that group if possible 00:49:56
and I. 00:50:00
Just know that we're available and are looking for those types of opportunities. 00:50:05
You're talking about the the trees, the trees, just planting trees. 00:50:10
A couple comments, Colleen. 00:50:17
In years past, we've tried to do some degree of. 00:50:21
Categorization of goals. 00:50:24
And I think it's really. 00:50:26
To think. 00:50:28
3 levels of goals is how we've done it in the past where we had three, we might call them charter goals. 00:50:31
The first was to. 00:50:38
The quality of Parks and Recreation facilities, so really big picture and then there's different levels of. 00:50:41
Ideas below that The second big charter goal was to increase access and opportunities to recreation activities for PG citizens. 00:50:47
And then the third goal was to improve communication and interaction between city and public and the public on relevant aspects of 00:50:58
the recreation program. So with those three big picture goals, then we went down to I think what we called tasks and we actually 00:51:04
have a Google sheet that that lists these. 00:51:09
And then tasks are things that might be one or two years. 00:51:16
Things like, you know, a playground, equipment or a redesign of a park or the assessment. 00:51:19
Some type of assessment program and then below that we had actual action items that one of the board members could take and that 00:51:28
the hope was let's get this done in the next few months and then let's, you know, check it off the list. 00:51:34
And so we actually have that Google sheet and what's interesting is, you know, we've had this for a few years now and we can 00:51:40
actually see some things that we've completed. 00:51:44
And there is some benefit I think to sing some things that we've completed in the past. We've done the survey where we got the 00:51:47
record, the citizen survey that that Joyce, I think it was one of her first big projects when she, when she joined the city was a 00:51:52
fantastic job she did. 00:51:57
We did the assessment. So we have some degree of of history there and I think it's important for us as a board to recognize that 00:52:03
that you know we're not just. 00:52:09
Doing this, you know, it's not just this one time thing, it's it's really over the course of time. 00:52:16
And and and it also helps us kind of focus on maybe you know if we agree on the three big charter goals then as you mentioned in 00:52:21
the agenda earlier like let's have some some specific mid midterm goals and then let's knock some stuff out, let's let's get some 00:52:27
things done because it feels good and it shows some progress. 00:52:34
Umm, so I do endorse your idea of not. 00:52:42
Finalizing goal recommendations and I think it would be really helpful if the board members had a chance to look at this. 00:52:47
And look at the various levels. And then where we've done this in the past is we've really focused on the second level of like 00:52:55
what's our, what's our. 00:52:59
Year or two year goal? 00:53:06
And then we work with staff to really figure out what's the action item that we can do to, you know, to knock that out. 00:53:08
So I'm happy to go over some of those and I've and I've listed a few of those mid term goals. 00:53:13
For myself. 00:53:18
I'll open up. 00:53:19
Type conversation. 00:53:21
I actually had a question. 00:53:28
Dan go, and that's about the skateboard. I mean the skate park project, she she asks about that. And I don't know if you have any 00:53:32
updates for us. 00:53:36
Absolutely. It's been before the City Council and unfortunately last night it was before the council and it came up at 10:45. So 00:53:40
it's been continued to a future meeting. 00:53:45
Yes, I wanted to talk about that. I I went, I went to the meeting. I was very sad that that the meeting had to end before that was 00:53:54
on the agenda, but. 00:53:59
I was curious about how that was going to carry over given my understanding is that it's it's still a capital improvement project. 00:54:06
But I was wondering, so we don't need to submit it again as a capital improvement project, but I was wondering if we could there's 00:54:19
any way for us to? 00:54:24
Modify it a little bit in its current state if it's listed as a temporary skate park. 00:54:31
Given the the amount of money that it will cost, and given the investment in resurfacing, I don't see why it would be temporary if 00:54:42
we could possibly be just a scaled down skate park, which is my understanding that was the last direction. 00:54:51
In that April 5th meeting of last year, that was the direction of City Council to find. 00:55:00
A site that was already surfaced that. 00:55:08
Was much smaller. 00:55:12
So and wouldn't affect the neighborhoods as much and so I think that that this site proposed is. 00:55:14
You know is we're doing what we were asked to do so, so I'm not sure to Jay's point, how it fits in the hierarchy, how we want to 00:55:21
proceed with that, but. 00:55:27
But yes, how to move forward with that, I'm not exactly sure. I think I'll, I'll start. 00:55:35
Start with that. 00:55:40
Question, and then I may ask the mayor, but at this point it's out of our hands. 00:55:43
We were tasked with doing something. We made a recommendation to City Council. They in. 00:55:51
I gave it back to public. 00:56:00
And now Mr. Go is going to present his findings, his report, which is available for us to read already, and at this point it's up 00:56:02
to the City Council. 00:56:07
And it's not, it's not real favorable. There were there were some pretty big issues. 00:56:13
So, but it is up to the City Council at this point to determine. 00:56:19
Whether anything is going forward? 00:56:25
At this point, it wouldn't be something we would put into a capital improvement project. 00:56:29
City Council decided that. 00:56:36
They want to go ahead with this and then it might be something where where we're working to get the funding for it and I could ask 00:56:39
the mayor if you have something you want to add as a point of clarification or Mr. Go. 00:56:46
I think you've. 00:56:52
What you said is correct and accurate the City Council. 00:56:54
We brought forth. 00:56:59
Recommendations of the rec board. City Council provided direction. 00:57:01
City staff through the city manager to evaluate. 00:57:06
The parking lot at the Youth center, which was one of the. 00:57:11
Locations that the recreation board recommended. 00:57:14
We've begun that process and now. 00:57:17
Umm provided the information to the City Council for further direction. When the council gets an opportunity to hear this before 00:57:21
them, they will do so. 00:57:25
Yes. And then they'll determine at that. 00:57:30
If they want to add this to a capital improvement program. 00:57:33
Is. Thank you so much. Is it possible though that? 00:57:38
That it could be modified a little bit in that it's no longer considered temporary. 00:57:42
Given the investment, because I could understand where perhaps somebody would would not be interested in moving forward given its 00:57:48
temporary status at its current budget, but might consider it. 00:57:54
Might consider spending that amount of money if it is permanent. 00:58:02
What if the recreation board has that desire? They can always bring that forward to the City Council. 00:58:12
I think that that, I mean it's you're an Advisory Board of the City Council if you want to advise the City Council. 00:58:18
With that recommendation, that is absolutely. 00:58:25
Can be your prerogative. 00:58:29
When I don't know how much time we want to dedicate speaking specifically about the skate park if this is, you know, too much 00:58:33
time. But I mean, I understand you were saying that you found it to be problematic. I I. 00:58:39
Didn't see big issues with it to me. I understand that there's parking spaces that would need to be taken away, so we need to. 00:58:46
To replace some some part or some ADA parking. I I feel confident that that that those could be replaced elsewhere nearby and to 00:58:54
me I would prioritize. 00:59:00
Recreation over city parking spaces. I think kids are more important than parking spaces, so. 00:59:07
I personally didn't find it to be have too many issues, but I'd love to if we have time to discuss. 00:59:14
Certainly. 00:59:22
Anybody else? Anybody else? 00:59:25
Have an opinion or want to discuss that? I don't know. Has everybody read? 00:59:27
We've been working on for a long time and we've been wanting. I think what you just said was really good. I would have to agree 00:59:33
with most things, he said. I thought that Colleen was talking more that was problematic with the city. 00:59:38
Council not wanting to do it, not that we couldn't do it, that's how I took that, but I don't know. But I think what you said 00:59:44
Ashley was was true and we all feel that way, so. 00:59:48
It's been something that we've been trying to get done because we felt that the community wanted, a lot of kids in the community 00:59:53
wanted. I think we did a great job. I think Daniel's done a great job too, of trying to push for it. 00:59:58
And I think we still need to push for it, like you just said. So I'm willing to do whatever we need to do to try to continue that. 01:00:03
Goal. I might suggest, then, that we. 01:00:10
People who are very interested turn up at the next City Council meeting when it's on the agenda because that's the opportunity to 01:00:15
make your views known and speak to this directly to the City Council. 01:00:21
Because they'll want to hear what you have to say too. And again, we are advisory. 01:00:28
So and we've done our advisory role in this. 01:00:33
And yes, I want to thank Mr. Go because I do feel that we asked for a further investigation. You know, we didn't accept, you know, 01:00:37
kind of no, there's no place anywhere in the city. So we did ask him to further investigate and research, you know, the potential 01:00:43
for a skate park. 01:00:49
It's anticipated that the skate park will be back before the City Council in the second meeting in March. 01:00:57
Tentatively, as of right now, so keep an eye out on the agenda. 01:01:03
Just a couple comments on this then The on the funding, there was a line item in a previous budget that it was approved and for my 01:01:12
recollection it would require a new budget. 01:01:18
Allocation or approval for that to actually be removed. 01:01:25
And and unbudgeted, I don't know what the term is. However, I understand that the money that was allocated for that was used for 01:01:29
something else. So what is the what status is that funding? 01:01:35
For what was approved? Does it have to actually be officially unapproved? 01:01:41
Or do you now take from whatever money it was used for? This has been a question for me for a few months here. 01:01:46
The original skate park had $158,000 allocated through the Arpan funds, which was the American. 01:01:55
Recovery relief, Public relief. Hackers. 01:02:03
Yes, thank. 01:02:07
That the project was then defunded. 01:02:09
And those funds were added to another CIP project, which were sidewalks on David Ave. What does refunded mean? 01:02:12
It means that the money was extracted out of that CIP project and put into another project through an action of the Council that 01:02:19
said, this project is no longer on the budget. 01:02:24
Affirmative that. 01:02:30
The Council made that action. 01:02:32
I thought I remember a meeting where Councilmember Coletti. 01:02:35
Or one of the council members said, well, we can't actually do that because it has to go through the budgetary process again. 01:02:40
So right now, the skate park has no money. 01:02:46
Associated. 01:02:51
So it's a project that has no funding. 01:02:52
So if it's an approved project that has no funding, no, it's the project's not even approved at this point. 01:02:55
Yes, so if the project got Appro. 01:03:01
And they said. 01:03:05
Build it hypothetical, right? 01:03:08
Then we would have to determine the cost associated with that and do a budget modification. 01:03:11
And add that project into. 01:03:18
The city's fiscal year budget with a monetary value. 01:03:21
And those funds would have to be extracted. 01:03:27
A city. 01:03:31
It seems like we've been given a. 01:03:38
A lot of. 01:03:41
Strung along in a way that that's that sounds like a negative term, but it's really. 01:03:45
It's an ambiguous Gray zone, I feel like. I feel like in the April meeting, like Ashley mentioned, there was direction from the 01:03:50
council that said these sites that you brought don't work. 01:03:56
We want something smaller. 01:04:02
We don't want to I if I recall there was like we don't need to be bound by the 10,000 square foot requirement. Find something 01:04:04
smaller. Find something that is an already paved area. 01:04:09
And we did that. We brought that to the. 01:04:15
And and it's. 01:04:20
A long time and it feels like the rug has been pulled. 01:04:23
That's. 01:04:27
General feeling. 01:04:29
And I feel like it would be unfair to the community after. 01:04:31
Trying to come back. 01:04:35
Meet the request of the council and the City Council to just say sorry this this report says it's not doable, especially when the 01:04:39
cost of. 01:04:44
The improvements to one of the sites we proposed is almost exactly the same cost as what was previously approved. 01:04:51
Whereas before the idea was, well, this, we're going to allocate 150,000 or so. 01:04:59
And we're just going to do an EIR and we're going to do some designs and. 01:05:04
Skate Park group has. 01:05:10
Who knows 700,000 a million dollars? 01:05:12
And now we're seeing some numbers that say, well, we could actually have a skate park for about 150,000. That's remarkable. 01:05:15
And it seems like this needs some discussion and not just a Hey, let's let's get this over with, because we're tired of it. That's 01:05:22
how it feels. 01:05:27
And. 01:05:32
I would endorse your recommendation that if people care about this, they come to the meeting, they engage in the process. So I. 01:05:34
You know, I had issues with how the process was done last time. 01:05:47
And I think that we do have an opportunity to do it better, but I think that it would be. 01:05:51
Unfair to just try to get this, you know, We're tired of it and I would like to caution everybody that we're getting way beyond 01:05:57
rec board goals at the present moment. 01:06:02
Thank you. Thank you and. 01:06:09
Just really really quick so I could wrap this up. 01:06:13
Because I think the mayor wants to say the. 01:06:16
You brought forth an item to the city. 01:06:18
The City Council provided. 01:06:21
We follow through with that direction and the City Council now is going to provide follow-up direction. 01:06:23
That's how the process. 01:06:29
There was no report really. 01:06:31
There was no true assessment on the second site that we requested either. Absolutely there was a true assessment on the 2nd. 01:06:35
And there's more, and we're requesting for them. 01:06:41
Bless the project so we can continue that assessment or absolutely was an assessment. 01:06:46
Please review the report. There absolutely was and I will say one other thing. Ashley and I were at the last meeting when it came 01:06:51
up and one of the things. 01:06:56
That we were hearing while we were in the audience from the City Council is that. 01:07:01
The parents and the kids weren't at that meeting. So it's not just, you know, also this Commission, but when it does come up on 01:07:06
the agenda, we're going to have to have residents if they, if they believe in this or want the council to consider it seriously. 01:07:15
They're going to have to show up to and speak to it. So I think we'll conclude that discussion on the skate park. 01:07:24
How does everybody feel about having a Subcom? 01:07:31
And we can bring back our goals next month. It also gives everybody a chance to think about the goals. We need two members of the 01:07:34
Commission to be on that subcommittee. I'd like to ask Jay to be on it only because he has. 01:07:42
In the past, done this wonderful spreadsheet for us on our levels of goals, what we've achieved, you know, what the three charter 01:07:49
goals were and then the tasks that were associated with those. 01:07:56
So I'd be happy to. My one question on that is. 01:08:04
The Google Sheet is public, anybody can access it, so I don't believe there's any violation of any type of brown act. 01:08:09
My question on this is that you know this is a new technology ish newish technology. 01:08:15
Is there a? 01:08:21
Set of standards or procedures. 01:08:23
Because the idea on that type of document is that it's somewhat dynamic and people can add. 01:08:28
Some ideas to it. So it's it's a Google sheet that doesn't allow for editing, but commenting it does. 01:08:34
And so there's there's like 3 levels of these viewing, commenting, and. 01:08:40
This one is set up so that comments can be made by. 01:08:46
The people who it's shared with I believe and then viewing for everybody else. So I want to, I want to just check on process here 01:08:50
because I don't want to just come back with these with these goals in a month. 01:08:56
It would be better if there was some degree of. 01:09:02
Interaction, but I know that there's brown act. 01:09:05
Rules. So if I could get some guidance from you all that that'd be very helpful. 01:09:09
So yes, if you if you all have access to it and you're commenting, that counts as communication. So you would want to limit it to 01:09:18
just the two members on the subcommittee. 01:09:23
OK. 01:09:28
Volunteer to help. 01:09:33
And then is it permissible for other Commission members to individually communicate and send emails? Say Ashleys come up with some 01:09:39
great goal that she would like to see considered at the March meeting. She can send something in. 01:09:47
Does that work? 01:09:56
Individually so it's not like. 01:09:57
Three members to having a discussion, but it's one person. 01:10:00
You could send it to me and then I could pass it on. We want to avoid having any type of like serial meeting in an e-mail chain. 01:10:09
OK. But I could pass it on to them. OK, thanks for that clarification. Everybody understands. OK, I have a question and it has to 01:10:16
do it with because I think Chautauqua Hall, I agree is, is really important, but is that also out of our hands is Chautauqua Hall. 01:10:24
Public works like if we think it's important, but is this something that we really have any say on, or is it already? 01:10:32
Yeah, as we progress, some public works is going to be submitting capital improvement recommendations to the City Council from the 01:10:40
Chautauqua Hall. 01:10:46
Evaluation. 01:10:52
So there's. 01:10:54
Like immediate actions that need to be taken and. 01:10:55
One to five years, five years to 10 years and we'll be, it's our guideline now moving forward with the facility improvements. So 01:10:59
we'll be requesting. 01:11:04
These improve. 01:11:10
Through public works. But if the recreation board wants to endorse those. 01:11:14
Then that makes it even a little bit stronger. As we develop those, we can inform the recreation board the like. The first step is 01:11:19
exterior paint and like repairing some gutters. By all means, we will be requesting money to do that next year. 01:11:27
Yeah, that type of stuff, because that's like the immediate. We're already started working on some of the decking and stuff like 01:11:36
that, that was. 01:11:39
That's kind of going to be our model moving forward with some of our facilities is doing these facility plans that layout. 01:11:44
Improvements. 01:11:51
OK. 01:11:55
So I do have a couple. 01:11:57
Topics that I would love to just throw out there to spark some ideas and these fall in line with with those 3 charter goals. 01:11:59
One was actually Jimenez idea previously, which was to have these monthly or quarterly or some type of like walkabout sessions at 01:12:07
some public parks. 01:12:11
I thought it was a great idea. 01:12:16
And this really is no cost. It's just a way to engage the community. And so that that was in line with that Charter Goal 3, which 01:12:20
was to. 01:12:23
Communication and. 01:12:28
From the community because obviously it's an empty room here. There's a few people who might be online, but we. 01:12:30
As a way to get real feedback about, you know, what's it. 01:12:37
When you walk around, Arnett Park is. 01:12:41
Is it a good place to be and and you've kind of got to be there. I think it's much more effective. So that was one that that I 01:12:43
would love to put in that. 01:12:47
That, that second category. 01:12:51
A big one that Charlie Gibson and I pushed two years ago. We pushed again this last year is an open space plan. It is so critical 01:12:54
and I think so many of the challenges we've had in the past with. 01:13:01
The. 01:13:07
With Dog Park we've had these ideas, but because we don't have a good idea of our open space and even how we define. 01:13:08
Open space versus recreation versus conservation space. I know that BNRC and. 01:13:17
Rick has had have had discussions about the boundaries. 01:13:23
Where does Rex start and stop at George Washington Park. 01:13:26
Discussions we had last month with the. 01:13:31
Was it the Enchanted Forest or something that was wanted to be done in in Rip Van Winkle Park? So many of these discussions we 01:13:35
have is it a trail? Well, is it the wreck trailer? Is it a trail in the woods? And how we deal with these questions is so much is 01:13:40
so dependent on what we. 01:13:46
Our inventory, what we have and then we can continue the assessment, the inventory assessment which is which was a great success. 01:13:51
But I I. 01:14:00
Hope that this becomes a CIP project. It's been on the year, it's been on the list two years in a row and it continues to get shot 01:14:02
down and I think that. 01:14:06
It was a big mistake to to not do it in the past and I really hope we have that. 01:14:10
And then the other, I've got a couple of other big picture goals that they're in line. We've had these on the on the on the Google 01:14:16
sheet for a few years collaboration with PG, USD. We've seen really great success from the beginning of that and it looks like 01:14:21
it's getting stronger. 01:14:26
There's there's a lot that could be done there. Everything from. 01:14:33
More use of the fields for things like soccer program, track program. 01:14:37
Access to the fields year round. There's still an open question of now that we have a soccer program. 01:14:43
OK, well. 01:14:49
Fields at Robert. 01:14:51
And at Forest Grove that are in pretty bad shape. 01:14:53
There's no goals. The grass is in not great. 01:14:56
It would be way cheaper for us. 01:15:01
To provide soccer. 01:15:04
Improving those existing fields. 01:15:06
Then it would be to try to create our own field. 01:15:09
The joint use. 01:15:12
Has language that says the city can improve. 01:15:14
PG USD. 01:15:20
Basically can pay money to improve them if there is a if there's this joint use. So we have the ability now because we have a 01:15:22
soccer program to improve fields there. I think that this this subcommittee with the PGSD is a perfect forum to actually talk 01:15:28
about that. 01:15:34
And so I would love to see that as a as a goal that we really push for over the next few years. 01:15:40
And then a couple more on the the the feedback that big Charter goal. 01:15:48
The survey that that the city did a few years ago, like I said that Joyce spearheaded, it was a great, it was a great first data 01:15:54
point. 01:15:58
It's been five years or so now, four or five years. Let's do another round of that. We have all the questions we have the. 01:16:02
Hopefully the website. Hopefully you just turn it back. 01:16:10
Let's see how our citizens feel after four or five years and let's start tracking this overtime. And are we making progress? 01:16:13
That's the whole point of these surveys. 01:16:17
And then the last one is just to improve access, there are still. 01:16:22
Places where you go. 01:16:27
You want to go play tennis at the at the Community Center for the weekend and you you can't go to the bathroom. We've got to make 01:16:30
our recreation facilities, not just. 01:16:35
The tennis court, but everything that goes into, you know, if you want to have an afternoon there. 01:16:40
Bathrooms at. 01:16:47
I I think the ones that lovers point are now. 01:16:50
Open, correct me if I'm wrong, there's there's normally a line at the one at the pool. So just some questions like that where we 01:16:53
when we talk about access, we're talking about complete, complete access. So those are some of the ideas I have. 01:16:59
Add those, I'll send those to you for the notes if you want, and then over the next month feel free to, you know. 01:17:07
Add on to those ideas or. 01:17:14
Comment on. 01:17:17
OK. Thank you. And we can send those to Katie and then she'll communicate back to the subcommittee. 01:17:19
OK. I'd like to move on to the last agenda item, which is CI PS for this year. 01:17:26
And Katie will present that. 01:17:33
Capital. 01:17:39
OK. The item before you tonight is the fiscal year 2425 capital improvements. 01:18:03
You know, we have put together a small slideshow for this, just to kind of explain. 01:18:08
To explain for those who are watching or may not be familiar with the CIP process. 01:18:14
OK. So the CIP process prior to the start of each fiscal year, the city adopts an annual budget. There's two primary components to 01:18:29
this budget. 01:18:33
The capital improvement plan or CIP and the operating budget? 01:18:38
City Council Policy 400-6 Budget and Financial Management, defines a capital improvement or asset as buildings, machinery or 01:18:42
equipment with an original cost in excess of $5000 and a useful life of three years or more. 01:18:49
The CIP is a long range plan that identifies capital projects, provides implementation schedule, identifies project financing. 01:18:59
Links projects to council strategic goals and initiatives. 01:19:09
Links capital projects to. 01:19:13
And provides project information and justification. 01:19:16
Adopting a CIP allows for a systematic and comparative evaluation of potential projects. The CIP serves as a public relations and 01:19:24
economic development tool. It focuses on preserving infrastructure while ensuring efficient use of public funds. It promotes 01:19:31
coordination of projects across city departments, and it helps identify efforts that may qualify for alternative funding. 01:19:38
For the fiscal year 2425, CIP staff is soliciting input from boards and commissions. Public Works released the CIP call for 01:19:50
projects in mid January. They anticipated accepting projects until March 18th. 01:19:57
The Rec board can discuss projects this evening and formalize submissions. 01:20:04
After a submission period is closed, the City Manager, Administrative Services and Public Works Department will review and 01:20:08
prioritize the projects. 01:20:11
A recommended project list will be presented to City Council for review, input and final approval. 01:20:16
So the recommendation before you tonight is to provide the Chair with direction on fiscal year 2425 CIP project submission ideas 01:20:21
on behalf of the REC Board. 01:20:26
I'd be happy to add the projects that you guys submitted last year. Just a quick update, you guys last year added the Parks and 01:20:34
open space plan. 01:20:38
Commissioner Tully suggest. 01:20:44
About George Washington Park Master Plan and Review for the Recreation Area of the. 01:20:46
Of the parks, of the playground area. 01:20:53
You also submitted George Washington Park stormwater improvements. 01:20:57
Because the field gets very wet, there was the intent of that was to try to capture. 01:21:01
Water the storm water before it entered the field. Athletic field repairs as commissioner totally alluded to a little bit before, 01:21:07
not only on the city facilities but. 01:21:13
All fields around. 01:21:19
And then of course, the Chinese Tea House, which we're moving forward with and we've been working already with the Monterey Bay 01:21:23
Chinese Association and we'll be bringing back some information on that item in March. 01:21:29
I think that's moving forward already. 01:21:36
And I think the council, it's already been before the council, the tea house. 01:21:39
They've asked staff. 01:21:44
Work with the organization and find other locations and bring that back to them. So those are the items you guys submitted last 01:21:47
year. 01:21:50
OK. Thank you for that. Do we have any public? 01:21:58
No hands are raised. 01:22:08
OK. Thank you. We'll bring it back to the Commission members. 01:22:10
Suggestions for CIPS this year? 01:22:14
Well, I I like our. 01:22:22
Projects that we proposed last year that didn't get funded. 01:22:24
I think we all probably agree on the open space study. It is something that we've been wanting to do for several years. 01:22:30
I do also like the idea of the Chinese Pavilion project and how we can support that financially. 01:22:39
And of course. 01:22:46
You know, one of my goals is if we can do start doing something with with kids and planting trees. 01:22:47
So those. 01:22:53
And of course storm water project is significant as well, so those would be my suggestions, but I'm interested to hear what all of 01:22:57
you have to say and if you want to discuss those or have other ideas. 01:23:03
Can I I wanted to ask the open space study, what does that entail? Who would do that? How much would that cost in comparison? For 01:23:10
example, obviously storm water improvement is more concrete and we can get a number. So I'm curious about that the costs and then 01:23:16
athletic field repair, same thing, it's sort of the. 01:23:22
More Gray area versus actual improvements and. 01:23:29
That would help in my decision making. 01:23:34
I think a couple inputs and Dan, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. 01:23:38
I think the last. 01:23:43
Was the Elmer? 01:23:45
Gazebo that was approved for 12,500 or so, and then it said, well, we can't even do it for this and it sort of morphed into the 01:23:47
Chinese pavilion. 01:23:51
The athletic field repair, some of it did get funded like the backstop and I think a couple of other elements were were were 01:23:57
funded. They were fairly small dollar if I remember. 01:24:03
Or was it just the backstop? 01:24:10
The Backs Commissioner told the. 01:24:12
The backstop was funded. 01:24:15
And that was noted, I believe in. 01:24:18
Facility or parks improvement plan that you guys did as a project? 01:24:21
That had some funding and then we received the grant to go with it. 01:24:26
And that project. 01:24:30
To anticipate it be comple. 01:24:33
June. 01:24:35
The gazebo at El Murray **** Park still has that funding associated with them, kind of waiting to see what's going to happen with 01:24:38
the tea house. 01:24:43
Otherwise, yeah, those other projects I. 01:24:51
Noted. I mean I still have all the probably have all the project sheets for them and stuff. 01:24:54
Yeah. I think the open space study, I think we had put a number of somewhere around 150,000 or so and it was. 01:25:00
I have that right here. You could spend a lot on that or you could do different levels of like, well, let's just do first our 01:25:06
inventory and mapping and. 01:25:10
There it's tricky to. 01:25:16
Put together. 01:25:17
A very detailed scope because of. 01:25:19
In depth you could go on that, that would. 01:25:21
It would be great to get some examples, maybe from other cities to see what level would be appropriate, but I would really defer 01:25:25
to. 01:25:28
City Master planning or DPW to figure out like what is the first step. 01:25:33
But I think for us what we would. 01:25:38
Convey to the city is what's our goal from it and if it's just so that we can actually move forward on other. 01:25:40
Some not contentious project, Well, in some cases contentious projects, but things like that people have requested for years. Like 01:25:48
a dog park where. 01:25:53
What? What can you, you know what's what are the options? 01:25:58
The one that we didn't, I don't even think. 01:26:02
Really anywhere on the budget was the storm water improvements. There were there were two ideas there. One was that the field gets 01:26:05
really soggy. 01:26:08
And there was some French drain work that had been done last year to try to support that. The other was, though, on the far side, 01:26:12
on the side, away from cynics. There's just so much washout from of the dirt at George Washington Park. And there was some request 01:26:19
or goal to try to improve some of that because there's so much of the erosion that goes down to what? 01:26:26
That Melrose St. or down toward 17 Mile Drive. 01:26:33
So it's a. It's a. That's a tricky 1. 01:26:38
But and I don't know if it's. 01:26:41
I mean, we put in those CIP projects and we put in the dollar amount, but I didn't feel like we were ever in a. 01:26:44
Good position. 01:26:49
Come up with a. 01:26:51
It was just sort of a, you know, a swag. 01:26:52
Love your input on that, Dan, because that's all the challenge I have too when we're doing something right without engineers 01:26:58
looking at it, especially like a stormwater project and what it entails. 01:27:02
Your challenge is trying to. 01:27:08
Dollar value to a. 01:27:11
It really is. 01:27:14
A parks and open space plan. I mean you can scale the scope to meet your dollar value. 01:27:16
But a stormwater project? 01:27:23
Scale the scope to meet your. 01:27:26
It's the. 01:27:29
You bid it out and it is what it is. 01:27:32
You could have options. I'm assuming you could say, well let's do the field that's really focused on not having a really soggy 01:27:37
field and then let's work on the other side maybe, if that's a secondary priority. So I think for us it's you know. 01:27:43
Maybe we would have a meeting with PG Pony. Might be a really good place to start and say what's really the issue there? Is it 01:27:50
only soggy? 01:27:54
In the field for maybe a month and can you defer that and is it more important to deal with the? 01:27:58
The erosion on the other side. 01:28:04
But. 01:28:07
Hey, anybody else? 01:28:13
Well, I agree that these things are really the priority because thinking through. 01:28:16
Other things we could do at George Washington, for example. 01:28:23
You're prioritizing is really smart. 01:29:11
So some feedback on that. A pump track in George Washington Park was on our CIP plan in I think 2016. 01:29:13
And at that point, it might be in 2017 at that point? 01:29:20
We were given guidance. We have to do a master plan 1st and the master plan then was approved in the 2019 budget. 01:29:23
And it was going. 01:29:31
And then COVID hit and we did and we had I think there was 75,000 approved for. 01:29:33
That that master plan. 01:29:38
It might have been 100. It was a good. It was a really, we were really excited, like, all right, we're going to have this 01:29:39
foundation and then we can go forward and talk about things like a dog park or a pump track. The skate park had never even come up 01:29:43
yet. 01:29:47
That was so. I would love to see the George Washington master plan come back. 01:29:51
Charlie's recommendation a couple years ago was before you do the master plan, you got to do the open space study. Well, you got 01:29:56
to where do you start here. So it's really challenging, but if I do think the open place space study is the place to start and I 01:30:02
think either either soon after that or maybe can currently do some type. 01:30:08
George Washington, Master. 01:30:14
But maybe by the time we have grandkids, we'll see something happen there, yes? 01:30:17
Yeah. 01:30:21
I've been on this committee too long. 01:30:27
Institutional knowledge. 01:30:31
Well, would anybody like to make a motion for some of these to get them on a list? 01:30:38
I then I'm not sure if the next step is that I work with Katie or Dan and. 01:30:46
Figuring something out that we can. 01:30:54
By the deadline. 01:30:58
Think that approach will be fine. Like I say, I probably have some missions from last year. 01:31:01
For some of these, So if you want to resubmit like the George Washington Plan, review and design. 01:31:06
We've done work on that already. 01:31:13
Mm-hmm. So we could resubmit that, you know, just as an example, so I could provide that to you. 01:31:15
Whoever the If the board says yes, let's. 01:31:21
Chairman. 01:31:25
Prepare a few of. 01:31:26
I could submit what we've already done, or submit the forms to you. It's all online. It's fairly easy to. 01:31:28
Fill them out and submit them. Joyce does a good job. 01:31:36
OK. 01:31:39
Is any, well, maybe I should go through these and and just informally get a little show of hands on some of these projects that 01:31:45
we're talking about. 01:31:49
Chinese Pavilion project. 01:31:55
Is. I guess the question would be is is. Are we looking at more than the? 01:32:00
12,500 that's already been allocated or is that the contribution? I I would definitely endorse that and I guess depending on the 01:32:05
result like you said then of of where they choose, it really makes sense to do that if the Pavilion or the Tea House is going to 01:32:10
be at Elm Murray **** Park. 01:32:16
I'm just going to interrupt for just a second. Last year toward the end of the year, Dan did tell us that we had $20,000. At that 01:32:23
time. We talked about the maybe dedicating that to the Chinese pavilion. We never officially voted on that. 01:32:30
If we did have a motion for that and approve that, we could take that off and just say that's that's our support of that project 01:32:38
going forward. We don't know what the location is going to be and it might not be spent for a while because talking to Mr. Shaw. 01:32:47
They have to do their fundraising, but he's been very actively or you know, organizing that aspect of it. 01:32:58
So would anybody like to make a motion about that those funds, because I'm assuming those funds are still available to us, right? 01:33:06
Umm. 01:33:14
I would have to check if I'm not sure if those were ARPA funds or what, What? 01:33:16
Balance that was from but I would have to check, but regardless I think the endorsement of the project from the rec board. 01:33:21
Would be go a very long ways. 01:33:29
All right. I would certainly go ahead. I'm sorry. I was just going to move that. We do endorse the project. Yeah, whatever level 01:33:33
that needs to be. 01:33:37
Can I ask a question still? Of course. Can we make the endorsement contingent that it's at the Elm Murray ****? 01:33:43
Well, it would probably be at another park. 01:33:53
You like that? 01:33:56
Site. We're looking at a couple locations. 01:33:57
So OK has. 01:34:02
Garden area behind the museum been eliminated. 01:34:07
By public works and recreation, no. 01:34:13
It hasn't been eliminated yet until the City Council. 01:34:19
Less loc. 01:34:23
You're in the museum has. 01:34:28
Whole plan for their backyard. That's what I thought. They've raised quite a bit of money through Monterey County gives. I thought 01:34:30
they had about 80,000 to do their own thing they do. 01:34:35
The City Council asked us to evaluate that location, so. 01:34:40
All right. So I think Ashley's point is well taken. I think so too, because we might not want. 01:34:44
Dominic. 01:34:51
**** Park is a recreation. 01:34:53
Facility if I'm not going to be at A and and something needs to happen with that gazebo because I think it's a public hazard right 01:34:55
now. 01:34:58
So can we go with? 01:35:06
Darrell's recommendation with Actually's contingency first, I said. 01:35:09
Yes. 01:35:18
Yeah, I second Ashley's. 01:35:21
Take a vote. All in favor, please say aye. 01:35:26
It passes unanimously. 01:35:30
Are we going to go through 1 by 1? 01:35:33
The open space. 01:35:37
This is something that has been identified. 01:35:39
Of. 01:35:43
Going forward as a city. 01:35:45
Does anybody want to make a motion that that's one of our CIP proposals this year? 01:35:49
One question on that is on the CIP form, they do ask for a dollar amount. 01:35:55
Do we need to? 01:35:59
An upper limit or. 01:36:01
How important is that, Dan? And do we do a range or like what are we, what's our responsibility there? 01:36:03
Last year you put 20 to 35,000. 01:36:21
Only only. 01:36:25
I don't even think we get somebody to sniff it for that. 01:36:29
Let's let's propose a number. 01:36:35
Should we say 50? Should we say 70? 01:36:38
And and see what we could do with that. I mean I think Dan's point earlier was, was also well taken that you could set a number 01:36:42
and then you could limit the scope to that if you want to say that. 01:36:48
Either do a do a very shallow survey across the whole city. 01:36:54
Or do you want to do some type of like? 01:36:58
Template of and and this was I think one of the ideas with GW Park was saying well let's do sort of an example of what we would do 01:37:01
with that park but use it as a basis for doing this open space but. 01:37:07
There was really a feeling that you have to do some type of broad survey first. 01:37:15
And define things like what is recreation area versus open space versus conservation. 01:37:20
Do some degree of mapping. 01:37:26
Because we couldn't even find maps that show. 01:37:28
What the city? 01:37:31
So I I. 01:37:33
I would put out $100,000 just as a number to say. 01:37:35
If the city can make that work. 01:37:38
Get as much as you can out of that with some type of. 01:37:40
OK. Do I hear motion on that, Jay? 01:37:46
Can I just say that's my motion of open space plan for 100,000 and again I didn't. The reason I asked previous about the money is 01:37:49
that I didn't think our committee had any. 01:37:55
Really. Her view? 01:38:00
Allowance on doing things with dollar values and that's why I was always confused by we had to put a number on the CIP. 01:38:04
And you you don't have the ability to allocate money to something. 01:38:11
But you have the ability to make a recommendation to the City Council to allocate an appropriate fund towards something, if that 01:38:17
makes sense. Thanks. 01:38:22
So that's what you'd be doing here. 01:38:28
Do I hear a second? 01:38:32
I second that motion. 01:38:33
OK, all in favor, please say aye, aye. 01:38:35
OK. 01:38:42
The tree plan. 01:38:45
That would be. That would be a less expensive one because it could be something that could be folded in. 01:38:47
To existing recreation programs, you know, it could be a standalone where we do. 01:38:52
And I'd be happy to do that, reach out to the museum, reach out to BNRC and kind of put our heads together and make it something 01:39:00
that I want to make it fun, but also educational. 01:39:06
As appropriate for the age group of the kids who are participating. So I would say $10,000 would be something that. 01:39:13
Might be some good seed money to see if we could start the project and see if there's some interest. 01:39:22
I have to make my own motion. 01:39:31
I move that we submit a CIP for Tree Planning Model program for an amount of $10,000. 01:39:35
I second it. I guess the one caveat I would like to add is that that there's some allowance for continued watering. 01:39:45
Because that's where some of the tree planting in the past has failed is. 01:39:52
We haven't continued. 01:39:56
With the watering, thank you, understood and and we would break children's hearts if their tree dies. 01:39:58
Public works. 01:40:06
And and I will say, I know that at George Washington Park there there is a tree planting like volunteer effort. I mean I see them 01:40:09
planting and watering regularly so to work. 01:40:14
But I don't know if it's an official or unofficial subcommittee that does not. Is that my understanding is pretty unofficial. It's 01:40:21
it's a group of really dedicated volunteers. 01:40:26
If we are planting trees, it probably will be in George Washington Park only because there is a very active group, OK, and we 01:40:31
might want to do it in some of the other parks. 01:40:36
Because it'll be easier for kids to find their tree and point it out, too. So that's just. Yeah, OK. On the top of my head. So do 01:40:43
we have a second on that? You seconded, Jay. Thank you. Could we have a vote on that, please? Everybody in favor. Say aye. Aye. 01:40:50
OK, it passes. 01:40:58
And. 01:41:02
Well then we still have George Washington master plan although. 01:41:06
You're saying open space should come first or? 01:41:10
Stormwater project. In which case we really do need to. 01:41:13
To have a communication. 01:41:18
Pony. 01:41:21
And kind of find out what the needs are Or is public works already pretty aware from people with Pony League saying what they need 01:41:24
or complaints? 01:41:29
Andy is pretty in tune to it. 01:41:35
Though every field we have right now is. 01:41:38
Right though, we mow. 01:41:41
For the first time in like a month, which was great. 01:41:43
OK, so we don't really need any input, because he's already sort of. 01:41:46
Our person who communicates. 01:41:53
Conditions. 01:41:55
Our games cancelled because, I mean because it's not raining but the fields are just too wet, so they have to cancel games. Or are 01:41:57
there always some suitable fields to? 01:42:02
The first high school softball game was. 01:42:08
OK, it was supposed to be on. 01:42:11
And. 01:42:13
All right. Really good on Tuesday. 01:42:15
Yeah, my understanding is Pony hasn't started games yet this season. They're still in spring training. And my understanding also 01:42:18
with PG Pony is they desperately need those fields to drain better at George Washington because they're starting to play Bronco at 01:42:25
George Washington because the PG High softball team is is practicing, practicing and playing games now at Muni and so it's pushing 01:42:33
Bronco. 01:42:40
To George Washington and previously, because it was just Pinto. 01:42:49
And Mustang playing at George Washington. 01:42:53
The outfield wasn't really used as much and now it's going to be used much more now that Bronco is going to be playing. So they 01:42:56
really pony really, really would love those fields to to get cleaned up at George Washington as soon as possible. 01:43:03
And if I can jump in, we have tasked Andy or sports coordinator with monitoring all of the fields, all three, all three baseball 01:43:11
fields. He checks them on a regular basis and then reports back to me. He is part of his goal. His tasks are to check in. He is in 01:43:20
regular contact with PG High School as well as Pony and like daily contact with them getting those. 01:43:28
Getting their needs, getting what they need, reporting that back to public works. So he would be a good part for that. We have 01:43:37
specifically tasked that as part of what he does for our department. 01:43:41
OK, Has there ever been an evaluation of an artificial turf at any of those fields? I know that it can be controversial, but we 01:43:47
have it at. 01:43:51
High school field and that was why we were able to play. 01:43:56
Weekend. 01:44:00
I mean it would be a much higher dollar amount I. 01:44:02
But has that ever been evaluated? 01:44:05
We've never evaluated it. I've had the discussions with PG Pony about converting George Washington Park at one time. 01:44:08
But it never went anywhere. 01:44:15
OK, hearing what we're hearing from you, Ashley, and from Public Works. 01:44:20
I'm inclined to. 01:44:25
Want to submit something on on the field at George Washington Park instead of George Washington Park? 01:44:27
Master plan only because it seems like an immediate need and it's a recreational. It's it's clearly a recreational need for the 01:44:36
kids. 01:44:40
So we can have a motion on that as a possible CIP and again the amount. 01:44:46
We say 50,000. 01:44:54
That's initially what I was thinking. I mean, any work I do is gonna have to be prevailing wage. It's gonna cost a little bit. I 01:44:57
was thinking something like that, OK, Probably have to get an engineer involved if putting in some type of drain. 01:45:03
But that's a very good starting point. 01:45:10
Mm-hmm. I I mean, I kind of see. 01:45:13
This could be a year of some really nice things happening in George Washington Park because we could have, we're going to get that 01:45:16
play equipment for the younger children and then the storm water project and we'd really be making some significant improvements. 01:45:23
Is there a limit to how many capital improvement projects we can request? 01:45:32
Or to submit. 01:45:37
I don't think so, but realistically. 01:45:39
I'm sorry, I didn't catch that. Was this GW Park master plan? No, it's it's just doing the storm water. 01:45:45
And drainage issues at George Washington. 01:45:52
For Pony and Bronco games. 01:45:57
More specifically, the ball field, ball field. 01:46:01
Let's capture the water before it gets. 01:46:06
Yeah. 01:46:08
I'll second. 01:46:13
All in favor, please say aye, aye. 01:46:17
OK, so we have. 01:46:20
Submissions or capital improvement projects? 01:46:24
Four, Well. 01:46:28
Open space. 01:46:31
Tree planting stormwater. 01:46:34
The tree how I mean. 01:46:37
The Chinese Pavilion project is just a motion to endorse it. It doesn't have money allocated to it by us right now, does it? 01:46:40
That's, that's correct. But I think that endorsement will go a long ways, OK. And that endorsement would be the Elmarie **** but 01:46:52
we'll bring forward. 01:46:57
A presentation on that at your next meeting. 01:47:03
And we could alter after the presentation if we could, I don't mean to interrupt, we could alter something. 01:47:08
Because you meet right after submissions, we'll still be working. 01:47:14
OK. Yeah. 01:47:17
All right. And the last one we had last year was athletic field repairs and it included purchase of things like goals. So I know 01:47:18
that with the youth soccer program this year. 01:47:23
They had very, very small little pug goals, but it looks like as you go up, I don't know if I don't think you had any teams that 01:47:28
were in the 10/5 to 10 year old or upper ages, but you definitely need bigger goals for that. They're not that expensive, but I 01:47:34
think a purchase of a few of them would exceed the $5000 limit. 01:47:39
Question on is equipment at this $8000 SO limit considered CIP or is it purchase of equipment or can we just put in for a $10,000? 01:47:45
Growing the. 01:47:56
Equipment and capability of the sports program for whatever needs you have. 01:47:59
I think you could suggest something like that, sure. 01:48:13
I, I think that will fall more under equipment and operations, yeah. But as we if you submit it and as we work through. 01:48:17
Capital improvements with city manager. 01:48:26
And finance. 01:48:29
And we're working through the budget. 01:48:31
Discuss shifting that into an operations. 01:48:34
An outlay. 01:48:39
Project because it's equipment instead of like a physical improvement. So that makes sense totally. 01:48:41
I would, I would move then that we allocate 10,000 for the equipment outlay for to to keep the sports program growing. 01:48:47
I second. 01:48:55
We'll take a vote on that. All in favor, please say aye. Aye passes unanimously. 01:48:58
That'd be a big one. 01:49:04
Yeah. 01:49:06
OK, that that wraps up our meeting. I want to thank the mayor for staying and I want to thank the staff. Next month we'll be 01:49:09
meeting at 4:00 PM. So thank you very much, Dan and Katie. And this meeting is adjourned at seven, was it 50 or 51? 01:49:18
Thank you. 01:49:28
Yeah. 01:49:32
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Thank you. OK, we'll call this meeting to order of the rec board and we can start with roll call. 00:00:01
Member Smith. 00:00:16
Here member. 00:00:18
Member wiseb. 00:00:21
Member gamble here. 00:00:23
And Chair Goldsmith. 00:00:25
Thank you. 00:00:27
We'll start with the approval of the agenda. Does anybody have any changes? 00:00:29
If not, we have an emotion to approve the agenda. 00:00:40
I motion to approve. 00:00:44
A second. 00:00:47
All in favor, please say. 00:00:49
Aye. 00:00:52
Next we're going to go to board and staff announcements. Katie, did you want to start with staff announcements? 00:00:55
If you're not ready, we can. 00:01:04
Everything first OK? 00:01:06
OK, we have quite a few today. The 1st is just we wanted to give a thanks for the storm response. So just. 00:01:09
Thank you to the City services for all of the response to the recent storm and power outages. A special thanks to Fire PD Public 00:01:16
Works and PG E for their round their clock worked in response to the safety hazards. 00:01:22
And then another special thank you to Monterey County Department of Emergency. 00:01:28
California State Parks Asylum are conference grounds and the City of Pacific Grove Recreation staff for their efforts in running 00:01:33
the warming and charging centers. 00:01:37
And then we would like to say a warm welcome to our rec intern, Jasmine Meyer. She'll be with us for the spring. She comes to us 00:01:44
from Germany, and she has been observing our programs. She sat in on City Council. She's watched a couple of the rec. 00:01:52
Meeting so far and she's learning a lot about our program and she's going to have several projects that will be working with her 00:02:00
on and we're very excited to have her on board this spring. 00:02:04
We want to offer our congratulations to Stephanie, our previous recreation coordinator. She was recently promoted to management 00:02:09
analyst in the City Manager's office. 00:02:14
Stephanie played a critical role in helping navigate the recreation department through COVID, helping to restore our programs and 00:02:18
services after we reopened. 00:02:22
And then launching the ELLP program last summer. We will miss her dearly, but we are very excited for her new role in this 00:02:26
wonderful opportunity. So if you see her, make sure to give her congratulations. 00:02:31
Staff hiring. We just closed the 30 hour recreation coordinator position. We'll give you more updates as soon as that process is 00:02:38
finished. 00:02:42
We have a 40 hour position recreation quarter position open that will close March 3rd. That is up on the HR web page. 00:02:47
And then we're also hiring for summer staff. So we are currently looking for lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors. 00:02:56
And camp counselors who would like to specifically work in field. 00:03:02
The application is. 00:03:05
Yeah, is www.cityofpg.org/jobs. 00:03:07
The positions will be open until filled, so we're encouraging all applicants to apply as early as possible. 00:03:14
And we'd like to give a special thanks to PG USD for helping us with our recruiting efforts. We were on campus today and they were 00:03:20
a huge help in getting the word out to all the students. We'll be returning to the PGSD campus next week and we'll continue the 00:03:25
recruiting efforts around town. 00:03:31
Our soccer. 00:03:39
Finished out. So we're a junior soccer program and our youth Soccer League finished out the season on February. 00:03:41
The weather gave us a break and allowed us for one final sunny day of games and awards at the PGI Stadium. We'd like to thank our 00:03:46
sports coordinator, recreation staff, volunteer coaches, public works staff, MP USD for the support throughout. 00:03:53
An article in the city manager's report and a presentation at Rec Board will both be coming in March. 00:04:01
We have an announcement for a new sports program. We're excited to announce that we will be running youth track and field. This 00:04:07
program will be for youth ages 5 to 14 years of age. 00:04:11
Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the PG High School Track Track meets will be held on Saturdays. 00:04:17
Registration information is currently on our website and registration opens March. 00:04:23
And the program starts April 2nd. 00:04:28
And then finally, summer. 00:04:32
And all the information will be on our website and we'll also post it on our social media. 00:05:07
And that's my announcement. 00:05:12
Thank you very much. 00:05:15
Turning to board announcements to does anybody have any announcements? 00:05:17
Jay Sure. I'd just like to reiterate what Katie said about the soccer program. Send an e-mail to you and and Andy today. It was 00:05:23
really wonderful to see the kids and families out there. What a great end to the season, and I definitely was. 00:05:30
Awesome to see them at PGUSD. 00:05:37
The field is fantastic, ample space and it was just a really, I think I had checked my my old notes. It was like November of 2017, 00:05:39
my maybe 18 since we last had soccer, youth soccer and PG. So it was really great to see. So thank you so much for making that 00:05:45
happen. 00:05:50
Any other board comments? 00:05:58
OK. I have a few comments. I just wanted to provide everybody on the Commission with some updates. 00:06:02
Because they're not on the agenda. 00:06:08
Tonight, But there are also things that you're all aware of or partially aware of what's been happening. The Chinese pavilion 00:06:11
project, that's Amy Colony working with the Monterey Bay Chinese Association. 00:06:17
And I talked to Charles Shaw and he advised that there's going to be a site meeting this Monday, February 26, to view an 00:06:24
alternative site for the construction of the Chinese pavilion. 00:06:30
And elmarie **** open space is still being. 00:06:36
Then we have the backstop insulation for Dan Go. 00:06:41
That is scheduled for installation at the conclusion of the PG High School and PG Pony Baseball and softball season. 00:06:45
George Washington Park RFP for playground equipment. 00:06:54
This was supposed to be on February agenda, but Public Works is advised to be placed on the March agenda. 00:06:59
There's some urgency for our Commission to make a recommendation on the choice of play equipment due to grant monies that were 00:07:05
awarded. 00:07:09
Chautauqua. 00:07:14
Probably most of you already know that an outside consultant was brought in to provide an extensive review of the physical 00:07:16
condition of the building. 00:07:20
The report was around 60 pages. It's available on the city website to read. 00:07:24
I asked for this item to be on the agenda because Chautauqua is used by a variety of groups, including Recreation Scouts. 00:07:29
There are suggestions by the consultant on some urgent issues requiring repair and attention. 00:07:37
The condition of this historical building is important for future use by PG Youth and also adult recreation. 00:07:43
Ben Youth Center Recreation for Older Teens and Adult Rec. Activities at the Community Center and Chautauqua. This item is being 00:07:51
placed at the request of the Rec Department on the March agenda. 00:07:57
There have been some complaints voiced at City Council meetings that older teens do not have access to the youth center, nor are 00:08:04
there other recreational offerings. 00:08:09
Recreation Manager Clark is aware of this and she'll provide an update our next meeting. 00:08:16
Last item I have is pickle. 00:08:22
Public Works Director Dan Go has been actively working on procedures of Community Center. 00:08:25
And with the REC staff to address concerns by residents in the neighborhood. 00:08:31
Some of these procedures include quiet paddle equipment at the Community Center office for use by residents. 00:08:36
Procedures for putting up and taking down the pickleball N. 00:08:43
Landscaping at the tennis courts, Logging in of complaints and meetings with Josh. Join at PGU Unified School District for 00:08:47
regarding use of the tennis courts at the high school. 00:08:53
Possibly for the adult education pickleball classes that are. 00:09:00
And that concludes my. 00:09:05
General liaison? That would be Nick Smith. 00:09:13
He's not. Is he available? 00:09:16
He's not online then? 00:09:20
OK, so just. 00:09:22
Nick is absent today and then we'll move on to general public comment. 00:09:25
If there is anybody who'd like to make some comments including. 00:09:30
No hands. 00:09:43
OK. Thank you for that. 00:09:44
The minutes, were they going to go on for the next meeting? OK, so we're not going to deal with approval of the minutes. We will 00:09:50
approve those minutes at the March meeting. 00:09:55
And we can now move forward to the regular. 00:10:01
Item 7A is selection of officers. 00:10:04
Katie, did you want to say anything about that first? Thank you. 00:10:10
OK, this is item 7A, Selection of officers. So following the Board, Committees and commissions handbook, officers should be 00:10:15
elected at the first meeting in February. So the recommendation before you tonight is to select a Chair, vice chair and secretary 00:10:22
to serve in the capacity for the 2024 calendar year. 00:10:28
Thank you. 00:10:40
Hey, so we have a Chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary. 00:10:42
We have any nominations among the Commission members. 00:10:49
I'm always thrilled when I'm not qualified for any of the positions they're recommend. 00:10:53
Not true. I would love to Nate nominate you, Colleen for chair to continue if you've been doing a phenomenal job since you took it 00:11:00
over. 00:11:04
I would definitely agree with that, Colleen. You've done a great job in kind. 00:11:09
Quick circumstance. Yeah. Well, second that in a second. Thank you. These are. 00:11:13
I following Charlie Gibson, who was fantastic, and Jay Tully, so thank you for that vote of confidence. 00:11:19
May we have a vote on that? 00:11:28
OK. 00:11:33
OK. OK. Thank you. 00:11:35
About Vice. 00:11:37
Jay Tully has filled that role. Do we have any other nominations? So we're OK? Consider doing that again. 00:11:38
I nominate Jay Tully, Vice Chair. 00:11:45
I do appreciate it. I would just I would love to hear if anybody is interested, I would be happy to. 00:11:49
To relinquish that role if somebody is interested. 00:11:54
Find it out. 00:11:59
I continue to nominate Jay Tully as Vice chair, I think. 00:12:02
Opposed these things too, but it requires a lot of time and a lot of effort. These are this what you guys do is not easy. 00:12:07
If I had the time to do that these things to help a little bit more in that way, I would. 00:12:14
But I feel like my time is more valuable than other things in regards to this, so you guys have done. 00:12:20
A great job and I know it's a lot of work and so it is appreciated. So I would second Jay's. 00:12:25
Nomination. 00:12:31
OK, seeing there's no other nominations, we take a vote on that. All in favor, please say aye, aye. 00:12:34
It's UN. 00:12:42
Now as far as secretary. 00:12:44
Amina has been doing a great job, but she's been learning and I think her skill set has improved tremendously in her confidence, 00:12:48
so I would love for Amina to do it for. 00:12:53
A year? Six months? Would you be willing to take on the role of secretary? 00:13:00
So I have. 00:13:04
A question. 00:13:07
Am I? Am I willing? Yes. Am I learning? Yes. Do I have the time? It's part of the reason why there's been some glitches. 00:13:09
And I have talked. 00:13:18
Commissioner Gamble about the possibility of. 00:13:21
Sharing. So perhaps after a month or two when when she has more time. 00:13:24
Take one month and I could take another month. Is that an option? 00:13:33
As I understand it, before I was on this Comm. 00:13:37
There was a lot of flexibility and different people were fulfilling the role of secretary so that if you and Ashley can work it 00:13:41
out, that'd be wonderful. 00:13:45
OK. 00:13:51
If there's no other nomination, should we vote on that? 00:13:53
When my wife tells me to do something, I usually say I'll do the dishes and I drop the first dish on the ground. 00:13:59
And it breaks. And then she says just let me do it. So I'm happy to relinquish this responsibility to you to done a great job 00:14:05
anyway. 00:14:08
OK. All in favor please say. 00:14:13
Aye. 00:14:16
Yeah. 00:14:25
OK. Moving on to item 7B, that is our meeting time. We have a meeting at 6:00 PM. 00:14:27
And. 00:14:36
Katie there's is making recommendation the rec board could meet at 4:00 PM or two Thursday of every month. 00:14:38
Any discussion on that? 00:14:46
Wholeheartedly in favor of that, it'd be. 00:14:51
That would work much better for my current schedule too. I would approve that. 00:14:54
Yes. 00:15:02
Would anybody like to make a motion for that? We have a hand raised for public comment. I'm sorry. Do we have any public comment 00:15:04
on that? 00:15:07
Hello, this is Rebecca Lee. 00:15:27
I can't hear anything you're saying I'm following along with. 00:15:30
Transcripts. The written transcripts alongside. I don't know if anyone else has commented on that, but I'm zooming in and I can't 00:15:35
hear you and I wanted to let you know. 00:15:39
OK. Thank you. 00:15:45
Was that better? 00:15:46
Yes, OK. We're just not speaking that into the microphones as close as we need to be. Thank you. 00:15:50
OK. Any other comments? 00:15:59
Yes, we have one more. 00:16:10
Hi. 00:16:11
Inga years Hi chair and board. It's interesting about the secretary. I wish Dan Go were here tonight or George first or something. 00:16:15
Because the BNRC said they couldn't rotate secretaries on and off and change them out. And to look to the BCC handbook that said 00:16:24
secretary was a singular word. 00:16:33
So, I mean, I know the handbook is getting revisions, but it's interesting because I attend all these board commissions and 00:16:42
meetings and so here we are with this Gray area of, oh, we're allowed flexibility. Oh, we're not. So which is it? And possibly 00:16:50
that needs a little further looking into by staff. 00:16:57
I suppose, and since the handbook is under revision, it should be very much clarified, shouldn't it? 00:17:05
Thank you very much. 00:17:14
Thank you in. 00:17:16
We do have Dan Go here. Would you like to comment on that? 00:17:18
Sure, I would like to say if anybody is willing to be the secret. 00:17:22
Month in, month out will allow that I believe. I think that it's I've had boards and commissions that have rotated. 00:17:27
Month in and month out, so I'm happy that we have a volunteer that does that. So thank you very much. 00:17:35
And in Guy. 00:17:43
Welcome. 00:17:45
I think that concludes public comments. So again, let's go ahead and have a motion. 00:17:54
To change our meeting time from 6:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 00:18:00
I'll make that motion. 00:18:06
Move the meeting times to 6:00 PM to 4:00. 00:18:07
Thank you. 00:18:10
Second I second. 00:18:11
Thank you. We have a second from Ashley. All in favor, aye. 00:18:15
Motion pass. 00:18:20
Item 7C is Recreation department update and Katie Clark has a report for us. 00:18:27
OK. OK. The item before you tonight is 7 C Recreation department updates. The recreation board had requested updates on the 00:19:05
programming that is coming up and then in the season and the next season. So we've just provided A brief list of all of our 00:19:12
programs with the ages that they're targeted for. I'll bring those up on the slide here. I can briefly just comment on them. And 00:19:20
then after public comment, we're available for questions. 00:19:27
So these are the programs that we are being that are being offered starting December through February, which is our traditional 00:19:40
winter season. A department staff or classes just means we have a recreation staff member who is leading that. So that might be a 00:19:47
recreation coordinator, that might be one of our program supervisors or it may be one of our recreation staff. 00:19:54
Those classes included our preschool program again that runs Monday through Friday. There's a two day, three day and five day 00:20:02
option. It's open for three to six year olds and it runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM up at our Community Center. 00:20:08
We have our kids sign out Gingerbread workshop. That's for three to 12 year olds. That's on Saturday evenings. Over at the youth 00:20:15
center, we ran two sessions of winter camp that targets our 5 to 12 year olds. That's Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 00:20:22
Our kids sign out Valentine's Day edition was at the youth center. We were in a February break again. That's targeting our 12 to 00:20:30
five year olds Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. 00:20:35
Our junior soccer program which we just got done wrapping up with our three to four year old. So this is our three and four year 00:20:40
olds they attended with. 00:20:44
An adult and so it's kind of a skills based class, so with lots of cute little activities that. 00:20:49
Our sports coordinator. 00:20:56
Demonstrate and teach. And then the parents would do those activities with the kids. So it was a fun way to introduce skills for 00:20:58
them, kind of helping prepare them so when they enter the next age bracket for the five to 10 year olds, they're kind of ready to 00:21:03
jump in and be part of that league. 00:21:08
Which brings us to our youth Soccer League, 5 to 10 year old. 00:21:12
We just finished that. 00:21:15
And I think 10 weeks of program on that eight, eight to 10 weeks of games. We'll have a full presentation on both of those 00:21:17
programs in March. 00:21:21
And then are you after school youth center? And we wanted to just add a clarification here that has been open since we opened, 00:21:26
that we did a soft opening in the spring. 00:21:30
In May to just kind of get the doors open, let people pop by. We realized ME is a very busy month. We did a full opening in August 00:21:34
following the PG USD School district calendar opening. 00:21:39
And then in replying to the request from the public, we did open the program all the way up through high schoolers. So it has been 00:21:44
open since August and is open for middle school and high school students. We welcome them all. We're starting to see some nice 00:21:50
groups of kids come in. We'll make use of it and we're excited to see. 00:21:56
It's loud and noisy and fun in there and it's exciting for us to. 00:22:02
And then? 00:22:07
And then we just wanted to highlight some of the partners. 00:22:12
We've been working with this this year, this season, where adult pickleball again is running their class up on the pickleball 00:22:15
coats courts. 00:22:19
PG Pony Baseball is coming in and getting ready to do their seasoning. Starting in February, PG Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have 00:22:24
been making use of our facilities and then again, the storm response that we had. 00:22:29
This is a list of our contractor classes. So these are classes that we hire out a contractor, so a program instructor on. These 00:22:44
people have very specific skill sets in this. I can teach children and youth and parents and adults lots of different things. I 00:22:51
can run a camp. I don't know how to teach ballet, so we hire someone out who has that very specific skill set. It works out 00:22:58
wonderful for both our staff, our facilities, and for the participants. This is a list of some of the classes that we have. 00:23:05
Afro, Latin jazz. 00:23:13
Has three different levels. Our preschool, ballet and tap has three different levels. Our yoga for kids. 00:23:15
Targets our younger age group, our yoga and mindfulness for youth. Kind of targets the teen teenage group, Pacific Chess Academy, 00:23:22
Jazzercise, Tai Chi, yoga for Baby and Me. They have all the ages listed there. So we are trying to hit all of the age groups as 00:23:29
we can. We're trying to offer as wide a possibility of programming as we can. 00:23:36
And then these are the classes we're looking for in spring. Spring runs May through, sorry, March through May. Again, our 00:23:51
preschool program continues all the way through May. In May, we'll have a graduation ceremony for them. It's absolutely adorable. 00:23:56
It's wonderful. And quite a few of those students will be graduating on up to our local grade school. So we're excited to see them 00:24:01
kind of. 00:24:06
Head on over to the other. 00:24:11
We'll have several kids night out programs. We're releasing those as we get the information ready. We're anticipating on March, 00:24:13
April and May. 00:24:17
Option for those, we'll have spring break again, camp again that'll be in April. Following PG USD's spring break, we'll be having 00:24:21
our track program that's set to start April 2nd through May 30th are the dates. Again, that information is up on our web page and 00:24:27
we'll have more information from our sports coordinator at the March meeting. 00:24:34
And then again, we'll continue to offer the youth center after school program again for middle school and high school youth. 00:24:41
And then some of the partnerships we wanted to highlight that we're doing in the spring. PGMS tennis is running their practices 00:24:47
down at our courts. PG High School softball uses Muni Field. The PG adult school is continuing to offer a pickleball. PG Pony will 00:24:52
be doing baseball at all three of our fields. The Boy Scouts and gross outs continue to use our halls. So we're excited to be able 00:24:58
to continue those partnerships. We love seeing our facilities and our fields and our parks used. We love working with these groups 00:25:04
and we love just seeing. 00:25:10
Working with them in. 00:25:16
And then the contractor classes, we're pretty much offering most of our contractors, we start with them in August and work all the 00:25:20
way through the year. They usually offer all the way August through May. So this list is similar to the one you saw in winter. 00:25:27
We have what we highlight to highlight here is that we do have some new contractor classes coming up. We're just waiting to 00:25:34
release the actual information until we get some final details from them. But we have two new contractors. 00:25:40
They'll be doing some youth classes and adult classes as well and we're really excited about those. So as soon as we have those 00:25:48
details we will release them. 00:25:51
And then looking ahead for summer, our summer season runs June through July. We'll be doing summer camps, swim lessons, recreation 00:25:58
classes. 00:26:02
Sorry, recreation Swim contractor classes will have a full listing of that. We are working on those final details, getting some of 00:26:07
those final dates settled. We're hoping to release some of this information. 00:26:12
The like registration. 00:26:19
And information in March and then again another a little bit later in mid March, we should have everything up on the catalogue and 00:26:21
then we're anticipating the third week of March for the beginning registration for summer. 00:26:26
And that's the end of my report. 00:26:35
Thank you for that. Do we have any public comment? 00:26:39
We have one hand raised online. 00:26:56
Hi, Anna. 00:27:01
I really didn't have a comment this time. It's just that I'm used to Sandra at City Council always lowering our hands. 00:27:03
And when they mute us and and and Katie doesn't do that. So I have to lower my own and I hadn't. So I'm sorry. 00:27:11
No problem. Thank you. 00:27:20
OK. We'll bring that back to the Commission. Any comments? 00:27:30
Any questions for Katie? I have some comments. Katie, I just want to commend you on that, you know. 00:27:34
To bring soccer back was huge. 00:27:40
And it went great. And he seems like he's doing great now to add track and field. That's just incredible for that age group. So 00:27:42
where you're really going in the in the right direction. I think a lot of us think so are most people think this all this stuff 00:27:48
has to happen right now, right? It takes time to build these things, but. 00:27:53
I'm super happy for our community. I will tell you all. 00:27:59
You mentioned Josh Jordan at the high school. 00:28:03
I've been around for a while and working with both entities it was always disjointed. I thought Josh is really. 00:28:06
Easy to work with and has the same interest that you have and that we have in working together and I think it's created a really 00:28:13
good. 00:28:16
A really good thing that's happening right now in this town and I'm really happy about it and you're to be commended for a lot of 00:28:21
the work that you've done to. 00:28:24
To grow that and Josh too. I mean, I've worked with Josh a lot. He's he's super for this community and for the youth of this 00:28:27
community. So both the guys, I'm glad we're working together, I guess. 00:28:32
Good job. 00:28:38
May I comment? 00:28:40
I'd also like to say that the City Council at their March 4th, excuse me February 14th meeting, which was continued from February 00:28:42
6th. 00:28:46
Selected the mayor, Mayor Pro. 00:28:52
To be on a joint subcommittee with school board members so we can. 00:28:54
Even further this relationship that we're having with the school board where we can really try to enhance our programs at their 00:29:00
facilities and vice versa and I think that that program is going to be. 00:29:07
Or that little subcommittee is going. 00:29:13
Really good. 00:29:17
Both parties. 00:29:18
Yep. 00:29:20
Buck Roberman was actually with us at the PG High School campus today, helping us recruit, so we are very appreciative. We've 00:29:52
really made it a goal to reach out to them and just build that relationship and they have responded wonderfully and we just thank 00:29:57
them for all their support. 00:30:02
Yeah, that's really good here. Thank you. 00:30:08
Little comments that's that's fantastic to hear about the subcommittee that's actually been one of our committee goals for a few 00:30:11
years now as well. So that's that's wonderful to hear Question on that will those subcommittee meetings be open public like like 00:30:16
these or are they. 00:30:21
They'll be closed, but if. 00:30:28
It's not a. 00:30:31
Subcommittee but. 00:30:33
And we've yet to even set them. 00:30:35
But if there's information that's pertinent to one board, the rec board, or any other board. 00:30:38
And I'm sure the school board and the City Council will be reporting those. 00:30:43
Minutes and so on and so forth and information out, absolutely. 00:30:49
Great. Umm. 00:30:54
Question on the track and field, how many hours per week will that be or what's the schedule in that? 00:30:56
The schedule is Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30. 00:31:03
And then the track meets will be on Saturday. 00:31:08
The dates and locations for those is still to be determined. Those will be announced as we get closer to their programming. A few 00:31:12
of those track meets will be at PG High School and then a few of them will be at other school locations. 00:31:17
And those, from my understanding run probably like 9 to 2. The youth don't have to be there for all of it, it just depends on how 00:31:23
many events that they're in. So all the events in the track meets are optional. We will encourage. 00:31:29
The youth participants to do as many and try as many as they want. They might do one and they might be done, or they might do all 00:31:36