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All right. We'll call this meeting to order. It is 4/03. 00:00:00
And. 00:00:07
Let's do a roll call. 00:00:09
So we've only got three of us here today, but we do have a quorum, so member Smith. 00:00:12
Member Darrell's here. Daryl. All right, I. 00:00:18
Miss Gamble, Ashley Gamble and myself. Hey, Tully. 00:00:23
All right, so we've got. 00:00:27
We got to do the approval of the agenda. 00:00:29
So any motions. 00:00:33
For the approval to approve the agenda. 00:00:35
Great. 00:00:37
I'll second all in favor. 00:00:40
Aye. OK, great. And Ashley, are you taking notes? Thank you so much. Thank you so much. 00:00:43
All right. All right. So any board or staff announcements? 00:00:49
These are city related items only. 00:00:54
OK, I have several staff announcements. 00:01:01
The first is just an update for the staff hiring. We have completed the 30 and 40 hour recreation coordinator recruitments. 00:01:06
They've closed. We're continuing the process and we do hope to have a formal announcement in the next couple of weeks. So by the 00:01:11
next meeting we'll have a full announcement for you. 00:01:16
So those are two announcements, 30 and 40 hour. For the 30 and 40 hours the recruitment closed. We're continuing the process and 00:01:22
we hope to have, we should have those announcements for you by your next meeting. 00:01:27
And then summer staff hiring. We've been working with our current and returning summer staff and we've also completed the first 00:01:34
round of interviews for new staff. We'll be making some of those calls to those applicants. Actually this week we're excited. We 00:01:40
are still looking for lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors and field sports. 00:01:46
Any interested applicants are encouraged to apply. The positions are open until filled and we are particularly looking for a few 00:01:52
staff members who would be interested in working our sports summer camps or summer sports camps. 00:01:59
Anyone who has any questions, they can give me a call directly, they can e-mail me or they can give me a call directly. All of our 00:02:06
information is on the web page which is cityofpg.org/recreation and all the contact information is on the left hand side. 00:02:13
Or they can go directly to the city HR page, which is cityofpg.org/jobs. 00:02:22
How many lifeguards are you requesting? Are you are you recruiting for? 00:02:30
Last year we had a team of 12 and I'm hoping that we would have. 00:02:35
Team of like like 16. I don't have the exact numbers in front of me. I need to double check with what's on our spreadsheet, but 00:02:40
we're hoping to have more than last year so we can do more recreation swim hours. 00:02:46
And is that just positions or are you looking to fill? 00:02:52
Certain blocks, certain hours. 00:02:56
Time to what time is the Then? The number of staff that we'll hire will partly depend on the availability. If we have a lot of 00:02:59
staff that want to work a full 40 hours, we'd hire a few less. If we have quite a few staff who say they can do morning shifts but 00:03:05
not afternoon shifts, and we'll hire more to cover the same time period, but we are looking to cover Monday through Saturday in 00:03:11
the hours anywhere between 8:00 and 4:00. 00:03:16
Not on Sunday, though, so the pool would not be open Sunday. 00:03:24
As of right now, we're looking for Monday through Saturday. 00:03:27
Depending on what our staffing looks like, we could look at Sunday. 00:03:30
OK, the reason I'm asking some of these questions is just to get an idea of if you don't get what you need. We've previously 00:03:33
discussed the volunteer option, so I just want to get an understanding of what your requirement is. 00:03:38
So that if it's not met, we can, we can take another look at that, yeah, and we should, we should have AI can have a full update. 00:03:43
At the next meeting, because by that point we'll have confirmed all of our returning staff will confirmed the new staff will have 00:03:50
done probably a second round of hiring for new incoming staff and we should have a really good idea of the number that we're 00:03:55
looking at. 00:04:00
I know the summer camp, summer classes, and swim lessons, Those registrations opened on Wednesday. Some of them are already full, 00:04:14
some of them still have openings. There are quite a lot of programs we have, especially contractor classes this year over the 00:04:21
summer. So we encourage everyone to go to the website. They can go just directly to our main web page, cityofpg.org/recreation. 00:04:29
There's information on that page about all the registration dates and requirements and then if you Scroll down. 00:04:36
There's a big green button that says register online. Click on that and that'll take you to our online catalog. And again, if 00:04:45
there's any questions, all the contact information is on the left hand side of that page and there are no more than welcome to 00:04:49
Contact either me directly or a register. 00:04:54
Our preschool registration also opened, so that's for the school year 2425. Our school year we use the same. 00:05:00
We match our calendar to match PGSDS. We have a wonderful program. We have 2-3 and five day options open for children three to six 00:05:07
years of age. Again, go ahead and visit our web page. Some of the information is right on the front page and then if you Scroll 00:05:12
down toward the bottom, there's a picture of the preschool program and you click on that and it'll give detailed information on 00:05:17
our program. 00:05:22
Our track and field program will start soon. This program is for youth 5 to 14 years of age. Practices will be Tuesday and 00:05:29
Thursday evenings at PG High School Track. The track meets will be held on Saturday and registration information again is on our 00:05:34
web page. And this program starts April 2nd. 00:05:39
And then finally an update on the special events calendar for fiscal year 2425. So that's where any events that would occur 00:05:46
between June 1st, 2024 to July. 00:05:51
Sorry June, let me try this again July 1st, 2024 through June 30th, 2025. 00:05:58
That has been reviewed by the Recreation Board in February. It was reviewed by Planning Commission earlier this month. We've 00:06:06
acquired the Coastal Development Permit for all the applicable events and the calendar will be presented to City Council for 00:06:11
approval at the April 3rd meeting. 00:06:15
And that's the end of my announcements. 00:06:21
Any board announcements? 00:06:26
All right. No worries. Actually, I did have one announcement that I just wanted to put a big thank you. 00:06:32
I'm trying to remember Katie. We got a wonderful gift to the youth center and. 00:06:43
I'm blanking on which organization it was. Do you recall? 00:06:48
The Rotary Club, the Rotary Club that I was thinking Qantas or Rotary Club, so a really big. 00:06:52
Thank you to the Rotary Club for that I. 00:06:58
I I did wonder whether there was any type of. 00:07:01
Was it for scholarships? Was there any stipulation about what it was for? Or was it just an open-ended gift? 00:07:04
It's traditionally applied to the youth center. 00:07:09
Right, but like what aspect for scholarships or for it's usually to address? 00:07:13
Whatever the youth center building needs supplies that type of stuff. For example, last year there was a. 00:07:19
They used it to fix a serious heating problem we had. 00:07:27
It's used for lots of different things each year, so Public Works usually has the update on that, but I'd be happy to ask if you 00:07:31
wanted to know what it was looking at for this year. 00:07:35
I would think that if there's a. 00:07:42
There's a maintenance issue that should be covered under just buildings and a gift like that. 00:07:44
Ideally would be. 00:07:48
Or more access for kids. I mean just just my inclination would be. 00:07:49
Make it as make opportunities for more kids to have more access. 00:07:54
Rather than. 00:07:58
Obviously things need to be fixed, but that would just be. But I'd be my request, but I don't know if we have any purview over how 00:08:01
that's how that's spent. 00:08:05
I'd be happy to follow up on that if you'd like, that'd be great appreciate. 00:08:10
One other question. 00:08:19
So on back to the volunteers, the well, maybe that has to be an agenda item, but there was a request previously just to have that 00:08:26
scope of work. 00:08:31
Submitted to Miss Colony. 00:08:36
Just wondered if that had been done. It's still in progress, OK. 00:08:42
All right. Next up, council liaison announcements. 00:08:50
And does not look like. 00:08:59
Councilmember Smith is here, so we'll move on to. 00:09:02
#5 General Public Comments And We must remember that public comment must deal with matters subject to the jurisdiction of the City 00:09:06
and Rec Board that are not on the regular agenda. Comments from the public will be limited to 3 minutes and not receive Rec Board 00:09:14
action. Comments regarding items on the regular agenda shall be heard prior to Rec Board consideration of such items. 00:09:21
Whenever possible, written correspondence shall be submitted to the rec board in advance. 00:09:30
All right. Any public comment? 00:09:35
I see two hands up. 00:09:41
Mr. Jealous. 00:09:47
Yes. Can you hear me? 00:09:51
Yes, we can. 00:09:55
OK, great. I was hoping that Colleen would be back from vacation, because one of my main reasons for calling in was to give her a 00:09:56
gigantic appreciation for her. 00:10:01
Leadership in trying to. 00:10:07
Deal with the management issues that the Mars still courts. 00:10:10
She is very effective. She'd actually make a great city manager. 00:10:14
And very. 00:10:20
Able to think about all people involved. 00:10:22
So I just want to, even though she's not present. 00:10:25
I do want to give her a lot of appreciation and gratitude. 00:10:29
For what she's been doing with. 00:10:34
Umm, looking at trying to get the. 00:10:37
The courts managed in a way that works and there are some signs of progress, but we don't know what the results will be yet. 00:10:41
The other thing. 00:10:50
Is I'm. 00:10:52
The city has a great opportunity. 00:10:54
To do away with. 00:10:57
The nightmare that is pickleball in a residential neighborhood. 00:10:59
Umm, not necessarily to do away with it, but. 00:11:04
Expand the opportunities for pickleball players. 00:11:08
The high school courts are now available. 00:11:11
To be lined for two sports. 00:11:14
Potentially all six courts could be allowed in. 00:11:18
I would ask you to be advocates for young people and families and senior citizens. 00:11:23
And see that the city does whatever it can. 00:11:29
To make it possible to treat pickleball like tennis at the high school. 00:11:32
So if schools not in session. 00:11:38
People can go play pickleball. 00:11:40
That's going to, that's probably. 00:11:44
More visionary than what's on the table currently, but you folks have influence and I hope you. 00:11:49
Use it on behalf of the pickleball players. 00:11:56
And the neighbors? 00:11:58
And I thank you for your time. 00:12:00
Great. Thank you. And Next up we've got Miss Beth Walker. 00:12:06
Hi, how you doing? 00:12:15
I sent in a letter but I just wanted to bring it up in public comment and this is basically an idea to. 00:12:18
Make some changes to Caledonia. 00:12:28
It would incorporate an inclusive playground to which I know the dei has on their list to also look into in conjunction with you 00:12:31
all I believe. 00:12:36
So suggestions. And I kind of came up with this idea because of the whole skate park thing and the. 00:12:43
DEI Initiative. 00:12:51
So it's kind of a combination. 00:12:52
So it would be to redo the playground to make it inclusive. 00:12:55
We would more than likely to do all of this, would have to move it down slightly, but we wouldn't. 00:13:01
Have to move remove any trees so all the trees would be saved. 00:13:07
I know that's a big deal here. 00:13:11
Redo the bathrooms, because right now they're really gross and scary. 00:13:14
Use part of the grass area, which is completely underutilized in many people's opinion. 00:13:18
To put a new sport court. 00:13:25
And then use the existing basketball court to put up the skate park ramps. 00:13:28
That were floated to be put in the. 00:13:34
Parking lot and that was also shot down at City Council, I believe UM. 00:13:39
So a couple other random things are the chain link fence kind of makes it look like it's a prison yard and I think that. 00:13:46
Families would like having something a little. 00:13:54
More presentable looking and not make it feel so. 00:13:58
Prison E And then the last would be. 00:14:01
If possible, and then use the remaining open space to put in a small dog park. 00:14:05
We don't have a dog park. We kind of. 00:14:12
Would it would be great to have one and? 00:14:15
So those are my ideas. There's more details in the e-mail that I sent in. I did just want to bring it up. 00:14:19
In public comments to kind of put it out there in the universe to see if any of this will take, I know that. 00:14:27
There's things that have to be dealt with and. 00:14:35
Not everything will be be able to be done and I'm sure that there's coastal Commission considerations, but. 00:14:39
Our kids deserve better and I think it's a very. 00:14:47
Utilize it's a. 00:14:52
Very popular park and I both for families that live in town and also for out of town visitors. 00:14:53
Thanks. 00:15:01
Thank you very much, Miss Walker. I thought your e-mail was excellent, Really good ideas and we're actually going to have a on the 00:15:03
regular agenda. Item C will be capital improvement projects. 00:15:08
And these are some new ideas, so we'll see if if any of these might. 00:15:14
Be able to be added. 00:15:19
But if not, we will certainly add them to our ongoing list. 00:15:22
So thanks very much. 00:15:27
If I can add Miss Walker, I also really appreciated your e-mail and I agree with you. I think there are parts of Caledonia that 00:15:30
are underutilized and I recently went back and forth with the Mayor on a few ideas I. 00:15:40
About in where a kind of escape pad could be at Caledonia and so that was nice of you to also throw that out there. 00:15:50
So, so yeah, and I agree with you about that. So thank you again for your e-mail. 00:16:01
All right, great. And I see no more hands up. So we'll move on to item six approval of the minutes. 00:16:11
So these are the minutes for January. 00:16:18
2024. 00:16:22
Any motions for approval? 00:16:32
I move to approve for minutes. 00:16:38
I second all in favor. 00:16:41
Aye, all right. 00:16:43
Motion passes. 00:16:45
And on to item that was for the January minutes, now for the February minutes. 00:16:46
I second. All right, all in favor. 00:16:57
All right. 00:17:01
On to item seven, regular agenda. 00:17:03
Item 8. Winter Youth Sports report from Andy Lipstick. 00:17:06
Thank you. 00:17:15
OK. So we just wanted to give you kind of an overview of the. 00:18:00
2324 Winter youth soccer program that concluded in February. 00:18:05
And we have some information and some pictures for you. 00:18:11
Go ahead, we had. 00:18:16
Four different groups that participated in the season. Our youngest group was the three and four year olds, which was a clinic 00:18:20
style. 00:18:25
Junior soccer program. The kids participated with their parents assistance and our program was run by our youth sports. 00:18:31
Staff and some volunteers also, and we had 33 participants. We sold the program out. 00:18:44
And the kids learned all the basic skills from dribbling and passing and playing tag games and and going out there and having fun 00:18:54
with their parents. So it's a really good way to get the kids involved in a non competitive format and get them ready for when 00:19:01
they get older and and are going on to teams. 00:19:08
So you can. 00:19:16
On the next one. 00:19:19
Some pictures for you. 00:19:29
Yeah, you can go on to the next one too. 00:19:36
So our next group, we had the actual youth sports or youth Soccer League program, which consisted of three different age groups, 00:19:40
the five and six year olds, the seven and eight-year olds, and 9 and 10 year olds. We had four teams in each age group with all 00:19:48
with volunteer coaches and. 00:19:56
We had. 00:20:05
I believe it was 47 kids in the five and six year olds. 00:20:07
40 I don't have the numbers exactly in front of me. 45 I believe in the 7-8 year olds and then 33 and the 9 and 10 year olds. 00:20:13
We played or practiced and played our games over at the Muni Stadium. 00:20:25
And we were very happy with the the. 00:20:30
Way that everything went and and all the parts of the program everything seemed to. 00:20:36
Be really well controlled by the coaches. Our volunteers were really into the program and really enjoyed what they did with the 00:20:43
kids. The kids seem to have a lot of fun and made a lot of progress over the season. 00:20:51
And we have some pictures here for you different teams. 00:21:00
Going to go on the next. 00:21:05
Then a few pictures of some of our games, so our practices were held. 00:21:09
Monday through Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:30 in the evening and then games were played on Saturdays. 00:21:16
They usually we would do the. 00:21:25
The junior soccer program starting at 9:00 AM and then as soon as they were finished, we would move into the youth soccer program. 00:21:28
The games were played all in house. It was all only our our teams. 00:21:38
And we were. 00:21:44
Officiated by youth sports staff and volunteers and everybody who did a really great job. 00:21:46
Yeah. 00:21:55
And we have some pictures here, different age groups. 00:21:59
So as I said, you know the staff were the ones who were in charge of the the younger group. They did all the programming and the 00:22:07
lesson plans for the junior soccer program. There's a couple of staff up here in the pictures and then in the bottom right corner 00:22:15
one of our staff who is. 00:22:22
Assisting me with the referee duties for the older kids. 00:22:30
The the staff also at times. 00:22:35
Had to assist coaches, you know, if we had a coach who was out sick, something like that, we would have the staff come in and 00:22:40
assist with their teams. 00:22:44
2. 00:22:50
So what's next for the program moving forward? 00:22:53
Who don't go backward? 00:22:58
There we go. So I. 00:23:00
We plan to run our next season in the fall. We hope that annually we will have fall soccer. We can switch it over from winter 00:23:03
because winter is kind of a difficult time to be running outdoor sports with weather and and the lack of daylight. So our fall 00:23:09
season would run from beginning of August to about beginning of November and then the time changes and once again you run into 00:23:16
difficulties with practices. 00:23:23
We are looking to expand into the 11 and 12 year old groups for next season. If it looks like there are opportunities, we may look 00:23:31
into older divisions after that, but I think we will take it one step at a time and bring in the 1112 year olds I know that we 00:23:38
have. 00:23:46
Some other. 00:23:53
Partners in the community who have those age group teams and if we don't have enough teams to be self-sufficient, we can partner 00:23:55
with them and and play games. 00:24:00
So we're looking into some additional field options which would give us more space, more ability to run more teams. Hopefully we 00:24:07
can expand the program so if we have enough space, enough volunteer coaches, enough kids, we can make more and more teams and 00:24:15
serve more of the population. As I said, we we have some. 00:24:23
Partners out there in the community that would like already have asked us to, to hook up with them and and play games in the fall 00:24:32
if we're able to to get our program going at that time. 00:24:38
And we have some other people that we are looking to talk with about, you know. 00:24:45
Partnering with their groups, too. 00:24:52
We are hoping that our. 00:24:55
Limited partnership this year to to go back a little bit the end of the season, we ran into some field issues because of the 00:24:59
weather. We were lucky. 00:25:04
That the Pacific Grove High School allowed us to use their artificial turf field for the last two weeks that we were able to 00:25:11
complete the season. We were very, you know, fortunate of that and appreciative of the help that they gave us. And we were hoping 00:25:19
as, as I've hoped from the beginning, that we will have a greater partnership with all of the schools, including the middle school 00:25:26
and definitely the high school where we can. 00:25:34
Try to. 00:25:42
Bring in more high school students who can help us with officiating, who can help us with volunteer coaching, who can run, you 00:25:44
know, help us to run clinics and and really expand and strengthen our program. 00:25:50
So we hope that in the future we will be able to expand our youth sports staff, our paid staff, so that we can do more activities 00:25:59
and we can have greater. 00:26:06
Ability to help in the program and and provide more of a resource for the coaches and for the kids and. 00:26:13
We hope to be able to use that to. 00:26:24
Make the program bigger and better. 00:26:28
Thanks, Andy. 00:26:35
Thank you to everybody. We appreciate all the support that we got from City Council and the rec board. 00:26:37
You know, getting everything started. 00:26:44
To PGUSD and the high school for their cooperation. 00:26:48
To Public Works and the Rec Department for everything that they did to help us get started. 00:26:55
And we especially thank the parents and the kids who did such a great job in the season and made it a really positive experience 00:27:01
for not just for them, but for us too. 00:27:06
That's, that's it. Any questions? Well, first of all, we'll see if there's any public comment. OK. 00:27:12
I don't see any hands up. 00:27:35
So any. 00:27:37
Any board comments or questions? 00:27:39
There we go. That just happened to see it. 00:27:43
Up to a good start, Andy. I'm excited for the track and good job. 00:27:45
Thank you. 00:27:50
Andy I would say it was. It was. It's so great to see. 00:27:51
Kids playing soccer again in in PG. I think I mentioned last time, I think it was 2017 or so the last time that that we had kids 00:27:54
playing in PG when the YMCA ran it. So it's awesome to see. I do have some questions and and and thoughts. 00:28:02
So you had mentioned the Peninsula League, so that I think that would be fantastic to broaden it. There's a lot of. 00:28:13
There's all these different organizations out there, the city of Monterey and Marina and. 00:28:22
The Condors club ours their surf, there's there's a lot of different ones and and with the exception of surf, there's really very 00:28:28
limited games that can be played between. And so like last year, I think the Presidio League reached out to us because they only 00:28:34
had two teams and they were playing each other every week. So then we jumped in and we were able to play our two teams. 00:28:40
So I think this would be a great opportunity for Pacific Grove to to bring some people in and then have our kids go to around the 00:28:47
peninsula. 00:28:51
Absolutely. We agree. I thought it was excellent when that when we were using the the high school field for a few reasons. A that 00:28:56
the turf is great not muddy. There's lines it it looked from the photos that that it's did you guys have lines on the field. 00:29:05
Yes, we did. OK, maybe it was just unclear in the photos. 00:29:14
And just to note that. 00:29:18
I mean it was definitely great to partner with them, but we do have a joint use agreement that allows for that free back and forth 00:29:20
use. So it's something that that as long as we schedule and we don't conflict we should be able to maybe not expect but but 00:29:25
certainly have. 00:29:29
Have a reasonable expectation that that we should be able to use that field. 00:29:35
And then two other questions for you. You had mentioned having the high school do some coaching or roughing. I would actually 00:29:40
invite you to lower that even down to the middle school. They have to do community service hours. 00:29:47
And I think some of them could especially help with the, with the really little ones be a great opportunity for them. 00:29:54
Yeah, I think that that would be a great opportunity. We'd obviously, you know if they're younger, we would want them to pair up 00:30:02
with more experienced people. But I think that they could get in there and and help out, especially for things like when we run 00:30:09
clinics because most of the time either myself or my staff would be running those and it's great to have the extra hands out 00:30:15
there. So yeah, we would invite them the middle school as well. 00:30:22
For sure and and I'd like to ask for one other thing from you if possible is to is to put in for some of your needs your equipment 00:30:29
needs. 00:30:33
Whether it's goals. 00:30:37
There's one thing I've seen other communities do, especially with the little ones, is indoor style, like inflatable bumpers. 00:30:39
You can either put them onto the onto the artificial turf, or you can even play inside. 00:30:48
In Chautauqua Hall and it limits the number they're always kicking out of bounds and so it limits the you know the need to do a 00:30:52
bunch of throw insurance for little guys keeps the ball in play. So I would love to see some type of request from you just we. 00:30:59
When we get to item. 00:31:07
The capital improvements budget, one of the items there is is a request for sports equipment and so you know we've already 00:31:10
indicated our our support for supporting. 00:31:15
Your program. 00:31:21
So be great to see a list of what you need. 00:31:23
Yeah. And we are putting all of that together. We do have certain things like for our sports camps, we have you know, items that 00:31:27
will be needed so that we can run those. But yeah, I do have a lot of of lists of. 00:31:33
Needs and want, you know, and hopes for for the future. So I think that we'll be presenting them as soon as we can. Cool. Thanks 00:31:40
so much, Andy. Thank you. 00:31:45
And Andy just to add on, I wanted to to agree with everyone else on the board that this was really great to see soccer up and 00:31:50
running again and and I really enjoyed participating as a parent. My 9 year old was was a player and it was really great. He had a 00:31:58
wonderful season and and I was really happy with it and I hope that it's available again next season so. 00:32:06
Thank you. I appreciate that. 00:32:14
OK, on to Item 7B programming update. 00:32:18
OK. The item before you tonight is 7B department updates. We've been kind of trying to provide some regular updates for you this 00:33:15
time. The updates will cover our summer programs, some new summer, some new contractor classes we have. 00:33:22
Adult classes and facility and usage partnerships. 00:33:30
Registration opened at March 27th at 12:00 PM. We had quite a lot of people who were signed on right at 12 signing up right away 00:34:08
and we kind of we've been seeing them trickle in over the last day. 00:34:13
And then our sports camp information in the report. It's at April 1st. That was a typo. It should have said April 3rd. We will be 00:34:18
posting information and dates for that soon. So we do have sports camps planned for this summer. We have. 00:34:25
Six weeks. 00:34:33
We have six weeks worth of sports camps planned. We are just doing some final last minute details on some of the fields and 00:34:34
facilities that we need for that and as soon as we get those all squared away we will be posting that information. 00:34:41
And then our fall registration dates, we wanted to let people know about is that again, our preschool program for the 2425 school 00:34:49
year is open. It opened. 00:34:53
March 28th at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM this morning and that one is. You can go to our website, find the information and then you call in 00:34:58
and place your child's name on the list and the staff member will follow up and check in with you and get you an appointment and 00:35:04
let you come see our program and provide all the information that you need. 00:35:11
And then our fall registration is tentatively set. 00:35:18
For May 1st. 00:35:21
During the summer and more on just some really fun. They have some wonderful fun themes this year. 00:36:06
We also have a regular adventure camp for you. That's for 5 to 12 year olds. That'll be. 00:36:11
At the Youth center we also have each week themed and then our Adventure Camp PDUSDELOP program is open again. That one will be at 00:36:15
the Robert Down location. That one, if you have a child who is qualified, PG USD has contacted you directly and that communication 00:36:22
went out through their system on Monday. So if you're wondering if you have a child who qualifies, please check your e-mail. PGUSD 00:36:28
contacted you directly. 00:36:34
We're also offering tots and lessons, so we have the taught swim lessons again for the six months to three years that's going to 00:36:42
be for. 00:36:45
They will have a parent or guardian with them in the pool. That is a lot of that class is intended to get them used to the water, 00:36:50
help alleviate some of the fears of the water, get them used to blowing bubbles, flashing their face in the water, kicking and 00:36:55
rolling in the water, and just making it fun so that when they enter those formal swim lessons, they're really ready to go. 00:37:01
And then we have 3 levels of swim lessons. They're progressive swim lessons. I. 00:37:07
Those are their target ages for those groups. Sometimes the kids are a little bit older and more skill level. We can move them up. 00:37:12
We do do a skill assessment at the beginning of each of these lessons to make sure the children are placed in the right place and 00:37:17
if we need to move them around, we can. 00:37:21
And then again, we're doing sports camps. So again, registration will be released next week, but we are doing six weeks of sports 00:37:27
camp. We're really excited to be offering this. It's in bold because it's a new program. So we're trying to highlight in this 00:37:32
report what the new programs were. Again, more information to come and we're really excited. 00:37:38
And then again, we're highlighting Rexwim Friday, Saturday info and dates and time and length to be released soon. If we can 00:37:43
expand that, we're hoping to expand times and dates. We're working diligently on that and recruiting lifeguard. 00:37:50
Staff and we have some good updates and those will be coming soon. 00:37:57
These are classes, cancer classes that are led by our contract instructors. 00:38:11
We have a couple of really fun camps this year. We have a test Academy, we have a new one that is kickboxing and boxing camp. So 00:38:18
we're really excited to. We brought on a new contractor. We're really excited for this camp. 00:38:23
And we're continuing our Playwell Lego camps as well. We are offering morning and afternoon options and we have a new option for 00:38:30
that very first week of summer, which is when we're usually training our summer staff. So they are doing a full day option for 00:38:35
that week to provide some full day coverage and a really fun program. 00:38:41
Below them are some of our these are traditional classes. We are continuing these classes in through the summer. 00:38:48
And then on this page are. 00:39:01
Classes we are also offering, so our Yoga and Jazzercise are continuing. What we'd like to highlight on this page is all the 00:39:04
classes that are in bold text are new. 00:39:09
So these are all new classes. These ones will start April 15th. 00:39:14
I think it's a first date. So they're starting mid-april. They will continue. They're going to be regular classes. They will 00:39:18
continue through the summer and into the fall and become part of our regular lineup. So these are all new. We're very excited. We 00:39:23
have a new contractor. 00:39:27
Team that we're working with and we're looking forward to these, these are up and on our website. So the first of these classes 00:39:32
again is actually starting in April. So take a look if you're interested and they'll be continuing through this summer and then 00:39:38
the fall will actually be adding a couple of more options and days for these classes and once we see what the response is. 00:39:44
The classes that have an asterisk on them are the ones that are particularly geared for adults or include adults. I know you guys 00:39:50
have been asking what programming we have for adults with this contractor. We did look at trying to make sure we could have some 00:39:57
classes though to reach different skill levels for adults. So we're hoping to hit that between these classes. So boxing, 00:40:04
kickboxing, stretching, mindful movement, mindful movement too, with chair adaptations. 00:40:10
And then this is just a preview of our fall classes. We are diligently working on that schedule already. We haven't even hit 00:40:22
somewhere, but we are already working on this schedule. 00:40:26
These are some of the programs will have. Our preschool program are the center after school program, kids night out, fall break 00:40:32
fall sports contractor classes which you just saw that long list all those contractors will continue with us into the fall. 00:40:38
We are working with a few other contractors as well. So hopefully over the next month or two, we'll bring those contractors on 00:40:45
board and have some more offerings. 00:40:48
And next time we have new classes, we will be posting those. We'll start posting those on our social media to try and draw 00:40:53
attention to those new contractor classes. 00:40:57
And then again the fall registration dates. Preschool again opened up today at 9:00 and then fall registration is tended to be set 00:41:01
for May 1st. 00:41:05
And then the last thing we'd like to highlight in our update tonight. 00:41:17
In our opinion, if we have a building and it's open, the more that it's open and the more there are people in the building, the 00:42:24
better it is. It's just it creates life and energy in that building and we're excited for that. So some of these that we just 00:42:29
wanted to highlight was where the middle school tennis team has been using our courts for their practice. 00:42:35
The BG softball team obviously uses Muni for the practice and their games. The Pgus, the PGUSD Adult school runs their pickleball 00:42:40
class on our courts. PG Pony and softball use all of our fields. 00:42:46
PG Boy Scouts use our halls and all of our buildings for some of their meetings and special events. 00:42:53
Same with the PG Girl Scouts. There's a typo here that should be the next face down. Lighthouse Fellowship is a separate group, 00:42:59
but they rent an office for at least an office from us. And then they had they use it regularly on Sundays. 00:43:05
American Red Cross does monthly. 00:43:12
Bimonthly blood drive. So every other month they have a blood drive. On the third Friday of each month they come in and use our 00:43:15
Community Center. 00:43:19
The Pacific Grove Library, they actually have their staff. Their staff comes up and often lends a hand with our programming. They 00:43:25
come and read stories or provide story time and that's just something that we love and we just wanted to reach out and thank you 00:43:30
for that. The Monterey Quilters Guild holds their meetings. 00:43:36
Every other month and they have quite a lot of events. They just had one of their big ones and there was the we used it at the 00:43:42
youth center this time and it was full to the capacity and they had a wonderful event. 00:43:47
Chautauqua Chautauqua Hall Dance Club is every Saturday evening. 00:43:54
They offer a wonderful opportunity. You can drop in anytime and they just offer a wonderful opportunity there and then. Evolution 00:44:00
Community Dance is coming in once a month. They were under some previous names before and have returned, and they are reaching out 00:44:06
to the community as well, so they're using it on select Friday nights each month. 00:44:12
So those are just some of the groups that we are working with. They're making use of our facilities and our staff works diligently 00:44:19
to make those facilities as welcoming, as warm and as clean as possible. 00:44:24
That's the end of my report. Thank you. 00:44:36
Any public comments? 00:44:37
I didn't see none. Any comments from board? 00:44:51
I just, I think it's great Katie. It's evident that you guys are building the program back up after after the. 00:44:56
COVID, it would be great to see a comparison actually over what where we were two years ago, a year ago and where we are now. I 00:45:05
think it would be really striking to see how much work you guys have done. So I really appreciate it. 00:45:12
I also wanted to ask about the the subcommittee between the city and the PG USD You had noted about the partnerships. Have there 00:45:21
been any meetings or is there a regular occurrence to those meetings? 00:45:28
And my understanding is I think the first meeting between that in that subcommittee was to take place sometime this month. I 00:45:38
believe that's what City Council said in what the PG USD board said when I was at their meeting. I don't know the date that that 00:45:43
meeting was taking place. And is that a public meeting or is that closed door? 00:45:49
Don't believe, I'm not sure I could find out for you. OK, that'd be great to know. And then lastly, is there a way to get the the 00:45:57
usage rates you noted that you know you want the facilities used. 00:46:03
It would be really interesting to see the usage rates of the youth center. 00:46:09
And the Community Center both how many hours they're open every week and and even the usage like how many kids are going. I know 00:46:13
it's been hard to get the kids back into the habit of going and anything we can do to get them back there. 00:46:19
I think would be great, but I think we we need to see you know how. 00:46:25
How many kids are there? What type of outreach could we do to to increase the usage there? 00:46:29
We can do that. Cool. Thanks. 00:46:35
All right. Moving on to item 7 C, the capital improvement projects. 00:46:42
OK, the public works director is not able to be at the meeting tonight, so I'm covering these reports for you. 00:47:49
This is the information I have is that staff is prepared and submitted the following items on behalf of the Rec board for 00:47:57
consideration. 00:48:01
The first one is a Chinese tea house recommended at El Marie ****. 00:48:05
The parks and open place Sorry the parks and Open Space plan creating create mapping for 100,000. 00:48:09
Tree planting an event for 10,000. 00:48:18
The George Washington Storm Water Improvements Ball Field for 50,000. 00:48:22
And the equipment for youth sports at 10,000. 00:48:27
And that's the end of my report. OK. Any public comment on this? 00:48:34
See. No hands. Any board comments? 00:48:42
OK. Well, these were the, these were the items that we had discussed and voted on the last meeting. So I think there's there's 00:48:47
consensus that that these are definitely items we want to submit. The only question I'd have is just given the the e-mail from 00:48:53
Miss Walker, I think we definitely. 00:48:59
As soon as as soon as I read it, I thought, yeah, that that bathroom is has been terrible for years and it would be a shame 00:49:05
actually to wait another year. 00:49:10
To even request for that, I think the fence might be a bit of a stretch goal. 00:49:15
But I would hope that we could add one more. I don't know if we've if we've passed the deadline. 00:49:21
I think it was late March that the submissions were due, but if there's a chance to put in one more for an upgrade of that 00:49:26
bathroom, it is probably the most used park by the the families. I think just just. 00:49:34
From my experience there, I. 00:49:42
It was. It was one of our main parks and. 00:49:45
Yeah, it's been bad for a long time. So if I haven't been there for years, I I think I it's been off my radar. 00:49:49
But that would be a. That'd be one I would love to add if we could. 00:49:56
I definitely would agree with that. Not just first hygiene, but for safety. Yeah, I mean it. Yeah, definitely needs to be updated. 00:50:01
So that would be. The only motion I might make is that. 00:50:12
If it's possible to add that to our our recommendation list that I would move that we. 00:50:15
That we do. 00:50:21
I'll second that. 00:50:23
All in favor. 00:50:24
Aye. 00:50:26
All right. 00:50:28
OK, moving on to. 00:50:32
Item 7D George Washington Park playground equipment selection. 00:50:35
OK, this is for Item 7D. The recommendation before you tonight is to select a playground design to. 00:50:55
Complement the equipment that already exists at George Washington Park for children between the ages of two to five and city staff 00:51:02
recommends Planet Option One. 00:51:07
Public works received 5 proposals. The proposals are attached to the report. 00:51:13
The proposal presented by Park Planet Option One is within our budget and closely resembles the request of the board, the scope of 00:51:18
work. 00:51:22
For the project consisted of the design, procurement, preparation of the grounds and borders, and installation of the playground 00:51:26
system. 00:51:30
The vision is to supplement the existing play equipment in the. 00:51:34
Arc with equipment that matches the general aesthetic of the park and accommodates young children. 00:51:37
Public Works plans to bring forward a request for the bid to bid award to City Council at one of the meetings in May. 00:51:42
That ends my report. 00:51:54
OK, great. And are you able to show the the the images on the screen? I think it would be very helpful. 00:51:56
And we can ask for the comment as well, but I think it might help for people to see the images. 00:52:11
You've got a good breakdown of the cost. 00:52:23
We have the packet on here, some of the pages that need to be rotated so I can increase it and scroll through it if you want and 00:52:30
it might make sense to show the park Planet one the recommendation. 00:52:36
That you all came up with. 00:52:42
And I'm not seeing any hands up from the. 00:52:59
From the public if, if they. 00:53:02
Perhaps if during the discussion or if any of the. 00:53:06
Images spur any conversation. We might allow that since it's it's hard to see everything, but I would I would invite the board for 00:53:11
any any comments or discussion as well. 00:53:14
Did you want me to scroll through the whole package? No. I was thinking just the Park Planet option one, the one that was 00:53:19
recommended. 00:53:22
By the by the city. 00:53:25
And if the board had any thoughts, I actually had come to the same idea that Park Planet option one was the closest to what we had 00:53:29
discussed. A lot of the other ones were were much more stale. 00:53:35
It was really great that we actually got 5 bidders this time instead of just I think instead of just one last time. So I really 00:53:41
appreciate. I know it was a lot of. 00:53:45
Extra time, but I hope that it was worth it. It was started working on this my first meeting a while ago. Yeah, years ago. 00:53:50
Item 2 for sure. And yeah, I had, I thought the same thing that the product Planet option one was was very much in line with what 00:53:59
we had thought. At least it. 00:54:04
You know, it had some more interesting I. 00:54:08
Activities and it had it definitely had more of a theme that fit the. 00:54:11
The forest there. 00:54:17
OK, here is the park. 00:54:19
Minute one, I'll try and get it on the screen as well as I can. 00:54:23
It was also nice to see that that was one of the more affordable options of the. 00:54:37
All the vendors. 00:54:45
And I can just scroll through these, but if you need me to stop online just let me know. 00:54:48
Yeah, it looked like if you scroll back up and you see the the actual layout, those are the those items that are around the 00:54:52
outside are what's being proposed. 00:54:57
And the only thing this doesn't show that one of the other ones does is the location, but it's it's next, it's adjacent to the 00:55:06
existing structure and it toward the swings, so it's in that in that open area. 00:55:13
So. 00:55:20
Did you want me to continue to scroll? I didn't have any other any other discussion or questions. I was I would be ready to make a 00:55:28
motion that that we. 00:55:32
Accept the recommendation of the staff and and. 00:55:38
And approve that one. 00:55:41
I'll second that. 00:55:43
All right, all in favor. 00:55:44
Fantastic. 00:55:47
2nd. 00:55:49
All right. With that, we'll move on to item 7, E the Chinese Pavilion project. 00:55:54
OK, and this is for item 7. 00:56:27
E. 00:56:30
And the report that was provided was intended to provide an update to the recreation board. Public Works will be bringing a report 00:56:35
for the City Council to make a decision on a potential location on their April 3rd meeting. 00:56:41
So no action for. 00:56:52
Direct board, correct. 00:56:53
No, this wasn't. The recommendation was to receive the update. 00:56:56
So. 00:57:00
And. 00:57:03
There are no hands raised virtually for public comment, but we do have in person. 00:57:10
Right. 00:57:14
No, not now. 00:57:21
There you go. So when the red light goes on, that's why. 00:57:23
My name is Michael Ibsen. 00:57:26
The proposed Chinese pavilion is an opportunity to achieve multiple goals. 00:57:29
It will serve as a memorial to the earliest Chinese family settlements in the entire United States. 00:57:35
And the birth place of the first Chinese Americans. 00:57:41
It will be a reminder that the first commercial fishermen on Monterey Bay were the Chinese. 00:57:45
And the first to develop squid fishing. 00:57:50
It will be a gathering place to provide local residents and visitors with insight into Chinese culture. 00:57:53
Enriching Pacific Groves global connections. 00:57:59
And the pavilion is an ideal platform for schools to use the new curriculum material. 00:58:03
Developed by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 00:58:08
That teaches about the Chinese village and the ecology of Monterey Bay. 00:58:12
Creating an exciting opportunity for students to gain deeper insight into local history and international cultures. 00:58:17
There will also be a site to celebrate festivals such as Lunar New Year, Mid Autumn Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, among 00:58:25
others. 00:58:29
The pavilion will also be a place for a private. 00:58:35
Quiet contemplation. 00:58:38
The pavilion will add to the spirit of. 00:58:41
Pacific Grove to the color of the community. 00:58:43
And be an important step in connections with a broader world. 00:58:46
It will be a gift to Pacific Grove from the Monterey Bay Chinese Association and other people who support awareness of the 00:58:50
richness of this area. 00:58:55
Thank you, the members of the Recreation Board, for your support. 00:59:00
And the Department of Public Works for a thorough assessment of the project. 00:59:04
Thank you. 00:59:08
Thanks very much. Thank you, Mike. Thanks for being patient too. Good to put you on 1st. 00:59:10
I also know we had some written comment from Colleen Ingram. 00:59:16
Just for the record. 00:59:23
And we also have one. 00:59:24
Comment online. 00:59:26
All right, Miss Yani. 00:59:27
Thank you. I really appreciate hearing Mr. Epson's report on this. 00:59:31
My hesitation about this has been even. I think it's just. 00:59:39
The Chinese pavilion is a wonderful idea and and I assume we're talking about that Moonwal also. 00:59:46
But. 00:59:54
Right next door to Chautauqua Hall, which is a historic site on the. 00:59:56
California Register. 01:00:01
I, I. And when I say right next door, I think it's on the same property I. 01:00:05
I It's it. 01:00:12
Not ideal in terms of historic preservation. 01:00:15
And yet. 01:00:20
Everything else, that Mister. Everything that Mister Epson has said. 01:00:22
Certainly. 01:00:28
Supports this is as an ideal location. I mean, the only other place I could think of is is Jewel Park. I mean, 'cause I've 01:00:29
listened to other discussions of this. 01:00:34
But then it takes away a lot of of space in Jewel Park, so I. 01:00:43
I I just I wanted to hear the report today. I appreciate this opportunity. I. 01:00:51
And I just am surprised and it has nothing to do with the record, but why it hasn't gone to the historic resources committee. 01:00:58
That as I. 01:01:09
Think it's on Chautauqua? 01:01:11
Property. 01:01:13
But anyway, thank you very much for this opportunity. 01:01:14
Thank you very much, Missioni. 01:01:21
All right. Any board discussion? 01:01:24
Comment that perhaps this should go to historic resources is. 01:01:30
A good point. 01:01:35
I definitely agree. 01:01:37
All right, well, no, no need for any recommendation or a motion. So we'll move on to item 7F, the Chautauqua Hall Report. 01:01:41
Again, the recommendation is to receive the report. 01:01:50
So we have it. We got a good description of it last time as well. 01:01:54
Katie, if there's any need to. 01:02:01
Please do. 01:02:05
This report was just intended to provide the recreation to board with a building assessment report for Chautauqua Hall, but to 01:02:11
also let the board know that Public Works will be submitting a request for funding through the CIP process to address the high 01:02:17
priority tasks such as exterior painting. 01:02:22
That was all. 01:02:28
Do we have any public comment on this one, Nisiani? 01:02:30
There's the unmute. 01:02:44
Yeah, I was really glad to see the building assessment report for Chautauqua Hall. 01:02:46
And and I'm really glad it has a historical section to it and so my the only thing I wanted to say is that. 01:02:55
Considering your two two board members comments, at least on the last item which relates to Chautauqua Hall, I wondered if if your 01:03:05
comments are going to be passed along? 01:03:12
To I I think this was. 01:03:20
Dan goes item of. 01:03:22
To Dan. 01:03:25
Is so that it might go to historic resources before it goes to City Council. 01:03:27
I'm sorry, I know you can't. You can't answer it until my comments over. All right. So thank you. 01:03:35
And we'll make the request. 01:03:43
But other than that, it's not a formal motion on the. 01:03:46
On the there's no action there. 01:03:51
Right, but I understand. 01:03:54
Thank you. 01:03:56
Right. Any other public comments? 01:03:58
All right. See none. Any board comments or discussion? 01:04:03
The one I would have is is that. 01:04:08
I know this is a report on the physical condition. 01:04:11
But my hope is that there's. 01:04:16
Soon to be a discussion on the usage. It's it's such an important building I think for the city and you know. 01:04:20
We've had dance recitals there and music for a while. I think the real thing that's missing. 01:04:31
Is uh? 01:04:36
Is the kitchen, is. 01:04:37
I know there's a kitchen there, but it seems to be really underutilized. 01:04:39
From my experience, but I I could be wrong but I I would love to see public comment into how we want to use the building. 01:04:42
And that's where I think the rec board would be the most. 01:04:48
That would be our main purview. We're not going to really get into the structural or any of the construction stuff, but the the 01:04:53
the usage gets back to our core goal of increasing recreation access to the city. 01:04:59
So I would love for us to have a chance to either have an on site or some type of community meeting to say what do we want this 01:05:06
wonderful building to be used for. 01:05:11
I think that's a great idea. 01:05:20
So actually back to Mciani's question, do you need a formal motion for the request for it to go to the Historical Society? And 01:05:26
then in addition, do you need a formal motion for us to request for some type of follow on action for a needs assessment or usage 01:05:32
assessment or is this this? 01:05:38
Physical assessment, just the very beginning of a long process of. 01:05:44
Of repairing and restoring the building. 01:05:50
I think you're probably looking at two separate agenda items there. This one was for, you know, the building, the physical state 01:05:55
of the building and repairs that would need to be that would need to take place. We can pass on the recommendation that it should 01:06:00
go to. 01:06:06
Historic Resources Committee, and they'll be noted in the meeting minutes and public comment. 01:06:13
And then if you wanted to. 01:06:20
Request or bring forward reviewing the usage of it or if you would like us to let you bring forward how, how it's currently being 01:06:22
used, some of the plans that we have for it, some of the like the programming plans that we have for it and then. 01:06:30
Let that be an agenda item. So it could be open for discussion as well. We could bring that forward at another meeting. 01:06:38
OK. I think that would be that'd be excellent. 01:06:43
All right, moving on to item. 01:06:48
Eight. It's talking about the next meeting. 01:06:52
We have a date. 01:06:57
For that Katie. 01:06:58
Assuming April 25th. 01:07:21
Yeah, sorry, that got left at the agenda. I apologize. It should be April 25th. 01:07:25
That's great. 01:07:29
And for that agenda, I know that Darrell and I would like to present on some goals. 01:07:32
So that didn't get that, didn't make it to this one, but we've got some ideas and just to make sure I'm clear on how we will do 01:07:39
this. 01:07:43
The what I would propose is that we bring out some. 01:07:48
You know, potential items to discuss. 01:07:54
We we're not gonna make any. 01:07:56
Recommendations yet, but but our task I think is to is to at least. 01:07:58
Bring together some some of the ideas that we've heard over the last year or so, you know, such as Miss Walker's Today, other ones 01:08:03
that we've had, and at least you know we have those 3 overarching goals in our goal spreadsheet. 01:08:09
And I think you know at least one tangible item that we can get from each of those. 01:08:17
Would be a good outcome from that meeting. 01:08:22
So we'll get together in the next month. 01:08:25
Any other items to to discuss at UH? 01:08:30
At the next meeting, any requests? 01:08:34
We received a few emails regarding. 01:08:37
Adding some pickleball. 01:08:42
Lines to the existing tennis courts to serve more pickleball players. I think that that's a great idea. I do understand that there 01:08:46
are residences. Who? 01:08:51
Are having a hard time with the noise outside of the hours allowed. I I do I my understanding is Colleen is addressing that. I 01:08:57
think that's great. I understand there's there's boundaries around when people can play pickleball. But while people are allowed 01:09:05
to play pickleball, it makes sense to me that more people are served given that there is this large desire from the community. So 01:09:14
is that something that we could put on a future agenda to add more lines to the tennis courts. 01:09:22
We can certainly put a, you know, Pickleball on the agenda again, I would actually. 01:09:31
Request. We can't get into discussion of the item, but I would actually like to see some of the discussion that has been going on 01:09:36
with PG USD. Try to see how that resolves a. 01:09:43
Because and until the City Council directs us again to. 01:09:50
Bring this up. 01:09:53
I have been it it. 01:09:55
The amount of time that it took from our meetings. 01:09:58
In the past was extraordinary and. 01:10:01
I feel like, you know, there was a compromise made. It didn't serve. 01:10:04
Neither side really was happy with it. There is this alternative path which I think sounds like there it's got some hope. 01:10:09
And I would suggest that we at least see how that plays out. 01:10:17
And if it's not? 01:10:20
You know, happening fast enough. Then maybe we address it again. 01:10:22
That access to those people at the high school. So before you and I meet to talk about goals, I'll have an answer for you of what 01:10:26
they're. 01:10:29
What they're planning on moving forward at the high school with high school tennis courts. OK and and. 01:10:33
I think it would be certainly reasonable though, as a goal. 01:10:38
To increase access, that's certainly one of the ways that we could address it. But if it's a, if we have a agenda item on 01:10:41
Pickleball, it is going to be, it's going to dominate. 01:10:46
Are you know I think the goals meeting is going to be. 01:10:52
A lot of discussion anyway, and I think it would really distract from, I think a very important meeting, so I would request to 01:10:55
defer that. Possible. 01:10:58
Thanks. 01:11:02
Any other items to discuss at the next meeting? 01:11:05
All right. Thanks y'all. Thank you. 01:11:10
Right. So adjourn at 5:14. 01:11:18
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All right. We'll call this meeting to order. It is 4/03. 00:00:00
And. 00:00:07
Let's do a roll call. 00:00:09
So we've only got three of us here today, but we do have a quorum, so member Smith. 00:00:12
Member Darrell's here. Daryl. All right, I. 00:00:18
Miss Gamble, Ashley Gamble and myself. Hey, Tully. 00:00:23
All right, so we've got. 00:00:27
We got to do the approval of the agenda. 00:00:29
So any motions. 00:00:33
For the approval to approve the agenda. 00:00:35
Great. 00:00:37
I'll second all in favor. 00:00:40
Aye. OK, great. And Ashley, are you taking notes? Thank you so much. Thank you so much. 00:00:43
All right. All right. So any board or staff announcements? 00:00:49
These are city related items only. 00:00:54
OK, I have several staff announcements. 00:01:01
The first is just an update for the staff hiring. We have completed the 30 and 40 hour recreation coordinator recruitments. 00:01:06
They've closed. We're continuing the process and we do hope to have a formal announcement in the next couple of weeks. So by the 00:01:11
next meeting we'll have a full announcement for you. 00:01:16
So those are two announcements, 30 and 40 hour. For the 30 and 40 hours the recruitment closed. We're continuing the process and 00:01:22
we hope to have, we should have those announcements for you by your next meeting. 00:01:27
And then summer staff hiring. We've been working with our current and returning summer staff and we've also completed the first 00:01:34
round of interviews for new staff. We'll be making some of those calls to those applicants. Actually this week we're excited. We 00:01:40
are still looking for lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors and field sports. 00:01:46
Any interested applicants are encouraged to apply. The positions are open until filled and we are particularly looking for a few 00:01:52
staff members who would be interested in working our sports summer camps or summer sports camps. 00:01:59
Anyone who has any questions, they can give me a call directly, they can e-mail me or they can give me a call directly. All of our 00:02:06
information is on the web page which is cityofpg.org/recreation and all the contact information is on the left hand side. 00:02:13
Or they can go directly to the city HR page, which is cityofpg.org/jobs. 00:02:22
How many lifeguards are you requesting? Are you are you recruiting for? 00:02:30
Last year we had a team of 12 and I'm hoping that we would have. 00:02:35
Team of like like 16. I don't have the exact numbers in front of me. I need to double check with what's on our spreadsheet, but 00:02:40
we're hoping to have more than last year so we can do more recreation swim hours. 00:02:46
And is that just positions or are you looking to fill? 00:02:52
Certain blocks, certain hours. 00:02:56
Time to what time is the Then? The number of staff that we'll hire will partly depend on the availability. If we have a lot of 00:02:59
staff that want to work a full 40 hours, we'd hire a few less. If we have quite a few staff who say they can do morning shifts but 00:03:05
not afternoon shifts, and we'll hire more to cover the same time period, but we are looking to cover Monday through Saturday in 00:03:11
the hours anywhere between 8:00 and 4:00. 00:03:16
Not on Sunday, though, so the pool would not be open Sunday. 00:03:24
As of right now, we're looking for Monday through Saturday. 00:03:27
Depending on what our staffing looks like, we could look at Sunday. 00:03:30
OK, the reason I'm asking some of these questions is just to get an idea of if you don't get what you need. We've previously 00:03:33
discussed the volunteer option, so I just want to get an understanding of what your requirement is. 00:03:38
So that if it's not met, we can, we can take another look at that, yeah, and we should, we should have AI can have a full update. 00:03:43
At the next meeting, because by that point we'll have confirmed all of our returning staff will confirmed the new staff will have 00:03:50
done probably a second round of hiring for new incoming staff and we should have a really good idea of the number that we're 00:03:55
looking at. 00:04:00
I know the summer camp, summer classes, and swim lessons, Those registrations opened on Wednesday. Some of them are already full, 00:04:14
some of them still have openings. There are quite a lot of programs we have, especially contractor classes this year over the 00:04:21
summer. So we encourage everyone to go to the website. They can go just directly to our main web page, cityofpg.org/recreation. 00:04:29
There's information on that page about all the registration dates and requirements and then if you Scroll down. 00:04:36
There's a big green button that says register online. Click on that and that'll take you to our online catalog. And again, if 00:04:45
there's any questions, all the contact information is on the left hand side of that page and there are no more than welcome to 00:04:49
Contact either me directly or a register. 00:04:54
Our preschool registration also opened, so that's for the school year 2425. Our school year we use the same. 00:05:00
We match our calendar to match PGSDS. We have a wonderful program. We have 2-3 and five day options open for children three to six 00:05:07
years of age. Again, go ahead and visit our web page. Some of the information is right on the front page and then if you Scroll 00:05:12
down toward the bottom, there's a picture of the preschool program and you click on that and it'll give detailed information on 00:05:17
our program. 00:05:22
Our track and field program will start soon. This program is for youth 5 to 14 years of age. Practices will be Tuesday and 00:05:29
Thursday evenings at PG High School Track. The track meets will be held on Saturday and registration information again is on our 00:05:34
web page. And this program starts April 2nd. 00:05:39
And then finally an update on the special events calendar for fiscal year 2425. So that's where any events that would occur 00:05:46
between June 1st, 2024 to July. 00:05:51
Sorry June, let me try this again July 1st, 2024 through June 30th, 2025. 00:05:58
That has been reviewed by the Recreation Board in February. It was reviewed by Planning Commission earlier this month. We've 00:06:06
acquired the Coastal Development Permit for all the applicable events and the calendar will be presented to City Council for 00:06:11
approval at the April 3rd meeting. 00:06:15
And that's the end of my announcements. 00:06:21
Any board announcements? 00:06:26
All right. No worries. Actually, I did have one announcement that I just wanted to put a big thank you. 00:06:32
I'm trying to remember Katie. We got a wonderful gift to the youth center and. 00:06:43
I'm blanking on which organization it was. Do you recall? 00:06:48
The Rotary Club, the Rotary Club that I was thinking Qantas or Rotary Club, so a really big. 00:06:52
Thank you to the Rotary Club for that I. 00:06:58
I I did wonder whether there was any type of. 00:07:01
Was it for scholarships? Was there any stipulation about what it was for? Or was it just an open-ended gift? 00:07:04
It's traditionally applied to the youth center. 00:07:09
Right, but like what aspect for scholarships or for it's usually to address? 00:07:13
Whatever the youth center building needs supplies that type of stuff. For example, last year there was a. 00:07:19
They used it to fix a serious heating problem we had. 00:07:27
It's used for lots of different things each year, so Public Works usually has the update on that, but I'd be happy to ask if you 00:07:31
wanted to know what it was looking at for this year. 00:07:35
I would think that if there's a. 00:07:42
There's a maintenance issue that should be covered under just buildings and a gift like that. 00:07:44
Ideally would be. 00:07:48
Or more access for kids. I mean just just my inclination would be. 00:07:49
Make it as make opportunities for more kids to have more access. 00:07:54
Rather than. 00:07:58
Obviously things need to be fixed, but that would just be. But I'd be my request, but I don't know if we have any purview over how 00:08:01
that's how that's spent. 00:08:05
I'd be happy to follow up on that if you'd like, that'd be great appreciate. 00:08:10
One other question. 00:08:19
So on back to the volunteers, the well, maybe that has to be an agenda item, but there was a request previously just to have that 00:08:26
scope of work. 00:08:31
Submitted to Miss Colony. 00:08:36
Just wondered if that had been done. It's still in progress, OK. 00:08:42
All right. Next up, council liaison announcements. 00:08:50
And does not look like. 00:08:59
Councilmember Smith is here, so we'll move on to. 00:09:02
#5 General Public Comments And We must remember that public comment must deal with matters subject to the jurisdiction of the City 00:09:06
and Rec Board that are not on the regular agenda. Comments from the public will be limited to 3 minutes and not receive Rec Board 00:09:14
action. Comments regarding items on the regular agenda shall be heard prior to Rec Board consideration of such items. 00:09:21
Whenever possible, written correspondence shall be submitted to the rec board in advance. 00:09:30
All right. Any public comment? 00:09:35
I see two hands up. 00:09:41
Mr. Jealous. 00:09:47
Yes. Can you hear me? 00:09:51
Yes, we can. 00:09:55
OK, great. I was hoping that Colleen would be back from vacation, because one of my main reasons for calling in was to give her a 00:09:56
gigantic appreciation for her. 00:10:01
Leadership in trying to. 00:10:07
Deal with the management issues that the Mars still courts. 00:10:10
She is very effective. She'd actually make a great city manager. 00:10:14
And very. 00:10:20
Able to think about all people involved. 00:10:22
So I just want to, even though she's not present. 00:10:25
I do want to give her a lot of appreciation and gratitude. 00:10:29
For what she's been doing with. 00:10:34
Umm, looking at trying to get the. 00:10:37
The courts managed in a way that works and there are some signs of progress, but we don't know what the results will be yet. 00:10:41
The other thing. 00:10:50
Is I'm. 00:10:52
The city has a great opportunity. 00:10:54
To do away with. 00:10:57
The nightmare that is pickleball in a residential neighborhood. 00:10:59
Umm, not necessarily to do away with it, but. 00:11:04
Expand the opportunities for pickleball players. 00:11:08
The high school courts are now available. 00:11:11
To be lined for two sports. 00:11:14
Potentially all six courts could be allowed in. 00:11:18
I would ask you to be advocates for young people and families and senior citizens. 00:11:23
And see that the city does whatever it can. 00:11:29
To make it possible to treat pickleball like tennis at the high school. 00:11:32
So if schools not in session. 00:11:38
People can go play pickleball. 00:11:40
That's going to, that's probably. 00:11:44
More visionary than what's on the table currently, but you folks have influence and I hope you. 00:11:49
Use it on behalf of the pickleball players. 00:11:56
And the neighbors? 00:11:58
And I thank you for your time. 00:12:00
Great. Thank you. And Next up we've got Miss Beth Walker. 00:12:06
Hi, how you doing? 00:12:15
I sent in a letter but I just wanted to bring it up in public comment and this is basically an idea to. 00:12:18
Make some changes to Caledonia. 00:12:28
It would incorporate an inclusive playground to which I know the dei has on their list to also look into in conjunction with you 00:12:31
all I believe. 00:12:36
So suggestions. And I kind of came up with this idea because of the whole skate park thing and the. 00:12:43
DEI Initiative. 00:12:51
So it's kind of a combination. 00:12:52
So it would be to redo the playground to make it inclusive. 00:12:55
We would more than likely to do all of this, would have to move it down slightly, but we wouldn't. 00:13:01
Have to move remove any trees so all the trees would be saved. 00:13:07
I know that's a big deal here. 00:13:11
Redo the bathrooms, because right now they're really gross and scary. 00:13:14
Use part of the grass area, which is completely underutilized in many people's opinion. 00:13:18
To put a new sport court. 00:13:25
And then use the existing basketball court to put up the skate park ramps. 00:13:28
That were floated to be put in the. 00:13:34
Parking lot and that was also shot down at City Council, I believe UM. 00:13:39
So a couple other random things are the chain link fence kind of makes it look like it's a prison yard and I think that. 00:13:46
Families would like having something a little. 00:13:54
More presentable looking and not make it feel so. 00:13:58
Prison E And then the last would be. 00:14:01
If possible, and then use the remaining open space to put in a small dog park. 00:14:05
We don't have a dog park. We kind of. 00:14:12
Would it would be great to have one and? 00:14:15
So those are my ideas. There's more details in the e-mail that I sent in. I did just want to bring it up. 00:14:19
In public comments to kind of put it out there in the universe to see if any of this will take, I know that. 00:14:27
There's things that have to be dealt with and. 00:14:35
Not everything will be be able to be done and I'm sure that there's coastal Commission considerations, but. 00:14:39
Our kids deserve better and I think it's a very. 00:14:47
Utilize it's a. 00:14:52
Very popular park and I both for families that live in town and also for out of town visitors. 00:14:53
Thanks. 00:15:01
Thank you very much, Miss Walker. I thought your e-mail was excellent, Really good ideas and we're actually going to have a on the 00:15:03
regular agenda. Item C will be capital improvement projects. 00:15:08
And these are some new ideas, so we'll see if if any of these might. 00:15:14
Be able to be added. 00:15:19
But if not, we will certainly add them to our ongoing list. 00:15:22
So thanks very much. 00:15:27
If I can add Miss Walker, I also really appreciated your e-mail and I agree with you. I think there are parts of Caledonia that 00:15:30
are underutilized and I recently went back and forth with the Mayor on a few ideas I. 00:15:40
About in where a kind of escape pad could be at Caledonia and so that was nice of you to also throw that out there. 00:15:50
So, so yeah, and I agree with you about that. So thank you again for your e-mail. 00:16:01
All right, great. And I see no more hands up. So we'll move on to item six approval of the minutes. 00:16:11
So these are the minutes for January. 00:16:18
2024. 00:16:22
Any motions for approval? 00:16:32
I move to approve for minutes. 00:16:38
I second all in favor. 00:16:41
Aye, all right. 00:16:43
Motion passes. 00:16:45
And on to item that was for the January minutes, now for the February minutes. 00:16:46
I second. All right, all in favor. 00:16:57
All right. 00:17:01
On to item seven, regular agenda. 00:17:03
Item 8. Winter Youth Sports report from Andy Lipstick. 00:17:06
Thank you. 00:17:15
OK. So we just wanted to give you kind of an overview of the. 00:18:00
2324 Winter youth soccer program that concluded in February. 00:18:05
And we have some information and some pictures for you. 00:18:11
Go ahead, we had. 00:18:16
Four different groups that participated in the season. Our youngest group was the three and four year olds, which was a clinic 00:18:20
style. 00:18:25
Junior soccer program. The kids participated with their parents assistance and our program was run by our youth sports. 00:18:31
Staff and some volunteers also, and we had 33 participants. We sold the program out. 00:18:44
And the kids learned all the basic skills from dribbling and passing and playing tag games and and going out there and having fun 00:18:54
with their parents. So it's a really good way to get the kids involved in a non competitive format and get them ready for when 00:19:01
they get older and and are going on to teams. 00:19:08
So you can. 00:19:16
On the next one. 00:19:19
Some pictures for you. 00:19:29
Yeah, you can go on to the next one too. 00:19:36
So our next group, we had the actual youth sports or youth Soccer League program, which consisted of three different age groups, 00:19:40
the five and six year olds, the seven and eight-year olds, and 9 and 10 year olds. We had four teams in each age group with all 00:19:48
with volunteer coaches and. 00:19:56
We had. 00:20:05
I believe it was 47 kids in the five and six year olds. 00:20:07
40 I don't have the numbers exactly in front of me. 45 I believe in the 7-8 year olds and then 33 and the 9 and 10 year olds. 00:20:13
We played or practiced and played our games over at the Muni Stadium. 00:20:25
And we were very happy with the the. 00:20:30
Way that everything went and and all the parts of the program everything seemed to. 00:20:36
Be really well controlled by the coaches. Our volunteers were really into the program and really enjoyed what they did with the 00:20:43
kids. The kids seem to have a lot of fun and made a lot of progress over the season. 00:20:51
And we have some pictures here for you different teams. 00:21:00
Going to go on the next. 00:21:05
Then a few pictures of some of our games, so our practices were held. 00:21:09
Monday through Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:30 in the evening and then games were played on Saturdays. 00:21:16
They usually we would do the. 00:21:25
The junior soccer program starting at 9:00 AM and then as soon as they were finished, we would move into the youth soccer program. 00:21:28
The games were played all in house. It was all only our our teams. 00:21:38
And we were. 00:21:44
Officiated by youth sports staff and volunteers and everybody who did a really great job. 00:21:46
Yeah. 00:21:55
And we have some pictures here, different age groups. 00:21:59
So as I said, you know the staff were the ones who were in charge of the the younger group. They did all the programming and the 00:22:07
lesson plans for the junior soccer program. There's a couple of staff up here in the pictures and then in the bottom right corner 00:22:15
one of our staff who is. 00:22:22
Assisting me with the referee duties for the older kids. 00:22:30
The the staff also at times. 00:22:35
Had to assist coaches, you know, if we had a coach who was out sick, something like that, we would have the staff come in and 00:22:40
assist with their teams. 00:22:44
2. 00:22:50
So what's next for the program moving forward? 00:22:53
Who don't go backward? 00:22:58
There we go. So I. 00:23:00
We plan to run our next season in the fall. We hope that annually we will have fall soccer. We can switch it over from winter 00:23:03
because winter is kind of a difficult time to be running outdoor sports with weather and and the lack of daylight. So our fall 00:23:09
season would run from beginning of August to about beginning of November and then the time changes and once again you run into 00:23:16
difficulties with practices. 00:23:23
We are looking to expand into the 11 and 12 year old groups for next season. If it looks like there are opportunities, we may look 00:23:31
into older divisions after that, but I think we will take it one step at a time and bring in the 1112 year olds I know that we 00:23:38
have. 00:23:46
Some other. 00:23:53
Partners in the community who have those age group teams and if we don't have enough teams to be self-sufficient, we can partner 00:23:55
with them and and play games. 00:24:00
So we're looking into some additional field options which would give us more space, more ability to run more teams. Hopefully we 00:24:07
can expand the program so if we have enough space, enough volunteer coaches, enough kids, we can make more and more teams and 00:24:15
serve more of the population. As I said, we we have some. 00:24:23
Partners out there in the community that would like already have asked us to, to hook up with them and and play games in the fall 00:24:32
if we're able to to get our program going at that time. 00:24:38
And we have some other people that we are looking to talk with about, you know. 00:24:45
Partnering with their groups, too. 00:24:52
We are hoping that our. 00:24:55
Limited partnership this year to to go back a little bit the end of the season, we ran into some field issues because of the 00:24:59
weather. We were lucky. 00:25:04
That the Pacific Grove High School allowed us to use their artificial turf field for the last two weeks that we were able to 00:25:11
complete the season. We were very, you know, fortunate of that and appreciative of the help that they gave us. And we were hoping 00:25:19
as, as I've hoped from the beginning, that we will have a greater partnership with all of the schools, including the middle school 00:25:26
and definitely the high school where we can. 00:25:34
Try to. 00:25:42
Bring in more high school students who can help us with officiating, who can help us with volunteer coaching, who can run, you 00:25:44
know, help us to run clinics and and really expand and strengthen our program. 00:25:50
So we hope that in the future we will be able to expand our youth sports staff, our paid staff, so that we can do more activities 00:25:59
and we can have greater. 00:26:06
Ability to help in the program and and provide more of a resource for the coaches and for the kids and. 00:26:13
We hope to be able to use that to. 00:26:24
Make the program bigger and better. 00:26:28
Thanks, Andy. 00:26:35
Thank you to everybody. We appreciate all the support that we got from City Council and the rec board. 00:26:37
You know, getting everything started. 00:26:44
To PGUSD and the high school for their cooperation. 00:26:48
To Public Works and the Rec Department for everything that they did to help us get started. 00:26:55
And we especially thank the parents and the kids who did such a great job in the season and made it a really positive experience 00:27:01
for not just for them, but for us too. 00:27:06
That's, that's it. Any questions? Well, first of all, we'll see if there's any public comment. OK. 00:27:12
I don't see any hands up. 00:27:35
So any. 00:27:37
Any board comments or questions? 00:27:39
There we go. That just happened to see it. 00:27:43
Up to a good start, Andy. I'm excited for the track and good job. 00:27:45
Thank you. 00:27:50
Andy I would say it was. It was. It's so great to see. 00:27:51
Kids playing soccer again in in PG. I think I mentioned last time, I think it was 2017 or so the last time that that we had kids 00:27:54
playing in PG when the YMCA ran it. So it's awesome to see. I do have some questions and and and thoughts. 00:28:02
So you had mentioned the Peninsula League, so that I think that would be fantastic to broaden it. There's a lot of. 00:28:13
There's all these different organizations out there, the city of Monterey and Marina and. 00:28:22
The Condors club ours their surf, there's there's a lot of different ones and and with the exception of surf, there's really very 00:28:28
limited games that can be played between. And so like last year, I think the Presidio League reached out to us because they only 00:28:34
had two teams and they were playing each other every week. So then we jumped in and we were able to play our two teams. 00:28:40
So I think this would be a great opportunity for Pacific Grove to to bring some people in and then have our kids go to around the 00:28:47
peninsula. 00:28:51
Absolutely. We agree. I thought it was excellent when that when we were using the the high school field for a few reasons. A that 00:28:56
the turf is great not muddy. There's lines it it looked from the photos that that it's did you guys have lines on the field. 00:29:05
Yes, we did. OK, maybe it was just unclear in the photos. 00:29:14
And just to note that. 00:29:18
I mean it was definitely great to partner with them, but we do have a joint use agreement that allows for that free back and forth 00:29:20
use. So it's something that that as long as we schedule and we don't conflict we should be able to maybe not expect but but 00:29:25
certainly have. 00:29:29
Have a reasonable expectation that that we should be able to use that field. 00:29:35
And then two other questions for you. You had mentioned having the high school do some coaching or roughing. I would actually 00:29:40
invite you to lower that even down to the middle school. They have to do community service hours. 00:29:47
And I think some of them could especially help with the, with the really little ones be a great opportunity for them. 00:29:54
Yeah, I think that that would be a great opportunity. We'd obviously, you know if they're younger, we would want them to pair up 00:30:02
with more experienced people. But I think that they could get in there and and help out, especially for things like when we run 00:30:09
clinics because most of the time either myself or my staff would be running those and it's great to have the extra hands out 00:30:15
there. So yeah, we would invite them the middle school as well. 00:30:22
For sure and and I'd like to ask for one other thing from you if possible is to is to put in for some of your needs your equipment 00:30:29
needs. 00:30:33
Whether it's goals. 00:30:37
There's one thing I've seen other communities do, especially with the little ones, is indoor style, like inflatable bumpers. 00:30:39
You can either put them onto the onto the artificial turf, or you can even play inside. 00:30:48
In Chautauqua Hall and it limits the number they're always kicking out of bounds and so it limits the you know the need to do a 00:30:52
bunch of throw insurance for little guys keeps the ball in play. So I would love to see some type of request from you just we. 00:30:59
When we get to item. 00:31:07
The capital improvements budget, one of the items there is is a request for sports equipment and so you know we've already 00:31:10
indicated our our support for supporting. 00:31:15
Your program. 00:31:21
So be great to see a list of what you need. 00:31:23
Yeah. And we are putting all of that together. We do have certain things like for our sports camps, we have you know, items that 00:31:27
will be needed so that we can run those. But yeah, I do have a lot of of lists of. 00:31:33
Needs and want, you know, and hopes for for the future. So I think that we'll be presenting them as soon as we can. Cool. Thanks 00:31:40
so much, Andy. Thank you. 00:31:45
And Andy just to add on, I wanted to to agree with everyone else on the board that this was really great to see soccer up and 00:31:50
running again and and I really enjoyed participating as a parent. My 9 year old was was a player and it was really great. He had a 00:31:58
wonderful season and and I was really happy with it and I hope that it's available again next season so. 00:32:06
Thank you. I appreciate that. 00:32:14
OK, on to Item 7B programming update. 00:32:18
OK. The item before you tonight is 7B department updates. We've been kind of trying to provide some regular updates for you this 00:33:15
time. The updates will cover our summer programs, some new summer, some new contractor classes we have. 00:33:22
Adult classes and facility and usage partnerships. 00:33:30
Registration opened at March 27th at 12:00 PM. We had quite a lot of people who were signed on right at 12 signing up right away 00:34:08
and we kind of we've been seeing them trickle in over the last day. 00:34:13
And then our sports camp information in the report. It's at April 1st. That was a typo. It should have said April 3rd. We will be 00:34:18
posting information and dates for that soon. So we do have sports camps planned for this summer. We have. 00:34:25
Six weeks. 00:34:33
We have six weeks worth of sports camps planned. We are just doing some final last minute details on some of the fields and 00:34:34
facilities that we need for that and as soon as we get those all squared away we will be posting that information. 00:34:41
And then our fall registration dates, we wanted to let people know about is that again, our preschool program for the 2425 school 00:34:49
year is open. It opened. 00:34:53
March 28th at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM this morning and that one is. You can go to our website, find the information and then you call in 00:34:58
and place your child's name on the list and the staff member will follow up and check in with you and get you an appointment and 00:35:04
let you come see our program and provide all the information that you need. 00:35:11
And then our fall registration is tentatively set. 00:35:18
For May 1st. 00:35:21
During the summer and more on just some really fun. They have some wonderful fun themes this year. 00:36:06
We also have a regular adventure camp for you. That's for 5 to 12 year olds. That'll be. 00:36:11
At the Youth center we also have each week themed and then our Adventure Camp PDUSDELOP program is open again. That one will be at 00:36:15
the Robert Down location. That one, if you have a child who is qualified, PG USD has contacted you directly and that communication 00:36:22
went out through their system on Monday. So if you're wondering if you have a child who qualifies, please check your e-mail. PGUSD 00:36:28
contacted you directly. 00:36:34
We're also offering tots and lessons, so we have the taught swim lessons again for the six months to three years that's going to 00:36:42
be for. 00:36:45
They will have a parent or guardian with them in the pool. That is a lot of that class is intended to get them used to the water, 00:36:50
help alleviate some of the fears of the water, get them used to blowing bubbles, flashing their face in the water, kicking and 00:36:55
rolling in the water, and just making it fun so that when they enter those formal swim lessons, they're really ready to go. 00:37:01
And then we have 3 levels of swim lessons. They're progressive swim lessons. I. 00:37:07
Those are their target ages for those groups. Sometimes the kids are a little bit older and more skill level. We can move them up. 00:37:12
We do do a skill assessment at the beginning of each of these lessons to make sure the children are placed in the right place and 00:37:17
if we need to move them around, we can. 00:37:21
And then again, we're doing sports camps. So again, registration will be released next week, but we are doing six weeks of sports 00:37:27
camp. We're really excited to be offering this. It's in bold because it's a new program. So we're trying to highlight in this 00:37:32
report what the new programs were. Again, more information to come and we're really excited. 00:37:38
And then again, we're highlighting Rexwim Friday, Saturday info and dates and time and length to be released soon. If we can 00:37:43
expand that, we're hoping to expand times and dates. We're working diligently on that and recruiting lifeguard. 00:37:50
Staff and we have some good updates and those will be coming soon. 00:37:57
These are classes, cancer classes that are led by our contract instructors. 00:38:11
We have a couple of really fun camps this year. We have a test Academy, we have a new one that is kickboxing and boxing camp. So 00:38:18
we're really excited to. We brought on a new contractor. We're really excited for this camp. 00:38:23
And we're continuing our Playwell Lego camps as well. We are offering morning and afternoon options and we have a new option for 00:38:30
that very first week of summer, which is when we're usually training our summer staff. So they are doing a full day option for 00:38:35
that week to provide some full day coverage and a really fun program. 00:38:41
Below them are some of our these are traditional classes. We are continuing these classes in through the summer. 00:38:48
And then on this page are. 00:39:01
Classes we are also offering, so our Yoga and Jazzercise are continuing. What we'd like to highlight on this page is all the 00:39:04
classes that are in bold text are new. 00:39:09
So these are all new classes. These ones will start April 15th. 00:39:14
I think it's a first date. So they're starting mid-april. They will continue. They're going to be regular classes. They will 00:39:18
continue through the summer and into the fall and become part of our regular lineup. So these are all new. We're very excited. We 00:39:23
have a new contractor. 00:39:27
Team that we're working with and we're looking forward to these, these are up and on our website. So the first of these classes 00:39:32
again is actually starting in April. So take a look if you're interested and they'll be continuing through this summer and then 00:39:38
the fall will actually be adding a couple of more options and days for these classes and once we see what the response is. 00:39:44
The classes that have an asterisk on them are the ones that are particularly geared for adults or include adults. I know you guys 00:39:50
have been asking what programming we have for adults with this contractor. We did look at trying to make sure we could have some 00:39:57
classes though to reach different skill levels for adults. So we're hoping to hit that between these classes. So boxing, 00:40:04
kickboxing, stretching, mindful movement, mindful movement too, with chair adaptations. 00:40:10
And then this is just a preview of our fall classes. We are diligently working on that schedule already. We haven't even hit 00:40:22
somewhere, but we are already working on this schedule. 00:40:26
These are some of the programs will have. Our preschool program are the center after school program, kids night out, fall break 00:40:32
fall sports contractor classes which you just saw that long list all those contractors will continue with us into the fall. 00:40:38
We are working with a few other contractors as well. So hopefully over the next month or two, we'll bring those contractors on 00:40:45
board and have some more offerings. 00:40:48
And next time we have new classes, we will be posting those. We'll start posting those on our social media to try and draw 00:40:53
attention to those new contractor classes. 00:40:57
And then again the fall registration dates. Preschool again opened up today at 9:00 and then fall registration is tended to be set 00:41:01
for May 1st. 00:41:05
And then the last thing we'd like to highlight in our update tonight. 00:41:17
In our opinion, if we have a building and it's open, the more that it's open and the more there are people in the building, the 00:42:24
better it is. It's just it creates life and energy in that building and we're excited for that. So some of these that we just 00:42:29
wanted to highlight was where the middle school tennis team has been using our courts for their practice. 00:42:35
The BG softball team obviously uses Muni for the practice and their games. The Pgus, the PGUSD Adult school runs their pickleball 00:42:40
class on our courts. PG Pony and softball use all of our fields. 00:42:46
PG Boy Scouts use our halls and all of our buildings for some of their meetings and special events. 00:42:53
Same with the PG Girl Scouts. There's a typo here that should be the next face down. Lighthouse Fellowship is a separate group, 00:42:59
but they rent an office for at least an office from us. And then they had they use it regularly on Sundays. 00:43:05
American Red Cross does monthly. 00:43:12
Bimonthly blood drive. So every other month they have a blood drive. On the third Friday of each month they come in and use our 00:43:15
Community Center. 00:43:19
The Pacific Grove Library, they actually have their staff. Their staff comes up and often lends a hand with our programming. They 00:43:25
come and read stories or provide story time and that's just something that we love and we just wanted to reach out and thank you 00:43:30
for that. The Monterey Quilters Guild holds their meetings. 00:43:36
Every other month and they have quite a lot of events. They just had one of their big ones and there was the we used it at the 00:43:42
youth center this time and it was full to the capacity and they had a wonderful event. 00:43:47
Chautauqua Chautauqua Hall Dance Club is every Saturday evening. 00:43:54
They offer a wonderful opportunity. You can drop in anytime and they just offer a wonderful opportunity there and then. Evolution 00:44:00
Community Dance is coming in once a month. They were under some previous names before and have returned, and they are reaching out 00:44:06
to the community as well, so they're using it on select Friday nights each month. 00:44:12
So those are just some of the groups that we are working with. They're making use of our facilities and our staff works diligently 00:44:19
to make those facilities as welcoming, as warm and as clean as possible. 00:44:24
That's the end of my report. Thank you. 00:44:36
Any public comments? 00:44:37
I didn't see none. Any comments from board? 00:44:51
I just, I think it's great Katie. It's evident that you guys are building the program back up after after the. 00:44:56
COVID, it would be great to see a comparison actually over what where we were two years ago, a year ago and where we are now. I 00:45:05
think it would be really striking to see how much work you guys have done. So I really appreciate it. 00:45:12
I also wanted to ask about the the subcommittee between the city and the PG USD You had noted about the partnerships. Have there 00:45:21
been any meetings or is there a regular occurrence to those meetings? 00:45:28
And my understanding is I think the first meeting between that in that subcommittee was to take place sometime this month. I 00:45:38
believe that's what City Council said in what the PG USD board said when I was at their meeting. I don't know the date that that 00:45:43
meeting was taking place. And is that a public meeting or is that closed door? 00:45:49
Don't believe, I'm not sure I could find out for you. OK, that'd be great to know. And then lastly, is there a way to get the the 00:45:57
usage rates you noted that you know you want the facilities used. 00:46:03
It would be really interesting to see the usage rates of the youth center. 00:46:09
And the Community Center both how many hours they're open every week and and even the usage like how many kids are going. I know 00:46:13
it's been hard to get the kids back into the habit of going and anything we can do to get them back there. 00:46:19
I think would be great, but I think we we need to see you know how. 00:46:25
How many kids are there? What type of outreach could we do to to increase the usage there? 00:46:29
We can do that. Cool. Thanks. 00:46:35
All right. Moving on to item 7 C, the capital improvement projects. 00:46:42
OK, the public works director is not able to be at the meeting tonight, so I'm covering these reports for you. 00:47:49
This is the information I have is that staff is prepared and submitted the following items on behalf of the Rec board for 00:47:57
consideration. 00:48:01
The first one is a Chinese tea house recommended at El Marie ****. 00:48:05
The parks and open place Sorry the parks and Open Space plan creating create mapping for 100,000. 00:48:09
Tree planting an event for 10,000. 00:48:18
The George Washington Storm Water Improvements Ball Field for 50,000. 00:48:22
And the equipment for youth sports at 10,000. 00:48:27
And that's the end of my report. OK. Any public comment on this? 00:48:34
See. No hands. Any board comments? 00:48:42
OK. Well, these were the, these were the items that we had discussed and voted on the last meeting. So I think there's there's 00:48:47
consensus that that these are definitely items we want to submit. The only question I'd have is just given the the e-mail from 00:48:53
Miss Walker, I think we definitely. 00:48:59
As soon as as soon as I read it, I thought, yeah, that that bathroom is has been terrible for years and it would be a shame 00:49:05
actually to wait another year. 00:49:10
To even request for that, I think the fence might be a bit of a stretch goal. 00:49:15
But I would hope that we could add one more. I don't know if we've if we've passed the deadline. 00:49:21
I think it was late March that the submissions were due, but if there's a chance to put in one more for an upgrade of that 00:49:26
bathroom, it is probably the most used park by the the families. I think just just. 00:49:34
From my experience there, I. 00:49:42
It was. It was one of our main parks and. 00:49:45
Yeah, it's been bad for a long time. So if I haven't been there for years, I I think I it's been off my radar. 00:49:49
But that would be a. That'd be one I would love to add if we could. 00:49:56
I definitely would agree with that. Not just first hygiene, but for safety. Yeah, I mean it. Yeah, definitely needs to be updated. 00:50:01
So that would be. The only motion I might make is that. 00:50:12
If it's possible to add that to our our recommendation list that I would move that we. 00:50:15
That we do. 00:50:21
I'll second that. 00:50:23
All in favor. 00:50:24
Aye. 00:50:26
All right. 00:50:28
OK, moving on to. 00:50:32
Item 7D George Washington Park playground equipment selection. 00:50:35
OK, this is for Item 7D. The recommendation before you tonight is to select a playground design to. 00:50:55
Complement the equipment that already exists at George Washington Park for children between the ages of two to five and city staff 00:51:02
recommends Planet Option One. 00:51:07
Public works received 5 proposals. The proposals are attached to the report. 00:51:13
The proposal presented by Park Planet Option One is within our budget and closely resembles the request of the board, the scope of 00:51:18
work. 00:51:22
For the project consisted of the design, procurement, preparation of the grounds and borders, and installation of the playground 00:51:26
system. 00:51:30
The vision is to supplement the existing play equipment in the. 00:51:34
Arc with equipment that matches the general aesthetic of the park and accommodates young children. 00:51:37
Public Works plans to bring forward a request for the bid to bid award to City Council at one of the meetings in May. 00:51:42
That ends my report. 00:51:54
OK, great. And are you able to show the the the images on the screen? I think it would be very helpful. 00:51:56
And we can ask for the comment as well, but I think it might help for people to see the images. 00:52:11
You've got a good breakdown of the cost. 00:52:23
We have the packet on here, some of the pages that need to be rotated so I can increase it and scroll through it if you want and 00:52:30
it might make sense to show the park Planet one the recommendation. 00:52:36
That you all came up with. 00:52:42
And I'm not seeing any hands up from the. 00:52:59
From the public if, if they. 00:53:02
Perhaps if during the discussion or if any of the. 00:53:06
Images spur any conversation. We might allow that since it's it's hard to see everything, but I would I would invite the board for 00:53:11
any any comments or discussion as well. 00:53:14
Did you want me to scroll through the whole package? No. I was thinking just the Park Planet option one, the one that was 00:53:19
recommended. 00:53:22
By the by the city. 00:53:25
And if the board had any thoughts, I actually had come to the same idea that Park Planet option one was the closest to what we had 00:53:29
discussed. A lot of the other ones were were much more stale. 00:53:35
It was really great that we actually got 5 bidders this time instead of just I think instead of just one last time. So I really 00:53:41
appreciate. I know it was a lot of. 00:53:45
Extra time, but I hope that it was worth it. It was started working on this my first meeting a while ago. Yeah, years ago. 00:53:50
Item 2 for sure. And yeah, I had, I thought the same thing that the product Planet option one was was very much in line with what 00:53:59
we had thought. At least it. 00:54:04
You know, it had some more interesting I. 00:54:08
Activities and it had it definitely had more of a theme that fit the. 00:54:11
The forest there. 00:54:17
OK, here is the park. 00:54:19
Minute one, I'll try and get it on the screen as well as I can. 00:54:23
It was also nice to see that that was one of the more affordable options of the. 00:54:37
All the vendors. 00:54:45
And I can just scroll through these, but if you need me to stop online just let me know. 00:54:48
Yeah, it looked like if you scroll back up and you see the the actual layout, those are the those items that are around the 00:54:52
outside are what's being proposed. 00:54:57
And the only thing this doesn't show that one of the other ones does is the location, but it's it's next, it's adjacent to the 00:55:06
existing structure and it toward the swings, so it's in that in that open area. 00:55:13
So. 00:55:20
Did you want me to continue to scroll? I didn't have any other any other discussion or questions. I was I would be ready to make a 00:55:28
motion that that we. 00:55:32
Accept the recommendation of the staff and and. 00:55:38
And approve that one. 00:55:41
I'll second that. 00:55:43
All right, all in favor. 00:55:44
Fantastic. 00:55:47
2nd. 00:55:49
All right. With that, we'll move on to item 7, E the Chinese Pavilion project. 00:55:54
OK, and this is for item 7. 00:56:27
E. 00:56:30
And the report that was provided was intended to provide an update to the recreation board. Public Works will be bringing a report 00:56:35
for the City Council to make a decision on a potential location on their April 3rd meeting. 00:56:41
So no action for. 00:56:52
Direct board, correct. 00:56:53
No, this wasn't. The recommendation was to receive the update. 00:56:56
So. 00:57:00
And. 00:57:03
There are no hands raised virtually for public comment, but we do have in person. 00:57:10
Right. 00:57:14
No, not now. 00:57:21
There you go. So when the red light goes on, that's why. 00:57:23
My name is Michael Ibsen. 00:57:26
The proposed Chinese pavilion is an opportunity to achieve multiple goals. 00:57:29
It will serve as a memorial to the earliest Chinese family settlements in the entire United States. 00:57:35
And the birth place of the first Chinese Americans. 00:57:41
It will be a reminder that the first commercial fishermen on Monterey Bay were the Chinese. 00:57:45
And the first to develop squid fishing. 00:57:50
It will be a gathering place to provide local residents and visitors with insight into Chinese culture. 00:57:53
Enriching Pacific Groves global connections. 00:57:59
And the pavilion is an ideal platform for schools to use the new curriculum material. 00:58:03
Developed by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 00:58:08
That teaches about the Chinese village and the ecology of Monterey Bay. 00:58:12
Creating an exciting opportunity for students to gain deeper insight into local history and international cultures. 00:58:17
There will also be a site to celebrate festivals such as Lunar New Year, Mid Autumn Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, among 00:58:25
others. 00:58:29
The pavilion will also be a place for a private. 00:58:35
Quiet contemplation. 00:58:38
The pavilion will add to the spirit of. 00:58:41
Pacific Grove to the color of the community. 00:58:43
And be an important step in connections with a broader world. 00:58:46
It will be a gift to Pacific Grove from the Monterey Bay Chinese Association and other people who support awareness of the 00:58:50
richness of this area. 00:58:55
Thank you, the members of the Recreation Board, for your support. 00:59:00
And the Department of Public Works for a thorough assessment of the project. 00:59:04
Thank you. 00:59:08
Thanks very much. Thank you, Mike. Thanks for being patient too. Good to put you on 1st. 00:59:10
I also know we had some written comment from Colleen Ingram. 00:59:16
Just for the record. 00:59:23
And we also have one. 00:59:24
Comment online. 00:59:26
All right, Miss Yani. 00:59:27
Thank you. I really appreciate hearing Mr. Epson's report on this. 00:59:31
My hesitation about this has been even. I think it's just. 00:59:39
The Chinese pavilion is a wonderful idea and and I assume we're talking about that Moonwal also. 00:59:46
But. 00:59:54
Right next door to Chautauqua Hall, which is a historic site on the. 00:59:56
California Register. 01:00:01
I, I. And when I say right next door, I think it's on the same property I. 01:00:05
I It's it. 01:00:12
Not ideal in terms of historic preservation. 01:00:15
And yet. 01:00:20
Everything else, that Mister. Everything that Mister Epson has said. 01:00:22
Certainly. 01:00:28
Supports this is as an ideal location. I mean, the only other place I could think of is is Jewel Park. I mean, 'cause I've 01:00:29
listened to other discussions of this. 01:00:34
But then it takes away a lot of of space in Jewel Park, so I. 01:00:43
I I just I wanted to hear the report today. I appreciate this opportunity. I. 01:00:51
And I just am surprised and it has nothing to do with the record, but why it hasn't gone to the historic resources committee. 01:00:58
That as I. 01:01:09
Think it's on Chautauqua? 01:01:11
Property. 01:01:13
But anyway, thank you very much for this opportunity. 01:01:14
Thank you very much, Missioni. 01:01:21
All right. Any board discussion? 01:01:24
Comment that perhaps this should go to historic resources is. 01:01:30
A good point. 01:01:35
I definitely agree. 01:01:37
All right, well, no, no need for any recommendation or a motion. So we'll move on to item 7F, the Chautauqua Hall Report. 01:01:41
Again, the recommendation is to receive the report. 01:01:50
So we have it. We got a good description of it last time as well. 01:01:54
Katie, if there's any need to. 01:02:01
Please do. 01:02:05
This report was just intended to provide the recreation to board with a building assessment report for Chautauqua Hall, but to 01:02:11
also let the board know that Public Works will be submitting a request for funding through the CIP process to address the high 01:02:17
priority tasks such as exterior painting. 01:02:22
That was all. 01:02:28
Do we have any public comment on this one, Nisiani? 01:02:30
There's the unmute. 01:02:44
Yeah, I was really glad to see the building assessment report for Chautauqua Hall. 01:02:46
And and I'm really glad it has a historical section to it and so my the only thing I wanted to say is that. 01:02:55
Considering your two two board members comments, at least on the last item which relates to Chautauqua Hall, I wondered if if your 01:03:05
comments are going to be passed along? 01:03:12
To I I think this was. 01:03:20
Dan goes item of. 01:03:22
To Dan. 01:03:25
Is so that it might go to historic resources before it goes to City Council. 01:03:27
I'm sorry, I know you can't. You can't answer it until my comments over. All right. So thank you. 01:03:35
And we'll make the request. 01:03:43
But other than that, it's not a formal motion on the. 01:03:46
On the there's no action there. 01:03:51
Right, but I understand. 01:03:54
Thank you. 01:03:56
Right. Any other public comments? 01:03:58
All right. See none. Any board comments or discussion? 01:04:03
The one I would have is is that. 01:04:08
I know this is a report on the physical condition. 01:04:11
But my hope is that there's. 01:04:16
Soon to be a discussion on the usage. It's it's such an important building I think for the city and you know. 01:04:20
We've had dance recitals there and music for a while. I think the real thing that's missing. 01:04:31
Is uh? 01:04:36
Is the kitchen, is. 01:04:37
I know there's a kitchen there, but it seems to be really underutilized. 01:04:39
From my experience, but I I could be wrong but I I would love to see public comment into how we want to use the building. 01:04:42
And that's where I think the rec board would be the most. 01:04:48
That would be our main purview. We're not going to really get into the structural or any of the construction stuff, but the the 01:04:53
the usage gets back to our core goal of increasing recreation access to the city. 01:04:59
So I would love for us to have a chance to either have an on site or some type of community meeting to say what do we want this 01:05:06
wonderful building to be used for. 01:05:11
I think that's a great idea. 01:05:20
So actually back to Mciani's question, do you need a formal motion for the request for it to go to the Historical Society? And 01:05:26
then in addition, do you need a formal motion for us to request for some type of follow on action for a needs assessment or usage 01:05:32
assessment or is this this? 01:05:38
Physical assessment, just the very beginning of a long process of. 01:05:44
Of repairing and restoring the building. 01:05:50
I think you're probably looking at two separate agenda items there. This one was for, you know, the building, the physical state 01:05:55
of the building and repairs that would need to be that would need to take place. We can pass on the recommendation that it should 01:06:00
go to. 01:06:06
Historic Resources Committee, and they'll be noted in the meeting minutes and public comment. 01:06:13
And then if you wanted to. 01:06:20
Request or bring forward reviewing the usage of it or if you would like us to let you bring forward how, how it's currently being 01:06:22
used, some of the plans that we have for it, some of the like the programming plans that we have for it and then. 01:06:30
Let that be an agenda item. So it could be open for discussion as well. We could bring that forward at another meeting. 01:06:38
OK. I think that would be that'd be excellent. 01:06:43
All right, moving on to item. 01:06:48
Eight. It's talking about the next meeting. 01:06:52
We have a date. 01:06:57
For that Katie. 01:06:58
Assuming April 25th. 01:07:21
Yeah, sorry, that got left at the agenda. I apologize. It should be April 25th. 01:07:25
That's great. 01:07:29
And for that agenda, I know that Darrell and I would like to present on some goals. 01:07:32
So that didn't get that, didn't make it to this one, but we've got some ideas and just to make sure I'm clear on how we will do 01:07:39
this. 01:07:43
The what I would propose is that we bring out some. 01:07:48
You know, potential items to discuss. 01:07:54
We we're not gonna make any. 01:07:56
Recommendations yet, but but our task I think is to is to at least. 01:07:58
Bring together some some of the ideas that we've heard over the last year or so, you know, such as Miss Walker's Today, other ones 01:08:03
that we've had, and at least you know we have those 3 overarching goals in our goal spreadsheet. 01:08:09
And I think you know at least one tangible item that we can get from each of those. 01:08:17
Would be a good outcome from that meeting. 01:08:22
So we'll get together in the next month. 01:08:25
Any other items to to discuss at UH? 01:08:30
At the next meeting, any requests? 01:08:34
We received a few emails regarding. 01:08:37
Adding some pickleball. 01:08:42
Lines to the existing tennis courts to serve more pickleball players. I think that that's a great idea. I do understand that there 01:08:46
are residences. Who? 01:08:51
Are having a hard time with the noise outside of the hours allowed. I I do I my understanding is Colleen is addressing that. I 01:08:57
think that's great. I understand there's there's boundaries around when people can play pickleball. But while people are allowed 01:09:05
to play pickleball, it makes sense to me that more people are served given that there is this large desire from the community. So 01:09:14
is that something that we could put on a future agenda to add more lines to the tennis courts. 01:09:22
We can certainly put a, you know, Pickleball on the agenda again, I would actually. 01:09:31
Request. We can't get into discussion of the item, but I would actually like to see some of the discussion that has been going on 01:09:36
with PG USD. Try to see how that resolves a. 01:09:43
Because and until the City Council directs us again to. 01:09:50
Bring this up. 01:09:53
I have been it it. 01:09:55
The amount of time that it took from our meetings. 01:09:58
In the past was extraordinary and. 01:10:01
I feel like, you know, there was a compromise made. It didn't serve. 01:10:04
Neither side really was happy with it. There is this alternative path which I think sounds like there it's got some hope. 01:10:09
And I would suggest that we at least see how that plays out. 01:10:17
And if it's not? 01:10:20
You know, happening fast enough. Then maybe we address it again. 01:10:22
That access to those people at the high school. So before you and I meet to talk about goals, I'll have an answer for you of what 01:10:26
they're. 01:10:29
What they're planning on moving forward at the high school with high school tennis courts. OK and and. 01:10:33
I think it would be certainly reasonable though, as a goal. 01:10:38
To increase access, that's certainly one of the ways that we could address it. But if it's a, if we have a agenda item on 01:10:41
Pickleball, it is going to be, it's going to dominate. 01:10:46
Are you know I think the goals meeting is going to be. 01:10:52
A lot of discussion anyway, and I think it would really distract from, I think a very important meeting, so I would request to 01:10:55
defer that. Possible. 01:10:58
Thanks. 01:11:02
Any other items to discuss at the next meeting? 01:11:05
All right. Thanks y'all. Thank you. 01:11:10
Right. So adjourn at 5:14. 01:11:18
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