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Meeting to order and it looks like it's about 602. 00:00:00
So the first thing we're going to do is approve the agenda for the meeting. 00:00:06
If anybody has any corrections, additions. 00:00:11
Otherwise, we'll go ahead and. 00:00:16
Ask for a motion to approve the agenda for tonight's meeting. 00:00:19
A motion to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting. 00:00:27
Thank you. 00:00:32
Second all in favor, please say aye. 00:00:34
Aye. 00:00:36
Board and staff announcements. 00:00:39
Ohh, yes. Thank you. When it's not on here, I forget to do that. Let's do roll call. Katie, do you want to do that? 00:00:44
Thanks. 00:00:50
Chair Goldsmith. 00:00:55
Here. 00:00:57
Member Smith. 00:00:58
And he's indicated he'll be here in a few minutes. 00:01:00
Remember, Tolly has indicated he'll be absent, right? 00:01:03
Member gamble here. 00:01:06
And member Wise Booth. 00:01:08
OK. Thank you very much. 00:01:11
Board and staff announcements. 00:01:13
Umm. 00:01:16
I think that Katie, you don't have anything at this. You do. 00:01:18
OK. 00:01:23
Yes, I have several announcements. 00:01:25
The first is that we had a successful car week. We had great numbers come out to the events and we lucked out and had even better 00:01:27
weather. It was beautiful and shiny and just wonderful. 00:01:32
We had four events that were on the city calendar and those are very large events. We had really large crowds show up to them. 00:01:38
They take a lot of behind the scenes planning work, so we just want to send out a special thank you to the public works 00:01:45
department, the Police Department and the fire department. They were working round the clock. 00:01:50
To manage all of the parts of that behind the scenes, and then also a special thank you to all the event organizers. The events 00:01:56
look so nice and clean and organized, but that's because they have spent weeks and months and sometimes the full year planning for 00:02:00
those events. 00:02:05
So a special thank you to them for bringing those events to our city. 00:02:10
The next announcement, our fall program registration is live, so we have most of our fall programs up right now on our website. We 00:02:15
are adding a few more programs next week as we're just finalizing a few details with some of our teachers. 00:02:21
So the full programs will be up probably by the end of next week. So please feel free to check those out. Pass on the word that we 00:02:27
have those activities up. 00:02:31
Those can all be found on our city website. You can go cityofpg.org/recreation again cityofpg.org. 00:02:35
Forward slash recreation that takes you directly to the recreation page. When you hit that recreation page, if you're on the 00:02:45
computer, there's a green button just a little ways down. If you're on your phone, you have to scroll kind of all the way to the 00:02:49
bottom. 00:02:53
That there's a green button as well. It says register online. When you click on that, it takes you to our catalog. It does not 00:02:57
require you to sign in. You can just view the activities without signing in. 00:03:02
If you find an activity you would like for yourself or your children, you can then go ahead and log in or create an account and 00:03:06
log in. And if we have any questions, you can always call our front office. All of our information is also on that same web page. 00:03:12
Our. 00:03:21
Youth Center After School program is also open. We'll have more details on the actual program later tonight. 00:03:22
Our recreation will also have a table at the Pacific Grove Middle School Open House Night, and I'm going to let Stephanie give us 00:03:29
some information on that item. 00:03:33
So. 00:03:42
Hi everyone. So for next week, August 30th, we are going to be at the Pacific Grove Middle School I just spoke with. 00:03:43
Their office staff this day. 00:03:50
And we're actually going to be upstairs next to. 00:03:53
Mr. Gamble's old classroom. 00:03:56
And we're gonna have a program flyer interest sheet. 00:03:58
And an activity suggestion sheet there too, so all the kids can bring kids and parents can bring us ideas. 00:04:01
That they can go ahead and fill out for us. 00:04:07
Thank you, Stephanie. 00:04:12
And then we have one more. This is a slightly longer announcement. We wanted to let you know that they are working on a what will 00:04:14
be called a joint working group. 00:04:18
It's not the full title, but basically it's going to be a joint working group. 00:04:23
The idea is that it will allow a board and Commission working group with one member from each board or Commission. The frequency 00:04:26
would be up to the group to decide. 00:04:31
The first meeting would be held sometime in September or October, depending on when they receive the names from each group, and 00:04:36
that'll be facilitated by our police chief. 00:04:40
The goal of that will be to improve the communications between boards and commissions. It should be noted that this is a working 00:04:46
group with the idea of helping share information, but they would not be agendized. Items and then each person would come back to 00:04:50
their board or. 00:04:55
Commission and just relay important information. 00:05:00
You guys would be able to pick. 00:05:04
One person and I can pass that name on to the police chief or you can opt out of it and that would be your decision tonight. 00:05:07
Is that going to be a monthly meeting or there's just going to be one starting in September? 00:05:14
They'll be the first one we'll be starting in September, October, That one's going to be facilitated again by the police chief and 00:05:18
then after that the goal would be that if the group continues, it would be a self-sufficient group and they would run on their 00:05:22
own. 00:05:26
OK, sounds like a great idea. And so then we would just need you guys to let us know the name of of one person if you guys choose 00:05:32
and I'll pass that name directly to the police chief and then they'll contact you. 00:05:38
OK. 00:05:43
Is there anybody here who's interested in doing that? 00:05:45
I'm tapped out. 00:05:50
I'm I'm happy to go to the first meeting. 00:05:52
So put me down and and if that changes then we'll have someone else do it. 00:05:54
Great. Thank you. 00:05:59
Can can I ask for notes purposes? 00:06:01
The boards and Commission, The Commission? What's the Commission? 00:06:04
So we have boards and commissions. We're a recreation board. We also have a couple of commissions as well. So it's the idea that 00:06:09
one person from either every board or Commission. 00:06:14
Could have a chance to be on this working group on this working group OK. 00:06:19
Yeah. 00:06:24
OK. Do we have any announcements from anybody on the? 00:06:27
Rec board. 00:06:31
I just have one announcement I I will say that I. 00:06:33
Attended. 00:06:36
Probably 3 out of the four automobile events, and I did think they ran very smoothly this year. 00:06:38
And they seemed especially well attended. 00:06:44
I mean, downtown PG was kind of really buzzy. 00:06:46
And there were a lot of great cars, so thank you Public Works for that. 00:06:50
Umm. 00:06:56
Is Mr. Smith here as our Council liaison? 00:06:57
Be on the line. 00:07:02
He is not on the line at this time. 00:07:08
Just put him as absent. 00:07:11
OK, we're gonna move next to general public comment. 00:07:14
And general public comment must deal with matters subject to the jurisdiction of the city and the recreation board that are not on 00:07:18
the regular agenda. 00:07:22
Comments from the public will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Recreation Board action. 00:07:27
Comments regarding items on the regular agenda shall be heard prior to Recreation Board consideration of such items at the time 00:07:33
such items are called. 00:07:37
Whenever possible, written correspondence should be submitted to the recreation board in advance of the meeting. 00:07:42
To provide adequate time for its consideration. 00:07:48
So is there anyone who would like to? 00:07:52
Address. 00:07:56
Correct board. 00:07:57
Do we have anybody phoning in that is interested, Katie? 00:08:02
We have no hands raised online. 00:08:08
OK. 00:08:09
All right. Thank you for that. 00:08:10
OK. We're going to move on to approval of the minutes. 00:08:14
And. 00:08:18
There is just one correction, and that is to change Ashley's name. 00:08:20
To gamble and that will be done. 00:08:27
And with that correction, I have a motion to approve the Minutes unless anyone else has some comments. 00:08:30
A motion to approve the Minutes. 00:08:37
2nd. 00:08:40
All in favor, please say aye. 00:08:43
Aye. 00:08:45
OK, we're going to move on to the regular agenda. 00:08:48
And that is the update. 00:08:51
And we have an agenda report and Katie is going to present that item. Thank you. 00:08:56
And give us just one minute. 00:09:39
OK. 00:10:06
Thank you. 00:10:08
OK, so the item before you tonight is the recreation department updated as requested by the rec board. 00:10:09
Next. 00:10:16
OK. 00:10:46
A quick snapshot of the recreation department for our community members. 00:10:49
Pacific Group Recreation is committed to providing safe and inclusive and affordable recreational opportunities to our community. 00:10:53
We also offer a variety of recreational programs and classes through our dedicated staff and contractors. 00:10:59
The department has 28 park spaces, manages the city, special events, issues, park permits, contracts for field and and facility 00:11:05
rentals. 00:11:10
And works with our partners in the community such as PGSD or PG Pony to provide a space and support for their programming. 00:11:14
I'll now move on to the items that have been requested by the recreation Board. The first was the fiscal year 2223 update. 00:11:26
So the City of Fiscal Year runs July 1st through June 30th. 00:11:33
The fiscal year 2223 officially closed on June 30th. 00:11:37
Once the fiscal year closes, there are several items that each department and then our finance department overall has to complete 00:11:42
before we can provide any accurate. 00:11:46
Reporting. 00:11:51
So that's what we're working on now. We're working with the finance department. We're completing our last steps. We're closing out 00:11:52
the fiscal year. 00:11:55
A lot of those last steps were do actually this week. 00:11:58
So they have all that information, but it does take time to turn all of that information over. 00:12:01
Handle final balances and invoices and items like that before you can see an accurate record of what we can print and our 00:12:06
expenditures and our. 00:12:09
Revenues. So as soon as we have that information, as soon as it's indicated by finance that that information we up to date and 00:12:14
correct then I can provide a full. 00:12:18
Report for the fiscal year 2223. 00:12:24
The next one was our summer program. So our summer program ran. 00:12:28
July, sorry, June 5th through July 28th. So we had eight full weeks of programming. 00:12:32
This included our summer camp programs, our program with PGSD, our swim lessons, our recreational swim, and several summer camps, 00:12:39
etc, such as our Chest Academy, our dance classes. 00:12:46
And some of our other our Lego camp items like that. 00:12:52
We are working on closing out again the final items for that season. So once the season closes, we have a lot of registration 00:12:57
items to file. We have a lot of. 00:13:01
Different pieces that we need to close out the season. We're also doing that at the exact same time we're bringing on and starting 00:13:06
our fall programming. 00:13:10
So it is kind of a a tight window to turn all that information back around to you and have a full thorough presentation in order 00:13:14
to time to have it on the agenda and present it to the public. 00:13:18
So we were working on having that at one of the next meetings. 00:13:24
That full agenda report will have programmed descriptions, registration numbers, revenue and expenditures, staffing, areas of 00:13:27
success and of course, our goals for next year. 00:13:31
And we'll have lots of good like photos and of the program, so you can get a really good picture of what our program looked like 00:13:36
and then discuss what we would like it to look like going forward. 00:13:40
OK. The next item is a recreation staff update and we actually have a few of our members, staff members here today so that you can 00:13:53
meet them and see the faces that go with these new names. 00:13:58
We're gonna start and skip ahead to the first one is our recreation program supervisor. 00:14:03
She has a prior commitment so we want to get her to be able to come on before. 00:14:09
Umm. 00:14:13
Me. 00:14:15
So our recreation program supervisor is Clarissa. 00:14:20
This is a 20 a 20 hour part time position. This position assists our recreation coordinators with all types of programming. 00:14:23
They can supervise a program in the absence of a recreation coordinator, which is huge and really helps us manage multiple 00:14:32
programs at a time. 00:14:35
This role has played a huge role in being able to allow us to run multiple camps at a time to run our winter or sorry, our school 00:14:40
break camps. 00:14:44
To run our youth center program as well. 00:14:48
And then Clarissa is online tonight and she would like to say a few words to you. Thank you, Clarissa. 00:14:54
Hi, good afternoon. I'm Clarissa and I'm the camper the. 00:14:59
Recreation Supervisor. I have been working with the city for about 4 1/2 years now. 00:15:03
I've also assisted with rentals, tabling, events and many other things and it is a pleasure to meet all of you. 00:15:08
Thank you, Carissa. We appreciate you being here tonight. 00:15:22
Thank you very much. 00:15:25
Nice to meet you. 00:15:27
OK, our next. 00:15:34
Item would our next staff would be. We just wanted to give you a quick update on our summer staff, so our summer staff or our camp 00:15:35
counselors, our lifeguards and swim instructors. 00:15:40
This year we had a total of 28, which is quite a lot more than we've had in the previous years. Some of this is due to we've done, 00:15:46
we did extensive. 00:15:51
Recruiting this year, but we also had the help of PGSD. They really put the word out for us, especially once we decided to partner 00:15:56
with the program with them. They really went out and got the word out and we had quite a few students come in from that. So that 00:16:02
was wonderful to see such a live and vibrant staff. 00:16:07
It was exciting to have those numbers during staff training. It was exciting to see them work and partner with each other. 00:16:12
It's exciting to see some of our returning staff help guide some of our new staff and it was a wonderful to see some of the new 00:16:18
staff that came on bringing new fresh ideas and fun ways to do things that we haven't always thought of. 00:16:23
So we don't have any of them online tonight, but we just want to send out a special thank you to all of them because we cannot, we 00:16:29
can plan all that we want to for summer program but without them on the floor doing the the hard day of work. 00:16:35
Being with those kids day in and day out and remembering little things like. 00:16:42
The the nickname is A certain child wants a food preference, a food allergy, a serious medical condition. Any I mean they just 00:16:47
remember all those little details that make the child feel safe and secure, make them feel welcome every day when that child sees 00:16:52
a staff member greeting them at the desk and they remember and by first and last name and say hey, how are you doing and welcome 00:16:58
them and ask them how they went, ask them how. 00:17:04
Their dance recital went, or their birthday party went on. That goes a long way to making them feel really safe and comfortable 00:17:09
and just sets them up for a wonderful day of programming. So we would just send. 00:17:14
A very special thank you to all of the summer staff that helped us with our summer program. 00:17:18
All right. Then the next one we would like to introduce is our recreation office assistant. 00:17:32
This is Deborah, or Deb, as she likes to be called. 00:17:38
This is a new position. This is a 30 hour position. 00:17:41
This position provides general office administration duties. They they will be handling all of our park. 00:17:44
Picnic and wedding permits. 00:17:50
And. 00:17:53
Just for reference, that is a great deal of time for our department. Those permits are a wonderful service, whether they're doing 00:17:54
just a nice little picnic or a birthday party with a bounce house or a wedding ceremony. It's a wonderful service to the 00:18:00
community, but it does take a lot of work behind the scenes to just make sure we have all the pieces in place. 00:18:06
So that's going to be huge for our department. 00:18:13
Those she'll handle. 00:18:15
Program registration and of course customer service, which means we hope we can get answers and phone calls and emails back out to 00:18:16
the public when they call in and a much quicker read. 00:18:21
And she is online tonight. 00:18:26
Hi. 00:18:36
Because my camera not on. 00:18:38
Sorry. Hi, I'm Deb and I'm the new recreation office assistant. And I'm. 00:18:44
Really excited to be joining the recreation department team. I'm fairly new to the area. We moved here last summer from the Bay 00:18:49
Area. 00:18:53
And I've been at this job for about a month and I've really been enjoying getting to know the department and learning lots of new 00:18:57
things. So nice to meet you all and I look forward to working with you. 00:19:02
Welcome, Deb. Nice to meet you too. 00:19:09
Uh, where does Deb work out of? Is she out of the Community Center? Is that where your office is or youth center? 00:19:12
Out of the youth center. 00:19:19
All right. Thank you. 00:19:22
Thank you, Deb. 00:19:25
All right. The next person I'd like to introduce is our recreation coordinator, our sports coordinator. This is Andy. 00:19:58
This is a new position as well. This is a 40 hour position and this position will be coordinating all of our field and sports 00:20:07
programs. 00:20:11
And we'll also be overseeing all of our field usage, which is a huge task just in the of itself. 00:20:16
And he's here tonight. 00:20:22
Good evening. My name is Andy Leipzig. 00:20:24
I'm a PG resident. I've been here since 1995. 00:20:27
Raised a great family here through the schools and I'm sure Mr. Gamble remembers at least one of them. 00:20:33
And I've worked for the last 25 years. 00:20:41
As the sports director for the military out on the old Fort Ord. 00:20:46
So I've. 00:20:52
Focused mostly on youth. 00:20:53
Uh, programs. However, I have done some work with adults and and. 00:20:56
Pretty much everything that has to do with recreation. 00:21:02
So I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have. 00:21:05
I'm just going to say welcome and. 00:21:09
Do you have any questions? Because yeah, I'm going to look at you. 00:21:12
Could be. 00:21:17
Trying to partner. 00:21:19
For a long time. 00:21:20
And so on, because Daryl. 00:21:21
Your mic is off. 00:21:24
We all, we all, thanks, Kelly. 00:21:28
No. 00:21:31
We're happy you're here. I look forward to meeting with you and we'll we'll get some stuff going. It's gonna be great. 00:21:33
Welcome. 00:21:37
Thank you very much. Happy to be here and looking forward to getting some programming started. Awesome. Can I ask what's your sort 00:21:39
of immediate, like first hundred days goal? I'd like to look at the core activities, the larger sports programs. My focus has 00:21:45
always been the recreation side of. 00:21:51
Of things, so trying to get as many. 00:21:58
Kids involved as possible getting them out and away from the the electronic devices and and out and getting some exercise and. 00:22:00
Making some new friends. 00:22:11
I am hoping that we are not too late to get involved in soccer for the fall. 00:22:13
Right now, we're working on plans. 00:22:20
And we have there are a lot of things that go along with starting up a new program. 00:22:22
So we're hopeful for that. 00:22:28
I'm looking forward to the possibility of youth basketball. 00:22:31
And working with the schools on. 00:22:34
You know their facilities and and hopefully we can get a little gym time in here and there. I run a track and field program, I've 00:22:38
run track and field programs in the past and I'm ready to bring that back. 00:22:44
And then we're looking into some possibilities such as flag football. 00:22:52
Some. 00:22:58
More individual sports like tennis. I I love playing golf. If I can get out on the golf course and play with kids, that's all the 00:23:00
better. 00:23:04
So there are a lot of. 00:23:09
Possibilities. There's a lot of great. 00:23:11
Potential out here in PG and I was around in the old days with the when the recreation program was was going and coached for a 00:23:15
couple of years and really enjoyed my time here so. 00:23:21
When the chance came up, I jumped on it. 00:23:27
I was glad to hear of the flag football. It's like gaining traction lately and like girls flag football teams and different school 00:23:30
districts. 00:23:34
So I'm glad to have you heard that. I think it's got a lot of potential. 00:23:38
I agree. 00:23:43
Thanks. 00:23:46
And if we could just, sorry, if I could just jump in, if we could wait to do any further questioning until we finish the report 00:23:48
because we do have to do public comment before discussion. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, Andy. We really appreciate having you 00:23:52
here and we're excited to have you on your team. 00:23:56
All right, the next person we'd like to introduce is our recreation coordinator. 00:24:05
For the Community Center, this is Elizabeth. 00:24:09
This is a position that has changed from 30 to 40 hours. Now that additional 10 hours is gonna be. 00:24:13
Just wonderful for allowing more expanded services up there, as well as having a coroner. They're up there more hours of the day. 00:24:20
This position is overseeing our entire preschool program. That program is a full preschool program that runs Monday through Friday 00:24:27
through From August through May, we follow the PD USD school schedule. 00:24:33
And then we also run a preschool camp for June and July. 00:24:39
They'll also be overseeing our year round recreation classes such as ballet or chess club Tai chi. We have quite a few contractors 00:24:43
who run programs up there. 00:24:47
We also have a heavy usage of that facility for facility rentals by individual groups, by groups that we have someone coming for 00:24:51
our birthday party. 00:24:56
Some groups are a weekly users or monthly users, so it's used a high level of facility rentals in that building. 00:25:01
And then also we have our tennis and pickleball courts up there, which require a lot of supervision and maintenance as well and 00:25:07
she will be overseeing all of those and I'd like to give her a chance to speak. 00:25:11
Hi, good afternoon. My name is Elizabeth. 00:25:17
I've been with the city for almost about two years. I was. 00:25:20
At the beginning I was the lead preschool teacher and I got into the recreation coordinator position as of last year and I'm 00:25:24
looking forward for the new for this new role and looking forward to any new. 00:25:31
Classes this upcoming year. 00:25:39
Well, welcome and thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us tonight. Nice to meet you. Thank you. 00:25:44
Thank you, Liz. 00:25:52
OK, the next person that we're going to. 00:25:59
Introduce his Stephanie. She's right here sitting next to me. I'm gonna invite her up to the stand up there and then Stephanie is 00:26:02
our recreation coordinator for our Hers is a 40 hour position. 00:26:08
She overseas our youth camps and activities. 00:26:15
That includes our Summer Adventure Camp program and our school break programs. And just for a reference between the two of those 00:26:20
programs, their entire summer program. 00:26:24
As well as. 00:26:29
Programs during all of our breaks and this year we ran 2 camps in locations. 00:26:31
And that's a total of 13 to 14 full weeks of programming from either 8:00 to 4:00 or 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. So it is 00:26:36
a no small task. It's a lot we are already. 00:26:42
We're literally checking in about what went well, what we'd like to change, what we'd like to update for the next season, and 00:26:47
we're already starting to look ahead to get ready to start planning for our summer program. So that is a huge piece that she does. 00:26:53
And she also works on some of our activities. Some of our most notable one is probably the Kids Night Out event that we do once a 00:27:00
month. That's a fun themed event. We opened it up for three to 12 year olds with the idea that parents can drop off siblings. 00:27:07
And have hopefully like a night out, be able to go out and eat dinner with both hands, be able to sit and sip a cup of coffee 00:27:15
while it's still hot, that type of thing. And we offer them full programming. They get a dinner or they do fun themed crafts, they 00:27:21
often get to decorate a baked good or some item like that and we kind of go all out for those. And those will be more information 00:27:27
will be coming on those soon, but those also take quite a lot of planning. 00:27:33
And then the wonderful thing is she has been helping with some of her program contractors and her facility users. But until 00:27:39
recently, until we brought on the. 00:27:44
Office assistant, she had been managing all of that plus our permits and so with the the permits now being handed over to our 00:27:49
office assistant, she is going to have a great deal more time to be able to devote to some of our programs and bring in some new 00:27:55
programs. So she has been a huge team player and has covered quite a lot while we were trying to kind of recover from COVID and we 00:28:01
were really excited to see this position to be able to. 00:28:08
Give even more attention to the great programming that's done, and then also bring on new programming. And then I'll let Stephanie 00:28:14
see a few words. 00:28:17
Hi everyone, Nice to formally meet everybody and I'll be behind the screen. So I've been with the city since 2019. I started as a 00:28:22
program supervisor and then promoted into the recreation coordinator as of 20. 00:28:28
21. 00:28:35
So this year is going to be my second year as a full coordinator and I'm really excited to have more hours and. 00:28:37
More time to be able to plan more activities, hopefully targeting not only our young kids but also our youth and our teenagers. 00:28:44
So I'm really excited for that. And if you guys know about gingerbread house making. 00:28:52
That will be in December. That is me. I will gladly take any. 00:28:58
Anyone. 00:29:01
At that point, so. 00:29:02
Thank you. 00:29:03
Well, thank you. It's great to meet you in this capacity. 00:29:05
And it sounds like you've been very flexible and helpful in the past, and now you can devote all your energies into more 00:29:08
concentrated. 00:29:12
Program. What's really interesting for myself is I came on board. 00:29:16
I think 2020, maybe beginning of 2020 and of course that was pandemic. 00:29:21
And so for me, it's really exciting to hear about all these programs. 00:29:26
Because they didn't exist for a number of years, so this is great. 00:29:31
Thank you. 00:29:35
Can I just 4 minutes get your last name? 00:29:37
I'm Stephanie Arriola. 00:29:40
Really a RRIOLE? 00:29:43
Thank you. 00:29:46
Thank you, Stephanie. 00:29:50
And then the next person we'd like to introduce is our lead preschool, Sorry jumping ahead our recreation coordinator for the 00:29:54
youth center that was also a new position this year that is a 30 hour position. There will be overseeing our youth center after 00:30:01
school program as well as some middle school youth programming. That position we are in the final stages of the hiring process. So 00:30:09
I don't have any information and can't introduce a member to you, but I hope to be able to do that shortly at the next meeting. 00:30:17
Or have an update for you. 00:30:24
And then with that. 00:30:27
I'll move into I'd like to introduce our preschool teacher. Our preschool lead preschool teacher is Lily. This is a 30 hour 00:30:28
position. This person teaches our preschool program, so they're in the classroom teaching our preschool program. 00:30:34
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 12:00 through the entire again through August through May, and then back in the classroom 00:30:40
again, teaching our preschool summer camp for the same hours. 00:30:46
So she is really there with the kids all day long, really providing them just wonderful instruction and they this person is also 00:30:52
in charge of writing all the curriculum and preparation for that class. So we are thrilled to have this position and we'll 00:30:57
introduce Lily now. 00:31:03
I'm not sure it's my camera on. 00:31:12
Yes, it's on, but you would want to flip your camera. 00:31:21
Sorry, you're on in life now. 00:31:24
OK, well hi everyone. It's so nice to be here, to introduce myself. My name is Lily Perez. 00:31:26
Ohh, Katie had mentioned I am the lead preschool teacher I came on. 00:31:34
Um, recently, March of this year. 00:31:39
So I am really looking forward to being with PG and the recreation department. 00:31:42
For a full school year, I look forward to working and getting to meet you all throughout this this year and in the community. 00:31:48
Um, so far it's been great. I've had an opportunity to work at the preschool during the summer camp and also assisting the youth 00:31:57
center just a bit this summer. 00:32:02
One of the great things is I have a background in early childhood development and a lot of the kiddos, sorry. Previously 2 coming 00:32:08
to PG, I worked as a director for six years at the Child Development Center on the Presidio. 00:32:16
And a lot of those kiddos came and joined us this summer, so it was great to see them growing and. 00:32:25
Learning about how it's going in elementary school, So I thought that was really nice, and I do look forward to continue to seeing 00:32:31
a lot of the kiddos that I've taught in the past. 00:32:36
Grow within our community. 00:32:41
Though I'm very excited for this full year and what we have in the future. 00:32:43
Well, thank you, Lily, and welcome. It's nice to meet you and I appreciate your energy and warmth. Well, thank you so much. I'm, 00:32:50
I'm a mom of two boys and. 00:32:55
I am constantly on my toes. 00:33:00
Thank you, Lily. 00:33:07
You're welcome. 00:33:08
Highlight what she had said that she comes with a wealth of. 00:33:10
Education background in this she has taught at a preschool. She's directed a full preschool, like a full preschool, accredited, 00:33:14
accredited with accreditation, everything. So she comes with just a a wild list of. 00:33:20
Just accomplishments for this and as well as knowledge and just she's bringing all that to our preschool program. So we're very, 00:33:28
very lucky to have her being the one that's heading that program. Thank you, Lily. 00:33:33
Thank you. 00:33:38
OK, so that. 00:33:49
All right, so that brings us to our recreation assistance. So the department has recreation assistance. We have two levels. We 00:33:55
have a recreation assistant one and a recreation assistant 2. 00:34:00
Our recreation assistant ones are kind of the very first job you might think of. It's maybe they've had some previous babysitting 00:34:05
experience, or worked, or volunteered at a club or an organization. They're coming in and really kind of learning what it means to 00:34:12
lead youth programming. Provide support for our recreation assistance too, and our coordinators. 00:34:18
We have our recreation assistant. 00:34:26
Tools which have been with the department for a couple of years or a couple of seasons. They're the ones who are able to lead a 00:34:28
lot of our programs and are kind of guiding our recreation assistance. One, they work directly under our recreation coordinators. 00:34:34
And these are the formal names are the recreation assistant one and two. We usually refer to them as our camp counselors, our 00:34:42
lifeguards, our swimmer's directors, which are kind of their titles, just indicating what part of the program they're working 00:34:46
with. 00:34:50
During the summer, obviously we mentioned that these are our summer staff, so we have about 28 during the summer during the school 00:34:55
year. Right now we have about 5:00. 00:34:59
And they're going to be helping us run all sorts of different pieces from our youth center to our preschool to, especially with 00:35:04
activities to. 00:35:07
Special events and sports and obviously as we grow our programs we'll bring more of these staff on. These are generally high 00:35:11
school and college age students. So they are often doing this in addition to balancing a heavy academic load, extracurricular 00:35:17
activities, family obligations and that type of stuff. So when they come and spend a few hours with us and both that to our 00:35:23
programming, we are always exceptionally thankful for the time that they bring and they really without this set of staff we really 00:35:28
we can run some of our programs. 00:35:34
But. 00:35:40
One recreation coordinator with. 00:35:41
A room full of 30 kids. 00:35:43
Only goes so far. So they provide that level of like there there are basically like our camp counselors during the year and they 00:35:45
just. 00:35:48
Provide that extra level and help us with all of our ratios and just providing that contact that we need with the kids so that the 00:35:51
kids don't feel like a number. They feel like here's a person I'm checking in with, here's the person leading my craft. 00:35:56
Leading my sports activity, leading my game, leading the field trip. So we're very, very thankful to those that are with us during 00:36:01
the school year and look forward to bringing on more. 00:36:05
And. 00:36:15
With that, we'd just like to say. 00:36:17
Again, thank you for all the staff, our current staff that's been with us for a while and helped cover quite a lot during COVID. 00:36:18
And then all of our new staff that we're bringing on, we have a a very energetic team and all of them have been just very open and 00:36:24
excited about the fact that we are building back up from COVID and that we're building back. 00:36:30
The department and hopefully building it in the direction that the community has been asking for and wants to see and we're all 00:36:36
just excited for that task. And so I just like again to thank all of the staff members. They've already all put in a full work day 00:36:42
today and then agreed to come on to meet all of you. So with that, I'll just say thank you to all the staff. 00:36:47
And we'll see you tomorrow. 00:36:53
OK. The next item on the report was recreation programs and we've touched on this multiple times throughout this. So I'll just 00:37:07
kind of do a few brief notes, but. 00:37:11
As soon as we finish summer programming, we finish summer programming on July 28th. As soon as we do that, we literally take a 00:37:17
couple of days to clean up the department and then. 00:37:21
Hit the ground running for our fall programming. So we're kind of doing two things at once. We spend a couple of weeks. 00:37:26
Like we said, going through all of our summer programming, restocking stuff. 00:37:32
Cleaning up our buildings, switching all of our stuff over, putting away summer supplies, and then gearing up towards fall. 00:37:37
This fall programming will include city approved special events. We've already had multiple special events for Car Week and if you 00:37:43
look at our schedule, we have multiple events coming up such as the Butterfly Parade. 00:37:48
Butterfly days. 00:37:54
Several city events that the chamber are putting on, we have a whole list of those, and those all require planning and 00:37:56
preparation. 00:37:59
We have our preschool program again, which we mentioned that started on the same day SPD USD did on August 9th. So they've already 00:38:02
been in session for a couple of weeks. 00:38:06
We were youth center after school program. 00:38:11
We have this is our heaviest season, the because it's when the beautiful weather hits PG that really nice bright sunshine. So we 00:38:14
see a huge increase. 00:38:18
In requests for permits, generally from August through October. And then we also start to hit people who are ready to book their 00:38:22
spring events and summer ones as well. So we'll have a heavy permit season. 00:38:28
Our fall registration is, like we mentioned, already up. We have a few more classes that we'll be adding. 00:38:35
Next week. 00:38:40
And then our department staff has already looking at our winter programming for winter 2023, our spring and our summer for 2024. 00:38:41
Again, our goal is that we are always programming. 00:38:46
Quite the six to months to a year out. 00:38:52
It takes that long to plan the dates, to plan the programming, to order supplies. 00:38:55
So even though we just finished summer this year, we're already looking ahead to next year and everything in between. 00:39:00
So we'll keep you updated on those programs as they come out. 00:39:05
And then again, we're always looking for program input and ideas from the community. So if someone expresses an idea to our board, 00:39:08
or if they want to send an e-mail directly to our recreation department, we take each and every one of those. 00:39:14
Suggestions. Seriously, we write it down, we keep an eye on it, and we try our very best to provide that programming. 00:39:20
And this is the update on EU center, so our U center. 00:39:33
After school program is is for middle school aged youth. It's open Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. 00:39:36
Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. 00:39:44
Are August and September months our preview months, which just mean we have the building open. We're welcoming youth, the parents 00:39:49
and guardians to come by and visit the center. Meet the staff. 00:39:54
We have some activities for the middle school youth to. 00:39:59
Umm. 00:40:02
Join in if they come by. And we're also looking for feedback on activities that they would like to see in the center. So we know 00:40:03
COVID kind of changed everything and people had a. 00:40:08
Lot of time to think about what they like. Parents and guardians had a lot of time to think about what they would like for their 00:40:13
kids. 00:40:16
And these middle and the middle school youth have had a lot of time to think about what they would really like to partake in. And 00:40:19
so we are looking for feedback, for ideas and suggestions for things that they may want to see now because we want the programming 00:40:24
to be really relevant and meaningful to them. And we have a lot of great ideas on our plate that we're going to be trying to roll 00:40:28
out. 00:40:33
But we also want to be really cognizant that at that age, they really are. 00:40:37
Forming their own opinions and really want to let us know like what they might be interested and we want to be there with open 00:40:41
ears for them. 00:40:44
We do have advertisement that's gone out, so it's gone out in the City Managers report. It's gone out in the e-news with PG USD. 00:40:48
We're working with. 00:40:54
Pacific Grove Middle School for Outreach will be attending the Pacific Grove Middle School. 00:40:56
Back to school night, as we mentioned, so we'll keep providing. 00:41:02
More information to the community as we have it. And then as we start to head into the October, fall months and throughout the 00:41:05
rest of the year, we'll have some more updates on how we'll handle membership, how we'll handle some more of the formal 00:41:10
programming. So we'll keep you updated as we kind of bring that program back online. 00:41:15
And then these last two items, so the Skate Park subcommittee. 00:41:28
Public Works Director Daniel Go will be taking the skate park item to the City Council meter at meeting at the September 6th 00:41:33
meeting to seek direction. 00:41:37
There was a recommendation to wait to form a subcommittee until City Council had provided instructions for the next step. 00:41:42
So we hope to receive instruction from them on that date. 00:41:48
And then the lovers point pool. 00:41:52
The Lovers Point pool, We did complete a successful summer season. We had lessons offered for ages six months through nine years 00:41:56
of age. We did some good rearranging of the schedule and we're able to increase. 00:42:01
The numbers for all of those age groups, we were able to open up more spaces than we had previously in the summer, so that pool 00:42:08
was. 00:42:12
Booked from opening to closing, there was a moment it wasn't being used during the week and then we also were able to open it up 00:42:15
on the weekend for recreational swim. 00:42:19
We want to send out a special thank you to our lifeguards. A lot of them were doing both. They would be guarding on some shifts, 00:42:24
they'd be teaching lessons, and other they'd be coming in on the weekend to do a shift. 00:42:30
And those are long hours and it's a lot of concentration that's required whether you're guarding or whether you're. 00:42:36
Teaching the lessons and it's hard work and they really love it and they enjoy it and we had a wonderful team, but it is hard work 00:42:45
and we just want to say a special thank you. We know what a service that is to the community. 00:42:50
To have some lessons and recreational swim, so a big thank you to them. 00:42:56
UM. We were requested by the recreation board to reach out and see if there was any response for staffing during the August and. 00:43:00
September month we were not able to reach enough. 00:43:09
Response that we could open the pool again. We just want to note the majority of our staff are high school and college age 00:43:12
students and while they have lots of hours during the summer, as soon as they hit the school year their schedule becomes very 00:43:17
filled with academic requirements. 00:43:21
Extracurricular activities and suddenly there are days are very, very packed and so most of them just don't have the viability. So 00:43:27
again, we want to thank them for the service they did over the summer and we are looking forward to having all of them come back 00:43:31
next summer and having another wonderful summer season. 00:43:36
And then, as requested, we also. 00:43:43
Looked into additional recruitment of either staff or volunteers. 00:43:45
At this time, in order for our department to be able to turn over and get our fall programming rolling. 00:43:49
To get our to be able to get the planning done for the upcoming winter, spring and summer season as well as we just saw all the 00:43:55
new staff that we've either updated their position, we've added hours to their position, that's a brand new position. All of that 00:44:00
requires a significant amount of training. 00:44:05
And just letting them learn how to do the specifics of their position and that takes a lot of time. So we're kind of even though 00:44:12
we have new staff, they're all kind of maxed out. So at this time we don't have the ability to do another recruitment. We have 00:44:18
noted it. We've heard from the community that they would like to see some further usage in those. 00:44:25
Months and is a goal for next month to see what we can do to kind of. 00:44:32
Help fill that request. 00:44:36
Yeah. 00:44:45
And with that, I'll. 00:44:46
Finish my report. Thank you for your time and we can head to public comment. 00:44:47
Is there anyone for public comment? 00:44:57
OK. 00:45:02
There are no hands raised at this time. OK, Well, thank you, Katie. That was a very comprehensive report. I really appreciate it. 00:45:03
It was great to see and actually see faces for names of staff people. I'm really excited about everything that you're doing. 00:45:10
Umm. 00:45:19
You know, and again, we're a Commission that's also there to support these programs and if there's any way we can assist and 00:45:21
things that we can do. 00:45:25
Keeping communication open is really great. 00:45:29
Is there anyone who has any comments they'd like to add comment. You guys seen how much work you've done? I've been with you about 00:45:32
when you got here right and we? 00:45:36
The program before you came in, before COVID was. 00:45:41
On a pretty serious decline. 00:45:44
So to see these things coming back, which I think is probably more hard than when you start them to begin with. 00:45:46
So yeah, just hats off to Katie and hard work. And I know Stephanie too, so. 00:45:53
Just a lot of good things in the future, so. 00:45:57
Congratulations and thank you. 00:45:59
I'll I'll 3rd that motion fantastic and it's great to see the the names and the faces and the people. 00:46:03
And I'm just super impressed and excited and looking forward to. 00:46:10
So that how this is thriving and growing. So thank you very much. 00:46:15
Thank you. 00:46:19
Yes. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Katie. That was great. 00:46:20
I don't think there's any questions. 00:46:28
Umm. 00:46:31
OK. With that, we will move on to item B. That's the ARPA fund projects. 00:46:32
That goes back to our meeting last month in which. 00:46:41
Public Works Director Dan Gough told us that we have $20,000. 00:46:46
Of that. 00:46:51
We had set aside 12,500 that was supposed to go for the gazebo at Elmarie **** Open Space. 00:46:52
However, that sum is not. 00:47:00
Enough to do much work. 00:47:03
And so we have the funds if we put it back with the the remaining funds we have $20,000 and. 00:47:05
It was suggested the last board meeting that we. 00:47:13
We think about what we might want to do with that $20,000 and have suggestions for other items that are on our wish list. 00:47:16
I did at. 00:47:24
Very last minute, get an e-mail from. 00:47:25
Mr. Go. 00:47:29
And. 00:47:30
We are going to have next month presentation on the. 00:47:32
Um. 00:47:36
From the Chinese American Association about doing a gazebo memorial gazebo. 00:47:37
And they would. 00:47:44
Presumably if. 00:47:46
If everybody, if this works out every, we would do that gazebo at the Elmarie **** Park open space. So that will be presented next 00:47:48
month. But Mr. Go did have a recommendation that maybe we set aside 12,500 that was earlier designated for the gazebo and add that 00:47:54
to the funds that would be raised. 00:48:01
So I'm going to turn it over to everybody else and see what you think. 00:48:08
Yeah, I think we've had some, we've had some changes, I know. But I'm glad you're doing, Colleen, thank you. Well, we do have on 00:48:22
our goals. We had some things and and for instance Jay at the last month's meeting and he couldn't be here this evening. 00:48:29
I'd said, you know, there's still some things that George Washington Park, some improvements for instance, to the bathrooms over 00:48:36
there and there may be some things we can do. There's not a water fountain there. 00:48:41
You know, I don't know how far those funds would go. 00:48:47
Also in the September meeting, Dan is going to come back with the playground equipment and we're kind of at this point where we 00:48:50
have enough money to get some great playground equipment for that age 2 to 5. 00:48:58
But. 00:49:05
It wasn't quite what we'd hoped for. So maybe that extra $7500 would be added to that fund so that we can have something a little 00:49:07
bit better or a little bit more extensive to offer those, you know that age group. So it's just this was part of the the minutes 00:49:14
from last month and so you haven't really had a chance to maybe think about it, but. 00:49:22
If anybody has any ideas, There's so many things on our wish list, I know, and it's not a lot of money, but maybe we can just have 00:49:30
a discussion about that whether we make a decision tonight or not. 00:49:35
And just before you start the. 00:49:42
Discussion Can we open up to public comment if that's the conclusion of your report? 00:49:44
Certainly. 00:49:48
Let's do that. 00:49:49
We have no hands raised online at this time. OK, thank you. 00:49:59
OK, I did a teeny tiny brainstorm before coming here. 00:50:06
Like. 00:50:10
At 5:50. 00:50:12
But I've been, I've, it's been in the back of my mind for a month. OK, so here's some possible ideas and, you know, whatever. 00:50:15
So one is. 00:50:23
At UH George Washington Park, where it's also that whole like, zoned area for recreation. State skate park. You know, too loud. 00:50:26
For for the neighbors. But we could still do something with it. And I was thinking about like. 00:50:35
And outdoor sort of this whole like fitness. 00:50:41
Like stations like they do if you've been to Monterey, where there is like a across from the lake and between the lake and the. 00:50:45
The dog park there. 00:50:54
And so. 00:50:56
So that the cross country kids that PG middle school. I don't know if in high school too, but the cross country kids go to 00:50:57
Washington Park there. 00:51:00
As like their jumping off point for a bunch of their practices and there's like 50-60. 00:51:03
I think this year, almost 70 kids. 00:51:09
And they do these loops and I'm picturing them when they come back like a slack line and a pull up lift that you know and and 00:51:11
things that also adults could. 00:51:15
When they do their runs out there. So something like that like that could, I don't think that would cost much, it'd be sort of low 00:51:21
impact it would add. 00:51:25
A little bit more to that area. 00:51:28
So that was one. 00:51:31
And this is totally I don't know about this but. 00:51:33
Have you have we ever done outdoor like like beach? 00:51:37
Blanket movie nights. 00:51:41
You know, maybe at Lovers Point. 00:51:44
Umm. 00:51:47
I was visiting another city and we had. It was so fun. It was so fun like the whole community comes out and. 00:51:49
We get like a projector and a screen and have that as like kind of a regular sort of quarterly. 00:51:55
Like everyone come down and see a movie that was another one. 00:52:02
And then something of like a boogie board library. 00:52:06
Or some sort of for for those kids who don't have boards. 00:52:10
Over where? Like the fish fish wife. 00:52:16
Is that the restaurant that's down there by Asilomar? 00:52:20
Something I don't know if we can do some sort of equipment library type of a thing where they have to actually rent. 00:52:23
But that we could provide and have, I don't know. I don't know exactly what it would look like, but. 00:52:29
I was thinking about that for equipment library. 00:52:35
As another option, including ******** and bean bag toss. 00:52:41
I think that's all I had. 00:52:47
And possibly another final one is a mini disc golf course at George Washington Park. 2 is. 00:52:49
I'm out at CSUB and it's it's a very growing phenomenon. 00:52:58
OK, that's my suggestions. 00:53:02
Thank you. No, they're good suggestions. Thank you. 00:53:06
Anyone else? 00:53:10
Yeah, I don't have enough time to make suggestions, but I do really like the park. Those are called the Park Course. They're 00:53:14
around in the 70s. 00:53:18
They're, they're typically we're at a pretty large area where you would jog to a station and do and have a sign. 00:53:22
Or like you say, a pull up bar or whatever and they would be fairly inexplicable. Lot more expensive than we think, but a fairly 00:53:28
inexpensive. 00:53:31
Way to exercise and enhance it. They're pretty cool. 00:53:35
And a lot of people typically have used them. 00:53:38
There are 60 kids on the cross country team this year at the junior high. That's pretty incredible, right? And that's our first 00:53:42
start sport to start, so. 00:53:45
That's a great idea. I think it's. 00:53:49
Something that's fairly easy attainable, I would think. 00:53:52
I do love the idea of adding more recreation to that recreation area in George Washington. I really like that idea a lot. 00:53:58
Umm. 00:54:06
So I do also like the idea of adding some fundamentals like the water fountain as well. 00:54:09
Bathroom repairs too, but I know that those expenses can. 00:54:18
Get really high. Very. 00:54:22
You know. 00:54:25
Following. 00:54:31
Water stations. 00:54:32
All down. 00:54:43
Place. 00:54:46
Umm. 00:54:56
Katie, I don't know if you have the answer to this. Maybe you could find out. 00:54:57
We did two refill stations already in town. Do you have any idea what? 00:55:01
The cost ended up being. I know one of them was. 00:55:06
There was a couple of years ago and there was actual actually a fundraiser through Monterey County gives and. 00:55:10
Don't know how much money they raised. I thought at the time it was 35,000, but I don't. I don't recall. Do you? 00:55:18
Know what that number was. 00:55:24
I don't off the top of my head, I know that we have one. 00:55:27
That the Deputy Public Works Director worked on down at Caledonia Park. I think some of it does depend on whether there's 00:55:30
pre-existing piping or in the in the area or not. That always adds cost. If you have to add in piping, I believe it's another one 00:55:38
of those items where it's more expensive than you think but then it's a it's a really nice long term solution. 00:55:45
That is used by everyone who comes to the park and most people are bringing water bottles with them pretty much everywhere they go 00:55:54
these days. 00:55:57
I could find those numbers out from Public Works for you. 00:56:01
OK, what I'm hearing is. 00:56:05
There's some. 00:56:08
Interest in a park course, which would be great. And that is kind of low impact and it's not a noisy activity necessarily. I mean, 00:56:09
maybe there's a lot of kids using it, but they're just using it and for the fitness. 00:56:15
Opportunities. And then there's going to be other people coming along once they know that there's something like that available. 00:56:22
They would make themselves, you know, would use it as well. 00:56:28
Refill stations are the way to go. You know people aren't doing water fountains per se anymore. 00:56:32
Umm. 00:56:38
It would be kind of my recommendation that because we're going to have the presentation for Elsberry **** Park. 00:56:39
Next month in September. 00:56:47
That maybe we get some numbers and maybe public works can provide that for refill station. 00:56:49
At George Washington Park. And I guess if it were near the bathrooms, maybe it would be easier to, you know, tap into that those 00:56:55
plumbing lines. 00:57:00
And also a parcourse. 00:57:05
And I know that you can, they can be pretty extensive, the power course, but we're not talking about maybe something that 00:57:07
extensive because we're not talking about that large of an area. 00:57:11
And maybe. 00:57:18
Have some, you know, have something next month that we could look at. 00:57:18
A calling out. I'll, I'll research park courses for you. Ohh, that's. And if they're not, yeah, it wouldn't be hard. So I'll, I'll 00:57:23
try to put something together before the next meeting, OK. 00:57:27
And and I was going to say so when, when do these funds have to be sort of used or allocated because we could sort of keep 00:57:31
noodling and you know you haven't had time to think either, so we could come back also with. 00:57:36
More ideas and I know Jay would probably be interested in. 00:57:42
Yeah. And suggesting some items when what's the timeline do you know, I believe. 00:57:45
I believe it's December 2024, OK. 00:57:52
So we have a little time. I think that's what Mr. Gove said as well. 00:57:55
So. 00:57:59
OK. 00:58:01
I really don't have anything else except for things that I'd like to see on next month's agenda. 00:58:04
And we may have some members here who also have some ideas, but we are going to be bringing back playground equipment. 00:58:11
And because Dan said he was not going to be able to do it this month, but he said he'd have something for us this September. 00:58:22
He can also do a skate. 00:58:29
Park presentation because he's going to present it on September 6th to the City Council. 00:58:32
So at that point, we should have an update for our next meeting, which will be September 28th. 00:58:37
And at that time, we can also then, if we're going to do a subcommittee, also formalize a subcommittee. 00:58:42
I would love to see and I don't know if this is possible, but Amy Colony. 00:58:50
Is in charge of volunteers around town. 00:58:55
And I was talking to some other volunteers. 00:58:58
And and some people on on other commissions and. 00:59:01
I don't know if she's gonna have time, but I'm gonna ask for us first. 00:59:07
If she has time, just you know on Zoom, if she could just give us a little presentation on what she does. 00:59:09
Because I think it's really important for all the Commission. 00:59:17
Commissions in town to know about this program. 00:59:19
What's happening is there are cleanup programs lovers point there are. 00:59:23
Weed pulling parties at Chautauqua and in different places in town, but it's kind of always the same 7 or 8 ladies and a couple, 00:59:29
you know, occasionally like we got Charlie to come to some. So it would be nice to expand the pool of volunteers because when 00:59:36
you've got 20 people that can get so much done in one or two hours. 00:59:42
Umm. 00:59:50
I'd also and then we will have also. 00:59:52
The Chinese pavilion that will be introduced because Danza will bring that back for the September meeting. 00:59:56
If possible. 01:00:04
And Katie said it might be possible. I'd like somebody from Summer Lights, maybe the students who really were involved in doing it 01:00:05
this summer. 01:00:09
Just to give us a really short little update of what they liked about the program, what worked for them and kind of what they're 01:00:13
thinking. And it won't be those students necessarily, but what they would pass on to the next group of students who would be doing 01:00:20
it next summer for summer of 2024. 01:00:26
And that's quite a bit in addition to a more comprehensive financial report, which you've already addressed that. 01:00:33
And then I'm going to say it probably would be too much, but I'd also like to get some ideas for adult recreation. 01:00:41
That's another thing that was on our goals for this year. 01:00:48
Is looking at senior citizens and other opportunities, whether it's, you know, regular chess games or whether. 01:00:52
I have friends and they go out of town to learn how to play bridge. You know, maybe we could do something informally where they 01:01:00
use the Community Center, you know, once a month or once a week if there's interest, and maybe just have a discussion about ideas 01:01:06
for that. 01:01:11
So I know that's pretty comprehensive. 01:01:17
And if anybody else has any ideas? 01:01:19
Love to hear him. 01:01:23
I know I had some. 01:01:25
That's what I'm talking about. 01:01:26
I wrote mine down so I could remember that I started calling. Great job. 01:01:27
That's that's. 01:01:36
I'm hungry. 01:01:37
Yeah, I will say one other thing. You haven't really met Ashley Campbell. She is our newest member, so we're very lucky to have 01:01:39
her. We're delighted to have her. And we bid Charlie a fond farewell. And I'm sorry that I missed that, because I really, Charlie 01:01:45
was a sharp guy, and it's his experience. But you're doing very well. So congratulations. Yeah. Day's gonna help. Day's gonna help 01:01:50
me. Why? Know what I was gonna say? OK, don't take offense to this because I'm a senior citizen, but the one thing about Park 01:01:56
courses is it's for everybody. 01:02:02
That's what's great, you know. It's for young, you know? 01:02:08
Not young kids older than five, but I mean kids when they start getting your physical fitness. But people my age will use 01:02:11
parcourse. It's it, really. 01:02:15
Is for everyone, but since I think a really positive thing, that is a positive. I was recently in Montana, that's where I was at 01:02:19
last time we had a meeting. My son lives there and his wife is in a cribbage club. 01:02:24
Basically what you just said. It's a town called Belgrade, Mt, just South of Bozeman. They've got a little. 01:02:31
Youth center like that and. 01:02:35
About 50 adults show up every Thursday night and they just play cribbage and they sometimes organize. 01:02:37
Tournaments, but a lot of times it's just how you want to play and then play five or six games and go home so. 01:02:43
We talked about that last time. 01:02:47
Chess, cribbage in board games and stuff like that are great. It's just. 01:02:49
Having the time to set it up and you said something that's super important that I've found. 01:02:53
When I first moved here. 01:02:57
Even though I was involved with it, I didn't pay much attention. 01:02:59
It's always the same people. 01:03:02
That are giving up their time, giving up their money. 01:03:04
You know, and we asked the same people over and over again because we know they will do it right and at some point those people 01:03:07
get. 01:03:09
Gosh, they're just worn out, right? To have a bigger pool. 01:03:13
Of. 01:03:16
Of those all those things, not just volunteers, but people who are willing to raise money. 01:03:17
And fundraise, which is always difficult. 01:03:22
Umm. 01:03:25
We've got great ideas and and we probably should. 01:03:26
Brainstorm on that a little bit more and and and get with Amy. I know Amy. The other thing I was gonna tell you. 01:03:28
Certainly the. 01:03:34
Summer Lights was with the ambassadors, correct? 01:03:35
So Michelle, is that on my campus? I can talk to Michelle tomorrow and say that they would like you to come have the kids come 01:03:37
back with one thing. Those kids that ran it this year, the ambassadors, most of them are juniors. Most of them will be back next 01:03:43
year. Great. So if you'll contact me and say, hey, wanna set something, I I can get with Michelle in a second. 01:03:49
Set that up for you. OK, that makes it easier for me because I'm just right there. 01:03:55
I'm in the easy too. 01:04:00
I'll just tack on I didn't even know parkour, Parkour, Parkour was the name of that. 01:04:04
That whatever activity. But when you said chess, it also made me think of the sort of outdoor chess tables which which is really 01:04:10
great to play outside and people watch and vice versa. And people come and and watch too and that could also be. 01:04:17
Maybe a couple of those. 01:04:25
Super cool, except it's cold here. 01:04:27
Three months of Jess. 01:04:30
Yeah. 01:04:34
Well, our next meeting is going to be September 28th. 01:04:38
Be here. And if we don't have anything else, I think we're ready to adjourn this meeting. 01:04:42
Seven, No. 01:04:48
677. 01:04:50
So thank you very much. Thank you, Katie. Stephanie, thank you. 01:04:53
Guys. 01:04:57
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Meeting to order and it looks like it's about 602. 00:00:00
So the first thing we're going to do is approve the agenda for the meeting. 00:00:06
If anybody has any corrections, additions. 00:00:11
Otherwise, we'll go ahead and. 00:00:16
Ask for a motion to approve the agenda for tonight's meeting. 00:00:19
A motion to approve the agenda for this evening's meeting. 00:00:27
Thank you. 00:00:32
Second all in favor, please say aye. 00:00:34
Aye. 00:00:36
Board and staff announcements. 00:00:39
Ohh, yes. Thank you. When it's not on here, I forget to do that. Let's do roll call. Katie, do you want to do that? 00:00:44
Thanks. 00:00:50
Chair Goldsmith. 00:00:55
Here. 00:00:57
Member Smith. 00:00:58
And he's indicated he'll be here in a few minutes. 00:01:00
Remember, Tolly has indicated he'll be absent, right? 00:01:03
Member gamble here. 00:01:06
And member Wise Booth. 00:01:08
OK. Thank you very much. 00:01:11
Board and staff announcements. 00:01:13
Umm. 00:01:16
I think that Katie, you don't have anything at this. You do. 00:01:18
OK. 00:01:23
Yes, I have several announcements. 00:01:25
The first is that we had a successful car week. We had great numbers come out to the events and we lucked out and had even better 00:01:27
weather. It was beautiful and shiny and just wonderful. 00:01:32
We had four events that were on the city calendar and those are very large events. We had really large crowds show up to them. 00:01:38
They take a lot of behind the scenes planning work, so we just want to send out a special thank you to the public works 00:01:45
department, the Police Department and the fire department. They were working round the clock. 00:01:50
To manage all of the parts of that behind the scenes, and then also a special thank you to all the event organizers. The events 00:01:56
look so nice and clean and organized, but that's because they have spent weeks and months and sometimes the full year planning for 00:02:00
those events. 00:02:05
So a special thank you to them for bringing those events to our city. 00:02:10
The next announcement, our fall program registration is live, so we have most of our fall programs up right now on our website. We 00:02:15
are adding a few more programs next week as we're just finalizing a few details with some of our teachers. 00:02:21
So the full programs will be up probably by the end of next week. So please feel free to check those out. Pass on the word that we 00:02:27
have those activities up. 00:02:31
Those can all be found on our city website. You can go cityofpg.org/recreation again cityofpg.org. 00:02:35
Forward slash recreation that takes you directly to the recreation page. When you hit that recreation page, if you're on the 00:02:45
computer, there's a green button just a little ways down. If you're on your phone, you have to scroll kind of all the way to the 00:02:49
bottom. 00:02:53
That there's a green button as well. It says register online. When you click on that, it takes you to our catalog. It does not 00:02:57
require you to sign in. You can just view the activities without signing in. 00:03:02
If you find an activity you would like for yourself or your children, you can then go ahead and log in or create an account and 00:03:06
log in. And if we have any questions, you can always call our front office. All of our information is also on that same web page. 00:03:12
Our. 00:03:21
Youth Center After School program is also open. We'll have more details on the actual program later tonight. 00:03:22
Our recreation will also have a table at the Pacific Grove Middle School Open House Night, and I'm going to let Stephanie give us 00:03:29
some information on that item. 00:03:33
So. 00:03:42
Hi everyone. So for next week, August 30th, we are going to be at the Pacific Grove Middle School I just spoke with. 00:03:43
Their office staff this day. 00:03:50
And we're actually going to be upstairs next to. 00:03:53
Mr. Gamble's old classroom. 00:03:56
And we're gonna have a program flyer interest sheet. 00:03:58
And an activity suggestion sheet there too, so all the kids can bring kids and parents can bring us ideas. 00:04:01
That they can go ahead and fill out for us. 00:04:07
Thank you, Stephanie. 00:04:12
And then we have one more. This is a slightly longer announcement. We wanted to let you know that they are working on a what will 00:04:14
be called a joint working group. 00:04:18
It's not the full title, but basically it's going to be a joint working group. 00:04:23
The idea is that it will allow a board and Commission working group with one member from each board or Commission. The frequency 00:04:26
would be up to the group to decide. 00:04:31
The first meeting would be held sometime in September or October, depending on when they receive the names from each group, and 00:04:36
that'll be facilitated by our police chief. 00:04:40
The goal of that will be to improve the communications between boards and commissions. It should be noted that this is a working 00:04:46
group with the idea of helping share information, but they would not be agendized. Items and then each person would come back to 00:04:50
their board or. 00:04:55
Commission and just relay important information. 00:05:00
You guys would be able to pick. 00:05:04
One person and I can pass that name on to the police chief or you can opt out of it and that would be your decision tonight. 00:05:07
Is that going to be a monthly meeting or there's just going to be one starting in September? 00:05:14
They'll be the first one we'll be starting in September, October, That one's going to be facilitated again by the police chief and 00:05:18
then after that the goal would be that if the group continues, it would be a self-sufficient group and they would run on their 00:05:22
own. 00:05:26
OK, sounds like a great idea. And so then we would just need you guys to let us know the name of of one person if you guys choose 00:05:32
and I'll pass that name directly to the police chief and then they'll contact you. 00:05:38
OK. 00:05:43
Is there anybody here who's interested in doing that? 00:05:45
I'm tapped out. 00:05:50
I'm I'm happy to go to the first meeting. 00:05:52
So put me down and and if that changes then we'll have someone else do it. 00:05:54
Great. Thank you. 00:05:59
Can can I ask for notes purposes? 00:06:01
The boards and Commission, The Commission? What's the Commission? 00:06:04
So we have boards and commissions. We're a recreation board. We also have a couple of commissions as well. So it's the idea that 00:06:09
one person from either every board or Commission. 00:06:14
Could have a chance to be on this working group on this working group OK. 00:06:19
Yeah. 00:06:24
OK. Do we have any announcements from anybody on the? 00:06:27
Rec board. 00:06:31
I just have one announcement I I will say that I. 00:06:33
Attended. 00:06:36
Probably 3 out of the four automobile events, and I did think they ran very smoothly this year. 00:06:38
And they seemed especially well attended. 00:06:44
I mean, downtown PG was kind of really buzzy. 00:06:46
And there were a lot of great cars, so thank you Public Works for that. 00:06:50
Umm. 00:06:56
Is Mr. Smith here as our Council liaison? 00:06:57
Be on the line. 00:07:02
He is not on the line at this time. 00:07:08
Just put him as absent. 00:07:11
OK, we're gonna move next to general public comment. 00:07:14
And general public comment must deal with matters subject to the jurisdiction of the city and the recreation board that are not on 00:07:18
the regular agenda. 00:07:22
Comments from the public will be limited to 3 minutes and will not receive Recreation Board action. 00:07:27
Comments regarding items on the regular agenda shall be heard prior to Recreation Board consideration of such items at the time 00:07:33
such items are called. 00:07:37
Whenever possible, written correspondence should be submitted to the recreation board in advance of the meeting. 00:07:42
To provide adequate time for its consideration. 00:07:48
So is there anyone who would like to? 00:07:52
Address. 00:07:56
Correct board. 00:07:57
Do we have anybody phoning in that is interested, Katie? 00:08:02
We have no hands raised online. 00:08:08
OK. 00:08:09
All right. Thank you for that. 00:08:10
OK. We're going to move on to approval of the minutes. 00:08:14
And. 00:08:18
There is just one correction, and that is to change Ashley's name. 00:08:20
To gamble and that will be done. 00:08:27
And with that correction, I have a motion to approve the Minutes unless anyone else has some comments. 00:08:30
A motion to approve the Minutes. 00:08:37
2nd. 00:08:40
All in favor, please say aye. 00:08:43
Aye. 00:08:45
OK, we're going to move on to the regular agenda. 00:08:48
And that is the update. 00:08:51
And we have an agenda report and Katie is going to present that item. Thank you. 00:08:56
And give us just one minute. 00:09:39
OK. 00:10:06
Thank you. 00:10:08
OK, so the item before you tonight is the recreation department updated as requested by the rec board. 00:10:09
Next. 00:10:16
OK. 00:10:46
A quick snapshot of the recreation department for our community members. 00:10:49
Pacific Group Recreation is committed to providing safe and inclusive and affordable recreational opportunities to our community. 00:10:53
We also offer a variety of recreational programs and classes through our dedicated staff and contractors. 00:10:59
The department has 28 park spaces, manages the city, special events, issues, park permits, contracts for field and and facility 00:11:05
rentals. 00:11:10
And works with our partners in the community such as PGSD or PG Pony to provide a space and support for their programming. 00:11:14
I'll now move on to the items that have been requested by the recreation Board. The first was the fiscal year 2223 update. 00:11:26
So the City of Fiscal Year runs July 1st through June 30th. 00:11:33
The fiscal year 2223 officially closed on June 30th. 00:11:37
Once the fiscal year closes, there are several items that each department and then our finance department overall has to complete 00:11:42
before we can provide any accurate. 00:11:46
Reporting. 00:11:51
So that's what we're working on now. We're working with the finance department. We're completing our last steps. We're closing out 00:11:52
the fiscal year. 00:11:55
A lot of those last steps were do actually this week. 00:11:58
So they have all that information, but it does take time to turn all of that information over. 00:12:01
Handle final balances and invoices and items like that before you can see an accurate record of what we can print and our 00:12:06
expenditures and our. 00:12:09
Revenues. So as soon as we have that information, as soon as it's indicated by finance that that information we up to date and 00:12:14
correct then I can provide a full. 00:12:18
Report for the fiscal year 2223. 00:12:24
The next one was our summer program. So our summer program ran. 00:12:28
July, sorry, June 5th through July 28th. So we had eight full weeks of programming. 00:12:32
This included our summer camp programs, our program with PGSD, our swim lessons, our recreational swim, and several summer camps, 00:12:39
etc, such as our Chest Academy, our dance classes. 00:12:46
And some of our other our Lego camp items like that. 00:12:52
We are working on closing out again the final items for that season. So once the season closes, we have a lot of registration 00:12:57
items to file. We have a lot of. 00:13:01
Different pieces that we need to close out the season. We're also doing that at the exact same time we're bringing on and starting 00:13:06
our fall programming. 00:13:10
So it is kind of a a tight window to turn all that information back around to you and have a full thorough presentation in order 00:13:14
to time to have it on the agenda and present it to the public. 00:13:18
So we were working on having that at one of the next meetings. 00:13:24
That full agenda report will have programmed descriptions, registration numbers, revenue and expenditures, staffing, areas of 00:13:27
success and of course, our goals for next year. 00:13:31
And we'll have lots of good like photos and of the program, so you can get a really good picture of what our program looked like 00:13:36
and then discuss what we would like it to look like going forward. 00:13:40
OK. The next item is a recreation staff update and we actually have a few of our members, staff members here today so that you can 00:13:53
meet them and see the faces that go with these new names. 00:13:58
We're gonna start and skip ahead to the first one is our recreation program supervisor. 00:14:03
She has a prior commitment so we want to get her to be able to come on before. 00:14:09
Umm. 00:14:13
Me. 00:14:15
So our recreation program supervisor is Clarissa. 00:14:20
This is a 20 a 20 hour part time position. This position assists our recreation coordinators with all types of programming. 00:14:23
They can supervise a program in the absence of a recreation coordinator, which is huge and really helps us manage multiple 00:14:32
programs at a time. 00:14:35
This role has played a huge role in being able to allow us to run multiple camps at a time to run our winter or sorry, our school 00:14:40
break camps. 00:14:44
To run our youth center program as well. 00:14:48
And then Clarissa is online tonight and she would like to say a few words to you. Thank you, Clarissa. 00:14:54
Hi, good afternoon. I'm Clarissa and I'm the camper the. 00:14:59
Recreation Supervisor. I have been working with the city for about 4 1/2 years now. 00:15:03
I've also assisted with rentals, tabling, events and many other things and it is a pleasure to meet all of you. 00:15:08
Thank you, Carissa. We appreciate you being here tonight. 00:15:22
Thank you very much. 00:15:25
Nice to meet you. 00:15:27
OK, our next. 00:15:34
Item would our next staff would be. We just wanted to give you a quick update on our summer staff, so our summer staff or our camp 00:15:35
counselors, our lifeguards and swim instructors. 00:15:40
This year we had a total of 28, which is quite a lot more than we've had in the previous years. Some of this is due to we've done, 00:15:46
we did extensive. 00:15:51
Recruiting this year, but we also had the help of PGSD. They really put the word out for us, especially once we decided to partner 00:15:56
with the program with them. They really went out and got the word out and we had quite a few students come in from that. So that 00:16:02
was wonderful to see such a live and vibrant staff. 00:16:07
It was exciting to have those numbers during staff training. It was exciting to see them work and partner with each other. 00:16:12
It's exciting to see some of our returning staff help guide some of our new staff and it was a wonderful to see some of the new 00:16:18
staff that came on bringing new fresh ideas and fun ways to do things that we haven't always thought of. 00:16:23
So we don't have any of them online tonight, but we just want to send out a special thank you to all of them because we cannot, we 00:16:29
can plan all that we want to for summer program but without them on the floor doing the the hard day of work. 00:16:35
Being with those kids day in and day out and remembering little things like. 00:16:42
The the nickname is A certain child wants a food preference, a food allergy, a serious medical condition. Any I mean they just 00:16:47
remember all those little details that make the child feel safe and secure, make them feel welcome every day when that child sees 00:16:52
a staff member greeting them at the desk and they remember and by first and last name and say hey, how are you doing and welcome 00:16:58
them and ask them how they went, ask them how. 00:17:04
Their dance recital went, or their birthday party went on. That goes a long way to making them feel really safe and comfortable 00:17:09
and just sets them up for a wonderful day of programming. So we would just send. 00:17:14
A very special thank you to all of the summer staff that helped us with our summer program. 00:17:18
All right. Then the next one we would like to introduce is our recreation office assistant. 00:17:32
This is Deborah, or Deb, as she likes to be called. 00:17:38
This is a new position. This is a 30 hour position. 00:17:41
This position provides general office administration duties. They they will be handling all of our park. 00:17:44
Picnic and wedding permits. 00:17:50
And. 00:17:53
Just for reference, that is a great deal of time for our department. Those permits are a wonderful service, whether they're doing 00:17:54
just a nice little picnic or a birthday party with a bounce house or a wedding ceremony. It's a wonderful service to the 00:18:00
community, but it does take a lot of work behind the scenes to just make sure we have all the pieces in place. 00:18:06
So that's going to be huge for our department. 00:18:13
Those she'll handle. 00:18:15
Program registration and of course customer service, which means we hope we can get answers and phone calls and emails back out to 00:18:16
the public when they call in and a much quicker read. 00:18:21
And she is online tonight. 00:18:26
Hi. 00:18:36
Because my camera not on. 00:18:38
Sorry. Hi, I'm Deb and I'm the new recreation office assistant. And I'm. 00:18:44
Really excited to be joining the recreation department team. I'm fairly new to the area. We moved here last summer from the Bay 00:18:49
Area. 00:18:53
And I've been at this job for about a month and I've really been enjoying getting to know the department and learning lots of new 00:18:57
things. So nice to meet you all and I look forward to working with you. 00:19:02
Welcome, Deb. Nice to meet you too. 00:19:09
Uh, where does Deb work out of? Is she out of the Community Center? Is that where your office is or youth center? 00:19:12
Out of the youth center. 00:19:19
All right. Thank you. 00:19:22
Thank you, Deb. 00:19:25
All right. The next person I'd like to introduce is our recreation coordinator, our sports coordinator. This is Andy. 00:19:58
This is a new position as well. This is a 40 hour position and this position will be coordinating all of our field and sports 00:20:07
programs. 00:20:11
And we'll also be overseeing all of our field usage, which is a huge task just in the of itself. 00:20:16
And he's here tonight. 00:20:22
Good evening. My name is Andy Leipzig. 00:20:24
I'm a PG resident. I've been here since 1995. 00:20:27
Raised a great family here through the schools and I'm sure Mr. Gamble remembers at least one of them. 00:20:33
And I've worked for the last 25 years. 00:20:41
As the sports director for the military out on the old Fort Ord. 00:20:46
So I've. 00:20:52
Focused mostly on youth. 00:20:53
Uh, programs. However, I have done some work with adults and and. 00:20:56
Pretty much everything that has to do with recreation. 00:21:02
So I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have. 00:21:05
I'm just going to say welcome and. 00:21:09
Do you have any questions? Because yeah, I'm going to look at you. 00:21:12
Could be. 00:21:17
Trying to partner. 00:21:19
For a long time. 00:21:20
And so on, because Daryl. 00:21:21
Your mic is off. 00:21:24
We all, we all, thanks, Kelly. 00:21:28
No. 00:21:31
We're happy you're here. I look forward to meeting with you and we'll we'll get some stuff going. It's gonna be great. 00:21:33
Welcome. 00:21:37
Thank you very much. Happy to be here and looking forward to getting some programming started. Awesome. Can I ask what's your sort 00:21:39
of immediate, like first hundred days goal? I'd like to look at the core activities, the larger sports programs. My focus has 00:21:45
always been the recreation side of. 00:21:51
Of things, so trying to get as many. 00:21:58
Kids involved as possible getting them out and away from the the electronic devices and and out and getting some exercise and. 00:22:00
Making some new friends. 00:22:11
I am hoping that we are not too late to get involved in soccer for the fall. 00:22:13
Right now, we're working on plans. 00:22:20
And we have there are a lot of things that go along with starting up a new program. 00:22:22
So we're hopeful for that. 00:22:28
I'm looking forward to the possibility of youth basketball. 00:22:31
And working with the schools on. 00:22:34
You know their facilities and and hopefully we can get a little gym time in here and there. I run a track and field program, I've 00:22:38
run track and field programs in the past and I'm ready to bring that back. 00:22:44
And then we're looking into some possibilities such as flag football. 00:22:52
Some. 00:22:58
More individual sports like tennis. I I love playing golf. If I can get out on the golf course and play with kids, that's all the 00:23:00
better. 00:23:04
So there are a lot of. 00:23:09
Possibilities. There's a lot of great. 00:23:11
Potential out here in PG and I was around in the old days with the when the recreation program was was going and coached for a 00:23:15
couple of years and really enjoyed my time here so. 00:23:21
When the chance came up, I jumped on it. 00:23:27
I was glad to hear of the flag football. It's like gaining traction lately and like girls flag football teams and different school 00:23:30
districts. 00:23:34
So I'm glad to have you heard that. I think it's got a lot of potential. 00:23:38
I agree. 00:23:43
Thanks. 00:23:46
And if we could just, sorry, if I could just jump in, if we could wait to do any further questioning until we finish the report 00:23:48
because we do have to do public comment before discussion. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, Andy. We really appreciate having you 00:23:52
here and we're excited to have you on your team. 00:23:56
All right, the next person we'd like to introduce is our recreation coordinator. 00:24:05
For the Community Center, this is Elizabeth. 00:24:09
This is a position that has changed from 30 to 40 hours. Now that additional 10 hours is gonna be. 00:24:13
Just wonderful for allowing more expanded services up there, as well as having a coroner. They're up there more hours of the day. 00:24:20
This position is overseeing our entire preschool program. That program is a full preschool program that runs Monday through Friday 00:24:27
through From August through May, we follow the PD USD school schedule. 00:24:33
And then we also run a preschool camp for June and July. 00:24:39
They'll also be overseeing our year round recreation classes such as ballet or chess club Tai chi. We have quite a few contractors 00:24:43
who run programs up there. 00:24:47
We also have a heavy usage of that facility for facility rentals by individual groups, by groups that we have someone coming for 00:24:51
our birthday party. 00:24:56
Some groups are a weekly users or monthly users, so it's used a high level of facility rentals in that building. 00:25:01
And then also we have our tennis and pickleball courts up there, which require a lot of supervision and maintenance as well and 00:25:07
she will be overseeing all of those and I'd like to give her a chance to speak. 00:25:11
Hi, good afternoon. My name is Elizabeth. 00:25:17
I've been with the city for almost about two years. I was. 00:25:20
At the beginning I was the lead preschool teacher and I got into the recreation coordinator position as of last year and I'm 00:25:24
looking forward for the new for this new role and looking forward to any new. 00:25:31
Classes this upcoming year. 00:25:39
Well, welcome and thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us tonight. Nice to meet you. Thank you. 00:25:44
Thank you, Liz. 00:25:52
OK, the next person that we're going to. 00:25:59
Introduce his Stephanie. She's right here sitting next to me. I'm gonna invite her up to the stand up there and then Stephanie is 00:26:02
our recreation coordinator for our Hers is a 40 hour position. 00:26:08
She overseas our youth camps and activities. 00:26:15
That includes our Summer Adventure Camp program and our school break programs. And just for a reference between the two of those 00:26:20
programs, their entire summer program. 00:26:24
As well as. 00:26:29
Programs during all of our breaks and this year we ran 2 camps in locations. 00:26:31
And that's a total of 13 to 14 full weeks of programming from either 8:00 to 4:00 or 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. So it is 00:26:36
a no small task. It's a lot we are already. 00:26:42
We're literally checking in about what went well, what we'd like to change, what we'd like to update for the next season, and 00:26:47
we're already starting to look ahead to get ready to start planning for our summer program. So that is a huge piece that she does. 00:26:53
And she also works on some of our activities. Some of our most notable one is probably the Kids Night Out event that we do once a 00:27:00
month. That's a fun themed event. We opened it up for three to 12 year olds with the idea that parents can drop off siblings. 00:27:07
And have hopefully like a night out, be able to go out and eat dinner with both hands, be able to sit and sip a cup of coffee 00:27:15
while it's still hot, that type of thing. And we offer them full programming. They get a dinner or they do fun themed crafts, they 00:27:21
often get to decorate a baked good or some item like that and we kind of go all out for those. And those will be more information 00:27:27
will be coming on those soon, but those also take quite a lot of planning. 00:27:33
And then the wonderful thing is she has been helping with some of her program contractors and her facility users. But until 00:27:39
recently, until we brought on the. 00:27:44
Office assistant, she had been managing all of that plus our permits and so with the the permits now being handed over to our 00:27:49
office assistant, she is going to have a great deal more time to be able to devote to some of our programs and bring in some new 00:27:55
programs. So she has been a huge team player and has covered quite a lot while we were trying to kind of recover from COVID and we 00:28:01
were really excited to see this position to be able to. 00:28:08
Give even more attention to the great programming that's done, and then also bring on new programming. And then I'll let Stephanie 00:28:14
see a few words. 00:28:17
Hi everyone, Nice to formally meet everybody and I'll be behind the screen. So I've been with the city since 2019. I started as a 00:28:22
program supervisor and then promoted into the recreation coordinator as of 20. 00:28:28
21. 00:28:35
So this year is going to be my second year as a full coordinator and I'm really excited to have more hours and. 00:28:37
More time to be able to plan more activities, hopefully targeting not only our young kids but also our youth and our teenagers. 00:28:44
So I'm really excited for that. And if you guys know about gingerbread house making. 00:28:52
That will be in December. That is me. I will gladly take any. 00:28:58
Anyone. 00:29:01
At that point, so. 00:29:02
Thank you. 00:29:03
Well, thank you. It's great to meet you in this capacity. 00:29:05
And it sounds like you've been very flexible and helpful in the past, and now you can devote all your energies into more 00:29:08
concentrated. 00:29:12
Program. What's really interesting for myself is I came on board. 00:29:16
I think 2020, maybe beginning of 2020 and of course that was pandemic. 00:29:21
And so for me, it's really exciting to hear about all these programs. 00:29:26
Because they didn't exist for a number of years, so this is great. 00:29:31
Thank you. 00:29:35
Can I just 4 minutes get your last name? 00:29:37
I'm Stephanie Arriola. 00:29:40
Really a RRIOLE? 00:29:43
Thank you. 00:29:46
Thank you, Stephanie. 00:29:50
And then the next person we'd like to introduce is our lead preschool, Sorry jumping ahead our recreation coordinator for the 00:29:54
youth center that was also a new position this year that is a 30 hour position. There will be overseeing our youth center after 00:30:01
school program as well as some middle school youth programming. That position we are in the final stages of the hiring process. So 00:30:09
I don't have any information and can't introduce a member to you, but I hope to be able to do that shortly at the next meeting. 00:30:17
Or have an update for you. 00:30:24
And then with that. 00:30:27
I'll move into I'd like to introduce our preschool teacher. Our preschool lead preschool teacher is Lily. This is a 30 hour 00:30:28
position. This person teaches our preschool program, so they're in the classroom teaching our preschool program. 00:30:34
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 12:00 through the entire again through August through May, and then back in the classroom 00:30:40
again, teaching our preschool summer camp for the same hours. 00:30:46
So she is really there with the kids all day long, really providing them just wonderful instruction and they this person is also 00:30:52
in charge of writing all the curriculum and preparation for that class. So we are thrilled to have this position and we'll 00:30:57
introduce Lily now. 00:31:03
I'm not sure it's my camera on. 00:31:12
Yes, it's on, but you would want to flip your camera. 00:31:21
Sorry, you're on in life now. 00:31:24
OK, well hi everyone. It's so nice to be here, to introduce myself. My name is Lily Perez. 00:31:26
Ohh, Katie had mentioned I am the lead preschool teacher I came on. 00:31:34
Um, recently, March of this year. 00:31:39
So I am really looking forward to being with PG and the recreation department. 00:31:42
For a full school year, I look forward to working and getting to meet you all throughout this this year and in the community. 00:31:48
Um, so far it's been great. I've had an opportunity to work at the preschool during the summer camp and also assisting the youth 00:31:57
center just a bit this summer. 00:32:02
One of the great things is I have a background in early childhood development and a lot of the kiddos, sorry. Previously 2 coming 00:32:08
to PG, I worked as a director for six years at the Child Development Center on the Presidio. 00:32:16
And a lot of those kiddos came and joined us this summer, so it was great to see them growing and. 00:32:25
Learning about how it's going in elementary school, So I thought that was really nice, and I do look forward to continue to seeing 00:32:31
a lot of the kiddos that I've taught in the past. 00:32:36
Grow within our community. 00:32:41
Though I'm very excited for this full year and what we have in the future. 00:32:43
Well, thank you, Lily, and welcome. It's nice to meet you and I appreciate your energy and warmth. Well, thank you so much. I'm, 00:32:50
I'm a mom of two boys and. 00:32:55
I am constantly on my toes. 00:33:00
Thank you, Lily. 00:33:07
You're welcome. 00:33:08
Highlight what she had said that she comes with a wealth of. 00:33:10
Education background in this she has taught at a preschool. She's directed a full preschool, like a full preschool, accredited, 00:33:14
accredited with accreditation, everything. So she comes with just a a wild list of. 00:33:20
Just accomplishments for this and as well as knowledge and just she's bringing all that to our preschool program. So we're very, 00:33:28
very lucky to have her being the one that's heading that program. Thank you, Lily. 00:33:33
Thank you. 00:33:38
OK, so that. 00:33:49
All right, so that brings us to our recreation assistance. So the department has recreation assistance. We have two levels. We 00:33:55
have a recreation assistant one and a recreation assistant 2. 00:34:00
Our recreation assistant ones are kind of the very first job you might think of. It's maybe they've had some previous babysitting 00:34:05
experience, or worked, or volunteered at a club or an organization. They're coming in and really kind of learning what it means to 00:34:12
lead youth programming. Provide support for our recreation assistance too, and our coordinators. 00:34:18
We have our recreation assistant. 00:34:26
Tools which have been with the department for a couple of years or a couple of seasons. They're the ones who are able to lead a 00:34:28
lot of our programs and are kind of guiding our recreation assistance. One, they work directly under our recreation coordinators. 00:34:34
And these are the formal names are the recreation assistant one and two. We usually refer to them as our camp counselors, our 00:34:42
lifeguards, our swimmer's directors, which are kind of their titles, just indicating what part of the program they're working 00:34:46
with. 00:34:50
During the summer, obviously we mentioned that these are our summer staff, so we have about 28 during the summer during the school 00:34:55
year. Right now we have about 5:00. 00:34:59
And they're going to be helping us run all sorts of different pieces from our youth center to our preschool to, especially with 00:35:04
activities to. 00:35:07
Special events and sports and obviously as we grow our programs we'll bring more of these staff on. These are generally high 00:35:11
school and college age students. So they are often doing this in addition to balancing a heavy academic load, extracurricular 00:35:17
activities, family obligations and that type of stuff. So when they come and spend a few hours with us and both that to our 00:35:23
programming, we are always exceptionally thankful for the time that they bring and they really without this set of staff we really 00:35:28
we can run some of our programs. 00:35:34
But. 00:35:40
One recreation coordinator with. 00:35:41
A room full of 30 kids. 00:35:43
Only goes so far. So they provide that level of like there there are basically like our camp counselors during the year and they 00:35:45
just. 00:35:48
Provide that extra level and help us with all of our ratios and just providing that contact that we need with the kids so that the 00:35:51
kids don't feel like a number. They feel like here's a person I'm checking in with, here's the person leading my craft. 00:35:56
Leading my sports activity, leading my game, leading the field trip. So we're very, very thankful to those that are with us during 00:36:01
the school year and look forward to bringing on more. 00:36:05
And. 00:36:15
With that, we'd just like to say. 00:36:17
Again, thank you for all the staff, our current staff that's been with us for a while and helped cover quite a lot during COVID. 00:36:18
And then all of our new staff that we're bringing on, we have a a very energetic team and all of them have been just very open and 00:36:24
excited about the fact that we are building back up from COVID and that we're building back. 00:36:30
The department and hopefully building it in the direction that the community has been asking for and wants to see and we're all 00:36:36
just excited for that task. And so I just like again to thank all of the staff members. They've already all put in a full work day 00:36:42
today and then agreed to come on to meet all of you. So with that, I'll just say thank you to all the staff. 00:36:47
And we'll see you tomorrow. 00:36:53
OK. The next item on the report was recreation programs and we've touched on this multiple times throughout this. So I'll just 00:37:07
kind of do a few brief notes, but. 00:37:11
As soon as we finish summer programming, we finish summer programming on July 28th. As soon as we do that, we literally take a 00:37:17
couple of days to clean up the department and then. 00:37:21
Hit the ground running for our fall programming. So we're kind of doing two things at once. We spend a couple of weeks. 00:37:26
Like we said, going through all of our summer programming, restocking stuff. 00:37:32
Cleaning up our buildings, switching all of our stuff over, putting away summer supplies, and then gearing up towards fall. 00:37:37
This fall programming will include city approved special events. We've already had multiple special events for Car Week and if you 00:37:43
look at our schedule, we have multiple events coming up such as the Butterfly Parade. 00:37:48
Butterfly days. 00:37:54
Several city events that the chamber are putting on, we have a whole list of those, and those all require planning and 00:37:56
preparation. 00:37:59
We have our preschool program again, which we mentioned that started on the same day SPD USD did on August 9th. So they've already 00:38:02
been in session for a couple of weeks. 00:38:06
We were youth center after school program. 00:38:11
We have this is our heaviest season, the because it's when the beautiful weather hits PG that really nice bright sunshine. So we 00:38:14
see a huge increase. 00:38:18
In requests for permits, generally from August through October. And then we also start to hit people who are ready to book their 00:38:22
spring events and summer ones as well. So we'll have a heavy permit season. 00:38:28
Our fall registration is, like we mentioned, already up. We have a few more classes that we'll be adding. 00:38:35
Next week. 00:38:40
And then our department staff has already looking at our winter programming for winter 2023, our spring and our summer for 2024. 00:38:41
Again, our goal is that we are always programming. 00:38:46
Quite the six to months to a year out. 00:38:52
It takes that long to plan the dates, to plan the programming, to order supplies. 00:38:55
So even though we just finished summer this year, we're already looking ahead to next year and everything in between. 00:39:00
So we'll keep you updated on those programs as they come out. 00:39:05
And then again, we're always looking for program input and ideas from the community. So if someone expresses an idea to our board, 00:39:08
or if they want to send an e-mail directly to our recreation department, we take each and every one of those. 00:39:14
Suggestions. Seriously, we write it down, we keep an eye on it, and we try our very best to provide that programming. 00:39:20
And this is the update on EU center, so our U center. 00:39:33
After school program is is for middle school aged youth. It's open Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. 00:39:36
Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. 00:39:44
Are August and September months our preview months, which just mean we have the building open. We're welcoming youth, the parents 00:39:49
and guardians to come by and visit the center. Meet the staff. 00:39:54
We have some activities for the middle school youth to. 00:39:59
Umm. 00:40:02
Join in if they come by. And we're also looking for feedback on activities that they would like to see in the center. So we know 00:40:03
COVID kind of changed everything and people had a. 00:40:08
Lot of time to think about what they like. Parents and guardians had a lot of time to think about what they would like for their 00:40:13
kids. 00:40:16
And these middle and the middle school youth have had a lot of time to think about what they would really like to partake in. And 00:40:19
so we are looking for feedback, for ideas and suggestions for things that they may want to see now because we want the programming 00:40:24
to be really relevant and meaningful to them. And we have a lot of great ideas on our plate that we're going to be trying to roll 00:40:28
out. 00:40:33
But we also want to be really cognizant that at that age, they really are. 00:40:37
Forming their own opinions and really want to let us know like what they might be interested and we want to be there with open 00:40:41
ears for them. 00:40:44
We do have advertisement that's gone out, so it's gone out in the City Managers report. It's gone out in the e-news with PG USD. 00:40:48
We're working with. 00:40:54
Pacific Grove Middle School for Outreach will be attending the Pacific Grove Middle School. 00:40:56
Back to school night, as we mentioned, so we'll keep providing. 00:41:02
More information to the community as we have it. And then as we start to head into the October, fall months and throughout the 00:41:05
rest of the year, we'll have some more updates on how we'll handle membership, how we'll handle some more of the formal 00:41:10
programming. So we'll keep you updated as we kind of bring that program back online. 00:41:15
And then these last two items, so the Skate Park subcommittee. 00:41:28
Public Works Director Daniel Go will be taking the skate park item to the City Council meter at meeting at the September 6th 00:41:33
meeting to seek direction. 00:41:37
There was a recommendation to wait to form a subcommittee until City Council had provided instructions for the next step. 00:41:42
So we hope to receive instruction from them on that date. 00:41:48
And then the lovers point pool. 00:41:52
The Lovers Point pool, We did complete a successful summer season. We had lessons offered for ages six months through nine years 00:41:56
of age. We did some good rearranging of the schedule and we're able to increase. 00:42:01
The numbers for all of those age groups, we were able to open up more spaces than we had previously in the summer, so that pool 00:42:08
was. 00:42:12
Booked from opening to closing, there was a moment it wasn't being used during the week and then we also were able to open it up 00:42:15
on the weekend for recreational swim. 00:42:19
We want to send out a special thank you to our lifeguards. A lot of them were doing both. They would be guarding on some shifts, 00:42:24
they'd be teaching lessons, and other they'd be coming in on the weekend to do a shift. 00:42:30
And those are long hours and it's a lot of concentration that's required whether you're guarding or whether you're. 00:42:36
Teaching the lessons and it's hard work and they really love it and they enjoy it and we had a wonderful team, but it is hard work 00:42:45
and we just want to say a special thank you. We know what a service that is to the community. 00:42:50
To have some lessons and recreational swim, so a big thank you to them. 00:42:56
UM. We were requested by the recreation board to reach out and see if there was any response for staffing during the August and. 00:43:00
September month we were not able to reach enough. 00:43:09
Response that we could open the pool again. We just want to note the majority of our staff are high school and college age 00:43:12
students and while they have lots of hours during the summer, as soon as they hit the school year their schedule becomes very 00:43:17
filled with academic requirements. 00:43:21
Extracurricular activities and suddenly there are days are very, very packed and so most of them just don't have the viability. So 00:43:27
again, we want to thank them for the service they did over the summer and we are looking forward to having all of them come back 00:43:31
next summer and having another wonderful summer season. 00:43:36
And then, as requested, we also. 00:43:43
Looked into additional recruitment of either staff or volunteers. 00:43:45
At this time, in order for our department to be able to turn over and get our fall programming rolling. 00:43:49
To get our to be able to get the planning done for the upcoming winter, spring and summer season as well as we just saw all the 00:43:55
new staff that we've either updated their position, we've added hours to their position, that's a brand new position. All of that 00:44:00
requires a significant amount of training. 00:44:05
And just letting them learn how to do the specifics of their position and that takes a lot of time. So we're kind of even though 00:44:12
we have new staff, they're all kind of maxed out. So at this time we don't have the ability to do another recruitment. We have 00:44:18
noted it. We've heard from the community that they would like to see some further usage in those. 00:44:25
Months and is a goal for next month to see what we can do to kind of. 00:44:32
Help fill that request. 00:44:36
Yeah. 00:44:45
And with that, I'll. 00:44:46
Finish my report. Thank you for your time and we can head to public comment. 00:44:47
Is there anyone for public comment? 00:44:57
OK. 00:45:02
There are no hands raised at this time. OK, Well, thank you, Katie. That was a very comprehensive report. I really appreciate it. 00:45:03
It was great to see and actually see faces for names of staff people. I'm really excited about everything that you're doing. 00:45:10
Umm. 00:45:19
You know, and again, we're a Commission that's also there to support these programs and if there's any way we can assist and 00:45:21
things that we can do. 00:45:25
Keeping communication open is really great. 00:45:29
Is there anyone who has any comments they'd like to add comment. You guys seen how much work you've done? I've been with you about 00:45:32
when you got here right and we? 00:45:36
The program before you came in, before COVID was. 00:45:41
On a pretty serious decline. 00:45:44
So to see these things coming back, which I think is probably more hard than when you start them to begin with. 00:45:46
So yeah, just hats off to Katie and hard work. And I know Stephanie too, so. 00:45:53
Just a lot of good things in the future, so. 00:45:57
Congratulations and thank you. 00:45:59
I'll I'll 3rd that motion fantastic and it's great to see the the names and the faces and the people. 00:46:03
And I'm just super impressed and excited and looking forward to. 00:46:10
So that how this is thriving and growing. So thank you very much. 00:46:15
Thank you. 00:46:19
Yes. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Katie. That was great. 00:46:20
I don't think there's any questions. 00:46:28
Umm. 00:46:31
OK. With that, we will move on to item B. That's the ARPA fund projects. 00:46:32
That goes back to our meeting last month in which. 00:46:41
Public Works Director Dan Gough told us that we have $20,000. 00:46:46
Of that. 00:46:51
We had set aside 12,500 that was supposed to go for the gazebo at Elmarie **** Open Space. 00:46:52
However, that sum is not. 00:47:00
Enough to do much work. 00:47:03
And so we have the funds if we put it back with the the remaining funds we have $20,000 and. 00:47:05
It was suggested the last board meeting that we. 00:47:13
We think about what we might want to do with that $20,000 and have suggestions for other items that are on our wish list. 00:47:16
I did at. 00:47:24
Very last minute, get an e-mail from. 00:47:25
Mr. Go. 00:47:29
And. 00:47:30
We are going to have next month presentation on the. 00:47:32
Um. 00:47:36
From the Chinese American Association about doing a gazebo memorial gazebo. 00:47:37
And they would. 00:47:44
Presumably if. 00:47:46
If everybody, if this works out every, we would do that gazebo at the Elmarie **** Park open space. So that will be presented next 00:47:48
month. But Mr. Go did have a recommendation that maybe we set aside 12,500 that was earlier designated for the gazebo and add that 00:47:54
to the funds that would be raised. 00:48:01
So I'm going to turn it over to everybody else and see what you think. 00:48:08
Yeah, I think we've had some, we've had some changes, I know. But I'm glad you're doing, Colleen, thank you. Well, we do have on 00:48:22
our goals. We had some things and and for instance Jay at the last month's meeting and he couldn't be here this evening. 00:48:29
I'd said, you know, there's still some things that George Washington Park, some improvements for instance, to the bathrooms over 00:48:36
there and there may be some things we can do. There's not a water fountain there. 00:48:41
You know, I don't know how far those funds would go. 00:48:47
Also in the September meeting, Dan is going to come back with the playground equipment and we're kind of at this point where we 00:48:50
have enough money to get some great playground equipment for that age 2 to 5. 00:48:58
But. 00:49:05
It wasn't quite what we'd hoped for. So maybe that extra $7500 would be added to that fund so that we can have something a little 00:49:07
bit better or a little bit more extensive to offer those, you know that age group. So it's just this was part of the the minutes 00:49:14
from last month and so you haven't really had a chance to maybe think about it, but. 00:49:22
If anybody has any ideas, There's so many things on our wish list, I know, and it's not a lot of money, but maybe we can just have 00:49:30
a discussion about that whether we make a decision tonight or not. 00:49:35
And just before you start the. 00:49:42
Discussion Can we open up to public comment if that's the conclusion of your report? 00:49:44
Certainly. 00:49:48
Let's do that. 00:49:49
We have no hands raised online at this time. OK, thank you. 00:49:59
OK, I did a teeny tiny brainstorm before coming here. 00:50:06
Like. 00:50:10
At 5:50. 00:50:12
But I've been, I've, it's been in the back of my mind for a month. OK, so here's some possible ideas and, you know, whatever. 00:50:15
So one is. 00:50:23
At UH George Washington Park, where it's also that whole like, zoned area for recreation. State skate park. You know, too loud. 00:50:26
For for the neighbors. But we could still do something with it. And I was thinking about like. 00:50:35
And outdoor sort of this whole like fitness. 00:50:41
Like stations like they do if you've been to Monterey, where there is like a across from the lake and between the lake and the. 00:50:45
The dog park there. 00:50:54
And so. 00:50:56
So that the cross country kids that PG middle school. I don't know if in high school too, but the cross country kids go to 00:50:57
Washington Park there. 00:51:00
As like their jumping off point for a bunch of their practices and there's like 50-60. 00:51:03
I think this year, almost 70 kids. 00:51:09
And they do these loops and I'm picturing them when they come back like a slack line and a pull up lift that you know and and 00:51:11
things that also adults could. 00:51:15
When they do their runs out there. So something like that like that could, I don't think that would cost much, it'd be sort of low 00:51:21
impact it would add. 00:51:25
A little bit more to that area. 00:51:28
So that was one. 00:51:31
And this is totally I don't know about this but. 00:51:33
Have you have we ever done outdoor like like beach? 00:51:37
Blanket movie nights. 00:51:41
You know, maybe at Lovers Point. 00:51:44
Umm. 00:51:47
I was visiting another city and we had. It was so fun. It was so fun like the whole community comes out and. 00:51:49
We get like a projector and a screen and have that as like kind of a regular sort of quarterly. 00:51:55
Like everyone come down and see a movie that was another one. 00:52:02
And then something of like a boogie board library. 00:52:06
Or some sort of for for those kids who don't have boards. 00:52:10
Over where? Like the fish fish wife. 00:52:16
Is that the restaurant that's down there by Asilomar? 00:52:20
Something I don't know if we can do some sort of equipment library type of a thing where they have to actually rent. 00:52:23
But that we could provide and have, I don't know. I don't know exactly what it would look like, but. 00:52:29
I was thinking about that for equipment library. 00:52:35
As another option, including ******** and bean bag toss. 00:52:41
I think that's all I had. 00:52:47
And possibly another final one is a mini disc golf course at George Washington Park. 2 is. 00:52:49
I'm out at CSUB and it's it's a very growing phenomenon. 00:52:58
OK, that's my suggestions. 00:53:02
Thank you. No, they're good suggestions. Thank you. 00:53:06
Anyone else? 00:53:10
Yeah, I don't have enough time to make suggestions, but I do really like the park. Those are called the Park Course. They're 00:53:14
around in the 70s. 00:53:18
They're, they're typically we're at a pretty large area where you would jog to a station and do and have a sign. 00:53:22
Or like you say, a pull up bar or whatever and they would be fairly inexplicable. Lot more expensive than we think, but a fairly 00:53:28
inexpensive. 00:53:31
Way to exercise and enhance it. They're pretty cool. 00:53:35
And a lot of people typically have used them. 00:53:38
There are 60 kids on the cross country team this year at the junior high. That's pretty incredible, right? And that's our first 00:53:42
start sport to start, so. 00:53:45
That's a great idea. I think it's. 00:53:49
Something that's fairly easy attainable, I would think. 00:53:52
I do love the idea of adding more recreation to that recreation area in George Washington. I really like that idea a lot. 00:53:58
Umm. 00:54:06
So I do also like the idea of adding some fundamentals like the water fountain as well. 00:54:09
Bathroom repairs too, but I know that those expenses can. 00:54:18
Get really high. Very. 00:54:22
You know. 00:54:25
Following. 00:54:31
Water stations. 00:54:32
All down. 00:54:43
Place. 00:54:46
Umm. 00:54:56
Katie, I don't know if you have the answer to this. Maybe you could find out. 00:54:57
We did two refill stations already in town. Do you have any idea what? 00:55:01
The cost ended up being. I know one of them was. 00:55:06
There was a couple of years ago and there was actual actually a fundraiser through Monterey County gives and. 00:55:10
Don't know how much money they raised. I thought at the time it was 35,000, but I don't. I don't recall. Do you? 00:55:18
Know what that number was. 00:55:24
I don't off the top of my head, I know that we have one. 00:55:27
That the Deputy Public Works Director worked on down at Caledonia Park. I think some of it does depend on whether there's 00:55:30
pre-existing piping or in the in the area or not. That always adds cost. If you have to add in piping, I believe it's another one 00:55:38
of those items where it's more expensive than you think but then it's a it's a really nice long term solution. 00:55:45
That is used by everyone who comes to the park and most people are bringing water bottles with them pretty much everywhere they go 00:55:54
these days. 00:55:57
I could find those numbers out from Public Works for you. 00:56:01
OK, what I'm hearing is. 00:56:05
There's some. 00:56:08
Interest in a park course, which would be great. And that is kind of low impact and it's not a noisy activity necessarily. I mean, 00:56:09
maybe there's a lot of kids using it, but they're just using it and for the fitness. 00:56:15
Opportunities. And then there's going to be other people coming along once they know that there's something like that available. 00:56:22
They would make themselves, you know, would use it as well. 00:56:28
Refill stations are the way to go. You know people aren't doing water fountains per se anymore. 00:56:32
Umm. 00:56:38
It would be kind of my recommendation that because we're going to have the presentation for Elsberry **** Park. 00:56:39
Next month in September. 00:56:47
That maybe we get some numbers and maybe public works can provide that for refill station. 00:56:49
At George Washington Park. And I guess if it were near the bathrooms, maybe it would be easier to, you know, tap into that those 00:56:55
plumbing lines. 00:57:00
And also a parcourse. 00:57:05
And I know that you can, they can be pretty extensive, the power course, but we're not talking about maybe something that 00:57:07
extensive because we're not talking about that large of an area. 00:57:11
And maybe. 00:57:18
Have some, you know, have something next month that we could look at. 00:57:18
A calling out. I'll, I'll research park courses for you. Ohh, that's. And if they're not, yeah, it wouldn't be hard. So I'll, I'll 00:57:23
try to put something together before the next meeting, OK. 00:57:27
And and I was going to say so when, when do these funds have to be sort of used or allocated because we could sort of keep 00:57:31
noodling and you know you haven't had time to think either, so we could come back also with. 00:57:36
More ideas and I know Jay would probably be interested in. 00:57:42
Yeah. And suggesting some items when what's the timeline do you know, I believe. 00:57:45
I believe it's December 2024, OK. 00:57:52
So we have a little time. I think that's what Mr. Gove said as well. 00:57:55
So. 00:57:59
OK. 00:58:01
I really don't have anything else except for things that I'd like to see on next month's agenda. 00:58:04
And we may have some members here who also have some ideas, but we are going to be bringing back playground equipment. 00:58:11
And because Dan said he was not going to be able to do it this month, but he said he'd have something for us this September. 00:58:22
He can also do a skate. 00:58:29
Park presentation because he's going to present it on September 6th to the City Council. 00:58:32
So at that point, we should have an update for our next meeting, which will be September 28th. 00:58:37
And at that time, we can also then, if we're going to do a subcommittee, also formalize a subcommittee. 00:58:42
I would love to see and I don't know if this is possible, but Amy Colony. 00:58:50
Is in charge of volunteers around town. 00:58:55
And I was talking to some other volunteers. 00:58:58
And and some people on on other commissions and. 00:59:01
I don't know if she's gonna have time, but I'm gonna ask for us first. 00:59:07
If she has time, just you know on Zoom, if she could just give us a little presentation on what she does. 00:59:09
Because I think it's really important for all the Commission. 00:59:17
Commissions in town to know about this program. 00:59:19
What's happening is there are cleanup programs lovers point there are. 00:59:23
Weed pulling parties at Chautauqua and in different places in town, but it's kind of always the same 7 or 8 ladies and a couple, 00:59:29
you know, occasionally like we got Charlie to come to some. So it would be nice to expand the pool of volunteers because when 00:59:36
you've got 20 people that can get so much done in one or two hours. 00:59:42
Umm. 00:59:50
I'd also and then we will have also. 00:59:52
The Chinese pavilion that will be introduced because Danza will bring that back for the September meeting. 00:59:56
If possible. 01:00:04
And Katie said it might be possible. I'd like somebody from Summer Lights, maybe the students who really were involved in doing it 01:00:05
this summer. 01:00:09
Just to give us a really short little update of what they liked about the program, what worked for them and kind of what they're 01:00:13
thinking. And it won't be those students necessarily, but what they would pass on to the next group of students who would be doing 01:00:20
it next summer for summer of 2024. 01:00:26
And that's quite a bit in addition to a more comprehensive financial report, which you've already addressed that. 01:00:33
And then I'm going to say it probably would be too much, but I'd also like to get some ideas for adult recreation. 01:00:41
That's another thing that was on our goals for this year. 01:00:48
Is looking at senior citizens and other opportunities, whether it's, you know, regular chess games or whether. 01:00:52
I have friends and they go out of town to learn how to play bridge. You know, maybe we could do something informally where they 01:01:00
use the Community Center, you know, once a month or once a week if there's interest, and maybe just have a discussion about ideas 01:01:06
for that. 01:01:11
So I know that's pretty comprehensive. 01:01:17
And if anybody else has any ideas? 01:01:19
Love to hear him. 01:01:23
I know I had some. 01:01:25
That's what I'm talking about. 01:01:26
I wrote mine down so I could remember that I started calling. Great job. 01:01:27
That's that's. 01:01:36