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CSC Minutes March 10, 2003

City Council Chambers 6:30 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER:

Chair Spencer called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

FLAG SALUTE:

Vice Chair Miller led the flag salute

ROLL CALL:

Present: Quirk, Miller, Spencer, Dalton, Han, Russell
Absent: Swanson

STAFF PRESENT:

Susan Hunt, Director; Alice Loya, Senior Administrative Analyst

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

None.

ACTION ITEMS:

  1. Approval of the Minutes of the February 10, 2003 Regular Meeting.

    Commissioner Dalton MOTIONED to approve the February 10, 2003 Minutes, as written.

    Vice Chair Miller SECONDED the MOTION

    The Minutes were approved with the following vote:

    AYES: Miller, Spencer, Dalton, Quirk, Han, Russell
    NOES: None

    The MOTION carried unanimously.

At the discretion of the Commissioners, the Landscape Division (*4) and Building and Facilities Division (*5) Monthly Reports will be heard prior to Information Item *2.

Commissioner Swanson arrived at 6:35 p.m.

  1. Landscape Division Monthly Report

    Mr. Sereno stated the Arbor Day event will be on Saturday, March 15th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sports Complex. In conjunction with Fullerton Beautiful, who is supplying the refreshments; SCE has donated $250.00 and will have a booth; Boys and Girls Scouts groups, "The Lead" the city junior high school leadership program students along with several community members will be in attendance and we hope to see many commissioners as well. In the event of rain, it will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 22nd. The tree sites have been marked and the trees are on the way. This year we will be planting 20 - larger 24 inch, box trees and will have several people per hole, digging by hand, which is more fun that digging by machine.

    Public Comment:

    None

    Commissioners' Questions and Comments:

    Commissioners asked questions and commented as follows: All are encouraged to attend the Arbor Day event which includes beneficial educational programs for both adult and children. What are the business hours and days the park will be open for the public. Who is responsible for weeding on St. College as well as on Bastanchury, near St. Jude., they are looking shabby.

  2. Building and Facility Maintenance Monthly Report

    Commissioners' Questions and Comments:

    Commissioners asked questions and commented as follows: Will Hillcrest Phase 1B at Lemon and Valley View be completed by summer time.

    Public Comments:

    None

  1. American Golf

    Senior Administrative Analyst Alice Loya introduced the new Fullerton Municipal Golf Course Manager Betty Mullaney. Ms. Mullaney gave an oral and verbal presentation on the status of the golf course. Ms. Mullaney stated that she has an open door policy, maintains monthly communication with all the clubs, is interested in community activities, growth opportunities, senior clinics, and specialty events. Capital Expenditure projects completed are tee boxes, irrigating and restrooms, improvements to the snack bar and a new patio are planned as soon as the weather allows. Feedback has been positive on both sides. Once everything is completed in the snack bar, the Commission will be invited to the Grand Opening. Commission is also invited to stop by and see what we have done and sign up for golf lessons.

    Commissioners' Questions and Comments:

    The Commissioners asked questions and commented as follows: Is anyone helping with the design of the snack bar; It should be more encouraging and inviting if it is lighter and brighter, now it looks really dull. One Commissioner was quite surprised that several golfers who have previously been at the commission meeting did not attend the meeting tonight; It appears that working together, things have calmed down; The banquet hall idea has been dropped and the golfers have accepted that the number 8 hole will no longer be a Par 4; Thanks go out to Betty and commend her for the successful outcome; Competitive Market Analysis shows overall clubhouse rating is 2, which is the lowest; Was the analysis done before the renovation of the restroom; The numbers should be getting higher to match the high number received for customer service; The overall course rating is low, what can you do to increase the rating; Would installing more night lights bring in more customers on the driving range.

    PUBLIC COMMENTS:

    None

  2. 2002 - 03 1st & 2nd Quarterly Report Goals

    Community Services bi-annual Objectives and Measures Report were included in the packet for information. Director Hunt answered questions.

    Commissioners' Questions and Comments:

    Commissioners' asked questions and commented as follows: What is Community Services involvement with facility rentals; Who checks up on the Adopt-A-Park participants, to make sure they are being cleaned up; Do they also clean up trails; What is the status of negotiations with CSUF over the use of the athletic fields.

    The report is received and will be filed.

  1. Report on City Council Agenda Items

    Director Hunt commented on the following:

    • Laguna Lake Advisory Committee is meeting next week. Laguna Lake project should be starting the end of next summer, beginning of fall. Environmental Permits and obtaining Coastal Commissions' signatures are in progress. We have applied for three grants to assist in the completion of the project, one, we have been noticed we are not competitive and two are pending.

    • The Bastanchury Greenbelt Tree Lease, there are 2 parcels leased, which will remain on year to year lease with a 30 day cancellation clause.

    Director Hunt advised the Commissioners, opening ceremony invitations should be received soon for the April 5th Sports Complex at 10 a.m.

    Commissioners' Questions and Comments:

    Commissioners asked questions and commented as follows: Remind everyone to bring their shovel on Saturday, 9 a.m. for the Arbor Day event. Commissioners were asked to review calendars regarding the rescheduling of the June regular meeting and establishing a summer break mode. Commissioner Dalton stated she would be unavailable on the 16th of June and all of August. Commissioner Quirk would prefer July versus August and will also be unavailable in August. Commissioner Miller prefers not to meet in August. Commissioner Swanson stated either is fine. Commissioner Russell stated he would like to meet in July and August along with Chair Spencer. What name did Council come up with for Paseo Park.

Commission schedule will be on the agenda for next month.

Meeting stands adjourned at 7:06 p.m. per Chair Spencer.

The regular meeting of the Community Services Commission adjourned.

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