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07-13-1998 Parks and Recreation CommissionSaratogaCParks and Recreation Commission�lVMeeting Administrative Offices, City Hall 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga Monday, July 13, 1998 7:30pm AGENDA Organization A) Roll Call: Clabeaux, Crotty, Friedrich, Ioannou, Olsen, Swan, Whitney B) Report on Posting of the Agenda Pursuant to Government Code 54954.2 the agenda was properly posted on July 8, 1998 C) Approval of June 1, 1998 Minutes II. Administration III. Oral & Written Communication This section is for the Public to speak on any item Not on the agenda IV. Old Business A) Parks and Recreation Development Fund - Projects Update 1) Community Center Improvements: Progress Report 2) Playfield Improvements - Task Force Update 3) Trail Proposals ( Trail Center and Effie Adamson Foundation Grant Requests) V. New Business A) Trail Grant Program - Establish Format B) Establish Project Sub - Committees C) Warner Hutton House - Improvements (Joan Pisani) VI. Commissioner & Staff Reports A) Commissioner Reports B) City Hall Update - Irene Jacobs C) Recreation Department Status Report - Joan Pisani D) Park Maintenance Division Update VII. Adiournment Saratoga Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Administrative Offices, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga June 1,1998 7:30 p.m. Action Minutes I. Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m. II. Roll Call Commissioners Present: Clabeaux, Crotty, Friedrich, Ioannou, Olsen, Swan, Whitney Commissioners Absent: None Others Present: James & Terri Baron, Patrick Burns, Sandy Nichols, Joan Pisani, Irene Jacobs, III. Report on Posting of the Minutes: Pursuant to Government Code 54954.2 the agenda was properly posted on May 27, 1998. IV. Approval of Minutes of May 4, 1998 Meeting Commissioner Swan made a motion to approve the minutes of May 4, 1998. Commissioner seconded the motion and the motion carried. (6/0) V. Administration : 1. Task Force Representative -The Commission appointed the following members of the Commission to serve on the Playfield Task Force: Barbara Olsen Elaine Clabeaux Jennie Crotty Marianne Swan (alternate) Frank Friedrich (alternate) The Commission Co- Chair, Kay Whitney, asked the group if anyone was opposed to reversing the order of Old Business with New Business in order to better accommodate members of the Public who had come to speak to the Commission regarding issues listed under New Business. There was no opposition from the Commission. VI. New Business: A) Skateboard Park The Commission heard from Patrick Burns, a Redwood Middle School student who had approached the City Council requesting that a skateboard park be established for Saratoga youth. The issue had been heard by the Youth Commission and was now being addressed by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Patrick shared with the Commission his reasons for wanting a skate park in Saratoga. There was discussion regarding those concerns that would arise from undertaking such an endeavor. After the conclusion of the discussion, Barbara Olsen, Co -Chair to the Commissioner closed the hearing for the Public and opened discussion among the Commission. Commissioner Swan made a motion to recommend to the Council that in light of the current priority list that had been established by the Commission and approved by Council, this issue should be reconsidered once some priority listed projects had been completed. Commissioner Clabeaux seconded the motion and the motion carried. (511) The Commission felt that this project was worth further consideration at a later date, but right now there were too many projects that needed to be addressed and completed before any new projects were undertaken. B) Trial Grant Program Sandy Nichols of the Trail Center based in Palo Alto had been contacted by residents of Parker Ranch subdivision regarding the condition of certain trails in the area. Mr. Nichols had contacted the City Manager directly and was present that evening to discuss what had been proposed. Mr. Nichols outlined for the Commission the improvements that he had proposed to Mr. Perlin focusing on an area that he described as a public safety hazard located south of Prospect, west of Parker Ranch Court. The Commission thanked him for his report and informed Mr. Nichols that the Commission was scheduled to address the format of the proposed Trail Grant Program that evening and that the Commission would respond to his request the following month when they had more information. At this point in the meeting there was general discussion about trails and the need to address various issues related to trails. Commissioner Swan had repeatedly raised the concern that some attention needed to be given to assessing the trail map situation in the city. Her concern arose from the encroachments that have occurred on existing trails by new developments. Commissioner Swan made a motion that of the $100,000 that had been earmarked for trails from the Park Development Fund, up to $10,000 be allocated to the assessment and creation of a trail map or supplementation of the information currently available and the remaining $90,000 be dedicated to grants and educational needs relating to trails and the public. Commissioner Clabeaux seconded the motion and the motion carried. (6/0) Effie Adamson Foundation Grant Request: James and Terri Baron attended this meeting to supply further information about the proposal that they had submitted earlier this month to the Commission requesting funds to make improvements to trails throughout Saratoga. The Barons grant revolved mainly around three areas of focus; 1) educating the Public to trials and what is available to them in Saratoga, 2) cataloguing the problems and issues that need to be addressed regarding trails in various areas throughout the city 3) cleaning and maintaining the existing trails. Commissioner Swan made a motion to accept the Baron's intent to submit a grant proposal to the City via the Commission and asked the Barons to come back in two months time when the Commission had addressed the format of the proposed Trail Grant Program. Commissioner Clabeaux seconded the motion and the motion carried. (6/0) C) Trail Improvements Q 13636 Deer Trail Court The Commission had received a memorandum from Community Development Director, James Walgren, requesting that the Commission consider the proposal submitted for development at 13636 Deer Trail Court. Mr. Walgren had asked the Commission to assess whether trail improvements would be needed at this property site. Their was discussion among Commissioners about trail easements and the process that is suppose to occur when new developments encroach on existing trail easements. Commissioner Swan made a motion to 1) request that improvements be made to the portion of the trail affected by the development at 13636 Deer Trail Court and 2) work with the Planning Commission, Community Development Department and other homeowners around Via Regina and Vista Regina to rectify the encroachment the has occurred with this portion of the trail. Commissioner Whitney seconded the motion and the motion carried. (6/0) The Commission discussed the internal planning process relating to trails and new development in addition to the condition of existing trails. The consensus of the Commission was to plan a time when members of the Planning and Parks and Recreation Commissions could meet to discuss 1) concerns of the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding trails and new developments and 2) to educate members of the Parks and Recreation Commission to the planning process as it involves trails and encroaching on existing trails. Commissioner Whitney made a motion to table the discussion of item V.B. (Trails Grant Program - Establish Format) until the following meeting. The earlier items on the agenda had taken the majority of the scheduled meeting time and the Trails Grant Program would require more discussion time than would be devoted to it that evening. Commissioner Olsen seconded the motion and the motion carried. (6/0) VII. Old Business: Parks and Recreation Development Fund Projects Update 1. Heritage Orchard - Commissioner Friedrich will work with staff to contact additional contractors who might be interested in bidding for maintenance and care of the Heritage Orchard. Additional maintenance options for the Heritage Orchard were discussed with Council at their joint meeting with the Parks and Recreation Commission. 2. Community Center Improvements- Recreation Director, Joan Pisani introduced Pamela Brulle who had come to address the Commission about the Community Center feasibility study. She proposed that she prepare a report that would provide a menu approach to the project allowing the city to pick and choose those items that they wanted to include in the study depending on how much the city wanted to spend. The proposed program document would also help define the Request for Qualification. The Commission asked Ms. Pisani to move forward with the proposal so that the Commission might be able to provide the City Council with the information they had requested regarding the costs associated with a feasibility study of improvements to the Community Center. VIII. Reports: Commissioner Reports: Commissioner Crotty informed the Commission that fifty people had attended the National River Clean-Up Day on May 16 ". Commissioner Whitney recommended, that in light of the many issues that were being addressed by the Commission, sub - committees be formed to better focus on the issues that required more attention than what could be discussed during a regularly scheduled Commission meeting. She suggested that, when appropriate, educational sessions be planned so as to better educate Commissioners to the issues that come before them. It was suggested that prior to the next Commission meeting, arrangements be made to walk certain trails and that members of the Community Development Department be invited to come along to answer questions about trails and trail easements. City Hall Update: No report at this time Recreation Department Status Report: No report at this time Park Maintenance Division Update: No report at this time. IX. Adjournment Commissioner Whitney made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Commissioner Friedrich seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m. (6/0) Prepared By: r ne M. Jacob City Staff Repr entative Tf2I LYNN BARON 19830 Wa.EsweiwDr. Sa.ra#xq,a; G4 95070 408 741 -0954 Fa,P408 867 -6100 ems-m Ladbarmv@ aol/com. 7 -6 -98 City of Saratoga 13777 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga, CA 95070 Attn: James Walgren, Community Development Director RE: Mt. Eden Estates Subdivision, Tract #7761, Lot 11, DR -98 -003 APN# 503 -78 -029 Dear Mr. Walgren: The above mentioned property owner has recently applied for a building permit on the site. Located on the site is a dedicated trail easement that has not been improved as it was supposed to have been when the original subdivision was done. I would like to request at this time that as a condition to any approval for building that this trail be improved per the standards as indicated in the Parks and Trails Master Plan, 1991. In addition, this particular lot has a non - dedicated trail running through the proposed building pad that has been used since the subdivision was done. This trail segment, listed on the attached map, is not a dedicated easement, but provides an important link with other trails. I would like to propose that this trail segment be relocated along the eastern property line from Villa Oaks to hook up with the dedicated trail easement. I would like this to be a condition of approval for building and that this trail also be dedicated and improved per the above mentioned standards. These improvements have long been needed. I use this trail just about everyday and know of many more who use this trail consistently as well. It provides a major link to access the Garrod property and the Fremont Older Open Space District. This request is consistent with the Hillside Specific Plan, 1994, page 12, Trails and Pathways adopted by the Planning Commission and the City Council. I would be happy to provide any assistance I can to make sure these trail improvements are done. Sincere y, Teri Lynn Baron Cc: Larry Perlin, City Manager Planning Commission 'arks and Recreation Commission Jack Douglass, Owner t-2 Nrr`` — �S P. k 641-M-29 TRACT NO. 7761 ��� P AMENDED 'w MOUNT EDEN ESTATES �' '�. s 2 _ &I ` b ••tom/ �~ ` PTN. PCL. 4 v_ Tom., r ��9 0.47 c�+' , `'.� — Pcc ♦ J AC - At. ti. zns AC 19 �c 91/0/ \ 79 2.�9A \ �� OFV4 SPACE ['CLOT. Pi M PCL ] 23 \ �} =` 1.4o w[. ^I 2f ` ". �` .1 ZU a�'/�► Z Pi1L LOT 1B 4 :1 yi • • \ 2i `y U711[. 187 \ _ _ �r • 34 / ~� • 13 4J Ar- 70TH �� -- _ISS: -L�. -� �>•we 1 uta� ai �✓ 19 �i. 177 A � ) PT" PC L. 2 a DEE fl ( F04 LY 12 s>t+oP P Cl . 1 bj, �/ 1 /J o1 14 15 L�9 tC. Y e 16 • •'1 FQ, v6% .n gnu 9 1.21AC. / 1.Ot ,'r . �- • .o `'r• �Y Q LIA R-R-Y A Y l W /5 \\ l0 d \ t"1. I / �~ f T� f '�.'� •.� ,�P 1 ° �� 'f\ f I - JJJ = 2.94 Arc. r� tsl AC, ) � � 6 � �1g�tSO1 \ \ .tO�R/AV .� I.49AC, 1 LS9AC. I [,D1K� LOZAC. i P (� �� / 1.40AL 1 \ "Ac- 1� T7S.•p-W, 9 1 8 7 1 6 3 2.00At. 1 T�• • ` 1 1 v 3S useT 1 1�• ..e 3 2 t �1.4'oVt.e S.- K 13 69 •- � � O I Cdv►d it arb■rrs Ii s in d 1 R A 1 wt f• wam -pp w/ u1..R1.. a fta Ta.1997 -9. [aw"C= I STOW - ASSt730 4- L -MCAT i� � S G I r✓��.1 T i L• LA5r, M �" T LCcA,-T-IQN L^'U4QI�h1`n� Nkoo os<n .usf. 600-0-000 t_o CV0 June 22, 1998 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE • SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA 95070 • (108) 868 -1200 COUNCIL MEMBERS Stan B000sran Pau! E JacCOS Gdh,r; Moran Jrr, Shav Donald L Wolte To: Chairs of Finance Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Public Safety Commission, Planning Commission From: Deputy City Clerk Subject: Panel for Saratoga's Future The attached memo from Mayor Don Wolfe concerns a proposed Panel for Saratoga's Future. Mayor Wolfe has asked me to distribute the memo to you for your information. Please let me know if you have any questions. cc: Mayor Wolfe City Manager Staff liaisons for above commissions Printed on recycled paper Panel for Saratogas Future June 17, 1998 To: Saratoga City Council From: Mayor Don Wolfe It is imperative for us to focus on a clear vision and policy for the financial strength of Saratoga's future. The Fiscal budgets for years 98 -99, 99 -00 that we are presently considering appears to be in balance and provide for the immediate needs of our city. The hard work and dedicated study of staff and the Financial Advisory Commission are to be commended. The long -term stability and an adequate revenue stream, however, are in serious doubt and a forward - looking plan that will guarantee the future services and safety of Saratoga is a matter of high priority. Experience has shown us that the state or other sources of funding for our city are not dependable. Boom or bust economies causes an ephemeral reaction on the part of outside resources. This reality indicates that it is the best interest of Saratoga to provide for its own basic and long term financial stability. Therefore I propose the establishment a blue ribbon panel of Saratoga citizens to examine long -range solutions so as to avoid a financial crisis for our city and to provide for safety and services necessary to retain the quality of our city. In order to have adequate time to study and evaluate financial conditions and to solicit public recommendations, I recommend that the panel convene for the period to begin September 1, 1998 until February 1, 1999. Should the panel recommend, and the Council concur, that creative solutions include a ballot measure for revenue enhancement, such a time frame will allow for application for the June 1999 primary election date. I recommend the selection of a well- rounded panel representative of a broad range of community interests consisting of 13 distinguished citizens as follows: Panel for Saratoga's Future 2 persons from the Financial Advisory Commission 1 person from the Parks and Recreation Commission 1 person from the Public Safety Commission 1 person from the Planning Commission 1 person from the arts and theatre community 1 person representing civic associations 2 persons representing neighborhood groups 1 person representing the business community 2 city staff members The mayor to serve as chairperson Page 2 As a process for selection of members of the panel I suggest that commissions, organizations and individuals submit names to the Deputy City Clerk by August 15, 1998 for appointment by the City Council. There are compelling reasons for establishing the Panel for Saraooga's Future. They have to do with the characteristics that we Saratogans identify as necessary to retain the quality of our city. In addition, are the matters of basic health and safety features and services for the residents of Saratoga. All indications are that future income streams will not be adequate to provide for proper maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, parks and city facilities. Parks could be in danger of closing due to inadequate maintenance funding. It has happened in other cities. Crumbling roads and city buildings that fall into disrepair will be the result if revenue does not keep apace with actual costs. Do we want less Sheriff Department services then we have today? Services to seniors and youth are in danger of disappearing. We presently fall far short of adequate reserves to meet emergency disasters in our hillsides or any natural phenomena that could befall our area. By putting our efforts together I am confident that we Saratogans can find the solutions to these vital matters. Those who serve on this recommend Panel for Saratoga's Future will fulfill an invaluable service to our beloved city and will have the gratitude of all of our citizens in the decades ahead. MEMORANDUM Date: June 17, 1998 To: City Council Y From: Irene Jacobs; Parks and Recreation Commission Liais Subject: Playfield Development Task Force: DATE CHANGE Three of the original dates that were scheduled for the Playfield Development Task Force have been changed. Below, I have listed the changes that have been made to the original schedule. I sincerely apologize to Council for any inconvenience this may have caused. Since we are very limited in the number of times that the Task Force will be meeting, we had to make some changes to accommodate key players in the negotiation process. I will be happy to answer any questions tonight or at a atel r date`. PPC Meeting #1 Task Force Meeting #1 PPC Meeting #2 Task Force Meeting #2 PPC Meeting #3 Task Force Meeting #3 PPC Meeting #4 Task Force Meeting #4 6 -11 -98 6 -17 -98 Changed to 6 -30 -98 7 -09 -98 Changed to 7 -15 -98 7 -15 -98 Changed to 7 -28 -98 /�tM•� 9 -12 -98 9 -16 -98 A N D E R S O N B R U L E A R C H I T E C T S . . 06/12/98 Joan Pizzani Director of Parks and Recreation City of Saratoga 19655 Allendale Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070 Proposal Preliminary Needs Assessment for The Saratoga Community Center Scope of Work Summary Anderson Bru16 Architects will perform a preliminary assessment of needs for the Saratoga Community Center and adjacent senior center and theater. This assessment will provide information needed to draft a Request for Proposals for a Feasibility Study and Master Plan for the renovation, addition to and/or rebuilding of these facilities. To gather information on the needs for these facilities, ABA will conduct interviews with the following groups: facilities management and staff, maintenance staff, contract program providers, facilities renters, City Council, and city staff as appropriate. ABA will provide a summary report and needs program including the following elements: • Brief narrative description of the existing facilities • List of existing uses and areas • Summary assessment of issues, needs, and desired uses • List of desired uses and areas needed to accommodate these uses ABA will assist in drafting a Request for Proposals for a Feasibility Study and Master Plan. Optional Services To provide a more detailed understanding of the condition of the existing facilities the following services are available: • Detailed architectural assessments of existing facilities. • Engineering assessments of existing facilities and equipment by structural, mechanical, or electrical engineers. Architecture, Interior Design & Planning Anderson Brule Architects Inc. 160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 500 San Jose, California 95113 Tel: 408 298 1885 Fax: 408 298 1887 E -mail: abc@abo- arch.com �r Page 2 of 2 Project Area The project area is located at 19655 Allendale Ave. in Saratoga, California, and includes the following existing facilities: a community center, a senior center and a theater. Fee We propose to provide these services on a time and materials basis, with services and fee limited to a range of $5,000 - $10,000. This proposal is valid for 30 days. I will call to discuss this proposal with you in a few days. We look forward to beginning our work with you, to provide an informed and effectively planned beginning for this exciting and important project. Sincerely, ANDERSON BRULE ARCHITECTS '�4 041,14 w - &'Z, Pamela Anderson- Brule, AIA President Cindy Smith � ^i1 to � ; 1 p. !�, `v• ` °tin k.,y,.. - ,o.. .�},�,_ - r �.U.�'��u.. _...a.�kur7.:.dLt�� . - ..,...mac ' . 1l� .c.r u, �.f ». . . .��aSLti++♦ -. w.7`'�``�e:�cl'�{r:;ii,: N�' "�ru i, aa�,.:..`..�:>� ' 1933 Golusa Way Address Line 2 San Jose, CA 95130 USA Home Phone (408) 379 -3320 Email HorsWucks @aol.com July 02, 1998 To whom it may concern Hi. My name is Cindy Smith, and I'm one of the many equestrians that enjoy riding the network of trails that exist in the Saratoga hills. Unfortunately, time and "progress" have taken their toll on our trails, and we desparetly need your help to preserve what few trails, remain. Tile fulluwiu,g is a lip of ` probl =- -site' that I've identified and my suggestions as to what could be done to maintain our rightful access to these trails: Tract No. 7761 (Amended Mount Eden Estates), lot #11: Recently, stakes were placed on the property in preparation for building approval. The existing trail currently goes straight through the proposed front door. We would like to use the "designated" trail which runs behind the creek, but hazards make it inaccessable at this time (see enclosed map). The "designated" trail on lot 11 runs diagonally to the back of lot 23, across the creek and along the back of the creek and out the front of lot 32. Because the designated trail is not accessible, we have had to use Villa Oaks Lane (on the street; that is) then, cross over the front of lot 11 to the back to access Garrod Farms and Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. For a temporary solution, we could turn down Deer Trail Court and go between lots 23 and 12 and up through lot 11. However, the designated trail on lot 11 should be improved before construction begins. With cooperation from the property owner of lot 23, which is also being developed, a temporary path between lots 23 and 12 could be cleared in order to gain access to the designated trail that exists on the back of lot 11. Your attention into this matter would be greatly appreciated. It is the opinion of many local equestrians that our rightful access to easements established for the public's use are being denied and we are becoming increasingly frustrated Thank you for your cooporation. Sincereiy, Cindy Smith tan �x TRACT NO. 7761 �.�� P • Al / _ P. M. 641 -M -29 AMENDED � . ss s 2 9 / MOUNT EDEN ESTATES M t e .• M `� a t<` w� 30 PTN. l� s as _� Q � � � •�� e` • C. ! 'y \ `\�� �i4e5 ccr r�u 285 AC. a d c\ r • \+ n g6 22 ' g�.+ e-t�y �\ OPEN SPACE ESMT. 35.22 off' ! \ 9 49AC. \ Qh•'7t• l U , .. 341.64 ...� 0.1-4 i� `T+•4 1.40AC. 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It is a pleasure to see that there is momentum now towards Playfield Improvements, which was the second priority on the Group Funding Priority List. The fourth priority was Teen Facilities. The purpose of this letter is to discuss how the Parks & Recreation Commission can work with the Friends of Warner Hutton House to improve the City of Saratoga's teen facility — The Warner Hutton House. I am writing to you today as the President of the Board of the Friends of Warner Hutton House. The FWHH is dedicated to ensuring that youth and teens in the City of Saratoga will eventually have teen programs that encourage personal, educational, and social development. The FWHH would like to see the Warner Hutton House become a supervised teen center that is available and accessible — a supervised haven for teens to socialize, study, and participate in a variety of activities. The FWHH was established one year ago and we have learned many things. The first is that although we expected to be able to apply for significant grants to apply to the House, the fact is that this is a long process. Secondly, most grants are aimed toward lower income areas and Saratoga hardly qualifies. Third, there are many small grants available but few that would allow us to fund a major project. Fourth, fundraising events do not substantially add dollars to our budget. The FWHH, with input from the Youth Commission and $5,000 from the Paris Development Fund, have developed plans to add an approximately 1,000 square feet study area to the second floor. The expected costs are expected to be within a $70,000 4100,000 range. In discussing our options with Larry Perlin, it became clear that this might be an opportunity to develop the second story with the additional funds in the Park Development Fund. The FWHH would then put all of our efforts into writing grants and fundraising efforts to provide the staffing, furniture, resource materials, computers, etc. to ensure that when the building is complete, the teen facility, including an enhanced after school program and an evening teen program, are ready to go. Joan Pisani can share the initial architectural drawings with you. This is a great opportunity to get a project started quickly and meet more of the objectives that were set by the community several years ago. Speaking for the Board of Directors of the Friends of Warner Hutton House, we look forward to discussing this and are ready to move forward if you move to approve this request. I am sure that a few of us would welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your next meeting. In the meantime, you can contact me at 408 - 354 -2029. Regards, Kathy Weiner Friends of Warner Hutton House cc: Lary Perlin & the City Council, Board of FWHH Friends of Warner Hutton House, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 RECREATION AND PARKS TASK FORCE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP - JUNE 8, 1996 Group Funding Priority List 1. Community Center Renovation /Expansion $21.0 million 2. Play Field Improvements (At Existing School Sites) 19.8 million 3. Development of Multi -Use Sports Fields 12.6 million 4. Teen Facilities 11.6 million 5. Land and Park Acquisition 11.1 million 6. Park Improvement in Existing Sites 10.3 million 7. Trail Improvements 9.3 million B. Indoor Sports and Activity Center 7.3'million 9. Community Gardens 3.4 million 10. Development of a Large Community Park 2.3 million 11. Hakone Gardens Improvements 2.2 million 12. Swimming Pool (Outdoor Facility) 1.8 million 13. Construction of a Dog Run in a Park 1.4 million * 69 People participated in this workshop