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10-04-1993 Parks and Recreation Commission AgendaAGENDA SARATOGA PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING TIME: MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1993 -.7:00 P.M. PLACE: RAVENWOOD PARK SITE 13820 RAVENWOOD DRIVE, SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA Adjourn to EOC, 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE, SARATOGA, TYPE: Regular Meeting A G E N D A I. ORGANIZATION A. Roll Call B. Minutes (Meeting of September 13, 1993) C. Posting of Agenda (Agenda was posted on the City Hall Kiosk on September 29, 1993) II. OLD BUSINESS A. None III. NEW BUSINESS A. Saratoga Little League Proposed Field Improvement Plan for Congress Springs Park B. Update of Project Priority List for Parks and Trails Master Plan IV. COMMISSION AND STAFF REPORTS A. Previous Month Council Meeting Report B. Recreation Department Status Report - Joan Pisani C. Park Maintenance Division Update - Bob Rizzo V. COMMUNICATIONS A. CPRS Proposed 1994 Auto Registration Initiative B. Herbert Slavin letter Re: Kevin Moran Park Improvements 9/27/93 M E M O RAN D U M TO: Parks and Recreation Commission FROM: Secretary, Parks and Recreation Commission SUBJECT: MEETING OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1993 III. NEW BUSINESS A. Saratoga Little League Proposed Field Improvement Plan for Congress Springs Park Saratoga Little League is requesting approval from the City for certain improvements to the fields at Congress Springs Park. A presentation will be made by representatives of the Saratoga Little League. Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Commission review the proposal and approve the request with the following conditions: 1) that the proposed field improvements be approved by the Saratoga Little League, 2) that all improvements and construction be subject to review by the City, and 3) that all improvements be funded completely by Little League. B. Updating Project Priority List for Parks and Trails Master Plan Review the attached memo from the City Manager requesting that the Commission update and extend the priority list for park and trail improvements to cover all projects or project segments in the Master Plan. Attached is the last list submitted to the City Council by the Commission in November 1991 and the Phasing and Capital Improvement Program section from the Parks and Trails Master Plan. Parks & Recreation Commission Memorandum Page 2 September 27, 1993 Recommendation: It is recommended that the Commission review all prior Parks and Trails Master Plan priority lists and be prepared to update the list for the joint City Council/Commission meeting scheduled for November. IV. COMMISSION AND STAFF REPORTS A. Previous Month Council Meeting Report The member attending the previous month's council meetings should be prepared to give a brief presentation to the other Commissioners. B. Recreation Department Status Report Joan Pisani will update the Commission on the status of recent Recreation Department activities. C. Park Maintenance Division Update Secretary Rizzo will brief the Commission on the recent activities in the Parks Maintenance Division of Public Works. Please let Marlene know if you will be unable to attend this meeting. (867-3438, Extension 219) ly ~ / (~ _ , J ~ Bob Rizz ecretary mt r 7C ~ 7~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saratoga LittCe League Home Field -Congress Springs Park, Saratoga, CA September 17, 1993 Mr. Bob Rizzo Parks and Recreation City of Saratoga City Hall 13777 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070 RE: Saratoga Little League 1993-94 Field Improvement Plan Dear Mr. Rizzo: Enclosed you will find the following two items for consideration by the Parks and Recreation Commtssion at their October 4, 1993 meeting: 1. Memo dated June 20, 1993 from me to the Saratoga Little League Board of Directors regarding the details of the field improvement plan; and 2. Site Plan for the proposed field improvements. Please refer to the 12 items under the category labeled "Solution" in the June 20, 1993 Memo for a list of the improvements for which we are requesting permission to construct. However, at this time we are not considering item 11 (grass infield). Instead, we request permission to locate an 8' x 8-1/2' x 20' storage facility at Congress Springs Park (perhaps near the equipment building beyond the senior minor field). The storage facility will be used to store the new outfield fencing which the Little League must purchase in the immediate future. We understand that the current fencing will no longer be replaced or maintained by the City. We would like to present the enclosed plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission at their October 4, 1993 7:30 p.m. meeting. Could you please place the Saratoga Little League on that agenda. If you have any questions, please contact me at the address and telephone nu below. Sincerely, Matthew A. s~.> Director & Player Agent 13663 Howen Drive Saratoga, CA 95070 867-3619 (home) 370-7500 (work) Little League Baseball -California District 12 T-Ball, Farm, Minors AA, Minors AAA, Majors, Senior Minors, Senior Majors, Big League Saratoga LittCe League Home Field -Congress Springs Park, Saratoga, CA TCr Board of Directors FROM: Matthew A. Crosby RE: Field Improvement Plan DATE: June 20, 1993 Problem In carrying out my responsibilities asTournament Director for the 9 Year Old "All- Star" Tournament for District 12, I have come to realize the following: (i) Saratoga Little League does not have a suitable "tournament field"; (ii) everybody else does; and (iii) some money wisely spent will bring our facility to a level as good as, or better than, the other Little Leagues in District 12. Our infields are embarrassing and often unsafe. Solution I suggest that the following capital improvements be made rior to the beginning of the 1994 season: 1. "Blockhouse" constructed approximately 1 foot behind the backstop of the Majors Field. The dimensions of the blockhouse should be 20' long (which is as long as the backstop) and 12' deep. The blockhouse will contain the scorekeeper booth, public address system, and all essential field maintenance equipment (specifically a small motorized cart, a dragger, and templates for marking the field}. The blockhouse will be constructed in a brick and shingle design identical in style to the snack shack. The model for this blockhouse is the Lincoln Glen Little League blockhouse located at River Glen Park on the corner of Pine and Bird in San Jose. At present our cart and dragger is not accessible for use on the spot or at a moment's notice. There is no place to securely store our public address system. The PA system we have must be hooked up before each game, and completely dismantled after each game. When in use, it is exposed to the elements of sun, water, and lots of dirt. A scorekeeper/announcer booth and field maintenance facility as described above will solve these problems. Access to the blockhouse will be limited to the President, Vice-President, Major Division Director, and certain select board members. 2. Enlarged bleachers at the Majors Field. 3. Concrete pads under the bleachers at the Majors Field. 4. Shade screens above the bleachers at the Majors Field. 5. Concrete floor in both dugouts and the on-deck areas of the Majors Field. Little League Baseball -California District 12 T-Ball, Farm, Minors AA, Minors AAA, Majors, Senior Minors, Senior Majors, Big League 6. Chain-link fence to roof and fully enclose both dugouts and the on-deck areas of the Majors Field. 7. Plywood (painted green) to cover 3/4ths of the roof of both dugouts and the on- deck areas of the Majors Field. 8. Two (2) bullpens (each with mound, pitching rubber, and home plate) with partial chain link fence enclosures located along the outside area of the right field out-of-bounds fence adjacent to the first base dugout. 9. Signage ("Saratoga Little League Majors Field"). This will be a green sign with white lettering on plywood to be hung at the top of the backstop facing the parking lot. 10. Display board consisting of a plexiglass case in which announcements, standings, and general information will be posted. 11. Grass infield (if an irrigation system can be developed and maintained). 12. Brass plaque listing all persons who contribute funds of $500 or more to this project. The plaque will be imbeded in the wall of the blockhouse. Funding I have asked certain league personnel for bids and estimates as to what such a field improvement plan will cost to implement. Roger Allen (who is in the construction business) and is manager of the Majors Pirates and Duane Morse (general contractor) whose one son is on the Majors Giants ans whose other son was on the AA Minors Braves are assisting with the estimates. My law corporation (Matthew A. Crosby, A Professional Law Corporation) located at 238 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA, will donate six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) to this field improvement project on a dollar for dollar basis with any other contributor(s). In other words, if the parents and friends of the Saratoga Little League contribute in the aggregate $6,000.00, my law corporation will match that and contribute $6,000.00. Such an arrangement will provide $12,000.00 for this capital improvement. The money spent for this suggested improvement will be only for things that you can see and touch... things that will last a lifetime for the Saratoga Little League. The results will be immediate, dramatic, and enjoyed by generations of Little Leaguers in the City of Saratoga. Let's do it! -End- P.S. None of the above is a substitution for the volunteers we need to operate this program. Field Improvement Plan Page -2- ~ Covered Patio Snack Shack Womens I Equipment ~ Mens Room ` Room Room ~. ~ ,._~~ ~., ~~ Concrete Walk ,/,f ,/ 0 Major's Field 42' Visitors Dugout 5' 1 Bleachers 25' 4" Ho ~0 58' A " Q ~O Bullpen #1 9' 10" / a 58' Bullpen #2 f AGREEMENT CONCERNING IISE OF CONGRESS SPRINGB PARK THIS AGREEMENT, dated ~ ~~; by and between THE CITY OF SARATOGA, a municipal orp anon ("City"), and BARATOGA LITTLE LEAGIIE BABEBALL, INC. ("Little League"), is made with reference to the following facts: A. City is the owner of a public park located on Glen Brae Drive known as Congress Springs Park ("the Park"), in which City has constructed facilities, including ballfields, a snack shack and parking areas. B. Little League has regularly utilized the Park for the conduct of games and practices during its season and desires to continue such use. C. Little League has constructed a building at the northwest corner of the Park which is used by Little League for storage purposes ("the Storage Building"). D. Little League and American Youth Soccer Organization - Region 27 ("AYSO") jointly own certain equipment installed within the snack shack, as described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. E. City and Little League desire to execute this Agreement to establish their respective rights and obligations concerning the use and maintenance of the Park. NOW, THEREFORE, THE PARTIES HERETO AGREE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Times of use. Little League shall inform City as to the approximate starting and ending dates of its baseball season. Such notice shall be furnished to City at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the season. Little League shall be entitled to the exclusive use of the ballfields and snack shack seven days per week during the conduct of its games and practices. At all other times, the snack shack shall be closed but the ballfields shall remain open for use by the general public and organized activities as authorized by City. 2. Responsibilities of City. City shall be responsible for the following: (a) Preparation of the turf fields at the beginning of each season including overseeding, fertilizing, and application of pesticide to control weeds in the infield areas. Thereafter general maintenance of Rerised March 11, 1992 1 the turf fields including mowing, irrigation and maintenance of the irrigation system. Little League shall make arrangements with City for a preseason inspection of the ballfields, at which time Little League shall advise the City of any objections to the condition thereof. (b) Providing utility services for the snack shack. (c) Removal of trash from the trash containers in the Park. (d) Maintenance of the restrooms within the snack shack and the exterior of the building. (e) Maintenance and changing of locks on the snack shack doors. (f) Installation and removal of outfield fences and home plate. (g) Field markings. 3. Responsibilities of Little League. Little League shall be responsible for the following: (a) Maintenance and repair of the equipment within the snack shack owned by Little League and AYSO, together with general custodial care of the snack shack interior and general clean-up of the restrooms and storage room within the snack shack building. (b) Maintenance and repair of any item or piece of equ,.ipment directly related to use and maintenance of the park by Little League. (c) Clean up litter and debris after each game or practice and deposit of all garbage in the trash containers. (d) Maintenance of all three in-fields (e) Maintenance of the three electronic scoreboards. 4. Rental charge. In consideration for the additional maintenance and other services provided by City, as hereinabove described, and for the exclusive use of the Park, Little League shall pay a rental charge to City in the amount of $1,500.00 for each season during the term of this Agreement. Such rental charge shall be due and payable on May 1st. Revised March 11, 1992 2 5. Indemnification of .City. Little League agrees to indemnify and hold City, its officers,. officials, employees, volunteers,. boards and commissions free and harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (including the expense of attorney's fees for defending any action brought against City or any of its officers, officials, employees, volunteers, boards or commissions), arising out of or in any manner relating to the use and maintenance of the Park by Little League. 6. Insurance. During the term of this Agreement, Little League shall maintain in full force and effect broad form comprehensive liability insurance providing occurrence coverage of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. Little League shall furnish to City an endorsement to its policy in the form of Exhibit "B" attached hereto. 7. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall become ffective upon execution by the parties and shall terminate on 9 • Little League may cancel this Agreement by giving writ en once to City not less than sixty (60) days prior to the commencement of its season. City may cancel this Agreement by giving written notice to Little League not less-than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date on which the annual ren able.harge specified in Paragraph 4 would otherwise be due and pay 8. Successors and assigns. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon the successors of the parties hereto by merger, consolidation, incorporation of an existing unincorporated association or the formation of additional branches, divisions or regions, but otherwise this Agreement is neither transferable nor assignable. g. Caacellation of prior agreement. This Agreement supersedes and cancels the prior agreement executed between City, Little League declared t abelof notfurtheraforce nor effect.d the same is hereby Revised March 11, 1992 3 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement the day and year first above written. THE CITY OF SARATOGA, a municipal corporation By l.%~,~ .i ~ ~- -~~ ~ __- Attest ~r~~e- ~^ City 273\agree\little.leg SARATOGA LITTLE LEAGIIE BASEBALL, INC. By President Revised March 11, 1992 4 13777 FRUITVALE AVENUE • SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA 95070 • t408) 867-3438 COUNCIL MEMBERS: Karen Anderson Ann Mane Burger Willem Kohler V,ctor Monia Karen Tucker Date: June 22, 1993 To: Parks and Recreation Commission From: City Manager Subject: Update of Project Priority List to Complete the 1991 Parks and Trails Master Plan In discussing the adoption of the Capital Improvements Plan on June 16, 1993, the City Council considered a neighborhood request for replacement of the play equipment at Kevin Moran Park. The request was that this be the next project in order once the City again has an adequate positive balance in the Park Development Fund. Another option would be that a new park bond issue is passed by the voters (several are currently being considered by the legislature). The conclusion to the discussion was a request from the City Council for your Commission to update and extend the priority list for park and trail improvements to cover all projects or project segments in the Master Plan and to prepare a report to the City Council in sufficient time to review it in depth with them at a joint meeting sometime in November (either the 9th or the 23rd for example). This will enable our staff to begin to work on revisions to the Capital Improvements Plan for next year to see if we can begin to program in more park projects beginning in 1995. For your reference, I have enclosed a summary of the park projects either recently completed or to be completed in the next fiscal period. /l ~ ~-,GII~GIy~ arry Peacock HRP:jvg cc: City Council Public Works Director pnntec on recvciec oaoP~ CAPITAL PROJECT SiJ1~IIKARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER: WILDWOOD PARK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE - 926 EXPENDITURE PAGE 103 MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ----- ----- PRIOR ' --- --- ACTUAL -- -- ESTIMATED -- ----~~~~-- REQUESTED ----N------- REQUESTED YEAR S 1992 1993 1994 1995 EXPENSE ----------------- BUDGET ------------- EXPENSE ---- ----- BUDGET $129,001 $0 $0 ----------------------------------------------- RESOURCES 1993 ~ 1994 1995 FUND 0012 H C D A 82,666 0071 L.L.A.-1 6,000 0031 PARK DEVELOPMENT 40,335 TOTAL RESOURCES $129,001 $0 $0 OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE: This project provides handicap access to Wildwood Park from Parking District No. 1 via a pedestrian bridge over Saratoga Creek. CAPITAL PROJECT SUI~IIKARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER: EL QUITO PARK - 945 EXPENDITURE PAGE 105 MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR. PRIOR ACTUAL ESTIMATED REQUESTED REQUESTED YEAR'S 1992 1993 1994 1995 EXPENSE -------------- BUDGET- ------------- EXPENSE -------------- BUDGET -------------- B~G~ ------------ $0 $12,000 $0 ------------------------------------------------------------------ RESOURCES FUND 0022 STATE PARK BONDS TOTAL RESOURCES 1993 1994 12,000 $0 $12,000 OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE: This project involves the installation of landscape improvements to complete the final phase of the development of El Quito Park. The landscape improvements were originally scheduled to be installed along with other park improvements completed in 1989, but were deferred due to drought conditions. 1995 $0 CAPITAL PROJECT SUPIIKARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER; WILDWOOD PARK IMPROVEMENTS - 955 EXPENDITURE PAGE 109 MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC-WORKS DIRECTOR PRIOR --------------------------- ACTUAL ESTIMATED -------------- REQUESTED ------------ REQUESTED YEAR'S 1992.. 1993 1994 1995 EXPENSE ----------------- BUDGET EXPENSE --------------------------- BUDGET ----- ------ B~G~+ ------------ $0 _ $3,500 $47,500 ~ $0 ------------------------------------------ RESOURCES FUND 1993 1994 1995 0022 STATE PARK BONDS 3,500 47,500 0 TOTAL RESOURCES $3,500 $47,500 $0 OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE: This project will renovate and expand facilities at Wildwood Park and is funded through the City's share of the 1986 State Park Bond Act CAPITAL PROJECT SUI~IIKARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER; ~~ BEAUCHAMPS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK - 977 EXPENDITURE PAGE 115 MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR -- PRIOR ACTUAL YEAR'S -------------- ESTIMATED -------------- REQUESTED ----- REQUESTED 199 EXPENSE BUDGET 1993 .EXPENSE 1994 BUDGET 1995 BUDGET $248,000 $7,500 ~ $0 RESOURCES ----- -------------- ------------ FUND 1993 1994 1995 0031 PARK DEVELOPMENT $248,000 $7,500 $0 TOTAL RESOURCES $248,000 $7,500 $0 OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE This project proposes to develop a neighborhood park on a 2.5 acre dedicated parcel in the Beauchamps Subdivision. CAPITAL PROJECT SUMMARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER: HAKONE GARDENS WATERING SYSTEM - 981 EXPENDITURE PAGE 117 MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR PRIOR ACTUAL ESTIMATED REQUESTED REQUESTED YEAR'S 1992 1993 1994 1995 EXPENSE BUDGET --------------------- EXPENSE -------------- BUDGET -------------- BUDGET ------------ _ ~ $12,500 $110,000 $0 ------------------------- ------- RESOURCES ------- -------------- ------------ 1993 ~ 1994 1995 FUND 0031 PARK DEVELOPMENT $12,500 $110,000 $0 TOTAL RESOURCES $12,500 $110,000 $p OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE This project proposes to replace the existing domestic water and irrigation system at Hakone Gardens with a new system supplied from the Bohlman Road water tank above the property. The new system will service all existing facilities, the new. Cultural Exchange Center, a n irrigation system for the gardens and provide enhanced fire protection for the gardens and the immediate surrounding area. CAPITAL PROJECT SUPIIKARY FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER; RAVENWOOD PARK DEVELOPMENT - 9114 PAGE 133 NANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR EXPENDITURE PRIOR ACTUAL ESTIMATED REQUESTED REQUESTED YEAR'S 1992 1993 1994 1995 EXPENSE BUDGET EXPENSE BUDGET- BUDGET $0 _ $0 $12,500 $12,500 SO -------------------------------- RESOURCES 1991 1992 1993- . FUND 0031 PARK DEVELOPMENT 12,500 12,500 $0 TOTAL RESOURCES $12,500 $12,500 $0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE This project provides for the development of the Ravenwood Drive park site as a neighborhood park. f CAp~~, p~~ SPRY PAGE 135 FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUI~EEt; WEER-HUTTON HOUSE IMPR. - 9301 EJ~ENDITORE. 1~ANAGER RESPONSIBLE: PUBLIC WOES DIRg~R _____N___NN_ OR YEARS -~~N ACTUAL 1 NN_ • _ _--_~----__ EQUESTED N____N-___ --- REQUESTE EXPENSE 992 gU~y,.r- 1993 EXPENSE 1994 D 1995' --------------- ----%-~-~ N BUDGET BUDGET N__ $2,000 $173,000. ' $0 ________N__ -----_- ~/~.~~ Vux - - _-___-__~--N_ ______________ F[JND 1993 ~ 1994 .1995 0001 GENERAL ' 0012 H.C.D.A. 150,000 2,000 23,000 TOTAL RESOURCES $2,000 ~ $173,000 ______M________________ O&TECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE• This project funds ADA compliance improvements in the Warner-Button f ~- ~/Sn,~ CAPITAL PROJECT SUI"II"IARY PAGE 141 FISCAL 1993-95 PROJECT NAME & NUMBER: MANAGER RESPONSIBLE: CONGRESS SPRINGS PARK BALL SCREEN - 9307 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR EXPENDITURE ----------------------------- PRIOR ACTUAL y~'S ----- ----Y ESTIMATED N~--.~~-- REQUESTED _________ --- REQUESTED 1992 EXPENSE BUDGET 1993 EXPENSE 1994 BUDGET 1995 ------ ------------------ -------------- -------------- BUDGET ------------ $0 $50,000 $0 RESOURCES ------- -------------- ---- --- FUND 1993 1994 1995 0001 GENERAL 0001 GENERAL (REFUNDS) 25,000 25,000 TOTAL RESOURCES $0 $50,000 $0 ----------------------------T-----------~~---------------------------- OBJECTIVES AND PLANNED PERFORMANCE: This project funds the installation of a ball screen at Congress Sprin Park to protect the Route 85 freeway. The project cost, is shared eaually by the City and the Santa Clara County Traffic Authority. Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Minutes - Page 2 September 9, 1991 Colored photos were compared and discussed in detail. Prices were found to be competitive. Pierce motioned and Swan seconded that the architect contact Cal/Cascade re: Pipeline equipment, an O'Keefe Clubhouse and a sand chute (M573) from Kompan. All agreed that WRT should be so informed. II.B. Skateboard Facility Secretary Trinidad reviewed the status of the skateboard ramp issues to date. Council would like to review the feasibility of locating the ramp at West Valley College. It appears the Council majority is still supporting a ramp. The problems at Palo Alto with graffiti, accidents, safety equipment, mandatory monitoring, guards the full night, etc. have everyone concerned. Council would like a report and recommendation from the Parks & Recreation Commission. Commissioner Swan suggested conducting a poll of residents. Commissioners Gilman. and Pierce proposed that, as the monies had already been allocated, if the skateboard park did not materialize, the City should provide some other form of activity for our youth with that money. The Commissioners agreed that they would think about new ideas. It was also agreed that the Recreation Director should contact her counter-part at West Valley College to broach the possibility of the skateboard facility being located at a College site. III.A. Master Plan Priorities Secretary Trinidad discussed the background on the trails as presented to Council over the past several sessions. Council is considering a policy statement regarding trails along all creeks. He reported on the presentation made by Bill Brooks at the last Council meeting asking that trails not be eliminated from all creeks. The Commission will be kept informed on this matter. Commissioner Swan mentioned that Mayor Kohler was unhappy with the Commissioners' support of the trails system. It was the consensus of opinion that a "priority" should be improved communication between the Council and the Commissioners. Parks & Recreation Commission Minutes - Page 3 September 9, 1991 The Commissioners felt that they have not been consulted on all park matters in the past, e.g. Ravenwood Park, priorities of present Council for spending allocated monies, etc. and do not always know how Council thinks. Commissioner Franklin expressed a desire for the Carnelian Glen trail to be considered as a priority item. She also questioned the progress of the Wildood Park bridge, which Secretary Trinidad will research for the next meeting. Commissioners Gilman, Ward and Franklin enthusiastically discussed the Railroad Trail and the extensive use they thought it would get by the public. Commissioner. Franklin also addressed the trail from Redwood Middle School from Montauk to Saratoga Avenue. It was agreed that all trail areas would be prioritized at the next meeting and that Secretary Trinidad would request a 600 scale map from Wallace, Roberts & Todd for that meeting. The .Commissioners were also concerned as to the status of the Heritage Tree Program which is presently in the hands of the Planning Department. Bob Rizzo was asked to look into this matter for the next meeting. VI. Adjournment 8:50. Swan/Frankl mt 4.1 Phasing and Capital Improvements Program PHASING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM This Master Plan includes a wide variety of projects which will require capital improvements financing. Given the constrained financial resources of the City it has been important to phase these commitments out over a long period of time. It must be recognized that implementation of all these projects is not possible in the short term. Each of the proposed improvements and the costs and financing associated with them is discussed in detail in Sections 3.3 through 3.6 of the Plan. The table below provides a summary of the capital costs phased over aten-year time frame. TABLE 13 PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/2000 NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS Azule Park Design Construction Totlot Beauchamps Park Design 20,000 Construction Brookglen Park Drink Ftn. Foothill Park Play Equip. Lighting/Drink Ftn. Gardiner Park General Imp. Ravenwood Park Acquisition Improvements Tot lot/Furniture Neighborhood Parks 30,000 315,700 20,000 218,500 1,500 10,000 9,500 28,500 330,000 25,000 35,000 Subtotal .20,000 548,500 55,000 315,700 30,000 74,500 4.1-1 4.1 Phasing and Capital Improvements Program 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/2000 SPECIALTY PARKS Central Park Landscape Imp. Hakone Gardens Entry Road Water System Historical Park Landscape Imp. Nelson Gardens General Imp. Special Parks Subtotal TRAILS Trail System Trails Subtotal TOTAL 80,400 r 50,000 50,000 30,500 2,000,000 50,000 50,000 0. 0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000 0 0 2,110,900 0 100,000 919,000 0 100,000 _919,000 229,000 649,500 245,000 364,700 140,000 3,665,000 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/2000 4.1-3 4.1 Phasing and Capital Improvements Program COMMUNITY PARKS . Congress Springs Safety Netting Sand Volleyball Picnic Area/Creek Planting El Quito Park Landscape Imp. 14,000 Kevin Moran Park Play Equip. 25,000 Design Tennis General Imp. Wildwood Park Bridge 110,000 R'room Access 10,000 Pl. Equip/Furs. Amphitheater General Imp. Community Parks 10,000 92,000 14,000 40,000 50,000 49,000 400,000 51,000 40,000 15,500 Subtotal 159,000 51,000 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 1993/94 1994/95 1995/2000 90,000 49,000 10,000 561,500 4.1-2 CALIFORNIA PARK & RECREATION SOCIETY P.O. Box 161118 • 3031 F Street, Suite 202 • Sacramento, CA 95816 • (916) 446-2777 FAX: (916) 446-0285 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT JIM RAYMOND PRESIDENT-ELECT EILEEN BROWNELL VICE PRESIDENT P,1!CHAEL STALLINGS PAST PRESIDENT JOAN HARVEY SECRETARY/TREASURER CINDY LU GAMS NORTHERN REPRESENTATIVE Y,FN BAILEY SOUTHERN REPRESENTATIVE CALCAMARA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR GENEANDAL BARBARA HARISON TERRY JEWELL RAULROMERO RICHARD ?RUUEAU iERNES & HOUSTON Dear CPRS Member: August 25, 1993 Re: Proposed 1994 Auto Registration Initiative On September 23rd, the CPRS Board of Directors will consider endorsement and co-sponsorship of an initiative that may appear on the November 1994 general election ballot. The initiative is being formulated by the Planning and Conservation League (a coalition of environmental organiaations-, the CPRS Legislative Committee and various State Parks System non-profit organi2ations. In essence, the initiative under consideration will do the following: 1. Based on a statewide $9 auto registration fee increase, it will generate an estimated $204 mil- lion the first year. Minus grant administration costs that should be minimal, the State will receive 50$ and local government will receive 50$. This means about $100 million annually to cities, counties and districts forever until a statewide vote would change it. The Legislature could not alter or eliminate the fee. 2. Local government funds will be distributed on a per capita basis with cities and districts receiving 60~ of the monies, counties and regional districts receiving 40$. The funds can be used for any park and recreation purpose such as land acquisition, development, maintenance, park rangers, gang prevention or early intervention for youth and teens. The boards and councils will determine the priorities for their jurisdiction. 3. State parks day use and parking fees will be fixed for a five year period at a low rate. That fee has not been set as of this writing but talks indicate about $2. Local government would continue to have complete discretion on setting their parking and day use fees. 4. These funds will be considered supplemental. That is, city managers, councils and boards cannot reduce current funding without losing an equal amount from their annual grant. Unclaimed, unused or unwanted grant funds will be distributed to local government recipients the following year. This is probably the single most important funding tool ever considered throughout the history of the state for parks. It's a permanent funding source; its uses are discretionary; it must be used as supplemental funding; and it's a very significant amount of money. You are asked to pledge either $25 or collect 25 signatures towards CPRS's commitment to pass this initiative. If you choose to do this, it will be in addition to any commitments you may have made to the CALPAW campaign. Achievement of our goal would provide PCL with $75,000; 75,000 signatures or a combination. Please fill out the enclosed postcard and return it before September 15th. The results of this polling will be presented to the CPRS Board of Directors, September 23rd, when they will consider CPRS' endorsement. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at (916) 366-2070 or Jane Adams at (916) 446-2777. Sincerely, r~ ~w. , t~_~ Anda'1, Chair e„gdslative Committee GA.jc (CPRSAuto.ltr) •affiliated ~~~ith the ~,lational Kecreauon and Park :Association 19 September 1993 TO: Parks And Recreation Committee From: Herbert M.Slavin Re: Improved Maintenance Of The Kevin Moran Park 1 live opposite the Kevin Moran Park at 12488 Scully Avenue. Over the years the park has become a very nice recreational area used by older people and families. A far cry form the early days when the park was a haven for a rowdy crowd of young people. However over the years the maintenance of the park has deteriorated to the only service provided is mowing the grass and a once a year rototilling of the undeveloped land that borders the park. No one trims the trees or edges the walk ways. No one has ever cleaned up the pedestrian bridge and the approaches to it. As I look out the window of my homeand walk through the park I see a lot of weeds and residual materials that were not completely rototilled and orchard fruit and pine trees that are neglected.. That does not imply that the fruit trees should be cut down. There is a definite need for additional maintenance to keep the park from slipping further down the drain. The high underbrush, residual brush left over from the initial rototilling and the untrimmed pine trees are a fire hazard. 1 think you should ask the city for additional funding to cleanup the Kevin Moran Park and bring It up to the higher standards provided by neighboring towns. Furthermore who is responsible for planting some coverage for the Hwy 85 sound wall? Yours truly, Herbert M.Slavin 12488 Scully Ave. Saratoga, CA 95Q7Q