Little Libraries, Bark Park and More
The Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission meets on Thursday, July 24, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers to discuss a few interesting items. You can read the complete agenda HERE.
NEW CLASSES AND FEES
On the Consent Calendar Item 7A is a list of fee proposals for Contract Youth and Adult Classes, including some fee increases. You can read it HERE. There are five (5) new youth instructional classes, three (3) new senior instructional classes and four (4) fee increases for current instructional classes.
TREE REMOVAL REQUEST
There are no Public Hearings nor Old Business items, but there are a few New Business items on the agenda. Item 10a is a tree removal request at 914 Oak Street, HERE. The staff recommends denial of the request.
GIVE A BOOK, TAKE A BOOK
Item 10b, HERE, is a fascinating proposal for "Little Library Outposts" in three parks throughout the city. This is a kind of free lending library, where books can be left and taken from bird house-like structures in the parks. Read the staff report and you'll smile, guaranteed.
BARK PARK OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Item 10c, HERE, involves the maintenance and operation of the Bark Park, adjacent to the Tennis Center and Volcom Skate Park. The staff report indicates that the City has terminated the agreement with the Costa Mesa Bark Park Foundation and will henceforth take over the responsibility for the operations and maintenance of the Bark Park, which has fallen on bad times. The City hopes to maintain a good relationship with The Foundation for future fund raising and other special events.
Item 10d, HERE, discusses the plan to place signage at each park - 45 signs in all - as shown in this example. The sign would include the name of the Parks and Recreation Commissioner assigned to the park and inquiries would be directed to that commissioner as appropriate.
FAIRVIEW PARK CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The commission meets next on Thursday, August 28th. However, the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meets on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:00 in the Neighborhood Community Center to discuss what changes, if any, it will recommend to the commission for the Southeast Quadrant of the park - where the trains and parking lot are located. Anyone interested in the future of Fairview Park should plan to attend the meeting and express your views to the committee.