Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Interesting Agenda For The Parks and Rec. Commission Meeting

LOTS OF FUN TOMORROW
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall, the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Kim Pederson, will plow through one of the more interesting agendas for that group in many months.  You can read the full agenda HERE.

PINES, PINES...
Item 9a is a tree removal request at 3081 Klondike Avenue.  This issue has been swirling around for more than 18 months, with several trees in that immediate area already approved/removed.  The staff is recommending denial of the request, HERE.
... AND MORE PINES
Item 9b is another tree removal request - at 883 Prospect Place - and the staff also recommends denial of this removal request, HERE.  The trees in question are in the same neighborhood as the ones in 9a.
SKATE PARK REPORT
Item 9c is the Costa Mesa Skate Park Report, HERE.  Recreation Manager Travis Karlen outlines the history in his staff report and, basically, says everything is just hunky dory and no changes are recommended.
DRAINAGE EASEMENT AT FAIRVIEW PARK
Item 9d, HERE, is a request for a drainage easement along a small chunk of Fairview Park to facilitate proper drainage from a new development at 2294 Pacific Avenue, contiguous with the park.  The alternative is a costly drainage pump system that, according to the staff report, really wouldn't accomplish much.  This request simply perpetuates the current flow of water from the existing lots involved in this development.

SPENDING MONEY
Item 9e, HERE, is the review of the proposed Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 through 2021-2022The 137 page report lists projects that would total nearly $230.5 million over that seven year period.  The details are all there for your reading pleasure.  Take your time... I'll wait.

LIAISON APPOINTMENTS
Item 9f, HERE, is the request from staff for the commission to appoint one of their own as liaison to two committees - the City/Newport Mesa Unified School District and the Fairview Park Citizen's Advisory Committee. In the case of the latter, that committee has basically been put on hiatus for a year, with their final report to the commission stalled by the update of the Master Plan of Parks.

COMMISSIONER PARK REPORTS
Next comes the individual reports from the commissioners on their Park Districts.  There are no staff reports provided.   This will be the first time such reports are presented by the individual commissioners, so it will be interesting.

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