Staff Direction for Appointment to the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Appointment to Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission.

MEETING DATE: July 19, 2011

PREPARED BY: Victoria Lewis, Interim City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Victoria Lewis, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

City Council to provide staff direction for appointment to Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission. BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION:

At the Regular Meeting of June 7, 2011, the City Council directed staff to advertise the vacancy on the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission created by the resignation of Oscar Trejo. The vacancy was advertised on the City website, Channel 2, City bulletin board, newspaper article, and a flyer was included in the monthly utility bills. As of the July 8, 2011, deadline the City received only one application from Ashley Bates.

The City Council has the option to appoint Ashley Bates or re-advertise to attract more applicants.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2011-

2. Application from Ashley Bates

RESOLUTION NO. 2011-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON
APPOINTING A PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEMBER

WHEREAS, the City Council directed staff to advertise and accept applications for the vacant seat on the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission created by the resignation of Oscar Trejo; and

WHEREAS, the deadline for applications was July 8, 2011.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Livingston does hereby appoint Ashley L. Bates to the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission.

Passed and adopted this 19th day of July, 2011, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor
of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 19th day of July, 2011.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk
of the City of Livingston

Parks and Rec Application 1Parks and Rec Application 2 

DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

The Recreation Commission is made up of 5 council appointed members that act in an advisory capacity to the city council, the city manager and the superintendent of parks and recreation, in all matters of public parks and recreation, and to cooperate with other governmental agencies, civic groups in the advancement and enhancement of sound recreation planning and programming.

Commissioners also recommend policies on recreation and park services, volunteer staff and discipline for approval of the city council; they advise the superintendent of parks and recreation on problems of development of recreation areas, facilities, programs and improved recreation services; recommend the adoption of standards on areas, facilities, programs and financial support.

Commissioners act as ambassadors to interpret the mission statement, philosophy, policies and goals of the recreation department to the public.

What is the mission statement of the Recreation Department:

The purpose of the City of Livingston Recreation Department is to provide recreational opportunities and athletic programs for residents of the City of Livingston.

Goals:

The goals of the recreational programs are to encourage community spirit and fellowship.

The goals of the athletic programs are:

1, to allow all players as equal an opportunity as possible to participate,

2. to instruct players in the development of their capabilities,

3. to build good character and encourage teamwork,

4. to develop and practice good sportsmanship,

5. to implement the principles affair play,

6. to improve physical fitness,

7. to have fun.

What are the 5 principles of fair play:

1. Respect the rules.

2. Respect the officials and their decisions.

3. Respect your opponent.

4. Give everyone an equal chance to participate.

5. Maintain your self-control at all times.

Make studies and recommend rules and regulations for adoption by the city council for the use and enjoyment of all public parks and recreational facilities, and particularly of specific recreational facilities, including, but not limited to, playgrounds, play fields, recreational centers, swimming pools, ball diamonds, basketball courts and such other recreational areas and facilities as may require regulation from time to time;

Review the annual budget of the parks and recreation department before presentation to the city manager and make recommendations thereto to the city council and the city manager and, in the case of capital improvements, also to the planning commission.

Consider the issues and needs of the senior, adult, teen and youth population of the city in recommending programs, policies, and facilities.

Members are expected to attend all Commission Meetings which are held by ordinance the 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. Meetings are held in the City Hall Conference Room, 1416 C Street, Members are expected to send formal notification to the Commission Chair or city staff if absence is unavoidable. This action will classify the absence as "excused". Members are expected to attend the entire meeting and actively participate.

Supplemental 1Supplemental 2

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