JUNE 23, 2011 Draft Minutes

MEETING MINUTES

 

CLOSED SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 23, 2011

 

 

A Closed Session/Regular Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on June 23, 2011, in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CLOSED SESSION

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.

ROLL CALL

 

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Theresa Land (excused)

Council Member Gurpal Samra (excused)

CITIZEN COMMENTS

There were no citizen comments.

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

1. Resolution Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) for a Prop 84/Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant to Support Recreational Additions to Arakelian Park.

Senior Accountant Jasmin Bains presented the agenda item. She noted some of the key points. She reported this was a $4.8 million grant application. If the grant was approved there would be an addition of a skate park, two tennis courts and reconstruction of the bathrooms and picnic shelters.

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza stated if the City Council approved the addition it would be 16 acres. Mayor Espinoza stated that he was in support of this project and thought it was a good idea. He asked if Ms. Bains knew when the City would be notified if the grant application was approved.

Ms. Bains noted that the announcements were scheduled for early 2012. She noted the State Department of Parks and Recreation performs an extensive review of the grant applications.

Council Member Vierra stated he was in favor of the purchase of the two lots and supported the project.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar commented that her main concern was getting a skate park for the kids and creating a safe place for them. She also thanked Ms. Bains for her assistance and hard work.

Mayor Espinoza also thanked Ms. Bains for her efforts.

Motion: M/S Vierra/Aguilar to adopt Resolution No. 2011-43 Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) for a Prop 84/Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant to Support Recreational Additions to Arakelian Park. The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Land, Samra

ADJOURNMENT

The City Council meeting was adjourned by consensus at 4:11 p.m.

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City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: July 5, 2011

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Mayor or Mayor ProTempore

The written meeting minutes reflect a summary of specific actions taken by the City Council. They do not necessarily reflect all of the comments or dialogue leading up to the action. All meetings are digitally recorded and are an official record of the meeting’s proceedings. Digitally recorded verbatim minutes are available, upon request, and may be obtained at Livingston City Hall.

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