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06-15-17 PRAB1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING JUNE 15, 2017 The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting was held on June 15, 2017 at the Parks and Recreation Conference Room, 1501 E. Hadley, Las Cruces, NM. PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Cassandra "Cassie" McClure Robert Harrison Mark O'Neill Paul L. Royalty Russ Smith PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: N/A OTHERS PRESENT: Hazel Nevarez, Recording Secretary Sonya Delgado, Director — Director of Parks & Recreation Tim Fulton, Parks Administrator Robert Nunez, Recreation & Youth Services Administrator Phil Catanach, Recreation & Youth Services Administrator Jake Gutierrez, Recreation Manager Claudia Chavez, Recreation Manager Lorenzo Zepeda, Recreation Services Leader Sr. Margarita Paz -Pedro, Alma Tile Keith Scott, Alma Tile The meeting was called to order at 5:59 p.m. by Vice -Chair O'Neill and recognized the meeting as having a legal quorum. I. Introductions Board members introduced themselves and stated the district they represent. Staff introduced themselves and stated their position. II. Conflict of Interest Mr. Smith said he could have a conflict of interest when it comes time to discuss the draft of vendor rotation (Item F under New Business - Downtown Vendor Process for Parks & Recreation Events). III. Approval of Minutes I Mr. O'Neill asked if Board had any corrections to the minutes dated April 20, 2017. Mr. 2 O'Neill asked to change on page 2, line 13, take out word: not, take out words: any kind 3 of and replace with: forming a. Mr. O'Neill asked to change on page 3, line 25, take out 4 word: with and replace with: skills like. 5 6 Mr. Royalty moved to approve minutes as amended seconded by Dr. Harrison. Motion 7 carried unanimously. 8 9 IV. Old Business 10 11 A. N/A 12 13 Prior to discussing new business, Mr. O'Neill asked to move item H under new business 14 to item A and push the other items down. Mr. Royalty moved to move item H, Castaneda 15 Building Tile Project to item A seconded by Dr. Smith. Motion carried unanimously. 16 17 V. New Business 18 19 A. Castaneda Building Tile Project (Informational) — Phillip Catanach/Lorenzo 20 Zepeda 21 22 Mr. Catanach reported one of Parks and Recreation's mission in the strategic plan is to 23 provide programming for teens, recreational, social, athletic, or artistic. Mr. Catanach 24 asked Ms. Claudia Chavez, Recreation Manager, to introduce her talented staff and their 25 summer project. Ms. Chavez introduced Lorenzo Zepeda, Recreation Services Leader 26 Sr., and Ms. Margarita Paz -Pedro and Mr. Keith Scott of Alma Tile, who brought this tile 27 project to Parks and Recreation. Ms. Chavez said this project includes apprenticeship 28 for teens. Ms. Chavez passed the floor over to Mr. Zepeda, who is working hands on 29 with Alma Tile to get the classroom setting and the whole artwork design implemented. 30 31 Mr. Zepeda reported this project is adjunct to our ongoing mural arts program. He said 32 currently the program is working on the Laabs Pool wall but are trying to extend 33 programming and mediums, which currently they work with paint. Mr. Zepeda said he 34 was approached by Ms. Pedro -Paz and showed him their website and he was blown 35 away by some of their work. He said the best way to introduce this project is to show 36 the board what Alma Tile has done and then will share Parks and Recreation's concept 37 for this project. 38 39 Ms. Margarita Pedro -Paz introduced herself and passed around a brochure that Alma 40 Tile published on a 2012/2013 project they did on the East Convention Center Building 41 in Albuquerque, which showed the mosaic art work done on the building. She also 42 logged into Almatile.org to show some of their other tile projects. Ms. Pedro -Paz reported 43 work is done in tile mural and employ youth. She said for the Las Cruces project, they 44 have recruited five volunteers, ages 13 — 19. She said they take youth through every 45 step of the project — making the tile, carving the tile, glazing the tile, firing the tile, as well 2 I as mortaring each tile on, grouting it in the hot sun. She said it is hard work but youth 2 have pride in knowing hard work went into it. 4 Mr. O'Neill asked if there was a charge for this class or if it was a free program. Ms. 5 Pedro -Paz said it's a free program, ideally, she would like to pay the youth. 6 7 Dr. Harrison asked if Ms. Pedro -Paz was able to pay the youth in Albuquerque. Ms. 8 Pedro -Paz replied yes. She said one of their main contributors is the Youth Conservation 9 Corps and they fund outdoor type projects around the state like making trails, which 10 allowed them to pay the youth. 11 12 Dr. Harrison asked if Alma Tile is in the process of getting a grant to get the youth in the 13 Las Cruces program paid. Ms. Pedro -Paz said this is part of the collaboration they are 14 doing, mentoring Parks & Recreation program on how it can secure funding for a small 15 paid segment or for more materials. Ms. Delgado said this is something staff is working 16 towards and have already spoken to Amy Bassford, City Grant Writer. Ms. Delgado is 17 confident once this project is in place, people will be knocking on our doors. 18 19 Mr. Zepeda informed board members tile mural will be done on the Mondy Castaneda 20 building on side wall next to front entrance doors and passed around picture of what will 21 be on the wall. He said it will be a tree design with a sculptural element. Ms. Pedro -Paz 22 added part of their collaboration that is new is combining the painted element Parks and 23 Recreation currently does with tile to make it more 3D in depth. 24 25 Mr. O'Neill commented that location chosen for these tile projects would need to be in a 26 well -lit area to avoid vandalism. Mr. Zepeda reported tile is more resilient than paint in 27 general and there is that long-standing argument that if you put art work on a wall, it is 28 less likely to get vandalized. 29 30 Mr. Smith asked what staff's master thoughts are, how far in best hopes does staff want 31 to go with this program. Mr. Zepeda said when he first proposed the mural arts program, 32 it was mostly for clean ups and beautification; in using Alma Tiles model, there's an 33 opportunity to create career paths for teenagers. 34 35 Mr. Smith asked if there are any walls, any locations, that have a sense of urgency to it 36 for this or will staff try to find a timeline that develops. Mr. Zepeda said there are some 37 walls that need more immediate attention but are hidden and don't offer the visual impact 38 that other walls make; in terms of future projects, there is longevity in the program. Mr. 39 Zepeda said right now, staff is trying to work within the confines of city facilities. 40 41 Mr. Smith asked if when say city facility, it is any city facility and not a park focused 42 facility. Ms. Delgado replied it is much easier as administration team for Parks and 43 Recreation to choose facility because it is Parks and Recreations', then next would be 44 any other city facility and there would be other individuals to get into the conversation, 45 and to step out of the city would be a whole other level. Ms. Delgado said there were 3 I people staff had to convince to give this project a try, and Ms. Delgado assumed 2 responsibility for doing the project on the Mondy Castaneda building. 3 4 Mr. Smith asked what is being asked of the board at this point. Ms. Delgado replied staff 5 has already made the decision administratively to go forward. She said with timing of 6 trying to get contract in before the end of the fiscal year, staff was unable to come before 7 board earlier and staff did not have enough information. She said from here on out, 8 projects will be brought to board in a more timely manner before staff gets started on 9 them to give board opportunity to give feedback on concept and/or facilities, venues. 10 11 Ms. McClure asked how long it takes to put a tile mural on a wall. Ms. Paz -Pedro replied 12 timeline is six to seven weeks., their program is eight to 10 weeks. Ms. McClure asked 13 how students were selected. Ms. Paz -Pedro replied word of mouth. Mr. Catanach also 14 said with the established mural program, they know who has the interest. Mr. Zepeda 15 added that this program is meticulous, requires precision, work and staff keeps an eye 16 for those who are not only willing to do it for free but actually enjoy the process and want 17 to learn. Mr. Catanach added that another aspect of this program is that it is not only a 18 mentorship for youth but is also a learning process and mentorship for the recreation 19 leaders who are also learning this program and process. 20 21 Ms. McClure asked if this program is something that could evolve into an after -school 22 program in the future. Ms. Delgado replied absolutely; this could definitely be something 23 that will be very specific and engage those individuals that are very passionate about 24 doing art and want to try some different things and have that career path. Ms. Delgado 25 said there are some great possibilities for this program. 26 27 Mr. Zepeda informed board of actual timeline for this project. He said work has started 28 this week, four days a week for six weeks. Plan is to start installing mid -July and reveal 29 by August. 30 31 B. Parks & Recreation Video (Informational) — Philip Catanch/Lorenzo Zepeda 32 33 Board was shown a video that was put together by Parks & Recreation staff to inform 34 other departments what Parks and Recreation does. 35 36 Ms. McClure asked if this video was going to be used for any promotional purposes. Ms. 37 Delgado replied that staff is working with PIO to get this on the City's website. 38 39 Mr. Smith expressed video shows it isn't very hard to find a way for kids to play. He said 40 video also shows something parks has a privilege in, which is engaging in the better 41 nature of people. 42 43 C. Board Elections (Action) 44 45 Mr. O'Neill informed board elections happen every year for new Chairman and Vice- 46 Chair. Mr. O'Neill opened floor for chairman nominations. Mr. Royalty moved to elect 0 I Mr. O'Neill for Chairman, seconded by Mr. Smith. There were no other nominations for 2 Chairman. Motion carried unanimously. 3 4 Mr. O'Neill opened floor for Vice -chair. Mr. O'Neill moved to elect Dr. Harrison as Vice- 5 Chair seconded by Mr. Royalty. There were no other nominations. Motion carried 6 unanimously. 7 8 Dr. Harrison moved to close nominations seconded by Mr. Royalty. Motion carried 9 unanimously. 10 11 D. Board Goals (Informational/Action) 12 13 Mr. O'Neill advised board more input is needed for Board Goals so this topic will be 14 informational at this meeting and be an action item at the July meeting. Mr. O'Neill said 15 rules and guidelines will be brought forward at the July meeting. 16 17 Dr. Harrison asked if there are guidelines by the Council with a structured goal and 18 organizational aspect. Ms. Delgado said there are no specific guidelines other than to 19 say boards can have goals. Ms. Delgado said in July, she would like to bring forward 20 Parks & Recreation's goals and strategic goals so board is aware what direction Parks 21 & Recreation is going and why; board can add to these and assist staff in achieving these 22 goals. 23 24 Mr. O'Neill said he would like more goals and guidelines involving youth leagues in town 25 and part board plays in this. Ms. Delgado said at the July meeting, staff will bring forward 26 the first agreement that will be put back into place with the Las Cruces Youth Soccer 27 Association and at that time, board can discuss additional language about whether board 28 wants a report from league every month or every year. Ms. Delgado said there was a 29 policy that she found that was for Parks and Recreation but it did not have a signature 30 on it so she doesn't know if it went forward. It did talk about board assisting with leagues 31 and associations. She said this could be discussed in more detail, she will send this 32 forward to board to look at. 33 34 Dr. Harrison asked how long it's been that leagues haven't paid for the fields. Ms. 35 Delgado replied that the youth have never paid for the fields in league play. She said 36 when it comes to tournaments, it's a little bit different, even then they pay a smaller fee 37 than adults. Adults have always paid 100% per the fees and charges policy that has 38 been in place for quite some time. 39 40 Dr. Harrison asked if there will be checks and balances with the new contract, if financials 41 will be required like those provided for stipend requests; is there something that shows 42 leagues are financially responsible for what they are doing? Ms. Delgado said this is 43 something that can be discussed when she brings forward the agreement and discuss 44 what has happened in the past. She said the majority if not all the leagues received 45 some sort of funding from Parks and Recreation. Some after a certain point were able to 46 sustain themselves, others have come back every now and then, but requirements 5 I changed as the years went on. She said once the agreements went away, there were 2 no checks and balances. Ms. Delgado said she will check with legal and finance to see 3 where can go with this and will bring this information forward to the July meeting. 4 Mr. O'Neill also asked for copies of what the city has on board's and committees for the 5 next meeting which has definitions, membership, officer meetings, conduct of members, 6 general things having to do with boards and committees. 7 8 E. Aquatic Program Update (Informational) — Phil Catanach, Jake Gutierrez 9 10 Mr. Catanach said board members had previously asked for an update on the aquatic 11 program so he has asked Mr. Jake Gutierrez, Recreation Manager, to give an update 12 report on the Regional Aquatic Center. 13 Mr. Gutierrez reported that one of his directives given to him when he transitioned over 14 to the Regional Aquatic Center was to find a way to be efficient and cutting edge, and to 15 grow the program which lead him to one of his current projects of replacing fitness 16 equipment to include annual maintenance. Mr. Gutierrez said he put together a five- 17 year plan on how to rotate out the elliptical and treadmills that seem to have a quick 18 turnover within five years. He said he is in year two and has been able to procure funds 19 to replace almost half of the equipment. His plan is to take equipment he is retiring and 20 letting Meerscheidt Recreation Center utilize it. Mr. Gutierrez says he feels by year three, 21 year 4, complete renovation of the equipment on the second floor should be done and a 22 new plan will be developed. 23 Mr. O'Neill asked if fitness classes are offered and if they generate funds. Mr. Gutierrez 24 reported dance classes are offered, Zumba, fit. He said there are about fifteen 25 instructors with many different disciplines to cover land and aquatic fitness classes. 26 Mr. O'Neill asked approximate numbers of each piece of equipment. Mr. Gutierrez 27 reported eight treadmills, five bikes, sixteen spin bikes. 28 Mr. O'Neill asked if machines are wiped down. Mr. Gutierrez reported he has a daily 29 wipe down plan, along with janitorial staff, and has a facility monitor who identifies gaps. 30 Mr. Gutierrez said they also do a quarterly defogging of the whole facility to include 31 bathrooms, cabanas, pool area, fitness equipment, ballroom. 32 Mr. Smith said it is pleasant hearing Mr. Gutierrez say "customer" and asked if this is a 33 strategic reference by all parks and recreation staff, if it is meaningful and purposeful. 34 Ms. Delgado said when her team gets together, they emphasize customer service, taking 35 care of everyone, service to community in general. She said this is what is pressed 36 upon. Mr. Gutierrez added that when customers stop coming through the door, there is 37 no longer any need for Parks and Recreation. 38 Dr. Harrison asked how many customers come in during the peak hours. Mr. Gutierrez 39 said from 7:30 am — 9:00 a.m., a certain demographic — about 75 in the weight room, 6 I anywhere from 50 to 100 on the aquatic end; in the first three hours, anywhere from 80 2 to 140. There is a little bit of a lull in the middle and numbers pick up toward the evening. 3 Dr. Harrison asked if the equipment is purchased or leased. Mr. Gutierrez reported it 4 wasn't advantageous to lease. 5 Mr. Smith asked if Mr. Gutierrez's staff deals with the splash pad in the Plaza. Mr. 6 Gutierrez reported he has a staff of three certified pool operators who are the hands on, 7 daily. He said the interactive fountain at the Plaza de Las Cruces must be chemical 8 checked every four hours and is required by the New Mexico Health Department to be 9 certified every year to be reopened. 10 Mr. Gutierrez reported as a result of data tracked on pools by his certified pool operators, 11 dollars were identified to purchase two more chlorinator systems for the outdoor pools. 12 The savings seen were in the thousands so he pitched for a third chlorinator system for 13 Frenger Pool. He pitched if all three were purchased, the chlorinators would be paid for 14 from savings in year one. 15 Mr. O'Neill asked if system could be transferred from one pool to another in case a pool 16 closed. Mr. Gutierrez responded parts, pumps would be reutilized, unique parts that have 17 shelf life. 18 Mr. Royalty asked if all pumps had variable frequency drives as this would save a 19 tremendous amount of money just from the engineering side. Mr. Gutierrez replied he 20 would to get back to board with an answer to this question. 21 Mr. Gutierrez reported pools are reopened Memorial Day weekend. Pools are clean, 22 safe, outdoor pools along with interactive fountain and Metro Verde Splash Pad. 23 Mr. Gutierrez reported staff has tried to expand programming. One of the events, Teen 24 Splash when originally introduced had about 45 in attendance, and is now in third season 25 with an average of 110 in attendance. This is the biggest connection to teens in aquatics. 26 This program is done three times and are looking at doing it four times between March 27 and end of summer. 28 Mr. Gutierrez reported swim lessons is aquatics biggest program and biggest revenue 29 maker regarding programs. Mr. Gutierrez said this program has been offered twice a 30 year and is looking at doing this program four times a year. 31 Ms. McClure asked if staff is looking to have beginning classes throughout the year, 32 spacing them out. Mr. Gutierrez reported he wants to look at data, to see how many 33 people had to be turned away on a waiting list. 34 Dr. Harrison asked if the classes are available at all the pools or just the Regional Aquatic 35 Center. Mr. Gutierrez responded the idea is to use Regional Aquatic Center for smaller 36 classes in the fall and multiple classes at Frenger pool. 7 I Ms. McClure asked if staff works with NMSU, to say that they offer classes also. Mr. 2 Gutierrez said yes, especially when at capacity. Mr. Gutierrez said that if city had another 3 square pool, would meet demand a little bit more. He said that if come up with a better 4 plan of how we offer, when we offer certain classes, demand would be redistributed and 5 more demand would be met. 6 Mr. O'Neill asked if Teen Splash is offered at all facilities or just one. Mr. Gutierrez replied 7 it is only offered at Regional Aquatic Center. 8 Mr. Gutierrez reported aquatic staffing is just short of 70 employees, with certified pool 9 operators, cashiers, supervisors, lifeguards, fitness instructors. 10 Mr. O'Neill asked if it is hard to get lifeguards. Mr. Gutierrez said this is a national trend. 11 This is a high turnover position and is becoming increasingly challenging. 12 Mr. Gutierrez reported Regional Aquatic Center's peak hours are May 1 to September. 13 Non -peak hours are October to April. Picking the right hours is never going to be right. 14 Mr. O'Neill suggested if need more people during a non -peak time, offer a drawing. 15 F. Downtown Music in the Plaza (Informational) — Phil Catanach 16 17 Mr. Catanach reported this year the Music in the Park series has been expanded to 18 include Music in the Plaza on Thursdays in June with bands from Kentucky, New York, 19 Los Angeles. 20 21 Mr. Smith said he did post on three different Facebook pages and the City Facebook 22 page. 23 24 Mr. Catanach reported a promotional video for Music in the Plaza was done and put on 25 the City's Parks and Recreation page and has had 30,000 views. 26 27 G. Downtown Vendor Process for Parks & Recreation Events (informational) — 28 Sonya Delgado 29 30 Board members were provided with a draft copy of Downtown Vendor Process for Parks 31 and Recreation Events. Mr. Catanach reported the idea is to make it fair and equitable 32 for vendors. Mr. Catanach opened the floor for discussion. 33 Mr. Royalty said he thought the process was very good in the fact that if somebody 34 declined, it went to the next alternate vendor. 35 Mr. O'Neill asked if the rotation if for all day or after so many hours. Mr. Catanach replied 36 rotation is per event, a Parks and Recreation department event. 37 Dr. Harrison asked if it is just for designated spots. Mr. Catanach said it is for the Plaza 38 where food vendors are lined up, he can't control if a vendor parks around the corner. 39 Dr. Harrison asked what it takes for a vendor to get a permit, through Parks and 40 Recreation or through the City, will they need two permits. Ms. Delgado replied that I vendors need their food vendor permit, and a Parks and Recreation permit specifically 2 for the Parks and Recreation Plaza de Las Cruces event, in this case for the four 3 Thursdays in June for the Music in the Plaza event. 4 Dr. Harrison asked how vendors are notified. Mr. Catanach reported vendors were 5 contacted. Ms. Delgado said staff let vendors, who are on Parks and Recreations list of 6 vendors, know when Parks and Recreation is having an event somewhere. 7 Dr. Harrison asked for Mr. Smith's thoughts on this process. Mr. Smith said there is 8 some amount of inherent unpredictability in a food vendors job, and this rotation adds 9 another level to that. Part two to this is a food vendor tries to find a routine to what they 10 are doing, solid ground that is trickier with rotations and may be trickier in that they are 11 trying to plan their calendar months in advance. There is unpredictability in their world, 12 ambitions in their world to do well. The challenges of a food vendor are to be consistent, 13 to be effective to making money to pay the bills, and rotation adds a level of challenge 14 to it. Diversity won't always hit in a way that will be a good delivery of products choice to 15 that audience. This will be a hard challenge for staff. Staff wants to give a good product 16 to good customers, to a good audience, people who attend event with some expectation, 17 and big menu items didn't get on rotation > challenges. 18 Dr. Harrison asked Mr. Smith if he suggests requirement of a full menu to be in that 19 category. Mr. Smith said on fairness because single item is legit, single item is popular, 20 it works but it is just that. 21 Mr. O'Neill offered solution of category A and category B. Category B is one item, sell 22 only one item. This is two vendors you can add on, but they can only sell one item. 23 Another suggestion is to maybe have a quarterly calendar so vendor can plan ahead. 24 Ms. Delgado suggested, since this is the first time this has been done, to ask vendors 25 who participated in this round their thoughts and ask them how can we make this better. 26 Mr. O'Neill said process can be improved later by making amendments, and having a 27 work session with vendors to go over process, get their ideas, and formulate a quarterly 28 plan. 29 Sonya said she can ask Mr. Catanach to meet with vendors prior to the July board 30 meeting and report back to board what vendors thought and board can give him more 31 feedback and modify process if needed. 32 Mr. Smith said most important is that staff really have sense that they accomplished the 33 delivery of services to the audience in a good way. Mr. Smith is anticipating that there 34 are risks of no shows or inconsistent deliveries because of rotation. 35 Mr. Smith asked if staff measured rotation as an obligation to be at event or as an 36 opportunity. Mr. Catanach responded as an opportunity. 37 Mr. O'Neill asked that this item be put on the July board meeting agenda 0 I H. 4th of July Update (Informational) — Phil Catanach 2 3 Mr. Catanach reported status of 4th of July. He said it is going to be a fun event. The 4 Electric Light Parade is July 3, 9:00 p.m., which starts at Young Park and ends at Maag 5 Park. There is an Electric Fun Run, 7:45 p.m., which starts at Meerscheidt and ends at 6 Apodaca Park. Currently, 17 floats have signed up and is looking to have 30 to 40 floats. 7 At the run, there will be presentation of colors and National Anthem by the Air National 8 Guard Band of the Southwest. They will also participate in the run. 9 10 July 4 has some high name group bands. The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest 11 will do patriotic and contemporaryy music followed by GapX the Band, finishing the night 12 with Blue Oyster Cult. Concert starts at 4:00 p.m. 13 14 Mr. Catanach reported still working on getting a Parade Marshall and judges. Ms. 15 Delgado said board members would be emailed for nominations for judges. Mr. 16 Catanach said flags won't be passed out because in past years, they have been thrown 17 on the floor. 18 19 Mr. O'Neill asked if fireworks have been moved up. Mr. Catanach reported fireworks 20 have been moved up by 15 minutes. 21 22 Board members were provided with 4th of July shirts. 23 24 I. KLCB (Informational) — James Woods 25 26 Mr. Nunez provided board members with a tri-fold brochure that will done quarterly, 27 which will let community know what KLCB is doing, and future dates of what is happening 28 with the Great American Cleanup, Toss no Mas, Adopt -a -Spot opportunities, Tree 29 Stewards — any programming that can beautify our community. 30 31 VI. Public Comments 32 33 N/A 34 35 VII. Staff Comments 36 37 Mr. Catanach praised his staff working his recreation programs — aquatics, wellness, 38 athletics — who are doing a great job. He reported sand volleyball registration will be 39 Monday, June 19 and expecting it to sell out by Tuesday, with over 60 teams which 40 equates to about 700 players. 41 42 Board members were provided in their packets a Ziggy map. Ms. Delgado reported map 43 was created to showcase what Parks and Recreation has and for Mayor to hand out to 44 third graders during the school year. She said eventually staff would like to tie a game 45 of some sort to this map. 46 10 1 Mr. O'Neill asked if any board members could be provided with some maps in case one 2 they are meeting with any youth at some time. Ms. Delgado just said to give staff a call 3 with request. 4 5 Ms. Delgado reported Ziggy now has a voice and will be seen in video soon at theaters. 6 Mr. Catanach added that Ziggy also has his own Facebook page. 7 8 Mr. Smith asked if the Ziggy map will be available for Kids Night Out, June 24. Ms. 9 Delgado said to give staff a call with request. 10 11 Mr. Nunez reported summer programming has kicked off with over 300 kids participating 12 in day camps from ages kinder up to age 18 — field trips, swimming, movies, free lunch 13 program, free breakfast program; one site also has a dinner program. 14 15 Mr. Nunez reported KLCB's priority is the Adopt -a -Spot program, looking to bring 16 previous Adopt -a -Spot participants to see if they are still in business and see if they are 17 still interested in maintaining their spots. He said KLCB logo will be modified so signage 18 is a little bit different in median and park areas so they are more eye catching and to 19 identify the individuals and organizations involved. 20 21 Mr. Nunez reported he just received notice from Mr. James Woods on FY18 grant 22 approval for KLCB. 23 24 Mr. Nunez reported the Juvenile Citation Program FY18 grant was approved with a slight 25 increase. He said numbers in this program are up as a result of the recent non -funding 26 of the Teen Court program and as a result of another agreement created with the 27 Juvenile Probation office. Mr. Nunez reported the program is also doing other things 28 with the public schools, to include the Gadsden Independent school district, and with law 29 enforcement. 30 31 Mr. O'Neill asked Mr. Nunez if he has seen kids being dropped from the program from 32 getting in trouble again. Mr. Nunez replied data shows a very small percentage. He said 33 communities from northern New Mexico and county of El Paso have visited our program 34 recently because our program is being looked at to become the model program among 35 the 23 continuums that are in New Mexico because staff, supervisors, everyone involved 36 shows support of the program. 37 38 Mr. O'Neill asked if new budget is going to affect the lunch program. Mr. Nunez replied 39 that staff will need to look outside the box for other funding opportunities. 40 41 Mr. Fulton reported the athletic maintenance crew recently receive a few trophies for the 42 level of maintenance provided for the regional tournaments held on city fields. 43 44 Mr. Fulton reported staff recently worked with the Veteran's Advisory committee to install 45 the Korean Monument at Veteran's Park. I Mr. Fulton reported staff is working toward Tree City USA designation. He said part of 2 this is the number of trees being planted. Part of the requirements is that a certain 3 amount is spent per capita. Many trees have been replaced at Pioneer Women's Park. 4 5 Mr. Fulton reported Klein Park had some challenges. The east facing retention wall was 6 left undone and Mr. Fulton said his crew went in and redid it all. Picnic tables were 7 replaced and the Juvenile Citation Program went in and repainted tables. 8 9 Mr. Fulton informed members that the wayfinding signage seen downtown, on Treviz 10 and outfall channels is funded from the Healthy Kids Healthy Community grant. 11 12 Mr. Fulton reported that this year, in addition to wayfinding signage, the city has been 13 challenged to take it from a Bronze level designation as a bicycle friendly community to 14 a silver level. 15 16 Mr. Fulton said he has been working with the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance to have 17 city wayfinding signage to hint towards that city has a huge national monument with miles 18 and miles of natural trails just up the road. Mr. Fulton said that another thing related to 19 this is that our city grant writer wrote a grant and presented it to the Del Norte Foundation 20 and we are still in the running. One the things asked for in this is for a coordinator position 21 in our bicycle community. 22 23 Vlll. Member Comments 24 25 Ms. McClure has been asked to inquire if the no parking signs at Klein Park can be 26 repainted so they can be seen more clearly as the one-way streets get blocked up with 27 parking. Ms. Delgado said staff can let the streets department know. 28 29 Mr. Smith complimented Ms. Nevarez for her communication with board members and 30 meeting set up. 31 32 Dr. Harrison reported he was at the middle school track meet where a young girl had a 33 cardiac arrest. He said things didn't run smoothly with issues of first responders being 34 able to get there in a timely manner with parking lots being full, and with no AED on hand. 35 Ms. Delgado reported there is an AED at Regional Aquatic Center, Meerscheidt 36 Recreation Center, Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center, East Mesa Recreation 37 Center, and at all indoor facilities. She said there is not one at the ball parks and this is 38 something staff can look into. 39 40 Mr. O'Neill thanked board members for electing him as Chair and will try to not let them 41 down as their Chair. He said website will be updated, will get by-laws going. Mr. O'Neill 42 thanked board members for their contributions and hard work. 43 44 Mr. O'Neill asked board members to think about recommending naming a new park in 45 District 5 after Mr. Camunez. 46 12 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 IX. Adjournment Mr. Royalty moved to adjourn seconded by Ms. McClure. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m. az Nevarez, Receng Secretary ark(0' eill, hair O&k Board 13