Thursday, January 26, 2023

November 29, 2022 minutes approved January 24, 2023

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, November 29, 2022  @6:00 p.m.

1.  Meeting called to order at 6:06 by President Stapp, Guest Lauren Stapp leads Pledge of Allegiance.

2.  Directors present: Schendel, Low, Stradling, and Roeder-German. Guests Sabrina Ellis from City of Barstow, Lauren Stapp and Becci Craig.                                     

3.  Approval/consent items: Minutes of 10/4/2022, financial reconciliations and bills/issued checks. Motion by Director Schendel to approve with a second by Director Roeder-German. Motion carried/items approved with no discussion/opposition.         

4.  Parks: 

          Ms. Ellis is present, provides reports to Board on both parks. Issue with men’s urinal in H Park bathroom, public works to handle.  Wood chips needed for  under swings at both parks.  City will look into some type of filler for area.  Possibly replenish of all the wood chips closer to spring time.     

          Director Roeder-German met with City representatives and grants are available. The vacant land was discussed, and City would like to be a part of the process.  Further research to be done in 2023.

a.      Barstow Heights Park.

i.                   Grant status/update:  CEQA Notice of Exemption was filed and copy return.  Copy emailed to State with no reply yet.  Carol will send registered copy.

ii.                 Existing equipment. Tabled.

iii.              Tree replacement. To take place by the City in the spring.

b.     Venner Park— No issues to address.

5.  Correspondence:  Reviewed by President Stapp. None to review with Board.

6.  Office Building and Area: 

Al Fiero is back from vacation.  Need to contact him about removing five-gallon buckets in the back area.

a.     Information from Representative Rowe’s office. Issue pending for Director Roeder-German to be re-appointed and Rebecca Craig to be appointed.

                                                                         i.      Also noted, signers on bank account will have to be updated.

7.  General Manager’s report:  Written report given to Directors prior to meeting.  Item #9:  Will check on refuting charge. Item #10:  Director Schendel will check with C&M Fence about a different kind of gate latch.

8.  Directors’ Reports (roundtable):  Offered by Director Stradling who indicates spring toy at Venner Park is setting crooked.  Carol will contact the City for inspection of the bumble bee.  Director Schendel notes if District may be liable for the food venders that set up during the day.  Carol will check with the City regarding the “street venders” that are allowed to sell on street corners. President Stapp will be turning in District supplies to include squirrel eradication supplies, keys, basketball hoop and nets soon. No other reports/information given.       

9.  Executive Session:  Not needed.

****President Stapp leads and participates in final meeting as a Director as he did not seek re-election or re-appointment. Words of thanks and plaque present for 12 years of service to the District.****

Adjournment at 6:47 p.m.

Next Regular Meeting:  Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by

Carol Mauk,

General Manager/Secretary/Clerk

Friday, January 20, 2023

Agenda for January 24, 2023 Meeting

 Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Facilitator:    

Directors: D. Schendel, G. Low, R. Stradling, B. Roeder-German, R. Craig

1.               1.       Call to order and Flag Salute

a.      Swearing in of appointed Board Members Roeder-German and Craig

2.       Roll call/Acknowledgment of guests/public comments/questions

3.        Approval/Consent Items

Minutes of November 29, 2022

Financial/reconciliation report

Financial Transaction print-out

4.  Parks

          a.  Barstow Heights

i. Existing equipment (inspection?)

          b.  Venner

5.  Correspondence

6.  Office Building and Area

7.  General Manager’s Report

8.  Directors’ Reports (roundtable)

9.  Executive Session – Litigation GC54956.99(A) and Personnel GC54957.1

Next Meeting Date: February 28, 2023


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Office Closure

 The office will be closed the 

week of December 26, 2022 

and re-open on Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Meeting Minutes of October 4, 2022 (Approved 11-29-2022)

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:00 p.m.
1. Meeting called to order at 6:08 by President Stapp, Director Roeder-German leads Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Directors present: Schendel, Low, Roeder-German. Director Stradling not present. Guest Sabrina Ellis from City of Barstow.
3. Approval/consent items: Minutes of 8/23/2022, financial reconciliations and bills/issued checks. Motion by Director Low to approve with a second by Director Roeder-German. Motion carried/items approved with no discussion/opposition.
4. Parks:
Ms. Ellis is present, says City is only hiring police and fire department officers currently. Submits written reports on both parks to Board. Toddler swings in both parks have been replaced, there is a deep hole under swings that needs to be addressed. Everything is working in both bathrooms.
Signage for both parks still to be replaced. Carol will work on getting costs for updated and new signs and will check with a couple of local businesses.
It is noted that the dumpsters have been used for tree clippings dumped by residents.
Director Schendel says that his inquiries have found that this Board is the authority that dictates park hours.
Discussion held about development of area where water tank is. Possibilities are pickleball, bounce house pad, new equipment, or other options. Notice will be put on Facebook page for community ideas.
a. Barstow Heights Park— Motion to have patio post bottoms painted by M.A.R. Construction at a cost of $720 is made by Director Roeder-German with a second by Director Low. Motion approved, no opposition.
i. Grant status/update: CEQA document needs submitted before any reimbursement is issued. Carol will need to research process.
ii. Existing equipment. Pacific Play Systems will be taking care of demolition.
iii. Tree replacement. Board does want City to replace damaged tree before the end of October as its growth has been slowed. Also noted is border trees need trimming.
b. Venner Park— No issues to address, grass looks good.
5. Correspondence: None to review with Board.
6. Office Building and Area:
Al Fiero now has a copy of the gate key. Nothing more to address.
a. Official last meeting for President Stapp will be in November. Term ends on 12/22/2022 at 11:59 a.m.
7. General Manager’s report: Written report given to Directors prior to meeting. No further questions regarding the report. Brief discussion of existing alarm services finds that current company will remain District’s choice. However possible camera/monitor upgrades may be warranted.
8. Directors’ Reports (roundtable): Only offered by President Stapp who reports County is currently sealing roads. Also, he will be turning in District supplies before his last day. No other reports/information given.
9. Executive Session: Not needed.
Adjournment at 7:31 p.m.
Next Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
Submitted by
Carol Mauk,
General Manager/Secretary/Clerk

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Agenda for November 29, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Hopefully third time is the charm. The agenda for the 11-29-2022 meeting is below;

Agenda for November 29, 2022 Meeting
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Facilitator: President R. Stapp
Directors: D. Schendel, G. Low, R. Stradling, B. Roeder-German
1. Call to order and Flag Salute
2. Roll call/Acknowledgment of guests/public comments/questions
3. Approval/Consent Items
Minutes of October 4, 2022
Financial/reconciliation report
Financial Transaction print-out
4. Parks
a. Barstow Heights
i. Grant status/update
ii. Existing equipment (inspection?)
iii. Tree replacement update
b. Venner
5. Correspondence
6. Office Building and Area
a. Director openings/election
7. General Manager’s Report
8. Directors’ Reports (roundtable)
9. Executive Session – Litigation GC54956.99(A) and Personnel GC54957.1
Next Meeting Date: January 24, 2023

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Meeting Re-scheduled

The regular Board meeting scheduled for 11/15/2022 has been postponed to 11/29/2022.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Agenda for November 15, 2022 Meeting

Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Facilitator: President R. Stapp Directors: D. Schendel, G. Low, R. Stradling, B. Roeder-German

1. Call to order and Flag Salute
2. Roll call/Acknowledgment of guests/public comments/questions
3. Approval/Consent Items
    Minutes of October 4, 2022
    Financial/reconciliation report
    Financial Transaction print-out
4. Parks
    a. Barstow Heights
            i. Grant status/update
            ii. Existing equipment (inspection?)
            iii. Tree replacement update
    b. Venner
5. Correspondence
6. Office Building and Area
    a. Director openings/election
7. General Manager’s Report
8. Directors’ Reports (roundtable)
9. Executive Session – Litigation GC54956.99(A) and Personnel GC54957.1
Next Meeting Date: January 24, 2023