BRECA Steering Committee Meeting 08-23-16 Agenda


August 23, 2016 6:30 pm
Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Approval of Minutes.
  3. Reports
    1. CORPAC (Jones/Mitchell)
  4. Old Business:
    1. By-Laws Review (Hamlin/Crawford)
    2. Picnic Update
    3. Invasive Plant Removal
    4. From the Floor
  5. New Business:
    1. Amtrak
    2. Measure B
    3. From the Floor.
  6. Adjourn to next meeting, September 27rd 2016

Dates to Remember:
Bark in the Park: August 28
Potluck Picnic: September 25
December Steering Committee meeting: December 20

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting 6-28-16


DATE: June 28, 2016
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Gay Jones
Jim Morgan
Andrea White

Jay Domeny
Lynda Hammitt

  1. Call to Order by Chair Rene Hamlin
  2. Minutes of April 26 and May 24, 2016
    Minor changes were made to each set of draft minutes from April 26 and May 24, 2016.  Gay Jones made a motion to adopt both amended draft minutes.  Bonnie Domeny seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Election of Officers
    Gay Jones made a motion to elect the existing slate of officers to the new term.  Jim Morgan seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. Reports
    1. Treasurer’s Report
      Andrea White distributed handouts describing BRECA’s financial status.  She reported that the balance in the BRECA checking account was $4,564.80.She also reported that the income from the Yard Sale was listed under “other donations” and the expenses from the Yard Sale were listed under “other event” on one of the handouts.  Income from the Yard Sale exceeded expenditures by a small amount.
    2. CORPAC
      Gay Jones reported that the County is developing flood plain management amendments which were considered at the Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council (CORPAC).  She also reported that CORPAC had denied the Capital Christian Center request for an electronic billboard, based on numerous conflicts with County policies.  However, the Planning Commission approved the billboard.  Next the request goes the Board of Supervisors on August 9 for a final decision.  Gay also noted that CORPAC is still short of members, if anyone felt like applying for a position.
  5. Old Business
    1. By-Laws Review Committee
      Rene Hamlin stated that there had not been a By-Laws Review Committee meeting this month.  She stated that they are working on getting a “clean” copy out to the Steering Committee.  It was requested and agreed that a copy showing deletions and insertions would also be provided.
    2. Removal of Stump.
      Bonnie Domeny reported that the stump of a large tree had been removed from Riviera East Park.  She reported that people from a wood turners group received several pieces.Gay Jones suggested that any funds go to the Park District towards repairing the crumbling path in Rivera East Park.  This comment initiated a discussion of the cost and priority of replacing a short section of the path.  Andrea White stated that the cost for a minimum repair would be around $7,000, and there are many other walkways that need work.  She also commented that District Administrator Jim Rodems is leaving after July 20, and the Parks Board is looking for an interim replacement.
    3. American River Erosion Protection Project
      Jim Morgan reported that the proposed Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) Consolidated Capital Assessment District 2 had been approved by the voters.  There was 70% approval, which exceeded the 2/3s plus one required.  The Bank Protection Working Group received a report from a consulting group that indicated about 4 miles of priority for “high risk” of erosion in a 160,000 cubic feet per second flood event.  A map of the areas identified was distributed.  This contrasts with about 11 miles in the Corps of Engineers General Reevaluation Report.  It was pointed out that the areas identified in the consulting group report include some with many large trees, and the work will still be damaging to the local environment.
    4. Old Business From the Floor
      There was no old business from the floor.
  6. New Business
    1. New Business From the Floor
      Kelly Cohen reported that she had found red sespania, an invasive non-native plant, growing near the river in the Gristmill area, and had spent several hours pulling them up.  Jim Morgan suggested that she contact the American River Parkway Foundation, which has an invasive plant removal program.

      Rene Hamlin stated that she would like to have a list of Steering Committee members who are absent from meetings recorded in the minutes.  There was consensus that this would be acceptable.

      Ken Crawford distributed invitations to see his model railroad on July 12.

  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, July26, 2016, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting 06-28-16 Agenda


June 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Approval of Minutes.
  3. Election of Officers
  4. Reports
    1. Treasurer’s (White)
    2. CORPAC (Jones/Mitchell)
  5. Old Business:
    1. By-Laws Review Committee (Hamlin/Crawford)
    2. Removal of Stump (Bonnie)
    3. American River erosion protection project (Morgan)
    4. From the Floor
  6. New Business:
    1. From the Floor.
  7. Adjourn to next meeting, July 26th 2016

Dates to Remember:

  • Bark in the Park: August 28
  • Potluck Picnic: September 25
  • December Steering Committee meeting: December 20

Introducing Our New Steering Committee Members


Thank you for doing your part and voting! We are delighted to share with your our

BRECA Steering Committee Election 2016 Results

Total number of return envelopes received: 46
Number of post-dated envelopes: 1
Total number of valid ballots: 45

Votes received by candidates
Candidates elected to 2016/2017 Steering Committee indicated by *
(candidates in same order as on ballot)

Kelly Cohen 36*
Andrea White 36*
Rene Hamlin 37*
Gay Jones 39*
James Morgan 36*
Lori Christensen 37*
Jay Domeny 26*
Bonnie Domeny 33*
Carmen Mitchell 17
Celia Rasmussen 10
Lynda Hammitt 34*

The ballots were counted in public at our May steering committee meeting.  If you have any questions about the process, please ask.

We truly hope that those who did not get elected will continue to volunteer their time!  We rely on volunteers for the project we take on.

For more information about what we are doing and how you can help, please attend a Steering Committee meeting.  Our meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Rancho Cordova library at 6:30 pm.

Chair of the 2015/16 Steering Committee