BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – July 23, 2019

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DATE: July 23, 2019
PLACE: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE: BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT

James Adams
Lori Christensen
Ken Crawford
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Gay Jones
Lee Leavelle
Jim Morgan
Andrea White

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER ABSENT

None

 NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 23

1. Call to Order by Chair Bonnie Domeny

2. Guest Speakers Allen Fore and Steven Osborn, Kinder-Morgan

Alan Fore, Vice President of Public Affairs for Kinder-Morgan, gave a Powerpoint presentation overview of natural gas, petroleum products, and NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) pipelines and use in the U.S. and California.  Pipelines carry most of these products in the U.S.  Kinder-Morgan’s business is the transportation and storage of natural gas, petroleum products and NGLs.  They are one of the biggest companies in this sector in the U.S.  Kinder Morgan operates about 3,200 miles of pipelines and 22 terminals in California.

Steven Osborn, Manager of Operations for the Pacific Northern Region – Central Division of Kinder Morgan, spoke about the terminal and operations at Bradshaw Rd. and Folsom Blvd.  He stated that they have 14 employees at the Bradshaw terminal, and it is staffed 24/7.  The facility provides gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel to the area.  Gasoline in the pipelines is generic: individual companies add their particular blends of detergents, etc. to the generic product.  The Bradshaw terminal has 16 tanks, including ones for gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and ethanol.  He stated that gasoline comes by pipeline from Concord to the Bradshaw terminal, and then goes by truck to retails stations.  It is likely that the gasoline in our cars came through the Bradshaw terminal.

Regarding public safety concerns, the primary regulatory authorities are the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the California State Fire Marshall.  He stated that there are lots of regulations they must follow.  The tanks at the Bradshaw terminal are surrounded by berms that can contain 110% of the volume of the largest tank.  They have extensive fire-suppression systems.  They have a site-specific Fire Protection and Prevention Plan.  They train with firefighters on an annual basis.  They are inspected yearly by the State Fire Marshall, with major inspections every three years.  They also participate in public relations efforts, including the call before you dig systems.

There were a number of questions regarding public safety from the audience.   One question was what is the evacuation plan for the neighborhood.  Mr. Osborn responded that it would be up to the local fire department, Sheriffs, and California Highway Patrol.  Gay Jones commented that the evacuation plan would depend on where and how much of a problem there was.  Another question was where would a spill go.  Mr. Osborn responded that it depends on where it is.  Most likely it would be contained, but if it goes to a stormwater drain it would end up in the river.  Another question was what about a bomb.  Mr. Osborn responded that they have not had an incident, but they have drills for that situation, and their staff inspects constantly.  Another question was what about a fire.  Mr. Osborn responded that they look at the worst case scenario, e.g. the largest tank, which holds about 15,000 gallons.  They train with the fire department.  Another question was what would be destroyed if there was an explosion.  Mr. Osborn responded that it is hard to tell, they don’t have oxygen in the system, so it would not explode.  Mr. Fore added that there was a fire at a truck rack in Southern California recently.  There was an automatic shutoff, but the truck burned and fire fighters fought the blaze for a long time.

Another line of questions concerned other aspects of the system.  One question was how much pressure is in the pipes.  Mr. Osborn responded between 20 and 45 pounds per square inch.  Another question was how deep are the pipelines.  Mr. Osborn responded that they are typically about five feet deep, but it varies.  Under the river it could be 30 feet.  Gay Jones asked when the facilities were built.  Mr. Osborn responded in the 1950s.  Gay also asked about planting trees to screen the north side of the terminal.  Mr. Osborn responded that they have to be careful, as they don’t want combustible material within the containment areas.  Another question was how long the pipes last.  Mr. Fore responded that they last for a long time.  Mr. Osborn added that they have cathodic protection, which prevents rust.  Mr. Fore added that they can fix sections of pipe when they get thin.  Lee Leavelle asked whether all three products come through the same pipe.  Mr. Osborn responded yes, but each product has specific characteristics, which they monitor so they can separate the batches.  There are mixing zones between batches, which get sent back to the refineries for separation.  Another question was whether the refueling station at the site belongs to them.  Mr. Osborn responded no, it belongs to CarLock.  A final question was how many trucks per day are loaded at the terminal.  Mr. Osborn responded about 150 to 200 trucks per day.

3. Minutes

Several amendments to the draft minutes of June 25, 2019 were proposed and accepted.  Lori Christensen made a motion to approve the amended draft minutes. Rene Hamlin seconded the motion.  The motion was approved with 8 in favor and one abstention.

4. Questions or Comments from the Membership/Community on Non-Agenda items.

There were no questions or comments from the membership or community.

5. Reports

a. Treasurer

Andrea White (Treasurer) distributed the BRECA income and expenditures up to this time for the year.  She noted that she is trying to work out some way to display “in kind” expenditures.

b. CORPAC

Gay Jones stated that there was a Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council meeting this month.  There were no issues of direct relevance to the BRECA area.

c. Outreach Committee

Rene Hamlin reported that the Outreach Committee discussed the Free Little Library that is to be installed in Riviera East Park.  Lee Leavelle commented that it is to be installed tomorrow.  Rene stated that there will be a ribbon cutting on July 31 at 4:00 p.m. in the park.  Andrea White commented that the ribbon cutting is also for the new walkway in the park.

d. Membership

Jim Morgan reported that 41 Welcome Packets have been distributed.  We are out of welcome packets, although there may be one or two at people’s houses.  Unfortunately, the Sacramento Bee has stopped publishing residential sales, so we have no ready source of new addresses.  There are four remaining addresses from the Bee that have not been given packets.  The budget for Welcome Packets has been used up.  We would need to allocate about $20 to print the materials and assemble 10 new Welcome Packets.

Lee Leavelle inquired whether any people have joined BRECA from the Welcome Packets list.  Jim Morgan responded no.  A member of the audience stated that there are intangible benefits to BRECA and the community.

James Adams made a motion to approve $40 to produce 20 new packets.  Gay Jones seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Jim Morgan reported that BRECA has 99 memberships.  Recent activity included one new membership and loss of two existing memberships.

6. Old Business

a. Update on Bradshaw Apartments Proposal

Lee Leavelle stated that after the last BRECA meeting the developer sent him a new proposal to consider.  Lee sent it to some, but not all, members of the Steering Committee.  Subsequently, the Apartments Committee, consisting of Jim Morgan, Gay Jones, Bonnie Domeny and Lee Leavelle met with the Principal Planner for Sacramento County to gain information on the approval process.  It seemed that the proposal presented at the last BRECA meeting was generally opposed by those present.  The newer proposal from the developer included reducing the height of the apartments next to the existing residential area from three stories down to two stories, installing a 10 feet sound wall at the property line, and planting larger trees.  The developer told Lee that they could do this for the community or go with the Senate Bill (SB) 35 route.  The SB 35 route is a streamlined process, with no subjective opinions.  The developer indicated that the negative of the SB 35 route is that they would have to pay prevailing wages, which are higher.

Lee further stated that there are two state laws and one county program that allow increased density on the lot over existing zoning and no lower limits on parking.  He raised the question of whether BRECA wants to take a position on the issue.  He stated that the Apartments Committee agrees that we don’t like the original proposal, and would like the developer to stay within the Folsom Blvd. Special Planning Area (SPA) criteria on setbacks, etc.

James Adams commented that the proposal seems to be up in the air, and he is generally opposed, but there is not enough information.  Bonnie Domeny commented that if the developer goes the SB 35 route, the County has 60 days to reject the proposal, and then 30 days to approve it after that.  Gay Jones commented that there are three factors that allow deviations from the County codes.  SB 35 requires 10% affordable housing, and gives one density allowance.  The County Housing Incentive Program gives another deviation.  The State Density Bonus gives up to 20% increase in density if there is affordable housing.  The three can be layered.

Bonnie Domeny inquired about how we would know if the developer applied to the County.  Lee Leavelle asked if there is a County list of projects, and commented that he is trying to contact the planner in that regard.

Jim Morgan stated that it is a difficult situation for BRECA: The developer can go through SB 35 or through a discretionary process with County Planning.  The County is under enormous pressure from the State to approve housing projects.  Possibly BRECA should take a position on the proposal presented at the last BRECA meeting.  Lee Leavelle suggested sending a letter, thanking the developer for coming to the last meeting, but saying no thanks to the proposal.  Gay Jones suggested using the BRECA guidelines.  She made a motion to send a thank you note for attending, and reiterating the BRECA guidelines.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

b. From the Floor

James Adams commented that he had tried to contact Theresa Bible with the Tree Foundation regarding trees on the Bradshaw/Folsom Apartments site, but received no response.  He will follow up.

Gay Jones requested that people call 311 and complain about the homeless storage unit across from 9555 Folsom Blvd.

7. New Business

a. Annual Picnic

Lori Christensen stated that the date for the BRECA picnic is September 28, from 4 to 6 pm.  She distributed a list of tasks for the Picnic.

b. Great American River Clean Up, September 21

Lori Christensen stated that the American River Parkway Foundation needs a site captain for the Gristmill site of the Great American River Clean Up scheduled for September 21.  After some discussion Lori volunteered to be the site captain.

c. From the Floor

Andrea White stated that the Cordova Recreation and Park District had received a tentative subdivision map for the Kassis property.  This is the mostly undeveloped land just east of the BRECA area, north of Folsom Blvd.  The proposal is for 198 units.  There is no park land on the proposal.  The Park planner indicates that a park is needed, and is estimated to be about 2 acres.  Comments were submitted in June.

Gay Jones stated that BRECA should support the Park district and dedicated park land.  Bonnie Domeny questioned whether this is the appropriate time to comment.  Andrea responded that she does not know about the process, and needs to find out more.

Bonnie Domeny reported that she had been in touch with Theresa Bible with the Tree Foundation, and that Ms. Bible wants to do a mulching in Riviera East Park.

Lynda Hammitt commented that the Rancho Cordova Library will be closed for the next three days.

8. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 03-27-18

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DATE: March 27, 2018
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
James Adams
Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Lynda Hammitt
Gay Jones
Jim Morgan

 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER ABSENT
Andrea White

 NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 5

  1. Call to Order by Chair Lynda Hammitt
  2. Introduce POP Officer Mike Matranga – Explain Format of Annual General Meeting
    Lynda Hammitt stated that there would likely be a different format to the Annual General Meeting than previously.  At previous meetings guest speakers spoke for a while, then there were question and answer sessions for each speaker.  At the upcoming meeting, guest speakers will be seated as a panel.  Each will speak for a short period of time, and then respond to questions as a panel.  The focus of this year’s meeting will be on homelessness and crime.  Officer Matranga requested that BRECA let them know about the format as soon as possible, so that it can be communicated to other members of the department.  He indicated that he would invite the Homeless Outreach Team members to the meeting.Gay Jones stated that she would like some statistics on our area, such as misdemeanor and felony arrests.  Officer Matranga responded that if we are really interested, they can get them, but it is a lot of work.  In general they do not break down statistics by neighborhoods.  However, they have a person who does trends.  It is rather dry data.  Also, there is an on-line site with useful information on reported crimes.  If BRECA wants to, we could send specific items to him by e-mail.
  1. Minutes
    1. Minutes of January 23, 2017
      Lori Christensen made a motion to adopt the draft minutes of January 23, 2018.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved with 7 in favor and 1 abstention.
    2. Minutes of February 27, 2017
      There were two clarifications to the draft minutes.  Gay Jones made a motion to adopt the amended draft minutes of February 27, 2018.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  1. Questions or comments from the membership/community
    There were no questions or comments from the membership or community.
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer (Including Continuing Resolution on the Budget)
      Lynda Hammitt stated that Andrea White was unable to attend the meeting tonight, but had sent Lynda some information.  The BRECA bank balance is $5,227.69.Gay Jones made a motion to adopt a Continuing Resolution for the 2018 budget, i.e. to adopt the 2017 budget as the 2018 budget until a new budget can be adopted.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. CORPAC
      Carmen Mitchell reported on the most recent meeting of the Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council (CORPAC).  There were no items directly relevant to the BRECA area.
    3. Outreach Committee
      Rene Hamlin stated that the Outreach Committee had decided to have flyers instead of door hangers for the upcoming General Meeting.  Lynda Hammitt is composing the flyer, some drafts of which have been circulated.  Jim Morgan commented that the County Parks Oak Leaf on the back is too small to read.  Lynda Hammitt agreed to enlarge the Oak Leaf.  Gay Jones made a motion to use the framed page, two-sided color option.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.Rene Hamlin stated that the Easter Egg Hunt was a success.  They picked up one new membership.  Bonnie Domeny stated that about 30 kids and lots of adults attended.

      Lynda Hammitt commented that they have installed Pay Pal on the BRECA web page.  The ability to join or renew and pay online is now available.

  1. Old Business
    1. California American Water
      Gay Jones stated that there have been no decisions on rate cases concerning California American Water (Cal Am) that BRECA is involved in.  The cost of capital case is being worked on now.  Recently Cal Am and other companies had requested a 9.9% rate of return, while the Office of Ratepayer Advocates proposed 8.3%.  The Administrative Law Judge went with 8.3%, but Cal Am is appealing the decision.  Gay and others participated in a hearing on the appeal.  Cal Am and other companies had a number of speakers for their side.Gay stated that the General Rate Case proposed decision may come out in July.
    2. Neighborhood Bike Ride
      Lynda Hammitt noted that we need to send out notifications on Nextdoor and to the BRECA membership about the upcoming Neighborhood Bike Ride.
    3. From the Floor
      James Adams asked whether there was any news on the church on Folsom Blvd. being purchased.  Bonnie Domeny stated that she talked to the prospective purchasers last week and they are now in escrow.Gay Jones stated that she had talked with Sheryl Venegas in Supervisor Don Nottoli’s office, and there is no news on the ARCO gas station proposal or the Riverstone site.
  1. New Business
    1. Annual General Meeting – Firm up the Details
      Lori Christensen questioned whether the theme of the Annual General Meeting, homelessness and crime, had been discussed by the Steering Committee.  Lynda Hammitt stated that it came from Nextdoor.  Gay Jones noted that it had not been discussed at the Steering Committee.  Lori stated that it should have been discussed at the Steering Committee first.Details of the flyer were discussed and decided under the Outreach Committee agenda item (5.c).

      There was discussion about food.  People are to bring munchies and water.

      There was discussion about the format of the presentation and questions.  It was agreed to have a speakers panel, with 5 minutes time limit each.  After that would be written questions, with verbal questions to follow.  Lynda Hammitt will facilitate the meeting, and do an introduction to BRECA and appeal to join BRECA.

      Jim Morgan noted that the cost for the flyer for the General Meeting exceeds the budgeted amount in the newly adopted Continuing Resolution (see item 5.a).  He suggested that the amount for the flyer, $852, be rounded up to $900.  Gay Jones made a motion to authorize up to $900 for the General Meeting.  Rene Hamlin seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

    2. Steering Committee Elections.
      Jim Morgan noted that the nominations period for the BRECA Steering Committee Election begins with this (March) meeting, and closes with the April General Meeting.  Ballots will be sent out between the April and May meetings, with about two weeks to vote.  Votes will be counted at the May meeting, and the newly elected Steering Committee members take office at the June meeting.
    3. From the Floor
      Gay Jones inquired as to whether there is anything new on American River erosion work.  Jim Morgan stated that he participates in the meetings of the Lower American River Task Force Bank Protection Working Group.  Currently they are working on the stretch of the river from Paradise Bend to Howe Ave.  They are tentatively proposing to do erosion control work (i.e. rocks on the banks and levees) for part of the left (south) bank between Paradise bend and the bend upstream of Howe Ave., and for a short stretch of the right (north) bank around the Howe Ave. bridge.  They will get to the BRECA area later.Gay Jones stated that at the American River Parkway Coalition Corey Brown had described Senate Bill 5, also called Proposition 68, which will be on the June election ballot.  This is a Parks Bond, with $10 million for the American River Parkway.  She made a motion that BRECA support Proposition 68.  Several people expressed reservations about this proposal, including that the State can only afford a limited number of bonds, it’s impact on new tax proposals, and the lack of details about the overall bond and the place of the Parkway in the bond.  Gay withdrew the motion.
  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a General Meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 01-23-18

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DATE: January 23, 2018
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
James Adams
Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Lynda Hammitt
Jim Morgan

 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT
Gay Jones
Andrea White

 NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 1

  1. Call to Order by Chair Lynda Hammitt
  2. Minutes of December 19, 2017
    Kelly Cohen made a motion to adopt the draft minutes of December 19, 2017.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  1. Question or comments from the membership/community
    There were no questions or comments from the membership or community.
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer
      There was no treasurer’s report.
    2. CORPAC
      Carmen Mitchell reported that CORPAC (Cordova Planning and Advisory Council) met, and none of the issues they considered directly affect the BRECA area.  There are two new CORPAC members, so CORPAC is nearly at capacity.
    3. Outreach Committee
      Rene Hamlin reported that the Outreach Committee will meet in two weeks.Lynda Hammitt reported on her action items from the Outreach Committee.  She has contacted the speakers for the General Meeting.  There are two real estate agents who may want to help sponsor door hangers to advertise the BRECA General Meeting.  One is confirmed, and a response from the other has not yet been received.  The Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Sheriff’s Office was well attended.  They are starting a Citizens Academy program, to run from February 21 to April 14.  Rene Hamlin commented that the Easter Egg Hunt is planned for March 24.Jim Morgan questioned why the switch from mailed flyers to door hangers.  Rene Hamlin replied that it worked last year, when volunteers distributed the flyer door-to-door.  The intent is to have a private company do the distribution.  There is not yet a quote on price.  The intent is to have a sponsorship statement at the bottom, not advertisement.
  1. Old Business
    1. California American Water
      James Adams reported that he does not know the schedules for the general rate case and cost of capital decisions.  The general rate case decision will likely incorporate the reduced corporate tax rate that was recently approved by the Federal government.
    2. From the Floor
      Bonnie Domeny stated that she had called the Sheriff on the Blow Lounge concerning a car show in the parking lot.  The Sheriff did not seem to do anything in the afternoon.  The Blow Lounge Business License specifically says they cannot have car shows.Kelly Cohen inquired as to whether anything can be done about the burned out daycare center on Folsom Blvd.  Carmen Mitchell stated that it is bank owned property, and she suggested calling them.  There was discussion about what else could be done.
  1. New Business
    1. New BRECA P.O. Box and Payment Authorization
      Jim Morgan reported that Bradshaw Pack and Ship, where BRECA had a mail box, had closed.  In order to fill the gap, Jim secured a Post Office Box.  He stated that he had paid for the first six months, and needed reimbursement for the expense.  Rene Hamlin made a motion to pay for the first six months.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. From the Floor
      Bonnie Domeny commented that there had been a Sheriff’s sweep of the burned out day care center for homeless people and other problems.Jim Morgan stated that BRECA had received a pamphlet from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District concerning burning in fireplaces, and distributed the pamphlet to those who were interested.Lynda Hammitt inquired as to whether moving responsibility for the General Meeting to the Outreach Committee was OK with the Steering Committee.  There was general agreement.
  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 11-28-17

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DATE: November 28, 2017
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT

James Adams
Lori Christensen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Lynda Hammitt
Gay Jones
Jim Morgan
Andrea White

 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER ABSENT

Kelly Cohen

 NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 5

 

  1. Call to Order by Chair Lynda Hammitt
  2. Minutes of October 24, 2017
    The author of the draft minutes for October 24, 2017 was not present at this (November) meeting.  Jim Morgan stated that he had a number of changes to the draft minutes that he would like considered.  After some discussion, it was agreed to postpone consideration of the draft minutes until the next meeting, with Jim Morgan to confer with the author about potential changes.
  1. Question or comments from the membership/community
    None
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer
      Treasurer Andrea White distributed a profit and loss statement for November, and reviewed the statement.  She stated that the Steering Committee needed to approve expenditure of $20 for the filing fee for the Secretary of State form SI-100.  Rene Hamlin made the motion to approve.  Gay Jones seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

      Jim Morgan stated that the expenses for the most recent BRECA Newsletter had exceeded the authorized amount.  The Newsletter cost $218.09.  Gay Jones made a motion to approve the increased expenditure.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

    2. CORPAC
      Gay Jones reported that the CORPAC (Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council) meeting discussed the West Jackson Highway – Newbridge plan.  The County is going to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the plan.  James Adams pointed out that traffic is a major concern with the Jackson Highway plans.
    3. Outreach Committee
      Lynda Hammitt reported that the Outreach Committee had not met, and that they are looking for a new chair.
  1. Old Business
    1. California American Water Proceeding Update
      Gay Jones reported that there is no new information that concerns us.  James Adams stated that the recommendation from a previous meeting is still good.  That is, BRECA is waiting for the proposed decisions to come out (presumably in December and January), and will comment as appropriate.  Gay Jones commented that there is a new party to the proceedings that is also concerned about annexation of disparate communities.
    2. Parkway Plantings
      Gay Jones reported that the cages had been removed from all trees at the Kansas Access staging area, except for one large tree at the downstream end.  The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) is working on removing the cage from that tree.

      Gay Jones also reported that the native plantings near the Mayhew Drain were run over by a vehicle.  She has contacted County Parks about this, and they will advise people to avoid the plantings.  She has received three “cocoons” from SAFCA.  They are used for plantings, and are good for one season and then decompose.

  1. New Business
    1. Kik-It Lounge
      Bonnie Domeny stated that the Kik-It Lounge, a hookah lounge, had applied for a liquor license.  She stated that she and neighbors had protested to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Her protest and that of another member were rejected, but another protest was accepted.  In the end, the liquor license was rejected.  However, the owner is now trying to have a separate restaurant that could apply for a liquor license.  A letter from Sacramento County Supervisor Nottoli stated that they would likely be more inclined to accept a beer and wine license at a restaurant.

      Ken Crawford stated that the 5 and 10 cent store on Bradshaw and Folsom is going to close, and that the owner of the property has contacted AM/PM about putting a gas station on the corner.

    2. Plan for our December Meeting
      Lynda Hammitt raised the question of what to do at the December 19 BRECA meeting.  After some discussion it was agreed to have a short meeting with finger foods at the library and then go across the street to Brookside Restaurant.
    3. BRECA Calendar 2018
      The following dates and events were tentatively agreed upon:
      March 24 – Easter Egg Hunt
      April 24 – General Meeting
      March to May – Steering Committee election
      May – Neighborhood Bike Ride
      June 2 – Neighborhood Garage Sale
      August 19 – Bark in Park
      September 23 – Picnic
    4. From the Floor
      Carmen Mitchell enquired about what is happening on the west end of Mira Del Rio.  James Adams stated that Pacific Gas and Electric is checking gas lines.

      Carmen Mitchell stated that a community member is enquiring about what is happening with the Folsom Blvd. streetscape.  Bonnie Domeny stated that she told him there is no funding.

      Andrea White stated that there is an invitation from the Cordova Recreation and Park District to attend the opening of Heron Landing Park, located on Sunrise and Cosumnes.

      Andrea White stated that the Easter Egg Hunt expenses had gone over budget, and the budget needs to be raised to $250.  Gay Jones moved to increase the budgeted amount.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

      Rick Sloan stated that the Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD) had an outreach meeting on Measure J expenditures.  Only 5 members of the public attended.  The CRPD Board decided to take another approach to outreach.  They would like to send out a survey to the community, including BRECA members.  Funds will be available early in 2018.  CRPD will definitely address the walkways in Riviera East Park.  Bonnie Domeny stated that walkways, Americans with Disabilities Act issues, and the pool are priorities.  CRPD is looking at what to do after these priorities are addressed.

  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the Rancho Cordova Library.

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 10-24-17

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DATE: October 24, 2017
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT

James Adams
Lori Christensen
Kelly Cohen
Rene Hamlin
Jim Morgan

 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT

Bonnie Domeny
Lynda Hammitt
Gay Jones
Andrea White

 NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 1

  1. Call to Order by Acting Chair Jim Morgan
  2. Minutes of September 26, 2017
    Gay sent in her amendments to the draft September 2017 minutes. They were reviewed and accepted.  Kelly motioned to approve the amended draft minutes, James Adams seconded.  Unanimously Approved.
  1. Question or comments from the membership/community
    None
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer
      No treasurer report. Treasurer absent.

      Budget Committee: Dues and contributions to be separated into two entities to track membership and donations, to start Jan 2018. There was consensus on this.

    2. CORPAC
      No report.
  1. Old Business
    1. California American Water Proceeding Update
      James Adams said we will wait until after the meetings for the decisions to see if they addressed our issues. James will talk with Gay about whether or not she agrees.
    2. BRECA Newsletter
      Jim Morgan reported that the newsletter is coming along, and may have to add another page.
  1. New Business
    1. From the Floor
      Discussed email from Gay forwarding comments from KC Sorgen about her visit to the Mayhew levee restoration site at Kansas access. KC asked about the removal of cages around  24 trees, including 3 dead trees.

      The Steering Committee agreed that we have no objection to removing the cages surrounding the three dead trees. It is unclear whether KC is proposing to remove only the three cages with dead trees or all 24 cages, so clarification from KC is needed.  Jim will recommend to Gay that she tell KC to remove the three dead tree cages.

      A photo of the watering cocoon was passed around. There is concern with people stepping on it and falling through.

  2. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Rancho Cordova Library.