01-25-11 Meeting Minutes


DATE: January 25, 2011
PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting


Lori Christensen
Gay Jones
Jim Morgan

  1. Welcome from Chair Gay Jones
  2. Minutes
    A quorum was not present, so minutes were not considered.
  1. Reports
    1. Treasurer’s Report
      The Treasurer’s report was not presented.
    2. Parkway Coalition
      Gay Jones reported that Steve Flannery, the head ranger for County Regional Parks, will be retiring in March
  1. Old Business
    1. Mayhew Levee Project
      Jim Morgan reported that the upstream tie-in of the Mayhew-Gristmill levee to high ground is now in a list of authorized Lower American River projects.Gay Jones reported that the position of the natural resources specialist with County Regional Parks may be in jeopardy.
    2. Tree Round at Library
      Gay Jones reported that Library staff do not know when the tree round from the largest tree cut down from the Mayhew-Gristmill levee project will be put on display.
  1. New Business
    1. Gristmill Gatherers
      Gay Jones reported that she had been informed that County Regional Parks is planning to make a sign acknowledging the Gristmill Gatherers for packing out the trash from the Gristmill site.
    2. Proposed Water Rate Increases
      There was discussion of the water rate increases requested by California American Water company and the upcoming meetings of the California Public Utilities Commission.  It was suggested that BRECA members attend the meetings.  Also, BRECA could put together a letter is there is still time.
    3. Calendar
      Gay Jones stated that she would like to put together a calendar of major BRECA undertakings for the year.  The following were identified:
      Steering Committee Elections: March and April
      Dedication  of new playground equipment at Riviera East Park: April or May?
      Ice cream social event: April to July?
      Community Newsletter: May and June
      Picnic: September?
      Membership Newsletter: September and October
      General Membership meeting: October
      It was suggested that this item be reviewed when more Steering Committee members are present.
  1. Items from the floor.
    There were no items from the floor
  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be on February 22, 2011 at the Rancho Cordova Library.

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