Apr 22 2019

Pool Repairs, Pickleball Report, Skate Park: Recreation Commission Thursday, April 25

Michael Murphy will retire from the Recreation Department after 36 years.  Murphy is well known in the community for his many years of service to Havens Schoolmate program. 

Murphy Retirement Celebration Sunday, May 5th, Hampton Field. 

1) Jackson Stearns joined the City as the new Recreation Supervisor

2) Michael Murphy, Interim Recreation Supervisor will retire on April 23rd after 36 years and a Citywide celebration for him will be held on Sunday, May 5th at Hampton Field

3) Aquatics Coordinator Victor Rivas has resigned from his position. The vacant position is posted in various locations and an existing staff member will provide 21 hours a week to serve as a short-term backup until the full-time position is filled.

Coaches Field: An RFP for environmental review is the next step in the process during the summer and lighting will be part of that.  Commissioners questioned the timeline for the environmental study, and Director Lillevand stated the conceptual design will be initially reviewed to identify areas which need further study. A determination will then be made of what level of review or additional review is needed. Commissioners recognized significant historic data showing the matter has been ongoing for some time.  March meeting draft minutes.

The April Recreation Commission meeting will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue at 7:30 pm.  This meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 27 and from the City website under videos/ Recreation Commission.


  1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
  2. Approval of Minutes–March 20, 2019
  3. Chair’s Report
  4. Director’s Report
  5. Update from Skateboard and Scooter Subcommittee
  6. Update on Pickleball Trial
  7. Introduction of new Recreation Supervisor – Jackson Stearns
  8. Update on Piedmont Community Pool Closures, Repairs and staffing
  9. Consideration of 2018 Betty C. Howard Award

READ the > April Recreation Commission Meeting Agenda and  March meeting draft minutes.

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