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01-26-2009 HSCS MinutesMINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 26, 2009 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m., on January 26, 2009, in the Community Room at the Chino Hills Civic Center, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills. ATTENDANCE Committee Members Present: Council Member Bill Kruger, Chair; Commissioner Barry Fischer; Commissioner Bob Gannon; Commissioner Abraham Hovsepian; Gail Johnson; Wayne Scaggs; John Stadler; and David Stilwell. Staff Present: Ben Montgomery, Bonnie Michaels, and Robin Butler. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On motion by Commissioner Gannon, seconded by Commissioner Hovsepian, the minutes from the October 20, 2008 meeting were unanimously approved as amended below: Location: Page 2; Agenda Item No. 5a, seventh paragraph, second half of the last sentence, the word "with" is used and needs to be changed to "will." Change: Change text to "the newly remodeled McCoy house with will provide an excellent place..." PUBLIC COMMENTS None 3. OLD BUSINESS a. Healthy Cities Expo Ben Montgomery distributed an outline for the Expo (see Exhibit "A") and stated that the title "Chino Hills Healthy City Expo" is a working title only. The outline is a "skeleton" of what the MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 26, 2009 PAGE 2 event would look like. McCoy Equestrian Center would be the easiest location to manage an event like this. Mr. Montgomery explained and discussed the outline with the Committee. The Committee was concerned about being sure the name of the Expo would attract residents' attention and not be something that deters attendance. The Committee also cautioned that the current condition of the economy might affect attendance. The Committee also suggested including the following as participants and vendors: • Service Groups • Youth Sports Groups • Youth Organizations (i.e. Boy and Girl Scouts, Key Club, etc.). • Local martial arts studios (for demos and vendors). • Include Chancellor Place as well as Aegis as vendors. • The Library, YMCA, and the Fire and Police Departments. • Local Charitable Organizations • Public Services (i.e. bus service) The Committee also suggested highlighting the future recreation and community facilities to be built and request input from residents as to what they would like to see included in them. The Committee discussed various recreation programs. Mr. Montgomery stated that the new Mobile Recreation Van will be up and running and will be at the Expo. Residents will be able to look at it and give suggestions of what they would like to see in it. Mr. Montgomery asked for volunteers for the Expo Subcommittee; Council Member Kruger, Commissioner Fischer, Commissioner Gannon, Commissioner Hovsepian, Gail Johnson, and John Stadler volunteered for the subcommittee. Mr. Montgomery stated that staff will prepare more information on planning the Expo and bring it to the Subcommittee. 4. NEW BUSINESS a. Steering Committee Open Positions Ben Montgomery stated that staff has looked through some of the original rosters for the Healthy Cities Steering Committee and has made note of some of the agencies and organizations that were at one time represented on the Committee but are no longer participating. They include the School District, Police, and County Health. The Committee suggested recruiting volunteers from the Neighborhood Network Program, Caring for the Hills, and the religious community (a representative from the Ministerial Association). Mr. Montgomery stated that staff can look into more resident participation. In addition, Mr. MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 26, 2009 PAGE 3 Montgomery said that he would check with the City Clerk as to what is required to add members to the Committee. Staff will work on a list of interested residents and people who have shown some commitment to their neighborhoods that might be interested in serving on this Committee. 5. UPDATE REPORTS a. Celebrate the Family Poster & Essay Contest Bonnie Michaels reported that the Contest judges and winners were recognized and presented with their prizes at the November 12, 2008 council meeting. All of the children and their families really enjoyed the evening. b. CHAMP/YAB Report Ms. Michaels reported that there were 24 YAB cases received from Probation in 2008, 10 were returned to Probation (they were either requested back from Probation or the youth re - offended, etc.), there were 14 panel hearings held, there are currently two cases still open this year. There have not been any new cases so far in 2009. Ms. Michaels stated that she has talked with the County YAB Coordinator about having more cases sent to our YAB. Also, there was only one youth mentored in 2008 and there are currently two active mentors. There are 14 active YAB volunteers. c. SAVVY Report Ms. Michaels reported that there are currently seven seniors who are matched with volunteers. Ms. Michaels stated that there are more people interested in being volunteers, but now all the applicants have to go through the Department of Justice background check so the City has to be more selective with the applicants. Ms. Michaels anticipates that this program will grow once the new community center, that is currently being planned, is built and operational. d. Neighborhood Network Program Ms. Michaels stated that the next session for the Citizens Academy will be on February 9 and 23, and March 9 and 23, 2009. To date there are six residents that have registered for the class. Residents have until the end of this week to register. One hundred five residents have completed the Academy. The Neighborhood Network Community Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center. MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JANUARY 26, 2009 PAGE 4 The subject of the meeting is "Code Enforcement 101." The meeting will review and explain the City's Code Enforcement Program to the residents. e. Trails Proiect There are currently 14 trail adoptions, four park adoptions, and 23 roadway adoptions. The signs along the adoption locations have been fixed so "trail" adoption signs are along the trails and "road" adoption signs are along the roads, and misspellings have been corrected. There were 13 Eagle Scout projects completed in 2008. Eight projects are pending. There are no scheduled hikes on the trails. 7. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS • Commissioner Gannon commented that the meeting was about comments and was like a "brainstorming" session and he would like to see more of that. 8. NEXT MEETING DATE The next Steering Committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Chino Hills Civic Center, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills. 9. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. Respectfully submitted by, Robin Butler, Neighborhood Services Secretary /rb