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07-20-2009 HSCS MinutesMINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 20, 2009 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m., on July 20, 2009, in the Community Room at the Chino Hills Government Center, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills. ATTENDANCE Committee Members Present: Council Member Bill Kruger, Chair; Angelica Baltazar, San Bernardino County; Commissioner Barry Fischer; Commissioner Bob Gannon; Commissioner Abraham Hovsepian; Gail Johnson; Wayne Scaggs; and John Stadler. Staff Present: Ben Montgomery, Bonnie Michaels, and Robin Butler. Guests Present: Guido Sie and Boy Scout Troup 2399. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On motion by Commissioner Fischer, seconded by John Stadler, the minutes from the April 20, 2009 meeting were unanimously approved as amended below: Location: Page 2; Agenda Item No. 4, second paragraph, third sentence, Committee asked to include the name of the Hindu Temple for clarification. Change: Change text to "...BAPS Hindu Temple ..." 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS None 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Chino Hills 91709 Healthy Cities Expo Bonnie Michaels reported that the Expo Subcommittee had met, and discussed with the MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 20, 2009 PAGE 2 Committee the basic framework the subcommittee had developed for the event (see Exhibit "A"). The new name for the event is to be the "Chino Hills Lifestyle Faire." The Faire will be held in the Government Center Community Room; lobby area; covered alcove between the City Hall and Library; in the Library; and the circular area between the City Hall, Library and Fire District. The Expo is set for November 7, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The theme for the Faire is "Promoting Healthy Families." An advertisement was placed in the Fall Chino Hills City News and Recreation Brochure (see Exhibit "B"). The Committee suggested either changing the theme to "Promoting Healthy Lifestyles" or eliminating the theme altogether. Ms. Michaels stated that staff was able to roll-over $5,000 left over from last fiscal year to this coming fiscal year to fund the event. These funds will be spent on advertising, rentals, giveaway items, etc. In order to offset the expense of the event, staff will be seeking sponsorships and vendors will be charged a rental space fee to participate in the event. It is estimated that there will be room for approximately 25 vendor booths. Staff has started to contact vendors to gage their interest in participating. In order to track the number of residents who attend the event, staff will give each attendee a raffle ticket for donated raffle prizes. The next Subcommittee meeting will be on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. b. Steering Committee Open Positions Mr. Montgomery stated that at the last meeting, the Committee discussed the different representative positions that were a part of the Healthy Cities Steering Committee when it was originally formed. Mr. Montgomery stated that staff is checking with the Police Department about getting an attendee and the School District will have a member that will start attending the meetings. c. National Night Out Ms. Michaels reported that the National Night Out kick-off meeting was held on June 18, 2009. There were about 11 in attendance. There are currently 27 registered events. A proclamation from the City Council declaring National Night Out will be presented at the July 28, 2009 City Council meeting. Event kits distributed to the residents that registered their events include: Flyers, glow sticks, child fingerprint identification kits, and National Night Out temporary tattoos. The kits are being packaged in "Chino Hills Recycles" bags. 5. NEW BUSINESS MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 20, 2009 PAGE 3 a. Celebrate the Family Poster & Essay Contest Ms. Michaels distributed the timeline for the 2009 Celebrate the Family Poster & Essay Contest (see Exhibit "C"). There will be a Poster Workshop on October 5th in the Library Community Room from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Montgomery stated that this year there will be an incentive program to get the schools to participate. There will be an award to the school that has the most participation in each age category. Ms. Baltazar suggested sending a copy of the contest information to the School Board in addition to the Superintendent and Principals. Gail Johnson volunteered to make all the calls to the schools for the Contest. 6. UPDATE REPORTS a. CHAMP/YAB Report Ms. Michaels reported that, currently, no youth are being mentored. Also, there are currently five open cases with the Youth Accountability Board. b. SAVVY Report Ms. Michaels reported that there are currently four seniors who are matched with volunteers. c. Neighborhood Network Program Ms. Michaels stated that a neighborhood clean-up was held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the lower Los Serranos area. There was a total of 17-tons of waste collected. In addition, there were 45 e-waste items collected. The Neighborhood Network information booth at this year's July 4th picnic was visited by well over 400 visitors (based on the fact that 400 visors were distributed to visitors and they could have easily given out another 200). The fall session of the Citizens Academy will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the City Hall. The dates scheduled are September 9, September 23, October 7, and October 21, 2009. They have been averaging 10 to 12 attendees each session. d. Trails Proiect A themed hike "Candy Land Fun" was held on May 29, 2009 at English Springs Park at MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING J U LY 20, 2009 PAGE 4 Gazebos two and three. The hike was a success; there were 15 participants with another 14 on a waiting list. Staff has finished measuring trails in preparation for the installation of the directional and mile trail markers. 142 signs will be installed. Due to the compacted dirt, installation will most likely take place after the first rain and/or during cooler weather. There are currently 14 trail adoptions, 23 roadway adoptions, and three park adoptions. There have been 12 Eagle Scout projects completed so far this year. There is one project pending. 7. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS • Ms. Michaels and Angelica Baltazar shared with the Committee the County's website available to all residents to aid in working towards the health and activity education for your family and community (see Exhibit "D"). In addition, cities can post their events on this website. 8. NEXT MEETING DATE The next Steering Committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Chino Hills Government Center, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills. 9. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m. Respectfully submitted by, Robin Butler, Neighborhood Services Secretary /rb