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10-19-2009 HSCS MinutesMINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 19, 2009 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m., on October 19, 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; Commissioner Barry Fischer; Commissioner Bob Gannon; Commissioner Abraham Hovsepian; Laurel Mullally, Chino Valley Unified School District; Mark O'Donnell, Chino Hills Police Department; Wayne Scaggs; and John Stadler. Staff Present: Ben Montgomery, Bonnie Michaels, and Robin Butler. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES On motion by Commissioner Fischer, seconded by John Stadler, the minutes from the July 20, 2009 meeting were unanimously approved. 3. PUBLIC COMMENTS None 4. OLD BUSINESS a. Chino Hills Healthy Lifestyle Faire Ben Montgomery reported that the Healthy Lifestyle Faire was cancelled due to budget constraints. Mr. Montgomery stated that he would inform the Committee if funding should become available. The Committee suggested tying this faire to either the Disaster Expo or the Chamber Expo next year. Mr. Montgomery stated that staff will be looking into all available options next year. Mr. Montgomery stated that he and Bonnie Michaels have been going to other cities' events to see how they are putting on their events. Most cities focus more on the MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 19, 2009 PAGE 2 "health," where we wanted to focus on the quality of life in Chino Hills and programs available. b. National Night Out Ms. Michaels reported that this was another successful year for National Night Out. There were 27 registered events, the same number as last year. However, they were bigger events and approximately 1,115 residents participated. There were also 14 new event organizers. c. Celebrate the Family Poster & Essay Contest Ms. Michaels distributed a list of the winners of the 2009 Celebrate the Family Poster & Essay Writing Contest, along with the statistics (see Exhibit "A"). Chino Hills Disposal donated a bicycle and a bike helmet. It will be a prize for a student from Rolling Ridge Elementary, the school with the highest number of entries (137 entries). A drawing will be made at the school. The winners will be recognized at the November 10th City Council meeting. There were 11 children that participated in the Poster Workshop. 5. NEW BUSINESS None 6. UPDATE REPORTS a. CHAMP/YAB Report Ms. Michaels reported that, currently, no youth are being mentored. Also, there is currently one open case with the Youth Accountability Board. Throughout the year, we have only received 10 cases from the Probation Department. The Committee asked if cases to YAB ever come from the School District. Ms. Michaels stated that the cases are received from the San Bernardino County Probation Department. Mr. Montgomery explained that the Probation Officer that assigns cases assigns them to Chino as well as Chino Hills. Chino receives more cases than Chino Hills. b. SAVVY Report Ms. Michaels reported that there are currently four seniors who are matched with volunteers. Ms. Michaels stated that she has been working with Community Senior Services to help find resources for families who have needs beyond what the SAVVY program can offer. Some of the most common requests she receives is for transportation and for someone to come into the house a couple of hours every day. MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 19, 2009 PAGE 3 c. Neighborhood Network Program Ms. Michaels stated that the fall session of the Citizens Academy was cancelled due to lack of registration. The next session will be held on Mondays at 7 p.m. on February 8 & 22, and March 8 & 22, 2010. d. Trails Proiect Ms. Michaels reported that the City is currently out of trails maps to distribute. Minor corrections are being made to the current trails map before reprinting it. The Committee suggested that a copy of the trails map be posted at the Government Center and maybe have smaller maps posted at the trail heads. There is a "Haunted Hike" planned for October 23rd, 7 — 9 p.m. at the McCoy Equestrian Center. 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 are four projects pending and two scouts have turned down proposed projects due to cost. 7. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS • Commissioner Gannon stated that he would take the idea of posting the trails map at the Government Center to the Parks and Recreation Commission. • John Stadler stated that he was concerned about posting the signs at the trail heads. There was a concern of size, space and possible vandalism. The Committee stated that posting trail signs could be a possible Scout project. • Laurel Mullally introduced herself; she is the Director of Health Services for the School District. She also runs the Health Council, formerly known as the Wellness Committee. Some of the goals they are working on this year include targeting bullying, which is a big issue within the District; employee wellness; and focusing on nutrition and fitness in students to combat obesity. Angelica Baltazar, with the County, is in the process of writing a county wide multi- million dollar grant for Healthy Cities for combating obesity. She will be contacting Chino Hills about the grant. Lastly, they are putting on an H1 N1 Flu Nasal Spray Vaccine Clinic in conjunction with the Public Health Department; the one in Chino Hills will be on November 18 at Ayala High School and a follow-up on December 16, 2009. This will be for targeted people (children, ages two through 18; and adults who have an infant in the home who is six months or younger) and will be on a first -come -first -served basis. This is manned by Public Health. The District and City will have to provide the facility and traffic control. MINUTES OF THE HEALTHY CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OCTOBER 19, 2009 PAGE 4 8. NEXT MEETING DATE The next Steering Committee meeting will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010, 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