Jess Martin Park Ballfield Improvements

DATE: January 23, 2001
TO: Board of Supervisors
RE:Jess Martin Park Ballfield Improvements

Summary:
On December 2, 1997, the County of San Diego and Intermountain Park and Recreation entered into an agreement to jointly oversee the development of park and recreational facilities at Jess Martin Park. Recently, Intermountain Park and Recreation began efforts to rehabilitate the existing ballfields, which consist of baseball, soccer, and football overlays. Today's action will amend the agreement between the County of San Diego and Intermountain Parks and Recreation to increase the County's funding by $30,000 to supplement existing funding for ballfield rehabilitation efforts at Jess Martin Park and also establishes appropriations in this amount for this project.

Recommendations:
SUPERVISOR DIANNE JACOB

Find in accordance with Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines that the Jess Martin Park ballfield improvements project is exempt from CEQA.

Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to approve and authorize the establishment of appropriations in the amount of $30,000 to fund the rehabilitation of ballfields at Jess Martin Park in Julian.

Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement with Intermountain Park and Recreation, Inc. in the amount of $30,000 for ballfield improvements to Jess Martin Park, upon receipt of the amendment.

Fiscal Impact:
Funds in the amount of $30,000 for this request are budgeted in the FY 00-01 District 2 Community Reinvestment fund balance.

Background:
On December 2, 1997, the County of San Diego and Intermountain Park and Recreation entered into an agreement to jointl y oversee the development of park and recreational facilities at Jess Martin Park. Recently, Intermountain Park and Recreation began efforts to rehabilitate the existing ballfields, which consist of baseball, soccer, and football overlays. Community members support efforts to rehabilitate the ballfields and are looking forward to increased recreational opportunities.

The project consists of minor improvements to the existing park site, including grading, irrigation, fencing and other minor improvements to the existing ballfields. The project involves no expansion of Jess Martin Park.

Today's action will amend the agreement between the County of San Diego and Intermountain Parks and Recreation to increase the County's funding by $30,000 to supplement existing funding for ballfield rehabilitation efforts at Jess Martin Park and also establishes appropriations in this amount for this project.

I urge your support.

Respectfully Submitted,

DIANNE JACOB
Supervisor, Second District