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ALL RIGHT.

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

SEVEN O'CLOCK NORMALLY TELL PENNY I SAID, HI, DONE.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

IT IS SEVEN O'CLOCK.

WE'LL GO AHEAD ON AND CALL THE, UH, UM, UH, BOARD MEETING TO ORDER, UH, GLAD TO SEE EVERYONE HERE.

I WAS GOING TO CUT MY VIDEO ON, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY IT NEVER DID CUT ON, BUT THAT'S, THAT'S STILL, I GUESS, UH, HOPEFULLY EVERYONE HAS HAD A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON, STAYED SAFE AND, AND ALL THOSE GOOD THINGS RIGHT THERE.

UH, THE FOUR, UH, CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER, UH, I DO WANT TO SAY THAT, UH, UH, I, UH, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE THE CITY MANAGER HERE TO SEE EVENING.

HE HAD AN UNFORESEEN UNEXPECTED, UH, ISSUE TO COME UP, BUT, UH, HE ASKED THAT WE'RE AT LEAST, YOU KNOW, PASS ON HIS WELL-WISHES AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

AND, AND HE DOES LOOK FORWARD TO, UH, ATTENDING ONE OF OUR MEETINGS, UH, TO MAKE AN INTRODUCTION.

AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

SO I JUST WANTED TO DO THAT, UH, WITH THAT BEING SAID, UH, WE'LL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER.

UM, AND I JUST WANT TO VERIFY WHO'S ALL HERE FOR THE RECORD.

SO AS I CALL YOUR NAME, IF YOU'LL UNMUTE YOURSELF AND, AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

UH, STARTING OFF WITH, UH, UH, JR.

ARE YOU THERE JR.

FOR THE RECORD? I DID NOT SEE A RESPONSE FROM JR.

UH, CLAUDIA, ARE YOU HERE? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MA'AM MS. GAIL? NO, DIANE GILTNER BROSH.

OKAY.

RAJ, YOU MAY COME IN LATER.

UH, MR. JOHNSON, DON JOHNSON.

THOMAS SEEN JOHNSON, THOMAS SAYING MR. MACK.

LOVELY MAN.

YES, I'M HERE.

MS. MARY ROSS, MS. ROSS, MS. DECKER, MS. SUSAN DECKER.

I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, MR. MERCHANT, BRIAN MERCHANT.

I'M HERE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SIR.

AND, UH, VICTORIA, THANK YOU.

MA'AM AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MR. BUDDY SNYDER.

HEY, HE'S HERE.

I SAY, I'M ON THE PHONE.

HE'S MADE IT.

I SAID YOU'RE ON THE CALL.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO WHO I HAVE, THAT'S NOT ON TONIGHT'S MEETING IS JR RAJ THOMAS AND MS. MARY ROSS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

[2. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2020 PARKS BOARD MEETING MINUTES]

WE'LL MOVE ON DOWN THE AGENDA.

UH, ITEM NUMBER TWO, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 3RD PARK'S BOARD MEETING MINUTES.

UH, THOSE MINUTES WERE EMAILED OUT TO EVERYONE.

UH, ARE THERE ANY MODIFICATIONS, CORRECTIONS OR ANYTHING ANYONE NEEDS TO MAKE WITH REGARDS TO THE DECEMBER 3RD, 2020 PARKS BOARD MEETING MINUTES? IF NOT, I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THOSE MEETING MINUTES, MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, THE MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING.

ALL RIGHT.

AND, UH, JUST FOR THE RECORD, WE'LL MAKE A NOTE THAT JR IS IN ATTENDANCE TO THE MEETING TONIGHT.

I'VE GOT A MOTION.

CAN I GET A SECOND, SUSAN, SUSAN SECOND, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? GOOD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, ITEM NUMBER THREE, PUBLIC COMMENTS.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK? DO WE HAVE ANYBODY SIGN UP JULIA,

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UH, TO SPEAK BEFORE US THIS AFTERNOON? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MA'AM UH, ITEM NUMBER FOUR.

[4. INTRODUCTION OF CITY MANAGER ODIS JONES]

UH, WE TALKED ABOUT THAT EARLIER AGAIN.

UH, CITY MANAGER, OTIS JONES.

HE DID SEND HIS REGRETS FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND, UH, BUT HE WILL COME AND, AND, UH, MEET WITH US, UH, HERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

UH, WITH THAT BEING SAID,

[5. STAFF REPORTS]

WE'LL GO TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE, A STAFF REPORT STARTING WITH OUR, UH, PROJECT MARK PROJECTS, DIRECTOR MANGUM.

GOOD EVENING.

EVERYBODY CAN Y'ALL HEAR ME.

YES.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, UH, I JUST WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

IT'S, IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK, UH, WITH YOU.

YEAH, I'LL BE AT, UH, VIRTUALLY.

UM, I, UH, I, UH, UM, UNFORTUNATELY MISSED THE LAST, UH, THE MEETING AND, UH, IT'S GOOD TO, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

UM, I WANT TO GIVE YOU JUST A COUPLE OF HIGH LEVEL, UH, PROJECTS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW.

UM, WE, UH, WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, OUR MASTER PLAN UPDATE.

THAT'S THE PROJECT IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST, WELL, ONE OF THE BIGGER PROJECTS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON, UM, WE'VE SELECTED A CONSULTANT, UH, THEY'RE, THEY'RE BUSY WORKING WITH US AND I'M GETTING OUR MASTER PLAN UPDATED AS YOU KNOW, THE LAST TIME, UH, OUR MA MASTER PLAN WAS APPROVED WAS IN, UM, 2015, UH, NOT EVERY FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS.

UH, WE WANT TO WANT TO GET THAT UPDATED AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE STILL CONTINUING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS, OR AT LEAST WE HAVE THE RIGHT GOALS, UH, THAT MASTER PLAN WILL TIE INTO A STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THAT WILL BE WHAT WILL, UH, BASE OUR ANNUAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OFF EVERY YEAR.

UM, B BE READY TO HEAR, UH, FROM US FOR, FOR SOME, UH, INPUT SESSIONS, UH, FOR, FOR THE BOARD AS WELL AS PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS.

UM, OTHER THAN THAT, UH, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PROJECTS THIS YEAR THAT ARE ON THE BUDGET.

WE'RE WORKING WITH PUBLIC WORKS AND A COUPLE OF, UH, DRAINAGE RELATED PROJECTS, MO MOSTLY WORKING ON THE, UH, SHORELINE STABILIZATION OF BUFFALO ON PARK AND, AND AMERICAN LEGION PARK.

WE'VE NOT YET STARTED THOSE PROJECTS, BUT THOSE ARE, UH, UPCOMING IN THE, IN THE CURRENT YEAR THAT, UH, UM, WE'LL BE, WE'LL BE KEEPING YOU UPDATED ON, UM, WITH, UH, JR ABOUT THE POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP WITH, UH, FIRST COLONY.

AND WE'RE GONNA, WE HAVE A MEETING HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS WITH, UH, FIRST COLONY FOLKS TO, UH, HAVE A, UM, TO, TO KIND OF SET SOME, SOME IDEAS OF SOME PROJECTS THAT WE CAN DO IN PARTNERSHIP, UH, WITH, UH, WITH THE, UM, THE HOA.

THEY'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT SOME OF THE STUFF THAT WE HAVE COMING, COMING THROUGH, AND SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT WE HAVE, UH, AND AGAIN, I'LL UPDATE YOU ON THOSE.

AS WE GET A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE LINE, WE ARE REPLACING THE PLAYGROUNDS AT HUNTER'S TRAIL PARK AND THAT COMMUNITY PARK, UH, AS YOU KNOW, A COMMUNITY PARK, WE RECENTLY ADDED, UH, PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AROUND OUR OLD STRUCTURE.

IT'S NOW TIME TO REPLACE THAT OLD STRUCTURE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO REPLACE THAT CENTERPIECE.

WE'LL KEEP ALL THE STUFF AROUND IT, OBVIOUSLY THE NEW STUFF, THAT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO COMMUNITY PARK, UH, HUNTER'S TRAIL PARK, UH, AGAIN, UH, ONE OF OUR OLDER, UH, PLAYGROUNDS, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE REPLACING THAT WITH SOMETHING SO NICE.

UH WE'VE WE PURCHASED THOSE, UM, THEY HAVE, UH, RECENTLY, UM, BEEN MANUFACTURED AND ARE, UH, WILL BE INSTALLED HERE SHORTLY.

UM, OKAY.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING AGAIN WITH PUBLIC WORKS TO, UH, BUILD A NEW MAINTENANCE SHOP, UH, AS YOU ALL KNOW, OR MAYBE SOME OF YOU DON'T KNOW THE MAIN SHOP THAT WE WERE IN THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY IN IS AN OLD FIRE STATION THAT WAS, UH, DEEMED UNINHABITABLE, UM, AND CONDEMNED, UH, OH, I DON'T KNOW, 20 YEARS AGO.

AND, UH, AND, UH, IT'S SO, SO, SO THEY, THEY, UM, THEY, THEY MOVED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OUT AND MOVED PARKS INTO IT.

AND AT THE TIME, EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN CONDEMNED, IT WAS A MUCH, UH, WHAT I UNDERSTAND A MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE FROM WHAT WE HAD BEFORE.

UM, BUT NOW IT IS, UH, TRULY, UM, BEYOND, UH, UM, ANY, ANY USE OF LIFE AND, UM, THAT COMBINED WITH SOME OF THE INFESTATIONS THAT WE HAVE, THEY'RE GOING TO GET TORN DOWN AND WE'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING A BRAND NEW MAINTENANCE SHOP, UM, IN THE SAME LOCATION WHERE WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UM, ENDS THAT WE HAVE.

AND WE'LL PRESENT THOSE TO YOU.

UH, AGAIN, AS SOON AS WE HAVE THOSE PLANS, UM, UH, IN A, IN A POINT WHERE WE CAN PRESENT THEM TO YOU AND THEN, AND THEN TAKE THEM TO COUNCIL, UM, UH, WE'RE WORKING

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ON, AS YOU, AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE DONE SOME PARK SIGNAGE EVERY YEAR FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO DO A COUPLE MORE SIGNS THIS YEAR.

WE'RE WORKING ON, UH, DETERMINING WHICH SIGNS, UH, WHICH PARKS, UM, WE'RE GOING TO DO.

OR RIGHT NOW WE'RE PLANNING ON DOING TWO, TWO NEW SIGNS THIS YEAR.

UM, AND, UH, THOSE ARE, THOSE ARE REALLY THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR, OF OUR PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE GOING ON IN THE PARK.

UM, ALL OF THAT, UH, UM, BARRY TALKED ABOUT THE OPERATION SIDE OF THINGS AND, AND, AND KEVIN ABOUT THE RECREATION SIDE OF THINGS, BUT, UH, AS FAR AS PARK PROJECT, THAT'S, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR JASON? ALL RIGHT.

IF NOT, WE'LL MOVE ON OVER TO PARK OPERATIONS.

UH, MR. HAMILTON, YES.

I INCLUDED IT IN THE PACKET AND OVERALL IT WAS A STANDARD MONTH, REGULAR ACTIVITIES, ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING TO MAKE NOTE OUT BARRY THAT, UH, UH, THE PARK BOARD NEED TO BE AWARE OF, NOT AT THIS TIME.

OKAY.

IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD FOR BARRY? NO.

MOVING ON, UH, NEXT REPORT WILL BE FROM, UH, RECREATIONS AND THAT'LL BE FROM MR. BROWN.

WE CAN HEAR YOU, KEVIN, KEVIN, KEVIN.

IT LOOKS LIKE KEVIN'S HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THERE.

UM, UM, BUT, UH, I, I WILL, I WILL, UM, I CAN GO AHEAD AND MAYBE HOPEFULLY SPEAK FOR HIM, UH, THING THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO BATTLE.

UM, COVID, UH, WE, WE ARE CONTINUING TO OPERATE UNDER THE VERY LIMITED GUIDELINES THAT WE ARE.

UM, WE HAD A BUNCH OF, UH, EVENTS, UH, SPECIAL EVENTS, SMALLER THINGS, UH, WITHIN THE COVID GUIDELINES THAT WE HAD A PLAN TO DO IN DECEMBER AND SUBSTITUTE OF THE, UH, THE, UM, SNOW FAST.

UH, UNFORTUNATELY, UH, THAT WAS NOT THE TIME WE HAD A LITTLE SPIKE IN OUR PRETTY BIG SPIKE IN, UH, COVID CASES IN THE COUNTY.

WE WENT TO RED, UH, BOTH THOSE WERE CANCELED.

UM, HOWEVER, UH, THE STAFF WERE INCREDIBLY CREATIVE ON AND, AND, UH, CREATING A LOT OF SELF GUIDED SELF LED TYPE ACTIVITIES, EVERYTHING FROM, UH, GINGERBREAD MAKING COMPETITIONS THAT THEY COULD, UH, SUBMIT PHOTOS AND WIN PRIZES, UH, TO, UH, UM, A WALK IN BUFFALO RUN WHERE THEY HAD TO DECIPHER A SECRET CODE, UM, WITH, WITH, UH, DIFFERENT, UH, CO CO UH, LETTERS THAT WERE, WERE HIDDEN.

UM, AND, UH, WE GOT A LOT OF INCREDIBLE, UH, POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON THAT, UH, REALLY PROUD OF THE RECREATION STAFF AND THE CREATIVITY THAT, UH, THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE COMING UP WITH.

UM, AT THIS TIME I SEE KEVIN YOU'RE OFF MUTE.

YOU WANT TO TRY TO TALK AGAIN AND SEE IF YOU CAN? YEAH, IT DOES IT WORKING NOW.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, SIR.

YOU CAN HEAR ME.

YES, SIR.

OKAY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

FOR SOME REASON, MY AUDIO WASN'T PICKING UP ON MY COMPUTER.

SO, UH, THANK YOU, JASON, FOR KIND OF STEPPING IN THERE.

UM, AS I WAS SAYING THAT YOU COULDN'T HEAR THE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER REPORTS ARE IN THE PACKET AND WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW ON, UM, SOME INTERACTIVE WAYS TO KEEP PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ALTERNATIVE WAYS, YOU KNOW, VIRTUALLY AND AS WELL AS GETTING PEOPLE OUTDOORS AND DOING SOME THINGS IN OUR PARKS.

UM, SO IN JANUARY WE HAVE LIKE A TROUT FISHING COMPETITION COMING UP.

WE HAVE SOME UNIQUE, UH, GOLDEN RAINBOW TROUTS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED AT AMERICAN LEGION PARK AND COMMUNITY PARK.

UM, SO IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE EFFICIENT PERSON AND WANT TO GO OUT THERE AND TRY YOUR LUCK, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PICTURES OF ANY OF THOSE FISH THAT YOU CATCH THERE.

THEY'RE PRETTY UNIQUE LOOKING FISH.

UH, THAT'LL BE GOING ON TO THE END OF FEBRUARY.

UM, WE HAVE, FOR ANY OF YOU THAT HAVE KIDS OR GRANDKIDS, WE'RE GOING TO BE STARTING UP SOME E-SPORTS TOURNAMENTS.

UM, SO WE HAVE ONE IN JANUARY 15TH FOR ROCKET LEAGUE, WE'LL BE DOING SOME VIRTUAL VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENTS.

UH, THERE'LL BE A COUPLE OF THOSE COMING

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UP THIS SPRING.

UM, BUT THE FIRST ONE, LIKE I SAID IS JANUARY 15TH AND IT WOULD BE ROCKET LEAGUE.

AND THEN, UH, I KNOW, I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ALL KIND OF HAVE A SPECIFIC PARKS THAT YOU GO OUT AND TAKE A LOOK AT AND KIND OF KEEP AN EYE ON.

AND WE'VE, WE'VE KIND OF EXPANDED THAT TO OPEN IT UP TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH THE PARKS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM.

THAT'S JUST RECENTLY GONE LIVE.

AND I KNOW BUDDY AND BARB, UM, HAVE, HAVE TAKEN PLACE I'VE ALREADY HAD GONE AND MET WITH ALISON AND GOTTEN INVOLVED WITH THAT PROGRAM.

AND SO I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU, UM, TO GIVE ALISON VICKERY A CALL.

AND, UH, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR NEW PARKS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THAT AS WELL.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. BROWN ON HIS REPORT? GREAT JOB IN BEING VERY CREATIVE WITH EVERYTHING.

WELL, THANK YOU THAT I HAVE TO GIVE ALL THE CREDIT TO MY STAFF.

SO THEY'RE, THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB OF DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO FIND WAYS TO INTERACT AND GET OUT THERE AND STAY ACTIVE.

TELL HIM TO START YOUR VIDEO.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR KEVIN I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE TO GIVE KUDOS TO THE FRONT DESK.

PEOPLE THAT MEET EVERYONE THAT COMES IN THERE QUITE FREQUENTLY.

I NOTICE HOW FRIENDLY THEY ARE TO EVERYONE AND JUST FUN TO CONVERSE WITH.

SO I'M INVOLVED IN SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY'RE INVOLVED IN HELPING PEOPLE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? QUESTIONS, IF NOT, WE'LL MOVE

[6. DIRECTORS REPORT]

ON OVER TO THE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

MR. MAGNUM.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN, CAN YOU GUYS HOLD ON JUST ONE SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU'RE THERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME TRYING TO DO TWO THINGS AT ONCE HERE? UM, YEAH, JUST, UH, THINGS, UH, UH, I COULD HAVE MENTIONED THE PLATFORM IN THE, IN THE PROJECT REPORT, BUT I THINK IT'S SIGNIFICANT.

UM, THE, THE VETERANS MEMORIAL, THE, THE, THE AWARD TO CONSTRUCT, UH, WAS, WAS AWARDED, UM, AT THE LAST OR TWO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGO IN DECEMBER.

UM, SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE DUKE, UH, DIRT MOVING REALLY SOON ON THAT.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THIS PROJECT UNDERWAY.

UM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER, WE'RE GOING TO WORKING WITH THE FOUNDATION AND KICKING OFF, UH, ANOTHER, ANOTHER BRICK, UH, UM, UH, PUSH FOR OR BRICKS SO THAT WE CAN, UH, MAKE SOME OF THE ENHANCEMENTS THERE.

BUT, UH, THE FUNDING IS ALL THERE THROUGH GRANTS DONATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, AND, UM, AND WE'RE GOING TO, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT, UH, GETTING THAT PROJECT MOVING.

WE HAVE OUR PRE-CONFERENCE MEETING, UH, SET UP FOR THAT, UH, NEXT WEEK, UH, OR A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING.

SORRY.

UM, AND, UH, SO, SO BE READY AND, AND, UH, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR, UH, SEEING THAT THING GO, GO VERTEL MURDER FOR REALLY EXCITED AND JUST, UH, AN AWESOME HONOR TO BE ABLE TO HONOR OUR VETERANS, UH, IN SUCH A, A GREAT WAY HERE IN MISSOURI CITY.

UM, THE NEXT THING I JUST WANT TO DO IS REAL QUICKLY, UM, AS YOU KNOW, UH, UH, RAN RANDY TRUCK.

PHIL HAS RETIRED AFTER, UM, 30 YEARS WITH THE CITY AND 40 YEARS IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, WE WE'VE ALREADY, UH, YOU KNOW, THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE, BUT WE DO WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.

UM, HIS NAME IS, UH, TW DYKEMAN.

UH, HE COMES TO US, UH, FROM CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION FOR THE CITY OF VISTA, CALIFORNIA.

UM, UH, HAS SOME, SOME FAMILY IN TEXAS AND WAS LOOKING TO GET TO TEXAS AND, AND, UH, TW IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND, UH, UNMUTING AND, UH, INTRODUCING YOURSELF, LETTING THE PARKS BOARD KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND IF YOU, IF YOU HAVE A, YEAH, YOUR VIDEO'S ON GOOD.

SO, UH, PUSH YOURSELF.

HEY, SOUNDS GOOD.

CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? YEAH.

GREAT.

HEY, IT'S JASON SAID, UH, MY NAME'S TW DAIKON AND I DID COME FROM VISTA, CALIFORNIA.

THAT'S IN NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

UM, IT'S ABOUT 45 MINUTES NORTH OF SAN DIEGO.

IT'S CLOSE TO CAMP PENDLETON, THE MARINE BASE, UH, CARLSBAD AND OCEANSIDE ON THE OCEAN SIDE, UH,

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OF US TO THE WEST, UM, SPENT FIVE GREAT YEARS THERE, BUT, UH, WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK TO, UH, THE TEXAS AREA.

AS JASON SAID, I HAVE FAMILY IN AUSTIN.

MY KIDS ARE UP THERE AND HAVE FAMILY IN THE MIDWEST.

I GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN ILLINOIS ORIGINALLY, BUT, UH, I'VE BEEN SEVERAL PLACES SINCE THEN, UH, HAD A STINT IN BOULDER, COLORADO, UH, OTHER PLACES IN CALIFORNIA AS WELL, BUT I'M VERY PLEASED, VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE AND SERVING MISSOURI CITY AND WORKING WITH JASON AND THE ENTIRE TEAM THERE AT THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT.

AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN THE, UH, MY OFFICE IS AT THE REC CENTER, IF YOU'RE EVER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, PLEASE STOP IN AND SAY, HI, I'D LOVE TO GET A CHANCE TO MEET YOU.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME.

I KNOW EVERYBODY WANTS TO COME TO TEXAS WHERE IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO BE.

UH, WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND, AND BEING ABLE TO MEET YOU WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE.

UH, FACE-TO-FACE SO WELCOME ABOARD AND, UH, HAVE A YEAR.

GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS, JASON? WELL, THAT'S ALL I HAVE AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ANYBODY HAS AT THIS TIME.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR JASON? UM, YEAH, ARTS COMMISSION IS, UH, WE'RE, WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING SOME CHANGES.

UM, SOME, SOME, SOME NEW RECENT CHANGES THAT, UH, RECENTLY CAME UP, UH, WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, UM, LOOKING AT KIND OF, UH, ADDING SOME DUTIES TO THE ARTS COMMISSION.

UM, AND SO AS SOON AS THAT'S DONE, WE'RE OPEN, THAT'LL GO TO COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL, UM, IN FEBRUARY, ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING

[7. BOARD REPORTS]

ALONG, BROTHERS ROSARY DENIED BOARD REPORTS, ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, BOARD REPORTS, ANY REPORTS FROM ANY BOARD MEMBERS.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW I'M BEING SAD.

WE'LL MOVE ON OVER TO

[8. ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA]

ITEM NUMBER EIGHT ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA.

UM, THAT WILL BE OUR FEBRUARY MEETING.

WE MAY HAVE A, MAY HAVE A, UH, PARKLAND DEDICATION, BUT, UH, WE'LL KNOW, THE TIME WILL TELL THEM THAT RIGHT THERE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M A LITTLE SADDENED THAT NEXT MONTH IS, UH, DAUGHTER, DAD DANCE, AND THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN THAT AWAY FROM US, UH, OR AT LEAST SUSPENDED IT FOR THIS YEAR.

SO I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF DADS THAT ARE GOING TO BE HURTING THIS YEAR.

SO OUR HEART GOES OUT TO THEM.

ARE THERE ANY ITEMS THAT ANYBODY WANTS TO PLACE ON NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA? I'M GOING TO ASK A QUESTION REAL QUICK.

JASON, DO YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD PUT FOR NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA, UH, SOMETHING ABOUT THE FIRST COLONY DISCUSSION THAT WE PLAN ON HAVING WELL, LET'S HAVE THAT LET'S HAVE THAT MEETING AND, UH, UH, AND THEN DECIDE FROM THERE AFTER I SEE WHAT COMES UP FROM THAT MEETING, AND WE CAN ADD THAT, UM, AT THE TIME WE'LL PUT A PRINCIPAL THERE.

THANK YOU.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, AND I'M GOING TO GUESS BEFORE I GO, THAT RAJ THOMAS SAYING, UM, MS. ROTH, MARY ROSS, NEITHER ONE OF THOSE JOINED US.

SO THEY, THEY WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE IN TONIGHT'S MEETING.

UM, WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT, UH, AGAIN, WE ALL NEED TO, UH, MAKE SURE THAT WE, WE DO WHAT THE CDC TELLS US TO DO, YOU KNOW, WEAR YOUR MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS, STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

UH, YOU KNOW, WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

AND AT SOME POINT WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK TOGETHER, UH, WITH THAT BEING SAID, UH, NO FURTHER ACTION REQUIRED FOR TONIGHT.

UH, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE DONE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.