Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

December 5, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-GIFTS FOR PARKS December 5, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-GIFTS FOR PARKS December 5, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA-GIFTS FOR PARKS



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RON ROSENFELD, DIRECTOR, RECREATION AND PARKS

DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2006

SUBJECT: GIFTS FOR PARKS

STAFF COORDINATOR: Matt Waters, Senior Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION

That the City Council accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s appreciation.

BACKGROUND

The City’s Gifts for Parks program, established in 1982, provides a means by which interested individuals, organizations, and/or businesses may contribute funds, merchandise, or labor for the enhancement of the City’s Recreation and Parks facilities and programs. Donations, as prescribed by law, are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

ANALYSIS

The City has received the following donations designated for:

PVIC DONATIONS
 $10,000 from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
 $225 from Cornerstone Elementary School
 $100 from Robert and Dena Friedson to celebrate the wedding of Cliff Evans and Joanne Braun
 $100 from the Hermosa Garden Club
 $100 from the Lomita Railroad Museum
 $100 from the Medawar Family
 6 boxes of early Palos Verdes dolomite from Al Dierl
 Marineland coffee mug from David Taylor
 Marineland paraphernalia from Ann Martin
 Marineland paraphernalia and photographs from Tom Ahern
 Framed pictures, tapes, and photos of Marineland and assorted cetacean-related books and videos from Joan Thornburg
 Books and magazines from Hazel Sayers
 Marineland “Project Discovery” souvenir ticket from Steve Bradley
 Marineland toothpick holder from Peggy Gilliam
 Marineland shirts and anniversary pin from Pat Starr
 California Historical Quarterly donation from Anita Gash
 Oceanography books from Mickey and Jack Macdonald
 Marine mammal and oceanography books from Pam and Hugh Ryono
 24 flashlights for the sea cave from CarleyLamps
 Tools from Joe Cocke
 3 large pink abalone shells from Nancy Hickman
 Stone axe head from Sally Marone
 10 laser lights for sea cave from Sharon Nolan
 Whale oil lamp from Pat and Ted Paulson
 Portrait of Frank Vanderlip, original blueprints of the Vanderlip Estates, and early photographs of the Peninsula from Don Cristy

DONATIONS FOR PVIC WHALE WALK II
 $2,500 from Lee and Ilene Clow for one PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
 $2,500 from Jacqueline Glass for one PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
 $2,500 from Nan and Reed Harman for one PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
 $2,500 from Fred L. Hartley Family Foundation for one PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
 $2,500 from Dr. Hongpyo H. and Julie Lee for PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
 $2,500 from Liz Umbrell for one PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque

PVIC GRAND OPENING
 $1000 from California Water Company
 Refreshments provided by New York Food Company
 Musical entertainment provided by Michele Nardone: Entertainment
 Musical entertainment by Mark Fitchett, the Peninsula School of Music
 Children’s activities provided by Annette Gunderson, Music ‘n’ Motion
 Flag ceremony by the U.S. Coast Guard
 Gourmet Peruvian cookies from Mama Ocllo Bakery

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
 Pavilions: $25 Gift Certificate
 Noah's Bagels: Bagels
 Starbucks Coffee Company (Peninsula Center): 2 lbs. coffee
 Bristol Farms: 120 assorted pastries, 6 gallons juice
 Whole Foods Market: $100 Gift Certificate
 Ralphs Grocery Company: $25 Gift Certificate
 Trader Joe's (Torrance): Fruit
 Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #106: Free sleigh ride for Santa
 Michele Nardone: Musical Entertainment

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the City accept these donations with thanks to all donors.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Rosenfeld, Director

Recreation and Parks

Reviewed,

Les Evans
City Manager