Blair Hills Association
Meeting, September 18, 2018
(These minutes were prepared
Meeting called to order at 7:09pm
July meeting minutes read and accepted.
Stoneview Nature Center (SNC) staffing
news – Kim Bozell from the LA County Department of
Parks and Recreation, who oversees all the nature centers in the county,
announced the news
Joplin received a promotion to Superintendent II and has moved to another
park. She will no longer be the superintendent at SNC
parks and recreation department is under a hiring
freeze but will be searching for a new superintendent as soon as the
freeze is lifted
- Jahill Dixon is filling in at SNC in the
meantime. Jahill has worked at Kenneth Hahn for
hours be extended at the park? – Because of budget issues the department
cannot support extended hours at this time.
there be more weeks of summer camp next summer? – The goal is to have
more weeks next year, but parks and recreation will not know until closer
to summer if they can staff for more weeks. Answer by late March.
SNC hired a gardener? - There is no gardener or grounds maintenance staff
at the moment.
the irrigation issues been addressed? - Irrigation work is under way and
will be maintained daily.
La Cienega portion of Park to Playa
trail - Ryan Kristen, who is in charge of the Park to Playa trail, works for
Public Works department, and worked on construction for the SNC trail to the
overlook, informed us:
Construction was selected on Thursday as the contractor for the pedestrian
bridge over La Cienega.
bridge is slated to be completed by August 2020.
until May is the design phase of the project. Construction will begin in
traffic will come through the oil fields or through Kenneth Hahn Park, not
Cienega will be shut down for 5 consecutive days in second half of 2019.
Specific dates to be shared closer to the shutdown.
Baldwin Hills Overlook trail will be extended from SNC toward La Cienega.
will come to monthly meetings to update us and will be here weekly once
- Discussion: About putting in a gate just for
residents that is closer to the bridge.
from SNC to Kenneth Hahn will be recreational ADA compliant.
map of the entire trail will be posted at the SNC entrance that shows
which parts of the trails allow dogs, which are ADA compliant, etc.
are allowed on portions of the trail.
is a second bridge being built over La Cienega instead of using the
current bridge? Because land next to the bridge is owned
by a private property owner who would only sell for a very high price.
will share a fact sheet with residents.
will be planted next to the trail to provide a visual buffer for residents
who live adjacent to the trail.
will be a civic art piece installed on the trail near SNC.
hotline is available to report where you see a coyote in your neighborhood.
a coyote hurts a human the city will have it trapped and exterminated.
Bee and Wasp Removal – LA County will
remove bees and wasps from your property. Call Culver City to get the number.
Block Party – Patrick Reynolds from Culver
City Parks and Recreation attended, as well as police department personnel and
several council members. “Lenawee Walkers” donated the bounce house. Block
party total cost was $731.
Coffee with a cop – Oct. 3 at Starbucks
on Culver Blvd. across from City Hall. 10AM.
November meeting – Mixer meeting on
F was selected with the most votes from the community
people voted, most of any recent park design vote
will be completed in late 2018 / early 2019
Dues - Dues will be collected at the
October meeting. $20. Dues are collected for 2 years, $10 per year. Money goes
toward block party, Christmas event with Santa, meeting refreshments,
condolence cards, and welcome packets.
Treasurer – The Association’s treasurer
is moving away. Please consider volunteering as the Blair Hills Association
Meeting adjourned at 8:34pm
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