• The Burlingame City Council will vote Monday on adopting a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement on the joint use, maintenance and operation of recreation programs, crossing guards and other services with the Burlingame Elementary School District.
If approved, the city will continue to give the district half of all city and district youth sports field fees after the first $50,000 has been collected, as well as 10 percent of revenue from enrichment classes and elementary and middle school sports held on district sites. The Parks Division would continue to maintain the fields at Roosevelt and McKinley elementary schools. The city would continue to provide crossing guards, but the agreement has been amended to clarify that the city will supply one crossing guard per district public school for the safety of students and other pedestrians crossing major intersections along highly traveled school routes during arrival and departure hours. Should the district request additional crossing guards, the costs of those guards will be split 50-50, if passed. Additionally, the city would continue to pay the district’s portion of the Storm Drain Annual Assessment fee.
If passed, the district will continue to provide the Parks and Recreation Department with space at its schools to program after-school enrichment, sports and summer programs for the benefit of the community. The district would continue to allow youth sports leagues access to district athletic fields for games and practice.
The approximate impacts to the Parks and Recreation Department’s budget for the 2013-14 year includes field fees, $47,000, $33,000 to youth sports and classes on district site and $6,300 for maintenance of Roosevelt and McKinley fields, if approved.
The impact on the police department’s budget for the 2013-14 year includes $65,151 for crossing guards in seven locations, if passed. The impact on the city’s 2013-14 budget would be $41,500 for the storm drain fee.