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In March 2004 a temporary dog park was proposed to be located in an underdeveloped portion of the Aliso Canyon Community Park, which is located off of Wood Canyon Drive and Knollwood at the southernmost area of the community, between a temporary maintenance yard and an existing sports field area. Per AVCA, this location was chosen due to several factors including its distance from immediate residential areas and the immediate availability of the land as the future development of this portion of Aliso Canyon Community Park has not been identified nor is there funding available for its design, construction and immediate implementation.

View maps of the proposed location here.

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That was several AVCA Board elections ago. Aliso Viejo still does not have a Dog Park.

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Aliso Viejo Dog Park Timeline

Compiled from AVCA Board of Directors Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Aliso Viejo City Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes, AVCA Parks & Recreation Committee Agendas and Minutes, and notes taken at various meetings (shown in italics).

May 29, 2001 AVCA DOG PARK LOCATION REPORT
To: AVCA Parks and Recreation Committee
From: Patti Abrecht, AVCA Director of Landscape and Parks
Listiing of locations reviewed in the field to help provide information on the feasibility of a Dog Park in Aliso Viejo.

Data for 2002 missing

May 12, 2003 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Delegate support

June 9, 2003 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Delegate support, homeowner concern for location

July 14, 2003 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Homeowner concern for location
Director Conley reported that the Parks and Recreation Committee walked Crestview Park to evaluate this location for a proposed dog park. Per the Committee’s recommendation, the Board of Directors had approved contacting the City of Aliso Viejo to see what requirements must be met for the construction of a dog park. He stated that no location had been selected.

August 14, 2003 LETTER FROM CITY OF ALISO VIEJO
To Ms. Patti Abrecht, Director of Landscape and Parks, AVCA
Suggested criteria and review procedure for proposed dog park at an AVCA park facility

February 4, 2004 ALISO VIEJO CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Mayor Pro Tem Warkomski added that Parks and Recreation met this week and discussed the temporary Dog Park and were awaiting the results of the Request for Proposal.

February 9 , 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Consent Calendar - Pulled for discussion
Director Conley reported the Parks and Recreation Committee met on February 5, 2004. Discussion ensued regarding the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the temporary Dog Park. Director De Leon made a motion to have the Association hire a consultant to write the RFP. Discussion ensued. Director De Leon amended the motion to have staff research the cost and viability of hiring a consultant to prepare an RFP. Director Lind seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors.
Delegate opposition - A sub-association had their delegate report their negative vote regarding the installation of a Dog Park in Aliso Viejo.

March 3, 2004 CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Mayor Pro Tem Warkomski reported that the Parks and Recreation Ad Hoc Working Group was moving along with the Dog Park and had established a location for a temporary park. He stated that a conceptual plan was forthcoming.

March 8, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Committee Item
4. Approve the previously drafted Request for Proposal for hiring a consultant to assist in the application and processing for the development of a temporary dog park in a future portion of Aliso Canyon Community Park

April 12, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
Director Conley reported the Parks and Recreation Committee met on April 5, 2004. He reported that the Committee discussed the Request For Proposal for the temporary Dog Park at Aliso Community Canyon Park; the proposed “pirate ship” structure for Acorn Park and interviewed for 3 committee positions.

May 5, 2004 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Mayor Pro Tem Warkomski attended the Parks and Recreation Committee, which discussed the dog park. The Request for Proposals currently issued would be extended to get more of a response. The Parks and Recreation Committee discussed the slope to be redesigned and he hoped to have some detailed costs presented at their next meeting. He was excited about the project and the list of improvements that can occur due to the funding of $1.5 million dollars that was previously allocated to the Aliso Viejo Ranch Site project. He added that the 5-year Park Plan would be presented at their July meeting.

June 14, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
Director Conley reported the Parks and Recreation Committee met on June 7, 2004.
He reported that there were three potential bidders for the dog park and that the conceptual drawings for Acorn Park were presented at the meeting.

August 9, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
It was reported that the Parks and Recreation Committee was dark in July. It was further reported that there had been ten (10) letters of interest received to serve on the Parks and Recreation Committee, with only 3 openings available. It was noted that interviews for the committee would take place on September 7, 2004.

September 13, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
It was noted that Dog Park proposals were to be reviewed at the October 2004 meeting.

October 11, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Owner Forum
An owner questioned what was happening with the Dog Park issue. Director Adamich noted it would cost from $10,000 to $12,000 for architectural plans, and further noted as she recalled this issue was tabled until the 2005 Master Plan was completed. Discussion ensued. Director Hiller encouraged her to attend the meetings so the history was not lost.
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
Discussion ensued regarding recommendations of appointments to the Parks and Recreation Committee. Director Adamich noted she was ready to make her recommendations. Discussion ensued.
Mr. Ross Chun, committee member noted he had been out of town, and there had been no opportunity for him to discuss his recommendations with other committee members. Director Elnaccash read from a resolution, and the allowance of a committee to interview had been a courtesy afforded by prior Boards of Directors.
Discussion ensued.
Director Adamich recommended meeting Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. It was noted there must be 4 days notice given prior to a meeting.

November 8, 2004 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Delegate support, Homeowner support
Consent Calendar-pulled for discussion
Regarding Item B-3 of the Consent Calendar, Director Hiller noted that it was his understanding that the issue was tabled. He noted it seemed like it was a four-month delay. He moved to expend the $40,000 for the Dog Park and to get a cost estimate for a fence and Decomposed Granite (DG). Director Lind recommended an amendment to the motion to get a cost estimate for a fence and DG with funds from the 2004 Capital Improvement Budget.
Discussion ensued.
It was noted there was a large discrepancy in bids and the Committee noted the bids were for design. Director Gillespie noted the $40,000 Capital Improvement budget was recommended for approval by the Park and Recreation Committee but was not approved by the Board of Directors.
Director Adamich noted she believed the city required permits and as such plans needed to be submitted.
Discussion ensued.
Director Hiller stated he would amend his motion to accept the $22,000 bid. It was noted there was no second to the motion; therefore, the motion died for a lack of a second.
Director Hiller restated his motion to accept the lower bid $11,600 to proceed with the temporary dog park and the remainder of the $40,000 in the 2004 Capital Improvement budget to be used toward permitting and construction. Director Lind seconded the motion, which was approved 4:1, with Director Adamich voting in opposition.

November 22, 2004 STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CONSTRUCTION COSTS
To: Ted Smith, AVCA
From: Tom Munoz, NUVIS
Two quick statements of probable construction costs for the Dog Park. Statement #1 allows for grading of the complete site, and includes irrigation with sodded turf. Statement #2 has allowed for grading only at the parking lot, and has eliminated irrigation and turf.

November 24, 2004 CONCEPTUAL DOG PARK LAYOUT
To: Ted Smith, AVCA, From:
Tom Munoz, NUVIS
A sketch of the conceptual dog park layout for review and comment

December 1, 2004 FAX COVER LETTER
To: Craig Collings (The Collings Group, Risk Management
and Insurance Consultants?)
From: Glenn Robinson, President, Robco Insurance Services
Recommendation to continue on a risk management approach to go ahead with the dog run. "I believe that the dog run would have the possibility of actually reducing the potential for liability by cutting down on the number of dogs that might be exercised in the association's current common area."

January 5, 2005 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
Council Member Adams reaffirmed the Council’s position on the proposed dog park and she had received a question regarding liability issues. She reiterated that the City has no land to build a dog park. She suggested a letter identifying the roles of AVCA and the City would help in defining a better partnership.

January 10, 2005 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Parks and Recreation Committee Report
Discussion ensued regarding the Dog Park.
Director Hiller made a motion to move forward with the conceptual drawings for the Dog Park as previously approved.
Discussion ensued.
Director Lind seconded the motion, which was approved 4:1 by the Board of Directors with Director Adamich voting in opposition.
Director Adamich noted that the Statement of Probable Construction Costs was to be type written.

January 25, 2005 REQUEST FOR CHANGE ORDER Project: Dog Park
To: Marilyn Walczak, AVCA
From: Leslee A. Temple, CFO/Vice President, NUVIS
Proposal that NUVIS shall retain a civil engineer to provide survey services including a controlled basemap suitable for preparing construction documents and an electronic file containing the existing record property boundaries. Fixed fee: $8,200.00 (for proposed Dog Park site only).

February 9 , 2005 PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE Meeting Minutes
UPDATE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Ms. De Shann made a motion to direct staff to contact NUVIS to secure a cost for surveying Aliso Canyon Community Park site with multiple bidders. Ms. Fouladi seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved by the committee.

It should be noted that this motion was made following discussion which ensued regarding the Request for Change Order from NUVIS for the Dog Park site Survey. Director Elnaccash made the suggestion from the audience to survey the entire ACCP site.

February 14, 2005 AVCA BOD MEETING MINUTES
Owner Forum (support or opposition not noted)
Prior Meeting Minutes
Director Adamich requested that under the Dog Park section after “Discussion ensued,” staff add the sentence “Director Adamich noted that AVCA’s current insurance carrier, Lloyds of London, stated that the Dog Park was not insurable.”
Director Hiller made a motion to table the January 10, 2005 Board Meeting Minutes until the March 14, 2005 meeting because the Board of Directors previously resolved not to include discussion in the Minutes, only action. Director Lind seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors.

May 2, 2005 PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE AGENDA
X. MISCELLANEOUS
b. Recommend ACCP Topographic Survey Bids

April 18, 2005 FAX/TRANSMITTAL
To: Marilyn Walczak, AVCA
From: Tom Munoz, NUVIS
Three bids for Topographical surveys (of the entire ACCP site, not just the proposed Dog Park)
1. $14,650.00
2. $18,500.00
3. $28,240.00


May 2, 2005 PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING PACKET, page 105

April 21, 2005 Statement of Probable Construction Cost: Conceptual Plan
To: AVCA
From: Tom Munoz, NUVIS
Project Total = $652,340.00

Note-This cost includes:
Irrigation Subtotal $260,270.00
Planting Subtotal $84,460.00
(turf planting and irrigation were NOT recommended by the Parks & Recreation Committee)

It should also be noted that at this meeting, Committee members learned that data from Topographical Surveys of the entire ACCP site would have a shelf life, and since the rest of the land outside of the proposed Dog Park site would not be developed for years, surveying the entire ACCP site at this time would be a waste of community funds.

June 6, 2005 PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING
Monthly Update Report prepared May 27, 2005
From: Ted Smith, AVCA Manager of Landscape and Parks Maintenance
ALISO CANYON COMMUNITY PARK - TEMPORARY DOG PARK

On Apri 11, 2005 AVCA staff met with NUVIS to provide additional required information for the Survey bids. On April 18, 2005 NUVIS provided AVCA with bids from three (3) Vendors to conduct Topographical Surveys. The prices for said Topographical Surveys are $14,650.00, $18,500.00, and $28,240.00. The Committee will need to make recommendations to the Board regarding these bids.

On April 21, 2005 NUVIS provided AVCA with the Statement of Probable Costs for the Temporary Dog Park.

On May 4, 2005 AVCA staff spoke with the staff of the City of Aliso Viejo regarding the existence of a Topographic Survey. The City's staff stated that all that the City has would be a Geographic Informational Systems aerial photo with available overlays for Property Boundaries, Street Names and City Boundaries.

On May 9, 2005 this issue was tabled by the Board of Directors.

As of July 2005, the contractor had not received the results of a Topographical Survey for the site in order to give an accurate Statement of Probable Construction Cost. The Parks & Recreation Committee had not yet made recommendations to the Board regarding the bids for the Topographical Survey.


    

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