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Bayshore Rededication Ceremony

BAYSHORE PARK
Rededication Ceremony
July 20, 2002 * 11 a.m.
PROGRAM
   
CITY OF DALY CITY
City Council
  Mayor Michael P. Guingona
  Vice Mayor Adrienne J. Tissier
  Councilmember Madolyn L. Agrimonti
  Councilmember Carol L. Klatt
  Councilmember Sal Torres
 
  City Clerk Helen Flowerday
  City Treasurer Anthony J. Zidich
 
  City Manager John C. Martin
  Parks & Recreation Director Michael F. Stallings
     
Parks and Recreation Commission
     
  Chair Jack Pastor
  Vice-Chair Andre Belarmino
  Commissioner Steve Sims
  Commissioner Ruben Urbina
   

Acknowledgements

State of California - Dept. of Toxic Substances Control
San Mateo County Housing Authority
Midway Village Residents Association
Bayshore Child Care Services
City of Daly City
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Public Works Department
_ Parks and Recreation Department

Special THANKS to all the neighbors for their patience, and to all City staff whose help made this project possible.

   
     
DAVID RALPH ROWE

David R. Rowe was born on October 4, 1938 in Oakland, California. His career with the City of Daly City began in September 1963. He served as the City's sole Administrative Assistant until September 1969, when at the age of 30, he became City Manager.

Mr. Rowe played a vital role in the annexation of the Bayshore neighborhood to Daly City. During his tenure with Daly City, he oversaw the completion of the Westlake subdivision and the development of the Serramonte area. He was also instrumental in bringing BART to Daly City and managed the construction of City Hall.

He passed away on October 25, 1998.

     
 

July 20,2002 PROGRAM

 
       
  Welcome and Introductions
    Michael P. Guingona, Mayor
       
  Remarks
    Adrienne J. Tissier, Vice Mayor
    Madolyn L. Agrimonti, Councilmember
    Carol L. Klatt, Councilmember
    Sal Torres, Councilmember
    Estella Cirilo, Midway Village Residents Association
    Joseph Keh, Bayshore Residents Association
    Ruben Urbina, Saddleback Homeowners Association
     
  Memorial Tree Dedication
  in honor of MILLIE PLESKACH
    Michael P. Guingona, Mayor
    Lee Breault, Pleskach Family Representative
     
 

Park Rededication

 

in memory of David R. Rowe

    John C. Martin, City Manager
   

Albert M. Teglia, Former Mayor and City Councilmember

    Rowe Family Representative
     
  Unveiling of the Sign
    Daly City Mayor and Councilmembers,
   

assisted by the Rowe Family

 
Refreshments • Entertainment • Games
 
 
     

MILDRED PLESKACH

Mildred "Millie" Pleskach was born on March 13, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, John, moved to 494 Oriente Street in 1947.

Millie was a well-known community activist. She was elected to the Bayshore School District Board of Trustees in 1971, and served as Board President for 24 years. Millie actively participated in the campaign that led to the annexation of Bayshore neighborhood to Daly City in 1964.

She passed away on May 24, 2000.

     
FOR Immediate Release / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY July 18, 2002
Press Contact:
John C. Martin, City Manager
Michael Stallings, Director, Parks and Recreation Department
D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Director, Public Works Department
Angela Blanchette, Public Information Officer
________ California Department of Toxic Substances Control

(650) 991-8127
(650) 991-8006
(650) 991-8038
(510) 540-3732

BAYSHORE PARK RE-OPENS THIS SATURDAY

Daly City Neighborhood To Honor Former City Manager and Community Volunteer in Ceremony, Festivities

Daly City - David R. Rowe, who was Daly City's chief administrator for nearly 26 years, and Mildred Pleskach, a popular community volunteer who served as President of the Bayshore School District Board of Trustees for 24 years, will be posthumously honored when Bayshore Park re-opens this Saturday, July 20, 2002.

Starting at 11 a.m., attendees will witness the memorial tree dedication in honor of Mrs. Pleskach and the rededication of the park in memory of Mr. Rowe. City officials, as well as representatives of various neighborhood organizations and state agencies, will be part of the event's program. Festivities will include a bike rodeo, games for children, free throw contests, refreshments and entertainment for all ages, until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

"Two of Daly City's finest citizens will be recognized this Saturday for the major roles both played during their lifetime in annexing Bayshore to our community," noted Mayor Michael Guingona. "Like so many residents in this neighborhood, Dave and Millie helped define the Bayshore spirit. Rededicating the park in their memory will help ensure that their legacy lives on."

The renovation and cleanup of the four-acre park, which is in the northeast area of Daly City, cost about $3.15 million, and was completed in eleven months. The cleanup was conducted by the State of California, Department of Toxic Substances Control, using state funds. The state reported that it expended $2.8 million in its portion of the project. The City of Daly City contributed nearly $353,000 for various improvements in the park, among them the new basketball courts, tot lot with sand play area, and tree planting. The project was also accomplished in cooperation with the San Mateo County Housing Authority, the Midway Village Residents Association and Bayshore Child Care Services.

Bayshore Park is located one block south of Geneva, off Schwerin by Midway Drive. For convenience, attendees are urged to park at Robertson School, on 1 Martin Street.

On DAVID RALPH ROWE

David R. Rowe was born on October 4, 1938 in Oakland, California. His career with the City of Daly City began in September 1963. He served as the City's sole Administrative Assistant until September 1969, when at the age of 30, he became City Manager.

Mr. Rowe played a vital role in the annexation of the Bayshore neighborhood to Daly City. During his tenure with Daly City, he oversaw the completion of the Westlake subdivision and the development of the Serramonte area. He was also instrumental in bringing BART to Daly City, and managed the construction of City Hall.

Mr. Rowe's 26-year tenure as City Manager was the longest for the City of Daly City. It is also a rare achievement for a chief city administrator where the average term of appointment is about five years. He retired in 1995, and moved to Guerneville. He died on October 25, 1998.

On MILDRED 'Millie' PLESKACH

Mildred "Millie" Pleskach was born on March 13, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, John, moved to 494 Oriente Street in 1947.

Millie was a well-known community activist. She was elected to the Bayshore School District Board of Trustees in 1971, and served as Board President for 24 years. Millie actively participated in the campaign that led to the annexation of Bayshore neighborhood to Daly City in 1964.

She passed away on May 24, 2000.

   
City of Daly City
333 - 90th Street
Daly City, CA 94015
Meet Your Neighbors. Bring The Family.
Celebrate With Us ...
at Bayshore Park!
Bayshore Neighborhood
CELEBRATION

Hosted by the
City Council of Daly City
Saturday, July 20, 2002
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bayshore Park • 45 Midway Drive
• Rededication of the Park in honor of David R. Rowe, City Manager (1969 - 1995)
Memorial Tree Dedication in honor of Millie Pleskach, Bayshore's Beloved Community Volunteer
*** A Celebration for the Entire Family!
***
 
   
You're invited to a `Saturday in the Park' CELEBRATION on July 20th at Bayshore!
• Bike Rodeos • BBQ Hot Dogs
• Games for Children • Popcorn
• Meet Local Dignitaries • Cotton Candy
• Police and Fire Depts. Demonstrations • Entertainment
*** A Celebration for the Entire Family! ***
CELEBRITY
HOOP SHOTS!

Challenge Your Favorite Councilmember, School Board Trustee or ???
and WIN a Prize! *
*Prizes are limited to the quantity available.
     

DIRECTIONS
One block South of Geneva, off Schwerin,
by Midway Drive.

PARKING
Park at Robertson
School, 1 Martin Street. Follow the signs to Bayshore Park.