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BRENTWOOD CITY COUNCIL
Minutes of February 22, 2000
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Brentwood was called to order at the hour of 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 734 Third Street, Brentwood, California, with Mayor Kidd presiding.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT: Councilmembers Gomes, McPoland, Petrovich, Young, Mayor Kidd.

ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: City Manager Elam, City Clerk Diaz, Community Development Director Oshinsky, City Engineer Stevenson and City Attorney Anderson.

PRESENTATION

A. Introduction of new police personnel - Chief Shaw introduced Police Officer Craig Hirsch.

B. City Attorney - Mayor Kidd presented Paul Anderson with a plaque in recognition of his service to the City and Staff. Paul Anderson briefly expressed his gratitude for serving the City of Brentwood and City Staff.

AGENDA REVIEW - None

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Bill Putman, 1220 Tidewater Court, announced that the 2nd Annual Irish Celebration would be held on March 18.

Barbara Guise, 189 Sherwood Drive, commented on CalTrans requesting that the California Highway Patrol not allow any trucks 65 foot in length are to enter into Brentwood via Highway 4. She felt trucks of this length, that are bringing merchandise to local merchants, be allowed, as is unfair and hinders businesses within Brentwood.

Ray Carter, resident of Summerset II, expressed his appreciation for being appointed to the County Commission on Aging. He also stated that he represented the Brentwood Lion’s Club, and that a crab feed would be held on February 26.

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approval of Minutes of January 24 & February 8, 2000.

2. Approval of Warrant Nos. 48585 through 48831.

3. Reject claim presented by Reynold Hoyt.

4. Second reading of Ordinance No. 629; pre-zoning to Public Facility (PF) a 40-acre parcel located on the north side of Sunset Road immediately adjacent to Sunset Park for the proposed expansion of Sunset Park.

5. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 630; pre-zoning to Public Facility (PF) a 2.92 acre parcel located south of Balfour Rod contiguous to the Suncal Residential development which is under construction. The site is occupied by the City's Zone 2 Reservoir.

6. Approval of Resolution No. 2022 approving the contract with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to underground existing overhead electrical facilities and relocate joint poles on Brentwood Boulevard adjacent to the Dodge and Ford Dealerships and Big O Tires in an amount not to exceed $25,195.99 and authorizing the Mayor and the City Manager to execute the same.

7. Approval of Resolution No. 2023 accepting the work performed on San Jose Avenue Extension, CIP Project No. 336-3084, accepting a maintenance bond and releasing the related payment and performance bonds, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.

8. Approval of Resolution No. 2024 accepting the off-site improvements to Fairview Avenue for maintenance, accepting the Maintenance Bond, and releasing the associated Performance and Payment Bonds for Subdivision 8011 (portion of Tentative Map 7948), Greystone Homes.

9. Approval of Resolution No. 2025 accepting the improvements for maintenance, accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bond, and releasing the associated Subdivision performance and Payment Bonds for Subdivision 8011, Townsquare Unit #3, Greystone Homes.

10. Approval of Resolution No. 2026 supporting Proposition 14, California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000.

11. Approval of an additional appropriation for $60,000 for the City Hall remodeling project.

M/S/C/U Petrovich/Gomes approving the Consent Calendar as submitted.

PUBLIC HEARING

12. Passage of Resolution No. 2027 adopting the Vasco Road Project Study Report dated July 23, 1999 and the TJKM Vasco Road Fee Study dated February 9, 2000, directing Staff to incorporate the Vasco Road and Walnut Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements into the Roadway Master Plan and the Buildout Analysis of the Roadway Development Fee.

City Engineer Stevenson gave an overview of the Staff Report.

Councilmember McPoland questioned the proposed fee for each community, in terms of how it was determined. Discussions ensued regarding existing and future traffic that traveled on Vasco Road.

Vice Mayor Gomes reported that Vasco Road improvements were included in the Strategic Plan for transportation improvements within Far East County, per the SCA3 Amendment. Also, that if this would occur, it would be an identified project to be funded. He felt that the most important component was the hookup of the future Highway 239 to Vasco, through Tracy and over the I-580 corridor.

Mayor Kidd stated that Assemblyman Torlekson informed him that he had requested $10 million to be included in the State's upcoming Transportation Budget for Vasco Road improvements. Assemblyman Torlekson also said that in speaking with the Governor regarding this issue, he was told that it was not likely that he could receive the $10 million, but there was a strong possibility of receiving $5 million. Mayor Kidd noted that combined with funds from CCTA, which had committed $5 million, that this could be used for the first phase of improvements, which was the $10-12 million needed to fix the curvy section, along with doing the safety improvements. Also, per Assemblyman Torlekson, Mayor Kidd stated that with passing this resolution, the City would have an increased likelihood of receiving State funding, and that Assemblyman Torlekson would be sending Mayor Kidd a letter within the next few days addressing his proposal.

Vice Mayor Gomes felt that by passing this resolution, it would reflect Brentwood’s commitment for improved traffic conditions.

The public hearing was opened.

Barbara Guise suggested that the City of Brentwood request that the County of Alameda join in this commitment, and commended the Council for supporting this issue.

Ron Nunn, 741 Sunset Road, fully supported the proposed Vasco Road fees, and felt it would benefit Brentwood as a whole.

Councilmember McPoland recommended that a letter be sent to the City of Antioch to request that they voluntarily pay the additional monies, or at least match the projected fee of Brentwood. Mayor Kidd interjected a request that a letter also be sent to each entity, as well as the cities within Eastern Alameda County and Supervisor Scott Haggerty from Alameda County.

Councilmember Petrovich supported the overall concept, but objected to Alameda County's non-participation, and therefore felt he could not support this item.

Barbara Guise stated that due to Brentwood not supporting the widening of Highway 4 in the past, that they now need to step up to the plate and support this resolution.

M/S/C/U Gomes/McPoland closing the public hearing.

M/S/C Gomes/Young passing Resolution No. 2027 adopting the Vasco Road Project Study Report dated July 23, 1999 and the TJKM Vasco Road Fee Study dated February 9, 2000, directing staff to incorporate the Vasco Road and Walnut Boulevard Infrastructure improvements into the Roadway Master Plan and the Buildout Analysis of the Roadway Development Fee, with a change that the cost of improvements to each entity be adjusted through an Engineering Study. NO: Petrovich

NEW BUSINESS

13. Passage of Resolution No. 2028 authorizing the City Engineer to implement a prequalification procedure for prospective bidders to construct the City's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), and authorizing staff to tailor the contractor prequalification and appeal procedures, prequalification questionnaire and evaluation criteria for each project individually, and release the questionnaire for public response.

Associate Engineer Eldredge gave a brief synopsis of the Staff Report.

Councilmember McPoland agreed with concept, but expressed concerns, in terms of liability.

M/S/C/U Gomes/Petrovich passing Resolution No. 2028 authorizing the City Engineer to implement a prequalification procedure for prospective bidders to construct the City's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), and authorizing staff to tailor the contractor prequalification and appeal procedures, prequalification questionnaire and evaluation criteria for each project individually, and release the questionnaire for public response.

14. Review and approval of Resolution No. 2029 authorizing the City Manager to implement a Street Tree Program.

Public Services Director Head gave a brief synopsis.

M/S/C/U Gomes/Petrovich passing Resolution No. 2029 implementing a City Street Tree Program.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Barbara Guise wanted to ensure that an arborist would be contacted and involved in the program, and that the City use caution, when removing sidewalks and trees.

CITY MANAGER REPORTS - None

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS - None

 REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – None

Councilmember McPoland requested that a report be added to the next agenda on a streamlining permit process within the City's building department.

There being no further business, the City Council adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Debra Lawson

Minutes Clerk

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