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BRENTWOOD CITY COUNCIL
Minutes of March 14, 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, and Mayor Kidd. 

ABSENT:     None

 OTHERS PRESENT

City Manager Elam, City Clerk Diaz, Finance Director Jones, Community Development Director Oshinsky, City Engineer Stevenson and City Attorney Beougher.

 PRESENTATION –

Update on Local Government Commission Conference.  Councilmember Young gave a Power Point Presentation on the Update of the Local Government Commission Conference.

 AGENDA REVIEW 

 1.         Motion to add the following item to the Consent Calendar on the basis that the item came to the attention of staff after the agenda was posted.  (Gov’t Code §24954.23(b)(2):  Item No. 15A – Purchase of poles and fixture material for the Aquatic Complex Phase II Project. 

M/S/C/U McPoland/Gomes to add Item No. 15A to the agenda.

 2.         Item No. 21 – Pull from agenda (This item will be rescheduled).

 3.         Item No. 23 – Revised staff report.

 CITIZEN COMMENTS

 Donna Gutridge and Meleasa Clement, residents of Solano Homes, expressed concerns to the craftsmanship of their newly purchased homes.

 Bill Putman, 1220 Tidewater Court, announced that the 2nd Annual Irish Celebration would be held on March 18 at 5:00 p.m.

 Mike McPoland, 150 Gregory Lane, commented on the Census 2000 and wanted the Council to be proactive to ensure that all residents of the community were counted.

 CONSENT CALENDAR

 1.         Approval of Minutes of February 22, 2000.

 2.         Approval of Warrant Nos. 488832 through 49280.

 3.         Authorize City Attorney to join amicus brief in Apartment Association of Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles. 

4.         Set the public hearing date for the appeal of Design Review 99-30 by Aaron Wolter of Centex Homes Design Review 99-30 for April 11, 2000.

 5.         Approve the Assignment and Assumption Reimbursement Agreements for Summerset Subdivisions 7939 and 7940 from Blackhawk-Nunn to Pulte.

 6.         Approving Resolution No. 2030 for the purchase of solid waste front load collection containers and roll off debris boxes from Consolidated Fabricators for $37,635.

 7.         Approving Resolution No. 2031 approving the Final Map for Subdivision 8195 – Ashton Place Unit 3, located in SPA ‘L’ on the westerly side of Minnesota Avenue north of Sand Creek, accepting the Offers of Dedication subject to acceptance of improvements, accepting the improvement security and approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement.

 8.         Approving Resolution No. 2032 approving the Final Map for Subdivision 8197 – Ashton Place Unit 4, located in SPA ‘L’ on the easterly side of Minnesota Avenue north of Sand Creek, accepting the Offers of Dedication subject to acceptance of improvements, accepting the improvement security, and approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement.

 9.         Approving Resolution No. 2033 accepting the improvements for maintenance for Summerwood – Edgewood Bridge, CIP #336-3073, (Albert D. Seeno Construction Co.).

 10.       Approving Resolution No. 2034 accepting improvements for maintenance for offsite improvements on Central Boulevard, Subdivision 7816, Blackhawk-Nunn Partners.

 11.       Approving Resolution No. 2035 accepting onsite improvements for maintenance for Subdivision 7872, Blackhawk-Nunn Partners.

 12.       Approving Resolution No. 2036 accepting onsite improvements for maintenance for Subdivision 7873, Blackhawk-Nunn Partners.

 13.       Approving Resolution No. 2037 designating Berryman & Heniger, Inc., as the Engineer of Work, and approve a Consultant Services Agreement for the preparation of reports for the Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Districts for fiscal year 2000/2001.

 14.       Approving Resolution No. 2038 awarding a contract for the construction of near-term storm drain improvements for Walnut Boulevard Extension Project, CIP #336-3051, to Delta Excavating, Inc., in the amount of $39,858.35. 

15.       Approve a contract addendum with Bellecci & Associates for additional infrastructure design for North Brentwood School.

 15A.     Purchase of poles and fixture material for the Aquatic Complex Phase II Project.

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

NEW BUSINESS

 16.       Approve the sale of two (2) police vehicles to the City of Oakley for $1.00 each.

 Lieutenant Misquez gave a brief synopsis of the Staff Report.

 Oakley Police Chief Lambert and Oakley Mayor Anderson expressed their appreciation.

 M/S/C/U Gomes/Young approving the sale of two (2) police vehicles to the City of Oakley for $1.00 each.

 17.       Approve a contract with Downtown Revitalization Consultants for a Feasibility Study to assist in the establishment of a Business Improvement District.

 Economic Development Coordinator Sword outlined the staff report.

 Peggy Schuitemaker and a group of representatives from the audience, requested that the Council support the effort of a feasibility study, and noted that they had all signed the petition, per the staff report.

 Councilmember McPoland stated his support of this issue.

 M/S/C/U Gomes/McPoland authorizing the City Manager to execute Phase I, a Feasibility Study, of a contract with Downtown Revitalization Consultants to assist in the establishment of a Business Improvement District under California SB 1424. 

18.       Approve a resolution adopting an Emergency Operations Plan.

 City Manager Elam provided a brief introduction of the item.

 Lieutenant Misquez introduced Pat Pava and Eric Imhof with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, and explained their role in the development of the proposed Plan.  He then briefly explained the contents of the Emergency Operations Plan. 

 Councilmember Gomes wanted the Council to be involved in a tabletop discussions, upon the continuous update of this plan.

 M/S/C/U Petrovich/Gomes approving Resolution No. 2039 adopting the City of Brentwood Emergency Operations Plan.

 19.       Approve the creation of a Downtown Task Force to evaluate the Downtown Parking Program.

 City Manager Elam gave a brief synopsis of the staff report.

 M/S/C/U Gomes/Petrovich supporting the creation of a Downtown Parking Task Force to evaluate the Downtown Parking Program, with task force members to come from the downtown business community.

 OLD BUSINESS

 20.       Approve a resolution adopting the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines.

 City Engineer Stevenson provided an overview of the staff report.

 City Attorney Beougher felt comfortable with the document, as presented, but emphasized that it is a living document and that it would need to be revised on an as needed basis.

 Mayor Kidd expressed concerns to the amount of money needed for improvements, and wanted to ensure that the City would pay for these improvements within the constraints of the City’s budget.

 M/S/C/U Gomes/McPoland approving Resolution No. 2040 adopting the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines and adding the language that any improvements be paid within reasonable constraints of the City’s budget.

 21.       Review options for the Second Street extension and provide direction to staff.

 This item was pulled, per the Agenda Review.

 22.       Review of Water/Sewer/Garbage payment period and late charges.

 Finance Director Jones presented an overview of the staff report.

 Councilmember Petrovich commented on the policies of other cities, and felt that this information should have been included in the staff report.  He also noted that most cities have a 30-day billing cycle, and was in support of this approach.

 Through Council discussion, Vice Mayor Gomes agreed with a 20-day billing cycle, and also felt that the penalty fee could be reduced from 10% to 5%.

 Mayor Kidd agreed with a 20-day time period, a 10-day grace period, and a 5% penalty fee.

 It was the Consensus of the City Council to direct the City Manager to proceed with the necessary amendment to implement a 20-day billing cycle with a 10-day grace period, and reduce the 10% delinquent penalty to 5%.

 23.       Report on streamlined permit process for Community Development.

 Community Development Director Oshinsky provided a detailed overview of the staff report.

Councilmember McPoland wanted to ensure that any work to be performed, in terms of a contractor pulling a permit, is performed by a licensed contractor.  He also wanted to ensure that this process is streamlined in a timely fashion.

 Through discussions, the Council supported moving forward on streamlining the permit process, and refining it as necessary.

 M/S/C/U McPoland/Petrovich directing staff to proceed with the streamlined permit process for the Community Development Department.

 CITIZEN COMMENTS

 ED STACKEY, local business owner, expressed concern to the timeframe in which it takes to pull a permit in the City of Brentwood, and supported the streamlining of this process. 

 INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS

Councilmember Petrovich reported on upcoming events, such as the Cornfest and the 2nd Annual Irish Celebration.

 REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 

 Councilmember McPoland commented on changing the zoning of certain properties, and requested that the Mayor appoint a committee that would consist of Council and City Staff, to review the requests of property owners, along with their comments and concerns.  He also wanted the topic of inclusionary housing discussed.  Mayor Kidd noted that these issues could be discussed at a future General Plan Workshop.

 Councilmember McPoland commented on a General Plan Study Group to review various parcels of land that could be preserved within the City of Brentwood, and requested that this be discussed further. 

Councilmember McPoland requested that a metering program be given consideration, and brought forward for further discussions.  Mayor Kidd noted that this could also be discussed at a future General Plan Workshop. 

Councilmember McPoland requested that the ACP Habitat be discussed.  City Manager Elam noted that this issue would be brought forward to the City Council at a future meeting.

 Councilmember Young requested the following:

 That discussions take place on the community’s Master Trail System.  Mayor Kidd noted that this issue was a part of the City’s Development Fee Structure, and was in the planning stages.

That a list of criteria be developed that could be incorporated into Development Agreements.

That a “Neighborhood Matching Fund” Program be discussed, as conducted in Seattle, WA. 

That a “P Patch” program be discussed, in terms of a neighborhood gardening program.

That through the General Plan Workshop, progressive types of planning principals be discussed.

 Councilmember Gomes requested that the elimination of the elective office of Mayor be discussed at a future meeting.

 There being no further business, the City Council adjourned at 9:10 p.m. to March 20, 2000 at 6:30 p.m.

 Respectfully Submitted, Debra Lawson, Minutes Clerk 

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