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RENTWOOD CITY COUNCIL
Minutes of May 23, 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, and Mayor Kidd

ABSENT:    Councilmember Young

PRESENTATIONS       

A.            Certificates of Appreciation to Hoyle Beasley and Duane Schnittker.

Annette Beckstrand presented Certificates of Appreciation to Hoyle Beasley and Duane Schnittker for their contribution of a live Christmas tree planted at the corner of Oak and Second Street in memory of Jackie Nebergall and Bob Metez.  Sharon Metez and Ray Nebergall were also in attendance to accept a Certificate of Appreciation.

Mayor Kidd presented Certificates of Recognition to the following members of the Liberty Union High Varsity Golf Team:  Don McLane; Austin Isacson; Jake Fanuchi; Justin Andrews; Rob Tucker; Jay Westerland; Brian Sosun; Matt Wilson; Ryan Ortez; Zack Spinozi; and Mike McKinney.

AGENDA REVIEW

Mayor Kidd read the Agenda Review:

Item No. 18:            Pull from agenda.

Item No. 21:            Revised ordinance.

Item No. 25:            Additional information (site maps).

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Wes Tilton, 1875 Pheasant Run Terrace, spoke to property located at 1803 Corte Vista and stated his appreciation to City staff and Council in meeting his concerns for the construction of a wall at this location. 

Item Nos. 2 and 4 were pulled, and Item No. 18 was pulled for discussion, per the Agenda Review.

CONSENT CALENDAR

1.         Approve Minutes of May 9, 2000.

3.        Reject claim presented by Shawnie Orozco.

5.         Second reading of Ordinance No. 634 amending Chapter 14, Section 14.01.110 and 14.01.580 of the Municipal Code relating to the application fee to establish service, penalty for delinquent accounts, and payment due date for water, sewer and garbage service.

6.         Approve Resolution No. 2073 for the purchase of a water truck from Interstate Truck Center for $45,482.04.

7.         Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $28,000 with Vavrunek, Trine, Day & Co. for the 1999-00 Audit.

8.         Approve Resolution No. 2074 authorizing the City Manager to apply for a Department of Conservation-Division of Recycling Grant to fund various recycling-related projects.

9.         Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with DATA911 to upgrade the Police Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System.

10.        Approve Resolution No. 2075 authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute a Grant Deed transferring ownership of 159 Sycamore Avenue (APN 016-150-002) to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood.

11.        Approve Resolution No. 2076 certifying the Negative Declaration and adopting the 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program for the City of Brentwood including street, park, sewer, water and other municipal improvements to be constructed during the next five (5) years.

12.        Approve Resolution No. 2077 accepting the work performed by Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc., for road improvements to Sycamore Court/Barbara Street, CIP Project No. 336-3050.

13.        Approve Resolution No. 2078 accepting the work performed by Teichert Construction for road improvements to Griffith Land Extension, CIP Project No. 336-3080.

14.        Approve Resolution No. 2079 declaring the intent to order improvements of the Lighting and Landscape Maintenance Districts and set a date of July 11, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. for the public hearing pursuant to the Landscape and lighting Act of 1972 and Proposition 218.

15.        Approve Resolution No. 2080 authorizing the City Manager to sign the funding agreement with the State of California, Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in the amount of $54,500 to develop an interactive collision and citation database analysis system.

16.        Approve Resolution No. 2081 adopting the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Sand Creek Road Project, CIP Project No. 336-3061.

17.        Approve Resolution No. 2082 accepting the Irrevocable Offers of Dedication for Parcels “A” through “D” of Subdivision 7856, Parcel “A” of Subdivision 7276, Parcel “D” and a portion of Parcels “B” and “C” of Subdivision 7432, Parcel “B” of Subdivision 7433 and Parcel “A” of Subdivision 7944 (A.D. Seeno Construction Co.).

19.        Approve Resolution No. 2083 authorizing the City Engineer to enter into an agreement with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for the installation of a gauging station on Marsh Creek.

20.        Approve Resolution No. 2084 designating specific employee classifications as confidential, and repealing Resolution no. 92-56.

M/S/C Gomes/Petrovich approving Consent Calendar Item Nos. 1, 3, 5-17, 19 and 20 as recommended by staff.  Councilmember Young was absent.

2.                   Approve Warrant Nos. 50296 through 50597.

Councilmember Petrovich commented on the amount spent on consultants.

M/S/C Petrovich/McPoland approving Warrant Nos. 50296 through 50597.  Councilmember Young was absent.

4.            Authorize City Manager to sign a contract with Beasley Electric for electrical improvements at City Park.

Councilmember Petrovich wanted to ensure that a conduit would be installed to accommodate a future audio system.  Park Services Manager Margesson gave an update on the status of upgrading the electrical services within the City Park. 

Councilmember Petrovich suggested that an additional $5,000 be approved for the installation of conduit to accommodate the audio system.

M/S/C Petrovich/McPoland approving Resolution No. 2085 authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Beasley Electric for provision and installation of an electrical service in City Park, not to exceed $39,100.00, which includes $5,000.00 for a two (2) inch conduit to accommodate an audio system.  Councilmember Young was absent.

Councilmember McPoland noted that $35,000 would not be taken from the General Fund, but that it was a donation through negotiations of the City Council with a developer.

18.        Approve a resolution approving the Final Map of Subdivision 8322, Brentwood Lakes Unit 6, located north of Balfour Road and west of Concord Avenue, accepting the improvement security, and approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement.

This item was pulled, per the agenda review.

PUBLIC HEARING

21.            Consideration of an urgency ordinance amending Title 9 (Public Peace, Morals and Welfare) to add a new Chapter 9.38 relating to restrictions on canned goods or bottled beverages at public events and exhibitions.

Police Chief Shaw gave a brief overview of the staff report.

The public hearing was opened.

In speaking on behalf of the Cornfest Committee, Greg Robinson stated that he was in agreement with this item.

M/S/C Gomes/McPoland closing the public hearing.  Councilmember Young was absent.

M/S/C Gomes/Petrovich introducing and waiving first reading of Urgency Ordinance No. 635 amending Title 9 (Public Peace, Morals and Welfare) by adding a new Chapter 9.38 relating to restrictions on canned goods or bottled beverages at public events and exhibitions.  Councilmember Young was absent.

OLD BUSINESS

22.        Second reading of Ordinance No. 633 amending Ordinance 613 to allow for a 20% reduction in sewer rates for restaurants that have grease traps that are properly maintained according to City required cleaning intervals.

Councilmember McPoland and Petrovich noted their need to abstain, due to a conflict of interest.  Through a flip of a coin, Councilmember Petrovich remained at the dais. 

M/S/C Gomes/Kidd waiving second reading and adopting Ordinance No. 633 amending Ordinance No. 613 to allow for a 20% reduction in sewer rates for restaurants that have grease traps, and those that are properly maintained according to City required cleaning intervals.  Councilmember McPoland abstained and Councilmember Young was absent.

NEW BUSINESS

23.            Consideration of Trail Master Plan as recommended by the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission.

Parks & Recreation Director Bronzan gave an overview of the staff report.

Peter Arnold, Abey/Arnold, provided background and development aspects.

M/S/C Gomes/McPoland approving the Trail Master Plan as recommended by the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission.  Councilmember Young was absent.

24.            Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with MCE Corporation for Citywide landscape maintenance.

Parks & Recreation Director Bronzan gave an overview of the staff report.

Maynard Crowther, President of MCE Corporation, provided background information on MCE Corporation and its approach in conducting development projects.

M/S/C Gomes/Petrovich approving a Professional Services Agreement with MCE Corporation for Citywide landscape maintenance.  Councilmember Young was absent.

25.            Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Pre-Development Agreement with John Muir/Mt. Diablo Hospital System.

City Attorney Beougher gave a brief update of the staff report.

Tom Terrill, 1211 Newell Avenue, WC, displayed and spoke to the conceptual site plan.

Annette Beckstrand, 1057 Twinbridge Court, expressed concern to the configuration of the growth phase design, in terms of being patient-friendly.  Tom Terrill addressed design and growth phase issues, and noted that phasing construction would be monitored on a continual basis.

Ray Shipley, 582 Red Rome Lane, talked to the helicopter pad being in close proximity to high tension lines located within the area, and felt this issue needed to be looked at during the construction process.

Doren Newhart, Vice President of Strategy and Systems for John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System, 811 Solano Drive, Lafayette, stated his appreciation to City staff and Council for their effort in getting this item to move forward.

M/S/C Petrovich/Gomes authorizing the City Manager to execute the amended Pre-Development Agreement (per the agenda review) and Outline Development Process for the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System.  Councilmember Young was absent.

26.            Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with a firm to conduct a community survey for various proposals.

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

M/S/C Gomes/Petrovich authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with a firm to conduct a community survey for support of various proposals, with an estimated cost of $15,000 to $20,000.  Councilmember Young was absent.

27.            Consideration of a resolution approving amendments to the 1999-00 Fiscal Budget.

Finance Director Jones gave a brief overview of the staff report.

M/S/C Petrovich/Gomes approving Resolution No. 2086 amending the 1999-2001 Budget for the City of Brentwood.  Councilmember Young was absent. 

28.            Consideration of request from the One Day at a Time Program to have City staff assist with installation of water and sewer connections and waiver of various fees for their new facility.

City Manager Elam provided an overview of the staff report.

M/S/C McPoland/Gomes supporting City staff to assist One Day at a Time Facility, waiving the City connection fees estimated at $7,371.00; these funds are to be paid for with Downtown Redevelopment funds, and waiving building permit fees for the development of the One Day at a Time Facility.  Councilmember Young was absent.

CITIZEN COMMENTS:

Greg Robinson, Cornfest Committee, presented the City Council with Cornfest caps.

Annette Beckstrand, 1057 Twinbridge Court, wanted the City Council to consider the current update of the General Plan when taking into consideration any type of community survey.

Mike Harris, 2440 Palm Court, expressed his concern and opposition to the name change of Brentwood Lakes Subdivision to Boulder Ridge, and wanted to ensure that the Citywide Landscape contract that was just approved would cover the name change of Brentwood Lakes.  Additional discussion ensued regarding notification to the public hearing for the name change of Brentwood Lakes, wherein Mayor Kidd noted that this issue would be further researched.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS:

Mayor Kidd reported on the recent Mayor’s conference and noted that foreign trade zones were a topic of discussion for East Contra Costa County.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: None.

The meeting was adjourned to closed session at 8:50 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

Conference with legal counsel – existing litigation CBF/Pittsburg Landfill(s) Respondent Group v. Contra Costa Waste Service, Inc., et al. (City of Brentwood 3rd Party Defendant).  Gov.t Code §54956.9.

Conference with legal counsel concerning possible initiation of litigation regarding Contra Costa County amendment to its General Plan – Urban Limit Line.  Gov.t Code §54956.9(c).

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:19 p.m. with no action to report.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the City Council adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, Debra Lawson, Minutes Clerk

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