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Brentwood City Council
Minutes of July 25, 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.


PRESENT: Councilmember Gomes, McPoland, Petrovich, Young, Mayor Kidd

PRESENTATIONS – Larry Shaw, Chief of Police, and Michele Keady, Community Service Officer, gave a brief presentation on National Night Out activities that will be held on August 1, 2000.


Item No. 18 E-mail from Lara DeLaney, County Administrator’s Office, concerning the boundaries for the November election.

Motion to add the following item to the agenda on the basis that the item came to the attention of staff after the agenda was posted. (Gov’t Code 54956.5)
Item No. 22 Water System Improvements in Apple Hill and Summerset Communities.


Byron Bonnickson, 8460 Brentwood Boulevard, spoke about the pleasant landscaping and the new flags at City Hall and the Police Department.

Steve Burgess, 629 First Street, spoke on the parking problem downtown, he feels it is due to merchants that park and move their cars every two hours. He stated that the theater does most of its business in the evening when parking is non-restricted, and that he wouldn’t be in favor of the proposed change in parking times.

Barbara Guise, downtown business owner, stated that the parking problem downtown is due to merchants and their employees parking on the street. She suggested that merchants designate other parking for their employees. 

Greg Robinson said he disagreed with the proposed one-hour and three-hour parking for downtown.

The City Engineer was directed to examine downtown parking on Saturdays. 


Approve of Minutes of May 30, 2000.

Approve of Warrant Nos. 51352 – 51749.

Approve Resolution No. 2115 accepting Loma Vista Park (San Jose School Park) (CIP No. 522-5211), by Greystone Homes and authorize the Notice of Completion to be filed.

Approve a change order for $15,829 to the Reimbursement Agreement with Balch Enterprises for the construction of storm drain facilities for Precision Cabinets in Middlefield Court located in Harvest Business Park. 

Approve Resolution No.2116 accepting work performed by RGW Construction, Inc. for the Pavement Management Program 1999-2000 (CIP No. 336-3083); and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Recorder’s Office of Contra Costa County. 

 Approve Resolution No. 2117 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 and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the same.

Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement to provide professional services to the City on an as-needed basis to Advanced Tec Engineering Group in an amount not to exceed $30,000 through June 30, 2001. 

Authorize the City Manager to enter into a professional service agreement with Harris and Associates for the design of Brentwood Boulevard Widening (CIP Project No. 336-3054) for $460,160.63, and authorize the City Manager to approve change orders up to 10% of the contract amount. 

Approve Resolution No. 2118 approving a Reimbursement Agreement with Kaufman & Broad for costs associated with Master Plan Facility Improvements. 

Approve Resolution No. 2119 approving the Final Map of Subdivision 8199, California Orchard Unit 1 (Kaufman & Broad) located west of Walnut Boulevard and south of Continente Avenue, accepting the improvement security, and approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the same.

Approve the donation of two sets of commemorative coins to the East County Historical Society from the City’s contingency fund.

Authorize the City Manager to prepare and sign the property transfer agreement that allows the City to purchase the Women’s Club building at a cost not to exceed $5,000. 

Appoint Richard Martinez to Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee for a term to expire December 2002.

Second reading and adoption of Ordinance 639 amending Planned Development No. 13 to create development standards for the Fahmy Property, Subdivision No. 8180.

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Young approving Consent Calendar items 1-14 as recommended by staff. Motion carried unanimously. 


Consideration of an ordinance amending Planned Development No. 26 by adding development standards for Planning Areas 3 and 4 (TSM 8055) and Planning Area 9 (TSM 8395). 

Jeff Zilm, Associate Planner, spoke about Planned Development area No. 26 and advised that it is consistent with others in that area which has already been approved.

Mayor Kidd opened the Public Hearing.

Jan Melloni, 1177 Sea Breeze Court, had questions regarding the lot densities.

Mayor Kidd, asked if there would be a transition of density, Mitch Oshinsky, Community Development Director, said that there would be a transition in density.

There being no one else wishing to speak the public hearing was closed.

Councilmember McPoland stated that he would like to see larger lots with transition. Mr. Oshinsky stated they didn’t need to act on that part of it tonight and that nothing had been submitted for this area.

Ordinance No. 640

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brentwood to amend planned development No. 26 adding development standards for planning areas 3, 4, and 9 within PD-26 located east of Fairview Avenue and south of Minnesota Avenue.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Young that the full reading of Ordinance No. 640 be waived and that the same be passed on first reading as recommended by staff with changes amending the language to be consistent with the development standards general plan policy of density transition. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Gomes, McPoland, Petrovich Young, Mayor Kidd
NOES: None


Approve Minutes of July 11, 2000.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/McPoland to approve the minutes of July 11, 2000. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich abstaining.

Consideration of a policy for color coordination of Downtown Building Facades. 

Mr. Oshinsky spoke briefly about the need for color coordination of downtown building facades. He gave a visual presentation of existing building facades. He stated that some buildings downtown predate design review and are grandfathered. 

There was discussion on the need to have color coordination between the buildings downtown.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Young to approve mandatory individual tenant frontages, which use the same building base and trim colors could be do so with no City action required. Request for color changes, and/or different colors on the same Downtown building must go through the design review process to ensure a compatible and harmonious appearance with surrounding buildings. Changes in awning colors across a single uniform building frontage will be at the discretion of the Director of Community Development. Applicants may appeal to the City Council. Signage colors may vary. Motion carried unanimously.

  18.    Consideration of a resolution approving a Property Tax Exchange Agreement for the Central Area Annexation. 

Dennis Beougher, City Attorney, outlined the agreement with the County that calls for a fifty-fifty share of taxes collected.

Mayor Kidd had concerns that the County is not fully funding there current obligations which include, firefighter salaries, the Library and the Veteran’s Hall, these all of which the City is currently subsidizing. 

Councilmember Gomes and McPoland were appointed to meet with Supervisor Canciamilla to discuss this item.

  19.   Community Survey Project Update.

Mr. Beougher introduced the staff report. Through discussion Mr. Beougher advised that the deadline for placing measures on the November 7, ballot had past. Councilmember Young noted that it was his impression that a special election could be held in March for these ballot measures.

Karen Diaz, City Clerk, explained that certain tax measures could only be put on the ballot with a general municipal election. Mr. Beougher confirmed that some types measures could only be done at a general municipal election.

There was discussion about the possibility of adding the measures to the November ballot without doing the survey.

Item was continued to an adjourned meeting of August 1, 2000 so staff would have time to research the timelines and what would be needed to place the measure on the November 7 ballot.

  20.    Aquatic Park Update. 

Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation, gave an update regarding the Aquatic Park and the date it is expected to open. He passed out a memo outlining the current progress. 

  21.  Urban Limit Line Update. 

Mr. Oshinsky spoke about the hearings regarding the Urban Limit Line being held by the Board of Supervisors and his attendance at the meeting of July 24, 2000 where he gave a presentation on the EIR and why the City felt it was deficient. 

   22.   Water System Improvements in Apple Hill and Summerset Communities.

John Stevenson, City Engineer, spoke about the improvements that are needed in these communities. He stated that there had been and increase in complaints because of the low water pressure and that the pressure could be boosted by the installation of pressure regulating valves.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/McPoland to authorize the City Engineer to make improvements to the water system in the Apple Hill and Summerset communities north of Balfour Road on an emergency basis. Motion carried unanimously. 


Bruce Ghiselli, 402 Sherwood drive, suggested the City solicit property owners in the annexation area to work with the County. He also suggested that the wording in the proposed survey be changed to read open space instead of agricultural lands.



Mayor Kidd requested a general update of each Sub-Committee for the next regular City Council meeting.

The Mayor also requested that a letter be drafted to the County regarding the Brentwood Gun Club’s relocation.

ADJOURNMENT - At 8:47 the City Council meeting was adjourned to August 1, 2000 at 5:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Margaret Wimberly, Administrative Assistant

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