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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes of October 9, 2001

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Brentwood was called to order at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, with Mayor McPoland presiding.

Roll Call
Present: Councilmembers Beckstrand,Gomes (arrived at 7:45p.m.) Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
Absent: Councilmembers Hill

PRESENTATIONS 
A. Dean Eckerson and Eric Wahn of Contra Costa County Flood Control gave a presentation regarding Sand Creek Detention Basin and the adjacent soccer fields. 

Mayor McPoland asked when construction would start. John Stevenson, City Engineer, stated they will start digging in approximately three weeks and it should be ready for use next summer.

B. Mayor McPoland read the proclamation proclaiming October as Family History Month and Mayor McPoland and Councilmember Beckstrand presented it to Roy Wisconnbe, Family History Specialist for east Contra Costa County, and Stephen Liberatore, Public Affairs for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mr. Liberatore spoke regarding the East County Family History center, and stated it is open to the public and is free of charge, though nominal charges may apply when ordering materials from other centers. This center provides a large variety of research materials. He handed out materials about the center.

Councilmember Gomes arrived at 7:45 p.m.

C. Mayor McPoland read a proclamation proclaiming October 14 – 20, 2001, as Teen Read Week and presented it to Leonard Raudman, Brentwood Library.

Mr. Raudman spoke regarding Teen Read Week and the importance of reading in the lives of teens with other interests competing for their time. 

AGENDA REVIEW

Item No. 8. Amended resolution.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Peggy Shuitimaker, Committee to Support Measure J, spoke regarding a picnic to be held in City Park on October 14, 2001 that will support measure J. She spoke further regarding other activities and mailings that have been done in support of the measure. 

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approved Minutes of September 18, and September 25, 2001. 

2. Approve second reading of Ordinance No. 687 approving an amendment to Planned Development No. 20 by adding development standards for Tentative Subdivision Map 8352 located west of Concord Avenue and south of Balfour Road. 

3. Approve second reading of Ordinance No. 688 approving the General Plan Amendment (GPA 00-02) and Rezoning (RZ 00-05) and an amendment to the Garin Ranch Specific Plan relating to the development of the Sciortino property, located on the north side of Oak Street adjacent to the Liberty High School Athletic fields. 

4. Approve second reading of Ordinance No. 689 repealing Chapter 8.36 of the Municipal Code dealing with restrictions on tobacco advertising promotions within 1600 feet of schools. 

5. Approve second reading of Ordinance No. 690 amending Brentwood Municipal Code Chapter 2.44, Section 2.44.030(A) regarding membership boundaries for Arts Commissioners.

6. Approved Resolution No. 2376 authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk or their designees to execute a Quitclaim Deed and any other documents necessary to terminate City interest in the Storm Drain Easement lying within Lots 27 through 33, inclusive, 47 through 49, inclusive, 51 through 56, inclusive and 116 through 118, inclusive as shown on Subdivision Map No. 8322, filed August 9, 2000, in Book 422 of Maps, Page 34, Contra Costa Records, generally located north of Balfour Road and west of Concord Avenue, and conveying whatever interest the City may have in said Storm Drain Easement to Brentwood Lakes, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company and Len-Nautical Pointe, LLC, Delaware Limited Liability Company as their interests may appear, their successor and/or assigns as described in Exhibit “A”

7. Approved Resolution No. 2377 accepting the work performed by Granite Construction Company for the First Street Parking Lot, CIP Project No. 336-3118, located at First and Chestnut Streets, and the Oak and Third Street Improvements, CIP Project No. 336 3123, and direct the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder for both projects

8. Approved Resolution No. 2378 authorizing the closure of certain streets and temporarily establishing no parking restrictions and tow away zones in order to facilitate the 2001 Hometown Halloween to be held October 27, 2001. 

9. Accepted the resignation of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Scott Shepard and authorize staff to advertise the vacancy. 

10. Reappointed Ron Heinrich, as the City’s representative to the Contra Costa County Library Commission and Ms. Marilyn Long as the alternate for a term to expire December 31, 2003.

11. Approved Resolution No. 2379 approving changes to the Regional Transportation Fee Program. 

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gomes to approve Consent Calendar items 1-11 as recommended by staff. Motion carried with Councilmember Hill being absent.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

12. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Planned Development 35 to create development standards for Subarea "A" (TSM 8281) within PD-35, for the subdivision of 44.03 acres into 130 single family residential lots located south of Lone Tree Way and west of Fairview Avenue. 

Jeff Zilm, Associate Planner, introduced the staff report and stated the lots would start at eight thousand square feet to twenty thousand square feet and is in the density for the general plan low density designation for one to five units. 

Paul Martin, Applicant, stated he was present and would be available to answer any questions. 

Norinne Siino, 2335 Fairview Avenue, requested that during the design review process home adjacent to her property remain one-story. 

Mike Leana, Chief of Planning, stated that design review does not require a public hearing and the public is not notified of them.

Karen Rogge, 2320 Windy Springs, stated she is also concerned about the property adjacent to hers and requested only single stories be allowed. She expressed concern that the thoroughfare is not adequate to carry the traffic this project would create.

Paul Martin, Applicant, stated he felt the issue of the single story homes had already been resolved and that anything built on his property would be at least one hundred and fifty feet and felt that would provide and adequate buffer.

There being no one else wishing to speak the Public Hearing was closed.

Ordinance No. 691

An Ordinance of the City Council of; the City of Brentwood to amend Planned Development No. 35 by adding development standards for Subarea “A” (Tentative Subdivision Map 8281) within PD-35 located west of Fairview Avenue and south of Lone Tree Way.

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gomes that the first reading of Ordinance No. 691 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

13. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Planned Development 42 located west of Brentwood Boulevard and south of San Creek Road to establish development standards for Subarea C. 

Debbie Hill, Associate Planner, stated this project was originally approved in 1999 and was amended with the Central Annexation. Conditional use permits were approved by the Planning Commission for this property pending Council’s approval of the PD amendment. 

Mayor McPoland opened the Public Hearing.

Art Lorenzini, applicant, stated he concurred with staff’s and Planning Commissions recommendations.

In answer to Mayor McPoland’s question regarding the Microtel, Mr. Lorenzini stated the Planning Commission had reviewed and approved the enhanced design.

There being no one else wishing to speak the Public Hearing was closed. 

Ordinance No. 692

An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brentwood to amend Planned Development Zone No. 42 by adding development standards for Subarea C of this planned development located south of Sand Creek Road and west of Brentwood Boulevard

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gomes that the first reading of Ordinance No. 692 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

14. Consideration of a Resolution initiating the Annexation and Prezoning of the former Brentwood Rod and Gun Club site, west side of Concord Avenue south of Balfour Road; and consideration of an Ordinance prezoning the site to COB (Commercial Office Business). 

Mr. Leana introduced the staff report and stated this would square up the city boundary, this area was left out of a previous annexation. Most of the area will be taken by the future alignment of the Bypass. A small parcel on the westerly portion of the site is being recommended to be zoned Commercial Office Business (COB) which would be compatible with adjacent properties.

Mayor McPoland opened the Public Hearing, there being no one wishing to speak it was closed. 

Resolution No. 2380

A Resolution of the City Council ;of the City of Brentwood initiating an application to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the former Rod and Gun Club site annexation (No. A01-04). the propert is generally located along the east side of Concord Avenue adjacent to the Summerset Development (APN 010-020-004)

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Beckstrand that the full reading of Resolution No. 2380 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

Ordinance No. 693

An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brentwood amending the Municipal Code by prezoning property referred to as the former rod and gun club site annexation generally located along the east side of Concord Avenue adjacent to the Summerset development to commercial/office business (COB). (APN 010-020-004)

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Beckstrand that the first reading of Ordinance No. 693 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

OLD BUSINESS

15. Consideration of a time extension of the Jeffry Development Agreement. 

Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development, introduced the staff report and stated he felt the priority was to get this project constructed. 

Ralph Strauss, SDG Architects, representing Gerald Jeffry, stated they had been working diligently to get this project working. The civil drawings are completed and approved. Within two weeks the site work should start. The architectural portions of the drawings are complete and are in plan check with the Building Department. He stated there are some delays with the engineering portion of the building. 

Councilmembers Beckstrand expressed her apprehension with another extension on this project. She felt the written details of the agreement for this project is not critical situation currently as it was when the City entered into the agreement. The agreement implied due diligence and the reason for the incentives were to provide an important jump-start to the economic development of the City. She felt the city should have its incentive funds returned and those should be put into other programs that would benefit the city. 

Mr. Strauss stated they had been working to avoid having to come back, and felt the incentives put into place have kept this project going; and were close to beginning work on the project. 

Councilmember Petrovich concurred with Councilmember Beckstrand and stated he would go with the extension provided there was a thirty day time frame for construction to begin or the agreement would be void. He would not want to see the project have to start over. 

Councilmember Beckstrand clarified that if after thirty days construction has not started all of the interest and incentives would be due and payable. 

Mr. Strauss stated he was speaking of site construction. There was further discussion regarding the time limits for construction.

Mr. Sword stated the extension will be made from September 1, 2001 so eight months would be May 1, 2002.

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Petrovich to approve an eight month time extension beginning September 1, 2001 through May 1, 2002 and site construction starting within thirty days from October 9, 2001, then the incentives are due and payable with interest in the original agreement. Motion carried with Councilmember Hill being absent.
NEW BUSINESS

16. Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Memorandum of Understanding for a Cooperative Jobs Opportunity Zone between the Cities of Antioch and Brentwood.

Mr. Sword introduced the staff report. 

Councilmember Beckstrand commended staff for the work that has been done to pursue grants and other programs to benefit the City. 

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Beckstrand authorize the City Manager to Execute a Memorandum of Understanding regarding a Cooperative Jobs Opportunity Zone between the Cities of Antioch and Brentwood. Motion carried with Councilmember Hill being absent.

17. Adopt the City Council Meeting Rules and Procedures. 

Dennis Beougher, City Attorney, introduced the staff report. 

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Gomes to approve the City Council meeting rules and procedures. Motion carried with Councilmember Hill being absent. 

18. Discussion regarding the cancellation of the December 26, 2001 City Council meeting. 

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Petrovich to cancel the City Council meeting of December 26, 2001. Motion carried with Councilmember Hill being absent.

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councilmember Beckstrand reported on the telecommunications Subcommittee and stated they were looking for a company that may bring more technology to the City and stated the current vendor was not doing. 

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Councilmember Petrovich requested a report on the Kaufman and Broad inclusionary housing. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m. 

Margaret Wimberly
Administrative Assistant II

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