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MINUTES
CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
March 23, 2004

CALL TO ORDER (07:02 PM)

Roll Call (07:02 PM)
Present: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Absent: Swisher

PRESENTATIONS (07:03 PM)

A. Proclaiming the week of April 18 – 24, 2004 as National Library Week.
Presented by Leonard Roudman.

B. Proclaiming the week of April 17th through April 24th, 2004 as The Week of the Young Child.
Gloria Hartsough accepted the proclamation.

AGENDA REVIEW (07:11 PM)

Motion: Approve the addition of Item 17A to the agenda, noting that the date would be changed to April 27, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. and accepting the change to Item 15 as recommended by staff.
Moved by Hill, seconded by Gutierrez.

Vote: Carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Absent: Swisher

CITIZEN COMMENTS (07:13 PM)

Barbara Guise spoke about the St. Patrick's Dinner, P.A.L. and Village Drive. She noted that there was a drive to build a human resource center for services and it seemed to her that the building here was built for what was wanted on Village Drive and it was sad to tear down the center.

Chris Becnel spoke on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce and said that careful thought must be given as to what the downtown area would be like and balanced efforts were needed. It was critical that the City did that now and not later. Suitable working conditions should be provided and the City should be proactive and focus on providing a City Hall, a Community Center and Library, which should be relatively close to each other. The City may also wish to appoint an adhoc committee and investigate potential funding sources. There was a Performing Arts center at Liberty High School that would not support events for a population of 70,000. The Chamber encouraged all parties to participate in working together and requested that there be adequate and timely publicity of meetings. Meeting requirements were not the same and the Chamber asked to assist the City in publicizing.

CONSENT CALENDAR - Items 1 and 15 pulled for discussion. (07:21 PM)

1. Approved Minutes of March 9, 2004 as submitted. (K. Diaz) Pulled for discussion.

2. Approved the Adjourned Regular Meeting Minutes of March 11, 2004 as submitted. (K. Diaz)

3. Approved Resolution No. 2004-53 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 04-06 to allow the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department the use of City owned property for the annual Spring to Life Fun Run, located within and adjacent to the downtown and affecting the closure of surrounding streets on April 24, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (M. Oshinsky/T. Nielsen) (08:06 PM)

4. Approved a Temporary Use Permit No. 04-07 to allow Creek Side Church the use of City owned property for an Easter Egg Hunt, located within City Park on April 10, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (M. Oshinsky/T. Nielsen)

5. Approved Resolution No. 2004-54 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 04-08 to allow the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church the use of City owned property for the annual Good Friday Processional, located within the downtown and affecting the closure of surrounding streets on April 9, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (M. Oshinsky/T. Nielsen)

6. Approved Resolution No. 2004-55 authorizing the execution of a Grant Deed for Parcel "C" of Subdivision No. 8413, located between Oak Street and Sycamore Avenue and west of Garin Parkway, to Richmond American Homes. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

7. Approved Resolution No. 2004-56 approving a Purchase Agreement with Howard and Theresa Tingdahl for a portion of real property, generally located on the west side of Empire Avenue south of Lone Tree Way for the Empire Avenue Extension - South l Project. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

8. Approved Resolution No. 2004-57 approving a Purchase Agreement with David and Phyllis Biddle for a portion of real property, generally located on the west side of Empire Avenue south of Lone Tree Way for the Empire Avenue Extension - South l Project. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

9. Approved Resolution No. 2004-58 approving a Purchase Agreement with Nesta and Rios families for a portion of real property, generally located on the west side of Empire Avenue south of Lone Tree Way for the Empire Avenue Extension - South l Project. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

10. Approved Resolution No. 2004-59 approving a Purchase Agreement with Mark Boyer for a portion of real property, generally located on the west side of Empire Avenue south of Lone Tree Way for the Empire Avenue Extension - South l Project. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

11. Approved Resolution No. 2004-60 approving a Reimbursement Agreement with Brentwood Arbor Ridge, L.P., a California Limited Partnership, Design Review No. 02-11, Arbor Ridge Apartments located south of Lone Tree Way and east of Shady Willow Lane, for costs associated with Master Plan Facility Improvements. (B. Grewal/L. Vargas)

12. Approved Resolution No. 2004-61accepting Improvements for Subdivision No. 8402, Brentwood Park Phase II, by Pulte Homes, located north of Lone Tree Way and east of O'Hara Avenue. (B. Grewal/D. Boskovic)

13. Approved Resolution No. 2004-62 designating Francisco & Associates, Inc. as the Engineer of Work for the Consolidated Landscaping and Lighting Districts and the Citywide Park Maintenance District No. 98-1 for the 2004/05 Fiscal year; and authorize the City Manager to execute a Consultant Services Agreement. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

14. Approved Resolution No. 2004-63 approving a Reimbursement Agreement with John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System, a California not-for-profit corporation, Subdivision No. 8517, located south of Balfour Road, west of Concord Avenue, for costs associated with excess right-of-way dedication for Master Plan Facility Improvements. (B. Grewal/L. Vargas)

15. Approve a Resolution awarding the Construction Contract for the Sand Creek Road Screen Planting at Railroad Crossing, as part of the Sand Creek Road Project, CIP Project No. 336-3061, to Misan Construction. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge) (07:22 PM) Pulled for discussion.

16. Approved Resolution No. 2004-64 authorizing City Manager to execute contracts for the purchase of new Mobile Data Computers, data radios, and related software upgrades for use by the Police Department (M. Davies/K. King)

17. Approved Resolution No. 2004-65 to amend the 2003/04 Operations Budget to include $45,000 for the newly established City Housing Program. (E. Bonneville/H. Sword)

17A. Set the date for April 27, 2004, at 5:30 p.m., for a workshop to discuss campaign finance limitations. (D. Beougher)

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS (07:23 PM)

Motion: Approve CONSENT CALENDAR Items 2 - 14, 16 - 17A.
Moved by Petrovich, seconded by Gutierrez.

Vote: Carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Absent: Swisher

1. Approve Minutes of March 9, 2004 as submitted. (K. Diaz)

Motion: Approve minutes of March 9, 2004 as submitted.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Gutierrez.

Vote: Carried 3-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Petrovich
Abstain: Hill
Absent: Swisher

15. Approve a Resolution awarding the Construction Contract for the Sand Creek Road Screen Planting at Railroad Crossing, as part of the Sand Creek Road Project, CIP Project No. 336-3061, to Misan Construction. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

Council Member Beckstrand declared a conflict and left the Council Chamber.

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and adopting Resolution No. 2004-66 as recommended by staff and including the approval of the agenda review changing the fiscal impact paragraph.
Moved by Petrovich, seconded by Hill.

Vote: Carried 3-0.
Yes: Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Abstain: Beckstrand
Absent: Swisher

PUBLIC HEARING

18. Consideration of an Ordinance approving the Rezone (RZ 04-04) of approximately 123 acres from a combination of R-1-10 and R-1-E to PD-66, with the establishment of development standards, located generally on the south side of the Grant Street extension and east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. (M. Oshinsky/E. Nolthenius) (07:23 PM)

Associate Planner, Erik Nolthenius, presented a staff report.

The public hearing was opened by Council Member Hill.

Peter Ziblat, Braddock and Logan, applicant, stated he had spent a lot of time in the neighborhoods and that Braddock and Logan would continue to work with the neighbors to provide options and resources.

The following citizens spoke in support of the project: Steve Barr, Ron McCausland, Chad Andrews, Chris Genkos and John Renteria.

Keith Shaefer referred to a letter asking that Anderson Street not connect to Gracie Lane since there would be a significant impact in traffic. He was glad to have a school and asked for a temporary barricade for construction access. Gracie was a poorly maintained private road and the neighbors were concerned about it being eroded. He asked Council to have a gate at the beginning of Gracie Lane.

City Manager Stevenson stated that Gracie Lane was a gravel road and unless it was stopped, there would be traffic.

J. P. Troy said that the neighbors would like to maintain as much independence as possible. Braddock and Logan had stepped up to the plate and offered a quality masonry wall. There would be four parcels abutting his property and he was concerned that lot 107 not look down on his property.

The following submitted speaker cards expressing support for the project: James Keesler and Marcus Belea.

Jerry Miller said that due to the development, he was to dedicate 30 feet to the project and he said he was told that the road would remain private. He asked why and if 30 feet were required, why did they not take 15 feet from each side of the road.

Motion: Approve closing the public hearing.
Moved by Petrovich, seconded by Gutierrez.

Vote: Carried 3-0.
Yes: Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Abstain: Beckstrand
Absent: Swisher

Bailey Grewal, City Engineer, said that said that there would be pavement 20 feet wide and water and sewer. If more was needed, the responsibility would need to be shifted to the residents.

Council Member Hill said a gate on Lone Oak was not a condition of approval and would be decided by future residents. He believed that Gracie Lane should be a cul-de-sac and that was premature until there was a development to the north.

City Manager Stevenson said Engineering had prepared a traffic control plan which consisted of a temporary road closure sign until the property on the north side of Gracie Lane was developed. There could be an open and public discussion on what access would be allowed. He suggested four no construction signs be located, two on Gracie and two on the south end, until the property across the street developed. Gracie Lane was a dirt and gravel road, which was used as a public road, and had never been accepted.

Council Member Petrovich said he would like to preserve the quality of life of the residents of Gracie Lane.

Council Member Gutierrez said that the road being closed was not safe it would make sense to open up the street since there was a group of people that wanted to keep the street open. She was in favor of the rezoning and asked to bring the project back.

In response to Council Member Petrovich, the developer committed to do a single story on lot 107.

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and introducing Ordinance No. 773 as recommended by staff, directing staff to bring back the portion of street east of O'Hara, and implementing traffic control measures for Gracie Lane.
Moved by Gutierrez, seconded by Petrovich.

Vote: Carried 3-0.
Yes: Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Abstain: Beckstrand
Absent: Swisher

Vice Mayor Beckstrand returned to the Council Chamber.

OLD BUSINESS

19. Consideration of a Resolution in support of an East County collaborative effort for the development of a regional minor league baseball sports facility. (A. Beckstrand) (08:07 PM)

Brian Kalinowsky, City of Antioch, explained that Antioch City Council had pledged $1,050,000, plus consultant work for the regional baseball facility. Oakley Council had directed staff to support, in the amount of $150,000, the County support was in the amount of $150,000 and Pittsburg support was $900,000.

Council Member Beckstrand said she had brought this back because she had an interest with Los Medanos College and neighboring cities and would add to the community for family time and community time. The relationship with Los Medanos was an asset to the community and she believed it was a small price to pay to share in the venue. She asked if the Council would like to move forward.

Council Member Petrovich was opposed to spending $150,000 and could not see the benefit to the City.

Council Member Gutierrez said she was not willing to place money into recreational uses outside of the City when sports complexes were needed.

Council Member Hill said that he could not support the $150,000 at this time.

Mr. Kalinowsky said that the City would be welcome to participate later if they wished and the item could be revisited.

Council concurred not to support the project.

20. Consideration of a Resolution adopting amendments to the Council/Administrative Policy No. 110-1 relating to City Council Meeting Rules and Procedures (D. Beougher)

Motion: Approve continuance of Item 20 to April 13, 2004, as requested by staff.
Moved by Hill, seconded by Beckstrand.

Vote: Carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Absent: Swisher

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None. (08:17 PM)

INFORMATIONAL REPORT FROM STAFF - No action required

21. Informational Report on Subdivision No. 8574, Sycamore Square, located south of Sycamore Avenue and west of Shasta Daisy Drive; Final Map Approval. (K. Diaz)

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - None.

ADJOURNMENT (08:17 PM)

Motion: Approve adjournment.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Hill.

Vote: Carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Hill; Petrovich
Absent: Swisher
Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Garcia
Assistant City Clerk
 

 

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