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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

APRIL 26, 2005
COUNCIL CHAMBER

CALL TO ORDER (07:01 PM)
Roll Call
Present: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

PRESENTATIONS (07:02 PM)

A. Recognizing the winning participants from the National PAL art and photography contest.

Police Officer, Diana Gonsalves, spoke about the nationwide Police Activities League.

Mayor Swisher introduced the following recipients:

Jessica Jones, Mitchel Hammett, Eliana Campos Rodriguez, Daniel Mandrytychenko, and Jade Marueut.

B. Recognizing Mike McPoland for his service and dedication to the community.

Michael McPoland accepted the proclamation.

C. Proclamation recognizing April 25th through May 1, 2005 as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.

Deborah Bass accepted the proclamation.

D. Proclamation recognizing May as National Drowning Prevention Month.

Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Tom Jones, accepted the proclamation.

E. Accept the City of Brentwood Arts Commission Quarterly Report.

Arts Commission, Greg Ruiz, presented the Arts Commission Quarterly Report, sharing an overview of the upcoming year. He thanked Council for their support.

AGENDA REVIEW (07:17 PM)

Motion: Approve the determination of the need for immediate action and that the need to take action came to the attention of the local agency subsequent to the agenda being posted; waived the 72-hour requirement of the Brown Action and added Item 17A to the Consent Calendar; continued Item 17 to May 10, 2005 and amended Item 20 as recommended by staff.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

CITIZEN COMMENTS (07:18 PM)

Bill Putman announced a Delta Community Services Cinco de Mayo celebration dinner on April 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center and announced ticket locations.

CONSENT CALENDAR (07:19 PM)

1. Approved minutes of April 12, 2005 and minutes of special meeting held April 16, 2005. (K. Chew/C. Garcia)

2. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-83 authorizing the City Manager to execute Change Orders involving two previously approved purchase orders, not to exceed the previously approved amounts for Linhart Peterson Powers Association and Contra Costa County Building Inspector Department. (H. Sword/R. Kidwell)

3. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-84 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Consultant Services Agreement for fiscal year 2005/06 with Associated Right of Way Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $150,000, to continue utilizing their right-of-way services. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

4. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-85 approving an agreement for purchase of fee parcel with Ron Nunn, for real property, generally located on the west side of Jeffrey Way, for the Jeffery Way Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-3153. (B. Grewal/M. Sullivan)

5. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-86 accepting the first annual report on Village Community Resource Center (VCRC) 2005 Strategic Plan, approving City involvement and continuing the seven-year Community Investment Grant to the VCRC. (P. Ehler/B. Kelleher)

6. Waived second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 799 amending Chapter 2.24 of the Brentwood Municipal Code repealing Ordinance No. 187 in total, amending sections 2.24.010 2.24.505 and repealing sections 2.24.060 2.24.140 pertaining to the personnel system. (K. Chew/P. Standley)

7. Approved a Cloud Park public art element within Rainbows End Park, included in the Rose Garden development by Pulte Homes, Subdivision No. 8561. (C Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

8. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-87 of Intention declaring the Citys intent to order improvements for the Consolidated Landscape & Lighting Assessment Districts & Citywide Park Maintenance District No. 98-1 for Fiscal Year 2005/2006, and set the date of June 14, 2005 for a public hearing. (B. Grewal/C. Bronzan/K. DeSilva/D. Galey)

9. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-88 approving the contract documents and authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Systems & Space, Inc., in the amount of $188,451, plus a 10% contingency for bid package #23 law enforcement equipment for the New Police Station, CIP Project No. 337-3142. (K. Chew/K. King/M. Huber)

10. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-89 authorizing the purchase of the two (2) new, utility-style, work trucks and one (1) 2-yard dump truck from Bill Brandt Ford and authorizing the City Manager to execute a purchase order for these vehicles in an amount not to exceed $59,882.93. (P. Zolfarelli/J. Gallegos)

11. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Adopt a Resolution authorizing the expenditure of funds to Antioch Police Department for dispatch projects. (M. Davies/K. Brown)

12. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-90 authorizing a request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2004/05 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project funding in the amount of $31,500 for a portion of the Minnesota Avenue Sidewalk Improvement Project, no CIP number assigned. (B. Grewal/K. Wahl)

13. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-91 authorizing a request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2005-06 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project funding in the amount of $66,000 for the Signal Modifications and Upgrades Project, CIP 336-3132. (B. Grewal/K. Wahl)

14. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-92 authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the Hazard Elimination Safety Program (HES) for funding in the amount of $222,008 for the Signal Modifications and Upgrades Project, CIP 336-3132 (Applewood Common at SR4 (Brentwood Boulevard) (B. Grewal/K. Wahl)

15. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-93 authorizing the filing of an application for Federal Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funding in the amount of $600,000 for the Walnut Boulevard Widening Project, CIP 336-3056. (B. Grewal/K. Wahl)

16. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-94 terminating the Contract with Raines, Melton & Carella, Inc., for design services for Chloramination of Wells, CIP Project No. 562-5617, and execute a contract with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., to provide design services for Chloramination of Wells, in the amount of $110,330, plus a 10% contingency. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

17. CONTINUED TO MAY 10, 2005 - Approve the City of Brentwood Commissioner Handbook for distribution to all current and future appointees to all City Commissions. (K. Chew/C. Bronzan/H. Sword)

17A. Adopted Resolution No. 2005-95 supporting the City of Antioch's efforts to secure additional federal funding for improvement to SR 4.

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS

Motion: Approve Consent Calendar items 1-10 and 12-17A as recommended.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

11. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the expenditure of funds to Antioch Police Department for dispatch projects. (M. Davies/K. Brown)

Mayor Swisher asked to change the recommendation to keeping quarterly payments at $12,000 until 2008 since the loan was a zero percent loan and pay it off over time instead of paying the lump sum.

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and adopting Resolution No. 2005-96 authorizing twelve quarterly payments of $14,469 to Antioch Police Department for radio and computer upgrade projects.
Moved by Swisher, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (07:22 PM)

18. CONTINUED TO MAY 10, 2005 - Adopt a Resolution approving the Housing Element Update of the Citys General Plan in compliance with State Law. (H. Sword/H. Kline/W. Rhodes)

19. Consideration of an Ordinance approving a Rezone and establishment of development standards for an approximate 33-acre site, and consideration of a Resolution approving a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map to subdivide the site into 84 single-family residential lots and four remainder parcels, located north of Grant Street, on both sides of O'Hara Avenue. (H. Sword/E. Nolthenius)

Mayor Swisher declared a conflict of interest and left the Council Chamber.

Senior Planner, Erik Nolthenius, presented a staff report noting that approval of the requested entitlements would facilitate the development of the site into 84 new single family homes. He recommended waiving the first reading of an Ordinance for the Rezone and to pass a Resolution for the Subdivision Map.

Vice Mayor Ana Gutierrez opened the public hearing.

Motion: Approve closing the public hearing.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
Abstain: Swisher
Vacancy: One.

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and introducing Ordinance No. 800 approving a Rezone and establishment of development standards for an approximate 33-acre site, and adopting Resolution No. 2005-97 approving a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map to subdivide the site into 84 single-family residential lots and four remainder parcels, located north of Grant Street, on both sides of O’Hara Avenue as recommended.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 3-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Taylor
Abstain: Swisher
Vacancy: One.

Mayor Swisher returned to the Council Chamber.

NEW BUSINESS (07:24 PM)

20. Consider a Resolution accepting the Brentwood Grown Marketing Program Proposal and appropriating the $100,000 expenditure from the Agricultural Trust Land Conservation Administrative Fund. (H. Sword)

Director of Community Development, Howard Sword, presented a staff report noting that the primary goal of the project was to develop a regionally recognized brand of Brentwood-grown produce through a partnership with Safeway Food Stores. The commitment from the City would allow advertising of the Brentwood-grown logo and recognition of the Brentwood-grown product.

Erik Stonebarger presented an overview of the proposal and informed that the goal of the project was to team up with Safeway to promote and brand the City as a premiere agricultural producing region. A successful program would support farming in the City, add value to the surrounding community and actively support agricultural and economic value.

Interim City Attorney, Tom Curry, responded to questions that had been raised by the Brentwood Agriculture Land Trust noting that the California Environmental Quality Act had been complied with; the program was subject to AB 1600 and the most appropriate fund to use was the Agricultural Trust - Land Conservation Administrative Fund.

Motion: Approve waiving full reading and adopting Resolution No. 2005-98 accepting the Brentwood Grown Marketing Program Proposal and appropriating the $100,000 expenditure from the Agricultural Trust Land Conservation Administrative Fund.
Moved by Swisher, seconded by Taylor.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

21. Authorize staff to release 106 permits to the Deer Ridge Home Builders because of real progress toward completion of subdivision improvements. (H. Sword/R. Kidwell)

Chief Building Official, Louis Kidwell presented a staff report recommending the immediate issuance of 106 new home permits to Deer Ridge Homebuilders and he requested the authorization of staff to enter into a letter agreement with the remaining homebuilders, KB Home and DR Horton to guarantee completion of the remaining infrastructure and improvements secured by holding 100 building permits, 50 from each developer and to return to Council on a monthly basis with a progress report and the possibility of additional permit releases.

Mayor Swisher asked about the lift on Spyglass.

Council Member Taylor expressed his reluctance to hand out 106 permits and said that there was a lot of debris that had been there for years as well as weed abatement.

Director of Community Development, Howard Sword, said that one of the provisions not mentioned was that if Council would grant the 106 permits, the permits would be conditioned so that anytime the City Engineer did not feel that substantial progress was being made, the building site would be red tagged and stopped.

Mayor Swisher said that with regard to conditioning the housing permits, the final lift had to be in and accessible on Spyglass since it was a concern of residents. He asked for a condition on fencing on the next set of permits to be issued.

Jim Schmidt, KB Homes South Bay, said that the 150 feet of Spyglass needed to have the second lift placed on it and KB would do that. He explained that the waterline had not been adequately tested and Engineering had told KB Homes to wait. KB Homes would test the waterline and then the second lift would be installed sometime in the next few weeks.

Council Member Gutierrez expressed her reluctance to release the permits since this was work that should have been done. She said she agreed with Mayor Swisher about the conditions on the permits and asked for an expected completion date on the items showing accountability by developers. She asked that the permits not be released until the dates had been provided to staff.

City Engineer, Bailey Grewal, stated that the developer had to submit the dates in writing to staff and only then would permits be issued with the condition that if progress was not seen, staff would be allowed to red tag. Staff would meet with developers every two weeks and monitor progress on all items.

In response to Mayor Swisher, Director Sword said that substantial progress had been made on the landscape at Foothill and Balfour. It would be difficult to figure out who left the debris and the City needed a party to step up and go through the project to clean up debris which would make a substantial difference in the appearance of the project.

Council Member Beckstrand expressed confidence in moving forward and finishing the project responsibly and in a timely manner.

Motion: Approve authorizing staff to release 106 permits to Deer Ridge Home Builder with the condition that the lift on Spyglass had to be in and accessible; that the City Engineer had the ability to red tag individual constructions if not satisfied with the progress of work and directed staff to return to the next Council meeting with updates.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS (08:00 PM)

Councilmember Taylor requested that a proclamation be created regarding the return of Veterans from Iraq and their time served.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - None (08:01 PM)

ADJOURNMENT

Motion: Approve adjournment in honor of Pittsburg Police Officer, Larry Lasater, who was shot in the line of duty last weekend.
Moved by Swisher, seconded by Beckstrand.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Vacancy: One.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Garcia
Interim City Clerk

 

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