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ITEM 1

CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING MINUTES
UESDAY, MAY 08, 2007
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 7:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL/PLANNING COMMISSION/PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION WORKSHOP (5:32 PM)
Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

PUBLIC COMMENTS - None (5:33 PM)
Joint Workshop to discuss development and restoration issues related to creeks. (5:34 PM)

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL/CALL TO ORDER REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING (06:59 PM)
Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

PUBLIC COMMENTS (07:00 PM)

Steve Lopez spoke regarding the County Housing project.

Motion: move Agenda Item 21 regarding the Village Community Resource Center prior to the Consent Calendar.
Moved by Richey, seconded by Becnel.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

NEW BUSINESS (07:05 PM)

21. Adopt a Resolution accepting the third annual report on the Village Community Resource Center (VCRC) 2007-08 Strategic Plan, approving City involvement and continuing the seven-year Community Investment Grant to the VCRC. (P. Ehler/B. Kelleher)

Director of Finance and Information Systems, Pam Ehler, said this was the annual review of the VCRC and she introduced Chris Calabrese.

Chris Calabrese spoke about a use of City funds and how the Village Community Resource Center (VCRC) was investing in the community. He presented statistics and a history of the VCRC, funding sources and explained the after school and family programs. He invited Council to the Posada event to be held next year at Garin School. He thanked the City for their support.

Mayor Taylor requested public comments.

Motion: Adopt Resolution 2007-93 accepting the third annual report on the Village Community Resource Center (VCRC) 2007-08 Strategic Plan, approving City involvement and continuing the seven-year Community Investment Grant to the VCRC.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Brockman; Taylor; Becnel; Richey; Stonebarger

PUBLIC COMMENTS (07:19 PM)
Ray said he had attended a Neighborhood Improvement Committee meeting and spoke about speeding issues, juveniles out after curfew, number of families per dwelling unit and parking for recreational vehicles.


CONSENT CALENDAR (07:20 PM)

1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting of April 24, 2007, special Redevelopment Agency meeting held April 10, 2007, and special City Council meeting held May 1, 2007. (M. Wimberly)

2. Approved the creation of a standing Agricultural Enterprise Subcommittee and an ad hoc Agricultural Mitigation Ordinance/Policy Subcommittee and appoint Vice Mayor Brockman and Council Member Stonebarger to serve on both subcommittees. (D. Landeros/L. Maurer)

3. Accepted the appointment of Barbara Russell-Cambra to the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging for a two-year term. (Mayor Taylor)

4. Approved request of Park and Recreation Commissioner Ernie Rodrigues to attend the California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members (CAPRCBM) spring board of directors meeting. (T. Homan/C. Bronzan)

5. Adopted Resolution 2007-94 accepting the work performed by Bay Cities Paving & Grading Inc., for the 2005 Pavement Management Program, CIP Project No. 336-30830, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/C. Ehlers/J. Gallegos)

6. Adopted Resolution 2007-95 authorizing a donation not to exceed $20,000 to the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce for the Brentwood Farmers’ Market as recommended by the Agricultural Enterprise Committee. (H. Sword/L. Maurer)

7. Adopted Resolution 2007-96 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 07-07 to allow the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association the use of City-owned property for the Brentwood Farmers’ Market affecting the closure of streets. (H. Sword/L. Maurer/T. Nielsen)

8. Adopted Resolution 2007-97 accepting the work performed by Miller Electric & Technology for Bid Package #6 - Building Electrical at 118 Oak Street for the 118 Oak Street Remodel, CIP Project No. 337-37130, and direct the City Clerk to file the Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (H. Sword/L. Kidwell)

9. Adopted Resolution 2007-98 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute Amendment No. One to the Professional Services Agreement with Chaudhary & Associates, Inc., for the Walnut Boulevard Widening, CIP Project No. 336-30560, in the amount of $30,066, plus a 10% contingency of $3,006.60, for a total amount of $33,072.60. (B. Grewal/A. Salam)

10. Adopted Resolution 2007-99 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute Amendment No. Two to the Professional Services Agreement with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. for the Brentwood Boulevard Widening - Central, CIP Project No. 336-31490, in the amount of $55,641, plus a 10% contingency of $5,564.10 for a total amount of $61,205.10. (B. Grewal/A. Salam)

11. Adopted Resolution 2007-100 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute Amendment No. One to the Professional Services Agreement with HJW Geospatial in the amount of $48,500, for Orthophotography Services. (B. Grewal/E. Baula)

12. Adopted Resolution 2007-101 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Deferred Improvement Agreement between Eduardo Valle and Sonia Mendoza and the City of Brentwood for MS No. 359-03, located at 2714 and 2716 O’Hara Avenue. (B. Grewal/J. Ward)

13. Adopted Resolution 2007-102 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Quit Claim Deed, restoring a portion of abutters rights of access previously relinquished by Frank C. Bellecci and Mona Lynn Bellecci, Calabel Properties Limited Partnership and the Bellecci Family Limited Partnership ("Developer"), as part of Minor Subdivision No. 359-01. (B. Grewal/J. Ward)


14. Adopted Resolution 2007-103 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Reimbursement Agreement with Pulte Homes, Subdivision Map No. 8311, for costs associated with Master Plan Facility Improvements. (B. Grewal/L. Vargas)

15. Adopted Resolution 2007-104 accepting the work performed by FluidIQs, Inc. (formerly known as Control Manufacturing Company, Inc.) for the Water Distribution Telemetry / SCADA System, CIP Project No. 562-56200 and the Well Disinfection System Upgrade, CIP Project No. 562-56240, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

16. Adopted Resolution 2007-105 accepting the work performed by G.S.E. Construction Company, Inc., for the Zone 1 Reservoir 1.3, CIP Project No. 562-56300, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

17. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Waive first reading and introduce an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brentwood amending Title 7 (Parks and Recreation) of the Brentwood Municipal Code related to, among other provisions: Definitions; Use of Areas; Dog Park; Acts Prohibited; Advertising - Sale of Merchandise; Vendor Permits; Recreation; Organized Leagues; and Applicability of Other Laws/Penalties. (C. Bronzan/ T. Homan)

18. Waived second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 842 of the City of Brentwood amending in part Chapter 17.725 of the City of Brentwood Municipal Code and Ordinance 790 relating to the City’s Affordable Housing Program. (H. Sword/E. Bonneville/K. Reed)
19. Agency - Adopted Resolution RDA-122 to approve the PG&E Easement Deed for undergrounding electric utilities to be located on a portion of the property owned by Brentwood Redevelopment Agency known as APN 013-232-006, SEC of Oak Street and Walnut Boulevard, and authorize the Executive Director or her designee to execute the Easement Deed and such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

20. Agency - Adopted Resolution RDA-123 to authorize the Executive Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Raney Planning & Management, Inc., to prepare the necessary Environmental Impact Report and associated studies for the Brentwood Boulevard Specific Plan, in the amount of $218,200, authorize the Executive Director to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amount, and approve a Resolution authorizing the Agency Treasurer to use funds from the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2001, to fund this Agreement. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS (07:20 PM)

Motion: approve Items 1 - 16 and 18 - 20 as recommended.
The City Clerk read the title of Ordinance 842.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Becnel.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Brockman; Taylor; Becnel; Richey; Stonebarger

17. Waive first reading and introduce an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brentwood amending Title 7 (Parks and Recreation) of the Brentwood Municipal Code related to, among other provisions: Definitions; Use of Areas; Dog Park; Acts Prohibited; Advertising - Sale of Merchandise; Vendor Permits; Recreation; Organized Leagues; and Applicability of Other Laws/Penalties. (C. Bronzan/ T. Homan)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said the current Municipal Code was conflicting and staff was working to permit or to prohibit a vendor from vending at City facilities. The Ordinance would give the City the mechanism to either permit vendors or prohibit them.

Mayor Taylor asked if the Ordinance had been streamlined.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said there was now a process as part of a regular activity application to get permission to vend.

Mayor Taylor asked if a person would need to go through the process each time they wanted to vend.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said the person would need to show proof of what they had a business license, they would need to provide a copy of the business license and would not have to do that time after time.

Mayor Taylor asked if applicants had to pay a fee.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said it was a no cost permit. He added there was no appeal for his decision on an alcoholic beverage request and staff was researching an appeal process.

Motion: Waive first reading and introduce Ordinance 843 of the City Council of the City of Brentwood amending Title 7 (Parks and Recreation) of the Brentwood Municipal Code related to, among other provisions: Definitions; Use of Areas; Dog Park; Acts Prohibited; Advertising - Sale of Merchandise; Vendor Permits; Recreation; Organized Leagues; and Applicability of Other Laws/Penalties.
The City Clerk read the title of proposed Ordinance 843.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Becnel.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

NEW BUSINESS (07:27 PM)

22. Received update from Neighborhood Improvement Committee and provide direction. (C. Becnel/B. Richey)

Council Member Richey said the Neighborhood Improvement Program was moving forward with looking at nuisance abatement ordinances, reviewing Municipal Code, rental inspection program, the type and how it would be funded, issues regarding group homes, size & local control. The Committee was looking to establish a problem response team and solutions for problem properties.

Council Member Becnel said with regard to potential rental inspection program, staff had been asked to put together numbers regarding potential revenues to sustain the program and what the operational costs of the program would be and if it would be self sufficient or use the general fund. The Finance and Community Development Departments had been working together on what personnel it would take to do the program and what potential revenue sources were available. If the potential program were to use the general fund, Council would need to make a decision once the numbers had been produced. He asked if other Council Members wanted to pursue.

Council Member Richey spoke about various options for the program and he asked for Council direction.

Council Member Stonebarger said he felt Council was headed in the right direction and the burden was on the City. The Housing Authority was not assisting the City with issues. He asked about a time line to bring something back to Council.

Council Member Richey said it depended on which issue would be discussed.

Council Member Becnel requested information on what kind of time frame was indicated before bringing back basic recommendations.

Assistant City Manager, Karen Chew, stated the City Attorney would be attending the next Neighborhood Improvement Committee meeting on May 24, 2007, with a proposed nuisance abatement Ordinance and an update on the Municipal Code update process.

Council Member Becnel asked about the rental inspection program and asked if there would be preliminary numbers at the next meeting.

Assistant City Manager, Karen Chew, said there would be information at the next meeting and it may be another two to three months before there was something more definitive to review.

Council Member Stonebarger said Council was working to create quality of life for citizens and he was encouraged about the timeline and felt the Committee was moving in the right direction.

Council Member Brockman said he had no problem with the enforcement and he felt the direction to be looked at was establishing an ordinance. He said he was concerned with regard to the licensing of rental units and enforcement and did not know if he would be in favor. He was in favor of enforcement of nuisances and believed the problem was no definition relative to enforcement of neighborhood issues such as yards and behavioral issues. The issues such as overgrown yards, cars parked all around and nuisances with delinquency may not just be rentals and could be homeowners.

Mayor Taylor requested public comments.

Veronica Hyatt said it was a good idea to have accountability. She spoke about a landlord who was installing grass and the tenant asked how much it would cost to water the grass and asked if it needed to be mowed. She felt it should have been discussed when the lease agreement was signed. Both landlords and tenants needed to be accountable.

Ray expressed concerns about a Code Enforcement issue in his neighborhood. He felt there were additional families and cars at one residence and said he had not seen any enforcement.

Steve Lopez asked the City to maintain its standards and spoke about the County Section 8 program.

Council Member Becnel acknowledged Council Member Brockman’s comments and said the Neighborhood Improvement Committee was on the right track, would collect more information and report back with more details.

Mayor Taylor said he was for citizen’s rights. He asked about hearing back from the Neighborhood Improvement Committee in about 60 days.

Council Member Richey said some items could come back at an upcoming Council meeting and some of the bigger items, such as the rental inspection program, would be further out. He asked if Council wished to have the items identified continued to be investigated by staff, using staff time.

Council Member Brockman asked that Council be kept informed.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS (07:57 PM)

Mayor Taylor reported on his attendance at a Mayor’s Conference and asked to attend the Federal Emergency Management Agency conference in Maryland.

City Manager, Donna Landeros, said the item would be placed on the next Council agenda.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (07:58 PM)

Mayor Taylor asked for research on how close to a school vending was allowed.

Council Member Richey agreed and said the issue needed to be addressed.

Assistant City Attorney, Karen Murphy, said the item would be agendized at the next Council meeting.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (08:00 PM)

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor
Motion: adjourn to Closed Session - 118 Oak Street, Community Development Conference Room
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Stonebarger.

1. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: Two parcels located at the end of Sand Creek Road and the Highway 4 Bypass APN #019-010-050 and APN #019-010-051. Negotiating Party: Highway 4 Bypass Authority (Dale Dennis & Nancy Wein). City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Ellen Bonneville/Kwame Reed. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

2. Redevelopment Agency Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: 1365 Reagan Way, Brentwood. Negotiating Party: D.R. Horton. Agency Negotiators: Howard Sword/Gina Rozenski. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

3. Redevelopment Agency Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: 400 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood. Negotiating Party: Paul Taylor. Agency Negotiators: Howard Sword/Gina Rozenski. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

4. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: Approximately a 1.26 acre portion of property at APN: 013-041-006. Negotiating Party: Liberty Union High School District. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Donna Landeros/Bailey Grewal. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

5. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: APN 019-050-025. Negotiating Parties: Liberty Union High School District/Mission Peak Homes, Inc. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Donna Landeros/Bailey Grewal. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

This item was not discussed.

6. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Properties: a) An approximately 2 acre portion of property at APN: 010-160-009; b) An approximately 0.40 acre portion of property at APN: 010-160-018; and c) An approximately 1.84 acre portion of property at APN: 010-160-033. Negotiating Parties: a) Bret Aasen; Jo Ann Ghiggeri/Andrew Ghiggeri. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Donna Landeros/Bailey Grewal. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

This item was not discussed.

7. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Properties: a) An approximately 1 acre portion of property at APN: 010-160-017; b). An approximately ½ acre portion of property at APN: 010-160-018; Negotiating Parties: a) Glen Stonebarger/Jeannie Stonebarger and b) Jo Ann Ghiggeri/Andrew Ghiggeri. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Donna Landeros/Bailey Grewal. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

This item was not discussed.

RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION (9:56 PM)

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION (if any) (9:56 PM) None

ADJOURNMENT (9:56 PM)

Respectfully submitted,



Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk


 

 

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