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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (6:15 PM)

Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

PUBLIC COMMENTS - None (6:16 PM)

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - Community Development Conference Room - 118 Oak Street, Brentwood, Ca 94513 (6:16 PM)

1. City Council/Redevelopment Agency Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 Conference with Real Property Negotiators. Property: 7030 Brentwood Boulevard, APN 016-100-016. Negotiating Party: William and Marsha Nielsen. City Negotiators: Gina Rozenski/Paul Eldredge/Howard Sword. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

Motion: Adjourn to Closed Session.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

RECESS CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (6:50 PM)

Motion: Recess City Council/Redevelopment Agency
Moved by Becnel, no second required.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (07:00 PM)

September 11th remembrances:

Presentation of Colors - Girl Scouts Troop 844

Mayor Taylor called forward Police, Fire and Veterans to the front of the Chamber for introductions.

A medly of "America the Beautiful", "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "God Bless America" were sung by Johnny Staton.

INVOCATION - Pastor Joseph Seeley, Mountain View Christian Center (07:17 PM)

Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION - None (07:20 PM)

PRESENTATIONS (07:20 PM)

B. Finance/IS Awards (P. Ehler)

Director of Finance and Information Systems, Pam Ehler, presented the Council with the award for Excellence in Capital Budgeting from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers for the Capital Improvement Program Budget and Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

A. Proclamation for City Read Weeks Leonard Roudman CCC Library.

Leonard Roudman, Contra Costa Library, said the City Read book this year was Gail Tsukiyama’s "The Samurai’s Garden" and copies of the book would be located at various coffee houses and the Summerset libraries.

C. Proclamation for Race Equality Week

Rick Lemyre, Co-Chair of the Brentwood Diversity Committee, accepted the proclamation and invited all to attend Diversity Committee meetings held in the Delta Room at the Police Station the first and third Thursdays of every month at 5:00 p.m. He would be participating in the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County for East County United March Against Hate on September 23, 2007.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (07:33 PM)

Wes Tilton thanked the community for the Cornfest since community support had raised over $1,000, which would go directly to the Palo Alto Polytrauma Clinic for serious head injuries. He spoke about obstacles facing the men and their success stories.

Martin Elliott said Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building was hosting a complimentary BBQ Satuday, September 15, 2007, starting at 10:00 a.m. and he invited all Veterans.

Mayor Taylor asked the community to contact the Mayor’s Office if a Veteran returned home so the Veteran could be honored.

Terry Tonge reported that Assemblyman Houston would be keeping the boating community updated on a possible Federal environmental permit. A recent US District Court ruling in California had led to a court order for the US Environmental Protection Agency to create a permit by September 2008 to regulate boats that discharge in the water. The contamination of domestic waterways with invasive species should be dealt with; however, oceangoing ships were the primary and nearly exclusive transporter of the species and recreational boaters should not be subject to any unnecessary and expensive environmental permit.

CONSENT CALENDAR (07:42 PM)

1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting of August 28, 2007. (M. Wimberly)

2. Adopted Resolution 2007-199 accepting the work performed by William G. McCullough Company for the Non-Potable Water Distribution System - Phase I, CIP Project No. 592-59120, and the Water System Connections / Regulating, CIP Project No. 562-56280, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

3. Adopted Resolution 2007-200 accepting the work performed by Granite Construction Company for the American Avenue Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-31681, and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/F. Lideros)

4. Adopted Resolution 2007-201 approving the contract documents, awarding the bid and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a construction contract and necessary documents for the Signal Modifications and Upgrades (City-wide Battery Back-up), CIP Project No. 336-31320, with Richard A. Heaps Electrical Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $53,625, plus a 10% contingency of $5,362.50, for a total amount of $58,987.50. (B. Grewal/R. Craig)

5. Adopted Resolution 2007-202 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute Amendment No. Two to the Professional Services Agreement with Chaudhary & Associates, Inc., for the Walnut Boulevard Widening, CIP Project No. 336-30560, in the amount of $27,186, plus a 10% contingency of $2,718.60, for a total amount of $29,904.60. (B. Grewal/A. Salam)

6. Adopted Resolution 2007-203 approving a recommendation from the ad-hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee to begin work on an amendment to Chapter 17.730 of the Brentwood Municipal Code and including the environmental analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (H. Sword/L. Maurer)

7. Adopted Resolution 2007-204 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement in an amount not to exceed $235,000 plus a 10% contingency of $23,500 for a total cost of $258,500 for Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping Services with BKF Engineers for the Civic Center Project. (K. Chew/G. Leech)

8. Adopted Resolution 2007-205 authorizing the cancellation of the October 23, 2007, City Council meeting due to the Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s attendance at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training. (D. Landeros/M. Wimberly)

9. Adopted Resolution 2007-206 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute contracts for janitorial services with Dependable Janitorial Service and BSM Services for City Facilities in an amount of $157,217 for remaining FY 07-08 (October 2007 - June 2008), $215,911 for FY 08/09 and $222,388 for FY 09/10. (C. Bronzan/K. De Silva/M. Azamey)

10. Adopted Resolution 2007-207 increasing the total authorized expenditures for the 2006/2007 Legal Services Agreement with McDonough, Holland and Allen by $15,000, to a total not to exceed amount of $165,000. (D. Brower)

11. Adopted Resolution 2007-208 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 07-18 to allow for the use of City-owned property for the staging of the annual Hometown Halloween sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce for one day, Saturday, October 27, 2007, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (H. Sword/J. Strandberg)

12. PULLED FROM THE AGENDA - Adopt a Resolution approving Temporary Use Permit No. 07-17 to allow for the use of City-owned property for the staging of the annual annual Hometown Halloween sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce for one day, Saturday, October 27, 2007, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (H. Sword/J. Strandberg)

13. Adopted Resolution 2007-209 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a second amendatory agreement with the Contra Costa Water District pertaining to long term treated water services as a part of the Surface Water Treatment Facility Project, and authorizing the City Manager to make non-substantial changes to the agreement after review by the Finance and Public Works Directors in consultation with the City Attorney. (P. Ehler/J. Malberg)

14. Adopted Resolution 2007-210 making the necessary findings and determination that there are no other reasonable means of financing the Walnut Boulevard Widening Project, CIP No. 336-30560, which shall be partially funded by the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency in the amount of $970,000. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

15. Adopted Resolution 2007-211 amending the 2007/08-2011/12 CIP Project for Downtown Streetscape Plan. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

16. Waived second reading and adopted Ordinance 845 of the City of Brentwood amending in part Chapter 1.08 of the Brentwood Municipal Code to amend Section 1.08.010 (Designated -Continuing Offenses) related to penalties associated with Municipal Code violations; to add Section 1.08.035 (Person/Person responsible for violation defined); and to amend Section 1.08.040 (Administrative Citation), Subsection C related to written notices of violation. (H. Sword/L. Kidwell/R. Bienemann)

Waived second reading and adopted Ordinance 846 of the City of Brentwood amending in its entirety Chapter 8.00 of Title 8 of the Brentwood Municipal Code relating to Nuisances and deleting in its entirety Chapter 8.28 (Trailer Coaches and Camp Cars). (H. Sword/L. Kidwell/R. Bienemann)

17. Agency - Adopted Resolution RDA-129 authorizing the Agency Treasurer to appropriate funds from the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2001, to partially fund the contract with Top Grade Construction for Phase II of the Walnut Boulevard Widening Project, CIP No. 336-30560, in an amount not to exceed $970,000. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

18. Agency - Adopted Resolution RDA-130 approving and authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Bottomley Design & Planning to prepare the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan; authorizing Executive Director to execute change orders up to 10% for a not to exceed contract amount of $103,106, and authorizing the Agency Treasurer to transfer funds from the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood Tax Allocation Bonds, Series 2001, to the Downtown Streetscape Plan Capital Improvement. (H. Sword/G. Rozenski)

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS (07:43 PM)

Motion: Approve Consent Calendar Items 1 - 18 as recommended. Item 12 removed from the agenda. The City Clerk read the titles of Ordinances 845 and 846.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Becnel.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

NEW BUSINESS (07:44 PM)

19. Introduce and waive the first reading of an Ordinance amending in its entirety Chapter 2.44 of Title 2 of the Brentwood Municipal Code entitled "Arts Commission" with a new Chapter 2.44 entitled "Arts" (Mayor Taylor/Council Member Stonebarger/C. Bronzan)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, presented a staff report and said the item was a recommendation to the City Council to reformat the current Arts Commission Ordinance Chapter 2.44 of Title 2 of the Brentwood Municipal Code. He presented a history of the Arts Commission and said if approved, the Arts Commission recommendation would reduce the Arts Commission from a maximum of 25 members to 5 members and require interested applicants to apply to be interviewed and appointed by City Council. The new Arts Commission would continue to oversee the Public Art Program with final approval by the City Council and would be the new Arts Advisory body to City Council, including oversight of the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan, transfer the running of arts programs to the Arts Society, and make recommendations to City Council related to the re-granting of money, if and when money became available for arts.

Mayor Taylor requested public comments.

Mayor Taylor closed public comments.

Council Member Stonebarger was in support of the Ordinance.

Mayor Taylor expressed his support of the Ordinance and asked if the proposed ordinance was approved by the entire Arts Commission.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said it was the unanimous recommendation of the June 27, 2007, Arts Commission meeting. There were currently eleven Arts Commission Members and nine of the eleven Members endorsed the proposed action.

Mayor Taylor considered arts in the City to be of extreme importance.

Motion: Introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance 847 amending in its entirety Chapter 2.44 of Title 2 of the Brentwood Municipal Code entitled "Arts Commission" with a new Chapter 2.44 entitled "Arts".
The City Clerk read the title of the proposed Ordinance.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS (07:49 PM)

Mayor Taylor reported on his attendance at California League of Cities. He also reported he had attended the Discovery Bay Freedom Run.

Council Members Brockman and Becnel reported on their attendance at the California League of Cities Conference.

Mayor Taylor reported on his attendance at the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors meeting of September 11, 2007. County staff had not made a recommendation and Mayor Taylor requested moving ahead with an Appointed Board of Directors. Comments from Board Members were very supportive. An opinion poll was discussed and he asked how there could be a poll until there was a new governing board. An Adhoc Committee meeting was scheduled for September 14, 2007.

City Manager, Donna Landeros, expressed that this was the first time there was official direction from five Members of the Board of Supervisors to pursue the Appointed Board of Directors, which was the model the Council had said was the priority. The motion did not include whether or not it could be revokable, however, the discussion was clear that the expectation was that the board would be irrevocable.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (07:59 PM)

A) Consideration of a request from Vice Mayor Brockman related to the enforcement of Brentwood Municipal Code Chapter 5.48 Peddlers and Solicitors.

Council Member Brockman had requested a discussion regarding 5.48 of the Brentwood Municipal Code regarding peddlers and the door-to-door canvassing of neighborhoods and selling things. He asked to see enforcement in terms of licensing and identification.

Council Member Richey expressed support of the discussion and asked what the Municipal Code covered and what enforcement options were available.

Council Members Stonebarger and Becnel concurred.

Council Member Brockman requested a report on the ordinance highlighting areas about licensing.

City Attorney, Damien Brower, said the ordinance had a permit process in place and he had spoken to the Neighborhood Improvement Committee about this section of the Code, which needed to be updated. The ordinance had been adopted in 1948 in updated last amended in 1968. If Council desired, rather than bringing the ordinance back to Council, he asked if he could work with the Police Department.

Council Member Brockman said he agreed the ordinance could go to the Neighbohood Improvement Committee.

City Attorney, Damien Brower, said peddlers are required to obtain a permit. The requirements had been written in 1948 and needed to be updated.

Mayor Taylor asked that an ordinace be in effect by spring.

NEW REQUESTS (08:04 PM)

Council Member Becnel requested holders on the agenda for adhoc and standing committee reports once a month or once every two months. He also asked for a discussion regarding the process for New Requests to place an item on the agenda.

Council Member Brockman and Mayor Taylor concurred.

ADJOURNMENT (08:07 PM)

Motion: Adjourn - In memory of City Employee, Allen Ferstler
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

Respectfully submitted,

Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk
 

 

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