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Minutes of December 28, 1999

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


Present:                  Councilmembers Gomes, McPoland, Petrovich, Young and Mayor Kidd. 

Absent:                  None.

OTHERS PRESENT:  City Manager Elam, Chief of Planning Leana, City Clerk Diaz and City Attorney Victor.


A.                 Donation to Byron Boys Ranch

Councilmember McPoland presented Mike Grimes with a check for $1,000 for work provided at this years community clean ups.

B.                 Y2K Preparedness by Lt. Misquez

Police Lieutenant Misquez provided an overview of the City’s Plan for Y2K Preparedness.

C.                 Darnell Turner, President of the Pittsburg Chapter of the NAACP

Darnell Turner, made the following recommendations and advised that he would memorialize them in a letter:

1.      That a City Human Relations Commission be established to assist City and Civic leaders on issues dealing with race, gender cultural and social discrimination.

2.      That the City of Brentwood recognizes January or February, for kick off months for starting multi-cultural events within the community.

3.      That the City Council direct City Staff to review all employee training policies and procedures to ensure all management and line staff have received cultural sensitivity training as part of this staff annual evaluation.


Item No. 5:            Pull and continue to January 11, 2000.

                        Motion to add Item No. 8A on the agenda on the basis that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of Staff after the agenda was posted [Government Code Section 24954.23(b)(2)].

Item No. 8A:   Approve the extension of Planning Commissioners Jogopulos and Putman’s terms of office to January 10, 2000.

M/S/C/U McPoland/Petrovich to add Item No. 8A to the agenda.


WES TILTON, 1875 Pheasant Run Terrace, asked if there was updated information regarding his property located at 1701 San Jose, and expressed concern to the issue that he be allowed legal egress to his property.  

ED AUSTIN, 2250 Balfour Road, commented the Mainstreet Committee who worked on the activities for Christmas in Brentwood.

Item No. 1 was pulled, and Item No. 5 was pulled and continued to the meeting of January 11, 2000.


2.         Set the date of January 24, 2000 for a joint City Council meeting with the City of Antioch to discuss Economic Development Partnerships.

3.            Appointment of Lanny Brown, Karen Rarey, and Jan Melloni to the Park and Recreation Commission for a two (2) year term.

4.            Approve matching funds of $35,000 for the year 2000 P.A.L. Program.

6.                  Second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 627, rezoning 2.1+ acres located at the northeast corner of Lone Tree Way and O’Hara Avenue from Planned Development Twenty Nine (PD-29) to Planned Employment Center; and Ordinance No. 628, amending Chapter 17.479 of the Municipal Code (Planned Development Zone 29) by adding development standards for Subarea ‘A’ of Zoning District PD-29, encompassing 86 acres at the southeast corner of O’Hara Avenue and Neroly Avenue.

7.            Approve Resolution No. 99-257 authorizing the City Manager and City Right of Way Agent to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Lynda Russo for property at 900 Minnesota Avenue for $250,000 and document fees to complete closing.

8.            Approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a reimbursement agreement with Balch Enterprises for storm drain facilities at Precision Cabinet adjacent Harvest Business Park Properties.

8A.             Approve the extension of Planning Commissioners Jogopulos and Putman’s terms of office to January 10, 2000.

M/S/C/U Petrovich/McPoland approving Consent Calendar Item Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 8A.

1.            Approval of Minutes of December 14, 1999.

M/S/C Petrovich/McPoland         approving the Minutes of December 14, 1999.  ABSTENTION:  Young

New Business:

9.                  Consideration of request from Lee Laird to move construction of a bridge at Sunset Road and Highway 4 up on the CIP Priority List.

City Manager Elam gave a brief introduction to the Staff Report.  Assistant City Engineer Filson further elaborated on the existing traffic conditions on Sunset/Highway 4 area.  This item was referred to Staff to review interim measures.

10.                Consideration of a request from Diablo Estates Homeowners Association to assume responsibility of a fence that abuts their property at Chambers Circle.

City Manager Elam gave a brief overview of the Staff Report.

Through discussions, this item was continued to the meeting of January 11, 2000.


11.        Approval of Resolution No. 99-258 upholding the Planning Commission’s decision to approve CUP 97-10 to allow for the construction of a new gas station and 24-hour convenience store at Brentwood Boulevard and Oak Street.


Mayor Kidd abstained from this item, due to a conflict of interest.

Chief of Planning Leana gave a brief synopsis of the staff report, and noted that the word “uphold” be changed to read “modifying”, throughout the staff report and resolution.

Councilmember Young expressed concern to illumination issues.

M/S/C Petrovich/McPoland passing Resolution No. 99-258 modifying the Planning Commission’s decision to approve CUP No. 97-10 allowing for the construction of a new gas station and a 24-hour convenience store, but eliminating the car wash, to be located at the corner of Oak Street and Brentwood Boulevard.   NO:  Young   ABSTENTION:  Kidd

12.            Consideration of City Council to appeal the signage for the Albertson’s Store.


Chief of Planning Leana briefly explained the contents of the Staff Report.

M/S/C/U Petrovich/McPoland to appeal the Planning Commission decision regarding the signage for the Albertson’s Store.

CITIZEN COMMENTS:            None.


Councilmember Petrovich requested that Cornfest 2000 festivities start on Friday at 1:00 p.m.


Mayor Kidd requested that a Joint City Council/Planning Commission Workshop take place on January 25, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. regarding property located across from TownCentre.

M/S/C Kidd/Gomes             NO:  Petrovich/Young


There being no further business, the City Council adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Debra Lawson

City of Brentwood

Minutes Clerk


Minutes of December 21, 1999

An adjourned regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Development Conference Room, 104 Oak Street, Brentwood, with Mayor Kidd presiding.

PRESENT:            Councilmembers Gomes, McPoland, Petrovich, Young, Mayor Kidd

ABSENT:            None

The City Council interviewed applicants for the position of in-house city attorney.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Diaz, CMC

City Clerk

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