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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 11

Meeting Date:  April 25, 2000

Subject/Title:     Approve two Resolutions authorizing the City Manager to apply to the State Department of Water Resources Spring 2000 Urban Restoration Program.

Submitted by:    Engineering:  J. Stevenson/K. Wahl

Approved by:     Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION

Approval of two Resolutions approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute and file two applications for the State Department of Water Resources Spring 2000 Urban Restoration Program and authority to enter into agreements for funding with the Department of Water Resources if funds are granted. 

PREVIOUS ACTION

None.

 BACKGROUND

The Department of Water Resources is accepting grant applications for local stream restoration projects.  The Spring 2000 program will award grants up to $200,000.  The program supports actions that prevent property damage by floods and bank erosion, and restores the natural value of streams.  The objectives of the Urban Streams Restoration Program are to assist communities in reducing damages from stream bank and watershed instability and floods while restoring the environmental and aesthetic values of streams and to encourage stewardship and maintenance of streams by the community.  Priority for these funds is given to projects that are part of existing or proposed river or stream parkways. 

Two projects are proposed for application to this program.  The first project is a work day for volunteers to clean up Marsh Creek.  Creek work days have been held in the past and have been very successful in clearing trash from the creek as well as providing an opportunity for various groups to fulfill requirements for community service.  The creek work day will help expand citizen awareness of the effect of non-point source pollution.  A request will be made to the Urban Streams Restoration Program for $5,000 for the creek clean-up day. 

The Marsh Creek-Griffith Habitat Enhancement project is scheduled for board approval of funding on April 27, 2000 from the Coastal Conservancy for planning purposes.  The project is conceptual at this point and is envisioned to be developed at a five-acre natural wildlife habitat site which will become a part of the East Bay Regional Park Trail system on Marsh Creek.  In order to become a reality, the property must be purchased from the owner.  A grant from the Urban Restoration Program will provide funding for the first step in acquisition of the property.  This project will be proposed for $50,000 in funding from the Urban Streams Restoration Program. 

Attachments: Resolution, Resolution

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RESOLUTION NO.    

            A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND FILE AN APPLICATION FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES URBAN STREAMS RESTORATION PROGRAM FOR THE MARSH CREEK CLEAN UP PROJECT DETERMINING APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT DOCUMENT, CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTING GRANT IF OFFERED, AND DESIGNATING A SIGNATOR, PROJECT MANAGER AND FISCAL AGENT.

WHEREAS, the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Planning and Local Assistance, Urban Streams Restoration Program has announced the availability of funds for grants; and

WHEREAS, said grants are intended to help solve flooding and erosion problems in a way that provides environmental enhancement; and 

WHEREAS, the Delta Science Center has proposed to cosponsor a grant application with the City of Brentwood; and 

WHEREAS, staff has concluded the project proposed for funding with the grant funds would be environmentally beneficial and categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for environmental document preparation under one or all of the following exemptions: Class 8; and 

WHEREAS, staff considers the prospects of receiving such a grant to be reasonably likely. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood approves the joint application with the Delta Science Center for an Urban Streams Restoration Program grant for the Marsh Creek Clean Up Project. 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if offered such a grant, the City Manager is authorized to accept the grant and sign any contract for administration of the grant funds. 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Parks and Recreation Director is authorized to develop a work plan for the project and submit invoices to the Department of Water Resources for activities carried out under the work plan for the grant contract. 

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 25th day of April 2000 by the following vote:

AYES:         Councilmembers

NOES:        

ABSENT:    

RESOLUTION NO.     

 

            A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND FILE AN APPLICATION FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES URBAN STREAMS RESTORATION PROGRAM FOR THE MARSH CREEK-GRIFFITH HABITAT ENHANCEMENT PROJECT, DETERMINING APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT DOCUMENT, CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTING GRANT IF OFFERED, AND DESIGNATING A SIGNATOR, PROJECT MANAGER AND FISCAL AGENT.

 

WHEREAS, the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Planning and Local Assistance, Urban Streams Restoration Program has announced the availability of funds for grants; and

WHEREAS, said grants are intended to help solve flooding and erosion problems in a way that provides environmental enhancement; and

 WHEREAS, the Delta Science Center has proposed to cosponsor a grant application with the City of Brentwood; and 

            WHEREAS, staff has concluded the project proposed for funding with the grant funds would be environmentally beneficial and categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for environmental document preparation under one or all of the following exemptions: Class 8; and 

            WHEREAS, staff considers the prospects of receiving such a grant to be reasonably likely. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood approves the joint application with the Delta Science Center for an Urban Streams Restoration Program grant for the Marsh Creek-Griffith Habitat Enhancement Project. 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if offered such a grant, the City Manager is authorized to accept the grant and sign any contract for administration of the grant funds. 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Engineer is authorized to develop a work plan for the project and submit invoices to the Department of Water Resources for activities carried out under the work plan for the grant contract. 

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 25th day of April 2000 by the following vote: 

AYES:         Councilmembers

NOES:        

ABSENT:    

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