CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: November 28, 2000
Subject/Title: Interim Public Works Facility
Submitted by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Direct the City Attorney to prepare and the City Manager to sign an agreement
with Contra Costa County Public Works to lease up to one-acre of City owned
property along Sunset Road for an interim Public Works facility for a period
of not more than three years.
As the City explored the relocation of our present Public Works Facility on
Sycamore Drive to a site near our Sewer Facility, the idea came up to explore
a partnership with other East County organizations who need sites for equipment
maintenance and outdoor yard storage.
The City entered into a shared study of this earlier this summer with Contra
Costa County and it appears a number of organizations have initial interest
in exploring this idea further. One of them is the County Public Works unit
which is now located on a small strip of leased land adjacent to the ECCID
Main Canal on Walnut Blvd. As the attached letter suggests, this site is increasingly
under-sized and dangerous to get in and out of given the traffic levels on
They are requesting to lease an acre of our 40-acre site just off of Sunset
Road as an interim site and to actively pursue a separate permanent joint site
with the City of Brentwood and others who may be interested.
Staff has been working for some time to redevelop the site as an industrial-use
area and these uses would be very compatible in that regard. I had been holding
off pursuing this until Sunset Road could be realigned to cross Highway 4 at
Grant Street. That is now moving ahead and while it may take 2-3 years to complete,
a final plan will also take that long to implement.
I would propose an initial rent level for the interim period of $2,000 per
month. These funds could go into the site-development fund.