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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 12

Meeting Date: January 8, 2002

Subject/Title: Authorize John Stevenson, City Manager, to approve Final Maps in the absence of the City Engineer.

Submitted by: P. Eldredge/D. Galey

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager



RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution authorizing John Stevenson, City Manager, to approve Final Maps in the absence of the City Engineer.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None 

BACKGROUND
Subdivision Map Act §7.16 states City Engineers must sign a statement on Final Maps which includes their Civil Engineer’s and/or Land Surveyor’s professional registration or license numbers. Effective January 1,1997, Govt C §§66416.5 and 66417 were amended to prohibit a City Engineer who was registered as a Civil Engineer after January 1, 1982 from preparing, examining or approving surveying maps and documents. Due to this action, such work must be performed by a person licensed to practice land surveying under the Land Surveyors Act or a person registered as a Civil Engineer prior to January 1, 1982 under the Professional Engineer’s Act.

City Engineer, Bailey Grewal, is a registered Civil Engineer, as well as a licensed Land Surveyor, and therefore has the authority to sign the required City Engineer’s statement and approve Final Maps. Currently Mr. Grewal is on bereavement leave out of the country and is unavailable for an extended period of time. In his absence there is no one in the Engineering Department with an Engineer’s Registration prior to 1982 or Surveyor’s License available to sign and approve Final Maps. John Stevenson, City Manager, is a registered Civil Engineer whose registration is dated prior to January 1,1982 and therefore has the professional registration required to sign and approve Final Maps. Staff recommends authorizing John Stevenson, City Manager, to sign Final Maps in the absence of the City Engineer. This action will provide a needed alternative or back up whenever this may be necessary.

FISCAL IMPACT
None

Attachments:
Resolution


RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING JOHN STEVENSON, CITY MANAGER, TO APPROVE FINAL MAPS IN THE ABSENCE OF THE CITY ENGINEER.


WHEREAS, City of Brentwood Municipal Code §16.070.030 states Final Maps shall be reviewed by the City Engineer;

WHEREAS, Subdivision Map Act §7.16 states City Engineers must sign a statement on all Final Maps including their Civil Engineer’s and/or Land Surveyor’s professional registration and license numbers;

WHEREAS, Govt C § 66416.5 and 66174 require a City Engineer with a professional registration prior to January 1, 1982 or a licensed Land Surveyor to sign Final Map statements;

WHEREAS, there are times when the City Engineer is unavailable and John Stevenson, City Manager, is a Civil Engineer with a registration prior to January 1, 1982.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that John Stevenson, City Manager, has the authorization to approve Final Maps in the absence of the City Engineer.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 8th day of January 2002 by the following vote:



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