REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO.
Meeting Date: January 8, 2002
Subject/Title: Authorize Re-assignment of an Existing Grant and an Additional Grant for Delta Theater Marquee Restoration
Submitted by: Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst
Approved by: John Stevenson, Executive Director
By resolution, authorize a re-assignment of an existing $2,000 grant and an additional grant of $2,000 for the restoration of the Delta Theater marquee, and adjust the Redevelopment Agency’s budget by $2,000.
The Brentwood Redevelopment Agency, by Resolution No. RA-29 on May 8, 2001, approved a grant of $56,800 for the restoration of certain signs within the Downtown Project Area. $54,800 was authorized for the Delta Theater marquee and $2,000 was authorized for the Brentwood Variety Store sign.
On May 24, 2001, staff advised Roberto and Esther Arteaga, owners of the Delta Theater, that the funding for the restoration of the marquee to its 1938 appearance was approved “in an amount not to exceed $56,800.” This was $2,000 more than the $54,600 authorized by Resolution No. RA-29 for the marquee.
After executing the letter of understanding, Mr. and Mrs. Arteaga secured the services of Real Signs and Lighting of Santa Rosa for the restoration job. During the restoration work, Real Signs discovered additional neon lighting hidden behind the vertical blade that required replacement at a cost of $2,000. This additional work was completed in order to reconstruct the marquee to its original condition. The owners are requesting the Agency to consider an additional $2,000 to cover the cost of this work.
The Brentwood Variety Store sign was removed because it was a hazard. The sign is in storage, and the current owners/tenants of the building do not plan to return the sign to the storefront at this time. They may consider restoration of the sign at some later date. Consequently, the previously allocated $2,000 grant for this sign will be unused.
The fiscal impact of this transaction is an additional $2,000 over the originally approved $56,800, to be funded from Brentwood Redevelopment Project Administration, Fund 301.
Attachments: Resolution No. RA-29
May 24, 2001, Letter of Understanding
December 4, 2001, letter from Real Signs & Lighting
Resolution No. RA -
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RESOLUTION NO. RA-
A RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING RE-ASSIGNMENT AND ADDITIONAL GRANT AMOUNTS FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE DELTA THEATER MARQUEE
WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Plan for the Brentwood Redevelopment Project (the “Downtown Project”) was adopted by the City Council of the City of Brentwood by Ordinance No. 333 on July 13, 1982, as amended, and is being carried out by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (“Agency”); and
WHEREAS, in its efforts to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Redevelopment Plan, by Resolution No. RA-29, the Agency authorized the Executive Director to enter into grant agreements for the restoration of two historic signs in the Downtown Project Area for a total grant amount of FIFTY SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($56,800). FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($54,800) of the grant was to be used for the cost of restoration and rehabilitation of the marquee for the Delta Theater, and TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) of the grant was to be used for the cost of restoration and rehabilitation of the Brentwood Variety sign; and
WHEREAS, the grant agreement between the owners of Delta Theater and the Agency inadvertently provided for a grant amount of FIFTY SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($56,800) rather than the authorized FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND HUNDRED DOLLARS ($54,800). Relying on the grant agreement, the owners of Delta Theater secured the services of a sign and lighting company to restore the marquee to its original 1938 condition in an amount of the grant agreement; and
WHEREAS, during the restoration project, the sign and lighting company discovered that additional neon lighting was hidden behind the vertical blade which required replacement at an additional cost of TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000). The owners of the Delta Theater are requesting an additional grant of TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) for the replacement of the hidden neon lighting behind the vertical blade; and
WHEREAS, the owners of the second historic sign in the Downtown Project Area, which was allocated TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) by the Agency’s Resolution RA-29, are not planning to avail themselves of the grant at this time; and
WHEREAS, the Agency desires to 1) re-assign the unused TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR ($2,000) grant to the marquee restoration project, 2) authorize an extra TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) for the additional neon lighting, and 3) amend the Agency budget by TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) for the additional neon lighting.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The Agency authorizes the re-assignment of a TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR ($2,000) grant to the restoration of the Delta Theater marquee and authorizes an extra TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) for the replacement of additional neon lighting during the restoration project.
2. The Agency authorizes staff to make the necessary budget adjustments in the amount of TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) for the additional replacement neon lighting during the restoration project.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the _____ day of ____________ , 2002 by the following vote:
Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Karen Diaz, CMC