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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM 01

CITY OF BRENTWOOD
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes of February 12, 2002

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Brentwood was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, with Mayor McPoland presiding.

Roll Call
Present: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
Absent: Councilmember Hill

The meeting was adjourned to closed session at 7:05 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION – 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Conference with Real Property Negotiators - Property: Cowell Ranch; City negotiator: John Stevenson, City Manager; under negotiation: Land Purchase

The Closed Session adjourned at 7:25 p.m. 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:30 p.m. with no reportable action. 

PRESENTATIONS 

A. John Marsh Society regarding the John Marsh House by Dewey DeMartini.

Gene Metz, Member of the John Marsh Historic Trust, presented a brief video on the history of the John Marsh House and spoke in support of Proposition 40, which will provide funding for the restoration of the John Marsh House and the realization of the site to become a historic State Park.

Mayor McPoland thanked Mr. Metz for his presentation and assured him that the City of Brentwood is dedicated to the preservation of the Marsh House as well as Cowell Ranch.

B. Update of Contra Costa Water District projects by Director Noble Elcenko. 

Noble Elcenko, Representing the Fifth Division of the Contra Costa Water District, gave an update Los Vaqueros Watershed. Highlighting many of the benefits it provides to our area. Mr. Elcenko also discussed the heightened security steps that have been taken to protect the water supply and the State funded expansion study for Los Vaqueros Watershed CCWD has been doing in conjunction with Cal Fed. 

Councilmember Gomes thanked Mr. Elcenko and the Contra Costa Water District Board for being very responsive to the needs of the residents of Brentwood. 

C. New Employee Introductions.

Pam Ehler, Director of Finance and Information Systems introduced Sabrina Dominguez, Accounting Assistant I and Gail Leech, Administrative Secretary.

Bailey Grewal, City Engineer, introduced Randolph Craig, Assistant Engineer and Diana Kalisz, Administrative Assistant I.

Patti Standley, Human Resources Manager, introduced Kristie Smith, Administrative Assistant II. 

Mayor McPoland administered the Oath of Allegiance.

AGENDA REVIEW

Item 29 – Revised contract – Addition of Section 9

CITIZEN COMMENTS - none

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve Minutes of January 22, 2002. 

2. Accept the resignation of Ronald G. Heinrich as the Brentwood representative to the Contra Costa Library Commission, appoint Marilyn Long as the new representative, and solicit applications for an alternate. 

3. Appoint Annette Beckstrand to replace Larry Shaw as the Brentwood representative to the Tri Delta Board of Directors. 

4. Accept the resignation of Ray Carter as the Brentwood representative to the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging and solicit applications for a new representative. 

5. Approve Resolution No. 2454 authorizing the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary applications, contracts, payment requests, agreements and amendments hereto for the purposes of securing 2002/03 Used Oil Grant funds in the amount of $11,530 and to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the grant application.

6. Approve Resolution No. 2455 authorizing the Sale of City-Owned Property at 161 Sycamore Avenue to the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency for Development of Sycamore Place II Senior Housing Project. 

7. Approve Resolution No. 2456 approving an agreement for purchase of a fee parcel with Ronald V. Maselli and Wanda M. Maselli, husband and wife, as Joint Tenants, for a portion of real property identified as APN 016-080-015, generally located on the south side of Old Sand Creek Road, also described as located at the intersection of the new Sand Creek Road, Marsh Creek and the proposed future extension of O’Hara Avenue, hereby accepting real property on behalf of the City, and authorizing the Mayor or City Manager and City Clerk or any of their designees to execute the agreement, and such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction including acceptance of the Deed.

8. Approve Resolution No. 2457 approving the updated City of Brentwood Engineering Procedures Manual for Private and Public Development Projects, establishment of minimum guidelines and standards for the design, preparation, submittal and approval of plans and construction of both public and private improvements within the City, and authorizing the City Engineer to make appropriate revisions to the Engineering Procedures Manual as necessary to maintain future quality design and construction. 

9. Approve Resolution No. 2458 accepting the offers of dedication in fee for right-of-way of Sunset Road, Trailside Drive, Twilight Court, Creek Court and Trail Court, accepting the offers of dedication for the areas designated as “Storm Drain Easements” or “S.D.E.”, accepting the offers of dedication for the areas designated as “Public Utility Easements” or “P.U.E.” for public use as shown on the Final Map, accepting all abutters rights and all subsurface mineral and water interest rights as relinquished on said Final Map and accepting public improvements (water lines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance, accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bond and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 7975, “Trailside”, Beck Properties Inc., located on the north side of Sunset Road adjacent to Marsh Creek

10. Approve Resolution No. 2459 approving an agreement for purchase of a fee parcel with Mario Volpone and Maria B. Volpone, Trustees of the Volpone Family Trust dated August 12, 1991, for a portion of real property identified as APN 016-120-018, generally located on the east side of O’Hara Avenue, also known as the O’Hara/Sand Creek Loop, hereby accepting real property on behalf of the City, and authorizing the Mayor or City Manager and City Clerk or any of their designees to execute the agreement, and such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction including acceptance of the Deed.

11. Approve Resolution No. 2460 approving an agreement for purchase of a fee parcel with Dennis Roy Gordon and Judy Ann Schaible, as Trustees of the Roy Lee and Lorene Edith Gordon Family Trust, for a portion of real property identified as APN 016-080-011, generally located on the south side of Old Sand Creek Road, also described as located near the intersection of the new Sand Creek Road, Marsh Creek and the proposed future extension of O’Hara Avenue, hereby accepting real property on behalf of the City, and authorizing the Mayor or City Manager and City Clerk or any of their designees to execute the agreement, and such other documents as may be needed to complete the transaction including acceptance of the Deed

12. Approve Resolution No. 2461 accepting the offers of dedication in fee for right-of-way of Continente Avenue, Campanello Way, Lugano Court, Maggiore Court, Armstrong Court, Armstrong Way, Mondavi Lane and Rovato Drive, accepting the offers of dedication for the areas designated as Parcels “A”, “B” and ”C”, accepting the offers of dedication for the areas designated as “Public Utility Easements” or “P.U.E.” for public use as shown on the Final Map, accepting all relinquished interest in subsurface mineral and water rights below 300 feet as shown on said Final Map and accepting public improvements (water lines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance, accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bond and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8242, “Campanello 2 ”, Centex Homes, located south of Balfour Road and east of Marsh Creek. 

13. Authorize the City Manager to execute the attached Standard Payment Plan Agreement between the City of Brentwood and Gerald J. Jeffry DDS, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan DTD7/1/71 (Tax ID# 94-6363647) for one building with split uses located on Continente Avenue, Parcel D, Brentwood, CA. 94513 (APN 010-100-015-6). Pulled for further discussion.

14. Approve Resolution No. 2462 authorizing the City Manager to execute an Actual Cost Contract with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in an amount not to exceed $156,117.29 for the relocation of the existing 21 kV Overhead Distribution Power Line along the proposed Sunset Road Realignment and Brentwood Boulevard and authorize the City Manager to approve change orders up to 10% of the contract amount for CIP Project No. 336-3012. 

15. Approve Resolution No. 2463 approving Compensation and Classification Descriptions for the following new classifications: Deputy City Manager/City Clerk, Collection System Worker, Executive Assistant to the City Attorney, Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Coordinator, Water Distribution Leadworker, and Grants Administrator. 

16. Approve Resolution No. 2464 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Design, Engineering, Estimating, and Project Management Contract with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the undergrounding of the existing 21 kV Overhead Distribution Power Line along Lone Tree Way from Jeffrey Way to Fairview Avenue for the Lone Tree Way Widening Project, CIP Project No. 336-3127. 

17. Accept changes to draft Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan and direct staff to move forward with final draft copy 

18. Approve Resolution No. 2465 authorizing the submittal of an application for grant fund to the California Office of Traffic Safety for a DUI Enhanced Enforcement Program. 

19. Waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance 696, as presented, which would repeal Chapter 9.32 (Unnecessary Noise) and adopt a new Chapter 9.32 Pulled for further discussion.

20. Approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 697 repealing a portion of Brentwood Municipal Code Section 2.24.050 pertaining to the requirement that all department heads must be appointed on an open and promotional basis. 

21. Approve a Resolution amending the affordable housing guidelines for KB Home, California Orchard Tract 8199. Pulled for further discussion.

22. Approve Resolution No. 2466 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Change Order in the amount of $44,000 with Tennyson Electric, Inc. for completion of intersection improvements for Fairview Avenue and Grant Street (formerly Minnesota Avenue) Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-3120, and amend the CIP budget to reflect Council actions related to this project.

23. Set the date of March 12, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. for joint a City Council/Planning Commission workshop to discuss the Downtown Specific Plan. 

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gomes to approve Consent Calendar items 1-12, 14-18, item 20 and Items 22-23 as recommended by staff. Motion carried unanimously.

Item 13
Authorize the City Manager to execute the attached Standard Payment Plan Agreement between the City of Brentwood and Gerald J. Jeffry DDS, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan DTD7/1/71 (Tax ID# 94-6363647) for one building with split uses located on Continente Avenue, Parcel D, Brentwood, CA. 94513 (APN 010-100-015-6).

Councilmember Beckstrand expressed concerns that Dr. Jeffry has already benefited from PEC funds that were put into place by the City and should not be allowed to benefit from another incentive program especially since project is small and will not bring a lot of infrastructure into Brentwood. She further stated that this particular situation is not what we had in mind when we created the programs.

Mayor McPoland asked Howard Sword, Director of Economic Development, to explain the need for Dr. Jeffry to receive this incentive project.

Mr. Sword commented that staff feels there would be no fiscal impact to the City by allowing this request because we do not rely on any commercial or industrial fees for our CIP budget and by having a stream of income over a period of years could actually be a balancing method. 

Councilmember Gomes asked if this was usual for a business to benefit from two incentive programs or if this was something we would consider in the future. Councilmember Gomes also asked how the City would benefit by approving the standard payment plan agreement for Dr. Jeffry.

John Stevenson, City Manager, responded that the incentive programs are tools that allow us to bring in new businesses and encourage economic development. We have not used both programs on any one business before and it is up to the Council to decide whether we should use both tools or one encouragement method at a time. The benefits to the City would be new employment opportunities as these businesses hire staff. There is a benefit over the years, after you have done several of these, to have some leveling out of the fees coming in.

Mr. Sword further stated that as an emerging city we are at a place where we do not have a backlog of comparable rents and have not yet established ourselves in the marketplace and everything we can do without jeopardizing the City’s fiscal integrity to try to establish that, is important for the future of our economic development.

Councilmember Petrovich asked what the impact would be if this action were denied. 

Mr. Stevenson stated that the applicant would have to pay the entire amount when he files his building permit and there will be no long-term cash revenues to the City.

Mayor McPoland suggested that the plan be cut from ten years to five years, 20% down and 20% per year for the next four years.

Councilmember Beckstrand reiterated that she did not feel that approving the Standard Payment Plan is in the best interest of the City.

Mayor McPoland concurred with Mr. Sword that we do not want to discourage businesses from coming to Brentwood thinking that we are inflexible.

Councilmember Gomes commented that given the current economy, we should encourage the development of business complexes. Our number one priority is creating jobs.

Councilmember Petrovich stated that he feels Council has already bent over backwards to provide Mr. Jeffry with funding. 

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Petrovich to deny the Standard Payment Plan Agreement between the City of Brentwood and Gerald J. Jeffry, DDS. Motion failed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmember Beckstrand, Petrovich
NOES: Councilmember Gomes, Mayor McPoland
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Petrovich to authorize the City Manager to execute a five-year Standard Payment Plan Agreement between the City of Brentwood and Gerald J. Jeffry DDS, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan DTD7/1/71 (Tax ID# 94-6363647) for one building with split uses located on Continente Avenue, Parcel D, Brentwood, CA. 94513 (APN 010-100-015-6). Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmember Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: Councilmember Beckstrand
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

Item 19

Waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance 696, as presented, which would repeal Chapter 9.32 (Unnecessary Noise) and adopt a new Chapter 9.32.

Councilmember Petrovich stated that he felt Ordinance 696 would be too hard to enforce and is not properly written.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand to waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance 696, as presented, which would repeal Chapter 9.32 (Unnecessary Noise) and adopt a new Chapter 9.32. Motion carried with Councilmember Petrovich voting no.

Item 21

Approve a Resolution amending the affordable housing guidelines for KB Home, California Orchard Tract 8199.


Winston Rhodes, Senior Planner, explained that there has been some concern that the three-person minimum household size requirement described in Guideline 1 is creating a barrier for otherwise eligible households to participate in the California Orchard affordable housing program. The concern expressed is that low-income single persons or single parents with one child are currently ineligible to participate in the program. The guidelines are being brought back to the Council to eliminate the minimum household size requirement and allow one- and two-person low income households to participate in the affordable housing program.

Mr. Rhodes further added that staff and KB Homes have been contacted by interested prospective buyers with household sizes of less than three persons. Currently, only four out of the twenty affordable units have been purchased. The proposed change will expand the number of low-income households who would be eligible to apply for the remaining sixteen affordable homes. These have three bedrooms. The idea is to have these units available to low income people, many of whom may be young, single people, just starting out. 

Councilmember Petrovich requested the resale restriction on the homes be reduced to ten years stating that he felt the current 30-year restriction is adversely affecting the sale of the homes. 

Mr. Rhodes responded that the he felt the slow sales were more a result of the downturn in economy, the 9/11 fallout and the lack of marketing effort. He also stated that most subsidized housing programs had resale limits of either 10, 30 or 55 years. 

Mitch Oshinsky, Director of Community Development, commented that the initial intent of the project was to keep that houses as affordable units for as long as possible and not to allow people to purchase the homes with the intent of reselling them for a profit.

Councilmember Petrovich stated that he felt a ten-year restriction was more than adequate to deter someone from purchasing the home to make a profit. 

Mayor McPoland asked if the homeowner ever earns equity in the home.

Mr. Rhodes explained that the maximum sales price increases over time so the homeowner would earn equity as well as having them tax of home ownership.

Councilmember Gomes requested that the item be continued citing concerns over the minimum household and directed staff to research the issue of subsidized housing availability to single persons. He also stated that since Councilmember Petrovich’s issue was not a part of the agenda, it could also be addressed. 

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Petrovich that the item be continued to March 12, 2002. Motion carried unanimously.

Council convened for a short break at 8:45p.m. 

Council reconvened at 8:55p.m.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

24. Approve a Resolution approving 2001/02 Mid-Year Budget Review and Recommended Budget Adjustments. 

Pamela Ehler, Director of Finance and Information Systems, gave a brief overview of the City’s current economic status explaining that we have a fund balance equal to 30.27% of the annual General Fund expenditures. This percentage is well above the City’s budget guideline to maintain the General Fund Balance within 15% of the annual appropriations. Ms. Ehler recommended the budget adjustment for 2001/02.

Mayor McPoland thanked Ms. Ehler and her staff for their work and dedication to the City and her diligence in watching the City financing.

Councilmember Gomes echoed the Mayor’s comments.

Public Hearing was opened.

There being no one wishing to speak, the public hearing was closed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2467

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING THE 2001-2002 BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand that the full reading of Resolution 2467 be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None 
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

25. Introduce and waive the first reading of an Ordinance approving an amendment to Planned Development No. 26 by adding development standards for Planning Area 13 (Tentative Subdivision Map 8529). 

Jeff Zilm, Associate Planner, made a brief presentation to Council stating that the Planning Commission at their September 18, 2001 meeting recommended that the City Council amend the existing Planned Development 26 Development Standards by creating development standards for Planning Area 13 (TSM 8529). The original PD was created as a shell PD and as development occurs each developer is responsible for creating development standards for their development. Kiper Development, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes, and Lyon Homes have all done this, previously. 

Mr. Zilm further explained that Ponderosa Homes (PA 13) would like to amend the PD standards to include their property in with the existing subareas and use the proposed development standards for their individual project. Mr. Zilm pointed out that the proposed development standards are consistent with the development standards that were approved for Kiper Development, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes and Lyon Homes and follow the guidelines that were originally approved for Planned Development 26.

Mayor McPoland asked a question regarding the rear yard setback for the homes. 

Mr. Zilm replied that the rear yard setback is 20 feet and equal to the homes they back up against.

Councilmember Gomes asked if the Council approved densities below mid-range for the Kiper Development, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes or Lyon Homes. 

Mr. Zilm explained that each planned area in that total PD area had specific unit counts and specific densities. Some were below the mid-range and some were above the mid-range. 

The Public Hearing was opened.

Shawn Chapman, Outrigger Circle, Brentwood, asked for verification that the SPA L would not be increased beyond the original 1,134 dwelling units originally approved for the area. He also asked regarding the developments that still have not been accounted for. 

Mr. Zilm responded that the PD allowed 1,134 and if all the properties were accounted for, the units would total 1,115.

Pam Hardy, Planning Manager, Ponderosa Homes, gave a very brief overview of the Ponderosa Crossroads II Project and asked Council if they had any questions she could answer. 

Mayor McPoland asked which project Ponderosa planned to develop first. 

Ms. Hardy commented that the Tachella project, the project adjoining Spinnaker Ridge, would be the first project developed. 

Mayor McPoland then asked when the dog park would be developed.

Ms. Hardy commented that if the economy stays strong, Ponderosa plans to begin grading in 2004.

There being no one else wishing to speak, the public hearing was closed

ORDINANCE NO. 698

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT NO. 26 BY ADDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR PLANNING AREA 13 WITHIN PD-26 LOCATED WEST OF MINNESOTA AVENUE AND NORTH OF THE NEW SAND CREEK ROAD EXTENSION

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gomes that the first reading of Ordinance No. 698 be waived and that the same be adopted as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote: 

AYES: Councilmember Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich and Mayor McPoland
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

NEW BUSINESS

26. Request that County Library staff increase Brentwood Library hours of operation from 48 hours per week to 56 hours per week and suggest that additional funding be spent on new books and programs.

Ms. Ann Cain, County Librarian, introduced the Leonard Rodman, Brentwood Branch Librarian Melinda Cervantes Deputy County Librarian for County Services, Sidney McCoy, Brentwood’s new Children’s Librarian and Marilyn Long, Alternate Library Commissioner.

Ms. Cain then gave a brief overview of the Mirant California donation of $2 million to the Contra Costa County Library ($400,000 annually for 5 years) to improve library service in East County. In accepting the donation, the Board of Supervisors authorized the East Region Library Board to develop a plan to improve library service in East County. The East Region Library Board voted to allocate a portion of the Mirant California donation for additional hours of library service at the 5 East County libraries. Library staff is now working with each city to implement this plan. 

Mr. Rodman spoke recommending increased library hours. He pointed out that it will increase both accessibility and circulation.

Mayor McPoland commented that the additional hours will benefit our residents who commute and are not back in town until later in the evening. 

Councilmember Beckstrand asked if Mr. Rodman could expand on the books and supplies the library intends to purchase with the additional funds.

Mr. Rodman stated that the supplies have not been itemized yet.

Councilmember Beckstrand commented that the library has a lack of space. Every time the library adds new materials they have to throw away some old materials to make room. She then recommended that Council might look into a way to improve shelving/space problems for the library.

27. Approve a Resolution Authorizing Issuance of City of Brentwood General Obligation Bonds, Series 2002, to Finance the Construction of a New Police Station. 

Pamela Ehler, Director of Finance and Information Systems introduced the City of Brentwood General Obligaiton Bonds.

RESOLUTION NO. 2468 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT TO EXCEED $6,000,000 PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS, APPROVING THE FORM OF THE PAYING AGENT AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT BY AND AMONG THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, THE BRENTWOOD INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING AUTHORITY AND RBC DAIN RAUSCHER AND APPROVING THE FORM AND DISTRIBUTION OF AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF SUCH BONDS

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Petrovich that the full reading of Resolution 2468 be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None 
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill


28. Receive and File the 2000/01 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). 

Pamela Ehler, Director of Finance and Information Systems, reported that the audit firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP completed their review and examination of the City’s financial transactions and statements in October 2001. The City received an unqualified audit opinion from our auditors, this is the best opinion a City can receive. For the first time in the City’s history, this year, there were no findings, conditions or instances of non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

This is the first year the City has prepared a CAFR. Producing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) provides confirmation that the City operates at the highest level of financial reporting standards, which can improve the City’s future Bond ratings with the debt investment community.

Councilmember Petrovich asked Ms. Ehler to recognize the Finance Team.

Ms Ehler recognized Denise Davies, Brenda Cappello and Gail Leech as the Finance Team who worked on the CAFR.

It was moved/seconded by Gomes/Beckstrand to receive and file the 2000/01 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Motion carried unanimously.

29. Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve a contract with the East Diablo Fire Protection District in the amount of $784,000 for costs associated with the increase of 24-hour firefighter crews in Brentwood Fire Stations No. 52 and 54 from two firefighters to three firefighters. 

John Stevenson, City Manager, briefly introduced the item.

Mayor McPoland referred to a recent meeting with County Supervisors where Brentwood was commended in taking a leadership role with regards to their fire study and increasing its fire services.

Councilmember Gomes, pointed out that Brentwood is one of the most progressive cities in the County. In the past three years the City has doubled the amount of firehouses and tripled the amount of firefighters.

Councilmember Beckstrand voiced her concern that the City would not be able to continue the commitment to our residents when the funding runs out. 

Mayor McPoland mentioned a ballot measure that will be sent out and brought back to Council. Citizens of Brentwood will have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the levels of service they desire.

RESOLUTION NO. 2469

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHOIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH THE EAST DIABLO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO INCREASE 24-HOUR FIREFIGHTER CREWS IN BRENTWOOD FIRE STATION NOS. 52 AND 54 FROM TWO FIREFIGHTERS TO THREE FIREFIGHTERS

It was moved/seconded by that the full reading of Resolution 2469 be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Beckstrand, Gomes, Petrovich, Mayor McPoland
NOES: None 
ABSENT: Councilmember Hill

CITIZEN COMMENTS 

Mark McCullough , Fire Chief, thanked the Council on behalf of East Diablo Fire.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councilmember Gomes gave an update on the Highway 4 Bypass reporting that the opening of the Bypass has been postponed to sometime between April 15 – 24, 2002.

There will be a craft and safety fair on the Bypass on April 13, 2002.

Mayor McPoland announced that he has been appointed to the County Airport Land Use Commission.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Councilmember Beckstrand requested that Finance Department do a projection on the cost of maintenance and staffing for the future of the police station. 


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 9:50p.m.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on February 26, 2002.


Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Goulding
Deputy City Clerk


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