Brentwood City Hall


Our home pageContact UsPrevious Page

Central Park Gazebo

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 03

Meeting Date: April 9, 2002

Subject/Title: Approval of Agreement for Contract Services with Richard Loewke for Environmental Review for development proposal at Lone Tree and Fairview

Submitted by: Mitch Oshinsky, AICP, Community Development Director

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager


RECOMMENDATION

Approve the Agreement for Contract Services with Richard Loewke for environmental review.

PREVIOUS ACTION

The preceding item on this Council Agenda is for approval of an Agreement with the applicant to pay the environmental review costs. Prior to adoption of this Agreement, it is anticipated that Council would have approved that. 

BACKGROUND

Lucia Albers wishes to proceed with plans for development of a retail commercial center on the corner of Lone Tree Way and Fairview. Due to the potential noise and traffic impacts of the project, and its proximity to existing homes, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) needs to be prepared for the project.

By adoption of this Agreement, Richard Loewke will prepare the MND for the City. The cost for the MND is not to exceed $29,750. Adoption of this Agreement will have been preceded on the Council Agenda by adoption of an Agreement with Ms. Albers to fund the MND. 

I received proposals from 3 firms to prepare this MND. Mr. Loewke’s was very comprehensive, and had the lowest cost. He has worked on projects near Brentwood, and recently worked with us on the successful Interregional Partnership Grant application. 

AGREEMENT FOR CONTRACT SERVICES
WITH RICHARD LOEWKE FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, made this 9th day of April 2002, between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD (“CITY”), a municipal corporation, and Richard Loewke ("CONSULTANT").

The CITY and CONSULTANT agree to the following:

SECTION 1. PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT. The CITY desires to engage a CONSULTANT to provide specific skills and technical expertise for temporary contract services within the Community Development Department. 

SECTION 2. PERFORMANCE BY CONSULTANT. The CONSULTANT shall undertake and prosecute the work diligently to conclusion, using that standard of care, skill and diligence normally provided by a professional person in the performance of such contract services in respect to work similar to that hereunder as follows:
a. Commence work immediately after: CONSULTANT's receipt of a verbal or written notice to proceed from the Community Development Director or authorized staff personnel.
b. The CONSULTANT shall perform any and all work needed to complete the tasks outlined in the CONSULTANT’S Proposal attached as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference, and which shall serve as the Scope of Work for the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Lucia Albers project on Lone Tree and Fairview, except as the Scope may be amended by mutual written agreement of the Community Development Director and authorized CONSULTANT representative.
c. The CONSULTANT shall complete the work mutually agreed upon within the time frame as shown in Exhibit A, no later than the work is completed or August 31, 2002. 
SECTION 3. TERMINATION. This Agreement may be terminated by either the CITY or the CONSULTANT following thirty (30) days written notice of intention to terminate; thereafter, the CITY shall be liable to the CONSULTANT only for those fees and costs earned by CONSULTANT to the date of termination and which shall be substantiated by an itemized written statement certified and submitted to CITY by the CONSULTANT. The CITY's right of termination shall be in addition to all other remedies available under law to the CITY. The CONSULTANT is not entitled to unemployment benefits upon termination of this Agreement with the CITY. In any event, this Agreement shall expire at the time the work is completed.

SECTION 4. SUB-CONTRACTORS. None of the services covered by this Agreement shall be subcontracted without the prior written consent of the Community Development Director or his designee. The CONSULTANT shall be as fully responsible to the CITY for the acts and omissions of his sub-contractors, and of persons either directly or indirectly employed by them, as he is for the acts and omissions of himself and persons directly employed by him. The CONSULTANT shall incorporate this Agreement into all subcontractor agreements so as to bind the subcontractor to the same type of level of performance as is required herein of the CONSULTANT.

SECTION 5. ASSIGNMENT. CITY or CONSULTANT may not assign this Agreement without prior, written consent of the other.

SECTION 6. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. CONSULTANT shall in all respects be an independent contractor and not an employee of the CITY. In particular, CONSULTANT shall receive no premium or enhanced pay for work normally understood as overtime; nor shall CONSULTANT receive holiday pay, sick leave, administrative leave or pay for any other time not actually worked. Specifically, the CITY's rules, regulations, ordinances and memoranda of understanding relating to employee organizations shall not apply to any CONSULTANT. It is intended by the parties that CONSULTANT shall not be eligible for benefits and shall receive no compensation from the CITY, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement.

CONSULTANT is an independent contractor pursuant to Labor Code §3353. CONSULTANT shall be responsible for the means, equipment and resources necessary to perform the consultant services. CITY has no obligation to withhold or pay income taxes, unemployment and disability taxes, FICA or FUTA contributions, or PERS contributions. CITY shall file a Form 1099, where applicable, reflecting compensation paid to CONSULTANT. CONSULTANT shall be responsible for all employment taxes for all CONSULTANT’S employees.

SECTION 7. ADDITIONAL SERVICES. In addition to the ongoing services described herein, the CITY and CONSULTANT may agree in writing during the terms of this Agreement, that the CONSULTANT shall perform additional services found to be necessary. Such additional services shall not be undertaken by the CONSULTANT until there is an Agreement between the CITY and the CONSULTANT as to the scope of the services and the cost to perform said services and the CONSULTANT has received written authorization to proceed from the CITY.

SECTION 8. CONFIDENTIALITY. Any report, information, exhibits, data, materials or other work given to or prepared or assembled by the CONSULTANT under this Agreement shall be confidential and shall not be made available to any third person or organization by the CONSULTANT without prior written approval of the City Attorney. CONSULTANT is considered part of the City for purposes of protecting communications between CONSULTANT and City’s legal counsel under the attorney-client privilege.

SECTION 9. OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION. All reports, exhibits, data, materials, or other work prepared by the CONSULTANT in compliance with this Agreement shall become the property of the CITY. The CONSULTANT shall deliver these items to the CITY, within thirty (30) days after the completion of the work. Materials will not be used for any other purposes without the expressed permission of the CONSULTANT.

SECTION 10. PAYMENT. In consideration of the CONSULTANT's performance of the work under this Agreement, the CITY shall pay the CONSULTANT at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the CONSULTANT in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit "A", attached hereto 
and made a part hereof. Payment for CONSULTANT services shall not exceed $29, 750, without prior written approval by CITY. CONSULTANT will bill CITY every 30 days for work already performed. Payment by the CITY to the CONSULTANT shall be made within thirty (30) days after receipt of the CONSULTANT's acceptable, undisputed itemized billing. 

SECTION 11. ACCESS TO RECORDS. During the term of this contract and for a period of three (3) years after its termination or expiration, the CITY, or its duly authorized representatives, shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the CONSULTANT and of any sub-contractor of CONSULTANT, which are pertinent to this contract for the purpose of making audit, examination, excerpts and transcriptions. The CONSULTANT shall require any of his sub-contractors under this Agreement to comply with this provision.

The CITY shall have the right to access and audit the records of CONSULTANT for a period of three (3) years after the payment of any invoice. CONSULTANT shall keep records according to the following standards, at a minimum: All invoices shall provide a brief description and date of the work performed, segregated by CONSULTANT and any subcontractors as well as by task and/or deliverable work item. In the event CONSULTANT receives written consent under Section 4 to use subcontractors, CONSULTANT shall identify them by name and address on the invoice and list any and all labor, materials, or equipment charges incurred by subcontractor that are charged to the CITY. CITY shall not pay entertainment expenses of CONSULTANT or subcontractors.

SECTION 12. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY; LIABILITY INSURANCE AND AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS. CONSULTANT shall indemnify and hold harmless the CITY
and its officers, agents and employees from all claims arising out of the negligent acts, omissions, or misconduct of CONSULTANT, its sub-contractors and persons directly or indirectly employed by them of services under this Agreement. The Consultant shall be required to maintain liability insurance for the coverage and in the amounts as shown on Exhibit “B”. 

SECTION 13. JURISDICTION. This Agreement shall be administered and interpreted under the laws of the State of California. Jurisdiction of litigation arising from the Agreement shall be in Contra Costa County. If any part of this Agreement is found in conflict with applicable laws, such part 
shall be inoperative, null and void insofar as it conflicts with said laws, but the remainder of this Agreement shall be in full force and effect.

SECTION 14. ATTORNEY'S FEES. In the event either party to this Agreement brings an action to enforce or interpret this Agreement, the prevailing party in such action shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees, witness fees and legal costs. For purposes of this provision, "prevailing party" shall include a party which dismisses an action for recovery hereunder in exchange for payment of the sum allegedly due, performance of covenants allegedly breached, or consideration substantially equal to the relief sought in the action or proceeding.

SECTION 15. COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. Before commencing the services required hereunder, CONSULTANT shall disclose any potential conflicts of interest. "Conflicts of interest" include, without limitations, doing business with or investing with any company in the development, brokerage or appraisal industry within the sphere of influence of CITY. During the term of this Agreement, CONSULTANT shall refrain from any such conflicts of interest. CITY reserves its rights to terminate this Agreement based upon the disclosure of conflicts or the existence of conflicts not disclosed by CONSULTANT. 

CONSULTANT shall comply with all federal, State and Local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the performance of this Agreement, including without limitation laws requiring licensing and non-discrimination in employment because of race, creed, color, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin or other prohibited bases.

Effective date of this Agreement shall the date first above written.

CONSULTANT:

By: ____________________________________ 
(Authorized Signature)

Printed Name: ____________________________
Title: ___________________________________
Address: ________________________________
Phone: ________________ Fax: ____________ 


CITY OF BRENTWOOD:


_______________________________________ 
John Stevenson, City Manager



ATTEST:


_______________________________________ 
Karen Diaz, CMC, Deputy City Manager/City Clerk



APPROVED TO AS TO FORM:

_______________________________________ Dated: ___________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney