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Meeting Date: May 14, 2002

Subject/Title: Approve the Purchase Agreement with East Contra Costa Irrigation District (ECCID) for the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure Project (Lone Tree Way Widening), CIP Project No. 336-3127

Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal/M. Kirby

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

Approve a Resolution approving an agreement for purchase of fee parcels with East Contra Costa Irrigation District (ECCID), for real property identified as two fifteen foot ECCID Canals (no assigned parcel number shown per title company), generally located on the east side of Empire Avenue and north side of Lone Tree Way, 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. 

On November 10, 1998, the City Council approved Resolution No. 98-196 that annexed the northwest area into the City of Brentwood.

On November 28, 2000, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2203 to take various actions. The actions included adding the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure to the 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program, directing the City Engineer to initiate right of way acquisitions in order to widen Lone Tree Way, directing the City Engineer to initiate discussions with the development community to develop a Capital Improvement Financing Program (CIFP 2001-1) to assist in financing the required engineering and infrastructure to support the anticipated commercial development in this quadrant of the City, directing the City Engineer to hire a consultant to assist the City in developing environmental mitigation measures for this and other City infrastructure and, if possible, develop a mitigation bank to keep environmental mitigation expenditures within the City limits of Brentwood or immediately adjacent, to the maximum extent possible.

On February 27, 2001, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2246, approving the form and content of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure Design Engineering Fee Reimbursement Agreement and related actions.

On May 22, 2001, the City Council by Resolution No. 2299, certified and approved the Negative Declaration and adopted the 2001/2006 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City of Brentwood including street, park, sewer, water and other municipal improvements to be constructed during the next five years.

On May 22, 2001, the City Council authorized the City Engineer to execute a Consultant Services Agreement with Cordoba Consulting, Inc. for project management services not to exceed $115,000 for the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure, CIP Project No. 336-3127.

On February 12, 2002, the City Council by Resolution No. 2464, authorized the City Manager to execute a Design, Engineering, Estimating and Project Management Contract with Pacific Gas and Electric for the under grounding of the existing 21 kV Overhead Distribution Power Line along Lone Tree Way from Jeffrey Way to Fairview Avenue.

The purchase of the ECCID property is necessary for the intersection improvements necessary due to the widening of Lone Tree Way, and the future widening of Empire Avenue in order to support commercial and residential development of the area. The roadway system is currently over capacity and utility facilities are virtually non-existent. Major upgrades of all systems are required to support existing as well as proposed uses in the area.

The Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure Project is funding acquisition of this property. The Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure Project will increase annual maintenance costs by approximately $40,000 per year. Utility maintenance will be funded by respective enterprise funds and roadway maintenance by the City’s maintenance program.

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