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| CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 15
Meeting Date: October 22, 2002
Subject/Title: Professional Services Agreement with Berryman and Henigar for the Apple Hill Trail connection under Apple Hill Drive Bridge and Gabion Drop structure for Contra Costa County Flood Control.
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Ken De Silva, Park Services Manager
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Approve the Professional services Agreement with Berryman and Henigar.
This item was brought to the May 14, 2002 City Council meeting as an update for discussion.
The Apple Hill Trail was intended to run from the south, off Central Boulevard at Apple Hill Park, to the north along Deer Creek, under Apple Hill Drive, and connect to the Contra Costa County Flood Control District’s Deer Creek detention basin. The trail was first mentioned in the Planning Commission Resolution No. 89-52 (approved August 1, 1989). Apple Hill Trail was constructed and landscaped with the exception of 200 feet that goes under the Apple Hill Drive bridge over Deer Creek.
The connection under the bridge was not made at that time because the gabion drop structure in the Deer Creek detention basin had not been completed. Once installed, the drop structure would lower the water level in the creek, allowing for the trail section to be completed. It would only be during high water flows that the trail connection would not be usable. Because the under bridge connection has never completed, trail users needed to walk in to the Apple Hill community to cross Apple Hill Drive and back down the other side to the trail. The Apple Hill community has since installed gates on their property that now blocks trail passage along this end of the trail.
City staff have participated in numerous meetings with Flood Control, Blackhawk/Nunn and the Consultant firm of Berryman and Henigar to discuss the resolution of this project. City Attorney Dennis Beougher and Blackhawk/Nunn Attorney Sandy Skaggs met with Nicole Kozicki of the Department of Fish and Game who indicated that a full Environmental review for this project was not necessary. Blackhawk/Nunn will still need to file for a Department of Fish and Game permit for this project.
Blackhawk/Nunn has agreed to perform all of the work associated with this project and will correct any outstanding items noted on the previous punch list prepared by Public Works and Contra Costa County Flood Control District since these issues were never resolved. The work performed on the construction of the gabion drop structure is to be completed through a reimbursement agreement between Blackhawk and CCCFCD.
Parks and Recreation Department staff have been working with CCCFCD to try and complete the trail work and the gabion drop since the two projects are related. City staff worked, at the request of CCCFCD, to get a proposal from an engineering firm to develop the necessary design and environmental permits. A final proposal was completed on September 3, 2002, which was reviewed by CCCFCD staff who are in agreement with the scope of work.
Eric Whan, of CCCFCD, has identified that they are now prepared to move forward with the project in conjunction with the City on the revised proposal dated September 3, 2002. This will require a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JEPA) between the City of Brentwood and CCCFCD to move the proposal forward. Attached is a letter of intent from CCCFC in support of the City’s involvement with this project.
Approval of this professional services agreement will allow Berryman and Henigar to move forward with the design while the final JPA is completed with CCCFCD. Blackhawk/Nunn will then complete the work in Spring 2003 from the documents prepared by Berryman and Henigar.
The City’s portion of funding for this project is $77,396 for the Deer Creek Channel Modifications & Trail Extension. Funding will be provided by the budget for CIP Project No. 522-5215.
Professional Services Agreement with Berryman and Henigar
Proposal from Berryman & Henigar
Letter of support from Contra Costa County Flood Control
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