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MINUTES
CITY OF BRENTWOOD
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 25, 2003

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Brentwood was called to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, with Mayor Swisher presiding.

Present: Councilmembers Gutierrez, Hill, Petrovich, Mayor Swisher
Absent: Councilmember Beckstrand

The meeting adjourned to closed session at 6:31 p.m. pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(b)

CLOSED SESSION

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) – One case

Closed Session adjourned at 6:45.p.m.

The meeting reconvened to open session at 7:00 p.m. with no reportable action. Council Member Beckstrand absent.

PRESENTATIONS

A. Presentation of a video by Brentwood Librarian, Leonard Rodman, on the “City Read” program.
B. Proclamation for Homeless Awareness Month was accepted by Barbara Guise on behalf of Bertha
Ruiz.
C. Presentation to PAL from Steve Kraut was continued to December 9, 2003.
D. Bicycle Friendly Community Award from the League of American Bicyclists was presented by Craig Bronzan, parks and Recreation Director and Brett Hondorff, League of American Bicyclists.

AGENDA REVIEW – None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Barbara Guise stated she was a downtown merchant and she referred to a newspaper article noting that City merchants had worked together to create business and to see if it would work in the City. She represented several merchants who were concerned about the bushes and alleys going into Oak Street and that the cars could not be seen clearly.

Mike Thomas spoke on behalf of the City Cycling Advisory Committee thanked the Parks and Recreation, Finance and Engineering Departments. The City was an example of a bicycle-friendly community and the Committee looked forward to more support.

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approved Minutes of October 14, 2003 and Special Meeting Minutes of November 13, 2003.

2. Approved Resolutions No. 3024 and Resolution No.3025 to adjust the employer health benefits contribution as provided in 2003/04-2007/08 bargaining unit labor agreements.

3. Waive second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 766 amending 2.36.080 of the Brentwood Municipal Code authorizing the City Manager to adjust certain processing fees for nonprofit businesses or organizations.

4. Approved Resolution No. 3026 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 03-19 to allow the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce the use of City owned property for the annual Holiday Parade, located within the downtown and affecting the closure of surrounding streets for one day, Saturday, November 28th between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

5. Approved Resolution No. 3027 authorizing the City Manager to execute change orders for installation of cul-de-sacs, a traffic signal and construction management services with The Covello Group for the Sunset Industrial Complex, CIP Project No. 336-3128, in an amount not to exceed $661,697, and authorize the City Manager to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amounts, and amend the CIP Budget Sheet to reflect these changes for CIP Project No. 336-3128.

6. Approved Resolution No. 3028 amending the Reimbursement Agreement between the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency and the City of Brentwood for an additional $728,000 to fund construction of cul-de-sac improvements and traffic signal improvements for the Sunset Industrial Complex, CIP Project No. 336-3128.

7. Approved Resolution No. 3029 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement and necessary documents to purchase Sanitary Sewer Video Inspection Equipment from Pearpoint, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $126,459.70 plus applicable California sales tax.

8. Approved Resolution No. 3030 authorizing the City Manager to execute State of California Department of Housing & Community Development Standard Agreement No. 03-JHBP-010 and any amendments thereto, in the amount of $493,493 for the Jobs Housing Balance Incentive Grant Program designated for project costs for the New Police Station project, CIP Project No. 337-3142.

9. Approved Resolution No. 3037 authorizing the Mayor or City Manager and City Clerk or any of their designees to execute a Quitclaim Deed conveying the fee interest in mineral rights below 500 feet without surface entry rights in the areas offered for dedication to the City on Parcel Map MS 362-02 filed September 3, 2003 in Contra Costa County, Map Book 188 at Pages 6 through 9 and the Grant Deed recorded November 8, 2002 by Instrument No. 2002-0416671-00, generally known as the WinCo site located on the north side of Lone Tree Way between Empire Avenue and Fairview Avenue, from Rose Marie Pierce, as Trustee of the Elmo Clifford and Rose Marie Pierce Surviving Spouse’s Trust, as to an undivided ½ interest; Paul Martin, a married man, Ralph Martin, a married man, James Martin and Lawrence Martin, a married man as to an undivided ½ interest; all as tenants in common, and any other documents necessary to terminate City interest in the mineral rights below 500 feet without surface entry rights, as may be needed to complete the transfer.

10. Approved Resolution No. 3031 of Initiation designating Francisco & Associates, Inc. as the Engineer of Work and approved Resolution No. 3039 of Intention declaring the City’s intent to order improvements for the Consolidated Landscape & Lighting Assessment Districts for the Mid-Year of Fiscal Year 2003/2004, and set a date of January 13, 2004 for the public hearing.

11. Approved Resolution No. 3032 accepting all on-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Ellesmere at Brentwood Lakes, Brookfield Homes, Subdivision No. 8373, located north of Balfour Road and along West Country Club Drive. The offers of dedication for the rights-of-ways for public use as shown on the Final Map; for Parcels “A” and “B” in fee; for all the easements, abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights were or have been accepted with Resolution No. 03-2997, that has been recorded on November 3, 2003.

12. Continued approval of Resolution accepting the offers of dedication in fee for the right-of-way of Mills Drive, Carnegie Lane, Grisby Court, Christenson Street, Ford Street, Christenson Court, Rockwell Street, Armstrong Road (per Certificate Of Correction #2001-0153607-00, recorded on June 5, 2001) and Nunn Street for public use as shown on the Final Map; accepting the offers of dedication for all the easements, abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights and accepting all on-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8383, Grupe Properties. Inc., located south of Balfour Road and east of Walnut Boulevard.

13. Approved Resolution No. 3033 amending the CIP Budget Sheet for the Zone I Reservoir 1.3, CIP Project No. 562-5630.

14. Approved Resolution No. 3034 accepting the work performed by Top Grade Construction Company for infrastructure work performed as part of the New Police Facility Infrastructure Project, CIP Project No. 336-3110, and direct the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.

15. Approved Resolution No. 3035 accepting all on-site and off-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Brentwood Hills, Shea Homes, Subdivision No. 7882, located north of Balfour Road, west of the Hwy 4 Bypass and south of San Jose Avenue. The offers of dedication in fee for the rights-of-way for public use as shown on the Final Map; for all the easements (“S.D.E”, “W.L.” and “P.U.E”), abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights were accepted with Resolution No. 03-2997, that has been recorded on November 3, 2003. The offers of dedication in fee for Parcels “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, “G”, “H”, “I” and “J” were or have been accepted with the Final Map approval for Subdivision No. 7882, at the City Council Meeting on January 9, 2001, by Resolution No. 2216.

16. Continued the approval of a Resolution accepting the offers of dedication in fee for the right-of-way of Mills Drive, Hudson Drive, Rockwell Street, Wexford Street, Lexington Street, Lexington Court, Knightsbridge Court, Cavendish Court, Remington Street, Wright Court and Wright Street for public use as shown on the Final Map; accepting the offers of dedication of Lexington Alley, Knightsbridge Alley, Remington Alley, Hudson Alley, Mills Alley and Carnegie Alley for public access purposes; accepting Parcels “J” and “K” for roadway purposes; accepting the offers of dedication for all the easements, abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights and accepting all on-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8411, Grupe Properties. Inc., located south of Balfour Road and east of Walnut Boulevard.

17. Approved Resolution No. 3036 approving the contract documents for the playground portion of the City Park Redesign, CIP Project No. 522-5226, and direct staff to put the playground project out to bid.

18. Set January 13, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. as the date to continue the workshop to review proposed amendments to the City Council Policy concerning Meeting Rules and Procedures.

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Gutierrez to approve Consent Calendar Items 1 – 8, 10 – 11, 13 – 15 and 17 – 18 as recommended by staff. Council Member Beckstrand absent. Motion carried.

Item 9 Approve a Resolution authorizing the Mayor or City Manager and City Clerk or any of their designees to execute a Quitclaim Deed conveying the fee interest in mineral rights below 500 feet without surface entry rights in the areas offered for dedication to the City on Parcel Map MS 362-02 filed September 3, 2003 in Contra Costa County, Map Book 188 at Pages 6 through 9 and the Grant Deed recorded November 8, 2002 by Instrument No. 2002-0416671-00, generally known as the WinCo site located on the north side of Lone Tree Way between Empire Avenue and Fairview Avenue, from Rose Marie Pierce, as Trustee of the Elmo Clifford and Rose Marie Pierce Surviving Spouse’s Trust, as to an undivided ½ interest; Paul Martin, a married man, Ralph Martin, a married man, James Martin and Lawrence Martin, a married man as to an undivided ½ interest; all as tenants in common, and any other documents necessary to terminate City interest in the mineral rights below 500 feet without surface entry rights, as may be needed to complete the transfer.

RESOLUTION NO. 3037

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO APPROVE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MAYOR OR CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK OR ANY OF THEIR DESIGNEES TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM DEED CONVEYING THE FEE INTEREST IN MINERAL RIGHTS BELOW 500 FEET WITHOUT SURFACE ENTRY RIGHTS IN THE AREAS OFFERED FOR DEDICATION TO THE CITY ON PARCEL MAP MS 362-02 FILED SEPTEMBER 3, 2003 IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, MAP BOOK 188 AT PAGES 6 THROUGH 9 AND THE GRANT DEED RECORDED NOVEMBER 8, 2002 BY INSTRUMENT NO. 2002-0416671-00, GENERALLY KNOWN AS THE WINCO SITE LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF LONE TREE WAY BETWEEN EMPIRE AVENUE AND FAIRVIEW AVENUE, FROM ROSE MARIE PIERCE, AS TRUSTEE OF THE ELMO CLIFFORD AND ROSE MARIE PIERCE SURVIVING SPOUSE’S TRUST, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ½ INTEREST; PAUL MARTIN, A MARRIED MAN, RALPH MARTIN, A MARRIED MAN, JAMES MARTIN AND LAWRENCE MARTIN, A MARRIED MAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED ½ INTEREST; ALL AS TENANTS IN COMMON, AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO TERMINATE CITY INTEREST IN THE MINERAL RIGHTS BELOW 500 FEET WITHOUT SURFACE ENTRY RIGHTS, AS MAY BE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE TRANSFER.

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Hill to waive full reading and approve Resolution No. 3037 as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Gutierrez, Hill, Petrovich, Mayor Swisher
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Beckstrand
ABSTAIN: None

Item 12 Approve a Resolution accepting the offers of dedication in fee for the right-of-way of Mills Drive, Carnegie Lane, Grisby Court, Christenson Street, Ford Street, Christenson Court, Rockwell Street, Armstrong Road (per Certificate Of Correction #2001-0153607-00, recorded on June 5, 2001) and Nunn Street for public use as shown on the Final Map; accepting the offers of dedication for all the easements, abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights and accepting all on-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8383, Grupe Properties. Inc., located south of Balfour Road and east of Walnut Boulevard.

Council Member Gutierrez declared a conflict of interest and noted that she would be abstaining on Item 12.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Petrovich to continue Item 12 to December 9, 2003. Councilmember Beckstrand absent and Councilmember Gutierrez abstained. Motion carried.

Item 16 Approve a Resolution accepting the offers of dedication in fee for the right-of-way of Mills Drive, Hudson Drive, Rockwell Street, Wexford Street, Lexington Street, Lexington Court, Knightsbridge Court, Cavendish Court, Remington Street, Wright Court and Wright Street for public use as shown on the Final Map; accepting the offers of dedication of Lexington Alley, Knightsbridge Alley, Remington Alley, Hudson Alley, Mills Alley and Carnegie Alley for public access purposes; accepting Parcels “J” and “K” for roadway purposes; accepting the offers of dedication for all the easements, abutter’s rights, sub-surface mineral and water rights and accepting all on-site public improvements (waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm drain, fiber optics, and streets with all related improvements) for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bonds and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8411, Grupe Properties. Inc., located south of Balfour Road and east of Walnut Boulevard.

Council Member Gutierrez declared a conflict of interest and noted that she would be abstaining on Item 16.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Petrovich to continue Item 16 to December 9, 2003. Councilmember Beckstrand absent and Councilmember Gutierrez abstained. Motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

19. Consideration of an Ordinance approving amendments to the Planned Development (PD) 6 Zone altering the range of allowable uses and development standards for Planning Area 7 located at the southwest corner of Sand Creek Road and Highland Way.

Senior Planner, Winston Rhodes, informed that the item was brought to Council based on feedback from the Economic Development Committee when the commercial building was initially proposed. The acre was in the northwest portion of the City in the PD-6 zone and was bounded by the Bypass on the west, Sand Creek on the north, Fairview on the east and San Jose Avenue on the south. Planned Area 7 was where the amendments applied and was located at the southwest corner of Sand Creek Road and Highland Way. One amendment to the ordinance was altering the permitted and conditionally permitted uses and uses not allowed within the office commercial portion. During the general plan update, the area had been changed from high density residential to office commercial and based upon the project submitted, the clean up measures were to clarify uses based on the size of the project or site and the office commercial use in close proximity to residential, east of the project site on the opposite side of Highland. The Economic Development Committee felt it would be appropriate to create unique sets of uses. The other change resulted from the fact that commercial was not anticipated at the location and the rear setback was being altered from 50 feet to 10 feet. Planning Commission and staff recommended that Council waive first reading and approve the ordinance.

Mayor Swisher opened the public hearing.

It was moved/seconded by Swisher/Hill to close the public hearing. Councilmember Beckstrand absent. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE NO. 767

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 17.456.002 AND 17.456.003 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE MODIFYING THE PERMITTED AND CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED USES AND STANDARDS FOR DEVELOPMENT APPLYING TO PLANNING AREA 7 OF THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT 6 ZONE FOR OFFICE COMMERCIAL USE INVOLVING 1.06 ACRES LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAND CREEK ROAD AND HIGHLAND WAY (APN 019-110-057).

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gutierrez to waive full reading and approve Ordinance No. 767 as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Gutierrez, Hill, Petrovich, Mayor Swisher
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Beckstrand
ABSTAIN: None

20. Consideration of an Ordinance approving a Zoning Ordinance amendment (RZ 03-15) to modify the permitted uses section of Subarea “C” within the PD-12 Zone (Section 17.462.002.C), located generally south of Balfour Road and east of Brentwood Boulevard (Harvest Business Park).

Mayor Swisher noted that Item 20 was rescheduled to December 9, 2003 due to two Council Members with conflicts and a third Council Member absent.

21. Consideration of a Resolution approving a General Plan Amendment (GPA 03-02) from RE (Ranchette Estate) to L (Low Density) and a Tentative Subdivision Map (TSM 8701) to subdivide a 3.35-acre site into 9 single-family residential lots, and consideration of an Ordinance approving a Rezone (RZ 03-09) from R-1-E to R-1-8, located south of Lone Tree Way and west of the realigned Fairview Avenue.

Mayor Swisher declared a conflict of interest and left the Council Chambers.

Associate Planner, Erik Nolthenius, presented a staff report noting that the item entailed a general plan amendment, a rezone and a tentative subdivision map relating to four existing parcels. The project site was located on the west side of Fairview Avenue and the project was a result of an agreement entered into between the City and the Siino’s when the Fairview realignment was being processed. Part of the existing property had been acquired for the realignment of Fairview and the agreement was for the City temporary use process and the subdivision map and any related entitlements. A nine lot subdivision was left and included the existing residence for the Siino’s and was on a large lot in the southwest corner of the subdivision. There would be eight other lots created in the area and would be served by a cul-de-sac that would connect on the west side with the subdivision that was approved for Warmington Homes for a total of 133 lots. The item had been reviewed at the Committee level and by the Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the general plan amendment, the subdivision map and the first reading of the ordinance for the rezone.

Council Member Petrovich opened public hearing.

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gutierrez to close the public hearing. Mayor Swisher abstained and Vice Mayor Beckstrand absent. Motion carried.

Council Member Hill said he believed that the design of the sound wall was close to the curb and road at the northwesterly tip of the project and it might be less than four feet with the way the sound wall was installed. He was concerned about the design engineering and plan checking in ensuring that the sidewalk was appropriate and even though it was not in yet, it was quite substandard and there was a large column that was interspersed along the wall.
RESOLUTION NO. 3038

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (GPA 03-02) FROM RANCHETTE ESTATE RESIDENTIAL TO LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND A TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION MAP (TSM 8701) TO SUBDIVIDE A 3.35-ACRE SITE INTO 9 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LOTS, INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, LOCATED SOUTH OF LONE TREE WAY AND WEST OF THE REALIGNED FAIRVIEW AVENUE (APN'S 019-060-048 THROUGH 051).

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gutierrez to waive full reading and approve Resolution No. 3038 as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Gutierrez, Hill, Petrovich
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Beckstrand
ABSTAIN: Mayor Swisher
ORDINANCE NO. 768

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A REZONE (RZ 03-09) OF APPROXIMATELY 3.35 ACRES FROM R-1-E TO R-1-8, INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, LOCATED SOUTH OF LONE TREE WAY AND WEST OF THE REALIGNED FAIRVIEW AVENUE (APN'S 019-060-048 THROUGH 051).

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Gutierrez to waive full reading and approve first reading of Ordinance No. 768 approving the rezone as recommended by staff. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Gutierrez, Hill, Petrovich
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Beckstrand
ABSTAIN: Mayor Swisher

Mayor Swisher returned to the Council Chamber.

OLD BUSINESS

22. Status report from Brian Kalinowski concerning the proposed Delta 6 professional baseball team for East Contra Costa County.

Eric Blatt, Principal with Centerfield Management Group and Consultant for East County Baseball project, presented a feasibility study and a chronological review. The feasibility study had been created due to the investigation of bringing a professional or collegiate baseball team to the region and finding it to be economically feasible and to show what advantages and options there were as far as facilities, teams and leagues. There had been a presentation of the feasibility study to Delta 6 and a subcommittee was formed to include members from each of the communities in the district. The subcommittee met to work on the feasibility study, find potential facilities, and establish economic impacts and to find out if the project was viable for the region. The subcommittee concluded that the project was viable and based on additional studies, HOK architects were retained and assisted with design ideas and facility reviews and reviewed potential areas of location. Based on the regional aspect of the project, the decision was made to focus on the existing field at Los Medanos College. One of the advantages was that there was an existing field at Los Medanos that was the size of a professional baseball field and could handle a collegiate summer league team if the decision had been made to move forward. Budgets were created and a non profit was drafted and would consist of communities that would contribute financially to the project and hold the lease to the field and be the contracting party with Los Medanos College. The non profit would then sublease the facility out to the team and other community projects and events that would occur there. A letter of intent was negotiated and completed with Los Medanos College and the item was presented in October to a number of different communities and city councils for approval of funding and different funding requests were created by the subcommittee based on populations. An amount was asked for each of the members of the subcommittee and the district and commitments were made from Antioch, Oakley and the district and $1.2 million had been raised. The total needed for the rehabilitation of Los Medanos field was $2 million for the project. The subcommittee had asked for funding of $125,000 from the City.

In response to Mayor Swisher, Mr. Blatt explained the funding for each City, noting that the totals were $1 million for Antioch, who had already put forth $100,000 and needed an additional $900,000; Pittsburg needed $600,000 and $125,000 was needed from Oakley, Brentwood and the County.

Mayor Swisher noted that the County, Antioch and Oakley had agreed to fund and Mr. Blatt concurred.

Council Member Petrovich asked what needed to be done to the field and Mr. Blatt responded that seating, ADA compliance and compliance with State school standards needed to be addressed. The seating plan was for 2,000 people and there needed to be changes to dugouts, fencing and the lights needed to be installed.

Council Member Petrovich asked what type of baseball would be played there and if a professional team could be sought.

Mr. Blatt said that the field would be configured for professional baseball and one option was for a summer wood bat collegiate league.

Mayor Swisher noted that the City was in the franchise area of the Oakland Athletics’ for major league baseball and for minor league baseball, the City was in the Stockton Port’s venue. In order to obtain a minor league team, the City would need to obtain something in writing from the Stockton Ports, Oakland A’s and the Rivercats had claimed some venue here. To get a professional team was very difficult and that was why a collegiate team would be sought for the summer leagues.

Mr. Blatt agreed with Mayor Swisher and said that in terms of minor league affiliated baseball teams there were independent professional teams and leagues planned to have professional players. There were a number of collegiate wood bat leagues and in terms of entertainment value, affordability and appeal to the community, they were fairly close.

Council Member Gutierrez asked who would own team and Mr. Blatt responded that there were a number of options and interested parties. The primary owner or ownership group would come in either a joint venture with the non profit or on their own in a sublease situation.

Council Member Gutierrez asked if there was re-payment or if it was an investment and Mr. Blatt said that the distribution profits would be on a prorata basis, based on money in. The board of the non profit would be comprised of an individual from each of the investing communities and any revenues that would come into non profit would be distributed as non profit and the team would support local clinics and other participating events.

Mayor Swisher noted that investments received a payback and there was not a payback discussed. Mr. Blatt stated that there was a distribution plan for the non profit.

Council Member Hill asked what Mayor Swisher’s plan was since he was involved in the Delta 6 meetings.

Mayor Swisher said he did not bring it back and did not make recommendations. He had listened to the proposal and said that it should be brought back to Council to make a decision on it. He did not have a recommendation for Council at this time and wanted Council to decide.

Council Member Hill was not interested in investing in something and hoping that it would come back and until an owner was procured with substantial financial resources to make sure that they were operating it in such a way that the City could expect a non profit to have some type of return on the investment. He said he was not interested in participating and investing the $125,000. If an individual that was ready to build a team had been brought forward and make an investment in the community and had other issues resolved through major and minor league baseball, he would probably support it.

Council Member Gutierrez said she saw that there was a regional need and the City was growing and needed its own field space for the community, which was a priority.

Mayor Swisher stated that he would get back to Brian Kalinowski to let him know how Council felt regarding the issue.

Mr. Blatt clarified said that this was not a proposal from his company and that the company had evaluated it and provided their support and opinion. In terms of ownership, the subcommittee had interviewed perspective owners and he noted that no deal could be made without a facility. Once the facility was in place, a team would be brought on and it was not difficult finding a team and to own and operate and the discussions had occurred at the subcommittee level. With regard to return on investment, this was a grant or a structure to allow return to the community. In terms of the team being identified with the community and supporting local baseball and identifying family entertainment and there was a structure with actual return of dollars to the participating communities.

23. Accept first annual report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan.

Parks and Recreation Director, Craig Bronzan, stated that Council had adopted the Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan on June 25, 2002, noting that the plan would be reviewed each year with the submission of an annual report to evaluate the level of success in the Parks and Recreation Department of implementing the Master Plan. He explained the components of the Plan and noted that each annual report could be consolidated and updated. Staff recommended that there would be goals added relating to the recreation programming and the diversity of the needs in the community and he presented the highlights of the Master Plan. The first highlight was dedication of land resources and he noted that there were 142.66 acres opened or in construction for parkland.

Council Member Hill asked about a monitoring process and how to ensure that comments would be incorporated and Director Bronzan said that Parks could report on a quarterly basis to show Council Members different times of the year.

Council Member Hill said that this did not address the full seasons of use even though it was a good start and Director Bronzan said monthly reports could be added in.

Director Bronzan stated that other highlights were preservation of open space; the grant summary report showing grants received totaled over $1.9 million and parks, trails, recreation variety and uniqueness as well the aquatics center. Parks had been asked by BMX groups to move forward and the Department had been contacted by a radio controlled plane club, ice rinks and a variety of things and believed it was necessary to survey the community about their issues and needs. Additional goals included administration management and maintenance, the number of building rentals, measuring daily use of parks, design standards compatible with maintenance capabilities, plan check guidelines, maintenance standards for contracts, trail systems; educational opportunities and safe and accessible environments.

Mayor Swisher said he favored the report asked about senior programs. Director Bronzan said the Department would add senior objectives to the plan next year.

It was moved/seconded by Swisher/Hill to accept the first annual report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan. Council Member Beckstrand absent. Motion carried.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

24. Informational report on Subdivision No. 8281, regarding improvements along subdivision boundary.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Janet Hansen announced that there would be a bicycle-friendly community celebration on December 7, 2003, at Creekside Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and she extended an invitation to the Council.

It was moved/seconded by Swisher/Hill to adjourn the Council meeting. Council Member Beckstrand absent. Motion carried.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Garcia
Assistant City Clerk

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