CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: May 25, 2004
Subject/Title: Closure of Certain Streets to Facilitate the 2004 Farmer’s
Prepared By: Tim Nielsen, Planning Technician
Submitted by: Mitch Oshinsky, Community Development Director
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the closure of Second Street between Oak
Street and Maple Street and temporarily establish no parking restrictions
and tow away zones in order to facilitate the 2004 Farmer’s Market to be
held every Thursday from June 24, 2004 through October 28, 2004 between the
hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m..
The idea of a Farmer’s Market in Brentwood has been discussed for a number
of years. The Agricultural Enterprise Program, adopted by Council in
September of 2001, encouraged the establishment of a Farmer’s Market. The
Harvest Time group of Farmers is now supportive of a Farmer’s Market. The
Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust is now requesting the closure of certain
streets as noted on the attached Resolution for their first Farmer’s Market.
The event is expected to include up to forty vendors on any given Thursday.
Attendance at the event is expected to be between 1,200 and 1,500 once the
market is firmly established and publicized. It is not anticipated that the
Brentwood Police Department will incur any routine costs due to this street
closure. Attached is a map outlining the event location and the streets that
will be affected as well as a traffic plan for vendors entering the site.
The Police Department has worked closely with the Farmer’s Market operator
to ensure that this street closure is acceptable and that adequate access
for emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and normal traffic will be provided.
The City of Brentwood is not expected to incur any cost from this street
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE
CLOSURE OF CERTAIN STREETS AND TEMPORARILY ESTABLISHING NO PARKING
RESTRICTIONS AND TOW AWAY ZONES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE 2004 FARMER’S
MARKET TO BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY BEGINNING ON JUNE 24, 2004 AND ENDING ON
OCTOBER 28, 2004.
WHEREAS, the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust will be sponsoring a weekly
Farmer’s Market to be held every Thursday from June 24, 2004 through October
28, 2004, an event of local significance that will attract a large number of
people to the downtown area; and
WHEREAS, to accommodate the 2004 Farmer’s Market, it is requested that the
following street be closed to traffic and no parking and tow away zones be
established between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the day of the
Second Street between Oak Street and Maple Street
WHEREAS, pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 21101(e), the City may temporarily
close portions of streets for parades and local special events such as the
Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust Farmer’s Market when the closing is
necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use the
portions of the street during the temporary closure; pursuant to Vehicle
Code Section 22507, the City may prohibit parking on portions of streets
during all or certain hours of the day; pursuant to Vehicle Code Section
22651(b),(m), and (n), City peace officers may remove by towing any vehicle
from those portions of the street where parking is prohibited; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
that the Brentwood Police Department is ordered to close the above mentioned
streets, prohibit parking, and establish a tow away zone between the hours
of 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. every Thursday between June 24, 2004 and October
28, 2004, to accommodate a Farmer’s Market, subject to the conditions listed
1. The applicant must submit a plan of access to the site to the Police
Department for approval.
2. Provide a statement that the applicant agrees to indemnify, hold
harmless, and defend the City, its officers, agents and employees from any
and all liability or claims that may be brought against the City arising out
of its approval of this permit, or arising out of the operation of the use
or uses allowed under the permit, save an except that caused solely by the
City’s active negligence.
3. The applicant must post a $1,000 clean up bond to insure that the site is
restored to its condition prior to the use. Bond will be refunded after
returning the streets to their original condition at the close of the
Farmers Market, to the satisfaction of the City Engineer.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on May 25, 2004 by the following vote:
Proposed Site Plan