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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 18

Meeting Date: May 25, 2004

Subject/Title: Closure of Certain Streets to Facilitate the 2004 Farmer’s Market

Prepared By: Tim Nielsen, Planning Technician

Submitted by: Mitch Oshinsky, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
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..

PREVIOUS ACTION
None

BACKGROUND
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.

FISCAL IMPACT
The City of Brentwood is not expected to incur any cost from this street closure.

RESOLUTION NO.

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 event:

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 below:

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:

EXHIBITS:
Proposed Site Plan

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