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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 2

Meeting Date: May 24, 2005

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving a professional services agreement with Scott Runion for the public art element for the Granville Estates project by D.R. Horton, Subdivision #8724 and authorizing the City Manager to sign said agreement. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Siegel)

Prepared by: Rebekah Burr-Siegel, Arts Manager

Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving a professional services agreement with Scott Runion for the public art element for the Granville Estates project by D.R. Horton, Subdivision #8724 and authorizing the City Manager to sign said agreement.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On September 9, 2003, City Council approved Section 2.44.180 Public Art, in principal and on September 23, 2003 approved the fee schedule committing one percent of the cost of capital investment projects to art and four tenths of one percent for housing development which became effective partially on January 1, 2004 and fully on July 1, 2004.

BACKGROUND
This is the Arts Commission’s second residential development public art project.

This proposed public art project was recommended to the Arts Commission by the Public Art Committee and approved by the Arts Commission on April 27, 2005 and by the Public Art Subcommittee on May 6, 2005. The Public Art Committee consisted of Sandra Gill, Arts Commission Vice Chair; Richard Meyer, Artist and Brentwood Resident; Tommy Wernholm, Artist and Brentwood Resident; and Patrick McCarran, Arts Commissioner. The project was previously approved by representatives from D.R. Horton (Peter Lezak) and vanderToolen, the Landscape Architect (Darren Reynolds), who also served on the Public Art Committee.

The Public Art Subcommittee consisted of: Annette Beckstrand, City Councilmember and Arts Commission Council Liaison; Jim Bryant, Arts Commission Chair; and City Manager Designee Paul Eldredge, Assistant City Engineer. Both committees were facilitated by Rebekah Burr-Siegel, Arts Manager.

This is the only public art project to be included in the Granville Estates development. It will be located in a two-acre pocket park (parcel C) within the development which is located between Lone Tree Way and Neroly Road (Freedom High School is directly across Neroly Rd.) and east of Pulte’s Rose Garden development. A pedestrian trail will run along Neroly Rd. The park will include: open turf areas, covered picnic area, benches, trash receptacles, water fountain, mutt mitt station, and two play areas (one for younger children and one for older children).

The public art concept includes two stainless steel structures each with four secured footings between two trees along the central pathway that divides two age-appropriate play areas (please see attached illustrations). A number of spiral monkeys in various states of movement will be swinging from each of the structures mimicking the playfulness of the children playing on either side of the central pathway. In addition, there will be one monkey on a bench underneath the structure and trees as a visual lure to those above. This provides visitors to the park the opportunity to touch one of the monkeys.

Scott Runion will be available to present the design concept renderings and proposed materials at the May 24, 2005 meeting, should there be any questions.

FISCAL IMPACT
The percent for art requirement on residential projects is 4/10s of 1% of the building valuation. Of that, 80% of that goes to fund the artwork, 20% funds administration of the public art program.

This is the first project where the developer, D.R. Horton, has opted to pay the City the full 4/10ths of one percent rather than the required 20% of the 4/10ths of one percent. This option requires that the artist contract directly with the City of Brentwood and meet of the contractual obligations of the City.

The estimated budget is as follows:

Total project: $22,700,000
Percent for art: $90,800
20% administration fee: $18,160
80% for public art: $72,640

The contract dollar amount will not exceed $71,000. Any remaining funds will be held in a contingency fund for the project until its completion. Remaining funds left after the project is completed and accepted will go into public art in lieu fund.

The feature will be maintained by the LLD. Maintenance requirements will be minimal and estimated at $500 annual for cleaning.

Attachments:
Resolution
Artist proposal and color renderings
Professional Services Agreement

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SCOTT RUNION FOR THE PUBLIC ART ELEMENT FOR THE GRANVILLE ESTATES PROJECT BY D.R. HORTON, SUBDIVISION #8724 AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID AGREEMENT.

WHEREAS, the Public Art Ordinance was adopted and fee scheduled approved committing 1% of the cost of capital investment projects to art and four tenths of one percent for housing development which became fully effective July 1, 2004; and

WHEREAS, the Granville Estates Project, by D.R. Horton, Subdivision #8724 requires the developer to include public art within the project;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that the City Manager has authorization to sign the professional services agreement with Scott Runion in the amount of $71,000.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the 24th day of May, 2005 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES:
ABSENT:
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Brian Swisher
Mayor

ATTEST:

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Cynthia Garcia
Interim City Clerk
 

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