CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: June 14, 2005
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution to approve the execution of a Joint
Exercise of Powers Agreement between the City of Brentwood and the State
Route 4 Bypass Authority for the design and construction of Marsh Creek
Trail under the Highway 4 Bypass Segment 3 as it crosses Marsh Creek.
Prepared by: Engineering: Linda Vargas
Parks and Recreation: Craig Bronzan
Submitted by: Engineering: Bailey Grewal
Adopt a Resolution approving the execution of a Joint Exercise of Powers
Agreement (JEPA) between the City of Brentwood (City) and the State Route 4
Bypass Authority (Authority) outlining the financial and agency
responsibilities for the design and construction of the Marsh Creek Trail
crossing of the Authority’s Segment 3 right-of-way.
The City Council has approved many items regarding the construction of the
State Route 4 Bypass.
The Vineyards at Marsh Creek project is conditioned to construct the Marsh
Creek Trail from Concord Avenue south to Fairview Avenue near the John Marsh
House. The original conditions of approval required the Vineyards to
complete a temporary trail connection on Bypass property right-of-way. That
work would be destroyed when the Bypass Authority constructed their bridge
at a later date. The Authority is in the process of designing Segment 3 of
the State Route 4 Bypass with project advertisement scheduled for the fall
of 2005. Included in this segment was taking the trail under the Highway 4
Bypass as it crosses Marsh Creek. As the Bypass is expected to move forward
faster than was originally expected; staff is making the recommendation to
request the Bypass Authority to design and construct the permanent trail
section. This trail construction work and the rest of Segment 3 the Bypass
is expected to be completed by the end of 2007. If final constructed
quantities or items change, the agreement may be modified to reflect those
changes. The Vineyards project has agreed to pay the design and construction
cost of their temporary trail section to the City.
Approval of this Resolution will authorize the Authority to move forward
with design, permitting and construction of this trail section in its
ultimate location, at the same time as the Authority is constructing this
section of the Bypass. The Vineyards project will still construct the trail
on both sides of the Bypass property to complete the trail section.
The maps included in the JEPA show the location of this section of trail.
This JEPA outlines the specific duties for environmental clearance, design,
construction, contract administration as well as final inspection and
The estimated cost of this project is $274,800. The Vineyards at Marsh Creek
will pay the City $75,000 toward construction of this project. The City of
Brentwood’s CIP Project No. 522-5212 - Trails Project, will pay the balance.
JEPA with map
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE
EXECUTION OF A JOINT EXERCISE OF POWERS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF
BRENTWOOD AND THE STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS AUTHORITY FOR THE DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION OF THE MARSH CREEK TRAIL UNDER THE HIGHWAY 4 BYPASS SEGMENT 3
AS IT CROSSES MARSH CREEK.
WHEREAS, the Marsh Creek Trail has been designated a regional trail by the
East Bay Regional Park District, connecting the Delta with Los Vaqueros
Reservoir and Round Valley and has been constructed within the City limits
of Brentwood through the efforts of the City of Brentwood; and
WHEREAS, the Vineyards at Marsh Creek development and the State Route 4
Bypass will complete the southern section of the trail to the John Marsh
House State Park property; and
WHEREAS, cooperative agreements are necessary with the City of Brentwood to
complete the trail within the City limits of Brentwood.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
does hereby approve the execution of a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement
between the City of Brentwood and the State Route 4 Bypass Authority for the
design and construction of the Marsh Creek Trail under the Highway 4 Bypass
Segment 3 as it crosses Marsh Creek.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting on the 14th day of June 2005 by the following vote: