CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2006
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 7:00 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER - 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 (6:01 PM)
CITIZEN COMMENTS - NONE (6:01 PM)
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 (6:02 PM)
City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code 54957:
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Title: City Manager
RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION - 734 Third Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 (07:05 PM)
REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION - NONE (07:06 PM)
PRESENTATIONS (07:06 PM)
A. Proclamation in honor of Black History Month.
Members of the Diversity Committee, consisting of Rick Lemyre, Cathy
Frazier, Dusty Shoemaker and Gloria Hartzoe were present to receive the
proclamation. Mr. Lemyre said the group had assisted in moving the City
toward a more modern, rich and culturally diverse community. The group met
on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Delta Room in the
Police station. He submitted brochures.
B. Status update from Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust on conservation
easement activities (H. Sword/L. Maurer)
Linda Maurer, Economic Development Manager, introduced Bruce Ghiselli,
Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust.
Bruce Ghiselli, Board Chair for the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust,
presented a status update on the BALT conservation easement program. BALT
was working on several possible easement transactions, which he outlined,
with the following addresses for those locations: 1901 and 1851 Hoffman
Lane; 510 Hoffman Lane; 11435 Byron Highway; Stenzil properties at the
southeast corner of Marsh Creek Road and Hoffman Lane; 296 Payne Avenue; 301
and 251 Eureka Avenue and 3900 Sellers Avenue.
Mayor Swisher asked about the logo, saying he had heard that BALT was taking
Brentwood out of the title and the logo and he asked if it had been
Mr. Ghiselli said BALT had received a grant for regional marketing and three
of the suggested logo names did not include Brentwood. A meeting was held
January 31, 2006, with approximately 50 people and it became clear that the
group wanted Brentwood in the logo.
Council Member Brockman Brockman commented that Brentwood was the key
ingredient in the logo. The properties described had just come up in the
last year. There were properties where people were willing to sell easements
and it was working.
Council Member Gutierrez thanked BALT for their efforts and overcoming
obstacles and establishing credibility.
Mayor Swisher acknowledged that Scout Troop 729 was present.
Council Member Beckstrand said there were six members of Troop 729 present.
AGENDA REVIEW - NONE (07:33 PM)
CITIZEN COMMENTS (07:33 PM)
Karen Rogge presented correspondence to the Council regarding the logo and
tagline, expressing surprise that Council was working on it. She appreciates
the work and likes the tagline, Heritage, Vision and Opportunity. She did
not like the oak tree and added that the City was noted for fruit trees and
agricultural heritage. She was concerned and asked why there was not a halt
on the signage since money had been spent on new signs. The City had a rich
heritage and did not need to market a logo and she suggested keeping the
exist ing logo and adding the tagline.
Austin Euri commented that at Edna Hill Middle School, there were red and
blue tee shirts that he felt were gang related and he was concerned. The
Principal had dealt with it but the kids still wear them.
CONSENT CALENDAR (07:39 PM)
1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting held
January 24, 2006. (M. Wimberly)
2. Approved setting the date of Tuesday, April 11, 2006 for Workshop with
City Council and City staff on the Capital Improvement Program Budget. (P.
3. Approved the appointments of Perry Chicaine and Dr. Eric Burkholder to
the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC) for three-year terms
ending December 31, 2008. (Council Member Taylor)
4. Adopted Resolution 2006-22 amending Resolution Number 2004-195 thereby
establishing a revised Records Retention Schedule for the Finance and
Information Systems Department. (P. Ehler/P. Meyer)
5. Adopted Resolution 2006-23 authorizing the City Manager to execute
Purchase Order Change Orders for the updated not-to-exceed amounts listed
for Altamont Landfill and Cerco Analytical. (P. Zolfarelli/ D. Stoops)
6. Adopted Resolution 2006-24 approving a contract amendment with
Robertson-Bryan, Inc. for conducting a temperature study and assisting in
obtaining a NPDES permit renewal for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in an
amount not to exceed $117,586 and authorizing the City Manger to execute
said amendment and related change order documents. (P. Zolfarelli/ D.
7. Adopted Resolution 2006-25 accepting the work performed by Bay Cities
Paving & Grading, Inc., for the construction of the O’Hara Loop Realignment
(Second Street Extension), CIP Project No. 336-3145, and directing the City
Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. (B. Grewal/B.
8. Accepted the resignation request of Arts Commissioner Chris Robinson. (C.
9. Adopted Resolution 2006-26 approving and authorizing the City Manager to
sign an agreement with Brentwood Union School District for Garin Elementary
School lunchtime activities program. (C. Bronzan/P. Scherff/T. Burt)
10. Adopted Resolution 2006-27 approving Amendment No. 1 to the Joint Use
Agreement between Liberty Union High School District and City of Brentwood
for those facilities subject to the agreement and to authorize the
development of rules and regulations for the subject facilities. (C.
11. Adopted Resolution 2006-28 approving, and authorizing the City Manager
to enter into, a Professional Services Agreement with MCE Corporation, for
Parks and Recreation Inspection Services for new development and Capital
Improvement Projects in the amount of $41,644 plus a 10% contingency, for a
total amount not to exceed $45,808. (C. Bronzan/K. DeSilva)
12. Adopted Resolution 2006-29 approving the Contract Documents and
authorizing the City Manager to execute a Construction Contract for the
Chloramination of Wells, CIP Project No. 562-5617 to Manito Construction,
Inc. in the amount of $1,009,350, plus a 10% contingency, for a total amount
of $1,110,285 and amend the CIP Budget Sheet to reflect increased industry
construction and labor costs. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)
13. Adopted Resolution 2006-30 pursuant to section 21156 of California
Public Employees’ Retirement Law approving the industrial disability
retirement for Brett Morris. (K. Chew/P. Standley)
14. Approved Resolution 2006-31 and Resolution 2006-32 to adjust the
employer health benefits contribution as provided in 2003/04 - 2007/08
bargaining unit labor agreements. Funding for 2005/06 is included in the
proposed 2005/07City Budget. (K. Chew/P. Standley)
15. Report of Rate Schedule filed by AA Brentwood Taxi as required by
section 5.60.150 of the Brentwood Municipal Code; update of AA Brentwood
Taxi License Application and Driver’s Permit Application. (M. Wimberly)
CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS:
Motion: Approve Consent Calendar Items 1 - 15 as recommended.
Moved by Beckstrand, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS (07:40 PM)
Council Member Gutierrez said she had met with the Cisco Group wanted to
touch on points such as housing, education and police. With regard to
housing, they had asked about details of the housing program and first time
homebuyers program, and social services program. They had a list of
educational concerns and she felt they were school board issues. She said
that she had seen Police out there making sure their presence was known and
she believed that there needed to be informational outreach by the Police
REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (07:42 PM)
Mayor Swisher 1) requested to look at placing on the ballot in November
2006, since an election was coming up, changing the two-year term of Mayor
to a four-year term. Should the item be placed on the ballot and be approved
by voters, it would not go into effect until the following election. He did
not want to do a special election because of costs. 2) He had received an
e-mail regarding Council’s having In God We Trust as a national motto being
approved by council’s and he asked that it move forward. He asked to place
the sign up behind the Council dais and directed staff to place on a future
City Manager, Donna Landeros, said it would be helpful for staff to obtain
direction by three Council Members to have staff work on an item and have it
placed on agenda.
With regard to the four-year term, there was a Council consensus that the
item be placed on an agenda. With regard to "In God We Trust", national
motto, Council Member Beckstrand agreed and Council Member Gutierrez said
she was not in favor and felt that these were personal beliefs. If the
majority of Council Members agreed, she would be in support of bringing the
item back for discussion.
Mayor Swisher said there would not be a lot of staff time going into this,
just one sign.
Council Member Brockman suggested bringing it forward as an agenda item and
it could be discussed at the time it was brought forward. He was more in
favor of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council Member Taylor was in agreement to bring it back.
ADJOURNMENT (07:49 PM)
Motion: Approve adjournment.
Moved by Swisher, seconded by Gutierrez.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Beckstrand; Brockman; Gutierrez; Swisher; Taylor
Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk