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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 18

Meeting Date: June 13, 2006
Subject/Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a $5,000 donation to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust for the USDA Value Added Regional Marketing Program

Prepared by: Linda Maurer, Economic Development Manager

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing a $5,000 donation to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust for the USDA Value Added Regional Marketing Program.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On June 14, 2005, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2005-143 adopting the 2005/06-2006/07 Operating Budget for the City of Brentwood.

On January 24, 2006, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2006-18 amending the Council/Administrative Policy Manual to add a new Policy No. 10-12 related to the polices and procedures for requests for use of City Funds.

BACKGROUND
The Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust received an $80,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a value added regional marketing project. This project is assessing the needs and opportunities for agricultural producers to participate in a cooperative regional marketing campaign, as well as developing a marketing plan for local agricultural products. When BALT applied for the grant, City staff agreed to provide matching funds support in the amount of $5,000.

This matching grant will benefit the community by enabling local growers to market the region as a destination for their products. This, in turn, generates visibility for the Brentwood region and helps to encourage business development activities in the community.

Use of City Funds Policy No. 10-12 states that donation requests over $1,000 must be approved by the City Council. After review of the application, staff feels this request meets the criteria outlined in the policy and therefore recommends awarding the funding for the USDA Value Added Regional Marketing Program.

FISCAL IMPACT
The expenditure of $5,000 was included in the Economic Development 2005/06 Operating Budget as approved by the City Council on June 14, 2005.

Attachments
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE DONATION OF $5,000 TO THE BRENTWOOD AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST FOR THE USDA VALUE ADDED REGIONAL MARKETING PROGRAM

WHEREAS, on June 14, 2005, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2005-143 adopting the 2005/06-2006/07 Operating Budget for the City of Brentwood; and

WHEREAS, on January 24, 2006, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2006-18 amending the Council/Administrative Policy Manual to add a new Policy No. 10-12 related to the polices and procedures for requests for use of City Funds (the “Policy”); and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust has submitted an application for funding for the USDA Value Added Regional Marketing Program in the amount of $5,000; and

WHEREAS, this project is assessing the needs and opportunities for agricultural producers to participate in a cooperative regional marketing campaign, as well as developing a marketing plan for local agricultural products; and

WHEREAS, this matching grant will benefit the community by enabling local growers to market the region as a destination for their products; and

WHEREAS, this, in turn, generates visibility for the Brentwood region and helps to encourage business development activities in the community; and

WHEREAS, after review of the application, the Director of Community Development has determined the request meets the list of said criteria outlined in the Policy and is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood authorizes the donation of $5,000 to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust for the USDA Value Added Regional Marketing Program.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the day of June 13, 2006 by the following vote:

AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:
ABSTAIN :

Exhibit A

Policy 10-12
Request for Donation Application Procedures

For all donation requests, the following standards will apply:

1. Good cause exists that a donation is necessary or an activity/event will not take place. This includes a clearly stated public purpose and public benefit of the event and request, identifying the target population who will be served and how this relates to support of City funds.
2. Applicant must demonstrate it has the managerial and fiscal competence to complete the project/event and give evidence that is has pursued other sources of financial support.
3. If the organization or purpose of the event/activity is for a population greater than the City of Brentwood City limits, evidence must be given as to how funds are secured for those who live outside the city limits.
4. A certificate of insurance or statement of self-insurance and hold harmless agreement must be provided by the permittee and should include the following language: Contractor or event sponsor shall hold harmless, defend and indemnify the City of Brentwood (City) and its officers, officials, employees and volunteers from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, expense, costs (including without limitation costs and fees of litigation) of every nature arising out of or in connection with contractor’s or event sponsor’s performance or work hereunder or its failure to comply with any of its obligations contained in the agreement, except such loss or damage which was caused by the sole negligence or willful misconduct of the City.

Minimum limits of insurance are $1,000,000 for General Liability, Automobile Liability, Employer’s Liability and Errors and Omissions. In most cases, the insured party will need to supply an endorsement naming the City of Brentwood as additional insured. This documentation must be provided to the City at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the start of the event.

Any exceptions to the insurance requirement must be approved in writing by the Assistant City Manager or its designee.

5. Scheduling and use of facilities and events are subject to availability of requested facilities and do not have preference over City programs and activities or previous commitments to outside parties.
6. Reasonable steps shall be made by the permittee to minimize impacts to City facilities, programs, and residents.
7. Within 30 days of completion of any event in which a donation was received, the permittee will provide a written report to the respective Director of the event, to include at a minimum: number of participants; event revenue and expenses; copies of all publicity of the event; any benefit to the community and an accounting of where/when/how the proceeds of the event will be dispersed.
8. Failure to abide by the rules and procedures as set forth in this document will result in the respective permittee being denied for funding and ineligible to request future fee waiver and/or fee reductions.
 

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