CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: June 27, 2006
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager
to execute a professional services agreement in the amount of $30,000
between the City of Brentwood and Scott Runion for a public art element at
Heron Park, and allow the expenditure of funds as approved in CIP 352-5236
Prepared by: Rebekah Burr-Siegel, Arts Manager
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a
professional services agreement in the amount of $30,000 between the City of
Brentwood and Scott Runion for a public art element at Heron Park, and allow
the expenditure of funds as approved in CIP 352-5236 for $30,000.
On September 9, 2003, City Council approved Municipal Code Section 2.44.180
Public Art, 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 fully effective
on July 1, 2004.
A public art element at Heron Park has been slated for more than two years.
Developer William Lyon Homes offered the Brentwood Arts Commission $30,000
to meet their condition of approval for public art. This condition of
approval, which required an art element instead of a certain percentage of
valuation, was applied to residential developments prior to the public art
ordinance being adopted. William Lyon Homes’ condition for the donation was
that the money be used for a heron themed public art element at Heron Park.
Scott Runion’s proposal was unanimously approved for recommendation to the
Arts Commission at the Public Art Committee’s (PAC) January 10, 2006
meeting. The Arts Commission unanimously approved Mr. Runion’s proposal on
January 25, 2006 and the Public Art Subcommittee (PASC) unanimously approved
the project on April 17, 2006 after tabling the item on February 15, 2006 to
review the interior cylinder.
The project proposed by Scott Runion will be located in Heron Park in the
circular area surrounded by bricks on the Garin Parkway side west of the
detention basin/pond south of the shaded picnic area and north of the play
lot (see attached map for location and environment). The sculpture consists
of two parts 1) a 10-foot tall polished stainless steel cylinder that
reflects the sky and surrounding scenery (please see attached visual images
from artist’s proposal) - this cylinder will have plasma cut clouds and
water symbols providing negative space for light to come through; and 2) a
smaller, but taller second cylinder, powder coated blue, is inside the
larger cylinder. The lighting will filter through the cutouts of the
exterior cylinder with the blue background of the interior cylinder
enhancing the dimensionality of the sculpture. In addition, herons, made by
layering cut out steel, will be placed on the surface of the exterior
cylinder at various locations, creating the required heron theme required by
the developer. Both cylinders are raised above grade for ease in lighting
maintenance and to reduce the accumulation of debris.
The $30,000 budget is not enough to supply lighting which is significant to
the project, as a night time presence greatly enhances the overall project
appeal (please see attached visual of daytime and nighttime presences). The
Landscape/Facilities Division has allocated funds within the existing LLD
budget (06/07) to cover the cost of lighting installation, estimated between
$1,000 and $2,000. This work will be done as a separate project after
The artist, Scott Runion, will be available to present the design concept
should there be any questions.
CIP number 352-5236 is budgeted at $30,000, which is the donation from
William Lyon Homes that was a requirement from the City of Brentwood for
Subdivision #8424. Since their donation was to meet a public art condition,
the Arts Commission felt it was important to fund a public art project with
Maintenance of the sculpture, estimated at $500 per year, has been
incorporated into the 2005/07 City Council approved Parks and Recreation
Department budget for general park maintenance.
Map of Heron Park with location highlighted
Materials from Artist’s Proposal
Copy of Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
Copy of CIP 352-5236
Copy of “Amended” Planning Commission Resolution No. 01-83
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO APPROVING AND
AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT IN
THE AMOUNT OF $30,000 BETWEEN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AND SCOTT RUNION FOR A
PUBLIC ART ELEMENT AT HERON PARK, AND ALLOW THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AS
APPROVED IN CIP NUMBER 352-5236 FOR $30,000.
WHEREAS, the Condition of Approval #22 in Planning Commission Resolution No.
01-83 for William Lyon Homes, “Legends” subdivision #8424 has been met by a
donation of $30,000; and
WHEREAS, William Lyon Homes requested the donation to be realized as a
public art project in Heron Park, the neighborhood park that serves
“Legends” subdivision #8424; and
WHEREAS, the public art project has completed all other levels of approval
required per the public art guidelines; and
WHEREAS, CIP 352-5236 is in the CIP budget for fiscal years 2006/11.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of
Brentwood approves and authorizes the City Manager to execute a professional
services agreement in the amount of $30,000 between the City and Scott
Runion for a public art element at Heron Park and further allow the
expenditure of funds as approved in CIP 352-5236 for $30,000.