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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 4

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 for $30,000.

Prepared by: Rebekah Burr-Siegel, Arts Manager

Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation

RECOMMENDATION
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.

PREVIOUS ACTION
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.

BACKGROUND
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 installation.

The artist, Scott Runion, will be available to present the design concept should there be any questions.

FISCAL IMPACT
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 the donation.

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.

Attachments:
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

RESOLUTION NO.

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.

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