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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
COUNCIL CHAMBER, 7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER (5:45 PM)

Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor
Absent: Brockman

PUBLIC COMMENTS (5:47 PM)

Karen Kendall

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - 150 City Park Way, City Hall Conference Room (5:54 PM)
1. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: 2010 Elkins Way, Brentwood. Negotiating Parties: Kevin Vornhagen/Karen and Gary Kendall. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Gina Rozenski. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

2. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: 385 Carroll Court, Brentwood. Negotiating Parties: Karen and Gary Kendall. City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Gina Rozenski. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

3. City Council Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS. Property: Two parcels located at the end of Sand Creek Road and the Highway 4 Bypass, APN #019-010-050 and APN #019-010-051. Negotiating Parties: Highway 4 Bypass Authority (Dale Dennis & Nancy Wein). City Negotiators: Howard Sword/Ellen Bonneville/Kwame Reed. Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

Motion: adjourn to Closed Session.
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 4-0.
Yes: Becnel; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor
Absent: Brockman

At 6:30 PM, Council Member Brockman arrived and joined the Council in the City Hall Conference Room.

RECESS CITY COUNCIL (7:03 PM)

Motion: Recess City Council (7:03 PM)
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION (07:05 PM)

Roll Call
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION - None (07:06 PM)

PRESENTATIONS (07:07 PM)

1. Proclamation Proclaiming April as Poetry Month. (C. Bronzan/R. Burr-Sigel)

Arts Commissioner, Ron Beatty, accepted the proclamation and announced Arts Commission events for the month of April, such as poetry night and the City Art Walk downtown. He introduced Poet Laureate, Diane Lando.

3. Poetry by Poet Laureate Diane Lando.

Poet Laureate, Diane Lando, read the Brentwood Veteran's Park poem.

2. Proclaim April 21, 2007 as Arbor Day

Landscape/Facilities Manager, Ken De Silva, accepted the proclamation and invited Council and citizens to the celebration at Creekside Park on April 21, 2007, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

4. Proclamation for the Relay for Life

Vice Mayor Brockman presented the Relay for Life Proclamation, which was accepted by Dave Wahl and Fran Bowman.

Mr. Wahl stated over $338,000 had gone to support the society’s efforts in research, education, advocacy and patient services since the Relay for Life had come to far East County. There were 67 teams registered for the event this year and he asked residents and Council to wear purple, including Relay gear on May 1, 2007.

5. Presentation from Ike Montanez regarding the literacy program.

Ike Montanez spoke about a non profit organization called A Place of Learining and about wanting to make a difference in an individual’s life. He introduced the director and founder of A Place of Learning, Bill Foster.

Founder of A Place of Learning, Bill Foster, said there were opportunities to tutor, mentor, train others and administrate. He asked individuals in the audience to stand and be recognized and he gave information on the part each individual provided. He introduced Board Chair, Jim Wagner.

Board Chair, Jim Wagner, shared opportunities for the community to assist. Volunteers could be a tutor, aid, snack or game coordinator, organize books, support child by donating money, time talent or resources.

Dave Navarette requested Council support and said there would be a ribbon cutting and open house on April 18, 2007, at 5:30 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (07:33 PM)

Steve Lopez spoke about Section 8 housing and felt the program was mis-managed. of the Section 8 program. A memorandum of understanding with local enforcement agencies was in process to allow for a freer exchange of information. He felt the City could not wait on the County and he proposed the City use resources to freeze or suspend the number of Section 8 units. He asked to look at the municipal code and ordinances.

Greg Ruiz, Arts Commissioner, announced upcoming Arts Commission events, and said the second open mic will be performed on April 19, 2007, at Gaby’s Grind. The Art Walk would take place on April 28, 2007, and would run with the fun run. April 1st was the second anniversary of the Brentwood Concert Band and student art show would be held in May with a reception May 2, 2007. The critters in Veteran’s Park were here and a piece of public artwork would be placed at the corner of Balfour Road and Hwy 4 Bypass.


Ron Walters agreed with first speaker about Section 8 housing and said he noticed a big difference in the community. He supported what the first speaker said about taking the issue to the City to work out and not waiting for the County.

CONSENT CALENDAR (07:42 PM)

1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting of March 13, 2007, and minutes of special City Council meetings held February 24, 2007 and March 5, 2007. (M. Wimberly)

Council Member Becnel abstained on the minutes of the special meeting held March 5, 2007.

2. Accepted the resignation of Eric Burkholder from the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC). (P. Scherff/B. Gary)

3. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve the new tagline created by the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC). (P/Scherff/K. De Silva)

4. Set the date of April 10, 2007, to hear an appeal filed by Bailey Neff of Minnesota Rentals, Inc., of the Planning Commission’s decision approving an application for a tentative subdivision map (TSM 8446). The property is located at 1060 Minnesota Avenue (APN 017-080-007). (H. Sword/D. Hill)

5. Adopted Resolution 2007-52 approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Francisco & Associates, Inc. for the assessment engineering services in connection with the 2007/08 administration services for the bonded assessment districts. (P. Ehler/B. Kelleher)

6. Adopted Resolution 2007-53 approving and authorizing participation in a regional grant application to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for the 2007 DWR Proposition 50 Grant in collaboration with other Bay Area water agencies in the amount of $42,525, and authorizing the City Manager or her designee to execute and submit all necessary documents to participate in the grant process for a regional High-Efficiency Washing (HEW) Machine Rebate Program. (B. Grewal/C. Ehlers/D. Williford)

7. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Adopt a Resolution approving the closure of streets for the use of City-owned property for the staging of the 10th Annual Spring to Life Fun Run, Family Bicycle Ride, and Health Fair sponsored by the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 28, 2007 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (M. Evenson/T. Hansen)

8. Adopted Resolution 2007-54 accepting all public improvements for maintenance; accepting the Subdivision Maintenance Bond; and releasing the Subdivision Improvement Securities for Subdivision No. 8561, Rose Garden Phase I, located north of Lone Tree Way and south of Neroly Road, developed by Pulte Homes. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

9. Adopted Resolution 2007-55 accepting the public improvements for maintenance; accepting the Maintenance Bond; and releasing the Improvement Securities for the off-site Shady Willow Lane improvements, constructed by Meritage Homes as part of Subdivision No. 8603, located south of Grant Street and north of Sand Creek Road. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

10. Adopted Resolution 2007-56 approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Bypass Fee Accounting and Disbursement Agreement with the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

11. Adopted Resolution 2007-57 awarding the bid and approving and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a Construction Contract and necessary documents for Well #15, CIP Project No. 562-56310, to Manito Construction, Inc., in the amount of $613,900, plus a 5% contingency of $30,695, for a total amount of $644,595. (B. Grewal/P. Eldredge)

12. Approved RDA Warrant list dated March 27, 2007. (P. Ehler/L. Schelbert)

13. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Agency - Adopt a Resolution approving the First Amendment to the Industrial Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with Precision Cabinets, L.C., for 400 Guthrie Lane, and authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment and to execute such other documents as may be needed to complete the First Amendment transaction. (Sword/Rozenski).

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS (07:43 PM)

Motion: Approve Consent Calendar Items 1 - 2, 4 - 6, and 8 - 12 as recommended. Council Member Becnel abstained on Item 1c, minutes of special meeting held March 5, 2007.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Richey.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

3. Approve the new tagline created by the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC). (P/Scherff/K. De Silva)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said Brentwood Neighborhood Advisory Committee (BANC) had been discussing a tagline at their meetings that could be used on correspondence and flyers. BANC was requesting Council consider the tagline of "Bringing All Neighborhoods Closer".

Council Member Richey said BANC voluteers placed the community first and promoted the idea of neighborhoods and neighborhood pride. He felt the proposed tagline was positive.

Mayor Taylor was in favor of the tagline.

Motion: Approve the new tagline created by the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC).
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Richey.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

7. Adopt a Resolution approving the closure of streets for the use of City-owned property for the staging of the 10th Annual Spring to Life Fun Run, Family Bicycle Ride, and Health Fair sponsored by the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 28, 2007 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (M. Evenson/T. Hansen)

Police Sergeant, Dave Castle, presented an update on the 10th Annual Spring to Life Fun Run, scheduled for April 28, 2007, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. He said it was a family-oriented event and had a moderate impact on traffic and businesses in the downtown area.

Council Member Richey asked what the ultimate goal of the event was.

Recreation Supervisor, Mac Kaiser, said he had run the event for the last nine years. The event was promoted as a healthy activity in the City and was the only fun run in the City. The event was put on by the City and the event was promoted to families and was an exciting event. A health fair was also there so people could learn about healty aspects about living in the City. Parks and Recreation would attend the Council meeting of April 10, 2007, to again promote the event.

Motion: Adopt Resolution 2007-58 approving the closure of streets for the use of City-owned property for the staging of the 10th Annual Spring to Life Fun Run, Family Bicycle Ride, and Health Fair sponsored by the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 28, 2007 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Moved by Richey, seconded by Becnel.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

13. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Agency - Adopt a Resolution approving the First Amendment to the Industrial Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with Precision Cabinets, L.C., for 400 Guthrie Lane, and authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment and to execute such other documents as may be needed to complete the First Amendment transaction. (Sword/Rozenski).

Council Member Becnel asked the item be pulled to refer to Closed Session. He felt the item was a real property transaction which would be more appropriately discussed in Closed Session.

Council Member Brockman concurred with Council Member Becnel and said the item should be discussed in Closed Session.

City Attorney, Damien Brower, said it would be appropriate for a Council Member to refer the matter to a Closed Session at a future Council meeting.

Motion: Refer the following item to a future Closed Session: Agency - Adopt a Resolution approving the First Amendment to the Industrial Lease and Option to Purchase Agreement with Precision Cabinets, L.C., for 400 Guthrie Lane, and authorizing the Executive Director to execute the First Amendment and to execute such other documents as may be needed to complete the First Amendment transaction.
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Brockman.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS (07:49 PM)

Council Member Richey said the Neighborhood Improvement Committee met last week and discussed a rental inspection program, problem residence response team, as proposed by the Police Department, how the rental inspection program would be funded, updating and examining the applicability of the current Municipal Codes, encouraged the Housing Authority to complete its agency MOU to facilitate communication at the Police Department and assist in the investigation of problem residences; looked at avenues of recourse for holding County Housing Authority responsible for its own rules violations. For the entire Contra Costa area the Housing Authority had a staff of four investigators to look into problem residences. There were approximately 5,000 to 6,000 with only 500 being represented by the multi-family unit. He asked for continued feedback from the Council.

Council Member Stonebarger said the issue was important and he felt the Neighborhood Improvement Committee was moving in the right direction. There were many homes for sale turning into homes for rent. He felt the quicker criteria was adopted, the better the City would be.

Council Member Richey said the Subcommittee had looked at formulating a long-term plan, such as revising the Municipal Code and the Police Department dealing with problem residence response team, which was short term.


Council Member Brockman spoke about the Vasco Task Force discussed median barriors and researching for funding for improvements and to obtain State Congressional involvement and Alameda County involvement. There was a concern Vasco Road was looking to be improved in the Livermore area and to connect to Highway 89 and Isabelle, and there was a concern there would not be median barriers. It appeared that median barriers would be included, which was a big step for the County and other state agencies.

Council Member Stonebarger said the Agrcultural Enterprise Committee had met and discussed the Farmer’s Market. Suggestions had been made to move the Farmer’s Market to Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon on First Street. The next Agricultural Enterprise Committee meeting would have outlines on changing ordinances and implementing programs.

Mayor Taylor said he, Council Member Brockman and staff gave a tour of Brentwood to new County Supervisor, Susan Bonilla. He felt if the Supervisors voted on anything in the City they need to be here to see what they were voting on. He said he had been getting calls regarding curfews in the City, and existing curfews were in place since 1999. Had made information regarding curfews available on the City’s website and said the curfew was very stringent. He read 9.68 of the Brentwood Municipal Code regarding curfews.

Council Member Brockman said the curfew Ordinance was very stringent and was 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for those below 18 and Friday and Saturday until midnight.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (07:59 PM)

Council Member Brockman requested a status report from the Police Department or a presentation of what the City’s enforcement activity was with regard to the curfew.

Council Member Richey requested an agenda item to be placed on the agenda to update Council on the progress made by the Neighborhood Improvement Committee.

ADJOURNMENT (08:02 PM)

Motion: adjourn.
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Stonebarger.
Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

Respectfully submitted,



Cynthia Garcia, CMC
Assistant City Clerk
 

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