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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 25


Meeting Date: July 22, 2008

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Mayor or designee to send a letter to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors in support of the agreement for water service to Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park.

Prepared by: Debra Galey, Management Analyst

Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Mayor or designee to send a letter to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors in support of the agreement for water service to Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park (“Park”), located on Marsh Creek Road within unincorporated Contra Costa County (“County”), is approved by a County Land Use Permit for 192 pre-manufactured homes. In 2001, the City of Brentwood (“City”) was requested by the Park’s owners to provide potable water on a temporary emergency basis to the Park’s approximate 150 families. Since that time, potable water has been trucked from a hydrant in the City to the Park, while a permanent source has been evaluated. The Park is located outside City limits and Sphere of Influence, outside the County Urban Limit Line and also outside Contra Costa Water District’s (“CCWD”) service boundaries and Sphere of Influence.

In June 2007, the County Director of Public Health declared the Park “a public health emergency” and stated the potential for waterborne diseases to the Park residents, resulting from trucked water, presented an “unacceptable risk.” Contra Costa Health Services requested CCWD construct a waterline to serve the Park’s potable water needs and views “water service from CCWD as the only available option that would resolve this public health hazard.”

In light of this public health hazard, after years of researching permanent water options, an agreement has been reached between the Park owners, CCWD and the County, whereby the Park owners will finance the construction of a CCWD waterline to the Park. The waterline will be sized to service the Park only, without the ability to support further growth in this area that is outside the Urban Limit Line, as was a concern of County Supervisors. The agreement is scheduled for consideration by the County Board of Supervisors and CCWD Board of Directors within the next 1-2 months.

City staff has been encouraging the County and CCWD to find a permanent solution to this situation, and is recommending City Council adopt the Resolution for the letter of support.


FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact with this agreement or associated letter of support. Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park is currently billed for City water per the City’s Cost Allocation Plan.

Attachments:
Resolution
Draft Letter of Support
Letter from Contra Costa Director of Public Health

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO SEND A LETTER TO THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND CONTRA COSTA WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN SUPPORT OF THE AGREEMENT FOR WATER SERVICE TO CLAYTON REGENCY MOBILE HOME PARK.


WHEREAS, Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park (“Park”) is located on Marsh Creek Road within unincorporated Contra Costa County (“County”) and is approved by a County Land Use Permit for 192 pre-manufactured homes; and

WHEREAS, in 2001, the City of Brentwood (“City”) began providing potable water on a temporary, emergency basis to the Park’s approximate 150 families at the request of the Park owners; and

WHEREAS, in June 2007, the Contra Costa County Director of Public Health declared the park “a public health emergency” due to the potential of contamination from water trucked from the City; and

WHEREAS, Contra Costa Health Services has requested Contra Costa Water District (“CCWD”) construct a waterline to serve the Park’s potable water needs and views “water service from CCWD as the only available option that would resolve this public health hazard.”

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that they are in support of the agreement between Contra Costa County, Contra Costa Water District and Clayton Regency for water service to Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park and authorize the Mayor to send a letter of support to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the 22nd day of July 2008 by the following vote:


July 22, 2008

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
651 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553-1229

Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors
1331 Concord Avenue
Concord, CA 94520-4907

Re: Support of Agreement for Water Service to Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park

Dear Supervisors and Directors:

I am writing on behalf of the City of Brentwood to express support for the Agreement for water service to Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park (“Park”). In 2001, at the request of the Park’s owners, the City began providing water to the approximate 150 families residing at the Park on a temporary, emergency basis. Though the Park is located within unincorporated Contra Costa County, the City provided water when other viable options were not available.

In the last year, the Contra Costa County Director of Public Health has declared the park “a public health emergency” due to the potential of contamination from water trucked from Brentwood. The County Health Services Department has further requested Contra Costa Water District (“CCWD”) construct a waterline to serve the Park’s potable water needs and views “water service from CCWD as the only available option that would resolve this public health hazard.”

The City of Brentwood fully appreciates the complexities involved with extending a CCWD waterline along Marsh Creek Road to the Park and realizes that if an ideal situation for all parties were available, it would have been implemented long ago. The County, CCWD and Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park owners are to be commended for the amount of time and effort put forth to reach the current agreement. In light of the current public health emergency, the City of Brentwood urges all parties to continue to make progress for providing a safe, reliable, potable water source for the many families and residents at the Park by approving the agreement.

Thank you for your consideration of our position.

Sincerely,



Robert Taylor
Mayor

cc: John O’Meara, Clayton Regency, LLC
Brentwood City Council Members
Donna Landeros, Brentwood City Manager
John Cullen, Contra Costa County Administrator
Walter Bishop, General Manager Contra Costa Water District
Balwinder S. Grewal, Brentwood Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Lou Ann Texeira, LAFCO Executive Officer
 
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