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 CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, 7:00 P.M.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
COUNCIL CHAMBER

Chris Becnel
Robert A. Brockman Robert Taylor, Mayor Brandon Richey
Erick Stonebarger




CALL TO ORDER CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY/BRENTWOOD INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING AUTHORITY - 734 Third Street, City Council Chamber (07:01 PM)
Pledge of Allegiance - Roger Moore (07:01 PM)
Roll Call (07:02 PM)
Present: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

PRESENTATIONS (07:02 PM)
A. Presentation recognizing the City of Brentwood as a 2008 "Playful City USA" community by KaBOOM! (C. Bronzan/S. Barry/B. Gary)


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Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Barbara Gary, explained the "Playful City USA" award.

Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Sue Barry, explained why the City had been selected and honored as a playful city, and stated children’s well-being, public safety and quality of life, as well as and the City’s wellness policy had assisted in obtaining the award.


Mayor Taylor thanked everyone involved in making the City a "Playful City USA".


PUBLIC COMMENTS (07:11 PM)
Kathy Fredenberg spoke regarding the City Park and asked why the City had not considered moving the Civic Center facility to other sites. She felt the Civic Center would cost $83 million and the public was concerned about the cost and where the funding would come from since development fees had stopped. She expressed concerns about City services being cut and felt Council was not acting in the best interest of the public.


Clint Fredenberg said he was concerned about the staff and students of Liberty High School and felt the community parking garage would be a hazard. He asked about emissions and the light at Pine Street and Second Street. He felt the current placement of the garage was unacceptable and would not be easy for the Police Department to watch. The plan for the Civic Center would change community events and costs were not right. There was a need for a new City Hall facility but not by taking over City Park. He asked the park be named Brentwood Grove, and said the community center and library should stay where they were and the Civic Center should not be downtown.


Dr. Merrill Grant, Brentwood Union School District Superintendent, spoke regarding the regeneration of the railway line through the middle of the City. The School District had concerns regarding the railway line becoming active again after being dormant for a number of years. There were 8,000 students and hundreds were going over the tracks every day by foot or by vehicle. The School District was concerned for the safety of the children and residents and pledged to work with Council to represent the safety concern for the children. He asked to be a part of the discussion with the City and Union Pacific Rail Road officials.


Jeffrey Hatfield said he was concerned about the ordinance regarding people’s property and rights to store or house personal property in and on their own real estate. He needed information on how to get the ordinance repealed.


David Fletcher asked for information on the rail line and said he agreed with people from the School District. He was in support of caring about the children and said the children need a safe place to play and grow. He had worked in public safety and said when rail lines went through cities there were major accidents. He asked about safety for the community.


Barbara Russell Cambra, Area Agency on Aging representative, said she had attended the fall prevention coalition meeting regarding older adults and falling was not to be accepted. She presented a pamphlet and spoke about exercise and good habits for seniors.


CONSENT CALENDAR (07:35 PM)
1. Approved minutes of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency/Brentwood Infrastructure Financing Authority meeting of September 9, 2008. (M. Wimberly)

2. Approved the appointment of Garibaldi Laranang to the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC). (C. Bronzan/B. Gary)

3. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Approve recommendation from City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission for conceptual design for the Agricultural Park and History Center (CIP Project #352-52401). (C. Bronzan)

4. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION- Accepted Annual Report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan at the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission. (C. Bronzan/T. Homan)



5. PULLED FOR DISCUSSION - Authorize the Mayor and Vice Mayor to represent the City in regional discussions with elected officials and Union Pacific representatives regarding the future activation of the Mococo line and to work with staff on efforts to secure funding for Brentwood’s corridor improvements. (C. McCann/L. Maurer)



6. Adopted Resolution 2008-238 accepting all off-site public improvements; accepting the Maintenance Bond; and releasing the Improvement Securities for DR 05-11, Kinder Care, located along Eagle Rock Drive, south of Balfour Road and west of John Muir Parkway. (B. Grewal/D. Galey)

7. Adopted Resolution 2008-239 approving the contract documents, awarding the bid and authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute a construction contract and necessary documents with William G. McCullough, for the Brentwood Business Park Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-31682, Water Distribution System Rehabilitation, CIP Project No. 562-56210 for Bid Alternate "A", and Storm Drain Improvements, CIP Project No. 391-39010 for Bid Alternate "B", Co., in an amount of $1,349,230.20, plus a 5% contingency of $67,461.51, for a total amount of $1,416,691.71. (B. Grewal/A. Salam)

Council Member Stonebarger abstained on Item 7 due to a possible perception of a conflict.

8. Adopted Resolution 2008-240 approving Temporary Use Permit No. 08-17 to close several downtown streets and temporarily establishing no parking restrictions and tow away zones, as part of allowing the use of City-owned property and approving a fee waiver in the estimated amount of $4,932.16 for the staging of the annual Art, Wine and Jazz Festival, for two days, starting at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2008 and ending at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2008. (C. McCann/J. Zilm)

Redevelopment Agency Consent Items:
9. Approved warrants from Warrant lists dated August 27, 2008 and September 03, 2008. (P. Ehler/L. Schelbert)

CONSENT CALENDAR ACTIONS (07:35 PM)
Motion: Approve Consent Calendar items 1 - 9, except for Items 3, 4, and 5. Council Member Stonebarger abstained on Item 7.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Stonebarger.

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

3. Approve recommendation from City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission for conceptual design for the Agricultural Park and History Center (CIP Project #352-52401). (C. Bronzan)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said the City had purchased the Nail Property in March 2007. Staff had worked on a conceptual plan with a number of community organizations on the future agricultural park. Public meetings had been held with the East Contra Costa Historical Society, Delta Informal Gardners, Friends of Marsh Creek, and Native Plant Society, and the City had worked with the architect, Abey Arnold. The conceptual plan was before Council and he requested approval of the Park and Recreation Commission’s recommendation on the conceptual plan. Staff would then start working on a phasing plan and working with a variety of organizations.


Pat Moore, Delta Informal Gardeners, said the main objective was to beautify and educate the community. She spoke about the Nail Property and asked to secure acreage to perpetuate the garden club for the years ahead.

Steve Hendrickson said Delta Informal Gardeners supported the plan and felt the Historical Society would be good stewards of the property.


Motion: Approve the recommendation from City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission for conceptual design for the Agricultural Park and History Center (CIP Project #352-52401).
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Becnel.

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

4. Accept Annual Report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan at the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission. (C. Bronzan/T. Homan)


Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, presented a staff report and said the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Trail Master Plan was to inform Council and the community about the work plan for the preceding year, achievements, and projects for the coming year. Approximately one year ago, vandalism in parks was about $70,000 and this past year the cost was approximately $31,000.


Mayor Taylor encouraged citizens to contact the City upon seeing broken sprinklers or running water.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said people could call Parks and Recreation or go onto the City’s website and place an on-line service request to report specific problems in City parks.


Motion: Accept Annual Report on the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan at the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission.
Moved by Taylor, seconded by Becnel.

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

5. Authorize the Mayor and Vice Mayor to represent the City in regional discussions with elected officials and Union Pacific representatives regarding the future activation of the Mococo line and to work with staff on efforts to secure funding for Brentwood’s corridor improvements. (C. McCann/L. Maurer)


Vice Mayor Brockman said the City was working regionally, taking proactive action, and making an effort to pursue the railroad item.


Council Member Becnel said the City was appointing the Mayor and Vice Mayor to work with the other cities in the area affected by the trains. He was concerned with the number of potential trains that could come through the City and felt it was a safety and environmental issue and the City should force the railroads to abide by environmental impact reports. The line had been dormant since he had lived here and running 40 trains per day would have impacts.

Mayor Taylor expressed concerns and said the Council would work regionally to make sure the City was heard.


Motion: Authorize the Mayor and Vice Mayor to represent the City in regional discussions with elected officials and Union Pacific representatives regarding the future activation of the Mococo line and to work with staff on efforts to secure funding for Brentwood’s corridor improvements.
Moved by Brockman, seconded by Becnel.

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

NEW BUSINESS (07:52 PM)
10. Adopt a Resolution, on the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission, in support of the extension of the existing East Bay Regional Park District Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond. (C. Bronzan)

Director of Parks and Recreation, Craig Bronzan, said a discussion and presentation from East Bay Regional Park District, related to a request to endorse the Park District’s proposed bond extension, was presented at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting held August 28, 2008. The Parks and Recreation Commission recommended Council adopt a resolution in support of the bond extension, which was an extension of the 20-year bond passed in November 1988. The bond made possible the addition of more than 34,000 acres of regional parkland, shoreland, and provided per capita funds. If renewed for another 20-years, the City would receive approximately $2.3 million at the discretion of the City for Park and Recreation funding capital projects.


Nancy Kaiser, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), spoke about Measure WW and said EBRPD had nearly 100,000 acres of parklands with over 1,000 miles of trails throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, 65 regional parks and 14 million visits per year. Measure WW is a $500 million bond based on population per capita and 25 percent of the revenues went to all the local agencies in both counties and included not only cities, but special districts and unincorporated communities. There was no change in the tax rate approved by the votes in 1988. The 25 percent represented $125 million in Measure WW and was based on population. She added EBRPD appreciated the support.

Vice Mayor Brockman said he was in favor of the bond if there was no tax increase.

Ms. Kaiser confirmed there was no tax increase from what the voters approved in 1988.

Motion: Adopt Resolution 2008-241 on the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission, in support of the extension of the existing East Bay Regional Park District Regional Open Space, Wildlife, Shoreline and Parks Bond.
Moved by Becnel, seconded by Brockman.

Vote: Motion carried 5-0.
Yes: Becnel; Brockman; Richey; Stonebarger; Taylor

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS, SUBCOMMITTEES AND LIAISONS (08:04 PM)
Council Member Richey reported the Neighborhood Improvement Committee had met with the Director of the County Housing Authority regarding the development of a memorandum of understanding for the sharing of information and investigation of public housing complaints.

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: None (08:06 PM)
ADJOURNMENT (08:07 PM)
Motion: Adjourn
Moved by Richey, 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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