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CITY OF BRENTWOOD
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
Minutes of January 8, 2002

A regular meeting of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood was called to order at 9:48 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 734 Third Street, with Chairman McPoland presiding.

ROLL CALL
Present: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Hill, Petrovich, Chairman McPoland
Absent: None

AGENDA REVIEW

Item No. 4 Revised Resolution

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve Minutes of December 11, 2001. (K. Diaz) Pulled for further discussion.

2. Approve Warrant Nos. 61017, 61030, 61042, 61057, 61096, 61133, 61467, 61547, 61565, 61613, 61670, 61700, 61717, 61723, 61734, 61849, 61891, 61918 G/B

3. Approve a Resolution Authorizing Re-assignment of an Existing Grant Amount and an Additional Grant Amount for the Restoration of the Delta Theater Marquee. Pulled for further discussion.

It was moved seconded by Gomes/Petrovich to approve Consent Calendar Item #2 as recommended by staff. Motion carried unanimously.

Item 1

It was moved/seconded by Beckstrand/Petrovich to approve minutes of December 11, 2001. Motion carried unanimously with Member Hill abstaining.

Item 03

Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst, explained that in May of 2001, the Redevelopment Agency approved Resolution RA29 to refurbish two downtown signs, the Delta Cinema sign for 54,800 and the Brentwood Variety Sign for $2,000. An error occurred when staff drafted the Letter of Understanding to the Arteaga’s which stated that the City would reimburse the restoration company up to $56,800. Ms. Rozenski further explained that during the restoration of the Delta Cinema sign, the company doing the work discovered a neon light that had not been included in the original bid. The cost to repair the additional light is $2,000. She also stated that the owner of the Variety Sign has removed the sign from the building and given it to a private party and she felt it no longer qualified for restoration by the Redevelopment Agency. Ms. Rozenski then ask the agency to divert the $2,000 originally slated for the Variety Sign to the Delta Cinema sign to make up for the discrepancy in the Letter of Understanding and grant an additional $2,000 to the pay for the extra neon.

Member Hill commented that since the Variety Sign has been removed from the building it is considered personal property. He also stated that he felt the Redevelopment Agency has spent enough money to improve the Delta Cinema building and no more monies should be allocated.

Member Petrovich stated that he too felt the Variety Sign should no longer be refurbished with Redevelopment funds.

Member Gomes stated that he felt that the $56,000 in the agreement is legally binding.

Member Beckstrand also agreed that the Arteaga’s should invest some of their own funds into the building.

Chairman McPoland commented that citizens have remarked to him that the sign has not been restored to it’s originally 1938 appearance.

It was moved/seconded by Petrovich/Beckstrand to deny re-assignment and additional grant amounts for the restoration of the Delta Theater Marquee. Motion passed with Gomes voting no.

PUBLIC HEARING - none

OLD BUSINESS

4. Approve a Resolution Authorizing the Appropriation and Expenditure of Low/Moderate Housing Funds for the Sycamore Place II Senior Housing Project, and Direct Staff to Commence Preparation of Supporting Agreements.

Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst, gave a brief overview of the Sycamore Place II Senior Housing Project.

RESOLUTION NO. RA-37

A RESOLUTION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE OF LOW/MODERATE HOUSING FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $454,699 FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYCAMORE PLACE II, A SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO APPROPRIATE AND EXPEND LOW/MODERATE HOUSING FUNDS IN AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $150,000 FOR SITE ACQUISITION FOR SYCAMORE PLACE II, AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT OF $25,000 FOR CERTAIN PROJECT COSTS 

It was moved/seconded by Hill/Petrovich that the full reading of Resolution be waived and that the same be adopted. Motion passed by the following vote:

AYES: Members Beckstrand, Gomes, Hill, Petrovich, Chairman McPoland
NOES: None 
ABSENT: None

CITIZEN COMMENTS - none

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORTS - none

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM AGENCY MEMBERS - none

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - none

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m. to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cynthia Goulding
Deputy City Clerk

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