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City of Concord California


REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONCORD CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:30 p.m. - Study Session
7:00 p.m. - Open Session
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA




ROLL CALL

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Birsan

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
I. STUDY SESSION - on the City of Concord Sewer Enterprise.
II. Recess - to reconvene in regular session

  1. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - to Chris Llata, Parks Service Maintenance Team Leader, proclaiming April 7, 2015 as Arbor Day in the City of Concord. Presentation by Mayor Grayson.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS

    CITY COUNCIL MATTERS

  3. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - the minutes from the meeting of February 24, March 10, and March 14, 2015. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by City Clerk.
    2. Awarding - a construction contract in the amount of $1,209,534 to Granite Rock Company of San Jose; rejecting a bid protest submitted by Ghilotti Construction Company; and approving a Professional Services Agreement with Vali Cooper of Emeryville in the amount of $194,040 for construction management services for Project No. 2144 (Clayton Rd/Treat Blvd. Intersection Capacity Improvements); and authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to the agreements. (Measure J, Measure C & OSIP Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development. City Council Agenda April 7, 2015.
    3. Accepting - the improvements for Project No. 2267 (FY 2013-14 Slurry and Cape Seal Pavement Maintenance Project - Various Locations) constructed by Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Reno, Nevada; and directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion. (Measure J Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    4. Appropriating - funds from the Police Department's Operating Budget in the amount of $105,713.65 for the purchase of protective, ballistic vests for sworn members of the Police Department. (General Fund) Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    5. Awarding - 2015 Weed Abatement and V-Ditch Cleaning Maintenance Service Contract to Apex Grading, Inc. in the amount of $79,900. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    6. Approving - an amendment to the agreement with Hello Housing by increasing the payment limit of the contract for administration of the Housing Rehabilitation Loan and Grant Program from $49,000 to 54,000 for the period July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the amendment. (Federal Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    7. Matter to set for Public Hearing - on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber - Consideration of the Draft 2015-16 Action Plan for Community Grant Funding from Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) and Child Care Developer Fees. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
  4. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEMS:
    1. Consideration - of the appointment of four applicants to serve on the City's Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee for two-year terms ending February 28, 2017. (No Fiscal Impact) Report by Council Committee on Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Service.

      Staff Recommendation: Appoint four applicants to serve on the City's Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee for two-year terms ending February 28, 2017.
    2. Consideration - of the appointment of five applicants to serve on the City of Concord Measure Q Oversight Committee, two for two-year terms ending December 31, 2017 and three for four-year terms ending December 31, 2019. (No Fiscal Impact) Report by Council Committee on Policy, Development and Internal Operations.

      Staff Recommendation: Appoint five applicants to serve on the City of Concord Measure Q Oversight Committee, two for two-year terms ending December 31, 2017 and three for four-year terms ending December 31, 2019.
  5. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
    1. Consideration - of the separation of the Community Services Commission (CSC) and the Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District (CPHHCD) into two separate bodies, with the CSC consisting of seven (7) members and the CPHHCD consisting of five (5) members appointed by Concord and two (2) appointed by Pleasant Hill; approval of revisions to Policy and Procedure No. 89; and amendment to the Concord Municipal Code Title 2, Administration, Chapter 2.20, Boards, Commissions and Committees. Ordinance No. 15-3 for introduction. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report, take public testimony, approve the separation of the Community Services Commission and the Concord Pleasant Hill Health Care District into two separate bodies; approve revisions to Policy and Procedure No. 89; and introduce Ordinance No. 15-3 by reading of the title only and waiving further readings.
  6. CORRESPONDENCE - City Council correspondence not selectively included in the following list is available for inspection during normal business hours by contacting the City Clerk at 671-3390.
  7. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PRESENTATION ITEMS
  8. CLOSED SESSION REPORTS
  9. COUNCIL AND STAFF REPORTS
  10. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 14, 2015..



Notice to Public

There is a 90-day limit for the filing of a challenge in the Superior Court to certain City administrative decisions and orders which require a hearing by law, the receipt of evidence, and the exercise of discretion. The 90-day limit begins on the date the decision is final (Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6). Further, if you challenge an action taken by the City Council in court, you may be limited, by California law, including but not limited to Government Code Section 65009, to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council prior to or at the public hearing. The City Council may be requested to reconsider a decision if the request is made prior to the next City Council meeting, regardless of whether it is a regular or special meeting (Policy and Procedure No. 2, Section 4.24). For information on the next regular or special City Council meeting, please call (925) 671-3495

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The following is a list of regular Council Committee meeting dates. Most meetings are held in the Garden Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord. NOTE: Meetings are subject to change or cancellation. For latest information and committee agendas please call 671-3158.

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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing and Economic Development Helix/Leone 4th Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Infrastructure and Franchise Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Policy Development and Internal Operations Grayson/Hoffmeister 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Community Services Helix/Grayson 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm, City Manager's Conference Room
Youth and Education Leone/Birsan 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm, Garden Conference Room
 
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