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REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONCORD CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
6:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA




ROLL CALL

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Leone

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

  1. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - to City Treasurer Thomas J. Wentling proclaiming July 28, 2015, as Thomas Wentling Day in the City of Concord, in honor of his retirement and 30 years of services to the citizens of Concord. Presentation by Mayor Grayson.
    2. Presentation - by Chief of Police Guy Swanger providing an update on department activities. Introduction by Mayor Grayson.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. Annoucing - a recruitment to fill an unexpected vacancy on the Planning Commission for a term ending February 28, 2017, and set Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5 p.m. as the deadline for receipt of applications by the City Clerk. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the City Clerk.


    CITY COUNCIL MATTERS

  3. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - the minutes from the meetings of June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21, 2015. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by the City Clerk.
    2. Awarding - contract to Owen Equipment of Sacramento in the amount of $401,374 for a 2015 Vactor Plus Truck with 2105 Jet Rodder. (Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    3. Awarding - contract to Safety Network Traffic Signs, Inc. in the amount of $250,000 for the Traffic Sign Replacement Project. (General Funds) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    4. Authorizing - the purchase of one Asphalt Melter Crack Sealer in the amount of $53,935.05 through H-GAC. (Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    5. Awarding - contract to Spraytec in the amount of $77,351 to build a Pesticide Spray Truck. (Vehicle Replacement Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    6. Adopting - Ordinance No. 15-6 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 15 (BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS), IN ORDER TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 15.115 (SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS) TO CREATE AN EXPEDITED, STREAMLINED PERMITTING PROCESS FOR SMALL RESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEMS AS REQUIRED BY ASSEMBLY BILL 2188 (CHAPTER 521, STATUTES 2014)." Ordinance No. 15-6 was introduced on July 7, 2015, by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    7. Adopting - Ordinance No. 15-5 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2012 DEVELOPMENT CODE; VOLUME 1, DATED JULY 24, 2012 (FORMERLY CHAPTER 122 (ZONING) OF THE CONCORD MUNICIPAL CODE) TO REVISE ARTICLE II (ZONING DISTRICTS - USES AND STANDARDS), DIVISION 6 BUSINESS PARK AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS (OBP, IBP, IMX, AND HI) TABLE 18.50.202 (BUISNESS PARK AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS-ALLOWED USES AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS), LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS; INDUSTRIAL MIXED USE (IMX)." Ordinance No. 15-5 was introduced on July 7, 2015, by reading of the title only and waiving further reading. Recommended by the City Clerk.
    8. Approving - the addition of two Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) providers, Open PACE and Ygrene PACE to the existing California Hero and Figtree PACE Programs to provide energy efficiency financing options to residents and businesses of Concord. Resolutions No. 15-54, 15-55, and 15-56 for adoption. (No fiscal impact) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    9. Awarding - a construction contract in the amount of $2,105,335.42 to Ghilotti Brothers, Inc. of San Rafael, approving a professional services agreement with Park Engineering, Inc. of Orinda in the amount of $207,424 for construction management services; approving related budget transfers; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract and agreement for Detroit Avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements - Clayton Road to Monument Boulevard (Project No. 2276.) (General Funds, Measure J, Measure Q, IT Operations, and CMAQ/OBAG Grant Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development..
    10. Approving - the appointment of Mayor Grayson as voting member and Councilmember Leone as alternate for the General Business Meeting of the League of California Cities Annual Conference scheduled for September 30 - October 2, 2015, in San Jose. (No fiscal impact) Recommended by the Mayor.
    11. Authorizing - the purchase of a Rain Bird Pre-packaged Variable Speed Pumping System for Concord Community Park in the amount of $68,600 as Phase I of Project No. 2242 - The Replacement of Pump System Component at Four (4) Park Locations. (WW Funds) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    12. Approving - an agreement with the Contra Costa County County Sheriff's Crime Lab for Forensic Services in the amount of $495,000 for FY 2015-16 and $495,000 for FY 2016-17; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement. (General Funds) Recommended by the Chief of Police.
  4. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEMS:
    1. Considering - approval of a Principal Planner position to facilitate the Planning and Entitlement Process for the Concord Community Reuse Project. (COSTS TO FUND THIS POSITION WILL BE PAID BY THE PHASE 1 MASTER DEVELOPER) Report by Laura Simpson, Planning Manager.

      Staff recommendation: hear the report; take public testimony; adopt Resolution No. 15-3493.2 approving a Principal Planner position to facilitate the Planning and Entitlement Process for the Concord Community Reuse Project.
    2. Considering - a pilot program for the placement of art on utility boxes within the City of Concord. (Sponsorships and donations) Report by Justin Ezell, Director of Public Works.

      Staff recommendation: hear the report; take public testimony; authorize staff to work with Streets Alive! to place vinyl wrap artwork on utility boxes and to help solicit sponsorships to fund the art on utility box program.
    3. Awarding - a construction contract in the amount of $1,551,551 to Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Reno, NV; approving a Professional Services Agreement with Swinerton Management & Consulting of Concord in the amount of $93,714 for construction management services; approving a budget transfer in the amount of $1,870,000; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract and agreement for the FY 14-15 Pavement Maintenance Project (PJ 2329). (Measure J and Measure Q) Report by Robert Ovadia, City Engineer.

      Staff recommendation: hear the report; take public testimony; award a construction contract in the amount of $1,551,551 to Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc.; approve a Professional Services Agreement with Swinerton Management & Consulting in the amount of $93,714; approve a budget transfer in the amount of $1,870,000; and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract and agreement for the FY 14-15 Pavement Maintenance Project (PJ 2329).


    CITY COUNCIL SITTING AS THE LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY

  5. LOCAL REUSE AUTHORITY CONSENT ITEMS:
    1. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services associated with preparation of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station with H.T. Harvey & Associates (HTH), not to exceed $110,000; and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the amendment. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
    2. Approving - an amendment to the Master Agreement for Professional Services associated with preparation of conceptual flood management plans and creek restoration plans in support of site wide permits for sensitive habitat and species on the Concord Naval Weapons Station with Engineering Science Associates (ESA), not to exceed $148,000; and authorizing the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director to execute the amendment. Funding will be provided by a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund. Recommended by the Local Reuse Authority Executive Director.
  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., September 1, 2015.

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


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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