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City of Concord California


Tuesday, June 26, 2012
7:00 p.m. - City Council Chamber
1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA

Please Note the Later Starting Time

7:00 p.m. - Council Chamber


PLEDGE TO THE FLAG - Councilmember Helix


    1. Presentation - of a proclamation to Tonya Amos and Michelle Ned, Aspire Pilates Center, commemorating “Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance” honoring the legacy of African-American artists. Presentation by Mayor Leone.


    1. Approving - minutes of the meeting of June 5, 7, 8 and June 12, 2012. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by City Clerk.
    2. Matter to be Set for Public Hearing - on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber and waiving the three week noticing requirement - Consideration of a General Plan Amendment including text and map amendments, a City-initiated amendment to the Concord Municipal Code which would replace the City's existing zoning ordinance (Chapter 122) with a comprehensive new Development Code, including a Rezoning adopting a new Citywide zoning map. Amendments to the 2030 Concord General Plan are proposed to ensure internal consistency, more accurately depict exisiting uses, and reflect current economic conditions in Concord. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, a supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Report for the 2007 Concord General Plan has been prepared for this project and will be considered concurrently.
    3. Authorizing - the write-off of the uncollectible accounts receivable in the amount of $185,534.52 consisting of four invoices, one returned check and ten loans, ($10,364.94 of General Fund money, $128,930.99 of RDA Set-Aside money and $46,238.59 of Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG)) which are currently on the books for Fiscal Year 2011-12. (Uncollectible Revenue) Recommended by Director of Finance.
    4. Approving - the City of Concord FY 2012-13 Investment Policy to comply with Government Code Section 53646 requiring the annual approval of a formal investment policy by the legislative body at a public meeting. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Director of Finance.
    5. Approving - Master Agreements with the following firms at the amounts noted below to provide professional engineering services for Fiscal Years 2012-13 and 2013-14, pending future budget approval) with one additional one-year option to renew; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreements. (CIP Funds) Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development.

      Engineering Provider Annual Amt. Prof. Service Provided
      Kimley-Horn and Assoc., Inc. $150,000 Traffic EngGineering
      Kleinfelder $150,000 Geotech & Materials Testing
      Hansen McArdle, Inc. $150,000 Landscape Architectural Svc.
      Balance Hydrologics, Inc. $150,000 Hydrology/Stream/Wetlands
      Contra Costa Water District $250,000 Civil Engineering
      DKS Associates $150,000 Transportation Engineering
      ENGEO Incorporated $150,000 Geotech & Materials Testing
      Harris & Associates $250,000 Civil Eng. & Constr. Mgmt.
      KPFF Consulting Engineers $150,000 Structural Design
      LCC, Inc. $150,000 Land Survey Services
      MPA Design $150,000 Landscape Architectural Svc.
      Questa Engineering $150,000 Civil and Hydraulics Eng.
      RBF Consulting $250,000 Civil Eng. & Land Survey Svc.
      Towill, Inc. $150,000 Land Surveying Services

    6. Approving - an agreement with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to continue the City's collaboration with the Mt. Diablo CARES After School Program for FY 2012-13; and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement. (Child Care Developer Fees) Recommended by Director of Parks and Recreation.
    7. Approving - amendments to the procedure for determining whether a Public Safety/Police Officer is entitled to an Industrial Disability Retirement and delegating decision authority as required due to changes in applicable law; and rescinding current Resolution Nos. 94-8 and 94-9. Resolution Nos. 12-56 and 12-57 for adoption. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Director of Human Resources.
    8. Approving - a three-year Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft in the amount of $97,073.52 per fiscal year to provide licensed Microsoft software on all City desktops; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement. (General Funds) Recommended by Director of Information Technology.
    9. Confirming - the existence of a state of emergency requiring storm drain repairs at the Sleeptrain Pavilion above 5505 Langford Court, 5507 Langford Court and 5501 Sloan Court. (General Fund) Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development.
    10. Approving - the acceptance of CalRecycle Used Oil Program Fiscal Year 2011-12 California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery Oil Payment Program funding in the amount of $33,120; and appropriating the funds to the City of Concord used oil collection programs. (Grant Funds) Resolution No. 12-54 for adoption. Recommended by Interim Director of Public Works.
    11. Authorizing - the submittal of an annual application for CalRecycle Used Oil Payment Program funding for Fiscal Year 2012-13; and authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute all necessary documents. Resolution No. 12-53 for adoption. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Interim Director of Public Works.
    12. Authorizing - the ordering of the summary vacation of approximately 1,212.90 square feet of excess public right-of-way located at 1990 Monument Boulevard, a portion of APN 147-010-041; and authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim deed. Resolution 12-55 for adoption. (No Fiscal Impact) Recommended by Director of Community and Economic Development.
    13. Approving - Professional Services Agreements with Robert Half International, Inc. in an annual amount not-to-exceed $251,157 and with Botts Strategic Solutions in an annual amount not-to-exceed $185,000, to provide technical support to the Information Technology Department, each for a single one-year term with the option to renew for up to two additional one-year terms; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreements. (General Funds) Recommended by Director of Information Technology Department.
    14. Authorizing - the City Manager or her designee to conclude negotiations and enter into a Lease Agreement with the First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission for the use of the City owned Monument Community First 5 Center at 1736 Clayton Road to provided parent education and programs for children ages 0-5 at no cost to the participants. (Rental Income) Recommended by Director of Parks and Recreation.
    1. Approval of Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget - for the City of Concord, Ten-Year Financial Plans and Related Items - continue the Public Hearing opened on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 and consider Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budgets for the City of Concord, Ten-Year Financial Plans and Related Items, which include:

      1) Proposed Amendments to the Master Fees and Charges Resolution - consideration of amending the Master Fees and Charges Resolution for fees relating to various municipal services, including but not limited to Administrative Fees; Business, Professional and Trades Fees; Parks and Recreation Fees; Permit Center Fees; Police Fees; Off-Site Street Improvement Program (OSIP) Fees; and Parkland In-Lieu Fees. Data is available, as required by Government Code Title 7, Division 1, Chapter 8 Section 66016. Resolution No. 12-6042.2 for adoption.

      2) Annual Appropriation Limits and Adjustment Factors - approving annual appropriation limits and adjustment factors for Fiscal Year 2012-13, pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution and reaffirming Policy & Procedure No. 129, "Budget and Fiscal Policies" in order to ensure the City's continued financial health. Resolution No. 12-47 for adoption.

      3) 2011-12 City of Concord Budget, Ten-Year Financial Plan and Capital Improvement Program - consideration of Fiscal Year 2012-13 City of Concord Budget and Ten-Year Financial Plan, and adoption of the 2012-13 Capital Improvement Program. Resolution No. 12-48 for adoption.

      4) Establishment of the Minimum Purchase Threshold for Fiscal Year 2012-13 over which City Council approval is required in accordance with Concord Municipal Code Article VIII Sec. 2-644(a). Resolution No. 12-49 for adoption.

      Staff Recommendation: Hear the report; hold the public hearing; adopt Resolution Nos. 12-6042.2, 12-47, 12-48, and 12-49.

    1. Confirmation - of Mayor Leone's recommendation to establish a new Standing Committee entitled Education Committee to collaborate with the local schools on mutual matters which would strengthen the partnership between the schools and the City; and to appoint Councilmember Grayson as Chair and Mayor Leone as the committee member. Report by Mayor Leone.

      Recommendation: Hear the report, confirm the establishment of a new Education Committee, and ratify the appointment of Councilmember Grayson as Chair and Mayor Leone as the committee member.

NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Housing & Economic Development Helix/Leone 3rd Wednesday, 5:30 pm
Infrastructure & Franchise Hoffmeister/Helix 2nd Thursday, 5:30 pm
Neighborhood, Community Services and Education Shinn/Grayson 4th Thursday, 5:30 pm
Policy Development & Internal Operations Leone/Shinn 2nd Monday, 5:30 pm
Recreation & Cultural Affairs Grayson/Hoffmeister 3rd Monday, 5:30 pm
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