COUNCILMEMBERS
Laura M. Hoffmeister, Mayor
Edi E. Birsan, Vice Mayor
Ronald E. Leone
Timothy A. McGallian
Carlyn S. Obringer
Civic Center
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Concord California

Regular Meeting of the Concord City Council/
City Council sitting as the Local Reuse Authority/City Council sitting as the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Board



Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:30 p.m. Open Session - Council Chamber. 1950 Parkside Drive



Information for the public on participation at Council meetings can be found on the back of the Speaker Identification Card located near the Council Chamber entrance. Should you have any questions after consulting the Speaker Identification Card, please contact the City Clerk prior to the Council meeting.

AGENDIZED ITEMS - The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda before or during the City Council's consideration of that item. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.


  1. OPENING
    Roll Call
    Pledge to the Flag and Presentation on the Status of Scouting in Concord - Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America

  2. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
    This is a fifteen minute Public Comment Period for items within the City Council's subject matter jurisdiction that are not on this agenda. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes. State law prohibits the City Council from acting at this meeting on any matter raised during the Public Comment Period.

  3. PRESENTATIONS
    1. Presentation - to Nicole Howell, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa County, proclaiming June, 2017, as "Elder Abuse Awareness" month in the City of Concord. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.
    2. Presentation - to Paul Poston, Sun Terrace Partnership, for his service to the Sun Terrace Partnership. Introduction by Mayor Hoffmeister.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR
    The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the Consent Calendar before or during the City Council's consideration of the Consent Calendar. Adoption of the Consent Calendar may be made by one motion of the City Council, provided that any Councilmember, individual or organization may request removal of an item from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration. If a request for removal of an item from the Consent Calendar has been received, the Mayor may defer action on the particular item and place the same on the regular agenda for consideration in any order s/he deems appropriate.

    1. Considering - award of purchase of backup generator in the amount of $92,526.60 to Power Gen, Inc. (Building Maintenance Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land because it involves the replacement of an existing generator and related installation work.
    2. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-19 reducing the interest rate for the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program from three percent to one percent, and increasing the asset limit from $20,000 for a single-person household and $30,000 for a household of two or more to $75,000 for seniors/disabled head of household and to $50,000 for all other households, and authorizing the City Manager to disburse funds and execute all attendant documents and agreements subject to City Attorney approval. Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.
    3. Considering - approval of a service agreement in the amount of $69,671 between the City of Concord and the Contra Costa Water District for irrigation meter, service, and appurtenances as required for Farm Bureau Complete Streets - Phase 2 (Project No. 2354); and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement. (Gas Tax, Measure J Bond, & Measure Q Lease Revenue funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, 15303 - New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures and 15304 - Minor Land Alterations to Land because it involves the replacement and installation of irrigation lines, meters, and service for bio-retention areas incident to an approved street widening and reconstruction project.
    4. Considering - award of contract for the purchase and installation of Civic Center playground to Landscape Structures, Inc. in the amount of $290,000; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Measure Q) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.

      The project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, and 15304, Minor Alterations to Land because it involves the replacement of an existing playground and related installation work.
    5. Considering - award of a Construction Contract for Ellis Lake Park Pathway Repairs, Project No. 2349A, in the amount of $129,745 to McNabb Construction of Lafayette; and authorizing staff to utilize the available project contingency for contract change orders up to 10% of the contract amount. (General Fund, Measure Q, Park Land Dedication, and Measure WW Grant Funds) Recommended by the Director of Community and Economic Development.

      This project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 - Existing Facilities, 15302 - Replacement or Reconstruction, 15303 - New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, and 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
    6. Considering - approval of a Parks and Landscape Services Agreement in the not to exceed amount of $880,364 per year (one year contract with one year option to extend) with Workers.com to provide temporary laborers for parks and landscape maintenance; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Public Works.
    7. Considering - approval of an agreement in the amount of $495,000 for FY 2017-18 and $495,000 for FY 2018-19 with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Crime Lab for Forensic Services. (General Fund) Recommended by the Chief of Police.
    8. Considering - award of contract for security guard services at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to Guardian Security Agency in the amount of $160,872 for the initial term with the option to extend the contract two (2) additional one (1) year periods for $160,872 each; and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Funding will be provided by the Master Developer, GoMentum Station or through a loan to the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) from the General Fund) Recommended by the Director of Reuse Planning.


  6. CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION ITEMS
    The public is entitled to address the City Council on items appearing on the agenda before or during the City Council's consideration of that item. Each speaker will be limited to approximately three minutes.
    1. Considering - adoption of Resolution No. 17-43 approving the execution of a joint agreement in the amount of $71,630 with the City of Walnut Creek and Contra Costa County to provide homeless outreach services for one year, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. (Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant & General Fund) Report by Guy Swanger, Chief of Police.
    2. Considering - appointment to fill four positions on the Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee. Report by Joelle Fockler, City Clerk.


  7. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARINGS
    Persons who wish to speak on Public Hearings listed on the agenda will be heard when the public hearing is opened, except on public hearing items previously heard and closed to public comment. After the public has commented, the item is closed to further public comment and brought to the Council level for discussion and action. Further comment from the audience will not be received unless requested by the Council. No public hearing shall commence after 10 p.m. unless approved by majority vote of the City Council.
    1. Considering - adoption of Resolution Nos. 17-45, 17-46, 17-47 and 17-48, confirming the Assessment Diagrams and levying the annual assessments for the Downtown Landscape Maintenance District, Pine Hollow Estates Landscape & Lighting District, Landscape & Lighting District No. 3, and the Citywide Lighting Assessment District for Fiscal Year 2017/18. Report by David Boatwright, Senior Administrative Analyst.
    2. Considering - adoption of Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Resolution No. 17-013 approving the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee second year funding recommendations for programs/projects for Fiscal Year 2017/18; and authorizing the Executive Director to execute all required documentation subject to City Attorney approval. Report by Brenda Kain, Community Services Program Manager.


  8. CORRESPONDENCE
    Correspondence received at the City Council meeting will be listed here on the Annotated Agenda.

  9. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Closed Session Announcements
    City Manager or Staff Reports
    Council Reports

  10. ADJOURNMENT

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting
Date: 6/13/2017 - 6:30 p.m.


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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.

Committee Chair/Member Meeting Time
Policy Development & Internal Operations Hoffmeister/Birsan 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Housing & Economic Development Leone/Obringer 4th Monday at 5:30 pm
Infrastructure & Franchise Birsan/Hoffmeister 2nd Monday at 6:00 pm
Recreation, Cultural Affairs & Community Services Obringer/McGallian 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm
Youth & Education McGallian/Leone 3rd Monday at 5:30 pm
 
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