Special Meeting eAgenda
September 28
, 2004

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AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2004 – 6:00 P.M.

LONGFELLOW SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 1500 DERBY STREET

Preliminary Matters

Roll Call

City Manager Comments:  The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report.  The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for discussion.

Council Action:  The City Council may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.


Action Calendar – Public Hearing

1.      Creeks Ordinance

a.      From: City Manager  (PDF, 723 KB)

Recommendation:  Conduct a public hearing on the current Creek Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.08 and upon conclusion:  1) adopt first reading of an Ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 17.08 either by approving Alternative A or Alternative B language incorporating standards to govern rebuilding of structures that encroach in the required setback area in the event of destruction due to a disaster and 2) provide direction to staff as to whether the Council would like further revisions to the creek ordinance considered as part of its priority setting process for the upcoming year.

Financial Implications:

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Communications (PDF, 8 MB)

1.      Barbara Gilbert

2.      Paul Krahenbuh and Patricia Boyar

3.      Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders

4.      Kirstin Miller and Richard Register, Ecocity Builders (2)

5.      Robin O’Donell, Susan Church, Mischa Lorraine, Jill Korte

6.      Juliet Lamont and Phil Price

7.      Carole Schemmerling and Jennifer Mary Pearson, Friends of Strawberry Creek

8.      Carole Schemmerling, Urban Creeks Council of California

9.      Lloyd and Sheila Andres

10.  Ann B. Erickson

11.  Daniella Thompson

12.  John L. Lineweaver, Diablo Holding, Ltd.

13.  Lori Dobeus

14.  Juliet Lamont and Phil Price

15.  Eva Alexis Bansner

16.  Frank and Gabrielle Morris

17.  Jill Korte

18.  Margaret Morse

19.  Peter Klatt

20.  Carol and Garret G. Thunen

21.  Robert and Judy de Vries

22.  Ned and Janis Dairiki

23.  Bannus Hudson

24.  Jim Sharp

25.  Joan Sprinson

26.  Mary Ann Brewin (2)

27.  Wayne Christopher

28.  Morton McDonald, Roy McDonald Associates, Inc.

29.  Cy H Silver

30.  Kevin Beadles, Wendy Beadles, Ray A. L’Esperance, Jill L’Esperance, John L. Bunch, Stephen K. Tollefun, Zafer Yasa, Muzcet Yasa, Jim Webster

31.  Sylvia McLaughlin; Martin Bourque, Ecology Center; Helen Burke, Sierra Club; John Steere, Urban Creeks Council; Kitty McLean, Sierra Club; Richard Register, Ecocity Builders; Hank Resnik, Sierra Club; Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders; Claire Risley, BEST/BFBC; Stephen Kelly; David Room, Post Carbon Institute; Gus Yates, RG, CHG

32.  Sylvia McLaughlin; Martin Bourque; Ecology Center; Kitty McLean, Sierra Club; John Steere, Urban Creeks Council; Stephen Kelly; David Room, Post Carbon Institute; Helen Burke, Sierra Club; Kirsten Miller, Ecocity Builders; Hank Resnik, Sierra Club; Claire Risley, BEST, BFBC, WBPAC

33.  Jane and Tom Kelly

34.  Urban Creeks Council

35.  Beth Lamont

36.  Kevin Powell and Melanie Goldfield

37.  David R. Clore

38.  Terry Powell, Community Relations Office, Berkeley Lab

39.  Steven Ross and Erin Bradner

40.  Diane Tokugawa

41.  Sherrick Slattery

42.  Catherine and Robert B. Scholer

43.  Eleanor Janet Moscow, Anita Elke, Norman Moscow

44.  Melanie Jordan

45.  Henry and Fredora Darmstadt
 

Public Comment

Public Comment:  A total of 30 minutes is scheduled.  Each speaker is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.


Consent Calendar

The Council will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar.  All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion.

2.      Lease Agreement: 1947 Center Street –Basement (PDF, 2 MB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the City of Richmond, California (Richmond Works) for program space, located at 1947 Center Street, Basement, for the purpose of operating a One Stop Career Center for a period of eight months.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

3.      3000 Shasta Road Fire Station – Exchange of Properties (PDF, 570 KB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt second reading of an Ordinance conveying the Potter Street right-of-way west of the Eastshore Freeway to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and accepting Shasta Road from Grizzly Peak Boulevard to the City boundary.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

4.      Hazardous Materials Codes (PDF, 2 MB) (First Reading September 21, 2004 – Unanimous)

From: City Manager

Recommendation: Adopt second reading of an Ordinance repealing Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapters 11.18 and 11.52 the Hazardous Materials Codes, and reenacting these chapters in a new BMC Title 15, Hazardous Materials, as Chapters 15.04, 15.08 and 15.12.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

5.      Annual Investment Report - Investment Policies and Designation of Investment Authority (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution accepting the Annual Investment Report, approving the amendments to the investment policies, and renewing the delegation of authority to make investments to the Director of Finance.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

6.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals (PDF, 512 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Approve new invitations for bids and requests for proposals (RFP) that will be, or are planned to be, issued; that have been issued and received due to extenuating circumstances; or that have been sent out (opened) but not yet received (closed).

Financial Implications: Various Sources – $3,085,000.

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

7.      Contract: Mental Health Services (PDF, 219 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute performance contracts and any amendments with the State Department of Mental Health for the provision of mental health services in accordance with California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5650 for FY 2003 and FY 2004.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

8.      National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month (PDF, 216 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Financial Implications: None.

Contact: Fred Medrano, Health and Human Services, 981-5100

9.      Contract: Spiral Sidewalk Project (PDF, 955 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution: 1) approving specifications for the FY 2005 Spiral Sidewalk Project; 2) accepting the bid of JS Concrete Construction; and 3) authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract and any amendments in an amount not to exceed $235,740.

Financial Implications: General Capital Improvement Fund – $163,964; Work for Private Party Fund – $50,000; Gas Tax Fund – $21,776.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

10.  Contract: Installation of Thermoplastic Roadway Markings (PDF, 491 KB)

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a two-year, on call contract and any amendments with Chrisp Company to provide and install thermoplastic roadway markings in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

Information Reports

11.  Investment Report: Quarters Ending June 30, 2004 and March 31, 2004 (PDF, 6 MB)

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

12.  Library Audit Purchasing & Accounts Payable Audit Implementation Update (PDF, 640 KB)

From: Director of Library Services

Contact: Jackie Y. Griffin, Secretary, 981-6195


Communications

Council rules limit action on Communications to referral to the City Manager and/or Boards and Commissions for investigation and/or recommendations.

1. None.
 

Adjournment