Agenda Committee Item #4
Council Draft Agenda - September 28, 2004

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DRAFT AGENDA

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 28, 20046:00 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

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 to allow for replacement of a single-family home or any portion thereof where destroyed due to a natural disaster and 2) provide direction to staff as to whether the Council would like creek related issues considered as part of its priority setting process for the upcoming year.

Financial Implications:

Contact: Dan Marks, Planning, 981-7400

b.      Communications

1.      Barbara Gilbert

2.      Paul Krahenbuh and Patricia Boyar

3.      Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders

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

5.      Juliet Lamont and Phil Price

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

 

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.      Annual Investment Report - Investment Policies and Designation of Investment Authority

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

3.      Formal Bid Solicitations and Requests for Proposals

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

4.      Contract: Mental Health Services

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

5.      National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the City of Berkeley.

Financial Implications: None.

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

6.      Contract: ABC Security Services

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with ABC Security Services to add a shift at the Corporation Yard for the period October 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 at an additional cost not to exceed $31,000 increasing the annual contract to a total amount not to exceed $206, 200.

Financial Implications: Equipment Maintenance Fund – $31,000.

Contact: Rene Cardinaux, Public Works, 981-6300

7.      Contract: Installation of Thermoplastic Roadway Markings

From: City Manager

Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a three-year, on call contract and any amendments with Chrisp Company to provide and install thermoplastic roadway markings for FY 2005 in an amount not to exceed $102,114 with an estimated three-year total no to exceed $400,000.

Financial Implications: See report.

Contact: Peter Hillier, Transportation, 981-7010

8.      Contract: Spiral Sidewalk Project

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

9.      Public Hearing on University Avenue Strategic Plan (PDF, 117 KB)

From:  Councilmember Spring

Recommendation:  Hold a public hearing on October 5, 2004 on the Planning Commission’s proposed modifications to the University Avenue Strategic Plan.

Contact:  Dona Spring, Council District 4, 981-7140


Information Reports

10.  Investment Report: Quarters Ending June 30, 2004 and March 31, 2004

From: City Manager

Contact: Fran David, Finance, 981-7300

11.  Library Audit Purchasing & Accounts Payable Audit Implementation Update

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.
 

Adjournment