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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN


REGULAR MEETING - July 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

A closed session was held at 6:30 p.m., regarding:

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS
Property: A portion of Alameda County Assessor's Parcel No. 905-0002-001-01 on the west side of Croak Road
Agency negotiator: Joni Pattillo, City Manager
Negotiating parties: Croak Properties LP
Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

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A regular meeting of the Dublin City Council was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the City Council Chambers of the Dublin Civic Center.  The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m., by Mayor Sbranti.

1 ROLL CALL

PRESENT:          Councilmembers Biddle, Gupta, Hart, Haubert, and Mayor Sbranti
ABSENT:             None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited by the City Council, Staff and those present.

2 REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION ACTION

Mayor Sbranti stated there was no reportable action during Closed Session.

7:05 p.m.

3 Meeting recessed for the Fallon Village Geologic Hazard Abatement District and 4 Schaefer Ranch Geologic Hazard Abatement District meetings.

Meeting called back to order at 7:22 p.m.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

5 California Youth Energy Services Presentation (CYES)

7:22 p.m.        3.1

The City Council received the presentation from the Rising Sun Energy Center on the CYES program.

6 2013 Business Anniversary Award

7:36 p.m.        3.2

The City Council recognized John Knox Presbyterian Church for being a Dublin business for 50 years.

7 Proclamation for National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics Centennial

7:40 p.m.        3.3

The City Council presented the proclamation.

8 Presentation from East Bay Regional Parks District: Mayors Trail Challenge

7:45 p.m.        3.4

Mayor Sbranti stated the presentation would be rescheduled to the August 20, 2013 City Council meeting.

9 National Night Out Proclamation

7:45 p.m.        3.5

The City Council proclaimed Tuesday, August 6, 2013 as National Night Out.

10 Fourth of July After Action Report

7:55 p.m.        3.6

The City Council received the Fourth of July After Action report.

11 Public Comments

8:07 p.m.        3.7

No comments were made by any member of the public at this time.

12 CONSENT CALENDAR

8:07 p.m. Items 4.1 through 4.13  

Cm. Gupta pulled Item 4.6 for further discussion.

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Vm. Biddle and by unanimous vote, the City Council took the following actions:

ACTION 13

Approved 4.1 minutes of June 8, 2013 and the Regular City Council Meeting of June 18, 2013;

 

Accepted 4.2 Work for Contract No. 13-04, Street Light Pole Painting Contract

 

Adopted 4.3
RESOLUTION NO. 117 - 13

 

ACCEPTING THE OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENT FOR TRACT 8024;

ACCEPTING THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT POSITANO PARKWAY AND VINTON AVENUE; APPROVING TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATIONS AT FALLON ROAD AND CENTRAL PARKWAY; AND APPROVING REGULATORY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES INSTALLED WITH THE OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS FOR TRACT 8024

JORDAN RANCH, PHASE ONE

 

Adopted 4.4
RESOLUTION NO. 118 - 13

 

ACCEPTANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR

TRACT 7982 CONSTRUCTED WITH TRACT 7652

AT LEE THOMPSON STREET AND APPROVAL OF

REGULATORY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT LEE THOMPSON STREET

SORRENTO EAST, TRACT 7652, NEIGHBORHOOD 6

 

Adopted 4.5
RESOLUTION NO. 119 - 13

 

ACCEPTING THE IN-TRACT IMPROVEMENTS, ACCEPTING  THE OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS ON TASSJARA ROAD AND FALLON ROAD, ACCEPTING TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND APPROVING THE REGULATORY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FOR
TRACT 7540 - SILVERA RANCH, PHASE 4

 

Accepted 4.7 Storm Drain System Improvements Contract (CIP No. 960017) provides for repair and/or replacement of storm drain pipeline at eight (8) different sites throughout the City of Dublin.

 

Adopted 4.8
RESOLUTION NO. 121 - 13

 

AWARDING CONTRACT NO. 13-08,
2013 STORM DRAIN SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACT TO SANACT INC. DBA ROTO-ROOTER

 

Received 4.9 Check Issuance Report and Electronic Funds Transfers.

 

Adopted 4.10
RESOLUTION NO. 122 - 13

 

ESTABLISHING ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES FOR THE EASTERN DUBLIN TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE, DOWNTOWN DUBLIN TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE, PUBLIC FACILITIES FEE, FIRE FACILITIES FEE AND NOISE FEE

 

RESOLUTION NO. 123 - 13

 

ESTABLISHING A SINGLE POLICY FOR EXEMPTIONS FOR THE EASTERN DUBLIN TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE, DOWNTOWN DUBLIN TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE, PUBLIC FACILITIES FEE, FIRE FACILITIES FEE AND NOISE FEE

 

Adopted 4.11
RESOLUTION NO. 124 - 13

 

AMENDING THE GRANT OF EASEMENT TO DUBLIN SAN RAMON SERVICES DISTRICT EASEMENT, DOCUMENT NUMBER 2005176359

Authorized 4.12 the City Manager to execute the Change Order to the Consultant Services Agreement with Dahlin Group Architecture.

 

Adopted 4.13
RESOLUTION NO. 125 - 13

 

APPROVING PARTIAL RELEASE OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH
TRACT 6765, SCHAEFER RANCH -PHASE 2 IMPROVEMENTS
(SCHAEFER RANCH HOLDINGS, LLC,
A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY)

14 Cm. Gupta pulled Item 4.6, Acceptance of In-Tract Improvements, Acceptance of Off-Site Improvements on Tassajara Road and Fallon Road, Acceptance of Traffic Signals and Approval of Regulatory Traffic Control Devices for Tract 7540 - Silvera Ranch, Phase 4 (KB Home South Bay, Inc.), for further discussion.

On motion of Cm. Biddle, seconded by Mayor Sbranti and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 120 - 13

APPROVING PARKING REGULATIONS ON LOCKHART STREET

and directed Staff to return with a report regarding costs and issues associated with the possibility of reconfiguring the median.

ACTION 15

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

16 Resolution Determining that Public Interest and Necessity Require the Acquisition of a Roadway Easement and Two Slope and Drainage Easements from APN 905-0002-001-01
(Portion) for the Central Parkway Extension from the Jordan Ranch Development

8:27 p.m.        6.1      

Mayor Sbranti opened the public hearing.

Mr. Pat Croak provided comment on this item.

Mr. Kevin Fryer provided public comment on this item.

Mayor Sbranti closed the public hearing.

On motion of Mayor Sbranti, seconded by Cm. Gupta and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 126 - 13

 

RESOLUTION DETERMINING THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND NECESSITY REQUIRE THE ACQUISITION OF A ROADWAY EASEMENT AND TWO SLOPE AND DRAINAGE EASEMENTS FROM APN 905-0002-01 (PORTION) FOR THE PROPOSED CENTRAL PARKWAY EXTENSION FROM THE JORDAN RANCH DEVELOPMENT

 

CROAK PROPERTIES, L.P, PROPERTY OWNER
PROPERTY LOCATION: WEST SIDE OF CROAK ROAD
ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NO.: 905-0002-001-01 (PORTION)

ACTION 17

18 Amending Rates for Garbage Collection, Disposal, and Recycling Services
Provided By Amador Valley Industries and the 2013-2014 Annual Assessment

8:46 p.m.        6.2

Mayor Sbranti opened the public hearing.

No comments were made by the public on this item.

Mayor Sbranti closed the public hearing.

On a vote of three to two, motion to adopt the resolutions was denied. (Motion by Mayor Sbranti, seconded by Vm. Biddle; Cms. Hart, Haubert and Gupta voting no.)

The City Council directed Staff to continue to work towards systemic change with Stopwaste on this and other upcoming issues.

ACTION 19

20 Underground Utility District 2013-1,
Dublin Boulevard - Civic Plaza/Sierra Court to Dublin Court

9:27 p.m.        6.3

Mayor Sbranti opened the public hearing.

No comments were made by the public on this item.

Mayor Sbranti closed the public hearing.

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Vm. Biddle, and by unanimous vote, the City Council waived the reading and introduced an Ordinance Establishing Underground Utility District 2013-01 on Dublin Boulevard - Civic Plaza/Sierra Court to Dublin Court.

ACTION 21

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

22 Cost Impacts of Prequalification of Bidders on City Projects and
Implementation of Labor Compliance Program for City Projects

9:53 p.m.        7.1

By consensus, the City Council determined that Staff should utilize prequalification on City public works projects on a  project-by-project basis, and utilizing the California Department of Industrial Relations model prequalification questionnaire. 

 

The City Council directed Staff to report back with recommendations regarding: 1) the monetary threshold that should be used to determine which projects should require prequalification, and 2) the types of projects that should be exempted from prequalification (for example: slurry seal, sidewalks, light pole painting).

 

The City Council also indicated that a mechanism should be put in place to permit Staff to require prequalification on projects that fall below the established monetary threshold where Staff determines that prequalification would be appropriate.

 

The City Council determined that the City should utilize the Department of Industrial Relation's labor compliance monitoring services on City public works projects, on a project-by-project basis.

 

The City Council directed staff to report back with recommendations regarding:  1) a monetary threshold for determining when labor compliance services should be utilized on a project, and 2) potential project types that should be exempted from labor compliance requirements regardless of their cost.

23 Dublin Boulevard Bikeway Corridor Study

10:43 p.m.      7.2

Mayor Sbranti stated this item would be postponed to a future City Council meeting.

24 Report on the Impacts of
Recent General Plan Amendment Initiation Requests on the Housing Element

10:44 p.m.      7.3

By consensus, the City Council directed Staff to study an increase in the residential development capacity in the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan area.

25 Consulting Services Agreement with Veronica Tam & Associates for the
Preparation of the 2014-2022 update to the General Plan Housing Element

11:09 p.m.      7.4

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Cm. Gupta, and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 127 - 13

 

APPROVING A CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH
VERONICA TAM & ASSOCIATES TO PREPARE THE 2014-2022 UPDATE TO THE
GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT AND AUTHORIZING
THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT

ACTION 26

27 Sales Tax Reimbursement Agreement with CJC Fallon Gateway LLC

11:11 p.m.      7.5

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Cm. Haubert, and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 128 - 13

 

APPROVING THE SALES TAX REIMBURSEMENT
AGREEMENT WITH CJC FALLON GATEWAY LLC

ACTION 28

29 Request by Regency Centers to Participate in the Sales Tax Reimbursement Program

11:16 p.m.      7.6

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Cm. Biddle, and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 129 - 13

 

APPROVING THE SALES TAX REIMBURSEMENT
AGREEMENT WITH REGENCY CENTERS

ACTION 30

31 Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex Phase I Improvements

11:17 p.m.      7.7

On motion of Cm. Hart, seconded by Cm. Haubert, and by unanimous vote, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute the Change Order to the Consultant Services Agreement with Dahlin Group Architecture; determined Public Art should be included in Phase I of the building, with Option No. 4, $220,000 from the Public Art Fund as the preferred option for funding the public art; and confirmed the composition of the Art Selection Committee proposed by Staff.

ACTION 32

NEW BUSINESS

 

33 Agreement with Dublin Unified School District Regarding
Funding for the Renovation of the Dublin High School Tennis Complex

11:26 p.m.      8.1

Mayor Sbranti stated, "I am an employee of the Dublin Unified School District and the Educational Services Department.  This is funding for something in the Facilities department so it is a separate department from which I am employed. However, I am also the tennis coach at the High School and based on that fact, that I am the tennis coach and this is a tennis facility, I will recuse myself from this item and turn the meeting over to Vm. Biddle."  Mayor Sbranti left the dais and the Council Chambers.  Vm. Biddle presided over the item.

On motion of Cm. Gupta, seconded by Cm. Haubert, and by unanimous vote (Mayor Sbranti recused himself), the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 130 - 13

 

APPROVING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF DUBLIN AND DUBLIN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE FUNDING OF THE DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COMPLEX RENOVATION PROJECT AND THE SUBSEQUENT OPERATIONS OF SAID TENNIS COMPLEX

ACTION 34

Mayor Sbranti returned to the dais.

 

35 Recommendation to Form a
Human Services Commission Focusing on Tri-Valley Social Service Issues

11:33 p.m.      8.2

On motion of Vm. Biddle, seconded by Mayor Sbranti and by unanimous vote, the City Council approved the creation of a Human Services Commission, and directed Staff to consider having the Commission's realm of responsibility deal with housing issues.

ACTION 36

37 Creation of the Small Business Assistance
Program and Associated Memorandum of Understanding

11:54 p.m. 8.3

On motion of Cm. Haubert, seconded by Vm. Biddle and by majority vote (Cm. Hart abstaining), the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 131 - 13

 

APPROVING THE CREATION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ASSOCIATED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

ACTION 38

39 Sub Area 3 General Plan and
Eastern Dublin Specific Plan Amendment Study Initiation Revised Request

11:58 p.m.      8.4

Mr. Kevin Fryer, representative of the developer, provided comment on this item.

On motion of Cm. Gupta, seconded by Cm. Haubert, and by unanimous vote, the City Council adopted
RESOLUTION NO. 132 - 13

 

APPROVING INITIATION OF A GENERAL PLAN AND EASTERN DUBLIN SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT STUDY TO EVALUATE CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 3 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE TO A COMBINATION OF MEDIUM AND MEDIUM-HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL USES ON SUB AREA 3 OF DUBLIN RANCH
(APN 985-0027-012)

ACTION 40

41 Discussion of Revisions to the
Rules of the Conduct of Meetings of the City Council to Allow Teleconferencing

12:10 p.m.      8.5

By consensus, the City Council agreed to allow teleconferencing by City Councilmembers at City Council meetings, in rare cases or exceptions, with the limitation of only one Councilmember per meeting, the person who notifies the City Clerk first, will be able to teleconference to the meeting. 

42 OTHER BUSINESS

12:28 p.m.

Brief information only reports were provided by City Council and Staff, including committee reports and reports by City Council related meetings attended at City expense (AB1234).

Mayor Sbranti asked that Staff: 1) Bring back field configurations at Dublin Sports Grounds for further consideration; and 2) Investigate the cost and feasibility of more tennis courts or soccer fields at City parks.

43 ADJOURNMENT

10.1

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting was adjourned at 12:41 p.m. in memory of Staff Sgt. Sean Diamond and our fallen troops.

Minutes prepared by Caroline P. Soto, City Clerk/Records Manager.

 

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Mayor

ATTEST: ___________________________
City Clerk/Records Manager