1. Agenda Look Ahead
The September 7 Study Session has 3 time-critical action items in addition to the two Study Session items:
Belbrook Channel - The first is the award of contract for the Belbrook Channel. As you may recall, since we were going to be dark in August and the bid dates concluded in early August, in July, we asked the Council to authorize a contract award up to the engineer’s estimate. The public bids came in slightly over that amount. Because of the mid-October Regional Water Quality Control Board deadline for project work, we need a timely award of contract to give enough lead time for the project. This item will be a consent item.
PAR Course Installation - The second is authorization for a budget amendment to hire a contractor to install the PAR course equipment at the Park. This item was budgeted in the last fiscal year, but staff was unable to complete the work under contract and failed to re budget the funds. In order to complete it in the current fiscal year it needs to be re-budgeted. This item will be a consent item.
Corporation Yard Scope of Work - This item was to be on the July 20 Agenda, but I pulled it to expand the scope to include the Park Corporation Yard. As the Council is aware, we need to make some modifications to the Civic Center Corporation Yard to address ingress/egress issues as well as design. In doing so, it became clear that the Civic Center Corporation Yard is significantly impacted by the Civic Center Project and we need to think more creatively about how to address that compaction. Incorporating the Park Corporation Yard into the planning and programming for the Civic Center Corporation Yard will provide more opportunity. The timing of the Scope of Work allows the planning to be continuous with the Civic Center Project.
STUDY SESSION ITEMS
Fire Services Report - I am preparing a brief staff report for Council discussion on fire service fiscal resource analysis. The issues to be discussed are not related to fire operations or service delivery. Rather, the report will focus primarily on fiscal review. I will be presenting a few options for the Council to consider in an effort to better understand the basic fire service needs for the community and the fiscal requirements to provide those services.
The report is not intended to debate the quality or quantity of services delivered by the Fire District. It is intended solely to provide the Council with an opportunity to discuss whether we should move forward with an independent study to review the fiscal resources and demands of the community with respect to fire services. There are consultant firms that provide this sort of detailed analysis. The Fire District would be involved in any study ultimately undertaken by the Town.
Volunteer Recognition Awards Program - I am preparing a brief staff report for Council discussion on a possible volunteer recognition awards program for the Town.
2. SB 1436 Local Agency Executive Pay
SB 1436 was recently signed into law. It amends a current section of the law related to disclosure of salaries and benefits for executive staff of local agencies. The next time an amendment is made to my salary or benefits, in addition to what is already done (posting of any agreement or resolution on the Town’s website, posting of any staff reports with associated details, disclosure at a public meeting, etc.), the legislative body (Mayor) must in open session orally recite a summary of any salary and benefits to be paid to me before any action may be taken.
3. Planning Commission Action - August 24, 2016
The Planning Commission met on August 24 and took the following action(s):
- Continued the public hearing on the heritage tree removal request at 70 Stern to September to allow addition time for further investigation into the health of trees and revisions to the tree replacement planting plan.
- Approved the heritage tree removal permit at 207 Stockbridge to allow removal of 5 trees.
- Discussed conceptual ideas on revisions to the Zoning Code related to Sidewall and Endwall Regulations pertaining to contemporary/modern style architecture and directed staff to return with additional detail on potential revisions.
4. Proactive Enforcement at HAWK Beacon
This morning, the PD conducted a pedestrian enforcement operation at the new pedestrian hybrid crossing at the intersection of El Camino Real and Almendral Avenue. Personnel present included Officer Jeff Rickel, Officer Ken Macdonald, Officer Jason Bollendorf, Sgt. Brad Mills, and Motor Officer Garrett Pene from the Burlingame Police Department.
The event ran from approximately 0713 hours to 0912 hours. The officers issued 4 citations, 2 warning citations, and 1 verbal warning. Included in these was a citation for an unlicensed driver and a citation for a $5,000 warrant out of the San Jose Police Department.
Feedback from the officers about the HAWK beacon:
- Many motorists did not realize they could proceed through the light when it was flashing red, which caused some horn-honking by fellow motorists.
- The delay (after the pedestrian activates the beacon) is long enough to significantly stop traffic before the pedestrian even enters the crosswalk.
5. Retreat Report
6. Animal Services Report - June 2016
7. Articles of Interest
Below are a few recent articles of interest.
The Town’s Drone Ordinance is in draft form with the City Attorney’s Office. The limitations in the Park are restricted to certain areas of the Park, but prohibitions could certainly be extended to the entire Park at the discretion of the Council when the ordinance comes before you.
City Manager Major Goods, Use or Service Agreements/Contract Awards as of August 26, 2016
As a reminder, the list below is provided as informational only. All items listed are authorized pursuant to the Town’s purchasing policy requirements and within the current year’s program budget(s).
- 2016 Firearms Agreement - Firearms Training Facility Agreement (RWC)
- 2016 Fall Legends Baseball Agreement - Park
- 2016 Steven Snider Agreement - Motorcycle Training Program
- 2016 O’Grady Paving Overlay Project - Almendral Slurry Project
- 2016 Juniper Hill - 2 Belbrook Way Right of Entry Agreement - Belbrook Culvert Project
Special Event Permits - as of August 26, 2016
This is a list of upcoming Special Event Permits approved or under review.
August 12 Weekly Council Notes