2008 City Council Staff Reports

01/07/08 – Approval of Appointments to Alameda County Mosquito Abatement Board and the appointment of Parking Hearing Officers

01/07/08 – PUBLIC HEARING and consideration of a franchise agreement for garbage, green waste, & recycling for the City of Piedmont (cont. from 12/17/07)

01/07/08 – Consideration of an extension to the current lease of city property at 777 Magnolia Avenue by the Piedmont Swim Club (cont. from 12/17/07)

01/07/08 – e-Correspondence for Swim Club Lease

01/07/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve design review for a new home at 139 Lexford Road. (A request for continuance has been received from the appellant and that matter will be considered by the council)

Staff Report (205kb)
Exhibits A-G (2 mb)
Exhibit H (Part 1) (12 mb) <<large file, may take several minutes to download>>
Exhibit H (Part 2), Exhibits I-J (16 mb) <<large file, may take several minutes to download>>

e-Correspondence (650kb)

01/22/08 – Acceptance of completed contract with Affordable Painting Co.

01/22/08 – 1st Reading of Ord. 677 N.S. approving an amendment to the lease of city property by the Piedmont Swim Club as previously approved by council of January 7, 2008

01/22/08 – 1st Reading of Ord. 673 N.S. adding new use restrictions for Linda Beach Playfield to clarify the city’s intent that the field be used for youth sports and recreation programs (Con’t from 12/03/07)

01/22/08 – Consideration of an appropriation in the amount of $14,000 for creation of a scale model of the proposed Civic Center Master Plan and an additional appropriation in the amount of $26,500 for cost estimating services for this project (con’t from 11/19/07)

02/04/08 – Receipt of the FY-2007-2008 2nd Quarter Treasurer’s Report regarding the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF)

02/04/08 – Approval of an extension and amendments to Conditions of Tentative Parcel Map for the 71 and 73 Dudley Avenue Subdivision

02/04/08 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 677 N.S. approving an amendment to the lease of city property by the Piedmont Swim Club as previously approved by the council on January 7, 2008 (cont. from 1/22/08)

02/04/08 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 673 N.S. approving new use restrictions for Linda-Beach Playfield (cont. from 1/22/08)

02/04/08 – Consideration of a report by Wiltec Associates on parking usage at Grand and Fairview Avenues

02/04/08 – e-Correspondence for Fairview Avenue Parking Petition

02/04/08 – Consideration of a petition from the Fairview Avenue neighborhood requesting the creation of a special parking district

02/04/08 – Consideration of the FY 07-08 Mid-Year Financial Report from the Finance Director

02/04/08 – Consideration of FY 07-08 mid-year budget adjustments from the General Fund for various departments in the amount of $120,000

02/04/08 – Consideration of a performance based management compensation program which is recommended for approval by the City Council Sub-Committee (Barbieri and Chiang), compensation consultant and the City Administrator

02/04/08 – Consideration of a 3.85% cost of living increase for all management employees and the city planner, building official and project manager retroactive to January 1, 2008.

03/03/08 – Grant Funds for New Waste Program Materials

03/03/08 – Negative Declaration for Phase IV Sewer Project

03/03/08 – Presentation of Becker Plan for Havens School

03/03/08 – Proposed Eradication – Light Brown Apple Moth

03/17/08 – Approval of a Continuance for the Appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve construction of a new house at 22 Valant Place

03/17/08 – Certification of election results for the Regular Municipal Election of March 4, 2008

03/31/08 – Interview of candidates for city commissions and committees to be followed by appointment to posted vacancies

04/07/08 – Approval of agreement with Piedmont Community Church for use of Gym space by Recreation Department

04/07/08 – Approval of agreement with Piedmont Community Church for use of Church Bus by Recreation Department

04/07/08 – Approval of agreement with Municipal Maintenance Equipment for purchase of new street sweeper

04/07/08 – Approval of agreement with Alameda County to participate in Alameda Urban County

04/07/08 – Approval of 4-year memorandum of understanding with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for evidence handling

04/07/08 – Approval of 4-year memorandum of understanding with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for critical incident handling

04/07/08 – Approval of agreement with Utility Software LLC for OASIS Sewer Software

04/07/08 – Aproval of agreement with Citygate Associates LLC for orientation and training at the Emergency Operations Center

04/07/08 – Approval of resolution honoring residents who have served on various commissions and committees

04/07/08 – Approval of resolution establishing City Council liaison assignments

04/07/08 – Approval of resolution listing city’s Prop 1B projects for FY 07/08 and authorizing application for state funding

04/07/08 – Acceptance of gift from Piedmont Garden Club for Phase III renovations to Piedmont Park

04/07/08 – Approval of appropriation to purchase mobile studio for KCOM-TV

04/07/08 – Public hearing regarding Conditional Use Permit for Ascend Analytics at 1337 Grand

04/07/08 – Public hearing regarding Conditional Use Permit for Alameda County Dental Society at 1345 Grand

04/07/08 – Public hearing regarding Conditional Use Permit for Mulberry’s Market at 335 Highland Avenue

04/07/08 – Public hearing regarding appeal of Planning Commission decision for 22 Valant Place

04/07/08 – Supplemental Report by City Attorney regarding 22 Valant Place appeal

04/07/08 – Consideration of a Use Agreement with Piedmont Community Church for bus shelter

04/07/08 – Public hearing regarding a Conditional Use Permit for bus shelter at Piedmont Community Church

04/21/08 – Approval of resolution authorizing affirmative vote for Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District assessment

04/21/08 – Approval of agreement with New World Systems in the amount of $29,520 for a computer-aided dispatch software module and training for Fire Department

04/21/08 – Approval of agreement with Kenerson Group in the amount of $8,600 for TreeWorks software to manage tree related claims as previously approved in FY 07-08 budget

04/21/08 – Approval of agreement with Alameda County for Community Development Block Grant Funds

04/21/08 – Public Hearing regarding a proposed resolution to oppose aerial spraying for the Light Brown Apple Moth pending completion of a complete Environmental Impact Report (continued from 03/03/08)

04/21/08 – Receipt of Final Report from the Piedmont Centennial Committee and appropriation of $86,000 for the events held during the past year

04/21/08 – Consideration of a report from Margen Associates regarding ADA compliance

04/21/08 – Consideration of use of $128,000 in city 20A funds to pay for engineering services provided by PG&E to the Central Piedmont Undergrounding Assessment District

05/05/08 – Agreement with Cleary Brothers in the Amount of $394,550 for the Exedra Phase III Project and Appropriation of Funding

05/05/08 – Approval of an agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $8,120 for integration of new garbage franchise requirements into the Municipal Code

05/05/08 – Approval of an agreement with Big Think Studios in the amount of $14,000 for design of billing inserts for the city’s garbage, green waste and recycling program

05/05/08 – Consideration of a resolution setting a 75% recycling goal for the city as mandated by county standards

05/05/08 – Receipt of the Photometric Lighting Study for Coaches’ Playfield by SFE Landscape Architects and consideration of whether field lighting at Coaches’ Playfield should be included in the CEQA analysis currently being prepared for the synthetic turf project at the same site (con’t. from 04/16/07)

05/05/08 – Coaches’ Playfield Lighting Powerpoint Presentation

05/05/08 – e-Correspondence for Coaches’ Playfield

05/05/08 – Presentation of a new playfield and other improvements at Blair Park in Moraga Canyon (Informational Only)

05/05/08 – e-Correspondence for Blair Park

05/05/08 – Consideration of an appropriation of $15,000 to be used as a contribution towards a new floor in the Piedmont Middle School patio gymnasium as a part of a joint venture with the Piedmont Unified School District and the basketball foundation

05/05/08 – e-Correspondence for PMS Patio Gym

05/05/08 – Presentation by the City Administrator of a draft budget for fiscal year 08-09

05/17/08 – Discussion of the draft budget for fiscal year 08-09

05/19/08 – Presentation regarding the city’s new garbage, green waste, and recycling outreach program

05/19/08 – Report from Oakland City Attorney John Russo on litigation regarding the Light Brown Apple Moth

05/19/08 – Consideration of the composition, charge, and timeline for an Environmental Task Force

05/19/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the 1st Reading of an ordinance establishing green building and bay friendly landscape regulations

05/19/08 – Consideration of a resolution authorizing the Recreation Director to negotiate with the Saviano Company of Mountain View for construction of a “floating” tennis court at the Guilford Road Tennis Courts in Piedmont Park under Sec. 2.154(c) of the Municipal Code

06/02/08 – Approval of the selection of EDAW as the City’s consultant for a Climate Action Plan in conjunction with the City of Albany

06/02/08 – Approval of an agreement with Wood Rogers, Inc for research and installation of survey monuments

06/02/08 – PUBLIC HEARING reagrding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a variance and design review for a house at 111 Ricardo Ave.

06/02/08 – Consideration of a master plan for Hampton Field (Piedmont Sports Field) which is recommended for approval by the Park and Recreation Commissions

06/02/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget and fee proposals for FY 08-09 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

06/02/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the 1st reading of an ordinance integrating new garbage franchise provisions into Chapter 9 of the Municipal Code

06/02/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the 1st reading of an ordinance regarding new regulations for approved second dwelling units

06/02/08 – Consideration of a report from the city council sub-committee on management compensation regarding salary ranges for management and mid-management employees for the new performance based compensation program

06/16/08 – Approval of a 2nd Reading of Ord. 678 N.S. integrating new garbage franchise provisions into Chapter 9 of the Municipal Code

06/16/08 – Approval of a 2nd Reading of Ord. 679 N.S. regarding new regulations for approved second dwelling units

06/16/08 – Approval of an agreement with Alameda County regarding collection of taxes

06/16/08 – Acceptance of a gift from the Helen Connell Trust in the amount of $2,000 and appropriation of that amount to the police canine account for purchase of a dog safety vest

06/16/08 – Acceptance of $4,329 from the Microsoft-California Government Entities Settlement and appropriation of that amount to the Information services hardware account

06/16/08 – Approval of a resolution setting salary and benefits for the Confidential Unit employees for a three year period , granting 17-18.2% increases in salary and instituting cost sharing for medical insurance premiums

06/16/08 – Approval of a resolution supporting the PHS Wellness Program and urging Alameda County to provide grant funding to continue the program

06/16/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding a request for a Conditional Use Permit for McKean & McMills Family Office Partners at 370 Highland Way

06/16/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve design review for changes to a previously approved plan for 3 Maxwelton Road

06/16/08 – Consideration of the Blair Park Sports Field Plan

06/16/08 – Consideration of salary ranges for management and mid-management employees in the city’s new performance based compensation program (con’t from 06/02/08)

06/16/08 – Consideration of year-end appropriations and transfers for various departments

06/16/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget for FY08-09 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

06/16/08 – Consideration of the adoption of the FY 08-09 budget

06/16/08 – Adoption of the FY 08-09 Municipal Services Tax

06/16/08 – Adoption of the FY 08-09 Municipal Sewer Tax

07-07-08 – Interview of candidates and appointment of one (1) at large member of the Environmental Task Force

07-07-08 – Approval of agreement with Benson Lee Consulting in an amount not to exceed $23,500 for CEQA consulting services at Coaches Playfield

07-07-08 – Approval of resolution correcting the subdivision map number for 415 Pacific

07-07-08 – Presentation by Katy Foulkes of EBMUD regarding current water situation in Piedmont and Bay Area

07-07-08 – Consideration of agreement with W. Bradley Electric in the amount of $199,800 for new traffic signal at the intersection of Grand, Rose and Arroyo Avenues

07-07-08 – Public Hearing regarding 1st Reading of ordinance establishing green building standards for public facilities

07-07-08 – Consideration of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with Local 1021

08/05/08 – Approval of a Contract with Saviano Company in the Amount of $157,925 for the Piedmont Park Tennis Court; Approval of a Contract with Saviano Company in the amount of $16,500 for Resurfacing of the Recreation Center and Hampton Tennis Courts; and Approval of an Appropriation from the Private Contribution Fund in the Amount of $12,800

08/05/08 – Approval of a further extension for the filing of a final subdivision map for 71-73 Dudley Avenue

08/05/08 – Approval of a 2nd Reading of Ord. 680 N.S. amending Chapter 17 regarding green building standards for civic projects

08/05/08 – Acceptance of the 4th quarter LAIF report

08/05/08 – Acceptance of gifts in the amount of $45,000 for CEQA studies for the Blair Park Sports Field project

08/05/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the 1st reading of Ord. 681 N.S. amending Section 19.34.C.1 of the municipal code to allow extension of tentative parcel maps for three (3) years

08/05/08 – Approval of an agreement with Ransome Company in the amount of $506,440 for the FY 08-09 street resurfacing contract

09/02/08 – 2nd Reading of Ordinance 681 N.S. amending Section 19.34.C.1 of the municipal code to allow extension of tentative parcel maps for three years

09/02/08 – Approval of the 2008 Engineering and Traffic Speed Zone Survey required every five years by the California Vehicle Code

09/02/08 – Request by the East Bay Regional Parks District for Support their upcoming bond measure

09/02/08 – Approval of a resolution abandoning the boundary map for the Alta Piedmont Undergrounding District and authorizing the returning of the funds contributed to the escrow account for this district

09/02/08 – Briefing by Richmond Sanitary Service regarding the city’s new recycling and green waste programs

09/02/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding a 1st reading of Ordinance 682 N.S. amending Chapter 17 regarding construction of trash enclosures and consideration of a new policy on this matter

09/02/08 – Consideration of options regarding the City Hall Basement remodeling project (previously funded beginning in FY 04-05) and possible transfer of $300,000 for completion of the project

09/15/08 – Approval of an amendment to the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Joint Powers Agreement to limit the requirement for a super-majority approval of expenditures to $500,000 or greater

09/15/08 – Approval of a resolution supporting the East Bay Regional Park District bond measure on the November Ballot (cont. from 09/02/08)

09/15/2008 – Approval of a continuance of 45 days in the matter of the return of funds to the Alta Piedmont Undergrounding District (cont. from 09/02/08)

09/15/08 – Consideration of an agreement with Blue Water Builders in the amount of $151,681 for the Fire Station Kitchen Remodeling Project

09/15/08 – 2nd Reading of Ord. N.S. amending Chapter 17 regarding construction of trash enclosures

10/06/08 – Approval of a three-year agreement with the City of Berkeley for use of their animal shelter at a cost of $52,515 (the same rate as the previous agreement)

10/06/08 – Presentation by Police Chief Lisa Ravazza regarding crime statistics in Piedmont and regional crime issues

10/06/08 – Consideration of an expansion of the Blair Park Sports Field Project and authorization to amend the environmental studies based on the new field dimensions

10/20/08 – Consideration of 3-year Memorandum of Understanding with Piedmont Police Officers Association granting a 22% total salary increase phased over three years with caveats based on the city’s financial condition

10/20/08 – Consideration of a report regarding the results of the temporary Fairview Avenue Parking District program

10/20/08 – Public Hearing regarding the adoption of a Negative Declaration for the Coaches Field Synthetic Turf and Lighting Project

10/20/08 – Consideration of a contract with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in the amount of $50,000 for bond counsel services related to the Hampton Sea View Underground Assessment District

11/03/08 – Approval of and amended agreement with Harris & Associates in the amount of $38,190 for assessment engineering for the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District and approval of a new agreement with Robert Gray Associates for civil engineering services for the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District in an amount not to exceed $100,000 both of which have been pre-funded by proponents of the district

11/03/08 – Consideration of a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding with the International Association of Firefighters granting a 22% salary increase over three years with caveats based on the city’s financial condition

11/03/08 – Consideration of a revision to the subdivision map for 71 and 73 Dudley Avenue

11/03/08 – 1st Reading of Ordinance 683 NS amending Section 3.7 of the Municipal Code to prohibit furniture, generators, and other items in Dracena Park Quarry

11/03/08 – Report regarding the city’s ADA program and possible future actions; request Council set a public meeting for Tuesday, December 2, 2008

11-17-08 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 683 NS amending Section 3.7 of the Municipal Code to prohibit generators and inflatable “bounce houses” in Dracena Quarry Park (cont. from 11/3/08)

11-17-08 – Consideration of compensation and benefits resolution for Fire and Police Captains granting a 22% increase over 3 years with caveats based on the city’s financial condition

11-17-08 – Consideration of a 3% across the board salary increase for management and mid-management employees with an additional 2% for the City Clerk, Finance Director and City Planner based on annual performance reviews

12/01/08 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding possible locations for portable school classrooms required to implement PUSD Measure E

12/01/08 – e-Correspondence received by the School Board regarding possible locations for portable class rooms required to implement PUSD Measure E

12/01/08 – Acceptance of the contract with Saviano Company, Inc. for the Main Park Tennis Court Improvement Project in the amount of $157,925

12/01/08 – Consideration of Response to Comments regarding the Negative Declaration for the Coaches Playfield Synthetic Turf and Fiels Lighting Project (cont. from 10/20/2008)

12/01/08 – Acceptance of the FY07-08 Audit as recommended by the Counil Audit Committee

12/01/08 – Consideration of a new salary and benefit resolution for the City Administrator