2010 Staff Reports

01/04/10 – Consideration of a fee reduction from $3500 to $880 for a third design review application for construction at 4 Lexford Road

01/04/10 – Consideration of actions required to enter into the State Energy Program (SEP)

a.        Approval of a resolution authorizing Sacramento County to submit, accept and implement on the City’s behalf a collaborative application to the California Energy Commission for SEP funds.

b.         Approval of a resolution authorizing ABAG to submit, accept and implement on the City’s behalf a collaborative application to the California Energy Commission for SEP funds.

01/04/10 – Consideration of the Final Report of the Environmental Task Force

01/04/10 – Consideration of the city’s Climate Action Plan including:

a.         Approval of a resolution adopting a Negative Declaration and

b.         Approval of a resolution adopting the Climate Action Plan

01/19/10 – Approve the attached four-year agreement in the amount of $13,521.60 with Philips for the maintenance of the Fire Department’s four cardiac monitors.

01/19/10 – Receipt of a report from the Acting Police Chief regarding year-end crime statistics

01/19/10 – Consideration of the FY 09-10 Mid-Year Financial Report from the City Administrator and Finance Director

01/19/10 – Consideration of FY 09-10 mid-year budget adjustments including $515,000 from the General Fund and $48,000 to be funded by either recreation fee recovery or the recreation Schoolmates Fund.

02/01/10 – Announcement by the Fire Chief regarding recycling of CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) (No Written Report)

02/01/10 – Update on and authorization to request bids for a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for City Hall

02/01/10 – Consideration of the creation of a Public Safety Committee

02/01/10 – Update on the status of construction in the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District    (No Written report)

02/01/10 – Discussion of the process for recruiting a new City Attorney

02/06/10 – Consideration of an appropriation of not to exceed $1,150,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for projected construction costs for the Piedmont Hills Underground Utility District

02/06/10 – Financial Information for Piedmont Hills Underground Utility District

02/06/10 – Work Stoppage Costs for Piedmont Hills Underground Utility District

02/06/10 – Correspondence regarding Piedmont Hills Underground Utility District

02/16/10 – Certification of election results for the Regular Municipal Election of February 2, 2010

03/01/10 – Approval of a resolution allowing the Police Department to seek fee recovery from drivers who are arrested for causing an accident as a result of DUI.

03/01/10 – Approval of an agreement with AECOM in the amount of $3,890 for preparation of a draft Climate Action Plan to be completed no later than April 30, 2010

03/01/10 -Approval of an agreement with LSA Associates in the amount of $60,105 for environmental consulting work regarding the property at 408 Linda Avenue which will be funded by the project applicants

03/01/10 – Approval of city council liaison assignments for the period from 3/1/10 to 2/28/11

03/01/10 - Appointment of Judge Ken Kawaichi (Ret.) as an interim member of the Audit sub-committee of the Piedmont City Council for purposes of investigating the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

03/01/10 – Correspondence regarding the Appointment of Judge Kawaichi to the City Council Audit Sub-Committee

03/01/10 – Update on the status of construction in the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

03/01/10 -  Consideration of a moratorium on underground utility projects (cont. from 02/06/10)

03/01/10 – Correspondence regarding a moratorium on underground utility projects

03/01/10 – Consideration of a Wireless Communications Facility Application (#09-0279) submitted by AT&T Mobility on behalf of PG&E, 275 Sandringham Road

03/01/10 – Review of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for recruitment of a new City Attorney (cont. from 02/01/10)

03/01/10 – Discussion of the process of recruiting a new Fire Chief

03/01/10 – Correspondence regarding the recruitment of a new Fire Chief

03/15/10 – Approval of an appropriation in the amount of $112,083 from COPS funds for additional overtime patrols and equipment replacement in the Police Department

03/15/10 – Presentation on the 2010 United States Census

03/15/10 – Report on possible municipal legislation regarding Penal Code Sec. 290 (sex offender registrants)

03/15/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

03/15/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding an application for a Conditional Use Permit by Sherrie McMullen for a woman’s clothing store at 1235 Grand Avenue

03/15/10 – Consideration of an amendment to the agreement with LSA Associates for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project EIR in the amount of $26,200

03/15/10 -Consideration of the city’s Climate Action Plan (continued from 01/04/10) including:

a.         Approval of a resolution adopting a Negative Declaration and

b.         Approval of a resolution adopting the Climate Action Plan

03/15/10 – Report from the Finance Director regarding the status of the FY 09-10 budget

03/15/10 – Acceptance of a report by the City Council Audit Committee regarding the FY 08-09 Audit of the City of Piedmont including reporting obligations for PERS retiree medical costs

03/22/10 – Interview Schedule for Commission / Committee Applicants

03/31/10 – Letter from PUSD regarding appointment to Public Safety Committee

04/05/10 – Approval of an agreement with the Regents of the University of California with a deposit in the amount of $1332 per skateboard camp

04/05/10 – Presentation by the Congestion Management Agency regarding new sales tax legislation

04/05/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of design review for a remodeling project at 201 Park Way.  There has been a request for continuance in this matter until April 19, 2010, and the council normally grants such requests.

04/05/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

04/05/10 – Presentation by the Police Chief regarding quarterly crime statistics

04/05/10 – Introduction of a new lease agreement proposed by the Piedmont Swim Club for the use of city property at 777 Magnolia Avenue (NO ACTION IS PROPOSED ON THIS ITEM) – Includes correspondence received through Friday, April 2nd at 3:30 PM

04/05/10 – Supplemental Report on Introduction of a new lease agreement proposed by the Piedmont Swim Club for the use of city property at 777 Magnolia Avenue

04/19/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

04/19/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve design review and variance for construction at 201 Park Way – Includes correspondence received through 5:00PM on Friday, April 16th

04/19/10 – Consideration of a resolution setting out future steps regarding the Hampton Sea View Underground Assessment District – Includes correspondence received through 4:00PM on Monday, April 19th

04/19/10 – Consideration of options related to the City Attorney recruitment process

04/19/10 – Consideration of the appointment of John Speakman as Interim Fire Chief

05/03/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

05/03/10 – Consideration of a contract with American Asphalt in the amount of $133,312.41for the Crest Road – Sotelo Avenue Overlay Project

05/03/10 – Consideration of various options related to the Hampton Sea View Underground Assessment District (cont. from 4/19/10) - Includes correspondence received through Noon, Monday, May 3rd.

05/03/10 – Updated Tally of resident responses for Hampton Sea View Underground Assessment DistrictUpdated through Noon, Monday, May 3rd.

05/03/10 – 1st Reading of Ord. 693 N.S. amending Chapter 3 of the municipal code regarding use restrictions at Dracena Park Quarry

05/03/10 – Presentation of the proposed FY 10-11 budget for the City of Piedmont – This item will be presented at the meeting by City Administrator Geoff Grote

05/17/2010 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 693 N.S. amending Chapter 3 of the municipal code regarding use restrictions at Dracena Park

05/17/2010 – Approval of a resolution to be presented to volunteers at the annual Volunteer Reception for 2010

05/17/2010 – Approval of a resolution authorizing the expenditure of $46,000 (the balance in the Import Mitigation Fund construction and demolition program) to other projects

05/17/2010 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District


05/17/2010 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding a review of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve an addition at 1078 Annerley Road


05/17/2010 – Review of a revised schedule for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project EIR

06/07/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

06/07/10 – Discussion of Facilities Preservation Fee proposal from Piedmont Unified School District as submitted by Mr. Raushenbush

06/07/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget and fee proposals for FY 10-11 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

06/07/10 – Appointment of Chester Nakahara as Interim Public Works Director effective 7/1/10

06/07/10 – Consideration of a Sec. 115 trust account to meet PERS retiree medical costs

06/07/10 – 1st Reading of Ord. 686 N.S. approving a lot line adjustment granting city property to Rachwald at 56 Sharon Avenue

06/21/10 - Approval of an agreement with George S. Peyton Jr. for interim services as consultant to     the new City Attorney

06/21/10 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 686 N.S. approving the transfer of city property to Rachwald at 56 Sharon Avenue

06/21/10 – Approval of an agreement with Alameda County related to the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds

06/21/10 – Approval of an agreement with Alameda County regarding collection of taxes

06/21/10 – Extension of appointment of John Speakman as Interim Fire Chief until 07/30/10

06/21/10 – Appropriate $21,995.17 to the Police Department Equipment Replacement account and $5,498.79 to the Police Department Overtime account from the FY 09-10 COPS Grant funds

06/21/10 – Presentation by P.G. & E. regarding Smart Meters

06/21/10 – Update on the Piedmont Hills Underground Assessment District

06/21/10 – Consideration of FY 09-10 year-end appropriations and transfers for various departments in the amount of $364,244

06/21/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget for FY 10-11 and the levy of the Municipal Services Tax and Sewer Tax

06/21/10 – Consideration of adoption of the FY 10-11 budget for the City of Piedmont including the following:

a.         By resolution appropriate the FY 09-10 fund balance to the applicable reserves

b.         By resolution, adopt the FY 10-11 operating budget

c.         By resolution, adopt the FY 10-11 capital budget

`           d.         By resolution, approve the FY 10-11 fee schedules

e.         By resolution, confirm the city’s annual appropriation (Gann) limit

06/21/10 – Adoption of the FY 10-11 Municipal Services Tax

06/21/10 – Adoption of the FY 10-11 Municipal Sewer Tax

07/06/10 – Receipt of a quarterly crime report from Acting Chief Hunt

07/06/10 -Consideration of the appointment of  Thomas Curry as the City Attorney for the City of Piedmont effective July 1, 2010 and approval of a  one-year employment agreement

07/06/10 – Consideration of the appointment of Bob Akiyama as Chief Building Official effective July 1, 2010 and approval of a salary and benefit resolution

07/06/10 – Consideration of a Wireless Communications Facility Application (#09-0279) submitted by AT&T Mobility on behalf of PG&E at 275 Sandringham Road

07/06/10 – Consideration of a federal grant application for LED Street Lights in the amount of   $58,369

07/19/10 – Approval of a MOU with the City of El Cerrito for the Small Cities Climate Action Partnership EPA Grant in the amount of $497,488

07/19/10 – Consideration of the appointment of Michael McLaughlin as Fire Chief effective August 4, 2010 and approval of a salary and benefit resolution at $162,000

07/19/10 – Consideration of the appointment of John O. Tulloch as Interim City Clerk effective September 4, 2010 and approval of a salary and benefit resolution at $94,725

07/19/10 – Consideration of the acceptance of the Piedmont Hills Undergrounding project with Valley Utility and authorization to file a Notice of Completion and discussion of release of up to 50% of the retention

07/19/10 – PUBLIC HEARING regarding the Draft EIR for Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project

07/19/10 – Consideration of a request from Piedmont Station LLC (408 Linda Ave) regarding installment pass through payments for EIR work

08-02-10  -  Consideration of the appointment of Edward Tubbs as Fire Chief effective August 30, 2010 and approval of a salary and benefit resolution at $160,000

08-02-10  -  Consideration of the appointment of Warren McLaren as Interim Fire Chief from August 7 to August 29, 2010

08-02-10  –  Presentation regarding traffic studies and options related to the Artuna Avenue Parking District

08-02-10  -   PUBLIC HEARING regarding the Draft EIR for Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project

08-02-10  -  Public Comment – Draft EIR for Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project

08-02-10  -  Update on various grant awards from federal and state energy efficiency programs

08-02-10  -  Consideration two separate actions to implement sequential payments for CEQA related work at 408 Linda Avenue – Piedmont Station

09/07/10 – Proposed changes to 08/02/10 minutes as submitted by Sandra Pohutsky

09/07/10 – Approval of a successor name change in the city’s legal services agreement from McDonough, Holland, and Allen to Burke, Williams, and Sorensen LLP and appoint of Michelle Marchetta Kenyon as Acting City Attorney

09-07-10 - Appropriation of $1,541 to the Alameda County-Wide Homeless Continuum of Care Council

09/07/10 – Introduction of a new Housing Element to the General Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission

09/07/10 – Draft Housing Element as approved by the Planning Commission

09/07/10 – 1st Reading of Ord. 694 amending Chapter 30, Storm Water Management

09/20/10 – Approve 2nd Reading of Ord. 694 N.S. amending Chapter 30, Storm Water Management

09/20/10 – Appropriate $3,350.72 to the Police Department Equipment Replacement account and $5,026.09 to the Police Department Overtime account from the FY 09-10 COPS Grant funds

09/20/10 – Update on inquiries to Pacific Gas & Electric Company regarding Smart Meters and Gas Pipelines

09/20/10 – Update on the implementation of the recommendations of the Environmental Task Force as well as the Climate Action Plan

09/20/10 – Update on the LED streetlight replacements funded with EECBG funds

09/20/10 – Re-introduction and 1st reading of Ord. 692 N.S. amending Chapter 17 of the municipal code regarding signs (continued from 11/16/2009)

10/04/10 – 2nd reading of Ord. 692 N.S. amending Chapter 17 of the municipal code regarding signs

10/04/10 - Consideration of an Agreement with Meyers Nave for the reimbursement of $48,000 in legal fees in the matter of Kurtin v. Piedmont

10/04/10 - Report from the Public Safety Committee

10/04/10 - Discussion of issues regarding the reporting of a suspicious persons incident to the police on March 11, 2010

10/18/10 – Discussion of current City practices and criteria regarding views and discussion of current City practices and criteria regarding variances

10/18/10 – Receipt of the FY 09-10 4th Quarter Treasurer’s Report regarding the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF)

10/18/10 – Receipt of a quarterly crime report from Acting Chief Hunt

10/18/10 – Approval of an MOU between the City of Piedmont and StopWaste.Org to support the Retrofit Bay Area program

10/18/10 – Consideration of a new Housing Element to the General Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission

10/18/10 – Presentation regarding the Artuna Avenue Parking District and consideration of the boundaries thereof (Section 11.83 of the Municipal Code)

10/18/10 – Report from the Finance Director on closing the FY 09-10 budget and the status of the FY 10-11 Budget

11/01/10 – Approval of FY 10-11 Street Tree Pruning Agreement with Arborwell, Inc in the amount of $87,485.44

11/01/10 – Approval of a resolution authorizing the closure of city streets for the Piedmont High School Cross Country Team’s annual Turkey Trot fund raiser

11/01/10 – Consideration of a contract amendment with LSA Associates in the amount of $25,000 for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project EIR

11/01/10 – Consideration of the appointment of John M. Hunt, III as Police Chief effective November 1, 2010, approval of a salary and benefit resolution at $172,692, and declaration of goals and objectives for Chief Hunt

11/01/10 – Proposed Goals and Objectives for Chief Hunt

11/01/10 – 1st Reading of Ord. 695 N.S. amending Chapter 17F of the Municipal Code regarding Housing Disclosure Statements

11/01/10 – Consideration of a resolution authorizing the preparation of bid documents and solicitation of bids for the City Hall / Fire Department HVAC Replacement project and authorization to use grant funds to offset part of the project cost.

11/15/10 – 2nd Reading of Ord. 695 N.S. amending Chapter 17F of the Municipal Code regarding Housing Disclosure Statements

11/15/10 – PUBLIC HEARING on the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields EIR Response to Comments

11/15/10 – Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project DEIR and Response to Comments

11/15/10 – Discussion of scheduling future public hearings for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields EIR Response to Comments

12/06/10 – Consideration of Final Environmental Impact Report for the Moraga Canyon Sports Field Project and possible action to adopt Resolution certifying Final Environmental Impact Report for the Moraga Canyon Sports Field Project

a. PUBLIC HEARING on the certification of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields EIR including Response to Comments

b. Consideration of a resolution certifying Final Environmental Impact Report for the Moraga Canyon Sports Field Project

12/06/10 – Consideration of the referral of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project to City Commissions for review

12/06/10 – Consideration of a new Housing Element of the General Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission