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City Council Meeting Recap for March 26, 2019

Post Date:03/29/2019 12:51 PM

On Tuesday, March 26th, the Millbrae City Council hosted its second meeting of the month.

Thank you to Steve Henderson for leading the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following the Pledge, the Millbrae City Council honored Glade Beresford with flowers in commemoration of her 100th birthday. The City Council also honored St. Dunstan Catholic School for its support of Millbrae Goes to the Movies and help in bringing the community together. Over the winter months, St. Dunstan allowed the City to use its gym to host the City’s monthly movie night.

The City Council received an informational update from Steve Henderson, the Millbrae Lions Baseball Program Board President. Mr. Henderson thanked the Millbrae Lions and community for supporting the baseball program. This year, 345 children ages five to 14 are playing in one of the program’s 27 teams.

The City Council wished David Cooper a happy birthday. Dave has been a production manager for MCTV for more than 20 years. He works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep MCTV and the City Council meetings on the air and ensure all can watch local programs.

The City Council unanimously approved, by a 5-0 vote, the following consent items:  (Item 13 re the New City America agreement amendment was continued to the April 9th City Council meeting.)

Item 5 - Approval of a fee waiver for the Rotary Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt on April 20, 2019 for $3,000 in rental fees for the use of Central Park and $62.50 in staff costs;

Item 6 - Adopt a resolution approving the amended and restated water supply agreement between the City and County of San Francisco wholesale customers in Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County dated November 2018 and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement;

Item 7 - Resolution approving the first addendum to the agreement with Diemer Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $85,000 for professional engineering services;

Item 8 - Resolution to adopt a list of projects for fiscal year 2019-2020 funded by Senate Bill 1: The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017;

Item 9 - Resolution awarding a construction contract to Interstate Grading and Paving for the 2019 Pavement Repair Project;

Item 11 – Resolution Accepting the 12 Corte Nueva Sanitary Sewer Main Relocation Project as Complete and Filing of Notice of Completion;

Item 12 - Resolution endorsing the San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency Agency proposal (proposal) and authorizing the expenditure of $40,000 annually for three fiscal years (FYs 2019-20 through 2021-22) to support the Agency start-up; and

Item 15 - Consider authorizing by motion a sponsorship in the amount of $10,000 for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) Food Wine and Heroes Event.

Items 10 and 14 were pulled from the consent calendar for comment.

The City Council congratulated City staff for their work to improve bicycle and pedestrian travel in Millbrae. Item 10 - resolution awarding a construction contract to Interstate Grading and Paving for the Taylor Middle School Safe Routes to School and Green Infrastructure Pilot Project – passed unanimously.

The City Council noted that these are exciting improvements to give Millbrae a great trail system. Item 14 – approval of a letter of support regarding “Obtaining California State Historic Trail Designation Status for the Projected Ohlone-Portola Heritage Trail in San Mateo County” – passed unanimously.

Under Existing Business, the City Council received an update on the Millbrae Community Garden bylaws and fees (Item 17). Staff recommended that the City Council approve the Millbrae Community Garden bylaws and adopt a resolution authorizing the amendment of the Citywide Master Fee Schedule to include community garden rental fees and deposits. The City Council unanimously approved Item 17.

Under New Business, City staff recommended that the City Council accept, by motion, the Housing Element Annual Progress Report for 2018. The City Council unanimously approved Item 18 – 2018 Housing Element Annual Progress Report.

The City Council received a presentation on Item 16 - GATEWAY AT MILLBRAE STATION PROJECT:  adoption of a resolution of the City Council to approve a design review permit application for the Gateway at Millbrae Station-Transit Oriented Design (TOD) Project pursuant to Millbrae Municipal Code (MMC) 10.05.2500 C.

City staff recommended that the City Council adopt a resolution to approve a design review permit (DRP) to approve the design, colors, materials, signage, landscaping, and lighting for the construction of a new multi-use, transit oriented development (Gateway at Millbrae Station) located at 200 Rollins Road, for which a development agreement was approved pursuant to Ordinance Number 769.

For Item 16, the City Council unanimously approved the design review of three structures (the residential building, office building and veterans building) and water feature excluding the hotel and other external features. On a 3-2 vote, the City Council approved the design review of the hotel with the exception of the exterior materials. This matter is being continued to a special meeting that will held on Tuesday, April 2nd.

A recording of the City Council meeting can be viewed at The entire meeting agenda, attachments and presentations can be viewed at


Presentation to St. Dunstan Church and School for their support of Millbrae Goes to the Movies.

 St Dunstan Presentation

Presentation to Steve Henderson, the Millbrae Lions Baseball Program Board President.

Millbrae Lions Baseball Program Presentation 

Presentation to MCTV's Dave Cooper.

MCTV Dave Cooper Presentation

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