On Tuesday, the Brentwood City Council is set to discus two agenda items that would execute agreements that could result in spending up to $192,500 on street art and another $15k on a wine trolley.
According to the agenda item for Street Art, the agreement would be for Art Services with Motivated Metal to place the artwork on Balfour Road near Highway 4. The move comes after the council, in May of 2019 adopted the Capital Improvement Program to include the Public Arts Spaces project.
The project is aimed to showcase the overall identify of Brentwood as you enter City limits from high profile locations and become iconic representations of Brentwood.
On July 2, 2019, the Public Art Spaces Adhoc Committee reviewed a design by artist Seth Palmiter of Motivated Metal for the Public Art Spaces Balfour Road site. The adhoc approved a recommendation of the artist and design for the Balfour Road site to the Arts Commission.
On September 25, 2019, the Arts Commission approved a recommendation to City Council for approval of Motivated Metal’s design for the Public Art Spaces project on Balfour Road.
The total contract amount for the work to be performed by Motivated Metal for Public Art Spaces on Balfour Road is $175,000 plus a 10% contingency of $17,500 for a total amount of $192,500
The final cost is within the City Council approved amount for this project and was budgeted in the adopted Capital Improvement Program, which includes the Public Art Spaces CIP Project #337-37244. Funding for this project comes from the Public Art Acquisition, Public Art Administration and Capital Infrastructure Funds. The Public Art Acquisition and Public Art Administration funds can only be used for public art projects.
$15K for Wine Trolley for 2020 Wine Passport Weekend
The council will also discuss signing a reimbursement agreement with the Contra Costa Wine Growers Association to help fund the 2020 Wine Passport Weekend Trolley Pilot Program. The cost is estimated at $15,500.
For 2020, the 5th Annual Wine Passport Weekend will be held on the weekend May 16-17, with the East Region tastings (Brentwood) occurring on Sunday, May 17th. Multiple wineries such as Bloomfield Vineyards, Tamayo Family Vineyards, Campos Family Vineyards, CoCo County Wine Company, McCauley Estate Vineyards, Petersen Vineyards, Hannah Nicole Vineyards as well as Nunn Family Vineyards, and Favalora will be participating.
According to the city, the goal of this pilot program is to encourage repeat, as well as new residents and visitors, to explore and patronize local wineries, while sitting back and enjoying themselves with free transportation from downtown Brentwood to participating wineries, thereby providing, an experience, while promoting agritourism. Guests may park for free, and board trolleys that will loop and pick up/drop off, at participating wineries as well as downtown. Additionally, cross promotion of restaurants and shopping will occur with swag bags provided to all rider
If You Go:
Brentwood City Council Meeting
Jan 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
150 City Park Way