In the past Brentwood has used a city-owned 2008 Chevy heavy-duty dump truck to tow the city’s band wagon, which weighs approximately 17,000 pounds. The city points out in the agenda that the truck wasn’t specified for pulling a bandwagon.
Taking into account the weight of the truck and the wagon, the combined weight could cause damage to the truck. The staff recommends selling or trading one of its current trucks and buying a new one capable of towing the bandwagon. The cost would be approximately $90,000.
Also from the agenda, the city says it rarely receives questions about beekeeping. The city ordinances don’t mention beekeeping, and city staff is recommending that an ordinance be changed to prohibit beekeeping, citing the closeness of houses and potential dangers of bee stings.
The committee will also consider changing the allowed grass height in residents’ yards to seven inches from the current eight inches. The city has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code, which allows maximum seven inch grass. It would not pertain to cultivated flowers or gardens.
See the compete committee agenda.