The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to continue closed-session deliberations about selling the old City Hall site on Camino Ramon.
Negotiations are ongoing with a potential buyer interested in acquiring the one-story office complex site on the 2200 block of Camino Ramon that housed City Hall and city offices from the mid-1980s until earlier this year, according to interim city manager Joe Gorton.
Council members announced after their closed-session talks Sept. 13 that they had voted to authorize Mayor Bill Clarkson to sign a purchase agreement for the sale of the old City Hall site, but Gorton said Tuesday he could not reveal any specifics about the status of the sale.
"The city is in negotiations with a prospective buyer. At this point, the negotiations are still being conducted, and I am unable to discuss the details until we are farther along in the process," Gorton said.
Tuesday evening's closed-session discussion is set to focus on instructing Gorton on price and terms of payment related to the office buildings at 2220, 2222, 2226 and 2228 Camino Ramon, according to the meeting agenda.
The council is permitted to hold closed-session conversations about negotiations related to city property purchases or sales, if the meeting is properly agendized with public notification.
The meeting Tuesday, which also features open-session business, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. inside the current San Ramon City Hall, a state-of-the-art, two-story facility that opened in late April at 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.
In other business
* The council will consider approving of the city sponsoring the San Ramon 150 celebration being planned for next year.
San Ramon's 150th birthday event is being organized by a committee of representatives of the school district, business community, chamber of commerce, library, arts and historic foundations, sports groups and city staff as well as other interested residents.
The council voted in January to establish for the first time 1867 as San Ramon's official founding year -- a date selected based on the construction of the area's first schoolhouse.
City staff recommends the city support the San Ramon 150 celebration by providing, no fee use of community buildings for 150th anniversary meetings and events, use of the 150th logo on city marketing materials and collateral during the 2017 calendar year and offering up to $12,000 from the Parks and Community Services Department budget to fund related activities.
The council will consider authorizing the event sponsorship as part of its consent agenda, a collection of items deemed routine and voted upon all at once.
* The only other consent agenda item is a resolution to authorize a contract with Garney Construction to repair a 36-inch storm drain pipe on Crow Canyon Road east of Deerwood Road for an amount not to exceed $290,700.
* The council will also discuss appointing Shashikant Desai to serve on the Senior Advisory Committee with a term to expire March 2018. Desai was the only applicant for three open spots on the committee, one regular term and two alternate positions.
* City staff will also introduce the council to new employees: human resources analyst Vilcia Rodriguez and James Spielvogel, parks and community services recreation technician.