CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Alice Patino

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Marty Mariscal

Councilmember Leo Trujillo

 

 

City Manager Tim Ness

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Patricia Perez

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 15, 2006

6:30 P.M.

 

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.  By listing a topic on this agenda, the City Council has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item.  In addition to any action identified in the summary description of each item, the action that may be taken by the City Council shall include:  a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; authorization to enter into negotiations and execute agreements pertaining to the item; adoption or approval; and disapproval.  Items not on the agenda may not be discussed or acted upon except under emergency circumstances.  (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

 

The City of Santa Maria welcomes orderly participation at its meetings from all members of the public.  Orderly participation means speaking only on items of City business or on subjects within the City’s control.  Though the City Council wants to hear your concerns and values your input, it is inappropriate to defame, yell, or use profane language.  All cellular telephones and pagers are to be turned off or set to vibrate, and signs are not to be displayed in a manner which violates the rights of others or prevents others from watching or fully participating in the Council meeting.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 36813, the Mayor is authorized to prohibit such conduct, up to and including ordering anyone that disrupts the meeting to be removed from the City Council Chambers.

 

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. To request assistance, please call 925-0951, extension 307. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) call (800) 735-2929.  The City has equipment available for the hearing impaired and for Spanish-only speaking persons who wish to participate.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the meeting, notification is required at least by the Friday before the meeting.


 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

ROLL CALL:                        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

  1. PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for August, 2006:

 

SUSAN KLUCKER

 

for her dedication and commitment as a key member of the Healthy for Life work group, one of the four workgroups of the Families for the First Decade Project, and as a leading contributor to health education throughout the Santa Maria Valley.

 

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES):

 

The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and provide it to City Staff PRIOR TO this part of the agenda.  This assists the Clerk in accurately preparing the minutes of the meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on Consent Agenda items, Closed Session items, or matters not otherwise scheduled on this agenda.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on matters not on the printed agenda at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion and decisions on important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent the type of public input necessary to make governmental decisions.

 

 

  1. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council approval without discussion as a single agenda item in order to expedite the meeting.

 

SHOULD A COUNCILMEMBER WISH TO DISCUSS OR DISAPPROVE ANY ITEM, it must be dropped from the blanket motion of approval and considered as a separate item.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK:

 

A.     Recommendation of City Staff to waive the reading in full of all ORDINANCES and RESOLUTIONS.  Ordinances on the Consent Agenda will be adopted by the same vote cast at the first meeting, unless City Council indicates otherwise.

 

B.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the MINUTES of the Regular City Council Meeting of August 1, 2006.

 

a.      To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements and release a Faithful Performance Bond posted in connection with NORTH PREISKER RANCH, TRACT 5764, PHASE 4, in the reduced amount of $40,000 for the construction and installation of public improvements, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until February 2007 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until August 2007.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond to be released.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving PERSONNEL CHANGES, adjustments to salary ranges and the creation of new classifications and amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect new classifications.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-135 to be adopted approving personnel changes.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-144 to be adopted amending the Conflict of Interest Code.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize staff to enter into a contract not to exceed $21,250 with the City of Lompoc and the Buske Group of Sacramento, as the consultant, for a TRIENNIAL REVIEW of Comcast Cablevision’s performance, which will be a joint contract with the City of Lompoc totaling $42,500.

 

a.      Authorize the execution of a contract with the Buske Group.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Payment of WARRANTS.

 

a.      To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified as being in conformity with the budget and having been approved for payment by the Director of   Administrative Services.

 

G.    Payment of PAYROLL.

 

a.      To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified by the proper Department Heads, as shown on records on file in the Department of Administrative Services, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Administrative Services.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council consider a Notice from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of an application for a transfer of an ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE in an existing restaurant for Marisco La Coqueta (formerly Ahedos Restaurant) located at 118 W. Chapel.   This application is not affected by Section 23958 of the Business and Professions Code or the Alcoholic Beverage Policy adopted by the City Council.

 

a.      To be noted and filed.

 

I.        Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution allowing Alcoholic Beverage Licenses that are not within areas of undue concentration to be processed administratively by the Community Development Department.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-136 to be adopted allowing certain ABC Licenses to be processed administratively.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., for Bid No. 2007/01, FLETCHER PARK, PHASE II.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-137 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., in the amount of $458,430.20, which is the base bid plus additive alternate No. 1.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with R. Baker Inc., for Bid No. 2007/02, CRESTON STREET SANITARY SEWER – Railroad Avenue to Lincoln Street.

 

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-138 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with R. Baker Inc., in the amount of $317,409.90.

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Graham Contractors, Inc., for Bid No. 2007/03, STREET MAINTENANCE (CHIP SEAL).

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-139 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Graham Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $1,115,259.05, which is the base bid plus additive alternate No. 1.

 

M.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Union Asphalt, Inc., for Bid No. 2007/04, STREET OVERLAY.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-140 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Union Asphalt, Inc., in the amount of $854,337.50.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

N.     Recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing the project planning and site management plan for the LAS FLORES RANCH PROPERTY.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-141 to be adopted establishing the project planning and site management plan for the Las Flores Ranch Property.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) to develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan in Santa Barbara County, contingent upon the County Board of Supervisors approving the MOU, and authorize payment of $20,000 to the County Water Agency for Santa Maria’s contribution to develop the plan.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-142 to be adopted approving a Memorandum of Understanding to develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan in Santa Barbara County.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS:

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2006, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2006.

 

    1. Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. 

 

    1. Receive and file the report.

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2005, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2006.

 

    1. Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch and Gina Keough, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. 

 

    1. Receive and file the report.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

  1. FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FOURTH QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30, 2006, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT – FISCAL YEAR 2005-06.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2005-06 and a budget amendment report making certain operational changes to the 2005-06 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

    1. Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

    1. Council discussion.

 

    1. Resolution No. 2006-143 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for fiscal year 2005-06 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:           The City Council will recess to a Closed Session:

 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8.

 

Property:                    Corner of Miller & Boone, a portion of APN 125-150-02.

Agency negotiator:  Director of Public Works/City Engineer

Negotiating Parties:  City of Santa Maria and LaBrea Ice Company

Under negotiation:    Instruction to negotiator will concern price

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THURSDAYS AND ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

 

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION MADE ON A MATTER ON THIS AGENDA IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED ON THIS AGENDA, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 5TH MEETING IS AUGUST 24, 2006.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

August 16, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Sept. 11, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sept. 12, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Sept. 12, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sept. 12, 2006

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Sept. 14, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sept. 18, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.