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

JANUARY 3, 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.  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.  Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting is required for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for this 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.     Resolution No. 2006-01 to be adopted commending

 

TRENT BENEDETTI

 

for more than 15 years of devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

 

2.      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.  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 government decisions.

 

 

3.      CONSENT CALENDAR

 

The Consent Calendar is approved by roll call vote with one motion.  These items are discussed only on request of Councilmembers.  Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar Items during the Public Comment Period.   (Estimated time: 3 minutes unless items are discussed.)

 

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 Calendar 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 December 20, 2005.

 

a.      To be adopted.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (SMPOA).

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-02 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the SMPOA MOU.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a wage and benefit package for the non-represented full-time management and confidential employees.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-03 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for non-represented full-time management and confidential employees.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE for public safety managers.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-04 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for public safety managers.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the creation of a City EMPLOYEE HOME LOAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-05 to be adopted authorizing the creation of a City Employee Home Loan Assistance Program.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of the following bonds posted in connection with WESTGATE RANCH I, TRACT 5754:

 

a.      Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $10,000 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be authorized, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until June 2006 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until January 2007; and

 

b.      Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $17,000 for the installation of tree wells and pavers to be authorized, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until June 2006.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     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.

 

I.         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:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Community Development to enter into a contract between Rincon Consultants, Inc., and the City of Santa Maria to provide California Environmental Quality Act documents for the DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2006-06 to be adopted approving a contract with Rincon Consultants, Inc.


FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the transfer of a surplus fire engine, a 1988 E-ONE Pumper, from the Fire Department to Allan Hancock College for use in the Fire Academy Training Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2006-07 to be adopted approving the transfer of a surplus fire engine to Allan Hancock College.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council will consider three of four appointments to the All-America City Committee and one of two appointments to the Landmark Committee.  One seat on the All-America City Committee and one seat on the Landmark Committee will be readvertised as insufficient applications were received.

 

b.      Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

c.      Appoint three members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from:

 

David Coelho (incumbent)                     nominated by Councilmember Trujillo

Michael Hayes (incumbent)                   nominated by Councilmember Trujillo

Bailey Hudson (incumbent)                    nominated by Councilmember Patino

 

d.      Direct staff to readvertise one vacant seat currently held by Harry Watson who did not reapply.

 

e.      Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee for a regular term of three years. Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One application was received from:

 

Joan Walker (incumbent)

 

f.        Direct staff to readvertise one vacant seat currently held by Robert Sly who did not reapply.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL regarding EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL regarding ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Subsection (b) of 54956.9 of the Government Code (1 matter).


 

                                                        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, JANUARY 17, 2006. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 17TH MEETING IS JANUARY 5, 2006.

 

 

 

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MEETING PLACE

 

MEETING

TIME

 

Planning Commission

 

January 18, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 

January 9, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

Landmark Committee

 

January 10, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

 

4:00 p.m.

Recreation and Parks Commission

 

January 18, 2006

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

6:30 p.m.

Library Board

 

January 10, 2006

Library Conference Room

 

7:00 p.m.

Code Compliance Board

 

January 12, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

All-America City Committee

 

January 16, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.