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 17, 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. 2006-08 to be adopted commending

 

ROBERT SLY

 

for nine years of devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Landmark Committee.

 

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

 

 

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the week of January 15th to 22nd, 2006, as:

 

“RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK”

 

            in the City of Santa Maria.


 

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.  See attached yellow sheets for further information.  (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 January 3, 2006.

 

a.      To be adopted.

 

C.    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 TEXACO-HOBBS, TRACT 5723:

 

a.      Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $25,000 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.

 

D.    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 DAL PORTO VILLAS, TRACT 5790:

 

a.      Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $805.60 for the installation of street and easement trees to be authorized.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     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.

 

F.     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.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the allocation of Fiscal Year 2005-06 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to VTC Enterprises to ensure that none of the allocated funds will be used in structures that will be impacted by the future extension of McCoy Lane.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2006-09 to be adopted amending the CDBG allocation for VTC Enterprises.

 

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 an ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE in an existing restaurant for LA ISLA RESTAURANT located at 101 N. Depot, Suite E.  This application is not affected by Section 23958 of the Business and Professional 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 consider a Notice from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of an application for an ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE in an existing business for LITTLE STORE located at 501 E. Boone Street.  This application is not affected by Section 23958 of the Business and Professional Code or the Alcoholic Beverage Policy adopted by the City Council.

 

a.      To be noted and filed.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding a bid and approving an agreement with Union Asphalt, Inc., Bid No. 2006/03, North Blosser Road Widening from West Main Street to Taylor Street in the amount of $3,444,470.50.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-10 to be adopted approving an agreement with Union Asphalt, Inc.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a two-way stop at the intersection of Orange Street and Concepcion Avenue.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-11 to be adopted approving a two-way stop.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.      UPDATE TO THE ADA SELF EVALUATION AND TRANSITION PLAN.  The City Council will receive public comment and consider approval of the update to the City of Santa Maria’s Self Evaluation and Transition Plan which was originally prepared in 1990 in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Senior Deputy City Attorney)

 

b.      Written Communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Resolution No. 2006-12 to be adopted approving the update to the ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan.

 

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

 

5.      Tentative Tract Map for Celebration, Tract 5893, E-2005-08.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a Tentative Tract Map to create a 56 lot mixed-use residential and office subdivision on 6.98 acres with lots ranging in size from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet located on the west side of Miller Street between Inger Drive and Daniel Street in a PD/R-2 zone, Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-081-009. 

 

On December 21, 2005, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2396, with Commissioners Benedetti, Brown, Everett and Chairperson Waterfield voting in favor and Commissioner Hunter absent, recommending that the City Council approve a Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Tentative Tract Map for Tract 5893, the Celebration project.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

b.      Written Communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Resolution No. 2006-13 to be adopted approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, E-2005-08.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2006-14 to be adopted approving the Tentative Tract Map for Celebration, Tract 5893.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.      COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 10-YEAR CHRONIC HOMELESS PLAN.  The City Council will hear a presentation from representatives of Santa Barbara County and consider a request from the County to contribute $10,000 to assist in the development of a 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Grants Administrator)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2006-15 to be adopted allocating $10,000 in Community Development Block Grant program income funds for the 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

 

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

 

7.      FAMILIES FOR THE FIRST DECADE.  The City Council will receive an annual update on the Families for the First Decade project.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Recreation and Parks)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Receive and file the report.

 

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

 

8.      AMENDMENT TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the City of Santa Maria Municipal Code, relating to trespassing on private property. 

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Senior Deputy City Attorney)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Ordinance No. 2006-01, amending Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Municipal Code relating to trespassing on private property, to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

9.            LAS FLORES RANCH PROPERTY ACQUISITION.  The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to proceed with the purchase of 1,778 acres of land known as the Las Flores Ranch property from Chevron Environmental Services Company for future municipal operations.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Utilities)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2006-16 to be adopted authorizing the purchase of the 1,778-acre Las Flores Ranch property.

 

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

 


REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

This meeting will be adjourned to the Special City Council Goal-Setting Workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at the Historic Santa Maria Inn, 801 South Broadway.

 

 

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 EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss RUBALCAVA v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.


 

                                                                                                                          ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 7TH MEETING IS JANUARY 26, 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

 

February 13, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

Landmark Committee

 

February 14, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

 

4:00 p.m.

Recreation and Parks Commission

 

February 14, 2006

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

6:30 p.m.

Library Board

 

February 14, 2006

Library Conference Room

 

7:00 p.m.

Code Compliance Board

 

February 16, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

All-America City Committee

 

February 20, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.