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

JUNE 20, 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 June 2006:

 

STEVE HOSSLI

 

for his donation of over 300 hours of time as an instructor and mentor for the Police Activities League (PAL) Off-Roads Program.

 

 

  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 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 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 June 6, 2006.

 

a.      To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt three resolutions required in conjunction with the General Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2006.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-85 to be adopted calling and giving notice of the General Municipal Election.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-86 to be adopted requesting the Board of Supervisors consolidate the City’s General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election and requesting certain services from the County.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2006-87 to be adopted establishing regulations for candidate’s statements of qualifications.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of bonds posted in conjunction with BRADLEY SQUARE, TRACT 5782, PHASES 4-9:

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 4, 6, & 7 in the reduced amount of $20,000 for construction and installation of boundary walls to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until December 2006.

 

b.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 5, 8 & 9 in the reduced amount of $10,000 for the construction and installation of boundary walls to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until December 2006.

 

c.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 5, 8, & 9 in the amount of $81,670 for the construction and installation of underground public improvements for McCoy Lane to be released.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of bonds posted in conjunction with ARBORWALK, TRACT 5831.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $206,417 for the construction and installation of boundary walls to be released, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until December 2006.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution urging the State Legislature to oppose Assembly Bill 2987, The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006, as presently written creating a new Statewide franchise for cable and video service providers.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-88 to be adopted opposing legislation for telecommunications services.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    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.

 

H.     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.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing appropriations and the prepayment of fiscal year 2006-07 California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) CONTRIBUTIONS.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-89 to be adopted authorizing the prepayment of CALPERS contributions.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the suspension of the five percent (5%) rate increase for landfill rates effective July 2006 and the suspension of the five percent (5%) rate increase for solid waste collection rates effective January 2007.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-90 to be adopted suspending the landfill and solid waste collection annual rate increase.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a Tentative Tract Map for PARKLAND COTTAGES (McCoy Senior Residences) located on McCoy Lane south of Village Green, Tract 5908, that would create a senior citizen housing development with 21 lots that are 0.06 acres in size, in the PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-640-002 and 003.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-91 to be adopted approving the Tentative Tract Map.

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2006-11, rezoning 10.02 acres of property located on the northeast corner of Santa Maria Way/Sunrise Drive and the southeast corner of Miller Street/Santa Maria Way for Sunrise Terrace, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2006-11 to be adopted.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

M.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $13,532 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the 2006 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-92 to be adopted authorizing the allocation of the JAG funds to the Police Department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

N.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for FLETCHER PARK, PHASE II, Bid No. 2007/01.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for CRESTON STREET SANITARY SEWER – Railroad Avenue to Lincoln Street, Bid No. 2007/02.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

P.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for STREET MAINTENANCE (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2007/03.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given.


 

Q.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT (TDA) CLAIM for fiscal year 2006-07.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-93 to be adopted approving the 2006-07 TDA Claim.

 

R.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the expansion of Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) service changes to evenings and adjust three existing routes to better serve the community and increase ridership for Summer 2006.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-94 to be adopted approving SMAT summer service changes.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

S.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions ANNEXING AND ASSESSING territory into the Southwest Landscape Maintenance District and the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape Maintenance District for Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Donahue Transportation, and Crabtree Six Units.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-95 to be adopted annexing and assessing Driscoll Strawberry Association and Donahue Transportation into the Southwest Landscape Maintenance District.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-96 to be adopted annexing and assessing Crabtree Six Units into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape Maintenance District.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

T.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the extension of SUPPLEMENTAL WATER AGREEMENTS for the sale of State Water Yield with individual Orcutt community property owners on a case-by-case basis for a one year period.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-97 to be adopted authorizing the extension of Supplement Water Agreements.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. public hearing to consider the city of santa maria’s 2006-08 proposed budget.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (City Manager)

 

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. 2006-98 to be adopted approving the proposed budget for the two years 2006-08 and delegating the City Manager to implement same.

 

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

 

  1. HEARING REGARDING AN APPEAL BY MICHAEL MURPHY OF THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR SANTA MARIA CAB COMPANY.  the City Council will consider adoption of a resolution to uphold the Director of Administrative Services’ decision to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to a new taxicab company, Santa Maria Cab Company, and deny an appeal by Michael Murphy of Santa Maria Valley Taxi opposing the issuance.

 

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

 

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. 2006-99 to be adopted upholding the issuance of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and denying the appeal by Michael Murphy.

 

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 next Regular City Council Meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, due to the 4th of July holiday.

 

 

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 PIERCE, ET. AL. v. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, ET. AL.

 

 

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 WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JULY 5TH MEETING IS JUNE 22, 2006.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

June 21, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

July 10, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

July 11, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

July 11, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

July 11, 2006

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

July 13, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

July 17, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 


 

3.   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.