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

SEPTEMBER 19, 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.     Resolution No. 2006-153 commending:

 

RONALD “ROD” RODENBERGER

 

for more than 20 years of outstanding service and dedication to the residents of Santa Maria as a member of the Recreation and Parks Commission.

 

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

 

B.    Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for September, 2006:

 

IREN HODGE

 

for his dedication and commitment to the Santa Maria Swim Club serving as a Board Member and as President since 2005.

 

C.    Proclamation declaring the month of September 2006 as:

 

NATIONAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and urging the residents to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies supporting this year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery:  Build a Stronger, Healthier Community.”

 

 

  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

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.            GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, PREZONING, SPHERE OF INFLUENCE BOUNDARY AMENDMENT, AND ANNEXATION FOR THE  2006 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION, FOOTE PROPERTY, AND DIANI HOMESITE PROJECTS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF BLACK ROAD FROM THE 700 BLOCK TO THE SMVRR (1500 BLOCK) AND ON THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDE OF WEST STOWELL ROAD FROM 1689 WEST STOWELL ROAD TO BLACK ROAD, ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NOS. 117-191-010, -012, -013, 117-820-001, -002, -003, -024, AND -025; FILE NOS. GPZ-2005-001, GPZ-2006-004, EIR, E-2005-012, E-2006-061, AND ANNEXATION #106 (270 ACRES).  City Council review of a Notice of Exemption, E-2006-061, certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) E-2005-012, an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) to 10.45 acres of LWDR-4 (Lower Density Residential) and 240.68 acres of CF (Community Facilities), prezoning to 10.45 acres of RA (Residential Agriculture) with a minimum site of 5 acres per dwelling unit, 240.68 acres of PF (Public Facilities), 7.00 acres of PD/M-2 (Planned Development/General Manufacturing), and 2.13 acres of PD/CM/AG (Planned Development/Heavy Commercial  Manufacturing/Agricultural Overlay), and the initiation of an application to amend the City sphere of influence boundary and annexation of the project site.   This item was continued from the last meeting.

 

On August 16, 2006, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2429, 2430, 2431, and 2432 on a 5-0 vote recommending the City Council approve the 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.        Adopt Resolution No. 2006-164 authorizing the filing of a Notice of Exemption, E-2006-061, for the Diani Homesite Project, GPZ-2006-004; and

 

g.      Adopt Resolution No. 2006-165 certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), E-2005-012, making CEQA findings, adopting a statement of overriding considerations, and approving a mitigation monitoring program for the 2006 Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project, GPZ-2005-001; and

 

h.      Adopt Resolution No. 2006-166 amending the General Plan (Land Use) on 10.45 acres TO LWDR-4 (Lower Density Residential, minimum 5 acres per dwelling) and on 240.68 acres to CF (Community Facilities); and

 

i.        Introduce Ordinance No. 2006-12 by title only for first reading and continue to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, prezoning 10.45 acres to RA-5 (Residential Agriculture-minimum 5 acres per dwelling unit), 7.00 acres to PD/M-2 (Planned Development/General Manufacturing), 2.13 acres to PD/CM/AG (Planned Development/Commercial Manufacturing/Agricultural Overlay), 240.68 acres to PF (Public Facilities); and

 

j.         Adopt Resolution No. 2006-167 to initiate an amendment to the City’s sphere of influence boundary to include 251.13 acres and annex approximately 270 acres into the City of Santa Maria.

 

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

 

5.            DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR LA VENTANA, SP-2006-017, LOCATED NORTH OF EAST MAIN STREET AND WEST OF PANTHER DRIVE.  The City Council will consider a Development Agreement with Inland Pacific Builders to establish development obligations for the construction and ultimate build out of East Main Street from Suey Road to Panther Drive for the La Ventana subdivision. 

 

On September 6, 2006, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2434 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council approve the development agreement.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (Principal Engineer)

 

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.        Introduce Ordinance No. 2006-14 by title only for first reading approving the development agreement for La Ventana and continue it to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS:

 


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

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency representative:          Assistant City Manager

Employee organization:  Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

 

 

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, OCTOBER 3, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE OCTOBER 3RD MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 21, 2006.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

September 20, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

October 9, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

October 10, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

October 10, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

October 10, 2006

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

October 12, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City

Committee

October 16, 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.

 

 

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  September 5, 2006.

 

a.      To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving minor amendments to the City’s Conflict of Interest Code.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-154 to be adopted approving amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council introduce Ordinance No. 2006-13 making minor numerical changes to Ordinance No. 2005-04 to be consistent with the numbering system of the City’s Municipal Code.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2006-13 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

 

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 approve an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for Stinky’s Grill pursuant to Section 4-7.203(b) of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to allow live music, disc jockey, and dancing during specified times.

 

a.      Entertainment License to be approved.

 

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving written policies and procedures giving priority water and sewer service to projects proposing residential units affordable to lower income households, as required by State law, and direct staff to incorporate the policies and procedures into the Housing Element.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-155 to be adopted approving the written policies and procedures.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the agreement with the THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR, Carl Warren and Company, for administering the City’s liability claims.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-156 to be adopted approving the amendment to the agreement with Carl Warren and Company.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements, authorize the filing of a NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Concrete Repair/Replacement – 2006, Bid No. 2006/01 and direct the City Clerk to record same.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved.  

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements, authorize the filing of a NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Bid No. 2005/13 and direct the City Clerk to record same.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing NO STOPPING ZONES on the north side of West Main Street near Lincoln Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-157 to be adopted establishing no stopping zones on West Main Street.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing NO STOPPING ZONES on the north side of West Boone Street near Western Street in front of the Oakwood Village Apartment project.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-158 to be adopted establishing no stopping zones on Boone Street.

 

N.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a ONE-HOUR LIMITED TIME PARKING zone on the west side of Thornburg Street just north of Alvin Avenue.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-159 to be adopted establishing a one-hour limited time parking zone. 

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions ANNEXING AND ASSESSING eight (8) parcels into the City’s four Landscaping and Lighting Districts.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-160 to be adopted annexing and assessing Santa Maria Commons, Village at Westgate Ranch, Foxenwood Townhomes, and Knutson Industrial Office located in the Southwest Landscape District.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-161 to be adopted annexing and assessing McClelland Office/Residential Condominium located in the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape District. 

 

c.      Resolution No. 2006-162 to be adopted annexing and assessing Kamal Petroleum and SLS Medical Building located in the Northeast Landscape District.

 

d.      Resolution No. 2006-163 to be adopted annexing and assessing Scott Allen Mixed Use located in the Northwest Landscape District.