CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Leo Trujillo

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Hilda Zacarías

 

 

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

JULY 17, 2007

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. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call (800) 735-2929.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307.  This equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons.  To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, extension 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting.  Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

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

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.     Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for July 2007:

 

RANDY AND JONI JOKELA

 

for their exemplary commitment as volunteers for the Northern Santa Barbara County Special Olympics for over 20 years.

 

 

A.     Proclamation declaring July 21 and 22, 2007 as:

 

RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and inviting all residents to attend opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s High School and to participate in the Relay for Life walk.

 

 

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.

 

 

2.      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.  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.

 

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 Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, 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 July 3, 2007.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution amending City Administrative Memo (CAM) 98-05 “MILITARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY,” thereby providing for an additional 180 days of salary continuation and health benefits for those employees called to active military duty.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-96 to be adopted approving the amended CAM.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a property tax exchange agreement between the City of Santa Maria and the County of Santa Barbara pertaining to Annexation No. AN-105, Quail Run Reorganization.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-97 to be adopted providing for a negotiated exchange of property tax revenues pertaining to the Quail Run Reorganization.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a property tax exchange agreement between the City of Santa Maria and the County of Santa Barbara pertaining to Annexation No. AN-106, Wastewater Treatment Plant Reorganization.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-98 to be adopted providing for a negotiated exchange of property tax revenues pertaining to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Reorganization.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of a bond posted in connection with LA VENTANA, TRACT 5886:

 

a.                        Faithful Performance bond in the amount of $544,873.45 for the construction and installation of boundary walls with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be retained until January 2008.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of a bond posted in connection with FOXENWOOD TOWNHOMES, TRACT 5763:

 

a.                        Faithful Performance bond in the amount of $140,530 for the construction and installation of boundary walls with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be retained until January 2008.

 

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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt ORDINANCE NO. 2007-13, an ordinance re-enacting the Daytime Juvenile Anti-Loitering Ordinance (Chapter 6-3A of Title 6 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code).

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-13 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for Alvin Avenue and Railroad Avenue Traffic Signal, Bid No. 2008/03.

 

a.                        Approval to call for bids to be granted.

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for North Blosser Road Widening from West Main Street to Taylor Street, Bid No. 2006/03.

 

a.                        Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Chief Deputy City Clerk directed to record same.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of NO PARKING on Southside Parkway between Centerpointe Parkway and South College Drive from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., seven days a week.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-99 to be adopted approving the establishment of no parking on Southside Parkway. 

 

N.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing ANGLE-PARKING on North McClelland Street between Fesler Street and Mill Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-100 to be adopted approving angle-parking on North McClelland Street.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt ORDINANCE No. 2007-14 authorizing a five percent increase in water and sewer rates.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-14 to be adopted. 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      PUBLIC hearing to consider input in connection with annual adjustments to assesSments FOR THE FOUR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS IN THE cITY: south miller street/south college drive, NORTHWEST, NORTHEAST, AND SOUTHWEST LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS and all special benefit zones.

 

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

 

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. 2007-101 to be adopted ordering the assessments for the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape Maintenance Assessment District No. DS-6.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2007-102 to be adopted ordering the assessments for the Northwest Landscape Maintenance Assessment District No. DS-9.

 

h.      Resolution No. 2007-103 to be adopted ordering the assessments for the Northeast Landscape Maintenance Assessment District No. DS-10.

 

i.        Resolution No. 2007-104 to be adopted ordering the assessments for the Southwest Landscape Maintenance Assessment District No. DS-11.

 

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

 

4.      PUBLIC hearing to consider PROTESTS in connection with THE 2007 annual WEED ABATEMENT PROGRAM ASSESSMEntS.

 

a.                                                                                                                                                            Staff report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City 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.        Resolution No. 2007-105 to be adopted approving the charges and ordering the assessments for the City’s 2007 Annual Weed Abatement Program.

 

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

 

5.      PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE REALLOCATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM INCOME AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS.  The City Council will consider reallocating $8,864 in 2006 Program Income to fund non-profit organizations as part of the 2007-08 allocations and to reprogram $425,044 in unused Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund to the Library Construction Project to help bridge the financial gap of the anticipated project budget.

 

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. 2007-106 to be adopted approving the reallocation of CDBG Program Income  and Economic Development Funds.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.      APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee and the Library Board of Trustees. 

 

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

 

b.      Appoint five members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years.  Recommendations for nominations to be made by each Councilmember.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from:

 

         Sandy Bierdzinski

         David Frances (Incumbent)              Councilmember Patino

         Rosalie Marquez (Incumbent)                      Councilmember Trujillo

         Jose Ponce (Incumbent)                              Mayor Lavagnino

                        Barry Sigman

                        Suzanne Valery

                        Donna Wolcott (Incumbent)                          Councilmember Orach

                       

c.      Appoint two members to the Library Board of Trustees for a regular term of three years. Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from:

 

         Jeanne Breunig        

         Avery Gallas (incumbent)

                        Michael Johnson

                        Barry Sigman

                        Barbara Witterick (incumbent)

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, 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 to discuss:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:     Assistant City Manager

Employee organization:    Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA);

 

                                               

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - LIABILITY CLAIMS

(Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.95)

 

Claimant:  Norma Hess (City Claim No. 06-56)

 

Agency Claimed Against:  City of Santa Maria

 

 

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, AUGUST 7, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 7TH MEETING IS JULY 26, 2007.

 

 

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

July 18, 2007

Aug 1, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Aug 13, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Aug 14, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Aug 14, 2007

Edwards Community Center

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Aug 14, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Aug 16, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Aug 20, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.