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

MAY 15, 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.  The City also has listening equipment for translation use by Spanish-only speaking persons if a translator is provided by the speaker.  La Ciudad también tiene equipo para escuchar y traducir a las personas que hablen Español-solamente si un traductor es proporcionado por el portavoz.  

 

 

 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.                                                     Proclamation recognizing and congratulating  the:

 

ATLETICO MADRID USA GOLD BU91 SOCCER TEAM

 

formed in June 2004, this Santa Maria team is comprised of 17 youth who have won 15 tournament championships throughout California and have recently been invited to attend the Copa Chivas Guadalajara, Mexico, tournament to be held July 16th – 21st in Guadalajara, Mexico where the members will participate in tournament play with professional soccer affiliated teams.

 

 

A.                                                     Presentation by Cal Poly Students on their proposal entitled “The Crossing at Miller and Boone,” an affordable housing project design entry for the 2007 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge. 

 

 

B.                                                    Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for May 2007:

 

JEROME NICHOLSON

 

for his recent efforts in organizing the Junior Modelers Fly-In Costs and Championships held at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center on Saturday, April 14, 2007, and for bringing in over 30 young men from local Boy Scout troops to participate in the fun-filled day.

 

 

C.                                                    Proclamation declaring the week of May 20 through 26, 2007, as:

 

NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the residents of Santa Maria to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.

 

 

D.                                                    Presentation of the quarterly  “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

CINDY HOSKINS

RECREATION COORDINATOR

 

for taking the initiative and leading the VIP Dinner, a gala fund-raising event for the Special Olympics programs.  Her leadership and organizational skills shone brightly as she led a committee of eight community members over a six-month period while still keeping her assigned duties up to date and meeting regular deadlines.  Numerous sponsors were solicited and secured, silent auction items arranged, 305 paying dinner guest reservations taken, and 87 volunteers were recruited.  As a result of her can-do attitude and attention to detail, the Spring 2007 fund-raiser was one of the most successful to-date.

 

 

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 May 1, 2007.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

C.    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.

 

D.    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.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $24,993.58 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Office of Traffic Safety, California Seat Belt Compliance Program for a MINI-SEAT BELT GRANT.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-64 to be adopted approving the appropriation of a Mini-Seat Belt Grant for the Police Department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2007-06 revising the GROWTH MITIGATION program project list and fees and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-06 to be adopted.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Williams Street Storm Drain and Street Improvement Project – McClelland to School Street, Bid No. 2006/02.

 

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

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the SUBDIVISION MAP AND AGREEMENT for Celebration, Tract 5921, generally located on the western frontage of Miller Street east of McClelland Street, south of Inger Drive, and north of Daniel Drive.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-65 to be adopted approving the subdivision map and agreement for Celebration, Tract 5921.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for River Oaks Observation Deck, Bid No. 2007/06.

 

a.                        Authorization to be granted to call for bids.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions annexING AND ASSESSING five parcels into the Northeast, Southwest and South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-66 to be adopted annexing and assessing Shepard Surgical Center into the Northeast Landscape Maintenance District.

 

b.                        Resolution No. 2007-67 to be adopted annexing and assessing Fairway Industrial Park, USA Gas Station and Mini-Mart, and Parkland Cottages into the Southwest Landscape Maintenance District.

 

c.                        Resolution No. 2007-68 to be adopted annexing and assessing Newlove Gardens into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape Maintenance District.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution APPROVING 2007/08 ENGINEER’S REPORTS for the City’s four Landscape Maintenance Districts and 17 Special Benefit Zones and a resolution stating the Council’s intent to levy and collect assessments and setting a date for a public hearing to be held on July 17, 2007.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-69 to be adopted approving the Engineer’s Reports for the Northwest Landscape Maintenance District, Northeast Landscape Maintenance District, Southwest Landscape Maintenance District, and the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape Maintenance District.

 

b.                        Resolution No. 2007-70 to be adopted declaring the Council’s intent to levy and collect assessments for the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and 17 Special Benefit Zones and setting the date for the public hearing.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the City to apply for multi-year blanket applications for USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT funds pursuant to the California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-71 to be adopted authorizing the submittal of an application for a used oil recycling grant.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 32 OF TITLE 12, OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENT IN THE ORIGINAL FOUR SQUARE MILES OF THE CITY, Z-2007-002, E-2007-013.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a negative declaration and an ordinance amending Section 12-32.07A(c) of Chapter 32 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code (Zoning Regulations) pertaining to the off-street parking requirement in the “original” four square mile ordinance by modifying the maximum lot area for exemption qualification from fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet to twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.

 

On April 18, 2007, the Planning Commission held a duly advertised public hearing and adopted Resolution No. 2462 recommending the City Council file a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2007-013 and Resolution No. 2463 recommending the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 32 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

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. 2007-72 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact.

 

g.      Ordinance No. 2007-07 amending Section 12.32.07A(c) of the Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 


REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      ANNUAL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code that result from provisions that work ineffectively for technical reasons and includes laws that need to be updated, modified or deleted because of changes in State law or in City operations.   The City Council will also consider an ordinance updating the City’s parade regulations and an ordinance updating the City’s massage regulations.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Introduce Ordinance No. 2007-08 making technical amendments to the Municipal Code by title only and continue to the next regular meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

d.   Introduce Ordinance No. 2007-09 updating the City’s parade regulations by title only and continue to the next regular meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

e.   Introduce Ordinance No. 2007-10 updating the City’s massage regulations by title only and continue to the next regular meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

 

5.      RECOMMENDATION REGARDING NAMING A CITY PARK.  That the City Council consider placing James “Jim” May’s name to the resource list from which the City Council may select names for facilities, and adopt a resolution designating the City park at River Oaks as James “Jim” May Park.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2007-73 to be adopted adding James “Jim” May’s name to the resource list from which to name City facilities, and name the City park at River Oaks the “Jim May Park”.

 

      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);

 

                                                  Public Safety Managers; and

 

                                                  Non-represented Management and Confidential Employees

 

 

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, JUNE 5, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 5TH MEETING IS MAY 24, 2007.

 

 

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MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May 16, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

June 11, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

June 12, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

June 12, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

June 12, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

June 14, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

June 18, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.