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

SEPTEMBER 4, 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.     Resolution No. 2007-118  to be adopted commending

 

JOAN WALKER

 

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

 

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

 

Resolution No. 2007-119 to be adopted commending

 

JOE JOHNSON

 

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

 

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

 

 

A.     Proclamation declaring the month of September 2007 as:

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the residents of Santa Maria to recognize that suicides are a public health problem and suicide prevention is a community responsibility.

 

 

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  August 21, 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.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive and file the GROWTH MITIGATION ANNUAL COMPLIANCE REPORT.

 

a.                        Report to be received and filed.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to execute an ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT with VBC Vizcaya, LP and California Investors XII, pertaining to the Vizcaya Apartments (formerly Meridian Apartments).

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-120 to be adopted approving an Assumption Agreement for the Vizcaya Apartments.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt ORDINANCE NO. 2007-18 approving an amendment to a previously approved Development Agreement with Inland Pacific Builders for the Main Street and Panther Drive widening associated with the La Ventana Project, Tract 5886, located at the northwest corner of Main Street and Panther Drive.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-18 to be adopted.

 

H.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a painted pedestrian CROSSWALK at the intersection of Foxenwood Lane and Wellington Drive.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-121 to be adopted approving the crosswalk.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      VACATION OF A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE EASEMENT FOR WELL SITE 2AS.  The City Council will consider the vacation/abandonment of a portion of a public service easement for Well Site 2AS, an out-of-service well, located on an existing industrial property approximately two hundred and fifty feet (250’) east of Industrial Parkway, reserving the remainder to the City of Santa Maria and prescribing terms for the vacation.   

 

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. 2007-122 approving the vacation of a portion of a public service easement to be adopted.

 

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

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO THE LANDMARK COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making two appointments to the Landmark Committee to fill unexpired terms due to the resignation of Joan Walker and Joe Johnson.  The two terms will expire in January 2009 and January 2010 respectively.    Appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  Members of the Landmark Committee must be City residents.

 

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

 

b.       Mayor to appoint two members from the following applicants:

 

                     Maria Dupras

                     Richard Hall

                     Marjorie Martin

                     Sharon McConnell

                     Barry Sigman

                     James (Andy) Watson

                     JoAnn Wilson

 

c.      Appointments to be confirmed by Council.

 

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

 

5.      PROPOSED SPEED LIMITS IN THREE (3) LOCATIONS.   The City Council will consider a recommendation to change the following speed limits:

 

a.      Staff Report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Ordinance No. 2007-19 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption establishing speed limit zones at the following locations:

 

1.   Blosser Road between Stowell Road on the north and Betteravia Road on the south to forty-five (45) miles per hour;

 

2.   Fairway Avenue between Skyway Drive on the east and A Street on the west to forty (40) miles per hour; and

 

3.   Jones Street between Suey Road on the east and Bradley Road on the west to forty (40) miles per hour.

 

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

 

 

6.      PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL RATES.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Director of Utilities to enter into a professional services agreement with SCS Engineers to conduct a study on solid waste collection and disposal rates.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2007-123 to be adopted authorizing the Director of Utilities and/or his designee to enter into an agreement with SCS Engineers for a solid waste collection and disposal rate study.

 

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 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.

 

 

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 ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 18TH  MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 6, 2007.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sept. 5, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Sept. 10, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sept. 11, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Sept. 11, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sept. 11, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Sept. 13, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sept. 17, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.