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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

FEBRUARY 19, 2008

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, 110 East Cook Street, Room 3, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the City Council after distribution of the Agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk and the Library.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk’s Office 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.     Proclamation commending and congratulating

 

DREW SUGARS

 

for his outstanding service to the community as KCOY CBS 12’s anchorperson, co-founder of the KCOY Spring Food Drive, co-host of the Santa Maria Relay for Life, board member for Leadership Santa Maria Valley, and his many hours of volunteer work for numerous organizations in the City of Santa Maria, and congratulating him on his new job at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

 

A.     Proclamation declaring the week of February 16 through 23, 2008, as:

 

FFA WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging the residents of Santa Maria to recognize the importance of agriculture in our community and support the efforts of our local Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters.

 

B.    Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for February 2008:

 

WILLIE FLORES

 

for his dedication and devotion as Head Coach for the Police Activities League (PAL) Boxing Program since its inception in May 2004 and as the Tournament Director for three PAL Amateur Boxing Tournaments. 

 

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

 

Karen Cordova, Adriana De La Cruz, Angie Hernandez, Maricela Palomera,

Chris Whelan, Denise Womack and Diana Brown -

the City of Santa Maria Utility Billing Team

 

for delivering cheerful, top quality customer service despite reduced staffing, holiday-shortened work weeks and significantly higher workloads during the busy holiday season. 

 

 

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 Special City Council Goal Setting Workshop of January 29, 2008, and the Regular City Council Meeting of February 5, 2008.

 

a.                        Minutes of Special Meeting of January 29, 2008, to be approved.

 

b.                        Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 5, 2008, to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2008-02 increasing the City Council’s salaries by $130 per month by title only and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2008-02 to be adopted. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

D.    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.

 

E.     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.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the reallocation of $2,955 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley in the amount of $1,478 and the Camp Fire USA Central Coast Council in the amount of $1,477 for Fiscal Year 2007-08 public service programs and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary contract documents on behalf of the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2008-19 to be adopted approving the reallocation of CDBG Funds to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley and the Camp Fire USA Central Coast Council.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2008-01 making technical amendments to the Municipal Code by title only and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2008-01 to be adopted.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the RELOCATION of the existing helipad at Marian Medical Center Hospital and delegating authority for future approvals of helipads to the Planning Commission.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2008-20 to be adopted approving the relocation of the helipad.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities, or his designee, to enter into an amendment to the LICENSE AGREEMENT for Drilling and Monitoring Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells between Edward and Robert DeBernardi and the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2008-21 to be adopted approving an amendment to the License Agreement with Edward and Robert DeBernardi.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into an amendment to the AGREEMENT for the Terms and Conditions of Vacation of Portion of Public Service Easement commonly known as Well 2AS.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2008-22 to be adopted approving an amendment to the agreement for vacation of a portion of a public service easement.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an AGREEMENT with Boyle Engineering Corporation to provide construction management services for the City of Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2008-23 to be adopted approving a Construction Management Services Agreement with Boyle Engineering Corporation.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

3.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU MID-YEAR REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2007, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2007.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch and Gina Keough, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.      A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE/PREZONING, AND SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT BY ENOS RANCHOS, LLC FOR THE ENOS RANCHOS PROJECT, ON 121.2 ACRES IN THE ENTRADA ESTE SPECIFIC PLAN AREA A-2, GENERALLY LOCATED WEST OF U.S. 101, BETWEEN BETTERAVIA ROAD AND BATTLES ROAD, FILE NOS. GPZ-2002-009, SPZ-2002-007, AN-100, AND E-2002-060.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission on the Final EIR, E-2002-060, for the General Plan Amendment, Zone Change GPZ-2002-009, Specific Plan Amendment SPZ-2002-007, and Annexation AN-100, proposing: annexation and the development of up to 866,000 square feet of general commercial uses on 65.9 acres, up to 344 residential units on 37.6 acres, 8.5 acres of open space, and 8.2 acres of arterial right-of-way. Assessor Parcel Nos. 128-078-004, -005, -010, and -013.

 

On January 16, 2008, the Planning Commission held a public hearing for the Enos-Ranchos Project and adopted the following resolutions on a 5-0 vote:  (1) Resolution No. 2494 recommending certification of the Final EIR; (2) Resolution No. 2495 recommending approval of amendments to the General Plan; (3) Resolution No. 2496 recommending approval of amendments to the Entrada Este Specific Plan; (4) Resolution No. 2497 recommending approval of rezoning and prezoning; and (5) Resolution No. 2498 recommending annexation.

 

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. 2008-24 to be adopted certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for E-2002-060, making CEQA findings, adopting a statement of overriding considerations, and approving a mitigation monitoring program for the Enos Ranchos (Entrada Este Area A-2) Specific Plan Project, GPZ 2002-009, SPZ 2002-007 and AN-100.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2008-25 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use) of 121.2 acres FROM 25 acres of CC (Community Commercial), 13.2 acres CF (Community Facilities), 25 acres LDR (Low Density Residential–5 DU/Acre), 9 acres LMDR (Low- Medium Density Residential–8 DU/Acre), 24 acres MDR (Medium Density Residential –12 DU/Acre), 12 acres HDR (High Density Residential–22 DU/Acre), and 13 acres ROS (Recreational Open Space) TO 65.9 acres CC (Community Commercial), 16.9 acres LDR (Low Density Residential), 21.7 acres MDR (Medium Density Residential), and 8.5 acres ROS (Recreational Open Space) (remaining 8.2 acres will be roads); and amending the Circulation Element of the General Plan (Figure C-2, Circulation Plan (2010)) to remove the extension of Inger Drive between Daniel Drive and College Drive.

 

h.      Ordinance No. 2008-03 amending the Entrada Este Specific Plan by noting the removal of 121.2 acres currently with land uses designated for 25 acres CC (Community Commercial), 13.2 acres CF (Community Facilities), 25 acres LDR (Low Density Residential-5 DU/Acre), 9 acres LMDR (Low-Medium Density Residential-8 DU/Acre), 24 acres MDR (Medium Density Residential-12 DU/Acre), 12 acres HDR (High Density Residential-22 DU/Acre), and 13 acres ROS (Recreational Open Space); and simultaneously adopting the Enos Ranchos (Area A-2) Specific Plan, to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

i.        Ordinance No. 2008-04 rezoning the 7.8 acre site currently located in the City FROM PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single-Family Small Lot Residential) and PD/OS (Planned Development/Open Space) TO 6.0 acres PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) and 1.8 acres OS (Open Space), AND prezoning the 113.4 acres currently located in the County and zoned AG-I-40 TO 65.9 acres PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial), 16.9 acres PD/R-1 6,000 (Planned Development/Single-Family Residential - 6000 square foot minimum lot size), 21.7 acres PD/R-2 (Planned Development/Medium Density Residential), and 8.5 acres OS (Open Space) (remaining 8.2 acres will be roads) to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

j.         Resolution No. 2008-26 to be adopted initiating annexation proceedings with the Santa Barbara Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the unincorporated portion of the Enos Ranchos (Area A-2) Specific Plan project (AN-100).

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.      PROPOSITION 1B LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FUNDING PROPOSAL.  The City Council will consider adopting a resolution to approve the City of Santa Maria Proposition 1B Local Streets and Roads Funding Proposal for an estimated $1,452,945 for Fiscal Year 2007-08.  

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-27 to be adopted approving the Proposition 1B Local Streets and Roads Funding Proposal.

 

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.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - LIABILITY CLAIMS

(Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.95)

 

Claimant:  Santa Barbara County Probation Department (City Claim No. 07-70)

 

Agency Claimed Against:  City of Santa Maria.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 4TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 21, 2008.

 

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb. 20, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

March 11, 2008

Dorothea Nelson Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

March 11, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

March 11, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

March 13, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

March 17, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

March 31, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.