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

JANUARY 15, 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.  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 Department Volunteers of the Month for January 2008:

 

KRISTEN BURKE, SALLY WOELPER, AND JESSICA RIVERA

AND STUDENTS OF IDA TAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

for participating in the Adopt-a-Park Program at Jim May Park.  These three second and third grade teachers and students pick up trash once a month and utilize the park as a learning tool for environmental- and community-oriented projects. 

 

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the week of January  20th through 26th, 2008, as:

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

2.      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.

 

 

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.  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  December 18, 2007.

 

a.      To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving changes to the current MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING (MOUs) between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620 representing both full-time and part-time employees and the City of Santa Maria, thereby resulting in the creation of one combined MOU for the aforementioned employees.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-01 to be adopted approving the combined MOU with SEIU for full-time and part-time employees.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Rose Garden Village, Tract 5725, and release certain bonds.

 

a.      A Faithful Performance bond in the reduced amount of $50,000.00 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be released with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material bond be retained until June 2008 and the Guarantee and Defective Material bond be retained until December 2008.

 

 

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.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of FOUR-WAY STOPS at Westgate Road and Bethel Lane and Westgate Road and Marsala Avenue.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-02 to be adopted approving the four-way stops.

 

H.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a FOUR-WAY STOP at the intersection of Curryer Street and El Camino Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-03 to be adopted approving the four-way stop.

 

I.         Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a ONE-HOUR PARKING ZONE on Roemer Way near Broadway.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-04 to be adopted approving the one-hour parking zone.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of NO STOPPING ZONES on Tama Lane and Meredith Lane.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-05 to be adopted approving the no stopping zones.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of NO STOPPING ZONES on Carlotti Drive near Murray Drive.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-06 to be adopted approving the no stopping zones.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a NO STOPPING ZONE on Carlotti Drive near Donovan Road.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-07 to be adopted approving the no stopping zone.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a NO STOPPING ZONE on Boone Street near McClelland Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-08 to be adopted approving the no stopping zone.

 

N.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an AGREEMENT with Yamada Enterprises for Project No. 1043, Public Library Book Stacks.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-09 to be adopted approving an agreement with Yamada Enterprises.

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive and file a report regarding an AMENDMENT to the DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT with Inland Pacific Builders, Inc., for the final reimbursement of costs to construct the Battles Road Railroad Crossing and Depot Street Signal.  This item was advertised as a public hearing; however, staff has since determined that an amendment to the Development Agreement is not necessary as the final amount of $865,000 was included in the original Development Agreement approved on August 7, 2007.

 

a.      Receive and file the report.

 

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

P.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a NOVATION to substitute the name Venco Power Sweeping, Inc., for Venco Western, Inc., in the City’s Agreement for Street Sweeping Service.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-10 to be adopted approving a novation for street sweeping.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, the Code Compliance Board, and the Landmark Committee, and authorize staff to extend the filing deadline to receive applications for the All-America City Committee youth vacancy only.

 

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

 

b.     Appoint five members to the All-America City Committee to fill 2 Non-profit, 1 Government, 1 Business, and 1 Ethnic Diversity segment on the Committee.  Each Councilmember will make a nomination. The following individuals applied:

 

Bailey Hudson (incumbent)    Non-profit           nominated by Councilmember Patino

Tahir Masood (incumbent)     Non-profit           nominated by Councilmember Orach

Bob Orach (incumbent)          Government       nominated by Councilmember Zacarías

Donna Dart                              Business or Ethnic

Robert Huber                           Business

Ricky Lara                               Ethnic

Andressa Maratas-Marino     None Specified

Barry Sigman                          Community Education

Kenneth Wolf                           Non-profit or Business

 

c.      Appoint two members to the Code Compliance Board.  Nominations will be made by Councilmember Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino.  Applications were received from the following individuals:

 

Harrell Fletcher (incumbent)            nominated by Councilmember Zacarías

Justin Randall (incumbent)              nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Joyce Ashpole

Dale Felton

Andressa Maratas-Marino

Duke Martin

Jack Owen, Jr.

Barry Sigman

Larry Tanner

Dale Tufford

Kenneth Wolf

 

d.     Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee. Appointments are made by the Mayor.   The following applications were received:

 

Richard Hall

Barry Sigman

 

e.      Direct staff to extend the deadline for applications for the All-America City Committee Youth position to fill an unexpired term.

 

5.      GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, SPECIFIC PLAN ON 740 ACRES, GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SKYWAY DRIVE AND ORCUTT EXPRESSWAY (STATE HIGHWAY 135) FOR THE SANTA MARIA PUBLIC AIRPORT DISTRICT, GPZ-2005-007, SPZ-2007-001, E-2005-039.  The City Council will conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2007-27 repealing the Santa Maria Research Park Specific Plan and adopting the Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan, and Ordinance No. 2007-28 approving a Zone Change as listed below for 740 acres of property located at the Santa Maria Public Airport, Assessors Parcel Numbers 111-230-090 (portion), 111-230-91, 111-230-92, 111-230-93 (portion), 111-230-94. 

 

ZONE CHANGE -  FROM:

TO:

AS-1

Airport Services-1 ( 218 acres);

OS

Open Space-recreation  (262.6 acres)

PD/AS-II

Planned Development/Airport Services II ( 88 acres);

OS

Open Space Conservation  (105.7 acres)

PD/AS-III

Planned Development/Airport Services-III (30 acres)

OS-RPZ/AA

Open Space-RPZ/AA (Open Space with Runway protection Zone)  (76.6 acres);

PD/C-3

Planned Development/Mixed Use Commercial (33 acres);

PD-CPO

Planned Development Commercial Professional Office (16.3 acres)

PD/M-1

Planned Development/Light Manufacturing (150 acres);

PF-A

Planned Development/Community Facilities (19.3 acres)

PD/OS

Planned Development/Open Space  (370 acres);

PD/M-1

Planned Development/Light Manufacturing (132.0 acres)

OS

Open Space (including roadways) ( 80 acres)

AS-III

Airport Services  (26.5 acres)

OS-RPZ/AA

Open Space with Runway protection Zone (105 acres)

PD/C-3

Planned Development/Airport Commercial  (30.8 acres);

PF-A

Public Facilities (21 acres)

OS

Open Space Roads   (70.2 acres)

 

On December 18, 2007, the City Council took the following actions regarding this project: adopted Resolution No. 2007-174 certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report for the project; Resolution No. 2007-175 amending the General Plan (Land Use); Resolution No. 2007-176 approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Maria Public Airport District; and introduced Ordinance Nos. 2007-27 and 2007-28.  At that time the Mayor opened the public hearing, accepted public testimony, and closed the public hearing.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Ordinance No. 2007-27 repealing the Santa Maria Research Park Specific Plan and adopting the Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan to be adopted.

 

d.      Ordinance No. 2007-28 rezoning the 740 acres as specified above to be adopted.

 

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

 

6.      APPROVAL OF A RECOMMENDATION OF COASTAL BUSINESS FINANCE TO FUND A BUSINESS LOAN TO HITCHING POST PRODUCTS, DBA BBQ2YOU.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from Coastal Business Finance to fund a business loan in the amount of $135,000 for Hitching Post Products dba BBQ2YOU, under the Business Retention and Attraction Loan Program and authorizing the City Manager to execute loan documents on behalf of the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)

 

b.      Presentation by Brian Kearns, Coastal Business Finance.

 

c.      Public input.

 

d.      Council discussion.

 

e.      Resolution No. 2008-11 to be adopted approving a loan in the amount of $135,000 for Hitching Post Products.

 

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

 

7.      RECEIVING PUBLIC TESTIMONY/INPUT IN PREPARATION FOR FORMULATING AND COMPILING THE 2008-10 CITYWIDE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.  The City Council will accept public testimony and input on what items and/or issues members of the public feel the City Council should take into consideration and address when they meet to formulate the Citywide goals and objectives for the next two-year budget cycle.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Assistant City Manager)

 

b.      Public input.

 

 

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);

 

                                                      Santa Maria Fire Fighters Local 2020;

 

                                                      Public Safety Managers; and

 

                                                      Non-represented Management and Confidential Employees

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

This meeting will be adjourned to a Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. for the City Council Goal-Setting Exercise. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 5TH MEETING IS JANUARY 24, 2008.

 

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan. 16, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Feb. 11, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb. 12, 2008

Dorothea Nelson Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Feb. 12, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb. 12, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb. 14, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb. 18, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.