CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Hilda Zacarías

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

 

 

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 17, 2009

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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

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

 

PATTY ELLIS, SPECIAL DISTRICT PLANNING TECHNICIAN

LOUIE RAYGOZA, SENIOR CREW LEADER/MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

 

in recognition of their many years of positive service to co-workers and the community by organizing fundraising efforts and creating the current “Adopt A Family” fundraising program which assists both City employees, their families, and members of the community who are facing tough financial and emotional experiences.

 

B.    Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for February 2009:

 

JULIE CARROLL

for the extraordinary way she supports the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Boxing Program by giving special attention to the teens and adults who frequent the program and by being a true role model and advocate for females interested in boxing. 

 

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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 February 3, 2009.

 

a.      Minutes to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Celebration, Tract 5921, and release a bond posted for the installation of public landscaping and irrigation improvements.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $119,000 to be released with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be retained until August 2009 and the Planting and Irrigation Maintenance bond be retained until February 2010.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Rose Garden Village, Tract 5725, and RELEASE A BOND posted for the installation of 776 street and easement trees, including maintenance for one year.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $78,143.20 to be released.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Rose Garden Village, Tract 5725, Unit 2, and RELEASE A BOND posted for the installation of 279 street and easement trees, including maintenance for one year.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $28,095.30 to be released.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Rose Garden Village II, Tract 5836, and release a bond posted for the installation of public landscaping and irrigation improvements, including maintenance for one year.

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $13,565.50 to be released.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    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.

 

H.     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

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06 prohibiting the outdoor display and sale of flowers except for established businesses that sell flowers, certified farmers’ markets, and the legal nonconforming swap meet at Hi-Way Drive-In.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2009-06 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Public Library Signage, Bid No. 2008/04, and direct the Chief Deputy City Clerk to record the Notice.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion for Bid No. 2008/04 to be approved.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Safe Routes to School – Alvin Elementary Project, Bid No. 2009/05, and direct the Chief Deputy City Clerk to record the Notice.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion for Bid No. 2009/05 to be approved.

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Well #11 Waterline Extension, Bid No. 2009/06, and direct the Chief Deputy City Clerk to record the Notice.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion for Bid No. 2009/06 to be approved.

 

M.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for 2009 Street Overlay and Reconstruction, Bid No. 2009/01.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be granted.

 

N.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for West Stowell Road Reconstruction, Bid No. 2009/12.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be granted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions of ANNEXATION AND ASSESSMENT of four (4) parcels into the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-18 to be adopted annexing and assessing Good Samaritan Shelter into the Northwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2009-19 to be adopted annexing and assessing API Manufacturing Project into the Southwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2009-20 to be adopted annexing and assessing Diaz Tires/Central Coast Body & Paint into the Northeast Landscape and Lighting District.

 

d.      Resolution No. 2009-21 to be adopted annexing and assessing Barcellus Plaza into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting District.

 

P.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the application for $219,520 in Federal grant funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to be used for demolition of outdated, ineffective lighting fixtures at Simas Park Softball Field.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-22 to be adopted approving the filing of the grant application.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO ALL-AMERICA CITY AND LANDMARK COMMITTEES.  The City Council is requested to make one appointment to the All-America City Committee for a two-year term from the Community Education Segment of the community and one appointment to the Landmark Committee for a three-year term.  The nominations will be made by Councilmember Orach and Mayor Lavagnino. 

 

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

 

b.      One appointment to be made to the All-America City Committee from the following applicants:

 

Art Contreras

Paul Dugal

Willie Green (Incumbent)

Pasqual Melena

Karen Sanchez

 

c.      One appointment to be made to the Landmark Committee from the following applicants:

 

Art Contreras

Paul Dugal

Anita Guillen

Pasqual Melena

Edward Zemaitis

 

5.      PRESENTATION BY CABRILLO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.  The City Council will hear a presentation by Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation concerning the foreclosure prevention services being offered through the NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center (HOC) in Santa Maria.

 

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

 

b.      Presentation to be made by Rodney Fernandez, Executive Director.

 

6.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

7.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008.

 

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.

 

8.      ADOPTION OF UNIFORM RULES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRESERVES, SP-2008-023, E-2008-055.  The City Council will consider adoption of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2008-055, and approval of the Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves located within the City of Santa Maria.  This item was continued from the January 20, 2009, City Council meeting.  [Attachments A-B] [Attachment C]

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Advance Planner)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2009-23 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact.

 

d.      Resolution No. 2009-24 to be adopted approving Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves.

 

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

 

9.      AWARD OF A NEW OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA TRANSIT FIXED ROUTE AND DEMAND RESPONSE SERVICES.  The City Council will consider adopting a resolution awarding the operations and maintenance contract for the City’s fixed route service, known as Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT), the intercity fixed route service known as the Breeze, and demand response services known as the ADA Service.  [Attachments A-E]  [Attachment F]

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2009-25 to be adopted approving a contract with First Transit from Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:        Assistant City Manager

 

Employee Organization:        Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA)

 

 

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.  COUNCIL MEETING VIDEOS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE.  YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS PUBLIC MEETING MAY RESULT IN THE RECORDING AND BROADCAST OF YOUR IMAGE AND/OR VOICE.

 

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, MARCH 3, 2009.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 3RD MEETING IS FEBRUARY 19, 2009.

 

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb 18, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Mar 9, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Mar 10, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Mar 10, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Mar 10, 2009

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Mar 12, 2009

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Mar 23, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.