AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Cordero

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

AUGUST 17,  2010, AT 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.     Resolution No. 2010-94 honoring and commending

 

JACK BUCHANAN

 

City Librarian, for 25 years of outstanding service to the City and congratulating him on his re-retirement.

 

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

 

B.     Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for August:

 

WARREN GABAREE, DDS

 

         for his commitment to helping others as a leader in the Community Watch 2010 project. 

 

 

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 August 3, 2010.

 

a.   Minutes 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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Carroll Development, Inc., for the Mussell Senior Center ADA Improvements Project, Bid No. 2010/12, in the amount of $129,000.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-95 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Carroll Development, Inc.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute three grant deeds and a quitclaim deed to the State of California (Caltrans), and one grant deed of easement to Padj Oelsner Properties for the closeout of the interchange projects at State Route 101/Donovan Road and State Route 101/Stowell Road.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-96 to be adopted authorizing the Mayor to execute the deeds.

 

G.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution to establish a passenger loading zone on Bethel Lane at El Medio Road for Liberty Elementary School.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-97 to be adopted approving the passenger loading zone.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a revised resolution authorizing multi-year applications for used oil payment program funds to include corrections requested by CalRecycle’s Financial Assistance Division.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-98 to be adopted authorizing applications for used oil payment program funds.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council is requested to make two appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee.  Three appointments were made at the July 20, 2010, City Council meeting.  Councilmember Patino and Mayor Lavagnino requested their appointments be continued to this meeting and the vacancies readvertised.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint two members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by Councilmember Patino and Mayor Lavagnino.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The following applications were received.

 

Donna Beal

Richard Hall

August (Bud) Narachi

Tim Seifert

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

5.   PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2009, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010.

 

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.

 

6.   PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2009, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010.  [Year-End Report]  [Marketing Plan]

 

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.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

7.   SANTA MARIA SIGN ORDINANCE (SECTION 12-34).  The City Council will consider a report on the Sign Ordinance and provide direction to staff on possible amendments to the ordinance.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Public input.

 

d.   Direction to staff to be given. 

 

 

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 - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss GENERAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, Santa Barbara Superior Court, Case No. 1320579.

 

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss GREGORY CARROLL v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, ET. AL. Case No. CV 0907336.

 

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:        Assistant City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:      Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Service Employees Inter-national Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Local 2020; 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.  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, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 7TH MEETING IS AUGUST 26, 2010.

 

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Aug 18, 2010

Sept 1, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Sept 13, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sept 14, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sept 14, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Sept 14, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sept 14, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Sept 15, 2010

City Council Chambers

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Aug 20, 2010

Sept 17, 2010

City Offices Closed