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

JULY 6, 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:

 

There are none scheduled.

 

 

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 June 15, 2010.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Parkland Cottages, Tract 5908, and release a Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $23,758.75 for public landscaping and irrigation improvements, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material bond and Guarantee and Defective Materials bond be retained until January 2011 and July 2011, respectively.

 

a.   A Faithful Performance bond to be released.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the creation of a new classification, adjustments to salary ranges and job specifications, and abolishing a classification no longer in use, as a result of the adoption of the 2010-12 City Budget, and a resolution amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect these changes.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-67 to be adopted approving a new classification, modifications to specifications, and abolishing a classification as a result of the adoption of the 2010-12 budget.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2010-68 to be adopted amending Appendix “A” of the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect personnel changes as a result of the adoption of the 2010-12 budget.

 

 

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.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing an interfund advance from the General Fund – Capital Projects Fund and the prepayment of 2010-11 California Public Employees’ Retirement System Contribution for a savings of $216,000.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-69 to be adopted approving the transfer of funds and the prepayment of CalPERS contributions.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving the annual operating agreements for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society and the Santa Maria Museum of Flight, approving an addendum to the agreement with the Chamber of Commerce for economic development services, and consider an ordinance amending the Municipal Code related to funding for the Historical Society.  [Attachment A – Chamber]  [Attachment B – Historical Society]  [Attachment C – Museum of Flight]  [Attachments D-E – Letter & Chamber Addendum]

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-70 to be adopted approving the annual operating agreement with and allocation to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2010-71 to be adopted approving the annual operating agreement with and allocation to the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-72 to be adopted approving the annual operating agreement with and allocation to the Santa Maria Museum of Flight.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2010-73 to be adopted approving an addendum to the agreement with the Chamber of Commerce for economic development services.

 

e.   Ordinance No. 2010-04 amending Section 3-9.04(b)(4) of the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to funding of the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing the City of Santa Maria’s 2010-11 appropriation limit.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-74 to be adopted setting the 2010-11 appropriation limit.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $49,812 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant Assistance Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-75 to be adopted authorizing the grant appropriation to the Police Department.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2011/01.

 

a.   Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

L.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements and approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2010/01.

 

a.   Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Chief Deputy City Clerk directed to record same.

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving a contract with Santa Maria Electric, Inc., for Mall Parking Structure A – Federal Stimulus Energy Efficiency Project, Bid No. 2010/13.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-76 to be adopted approving a contract with Santa Maria Electric, Inc., in the amount of $558,720.

 

N.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving a contract with Lee Wilson Electric Co., Inc., for Target Area 3B Streetlight Improvements, Bid No. 2010/04.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-77 to be adopted approving a contract with Lee Wilson Electric, Co., Inc., in the amount of $360,721.70.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING TEXT LANGUAGE TO CHAPTERS 12-27 AND 12-35 OF THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE, PERTAINING TO THE USE OF BARBED WIRE, RAZOR WIRE AND SIMILAR SHARP MATERIALS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF WALLS AND FENCING, Z-2010-001, E-2006-062.   the City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to amend the Municipal Code relating to barbed wire, razor wire and similar sharp materials.  [Attachments 1-3]  [Attachment 4]  [Attachment 5]

 

On May 19, 2010, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2564 recommending the City Council approve a Negative Declaration and Resolution No. 2565 recommending the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Chapters 12-27 and 12-35 pertaining to the use of barbed wire and other sharp materials in the construction of fencing.  Both resolutions passed on a 4-0-1 vote with Commissioner Quandt absent.

 

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. 2010-78 to be adopted directing the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact regarding Zoning Text Amendment Z-2010-001 and E-2006-062.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2010-05 amending Chapters 12-27 and 12-35 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE.  The City Council will consider a recommendation to decline to make a finding of public convenience or necessity in the matter of the issuance of a Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine) Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License for Mercado Y Carniceria La Mia located at 112 E. Grant Street.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Motion to be made to decline to make a finding of public convenience or necessity for the ABC License for Mercado Y Carniceria La Mia.

 

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

 

6.   MCCOY LANE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UPDATE.  The City Council will hear a status report and consider removal of the existing temporary channelized median on West McCoy Lane and replace the temporary median with a permanent concrete median.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Direction to staff to be given.

 

7.   MEASURE “A” FIVE–YEAR LOCAL PROGRAM OF PROJECTS.   The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution approving the Measure “A” Five-Year Local Program of Projects for fiscal years 2010-2015 and certifying that the City of Santa Maria will provide sufficient funding in the 2010-11 budget to meet the Measure “A” Maintenance of Effort requirement.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-79 to be adopted approving the Measure “A” Five-Year Local Program of Projects.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JULY 20TH MEETING IS JULY 8, 2010.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

July 7, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

July 12, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

July 13, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

July 13, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

July 13, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

July 13, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

July 14, 2010

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

July 16, 2010

City Offices Closed