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

Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

AMENDED AGENDA

 

* Items marked with an asterisk denote changes or additions to the previously published

Agenda for this meeting.

 

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER19, 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.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for October 2010:

 

DEBBIE HARPER

 

      for her dedication and commitment as a volunteer with the Northern Santa Barbara County Special Olympics. 

 

B.  Proclamation declaring October 23, 2010, as:

 

JUAN PACIFICO ONTIVEROS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the school, and its commitment to the students and contributions to the Santa Maria community.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring October 24, 2010, as:

 

ROTARY WORLD POLIO DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and inviting the residents of Santa Maria to support Rotary International’s goal of world-wide eradication of Polio.

 

 

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 October 5, 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 rejecting all bids received for the project Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2011/01.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-122 to be adopted rejecting all bids.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Federal Stimulus Overlay Project #1, Bid No. 2010/05.

 

a.   Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the City Clerk’s Office directed to record same.

 

G.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution to establish a 15-minute limited time parking zone on Centennial Street along the westerly right-of-way, approximately 95’ north of the curb return at Mammoth Drive, for 20’ in front of the community mailbox.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-123 to be adopted approving the limited time parking zone.

 

H.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution to establish no stopping zones at the intersection of East Orange Street and Miller Street, along the northerly and southerly right-of-way.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-124 to be adopted approving the no stopping zones.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   AMENDMENTS TO THE BUILDING REGULATIONS ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance replacing references in Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code from the 2007 Edition of the California Building Code to the current 2010 California Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Historical Building Code, Green Building Standards Code, Residential Code, and the Existing Building Code, and adopt new amendments to Title 9.

     

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Building Division Manager)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Public input.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2010-10 amending certain Chapters of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code 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

 

5.   AMENDMENTS TO THE FIRE CODE ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to replace references in Chapter 9-3 of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code from the 2007 California Fire Code to the current 2010 California Fire Code, and adopt new amendments to Chapter 9-3 of Title 9.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Fire Chief)

 

b.      Public input.

 

c.      Council discussion.

 

d.      Ordinance No. 2010-11 amending Chapter 9-3 of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to adopt the 2010 California Fire Code with amendments 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

 

6.   ORDINANCE to provide for recording of a Notice of Nuisance Document to provide constructive notice of existence of a public nuisance.  The City Council will consider an ordinance to amend Section 5-6.203 of the Municipal Code to include a provision authorizing the recording of a “Notice of Nuisance” document for a property upon which exists a public nuisance, health hazard or unsafe building.  The primary purpose of recording this document is to provide constructive notice of the existence of code violations to potential buyers of abandoned or foreclosure properties, as well as properties with dangerous buildings.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2010-12 amending Chapter 5-6 of Title 5 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code 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

 

*7. PRESENTATION BY MCCLELLAND SANTA MARIA, L.P. (ROOPE, LLC AND SURF DEVELOPMENT COMPANY CO-GENERAL PARTNERS) OWNER/DEVELOPER OF RANCHO HERMOSA HOUSING PROJECT LOCATED AT 215 - 245 EAST INGER STREET (NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH MCCLELLAND STREET AND INGER DRIVE).

 

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 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:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2ND MEETING IS OCTOBER 21, 2010.

 

 

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Planning Commission

Oct 20, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Nov 8, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov 9, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov 9, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Nov 9, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov 9, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov 10, 2010

City Council Chambers

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Days

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 19, 2010

City Offices Closed