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

SEPTEMBER 21, 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 September 2010:

 

ADRIAN SEPULVEDA

 

      for his dedication and commitment as a volunteer coach in both the Youth Tee Ball and Summer Youth Basketball Programs. 

 

B.  Proclamation declaring September 25, 2010, as:

 

“JOHN STANLEY ROBERTS DAY”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria in celebration of his 100th Birthday.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring September 28, 2010, as:

 

“FAMILY DAY – A DAY TO EAT DINNER WITH YOUR CHILDREN”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to recognize and participate in this observance.

 

D.  Proclamation declaring the week of October 3 through 9, 2010, as:

 

“FIRE PREVENTION WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to protect their homes and families by heeding the potentially life-saving messages of “Fire Prevention Week 2010,” and to support the many activities and efforts of fire and emergency services.

 

E.  Proclamation declaring the month of October 2010, as:

 

“ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and calling upon all residents to celebrate and promote our nation’s arts and culture, and encouraging greater participation in taking action for the arts and humanities within our community.

 

F.   Proclamation declaring the month of October 2010, as:

 

“FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and recognize this is a significant time to study the advancement of Filipino Americans in the history of the United States, as a favorable time of celebration, remembrance, reflection, and motivation, and a relevant time to renew efforts toward research, examination, and promulgation of Filipino American history and culture, in order to provide an opportunity for all residents to learn and appreciate more about Filipino Americans and their historic contributions.

 

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  September 7, 2010.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements associated with Parkland Cottages, Tract 5908, and authorize the release of a Faithful Performance Bond for the installation of required boundary walls.

 

a.   The Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $10,000 to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be retained until March 2011.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

D.  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.

 

E.  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.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an Entertainment License for Cue & Cushion Recreational Family Center at 415 S. Blosser Road to allow karaoke singing contests with live music on Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-108 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for Cue and Cushion Recreational Family Center.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive, review, and file the 2009-10 Growth Mitigation Annual Compliance Report.

 

a.   Report to be received and filed.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Amended Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2010-11 for the use of Federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and authorizing the City Manager to submit the amended plan on behalf of the City of Santa Maria to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   [Attachment A – Acton Plan]

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-109 to be adopted approving the Amended Annual Action Plan.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council award the bid and adopt a resolution approving an agreement with Central Coast Remedial Resources, Inc., (CCRRI) for the Santa Maria Regional Landfill Multi-Year NHIS Rolling Closure Project, Bid No. 2011/03.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-110 to be adopted approving an agreement with Central Coast Remedial Resources, Inc.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution expressing intent to annex six (6) parcels into the Southwest, South Miller Street/South College Drive, and Northwest Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-111 to be adopted expressing intent to annex SMAT Maintenance and Operations Facility and New Beginnings Church into the Southwest Landscape and Lighting District; Verizon Wireless into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting District; and Depot Street Parcel Map, North Broadway Shopping Center, and Sharer Brothers Center into the Northwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE AND SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT  FOR HERITAGE AT WESTGATE RANCH, GPZ-2010-002, SPZ-2010-001, E-2010-021, LOCATED NORTH OF BATTLES ROAD, SOUTH OF LA BREA AVENUE, EAST OF “A” STREET AND WEST OF BLOSSER ROAD WITHIN THE BLOSSER-SOUTHWEST SPECIFIC PLAN.  ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER 117-240-029 (52.6 ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding amendments to the General Plan (Land Use), Zoning and the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan for a 52.6 acre property located within the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan, Assessor's Parcel No. 117-240-029. The environmental impacts of this project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992. No further environmental review is required.  This project includes an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) to change the 52.6 acres from MHP (Mobile Home Park) to LMDR-8 (Low Medium Density Residential); a rezone from PD/RMH (Planned Development/Residential Mobile Home Park) to PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single-Family Small Lot Residential; an amendment to the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Land Use Plan) from MHP (Mobile Home Park) to LMDR (Low Medium Density Residential); an amend the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Zoning Map) from PD/RMH (Planned Development/Residential Mobile Home Park) to PD/RSL-1 (Planned Development/Single Family Small Lot Residential); and amendments to Sections 2 and 3 of the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan to include minor revisions to text, tables, figures and land uses relating to the land use and zoning changes.

 

On September 1, 2010, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2574, 2575, and 2576 recommending the City Council approve the project on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Andrade opposing.

 

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. 2010-112 to be adopted finding that the Environmental Impacts of the Heritage at Westgate Ranch Project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992.  Because the current project meets the conditions for the application of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, preparation of a new EIR is not required.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2010-113 to be adopted approving an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) for Heritage at Westgate Ranch.

 

h.   Ordinance No. 2010-07 rezoning the 52.6 acre site, amending the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan Land Use Plan, Zoning Map, and Sections 2 and 3 for the Heritage at Westgate Ranch project 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.   HERITAGE AT WESTGATE RANCH TENTATIVE TRACT MAP, TRACT 5969, LOCATED NORTH OF BATTLES ROAD, SOUTH OF LA BREA AVENUE, EAST OF “A” STREET AND WEST OF BLOSSER ROAD.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve a tentative tract map, Tract 5969, that would create 296 residential lots and 19 common lots. The residential lots range in size from 4,513 square feet to 9,070 square feet.

 

On September 1, 2010, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2577 recommending the City Council approve the tentative tract map on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Andrade opposing.

 

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. 2010-114 to be adopted approving the Tentative Tract Map for Heritage at Westgate Ranch, Tract 5969, located North of Battles Road, South of La Brea Avenue, East of “A” Street and West of Blosser Road.

 

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

 

6.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE AND SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THE SIENA APARTMENTS, GPZ-2010-001, SPZ-2010-001, E-2010-001, E-2010-013, LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BLOSSER ROAD AND SONYA LANE, WITHIN THE BLOSSER-SOUTHWEST SPECIFIC PLAN, VARIOUS ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBERS (10.75 ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding amendments to the General Plan (Land Use), Zoning and Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan for a 10.75 acre property located at the northwest corner of Blosser Road and Sonya Lane.  The environmental impacts of this project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992.  No further environmental review is required.  The project includes an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) from MDR-12 (Medium Density Residential) to HDR-22 (High Density Residential); a zone change from PD/R-2 (Planned Development/Medium Density Residential) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential); an amendment to the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Land Use Plan) from MDR-12 (Medium Density Residential) to HDR-22 (High Density Residential); an amendment to the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan (Zoning Map) from PD/R-2 (Planned Development/Medium Density Residential) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential); and an amendment to Section 2 of the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan to include minor revisions to text, tables and figures relating to the land use and zoning changes.  Assessor's Parcel Nos. 118-018-001 thru 060 and 118-019-001 thru 057.

 

On August 18, 2010, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2568, 2569, and 2570 recommending the City Council approve the project on a 5-0 vote.

 

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. 2010-115 to be adopted finding that the Environmental Impacts of the Siena Apartments Project have been adequately addressed in a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), E-88-10, and the Supplement to the EIR, E-2003-022, (SCH#90010930) for the City of Santa Maria Sphere of Influence Boundary Amendment and Concurrent Annexation Project certified on September 1, 1992.  Because the current project meets the conditions for the application of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, preparation of a new EIR is not required.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2010-116 to be adopted approving an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) for the Siena Apartments Project.

 

h.   Ordinance No. 2010-08 rezoning the 10.75 acre site, amending the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan Land Use Plan, Zoning Map, and Section 2 for the Siena Apartments project 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

 

 

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, OCTOBER 5, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE OCTOBER 5TH MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2010.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Oct 6, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Oct 11, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Oct 12, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Oct 12, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Oct 12, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Oct 12, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Oct 13, 2010

City Council Chambers

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Oct 15, 2010

City Offices Closed