AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Alice Patino

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Bob Orach

 

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

APRIL 5, 2011, 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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

PROCLAMATION ACKNOWLEDGING AND HONORING:

 

CLARENCE MINETTI

 

and encouraging everyone to join the Mayor in recognizing and appreciating “Mr. Hospitality” for all of his years of outstanding and dedicated service to the Santa Maria Valley.

 

A.     RESOLUTION NO. 2011-27 RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING:

 

SHERYL COLEMAN

 

Account Clerk I in the Public Works Department for over 33 years of dedicated service to the City of Santa Maria and congratulating her on her retirement.

 

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

 

B.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2011, as:

 

“KITE MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging everyone to participate in the joy and excitement of kite flying at the 2nd Annual Free Family Kite Festival at Rotary Centennial Park on April 17, 2011, and urging everyone to “Go Fly A Kite.”

 

C.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2011, as:

 

“NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and calling upon all residents, parents, youth, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and workplaces, hospitals and schools to support efforts by Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Coalition for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse that will reduce and prevent underage drinking in the community.

D.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2011 as:

 

“AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and recognizing and commending the talents, abilities and contributions of individuals in our community diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and recognizing parents and relatives of individuals with ASDs, the professionals that provide valued services, and the Autism Society of Santa Barbara for their commitment, sacrifice and dedication in providing for the special needs of individuals with ASDs.

 

E.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2011 as:

 

“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to become aware of and support local child abuse prevention programs.

 

 

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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 March 15, 2011.

 

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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2011-02 making technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2011-02 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2011/08, Orcutt Library Tenant Improvements.

 

a.   Approval to call for bids to be given.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution expressing its intent to annex four parcels into the Southwest, Northeast and Northwest Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-28 to be adopted stating the Council’s intent to annex and assess Cole Enterprises, LLC and Santa Maria Tire into the Southwest Landscape District, Santa Maria Cancer Center into the Northeast Landscape District, and Seafood Express into the Northwest Landscape District.

 

H.  Recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission that the City Council approve a partnership between the Recreation and Parks Department and the Santa Barbara Foundation for an art banner project entitled the Santa Maria Affiliates’ Art Banner Project.

 

a.   Review and approve the partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation for an art banner project.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   public hearing to receive comments and consider the block grants advisory committee’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM FUNDS.  The City Council is requested to conduct the public hearing to receive public comments and consider the Block Grants Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2011-12 CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program estimated funds.

 

The Block Grants Advisory Committee held special meetings on March 14 and 23, 2011, to receive subcommittee reports and to formulate its recommendations to the City Council based on estimated funding.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-29 to be adopted approving the activities and allocations under the Home Investment Partnerships Program.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2011-30 to be adopted approving the Capital Development activities and allocation under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2011-31 to be adopted approving the public service activities and allocations under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

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

 

5.      IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE GREEN WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM AND PROPOSED SOLID WASTE RATE INCREASES.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing, determine if a majority protest exists, and if no majority protest exists, introduce an ordinance implementing a residential curbside green waste recycling program and a $3.17 per month rate increase beginning July 1, 2011; and approving annual five percent solid waste collection rate increases for residential and commercial customers to become effective each January 1st for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Director of Utilities)

 

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 written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Clerk to determine if majority protest exists.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2011-03 implementing the new green waste recycling program and approving the rate increases to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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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, APRIL 19, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 19TH MEETING IS APRIL 7, 2011.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Apr 06, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Apr 11, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Apr 12, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Apr 12, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Apr 12, 2011

Newlove Building

12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Apr 12, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Apr 13, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Apr 15, 2011

City Offices Closed