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

FEBRUARY 15, 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:

 

A.  Resolution No. 2011-15 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

DAVE McDANIEL

 

      Fire Captain, for his 31 years of dedicated service to the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Fire Department and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

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

 

B.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for February 2011:

 

KALI WILLIAMS

KT’S GYMNASTICS CENTER

 

and the Triple Threat All-Star Cheerleading team for their participation in and quality entertainment at the 2010 Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival and the “Grease in the Park” event. 

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the week of February 19 through 26, 2011, as:

 

“NATIONAL FFA WEEK”

 

(Future Farmers of America) in the City of Santa Maria, and urging the residents of Santa Maria to recognize the importance of agriculture in our community and support the efforts of our local FFA Chapters.

 

 

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 February 1, 2011.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize the release of all outstanding bonds associated with La Vigna at Westgate Ranch, Tract 5865 as all improvements and securities have been incorporated into the re-subdivision of La Vigna II, Tract 5964.

 

a.   Faithful Performance Bond for public improvements in the reduced amount of $351,903.00; Contractor, Labor & Materials Bond in the amount of $1,896,252.00; Guarantee & Defective Materials Bond in the amount of $379,250.00; Faithful Performance Bond for Landscaping and Irrigation in the reduced amount of $60,000.00; Contractor, Labor & Materials Bond in the amount of $189,458.50; Faithful Performance Bond for Landscape Maintenance in the amount of $24,691.50; and Faithful Performance Bond for Street Trees in the amount of $38,064.60 to be released.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution in opposition to the Governor’s proposal to eliminate municipal redevelopment agencies.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-16 to be adopted opposing the Governor’s proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive as information a status report regarding Federal stimulus funding grants and entitlements that the City of Santa Maria is receiving and putting to work. 

 

a.   Receive and file the report.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   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.

 

G.  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:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing 2-hour limited time parking zones in front of 2441 Professional Parkway and no stopping zones on both sides of the driveway.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-17 to be adopted approving the limited time parking zones and no parking zones.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities, or his designee, to enter into an agreement with S.E. Chambers Construction to perform utility locating services for the City of Santa Maria Utilities Department.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-18 to be adopted approving the agreement for utility location services.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving Amendment Two to the Impacted Soils Reuse Agreement between the City of Santa Maria and Chevron Environmental Management Company and Union Oil Company, two corporations sharing common ownership, collectively known as Chevron, to extend the existing agreement to December 2011.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-19 to be adopted approving an amendment to the agreement with Chevron for impacted soils reuse.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO ALL-AMERICA CITY COMMITTEE AND LANDMARK COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making one At-Large appointment to the All-America City Committee and direct staff to again readvertise the Youth/Education vacancy on the All-America City Committee and one vacancy on the Landmark Committee.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint one member to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years to fill the “At-Large” category.  The nomination will be made by Councilmember Boysen.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One application was received from Edward Tomilloso.

 

c.   Direct staff to readvertise one Youth/Education vacancy on the All-America City Committee and one vacancy on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AND AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SANTA MARIA FIRE FIGHTERS’ UNION (LOCAL 2020). 

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Assistant City Manager)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-20 to be adopted approving an amendment to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Fire Fighters’ Union (Local 2020).

 

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

 

6.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SECOND QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2010-11 and a budget amendment report approving operational changes to the 2010-11 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2011-21 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

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

 

 

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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION.  (Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9)  (One potential case)

 

 

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, MARCH 1, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 1ST MEETING IS FEBRUARY 17, 2011.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb 16, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Mar 08, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Mar 08, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Mar 08, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Mar 08, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Mar 10, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Mar 14, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Feb 18, 2011

City Offices Closed