AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL &
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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

SEPTEMBER 6, 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.  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/Board Members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor/Chairperson Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS:

 

A.  Resolution No. 2011-102 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

DENNIS CARTER

 

      for his many years of dedicated service to the Santa Maria community as a member of the Block Grants Advisory Committee and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

 

B.  Resolution No. 2011-103 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

LAURA MOHAJER

 

      for her many years of dedicated service to the Santa Maria community as a member of the Block Grants Advisory Committee and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the month of September 2011 as:

 

“NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all Santa Marians to increase community literacy by becoming members of the Central Coast Literacy Council, participating in the upcoming Spelling Bee on September 17, 2011, becoming a tutor, or becoming a literacy learner.

 

D.  Proclamation commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States and declaring September 11th of each year:

 

“A DAY OF OBSERVANCE”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001.

 

 

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/Board Members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor/Chairperson 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 August 2, 2011, and City Council/RDA Board approve the Minutes of the Special Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting of August 25, 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.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing the City of Santa Maria’s 2011-12 appropriation limit of $117,534,220.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-104 to be adopted establishing the appropriation limit for 2011-12.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2011-07 by title only and adopt the ordinance in order to comply with the Voluntary Alternative Redevelopment Program pursuant to Part 1.9 of Division 24 of the California Health and Safety Code in order to permit the continued existence and operation of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Maria in the event the California Supreme Court ultimately determines that AB 1X 26 and AB 1X 27 are constitutional.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2011-07 to be adopted.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Fire Department’s submission of a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant application for approximately $143,500 for the replacement of fire hose and nozzles, and to authorize the Fire Chief to sign documents associated with this funding on behalf of the City.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-105 to be adopted approving submission of a grant application.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for the SMAT Intermodal Transit Center, Bid No. 2010/03.

 

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

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving a contract with International Surfacing Systems for Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2012/01, including Additive Alternate A in the amount of $621,496.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-106 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving a contract with International Surfacing Systems.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2012/03, Landfill Concrete Drainage Swale.

 

a.   Approval to be granted to call for bids.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Proposition 1B Infrastructure Bond Funds - Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Funding Proposal for a maximum amount of $1,342,921.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-107 to be adopted approving the Proposition 1B funding.

 

L.   Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing angle parking on the southerly side of West Cypress Street between Depot Street and Smith Street and between Smith Street and Curryer Street.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-108 to be adopted establishing angle parking on West Cypress Street.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution granting an easement to Southern California Gas Company to construct, operate and maintain a gas pipeline on the Los Flores Ranch property.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-109 to be adopted granting a gas easement to Southern California Gas Company.

 

 

4.   APPOINTMENT TO BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council is requested to make one appointment to the Block Grants Advisory Committee and direct staff to readvertise the remaining vacancy as insufficient applications were received.  One application was received from Carl Nielsen.  Councilmember Boysen or Councilmember Orach will make the nomination.

 

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

 

      b.   Nomination to be made.

 

      c.   Appointment to be made by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

5.   PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2010, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2011.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. 

 

b.   Receive and file the report.

 

6.   PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU YEAR-END REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2010, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2011.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch and Gina Keough, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. 

 

b.   Receive and file the report.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

7.   AMENDMENT TO THE LAND USE ELEMENT AND THE CIRCULATION ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN, FILE NOS. GP-2011-001 AND E-2011-019 (CITYWIDE).  The City Council will consider approving a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and the 2011 updates to the Land Use Element and Circulation Element.

 

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. 2011-110 to be adopted approving the filing of a Negative Declaration, E-2011-019 for the 2011 Amendment to the Land Use Element and Circulation Element of the General Plan.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2011-111 to be adopted approving the 2011 Amendment to the Land Use Element and Circulation Element of the General Plan, File No. GP-2011-001.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

8.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30, 2011, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the fourth 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. 2011-112 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):

 

 

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, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 20TH MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 8, 2011.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sept 07, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

6:30 p.m.

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Sept 12, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sept 13, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sept 13, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Sept 13, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sept 13, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Sept 14, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Sept 16, 2011

City Offices Closed