AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Alice Patino

 

City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Acting Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz, Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 17, 2012, 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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Proclamation declaring April 24, 2012, as:

 

“MARCELO J. RODRIGUEZ DAY”

 

in the City of Santa Maria to celebrate his 109th Birthday and commend him on his milestone.

 

 

B.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for April 2012:

 

RYLAND TOWNE AND JOJO RELYEA

 

for their support for local Special Olympics programs, sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the week of April 22 – 28, 2012, as:

 

“CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

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 items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council 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 April 3, 2012.

 

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.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2012-08 adding Chapter 12-52, Efficiency Unit Projects, to the Santa Maria Municipal Code (File Nos. Z-2011-002, E-2012-028).

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2012-08 to be adopted adding Chapter 12-52, Efficiency Unit Projects to the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., for 2012 Hermosa Street Reconstruction, Bid No. 2012/04.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2012-37 to be adopted approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., for Bid No. 2012/04 in the amount of $317,847.65.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Primary Clarifier No. 1 Rehabilitation, Bid No. 2012/10.

 

a.      Approval to call for bids to be granted.

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H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of the Certifications and Assurances for Fiscal Year 2011-12 California Transit Security Grant Program and approving receipt of Proposition 1B Transit Security Program grant funding.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2012-38 to be adopted approving and authorizing Fiscal Year 2011-12 Proposition 1B Transit Security Program projects, acceptance of funding in the amount of $132,000, and implementing projects outlined in the grant application.

 

 

UTILITIES DEPARMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2012-07 approving annual five percent water and sewer rate increases to become effective each July 1st for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2012-07 to be adopted approving annual five percent increases for water and sewer services for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

 

 


APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENT TO THE RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION.  The City Council will consider making an appointment to the Recreation and Parks Commission to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2015 or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term, whichever is longer. The nomination is to be made by Councilmember Boysen.  The appointment will be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applicants must be City residents. 

 

      Four applications were received from:  1) Robert Karr; 2) Paul Lee; 3) Gayle Pratt; and 4) John Smith.

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) AND GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2)/AUTO OVERLAY SECTIONS OF THE ENTRADA ESTE SPECIFIC PLAN, SPZ-2010-002, E-2010-016.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to review amendments to the Entrada Este Specific Plan to allow an apartment or living quarters for the owner, caretaker, or occupant of the building site as a conditionally permitted use in the General Commercial (C-2) and General Commercial (C-2)/Auto Overlay zoning districts.

 

      On March 21, 2012, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2605 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council approve an amendment to the conditionally permitted uses of the General Commercial and Auto Overlay Zoning Districts of the Entrada Este Specific Plan.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

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.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2012-09 approving amendments to Chapter 3 (Development Regulations) of the Entrada Este Specific Plan, SPZ-2010-002 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

 

6.   consider the block grants advisory committee’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2012-13 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 recommendations for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2012-13 CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program estimated funds.

 

The Block Grants Advisory Committee held a special joint meeting with the City Council on October 12, 2011, to discuss needs and priorities.

 

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.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2012-39 to be adopted approving the activities and allocations under the Home Investment Partnerships Program.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2012-40 to be adopted approving the Capital Development activities and allocation under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

i.    Resolution No. 2012-41 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

 

7.   2012 Annual Weed Abatement Program.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to hear protests against the abatement of public nuisances such as noxious and dangerous weeds, rubbish, refuse, and dirt; and if no majority protest exists, authorize the Director of Public Works to perform abatement of the nuisances from public and unimproved private lots.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

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.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2012-42 to be adopted overruling objections to the abatement and directing the abatement of the nuisances.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

8.      REFINANCING OF WATER AND WASTEWATER 1993 AND 1997 CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION.  The City Council will consider authorizing the issuance of Water and Wastewater Refunding Bonds to refinance the outstanding 1993 and 1997 Water and Wastewater Certificates of Participation.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2012-43 approving the issuance of, not to exceed, $60,000,000 Water and Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012A and 2012B, and the execution and delivery of the documents in connection therewith.          [Exhibits A and B] [Exhibits C, D, E, and F]

 

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:

 

1)   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

      Agency Representative:        Acting Assistant City Manager

      Employee Organizations:      Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 1ST MEETING IS APRIL 19, 2012. 

 

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Apr 18, 2012

May 02, 2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May 08, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

May 08, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

May 08, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May 08, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

May 14, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Apr. 20, 2012

City Offices Closed

 

City Furlough Day

May 18, 2012

City Offices Closed