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

MAY 15, 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 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.     Presentation of the Fire Department’s recent Fire Operations 101 Educational Opportunity.

 

B.     Proclamation declaring May 15, 2012, as:

 

CROSSING GUARD APPRECIATION DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and thanking all of Santa Maria’s crossing guards for their dedication and efforts.

 

C.     Proclamation declaring May 31, 2012, as:

 

CLARENCE MINETTI DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by attending all the events taking place May 31 through June 3, 2012. 

 

D.     Proclamation declaring June 4 – 9, 2012, as:

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to recognize and support the law enforcement officers from the City of Santa Maria for their efforts in support of the Special Olympics athletes in the community.

 

E.     Proclamation declaring May 20 – 26, 2012, as:

 

NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and calling upon all residents and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.

 

F.      Proclamation declaring May 2012, as:

 

NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to join in showing gratitude to the military by the appropriate display of flags and ribbons during the designated period. 

 

G.     Presentation of the “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

JESS MORAN

Lead Mechanic

 

for his resourceful, team-player approach to improving the City’s fleet services operation; for his initiative and leadership by capitalizing on available resources to reduce expenses, enhance employee safety, and motivate his crew to raise the bar to a high level; for his excellent customer service; and for his contributions to reduce vehicle repair expenses by $100,000 this past year, in part by bringing fire vehicle maintenance in-house.

 

 

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 May 1, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the early destruction of water damaged records, and authorize the Acting Chief Deputy City Clerk to take the necessary and appropriate action to coordinate the destruction of said records.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-50 to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s recommended responses to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report regarding – Vehicle Towing and Citizen Angst, and authorize the City Manager to sign and transmit the City’s Response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the County Board of Supervisors.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s recommended responses to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report regarding – Requiem for Redevelopment:  The Life and Death of Redevelopment Agencies in Santa Barbara County, and authorize the City Manager to sign and transmit the City’s Response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the County Board of Supervisors.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an amended agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for animal control services in the amount of $544,772 for 2012-13.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-51 to be adopted.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  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.


H.  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.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the submittal of a grant application under the State Farm Companies Foundation to help fund the Santa Maria Fire Department’s “Listos Santa Maria” Program and authorize the City Manager and/or his designee to execute the necessary documents on behalf of the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-52 to be adopted.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing an increase in service/user fees with the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department to provide for continuing Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) legal-medical exam services for 2012-13 in the amount of $25,500.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-53 to be adopted.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara to provide for Mental Health Assessment Team (MHAT) crisis evaluation services for 2012-13 through 2014-15 in the amount of $105,288 for the three year agreement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-54 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

L.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a Notice of Contract Completion for Federal Stimulus Chip Seal and Street Light Replacement, Bid No. 2010/14.

 

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

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a Notice of Contract Completion for Palisade Drive and Church Street Overlay, Bid No. 2012/06.

 

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

 

N.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Transportation Development Act (TDA) claim for 2012-13.

 

 a.  Resolution No. 2012-55 to be adopted.

 

O.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Measure “A” Five-Year Local Program of Projects and to certify that the City of Santa Maria will provide sufficient funding in the Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget to meet the Measure “A” Maintenance of Effort requirement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-56 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   SANTA MARIA REGIONAL LANDFILL RATE RESTRUCTURING.  The City Council is requested to adopt a resolution to incorporate restructured rates for the Santa Maria Regional Landfill, effective July 1, 2012.

 

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 communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2012-57 to be adopted approving the Santa Maria Regional Landfill Rate Restructuring, effective July 1, 2012.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ENDING MARCH 31, 2012, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT FOR 2011-12.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the third quarter of 2011-12 and a budget amendment report approving personnel and operational changes to the 2011-12 Budget.

 

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2012-58 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for 2011-12 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, JUNE 5, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 5TH MEETING IS MAY 24, 2012.

 

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MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May 16, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Jun 11, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jun 12, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jun 12, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jun 12, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jun 12, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

May 18, 2012

City Offices Closed