AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

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Mayor Alice M. Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Willie Green

Councilmember Terri Zuniga

 

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City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

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

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

DECEMBER 17, 2013, 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.

 

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the City Clerk’s office what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (typically before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting).  The City Clerk’s office is at 110 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, Room 3; telephone (805) 925-0951, extension 307.  The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance.  Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter.

 

Assisted listening 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.  Equipo también puede ser utilizado para la asistencia de traducción para esas personas que solamente hablan español.  Para permitirle a la Ciudad que coordine y solicite un traductor de un grupo 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 Patino

 

ROLL CALL:             Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for December 2013:

 

RAY ANDO

 

for volunteering more than 300 hours of service to the City of Santa Maria community.

 

B.  Resolution No. 2013-107 to be adopted honoring and commending Planning Division Manager:

 

PEGGY WOODS

 

for more than 16 years of full-time service to the City of Santa Maria Community Development Department, and congratulating her on her retirement.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

C.  Resolution No. 2013-108 to be adopted honoring and commending Lieutenant:

 

KIM GRAHAM

 

for 24 years of full-time service to the City of Santa Maria, and congratulating her on her retirement.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

D.  Presentation of the 2013 Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights decorating award to contest winners from Recreation and Parks Department. 

 

 

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, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

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 December 3, 2013.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution cancelling the January 7, 2014, Regular City Council meeting due to lack of agenda items.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-109 to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the Council adopt a resolution approving a merit step increase for the City Manager and associated compensation adjustments for the City Manager and City Attorney, consistent to that of other at-will City Employees.

 

a.  Resolution No. 2013-110 to be adopted.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  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.

 

F.   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:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adoption by title only of Ordinance No. 2013-13, rezoning 20 acres from PF (Public Facilities) to PD/M-2 (Planned Development/General Manufacturing), Assessor's Parcel No. 117-820-002 (portion).

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2013-13 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of the City Staff that the City Council give approval to Call for Bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2014/04, West Park Avenue Water Line Replacement.

 

a.   Approval to be given to call for bids.

 

I.    Recommendation of the City Staff that the City Council give approval to Call for Bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2014/07, Dena Avenue & Bay Street Concrete Improvement          Project.

 

a.   Approval to be given to call for bids.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with CleanStreet, a California Corporation, for Citywide Street Sweeping Services.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-111 to be adopted.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   SALE OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY.  The City Council will consider a purchase and sale agreement between the City of Santa Maria and NKT Investments, LLC for 20-acres on West Stowell Road (Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-820-002 (portion)).

 

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

 

b.     Public input.

 

c.     Council discussion.

 

d.     Resolution No. 2013-112 to be adopted approving

 

ROLL CALL:  Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

5.   APPROVING AN EXTENSION OF AND AMENDMENTS TO THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 2020 (SEIU) AND the SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (smpoa); APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CURRENT MOU WITH THE SANTA MARIA POLICE ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE MANAGEMENT (SMPAMM); AND ADOPTING RESOLUTIONS APPROVING WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGES FOR THE NON-REPRESENTED MANAGEMENT & CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGERS. The City Council will consider amendments to the current Memoranda of Understanding with the Service Employees International Union Local 620 and the Santa Maria Police Officers Association, along with one amendment to the current MOU with the Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management, as well as wage and benefit packages for the Non-Represented Management & Confidential Employees and the Public Safety Manager.  

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Deputy City Manager)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-113 to be adopted approving an extension of and amendments to the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Service Employees International Union Local 620 (SEIU); and

 

e.   Resolution No. 2013-114 to be adopted approving an extension of and amendments to the current MOU with the Santa Maria Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA); and

 

f.    Resolution No. 2013-115 to be adopted approving an amendment to the current MOU with the Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and

 

g.   Resolution No. 2013-116 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the non-represented full-time management & confidential employees; and

 

h.   Resolution No. 2013-117 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the public safety managers.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

6.   AMENDMENTS TO THE FIRE CODE ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to replace references in Chapter 3 of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code from the 2010 California Fire Code to the current 2013 California Fire Code, and adopt new amendments to Chapter 3 of Title 9, Fire Prevention Code, and Chapter 2 of Title 5, Alarm Systems.

 

a.     Staff report to be made.  (Fire Chief)

 

b.     Public input.

 

c.     Council discussion.

 

d.     Ordinance No. 2013-14 to be introduced for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption amending Chapter 9-3, Fire Prevention Code, and Chapter 5-2, Alarm Systems, of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to adopt the 2013 California Fire Code with amendments.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

7.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term.

 

a.     Staff report to be made.  (City Manager)

 

b.     Public input.

 

c.     Council discussion.

 

d.     Nomination by the Mayor.

 

e.     Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2014.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

RECESS: THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

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

 

                        Agency Representative:    Deputy City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:  Santa Maria Fire Fighters Union (Local 2020)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 21, MEETING IS JANUARY 8, 2014.

 

Materials Submitted After Distribution of Packet – Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office, 110 E. Cook Street, Rm. 3, Santa Maria.  Subject to the ability to post the documents prior to the meeting, such documents will also be available on the City’s website http://www.ci.santa-maria.ca.us/staffrep/agenda.htm by selecting the associated agenda item.  A notification will be added to the online agenda to indicate that agenda materials were received after distribution of the agenda packet.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Day Off (MTO)

Dec. 24, 2013

City Offices Closed

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National Holiday - Christmas Day

Dec. 25, 2013

City Offices Closed

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National Holiday - New Year’s Day

Jan. 01, 2014

City Offices Closed

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Planning Commission

Jan. 01, 2014

CANCELLED

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City Council Meeting

Jan. 07, 2014

CANCELLED

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Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Jan. 13, 2014

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jan. 14, 2014

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jan. 14, 2014

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jan. 14, 2014

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jan. 14, 2014

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan. 15, 2014

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

Jan. 21, 2014

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.