Receipt of a Document after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on February 18, 2013, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The document received is associated with Item No. 5 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

 

 

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Alice M. Patino

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Terri Zuniga

 

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

FEBRUARY 19, 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, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Police Volunteer of the Month for February 2013:

 

                                                JIM NEUSCHWANDER

 

for his dedication and commitment to our City and Police 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 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 the 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, 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 February 5, 2013.

 

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 of Ordinance No. 2013-01, General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for the Centennial Square Project, located at the southwest corner of Miller and Plaza, Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-066-003, File Nos. GPZ-2012-0002, PD-2012-0003 and E-2012-0022 (6.35 acres).

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2013-01 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid for the Union Valley Parkway Extension State Route 135 to Hummel Drive, Bid No. 2012/02, and approving a contract with CalPortland Construction, in the amount of $2,968,146.33, to be reimbursed to the City by SBCAG and Caltrans per the cooperative agreement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-15 to be adopted.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   PRESENTATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN BEING APPOINTED TO THE VACANT CITY COUNCIL SEAT AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPOINTMENT TO FILL THE VACANT UNEXPIRED TWO-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE ON THE CITY COUNCIL.  The City Council will receive presentations and interview interested applicants, and consider making an immediate appointment to fill the vacant unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council.  Applications were received through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013   [Attachment D - Applicants 1-7]   [Attachment D – Applicants 8-14].  Fourteen (14) qualified applications were received filed by:

 

                        James Truman Bartlett                                 Janeen Burgan-Miller

                        Mike Cordero                                                Clete Doyal

                        Luis Escobar                                                 Kevin Gotchal

                        Willie Green                                                   Henry M. Grennan    

                        Cole Lucas                                                    Martin Mariscal         

                        Kristine Mollenkopf                                       Kaleb Norris

                        Morris Taubman                                            Henrietta Waterfield

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Applicants’ presentations to Council (5 min. each).

 

d.   Council to engage in a voting process to narrow down the candidate pool and interview potential Council candidates. 

 

e.   Resolution No. 2013-16 to be adopted making an immediate appointment to fill the vacant unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council; and

 

i.    Chief Deputy City Clerk to immediately administer the oath of office to the Appointee.

 

ii.   Newly appointed Councilmember to take a seat at the dais.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AND MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR STEVE ZARITSKY RECYCLING FACILITY (PD-2012-0005, E-2012-0032).  [Attachments 1-2]  [Attachment 3]  [Attachments 4-5]  [Attachment 6-1]  [Attachment 6-2] The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to take the following actions to deny the appeal by Carol Anne Moore, Harold Johnson, Jerry Porter, and 117 appellants, and uphold the Planning Commission’s decision to 1) adopt a resolution, authorizing the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact, E-2012-0032 for the Steve Zaritsky Recycling Facility project, PD-2012-0005; and 2) adopt a resolution denying the appeal and upholding the Planning Commission’s decision approving the Planned Development Permit for the Steve Zaritsky Recycling Facility project, PD-2012-0005, E-2012-0032.

 

On December 19, 2012, the Planning Commission approved, on a 4-0-1 vote (Commissioner Moats abstaining), a Planned Development Permit (PD-2012-0005) for the Steve Zaritsky Recycling Facility project which includes screened outdoor storage, a modified landscape requirement, and the use of barbed wire for special safety and security needs, for the site located at 1599 West Betteravia Road.  The initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2012-0032 that was prepared for the project was posted in the City of Santa Maria Public Library and sent to the State Clearinghouse for a 30-day review.  Four comment letters were received during the review period which concluded on November 30, 2012.  On January 2, 2013, within the proper timeframe for an appeal, the City Clerk’s office received a written appeal pursuant to SMMC §12-35.211.

 

      On January 15, 2013, the City Council continued the noticed Public Hearing to February 5, 2013, at the request of the applicant.

 

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

 

b.   Presentation by Applicant.

 

c.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.   Written communications.

 

f.    After all persons have been heard, hearing to be closed.

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2013-17 to be adopted upholding the filing of a mitigated negative declaration, E-2012-0032, for the Steve Zaritsky Recycling Facility Project, PD-2012-0005, located at 1599 West Betteravia Road, Assessor’s Parcel Number 117-320-003.

 

i.    Resolution No. 2013-18 to be adopted denying an appeal by Carol Anne Moore, Harold Johnson, Jerry Porter, and 117 Appellants, and upholding the Planning Commission’s decision to approve the planned development permit for the Steve Zaritsky Recycling Facility Project, PD-2012-0005, E-2012-0032.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINES CONTINUED:

 

6.   2013 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council will consider an ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to citation authority, personnel, membership on the City’s Emergency Services Council, special Police Officers, election procedures, property nuisance, prohibiting private vehicles at the transit center, stormwater regulation, wages on public projects, and regulating access to City facilities.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2013-02 making technical amendments to the Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

7.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE SECOND QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2012-13 and a budget amendment report approving operational and personnel changes to the 2012-13 Budget.

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Accept and file report.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-19 to be adopted approving personnel and operational amendments to the budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and authorizing the City Manager to implement the same.

 

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

 

8.   RESOLUTIONS APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AND AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SANTA MARIA FIRE FIGHTERS’ UNION LOCAL 2020, A WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE FOR THE NON-REPRESENTED MANAGEMENT AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, AND A WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGERS. 

 

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-20 to be adopted approving an amendment to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Maria Fire Fighters’ Union Local 2020.

 

e.   Resolution No. 2013-21 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2013-22 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the Public Safety Managers.

     

g.   Resolution No. 2013-23 to be adopted amending language pursuant to the Memoranda of Understanding with the Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA) and the Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM).

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, 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 with Agency Representative: Deputy City Manager and Employee Organizations: Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Public Safety Managers; Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 

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 5, 2013.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 5TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 21, 2013.

 

 

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/

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

City Council

Mar. 5, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar. 6,  2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Mar. 11, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Mar. 12, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Mar. 12, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Mar. 12, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Mar. 12, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Mar. 19, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar. 20,  2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.