Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on April 20, 2015, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The correspondence received is associated with Item No. 4 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

 

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Mayor Alice M. Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Terri Zuniga

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

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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

 


APRIL 21, 2015

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING 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.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:         Mayor Patino

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

 

 

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. 

 

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

 

1)   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL pursuant to Section 54956.9 Subdivision (d)(1) of the Government Code.  Pedro Hernandez, et al. v. Kelsi Sullivan, et al., Case No. 1456951 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Cook Division.

 

2)   CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8:

 

Property:                         Suspended Table A Water (12,214 AF of State Water Project entitlement)

Agency negotiator:       Director of Utilities

Negotiating parties:      City of Santa Maria and State of California Department of Water Resources

Under negotiation:        Price and terms of payment

 

 

RECONVENE:      CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

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

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT: City Attorney

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.  Library Volunteer of the Month for April 2015:

 

      MARGARET COOPER

 

      for her service on the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Art Committee, and her help in the Library Shop.

 

B.  Proclamation recognizing the month of April 2015 as:

 

      “FAIR HOUSING MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and the continuance of equal housing opportunities for all residents of Santa Maria.

 

C.  Proclamation recognizing April 25, 2015 as:

 

      “ARBOR DAY”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and inviting residents to celebrate and take part in the holiday by planting trees to set an example for younger generations.

 

D.  Proclamation recognizing April 20-26, 2015 as:

 

      “STRAWBERRY WEEK”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and inviting residents to attend the 2015 Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival April 24th through 26th.

 

 

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, Orach, Waterfield, 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 April 7, 2015.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Heritage at Westgate Ranch, Tract 5969, and authorize 1) the release of a Faithful Performance Bond for Boundary Walls (#4395046) in the amount of $322,310 posted in the form of a Surety for the construction and installation of boundary walls associated with Phases 1 & 2 of the project; and 2) order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond in the amount of $161,155 be retained until October 2015.

 

      a.   Faithful Performance Bond to be released, and order to be given.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

D.  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.

 

E.  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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a Resolution establishing no-stopping zones at South Russell Avenue along the westerly right-of-way, beginning forty-eight (48) feet south of the southerly right-of-way of Mariposa Way and extending south for twenty (20) feet; and South Russell Avenue along the westerly right-of-way, beginning ninety-nine (99) feet south of the southerly right-of-way of Mariposa Way and extending south for twenty (20) feet.

                              

a.   Resolution No. 2015-30 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a Resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into an Agreement for professional services with Michael K. Nunley Associates Inc., for Engineering Design Services for a Biofilter at Jim May Park and any extensions or modifications consistent with the terms of the Agreement in order to carry out the project.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2015-31 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

4.   WATER RATE INCREASES.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to determine whether a majority protest exists and, if no majority protest exists, introduce an ordinance approving annual five percent (5%) water and sewer rate increases for the next three (3) years, effective July 1st of each year beginning in 2015.

 

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 written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2015-05 to be introduced relating to five percent (5%) water and sewer rate increases annually each July 1st for fiscal years 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18.

 

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

 

5.   RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND consider the block grants advisory committee’S RECOMMENDATION FOR ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2015-16 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM FUNDS.  The City Council is requested to conduct a public hearing to receive public comments and consider the Block Grants Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2015-16 CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds, and adopt three Resolutions approving the allocations.

 

a.   Discussion regarding potential Conflicts of Interest. (City Attorney)

 

b.   Staff report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)

 

c.   Written communications.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2015-32 to be adopted approving the activities and allocations under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

 

i.    Resolution No. 2015-33 to be adopted approving the capital development activities and allocations under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

 

j.    Resolution No. 2015-34 to be adopted approving the public service activities and allocations under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

 

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

 

6.   2015 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. 2015-35 to be adopted overruling objections to the abatement of weeds, rubbish, refuse, and dirt pursuant to Title 5, Chapter 8 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

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

 

 

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 THE NEXT THURSDAY 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, MAY 5, 2015. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 5th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015.

 

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://archive.cityofsantamaria.org/CouncilAgendas/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

   TIME

 

 

 

 

City Council

Apr  21, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Apr  28, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

May  05, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May  06, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

May  11, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May  12, 2015

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

May  12, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May  12, 2015

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

May  19, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May  20, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.