AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

 

Mayor Alice Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Jack Boysen

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Michael Moats

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

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

 

AUGUST 15, 2017

REGULAR MEETING AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:    Mayor Patino

ROLL CALL:              Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Presentation of the 2017 Spirit of Santa Maria Award to: 

 

SANTA MARIA ELKS LODGE #1538 AND ELKS RECREATION FOUNDATION

 

for more than 75 years of providing dedicated service to the residents and businesses in the Santa Maria Community.

 

 

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.

 

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 August 1, 2017.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s response to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report entitled Youth Safety in Santa Maria; and authorize the Mayor to sign and transmit the City’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, and file a copy with the City Clerk’s Office.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s response to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report entitled Managing Regional Water Supplies; and authorize the Mayor to sign and transmit the City’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, and file a copy with the City Clerk’s Office.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

E.   Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an Amendment to the Communications System Agreement between the City of Santa Maria and Motorola Solutions, Inc.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2017-100 to be adopted.

 

CITY ATTORNEY

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2017-13 amending Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code adding Chapter 12-55 regarding shopping carts.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2017-13 to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the renewal of a Cooperation Agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for joint participation in the HOME Consortium for Fiscal Year 2018.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2017-101 to be adopted.

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

H.  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 Finance.

 

I.    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 Finance, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Finance.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution setting the City’s Appropriation Limit (Gann Limit) for 2017-18 at $178,791,840 pursuant to Proposition 4.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2017-102 to be adopted.

 

FIRE

 

K.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the acceptance of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award for the purchase of an aerial ladder truck, and authorizing the Fire Chief to manage grant activities in accordance with the grant program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2017-103 to be adopted.

 

      PUBLIC WORKS

 

L.   Recommendation of City staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Bid No. 2015/07, West Stowell Improvements from Entrada to SR 135 (Broadway).

 

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

 

RECREATION & PARKS

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt  Ordinance No. 2017-14 amending Title 10 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code adding Chapter 10-5 establishing a commercial activity and concession permit process for City parks.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2017-14 to be adopted.

 

 

N.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a grant application to the California State Parks Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program for an outdoor observation deck and interpretive nature signage at Los Flores Ranch Park.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2017-104 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES

 

O.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing a rate increase for the sale of supplemental water for new non-residential development served by Golden State Water Company outside of the City of Santa Maria. 

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2017-105 to be adopted.

 

P.   Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into an agreement with Michael K. Nunley Associates, Inc., for engineering design services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2017-106 to be adopted.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEEThe City Council will consider appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint two (2) members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three (3) years ending July 2020.  Five (5) applications were received. 

 

Applicants

Cassandra Bennett

Kathy Hayes

Steve Lopez

Sharon McConnell

Rosario Sagisi

 

 

Councilmember Waterfield and Mayor Patino will each have the opportunity to nominate one (1) member each for terms ending in July 2020.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

5.   CONCEPTUAL REVIEW - The City Council will consider a Conceptual Review of a proposed General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to allow for the construction of senior apartments at 1141 West Cox Lane, near North Blosser Road.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction to staff.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

6.   4th QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.  The City Council will receive a financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Director of Finance)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Report to be filed.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

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 WEBSITEYOUR 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 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017, AT 5:30 P.M.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 5TH MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/COMMISSION

NEXT MEETING

MEETING PLACE

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Aug. 16, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Labor Day Holiday

 Sep. 04, 2017

City Offices Closed

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City Council Meeting

 Sep. 05, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Sep. 06, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Sep. 11, 2017

Community Development

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Sep. 12, 2017

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Sep. 12, 2017

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Sep. 12, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION AND PROCESS:

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, 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.

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will also be available with the agenda material 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 at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/city-clerk-records/council-agenda-information and selecting the Current City Council Agenda link.  A notification will be added to the online agenda to indicate that agenda materials were received after distribution of the agenda packet.

 

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, use profane language, interrupt or disrupt the meeting.  All cellular telephones 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 of your needs during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (typically before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting).  The Office of the City Clerk is located at 110 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, Room 3; telephone (805) 925-0951, extension 2307.  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, contact the Office of the City Clerk 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 2307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.