CITY COUNCIL

 

A G E N D A

 

Date of Meeting:                        Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Time of Meeting:                        7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

Place of Meeting:                       Council Chambers, City Hall

                                                        555 Washington Street

                                                        Red Bluff, CA

 

 

This agenda has been posted pursuant to Resolution No. 28-1995.

 

The City of Red Bluff welcomes you to their meetings, which are regularly scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  Your participation and interest are encouraged and appreciated.  Meeting notices are available in appropriate alternative formats, upon request of a person with a disability.  If accommodations are needed for individuals with disabilities, please contact the Deputy City Clerk’s office prior to the day of the meeting.

 

The Agenda is divided into two sections:

 

            CONSENT AGENDA:  These items include routine financial and administrative actions and are usually approved by a single majority vote.  Any City Councilmember, staff member or interested person may request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and those items are usually considered following approval of the remaining Consent Agenda.

 

            REGULAR AGENDA:  These items include significant financial and administrative actions of special interest that are usually approved individually by a majority vote.  The Regular Agenda also includes noticed hearings and public hearings.  The times on the agenda are approximate.

 

            The deadline for items to be placed on the City’s agenda is 5:00 p.m. on the preceding Tuesday, unless a holiday intervenes.  Items not listed on the Agenda can only be considered by the City Council if they qualify under Government Code Section 54954.2(b) (typically this applies to items meeting the criteria as an off agenda emergency).


A.       CITIZEN’S COMMENT:    

 

This time is set-aside for citizens to address the City Council on any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. For items that are on the agenda, public comment will be heard when the item is discussed.  If your comments concern an item that is noted as a public hearing, please address the City Council after the public hearing is opened for public testimony.  The Mayor reserves the right to limit each speaker to three (3) minutes.  Please understand that by law, the City Council cannot make decisions on matters not on the agenda and matters of concern will be referred to the City Manager's Office. 

 

 

 


B. CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

 

1.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

December 16, 2003

 

2.         SHOOTING RANGE LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CONSERVATION CAMP PROGRAM AND THE CITY OF RED BLUFF

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the City Manager to sign the Letter of Understanding between the City of Red Bluff and the Conservation Camp Program for site preparation and construction of the Shooting Range Rehabilitation.

 

 

 

3.            UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD REPAIR WORK

 

         Recommendation: Informational Item only.

 

 

 

4. RESULTS OF THE GREENWASTE LEAF PICK UP EVENT DECEMBER 13, 2003

 

            Recommendation: No Action Necessary – Informational Item.

 

 

 

 

 

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 

C.       CURRENT BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

1. APPOINTMENT OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

 

Recommendation: That the City Council consider the appointment from applications received to complete the remaining eleven months of the four-year term of former City Council Member Tere Hancock.

 

 

2. OTHER AGENCY REPRESENTATION

 

Recommendation: That the City Council review the current City Councilmember assignments and determine other agency representation for 2004.

 

 

3. 2003/2004 FINAL COMMUNITY PROMOTION BUDGET REDUCTION AND ALLOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council appoint two City Councilmembers to meet with staff prior to meeting with the Chamber of Commerce and any other organizations receiving Community Promotion funding from the City to discuss the 2003/2004 Final Community Promotion Budget reduction of $24,000 and develop recommendations for the allocation of Community Promotion Budget funds to community organizations in the City.

 

            4. CITY TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Recommendation: That the City Council accept the reports for the months of June, July and August 2003.

 

 


 

5.                 REDEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY

SELECTION OF CONSULTANT

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council approve the selection of Quad Knopf of Roseville to complete the Redevelopment feasibility Study and authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with the firm.

 

            6. RESOLUTION NO. 3-2004, A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY A FISCAL YEAR ASSESSMENT FOR THE DOWNTOWN RED BLUFF PARKING AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council consider the collection of a $10 administrative processing fee per assessment to cover staff time, envelopes, postage and materials, adopt the Resolution of Intention to levy an assessment and set a public hearing for January 20, 2004.

 

            7.            GASB 34 VALUATION PROJECT

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council

                       

1.      Hear the presentation by MuniFinancial/Willdan and comment on the two methods

 

            8 .            PUBLIC HEARING, CONTINUATION; APPEAL CONDITIONS OF PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL; USE PERMIT NO. 343; REHABILITATE SECOND STORY FIRE DAMAGED DWELLING UNITS (APARTMENTS) IN “HC” ZONING DISTRICT; 611 MAIN STREET; FRANK DISALVO AND REQUEST TO WAIVE $500 APPEAL FEE

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

A.                 Conduct the continued Public Hearing to consider the appeal to the conditions applied by the Planning Commission to the approval of Use Permit No. 343.

B-1. Either uphold the conditions and findings approved by the Planning Commission in the document tilted “Revised Conditions and Findings Summary, Use Permit No. 343, 611 Main Street” with the finding that the action of the Planning Commission was appropriate and valid; or

B-2. Modify the one or both of the Planning Commission conditions of approval with findings that the revised condition or conditions is or are consistent with the findings in the document titled “Revised Conditions and Findings Summary, Use Permit No. 343, 611 Main Street”.

C. If the City Council determines it is appropriate, waive all or a portion of the $500 fee paid to process this appeal and direct staff the refund all or a portion of that fee.

 

 

 

            9. REQUEST TO REVISE CONDITION OF APPROVAL NO. 33; PLANNED DEVELOPMENT USE PERMIT NO. 324; TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 01-1002; NORTHERN VIEW ESTATES, UNIT 3; GENTRY WAY AND LUDLOW AVENUE; EVERD McCAIN

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

1.      Conduct the Public Hearing to consider the request to modify Condition No. 33, in the document titled “Conditions and Finding Summary, Planned Development Use Permit No. 324; tentative Tract 01-1002”, applied to the approval of Northern View Estates, Unit 3.

2.      Revise Condition No. 33 to state: “Shared driveways, perfected with appropriate easements, shall be provided as shown on the Tentative Map and for Lots 62 and 63.  Separate driveways may be developed on those lots if four off-street parking spaces are provided as specified in Mitigation Measure No. 48.

3.      Revise Mitigation Measure No. 48 to state: “Each lot shall provide two covered parking spaces and three off-street paved parking spaces.  Two covered parking spaces and four off-street paved parking spaces shall be provided on Lots 62 and 63.  Measure No. 33. “Hammerhead” driveways shall be constructed on Lots 62 and 63.  The rear yard setbacks on lots 62 and 63 may be reduced to provide sufficient space in the front yards for “hammerhead” driveways on those lots.

4.      Make the finding that revised Mitigation Measures No. 33 and 48, compared to the original Mitigation Measures, are equivalent or more effective in mitigating or avoiding potential significant effects and that in themselves will not cause any potentially significant effects on the environment.

 

 

 

            10. ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council:

           

1.      Specify whether the City should continue providing, free of charge, mailing lists of property owners within a 500 foot radius of a proposed alcohol permit.

2.      Specify who will review and, when necessary to operate, recommend conditions and make findings related to approval of future liquor license applications.  The City Council may wish to review “all liquor license applications”, or delegate that responsibility to City staff such as the Chief of Police and Planning Director.

 

 

 

 

            11. LAND DIVISION STANDARDS UPDATE CONSULTANT SELECTION

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council award the Land Division Standards Update consultant service contract to Willdan of Redding, California in the amount of $55,400 and authorize the expenditure of funds from the Development Impact Fee accounts as stated herein.

 

 

 

 

            12. STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN (STIP); STATUS AND ISSUES

 

            Recommendation: Information and discussion as necessary.

 

 

 

 

            13. WATER RESERVOIR AND PIPELINE DESIGN CONTRACT; AMENDMENT NO. 4

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council authorize staff to execute Contract Amendment No. 4 fro the Water Reservoir and Pipeline Design Contract with PACE Civil in the amount of $40,800.00 and authorize the additional expenditure from fund 52.

 

 

 

 

            14. WELL NO. 10 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT; CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER NO. 1

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council authorize staff to execute Contract Change Order No. 1 for the Well No. 10 construction project with Wright Brothers in the amount of $7,766.62 and authorize the additional expenditure from Fund 52.

 

 

 

 

            15. CALIFORNIANS AGAINST HIGHER AUTO INSURANCE RATES

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the Californians Against Higher Auto Insurance Rates information and provide direction to staff.

 

 

 

 

            16. CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEAR’S EVE HALF-DAY (4 HOUR) HOLIDAY MOU POLICIES

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

1.      Remove the provision that the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 4-hour holidays are only observed when Christmas Day or New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.  Add the language “Should Christmas Day fall on a Saturday, the Christmas Eve holiday (4 hours) will be observed on the previous Thursday.  Should Christmas Day fall on a Sunday or Monday, the Christmas Eve Holiday will be observed on the previous Friday.”  And “Should New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday, the New Year’s Eve holiday (4 hours) will be observed on the previous Thursday.  Should New Year’s Day fall on a Sunday or Monday, the New Year’s Eve Holiday will be observed on the previous Friday.”  This change will require union approval of all bargaining units.

 

There is not cost to either the Miscellaneous or Mid Management Unit in making this change.  There is also no cost to the Police Unit, as the mandatory use rate would increase in an equal amount to the composite leave rate, thus the time would be taken off.  However, there may be a negligible amount if the time is not taken off and an employee cashes out composite leave with the “Annual over 1,000 Hour Cash Out”.  The approximate cost that will be incurred in the Fire Unit (which will occur approximately twice every seven years) is $3,762.

 

2.      Remove the word “Saturday” from the existing provision.  This change will require union approval of all bargaining units.

 

3.      Leave the policy as written.

 

            Should the City Council vote to approve option numbers 1 or 2, implementation is contingent upon Union approval.

                       

 

 

 

D.       COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

 

Reports by City Council Committee members on meetings held.

 

 

 

E. ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Meeting of January 20, 2004, at 7 p.m., Red Bluff City Council Chambers.