CITY COUNCIL

 

A G E N D A

 

 

Date of Meeting:                        Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Time of Meeting:                        6:00 p.m. Closed Executive Session

                                                       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.       CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION (6:00 P.M.)

 

1.                 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

Red Bluff Daily News v. City of Red Bluff, et. al., Case No. 52328

 

 

 

 

REGULAR MEETING (7:p.m.)

 

 

 

 

B.       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. 

 

 

 


C. CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

 

1.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

January 20, 2004

 

 

            2. RE-ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF JANUARY 6, 2004 WITH CORRECTION

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council re-adopt the minutes of January 6, 2004 with correction.

 

 

3. RESOLUTION NO. 5-2004; A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR THE CITY OF RED BLUFF

 

         Recommendation: That the City Council adopt Resolution No. 5-2004 thereby repealing Resolution No. 56-2002 and adopting a new Conflict of Interest Code.

 

 

4. CAPITAL ASSETS CAPITALIZATION POLICY

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council approve the amendment to the Capital Assets Capitalization Policy for the estimated useful lives of Capital Assets and method of depreciation.

 

 

5. HISTORIC RED BLUFF ASSOCIATION

 

Recommendation:            That the City Council approve the administration fee for Historic Red Bluff Association.

 

 

6. STATE CONTROLLER TRANSACTION REPORT - UPDATE

 

Recommendation: Information only.

 

 

 

 

 

7. TRAVEL POLICY

 

Recommendation: That the City Council approve the Travel Policy with the proposed revisions to the mileage rate and Per Diem Rates as per IRS regulations.

 

 

8. PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR CHAMBER AND HRBA

 

Recommendation: That the City Council approve payment schedule for the Chamber of Commerce and Historic Red Bluff Association.

 

 

9. SHUTOFF POLICY FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE

 

            Recommendation: Information only.

 

 

 

 

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 

D.       CURRENT BUSINESS:

 

 

 

 

1. PUBLIC HEARING – GRANT APPLICATION

            2004 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM PROJECTS:

 

1.      P.A.T.H. HOMELESS SHELTER BUILDING ACQUISITION AND REHABILITATION

2.      VISTA RIDGE APARTMENTS PROJECT

 

Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

1.      Hear the introduction of the agenda item from staff.

2.      Open the Public Hearing.

3.      Consider all public comments.

4.      Close the Public Hearing.

5.      Adopt Resolution No. 6-2004 approving submission of the Community Development Block Grant Application and authorizing the City Manager to sign the Statement of Assurances.

 

 

2. BICYCLE TRANSIT ACCOUNT GRANT AWARD; $392,400; ON AND OFF-STREET BIKEWAYS AND CASH MATCH OF $43,600

 

Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

1.      Authorize the expenditure of per capita Proposition 40 (Parks Bond) and/or STIP funds for the required BTA grant cash match of not to exceed $43,600 previously authorized with the adoption of Resolution No. 78-2002.

2.      Approve the revised Proposition 40 list of proposed Parks and Recreation Projects as per the attached memo from the Parks and Recreation Director.

 

 


3. RUNNING OF THE HORSES SPECIAL EVENT

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the Running of the Horses Event and:

 

1.      No Change – Hold the event, City to continue to have staff organize the 75 volunteers, and City to continue to pay police overtime for event.

2.      Hold event, Chamber to organize the 75 volunteers, and City to continue to pay police overtime for event.

3.      Hold event, Chamber to organize the 75 volunteers, and Chamber to pay police overtime for event.

4.      Not hold event due to staff time required, costs, and liability concerns.

 

 

            4. RED BLUFF FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION

 

Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the Mayor and City Manager to renew and sign the contract with California Department of Forestry (CDF) Tehama County for City of Red Bluff Fire and Emergency Medical Dispatch services.

 

 

5.                 FIRE DEPARTMENT FITNESS PROGRAM

 

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council approve the Red Bluff Fire Department’s Physical Fitness Program as it was administered prior to the citizen complaint.

 

 

 

            6. BUSINESS LICENSE AT COMMUNITY CENTER

 

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council discuss business license fees for craft fairs and related activities at the Community Center and provide direction to staff.

 

 

           


7.            PUBLIC HEARING; MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; 3 MG RESERVOIR PIPELINE REALIGNMENT PROJECT

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council:

 

1.      Conduct the Public Hearing.

2.      Consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the City Council.

3.      Approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the 3 MG Reservoir Pipeline Realignment Project with the Findings in the document titled “Conditions and Findings”.

                       

 

 

            8.            WILLOW CREEK SUBDIVISION UNITS 4 & 5, TRACT NO. 91-1013

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the filing of the Willow Creek Subdivision Units 4 & 5, Tract No. 91-1013, and accept the public improvement security lien for the completion of work, and the road and utility dedications, and direct staff to record the final map.

 

 

 

            9. 3MG WATER RESERVOIR AND PIPELINE PROJECT UPDATE

 

            Recommendation: Informational Item.

 

 

 

            10. WATER RATE STUDY

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council direct staff to proceed with a solicitation for qualified consultants to perform a water rate study for the City water system to include recommendations for implementation.

           

 

 

            11. CALTRANS RESPONSE TO CITY REQUESTED I-5/SO. MAIN INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS

 

            Recommendation: Informational only.

 


 

 

            12. WATER SYSTEM UNREGULATED CHEMICAL MONITORING REQUIREMENTS

 

            Recommendation: That the City Council approve the additional water testing expenditure of $2,032 in Fund 50 and direct the Mayor to sign a letter objecting to the continual imposition of excessive water system test mandates without providing funding for the mandates.

 

 

 

 

E.       COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

 

Reports by City Council Committee members on meetings held.

 

 

 

F. ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Meeting of February 17, 2004, at 7 p.m., Red Bluff City Council Chambers.