Date of Meeting: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Time of Meeting: 6:00 p.m. Closed Executive Session
7:00 p.m. Regular Adjourned 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.
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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. Executive Session in accordance with Government Code Section 54956.8 (Real Property Negotiations) to discuss with Susan Price, City Manager and Gary Antone, Director of Public Works the granting of authority to negotiate title and easements with Tim & Sharnell Chambers, Assessor’s Parcel Number 024-200-67; Cherie & Toby Cooper, Assessor’s Parcel Number 024-040-59; James & Debra Danielsen, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 027-410-05 and 42; Scottsdale Company, Inc., Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 027-410-29 and 31; Wyle Selby and Richard & Charlotte Johnson, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 027-410-03 and 41; Christopher & Patricia Sharp, Assessor’s Parcel Number 024-040-60.
REGULAR MEETING (7:00 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.
1. COLLEEN NELSON, AMERICAN RED CROSS
BLUES FOR THE POOL
D. CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
June 1, 2004
2. REPORT REGARDING CONTRACT AWARDS – MAY 2004
Recommendation: That the City Council accept the May 2004 Contract Awards.
3. RATIFY/APPROVE APRIL PAYROLL CHECKS NUMBERS 15957-16090; MAY PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT NUMBERS 3663-3827; MAY PAYABLES CHECK NUMBERS 44899-45153
Recommendation: That the City Council ratify/approve May Payroll Checks Number 15957-16090; May Payroll Direct Deposit Numbers 3663-3827; May Payables Check Numbers 44899-45153.
4. RESOLUTION NO. 31-2004; TEHAMA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – PREVENTION PROJECT BLUE KNIGHTS CA XVI – DARE FUNDRAISER
Recommendation: That the City Council adopt Resolution No. 31-2004 and authorize the street closure for the blue Knights CA XVI Dare Fundraiser – Motorcycle Poker Run on July 31st, 2004.
5. RED BLUFF FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the 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.
6. ROOF RESTORATION PROJECT, AIRPORT BUILDINGS AND FIRE HALL #2 BID AWARD
Recommendation: That the City Council award the Roof Restoration Project to R.L. Shelton Roof Restoration of Paradise, California in the amount of $44,812 and the expenditure from Funds 55 and 19.
7. ADOPTION OF CONTINUATION BUDGET EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004/2005
Recommendation: That the City Council adopt the “Personal Services” and the “Materials, Supplies and Services”, and continuing “Capital Outlay” portions of the 2003/2004 Final Budget as the interim initial budget for the start of the next fiscal year. Any new “Capital Outlay” items or projects that are not ongoing or continuing from the current fiscal year and not included in this action would be submitted separately to the City Council for consideration until such time as the 2004/2005 Preliminary Budget is approved.
8. NEW COMPUTER FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR
Recommendation: That the City Council approve the line item adjustment and authorize the expenditure of up to $2,300.00 for a computer for the Planning Director.
9. STATE MANDATED COST UPDATE
Recommendation: Information only.
E. CURRENT BUSINESS:
1. RESOLUTION NO. 32-2004 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH CHARLES MULLEN FOR THE POSITION OF PLANNING DIRECTOR
Recommendation: That the City Council adopt Resolution NO. 32-2004 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Adopting an Employment Agreement with Charles P. Mullen for the Position of Planning Director.
2. TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX
Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax rate and provide direction to staff.
3. TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX (SALES TAX)
Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the City’s Transactions and Use Tax (Sales Tax) rate and provide direction to staff.
4. OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT AWARD - $228,574 TOTAL
1) TEHAMA COUNTY INJURY PREVENTION TASK FORCE PASSENGER SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - $20,000
2) RED BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC SAFETY ENHANCEMENT AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - $178,574
3) HIGH SCHOOL SEAT BELT CHALLENGES (TWO) - $30,000
Recommendation: Informational only.
5. COUNTY PAYMENT REQUEST FOR BLOOD DRAWS AND RAPE EXAMINATIONS
Recommendation: That the City Council review the request by the Tehama County District Attorney and provide staff with direction concerning the following options:
1. Reimburse Tehama County the total costs associated with blood draws and rape examinations for the last three years for a total cost of $12,739.20.
2. Reimburse Tehama County the total cost associated with blood draws and rape investigations for the 2003/2004 fiscal year. Total cost $5,116.10.
3. Reimburse Tehama County any portion of the total cost of blood draws and rape examinations.
4. Deny the request for reimbursement.
6. ANNUAL LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES CONFERENCE
LONG BEACH – SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2004
Recommendation: That the City Council consider the attendance of Mayor Pro Tem Larry Stevens and Councilmember Russ Frey at the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Long Beach September 17th – 19th, 2004.
7. REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
Recommendation: That the City Council consider the request by Applied Development Economics and provide direction for staff.
8. INSURANCE QUOTES FOR 2004/2005 FISCAL YEAR
Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the insurance quotes and provide direction to staff.
9. PUBLIC HEARING; RESOLUTION NO. 30-2004; RESOLUTION VACATING A PORTION OF SOUTH MAIN STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY; ABANDONMENT NO. 2004-04-30; 5.50 ACRES; BEACHHEAD PROPERTIES, PETITIONER [PROJ NO 820]
Recommendation: That the City Council:
1. Conduct the Public Hearing.
2. Consider the General Plan consistency findings of the Planning Commission, all public comments, and all other information relating to this project submitted for City Council consideration.
3. Make the findings in the attached document titled Findings Summary – Abandonment No. 2004-04-30; South Main Street; Beachhead Properties.
4. Adopt a Resolution No. 30-2004, with descriptions and conditions, vacating a portion of South Main Street right-of-way and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute deed.
5. Direct staff to record the Vacation Resolution pursuant to Section 8336 of the Streets and Highways Code.
6. Direct staff to prepare and record deeds transferring the public right-of-way to Beachhead Properties.
7. Direct staff to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption for this vacation.
10. CLASS II BIKEWAYS
Recommendation: That the City Council give direction to City staff regarding whether a consultant should be hired to determine the feasibility of designating City-wide Class II bike lanes and which funding account should be utilized to pay for the consultant.
11. PUBLIC HEARING; MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; GRANT; SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL; JACKSON HEIGHTS SCHOOL, CITY OF RED BLUFF
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 Council.
3. Recommend approval of the Mitigated Negative Declaration with the attached Mitigation Measures shown in the document titled “Summary of Mitigation Measures & Monitoring Plan, Red Bluff Bike and Pedestrian Project, City of Red Bluff
12. SO. MAIN STREET/I-5 INTERCHANGE PROJECT
Recommendation: That the City Council review and discuss the proposed letter to Caltrans in support of the So. Main Street/I-5 Interchange Project and authorize the City Manager to sign and forward the letter to Caltrans.
13. DOWNTOWN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT UPDATE
Recommendation: Information and discussion as necessary.
14. JACKSON HEIGHTS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT BID AWARD
Recommendation: That the City Council award the Jackson Heights Safe Routes to School Project to UPDATE Construction of Red Bluff, California in the amount of $173,119.50.
15. A PROPOSED REORGANIZATION OF THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE THE CITY’S SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC AND ALLOW MORE SERVICES TO OUR LOCAL CONTRACTORS AND DEVELOPERS COMING TO “THE CITY OF RED BLUFF”
Recommendation: That the City Council approve the proposed re-organization of the Building Department effective July 30, 2004.
F. COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:
Reports by City Council Committee members on meetings held.
Meeting of June 15, 2004, at 7 p.m., Red Bluff City Council Chambers.