Date of Meeting: Tuesday, July 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.
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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. 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
June 15, 2004
2. TREASURER’S REPORTS
Recommendation: That the City Council accept the reports for the months of March and April 2004.
3. GREENWASTE ANNUAL BULKY ITEM PICK UP EVENT
Recommendation: No action necessary – Informational item
4. MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM 2004 ANNUAL INSPECTION REPORT
Recommendation: Informational – No action required
5. AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE CONTRACT WITH PACIFIC MUNICIPAL CONSULTANTS FOR THE WAL-MART PROJECT
Recommendation: That the City Council:
1. Approve Amendment No. 2 to the contract with Pacific Municipal Consultants with the condition that Wal-Mart pay the $2,500 for the additional traffic review relating to the proposed Wal-Mart Project.
2. Authorize the Planning Director to sign Amendment #2 to the contract for the City of Red Bluff Super Wal-Mart Project.
6. NORTH STATE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS CONSORTIUM
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the City Manager to sign the Agreement for Special Services, thus renewing the City’s membership in the North State Consortium.
7. CHLORINE BID AWARD
Recommendation: That the City Council approve the purchase of Chlorine from Lincoln Equipment for the Fiscal Year 2004/05 for the Swimming Pool.
8. HOME DEPOT WATER AND SEWER EASEMENTS
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the execution and recording of the easement documents with Home Depot.
9. LUTHER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS COUNTY SERVICE AGREEMENT
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute the Luther Road Service Agreement with Tehama County.
10. DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE STUDY CONSULTANT REASSIGNMENT
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the termination of the Maximus contract for the Development Impact Fee Study and the issuance of a new contract with David Taussig & Associates for the Development Impact Fee Study with no change in scope or cost from the original agreement.
11. WASTEWATER COLLECTION SERVICE TRUCK REPLACEMENT
Recommendation: That the City Council waive the bid process as per the City’s procurement policy and authorize the purchase of a used 2003 Chevrolet Silverado utility truck from George Growney Motors in the amount of $30,500 plus tax from Fund 45 Wastewater.
12. CHICO POLICE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE FOR HALLOWEEN 2004
Recommendation: That the City Council approve the request from the Chico Police Department to provide two officers to assist them on Halloween Night.
C. CURRENT BUSINESS:
1. TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX
LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate and consider approval of Resolution No. 34-2004 – A Resolution of the City of Red Bluff Calling and Giving Notice of a Special Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 for the Submission to the Qualified Voters a Proposed Ordinance Amendment to raise the TOT rate from 10% to 12%.
2. RED BLUFF-TEHAMA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AGREEMENT AND LEASE
Recommendation: That the City Council discuss the Annual Agreement and Lease between the City and the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce and their request for a not to exceed ten (10) year term with a thirty (30) day cancellation notice following a vote by the City Council to cancel the agreement, 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 based on the recent action by the Board of Supervisors approving by resolution and first reading of an ordinance a countywide one half cent sales tax ballot measure.
4. APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR CITY EXPENDITURE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POTENTIAL COUNTYWIDE ONE HALF CENT SALES TAX REVENUE
Recommendation: That the City Council consider the creation of a Public Safety Ad Hoc Committee for the sole purpose of providing recommendations regarding the internal allocation of any potential additional revenue from the countywide one half cent sales tax ballot measure which is contingent on the passage of the advisory and ballot measures by the voters.
5. DOWNTOWN FLAGPOLE AND MONUMENT PROJECT
Recommendation: That the City Council approve allowing the Red Bluff Fire Department to assume the care and maintenance of the downtown flagpole and monument.
6. (1) RESOLUTION NO. 33-2004 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF RED BLUFF ESTABLISHING SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT
(2) JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR THE TEHAMA COUNTY ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT SERVICE AUTHORITY
(3) TEHAMA COUNTY ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT PROGRAM AND SERVICE AUTHORITY PLAN AND PROCEDURES
Recommendation: That the City Council approve the following countywide abandoned vehicle abatement program components:
1. Resolution No. 33-2004 – A Resolution of the City Council of Red Bluff Establishing a Service Authority for Abandoned Vehicle Abatement.
2. Joint Powers Agreement for the Tehama County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority.
3. Tehama County Abandoned Abatement Program and Service Authority Plan and Procedures.
7. 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.
8. PROJECT AWARD, POLICE DEPARTMENT FRONT COUNTER SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Recommendation: That the City Council award the Police Department Front County Security Improvement project to Aulabaugh Construction of Chico, California, including alternative 1 & 2, in the amount of $59,899.
9. CITY HALL/FIRE DEPARTMENT CARPET REPLACEMENT AND FRONT COUNTER MODIFICATION
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the inclusion of the City Hall administrative and Fire Department carpet replacement and City Hall administrative front counter remodel work in the approximate amount of $35,000 in the FY 2004/05 budget.
10. FORWARD PARK & LASSEN VIEW SEWAGE PUMP STATIONS, FORCE MAINS, AND MONROE GRAVITY SEWER LINE PROJECT
Recommendation: That the City Council award the Forward Park & Lassen View Sewage Pump Stations, Force Mains, and Monroe Gravity Sewer Line Project to Bobby Martin Construction Company of Redding, California in the amount of $1,170,067 with the provision that staff is authorized to expend, at its discretion, up to a 10% contingency as necessary to complete the work.
11. DIAMOND AVENUE SANITARY SEWER LINE RELOCATION BID AWARD
Recommendation: That the City Council award the Diamond Avenue Sanitary Sewer Project to S.J&B Group, Inc. of Riverside, California in the amount of $49,764 plus a 10% project contingency and authorize staff to process and execute all required documentation.
12. PILOT PROGRAM FOR POTENTIAL ENERGY SAVINGS AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize staff to proceed with the 120-Day Pilot demonstration program proposed by Ennix Inc., Paso Robles, California with the provision that the monthly charge of $2,950 be paid in arrears out of the savings incurred; and should the program no achieve the proposed goals, the demonstration would be at no cost to the City.
13. AIRPORT OFFICE AREA LEASE AND AVIATION MUSEUM RELOCATION
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize staff to negotiate a agreement with DZ, Inc. for the lease of approximately 1800 square feet of office space at 1800 Airport Blvd. for an aviation related use and to include an acceptable Aviation Museum relocation plan.
14. 3 MG WATER STORAGE TANK AND PIPELINE PROJECT PROPERTY ACQUISITION
Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the purchase of and accept the pipeline and temporary construction easements from the Scottsdale Company in the amount of $38,300 and authorize the City Manager to execute the Certificate of acceptance and Right of Way Agreement.
15. BUILDING ACTIVITY UPDATE
Recommendation: That the City Council accept this information as an update of the building activity progress with-in the City.
D. COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:
Reports by City Council Committee members on meetings held.
Meeting of July 20, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., Red Bluff City Council Chambers.