CITY COUNCIL

A G E N D A

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Time of Meeting: 6:15 p.m. Closed Executive Session

7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

Place of Meeting: Council Chambers, City Hall

555 Washington Street

Red Bluff, CA



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: - 6:15 P.M.

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS: Executive Session in accordance with Government Code Section 54956.8 –

Conference with Real Property Negotiators


Assessor’s Parcel Number 031-220-17

2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT

Title: Interim City Manager (Government Code section 54957)



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.





C. CONSENT CALENDAR:


1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. MARCH 2, 2006 - SPECIAL MEETING

B. MARCH 7, 2006 – REGULAR MEETING

C. MARCH 14, 2006 – SPECIAL MEETING


2. RATIFY/APPROVE FEBRUARY PAYROLL CHECKS NUMBERS 19244-19426; FEBRUARY PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT NUMBERS 7549-7722


Recommendation: That the City Council ratify/approve February Payroll Checks Number 19244-19426; February Payroll Direct Deposit Numbers 7549-7722.


3. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO UPGRADE WASTEWATER COMPUTER SYSTEMS AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Recommendation: That the City Council authorize a supplemental budget appropriation in the amount of $5,910.83 for the purchase of equipment and labor for upgrading the computer system for the Wastewater Treatment Plant from 45-43-380-100.


4. UPDATE ON WEBSITE PROJECT

Recommendation: Information only.


5. PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES FOR THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006 AND THE ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT FUND AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2006

Recommendation: That the City Council authorize the Finance Director to finalize the arrangement for professional audit services for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 and include amounts in the 2006/07 Preliminary Budget.


6. COMPENSATION – ACTING CITY MANAGER

Recommendation: That the City Council authorize 5% out of class pay for Police Chief Al Shamblin while serving as the Acting City Manager retro to March 3, 20006 and ending upon the start date of a Interim City Manager.


7. RESOLUTION NO. 22-2006 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH GERASIMOS GRAY FOR THE POSITION OF FIRE CHIEF

Recommendation: That the City Council adopt Resolution No. 22-2006 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Adopting an Employment Agreement with Gerasimos “Gerry” Gray for the Position of Fire Chief.




END OF CONSENT CALENDAR


D. CURRENT BUSINESS:

1. RED BLUFF FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL

Recommendation: That the City Council listen to Red Bluff Firefighter’s Association member(s) address to the City Council.


2. 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF TEHAMA COUNTY – STREET CLOSURE RESOLUTION # 21-2006

Recommendation: That the City Council adopt Resolution No. 21-2006 approving the street closures on Washington Street between Pine and Oak Streets, and Pine Street between Main and Washington Street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 8th of April for the County’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.


3. UPDATE ON COMMUNITY CENTER DEFICIT PAYMENTS FROM TEHAMA COUNTY

Recommendation: Informational only.


4. REQUEST BY SHASTA COLLEGE TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) PERTAINING TO THE TEHAMA COLLEGE CENTER PROJECT

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Review and consider the request by Shasta College to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

2. If determined to be appropriate, provide direction to staff.



5. RED BLUFF MUNICIPAL AIRPORT GATE CARD ACCESS

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Approve the Gate Card Application form, the Gate Card Access Terms and Regulations and the attached letter or;

2. Provide other direction to staff.


6. VISIT TO THE NEW GALT POLICE FACILITY MARCH 2, 2006

Recommendation: That the City Council give direction to the City Building Director/Official, to proceed as needed to work with Red Bluff Police Department personnel, under the direction of their Department Head / Police Chief, to draw a preliminary design for a new Police Facility. This shall be completed in house by the Building Director/Official and be brought back to the City Council for your review and comment at a future City Council meeting.


7. UPDATE ON BURN DUMP LOCATED ON CITY PROPERTY, CORNER OF WALBRIDGE ROAD AND BAKER ROAD

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Give direction to the City Building Director/Official to continue the required process fro clean up of the non-used burn dump located at the corner of Walbridge Road and Baker Road and make the needed contacts, as stated above, to the proper authorities to complete this clean up process.

2. Authorize the search for Grant Funds to be used for the process of clean up of the non-used burn dump.

3. Recommend any needed changes as necessary for this City project and give that direction to “LEA”.

4. Give direction to the Acting City Manager, Al Shamblin, to authorize the City Building Director to attend the “Burn Dump Clean-up” class in Redding on April 5, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


8. HOME IMPROVEMENT PERMIT HOLIDAY 2006

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Accept all the above as shown and stated for the “Home Improvement Permit Holiday”. The dates for the issued free permits shall start on Monday, March 27,2 006 and shall stop on Friday April 29, 2006.

2. Recommend any added changes that the City Council may see as needed for this project.



9. UPDATE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECTS

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Dispense with bidding procedures under Section 2.65 – Emergency Organization and Functions.

2. Hire John Turner as a consultant for CDBG grants.

3. Provide further direction to staff.


10. UPDATE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM – TRAFFIC CONTROL FEASIBILITY STUDY

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. A. Continue the project with Omni Means and complete the Traffic Control Feasibility Study from either the General Fund or Traffic Impact Fees and no grant reimbursement.

AND

B. Direct staff to repay funds received from the State of California in the amount of $5,238.75 and transfer study expenditures from Fund 71/72 to Fund 21.

OR

2. A. End the study with Omni Means and direct staff to bring back to City Council any additional invoices related to this study.

AND

B. Direct staff to repay funds received from the State of California in the amount of $5,238.75 and transfer study expenditures from Fund 71/72 to Fund 21.


11. PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR FIRE FACILITY FEASIBILITY STUDY

Recommendation: That the City Council:

1. Review the attached Request for Proposals.

2. Authorize staff to advertise for bids, or

3. Provide further direction to staff.



12. ELECTION OF PERS OPTIONAL MEMBERSHIP BY CITY CLERK

Recommendation: That the City Council review the attached documents and approve supplemental budget appropriations in the amount of $169 to account 10-13-140-100 and $252 to account 10-13-140-200 to adjust for PERS expenses incurred following the election of Optional Membership by the City Clerk.


13. RATIFY/APPROVE FEBRUARY PAYABLES CHECK NUMBERS 51170-51419

Recommendation: That the City Council ratify/approve February Payables Checks Number 51170-51419.





E. COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

Reports by City Council Committee members on meetings held.



F. ADJOURNMENT:

Meeting of April 4, 2006, at 7 p.m., Red Bluff City Council Chambers.