CITY COUNCIL

 

REGULAR ADJOURNED MEETING MINUTES

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:            January 20, 2004

 

TIME OF MEETING:            6:15 P.M.

 

PLACE OF MEETING:            RED BLUFF COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

 

The agenda for this meeting was posted pursuant to Resolution No. 28-1995

 

Councilmembers Present:     Forrest Flynn, Mayor

                                                Larry Stevens, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                Andy Houghton

                                                Gregg Avilla

                                                Russ Frey

 

Councilmembers Absent:            None

                                                                                                                                               

Staff Present:                          Susan Price, City Manager

Richard Crabtree, City Attorney           

                                                Rob Gibbs, Director of Parks and Recreation

                                                Charles Hayden, Planning Director

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk                       

                                                Tina Lee, Fire Marshal

                                                Tessa Pritchard, Human Resource Director 

                                                Mace MacIntosh, Police Captain

                                                J.D. Ellison, Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                Gary Antone, Director of Public Works

                                                Margaret Van Warmerdam, Director of Finance

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Executive Session started at 6:15 P.M. to discuss surplus property located at 2224 Washington Avenue.  City Council authorized staff to advertise the sale of this property and closed the Executive Session at 6:45 P.M.

 

Mayor Flynn announced that the Daily News is recording the session tonight.


 

 

Mayor Flynn called the Regular Adjourned Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

Alan Abbs, Landfill Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Flynn and the assemblage joined in.

 

 

PROCLAMATION

 

Tehama County Mentoring Month

 

Mayor Flynn presented the Proclamation to Dan LaBar, Mentoring Coordinator, proclaiming the month of January 2004 the Tehama County Mentoring Month and the day of January 15th as, Tehama County Thank Your Mentor Day, encouraging the City and residents to honor the role models in our community.

 

Dan LaBar thanked everyone and requested support by the community by being a mentor, or participating with donations in the dinner auction.

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS

 

None

                                               

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to approve the Consent Calendar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton, & Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES JANUARY 6, 2004

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

 

REPORT REGARDING CONTRACT AWARDS – DECEMBER 2003

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

RATIFY/APPROVE DECEMBER PAYROLL CHECKS NUMBERS 15204-15350; PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT NUMBERS 2725-2889; DECEMBER PAYABLES CHECK NUMBERS 43528-43826

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

REWRITE GROUND LEASE FOR SMALL AIRCRAFT HANGAR #22, ANNE KRAUSE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

PARCEL MAP 03-01, MONTGOMERY ROAD DEDICATION

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

NORTHERN VIEW ESTATES UNIT 2, TRACT NO. 00-1000 & UNIT 3, TRACT NO. 01-2002, ACCEPTANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

ALCOHOL SALES LICENSE; NEW; TYPE 41; ON-SALE BEER AND WINE; BONA FIDE EATING PLACE; 75 BELL MILL ROAD; LUIGI’S; JOSEPH LOUIE BILOTTO

 

ALCOHOL SALES LICENSE; PERSON TO PERSON TRANSFER; TYPE 20; OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE; 205 ANTELOPE BOULEVARD; SUPER MART EXXON; YOUNG GUN HONG

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 


 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING AND RESOLUTION NO. 4-2004 REGARDING FISCAL YEAR 2004 ASSESSMENT FOR DOWNTOWN RED BLUFF PARKING AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to open the public hearing, receive any testimony and determine whether or not written protests constitute 50% or more of the assessments.  Depending on the outcome of the public hearing, the City Council may choose to adopt Resolution No. 4-2004

 

Mayor Flynn opened the Public Hearing and hearing no comments he closed the Public Hearing.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, mentioned a proposed revised cost estimate of $500 for an administrative fee in the processing of assessments.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to adopt Resolution No. 4-2004 and to bring back the proposed revised cost estimate of $500 to the next agenda to be considered for the administrative processing fee.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

SELECTION OF CONSULTANT HOME OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to approve the sole source selection of Connerly and Associates of Sacramento to administer the 2003 HOME Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program in the amount of $42,600 which will be funded entirely from the HOME program funding and authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with the firm.

 

The City of Red Bluff is getting the grant but is not administering it, although some staff time is involved and will be monitored for reimbursement.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Frey to approve the sole source selection of Connerly and Associates of Sacramento to administer the 2003 HOME Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program in the amount of $42,600 which will be funded entirely from the HOME program funding and authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with the firm.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

2004/2005 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT SELECTION OF PROJECT

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reveiwed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to hear presentations from the three project proponents, consider the three proposed projects, and select one or more projects to be included in the 2004/2005 Community Development Block Grant application.

 

Jim Koenigsaecker, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity, presented the goals of the first phase of the project to start construction of 20 very affordable, single-family homes on South Jackson Street.  Another local developer needed some dirt and was willing to do some grading for them in exchange for the dirt, which provided a $50,000 dollar value to them which prompted them to start the project now.  Another benefit would be that it would develop a safer way for kids to go to school with the installation of a sidewalk.

 

Alleene Dering, President of the Poor and the Homeless (PATH), requested the funds to help finish the project to buy the property for the Homeless Shelter.  Their current lease will soon run out and they will be out of funds to continue making the monthly payments.

 

Bill Spann, Pacific Communities Representative, requested the funds to help with a 56 unit apartment project west of Vista Way connecting it to Southridge St..  It was felt that they could come up with other resources for the financing package required and still allow for the joint application of the PATH Coalition to share funds. 

 

After administrative and engineering allowances of this grant,  there will be approximately $450,000 available for the projects.  Multiple projects with different requirements could be made from the funds with the direction to staff to work with each developer to determine the amount of funds needed.

 

The time line and the benefit to the most people served were considerations for the selection of projects to be funded.

 

Habitat for Humanity was encouraged to continue with their presence in the community and appreciation was extended to Charles Hayden, Planning Director, for facilitating the idea of the dirt moving exchange.

 

Dorothy Lindauer, concerned citizen, requested consideration on behalf of Habitat since there was a donation of land that this funding could have helped to begin the infrastructure to build the homes on.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Avilla to split the grant between Pacific Communities for about $250,000 and for PATH for about $148,000 with remaining funds left for administration and engineering.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

BIG BIKE EVENT

 

Mace McIntosh, Police Captain, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to discuss the proposed Big Bike Event and provide direction to staff.

 

Ali Abbassi, President of New Entertainment Concepts Inc., presented the possibility of a new event to be held in the downtown area of the City of Red Bluff that includes a big bike (Harley Davidson Style) event as well as other attractions such as musical entertainment.  The event would provide a stimulus to the local economy and city revenues. 

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to move that the City support and partner with New Entertainment Concepts to move this event forward and see if it’s feasible for the City of Red Bluff.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT APPLICATION

 

Mace McIntosh, Police Captain, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to discuss the proposed activities for the Office of Traffic Safety Grant Application and provide direction to staff.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Stevens to approve the Office of Traffic Safety Grant Application and provide direction to staff.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

 

BIKEWAYS PLAN AND NEGATIVE DECLARATION

 

Charles Hayden, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to Find that the 1999 Bikeways Plan is consistent with the City’s General Plan and adopt Resolution No. 1-2004, readopting the 1999 Tehama County Bikeways Plan.

 

Mayor Flynn opened the Public Hearing.

 

Alan Abbs, Landfill Director, supported the bike trail resources as the trails will most likely not go away and will be enjoyed by everyone now and in the future.

 

Mayor Flynn closed the Public Hearing.

 

The safety of trails in remote underpass areas were a concern and STIP funds will be available for the evaluation and monitoring of these areas of concern.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Stevens to Find that the 1999 Bikeways Plan is consistent with the City’s General Plan and adopt Resolution No. 1-2004, readopting the 1999 Tehama County Bikeways Plan.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING; MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 03-32; APN 41-200-16; 255 SALE LANE; NOR CAL FED LAND BANK ASSOC.

 

Charles Hayden, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to conduct the Public Hearing and consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the Commission and approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Tentative Parcel Map No. 03-32 with the Conditions and Finding in the document titled “Conditions and Findings Summary, Tentative Parcel Map No. 03-32, 255 Sale Lane, Nor Cal Red Land Bank Assoc.”.

 

Councilmember Houghton mentioned that he has been in the past and may be a potential tenant of the Northern California Farm Credit Building and due to a potential conflict he stepped down and refrained from the discussion and the voting.

 

Mayor Flynn opened the Public Hearing and hearing no comment closed the Public Hearing.

 

 

M/S/C Stevens Avilla to consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the Commission and approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Tentative Parcel Map No. 03-32 with the Conditions and Finding in the document titled “Conditions and Findings Summary, Tentative Parcel Map No. 03-32, 255 Sale Lane, Nor Cal Red Land Bank Assoc.”.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             Houghton (abstained due to potential conflict)

 

 

TEHAMA COUNTY TRANSIT AGENCY BUS STOP STANDARDS, POLICIES & PROCEDURES

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation for City Council to review and comment on the draft Tehama County Transit Agency Bus Stop Standards, Policies, and Procedures and direct staff to continue its coordination efforts with the Tehama County Transportation Commission regarding this matter.

 

Bill Goodwin, Executive Director of Tehama County Transit Agency, asked for the support of the staff’s recommendation. 

 

As the system develops conditions for the bus stops will be refined and addressed as they come up.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Avilla to approve the Tehama County Transit Agency Bus Stop Standards, Policies, and Procedures and direct staff to continue its coordination efforts with the Tehama County Transportation Commission regarding this matter.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

2005 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that City Council review and comment on the draft 2005 Regional Transportation Plan General Policies and Goals and direct staff to continue its coordination efforts with the Tehama County Transportation Commission regarding this matter.

 

 

Tehama County Transportation Commission presented a Countywide planning document called a Regional Transportation Plan that is required by the State in order to have funding.  It must include a Policy, Action, and Financial elements with a 20-year time span.  Support and awareness of goals and policies are being made known to the community.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Frey to approve the draft 2005 Regional Transportation Plan General Policies and Goals and direct staff to continue its coordination efforts with the Tehama County Transportation Commission regarding this matter.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 
TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT, CALL FOR PROJECTS FY 2004-2009

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that City Council review, discuss, and provide direction to staff regarding Traffic Enhancement target capacity for projects submitted to Tehama County Transportation Commission for review, prioritization, and programming.

 

M/S/C Frey, Stevens to have staff to continue with Traffic Enhancement target capacity for projects submitted to Tehama County Transportation Commission for review, prioritization, and programming with special emphasis on provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicycles.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None                           

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

STIP PROJECT PROGRAMMING FY 2004-2009

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that City Council review and discuss as necessary to provide direction of the remaining funding for the most needy street projects from the last STIP program cycle shown in FY 05/06. 

 

Initiating a quarter percent sales tax was mentioned that would provide a dedicated revenue source for paving rehabilitation of streets and allow the voters to make the choice on the ballot.  The State may see the Cities making money and give out less of the sales tax to them unless a proposed ballot initiative passes that says the State cannot take those monies without voter approval.

 

Informational

 

CALTRANS ENCROACHMENT MAINTENANCE CONCERNS

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that City Council discuss at its discretion the CalTrans concerns with parcel maps and subdivisions that have direct access to State Highways and that maintenance of these facilities be upheld by local agencies.

 

City Council supports that a letter be recommended that will insist that the State provide funding when the State requires mandates of local entities.

 

Informational

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

None

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 9:30 P.M. Mayor Flynn adjourned the meeting to February 3, 2004 at 7:00 P.M., in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

 

 

 s/b Forrest Flynn

                                                                                                Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd

 City Clerk