RED BLUFF

 

CITY COUNCIL

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:            September 7, 2004

 

TIME OF MEETING:              7:00 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:          Larry Stevens Mayor Pro Tem

Andy Houghton

Russ Frey

Gregg Avilla

                                               

Councilmembers Absent:           Mayor Forrest Flynn (Absent-Excused)

                                                                       

Staff Present:                      Susan Price, City Manager

                                                Richard Crabtree, City Attorney

                                                Gary Antone, Director of Public Works

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Margaret Van Warmerdam, Director of Finance

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director

            Michael Damon, Fire Chief

                                                Al Shamblin, Police Chief

                                                Robb Gibbs, Director of Parks and Recreation

                                                Venita Philbrick, City Treasurer

                                                J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                               Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

 

 

Robb Gibbs, Parks and Recreation Director, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the assemblage joined in.




 

CITIZEN’S COMMENT

 

Dennis Hake, concerned citizen, addressed the reports in the Red Bluff Daily News on vandalism, theft and garbage at the new skate park site.  These reports left an impression that the project was not receiving help from the community and he explained that the community has been very helpful in volunteering and contributing towards the completion of the skate park. The site has been clean and the temporary fence has been broken through on occasion, but there has been no damage done or theft and the youth of the community have contributed to the help and completion of the project.

 

 

PROCLAMATION

 

Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Month

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens presented the Proclamation to Sharon Bailey on behalf of Steve Chamblin, Chairperson and Cynthia Cook, Vice Chairman. Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk, read the proclamation that proclaimed September 2004 as Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Month, and September 18th as Tehama County Recovery Happens Day, to demonstrate support and commitment to alcohol and drug prevention while encouraging individuals and communities to participate in its activities.

 

Sharon Bailey invited everyone to come out on September 18, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for hamburgers and hotdogs to celebrate those who have changed their lives through recovery.

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton, to pull Item # 3 as requested by Venita Philbrick, City Treasurer, in order to resubmit later with additional documents and item  #18 by Councilmember Frey for discussion and to approve the remaining Consent Calendar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                   Councilmember:  Flynn (absent-excused)

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

August 17, 2004

 

4-0-1

 

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE; NEW TYPE 41 (ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE); FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT; 248 SOUTH MAIN STREET; THAI HOUSE (NAME OF BUSINESS); SAYPANYA CHANTHALALA (FIRST OWNER)      

 

4-0-1

 

 

WAIVER OF SECURITY – PULLED – TO BE RESUBMITTED AT LATER DATE.

 

 

PAY PHONE AGREEMENT WITH SBC TELEPHONE

 

4-0-1

 

 

SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION SERVICE FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

4-0-1

 

 

WWTP SMALL BLOWER INSTALLATION PROJECT

 

4-0-1

 

 

VILLA POINTE SUBDIVISION TRACT NO. 02-1002; FINAL MAP FILING AND ACCEPTANCE OF IMPROVEMENT SECURITY

 

4-0-1

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 48-2004; AUTHORIZING STREET CLOSURE FOR THE ANNUAL ANTIQUE STREET FAIRE

 

4-0-1

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION RESIGNATION

 

4-0-1

 

 

 

 

INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE CITIZEN MEMBER

 

4-0-1

 

 

DIAMOND AVENUE SANITARY SEWER LINE RELOCATION PROJECT ACCEPTANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS

 

4-0-1

 

 

ANTELOPE SANITARY SEWER SMALL COMMUNITY WASTEWATER GRANT PROGRAM, APPLICATION STATUS

 

4-0-1

 

 

UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE-PAID COFFEE PROCEDURES

 

4-0-1

 

WWTP PRIMARY CLARIFIER SKIMMER PUMP

 

4-0-1

 

ELECTRIC SERVICE TO FORWARD PARK/LASSEN VIEW SEWAGE PUMP STATION PROJECT; SERVICE AGREEMENT

 

4-0-1

 

 

RENEWAL OF FITNESS AGREEMENT WITH TEHAMA FITNESS CENTER

 

4-0-1

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 50-2004; AUTHORIZING THE STREET CLOSURE OF THE 1200 BLOCK OF JEFFERSON STREET

 

4-0-1

 

 


REFUND REQUESTED FOR PLAN CHECK AND UNUSED PERMIT SINCE JANUARY OF 2004

 

Councilmember Frey questioned why the City Council was approving a refund to a citizen and it was explained by J.D. Ellison, Building Director/Official that by the California Building Code rules he did not have the authority to authorize a refund after the date given.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Avilla to approve refund requested for Plan Check and unused Permit since January of 2004.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

APPOINTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

That the City Council make the necessary appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission from the applications received.

 

Amanda Guittierrez, student applicant, expressed her interest in holding the position and making a difference for the community as her sister did before her.

 

Lamar Bayles, applicant, offered his interests in parks and experience in business and photography as reasons for seeking the position.

 

Anthony Leon, Jr., applicant, offered media background and previously served experience during past budget crunch times on the commission as reasons for seeking the position.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens mentioned that Lamar Bayles also happens to be a candidate for the Red Bluff City Council and regardless of the outcome of the vote of this election; it is not to be perceived as an endorsement for candidacy or any office he is seeking.

 

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk, tallied the votes [attached] and read the results to those present. Lamar Bayles and Amanda Guittierrez were voted to serve on the Commission.

 


 

DESIGNATION OF MAY 15TH AS ANNUAL “JAKE’S DAY”, A COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY, IN HONOR OF THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY BY ORVILLE JACOBS

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to consider designating May 15th every year as “Jake’s Day”, a community service day, in honor of the many contributions to the community by Orville Jacobs.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, mentioned that a balance of funds received from donations for the sign on the North end of town in the amount of $1,015.26 were there for a project to be used to benefit the community.

 

It was considered a great idea to designate this day as “Jake’s Day” and Orville Jacobs’s wife Nancy was present and thanked the City Council. The City Council thanked the Jacobs for all of the action and efforts they have taken on many various projects in the community.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to designate May 15th every year as “Jake’s Day”, a community service day, in honor of the many contributions to the community by Orville Jacobs.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                         Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEM, RED BLUFF-TEHAMA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IDENTIFICATION/ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SIGN

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to acknowledge the application for a new Chamber of Commerce sign on City owned property. Affirm the decision of the TAC to approve the proposed Chamber of Commerce sign.

 

The sign is located on City Property and the staff felt it was appropriate to inform the City Council of a sign being located on City owned property and receive staff’s approval.

 

There was a consensus by the City Council to approve the sign.

 

John Yingling, Chamber President, thanked the City of Red Bluff Public Works employees for the years of changing the existing reader board sign for all of the Community events.  He also gave special thanks to Mayor Flynn for changing the letters to the sign out of his own free time when there was a need.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR THREE PROPERTIES; 3 MG WATER TANK & PIPELINE PROJECT

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to:

 

  1. Conduct the Public Hearing.

 

  1. Adopt the three Resolution of Necessity: Resolution No. 43-2004, 45-2004 and 46-2004.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens opened the Public Hearing.

 

Christopher Sharp, property owner, stated his objection to the City proceeding to take control of a portion of his property by eminent domain. He and his family only asked to be left alone by the City.

 

James and Deborah Danielson, property owners, expressed concern over charges for a ten dollar a month maintenance fee for a fire hydrant placed on their property along with the cost of installing a gate that will be required to contain their animals. The request to settle the total estimated cost of  $13,000 to install a gate and waive the 10-dollar month maintenance fee was requested by the Danielson’s.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens closed the Public Hearing.

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, commented on the fire hydrant issue and explained that the location for it is the first opportunity on the gravity system.  He felt that the cost of ten dollars a month was an issue that could be resolved. 

 

The City’s request for the Sharp property is for an easement, which is within the confines of Woodland Avenue and allows an easement across that roadway on either side in order to put the water line in the most advantageous location.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to adopt the three Resolutions of Necessity: Resolution No. 43-2004, 45-2004 and 46-2004 and amend the three Resolutions to read at the bottom of each page that the Council finds, determines, and declares.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                         Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 


M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to authorize repaying the Danielson’s for the negotiated price of the hydrant and gate for $13,300 and waiver of the $10 a month maintenance fee.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                         Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

GARDEN AVENUE TRAFFIC ISSUES

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to refer the Garden Avenue traffic issues to staff for inclusion in the upcoming Traffic Control Study Project.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Frey to refer the Garden Avenue traffic issues to staff for inclusion in the upcoming Traffic Control Study Project.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                         Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ACT PROJECT UPDATE

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to move forward with preliminary meetings to coordinate a plan and draft timeline, identify major milestones, conduct a site walk through the river park area with the appropriate individuals.  The target completion date is in 10 months and this area was the most promising location for the project.

 

Informational Only - provided at Councilmember Avilla’s request.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER FINAL MINOR CLEAN-UP TEXT CHANGES TO THE PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED 2003 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF GENERAL PLAN; RESOLUTION NO. 41-2004; GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 2003-001

 

Charlie Mullen, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s direction to:

 

  1. Open the public hearing.
  2. Consider all public testimony, consider the proposed text changes to the 2003 Housing Element update of the General Plan, and close the public hearing.
  3. Approve Resolution No. 41-2004, adopting the minor clean-up text changes to the previously adopted 2003 Housing Element of the City of Red Bluff General Plan.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens opened the Public Hearing at 8:08 P.M. and hearing no comment closed the Public Hearing.

 

M/S/C Frey, Houghton to approve Resolution No. 41-2004, adopting the minor clean-up text changes to the previously adopted 2003 Housing Element of the City of Red Bluff General Plan.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEM, PLANNING DEPARTMENT PROJECTS STATUS UPDATE

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to provide a list of Planning Department Projects, status updates, and Project Application Tracking since December 2003.

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 49-2004 – OPPOSING PROPOSITION 68 – GAMING REVENUE ACT OF 2004

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to discuss and consider adopting Resolution No. 49-2004 Opposing Proposition 68, the Gaming Revenue Act of 2004.

 

M/S/C Avilla, Houghton to adopt adopting Resolution No. 49-2004 Opposing Proposition 68, the Gaming Revenue Act of 2004.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Avilla, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                               None              

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                         Councilmember:  Flynn (Absent-Excused)

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Councilmember Avilla requested the City Council advise him on an appropriate date at which it would be advisable for him to resign from the City Council before taking his newly elected position on the Board of Supervisors.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Stevens and Councilmember Frey will be attending the Long Beach League of Cities convention.

 

The next City Council Meeting will be at the Red Bluff Community Center September 21, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. and the major topic will be on Mandatory Trash Collection in Red Bluff.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 8:15 P.M. Mayor Pro Tem Stevens adjourned the meeting to September 21, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. Red Bluff, at the Red Bluff Community Center.

 

 

                                                                                    s/b Forrest Flynn

ATTEST:                                                                                Mayor

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd

City Clerk