RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:            January 4, 2005

 

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

                                                Andy Houghton, Mayor Pro Tem

                                                Russ Frey

Forrest Flynn

                                               

Councilmembers Absent:      None

                                                                       

Staff Present:                         Susan Price, City Manager

                                                Richard Crabtree, City Attorney

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director

Michael Damon, Fire Chief

                                                Al Shamblin, Police Chief

                                                Venita Philbrick, City Treasurer

                                                Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

                                                Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director

                                                J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                Gary Antone, Public Works Director

 

Chuck Hayden led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Stevens and the assemblage joined in.

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

 

None

 


PRESENTATIONS

 

Fire Department Promotions

 

Mike Damon, Fire Chief, Gerry Gray, Assistant Fire Chief, and Mayor Stevens presented badges to seven cadets promoted to of Firefighters status. They included Brian Quigley, Kevin Turner, Chad Quinnel, Brian Boling, Shawn Streetman, and Mark Moyer.

 

 

Certificate of Appreciation to John Picot

 

Mayor Stevens presented a Certificate of Appreciation to John Picot who is leaving his position with the Planning Commission. Thanks and appreciation were made for all of his service to the Planning Commission and the City. John Picot was not present and Charlie Mullen accepted the certificate on behalf of him.

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Frey, Houghton to accept the Consent Calendar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

WALGREENS UTILITY EASEMENTS

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 1 AND WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE NO. 956

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1-2005; DOWNTOWN PARKING RESTRICTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE STREET SWEEPING ACTIVITIES

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 4-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH MICHAEL J. DAMON FOR THE POSITION OF FIRE CHIEF

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH TESSA PRITCHARD FOR THE POSITION OF HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH J.D. ELLISON FOR THE POSITION OF BUILDING DIRECTOR/OFFICIAL

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

CELLULAR TOWER GROUND LEASE EXTENSION, 827 VILLAGE DRIVE

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RATIFICATION OF MODIFIED POLICE UNIT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – JULY 1, 2002 – JUNE 30, 2006

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council discuss the method by which the remainder of Councilmember Avilla’s term be filled and direct staff as appropriate.

 

It was unanimous that the City advertise for applications for the remainder of the position for the open City Councilmember term.  The City will stop receiving applications on January 24, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. and a Special Council Meeting will be held on January 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. for the actual selection process.  The applicants through a random drawing will be allowed to file in one at a time where they will be called on to speak.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Frey to approve soliciting for applications received by 5:00 p.m on January 24, 2005 to be reveiwed in the Special Council Meeting held on January 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:            Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                        None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

DECORATIVE TRASH BINS FOR DOWNTOWN AREA

 

Alan Abbs, Tehama County Landfill, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider the expenditure of remaining annual grant funding from the California Department of Conservation for decorative trash bins for the downtown area and/or public outreach for recycling.

 

The Department of Conservation is again giving a Block Grant and the City Council is solicited for input on how to spend the monies. The recommendation was made to purchase three more decorative trash bin containers with $600 left to use for Public Outreach.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Frey to approve expenditure of remaining annual grant funding from the California Department of Conservation for decorative trash bins for the downtown area and to use the remainder of $600 for Public Outreach.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:            None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AUTHORIZING THE TEHAMA COUNTY SANITARY LANDFILL AGENCY TO APPLY FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT WASTE TIRE CLEANUP GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD

 

Alan Abbs, Tehama County Landfill, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve Resolution No. 7-2005 – A Resolution of the City of Red Bluff Authorizing the Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency to Apply for a Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

 

The State of California has opted to give a local government entity permission to clean up waste tires on a site outside of Corning rather than going through a violation and compliance notice to the site. The Sanitary Land Agency is requesting the backing of the City and County to haul the tires to be taken care by the Landfill Agency.

 

M/S/C Frey, Houghton to approve Resolution No. 7-2005 – A Resolution of the City of Red Bluff Authorizing the Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency to Apply for a Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup Grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:            None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 5-2005, A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY A FISCAL YEAR ASSESSMENT FOR THE DOWNTOWN RED BLUFF PARKING AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt the Resolution of Intention to levy an assessment and set a pubic hearing for January 18, 2005.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to adopt the Resolution of Intention to levy an assessment and set a pubic hearing for January 18, 2005.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:            None

 

 

REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL LIAISON TO RED BLUFF TRAILS UNITED (RBTU)

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation hat the City Council consider the request for appointment of a City Councilmember as a liaison to Red Bluff Trails United and take action as appropriate.

 

It was decided that the City Council would delay making a choice until they have a full City Council to appoint a liaison to the Red Bluff Trails United.  Councilmember Flynn offered to attend as a representative until someone could be appointed.

 

 

REQUEST FROM POOR AND THE HOMELESS (PATH) REGARDING FACILITY SITE

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider the request by the Poor and the Homeless (PATH) and provide direction to staff.

 

Allene Dering, President of PATH, discussed the potential change in location of their homeless facility site and whether the requirements of the CDBG grant funding they received for the original site would allow this change.  It was due to some financial instability regarding the original site being threatened with foreclosure that PATH would like to consider the availability of some City owned property in the Airport Industrial Park area as an alternative site.  The Emergency Assistance Housing Program Capital Development Program will defer and forgive PATH loan application if they use it for a homeless shelter for ten years on a site that has a legal enforceable purchase option and the funds are due by January 27, 2005.  They would like to act on finding a new location as soon as possible in order to qualify for this deferment.

 

Charles Hayden spoke on behalf of the PATH Program requesting direction from the City Council as to whether they would object and would they authorize the staff to begin negotiating the site purchase at the new location. 

 

Robert Minch, Western Real Estate Broker, referenced the unstable ownership of the current property owners and supported PATH looking at a new site due to time constraints.

 

Richard Crabtree, City Attorney, expressed concerns about this process in such a short time frame.

 

The City Council was concerned about making a decision that could accuse them of making a decision outside of the proper process and within such a short time. The City Council did not give any direction at this time.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Councilmember Flynn mentioned attending a recent JPA Meeting where they discussed possible dumpsites for retained computer monitors and television sets.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 At 8:35 P.M. Mayor Stevens adjourned the meeting to January 18, 2005 at 7:00 P.M., in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

 

 

                        s/b Larry Stevens, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk