RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:          February 1, 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

                                                Wayne Brown

                                                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

 

 

Michael Griffin, Red Bluff Daily News, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Stevens and the assemblage joined in.

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

 

None

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           None

 

 

PARKING RESTRICTION, 500 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON STREET, FOR THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND – FEBRUARY 16, 2005; 7:30 P.M.  – RESOLUTION NO. 17-2005

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT FACILITY OPERATIONS

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

3MG WATER STORAGE TANK AND PIPELINE PROJECT PROPERTY ACQUISITION

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS RADIO FREQUENCY CHANGE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

ANTELOPE SANITARY SEWER SMALL COMMUNITY WASTEWATER GRANT PROGRAM, APPLICATION STATUS RESOLUTION NO. 18-2005

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH GARY B. ANTONE FOR THE POSITION OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR/CITY ENGINEER

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT “BUILDING PERMIT FEES” WAIVED INFORMATION UPDATE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

REPORT ON SALES TAX

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

HOME DEPOT – FINAL INSPECTION REFUND

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

THOMAS RAPATZ – FINAL INSPECTION REFUND

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES FOR THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005 AND THE ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT FUND AUDIT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2005

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 9-2005 – AUTHORIZING INVESTMENT OF MONIES IN THE LOCAL AGENCY INVESTMENT FUND

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

REVISED RESERVE POLICE OFFICER POLICY

 

Approved 5-0-0


 

PROCLAMATION

 

United States Air Force Band of the Golden West

 

Mayor Stevens had Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk, read the Proclamation that recognized the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. They will be performing on February 16, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre and all citizens are encouraged to attend their performance and to learn more about the Air Force.

 

Michael Griffen, Red Bluff Daily News, accepted the Proclamation on behalf of the Publisher of the Red Bluff Daily News, while handing out 2 tickets each to all of the City Council Members and encouraging the community to attend.

 

 

 CURRENT BUSINESS

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

January 18, 2005

 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to approve the Minutes of January 18, 2005.

 

AYES: Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           Brown (abstained – not on the City Council at that time)

 

 

OTHER AGENCY REPRESENTATION

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reveiwed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council review the current City Councilmember assignments and determine Other Agency Representation for 2005.

 

The City Council discussed the Other Agency Representation meeting times, locations and dates and determined Other Agency Representation as follows:

 

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)                 Tri-County Economic Development

 

            Andy Houghton, Rep.                                                               Russ Frey, Rep.

Forrest Flynn, Alt.                                                                    Forrest Flynn, Alt.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Tri County Planning Commission                                          Tehama County Transportation Commission

 

            Russ Frey, Rep.                                                                        Russ Frey, Rep.

            Larry Stevens, Alt.                                                                    Andy Houghton, Alt.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

 Senior Center JPA                                                                   Tehama County Landfill JPA

 

            Larry Stevens, Rep.                                                                  Forrest Flynn, Rep.

            Russ Frey, Alt.                                                                         Andy Houghton, Alt.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

DRBBA                                                                                     COUNCIL AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

Wayne Brown, Rep.                                                                 Andy Houghton

Russ Frey, Alt.                                                                          Russ Frey

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

CHAMBER                                                                           RED BLUFF TRAILS UNITED

 

            Andy Houghton                                                                        Forrest Flynn

            Wayne Brown

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Community Action Agency

 

Andy Houghton, Rep.

Wayne Brown, Alt.

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Tehama County/City of Red Bluff Landfill Management Agency JPA Full Board JPA II

 

            Larry Stevens –Chair

Wayne Brown

            Russ Frey

            Forrest Flynn

            Andy Houghton

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

Executive Committee -- Tehama County/City of Red Bluff Landfill Management Agency JPA

 

Forrest Flynn

Larry Stevens

 

 


FISH PASSAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

            Russ Frey, Rep.

            Larry Stevens, Alt.

 

 

TEHAMA COUNTY DEPT. OF EDUCATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - SERRF

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve the Memorandum of Understanding for the After School Drop In Program for Vista School students contingent upon final approval by the new Parks and Recreation Director and City Manager.

 

Dottie Renstrom, SERRF Program Representative, presented information on the proposed pilot program to be held at the Red Bluff Community Center.  The SERRF After School Program is in its 6th year and has helped to provide after school activities for the youth of the community.  With the approval of this Memorandum of Understanding, they will provide a new School Drop-In Program for the kids at Vista School four days a week until 5:30 p.m.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Flynn to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for the School Drop-In Program for Vista School student’s contingent upon final approval by the new Parks and Recreation Director and City Manager.

 

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

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           None

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER; TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 04-41; RESOLUTION NO. 16-2005; 2736 ORIOLE DR.; MR. ALAN DENNISTON (OWNER)

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

 

1.      Conduct the Public Hearing.

2.      Consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the Commission.

3.      Adopt Resolution No. 16-2005 approving Tentative Parcel Map 04-41 with the Findings and Conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 16-2005.

 

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

 

The Resolution will allow the owner to divide an existing parcel into two parcels as long as they comply with all zoning standards. 

 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to Adopt Resolution No. 16-2005 approving Tentative Parcel Map 04-41 with the Findings and Conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 16-2005.

 

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

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           None

 

 

GENERAL PLAN UPDATE – ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

 

1.      Consider the recommendation and discuss the size of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee.

2.      Consider the recommendation and discuss the selection criteria of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee.

3.      Consider the recommendation and discuss the term of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee.

4.      Approve the Planning Commission recommendations on the General Plan Update Advisory Committee and direct staff begin implementation and recruitment of the Advisory Committee.

 

This recommendation will allow the Planning Commission to form a General Plan Update Advisory Committee comprised of five primary members and two alternate members.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to approve the Planning Commission recommendations on the General Plan Update Advisory Committee and direct staff to begin implementation and recruitment of the Advisory Committee.

 

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

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           None

 

 

OPERATIONAL DIRECTIVE FOR MEDICINAL MARIJUANA INVESTIGATIONS

 

Al Shamblin, Police Chief, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve Operational Directive 2005-01 concerning Medicinal Marijuana Investigations.

 

Jason Brown, concerned citizen, commended the City for adding Item #4 in Section C of the Operational Directive regarding medicinal marijuana investigations.

 

Dr. Phillip Denny, concerned citizen, presented his findings on the Science and Politics of Medicinal Marijuana.  He felt that the guidelines intrude on the physician/patient relationship and explained that due to multiple factors in the amount used for each individual case the dispensing amounts should be increased accordingly and that item # 4 wording should include the word “recommended” rather than the word “approved”.

 

It was explained that the State Health and Safety Codes set the amounts to be used currently set at 8 ounces a week.

 

Councilmember Brown questioned whether marijuana was used to heal or treat symptoms and he inquired how it was determined whether someone would be considered eligible for treatment. It was explained by Dr. Denny that cannabis was only used to treat a symptom and that it was a safe and reasonable alternative to other medications. A physician gives the same kind of exam that he ordinarily treats other patients with.

 

An ID Card that the State is working on that would set guidelines to indicate who legitimately can possess cannabis and how it would protect the patients rights as well as the approved quantities was discussed.  This would also give operational directives to help guide officers in the field. 

 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to stay with State Guidelines including Item #4 and to change the wording from “approved” to “recommended.”

 

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

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           None

 

The City Council took a 5-minute break.

 

 

STAFF INITIATION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation to hear operational directive regarding medicinal marijuana investigations and research to find a process for preparing an ordinance

 

The staff is gathering information from other City Ordinances on this topic to base a decision on and welcomed comments that helped to expand on the discussion including input from Dr. Denny who has had a background in the dispensing of cannabis.  Like any other Ordinance a Public Hearing will eventually be held for Public input on this Ordinance.

 

Informational Only

 


 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BANK SERVICES

 

Margaret VanWarmerdam, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider two options for Bank Services:

 

1.      Issuance of a Request for Proposals for Bank Services.

                                                                        or

2.      Transfer agreement with Tehama Bank to Umpqua Bank.

 

3.      That the City Council provides direction to staff regarding bank services.

 

It was discussed that the current institution, Umpqua Bank, doesn’t check for dual signatures on transactions thus allowing one person to perform a withdrawal.  This non-interest bearing account does not have a cost to the City as long as the balance of the account is kept at the minimum balance required.  They do process the checks twice to eliminate any returned checks.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to direct staff to adopt Item #2 to transfer agreement with Tehama Bank to Umpqua Bank.

 

AYES: Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey and Stevens

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           Brown and Houghton excused themselves due to a conflict of interest.

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 10-2005; AUTHORIZING CONTINUANCE OF THE EXISTING UMPQUA BANK CONTRACT; WAIVE COLLATERALIZATION; AND DESIGNATE AUTHORIZED PERSONS

 

Venita Philbrick, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 10-2005 authorizing continuance of the existing bank contract with Umpqua Bank; waive collateralization; and designate authorized persons on the active non-interest bearing Business Deposit Accounts.

 

This Resolution will add the Mayor Pro Tem to the signature card, update the signature of the Mayor, and continue the signatures of the City Manager and Director of Finance as provided for in the stated sections of the Government and City codes. 

 

M/S/C Flynn, Frey to adopt Resolution # 10-2005 authorizing continuance of the existing bank contract with Umpqua Bank; waive collateralization; and designate authorized persons on the active non-interest bearing Business Deposit Accounts.


 

AYES: Councilmembers:          Flynn, Frey and Stevens

NOES:                                                None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:           Brown and Houghton excused themselves due to a conflict of interest.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mayor Pro Tem Houghton mentioned attending the Bull Sale and that it had been a beautiful day to be there.

 

Councilmember Brown wished his wife a Happy Birthday.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 At 8:55 P.M. Mayor Stevens adjourned the meeting to February 15, 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