RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:          February 7, 2006

 

TIME OF MEETING:           7:00 P.M.

 

PLACE OF MEETING:       RED BLUFF COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

 

 

Councilmembers Present:          Wayne Brown, Mayor Pro Tem

Daniel Irving

Larry Stevens           

                       

Councilmembers Absent:            Andy Houghton (Absent-Excused)

                                                            Forrest Flynn (Absent-Excused)

                                                                       

Staff Present:                                  Susan Price, City Manager

                                                            Richard Crabtree, City Attorney

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Gerry Gray, Interim Fire Chief

                                                            Al Shamblin, Police Chief

                                                            Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

                                                            Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director

                                                            J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                            Mark Barthel, Public Works Director

                                                            Nik Reikalas, Parks and Recreation Director

 

Mark Barthel, Public Works Director, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Brown and the Assemblage joined in.

 

 

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION:  - 6:15 P.M.

 

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

 

                        Conference with Real Property Negotiators

                       

                        1.         Assessor’s Parcel Number 035-490-40


 

2.                  Assessor’s Parcel Number 031-220-17

 

City Council gave direction to Staff, City Manager, and City Attorney on Conference with Real Property Negotiators.      

 

REGULAR MEETING – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

 

Venita Philbrick invited the City Council and the Community to the United States Air Force Band Concert on February 11, 2006 at 8:00 P.M. at the State Theatre, while they also celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the State Theatre. The concert is free and sponsored by the Red Bluff Daily News.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C  Irving, Stevens to pull items #4, #8, & #9 and approve the remainder of the Consent Calendar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:      Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers:      Flynn and Houghton (both absent)

 

PURCHASING STRUCTURAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT 

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

UMPQUA BANK CREDIT CARD

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

                                   

LAND DIVISION AND ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS UPDATE, CONTRACT AMENDMENT NO. 2

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

PUBLIC WORKS DRAWINGS SCANNING AND ARCHIVING PROJECT – CHANGE ORDER NO. 1

 

No set schedule when things are archived, but usually done when there are enough items accumulated for scanning.

 

M/S/C Brown, Irving to approve staff’s recommendation.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:  Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                   None  

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers: Flynn and Houghton (both absent)

 

 

LAND DIVISION AND ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS UPDATE, PRINTING COST

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

PARKING RESTRICTION, 500 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON STREET, FOR THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND – FEBRUARY 11, 2006, RESOLUTION NO. 10-2006

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

AMENDMENT TO CELL PHONE POLICY

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

UNCLAIMED CHECK POLICY UNDER FIFTEEN DOLLARS

 

Staff report should have included a copy of the Resolution for adoption.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to adopt Resolution No. 12-2006.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:  Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers: Flynn and Houghton (both absent)

 

 

SENIOR NUTRITION ONE-TIME FUND ALLOTMENT AND THE COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER IMPROVEMENT OF THE GARDENSIDE ROOM

 

The funding has been received and only one or two items were not funded from the Mini Grant.  The Senior Nutrition program was awarded the money, but the $219.84 for the repainting of the Garden Side Room was not funded. In hopes of getting new carpet they wanted to get a head start and they went ahead and repainted it.

 

Councilmember Stevens commented on the Garden Side Room and suggested a new vinyl floor in order for it to be allowed it to be used for activities like Ping Pong and dancing.

 

A warmer environment was what the goal was with the carpeting.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to approve.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:  Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers: Flynn and Houghton (both absent)

 

 

TRASH RECEPTACLE AND SMOKER STATION GRANT FUNDING FROM THE TEHAMA COUNTY SANITARY LANDFILL AGENCY

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 966 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AMENDING CHAPTER 24 OF THE CITY MUNICIPAL CODE – WATER – SECOND READING AND ADOPTION

 

APPROVED 3-0-2

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

APPOINTMENT TO FILL STUDENT MEMBER VACANCY ON PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council make the necessary appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission to fill the Student Representative position, which expires on December 31, 2006.

 

Applications from Carson Dunbar and Elizabeth Piffero were received for the vacant position.

 

Carson Dunbar is in the 6th grade and was encouraged to apply by his History Teacher from the Sacramento Discovery Charter School.

 

Elizabeth Piffero is a senior and has grown up in Red Bluff and watched her dad serve on the Parks and Recreation Board. She was encouraged by friends to try applying as she has always enjoyed parks.

 

M/S/C Stevens to nominate Carson Dunbar.

 

Motion died for lack of a second

 

M/S/C Irving to nominate Elizabeth Piffero.

 

Motion died for lack of a second.

 

Councilmember Stevens questioned if there is a conflict for having two members of the same household on the board.  There is no law that prohibits it, but it would be up to the consideration of the City Council.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, commented that perhaps this item should be brought back to the next meeting when there is a full City Council present to vote.

 

Councilmember Irving commented that he was ready to change his vote if Councilmember Stevens would restate his motion.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to nominate Carson Dunbar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:  Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers: Flynn and Houghton (both absent),

 

Parks and Recreation Director Nik Reikalas congratulated Carson Dunbar, but was not sure if the position was for a high school student and felt that perhaps this would be a conflict. 

 

Councilmember Stevens felt that the age was not an issue as long as it was a youth who wanted to be involved.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, wanted to confirm City Code Language and bring it back to a full City Council on February 21, 2006.

 

Councilmember Stevens suggested that a possible language change be brought back along with the City Code language.

 

It was recommended to be deferred to staff to bring back an analysis.

 

 

COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER FEE FACILITY WAIVERS

 

Nik Reikalas, Parks and Recreation Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider the information provided at the meeting this evening and provide direction to staff.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, discussed the original make up of the JPA committee and the new Ad Hoc Committee separate from the original committee formed by the Board of Supervisors. 

 

Bill Goodwin, CEO of Tehama County, expressed the concern that the County be involved in the decision process due to the County paying for 50% of the expenses.  The staff met to come up with ideas to move forward with and an Ad Hoc Committee was suggested in order that the Board of Supervisors should have a chance to look at, consider it and encouraged the City Council to include members on the Ad Hoc Committed to represent the City.

 

Motion by Councilmember Stevens to adopt the form of an Ad Hoc committee with two members of the City Council to represent.

 

Motion dies for lack of a second.

 

M/S/C Irving to have staff prepare the new amended agreement.

 

Motion dies for lack of second.

 

Directed Staff to table this item until the 21st when a full City Council is present.

 

Mr. Jackson commented on the carpeting of the Garden Side room as it will affect the North State Dancers rental in March and they use that room for the beginners dance area. If it’s carpeted they won’t be able to use it and questioned what the timetable would be for the carpeting. It was explained that it was not scheduled to be carpeted until later in the summer.

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE PARKING AT THE COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER

 

Nik Reikalas, Parks and Recreation Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council provide direction to staff regarding parking at the Community/Senior Center during rental functions and the Relay for Life event on June 10-11, 2006.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, read a letter from Jerry Crow, Chairman of the Relay for Life, where he explained that they will not use the Community Center Parking Lot just as they didn’t last year, in order to not conflict with other scheduled events.

 

Kathy Wheeler, Red Bluff High School District, explained that their track is finished and if Relay for Life would like to move back to the High School campus it is available and she would like to contact them with this information.

 

                                                     

INFORMATIONAL LETTER REGARDING INCREASED WATER PRESSURE – 3MG TANK AND PIPELINE PROJECT

 

Mark Barthel, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that:

 

      That the City Council review the attached letter and;

 

      1.   Approve the letter and authorize the expenditure of $930 from Fund 50-50-330, or

      2.   Provide other direction to staff.

 

This information will be mailed out separate from the bill as it will be done later in the month and is not a typical situation having this increase in pressure.  The effort is to make people aware of this and the City staff will monitor the pressure so they can see where they are at in the process.

 

Gerry Gray, Interim Fire Chief, explained that during normal hours the Water Department is on hand and after hours the Fire Department is handling calls and turns them into the Public Works and so someone is always on hand.

 

J.D. Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official, explained that the pressure testing around the areas would be set up with a regular routing schedule as they raise the pressure up, as they don’t want any ruptures.  A range of time can be incorporated into the letter to give the Public some time range.

           

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to approve the letter and authorize the expenditure of $930 from Fund 50-50-330.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:  Brown, Irving and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         Councilmembers: Flynn and Houghton (both absent)

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

None 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 7:45 P.M. Mayor Pro Tem Brown adjourned the meeting to February 21, 2006 at 7:00 P.M., in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

 

s/b Andy Houghton, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk