RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR ADJOURNED MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:            March 15, 2005

 

TIME OF MEETING:            5:00 P.M. CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION

                                                  7:00 P.M. REGULAR ADJOURNED MEETING

 

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

                                                Wayne Brown

 

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

                                                Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

                                                Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director

                                                J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                Gary Antone, Public Works Director

                                                Nik Reikalas, Parks and Recreation Director

 

Kathy Wheeler, Red Bluff Union High School Superintendent, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Stevens and the assemblage joined in.


 

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION 5:00 P.M.

 

1.      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

 

Alpha Vista v. City of Red Bluff, et. al., Case No. 54170

 

2.   Executive Session in accordance with Government Code Section 54957.6 for the purpose of instructing the City’s designated representative, Nickolaus and Haeg, Labor Negotiators and Susan Price, City Manager, Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits with the Mid-Management Employees.  

 

3.   Executive Session in accordance with Government Code Section 54957.6 for the purpose of instructing the City’s designated representative, Nickolaus and Haeg, Labor Negotiators and Susan Price, City Manager, Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits with the Fire Unit.

 

REGULAR ADJOURNED MEETING – 7:00 P.M.

 

Mayor Stevens reported that during the Closed Executive Session the City Council had given direction on both issues and one was to the City Attorney and the other direction was to the representatives present on personnel issues.

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENT

 

None

 

 

EMERGENCY ITEM ADDED TO AGENDA

 

MOU BETWEEN THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AND THE COUNTY OF TEHAMA FOR THE SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM

 

M/S/C  Brown, Flynn to approve adding Emergency Item to Agenda.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None


 

PROCLAMATION

 

RED BLUFF LITTLE LEAGUE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk, read the Proclamation, while Mayor Stevens presented the Proclamation to the Representatives of Little League.  The proclamation stated the importance of the objective of Little League to instill in the youths the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, courage, loyalty, and respect for authority while providing fun and positive memories over the last 50 years.

 

On behalf of the nearly 700 children who participate in the Red Bluff Little League, John Fox, gave thanks to the City Council for the recognition of the 50th Anniversary and for supporting the safe rewarding experience to the youth of the community and expressed hope to see many people attending games on Saturday morning.

 

Mayor Stevens referenced accessing the Little League Website.

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to pull item’s #7, #13, #14, and  #17 for discussion and approve the remaining Consent Calendar.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

           

March 1, 2005            Regular Meeting

 

Approved 5-0-0

           

 

REPORT REGARDING CONTRACT AWARDS – FEBRUARY 2005

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

RATIFY/APPROVE FEBRUARY PAYABLES CHECK NUMBERS 47578-47861

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNT GRANT DESIGN REVIEW CONSULTING, PACE CIVIL ON-CALL AGREEMENT

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 959 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF UPDATING CHAPTER 2: ADMINISTRATION: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

SOFTBALL LEAGUE RULE UPDATE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

REQUEST TO USE CITY STREETS/PROPERTY FOR SPECIAL EVENT; RESOLUTION NO. 33-2005

 

Mayor Stevens asked if there were Insurance requirements in place and it was explained that City of Red Bluff had been named the Insurer but without additional insurance. 

Councilmember Flynn recommended specifying 15 parking places to be approved.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 33-2005 and to approve 15 parking spaces.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:              None

 

 

LIBERTY MEDICAL PLAZA – FINAL INSPECTION REFUND

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

GREENWASTE OF TEHAMA ANNUAL REPORT JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2003

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

GREENWASTE OF TEHAMA ANNUAL REPORT JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2004

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

ORDINANCE NO. 957; REZONE NO. 196; REVISING CITY CODE SECTION 25.239 DEFINITIONS; SMALL ANIMAL KEEPING, TO INCLUDE STANDARDS AND RESTRICTION ON POULTRY AND RABBITS OR OTHER SIMILAR SMALL ANIMALS PER HOUSEHOLD

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

NAME CHANGE FROM DZ, INC. TO RED BLUFF AIR, INC.

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

HANGAR LEASE FOR 1950 AIRPORT BLVD.

 

Councilmember Brown questioned whether that rate was higher or less than what was being paid before and it was reported that it is higher than before.

 

M/S/C  Brown, Houghton to accept Airport Commission recommendation and authorize the City Manager to execute a standard hangar lease agreement for 1950 Airport Blvd with Red Bluff Air.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:              None

 

 

AUTHORIZED HIRE OF QUALIFIED TEMP EMPLOYEES FOR BUILDING DEPARTMENT UPDATE

 

J.D. Ellison, Sr., Building Director/Official, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s informational update on the hiring of two qualified persons with Building Inspection Technology Certifications.  Eduardo Griego and David Duisenberg are new inspectors hired upon previous authorization. 

 

M/S/C  Houghton, Flynn to approve the hiring of the two Building Inspectors.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:              None

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEM – CITY OF RED BLUFF FACTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS UPDATE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE QUOTES FOR 2005/06 FISCAL YEAR

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 31-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ADOPTING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH MARGARET VAN WARMERDAM FOR THE POSITION OF FINANCE DIRECTOR

 

Councilmember Brown questioned how the City Council knows the results of the process or whether it is confidential and it was explained that it is confidential.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 31-2005.

 

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

NOES:                                                            None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

SURPLUS OLD MOBILE CRANE

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

RESOLUTION NO. 34-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AUTHORIZING THE TEHAMA COUNTY SANITARY LANDFILL AGENCY TO THE CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD A REGIONAL APPLICATION FOR A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE GRANT

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve Resolution No. 34-2005 – A Resolution Authorizing the Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency to submit to the California Integrated waste Management Board a Regional Application For a Household Hazardous Waste Grant.

 

Alan Abbs, Solid Waste Director, explained that the grant was for Household Hazardous Waste Grants to fund operations of programs. Three hundred thousand dollars is the maximum amount requested to help double in size the current household hazardous waste facility and to possibly create a satellite household hazardous waste facility in the Northern California area and Corning area.


 

M/S/C Flynn, Houghton to approve Resolution No. 34-2005.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 35-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AUTHORIZING THE TEHAMA COUNTY SANITARY LANDFILL AGENCY TO SUBMIT TO THE CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD A REGIONAL APPLICATION FOR A FARM AND RANCH SOLID WASTE CLEANUP AND ABATEMENT GRANT

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 35-2005 – A Resolution of the City of Red Bluff Authorizing the Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency to Submit to the California Integrated Waste Management Board a Regional Application for a Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant.

 

Alan Abbs, Solid Waste Director, explained that this grant provides jurisdiction money to clean up and abate illegally disposed material on areas zoned agricultural.  Two sites in particular were suggested and one was along McCoy Rd. near the landfill and the other site is down near Corning near an old tire disposal facility. Each clean up would be around $40,000.

 

M/S/C Frey, Houghton, to approve Resolution No. 35-2005.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

AD HOC COMMITTEE CITYWIDE USER FEE STUDY

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council confirm the appointment of City Councilmembers Andy Houghton and Wayne Brown, with City Councilmember Forrest Flynn as an alternate, to the Citywide User Fee Ad Hoc Committee, approve the ten (10) member make-up of the Citywide User Fee Ad Hoc Committee including the four citizens, and approve the preliminary meeting schedule subject to change OR take any other action the City Council determines appropriate.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, and Bill Moule met to put together the attached schedule for the proposed Ad Hoc Committee.  This User Fee study is not a recommendation and consists of data that illustrates a 100% cost recovery Fee Schedule for City Services and will be discussed by the Ad Hoc Committee. 

 

The plans for the meetings will be held on Monday evenings and they will have each department attend with the meetings to be held for a maximum of two hours and the schedule is subject to change.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Frey to confirm the appointment of City Councilmembers Andy Houghton and Wayne Brown, with City Councilmember Forrest Flynn as an alternate, to the Citywide User Fee Ad Hoc Committee, approve the ten (10) member make-up of the Citywide User Fee Ad Hoc Committee including the four citizens, and approve the preliminary meeting schedule subject to change OR take any other action the City Council determines appropriate.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

RED BLUFF UNION HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING EXPANSION FIRE FLOW

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council accept the Red Bluff High School District’s proposal for construction of the Phase 1, 12-inch and Phase 2, 8-inch water lines as described above in accordance with the requirements stated.

 

The two fire flows on the City System are a good situation for the City and the school and the City wants to be involved in over sight and a part of the bidding process to make sure the requirements are being met.  The City would be responsible for the maintenance once it's done.

 

M/S/C Frey, Flynn to accept the Red Bluff High School District’s proposal for construction of the Phase 1, 12-inch and Phase 2, 8-inch water lines as described above in accordance with the requirements stated herein.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                                 None

 

 

RECOGNITION OF CURRENT AND PAST CITY MAYORS AND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

 

Mayor Stevens, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council discuss recognition of current and past City Mayors and City Councilmembers through a visual display at City Hall as requested by Mayor Larry Stevens.

 

Mayor Stevens requested the City Manager and City Council input on how to achieve a formal recognition with a display of past and current City Mayors and Councilmembers somewhere in the City Hall.

 

Staff time was taken into consideration and the Mayor stated that he would be willing to work on securing donations to help to produce the display without impacting schedules and funds. 

 

M/S/C Brown, Frey to approve allowing Mayor Stevens to work on a display recognizing past and current City Mayors and Councilmembers in the City Hall.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:          Brown, Flynn, Frey and Stevens

NOES:                        Councilmember:                       Houghton

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE FOR THE USE OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT

 

J. D. Ellison, Jr., Building Director/Official, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve the supplemental appropriation of $19,424.18 from 20-26-540-100 to purchase a used vehicle per the Building Department and the required Title 24 Bldg. Code books for placement in the vehicle.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Houghton to approve the supplemental appropriation of $19,424.18 from 20-26-540-100 to purchase a used vehicle per the Building Department and the required Title 24 Bldg. Code books for placement in the vehicle.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                    None

 

 

AMENDMENT TO RED BLUFF INTERIORS CITY HALL FLOOR REPLACEMENT PROJECT

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorize the addition of the City Hall employee restroom floor replacements to the contract with Red Bluff Interiors in the amount of $2,687 as a supplemental appropriation from Fund 25.

 

Mayor Stevens suggested bringing City Hall up to required codes for ADA accessibility and the two rest rooms in question need to be brought up to ADA compliance.

 

Enlarging the facility office space while improving the restrooms was a more cost effective use of time and expense and it was suggested that they create a budget in next year’s line item to address the ADA plans while enlarging office space.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to authorize the addition of the City Hall employee restroom floor replacements to the contract with Red Bluff Interiors in the amount of $2,687 as a supplemental appropriation from Fund 25.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

M/S/C Stevens, Frey to direct staff to develop a proposal and bring back a line item addition to achieve the ADA goals and to develop expansion to be considered in next years budget.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

AIRPORT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, REPORT & PERMIT FACILITATION, HANOVER ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorize that the additional work Tasks 1 through 8 be added to the on-call contract with Hanover, Inc. in the amount of $29,805 and authorize the City Manager to add Options A, B & C as necessary in the amount of $15,000, with the cost of the work being divided 70% from Fund 55 and 30% from Fund 56.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to authorize that the additional work Tasks 1 through 8 be added to the on-call contract with Hanover, Inc. in the amount of $29,805 and authorize the City Manager to add Options A, B & C as necessary in the amount of $15,000, with the cost of the work being divided 70% from Fund 55 and 30% from Fund 56.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEM – PLANNING DEPARTMENT CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS STATUS SHEET

 

Informational only

 

Thanks and appreciation was made for the update and Mayor Stevens requested a status update on the Kimball Crossing Project at a later time.


 

MOU BETWEEN THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AND THE COUNTY OF TEHAMA FOR THE SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM

 

M/S/C Houghton, Frey to approve the MOU between the City of Red Bluff and the County of Tehama for the continuation of the Senior Nutrition Program.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

 

Councilmember Frey commented on the Transportation Commission meeting where gratitude was made for Mayor Stevens’s service to the Transportation Commission.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 8:30 P.M. Mayor Stevens adjourned the meeting to April 5, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

 

 

s/b Andy Houghton, Mayor Pro Tem

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk