RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:            May 31, 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:     Andy Houghton, Mayor                         

                                                Wayne Brown

                                                Russ Frey

Forrest Flynn

Larry Stevens

                       

Councilmembers Absent:      None

                                                                       

Staff Present:                         Susan Price, City Manager

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/City Engineer

                                                Nik Reikalas, Parks & Recreation Director

                                               

Greg Solomon led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Houghton and the assemblage joined in.

 

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENT

 

None


 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to approve Consent Calendar.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

EMERGENCY ENGINE REPAIR OF RESCUE 1

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

ADDITIONAL CELL PHONE FOR PUBLIC WORKS        

 

Approved 5-0-0

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

PRESENTATION OF REDEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY STUDY

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council hear the presentation of the Redevelopment Feasibility Study, accept the Study, and provide direction to staff.

 

Carri Diltz, Sr. Community Development Specialist with Quad Knopf, reviewed the final Redevelopment Feasibility Study for the City of Red Bluff.

 

The purpose of the study is to facilitate economic viability in the Center City, provide a dedicated source of funds, address blighting issues of the area, and investigate feasibility of redevelopment as a viable tool.  The total process can take 8 to 12 months and the estimated cost range is about $50,000 to $80,000 for the work required to form the Redevelopment Agency which includes an Environmental Impact Report. 

 

A Redevelopment Agency gives more control over tax dollars while putting in place infrastructure to make property developable. It can become a dealmaker or become a financial pool for funding and local control.

 

Councilmember Stevens asked if there would be any outdated statistics and it was explained that the statistics had recently been checked and they were using the latest figures.

 

Councilmember Stevens asked if the Consultant could be used on other projects and it was answered that yes they could.

 

It was explained that redevelopment works off of areas already growing and this is not a growth-inducing program.  It gives local control for housing redevelopment projects and can redirect funds for projects.  Once chosen, the City may reduce but not add on to the first project area. They can add a new survey area and amend the project and the City Council can choose areas as decided or select per needs.

 

Councilmember Stevens suggested educating the Public to get Community support.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Brown requested time to review and study the information provided and to bring back to a future meeting to decide whether to choose to do this.

 

Councilmember Stevens suggested that they get clarification of start up funds and sources.

 

M/S/C  Brown, Flynn to bring back to June 21, 2005 City Council Meeting to make a decision.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES

 

2005 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 6-8, 2005, SAN FRANCISCO

2005 MAYORS AND COUNCILMEMBERS EXECUTIVE FORUM – JULY 27-29, 2005, MONTEREY

2005 MAYORS AND COUNCILMEMBERS ADVANCED LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS – JULY 29-30, 2005, MONTEREY

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider the attendance of City Councilmembers at 2005 and 2006 League of California Cities Conferences or Workshops.

 

It was discussed and decided that they would authorize up to five Councilmembers to attend the conferences and then get back to Susan Price, City Manager, with the dates and conferences that they would be available to attend.

 

Councilmember Stevens requested attending the San Francisco Annual Conference.

 

Mayor Houghton mentioned being interested in attending the Monterey Conference.


 

M/S/C Brown, Stevens to approve authorizing up to five Councilmembers to attend the conferences.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

TEMPORARY HIRE OF A SCHOOL CERTIFIED BUILDING INSPECTOR

 

J.D. Ellison, Sr., Building Director/Official, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council approve the hiring of a School Certified Inspector and authorize the use of existing funds in account 20-26-110-100 to hire a temporary Building Inspector.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Brown to approve the hiring of a School Certified Inspector and authorize the use of existing funds in account 20-26-110-100 to hire a temporary Building Inspector.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

REFUND OF CITY IMPACT FEES TO SOUTHSTAR P.M./RHL DESIGN

 

J. D. Ellison, Sr., Building Director/Official, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorize the refund of all Impact Fees and Permit Fees paid to the City of Red Bluff in the amount of $59,861.07 to SOUTHSTAR P.M./RHL Design as per 2001 CBC Section: 106.0 and 107.0.

 

M/S/C  Stevens, Flynn to authorize the refund of all Impact Fees and Permit Fees paid to the City of Red Bluff in the amount of $59,861.07 to SOUTHSTAR P.M./RHL Design as per 2001 CBC Section: 106.0 and 107.0.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 


 

RESOLUTION NO. 43-2005; SETTING A STEP-SYSTEM SALARY RANGE FOR THE UNREPRESENTED MID-MANAGEMENT JOB CLASSIFICATIONS TO BE EFFECTIVE RETROACTIVE TO JULY 1, 2004

 

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 43-2005 setting a step-system salary range for the unrepresented Mid-Management job classifications.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 43-2005 setting a step-system salary range for the unrepresented Mid-Management job classifications.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 44-2005; PROVIDING A 2% SALARY INCREASE TO THE UNREPRESENTED MID-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005

 

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 44-2005 providing a 2% salary increase to the unrepresented Mid-Management employees.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 44-2005 providing a 2% salary increase to the unrepresented Mid-Management employees.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 45-2005; RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AMENDING MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND VISION BENEFITS BETWEEN THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AND THE UNREPRESENTED MID-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES

 

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 45-2005; Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Amending Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits Between the City of Red Bluff and the Unrepresented Management/Mid-Management Employees through June 30, 2006.

 

M/S/C  Brown, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 45-2005; Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Amending Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits Between the City of Red Bluff and the Unrepresented Management/Mid-Management Employees through June 30, 2006.

 

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

NOES:                                    None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:         None

 

 

At 8:40 P.M. Mayor adjourned the meeting to June 7, 2005 at 7:00 P.M., in the Red Bluff City Council Chambers.

 

 

 

s/b Andy Houghton

             Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

s/b Gloria Shepherd

 City Clerk