RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

DATE OF MEETING: June 6, 2006

TIME OF MEETING: 6:15 P.M. Closed Executive Session

7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting

PLACE OF MEETING: RED BLUFF COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL



Councilmembers Present: Andy Houghton, Mayor

Wayne Brown Mayor Pro Tem

Forrest Flynn

Daniel Irving

Larry Stevens

Councilmembers Absent: None

Staff Present: John Blacklock, Interim 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

Mark Barthel, Public Works Director

Nik Reikalas, Parks & Recreation Director

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resource Director

J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

Donna Gordy, City Treasurer


John Elko led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Houghton and the Assemblage joined in.



CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION - 6:15 P.M.

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

Conference with Real Property Negotiators


Assessor’s Parcel Number 031-220-17

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS: 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 John Blacklock, Interim City Manager, and Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director, regarding the salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits with the Police Unit, Fire Unit, Miscellaneous Unit, Mid-Management and Management Employees.

City Council gave direction to Real Property Negotiators and Labor Negotiators.


CITIZEN’S COMMENT

None


REGULAR MEETING – 7:00 P.M.


CONSENT CALENDAR

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to pull items # 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 16, and 17, for discussion and approved the remainder of the Consent Calendar.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None



APPROVAL OF MAY 16, 2006 MINUTES

Councilmember Flynn requested a correction on the Minutes as he was not present for the first few items and did not vote on them.

M/S/C Irving, Brown to approve the Minutes with the corrections.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


COMMUNITY JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SHOW

The Volunteer Fire Department was commended and thanked for the huge amount of effort that they put in on this project each year.


M/S/C Flynn, Brown to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


RESOLUTION NO. 37-2006; A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ORDERING AN ELECTION, REQUESTING COUNTY ELECTIONS TO CONDUCT THE ELECTION, REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION OF THE ELECTION AND DETERMINING CHARGES FOR CANDIDATE’S STATEMENTS

It was explained that the purpose of consolidating the elections was for a cost savings by having one ballot for both the City and the County.


M/S/C Brown, Flynn to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE; PERSON TO PERSON TRANSFER; TYPE 41 (ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE); FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT; 645 ANTELOPE BLVD.; DIAMOND B COUNTRY DINER (NAME OF BUSINESS); LAURA BURDEN (FIRST OWNER)

APPROVED 5-0-0


DISENCUMBERMENT OF HOME OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM FUNDS

APPROVED 5-0-0


OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS FOR VISTA RIDGE APARTMENTS PROJECT – CDBG GRANT FUNDS

APPROVED 5-0-0


SELECTION OF CONSULTANT FOR CDBG AND HOME HOUSING RELATED PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS SERVICES

That the City Council authorizes the Finance Director to finalize the contract for Professional Services – CDBG and HOME Housing related Programs and Projects Services with California Engineering Company, Inc.

It was explained that Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director, would work closely with the John Turner, Grant Consultant and provide a schedule of tasks and meetings for City Council.

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - SPECIAL HOUSING NEEDS STUDY

That the City Council:

1. Review the attached proposed scope of services

2. Authorize staff to advertise for bid; or

3. Provide further direction to staff.

The request for the Special Housing needs study and application for a grant was brought to the City by Northern Valley Catholic Services with a match being provided by Tehama County Mental Health. The Finance Director will work the staff on Exhibit B in answering the questions regarding the Scope of Consultant Services.

M/S/C Brown, Irving to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


MATS, SHOP TOWELS

APPROVED 5-0-0


ASPHALT CONCRETE, PAVING ASPHALT, PG & E SAND

That the City Council accept the on call list for Asphalt concrete, Paving asphalt, and PG&E Sand for the Public Works Department for the period of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

Once a price is quoted to the City from a Vendor then the City can pull from this list for services.

M/S/C Irving, Brown to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


DUI CHECKPOINT TRAILER FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

APPROVED 5-0-0



CHLORINE AND SODIUM BISULFITE BID AWARDS

APPROVED 5-0-0



UNCLAIMED CHECKS OVER THREE YEARS

APPROVED 5-0-0


PARCEL MAP 05-57, ACCEPTANCE OF PARCEL MAP AND DEDICATIONS

APPROVED 5-0-0


REPORT OF THE 2006 FREE HOME IMPROVEMENT PERMIT HOLIDAY

This event was for owner occupied homes only and there were 44 homeowners who accessed the free permits. This is an opportunity to give folks a chance to take advantage of repairs with free permits where they normally might not.

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


BUILDING DEPARTMENT VEHICLE PURCHASE FROM FUND 19

That the City Council authorizes the purchase of one vehicle for the Building Department from Growney Motors in the amount of $12,457 from funds in Fund 19.

This was a budget issue not previously budgeted and the bidding can be dispersed.

M/S/C Irving, Brown to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


CURRENT BUSINESS

JULY 4, 2006 HOLIDAY CONFLICT WITH MEETING DATE

John Blacklock, Interim City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council cancel the July 4th meeting date and consider whether to schedule an alternate meeting date.

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to cancel the July 4th meeting.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


AB 1234 MANDATED ETHICS TRAINING DISCUSSION

John Blacklock, Interim City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council discuss and set a date for the required Ethics Training.

The 2 hour minimum training is scheduled for Saturday July 8, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers.


JOINT EXERCISE OF POWER AGREEMENT RELATING TO THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY AND RESOLUTION NO. 38-2006 – A RESOLUTION APPROVING, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE EXECUTION OF A JOINT EXERCISE OF POWERS AGREEMENT RELATING TO THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY

John Blacklock, Interim City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

1. Adopt Resolution No. 38-2006 Approving, Authorizing, and Directing the Execution of a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement Relating to the California Municipal Finance Authority.

2. Authorize the Mayor to execute the Joint Powers Authority Agreement with the California Municipal Finance Authority.

3. Consent to hold a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (“TEFRA”) public hearing on June 20, 2006 regarding the issuance of $23,720,000 of tax-exempt conduit bonds to refinance and rehabilitate Villa Columba Apartments – a 70 unit senior housing facility located at 460 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 with $3,190,000 of allocated costs and Mercy Riverside Manor – a 24 unit senior housing facility located a 6t 230 Sycamore Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 with $1,150,000 of allocated costs.

John Stoker, Financial Advisor to Mercy Housing, explained how they are seeking to issue up to $23,720,000 of new tax-exempt bonds to refinance and rehabilitate seven Senior Housing and Special needs projects located in 3 different locations in California with Red Bluff being one of the area projects. In order for the interest on the bonds to be excluded from the gross income of the owner of the bonds, an “applicable elected representative” of the government unit must approve the issuance of the bond after a public hearing following reasonable public notice. The City Council is an “applicable elected representative” and the Code requires that the City Council hold a TEFRA public hearing and adopt a resolution approving the issuance of the bonds by CMFA. By directing the execution of the joint exercise of powers agreement enables the City to become a member of CMFA. There is no liability to the City and no risk and the payment of the bonds is done solely from Mercy Housing. By joining the CMFA it allows the City to give back to the community and after issuing the bonds the City may resign at any time.

Councilmember Irving requested a letter from the State giving it’s blessing on this.

It was explained that this tax-exempt financing for private activities helps the community and that the Bond Council might be the one to direct a request for a letter.

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to approve.

AYES: Councilmembers: Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES: Councilmember: Irving

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


TRI-COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (TCEDC) COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR 2006/2007

Margaret VanWarmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council review and discuss the existing list of City projects, make general additions and/or changes to the list, and approve the project priority lists for the 2006/07 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Councilmembers reviewed and discussed the priority lists and chose to move items # 2, 8, 9, 11, and 12 from the Priority a Project List down to the Priority B Project List. They chose to move items # 1 & 3 from the Priority B Project List up to the Priority A Project List.

Informational Only


BUILDING DEPARTMENT SYSTEM UPGRADE ANALYSIS

Margaret VanWarmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

1. Review the attached proposed Request for Quotation – Computer software

2. Authorize staff to advertise for bid, or

3. Provide further direction to staff.

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


PROGRAM INCOME REUSE PLAN

Margaret VanWarmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

1. Hear the introduction of the agenda item from staff.

2. Open the Public Hearing.

3. Consider all public comments.

4. Close the Public Hearing.

5. Adopt Resolution No. 40-2006 approving submission of the Community Development Block Grant Program Income Reuse Plan.

Mayor Houghton opened the Public Hearing at 8:40 p.m.

Gail Locke, spoke on behalf of Tehama County Continuum of care to end homelessness and provide transitional settings into permanent housing. The suggestions included rent assistance, mobile park rehabilitation, utility shut off assistance, eviction assistance and senior discount for utilities.

It was explained by John Blacklock, Interim City Manager that the grant specifies how funds will be used. There is a potential that some of the grant funds will include some of these ideas if they meet the qualifications of the grant.

Alene Deering spoke on behalf of PATH requesting funding for the Homeless Shelter for transitioning into a home.

Mayor Houghton closed the Public Hearing at 8:47 p.m.

This is a revolving fund and the City needs to use the funds before new monies can be acquired.

M/S/C Flynn, Irving to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALOHA STREET IMPROVEMENT

Mark Barthel, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorize a supplemental budget appropriation in the amount of $4,036.72 for the reimbursement to Mike Cronic for the additional road improvements from Fund 21-42-530-100.

M/S/C Flynn, Irving to approve.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


ORDINANCE NO. 970; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF DIVISION 13, PART 2.1 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 18200) AND PART 2.3 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 18860) OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, THE MOBILEHOME PARKS ACT AND SPECIAL OCCUPANCY PARKS ACT AND TITLE 25, CHAPTER 2 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 1000) AND CHAPTER 2.2 (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 2000) OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

J.D. Ellison, Sr., Building Director/Official, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council waives the first reading and introduces Ordinance NO. 970.

M/S/C Flynn, Irving to approve

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


ORDINANCE NO. 969; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF MODIFYING RED BLUFF CITY CODE CHAPTER 5 CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS BY ADDING ARTICLE VII – DIVERSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS

John Blacklock, Interim City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 969.

Alan Abbs, Tehama County Waste, explained that this was important because of the 50% required diversion rate for jurisdiction to recycle programs. The State wants to see efforts made that benefit other areas. This is geared to an Educational Campaign so that builders will look at waste they generate and what is sent to the landfill and no fees are attached to this process.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: None


COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Stevens recently attended the California Cities Conference and met Senator Aanestad. The issues of funding for the Railroad overpass and I-5 Interchange were proposed in writing and the Senator offered a letter of support.

Councilmember Irving asked for a copy of the revised Taussig Report on the June 20th agenda.

The Diversion Dam issue has been raised again with the agencies in control pushing for dam gates to be opened all year to protect an endangered species. This would potentially impact Red Bluff as there would be no more Lake Red Bluff. It was suggested that this issue be brought back for discussion at a future date.

Councilmember Brown commented that it was Election Day as well as the same date of D-Day and that we respectfully remember those men that served.



ADJOURNMENT

At 9:15 P.M. Mayor Houghton adjourned the meeting to June 20, 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