RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:            August 2, 2005

 

TIME OF MEETING:              5:45 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

Larry Stevens

                                                            Forrest Flynn

 

Councilmembers Absent:            None  

                                               

Staff Present:                                  Susan Price, City Manager

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director

Gerry Gray, Division Chief

                                                            Paul Nanfito, Police Lieutenant

                                                            Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director

                                                            J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                            Gary Antone, Public Works Director/City Engineer

                                                            Nik Reikalas, Parks & Recreation Director

                                                            Donna Gordy, City Treasurer

                                               

Frank McCaughey led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Houghton and the assemblage joined in.

 

 

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION - 5:45 P.M.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: Two potential cases. Government Code Section 54956.9

 

City Council gave the City Attorney direction on two potential options.


REGULAR MEETING – 7:00 P.M.

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENT

 

John Elko, concerned citizen, mentioned that the trees on the Helser site that were mentioned at a previous City Council Meeting had still not been watered or taken care of.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, explained that discussions would resume with the Planning Director when he returns from a two-week vacation.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to pull item #10 and approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:              None  

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

July 19, 2005 – Regular Adjourned Meeting

 

July 21, 2005 – Special Meeting

 

GREENWASTE QUARTERLY COLLECTION REPORT
APRIL – JUNE 2005

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 58-2005; RED BLUFF FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE; TRANSFER TYPE 41 (ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE); FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT; 955 S. MAIN STREET; MARCIANNA’S (NAME OF BUSINESS); MARCI ANN CARTER (FIRST OWNER)

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

APPROVAL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF PERMANENT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AND CURVES OF RED BLUFF

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO UPGRADE LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR CITY CLERK

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

TRANSFER OF UNRESTRICTED MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAM INCOME FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004/2005

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FY 2005/2006 ALLOCATION PLAN

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

AMERICAN TOWER USE AUTHORIZATION, CELL TOWER
827 VILLAGE DRIVE

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

ENNIX DIGESTER OPTIMIZATION SERVICE

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

PG&E NO COST REBATE PROGRAM

 

Approved 4-0-0

 

 

RED BLUFF JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

           

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to approve not submitting an offer to purchase the surplus school property located at 1415 Bulkeley Street and authorize the City Manager to execute the Red Bluff Joint Union High School District response letter.

 

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:             None  

 

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

RESOLUTION NO. 60-2005 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES FOR CITY SERVICES

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 60-2005 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Establishing A Schedule of Fees and Charges for City Services.

 

Councilmember Flynn thanked the Ad Hoc Committee, Citizens, and City Staff for the time that went into this and for putting it into perspective.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 60-2005 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Establishing A Schedule of Fees and Charges for City Services.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None              

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 963 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF AMENDING CHAPTER 11 OF THE CITY MUNICIPAL CODE, FEE AND SERVICE CHARGE REVENUE

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 963 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Amending Chapter 11 of the City Municipal Code, Fee and Service Charge Revenue.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 963 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Red Bluff Amending Chapter 11 of the City Municipal Code, Fee and Service Charge Revenue.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL GRANTEE PERFORMANCE AND CLOSEOUT REPORTS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECTS

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

 

            1.            Hear the report by staff.

            2.            Open the Public Hearing

            3.            Consider all public comments.

            4.            Close the Public Hearing.

5.      Approve the Annual Grantee Performance and Closeout Reports for 2004/2005.

 

The status of open and recently closed CDBG grants was reviewed including the Fire Facility Feasibility study for possible alternative site locations and cost estimates for one or more future fire facilities.

 

Antelope Sewer Study Planning Grant has been received and is a joint project with the County.

 

A large Community Development Block Grant up to $500,000 has been received that includes two activities to be funded which is for the Path Homeless Shelter Project and the Vista Ridge Apartments projects for low income multi family housing project in the form of a long term loan.

 

As of June 30, 2005, the City has a balance of $66,271.20 available in the Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Fund for authorized health and safety improvements to homes rented or occupied by low-income persons.

 

Mayor Houghton opened the Public Hearing at 7:20 P.M. and hearing no comments he closed the Public Hearing.

 

Arlene Crissman, concerned citizen, asked the City Council if the Garden Avenue intersections are included on the traffic studies and it was explained to her that they are looking into it and the Garden Avenue area is listed as a part of the study.

 

M/S/C    Flynn, Brown to approve the Annual Grantee Performance and Closeout Reports for 2004/2005.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

KIMBALL CROSSING APARTMENT PROJECT

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Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council discuss the status of the Kimball Crossing Affordable Housing Apartment Project, consider the alternatives contained in the staff report, and provide direction to staff.

 

Originally competing for city support was the Vista Ridge Apartments Project and there was a competitive process graded on points in detailed categories, and if successful in getting tax credits then other funding will fall into place.

 

Initially Councilmember Stevens did not vote in support of this project but has carried this information down to our Legislative representatives and presented how much of a competitive process this can be.

 

Councilmember Stevens mentioned that he supports this project now as there is no competitiveness for the HOME funding now and the City needs affordable housing.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to approve Alternative #5.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

EL CERRITO DRIVE TRAFFIC CONCERNS

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council accept the findings of the El Cerrito Drive Traffic review and direct staff to implement items 1 and 4 as noted and authorize a budget supplement from the General Fund in the amount of $300 to cover the cost.

 

Raised bumps were suggested on the curve of El Cerrito Drive and speed limit signs to help solve the problem of speeding.

 

The City has been applying for a grant to fund a study to fund the other areas of specific needs in the City and it has been approved.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to approve items #1 & #4.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

PUBLIC HEARING; ORDINANCE NO. 962; RESOLUTION NO. 59-2005, DESIGNATION OF ANGLE PARKING ALONG A PORTION OF THE 800 BLOCK OF PINE STREET.

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

 

            1.      Open the Public Hearing for receipt of public comments.

            2.      Waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 962, an ordinance affecting parking on Pine Street and adopt Resolution No. 59-2005 to be implemented upon the effective date of Ordinance No. 962.

 

Mayor Houghton opened the Public Hearing.

 

John Elko, concerned citizen, commented on the restriction of diagonal parking on Pine Street.

 

Hearing no other comments Mayor Houghton closed the Public Hearing.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to waive the first reading and introduce Ordinance No. 962, an Ordinance affecting parking on Pine Street and adopt Resolution No. 59-2005 to be implemented upon the effective date of Ordinance No. 962.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None              

 

 

MAIN STREET BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT 600, 700 & 800 BLOCKS

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council review and discuss the project and provide direction to staff.

 

Phase one of the project includes tree replacement, and curb replacement activities that involve irrigation lines and electrical modifications and Phase two would include tree grates. The grates are cast iron four feet square and hold up very well.  Alternatives to the cast iron grates would be considered by City Staff to reduce costs or other available funding.

 

ADA access issues are considered in this project as well as newsstands.

 

M/S/C Houghton, Flynn to approve staff pursuing grants for this project.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

DRAFT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (RTP) UPDATE

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council review and/or discuss the draft RTP and provide comments to staff for forwarding to the TCTC.

 

The RTP is very important in regards to meeting the transportation needs of the community and this update is important due to the uncertainty of the transportation-funding outlook.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING; ORDINANCE 961, WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE; RESOLUTION NO. 61-2005

 

Gary Antone, Public Works Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council:

 

            1            Conduct the Public Hearing.

            2.            Adopt Resolution No. 61-2005.

3.      Waive the first reading and introduce Water Conservation Ordinance No. 961.

 

Mayor opened the Public Hearing and hearing no comment closed the Public Hearing at 8:16 P.M.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to adopt Resolution No. 61-2005 and waive the first reading and introduce Water Conservation Ordinance No. 961.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

DESIGNATION OF VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE - OCTOBER 6-8, 2005

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council designate a voting delegate and alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Conference October 6-8, 2005 in San Francisco.

 

Councilmember Stevens is the only one attending the Annual League of California Cities Conference Oct 6-8, 2005.

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to approve Councilmember Stevens to be the voting delegate at the Annual Meeting.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

CALIFORNIA REDEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

INTRODUCTION TO REDEVELOPMENT SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2005

 

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council consider the attendance of City Councilmembers at the September 28-29, 2005 California Redevelopment Association Introduction to Redevelopment seminar/workshop.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, plans to attend, as it will be very informative and very important due to the City Council approving the formation of a Redevelopment Agency in the City.

 

Mayor Houghton will plan to attend and Councilmembers Brown and Flynn are looking at the dates as to whether they can attend. 

 

M/S/C Flynn, Brown to approve up to three (3) Councilmembers to attend this seminar.

 

AYES:            Councilmembers:     Brown, Flynn, Houghton and Stevens

NOES:                                   None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:        None  

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mayor Houghton attended the League of California meeting last week and 3 key words were housing, housing, housing. 

 

Mayor Houghton mentioned attending the Lariat Bowl re-grand opening of the facility and the great improvements on the building.

 

Councilmember Stevens suggested giving a new Councilmember appointee the various Boards of Commissions schedule and to request it be placed on the next agenda for discussion.

 

           

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 9:30 P.M. Mayor Houghton adjourned the meeting to August 16, 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