RED BLUFF

CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:            November 1, 2005

 

TIME OF MEETING:              7:00 P.M.

 

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:                      Susan Price, City Manager

                                                Richard Crabtree, City Attorney

Gloria Shepherd, City Clerk

Michael Damon, Fire Chief

                                                Al Shamblin, Police Chief

                                               Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

                                                Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director

                                                J D Ellison Sr., Building Director/Official

                                                Mark Barthel, Interim Public Works Director

                                                Nik Reikalas, Parks & Recreation Director

                                                Donna Gordy, City Treasurer

                                                Tessa Pritchard, Human Resources Director

 

 

Tim Huckabee, CalTrans Employee, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the request of Mayor Houghton and the assemblage joined in.


CITIZEN’S COMMENTS

 

Hannah Simon, concerned citizen commented on the streets in the Lay Avenue area near her home and the problem of new construction dirt run off on the streets. She showed a video clip of the conditions of fences and mud run off and requested a rock retaining wall be built.

 

Staff will discuss this matter and bring it back at a future time.

 

 

PROCLAMATION - ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

 

Mayor Houghton read the proclamation to Rita Hidy, proclaiming November 2005 as Adoption Awareness Month.  This month provides both public and private social service agencies the opportunity to support and recognize families with adopted children and to continue informing the public of the need for permanent adoptive families for California’s foster children.

 

Rita Hidy, thanked the City Council for the opportunity to bring about community awareness to adoption and presented a certificate of appreciation to the adoptive family of the year, Robert & Ethel Messman.  The family thanked City Council and commented on the blessing that it has been for them to keep a family of four siblings together.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to pull the October 26, 2005 Minutes and approve the remainder of consent calendar.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:            None

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            October 12, 2005 – Special Meeting         

 

            October 18, 2005 – Regular Adjourned Meeting

 

APPROVED APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

M/S/C Flynn, Irving to approve revised corrected copy of the October 26, 2005 Minutes.

 

AYES:             Councilmembers:            Brown, Flynn, Irving and Houghton

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:            Councilmember:  Stevens (Abstained)

 

PARCEL MAP APPROVAL, PARCEL MAP 04-22 AND LLA; ACCEPTANCE OF EASEMENT DEDICATION

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

           

           

INFORMATIONAL ITEM – CITY OF RED BLUFF FACTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS UPDATE

 

Informational Only.

 

 

BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNT GRANT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING, ENPLAN ON-CALL CONTRACT AMENDMENT NO. 1

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

COOPERATIVE WORK AGREEMENT – TIME EXTENSION FOR THE RED BLUFF BIKEWAY/PEDESTRIAN PROJECT

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

REQUEST TO CONTINUE WITH ONE TEMPORARY BUILDING INSPECTOR ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

EXPIRATION OF TERMS; VARIOUS COMMISSIONS

 

APPROVED 5-0-0

 

 

WELL 13, 8 & 9 ENGINEERING CONSULTANT SERVICE

 

APPROVED 5-0-0


 

CURRENT BUSINESS

 

LAY AVENUE TRAFFIC CONCERNS

 

Mark Barthel, Interim Director of Public Works, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council refer the Lay Avenue traffic concerns to the City’s Traffic Safety Committee for review and follow up with the citizens. 

 

Hannah Simon, concerned citizen, asked the City to put in a three way Stop, and also consider putting in a speed limit sign to control traffic problems.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, explained that they will have staff look at these requests and the fencing issues to bring back to a future City Council Meeting.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to refer the Lay Avenue traffic concerns to the City’s Traffic Safety Committee for review and follow up with the citizens. 

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

GENERAL PLAN UPDATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ALTERNATE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

 

Charlie Mullens, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council make the necessary appointments to the General Plan Update Advisory Committee. 

 

The General Plan update process is occurring in steps and this will be an opportune time for those stepping in to catch up and move along with the rest of the committee.

 

With the resignation of Kathy Bonner and the appointment of Phyllis Avilla as a Primary member, there were vacancies left for two alternate members.

 

M/S/C  Irving, Flynn to appoint the two candidates (Arand Jersani and Michael Hoss) as the alternate committee  members.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 


 

INTERSTATE 5 TRANSPORTATION CONCEPT REPORT (TCR)

 

Mark Barthel, Interim Director of Public Works, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council hear the presentation and comment as appropriate.

 

Ms. Kathy Grah and Mr. Scott White from the Cal Trans Office of System Planning provided a presentation that analyzed traffic on I 5.  They try to incorporate the same kinds of concepts in their document as the regional and general transportation plans.  They looked at traffic conditions that include peak and seasonal traffic times as well as average traffic.  The gathered data was run into the Highway capacity software that gives it a grade.  The pass and fail threshold areas are becoming a focus of concern and looking for solutions.  The growth rate was tracked and projected into the future for a forecast methodology.   Operational improvements are anticipated and existing funding sources as well as joint efforts with the City, County, and Federal government can be identified as sources to be used for funding.

 

Informational Only

 

                       

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER; TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 05-57; RESOLUTION NO. 77-2005 SOUTHRIDGE DR.; PACIFIC COMMUNITIES

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council: 

                       

            1.            Conduct the Public Hearing.

 

            2.      Consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the Commission.

 

            3.      Adopt Resolution No. 77-2005 approving Tentative Parcel Map 05-57 with the Findings and Conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 77-2005.

 

Mayor Houghton opened the Public Hearing at 7:52 and hearing no comments closed the Public Hearing.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Flynn to adopt Resolution No. 77-2005 approving Tentative Parcel Map 05-57 with the Findings and Conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 77-2005.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

           


 

INFORMATIONAL ITEM – POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF DELAYING ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF RED BLUFF DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE (DIF) SCHEDULE

 

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council accept this information report.

 

The information was provided to give the City Council a full understanding of the actions and how it may trickle down on the impact of projects that are underway, like Wal Marts EIR that may be affected by any changes to the adopted Transportation Capital Improvement Plan (TCIP) list of improvements and impacts on foundation of the Traffic Analysis conducted.

 

M/S/C Brown, Flynn to accept this information report.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

ADDITIONAL COST FOR DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE STUDY CONSULTANT – CHANGE ORDER #1

 

Margaret Van Warmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorize a supplemental budget appropriation in the amount of $5,606 from the Development Impact Fees Funds for Change Order #1 Development Impact Fee Study Consultant Services.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Irving to authorize a supplemental budget appropriation in the amount of $5,606 from the Development Impact Fees Funds for Change Order #1 Development Impact Fee Study Consultant Services.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

WATER RATE STUDY – RATE INCREASE

 

Margaret VanWarmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that City Council consider the information being presented.

 

The consultants are working on information on new rates that will be brought back on November 15, 2005 for review.

 

Capital replacement is for replacing existing system needs.

 

The cumulative needs lists for the water rate study assumptions did include a portrayal estimate of the costs for replacement of water lines and the 40% of the recovery for capital recoveries will not allow them to do a lot of the capital projects.

 

Water rates will affect bills with a larger increase to begin with and then gradual decreases and volume rate will dictate it. It will be based on consumption and conservation and the more you use the more it will affect the fee. The recent water master plan was done by Pace Civil Engineers, a competent and experienced consultant.

 

Informational

 

           

CHARGES FOR CITY WATER AND SEWER USAGE

 

Margaret VanWarmerdam, Finance Director, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council discuss charging City facilities and properties for water and sewer usage and provide direction to staff.

 

Water use by Community Center and other facilities was discussed and mechanisms in place for regulating it.  Operational costs are an impact and are billed on a portion of the operational costs and it’s a policy decision to proceed with city water and usage for their facilities. 

 

M/S/C Irving, Flynn to not make any changes to existing operational system.

 

AYES:             Councilmembers:            Brown, Flynn, Irving and Houghton

NOES:            Councilmember:            Stevens

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None

 

 

AUTHORIZATION TO BEGIN FIRE CHIEF RECRUITMENT PROCESS

           

Susan Price, City Manager, reviewed the staff report and gave staff’s recommendation that the City Council authorizes staff to begin the recruitment process to fill the position of Fire Chief.

 

Susan Price, City Manager, announced that the Interim Fire Chief will be Gerry Gray.

 

M/S/C Stevens, Brown to authorize staff to begin the recruitment process to fill the position of Fire Chief.

 

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

NOES:                                               None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING:                        None


           

COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mayor Houghton reminded everyone about the election next Tuesday and that Monday is Farm City Night at the Elks Lodge.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 At 8:48 P.M. Mayor Houghton adjourned the meeting to November 15, 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