December 20th 2011

 

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

 

December 20, 2011

 

REGULAR SESSION - 7:00 P.M.

 

ANDERSON CITY HALL 

1887 Howard Street

 

PARTICIPATION BY PUBLIC IN MEETING

 

Please review the Agenda to determine if the subject you wish to discuss is scheduled for Council consideration.  If it is on the Agenda, you will have an opportunity when that matter comes up for discussion to briefly address the Council.

 

If the subject is not on tonight’s Agenda, please complete an Agenda Request Form (on Clerk’s table) and present it to the City Council Clerk.  You will have the opportunity to speak on the subject under Item 5.2. However, if the item is not on the Agenda, each speaker will be limited to one five (5) minute opportunity to speak, unless the City Council makes an exception due to special circumstances.

 

The Brown Act prohibits the Council from taking action on any item not placed on the printed Agenda in most cases. 

 

Effective July 1, 2008, the Brown Act requires any non-confidential documents or writings distributed to a majority of the City Council less than 72 hours before a regular meeting will be made available to members of the public at the same time they are distributed.

 

City Council meetings are televised and can be seen live on Cable Public Access Channel 11 and on tape delay the following morning at 10:00 a.m.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Anderson will make available to members of the public any special assistance necessary to participate in this meeting.  The public should contact the City Clerk’s office (378-6646) to make such a request.  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

 

This is an Equal Opportunity Program.  Discrimination is prohibited by Federal Law.  Complaints of discrimination may be filed with the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

 

 

REGULAR SESSION – 7:00 p.m.

 

1.0       ROLL CALL – COUNCIL:                                    Councilmember Day

Councilmember Yarbrough                               
Councilmember Hopkins                       

      Vice-Mayor Hunt                                                

      Mayor Comnick

 

2.0       INVOCATION – Rev. Lynn E. Fritz, Karuk Tribal Descendent and Ordained Minister, Int’l Centers for Spiritual Living, will give the invocation.

 

3.0              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Vice-Mayor Melissa Hunt.

 

4.1       PROCLAMATIONS, PRESENTATION, INTRODUCTIONS – None.

 

5.1       SCHEDULED CITIZEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL – Persons who have, by the deadline set for the agenda, requested to address the Council shall be limited to one 5-minute opportunity to speak. 

 

5.2       PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA - Anyone in the audience who wishes to address the Council on a subject which is not on tonight’s agenda is now invited to come to the podium.  Please provide your name and the subject you wish to discuss.  Please limit your remarks to 3 minutes or less.

 

5.3       STUDENT REPORTS  

 

a.       Anderson New Tech High School student representative Andrew Carney will give an update on school activities.

 

b.      Anderson Union High School student representative Austin Carrell will give an update on school activities.

 

c.       Anderson Teen Center student representative Evette Amudson will give an update on Teen Center activities.

 

5.4       COUNCIL REPORTS - City Councilmembers will report on attendance at conferences/meetings reimbursed at City expense (Requirement of Assembly Bill 1234).

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

6.0       CONSENT AGENDA - Consent Agenda items are expected to be routine and non-controversial.  They will be acted upon by the Council at one time without discussion.  Any member of the public, staff or City Council may request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion.  Are there any requests to remove any items from the Consent Agenda?

 

6.1              MINUTES -     Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 6, 2011.

 

6.2       WARRANTS WARRANTS – Receive and file warrant 121743 to 121823 in the amount of $142,202.59; warrant 121824 to 121900 in the amount of $276,392.78; an ACH in the amount of $1,862.40; and a Wire Transfer in the amount of $371.16.

 

6.3       CITY ATTORNEY – None.

 

6.4       CITY CLERK

 

6.4a     Waive reading, except by title, of any ordinances under consideration at this meeting for either introduction or passage per Government Code Section 36934.

 

6.4b     Adopt a resolution establishing annual City holidays and City Hall closure hours.

 

6.5       CITY MANAGER

 

6.5a     Authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with John Blacklock for Interim City Manager services.

 

6.5b     Adopt  a  resolution  amending  the Cost  Sharing Agreement between  US  Acquisitions, Northwest Homes, and the City of Anderson.

 

6.6       FINANCE DIRECTOR/TREASURER

 

6.6a     Adopt a resolution establishing the City’s Investment Policy.

 

6.6b     Accept the Finance Office Manager’s annual report on development impact fees.

 

6.7       COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

6.8       DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

6.9       POLICE DEPARTMENT – None.

 

6.10     PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – None.

 

 

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 

 

6.11     ITEMS (IF ANY) REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR – Items removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion will be treated as Regular Agenda items and any member of the public may request to address the Council on any such item as it comes up for discussion. Please provide your name and limit your remarks to 3 minutes or less.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Any person may speak on items scheduled for hearing at the time the Mayor declares the hearing open.  ALL LEGAL NOTICES HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCORDING TO LAW.

 

7.0       PUBLIC HEARINGS – None.

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

 

8.0       REGULAR AGENDA – Regular Agenda Items will be discussed individually and in order. Any member of the public may request to address the Council on an item as it comes up for discussion.Please provide your name and limit your remarks to 3 minutes or less.

 

8.1       CITY COUNCIL 

 

            RESOLUTION HONORING DANA SHIGLEY

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

Adopt a resolution honoring Dana Shigley for her outstanding contributions to the Anderson community.

 

            Additionally, Chairperson Devon Walton of the Planning Commission will present a Resolution to Dana Shigley expressing appreciation and acknowledging her many contributions to the community.     

 

8.2       CITY ATTORNEY – None.

 

8.3       CITY MANAGER

 

AMEND PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN TO REINSTATE THE FINANCE DIRECTOR POSITION

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Adopt a resolution amending the Personnel Classification and Compensation Plan to reinstate the Finance Director position.

 


8.4       CITY CLERK

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ANDERSON POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION.

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Adopt a resolution approving amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding negotiated between representatives of the City of Anderson and representatives of the Anderson Police Officers Association and adopting  supplemental appropriations.

           

8.5       FINANCE DEPARTMENT – None.

 

8.6       COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

8.7       DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

8.8       POLICE DEPARTMENT – None.

           

8.9       PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

NOTICE OF COMPLETION AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS FOR THE ANDERSON VETERANS WALK OF HONOR PROJECT

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Adopt a resolution to:

 

  1. 1.      Direct the Public Works Director to prepare and record a Notice of Completion for the City of Anderson Veterans Walk of Honor Project and authorize the Finance Director to make payment for the project in compliance with the contract documents.

 

  1. 2.     Authorize the transfer of real property from the Redevelopment Agency to the City of Anderson pursuant to the Anderson Walk of Honor Agreement dated December 29, 2010.

 

  1. 3.     Amend the adopted 2011/2012 budget to provide funding for the Anderson Walk of Honor Project.

 

9.0              STAFF REPORTS – None.

 

10.0     ADJOURN - The City Council will adjourn to January 3, 2012.