May 17th 2011

 

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

 

May 17, 2011

 

REGULAR SESSION - 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION FOLLOWING

 

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 – Pastor Perry Peterson, Crossroads Bible Fellowship.

 

3.0              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Councilmember Hunt.

 

4.0       INTRODUCTION – Assistant City Manager Jeff Kiser will introduce new employee David Durette, Engineering Services Manager.

 

5.1       SCHEDULED CITIZEN REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL – Mike Ferrier will address the Council regarding the Century Bike Ride.

 

5.2       PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA - Anyone in the audience who wants 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 5 minutes or less.

 

5.3       STUDENT REPORTS

 

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

 

b.      Anderson Union High School student representative Sarah Pendergraft will give an update on school activities.

 

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

 

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 May 3, 2011.    

 

6.2       WARRANTS – Receive and file warrant 119477 to 119540 in the amount of $137,369.96; warrant 119541 to 119603 in the amount of $214,808.70; an ACH in the amount of $1,862.40; and a Wire Transfer in the amount of $381.16.

 

 6.3      CITY ATTORNEY – None.

 

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

 

6.5       CITY MANAGER – None.

 

6.6       FINANCE DIRECTOR/TREASURER – None.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

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 HEARING – AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF ANDERSON GENERAL PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT AND REVISIONS TO THE CITY OF ANDERSON ZONING ORDINANCE CONSISTENT WITH THE ADOPTED GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT (This is a large file)

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

1.     Conduct a public hearing regarding the Land Use Element and Zoning Ordinance Revisions; and,

 

2.     Adopt a Resolution amending the City of Anderson General Plan Land Use Element; and,

 

3.     Introduce an Ordinance, Revising Chapters 17.04 through 17.24 and Chapter 17.60 of the Anderson Municipal Code, and add Chapter 17.43 to the Anderson Municipal Code.

 

 

The City Council will recess and the Anderson Redevelopment Agency will convene.

 

ANDERSON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

ROLL CALL:               Director Day

                                    Director Yarbrough

                                    Director Hopkins

                                    Director Hunt

                                    Chairman Comnick

 

ARA.1              MINUTES – Approve the minutes of the Agency meeting of January 4, 2011.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

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

 

ARA.2              PUBLIC HEARING – TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE SHASTEC REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA FIVE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

 

                        RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

                  1.  Conduct a Public Hearing

 

                  2.  After consideration of public comments, adopt a resolution  adopting  the 2011-2012 through 2015-2016 SHASTEC five-year implementation plan.

 

The City Council will reconvene and the Anderson Redevelopment Agency will continue in joint session.

 

ARA.3              AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE HWY 273 AT NORTH STREET SAFE ROUTE TO SCHOOL PROJECT

 

                        RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

1.     Approve the Plans, Specifications, Estimates and Contract Documents for the Hwy 273 at North Street Safe Route to School Project and instruct the Assistant City Manager to advertise for bids.

 

                        2.  Authorize  the  opening  of  bids at 3:00 p.m. June 29, 2011  in the City Council Chambers.

 

                        3.  Find the project Categorically Exempt in accordance with Section 15301 Class 1 (c) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

 

The Anderson Redevelopment Agency will adjourn and the Anderson City Council will continue.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

8.0       CITY COUNCIL – None.

 

8.1       CITY ATTORNEY – None.

           

8.2       CITY MANAGER

 

            PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SHAWN WATTS FOR INTERIM POLICE CHIEF SERVICES

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Shawn Watts for Interim Police Chief Services.

 

8.3       CITY CLERK

 

8.3a     CITY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS: ONE MEMBER TO THE RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION AND ONE MEMBER TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

1.        Re-appoint Ken Kraft as the Council’s Representative to the Recreation and Parks Commission for a three year term beginning July 1, 2011.

 

2.        Re-appoint Brad Frost as the Council’s Representative to the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors for a four year term beginning July 1, 2011.

 

8.3b     TRANSIT STUDY (This is a large file)

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Receive and file the Transit Study.

                                   

8.4       FINANCE DEPARTMENT – None.

                 

8.5       COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

8.6       DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT – None.

 

8.7       POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

            APPROVAL OF A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FOR A CLOSED CRUISE ON FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011, FOR THE AMERICAN AUTO SHOW’S HOT-O-RAMA

 

            RECOMMENDATION:

 

            Approve the request for a closed cruise with all of the conditions and recommendations, on Friday, July 15, 2011.

 

8.8       PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

8.8a     NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR ANDERSON BIKEWAY

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Direct the Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director to prepare and record a    Notice of Completion for the Anderson Bikeway and authorize the Finance Director to make payment for the project in compliance with the contract documents.

 

8.8b     NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR SR273/3RD STREET TRAFFIC SIGNAL PROJECT

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Direct the Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director to prepare and record a    Notice of Completion for the SR273/3rd Street Traffic Signal Project and    authorize the Finance Director to make payment for the project in compliance with the contract documents.

           

8.8c     AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE VETERANS WALK OF HONOR

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

1.     Approve the Plans, Specifications, Estimates and Contract Documents for the Veterans Walk of Honor improvements and instruct the Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director to advertise for bids.

 

            2.  Authorize  the opening of bids at 10:00 a.m. June 30, 2011 in the City Council Chambers.

           


 

8.8d     INSTALLATION OF A “STOP” SIGN AT BRUCE STREET AND EMILY DRIVE

 

            RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

            Authorize the installation of a “Stop” sign and associated pavement marking/striping on eastbound Bruce Street at the intersection with Emily Drive.

 

9.0              STAFF REPORTS – None.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Public Comment on Closed Session Item(s):  Anyone in the audience who wants to address the City Council on a subject which is listed under the Closed Session 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 5 minutes or less.

 

 

The City Council will convene to Closed Session.

 

 

C.S.1.0             CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

(Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiators:  City Manager Dana Shigley, City Clerk Juanita Barnett

and Rick Haeg, Nickolaus and Haeg, LLC

A.                  Management and Confidential Employees

B.                  Teamsters Local 137

C.                  Anderson Police Officers Association

 

C.S.2.0             CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

                        (Pursuant to subdivision (A) of Govt. Code Section 54956.9)

                        Name of case:  Vera Guy, et al. v. The City of Anderson, et al.

 

           

The City Council will reconvene to Open Session.

 

 

10.0     CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT – Mayor Comnick will announce the outcome of the closed session.

 

11.0     ADJOURN - The City Council will adjourn to June 7, 2011.