City Council Agenda, Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

SIERRA MADRE CITY COUNCIL,

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Closed Session 5:30 pm

Open Session 6:30 pm

City Hall Council Chambers

232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard

Joe Mosca, Mayor

John Buchanan, Mayor Pro-Tem

MaryAnn MacGillivray, Council Member

Josh Moran, Council Member

Nancy Walsh, Council Member

Nancy Shollenberger, City Clerk

George Enyedi, City Treasurer

PUBLIC COMMENT

The Council will listen to the public on any item on the agenda. The City Council cannot legally take action on any item not scheduled on the agenda. Such items may be referred for administrative action or scheduled on a future agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three minutes per speaker.

PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA:

Persons wishing to speak on any item on the agenda will be called at the time the agenda item is brought forward. Persons wishing to speak on closed session items have a choice of doing so either immediately prior to the closed session or at the time for comments on items at the open session.

PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

Time shall be devoted to audience participation early on the agenda. If additional time is needed, the Mayor will allow for same at the end of the agenda.

CLOSED SESSION

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL Council Member/Board Members of the Community

Redevelopment Agency

PUBLIC COMMENT Regarding Closed Session Items

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION REGARDING:

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Pursuant to Calif. Government Code Section 54957.6

City Negotiators: Elaine Aguilar, City Manager and Karin Schnaider, Administrative Services Director

Employee Organization: Sierra Madre Police Officers Association

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Pursuant to Calif. Government Code Section 54957.6

City Negotiators: Elaine Aguilar, City Manager and Karin Schnaider, Administrative Services Director

Employee Organization: Classified Employees Association

Pursuant to Calif. Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

Case Name: City of Sierra Madre v. Jeffrey M. Hildreth and Taryn N. Hildreth d/b/a The Sterling Oak; Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., a Virginia Corporation; and does 1-50 inclusive

Case #: GC046442

OPEN SESSION

ACTION ITEMS                                                                                                                   

CONSENT CALENDAR

1.         a.  ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-25 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIERRA MADRE APPROVING CERTAIN DEMANDS

Recommendation that the City Council approve Resolution No. 11-25 for payment of City Warrants in aggregate amount of $271,925.17; Sierra Madre Library warrants in the aggregate amount of $2,527.20 and Payroll Transfer in the aggregate amount of $271,925.17 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

b.  AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS ON BEHALF OF CRA

Recommendation that the City Council approve the $7,155.70 addition to the revolving note for the demands paid by the City on behalf of the Community Redevelopment Agency.

c.  AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS ON BEHALF OF PFA

Recommendation that the City Council approve the $324,547.50 addition to the revolving note for the demands paid by the City on behalf of the Public Finance Authority.

d.  GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON (GAC) REPLACEMENT

Recommendation that the City Council direct staff to reject all bids and re-advertise the GAC replacement project.

2. PUBLIC HEARING – CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-23 APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) 10-01 – A REQUEST TO ALLOW AT&T WIRELESS TO COLLOCATE ONTO AN EXISTING MONOPINE WIRELESS FACILITY LOCATED AT 611 E. SIERRA MADRE BLVD.

Recommendation that the City Council conduct a Public Hearing, receive testimony, and consider for approval Resolution 11-23, a Resolution of the City Council approving Conditional Use Permit 11-01 to collocate twelve panel antennas and associated equipment on an existing monopine, and construct eight new equipment cabinets in the existing wireless lease space within the City-owned property located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

3. DISCUSSION – STRATEGIC PLAN FROM MARCH 23, 2011, RETREAT

Recommendation that the City Council

Approve the Strategic Plan Objectives as discussed at the March 23, 2011, Strategic Plan Retreat.

4. DISCUSSION – FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAINS POSITIONS

Recommendation that the City Council authorize three full-time Captain positions in the Fire Department, a part-time Captain position; and the elimination of the Fire Marshall and Paramedic Coordinator positions, effective fiscal year 2012-2013.

5. DISCUSSION – MEMORIAL PARK RESTROOMS

Recommendation that the City Council approve converting the existing restroom wing of the Hart Park House in Memorial Park to storage for the Senior Center and associated programs; and, a CXT “Kodiak” restroom building be installed as a replacement for the existing facilities adjacent to the driveway behind City Hall.

6. DISCUSSION – DISCUSSION OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED WITH VARIOUS PROJECTS

Recommendation that the City Council/Agency:

  1. Pave and Re-stripe City Parking Lots within the CRA Area – Award a professional services contract to Mr. Tcharkhoutian in the amount of $28,500 for project design, initiate discussions with the owners of private property comprising portions of the Mariposa parking lot, authorize staff to bid the construction project, and return at a June meeting for the award of a construction contract.
  2. Conduct Downtown Parking Survey- authorize staff to circulate the attached Request for Proposals for the Downtown Parking Survey and to return to a May or June meeting for the award of bid.
  3. Hart Park House/Senior Center Remodel- No action necessary.
  4. Re-roof City Hall and the Public Safety Building- direct staff to prepare bid documents and to bid the construction project, and return to a June meeting for the award of construction bid.
  5. Refurbish or Replace Memorial Park Restrooms- No action necessary. (Separate report on this evening’s agenda.)
  6. Resurface East Montecito between North Baldwin Avenue and North Mountain Trail Avenue- Provide staff with direction regarding the three options in the report.
  7. Replace Sierra Madre Boulevard Water Main from Maintenance Yard to Lima Street- authorize Bucknam and Associates to prepare the plans and specifications, authorize staff to bid the construction project, and return to a June meeting for award of bid.
  8. Replace Municipal Pool Equipment and Equipment Building – Authorize staff to circulate a Design/Build RFP and return to a June meeting for award of bid.
  9. Conduct Market Demand Study for Downtown- authorize staff to circulate the attached Request for Proposals and to return to a May or June meeting for the award of bid.
  10. Memorial Park Playground Equipment – authorize the Alternative Bid Procedure and direct staff to return to the May 10th meeting for approval of the purchase of said equipment, upon completion of a review by the Community Services Commission.
  11. Development of 186 W. Highland – authorize staff to enter into negotiations with HHP for the development/reuse of 186 W. Highland, direct staff to return with the necessary agreement(s) at the May 10th meeting, and authorize the expenditure of up to $25,000 in CRA Low/Mod Housing funds for the preparation of a traffic and parking study.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Under the Brown Act, Council is prohibited from taking action on items not on the agenda, but the matter may be referred to staff or to a subsequent meeting. Each speaker will be limited to three continuous minutes, which may not be delegated. These rules will be enforced but may be changed by appropriate City Council action.

PUBLIC HEARING

The appellant and/or applicant will each be provided a total of ten (10) minutes to address their item. A portion of their allotted time may be reserved for rebuttal or a summary conclusion at the close of public comment. All other speakers will be limited to a total of three continuous minutes, which cannot be delegated. These rules will be enforced but may be changed by appropriate City Council action.

ACTION ITEMS

Regardless of a staff recommendation on any agenda item, the City Council will consider such matters, including action to approve, conditionally approve, reject, or continue such item. Further information on each item may be procured from the Office of the City Manager.

AVAILABILITY OF AGENDA MATERIALS

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet, are available for public inspection at the public counter at City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., and at the Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., during normal business hours.

LIVE BROADCASTS

Regular City Council meetings are broadcasted live on Cable Channel 3 and rebroadcast on Wednesday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

MEETING ASSISTANCE

The City Hall Council Chamber is physically accessible and assistive listening devices are available at the meeting. If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, please call the City Manager’s office at (626) 355-7135 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

The City Council/CRA will adjourn to a Regular Meeting at this same place on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

As a courtesy to others, we ask that cellular phones be turned off during the meeting.

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