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January 12, 2016

 

Novato City Hall Council Chambers Pat Eklund Mayor
901 Sherman Avenue Denise Athas Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Pam Drew Councilmember
Phone: (415) 899-8900 Josh Fryday Councilmember
Fax: (415) 899-8213 Eric Lucan Councilmember
Website: www.novato.org Cathy Capriola Interim City Manager
Sheri Hartz City Clerk
Jeffrey A. Walter City Attorney

 

The City Council welcomes you to attend its meetings which are regularly scheduled on most Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please check the Calendar at www.novato.org for exact dates. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated. For information about Public Comment periods and protocols, please see the reverse side of this page. Agendas and supporting materials are available on the Council’s website listed above, and are available for public review at the following location:

City Offices: 922 Machin Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The agenda is divided into three main sections, and includes other categories covering routine business.  All references to “City Council” include those other agencies which may be listed at the top of the Agenda.  The City Council may discuss and/or take action on any or all of the items listed on the agenda.

CONSENT CALENDAR: All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by a single vote of the Council. There will be no separate discussion unless specific items are removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action. Any Councilmember may remove an item from the Consent Calendar and place it under General Business for discussion.

GENERAL BUSINESS: These items include significant and administrative actions of special interest and will usually include a staff presentation and discussion by the Council.  They will be acted upon by a separate vote.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Public Hearings are announced and advertised in advance to allow interested persons to make comments for, against, or otherwise, regarding a proposed project or decision. Anyone who challenges any hearing matter in court may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described herein, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.

ADDENDUM: If urgent matters arise after the publication of the regular agenda, there will be an addendum. It will be posted at the above referenced locations by Friday at 5:00 p.m. the week before the meeting.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Materials that are submitted to members of the City Council after the agenda packet has been distributed are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office, located at 922 Machin Avenue, during normal business hours. Such materials shall also be made available on the City of Novato website at www.novato.org, when practical and provided that City staff is able to post those documents prior to the meeting.  A binder is available for the public at the meeting to view any distributed materials. Also, when non-confidential written materials are distributed to members of the City Council during a public meeting by staff or a member of the City Council, copies shall be made available to members of the public following that meeting.

DISABLED ACCOMMODATION: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (415) 899-8900. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodation to help insure accessibility to this meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT: All members of the public wishing to address the City Council are requested to submit a speaker card in advance to the City Clerk. The Mayor will call the names of speakers from the cards. In addition to receiving comment from the public during the Public Comment period, the Mayor will recognize persons from the audience who wish to address the City Council on a particular agenda item, at the time that item is considered by the City Council. There is a three minute time limit to speak although the Mayor may shorten the time based on the number of speakers. A speaker may not yield his or her time to another speaker. For issues raised during Public Comments that are not on the published agenda, no action can legally be taken. The City Council may direct that the item be referred to the City Manager for action or may schedule the item on a subsequent agenda.

The Mayor has the authority to rule any speaker out of order, including speakers during the Public Comment period, if the subject raised is not within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council, or during a public hearing or a general business item if the speaker is not presenting testimony or evidence relevant to the matter or if the speaker becomes disruptive to the proceedings and conduct of the meeting.

The Mayor also has the authority to order any person who willfully interrupts the meeting to be removed from the room. All persons are expected to conduct themselves with civility and courtesy at all times. All persons giving comments shall speak directly to the Council and address issues, not individuals. Personal attacks, cursing and outbursts from the audience in support or opposition to a speaker are not tolerated in order to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome to speak.

CITY COUNCIL
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Novato, California 94945
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JOINT CITY COUNCIL/
CITY COUNCIL AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO
DISSOLVED REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE
January 12, 2016
5:45 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

A. CALL TO ORDER

1. Public Comment at 922 Machin Avenue

2. Recess to Closed Session

 

B. CLOSED SESSION

1. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(d):

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)

Name of case: City of Novato, et al v. State of California, et al
Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 34-2013-80001496

 



JOINT CITY COUNCIL/
CITY COUNCIL AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO
DISSOLVED REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
WORK STUDY SESSION
to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE
January 12, 2016
6:00 P.M.

(Regular Council Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.)

A G E N D A

1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

For Public Comment on the agenda planning item. There will also be a general Public Comment period during the regular meeting to follow.

See agenda cover page for information about Public Comment periods and associated protocol.

 

2. CITY COUNCIL AGENDA PLANNING FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 2016 – MARCH 31, 2016

Attachments:

a. Upcoming Significant Agenda Items Worksheet January 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016

b. Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018

 


JOINT CITY COUNCIL/
CITY COUNCIL AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO
DISSOLVED REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE
January 12, 2016
6:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

 

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

The City Council met in closed session to discuss Item B as listed on the Closed Session Agenda.

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

No items are listed for this section.

 

D. APPROVAL OF FINAL AGENDA, WAIVER OF THE READING OF ORDINANCES AND NOTICES OF INTENT

 

6:35 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
E. PUBLIC COMMENTS

This comment session is for items not on the agenda or for items listed on the Consent Calendar. See agenda cover page for information about Public Comment periods and associated protocol.


7:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
F. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. ADOPT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF DECEMBER 8, 2015

 

2. ADOPT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF DECEMBER 15, 2015 

 

3. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOCAL TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute agreements with the State Board of Equalization for implementation of a local transactions and use tax.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

 

4. INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Consider receiving and filing the September 30, 2015 Investment Report.

Recommendation: Receive and file report.

 

5. OLIVE AVENUE CLASS 2 BIKE LANES - HSIP CIP PROJECT NO. 13-009 FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5361 (025) PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute Program Supplement No. N013 Rev. 1 to Administering Agency-State Master Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 04-5361R for the Olive Avenue Class II Bike Lanes project (CIP Project Number 13-009).

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

 

6. AMENDING CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE TO ADD ONE MEETING ON JANUARY 19, 2016

Consider adopting a resolution to amend the City Council's regular meeting schedule to add one meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

 

7. APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH BERRY DUNN MCNEIL & PARKER, LLC IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $47,850 FOR FINANCE / HR / ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE SYSTEM SELECTION SERVICES

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC ("BerryDunn") in an amount not to exceed $47,850 for selection services related to replacing the City's Finance / HR / Enterprise Software Systems.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

 

JOINT CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY – Item 8 ONLY

8. RATIFY THE INSTALLMENT PAYMENT AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE CITY, SUCCESSOR AGENCY, AND CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE FOR AMOUNTS OWED PER THE RECENTLY ADOPTED SENATE BILL 107

Consider ratifying, by motion, the installment payment agreement with the California Department of Finance ("DOF"), as recently signed by the Assistant City Manager, for amounts owed due to redevelopment dissolution totaling $5,219,813.

Recommendation: Ratify the agreement.

 

9. AGREEMENT WITH REGIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR TEMPORARY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Consider approving an agreement with Regional Government Services (RGS) to retain RGS employee Michael Fuson, to perform services related to the temporary management of the City's Administrative Services Department and various special programs and projects.

Recommendation: Approve agreement.

 

G. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section.

 

H. PUBLIC HEARINGS

No items are listed for this section.

 

I. GENERAL BUSINESS

7:05 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
10. REVIEW OF THE UPDATED GENERAL FUND FIVE-YEAR FORECAST

Consider receiving the Five-Year General Fund Forecast and asking questions of staff.

Recommendation: Receive the Five-Year General Fund Forecast and ask questions of staff.

 

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

7:30 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
11. WORKSHOP TO CONSIDER POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN SMART STATION FACILITY ON GRANT AVENUE AT RAILROAD STREET

Updated: Additional Attachemnt Added

Added: Powerpoint Presentation

1. Hold a work session to review the results of the Operations and Cost Feasibility Study prepared by SMART and to provide an opportunity for information exchange, questions, feedback and discussion by the community and Council.
2. Direct staff to research and provide additional information based on the discussion.
3. Provide input on the proposed public outreach.

Recommendation: No staff recommendation. The purpose of this work session exchange information, take questions and feedback and have a discussion with the community and Council. Staff will provide a recommendation on January 26th when this issue returns for City Council decision and direction. 

 

I. GENERAL BUSINESS (Continued)

9:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
12. COUNCIL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Consider assigning Councilmembers to various commissions, boards, authorities and other bodies upon which they serve.

Recommendation: Make assignments.

 

J. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS (CCB's) APPOINTMENTS

This section is used by the City Council to make appointments to fill vacancy/vacancies on their Commissions, Committees and Boards.

 

K. COUNCILMEMBER/CITY MANAGER REPORTS

Councilmember reports on conferences and meetings, as needed (3 minutes maximum per Councilmember report).

 

9:30 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
M. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Sheri Hartz, certify that on January 7, 2016, I caused to be posted the agenda of the open and closed sessions of the January 12, 2016 joint meeting of the City Council and City Council as Successor Agency to Dissolved Redevelopment Agency of the City of Novato, California, on the City Community Service Board in the Police Department and on the City's website at www.novato.org.

/Sheri Hartz/
Sheri Hartz, City Clerk

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