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October 30, 2018

 

Novato City Hall Council Chamber Josh Fryday Mayor
901 Sherman Ave Pam Drew Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Denise Athas Councilmember
City Phone: (415) 899-8900 Pat Eklund Councilmember
City Fax: (415) 899-8213 Eric Lucan Councilmember
City Website: www.novato.org Regan M. Candelario City Manager
Terrie Gillen City Clerk
Jeffrey A. Walter City Attorney

 

The City Council welcomes you to attend its meetings which are regularly scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 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 more information below. 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. Please note that live captioning is provided on the main screen in Council Chambers and closed captioning is available on TV, live internet streaming, and recorded internet & TV replays. The Council Chambers is also equipped with a Hearing Loop (aka "T-Coil"), focused under the large raised ceiling in the middle of the room. In addition, assistive listening receivers are available for checkout from the City Clerk.

APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES: The Council may establish and make appointments to a Council committee (made up of two Councilmembers) with respect to any item appearing on this agenda.

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.

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NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

CLOSED SESSION MEETING

to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
BAGET CONFERENCE ROOM

     October 30, 2018      
5:00 P.M.

     AGENDA      

A. CALL TO ORDER

1. Public Comment at 922 Machin Avenue

2. Recess to Closed Session

B. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS 

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiators

(California Government Code 54956.8)

Property: A portion of Accessor’s Parcel Number 143-281-14, along Bahia Drive (Bahia Booster Pump Station)

Agency Negotiators: Regan M. Candelario, Jeffrey Walter, Veronica Nebb, Russ Thompson, Christopher Blunk, and David Dammuller

Negotiating Parties: Rocky Vogler (North Marin Water District)

Under Negotiating: Price and Terms of Payment

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

(California Government Code 54956.9, paragraph 1 of subdivision d

Case: Granucci v. City of Novato, Case No. CIV 1602132

C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING


NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

October 30, 2018
6:00 PM

A G E N D A

 

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Ceremonial Matter – Recognizing Barbara Madrid of The Book Place as a Novato Proud Recipient

2. Ceremonial Matter – Recognizing Vietnam Veteran Robert L. DeBiasio as a Novato Proud Recipient

3. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing the month of October 2018 as Bullying Prevention Month

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

6:15 PM (Time is approximate)

E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER & CITY COUNCIL

1. Each Council member and the City Manager have three (3) minutes each to report on any item regarding conferences or meetings, or his/her activities as needed.

6:25 PM (Time is approximate)

F. 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.

6:30 PM (Time is approximate.)

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve the recommendation from the Recreation, Cultural, & Community Services Advisory Commission (RCCS) to rename the area known as the “Small Dog Area” at Dogbone Meadow Dog Park to “Brian’s Place

2. Adopt a resolution to accept $75,000 from the State Department of Housing and Development for the Downtown Recreation Center Front Office Remodel (CIP 19-008), and approve a budget amendment to create a revenue and expenditure account to administer the capital improvement project

3. Approve the Recreation, Cultural & Community Services Advisory Commission (RCCS) recommendation to authorize the City’s co-sponsorship of the Age Friendly Novato Mural project and allocate $5,000 from the Art in Public Places Fund for the Age Friendly Novato Mural project

4. Receive and file the City’s 1st quarter report on payment registers, purchase order reports, and travel expense reports for the months of July, August, and September 2018

5. Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the Local Agency-State Master Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects No. 04-5361F15 and Program Supplement No. N015-F for the Vineyard Road Improvements, CIP No. 15 – 017; STPL- 5361 (027)

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section.

6:35 PM (Time is approximate.)

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

6. Consider and possibly take action to 1) adopt a resolution amending the General Plan to incorporate the Lands of Granucci (290 Grandview Avenue, APN #: 157-103-50) within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary, finding, among other things, that installation of leach fields in the Stone Tree Golf Course property is consistent with the Black Point Master Plan and Precise Development Plan and finding that said installation is in compliance with Novato Municipal Code section 5-37 because it is infeasible to connect to a public sewer system, and finding that the project is exempt from the requirements of CEQA, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303(a) and 15304(f); and 2) adopt a resolution approving the Three-Party Agreement between City of Novato, County of Marin and Ms. Victoria Granucci providing for installation, monitoring and remediating adverse effects of leach lines and finding that the contract is exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303(a) aand 15304(f) and autauthorizing the City Manager to execute same.

Added 10/31/18: Staff Presentation

7:15 PM (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

7. Consider and possibly take action to 1) have the Multicultural Advisory Commission (MAC) remain as a separate and distinct commission, with five members without any increase to its budget, but have a new recruitment /selection be conducted for all five seats and encourage both current commissioners and other interested applicants to apply, 2) direct the City Manager to appoint a new staff liaison from the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS), instead of the Police Department, and/or 3) direct the City Attorney’s Office to provide training, among other things, on the Brown Act, Rules of Order, and city policies before the newly seated commission conducts any official City business

8. Consider and possibly take action to begin the annual assessment process for the Downtown Novato Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the Downtown Novato Business Association (DNBA)

A. Hear a presentation from the BID Advisory Board regarding the 2019 Proposed Budget and 2018 Annual Report.

B. Review, including making any changes if desired to, and approve the 2018 Downtown Novato Business Improvement District (BID) Annual Report and 2019 Proposed Budget to begin January 1, 2019.

C. Adopt Resolution of Intention to Levy an Annual Assessment and set a public hearing for November 13, 2018

Added 10/31/18: Presentation

9. Consider, receive public input and possibly give direction on the four proposals received in response to Requests for Proposals for the purchase and/or lease or other potential use agreement regarding the Commissary parcel at 802 State Access Road, APN 157-970-03 and Christmas Tree Hill, APN157-720-02

Added 10/31/18: Staff Presentation

Added 10/31/18: Avesta Presentation

Added 10/31/18: City Ventures Presentation

Added 10/31/18: EAH Presentation

Added 10/31/18: Tim Lewis Communities Presentation

- Adjourn regular meeting immediately following Agenda Item J-9

- Convene Closed Session Meeting in Council Chambers (back room of the Council Chambers)

A. CLOSED SESSION ITEM

(Located at the back room of the Council Chambers – 30 minutes)

1. Conference with Real Property Negotiators

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property Location: 802 State Access Road, APN 157-970-03, “Commissary Parcel”

Agency Negotiator: Regan M. Candelario, Jeffrey Walter, Veronica Nebb, Peggy Flynn, Scott Ward

Negotiating Parties: EAH Housing (Mary Murtagh, Welton Jordan, and Scott Johnson), Avesta Development (Mohammad Javanbakht), City Ventures (Patrick Hendry and Samantha Hauser), and Tim Lewis Communities (James L. Meek)

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT (at council dais)

C. ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION MEETING AND READJOURN TO REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

9:15 PM (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS - CONTINUED

10. Consider and adopt a resolution approving an exclusive right to negotiate (ERN) agreement by and between the City of Novato and Homeward Bound of Marin for the HUD Parcel in Hamilton, APN 157-970-07 for the potential development of a veteran’s housing project and authorize the City Manager to execute same

K. 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.

11. Consider and take action to vote and make an appointment to the Novato Streetscape Committee

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

10:30 P.M.   (Time is approximate.)
K.        ADJOURNMENT

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on October 25, 2018, the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the October 30, 2018 meeting of the Novato City Council meeting of the City of Novato, California, was posted on the City Community Service Board at the Police Department and on the City's website at www.novato.org.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

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