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JOINT CITY COUNCIL / NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

 

November 13, 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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JOINT NOVATO CITY COUNCIL/ NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

NOVEMBER 13, 2018
5:00 PM

A G E N D A

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

B. GENERAL BUSINESS ITEMS FOR THE JOINT MEETING OF THE NOVATO CITY COUNCIL AND NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1. Consider and possibly take action to adopt a resolution in support of Not in Our Town Gold Star City Campaign

2. Consider and possibly take action to adopt a resolution declaring the week of November 11 through November 18, 2018 as “United Against Hate Week” in the city of Novato, in conjunction with other Bay Area Cities

3. Receive and file an update report on the Novato Police Department and Novato Unified School District School Resource Officer Program

4. Receive an update on the proposed Summer Internship Program

Added 11/15/18: NUSD Presentation

5. Receive an update on the status, schedule, and preliminary findings of the initial site characterization studies of the proposed housing site at San Andreas Drive

Added 11/15/18: Staff Presentation

At the end of B-5, the joint meeting of the Novato City Council and Novato Unified School District ends and the regular City Council meeting takes place.

6:00 P.M. (Time is approximate)

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

1. Presentation – Recognizing Carson Davis as Mayor for a Day

2. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing Jay Straus for his service on the Planning Commission

3. Presentation – Recognizing Vietnam Veteran Daniel MacDonald as a Novato Proud recipient

4. Presentation - Recognizing Homeward Bound of Marin as a Novato Proud recipient and acknowledging November 10-18, 2018 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

6:10 P.M. (Time is approximate)

E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL & CITY MANAGER

1. City Manager and City Council Reports

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.

2. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pat Eklund

Place an agenda item on a City Council meeting in January 2019 to consider implementing a permit parking program on Mirabella Avenue (at no cost to the residents); installing a 4-way stop at First and Mirabella; exploring a raised crosswalk and/or speed hump(s) on Mirabella, reducing the glaring light from a streetlight, and prohibiting parking along the south side of Industrial Way

6:30 P.M. (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.

6:40 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approve the City Council regular meeting minutes of September 11, 2018

2. Approve the City Council regular meeting minutes of September 25, 2018

3. Adopt a resolution approving the finding that the Downtown Recreation Center Improvement Project is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301 Existing Facilities – Subsection 15301(A) and 15301 (D), as well as section 15302 Replacement or Reconstruction – Subsection 15302 (c)

4. 2nd Reading - Adopt an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Novato adopting an amendment of the zoning map to change the zoning designation from commercial/ industrial (CI) to planned district (PD) for the proposed Resident Inn Novato Project, located at 7546 Redwood Blvd (APN 143-011-06)

5. 2nd Reading - Adopt an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Novato adopting a Master Plan, Precise Development Plan, and Design Review for the proposed Residence Inn Novato Project, located at 7546 Redwood Blvd (APN 143-011-06)

6. Approve the City of Novato’s response to the 2017-18 Grand Jury Report titled, “Yellow School Bus (YSB) Service for Traffic Relief” and authorize submission to the Marin County Grand Jury

7. Accept the work for the Pedestrian Access to Transit & Crosswalk Improvements (CIP Project Number 18-002) as complete, and authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion for said project

8. Adopt a resolution approving the appointment of Maureen Chapman as a Retired Annuitant position of Interim Finance Manager to perform emergency and extra work for the City of Novato under the 180-day wait period exception pursuant to California government code sections 7522.56 & 21224

9. Adopt a resolution approving the appointment of Joanne Narloch to the Retired Annuitant position of Interim Human Resources Manager pursuant to California government code sections 7522.56 and 21221(h) and CalPERS rules concerning such appointments

10. Adopt a resolution rescinding, amending, and restating Resolution No. 69-13, and re-establishing a Multicultural Advisory Commission with seven members

11. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of opposition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) MB Docket No. 05-311 Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Implementation of Section 621(a)(1) of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 as amended by the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

6:45 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

I. PUBLIC HEARING

12. Hold a public hearing; and consider, and possibly take action to adopt a resolution accepting and approving the 2018 DBID Annual Report and 2019 Budget and confirming the levy of bid assessments for calendar year 2019

6:55 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

13. Consider, and possibly take action to adopt a resolution approving a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the North Marin Water District for a portion of a City-owned property along Bahia Drive (a portion of APN 143-281-14), authorizing the City Manager to execute same, and finding that the approval thereof is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303-15312

14. Consider, and possibly take action to provide staff direction on the development of criteria for processing outdoor dining areas, parklets, and/or outdoor display areas

Added 11/15/18: Staff Presentation

15. Consider, and discuss the Carmel Hill Open Space land acquisition Grant for the property located at 1128 7th Street (APN 141-183-38), and provide direction to staff

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.

No items are listed for this section.

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

10:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

M. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on November 8, 2018, the agenda of the open session of the November 13, 2018 Joint Novato City Council/Novato Unified School District meeting in 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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