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November 18, 2014

 

Novato City Hall Council Chambers Eric Lucan Mayor
901 Sherman Avenue Jeanne MacLeamy Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Denise Athas Councilmember
Phone: (415) 899-8900 Pat Eklund Councilmember
Fax: (415) 899-8213 Madeline Kellner Councilmember
Website: www.novato.org Michael S. Frank 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.

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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
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
6:00 P.M.

(Open session begins at 6:30 p.m.
A second closed session will convene upon
adjournment of the open session. See attached agenda.)

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

A. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 P.M.

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:

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Initiation of Litigation, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: One potential case.


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
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
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. A second closed session will convene upon adjournment of the open session.

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

6:30 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 OCTOBER 21, 2014

2. INVESTMENT POLICY UPDATE

Consider a motion to approve an updated investment policy.

Recommendation: Approve the updated policy.

3. LED STREETLIGHT RETROFIT - PHASE III

Consider rejecting all bids and authorizing re-bid for the LED Streetlight Retrofit - Phase III, CIP 15-010.

Recommendation: Reject all bids and authorize rebid.

4. NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR 789 HAMILTON PARKWAY, NOVATO ARTS CENTER

Consider accepting the construction as complete and authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion for the Novato Arts Center at 789 Hamilton Parkway.

Recommendation: Accept the construction as complete and authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion to be recorded at the County of Marin.

5. PIONEER PARK TENNIS COURTS RECONSTRUCTION - NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Consider authorizing the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion for the Pioneer Park Tennis Courts Reconstruction, CIP project 14-006.

Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion.

6. ESTABLISH SPEED LIMIT ON ENFRENTE ROAD

Consider adopting a resolution establishing radar enforceable speed limits on Enfrente Road from the Highway 101 Off Ramp to Ignacio Boulevard, increasing the speed limit from 25 mph to 30 mph.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

7. MEASURE A GROUP 6 CONTRACT 2 - PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, CIP NO. 14-001-- NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION AND BUDGET AMENDMENT

Consider accepting the work as complete and authorizing the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion for Measure A Group 6 Contract 2 - Pavement Rehabilitation, CIP Project No. 14-001 and adopting a budget amendment resolution in the amount of $77,780 for the Measure A Group 6 Pavement Rehabilitation, CIP Project No. 14-001.

Recommendation: Accept the work as complete and authorize the City Manager to sign the Notice of Completion, and adopt resolution.

8. NORTHWEST QUADRANT FOCUS AREA STUDY CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a consultant services agreement with Opticos Design, Inc. to assist with community workshops and presentations for a study of the Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

9. IMPOSITION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE NOVATO POLICE MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION

Consider adopting a resolution approving the imposition of terms and conditions of employment for the members of the Novato Police Managers' Association (Unit A) for the period of November 19, 2014 through November 18, 2015.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

10. AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE LEASE FOR XEROX MULTI-FUNCTION COPY DEVICES

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease purchase for the replacement of multi-function copy/print/scan devices from the FY 14/15 budget to refresh portions of the technology infrastructure for an amount up to $75,000.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution.

G. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section.

H. PUBLIC HEARINGS

7:05 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
11. PROHIBITION OF EXCAVATION- MEASURE A GROUP 7 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, CIP 15-001

Consider holding a public hearing for the ordering of prohibition of excavation in the traveled way of the streets identified in the rehabilitation list attached (Exhibit 'A') pursuant to Chapter 15-2.54 of the City of Novato Municipal Code, and adopting a resolution that overrules all protests and prohibits excavation upon final completion of the paving in the traveled way of the streets identified in the rehabilitation list attached.

Recommendation: Hold public hearing and adopt resolution.

I. GENERAL BUSINESS

7:15P.M. (Time is approximate.)
12. CONSIDERATION OF A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ADD A SOLAR POWER PROJECT AT HAMILTON POOL TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 CIP BUDGET

Consider adopting a resolution approving the allocation of Measure F funds and amending the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 CIP budget to include a solar power project at Hamilton Pool and directing the City Clerk to schedule a public hearing to consider authorizing the City Manager to execute specific agreements for the project.

Recommendation: Adopt resolution and schedule public hearing.

7:40P.M. (Time is approximate.)
13. CITY OF NOVATO HOUSING ELEMENT 2015-2023
Note: This is a large file. It is broken up into smaller files, PART ONE and PART TWO which may load faster

PART A: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL DETERMINING THAT THE DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT, 2015-2023 IS IN KEEPING WITH THE SCOPE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS IN THE FINAL EIR PREPARED FOR THE CURRENT HOUSING ELEMENT, 2007-2014 AND THAT NO ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW IS REQUIRED

PART B: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE NOVATO GENERAL PLAN TO INCLUDE THE CITY OF NOVATO HOUSING ELEMENT, 2015-2023

Conduct a public hearing to consider the recommendations of the Planning Commission and take action on the following components of this agenda item:

Part A: Find that the draft City of Novato Housing Element, 2015-2023 includes policies and programs consistent with those contained in the current Housing Element, 2007-2014 and the analysis prepared in the corresponding Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) certified by the City Council in November 2013 (FEIR) and, based on findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15168 and 15162, determine that no additional environmental review is required.

Part B: Adoption of the Novato Housing Element 2015-2023, Chapter III of the Novato General Plan.

Recommendation: Conduct public hearing and take requested action.

8:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
14. DOWNTOWN NOVATO BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ANNUAL RENEWAL FOR THE 2015 CALENDAR YEAR – REVIEW OF SUBMITTED PROTESTS AND RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DOWNTOWN NOVATO BUSINESS IMPORVEMENT DISTRICT AS MODIFIED (Item Continued from November 11, 2014)

This item was continued from the November 11, 2014 Council meeting. Council will consider whether to take action and/or give staff direction.

8:40 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
15. DIRECTION ON SCHEDULING AN AGENDA ITEM TO DISCUSS WHETHER TO APPLY TO AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES NETWORK

If desired, schedule a discussion on a future agenda regarding the age-friendly community concept and whether to apply for membership.

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff.

8:50 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
16. DIRECTION ON SCHEDULING AN AGENDA ITEM TO DISCUSS COUNTYWIDE HOMELESSNESS ISSUES

If desired, schedule a discussion on a future agenda regarding countywide homelessness issues.

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff.

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)

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

9:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
M. ADJOURNMENT

 

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

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

and

CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

(Closed session will convene upon adjournment of the open session.)

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

A. CALL TO ORDER

1. Public Comment at 901 Sherman Avenue

2. Recess to Closed Session at 922 Machin Avenue

B. CLOSED SESSION

1. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 54957:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Title: City Attorney

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Sheri Hartz, certify that on November 13, 2014, I caused to be posted the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the November 18, 2014 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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