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April 4, 2017

 

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

 

The City Council welcomes you to attend its meetings which are regularly scheduled on most Tuesdays at 6:00 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 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 5:00p.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.

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.

CITY COUNCIL
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
415.899.8900 main
415.899.8213 fax
www.novato.org
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING
to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE
APRIL 4, 2017

6:00 P.M.

A G E N D A

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

 

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

No closed session is scheduled.

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

1. PROCLAMATION – David Meyers – Retirement

2. RECOGNITION - Brian Cochran

3. NEW EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS – Christine Russell

 

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.

 

F. COUNCILMEMBER/CITY MANAGER REPORTS

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

 

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

1. AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF A FARO 3D LASER SCANNER FOR THE NOVATO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Consider authorizing the purchase of a Faro 3D Laser Scanner and authorizing the City Manager to sign all required documents.

 

2. APPROVE A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF AGREEMENT WITH MANN, URRUTIA, NELSON CPAS FOR AUDIT SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT

Consider a one-year extension of the City's agreement with its existing audit firm Mann, Urrutia, Nelson CPAs for audit services and authorize the City Manager to sign the agreement.

 

3. APPROVE A "DESIGNATION OF APPLICANT'S AGENT" RESOLUTION TO BEGIN THE DISASTER RECOVERY PROCESS WITH FEMA AND CAL-OES FOR THE JANUARY 2017 STORMS

Consider approving a California Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) Form 130 – Designation of Applicant's Agent Resolution to begin the disaster recovery process for the January 2017 storms.

 

4. AMEND THE 2016/17 BUDGET BASED ON THE CITY'S LATEST ACTUARIAL VALUATION FOR "OTHER POST-EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS" TO FULLY FUND THE ACTUARIALLY REQUIRED CONTRIBUTION IN 2016/17

Consider adopting a resolution amending the current fiscal year 2016/17 budget by $57,000 to fully fund the City's actuarially required contribution ("ARC") for other post-employment benefits ("OPEB") based on the City's newest actuarial valuation.

 

5. AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND SEND A LETTER OF OPPOSITION TO AB 252 (RILEY-THOMAS) – WHICH WOULD PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXATION ON VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES

Consider Authorizing the City Manager to sign a letter of opposition to AB 252 (Riley-Thomas) that would prohibit any tax on the sale or use of video stream services (OTT). This action has been recommended by the League of California Cities.

 

6. APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE SALE OF A CITY-OWNED MOBILE HOME LOCATED AT 171 MARIN VALLEY DRIVE

Consider approving a resolution authorizing the City Manager, subject to the concurrence of the Finance Manager and City Attorney, to negotiate the sale of a City-owned mobile home located at 171 Marin Valley Drive and to execute any documents necessary to effectuate said sale in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section.

 

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

No items are listed for this section.

 

J. GENERAL BUSINESS

7:05 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

7. QUARTERLY REVIEW OF CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS FOR SCHEDULING APRIL 2017 THROUGH JUNE 2017

Consider review of Council Agenda Schedule for the period of April – June 2017 including existing tentatively scheduled items, selected items previously added but not yet scheduled, and consideration of the following new agenda items:

- Proposed New Agenda Item: Discussion of pros and cons of adding Hamilton as a focus area to the General Plan, as well as other planning alternatives for Hamilton – Councilmember Drew

- Proposed New Agenda Item: Fiscal Sustainability Plan Update - Councilmember Drew

- Proposed New Agenda Item: Request to the US Army Corps of Engineers to grant an easement to the City of Novato for the purpose of creating passive recreational uses over Landfill 26 located at Hamilton Field. Also, state in the letter that if RHM Development, LLC has requested to renew the existing easement, the City of Novato is interested in commenting on the proposed renewal – Councilmember Eklund

 

8:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)

8. DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION TO STAFF ON A PLAN TO CHANGE CITY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TO EVEN YEARS BY 2022 AS REQUIRED BY SB 415 – THE CALIFORNIA VOTER PARTICIPATION RIGHTS ACT

Added 3/31/17: UPDATED STAFF REPORT

Discussion and direction to staff on a plan to change City elections to even years to comply with the requirements of Senate Bill No. 415 (SB 415), the California Voter Participation Rights Act, (Section 14050-14057 of the California Elections Code) and to bring back an ordinance to effectuate such a plan for approval by the Council.
 

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.

 

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

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

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Claudia Laughter, certify that on March 30, 2017, I caused to be posted the agenda of the open and closed sessions of the April 4, 2017 Novato City Council, on the City Community Service Board in the Police Department and on the City's website at www.novato.org.

/Claudia Laughter/
Claudia Laughter, City Clerk

 

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