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City Council Closed Session at 5pm- Open Session begins at 6pm

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May 9, 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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NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE

May 9, 2017
5:00 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: Volpe Company, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Sausal Corporation; North American Specialty Insurance Company; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and Does 1-100 inclusive, Defendants and related cross actions – Marin County Superior Court Case No. CV-1402511

 

C. ADJOURNMENT

 

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 901 SHERMAN AVENUE

May 9, 2017
6:00 P.M.

A G E N D A

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

 

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Closed session reportable actions.

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation: Novato Advance 95 Years

Recognition: Continental Jewelers

 

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

 

E. COUNCILMEMBER/CITY MANAGER REPORTS

Councilmember reports on conferences and meetings, as needed.

 

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.

 

G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. ADOPT A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 16/17 CIP BUDGET TO CONSOLIDATE CIP PROJECTS # 14-009, "SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS," AND # 16-012, "HILL RECREATION AREA BOCCE BALL AND PARKING IMPROVEMENTS," INTO CIP PROJECT #01-005, "HILL RECREATION AREA MASTER PLAN."

Consider adopting a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 16/17 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget in the amount of $1,640,731 to consolidate CIP projects # 14-009, "Synthetic Turf Fields," and # 16-012, "Hill Recreation Area Bocce Ball and Parking Improvements," into CIP Project # 01-005, "Hill Recreation Area Master Plan."

 

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section.

 

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

No items are listed for this section.

 

6:45 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
J. GENERAL BUSINESS

2. DECIDE WHETHER TO: (A) EXCHANGE FEDERALIZED ONE BAY AREA GRANT-II (OBAG2) FUNDING WITH LOCAL FUNDS FOR DOWNTOWN SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT (SMART) STATION PHASE II; (B) ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR PROJECT; AND (C) ADOPT SUPPORTING RESOLUTIONS

Consider:
1) Exchanging federal OBAG2 Grant funds previously awarded for the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project with an eligible recipient local roadway rehabilitation project:

a. Adopt a resolution to exchange $1,488,000 local roadway funds with the equivalent amount of federal OBAG2 Grant funds previously awarded for the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project.
b. Commit the grant-required $190,000 minimum local matching funds.
c. Direct staff to amend Capital Improvement Plan programming for fiscal year 17/18 and 18/19 roadway rehabilitation projects to accept the exchanged OBAG2 Grant funds and contribute an additional $122,000 Infrastructure- Long Term Maintenance funds to the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project.

2) Allocating $1,300,000 additional local funds to fully fund the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project; and

3) Adopting a standard Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) resolution of support in order to program a local roadway rehabilitation project as the eligible recipient of the OBAG2 Grant in order to secure the grant funding.

 

3. REVIEW AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON WORKING DRAFT, CONSIDER EXPANDING SCOPE OF STUDY, AND CONSIDER DIRECTING STAFF TO PREPARE FINAL DRAFT- NORTHWEST QUADRANT NEIGHBORHOOD FORM-BASED ZONING CODE

Consider reviewing the working draft form-based zoning code for the Northwest Quadrant neighborhood and providing feedback to staff on the draft zoning regulations, including whether to expand the study scope to include additional analysis of potential regulations to encourage redevelopment of existing apartment structures, and consider directing staff to prepare a final draft ordinance for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council in conjunction with adoption of the new General Plan.

 

4. DISCUSS, RECEIVE PUBLIC INPUT AND POSSIBLY TAKE ACTION ON TIMING AND FUTURE COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF SMART TRAIN QUIET ZONES FOR COUNCIL REVIEW AND REPORTING TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN RAFAEL AT A JOINT CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 10, 2017

Consider discussing, receiving public input and possibly taking action on timing and future community outreach for SMART Train Quiet Zones for Council review and reporting to the City Council of the City of San Rafael at a joint City Council study session meeting scheduled for May 10, 2017.

 

5. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF 2018 "SUMMER IN THE CITY" INTERN PROGRAM IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Consider approval of the development of a program in partnership with the Novato Unified School District (NUSD) to develop a "Summer in the City" Internship Program to occur in the summer of 2018.

 

6. PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF ON PROPOSED FY 2017/18 OPERATING BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET

Consider providing conceptual budget direction on the City's Manager's proposed FY 17/18 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Budget recommendation so that staff can prepare the budget document for public and Council formal review on June 13, 2017.

 

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.

 

8:30 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
M. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Claudia Laughter, certify that on May 4, 2017, I caused to be posted the agenda of the closed and open sessions of the May 9, 2017 meeting of the City Council 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.

/Claudia Laughter/
Claudia Laughter, City Clerk

 

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