Calendar of Events

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Council Meeting

 

 

May 23, 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
City Logo
Novato Color Bar

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 901 SHERMAN AVENUE

May 23, 2017
6:00 P.M.

A G E N D A

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

 

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

A closed session will convene upon adjournment of the open session. The closed session agenda is attached.

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

PROCLAMATION: Greek Week

 

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. RECEIVE EXPENDITURE APPROVAL LIST OF MAY 11, 2017

 

2. APPROVE MINUTES FROM APRIL 18, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

3. APPROVAL OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZATION OF BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR CIP PROJECT NO. 14-007- RETAINING WALL REPLACEMENT SIMMONS LANE AND SUNSET PARKWAY, AND FIND THAT THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM CEQA PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTION 15301, SUBSECTIONS (C) & (D) EXISTING FACILITIES

Approve plans and specifications and authorize bid advertisement for Retaining Wall Replacement Simmons Lane and Sunset Parkway, CIP Project No. 14-007; make findings that the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Subsections (C) & (D) Existing Facilities.

 

4. AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO FULLY EXECUTE THE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF MARIN AGREEMENT #2016-007 TO EXCHANGE AWARDED LIFELINE GRANT MONEY WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF TAM MEASURE A MONEY TO INSTALL FIVE ENHANCED CROSSWALKS THROUGHOUT NOVATO

Authorize the City Manager to fully execute the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) Agreement #2016-007 (Pedestrian Access to Transit and Crosswalk Improvements Projects) to exchange awarded Lifeline Grant money with the same amount of TAM Measure A money to install five enhanced crosswalks throughout Novato.

 

5. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 FOR HILLSIDE PARK UNIT 4 LANDSCAPING DISTRICT A 91, SETTING PUBLIC HEARING DATE, AND MAKING FINDINGS OF EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTIONS 15301, EXISTING FACILITIES

 Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2017/18 for Landscape Assessment District A 91 in the Hillside Park Unit 4 Subdivision and set a public hearing date of June 13, 2017 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2017/18 assessments proposed in the Engineer's Report, and make findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301, Existing Facilities.

 

6. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 FOR SAN MARIN LANDSCAPING DISTRICT A-81, SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE, AND MAKING FINDINGS OF EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTIONS 15301, EXISTING FACILITIES

Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2017/18 for Landscape Assessment District A-81 in the San Marin Area, set a public hearing date of June 13, 2017 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2017/18 assessments proposed in the Engineer's Report, and make findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301, Existing Facilities.

 

7. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 FOR SAN PABLO SUBDIVISION LANDSCAPE DISTRICT A 03, SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE, AND MAKING FINDINGS OF EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTIONS 15301, EXISTING FACILITIES

Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2017/18 for Landscape Assessment District A 03 in the San Pablo Subdivision, set a public hearing date of June 13, 2017 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2017/18 assessments proposed in the Engineer's Report, and make findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301, Existing Facilities.

 

8. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO LEVY ASSESSMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/18 FOR WILDWOOD GLEN LANDSCAPING DISTRICT C-91, SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE, AND MAKING FINDINGS OF EXEMPTION FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTIONS 15301, EXISTING FACILITIES

Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2017/2018 for Landscape Assessment District C 91 in the Wildwood Glen Subdivision, set a public hearing date of June 13, 2017 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2017/18 assessments proposed in the Engineer's Report, and make findings of exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301, Existing Facilities.

 

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

9. PRESENTATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE NOVATO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL TOURISM COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 2016

Consider receiving a presentation and accepting the Novato Chamber of Commerce Annual Tourism Report for 2016.

 

10. DECIDE WHETHER TO: (1) EXCHANGE FEDERALIZED ONE BAY AREA GRANT-II (OBAG2) FUNDING WITH LOCAL FUNDS FOR DOWNTOWN SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT (SMART) STATION PHASE II; (2) ADOPT SUPPORTING RESOLUTIONS; AND (3) ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS OR DIRECT STAFF TO SEEK ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING

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 $1,448,000 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) 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) Addressing additional funding of $1,305,000 to fully fund the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project by either:
a. Allocating $1,300,000 of additional local funds to fully fund the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project;
-OR-
b. Holding the OBAG2 Grant funding for up to 6 months while staff seek additional grant funding

 

11. CONSIDERATION OF WHETHER TO SEND A COMMENT LETTER TO ABAG AND MTC ON DRAFT PLAN BAY AREA 2040 AND EIR

Consider whether to send a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) commenting on the Draft Bay Area 2040 and its associated environmental impact report.

 

12. REVIEW OF THE DRAFT GENERAL PLAN 2035 – PUBLIC INPUT SUMMARY AND FEEDBACK ON THE CITY THAT WORKS CHAPTER, DRAFT DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDELINES AND APPENDIX A: IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Consider reviewing the public input received to date and suggested edits, and provide any desired edits to staff, regarding the Draft General Plan A City that Works chapter, Draft Downtown Design Guidelines and Appendix A: Implementation Plan.

 

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.

 

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

 

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING

to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE

May 23, 2017

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

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 54957:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - OBJECTIVES SETTING AND EVALUATION TOOL

Title: City Manager
 

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code section 54956.9(d)(2): one potential case

Initiation of litigation pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code section 54956.9(d)(4): one potential case
 

C. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Claudia Laughter, certify that on May 18, 2017, I caused to be posted the agenda of the open session of the May 23, 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

 

Novato Color Bar

 

Back to Novato City Council
Agendas List
Return to full list >>