- Date: 07/11/2017 6:00 PM
- Location: Novato City Hall
901 Sherman Ave
Novato, California 94945
July 11, 2017
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.
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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.
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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.
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
NOVATO CITY COUNCIL MEETING
to be held at
NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 901 SHERMAN AVENUE
July 11, 2017
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
PROCLAMATION – Public Health Advocates – Blythe Young
PRESENTATION – Marin Clean Energy – Jenna Famular
D. APPROVAL OF FINAL AGENDA, WAIVER OF THE READING OF ORDINANCES AND NOTICES OF INTENT
E. COUNCILMEMBER/CITY MANAGER REPORTS/AGENDA REQUESTS
Councilmember reports on conferences and meetings, as needed.
E.1 - City Manager Report
E.2 - Councilmember Reports
A. Proposed Agenda Item: Reinstatement of Arts Ad-Hoc Committee – Mayor Athas
B. Proposed Agenda Item: Review, Revise and Expand the Current Local Preference Policy for Purchasing – Councilmember Eklund
6:40 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
Adopt a resolution to amend the fiscal year 2017/18 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget to facilitate the exchange of recently accepted Priority Conservation Area (PCA) Grant funds with local funds.
3. ADOPT A RESOLUTION REGARDING DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE REPORTS FOR 2014/15 AND 2015/16 AND ASSOCIATED FIVE YEAR FINDINGS AND REVIEW AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO FILE THE ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE REPORT FOR FISCAL YEARS 2014/15 AND 2015/16
Adopt a resolution adopting findings regarding the unspent balances of Development Impact Fee ("DIF") funds as of June 30, 2016, consistent with State law, and review and authorize the City Manager to file the annual Development Impact Fee Report for fiscal years 2014/15 and 2015/16.
Authorize the City Manager to sign a letter of support for Assembly Bill 435 (Thurmond) - Child Care Subsidy Plans: Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma.
Authorize the City Manager to sign a letter of opposition for Senate Bill 649 (Hueso) – Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.
6. 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.
H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS
No items are listed for this section.
I. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7. HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CEQA MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION, ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE NOVATO GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP, INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING MAP, ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUBDIVISION TENTATIVE MAP FOR OAKMONT SENIOR LIVING OF NOVATO, 1461 SOUTH NOVATO BLVD., APN 151-022-09
Hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution adopting a CEQA mitigated negative declaration, adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the Novato general plan land use map, introduce an ordinance adopting an amendment of the zoning map, adopt a resolution approving the precise development plan, and adopt a resolution approving the subdivision tentative map to allow for the development of Oakmont Senior Living of Novato, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, including 50 senior assisted living units and 28 memory care rooms and supporting facilities at 1461 S. Novato Blvd., APN 151-022-09.
J. GENERAL BUSINESS
7:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
8. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVATO CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 7, 2017, AND REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF MARIN TO CONSOLIDATE SAID ELECTION; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY CLERK OR HER DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICERS AND AGENCY TO CARRY OUT ALL THE NECESSARY PROCEDURES FOR SAID ELECTION SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS AN INITIATIVE MEASURE ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE GENERAL PLAN THAT CONTINUES AND ADOPTS REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY; AND FINDING SAID ACTIONS EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PURSUANT TO CEQA GUIDELINES SECTIONS 15305 AND 15062(B)(3)
Consider taking action to adopt a resolution of the City Council of the City of Novato calling and giving notice of the holding of an election to be held on November 7, 2017, and requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin to consolidate said election; and authorizing the city clerk or her duly authorized officers and agency to carry out all the necessary procedures for said election submitting to the voters an initiative measure adopting an amendment to the general plan that continues and adopts regulations relating to the urban growth boundary; and finding said actions exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15305 and 15062(b)(3).
9. RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE CURRENT STATUS AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES FOR THE NOVATO BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BETWEEN DIABLO AVE AND GRANT AVE PROJECT, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) PROJECT NUMBER 01-004
Receive an update on the current status and upcoming activities for the Novato Boulevard Improvement Project Between Diablo Ave and Grant Ave Project, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Project Number 01-004.
10. ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE 17/18 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET TO MODIFY THE FUNDING SOURCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 18-006, DOWNTOWN SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT STATION PHASE II, FROM A LOAN FROM THE HAMILTON TRUST TO CITY FUNDS FROM TWO SOURCES: THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND (605) AND THE FACILITIES LONG TERM MAINTENANCE FUND (323)
Adopt a resolution to amend the fiscal year 2017/18 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget to modify the funding source of CIP Project 18-006, Downtown Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Station Phase II to eliminate and replace the budgeted $1,305,284 loan from the Hamilton Trust with $1,300,900 of city funds from two sources: $1,000,000 of unallocated funds from the Equipment Replacement Fund (605) and $300,900 from the Facilities Long Term Maintenance Fund (323) for a net funding decrease of $4,384 for the Downtown SMART Station Phase II project.
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.
9:30 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING
I, Claudia Laughter, certify that on July 6, 2017, I caused to be posted the agenda of the open session of the July 11, 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.
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