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City Council Closed Session at 5pm - Open Session begins at 6:00pm

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February 27, 2018

 

Novato City Hall Council Chamber Josh Fryday Mayor
901 Sherman Ave Pam Drew Mayor Pro Tem
Novato, CA 94945 Denise Athas Councilmember
City Phone: (415) 899-8900 Pat Eklund Councilmember
City Fax: (415) 899-8213 Eric Lucan Councilmember
City Website: www.novato.org Regan M. Candelario City Manager
Terrie Gillen 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 more information below. 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. Please note that Council Chambers is equipped with a Hearing Loop (aka "T-Loop"), under the raised ceiling in the middle of the room. In addition, assistive listening receivers are available for checkout at the meeting from the City Clerk.

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.

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CITY OF NOVATO
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Novato, California 94945
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NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

CLOSED SESSION MEETING

to be held at

CITY OF NOVATO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
922 MACHIN AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
BAGET CONFERENCE ROOM

February 27, 2018
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 ITEMS

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
(Paragraph (1) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)

Name of Case:

Rick R. Tucker, Plaintiff, v. Shalee Cunningham an individual; Donald Scioli, an individual; Novato Public Access Television, Inc. aka "NPAT," a corporation; Novato Unified School District, a public entity; City of Novato, a public entity; Does 1 through 50, inclusive, Defendants.

Marin County Superior Court

Case No.: CIV 1401954

2.Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
(Paragraph (2) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9)

One potential case

 

C. ADJOURNMENT

 

JOINT NOVATO CITY COUNCIL/
CITY COUNCIL AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY
TO DISSOLVED REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

REGULAR MEETING

to be held at

NOVATO CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
901 SHERMAN AVENUE

February 27, 2018
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 Items are scheduled.

 

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS / PRESENTATIONS

1. Ceremonial Matter: Proclamation presented to Ed Schulze, Paint the Town Red's Citizen of the Year

2. Ceremonial Matter: Proclamation presented to Trek Winery as the 2017 Small Business of the Year and a proclamation presented to Bank of Marin as the 2017 Large Business of the Year, both selected by the Novato Chamber of Commerce

3. Ceremonial Matter: Proclamation raising awareness of Rare Disease Day provided to Novato Proud's Innovative Businesses: BioMarin, Ultragenyx, and The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

 

6:20 P.M. (Time is approximate)
D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

 

6:25 P.M. (Time is approximate)
E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER & CITY COUNCIL

Each Council member and the City Manager have three (3) minutes each to report on any item regarding conferences or meetings, or his/her activities as needed.

 

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.

6:50 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
G. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Waive reading and authorize introductions and/or adoption of ordinances by title only

This is a standard procedural action to waive any readings of an ordinance on this agenda, so that the City Council does not have to read the ordinance in its entirety.

 

2. Approve the City Council regular meeting minutes of February 13, 2018

 

3. Review and approve roadway striping and sign changes as change orders to ongoing construction contracts or to be installed by the City of Novato Maintenance Crews, as appropriate, proposed for: North Redwood Blvd. (at the Novato North – San Marin Smart Station), Topaz Dr. (between Misty Road and Andale Ave.), Sunset Parkway (near Ignacio Blvd.), and Palmer Drive (between Oak Grove Dr. and White Oak Way)

 

4. Approve an Assignment and Assumption Agreement between North Martin Community Services and the Novato Human Needs Center to (i) recognize North Marin Community Services as the new entity resulting from the merger between the Novato Youth Center and the Novato Human Needs Center as of January 1, 2018, and (ii) approve North Marin Community Services' assumption of Novato Human Needs Centers' liabilities and obligations under Services Agreement entered into with the former Novato Redevelopment Agency

 

5. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles and join the Mayors Against Illegal Guns

 

6. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of opposition to SB 827 (Wiener) Planning and Zoning – Density, proposed legislation which would exempt certain housing projects from locally developed and adopted building height limitations, densities, parking requirements, and design review standards

 

7. Adopt an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Novato amending Chapter XIX, Section 19.20.100 (setback requirements and exceptions), Section 19.30.040 (number of parking spaces required), Section 19.34.030 (Accessory Dwelling Units), Section 19.34.031 (Junior Accessory Dwelling Units), Section 19.58.020 (Notice of Public Hearing or Discretionary Action), and Section 19.60.020g (Definitions – Garage or Carport) of the Novato Municipal Code and finding the amendments exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15282(h)

 

8. Authorize the City Manager to amend Agreement #4826 with Coastland Civil Engineering, Inc. in an additional amount of $50,000 to provide interim engineering services for private projects and adopt a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget

 

9. Authorize the City Manager to execute an Agreement Amendment with Whitlock & Weinberger Transportation, Inc. in an additional amount of $40,000 to provide traffic engineering services and adopt a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget

 

10. Approve the renewal of the annual Microsoft Office 365 subscription licensing in the amount of $48,244.80, and authorize the City Manager to execute and sign the required agreements

 

11. Adopt a resolution approving the proposed changes to Section 3.02 of the Council Policy Manual

 

12. Receive and file the City's Quarterly Payments (Warrants) Register, Purchase Order Reports, and Travel Expense Reports for the months of September, October, November, and December 2017

 

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

 

I. PUBLIC HEARING

No items are listed for this section

 

7:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
J. GENERAL BUSINESS

13. Receive a presentation on the Novato Police Department's 2017 Annual Report

 

14. Review the Vineyard Road sidewalk gap closure options and provide direction to staff to proceed by finalizing the project plans and specifications for CIP Project #15-017 with the preferred option(s)

 

15. Authorizing the City Manager to proceed with Requests for Proposals for the purchase and/or lease or other potential use agreement regarding several City-owned properties at Hamilton, commonly referred to as:

• Commissary site at 802 State Access Road, APN 157-970-03 & Christmas Tree Hill at Nave Drive and State Access Road, APN 157-720-02
• Town Center (Theater, Community Center, vacant land and parking lot) at 507 S Palm Drive, APN 157-690-47 & Hamilton
Parkway and Palm Drive, APN 157-180-47
• Bachelor Officer's Quarters/ Officer's Club/ Old Gym site at 113 San Pablo Avenue and Hamilton Parkway, APN 157-690-37

 

16. Provide direction to staff regarding the drafting of ordinances amending the Municipal Code and implementing programs in General Plan 2035 relating to the regulation of Solar Energy Facilities (appropriate zoning districts, development regulations, definitions and review process), Lighting (for new and/or existing development to reduce nighttime light pollution), Parking Lot Landscape (requirements for new or renovated facilities), Beekeeping (on residential or nonresidential properties), and Urban Agriculture

 

17. Consider receiving and filing report on the status of Limited Term positions

 

18. Consider receiving and filing the City's fiscal year 2017/18 mid-year financial report

 

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.

No items are listed for this section.

 

L. WORK STUDY SESSION

No items are listed for this section.

 

11:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
M. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on February 22, 2018, the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the February 27, 2018 City Council meeting of the City of Novato, California, were posted on the City Community Service Board in the Police Department and on the City's website www.novato.org.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

 

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