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City Council Closed Session at 5 p.m. - Open Session begins at 6 p.m.

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May 8, 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 the second and fourh 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 live captioning is provided on the main screen in Council Chambers and closed captioning is available on TV, live internet streaming, and recorded internet & TV replays. The Council Chambers is also equipped with a Hearing Loop (aka "T-Coil"), focused under the large raised ceiling in the middle of the room. In addition, assistive listening receivers are available for checkout 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
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
415.899.8900 main
415.899.8213 fax
www.novato.org
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                                                                                                                  CLOSED SESSION MEETING

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                                                                                                                           May 8, 2018
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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 – Anticipated Litigation
Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to paragraph 2 of subdivision (d) of section 54956.9

One potential case

C. ADJOURNMENT OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING

 

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                                                                                                                           May 8, 2018
                                                                                                                               6:00 P.M.

                                                                                                                          A G E N D A

 

A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL

B. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation in support of Not In Our Town

2. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing National Safe Boating Week

3. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing National Public Works Week

 

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

6:20 P.M. (Time is approximate)
E. REPORTS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL & CITY MANAGER

1. City Manager and City Council Reports

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.

2. Proposed Agenda Item from Mayor Pro Tempore Drew
Discussion of the pros and cons of locating/creating and maintaining an indexed & searchable database and/or list of Council-adopted policies with view to authorizing the list or database. Action to be taken next quarter.

3. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Denise Athas
To place on a future agenda a discussion of a transportation system downtown to pick – up and drop off people from future smart downtown station or anywhere downtown and take them to restaurants, stores etc. It would be a discussion on first mile/last mile situations. This discussion could be broad to include other sorts of electric trolley systems.

4. Proposed Agenda Item from Councilmember Pat Eklund
Discuss scheduling a special Council public workshop/meeting to discuss the Strategic Plan and reach consensus on the process to finalize the new Strategic Plan prior to providing direction on and/or finalizing the 2018-2019 Budget. Proposed date: May 15, 2018

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 City Council regular meeting minutes of April 24, 2018

3. Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2018/19 for Landscape Assessment District A-91 in the Hillside Park Unit 4 Subdivision and setting a public hearing date of May 22, 2018 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2018/19 assessments proposed in the Engineer’s Report

CEQA Determination: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities

4. Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2018/19 for Landscape Assessment District A-81 in the San Marin Area and setting a public hearing date of May 22, 2018 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2018/19 assessments proposed in the Engineer’s Report

CEQA Determination: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities

5. Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2018/19 for Landscape Assessment District A-03 in the San Pablo Subdivision and setting a public hearing date of May 22, 2018 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2018/19 assessments proposed in the Engineer’s Report

CEQA Determination: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities

6. Adopt a resolution of intention to levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2018/19 for Landscape Assessment District C-91 in the Wildwood Glen Subdivision and setting a public hearing date of May 22, 2018 to confirm or revise the Fiscal Year 2018/19 assessments proposed in the Engineer’s Report

CEQA Determination: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities

7. Introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 3 of the Novato Municipal Code to adopt the County of Marin animal control ordinance with revisions, adopt and incorporate by reference Chapter 9 (in part) of Division 14 of the California Food and Agricultural Code and the fee schedule of the County of Marin for animal services, and set a public hearing for June 12, 2018 for the adoption and incorporation by reference of those statutes and ordinances

8. Award a construction contract for the Dogbone Meadow Park Renovations project (CIP Project Number 15-005) in the amount of $540,248.42 to Star Construction, Inc. as the lowest responsible bidder; and, authorize the City Manager to execute the contract

9. Accept the report documenting feedback from the City Council on March 27, 2018, regarding the Downtown Novato Parking Study

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

I. PUBLIC HEARINGS

No items are listed for this section

6:55 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
J. GENERAL BUSINESS

10. 1. Consider and possibly adopt a resolution to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Novato and Dominican University establishing the Reimaging Citizenship Scholarship Program; and
     2. Authorize the City Manager to execute any and all documents related to the MOU between the City of Novato and Dominican University establishing the Reimaging Citizenship Scholarship Program

11. Consider, and possibly receive a presentation and accept the Novato Chamber of Commerce Annual Tourism Report for 2017

12. Hold a Budget Workshop regarding the first draft of the proposed FY 2018/19 Operating General Fund Budget and provide direction to staff

13. Consider, and possibly approve an agreement with SMART for the maintenance and indemnification of citywide quiet zone improvements

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.

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

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on May 3, 2018, I caused to be posted the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the May 8, 2018 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.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

 

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