- Date: 07/24/2018 6:00 PM
- Location: Novato City Hall
901 Sherman Avenue
Novato, California 94945
July 24, 2018
The City Council welcomes you to attend its regularly scheduled meeting. Regular meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth 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.
|CITY OF NOVATO
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
NOVATO CITY HALL
901 SHERMAN AVENUE
July 24, 2018
A G E N D A
A. CONVENE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL
C. CEREMONIAL MATTERS/PRESENTATIONS
1. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing the Novato High School Girls’ Lacrosse Team for winning the State Championship
2. Ceremonial Matter – Proclamation recognizing Accounting Supervisor Maureen Chapman for her dedicated years sharing her time and talents serving the City of Novato
D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA
6:15 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.
6:35 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.
6:40 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
G. CONSENT CALENDAR
4. Adopt a resolution approving the plans and specifications, authorizing a bid advertisement, and finding that the project is exempt from the requirements of the CEQA pursuant to Section 15301(c) and (d) Existing Facilities – for the Vineyard Road Improvements (CIP No. 15-017)
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
7. Consider and possibly take action to adopt a resolution to: 1. Approve a Funding Agreement with SMART in the amount of $5,214,000 to complete the Downtown Novato SMART Station (Downtown Station); 2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Funding Agreement; and 3. Make the finding that no further environmental review is required under CEQA for approval thereof based on the findings and facts set forth in Novato City Council Resolution 12-16, Section 4, adopted on February 9, 2018
8. Hold a hearing to consider the appeal of Gloria Morgan to disciplinary action in accordance with the City of Novato Personnel System Rules and Regulations. The City Council may take action to ratify, modify or reverse the decision of the Hearing Officer relating to the appeal
8:15 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
L. CLOSED SESSION
9. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/ DISMISSAL/ RELEASE (Government Code Section 54957)
M. CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT
N. 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.
8:45 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
O. WORK STUDY SESSION
10. Consider, review, discuss, and provide direction to staff on the proposed changes to the description and outcome of the Five Goals, Format, and the proposed Objectives and Work Plan Items of the City’s Strategic Plan FY 18/19 to 20/21
11:00 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING
I, Terrie Gillen, certify that on July 19, 2018, I caused to be posted the agenda of the closed and open sessions of the July 24, 2018 special and regular meetings 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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