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The City of Novato's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a wide variety of diverse and exciting special events for all ages with a focus on building community and engagement. Thank you for your continued support of our growing special event offerings!

Check out our upcoming events below, scroll through our calendar to see future event dates and information, or click one of our "Quick Links" for information about a specific event or series.

Breakfast with Santa
December 2nd
9 AM - 12 PM

Downtown Recreation Center, 950 7th St.

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Holiday Crafts Faire
December 7th, 6 PM - 9PM
December 8th, 10 AM - 4 PM

Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Rd.

Holiday Crafts Faire

Free Throw Championship
December 9th
10 AM - 1 PM

Hill Gymnasium, 1560 Hill Rd.

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Council Meeting

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February 13, 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
922 Machin Avenue
Novato, California 94945
415.899.8900 main
415.899.8213 fax
www.novato.org
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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 13, 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. Presentation: Commission on Aging Annual Report to the City Council presented by Chair Beth Livoti

2. Presentation: Recognizing the Novato Gymnastics Team for its 2017 NorCal State Championships and the Novato Gymnastics Boosters to present a $25,000 check to the City of Novato's Gymnastics Program

 

D. APPROVAL OF THE FINAL AGENDA

 

6:20 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.

 

6:35 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 "Public Comments" above for information about Public Comment periods and associated protocol.

 

6:40 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 closed session meeting minutes of January 23, 2018

 

3. Approve City Council regular meeting minutes of January 23, 2018

 

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

 

5. Ratify the annual Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule ("ROPS") and Successor Agency Administrative Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19

 

6. Adopt Ordinance No. 1636 amending the McPhail's Commercial Development Master Plan (previously adopted by the City of Novato Ordinance No. 1537), rescinding and replacing all text addressing business and professional office use, and replacing the same with a list of permitted and conditionally permitted uses for 5400 Hanna Ranch Road, APNs 153-220-16 and -19 in accordance with the City of Novato Municipal Code, Chapter XIX, and the conservation and planning law of the State of California

 

7. Receive and file a letter sent in 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

 

H. UNFINISHED AND OTHER BUSINESS

No items are listed for this section

 

6:50 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
I. PUBLIC HEARING

8. a. Hold a Public Hearing; and
b. Introduce an ordinance amending the Novato Municipal Code (Chapter XIX – Zoning Sections 19.20, 19.30, 19.34, and 19.60) to revise the standards and requirements applied to the development of accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units as required for consistency with new California law and finding the amendments to be exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15282(h
)

 

7:15 P.M. (Time is approximate.)
J. GENERAL BUSINESS

9. Receive a report on the Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2015/16 – 2017/18 and the implementation process and Community Outreach Plan for the development of the next 3-year Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018/19- 2020/2021

 

10. Receive and file the City of Novato Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2016-17

 

11. City Council to review, discuss, approve and/or provide direction on recommended changes to the Council Policy Manual

 

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 February 8, 2018, the agendas of the closed and open sessions of the February 13, 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 at www.novato.org.

/Terrie Gillen/
Terrie Gillen, City Clerk

 

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