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Kristi
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Lisa Swarthout, Mayor Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor
Yolanda Cookson Dan Miller Chauncey Poston
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING (CLOSED SESSION)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL and/or GRASS VALLEY
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY,
JANUARY 26, 2010, IN THE MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM OF GRASS VALLEY CITY HALL,
125 EAST MAIN STREET, GRASS VALLEY, TO CONSIDER THE MATTER LISTED BELOW.
ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY COMMENT ON THIS ITEM BEFORE ITS
CONSIDERATION.
1. CLOSED SESSION
I. Anticipated Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel regarding potential of
litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) one anticipated case.
No reportable action taken.
II. Anticipated Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel regarding potential initiation
of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) one anticipated case.
No reportable action taken.
REGULAR MEETING OF THE GRASS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL,
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
7:00 P. M., TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
GRASS VALLEY CITY HALL (LOWER LEVEL)
125 EAST MAIN STREET, GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Telephone: (530) 274-4310 - Fax: (530) 274-4399
E-Mail: info cityofgrassvalley.com Web Site: www.cityofgrassvalley.com
City Council and /or the Grass Valley Redevelopment Agency welcomes you to its meetings,
which are scheduled at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4h11 Tuesdays of each month Your interest is
encouraged and appreciated. This meeting is being broadcast "live" on Comcast Channel 17 and
this meeting is being recorded by NCTV and is scheduled for rebroadcast on NCTV Channel 17 Please
consult NCTV program listings as to the schedule at www.iievadacouiitytv.org . In addition to being
broadcast live on TV it is also is also being broadcast "live" on the internet at www ciofgrassval1ey corn
(click on the upper right hand button "Video City Council Meetings" and follow the instructions. This
meeting is also recorded on audio tape. Council Chambers are wheelchair accessible and listening
devices are available. Other special accommodations may be requested to the City Clerk 72 hours
in advance of the meeting. Action may be taken on any agenda item. Please turn off all cell phones or
similar devices. Agenda materials are available at City Hall, the Grass Valley Public Library or on the
City’s web site by clicking on each item’s M icon. Staff reports and background information related to
regular agenda items are available at City of Grass Valley City Hall, 125 East Main Street, Grass Valley,
California at the office of the City Clerk.
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AGENDA
A. CALL TO ORDER: 7:02 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Police Chaplain Toby Nelson
ROLL CALL: Vice Mayor Arbuckle, Council Member Cookson, Council Member Miller,
Council Member Poston, and Mayor Swarthout were all present.
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
No changes were made.
C. INTRODUCTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
1. Proclamation Recognizing and Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Grass
Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce
RECOMMENDATION: Present Proclamation
The Mayor presented the proclamation to Maryanne Mueller, President/CEO.
2. Mayor Recognition for School Resource Officer Zack LaFerriere
RECOMMENDATION: Recognize School Resource Officer Zack LaFerriere for His
Work with the GREAT Program
A presentation was made to Officer LaFerriere by Chief Foster and Captain Rex
Marks for his work with the Great Program (Gang Resistance Education Awareness
Training).
D. PUBLIC COMMENT
Steve Enos, resident of Grass Valley addressed the Council regarding his concerns
that Council Member Cookson might have violated the Brown Act in attending a
subcommittee meeting on inclusionary housing issues Asked that Council Member
Cookson recuse herself on Agenda Item number 15.
Howard Levine, Executive Director of the Grass Valley Downtown Association spoke
regarding the Center for the Arts silent auction and the businesses that participated
The upcoming foothills celebration with tours of 30 wineries, the 25th annual car
show and current business rental vacancies an downtown
Toby Nelson, Police Chaplain came forward and spoke about his recent trip to Haiti
and reported on the conditions there.
Steve Desena spoke regarding the upcoming 1st Italian Festival scheduled for
September 18 and 19, 2010 at Memorial Park.
E. BRIEF REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Vice Mayor Arbuckle spoke about completing NIMS Training, the League of Cities
Safety Committee and Disaster Corp.
Council Member Cookson spoke about the Live Oak Conference, attending an
exchange meeting regarding the Amgen Tour. She also spoke about the Hospitality
House and the League of Cities Policy Meeting.
Council Member Poston spoke about the NCTC special meeting coming up on
February 17 at 8:15 AM and the Slide Ravine redevelopment meeting.
Mayor Swarthout spoke about the Library Ad Hoc Committee, LAFCO regarding
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Fire Agencies, NCCLI, the Women’s conference held at the Holiday Inn a luncheon
held for Police Department volunteers and the Past Fire Chiefs dinner she attended.
F. CONSENT ITEMS - (roll call vote).
Council Member Miller moved and Vice Mayor Arbuckle seconded to
approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried by a 5-0 roll call vote.
3. Approval of Action Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 12, 2010
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Minutes as submitted.
4. Warrant Registers
RECOMMENDATION: Approve warrant disbursements in the amount of $1,273,369.49
for the period January 1, 2010 through January 15, 2010.
Investment Reports for November 2009
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Monthly Statement of Investments for November 2009.
6. 2007/2008 Sidewalk Project, Minnie and Brighton Streets Improvements - Project Acceptance
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) accept the 2007/2008 Sidewalk Project, Minnie and
Brighton Streets Improvements (Project No. 07-06A), as complete, 2) authorize final payment of
Contract No. 09-47, and 3) authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to file a Notice of
Completion with the County Recorder.
7. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Street Rehabilitation Project
Authorization to Bid
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) approve the findings that the project is
categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act; and
2) authorize the advertisement for bids upon receiving authorization to bid from the State
Department of Transportation.
8. New Cingular Wireless California Option and Lease Agreement - First Amendment
RECOMMENDATION: That Council authorize the Mayor to execute the First
Amendment to the California Option and Lease Agreement with New Cingular Wireless,
subject to legal review.
9. Atrnroval of Job Descriptions for En2ineerin Technician and Senior Enaineerin
Technician and Authorization to Recruit
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) approve the job descriptions for the Engineering
Technician and Senior Engineering Technician, 2) approve associated salary schedules,
and 3) authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to recruit for an Engineering
Technician and/or Senior Engineering Technician.
10. American Public Works Association (APWA) Sponsored Travel
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) authorize out of state travel for Mike Healy,
Assistant Public Works Director, to attend the APWA National Water Resources
Management Technical Committee Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, on February 12, 2010,
and to give a technical presentation to the APWA Texas Board of Directors, in conjunction
with a two day continuing education seminar in Tyler, Texas, beginning February 14,
2010, and 2) authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to authorize
reimbursement for the cost of the seminar up to $500, depending on funding availability.
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11. Park and Recreation Mitigation Fund - Approve Contracts and Amend Budget
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) authorize the Mayor to execute Park and Recreation
Mitigation Fund Agreements for the construction of accessibility improvements at Memorial Park
and the installation of playground shade structures at Memorial and Mautino Parks, subject to legal
review, 2) authorize the City Administrator to amend the City budget to include the Memorial Park
Accessibility Improvements Project, and 3) authorize the City Administrator to amend the City
budget to include the Memorial Park and Mautino Park Playground Shade Structures Project.
12. Slate Creek/Morgan Ranch Lift Station Improvements - Project Acceptance
RECOMMENDATION: That Council; 1) accept the Slate Creek/Morgan Ranch Lift
Station Improvement Project (Project No. 03-07) as complete, 2) authorize final payment
of Contract No. 08-40, and 3) authorize the Public Works Director/City Engineer to file a
Notice of Completion with the County Recorder
13. City Designation of Bargaining Unit #2
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 2010 - 05 recognizing and designating
employees to Grass Valley Employee Bargaining Unit #2 —General Employees
G. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION OR
SEPARATE ACTION AND / OR ANY ADDED AGENDA ITEMS
Council Adjourned for a 5 minute break 7:35 pm - 7:40 pm
14. Annual Report from Nevada County Television (NCTV)
RECOMMENDATION: Provide Council comments and receive and file.
City Administrator Dan Holler introduced Paul Menackuchi and Judy Nielsen who
presented the report to Council.
15. Consideration to rescind City’s Inclusionary Housing Policy for newly filed residential
projects and its application on previously approved residential projects
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2010-03 to rescind Inclusionary Housing
Policy.
City Attorney Kristin Hicks announced that there was no basis for recusal on the part of
Council Member Cookson.
Community Development Director Joe Heckel presented this item to Council. Steve
Enos resident of Grass Valley came forward to voice his objections to the resolution
rescinding anclusionary housing The following persons came forward in support of the
resolution to rescind anclusionary housing Steve Desena and Debby Arkel Council
Member Miller moved to adopt Resolution No 2010-03 to rescind Inclusionary Housing
Policy. Council Member Cookson seconded and the motion carried by a 4-1 roll call vote
with Council Member Poston voting no.
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16. Resolution No. 2010-04 in support of the local taxpayer, public safety, and transportation
protection act of 2010.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2010-04 expressing the City of
Grass Valley’s support for the local taxpayer, public safety, and transportation
protection act of 2010.
City Administrator Dan Holler presented this item to Council. Vice Mayor
Arbuckle moved to adopt Resolution No. 2010-04 expressing the City of Grass
Valley’s support for the local taxpayer, public safety, and transportation
protection act of 2010. Council Member Cookson seconded and the motion
carried by a 5-0 voice vote.
17. Appointment of Councilmember for Historic Preservation Subcommittee
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember to Subcommittee
Community Development Director Joe Heckel presented this item to Council. Vice
Mayor Arbuckle moved to appoint Council Member Cookson to the Historic
Preservation Committee. Council Member Poston seconded and the motion carried
by a 5-0 voice vote.
18. Capital Improvement Projects - Update
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file an informational update on Capital Improvement
Projects within the City of Grass Valley.
Senior Engineer Trisha Tillotson presented the update to Council. City
Administrator Dan Holler suggested that Council Members bring the list of projects
to the upcoming study sessions.
19. Council Study Session Meeting Dates.
RECOMMENDATION: The City Council is requested to set dates for Study Sessions on
goals and priorities and the FY 10-11 Budget.
City Administrator Dan Holler presented this item to Council. Council agreed on the
dates of February 17 and 25 and March 3, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Mayor
asked that Council Members try to meet with Department Heads to get input for
study sessions prior to the meetings.
I. ADJOURN
The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 pm by Mayor Swarthout.
Lisa Swarthout, Mayor Kristi Bashor, City Clerk
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