CITY OF GRASS VALLEY
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Howard Levine, Mayor Lisa Swarthout, Vice Mayor
Jan Arbuckle Ben Aguilar Jason Fouyer
REGULAR MEETING OF THE GRASS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL,
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY AND REDEVELOPMENT “SUCCESSOR AGENCY”
7:00 P. M., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
GRASS VALLEY CITY HALL (LOWER LEVEL)
125 EAST MAIN STREET, GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Telephone: (530) 274-4310 – Fax: (530) 274-4399
City Council welcomes you to its meetings, which are scheduled at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th 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.nevadacountytv.org. In addition to being broadcast live on TV it is also is also being broadcast “live” on the internet at www.cityofgrassvalley.com (click on the lower right hand button “Meetings on Video - City Council” 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 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, CA 95945. Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 125 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945, during normal business hours. Such documents are also available on the City of Grass Valley website at www.cityofgrassvalley.com subject to the City staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.
A. CALL TO ORDER:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
B. AGENDA APPROVAL
The City Council reserves the right to hear items in a different order in order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.
C. INTRODUCTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
1 Recognition of Council Member Fouyer for his service on the City of Grass Valley City
Council from December 14, 2010 to December 11, 2018 by Assemblyman Dahle’s Office.
RECOMMENDATION: Cheri West from Assemblyman Dahle’s office will present a Resolution to Council Member Fouyer in recognition of his time on City Council.
RECOMMENDATION: Mayor Levine to present recognition of service plaque to Council Member Fouyer.
RECOMMENDATION: Vice Mayor Swarthout to present recognition of service Gavel to Mayor Levine.
D. REORGANIZATION RELATED ITEMS
RECOMMENDATION: Council approve the minutes as submitted.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2018-78 finding and declaring the results of the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election.
At this time Council Member Fouyer will vacate his seat at the dais
RECOMMENDATION: The City Clerk will administer the oath of office to new Council Members Ben Aguilar and Hilary Hodge for a four-year term commencing December 11, 2018 and continuing through December 13, 2022 or until their successor is elected and the election has been certified.
At this time Council Member Aguilar and Council Member Hodge will take seats at the Dais
At this time name plates will be rearranged.
E. PUBLIC COMMENT – There is a time limitation of three minutes per person. For any items that are not on the agenda and within the jurisdiction or interest of the City, please come to the podium at this time. If you wish to speak regarding a scheduled agenda item, please come to the podium when the item number and subject matter are announced. When recognized, please begin by providing your name and address for the record (optional). Anyone wishing to submit written information at the meeting needs to furnish ten (10) copies to the City Clerk in advance to allow for distribution to City Council, staff and the media.
F. CONSENT ITEMS – All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are to be considered routine by the City Council and/or Grass Valley Redevelopment Agency and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless, before the City Council and/or Grass Valley Redevelopment Agency votes on the motion to adopt, members of the Council and/or Agency, staff or the public request specific items to be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action (roll call vote).
RECOMMENDATION: That Council approve Parcel Map 18PLN-24, and not accept the dedication of right of way at this time.
RECOMMENDATION: Continuance of proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency due to extreme weather.
RECOMMENDATION: That Council authorize the City Manager to sign a Release Agreement in order to receive reimbursement payment for property damage to City traffic signal facilities.
11. South Auburn Street Parking Lot Construction 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 (CEQA); and 2) authorize the advertisement for bids.
12. Kate Hayes St and Empire Sewer Line Replacement 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 (CEQA); and 2) authorize the advertisement for bids.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the hiring of three additional Police Officers FTE’s and make the Community Service Officer position permanent.
G. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION OR SEPARATE ACTION AND / OR ANY ADDED AGENDA ITEMS
H. PUBLIC HEARING
RECOMMENDATION: That City Council 1) review the proposed employment agreements with the Department Directors, City Clerk, Police Chief and Fire Chief; 2) authorize the City Manager to execute the agreements subject to legal review; and 3) authorize the Finance Director to make any necessary budget adjustments and/or amendments to complete this action.
J. BRIEF REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS