CITY OF GRASS VALLEY
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Lisa Swarthout, Mayor Ben Aguilar, Vice Mayor
Jan Arbuckle Hilary Hodge
REGULAR MEETING OF THE GRASS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL,
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY AND REDEVELOPMENT “SUCCESSOR AGENCY”
7:00 P. M., TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019
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
D. 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.
E. 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: Council approve the minutes as submitted.
RECOMMENDATION: Continuance of proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency due to extreme weather.
RECOMMENDATION: That Council authorize the Assistant City Engineer to execute a contract with Tim the Tree Man, Inc., pending legal review, for as-needed tree maintenance and arborist services up to $60,000.
RECOMMENDATION: That Council approve the appointments of the Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Sales Tax Measure E.
F. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION OR SEPARATE ACTION AND / OR ANY ADDED AGENDA ITEMS
G. PUBLIC HEARING
RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 2019 – 03, which includes the following actions (Attachment 1 – Resolution No. 2019 – 03):
1) Authorizes the Community Development Director to submit a 2018 CDBG application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for Public Facilities Projects as described herein;
2) Authorizes the Community Development Director to execute a CDBG Standard Agreement on the City’s behalf, if awarded;
3) Allocates anticipated future CDBG Program Income Funds in the amount of ±$104,000 for CDBG projects, if awarded.
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2019-04 which approves submittal of an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for grant administration costs and a low interest loan in the amount of $564,375 for XP Camper and authorizing the City Manager to sign all related applications and forms.
I. BRIEF REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS