City Council
Feb 12 2019 - 7:00pm

CITY OF GRASS VALLEY

SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

Lisa Swarthout, Mayor

 

Ben Aguilar, Vice Mayor

Jan Arbuckle

Howard Levine

Hilary Hodge

 

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF GRASS VALLEY WILL

HOLD A CLOSED SESSION MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 AT 6:30 PM IN THE MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOM OF GRASS VALLEY CITY HALL, 125 EAST MAIN STREET, GRASS VALLEY, CA 94945

 

Public Comments for Closed Session Items Only

Call to Order:

Roll Call:

 

1.         Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Gov. Code § 54957.6)

Name of City/Agency Negotiator(s) to Attend Closed Session:

Tim Kiser, Andy Heath, and Patrick Clark

Employee Organization:

Unit 8 - The Grass Valley Career Firefighters, IAFF Local 3800

 

 

2.         Conference with Legal Counsel; Existing Litigation

            (Gov. Code § 54956.9(d)(1))

The City Council finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation.

Name of Case: City of Grass Valley v. Michael Cohen

Name of Parties: City of Grass Valley; Michael Cohen, as Director of the California Department of Finance

Case No. or Claim No.: S246191

 

 

Adjourn:

         

 

CITY OF GRASS VALLEY

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

Lisa Swarthout, Mayor

 

Ben Aguilar, Vice Mayor

Jan Arbuckle

Howard Levine

Hilary Hodge

 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE GRASS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL,

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORITY AND REDEVELOPMENT “SUCCESSOR AGENCY”

7:00 P. M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

 

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 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.

           

AGENDA

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER:                                                                                 

            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:                                                               

            ROLL CALL:

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).

1.         Approval of the Regular Meeting Minutes of January 22, 2019

RECOMMENDATION: Council approve the minutes as submitted.

 

2.         Local Emergency Proclamation

RECOMMENDATION: Continuance of proclamation declaring a Local State of Emergency due to extreme weather.

 

3.         Council permission granting the absences of Council Member Levine as excused for the
City Council Meetings of February and March 2019, due to health reasons.

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Council approve Council Member Levine's excused absences from the City Council Meetings in February and March 2019, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12 and 3/26) pursuant to Charter Section 99.01.010, Article VI Section 8: Vacancies. He is absent for health reasons.

 

4.         Appointment of Planning Commissioner

RECOMMENDATION: That Council approve the appointment of Tom Ivy as Planning Commissioner for Council Member Hodge.

 

5.         WWTP Retaining Wall and Slope Stabilization 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.

 

6.         Northeast Sidewalk Improvement Project – Final Acceptance

RECOMMENDATION: That Council 1) accept the Northeast Sidewalk Improvement Project as complete, and 2) authorize the Assistant City Engineer to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.

 

7.         Florence Avenue Water and Sewer Replacement Project – Final Acceptance

RECOMMENDATION: That Council 1) accept the Florence Avenue Water and Sewer Replacement Project as complete, 2) authorize final payment in the amount of $187,918.41, and 3) authorize the Assistant City Engineer to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.

 

8.         South Auburn Street Parking Lot Construction Project – Award Contract

RECOMMENDATION: That Council 1) award a contract for the South Auburn Street Parking Lot Construction Project to Hansen Bros. Enterprises, 2) authorize the Mayor to execute the construction contract, subject to legal review, and 3) authorize the Assistant City Engineer to approve contract change orders up to 10% of the contract amount.

F.         ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION OR SEPARATE ACTION AND / OR ANY ADDED AGENDA ITEMS

G.        PUBLIC HEARING

H.        ADMINISTRATIVE

9.         Creation of Information Technology Analyst position to be assigned to police operations and funded by Measure E funds.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Information Technology Analyst job description and associated salary scale to be added to City of Grass Valley Unit 1.

I.          BRIEF REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

J.         ADJOURN

 

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