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CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion by the City Council. The items are not individually discussed by the City Council unless a request is made by a member of the public or the Council, in which case, the item(s) will be removed from the Consent Calendar and will be considered separately.
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APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES – The minutes of the previous Joint City Council and Board of Library Trustees meeting is submitted for approval.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council and Board of Library Trustees approve the minutes of the March 12, 2013, regular meeting.

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READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES – Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council taking action on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council agenda, Council may determine that the title has been read.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council determine that the titles to all ordinances which appear on this public agenda have been read and waive further reading.

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TAX-SHARING RESOLUTIONS FOR SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATIONS 1036 AND 1058 – The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment services within the District’s service area. To provide wastewater treatment service to properties located outside the District’s service area, the boundary must be expanded through the annexation process.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the Sanitation District’s resolutions approving and accepting the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues resulting from Sanitation District Annexations 1036 and 1058.

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INTERMODAL ACCESS AT HENRY MAYO NEWHALL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, PROJECT C1006 – APPROVE THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – This project will construct a dedicated bus turnout along the west side of McBean Parkway south of Avenida Navarre and an extension of the McBean Parkway northbound left-turn pocket at Avenida Navarre. The project will improve the overall safety and traffic flow along McBean Parkway.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the plans and specifications for the Intermodal Access at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Project C1006; award the construction contract to R.C. Becker & Son, Inc., in the amount of $174,123 and authorize a contingency in the amount of $34,823 for a total contract amount not to exceed $208,946; reduce expenditure account C1006302-5161.001 by $119,560; appropriate $89,381 from Valencia Bridge and Thoroughfare fund balance (Fund 303) to expenditure account C1006303-5161.001; appropriate $49,125 from Developer Fee fund balance (Fund 306) to expenditure account C1006306-5161.001; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all contracts and associated documents, or modify the awards in the event issues of impossibility of performance arise, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year, and execute all documents subject to City Attorney approval.

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SIERRA HIGHWAY MEDIAN REFURBISHMENT, PROJECT B3005 – AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – This project will install landscape, hardscape, and irrigation in the existing medians along Sierra Highway, between Friendly Valley Parkway and Via Princessa. The project is part of the City’s adopted Capital Improvement Program and will help the City accomplish its beautification efforts on all major roadways.RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the plans and specifications for the Sierra Highway Median Refurbishment, Project B3005; reject the nonresponsive bid from Oakridge Landscape, Inc; award the construction contract to KASA Construction Inc. in the amount of $484,341; authorize a contingency in the amount of $72,652 for a total contract amount not to exceed $556,993; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all contracts and associated documents, or modify the awards in the event issues of impossibility of performance arise, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year, and execute all documents subject to City Attorney approval.

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RAILROAD AVENUE BEAUTIFICATION, PROJECT B2014 – APPROVE DESIGN CONCEPT AND AWARD DESIGN CONTRACT – This project will provide a landscaped median on Railroad Avenue from 550 feet north of the Via Princessa overcrossing to 13th Street.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the median design concept; award the design contract for the Railroad Avenue Beautification, Project B2014, to Penfield & Smith, in the amount of $181,545; authorize a contingency in the amount of $18,200, for a total contract amount of $199,745; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all contracts and associated documents, or modify the awards in the event issues of impossibility of performance arise, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year, and execute all documents subject to City Attorney approval.

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APPROVE THE USE OF A “PIGGYBACK” CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SIGNAL MODULES, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES
The City of Santa Clarita established a seven-year maintenance program for replacing LED modules at 183 signalized intersections based on manufacturer specifications and historical performance. The second phase of the program for LED modules installed in 2008, has reached its life expectancy and needs to be replaced. This contract only procures the equipment, and staff anticipates hiring a contractor for the installation of the LED modules. 
RECOMMENDED ACTION: 
City Council approve the use of a “Piggyback” contract for the purchase of Signal Modules, Light Emitting Diodes using City of Los Angeles Request for Quote #EV00002810 in an amount not to exceed $115,302; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all contracts and associated documents, or modify the awards in the event issues of impossibility of performance arise, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year, and execute all documents subject to City Attorney approval.

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INSTALLATION OF MULTIWAY STOP CONTROL FOR THE INTERSECTION OF ISABELLA PARKWAY AND AURORA LANE – At the September 11 and December 11, 2012, City Council meetings and September 6 and 27, 2012, outreach meetings for the Via Princessa extension project, Isabella Parkway residents expressed concerns regarding vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, and collision history in their neighborhood. In addition, the City received a petition from 52 residents of the Pacific Grove Homeowners Association requesting the City to address traffic issues along Isabella Parkway.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the installation of multiway stop control for the intersection of Isabella Parkway and Aurora Lane.

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INSTALLATION OF MULTIWAY STOP CONTROL FOR THE INTERSECTION OF ISABELLA PARKWAY AND GRATLAND DRIVE – At the September 11 and December 11, 2012, City Council meetings and September 6 and 27, 2012 outreach meetings for the Via Princessa extension project, Isabella Parkway residents expressed concerns regarding vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, and collision history in their neighborhood. In addition, the City received a petition from 52 residents of the Pacific Grove Homeowners Association requesting multiway stop control at the intersection of Isabella Parkway and Gratland Drive.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the installation of multiway stop control for the intersection of Isabella Parkway and Gratland Drive.

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APPROVAL OF FINAL MAP, ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION, AND ABANDONMENT OF EXISTING EASEMENTS FOR TRACT NO. 62322 (VILLA METRO) – Pursuant to Section 66474.1 of the Subdivision Map Act, approve the final map for Villa Metro.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve Tract No. 62322; accept on behalf of the public, the easements, sanitary sewers, and appurtenant structures; and accept the right to restrict direct vehicular ingress and egress to Soledad Canyon Road; abandon the existing easements; make certain findings; instruct the Deputy City Manager to endorse the Special Assessment Statement on the face of Tract No. 62322; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Statement on the face of Tract No. 62322; and instruct the City Engineer to endorse the Statement on the face of Tract No. 62322.

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APPROVAL OF PARCEL MAP NO. 71384 – Pursuant to Section 66474.1 of the Subdivision Map Act, approve Parcel Map No. 71384.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve Parcel Map No. 71384; make certain findings; instruct the Deputy City Manager to endorse the Special Assessment Statement on the face of Parcel Map No. 71384; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Statement on the face of Parcel Map No. 71384; and instruct the City Engineer to endorse the Statement on the face of Parcel Map No. 71384.

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12.
RIVER VILLAGE QUIMBY AGREEMENT WITH NEWHALL LAND COMPANY – Newhall Land Company has requested a change to the terms of an agreement approved by City Council on July 10, 2012.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council authorize the City Manager to enter into an escrow agreement to hold $1,000,000 as security for the net value Villa Metro Project Quimby obligations; and authorize staff to request distribution of escrow proceeds if River Village Park improvements are not completed in a manner consistent with the City’s agreement with the Newhall Land Company made and entered into January 2008.

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13.
CHECK REGISTER NO. 5 – Approval of the Check Register.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve and ratify for payment the demands presented in Check Register No 5.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS
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MASTER CASE 12-132: HABITAT FOR HEROES – The applicant, Habitat for Humanity, has proposed an 87-unit residential project. Units would be sold at below market rate to veterans of the United States military and their families.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt a Resolution adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approving Master Case 12-132 (General Plan Amendment 12-001, Tentative Tract Map 072039, Ridgeline Alteration Permit 12-001, Hillside Review 12-001, Conditional Use Permit 12-009, Initial Study 12-006) to change the General Plan land use designation from Business Park (BP) to a General Plan Land Use Designation of Urban Residential 3 (UR3) to allow for the construction of 87 affordable housing units located at Assessor’s Parcel Number 2836-015-029, just south of the intersection of Centre Point Parkway and Golden Triangle Road, in the City of Santa Clarita, with the Zone Change, General Plan Amendment, and Conditions of Approval; and introduce and pass to a second reading on April 9, 2013, an Ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA APPROVING ZONE CHANGE 12-001 (MASTER CASE 12-132), TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP AND CHANGE THE ZONING OF ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER 2836-015-029 FROM BUSINESS PARK (BP) TO RESIDENTIAL MODERATE (RM) ON THE PROJECT SITE LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF CENTRE POINTE PARKWAY AND GOLDEN TRIANGLE ROAD, IN THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA.

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MASTER CASE 12-110 FOR THE ANNEXATION (ANX 12-001), AND PREZONE (PRZ 12-001), AND SPHERE OF INFLUENCE AMENDMENT (SOI 12-001) FOR THE NORTH SAUGUS ANNEXATION – This is a request to Prezone 827 acres of land in the unincorporated Los Angeles County and amend the City’s Sphere of Influence to allow for the annexation of 827 acres of land known as the North Saugus Annexation.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Introduce and pass to second reading an ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, APPROVING PREZONE 12-001 (MASTER CASE 12-110) FOR THE NORTH SAUGUS ANNEXATION, AND ADOPTING THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION PREPARED FOR THE PROJECT”; and adopt a resolution requesting that the Local Agency Formation Commission of Los Angeles County (LAFCO) initiate proceedings to amend the City’s Sphere of Influence and Annex the uninhabited North Saugus Annexation Area (Master Case 12-110).

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NEW BUSINESS
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16.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS DISTRICT 67 REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE – In April 2008, Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council District 67 was created, comprised of Santa Clarita and San Fernando. City Councilmembers within each Regional Council district comprised of two or more cities select one Councilmember to represent that district on SCAG’s Regional Council. The 84 member Regional Council is the governing board for Southern California Association of Governments; the federally recognized Metropolitan Planning Organization for the six county Southern California region consisting of the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura and the 191 cities within those counties. Pursuant to the informal agreement between the City of Santa Clarita and City of San Fernando, a Councilmember from the City of Santa Clarita should represent District 67 for the period of May 2013 to May 2015.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Mayor nominate a Councilmember and City Council approve appointment of a Member of the City Council to serve as the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) District 67 Regional Council Member for a two-year term commencing in May 2013 and concluding in May 2015. Direct the City Clerk to update Report of Public Official Appointments, Fair Political Practices Commission Form 806.
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