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citylogo_sealCITY OF SANTA CLARITA

JOINT CITY COUNCIL/

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

 

AGENDA
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PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY – No New Business
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How to Address the City Council

You may address the Council during Public Participation on any matter within the Council’s jurisdiction that is not listed on the agenda. Each person wishing to speak should prepare a presentation of not more than three (3) minutes. Public Participation speaker’s cards must be submitted to the City Clerk BEFORE this portion of the meeting begins. Public Participation takes place before the consideration of the agenda items and following the consideration of agenda items. However, each person will be allowed to speak only one time during Public Participation per meeting.

Anyone wishing to address an item on the agenda should fill out a speaker’s card and submit it to the City Clerk BEFORE the Mayor announces the item. Each person addressing the Council is given three (3) minutes to speak indicated by a colored light system on the Council dais; a green light appears when the speaker begins; a yellow light appears when 30 seconds remain and a red light appears when time has expired. Comments should be complete at this time. Each presentation may not exceed three (3) minutes.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, (661) 255-4391. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)
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INVOCATION – McLean

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

FLAG SALUTE

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EXECUTIVE MEETING

This time has been set aside for Councilmembers to review the agenda and obtain any further information that may be needed. Council will also discuss each individual item during the course of the meeting with the exception of the Consent Calendar, which may be approved in its entirety by one motion, unless there is a request to pull an item for discussion. No action will be taken on public agenda items during the Executive Meeting.
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APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Mayor to inquire whether there are any changes to the Agenda or if any member of the Council or the public would like to pull for discussion, any item on the Consent Calendar.
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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Newhall Library and Public Sector Leader of the Year, Robert Newman, Director of Public Works

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for being designated as a STEMI (ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center

Zonta International’s 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM proclamation to help end domestic violence

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PRESENTATIONS

None
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for the public to address the City Council on items NOT listed on
the agenda. The City Council will not act upon these items at this meeting other than to review and/or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker’s card to the City Clerk PRIOR to the beginning of this portion of the meeting. Thirty minutes are allotted for public input at this time. The FIRST TEN people to submit a speaker card prior to the beginning of Public Participation will be heard. Speaker cards will be accepted beginning at 5:45 p.m. Any speaker cards received once the first speaker has begun will be heard at the end of the meeting regardless if the ten person limit has been met. Speakers may not exceed three (3) minutes and may only be heard once per meeting under Public Participation.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS

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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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1.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES – The minutes of the Joint City Council and Board of Library Trustees meeting are submitted for approval.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council and Board of Library Trustees: Approve the minutes of the November 12, 2013, special and regular meetings.

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2.
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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3.
LOCAL APPOINTMENTS LIST – Section 54970 of the Government Code, also known as “The Maddy Act” requires that the legislative body must cause to be prepared a list of appointments of all ongoing boards, commissions, and committees which are appointed by the City Council.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the Local Appointments List and designate all branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library to receive a copy of the list.

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4.
APPROVE THE USE OF A “PIGGYBACK” CONTRACT FOR A BACKHOE LOADER – The City Council authorized the purchase of a 310SK John Deere backhoe loader with IT4 engine during the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget process. The backhoe loader is used by the Public Works Streets Maintenance division to remove raised and damaged sidewalks and pavement. It is also used for debris removal in emergency situations.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council authorize the use of a piggyback contract to purchase a 310SK John Deere backhoe loader with IT4 engine from Coastline Equipment using California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contract #4-08-23-0023A, Supplement 1, in an amount not to exceed $102,038.40; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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GOLDEN VALLEY ROAD MEDIAN IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT B3006 – AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT – This project will construct a new raised landscaped median on Golden Valley Road, along the existing unimproved median area from Robert C. Lee Parkway to Centre Pointe Parkway and refurbish an existing median at Robert C. Lee Parkway.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the plans and specifications for the Golden Valley Road Median Improvements, Project B3006; award the construction contract to R.C. Becker and Son, Inc., in the amount of $1,778,420, and authorize a contingency in the amount of $355,684, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,134,104; authorize an increased expenditure in the amount of $44,500 to the existing professional services contract with Sikand Engineering Associates for construction management support services and surveying during construction; authorize an increased expenditure in the amount of $10,000 to the existing professional services contract with Lee Newman Design Group Inc., for landscape architect design support during construction; authorize the continued appropriation of $956,063 in Landscape Maintenance District (LMD) Fund 357 from Fiscal Year 2012-13 to Fiscal Year 2013-14 and appropriate to the Golden Valley Road Median expenditure account B3006357-5161.001; reduce expenditure budget in the amount of $1,384,113 in the Soledad Canyon Road Median project account B3011357-5161.001 and appropriate those funds into the Golden Valley Road Median expenditure account B3006357-5161.001; and authorize the City Manager or designee to modify all documents to contract with the next lowest and/or qualified bidder/proposer in the event the awardee is unable to fulfill its obligations or perform, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF LOADING ZONE NEAR 24242 MAIN STREET – The Canyon Theater Guild has requested the City establish two 20-foot loading zones (yellow curb) on the side of the theater so patrons can drop off guests, while continuing to seek convenient parking. Staff conducted a review of the request, and recommends the installation of the loading zones.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the establishment of two 20-foot loading zones (yellow curb) directly adjacent to 24242 Main Street, on 6th Street.

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7.
CITIZENS’ OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) GRANT – FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 – Assembly Bill 1913 (Schiff-Cardenas Crime Prevention Act), signed into law in 2000, provides funding to cities and counties for frontline law enforcement officers and juvenile justice initiatives. Fiscal Year 2013-14 marks the 18th year the City of Santa Clarita has been eligible to receive grant funding from this program, which was originally adopted in 1996 via Assembly Bill 3229 (Brulte). The City of Santa Clarita’s estimated allocation for Fiscal Year 2013-14, based on population, is $326,999.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council accept the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Citizens’ Option for Public Safety (COPS) Grant from the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller; approve the request from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Valley Station, to use the Fiscal Year 2013-14 COPS funds to continue funding the COBRA Team; establish estimated revenues in account 234-4461.003, Supplemental Law Enforcement Grant, by $326,999; appropriate $326,999 to account 16100-5161.001 (Contractual Services); and authorize the City Manager, or designee, to execute any contracts, agreements, or change orders arising out of this program, subject to City Attorney approval.

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8.
CHECK REGISTER NOS. 22 & 23 – Approval of the Check Register.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve and ratify for payment the demands presented in Check Register Nos. 22 & 23.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS
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SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE WITH LOCAL AMENDMENTS, AMENDING TITLES 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, AND 25 OF THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE – This ordinance adopts the 2013 California Building Standards Code with an effective date of January 1, 2014, as required by State law and also adopts local amendments to the State codes, establishing higher standards for structural and fire protection in new buildings based on local climatic, geologic, and topographical conditions, as well as administrative provisions for enforcement of the codes at the local level.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing for the adoption of the 2013 California Building Standards Code with local amendments; and adopt an ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLES 18 THROUGH 22, AND TITLES 24 AND 25 OF THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2013 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE, BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, ENERGY, EXISTING BUILDING, HISTORICAL BUILDING, FIRE, GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS, AND REFERENCED STANDARDS CODES WITH CERTAIN APPENDICES AND LOCAL AMENDMENTS.”

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10.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP AND UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE ZONING MAP ON 121 PARCELS OF LAND, TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 351 ACRES, IN THE CITY (MC 13-084) – The City of Santa Clarita is requesting to make modifications to its General Plan Land Use Map and Unified Development Code Zoning Maps to accurately reflect the the current use of the land for 121 parcels, totaling approximately 351 acres, in the City.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution adopting the Negative Declaration for Master Case 13-084, approving General Plan Amendment 13-001 to update the General Plan Land Use Map; and introduce and pass to second reading an ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, TO APPROVE ZONE CHANGE 13-002, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA.”

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11.
ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR HENRY MAYO NEWHALL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, California Statewide Communities Development Authority requires the City’s approval for the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds on behalf of the non-profit, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. The adoption of the resolution will not require the City to be under any obligation for project financing costs or debt repayment.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing and adopt a resolution approving the issuance of bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS
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12.
NEWHALL ROUNDABOUT ART PROJECT COMMUNITY SURVEY – The results of the community survey that was requested by the City Council at the September 10, 2013, meeting to determine what should be located inside the Roundabout will be shared with the Council.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council provide direction.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for any speakers that have turned in speaker cards and were not heard in the first thirty minutes allotted to address the City Council on items that are NOT on the agenda. No further speaker cards will be accepted once Public Participation begins. Speakers may not address items that have been considered this evening. Speaker cards may not be submitted relating to any items listed on the agenda.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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ADJOURNMENT – In memory of Anthony Marincola
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FUTURE MEETINGS

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at
6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.,
Santa Clarita, CA.

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CERTIFICATION

I, Arminé Chaparyan, Interim City Clerk, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified City Clerk for the City of Santa Clarita and that on November 21, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.

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Arminé Chaparyan
Interim City Clerk
Santa Clarita, California

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