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citylogo_sealCity Council / Board of Library Trustees Joint Regular Meeting
7/14/2015 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor   Santa Clarita, CA 91355



Invocation  Kellar Call to Order Roll Call  Roll Call Flag Salute Executive Meeting Approval of Agenda Awards and Recognitions  Recognize Doreetha Daniels as the eldest to graduate in the history of College of the Canyons  Recognition of Veterans Memorial Committee  Recognize Hollywood Curling for holding their Seventh Annual Summer Blockbuster Bonspiel in Santa Clarita Presentations  Presentation of a resolution from the Castaic Lake Water Agency commending the City on water conservation efforts Public Participation Staff Comments Committee Reports/Councilmember Comments Consent Calendar 1.Minutes of Jun 23, 2015 5:30 PM 2.Minutes of Jun 23, 2015 6:00 PM 3.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.


The League of California Cities (LCC) Annual Conference is scheduled for September 30- October 2, 2015, in San Jose, California. At this meeting, the LCC membership considers and takes action on resolutions that establish LCC policy. In order for the City to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, the City Council must designate a voting delegate.


City Council review proposed alignments for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Project and discuss adopting a formal position on the project.


City Council award contracts to California Code Check, Interwest Consulting Group, JAS Pacific, and West Coast Code Consultants, Inc., for building plan review, building inspection, and permit-related professional services.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Request for Proposal List  b.Request for Proposal Evaluation Totals  c.Contract for California Code Check (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)  d.Contract for Interwest Consulting Group (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)  e.Contract for JAS Pacific (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)  f.Contract for West Coast Code Consultants, Inc. (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File) 7.INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PHASE IV, PROJECT I0009 – AWARD DESIGN CONTRACT

This action will fund the design of the Intelligent Transportation System Phase IV project, which will add to the City’s existing fiber optic interconnect system, provide signal synchronization along major routes in the City, the installation of system detection stations at 10 intersections, selection and design of adaptive signal systems at 12 locations, and provide the City with an updated 15-year Traffic and Intelligent Transportation Systems Master Plan and Budget Analysis.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Location Map  b.Contract for Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File) 8.SECURITY SERVICES FOR CITY OF SANTA CLARITA PARKS, METROLINK STATIONS, THE MCBEAN REGIONAL TRANSIT CENTER, AND VARIOUS CITY BUILDINGS – AWARD CONTRACT

This contract will provide security services for City of Santa Clarita parks, Metrolink stations, the McBean Regional Transit Center, and various City buildings.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Contract for Alltech Industries, Inc. (available in City Clerk’s Reading File) 9.2014-15 ANNUAL OVERLAY AND SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM, PROJECT M0102 – AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE SLURRY SEAL PHASE II PORTION

The Annual Slurry Seal project is an integral part of the City of Santa Clarita’s pavement management program. Each year, streets are evaluated and identified for pavement preservation and preventative maintenance treatments.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Project Street List  b.Contract for Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File) 10.APPROVAL OF THE FINAL TRACT MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION FOR TRACT NO. 66561, PHANTOM TRAIL

Pursuant to Section 66474.1 of the Subdivision Map Act, approve the Final Tract Map for Tract No. 66561. The map is for subdivision purposes and is located at the extension of Phantom Trail, north of Copper Hill Drive near Haskell Canyon Road, in Saugus.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Tract No. 66561 – Exhibit Map  b.Tract No. 66561 – Fact Sheet 11.JAN HEIDT NEWHALL METROLINK STATION PAINTING AND REFURBISHMENT – AWARD CONTRACT

This project will include painting and refinishing related surfaces of the Jan Heidt Newhall Metrolink Stationand refurbishment and upgrading other elements of the property.


documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Contract for Sparta Builders, Inc. (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File) 12.COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS STATION, PROJECT R3004 – AWARD CONCEPTUAL DESIGN CONTRACT

The proposed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station will be an unattended (self-serve), commercial, fast-fill facility capable of serving up to four vehicles simultaneously. Located in the Vista Canyon Ranch development near Sand Canyon Road and the State Route 14 Freeway (or other suitable location on the east side of the valley), this station will complement the existing CNG fueling station on the west side of the Santa Clarita Valley. The proposed station will be owned and operated by the City of Santa Clarita.



City Council to conduct second reading and consider adoption of the proposed ordinance amending Chapter 6.02 – Manufactured Home Park Rental Adjustment Procedures, incorporating changes requested by Council at their June 23, 2015, meeting.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Ordinance  b.Ordinance with changes in red-line 14.REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION OF 89 +/- ACRES IN PLACERITA CANYON, ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NOS. 2848-012-086 (PORTION) AND 2848-008-001

Real Property Acquisition of 89 +/- acres in Placerita Canyon, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 2848-012-086 (portion) and 2848-008-001.  Acquisition of this property will increase the open space in Placerita Canyon.  The subject property is contiguous to existing City owned open space, and will create connectivity to trails throughout the canyon.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Map 15.CHECK REGISTER NO. 13 FOR THE PERIOD 05/29/15 THROUGH 06/11/15 AND 06/18/15. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS FOR THE PERIOD 06/05/15 THROUGH 06/18/15.

Check Register No.13 for the Period 05/29/15 through 06/11/15 and 06/18/15.

Electronic Funds Transfers for the Period 06/05/15 through 06/18/15.


documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Memo  b.Check Register No. 13 (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File) Public Hearings 16.2015 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

The Congestion Management Program is a state-mandated program to mitigate traffic congestion. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is the state-mandated Congestion Management Agency for Los Angeles County. The City of Santa Clarita is required to hold a public hearing and report new net development activities to Metro to receive Section 2105 state gas tax funds and remain eligible for other state and federal transportation funds.



This is a request to modify Vesting Tentative Tract Map 060258 (Master Case #15-034) to include 154 age-restricted, single-family detached condominiums, a new senior center, and an expansion to the previously approved YMCA on 23 acres within the Five Knolls development.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Public Notice  b.Resolution  c.Vicinity Map  d.Architectural Plans  e.Parking Demand Analysis  f.Addendum to the Certified FEIR (available in the City Clerk’s Reading File)  g.Planning Commission Staff Report – 06/02/2015 (available in City Clerk’s Reading File) New Business 18.EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENTS FOR OLD TOWN NEWHALL REDEVELOPMENT BLOCK AND TRANSFER OF REDEVELOPMENT BLOCK TO THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY

The City and Successor Agency are seeking partners to develop a full block of property in Old Town Newhall.  Two development partners are presented for City Council consideration.  This item also transfers property from the City to the Successor Agency to facilitate future development of the site.


documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Resolution – City  b.Resolution – Successor Agency  c.Exclusive Negotiation Agreement – Laemmle  d.Exclusive Negotiation Agreement – Serrano 19.OLD ORCHARD PARK MASTER PLAN

The park was constructed in 1968 and many of the original improvements and irrigation system components are obsolete.  The master plan was prepared with extensive community participation and takes a comprehensive look at the park to address how the park may best meet current and future needs of the local area within the context of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan adopted in 2008.

documentAgenda Item Agenda Report  a.Proposed Master Plan Public Participation II Staff Comments Adjournment  In memory of Jay Rodgers Future Meetings

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