We seem to be entering a never ending “Political Silly Season”.
As Complicated and Regulated as Government is getting, we need Council People that have the wisdom and intellect enough to understand their roll.
And the Desire and Drive enough to READ the stuff in their Agenda Packets.
And the Reading and Comprehensions Skills to interpret what is in their Agenda Packets…..
And the ability to remember what they voted on….. and why they voted that way in the first place.
So…in the interest of giving everyone the opportunity to see more of “where we came from” before deciding “where we are going”, here are so links to Meeting Minutes for 2006.
One last thing, except for some formatting changes here and there. I’ve posted the Minutes Just as I have received them. Typos, blemishes and all…
HOWEVER, if you happen to see something that just looks plain “weird” like “happy faces” or other strange symbols where they obviously don’t belong, its the Blogging Software. Sometimes it just has a “hiccup” every now and then.
Let me know and I’ll fix it as soon as possible..
- Adoption of a Resolution Establishing User Fees for Designated Facilities and Increasing the Minimum Time of Usage for the Livingston Recreation Center
- Site Plan/Design Review 2005-07 – Dunmore Homes (Country Villas 4)
- Adoption of a Resolution to Approve an Inspection Improvement Agreement for La Tierra (Rancho Estrada) Subdivision with Lafferty Livingston, LLC and Authorizing the Mayor to Execute the Agreement
- Adoption of a Resolution Approving the Proposed Street Name Change Within Liberty Square Residential Subdivision and Authorizing the City Engineer to File a Notice of Correction of the Final Map with the Merced County Recorder’s Office
- Decals on City Vehicles
JOINT CITY COUNCIL ANDPLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP
The purpose of the public hearing is to foster the coordination of the various public agencies and members of the public who are reviewing the Notice of Preparation and providing comments. The focused General Plan Update will revise two Elements: Land Use and Urban Growth. In simple terms, it means that the City will need to decide “What gets built where and in what timeframe?” over the next few months.
CITY COUNCIL & PLANNING COMMISSION JOINT WORKSHOP
RV PARKING, TEMPORARY CARPORT STRUCTURES,
AND FRONT YARD CYCLONE FENCING
- Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 537, as revised, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston amending Title 10, Chapter 10, Sections 10-10-1 through 10-10-34 of the Livingston Municipal Code: Massage Establishments and Services
- Upgrade of the current Police Department CAD (Computer Assisted Dispatch) and RMS (Report Management System)
- Amend Current Memorandums of Understanding as they apply to Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription and Life Insurance Benefit Plans for all Represented Employees, and Approve Terms which will alter or change existing Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription and Life Insurance Benefit Plans for all City of Livingston Unrepresented Employees
- Change of Title of Part-Time Mechanic to Full-Time Mechanic.
- Approval of California Cultural and Historical Endowment Grant Application for the Livingston Court Theater
JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP
Inclusionary Housing Workshop
Tattoo Parlor Workshop
SPECIAL MEETING PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT (Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957) Title: City Manager
- Public Hearing: Adopt a Resolution that the City Council Certifying that the City Council has Received Testimony Relating to the Adoption of its 2005-2006 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan and Approving the City of Livingston’s 2005-2006 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan
- Public Hearing to Receive Testimony Relating to the Final General Progress Report and Closeout of the City’s 2003 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Program
- Adopt a Resolution – 2006 City of Livingston Investment Policy
- Resolution Authorizing the City to Enter into a Contract with Lionakis Beaumont Design Group, Inc., to Revise a Scope of Services
- Proposals for Design and Maintenance of New City Website
- Proposed Street Name Changes for Winton Parkway, Emerald Drive and Briarwood
- Resolution to Approve the Final Map and Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Country Villas Unit 4 Subdivision and Authorize the Mayor to Execute the Agreement.
- Resolution to Accept the Grant Deed for the Road Dedication by Tim Bettencourt, Lisa Bettencourt, Matt Friedrich, and Christina Tourtlotte and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Submit the Grant Deed to Merced County for Recordation.
- Acceptance and Approval of a Budget Transfer within the Recreation Department Budget to Cover Non-budgeted Items
- Resolution Establishing a Policy for Street and Park Trees
- Resolution Establishing a Policy and Procedure for the Naming of Streets and Parks
- Purchase of Vehicle for Use by the Police Department and Volunteers for Community Services Patrol and Special Programs
- SPECIAL MEETING The purpose of the meeting was to meet with State Senator Jeff Denham.
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION The purpose of the Workshop was to discuss funding options and steps needed to accomplish design and construction of the Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) expansion, discuss the details of the expansion project and seek input from property owners, developers, builders and other interested parties.
- Resolution Amending the Fee Schedule Associated with the Provision of Building Safety Services to the Public
- Adopt a Resolution to Approve the Final Map and Subdivision Improvement Agreement for La Tierra (Rancho Estrada) Subdivision, and Authorize the Mayor to Execute the Agreement
JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND
PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP
CITY OF LIVINGSTON GENERAL PLAN UPDATE/MEIR
- Introduce and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Title 6, Chapter 10, Section 46 to the Livingston Municipal Code Requiring the Installation of Subdivision Improvements Prior to the Issuing of Building Permits.
- Presentation of the Draft Storm Drain Master Plan.
- Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing a Policy for Street and Park Trees.
- Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending the Permit and Fee Schedule for Building Safety Division Services.
- Introduce and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Chapter 11 to Title 10, Sections 1 through 38 to the Livingston Municipal Code Regarding Body Art Establishment.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing Animals Within the City of Livingston and Adding Sections 10-3-1 Through 10-3-50 to Title 10 and Repealing Sections 10-3-1 Through 10-3-8 of the Livingston Municipal Code.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Section 11 to Title 5, Chapter 5 of the Livingston Municipal Code Regulating Body Art Establishments.
- Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 538, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Title 6, Chapter 10, Section 46 to the Livingston Municipal Code Requiring the Installation of Subdivision Improvements Prior to the Issuing of Building Permits.
- Presentation of Water System Master Plan.
- Presentation of Wastewater Master Plan.
- Authorization to Begin Animal Control Services, Purchase Vehicle, Purchase Equipment, Begin Looking for an Animal Shelter Site and Prepare Concept Plans and Floor Plans for an Animal Shelter.
- A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving a Tentative Land-Use. Map to Complete the General Plan Update, the Master Environmental Impact Report, and Other Land-Use Related Documents.
- Resolution to Approve Site Plan / Design Review 2005-08 for the two Valdez- Cisneros Industrial Buildings.
- Presentation – Curbside Spring Cleanup.
- Implementation of City Recycling Drop Off Center Located at 2238 Walnut Avenue (Department of Public Works Yard).
- Presentation of Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
- Resolution to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approve Vesting Tentative Map 2004-04 for Lafferty Homes’ Hhad Property.
- Consider Proposals Made by Developers and Decide Whether to Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 538 of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Title 6, Chapter 10, Section 46 to the Livingston Municipal Code Requiring the Installation of Subdivision Improvements Prior to the Issuance of Building Permits.
- Provide Staff with Direction Regarding Whether to Place a Measure on the November Ballot Increasing the Term of the Mayor from Two Years to Four Years.
- Consideration of Proposed Floor Plans for City Hall Expansion.
- Sale of “B” Street Parking Lot.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing the Provision of Municipal, Domestic and Industrial Water Service in the City of Livingston, Adding Sections 9-5-1 Through 9-5-67 and Repealing Sections 9-5-1 Through 9-5-16 to Title 9 of the Livingston Municipal Code.
- Award of Bid for Rehabilitation of Various City Streets Project to the Lowest Responsible Bidder.
- Resolution Approving Lead Agency Status for the Foster Farms Reclamation Fields Environmental Document.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Chapter 12, Sections 1 Through 3, to Title 10 of the Livingston Municipal Code: Urinating or Defecating in a Public Place.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 1, Chapter 9, Sections 1 and 2 of the Livingston Municipal Code: Corporate Seal, Logo.
- Resolution Establishing Penalties for Violations of City Ordinances, Resolutions, Regulations, Policies and Directives.
- Lots of Consent Calendar Stuff
- Resolution Approving a Proposed Street Name Change from Briarwood Drive to Emerald Drive and Authorizing the City Engineer to File a Notice of Correction of the Final Maps with the Merced County Recorder’s Office.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Title 8, Chapter 2 of the Livingston Municipal Code Establishing Policies, Rules and Regulations Governing Garbage, Refuse, Rubbish, Construction Rubbish, Hazardous Waste, Household Hazardous Waste, Infectious Waste, Liquid Industrial Waste, Recycling Materials, Green Waste and All Other Solid Wastes Generated in the City of Livingston and Adding Sections 8-2-1 Through 8-2-67 and Repealing Sections 8-2-1 Through 8-2-7 of the Livingston Municipal Code.
- Second Amendment to Gallo Development Agreement by and Between City of Livingston and TA Operating Corporation D/B/A Travel Centers of America.
- Resolution Approving an Increase in Specific Fees Charged by the Livingston Police Department for Services Rendered.
- Construction of Restroom Facility at Police Department Firing Range.
Presentation – Spring Cleanup: Richard Gilton, Gilton Solid Waste Management, gave an overview of the spring clean up program and shared statistics on waste that was collected.
- Presentation – New Waste Water Treatment Standards: Larry Parlin, Environmental Management Services gave an overview of the new standards for waste water and presented estimates of the costs of mandates from the State. He added there are also new reporting requirements.
- Presentation – San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint: Patricia Nicholson, representing the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG), provided information on the San Joaquin Blueprint project which involves long-range planning for the eight county regions. She gave an overview of the decision making process and information on the funding (grant funding). Ms. Nicholson noted that MCAG is currently presenting briefings on this project to city councils and the County Board of Supervisors and added that a valley wide opportunity planning summit meeting will be held in Fresno on June 28th.
- Resolution Denying Time Extensions for Tentative Map 2003-02, Parcel Map 2004-01, and the Winton Parkway Commercial Development and Residential Development.
- Authorization to Begin Engineering to Pave All Dirt Alleys in the City of Livingston.
- Discussion Regarding Moving City Council Chambers from City Hall to Museum.
Resolution Approving the Final Subdivision Map and Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Strawberry Fields Subdivision, and Authorizing the Mayor to Execute the Agreement.
Resolution 2006-49 to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approve Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map 2005-02 and Site Plan/Design Review 2006-02, and Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 546, Approving Development Agreement 2006-01 for YCH Communities’ Somerset 2 Subdivision.
Authorize Replacement of 300-Gallon Garbage Cans with 90-Gallon Garbage Cans.
Authorization to Prepare Architectural Drawings for City Hall Expansion, and Develop Floor Plans and Elevations for City Council Approval for New Fire Station, Recreation Center and Senior Citizen Center.
- Resolution Adopting the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Foster Farms Reclamation Fields Expansion Project.
- Resolution Calling and Giving Notice of the Holding of a General Municipal Election to be Held on November 7, 2006, for the Submission to the Voters of Measures Relating to Mayoral Term and Transient Occupancy Tax, and Requesting Consolidation of this Election with Merced County.
- Urgency Ordinance Establishing a Moratorium on Outdoor Seating for Restaurants, Cafes, and Similar Uses.
- CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS
- City Attorney Hallinan reported the Council voted 4-0 to indemnify (including punitive damages), and defend City Manager Richard Warne and Public Works Director Paul Creighton in Case Number: 1:06-CV-00931-OWW-DLB, United States District Court, Eastern District Court of California.
- City of Livingston’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs.
- Resolution Adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approving Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map 2005-04, and Introduction and Waiving of the First Reading of an Ordinance Approving General Plan Map Amendment 2006-01, and Development Agreement 2006-02, for Del Valle Homes’ Bear River Crossing Subdivision.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Sections 5-3-16, Lot Development Standards and Table 7, Lot Configurations, of Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code, Regulating Minimum Lot Widths.
- Resolution No. 2006-54 Adopting the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Foster Farms Reclamation Fields Expansion Project.
- Sikh Temple Request for Fee Waiver.
- Introduce and Waive First Reading of An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston, California Adding Chapter 17 “Notice of Public Nuisance and Order to Abate” to Title 1 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Notice and Order Provisions for Public Nuisances and Abatement
Lots on the Consent Calendar
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Assuming Responsibilities for the Enforcement of the Mobile Home Parks Act and Special Occupancy Parks Act of the California Health and Safety Code, and Title 25, Sections 1004 Through 1006 of the California Code of Regulations.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston, California, Amending Chapter 1 of Title 4 Entitled “Building Administration Codes” of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to the Adoption of Various Uniform Codes.
- Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Authorizing the City Clerk to Consent and Accept Deeds or Grants of Real Estate from Jim Fernandes and Jack Bulwa for the Purchase of 12.63 Acres of Land on the Southside of Dwight Way for the Expansion of the Livingston Sports Complex.
- Distribution of the Proposed FY2007 Budget, Review Budget Organization and Highlights and Set Public Hearing.
- Request for City Council Guidance Regarding the Enforcement of Section 4-7-2 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Placement of Temporary Political Signs.
- Proposed FY2007 Budget Workshop
Unveiling and Presentation of City’s First Official Website.
Presentation of Information on Park and Recreation Facility Fees.
Presentation of Museum Structural Analysis
Final Grantee Report of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) No. 03-EDBG-920 for the Micro-Enterprise Technical Assistance and Business Loan Program.
Resolution Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2006-06, for Four New Floor Plans for the Davante Villas Subdivision.
Resolution Adopting the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Court Theater Redevelopment/Renovation Project.
Resolution Adopting Storm Drainage Master Plan.
Resolution Approving a Consultant Agreement with John Sergio Fisher and Associates, Inc. for Architectural Services for the Court Theater.
- Presentation of Proclamation Honoring Karina Lau.
- Presentation of Garbage Bulky Item Collection Program.
- Resolution Making Certain Findings, Certifying the Results of an Election and Adding Property to Community Facilities District No. 2005-1 (Public Safety Services), Annexation No. 5, Sun Valley Estates.
- Resolution Authorizing an Application for Funding and the Execution of a Grant Agreement and Any Amendments Thereto from the General Allocation of the State CDBG Program.
- Resolution Adopting the Water Distribution System Master Plan
- Resolution Adopting the Wastewater Collection System Master Plan.
- Resolution Adopting the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
- Award of Bid for Traffic Signal at the Intersection of “B” Street and Winton Parkway.
Potential City Manager Contract Amendments.
Mayor Friesen said that the City Council gave Richard Warne a positive evaluation and has negotiated amendments to his contract that include:
1. The number of votes of the City Council needed to discharge the City Manager
changed from three Council Members to four Council Members.
2. There would be a cooling off period after an election for nine months during which the City Manager could not be terminated.
3. In the event of termination, the City Council would give the City Manager 90 days notice.
4. Severance pay would increase from six months to twelve months.
- City Clerk Martha Nateras will administer the Oath of Office to Mayor-elect Gurpal Samra, and Council Member-elect, Rodrigo Espinoza
- Nominations for the Office of Mayor Pro-Tempore.
- Discussion of Potential Council Appointments to Boards and Commissions.
- Resolution No. 2006-82, Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2005-10 for the Development of an Industrial Building – Applicant Jesse Hernandez.
- CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Samra said the City Council had negotiated and approved a Compromise Employment Agreement with the City Manager. He asked City Manager Warne to explain the contract amendments.
- Resolution Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2006-05 for the Development of the Livingston Commons Shopping Center.
- Resolution Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2006-07 for the Development of a Three-Unit Apartment Building at 730 Eighth Street.
- Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-4-9, Outdoor Dining Areas and Modifying LMC Section 5-7-2 Definitions, Outdoor Dining Areas, and Establishing a $75 Fee for Outdoor Dining Permits.
- Award of Bid – Memorial Park Improvements
- Discussion of Legal Expenses – Warrant No. 61399.
The purpose of the meeting was to hold a workshop for AB 1234 Ethics Training which was conducted by City Attorney Hallinan.
Resolution Approving an Application and Contract Execution for Funding from the Safe Routes to Schools Program for the Year 2007, and Authorizing the City Manager to Submit the Application and Act on the City’s Behalf for Matters Pertaining to this Application.
Discussion and Potential City Council Guidance for Detention Basin at the Corner of Peach Avenue and Amaretto Way.