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AGENDA SUMMARY
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
6:00 P.M.
ARROYO GRANDE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
215 E. BRANCH STREET, ARROYO GRANDE



1.   CALL TO ORDER:  
2.   ROLL CALL  
3.   FLAG SALUTE:  
Fort Hope
4.   INVOCATION:  
Pastor Ron Dee
Harvest Church
5.  AGENDA REVIEW:  
5.a.  Closed Session Announcements 

None. 

5.b.  Move that all ordinances presented for introduction or adoption be read in title only and all further readings be waived
6. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:  
None.
7.  COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS:  
This public comment period is an invitation to members of the community to present issues, thought, or suggestions on matters not scheduled on this agenda.  Comments should be limited to those matters that are within the jurisdiction of the City Council.  The Brown Act restricts the Council from taking formal action on maters not published on the agenda.  In response to your comments, the Mayor or presiding Council Member may:
  • Direct City staff to assist or coordinate with you.
  • A Council Member may state a desire to meet with you.
  • It may be the desire of the Council to place your issue or matter on a future Council agenda.
Please adhere to the following procedures when addressing the Council:
  • Comments should be limited to 3 minutes or less.
  • Your comments should be directed to the Council as a whole and not direct to individual Council member
  • Slanderous, profane or personal remarks against any Council Member or member of the audience shall not be permitted.
8.  CONSENT AGENDA:      Motion and Vote
The following routine items listed below are scheduled for consideration as a group.  The recommendations for each item are noted.  Any member of the public who wishes to comment on any Consent Agenda item may do so at this time.  Any Council Member may request that any item be withdrawn from the Consent Agenda to permit discussion or change the recommended course of action.  The City Council may approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda on one motion.
8.a. Consideration of Cash Disbursement Ratification  
Recommended Action: Ratify the listing of cash disbursements for the period August 16, 2014 through August 31, 2014.
8.b.  Consideration to Reject All Bids for the Corporation Yard Administration Building and Existing Facility Renovation Project, PW 2013-12  
Recommended Action: 1) Reject all bids received for the subject project; and 2) Direct staff to rebid the project at a future date after performing value engineering and modifications to the project specifications.      Motion and Vote
8.c.  Consideration of Parks and Landscaping Time and Motion Study Recommendations and Authorize Hiring of Part-Time Parks Maintenance Worker  
Recommended Action: 1) Approve the Parks and Landscaping Time and Motion Study recommendations for allocation of staff resources; and 2) Approve the addition of a ¾ time employee in the Parks Division budget to account for hiring a part-time Maintenance Worker.     Motion and Vote
8.d. Consideration of a Resolution Amending the Conflict of Interest Code  
Recommended Action:  Adopt a Resolution amending the City of Arroyo Grande’s Conflict of Interest Code, including an amended Appendix of Designated Positions and Appendix of Disclosure Categories.
8.e. Consideration of an Agreement for Consultant Services to Provide Voice and Data Services for Citywide Shoretel VOIP Phone System Implementation  
Recommended Action: Approve an Agreement for Consultant Services with CIO Solutions to implement and install a ShoreTel VoIP Phone System and necessary network upgrades as part of the Citywide Phone system upgrade project.
8.f. Consideration of a Resolution of Intention to Amend Chapter 3.46 of the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code Relating to Exemptions and Vacation Rentals and Homestays  
Recommended Action: Adopt a Resolution of Intention to amend Chapter 3.46 of the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code to provide that the same exemptions that apply to the Transient Occupancy Tax apply to Arroyo Grande Tourism Business Improvement District assessments and amend the definition of “lodging” to include vacation rentals and homestays.
8.g. Consideration of Amendment No. 1 to a Cooperation Agreement Between the County of San Luis Obispo and the City of Arroyo Grande for Joint Participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Home Investment Partnerships Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, the American Dream Down Payment Initiative Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Program for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018  
Recommended Action: Adopt a Resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to the Cooperation Agreement between the County of San Luis Obispo and the City of Arroyo Grande for joint participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Home Investment Partnerships Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, the American Dream Down Payment Initiative Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018.
9. PUBLIC HEARINGS:  
9.a.  Consideration of Public Art Sculptured Lantern at 150 South Courtland Street; Applicant: Peoples Self Help Housing - Arroyo Grande Public Art Committee  
Recommended Action:  Allow public comment and provide input on the proposed sculptured lantern.    
10. CONTINUED BUSINESS:  
None.
11. NEW BUSINESS:  
11.a. Consideration of an Appeal to Deny Request to Remove a Tree at 465 Tanner Lane       Motion and Vote
Recommended Action: Adopt a Resolution upholding the Parks and Recreation Commission’s denial of an appeal from Steven Andrews to remove a mature Coastal Live Oak tree located at 465 Tanner Lane.
12.  COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS:  
Any Council Member may ask a question for clarification, make an announcement, or report briefly on his or her activities.  In addition, subject to Council Policies and Procedures, Council Members may request staff to report back to the Council at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter or take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.
13.  STAFF COMMUNICATIONS:  
Correspondence/Comments as presented by the City Manager.
14.  COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS:  
This public comment period is an invitation to members of the community to present issues, thoughts, or suggestions.  Comments should be limited to those matters that are within the jurisdiction of the City Council.  The Brown Act restricts the Council from taking formal action on matters not published on the agenda.
15. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:  
Prior to adjournment to Closed Session, any member of the public who wishes to comment on any Closed Session item may do so at this time.
16. CLOSED SESSION:  
a. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6:

Agency Designated Representative: Shelline Bennett
Represented Employees: Arroyo Grande Police Officers' Association

b. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54957:

Title: City Manager
17. Reconvene to open session:  
Announcement(s) of any reportable action(s) taken in Closed Session will be made in open session, and repeated at the beginning of the next Regular City Council meeting as this portion of the meeting is not recorded or videotaped. Optional brief comments may be forthcoming from Council Members.
18. ADJOURNMENT  
All Staff reports of other written documentation, including any supplemental material distributed to a majority of the City Council within 72 hours of a regular meeting, relating to each item of business on the agenda are available for public inspection during regular business hours in the City Clerk's office, 300 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande.  If requested, the agenda shall be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disability, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To make a request for disability-related modification or accommodation, contact the Legislative and Information Services Department at 805-473-5414 as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.

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