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Belmont City Council Meeting

Please Note: Special Belmont Fire Protection District and Redevelopment Agency Meeting to be held starting at 7:30 P.M. before Regular Meeting.

REGULAR MEETING OF
BELMONT CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, March 14, 2000, 7:30 P.M.

TWIN PINES SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTER
1223 RALSTON AVENUE

TWIN PINES PARK

AGENDA

In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at 650/595-7413. The speech and hearing-impaired may call 650/637-2990 for TDD services. Notification in advance of the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

SPECIAL MEETING: 6:15 P.M.

CLOSED SESSIONS

A. Conference with Legal Counsel, anticipated litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9
      1. One Case

B. Conference with Labor Negotiator, Susan Westman, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.8

                         1. BPOA

C. Conference with Property Negotiator, Susan Westman, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

      1. APN: 040-373-030

STUDY SESSION

A.Presentation by Technology Specialist, Valerie Harnish regarding e-mail update.

B. Presentation and discussion regarding Summerhill Homes project at the Jewish Community Center Site.

AGENDA STUDY SESSION - 7:15 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING - 7:30 P.M.

ROLL CALL

REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION

1. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY/PRESENTATIONS (None)

2. PUBLIC/COUNCIL COMMENTS

If you are addressing the City Council on a non-agenda item, the City Council's general policy is to refer items to staff for attention or have a matter placed on a future agenda for a more comprehensive action or report. This agenda category is limited to 10 minutes for items of interest not on Agenda, to be allocated as determined by the Mayor. If you wish to address the hearing body, please complete a speaker's card and give it to the City Clerk.

3. AGENDA AMENDMENTS (if any)

4. CONSENT CALENDAR

Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless members of the Council, staff or public request specific items to be removed for separate action.

A. Approval of meeting minutes: Special Meeting, Study Session 2/16; Special and Regular Meeting 2/22; Special Meeting, Study Session 2/23; and Special Meeting, Study Session 2/29.

B. Approval of Warrant List Dated: 2/11/00 for total amount of $290,525.58 and dated 2/18/00 for total amount of $181,447.15.

C. Written Communication 1). Before the PUC Order re. rates, charges, & practices of PG&E, A.94-12-005, I. 95-02-015; 2). Comments of the Utility Reform Network on the draft decision on intervenor compensation (PG&E rates) A. 94-12-005; 3). ECI Decision - No Federal Franchise Requirement from Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett. LLP; 4). Before the PUC Opinion re. A. 94-12-005 (PG&E rates).

D. Motion to approve Claims Management Report.

E. Motion to waive reading of Ordinances.

F. Resolution upholding the appeal and overturning the Planning Commission’s decision approving a variance at 1816 Oak Knoll Drive. (Eckert)

G. Resolution approving establishment of a No Parking Zone next to retaining wall at 2722-2726 Sequoia Way.

H. Motion to accept and authorize plan for public outreach program regarding the City’s Permit Processes.

I. Resolution appointing members to the General Plan Update Team.

J. Resolution authorizing payment for Change Order No. 111 for an amount not to exceed $110,039.00 for changes in the traffic detour plan for Elmer Street, Ralston Avenue and Harbor Boulevard, Ralston/Harbor/Holly Grade Separation Project, Phase B, Kiewit Pacific Corporation, City Contract No. 330-B.

K. Resolution authorizing payment for Change Order 81 for an amount not to exceed $101,676.00 for installing 615 L.F. of steel picket fencing at San Carlos Station, Ralston/Harbor/Holly Grade Separation Project, Phase B, Kiewit Pacific Corporation, City Contract No. 330-B.

L. Resolution authorizing the filing of Applications for AB 434 Program Funding with the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County for a Caltrain to Redwood Shores Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Project in the amount of $30,000, committing the necessary local match for the project in the amount of $4,000 and stating the assurance of the City of Belmont to complete the project.

M. Resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2000 budget and approving a Supplemental Appropriation, revision to Revenue and revision to Permanent Staffing Plan.

N. Resolution approving application to the Department of Conservation to request funding in the amount of $7,629 for recycling and/or litter reduction activities.

O. Resolution opposing SB 402, binding arbitration for Police and Fire Employees.

P. Resolution approving Professional Services Agreement with the Sandul Company to prepare the bi-annual Belmont City Newsletter in the amount of $6,533.67 for each edition.

Q. Motion to accept Ralston/Harbor/Holly Grade Separation Project Financial Statements for the Year ended June 30, 1999.

R. Resolution approving a license for Innisfree Companies to permit driveway and utility encroachment on city-owned property located at 843 Ralston Avenue.

ACTION: 1) Motion to approve the Consent Calendar

5. PUBLIC/HEARINGS

A. Hearing to consider Resolution approving proposed rate increase and restructure of rates to Browning Ferris Industries for Garbage Collection Services.

ACTION: 1) Open hearing; Close hearing.

2) Motion to approve Resolution

3) Take other action

  1. Public Hearing to consider Introduction of an Ordinance amending Chapter 22, Article 5 of the City Code relating to payment of Trench Cut fees.

ACTION: 1) Open hearing; Close hearing.

2) Introduce Ordinance by Title,

continue to meeting on 3/28 for

second reading and adoption.

3) Take other action

C. Call up pursuant to Municipal Code Section 1-11 regarding 1840 Robin Whipple Way to consider review of Planning Commission action of February 1, 2000, Item 6-E Public Hearing to consider design review for a second-story addition, consisting of approximately 1,169 s.f. to an existing 1,873 s.f. (including garage and covered entry porch) single-story home. Total floor area including the garage would be approximately 3,042 s.f. Maximum permitted floor area for the lot is 3,065 s.f. (Appl. No. 99-1144) APN: 044-311-150; Zoning: R1-C CEQA Status: Exempt David Hernandez (Applicant) Jen and Charlie Montgomery

ACTION: 1) Continue hearing; Close hearing.

2) Motion to approve Resolution

3) Take other action

6. OLD BUSINESS

A. Council votes for three Planning Commissioners for three year terms and one Planning Commissioner to complete a term to expire March 2002; three Parks and Recreation Commissioners for two year terms; three Arts Commissioners for two year terms.

ACTION: 1). Vote for Commissioners

2). Motion to approve Resolution making

appointment to the Planning Commission for term of two

years to expire on the first day of March, 2002.

3). Motion to approve Resolution making appointment to the

Planning Commission for a term of three years to expire on the first day of March 2003.

4). Motion to approve Resolution making appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms of two years to expire the first day of March, 2002.

5). Motion to approve Resolution making appointments to the Arts Commission for terms of two years to expire the first day of March 2002.

6). Take other action.

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. Consideration of Resolution approving proposal to provide contract planning services with Curtis Williams & Associates for annexation of Harbor Industrial Area and the Western Sphere of Influence.

ACTION: 1). Motion to approve/deny Resolution

B. Consideration of request by Belmont Historical Society for $2500 to purchase an antique carriage.

C. Consideration of Introduction of Ordinance amending Chapter 5, Article II Animal Control Ordinance.

ACTION: 1.). Introduce Ordinance by Title,

continue to meeting on 3/28 for

second reading and adoption.

2). Take other action

D. Consideration of Resolution authorizing funds up to $10,000 for the Grade Separation Completion Community Celebration.

ACTION: 1). Motion to approve/deny Resolution

E. Consideration of a Motion designating a Council representative to serve on the Peninsula Congestion Relief Alliance Joint Powers Authority.

ACTION: 1) Motion appointing a Council representative

8. BOARD, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE UPDATES, AND STAFF REPORTS

A. Discussion regarding use of the American Flag for advertising.(continue to 3/28)

B. Discussion and direction regarding Street Banner Policy.

9. MATTERS OF COUNCIL INTEREST/CLARIFICATION

  1. Discussion and consideration of holding a Joint Planning Commission/City Council Meeting.(Rianda)

  2. Discussion and direction regarding LAFCO application to place the property on our western border within our Sphere of Influence.(Rianda)

  3. Discussion and direction regarding setting up a study session with athletic organizations to get direct input on fields and other associated needs the organizations may have. (Rianda).

  4. Consideration of modification to code to allow goats to be used in a controlled place in place of gas powered mowers or herbicide. (Warden)

  5. Discussion and direction regarding charity for Max’s opening. (Hahn)

  6. Discussion regarding FPPC regulations re: conflict of interest relative to personal residence.(Cook)

ADJOURNMENT


Please Note: Special Belmont Fire Protection District and Redevelopment Agency Meeting are held before Regular Council Meeting at 7:30 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING
DIRECTORS OF BELMONT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Tuesday, March 14, 2000, - 7:30 P.M.

TWIN PINES SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTER

1223 RALSTON AVENUE

TWIN PINES PARK

Agenda

In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contract the City Clerk at 650/595-7413. The speech and hearing-impaired may call 650/637-2990 for TDD services. Notification in advance of the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

1. ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. PUBLIC AND/OR DIRECTORS COMMENTS

If you are addressing the Directors on a non-agenda item, the Director's general policy is to refer items to staff for attention or have the matter placed on a future agenda for a more comprehensive action or report. This agenda category is limited to 10 minutes for items of interest not on the Agenda, to be allocated as determined by the Chair. If you wish to address the hearing body, please complete a speaker's card and give it to the City Clerk.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless members of the Council, staff or public request specific items to be removed for separate consideration.

4. Approval of Warrant List Dated: 2/11/00 for total amount of $298.78 and dated 2/18/00 for total amount of $517.92.

5. Resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2000 budget and approving a Supplemental Appropriation, Revision to Revenue and Revision to Permanent Staffing Plan.

End of Consent Calendar

ACTION: Adopt Consent Calendar

As presented or amended

ADJOURNMENT


REGULAR MEETING
BELMONT REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Tuesday, March 14, 2000, 7:30 P.M.

TWIN PINES SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTER

1223 RALSTON AVENUE

TWIN PINES PARK


AGENDA

In compliance with the Americans with disabilities act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at 650/595-7413. The speech and hearing-impaired may call 650/637-2990 for TDD services. Notification in advance of the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

1. ROLL CALL

2. PUBLIC/DIRECTORS COMMENTS

If you are addressing the Agency on a non-agenda item, the Agency's general policy is to refer items to the staff for attention or have a matter placed on a more comprehensive action or report. This agenda category is limited to 10 minutes for items of interest not on the Agenda, to be allocated as determined by the Chair. If you wish to address the hearing body, please complete a speaker's card and give it to the City Clerk.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a member of the Agency, staff or public request specific items to be removed for separate action.

3. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting February 8, 2000.

4. Approval of Warrants dated 2/11/00 in total amount of $2,591.10 and dated 2/18/00 in total amount of $3,800.16

5. Resolution authorizing funding for the Peace Officer Home Loans not to exceed a total of $200,000 from the Low/Moderate Income Housing Division from the Redevelopment Agency.

6. Resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2000 Budget and approving a Supplemental Appropriation and Revision to Revenue.

End of Consent Calendar

ACTION: Adopt Consent Calendar

as presented or amended

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

7. Review of the Home Buyer Assistance Program.
8. Consideration of a Resolution requesting assistance for home buyers of two of the Oxford Subdivision below market units.

ACTION: Motion to approve/deny Resolution

ADJOURNMENT

 


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