CITY OF SANTA CLARITA

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

AGENDA
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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY - No New Business

PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY - No New Business
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Public Participation Process

During the Public Participation portion of the meeting, each person wishing to speak should prepare a presentation of not more than three (3) minutes. Public Participation speaker's slips must be submitted to the City Clerk BEFORE this portion of the meeting begins. Anyone wishing to address an item on the agenda should fill out a speaker's slip 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.
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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 - Ferry

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

FLAG SALUTE

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AWARDS/RECOGNITION TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY

February 5, 2010 - Wear Red Day Proclamation
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PRESENTATIONS TO THE CITY

Recognition of Ken Pulskamp and Ken Striplin for Being ICMA Credentialed Managers

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COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS
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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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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 previous City Council meetings are submitted for City Council approval.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes of the February 9, 2010, special and regular meetings of the City Council.

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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: 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.


SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE ADDING CHAPTER 2.05 TO THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA; AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE BOARD OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA - As part of the 21-Point Business Plan for Progress, the City is pursuing prudent opportunities to assist local businesses. The creation of an Industrial Development Authority in the City of Santa Clarita would allow businesses access to tax-exempt private activity bonds for certain eligible uses.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt an ordinance entitled: "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 2.05 TO THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA." Adopt a resolution designating the Board of Directors for the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Santa Clarita.

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INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PHASE III AND SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION GAP CLOSURE, PROJECT I0006 - APPROVE THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS, AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AND SUPPORTING CONTRACT, AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS - This project builds upon the success of previous Intelligent Transportation Management System and Thoroughfare Signal Interconnect projects by adding critical infrastructure to the City's roadway network.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the plans and specifications and award the construction contract for the Intelligent Transportation Management System Phase III and Signal Synchronization Gap Closure, Project I0006, to Moore Electrical Contracting, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $2,353,507 including contingency; award the communication equipment integration services contract to Etherwan Systems, Inc., in the amount of $40,000 and authorize a contingency in the amount of $4,000; increase Revenue Account 259-4621.001 by $56,120; increase Expenditure Account I0006259-5161.001 by $56,120; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney approval.

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TRAFFIC CIRCULATION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON NEWHALL AVENUE AT SIERRA HIGHWAY, PROJECT C0034 - PROJECT ACCEPTANCE - This project improved overall traffic circulation at the intersection by shifting the lanes northerly to allow room for eastbound buses to stop without impeding traffic flow and improving pedestrian access to the area.
RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Accept the completion of the Traffic Circulation and Safety Improvements on Newhall Avenue at Sierra Highway, Project C0034; direct the City Clerk to file the Notice of Completion; direct staff to release the 10 percent retention 35 days after the Notice of Completion is recorded, provided no stop notices have been filed, as provided by law; decrease revenues in Account 229-4424.012 by $22,898 and decrease expenditure Account C0034229-5161.001 by $22,898; transfer $53,840 from 2008-09 Annual Overlay Program Account M0063601-5161.001 to Account C0034601-5161.001.

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APPROVAL OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON UTILITY EASEMENT LOCATED ON CITY-OWNED PROPERTY - License agreement with T-Mobile West Corporation to utilize Southern California Edison existing tower structures on City-owned parcels along the south fork of the Santa Clara River for cellular communication devices to enhance wireless communication.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the License Agreement T-Mobile West Corporation and Southern California Edison. Increase estimated revenues for Fiscal Year 2009-10 by $4,000 in the General Fund, account 100-4012.004 (Franchise Agreements - Other); and appropriate $4,000 one time to expenditure account 14502-5161.002. Approve an ongoing revenue adjustment in the amount of $12,000 to General Fund account 100-4012.004 (Franchise Agreements - Other). Approve an ongoing base budget adjustment in the amount of $12,000 in expenditure account 14502-5161.002. Authorize the City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney approval.

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SANTA CLARITA PUBLIC TELEVISION AUTHORITY: RESTATED AND AMENDED JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT - The Santa Clarita Public Television Authority allows multiple local public agencies to pool their financial and/or in-kind resources to fund operational and staffing costs associated with the City's local public television station, Channel 20. As amended, the Agreement includes only the City and the William S. Hart Union High School District as members of the Authority.
RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Adopt resolution restating and amending the Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Joint Powers Agreement, and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute, subject to City Attorney approval.

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CHECK REGISTER NO. 2 - Approval of the Check Register.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve and ratify for payment the demands presented in Check Register No. 2.

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NEW BUSINESS
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HIGH SPEED TRANSPORTATION AD HOC COMMITTEE - At the February 9, 2010, City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem McLean suggested the formation of a High Speed Transportation ad hoc committee of the City Council to discuss issues related to the potential development of a high speed transportation corridor through the Santa Clarita Valley.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Create an ad hoc committee of the City Council for review, discussion, and consideration of issues related to the potential development of a high speed transportation corridor through the Santa Clarita Valley.

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PRESERVATION OF 243 +/- ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY, SOLEDAD CANYON AREA, ASSESSOR'S PARCELS 3210-002-012, 3210-003-007, 008, and 009 - Consideration of purchase of 243 +/- acres of vacant land for open space preservation in Soledad Canyon area, adjacent to existing City-owned open space.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the purchase of 243 +/- acres of real property located in the Soledad Canyon area within unincorporated Los Angeles County, Assessorís Parcels 3210-002-012 and 3210-003-007, 008, and 009. Appropriate $722,595 from Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5201.004. Appropriate $20,000 from Open Space Preservation District Balance (Fund 358) to Improvements Other than Buildings Account 12592-5201.008. Accept a grant facilitated by Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority Grant in the amount of $750,000; increase revenue account 259-4621.001 by $750,000; and appropriate $750,000 to expenditure account 15501-5201.004. Authorize the City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney approval.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for the public to address the City Council on items that are NOT on
the agenda. Council will not act upon those items at this meeting other than to review and return without action or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker's slip to the City Clerk prior to this portion of the meeting and prepare a presentation not to exceed three (3) minutes. The number of people wishing to speak will divide the thirty minutes allowed for public input, maximum time allowed per person will be three (3) minutes.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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ADJOURNMENT

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FUTURE MEETINGS

A City Council Study Session will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the Century Room, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita CA.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA.
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CERTIFICATION

I, Sarah P. Gorman, City Clerk, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified City Clerk for the City of Santa Clarita and that on February 18, 2010, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall and the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.

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Sarah P. Gorman, Esq.
City Clerk
Santa Clarita, California





The official agenda is posted at City Hall in accordance with state law.
This copy is for general information only.
In the event of a conflict between this copy and the posted agenda, the posted agenda shall prevail. Questions regarding this agenda should be directed to the City Agenda Coordinator at (661) 255-4391.