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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Ring called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
II. FLAG SALUTE
Mayor Pro Tem Ross led the Flag salute.
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Bouer, Hack, McLaughlin, Ross, Ring
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; Deputy City Attorney Wohlenberg; City Clerk Condon; Community Development Director Barr; Assistant City Manager Riley
V. CITY PROCLAMATIONS
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to approve the City Proclamations 5.1 - 5.5.
5.1 Proclamation – National Military Appreciation Month
5.2 Proclamation – Older Americans Month
5.3 Proclamation – National Arthritis Awareness Month
5.4 Proclamation – Water Awareness Month
5.5 Proclamation – Mental Health Month
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
Moved by Councilmember Bouer, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 6.1 through 6.10
6.1 City Council Minutes from the special meeting of
6.2 Approved the reading by title of all ordinances and resolutions. Said ordinances and resolutions that appear on the public agenda shall be determined to have been read by title only and further reading waived.
6.3 Received and File April 2004monthly Treasurer’s Report and Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2003-04 Treasurer’s Report.
6.4 Approved the
6.5 Commercial Fortunetelling and Psychic Regulations
Adopted Ordinance No. 04-03 entitled:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
6.6 Massage Regulations and Licensing
Adopted Ordinance No. 04-04 entitled:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
6.7 Notice of Completion – 2003-04 Energy Efficient Improvement Project: Windows and Doors
A. Accepted project completion of a contract with Shamrock Windows and Doors.
B. Released contract retention in the amount of $5,241.80 withheld per Government Code 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the
C. Exonerated project posted bonds 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the
6.8 Road Maintenance Contract with
Approved an agreement with the
6.9 CDBG Contract for Fiscal Year 2004-05
Approved a contract with the
6.10 Fiscal Year 2003-04 Budget Adjustment
Approved a budget adjustment for the current fiscal year 2003-04 to fully reflect revenues and expenditures for City bus trips.
VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
VIII. CITY COUNCIL
8.1 Wildland Urban Interface Fires
City Manager Keane reported the League of Cities and the California State Association of Counties are requesting adoption of a resolution supporting a joint League/CSAC Policy Statement to decrease impacts on public health and safety resulting from wildland urban interface fires.
Moved by Councilmember McLaughlin, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Ross and carried unanimously to approve Resolution No. 04-04 entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA SUPPORTING A JOINT LEAGUE/CSAC POLICY STATEMENT TO DECREASE IMPACTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY RESULTING FROM WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE FIRESCITY MANAGER’S REPORT
IX, CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
Mayor Ring recommended moving item 9.4 to the beginning of the City Manager’s Report as there were members of the audience in attendance wishing to address the item. The Council concurred.
9.4 Expandable Polystyrene Products
Community Development Director Barr provided information on polystyrene form, which is commonly referred to by the trade name “Styrofoam”. He advised the City currently has Administrative Policy 3.5 which promotes the purchase of recycled and environmentally preferred products. Staff is recommending that the use or distribution of expandable polystyrene products at special events that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the City of
David Jolly spoke in opposition to the proposed resolution.
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Ross and carried unanimously to approve Resolution No. 04-05 entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
9.1 Update on State Budget and Impact of City Fiscal Year 2004-05 Budget
City Manager Keane reported she was in
City Manager Keane provided summary FY 04-05 budget information. She explained that staff was preparing a base budget and a list of add-one items and asked if councilmembers had any preliminary direction for staff.
Councilmember Hack questioned why no written data had been provided; he did not feel he could discuss or give direction without information. He also questioned the elimination of the Council Budget Committee
City Manager Keane advised that staff, as in prior years, was discussing only preliminary information and requesting Council directions. Once direction was received from Council staff would finalize its budget proposal for the June 16th meeting. She reported the Council Budget Committee was eliminated two years ago on the advice of the City Attorney. .
City Manager Keane advised that at the mid-year 03-04 budget reviewm Counci directed staff to bring three items back for discussion during the next the next budget process: (1) City ownership of five GRF streetlights, (2) City ownership of 39 Third Streetlights and (3) City ownership of three GRF streets – Calle
Discussion was held on all three items. As there was no clear
Moved by Councilmember McLaughlin, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Ross and carried 4-0-1 to direct staff to present a budget to accept ownership of the three GRF streets.
AYES: COUNCILMEMBER: Bouer, McLaughlin, Ross, Ring
NOES; COUNCILMEMBER: None
ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBER: None
ABSTAIN COUNCILMEMBER: Hack
Councilmember Hack advised he abstained as he would like to have a public budget discussion and would like to have the Budget Committee reinstituted. Council discussed the Budget Committee but took no action.
George Portlock, resident, requested Council accept ownership of the 39 Third streetlights.
Discussion was held on having a meeting to discuss the budget prior to the June 16th regular meeting. Consensus was to start the June 16th meeting at with the budget.
9.2 Traffic Signal Maintenance Contract with
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember McLaughlin and unanimously carried to approve an agreement with the
93 Ambulance Regulations
City Manager Keane advised the County has informed cities that the model ambulance ordinance adopted by the County in 1985 is in need of update due to a number of inconsistencies in ordinance language that has been adopted by individual cities during the last fifteen years.
The updated model ambulance ordinance will provide cities with consistent language governing the authority for setting the ALS service rate, administration of the competitive process, and award of ambulance contracts. If approved, the proposed ordinance will allow the City of
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Bouer and carried unanimously to approve the introduction and first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA ADOPTING CHAPTER 4.80 OF THE LAGUNA WOODS MUNICIPAL CODE AND ESTABLISHING GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS FOR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY
XI. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
XII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Hack reported that ETRPA members will be meeting with Congressman Cox.
Councilmember Hack reported that the proposed merger fell apart. He advised that the Foothill Eastern Authority approved a plan proposed by Supervisor Campbell.
12.3 Vector Control District (Councilmember Bouer)
Councilmember Bouer advised, that as reported last month, the trustees voted for a proposed increase in the Benefit Assessment Tax and the election will be conducted by mail.
12.4 Library Board (Councilmember McLaughlin)
Councilmember McLaughlin reported there was no meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Ross invited the Council to Fire Safety Day at OCFA Headquarters on May 21.
Mayor Ring reported the
Mayor Ring reported they have not met for a couple of months and will not meet in May.
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Tracy Brown, resident, reported on the coyote problem in the Gate 14 area. City Manager Keane reported state laws preempt local government involvement in this matter. She did report that California Fish and Game staff were in the community on the prior evening and had removed three coyotes. Councilmember Bouer reported that coyotes are scared of greyhounds.
XIII. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no Council comments. Mayor Ring reported there would not be a closed session.
XIV. CLOSED SESSION
The meeting was adjourned at A Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held at
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
ROBERT B. RING, Mayor
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