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I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Bouer called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
Mayor Pro Tem Robbins led the flag salute.
COUNCILMEMBERS: PRESENT: Hack, Ring, Ross, Robbins, Bouer
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; City Attorney McEwen; City Clerk Condon; Community Development Director Barr; Assistant City Manager Reilly
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Robbins, seconded by Councilmember Ring, and carried unanimously to approve City Proclamations 5.1 through 5.3.
5.1 Proclamation – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month – December 2006
5.2 Commendation –
5.3 Commendation – Beryl Peterson – 100th Birthday
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Hack, and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 6.1 through 6.6.
6.1 Approved City Council minutes from the regular meeting of
6.2 Approved the reading by title of all ordinances and resolutions. Said ordinances and resolutions that appeared on the public agenda were determined to have been read by title only and further reading waived.
6.3 Received and filed November 2006 monthly Treasurer’s Report.
6.4 Approved the
6.5 City Investment Policy
Approved Resolution No. 06-21 ratifying the City’s 2006 Investment Policy, entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE
6.6 Notice of Completion – Traffic Signal Communications System Cable Installation on El Toro Road between Calle Corta and Moulton Parkway:
A. Accepted project completion of a contract with Republic Intelligent Transportation Services (formerly known as Republic Electric) for the Traffic Signal Communications System Cable Installation Project.
B. Released contract retention in the amount of $4,950.47, withheld per California 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
City Manager Keane explained that item 6.5 City Investment Policy must be reviewed and approved each year; there are no changes to the policy approved by Council in 2005.
7.1 City Council Election
City Clerk Condon swore in Councilmembers Hack and Ring and presented Certificates of Election.
7.2 City Council Reorganization – Office of Mayor
A. Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Ring and carried unanimously to appoint Milt Robbins as Mayor for the period December 2006 to December 2007.
B. Mayor Robbins briefly discussed projects that he would like to accomplish during the coming year.
7.3 City Council Reorganization – Office of Mayor Pro Tem
A Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Bouer and carried unanimously to appoint Bert Hack as Mayor Pro Tem for the period December 2006 to December 2007.
B. Mayor Pro Tem Hack stated he concurred with the projects proposed by Mayor Robbins.
VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
9.1 Appointments to Regional Boards and Committees
City Manager Keane reported that Council needed to appoint members and staff to various regional boards and committees.
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to approve the proposed two year Councilmember appointments to regional boards and committees.
9.2 Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments
City Manager Keane reported Council had been provided with a list of nominations to the City’s five advisory committees (planning, community services, human relations, transportation and water quality.
Moved by Councilmember Ring, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to approve the proposed nominations and Committee Chair appointments for the Planning Advisory, Transportation Advisory, Water Quality, Community Services and Human Relations Committees.
Councilmember Ring advised that there were still some vacancies and encouraged residents who were interested in serving on a committee to contact the committee chair.
9.3 Report on
Mayor Robbins reported on the
Councilmember Ring reported on the seminars he attended at the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Conference such as ethics, personnel and managing technology.
10.1 Administrative Policy 3.1: Expense Reimbursement and Travel Policy
City Manager Keane advised that in January 2006, AB 1234 became effective which established new requirements related to expense reimbursement. While the City’s existing expense reimbursement policy meets most of the requirements of the new law, it is not specific enough with respect to meal reimbursements and incidental expenses. The proposed policy is based on the template provided by the League of California Cities.
Moved by Councilmember Bouer, seconded by Councilmember Ross and carried unanimously to approve Resolution No. 06-22 to establish a City expense reimbursement policy, entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE
City Attorney McEwen advised there was no report and wished everyone a happy holiday.
XII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mayor Pro Tem Hack reported the next meeting would be Thursday, December 14 and they would be discussing a potential merger between the agencies.
12.2 Vector Control District (Councilmember Bouer)
Councilmember Bouer discussed West Nile Virus.
12.3 Library Board (Mayor Robbins)
Mayor Robbins advised there had not been a meeting.
Councilmember Ross advised that pension and salaries had been discussed in closed meetings during the past month.
Councilmember Ring reported that they discussed the final finishing details for the
Councilmember Ring advised he was unable to attend the meeting as he was out of town.
XIII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Councilmember Ring requested City Manager Keane discuss jaywalking in the city. City Manager Keane reported that a large number of people had been seen jaywalking around the city and the Orange County Sheriff had been requested to ticket jaywalkers. She reported that a resident had called to complain that she had received a ticket from the motorcycle officer on Friday afternoon for jaywalking. City Manager Keane advised she was notified Friday night that another resident, who was jaywalking on El Toro Road, had been hit by a car and killed after she stepped off the curb.
Councilmember Ring advised the Cookie Contest on Friday, December 6 was a great success. He wished everyone a happy holiday.
Mayor Pro Tem Hack reported that he had attended a water convention as a Director of the Southern California Water Committee and discussed water issues facing southern California.
Councilmember Ross congratulated Mayor Pro Tem Hack and Councilmember Ring on their return to the Council and wished everyone a happy holiday.
Councilmember Bouer congratulated the newly elected Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem and thanked city staff, police and fire departments for all there service over the past year. He also wished everyone a happy and healthy new year.
Mayor Robbins also thanked city staff, police and fire departments for all there service and wished everyone a happy holiday and prosperous new year.
XV. CLOSED SESSION
The meeting was adjourned at 2.53 p.m. The next meeting will be at 2:00 p.m. on
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
MILTON ROBBINS, Mayor
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