City Council Meeting
Location: Council Chambers
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, California 94706
CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
City Council convenes in the Council Chamber and then adjourns to Closed Session on the following items:
1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation
Pursuant to Government Code Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9
Name of case: Before the US District Court Northern District Oakland Division: GTE Mobilenet of California Limited Partnership, a California limited partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless vs. City of Albany Case No. 11-6155.
2. Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b) to discuss potential litigation arising out of pending wireless facility application submitted by AT&T.
CALL TO ORDER
1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL
3. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
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4-1. Minutes, June 4, 2012
Staff recommendation: Approve
4-2. a. Ratification of City of Albany net payroll in the amount of $ 210,260.70; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $181,199.00 . Total payroll in the amount of $391,459.70. Payroll period: 6/01/2012
b. Ratification of Albany Municipal Services JPA net payroll in the amount of $48,252.51; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $34,660.25. Total payroll in the amount of $82,912.76. Payroll period: 6/01/2012
Staff recommendation: Ratify.
4-3. Resolution No. 2012-37 - A Resolution of the Albany City Council adopting the yearly tax rate for the pension override tax to fund City Police and Fire pension obligations
4-3A Staff Report
4-3B Reso 2012-37
Staff recommendation: Approve Resolution No. 2012-37, a Resolution of the Albany City Council adopting the yearly tax rate for the pension plans of the City of Albany submitted and approved by the Albany City Council in accordance with Assembly Bill 377 and Assembly Bill 13, the tax rate adopted is for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013.
4-4. Scheduling of a Public Hearings for Master Fee Schedule
Staff recommendation: That Council schedule a Public Hearing for the City Council meeting of July 2, 2012 (previously scheduled for June 18, 2012) on the proposed Master Fee Schedule to become effective July 3, 2012.
4-5. Resolution setting the meeting dates of the Planning & Zoning Commission
4-5A Staff Report
4-5B Reso 2012-27
Staff recommendation: That Council adopt Resolution No. 2012-27, setting the meeting dates of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
4-6. Resolution No. 2012-38, Establishing Rules for the November 6, 2012 Election
4-6A Staff Report
4-6B Reso 2012-38
4-6C Guide To Packet
Staff recommendation: That the Council adopt Resolution No. 2012-38, Establishing Rules for the Conduct of the November 6, 2012 Election.
4-7. KALB Community Center control room upgrade 2012/13
4-7A Staff Report
4-7B KALB Control Room CMAC Proposal
Community Media Access Committee and staff recommendation: Approve $30,000 in funding from KALB PEG (Public, Educational and Government) cable channel franchise fees for upgrade of KALB control room system in the Albany Community Center.
4-8. Temporary Street Closures, July 4, 2012
a. Temporary Closure of Buchanan Street on July 4, 2012
4-8A Staff Report - Buchanan
4-8B Attachment to 4-8A
Staff recommendation: That Council authorize the temporary closure of Buchanan Street west of the I-80/580 freeway interchange on July 4, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
b. Temporary Street Closure around Memorial Park for July 4 Celebration
4-8C Staff Report - Memorial Park
Staff recommendation: That Council authorize the closure of a two-block area of Portland Avenue between Carmel Avenue and Pomona Avenue in front of Memorial Park on July 4, 2012 from 8 AM –5 PM for the City’s July 4th celebration in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
4-9. 2012 Pavement Rehabilitation Project: Spokane Avenue from Brighton Avenue to Portland Avenue, and Portland Avenue from Masonic Avenue to Key Route Boulevard.
4-9A Staff Report
4-9B Reso 2012-39
4-9C 2012 Paving Project Plans
4-9D Engineering Cost Estimate
4-9E Portland Sidewalk Corridor Study
Staff recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2012-39: Approving plans, finding project to be Categorically Exempt under CEQA, calling for Bids, and authorizing the City Manager to Award a Contract (Contract No. C12-9) for the 2012 Paving Project, to the lowest responsible bidder for an amount not to exceed $416,000.
5. GOOD OF THE CITY/PUBLIC FORUM/ANNOUNCEMENTS
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6. PRESENTATION/PUBLIC HEARING
6-1. Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13
6-1A Staff Report
6-1B & C - By Type, By Dept
6-1D Draft Goals and Objectives
Staff recommendation: That the City Council conduct a public hearing on the draft budget for fiscal year 2012-13, and provide direction to staff for preparation of a final budget to be presented for adoption at the Council meeting of July 16, 2012.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7-1. Sales tax ballot measure for November 6, 2012 election
7-1A Staff Report
7-1B Sales Tax Measure Feasibility Survey Presentation
7-1C Capacity Limitations
7-1D Capacity Limitations Presentation
7-1E Sales Tax Rates 07 01 12
7-1F Local Revenue Measures In CA
7-1G Proposed Ordinance
Staff recommendation: That Council review the draft ordinance and ballot language for a one-half cent sales tax measure before the voters at the General Municipal Election of November 6, 2012, and provide direction to staff on ballot wording to bring back to Council in July.
7-2. Buchanan / Marin Bikeway Pierce St. to San Pablo Ave, Contract No. C12-2, Federal Project CML 5178(012), FTIP ID No. ALA110030
7-2A Staff Report
7-2B Buchanan-Marin Excerpts
1. Approve Final Plans for Buchanan/ Marin Bikeway Pierce St. to San Pablo Avenue, Contract No. C12-2, Federal Project CML 5178(012), FTIP ID No. ALA110030 and authorize the City Manager to call for bids.
2. Appropriate $328,150 of Measure F 2006 for this project.
3. Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of appreciation from the City Council to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner for their assistance in working with federal and state agencies involved in the project grant and approval processes.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8-1. Letter to Regents of the University of California supporting urban agriculture academic initiatives and community partnerships at the Gill Tract.
8-1A Staff Report
Council Members Thomsen and Wile recommendation:
1. That Council authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter to the Regents of the University of California, as well as the President of the University of California and the Chancellor of the University of California Berkeley, expressing support for University academic initiatives and community partnerships at the Gill Tract.
2. Receive a verbal status report from the Council Subcommittee of Council Members Thomsen and Wile.
9. OTHER BUSINESS, REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED, ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
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