City Council Meeting
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall
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) Recruitment, Selection and Appointment of Public Employee, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b)(1):
Position: Public Works Director/City Engineer
CALL TO ORDER
1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL
3. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
(Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. By approval of the Consent Calendar, the staff recommendations will be adopted unless otherwise modified by the City Council. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member or a member of the audience requests removal of the items from the Consent Calendar.)
4-1. a. Minutes, September 9, 2012
b. Minutes, September 24, 2012
Staff recommendation: Approve
4-2. a. Ratification of City of Albany net payroll in the amount of $208,175.19; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $174,111.73. Total payroll in the amount of $382,286.92. Payroll period: 9/7/2012
b. Ratification of Albany Municipal Services JPA net payroll in the amount of $47,048.60; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $35,538.02. Total payroll in the amount of $82,586.62. Payroll period: 9/7/2012
Staff recommendation: Ratify.
4-3. Ratification of Police & Fire Pension Plan payments in the amount of $113,080.77 for the month of September, 2012.
Staff recommendation: Ratify.
4-4. A rendering of the quarterly Cash and Investments Treasury Report of the City of Albany as of March 31, 3012, as required by Section 53646 of the California Government Code.
4-4A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: Note and file - for information only
4-5. Purchase of a Combination Sewer Cleaner
4-5A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That Council approves the purchase of a VacCon Model V230HSA/500 Combination Sewer Cleaner with available Sewer Enterprise Funds.
5. GOOD OF THE CITY/PUBLIC FORUM/ANNOUNCEMENTS
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6. PRESENTATION/PUBLIC HEARING
6-1. Proclamation: National Chiropractic Month
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
8. NEW BUSINESS
8-1. Referendum Petition - Ordinance No. 2012-04 Approving University Village Mixed Use Project Development Agreement
8-1A Staff Report
8-1B Att 1 ROV Random Sample Certificate
Staff recommendation: That Council receive a report from the City Clerk certifying the results of the referendum petition, and direct staff to return with a full analysis of City Council options regarding the referendum.
8-2. Contract for Wireless Consulting Services
8-2A Staff Report
8-2B Background on Pete Gruchawka
Staff recommendation: That Council authorize staff to enter into a contract with Peter Gruchawka, on a time and materials basis, to provide a summary report based on a review of the existing wireless facilities in the City or located nearby and that provide coverage within the City; a tour of potential locations for new wireless facilities in the City and initial reaction to feasibility of new installations; and a broad overview of industry trends and some preliminary thoughts on what the trends mean for the City.
9. OTHER BUSINESS, REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED, ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
9-1. Open House and Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, October 13th, 8 am to 12 Noon concluding National Fire Prevention Week of October 7th through October 13th.
(Council and staff announcements: Council Member reports on State, regional and local boards, commissions and committees to which they are appointed by the City Council; Council Member announcement of requests for future agenda items. No public comment will be taken on announcement of future agenda items).
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NOTICE - Please Read
"Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge a decision of the City Council in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at a public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.
The decision of the City Council is final as of the date of its decision unless judicial review is initiated pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.5. Any such petition for judicial review is subject to the provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure 1094.6.
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