Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Joint Powers Authority
Date: June 6, 7:15 PM
6:30 p.m. WORK SESSION
The City Council and Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a joint work session to discuss the vegetation management challenges on Albany Hill and the scope of the proposed update and refinement of the Albany Hill Creekside Master Plan. This work session precedes the agenda item under Unfinished Business on awarding a contract for services to assist the City in working with the community to create an updated long-term vegetation management plan for Albany Hill.
WS 1B Map of Albany Hill
WS 1C Vegetation Management Plan
WS 1D Albany Hill Creekside 1991 Master Plan
7:30 p.m. - COUNCIL MEETING, CALL TO ORDER
1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2. ROLL CALL
3. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
4. PRESENTATION/PUBLIC HEARING
4-1. Presentations from Fire Chief Tubbs on:
a) City notification in the event of an emergency, and;
b) Disaster preparedness information for the community
4-1A Staff Report
4-1B San Francisco Bay EAS Plan
4-1C City of Albany Employee Information Guide
Staff recommendation: For information.
5. CONSENT CALENDAR
(Consent Calendar items are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. Read more here. Not all consent item minutes are listed here.)
5-4. Solano Avenue Farmers Market Business License Tax
5-4A Staff Report
5-4B 2011 Business License Rates
Staff recommendation: That the City Council determine that the annual season of the weekly Solano Avenue farmers market be characterized as a single event for purposes of business license tax.
5-5. A rendering of the quarterly Cash and Investment Treasury Report of the City of Albany as of March 31, 2011, as required by Section 53646 of the California Government Code.
5-5A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: Note and File - for information only
5-6. Appointment of Alternates to the Board of Police & Fire Pension Fund Commissioners
5-6 Staff Report
Staff recommendation: Confirm the appointments of Beth Pollard as the City Treasurer's Alternate, and Charles A. Adams as the City Clerk's Alternate to the Board of Police & Fire Pension Fund Commissioners.
5-7. Resolution No. 2011-27, A Resolution of the Albany City Council Re-Delegating Investment Authority to the City Treasurer and Adopting the Investment Policy for the City of Albany
5-7A Staff Report
5-7B Reso 2011-27
5-7C Attachment - Code of Ethics
5-7D PMIA Investment Policy
5-7E CalTRUST Investment Policy
Staff recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2011-27.
5-8. Request for Temporary Street Closure around Memorial Park for the Sunday, July 17, 2011 for Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium (Races)
5-8A Staff Report
5-8B Application Map
Staff recommendation: Approve request by Berkeley Bicycle Club to close off the streets immediately around Memorial Park (and Albany High School) on Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for their annual bike races.
5-9. Ordinance #2011-02 to amend the contract between the City of Albany and the California Public Employees' Retirement System to allow for the "Employee Sharing Cost of Additional Benefits" provision (§20516) for local Police Safety members
5-9A Staff Report
5-9B Ord 2011-02
Staff recommendation: Approve Ordinance #2011-02, - Second Reading - Pass to print.
5-10. Employment Agreement with Robert Zweben for City Attorney services through the end of 2011
5-10A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That Council authorize the City Manager to execute an employment agreement with Robert Zweben to provide City Attorney services from June 27, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
6. GOOD OF THE CITY/ PUBLIC FORUM/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Read more here.)
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7-1. Contract with Cheryl Miller and Associates for updating the long-term vegetation management plan for Albany Hill
7-1 Staff Report
Note: Additional Documents Above under Work Session
Parks and Recreation Commission recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Cheryl Miller and Associates for updating the long-term vegetation management plan for Albany Hill.
7-2. Request to review the City Council approval on April 4 of the installation of rubber surfacing under the play structure and swing set at the Opal Staniek Dartmouth Tot Lot.
7-2A Staff Report
7-2B Risk Management Letter
7-2C Sketches of Dartmouth
7-2D Dartmouth May 2011 Slide Show
7-2E Tot Lot Emails
Council Member Atkinson recommendation: That Council review the City Council project approval and consider any new information and public comment, for possible modification or repeal of the decision.
7-3. 2010-2011 Community Greening & Sustainability Initiatives - Americorps Members
7-3 Community Greening & Sustainability Init.-Americorps
Staff recommendation: Recognize the work of the Americorps members working with Albany to assist in City and School District greening and sustainability efforts.
7-4. Waste Management of Alameda County franchise negotiations
7-4A Staff Report
7-4B Optional Services Rates
7-4C WMAC Davis Street Transfer Station
7-4D Franchise Comparison
Staff recommendation: That Council provide direction to staff on whether to continue franchise negotiations with Waste Management of Alameda County or initiate a competitive bid process for a new franchise agreement for collection and disposal of waste and recycled materials.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8-1. Memorial Ball Field fence and bullpens
8-1A Staff Report
Staff and Parks & Recreation Commission recommendation: 1) That Council approve the installation of a fence (in the vicinity of the northeast corner), and bullpens at Memorial Park ball field per the attached drawing; 2) That pending approval of the fence installation, Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for the fence installation not to exceed $15,900.
8-2. SB 810 - The California Universal Healthcare Act.
8-2B SB 810 (full bill - 98 pages)
8-2C SB 810 Summary
Council Member Atkinson recommendation: That Council authorize the Mayor to sign and send a letter endorsing SB 810 (Leno), as amended on May 10, 2011.
9. OTHER BUSINESS, REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED, ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
(Read more here.)
10. JPA NEW BUSINESS
10-1. Appointment of Jeff Bond as Community Development Director
JPA 10-1A Staff Report
JPA 10-1B Reso JPA2011-4
Staff recommendation: Approve Resolution No. JPA2011-4 appointing Jeffrey Bond as Community Development Director effective September 1, 2011.
JPA & CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
(Read about the closed session items here on the city website.)
11. REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION, IF ANY
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