Turlock City Council Meeting, Joint Commission/Council Meeting, and Budget Workshop Agendas

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The Regular Agenda includes Convention & Visitor Bureau reports and budget approval,  efforts to acquire properties in relations to the new Public Safety Facility, Proclamation: Turlock Rendezvous Days, March 20-22, 2009, Presentation: Earth Hour, March 10, 2009 (Aaron Jasso), Appointment: Development Collaborative Advisory Committee, and Appointment: CDBG Community Grant Selection Committee.
 
The Turlock City Council Regular Meeting will be preceded by a Budget Workshop at 5pm and a Joint City Council and Community Services Commission Meeting at 6pm.
 
 
 
On February 10, 2009, City Council convened the FY2008/09 Mid-Year Budget Workshop, wherein staff reported a forecasted approximate $5.0 million budget at the conclusion of the fiscal year:
 
Planned Use of Reserves $1.3 million (Expansion of Public Safety Services), Unfunded Capital $1.1 million (Council Actions 7/2008 – Current), Revenue Reductions $2.6 million (Forecasted Property/Sales Tax).
 
Council Directed staff to prepare mid-year budget adjustments using the following criteria:
 
Reduce the budget cap over forecasted 3 year economic downturn leaving 25-30% of General Fund Reserve, Reduce employee cost by voluntary reductions, etc. using a top down reduction strategy, Look at options for service reductions.
 
Since the mid-year meeting, management has worked with staff to prepare a budget reduction strategy that reflects Council policy direction. The recommendations reflect changes that better align budget expenditure budget with projected year end revenues.
 
This meeting will review the summary report of the proposed changes.
 
 
 
Turlock City Council Special Meeting (Budget Workshop)
March 10, 2009
5:00 p.m.
City of Turlock Yosemite Room
156 S. Broadway, Turlock, California
 
1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. BUDGET WORKSHOP
 
3. ADJOURNMENT
 
 
 
Turlock City Council Special Meeting (Joint Council/Community Services Commission Meeting)
March 10, 2009
6:00 p.m.
City of Turlock Yosemite Room
156 S. Broadway, Turlock, California
 
1. CALL TO ORDER
A. City Council
B. Community Services Commission
 
2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
 
3. COMMISSIONER FORUM
A. Community Services Commission Staff Liaison Report
B. Community Services Commission Comments
C. City Council Comments
 
4. ADJOURNMENT
A. Community Services Commission
B. City Council
 
 
 
Turlock City Council Meeting Agenda
March 10, 2009
7:00 p.m.
City of Turlock Yosemite Room
156 S. Broadway, Turlock, California
 
1. A. CALL TO ORDER
B. SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND INVOCATION: Pastor Greg Frazier, First Christian Church
of Turlock
 
2. PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS &
PRESENTATIONS
A. Proclamation: Turlock Rendezvous Days, March 20-22, 2009
B. Presentation: Earth Hour, March 10, 2009 (Aaron Jasso)
C. Appointment: Development Collaborative Advisory Committee
D. Appointment: CDBG Community Grant Selection Committee
 
3. A. TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL BRIEFING
B. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY STANISLAUS BRIEFING
C. COMMISSION BRIEFINGS
D. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BRIEFING
 
4. A. MOTION WAIVING READING OF ALL ORDINANCES ON THE AGENDA, EXCEPT BY
TITLE
B. DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND DISQUALIFICATIONS
 
5. CONSENT CALENDAR:
Information concerning the consent items listed hereinbelow has been forwarded to each Councilmember prior to this
meeting for study. Unless the Mayor, a Councilmember or member of the audience has questions concerning the
Consent Calendar, the items are approved at one time by the Council. The action taken by the Council in approving
the consent items is set forth in the explanation of the individual items.
A. Motion: Accepting Demands of 02/12/09 in the amount of $1,816,932.69; Demands of
02/19/09 in the amount of $1,240,710.37
B. Motion: Accepting Minutes of Special Meeting of 02/10/09; Minutes of Special Meeting
of 02/19/09; Minutes of Regular Meeting of 2/24/09
C. Resolution: Approving a reduction in the Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) Factor, from
1.00 to 0.85, to the Transportation Northwest Triangle Specific Plan Fee (Fund 176) for
the Senior Living Residential Lots of Cottage Park, Subdivision Project No. 0678
D. Motion: Accepting notification of Contract Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $487.24
(Fund 133) for City Project No. 0764, “South Ave and Orange Traffic Signal,” bringing
the contract total to $178,700.24
E. 1 Motion: Approving Contract Change Order No. 1 (Final) in the amount of $2,785.00
(Fund 116) with Industrial Fence Company, Inc. of Modesto, California, for City Project
No. 0768, “Automated Gate at Fire Station No. 3”
2. Motion: Accepting improvements with Industrial Fence Company, Inc. for City
Project No. 0768, “Automated Gate at Fire Station No. 3,” and authorizing the City
Engineer to file a Notice of Completion
3. Motion: Accepting improvements with Siemens Building Technologies for City
Project No. 0768, “Automated gate at Fire Station No. 3,” and authorizing the City
Engineer to file a Notice of Completion
F. 1. Motion: Awarding bid and approving an agreement in the amount of $237,500 (Fund
165) with Harris Builders, Inc., of Hilmar, California for City Project No. 0773 “Columbia
Park Renovations”
2. Resolution: Appropriating $325,000 to account number 165/464-07-101 “CP7
Columbia Park Improvements” to be funded with RDA Bond proceeds
G. Resolution: Approving the removal of approximately 55 Carob trees in the Canal Drive
median from Geer Road to East Main Street, “Remove Canal Drive Median Trees,” City
Project No. 0920
H. Motion: Approving the First Amendment to the Lease for the building located at 144
South Broadway occupied by the City of Turlock’s Housing Program Office at a monthly
rate of $4,568.72 for a three-year period (Fund 153)
I. Resolution: Declaring equipment surplus and obsolete to City needs and authorizing the
sales of same at public auction by Roger Ernst and Associates; and authorizing the sale
of Nextel cellular phones to Sprint on a buy-back program or donate to a non-profit
organization; and declaring certain miscellaneous equipment as scrap and not to be sold
at auction and declaring other miscellaneous scrap equipment to be sold to any
interested parties at fair market value
Council Agenda
March 10, 2009
Page 3
J. Motion: Approving multiple agreements with Ferguson Waterworks, Groeniger &
Company and Modesto Windustrial for the purchase of water distribution and service
materials for the Municipal Services Utilities Division, for a period of twelve months and a
combined amount not to exceed $170,000
K. 1. Motion: Approving the Service Agreement with Jim Brisco Enterprises, Inc. for
grounds clean-up services for Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility, in an
amount not to exceed $68,000 for this project
2. Resolution: Appropriating $68,000 from Fund 129 “Municipal Services” Reserve
Balance to 129/731-7-70 “Grounds Clean-up Services”
L. Motion: Approving an agreement with the 38th District Agricultural Association
(Stanislaus County Fair) to participate in the County Fair’s Sponsorship Program, in an
amount not to exceed $2,600 to be funded by a grant from the State Department of
Conservation for the purpose of encouraging recycling and litter reduction
M. Resolution: Approving renewal of a Public Dance Hall Permit for Wellington’s Pub and
Restaurant, located at 20 E. Main Street, owned and operated by Anthony T. and
Dorothy L. Walker
N. Resolution: Appropriating $3,150 to account number 177/784-02-05 “Trustee Fees” to
be funded from the fund balance reserve in Fund 177 “NW Triangle Mello Roos
Assessment District”
O. Motion: Accepting the donation of $1,200 from the Modesto Area Chapter Model A Club
in support of the Volunteers in Patrol Services Program
P. Resolution: Amending the City-Wide Records Retention Schedule to require digital
video recordings of City Council meetings be retained for five (5) years and authorizing
the City Clerk to prepare “action only” minutes
Q. Motion: Accepting the 2007-08 audited financial reports for the City of Turlock
R. Motion: Rejecting Claim for Damages filed by Michelle Ayala
S. Motion: Rejecting Claim for Damages filed by Fonda Cone
T. Motion: Rejecting Claim for Damages filed by Cyndi Nelson
 
6. FINAL READINGS:
A. Ordinance: Amending the Zoning Map of the City of Turlock, California, attached to Title
9 of the Turlock Municipal Code [Rezone 2008-05 (311 S. Tully)] as introduced on
February 24, 2008
 
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Request for approval establishing a lien for payment for the abatement of certain weeds,
obnoxious growth and other debris on property and abandoned vehicles that are a
nuisance to the public. (Boyd)
Recommended Action:
Resolution: Assessing properties for abatement costs and establishing a lien for
payment
B. Request to amend the Turlock Municipal Code in order to provide the City authority to
enforce rules and regulations at a BMX style bike park. (Madden)
Recommended Action:
Ordinance: Amending the Turlock Municipal Code Title 10, Chapter 1 regarding bike
parks
C. Request to amend the Turlock Municipal Code to regulate uniforms and vehicles for
security guards and private patrol operators. (Langston)
Recommended Action:
Ordinance: Amending Turlock Municipal Code Title 4, to add Chapter 17 regarding the
regulation of uniforms and vehicles for security guards and private patrol operators
D. Request to approve the Program of Projects for fiscal year 2008/09 Federal Transit
Administration projects. (Fall)
Recommended Action:
Motion: Approving the recommended Program of Projects for fiscal year 2008/09
 
8. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:
This is the time set aside for citizens to address the City Council on issues within the Council jurisdiction. You will be
allowed five (5) minutes for your comments. If you wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda, you may be
asked to defer your remarks until the Council addresses the matter.
No action or discussion may be undertaken on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, except that Council
may refer the matter to staff or request it be placed on a future agenda.
 
9. SCHEDULED MATTERS:
A. Request to approve the purchase of one parcel located at 244 Florence Street (APN No.
061-015-014) for the purpose of acquiring one of the seven parcels needed as part of
the development of the City of Turlock’s Public Safety Facility. (Pitcock)
Recommended Action:
Resolution: Approving the purchase and payment for the acquisition of the real property
located at 244 Florence Street, Turlock (APN No. 061-015-014), for the purpose of the
development of the City of Turlock’s Public Safety Facility, with funds from account no.
175/777-07-06 “Public Safety Facility,” in an amount not to exceed $203,250
 
B. Continued from February 24, 2009. Request to adopt Resolutions of Necessity for the
acquisition of real property located at 244 Florence Street (APN No. 061-015-014)
owned by Ashurbel and Blanca Pirayou and 276 Florence Street (APN No. 061-015-012)
owned by Matthew E. Trevino for the construction of facilities related to the Public Safety
Facility, City Project No. 0804. (Pitt)
Recommended Action:
1. Resolution: Approving a Resolution of Necessity for the acquisition of real property
located at 244 Florence Street (APN No. 061-015-014) owned by Ashurbel and
Blanca Pirayou for the construction of facilities related to the Public Safety Facility,
City Project No. 0804
2. Resolution: Approving a Resolution of Necessity for the acquisition of real property
located at 276 Florence Street (APN No. 061-015-012) owned by Matthew E. Trevino
for the construction of facilities related to the Public Safety Facility, City Project No.
0804
 
C. Request for approval of the 2008 Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) annual report
and 2009 budget. (McNally-Dial)
Recommended Action:
Motion: Accepting the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Annual Report, approving
the 2009 budget and capping the fixed expenses and salaries in future years,
necessitating amendment of the Agreement with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to
reflect Council action
Adjourn to Turlock Redevelopment Agency
Reconvene Turlock City Council Meeting
Adjourn to Turlock Public Financing Authority
Reconvene Turlock City Council Meeting
 
10. STAFF UPDATES
 
11. COUNCIL ITEMS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION
 
12. CLOSED SESSION
Conference with Labor Negotiators, Cal. Gov’t Code §54957.6
Agency Negotiators: Phaedra Norton
Employee Organization: Turlock Associated Police Officers
 
13. ADJOURNMENT

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