Turlock City Council Meeting Includes Budget Adoption

Controversial topics such as the budget adoption, cutting recreation swim at the high schools, and an agreement with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for tourism services are part of the Turlock City Council’s meeting agenda for June 22, 2010.

The consideration to adopt the City’s budget is included in this Tuesday’s Council Meeting agenda which will include discussion and decisions on if Council will give up their benefit of City provided insurance, potential privatization of certain services, how to fund keeping on the street lights, cutting certain community services, potential layoffs, deciding how much of the City’s General Fund Reserve is to be used to address the budget shortfall, and more.

Also on the agenda is a request to approve an agreement with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for Tourism Services and the continuation of a request to authorize the suspension of Recreational Swim at Turlock High School and Pitman High School for fiscal year 10/11 to reduce the current programming deficit.
 
Many people are expected to show up to the meeting to speak in support or opposition of the multiple highly controversial issues.
 
View the complete agenda for the Turlock City Council Meeting to be held on June 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Council Agenda Packet with supporting document (pdf)

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City Council
Meeting Agenda
June 22, 2010 7:00 p.m.
City of Turlock Yosemite Room
156 S. Broadway, Turlock, California
 
 
1. A. CALL TO ORDER
B. SALUTE TO THE FLAG
 
2. PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS &
PRESENTATIONS
A. Proclamation: Retirement of Rear Admiral Michael Seward, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
 
B. Proclamation: Bicentennial Celebration of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln, June 22, 2010 –
July 10, 2010
 
C. Proclamation: Councilmember Amy Bublak, Recipient of a Stanislaus Civitan Officer of
the Year Award
 
D. Proclamation: Retirement of Fire Chief Mark Langley, June 30, 2010
 
SPEAKER CARDS: To accommodate those wishing to address the Council and allow for staff follow-up, speaker cards are available for any agendized topic or any other topic delivered under Public Comment. Please fill out and provide the Comment Card to the City Clerk or Police Officer.
 
3. A. SPECIAL BRIEFINGS: None
 
B. STAFF UPDATES
1. Public Safety Facility Update (Pitcock)
2. “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser Update (Saldivar)
3. Fourth of July Fire Activities Update (Gomez)
 
C. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
This is the time set aside for members of the public to directly address the City Council on any item of interest to the public, before or during the City Council’s consideration of the item, that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. You will be allowed three (3) 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.
 
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. Resolution: Accepting Demands of 05/27/10 in the amount of $640,142.53; Demands of
06/03/10 in the amount of $458,322.38
B. Motion: Accepting amended Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 13, 2010; Minutes of
Regular Meeting of June 8, 2010; Minutes of Special Meeting of June 8, 2010
C. Motion: Approving Contract Change Order No. 5 in the amount of $10,680.50 (Fund
141) for City Project No. 0762, “Well No. 40”
D. 1. Motion: Accepting notification of Contract Change Order No. 2 (Final) in the amount
of $1,207.50 (Fund 165) for City Project No. 0943, “Columbia Park Water Feature,”
bringing the contract total to $320,617.60
2. Motion: Accepting improvements for City Project No. 0943, “Columbia Park Water
Feature,” and authorizing the City Engineer to file a Notice of Completion
E. Motion: Authorizing the City Manager to sign a letter authorizing the Stanislaus County
Department of Environmental Resources to submit a regional application to the
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for funding from the Used Oil
Payment Program (OPP)
F. Resolution: Approving the amended Recreation part-time employee wage scale which
reflects proposed reductions for FY 2010/11
G. Motion: Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Facility Use Agreement for use of
facilities at Denair Unified School District of Stanislaus County until June 30, 2015
H. Resolution: Accepting donations received during the 3rd quarter of FY 2009/10, as per
the attached worksheet, for a variety of Parks, Recreation & Public Facility Division
programs, scholarships, and activities, to be deposited into Fund 309/308
I. Motion: Approving an Agreement between the City of Turlock and the Turlock School
District for Police Officer services at Turlock High School
J. Motion: Approving an Agreement between the City of Turlock and the Turlock School
District for Police Officer services at Pitman High School
K. Resolution: Accepting the second and third quarter of fiscal year 2009/2010 monetary
donations valued at $984.25 from various donors in support of the City’s Animal
Services Unit and accepting the second quarter of fiscal year 2009/2010 donations of
assorted animal related products valued at $13,114.16 utilized in support of the City’s
Animal Services Unit
L. Resolution: Accepting the donation of $1,200 from the Modesto Area Chapter Model A
Club in support of the Volunteers in Patrol Service Program
M. Resolution: Accepting a donation from Kiwanis Club of Turlock of twenty-five (25)
blankets to be utilized by the Turlock Volunteers in Police Service
N. Resolution: Authorizing filling the vacant position of Sr. Account Clerk through
recruitment for the position of Account Clerk I
O. Resolution: Authorizing the payment of $500 to replace an unclaimed check issued to
Ronnie Givargis from funding that came back to 110/308-5-1 “Unclaimed Property” with
the adoption of Resolution 2010-067 on 4/13/10
P. Resolution: Accepting the donation of consumable goods in the form of light
refreshments for the Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the Carnegie Facility from the
Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association
 
6. FINAL READINGS: None
 
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Request to amend Turlock Municipal Code Title 6, Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Regarding
Payments and Collections for Garbage, Sewer and Water as required by State statute
and to adopt the Policy and Procedure Manual for the City of Turlock’s Finance Division.
(Cooke)
 
Recommended Action
Ordinance: Amending Turlock Municipal Code Title 6, Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Regarding
Payments and Collections for Garbage, Sewer and Water, respectively
Motion: Adopting the Policy and Procedure Manual for the City of Turlock’s Finance
Division
 
B. Request to adopt City of Turlock Budget covering Fiscal Year 2010-11. (Wasden)
 
Recommended Action:
Resolution: Adopting the City of Turlock General Fund Budget covering Fiscal Year
2010-11
Resolution: Adopting the City of Turlock Non-General Fund Budget covering Fiscal Year
2010-11
 
8. SCHEDULED MATTERS:
A. Continued from June 8, 2010 City Council Meeting – Request to award bid and approve
an agreement with Republic Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc. for City Project No.
10-30, “Streetlight Induction Lamp Replacement/Retrofit,” to provide energy efficient
lighting through Federal grant funding. (Cooke)
 
Recommended Action:
Motion: Awarding bid and approving an agreement in the amount of $566,290 (Fund
125) with Republic Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc. of Novato, California, for City
Project No. 10-30, “Streetlight Induction Lamp Replacement/Retrofit”
 
B. Continued from June 8, 2010 City Council Meeting – Request to authorize the
suspension of Recreational Swim at Turlock High School and Pitman High School for
fiscal year 10/11 to reduce the current programming deficit. (Van Guilder)
 
Recommended Action:
Resolution: Authorizing the suspension of Recreational Swim at Turlock High School
and Pitman High School for fiscal year 10/11, in order to reduce the current
programming deficit, realizing an estimated savings of $18,000 in direct part-time staff
costs
 
C. Request to approve a Cost Sharing Agreement between the Cities of Ceres, Hughson,
and Modesto for the development of an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
(IRWMP), approve participation in the development and completion of the IRWMP for
the purposes of meeting grant funding requirements for future water and wastewater
related projects, and approve the City of Turlock’s percentage share of funding for the
development and completion of the IRWMP. (Madden)
 
Recommended Action:
Motion: Approving a Cost Sharing Agreement between the Cities of Ceres, Hughson,
and Modesto for the development of an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
(IRWMP) at a cost of fifty-two thousand six hundred thirty-six dollars ($52,636) funded
by Enterprise Funds 129 and 141
 
Resolution: Approving the participation in the development and completion of an
Integrated Regional Water Management Plan in partnership with Ceres, Hughson, and
Modesto for the purposes of meeting grant funding requirements for future water and
wastewater related projects; and approving the City of Turlock’s percentage share of
funding for the development and completion of an Integrated Regional Water
Management Plan (IRWMP) in partnership with the Cities of Ceres, Hughson, and
Modesto
 
D. Request to approve a Consortium Agreement between the City of Turlock and the
Stanislaus Urban County for the purpose of undertaking HOME eligible housing
assistance activities pursuant to Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable
Housing Act of 1990 and designating the City of Turlock as the lead agency in the
Consortium and the Stanislaus Urban County comprised of the cities of Ceres, Newman,
Oakdale, Patterson, Waterford and the County of Stanislaus as sub-recipients of HOME
funds for federal fiscal years 2010-2013. (Pitt)
 
Recommended Action:
Resolution: Approving the Consortium Agreement between the City of Turlock and the
Stanislaus Urban County for the purpose of undertaking HOME eligible housing
assistance activities pursuant to Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable
Housing Act of 1990 and designating the City of Turlock as the lead agency in the
Consortium and the Stanislaus Urban County comprised of the cities of Ceres, Newman,
Oakdale, Patterson, Waterford and the County of Stanislaus as sub-recipients of HOME
funds for federal fiscal years 2010-2013
 
E. Request to accept the findings that the City of Turlock/HOME Consortium Consolidated
Plan is statutorily exempt from CEQA Guidelines, approve the Consolidated Plan for
fiscal years 2010-2015, approve the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan for the
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership
(HOME), authorizing the submission of the application to the United States Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and authorizing the City Manager to execute
all related necessary documents. (Pitt)
 
Recommended Action:
Motion: Accepting the findings that the City of Turlock/HOME Consortium Consolidated
Plan is statutorily exempt from CEQA Guidelines, specifically from Section 15262
(Feasibility and Planning Studies), Section 15267 (Financial Assistance to Low or
Moderate Income Housing), Section 15279 (Housing for Agricultural Employees), and
CEQA Guidelines Section 15280 (Lower-Income Housing Projects)
 
Resolution: Approving the Consolidated Plan, a HUD mandated document for fiscal
years 2010-2015, which encompasses the Community Development Block Grant and
HOME investment partnerships for the City of Turlock and the HOME Consortium
 
Resolution: Approving the fiscal year 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan, contained as an
element of the Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), authorizing the submission of the
application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
and authorizing the City Manager to execute all related necessary documents
 
F. Request to approve an Agreement with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for Tourism
Services related to coordination of the use of City sports facilities. (Van Guilder)
 
Recommended Action:
Motion: Approving an Agreement with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce for Tourism
Services
Adjourn to Turlock Redevelopment Agency
Reconvene Turlock City Council Meeting
 
9. COUNCIL ITEMS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION
Council Agenda
June 22, 2010
Page 6
 
10. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmembers may provide a brief report on notable topics of interest. The Brown Act does not allow discussion or
action by the legislative body.
 
11. CLOSED SESSION
Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation, Cal. Gov’t Code §54956.9(b)
Potential Cases: (1case)
Public Employee Performance Evaluation, Cal. Gov’t Code §54957
Title: City Attorney
 
12. ADJOURNMENT

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