Turlock’s City Council meeting Tuesday will look at a landscape water conservation update, approval of the purchase of a new park sign, a request for allocation of funds for an after school program, and an understanding between the City and the Stanislaus County Regional Apprehension Team to locate noncompliance offenders within the County.
Following the Turlock Fire Department’s Honor Guard performing a presentation of color and salute to the flag at Tuesday’s Council meeting, the Mayor will make a proclamation of retirement for City employee Jeri Gilley, Finance Customer Service Supervisor, as well as provide employee recognition.
Director of Development Services and City Engineer Mike Pitcock will provide a Capital Projects and building activity staff update, and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities Manager Allison Van Guilder will provide a landscape water conservation update. The City Council packet previewing the meeting does not go into detail about the water update.
Van Guilder will also present a request for approval establishing a lien for payment for repair cost of certain maintenance of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, curb cuts, and driveway approaches that are out of repair. The recommended action on this request is to assess properties for sidewalk repair costs and establishing the lien.
The Council then plans to approve a resolution for re-appropriating $3,552 of unspent funds from the “Parks Donation-General” fund for fiscal year 2013-2014 to the “Parks Donation Expenses” fund for the purchase of the “Quaile Rand Norton Park” sign. Formerly known as Sunnyview Park, located at 500 S. Berkeley Avenue, Turlock’s first dog park was re-named in honor of the late former Mayor back in May. Norton held the title of Mayor from 1957 to 1960, and was both a Turlock City Councilmember and a Turlock Unified School District Board Member, among other involvements.
Scheduled matters will include: A request for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the Stanislaus County Office of Education, City of Turlock and Turlock Unified School District authorizing the acceptance of an allocation of funds and execution of a grant agreement to implement the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program; and a request to approve an MOU between the City of Turlock and the Stanislaus County Regional Apprehension Team (RAT) to locate noncompliance offenders within Stanislaus County through proactive enforcement, and authorizing the City Manager Roy Wasden and the Chief of Police Rob Jackson to executed the MOU.
Under Assembly Bill 109, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on April 4, 2011, fundamental changes were made to California’s correctional system. AB 109 realigned supervision responsibility for non-serious, non-violent, and non-sex offenders, as well as supervision of lower level adult parolees returning from state prison sentences to counties. In other words, beginning Oct. 1, 2011, any offender who was convicted of a non-serious, non-violent felony and was not deemed a high risk sex offender was placed on local supervision through the Probation Department upon their release from state prison. Anyone in this population, referred to as the Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), who fail to report to their probation officer and their whereabouts are unknown need to be brought back in front of the Court. Upon City Council’s approval Tuesday, this will be completed by RAT.
Tuesday’s meeting will also include these items for approval on the consent calendar:
- Exempting a City project for Fulkerth Road bus stop improvements from the California Environmental Quality Act and awarding bid and approving an agreement in the amount of $14,600 with Taylor Backhoe Service Inc. of Merced for the bus stop improvements.
- Appropriating funds in the amount of $42,527 to the fund “JAG Expenses” for the purchase of front line police equipment authorized by the 2012 and 2013 JAG (Justice Assistance Grants) previously awarded and accepted.
- Adopting the response letter provided by Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson to the Civil Grand Jury regarding their tour of the new Public Police and Fire Headquarters at 244 N. Broadway and authorizing City Clerk Kellie Weaver to provide verification of such adoption to the Civil Grand Jury.
The closed session will include conference with real property negotiators, public employee performance evaluations of the City Manager Roy Wasden and of the City Attorney Phaedra Norton, as well as conferences with labor negotiators.
The Turlock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.