City Council Meeting
1/17/2012 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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 to discuss the following items:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--EXISTING LITIGATION Pursuant to Government Code Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9
Name of case: Before the US District Court Northern District Oakland Division: GTE Mobilenet of California Limited Partnership, a California limited partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless vs. City of Albany Case No. 11-6155
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. Minutes, December 19. 2011
Staff recommendation: Approve
4-2. a. Ratification of City of Albany net payroll in the amount of $ 205,848.09; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $ 271,68.48. Total payroll in the amount of $ 477,496.57. Payroll period: 12/16/2011
b. Ratification of Albany Municipal Services JPA net payroll in the amount of $44,313.78 ; taxes, benefits & withholdings in the amount of $ 55,716.59. Total payroll in the amount of $ 100,030.37. Payroll period: 12/16/2011
Staff recommendation: Ratify.
4-3. a. Ratification of bills, claims and demands against the City of Albany in the amount of: $18,587.17 (12/1/2011), $341,935.48 (12/9/2011), $831,735.68 (12/23/2011), $18,479.37 (1/1/2012), $353,841.41 (1/6/2012)
b. Ratification of bills, claims and demands against the Joint Powers Authority in the amount of: $86.00 (12/23/2011)
Staff recommendation: Ratify
4-4. Ratification of Police & Fire Pension Plan payments in the amount of $118,697.48 for the month of December, 2011.
Staff recommendation: Ratify.
4-5. Claim #AL653 – T.L. Thompson v. City of Albany
4-5 Staff Report
Staff recommendation: Reject the claim and authorize the City Clerk to send out the appropriate rejection letter to T. L. Thompson & Associates, Inc.
4-6. A rendering of the quarterly Cash and Investments Treasury Report of the City of Albany as of September 30, 2011, as required by Section 53646 of the California Government Code.
4-6A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: Note and file – for information only
4-7. Fire Department Radios for the East Bay Regional Communications System
4-7A Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That the City Council authorize the purchase of nineteen (19) Motorola APX 7000 portable radios and seven (7) Motorola APX 7500 in the amount of 139,981.84 from Motorola Solutions, Inc.
4-8. Upper Sewer Lateral Compliance Plan Revisions (Resolution No. 2012-5)
4-8A Staff Report
4-8B Reso 2012-5
4-8C Compliance Plan
Staff recommendation: That the City Council approve the Upper Sanitary Sewer Lateral Compliance Plan, October 2011 revision, pursuant to Chapter XV of the Albany Municipal Code
4-9. Resolution No. 2012-6, a Resolution of the Albany City Council, Successor Agency of the Albany Community Reinvestment Agency, approving and adopting the enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule pursuant to Part 1.8 of the Redevelopment Law, and pursuant to ABx1 26 as modified by California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos.
4-9A Staff Report
4-9B Reso 2012-6
4-9C Enforceable Obligation Payment Sch
Staff recommendation: That the Albany City Council adopt Resolution No. 2012-6.
4-10. Request for Temporary Street Closure of a Portion of Masonic Avenue in front of the Albany Preschool and the adjacent Albany Senior Center for Albany Preschool 75th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, May 20, 2012, Noon to 5 p.m.
4-10A Staff Report
4-10B Encroachment Permit
Staff recommendation: Authorize staff to approve an encroachment permit allowing the temporary closure of a portion of a block of Masonic Avenue, from Solano Avenue north to 846 Masonic Avenue, for the Albany Preschool 75th Anniversary Celebration.
5. GOOD OF THE CITY/PUBLIC FORUM/ANNOUNCEMENTS
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6. PRESENTATION/PUBLIC HEARING/STUDY SESSION
6-1. 1030-1130 San Pablo Avenue (University Village Mixed Use Project). Planning Application #07-100. Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Zoning Amendments, and Planned Unit Development. The applicant seeks approval to construct a new 55,000 sq. ft. grocery store at the north side of Monroe and a mixed-use retail space and senior living project on the south side of Monroe.
6-1A Staff Report
6-1B Previous Staff Report Attached
Staff recommendation: Provide direction to staff to prepare documents needed for formal action on University proposal.
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
7-1. Shared Fire Chief services with the City of Piedmont
7-1 Staff Report
Staff recommendation: That the City continue the arrangement for shared Fire Chief services with the City of Piedmont.
8. NEW BUSINESS
8-1. Feasibility of a Cellular Tower on City Property
8-1 Staff Report
Staff recommendation:That the City council receive the report and provide direction to staff.
8-2. Resolution No. 2012-4 establishing a Naming Policy for City Facilities
8-2A Staff Report
8-2B Reso 2012-4
Staff recommendation: That Council approve Resolution No. 2012-4 establishing a Naming Policy for City Facilities.
9. OTHER BUSINESS, REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED, ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS/FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
(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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