SANTA ROSA CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AND SUMMARY REPORT
REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL, 100 SANTA ROSA AVENUE
AUGUST 16, 2005

4:00 P.M. (CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS)

1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2. STUDY SESSION(S) – NONE

3. CLOSED SESSION – NONE

4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLL CALL

5. REPORT ON STUDY SESSION(S) AND CLOSED SESSION(S)

6. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

6.1 PROCLAMATION – SBC DAY ON AUGUST 20TH

6.2 PROCLAMATION – WINGS OVER WINE COUNTRY AIR SHOW WEEK

PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS:  Comments from the public will be allowed on all agenda items, except for public hearing items, at the time each item is considered by the Council.  Comment on public hearing items may be made when the hearing is opened.

7. STAFF BRIEFINGS – NONE

This time is reserved for City staff to brief the Council on departmental issues of interest.  No action will be taken on these matters except to possibly place a particular item on a future agenda for Council consideration.

8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

9. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS

10. CONSENT ITEMS

10.1 RESOLUTION – APPROVAL TO INCREASE LUTHER BURBANK HOME & GARDENS RESERVE TRUST ACCOUNT AS A RESULT OF AN GRANT AWARD FROM McCORMICK AND COMPANY

This resolution authorizes an increase of the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens reserve trust fund of $10,000 due to the grant award program, McCormick Salutes America's Flavor Landmarks, from McCormick and Company, Inc.

10.2 RESOLUTIONS – MEASURE M COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

These four resolutions, recommended by the Public Works Department, approve and authorize execution of the Cooperative Agreements with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority in order to obtain Measure M funds for Farmers Lane Extension, Hearn Avenue Improvements, Road Maintenance, Intelligent Transportation System implementation and Santa Rosa Creek Trail and appropriate funds for Fiscal Year 2005/06 for Farmers Lane Extension, Hearn Avenue Improvements and Santa Rosa Creek Trail – Streamside Drive to Mission Boulevard multi-use path.

10.3 RESOLUTION – WEST STEELE LANE WIDENING – MARLOW ROAD TO COFFEY LANE

This resolution, recommended by the Public Works Department, awards construction Contract No. 2003-010, West Steele Lane Widening – Marlow Road to Coffey Lane in the total amount of $3,339,337.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa, California, and authorizes the transfer of $225,000 from Account No. 7565, WM Replace: Jennings - Range to Cleveland, to Account No. 7884, WM Replace: W. Steele Lane Reconstruction.  

10.4 RESOLUTION – COMMUNITY BASED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING GRANT FISCAL YEAR 2005/06 – CITYWIDE CREEK MASTER PLAN

This resolution, recommended by the Public Works Department, authorizes the Director of Public Works to submit a grant application to the California Department of Transportation requesting $110,000 from the Community Based Transportation Planning Grant Program to complete the transportation element of the Citywide Creek Master Plan and, if approved, to execute a funding agreement and establish a project budget.

10.6 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – REZONING – CONGREGATION BETH AMI, 4676-4678 MAYETTE AVENUE

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, rezones 4.8 acres situated at 4676-78 Mayette Avenue to the R-1-6 (Single-family Residential) District.

10.7 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – RECLASSIFICATION – 5815 MELITA ROAD

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, rezones the property at 5815 Melita Road to the RR-20-SR (Rural Residential, Scenic Roadway) District. 

10.8 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – SUMMER 2005 GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT – 1615 FULTON ROAD

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, rezones the property at 1615 Fulton Road to the R-1-6 (Single Family Residential) District.

10.9 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – SUMMER 2005 GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT – 3745 AIRWAY DRIVE

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, rezones the property at 3745 Airway Drive to the CG (General Commercial) District.

10.10 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – SUMMER 2005 GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT – 4771 AND 4775 SONOMA HIGHWAY

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, prezones 3 acres located at 4771 and 4775 Sonoma Highway to the R-1-6  (Single Family Residential) and CG (General Commercial) Districts.

10.11 ORDINANCE ADOPTION – SUMMER 2005 GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT – 6525 AND 6535 OAKMONT DRIVE

This ordinance, introduced at the August 9, 2005 Regular Council Meeting, rezones the property at 6525 and 6535 Oakmont Drive to the CG (General Commercial), R-3-18 (Multiple Family Residential) and R-1-6 (Single Family Residential) Districts.

11. REPORT ITEMS

11.1 REPORT – SUMMARY VACATION OF EXCESS RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED AT 2985 WILJAN COURT

BACKGROUND:  Wiljan Court was originally planned as a cul-de-sac, with right of way dedication and easements established at the time of subdivision approval.  The street has since been connected to Dowd Drive and the excess right-of-way that was reserved for the cul-de-sac is no longer needed.  The applicant proposes a summary vacation and relocation of existing public utility and sidewalk easements.  The area to be vacated is located on the west side of Wiljan Court and is divided into two halves, each with a separate property owner.  The application for summary vacation concerns the northwestern portion of the planned cul-de-sac, as shown on the Summary Vacation exhibit to the staff report.  The summary vacation for the southwestern portion will be processed with a separate application.

RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Community Development recommends that the Council adopt a resolution approving the summary vacation of excess right-of-way located at 2985 Wiljan Court.

5:00 P.M.

11.2 PUBLIC HEARING – REZONING – CAMDEN PLACE – 2700 MARLOW ROAD

BACKGROUND:  Rivendale Homes is proposing to develop a 2.64 acre site at 2700 Marlow Road on the Southeast corner of Marlow Road and W. Steele Lane.  To develop the site requires a rezoning of the property from a PD (Planned Unit Development) to the R-1-6 District.  The Planning Commission unanimously approved a tentative map that permits the subdivision of the site into 16 lots for 12 single family detached residences and 4 duplexes (20 units) and approved a conditional use permit for a residential small lot project all subject to the necessary rezoning.  The General Plan designates the site low density residential which allows densities up to 8 units per acre; this project offers a density of 7.6 units per acre.

RECOMMENDATION: The Planning Commission recommends that the Council, by resolution, adopt a mitigated negative declaration for the project and introduce an ordinance rezoning the site to the R-1-6 District.

12. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA MATTERS

This is the time when any person may address the Council on matters not listed on this agenda, but which are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council.  Each speaker is allowed three minutes.  To address the Council you are requested to complete the yellow Speaker's Card and give it to the City Clerk.

13. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS (AND POSSIBLE COUNCIL ACTION)

14. MAYOR'S/COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS

15. CITY MANAGER'S/CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORTS

16. [IF NEEDED] – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL CLOSED SESSION ITEM(S), ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION(S), RECONVENEMENT TO OPEN SESSION, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, IF ANY

17. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

UPCOMING MEETINGS

August 23:  Consent – Bid Award – Santa Rosa Avenue Bicycle Lanes Petaluma Hill Road to Bennett Valley Road
Consent – Resolution of Intention to Establish the Orchard at Oakmont, Units 1 and II Subdivision Special Tax District
Report – Adoption of MOU- Unit #14 – Police Civilian Technical Unit
Report – Initiation of Two General Plan Amendments
Public Hearing – Appeal – Off Sale Alcohol License at 750 Stony Point Road
Public Hearing – Appeal – Benton Street Market

August 30:  No meeting

September 6:  Consent – Proposal Award – Modular Clubhouse Facility for the Bennett Valley Golf Course 
Report – Medical Cannabis Dispensary Ordinance
Public Hearing – Rezoning – 1651 Meda Avenue 
Public Hearing – Quilici – Rezoning – 2453 Guerneville Road
Public Hearing – Rezoning – Courtney Estates – 1500 and 1549 Fulton Road

September 13:  Public Hearing – Formation of Business Assessment District
Public Hearing – Rezoning – Aston Avenue Duplexes, 706 and 708 Aston Avenue
Public Hearing – Annexation / Prezoning Tomlinson

September 20: Consent – Award – Construction of Southwest Interim Fire Station
Public Hearing – Stony Point Chevron ABC license

September 27: Joint Study Session with the Board of Public Utilities

PENDING: 

Formation of a Special Tax District (Sorrento Subdivision)
High Rise Policy – Fire Protection

MEETINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2005

August 15: Economic Development Subcommittee, 12:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 10
Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 4:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 7

August 17: Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, 9:00 a.m., Finley Community Center, 2060 College Avenue
Cultural Heritage Board, 2:30 p.m., Community Development, Room 7

August 18: Board of Public Utilities, 1:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers
Design Review Board, 3:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 7
 

*Did not appear on the preliminary agenda
**Quasi-judicial or adjudicative action

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8/16/2005