APPLE VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL/
JANUARY 27, 2015
PLEASE SILENCE CELL PHONES AND PAGERS UPON ENTERING THE CHAMBERS
The meeting will occur in the Council Chambers located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley, California.
This is an agenda for the scheduled meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Apple Valley.
This agenda contains a brief description of each item of business to be considered at today’s meeting. In accordance with the Brown Act, this meeting agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. The agenda, its supporting documents and all writings received by the Town Council related to these items are public records and available for review during regular business hours in the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Council Chambers. The agenda and its supporting documents, along with live and archived video of the meeting, can be viewed online at http://www.applevalley.org. However, the online agenda may not include all available supporting documents or the most current version of documents.
Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA during normal business hours. Such documents are also available on the Town of Apple Valley website at www.applevalley.org subject to staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.
Items listed on the Consent Calendar are expected to be routine and non-controversial and, unless the Town Council directs that an item be held for further discussion, the entire Consent Calendar will be acted upon as the first item of business. If the Town Council directs that an item listed on the Consent Calendar be held for further discussion, the item will be addressed immediately after approval of the Consent Calendar.
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TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
CALL TO ORDER THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING – 6:30 p.m.
Bishop_____, Emick_____, Nassif_____, Mayor Pro Tem Stanton_____, Mayor Cusack_____.
(WHERE APPROPRIATE OR DEEMED NECESSARY, ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM LISTED IN THE AGENDA)
INVOCATION: Reverend Michael Coffee, Community Church at Jess Ranch
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Special Presentation - Eldon Heaston, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD)
Certificate of Appreciation – Equestrian Committee Past Member, Tony Tyler
Certificate of Appreciation – Presented to the Optimist Club
Employee of the Quarter – Kristin Hebertson, Animal Shelter Supervisor
Presentation on Sago Property / Domestic Violence Programs – Mr. Darryl Evey, Family Assistance Program
Update on Equestrian Committee Activities – Ray Sims, Chairman of Committee
Presentation on The Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement (H.O.P.E.) – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE/COMMISSION PARTICIPATION
TOWN COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Suggested items for future agenda:
Time, Date & Place for Next Town Council Regular or Special Meeting:
A. Regular Meeting – Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL CONSENT AGENDA
Recommendation: Adopt all below listed items on the Consent Agenda in one motion. The Consent Agenda is composed of routine non-controversial items of business and will be adopted in whole in one motion unless a request is made by a Council Member to remove a specific item.
That the Town Council approve the subject minutes as part of the consent agenda.
That the Town Council receive, ratify, and file the Commercial Warrants Schedule as presented.
That the Town Council receive, ratify and file the payroll/benefits warrants as presented.
That the Town Council receive and file the November 2014 Treasurer’s Report.
That the Town Council receive and file the December 2014 Treasurer’s Report.
Reject the claim of Southern California Edison (SCE).
Reject the claim of Robert and Beverly Goss.
Reject the claim of Robert and Sabrina Hartshorn.
9. Approve and Authorize a Construction Funding Agreement with San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), for Yucca Loma Road Widening in Conjunction with the Yucca Loma Bridge over the Mojave River
That the Town Council approve the Construction Funding Agreement with San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), for Yucca Loma Road Widening in conjunction with the Yucca Loma Bridge Project.
Move to accept the final map, securities, and agreements for Tract Map Number 18917-2.
Find that the construction of various improvements required for Tracts 17186 and 17186-1, is complete, and approve the 50% reduction of the performance securities.
Adopt Resolution No. 2015-03, proclaiming February as Apple Valley Spay and Neuter Awareness Month.
13. A Request to Consider an Amendment to Title 9 “Development Code” of the Town of Apple Valley Municipal Code by Modifying Section 9.74.160 “Temporary Real Estate Signs” of Chapter 9.74 “Signs and Advertising Displays”
Move to open the public hearing and take testimony.
Close the public hearing. Then:
1. Determine that, pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State Guidelines to Implement the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project is exempt from environmental review because the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question, the proposed Code Amendment, may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.
2. Find the facts presented within the staff report support the required Findings for approval of an amendment to the Development Code, and adopt the Findings.
3. Find that the proposed Town Council Ordinance is consistent with the Goals and Objectives of the adopted Town of Apple Valley General Plan and that it is necessary to preserve the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Apple Valley.
4. Move to waive the reading of Ordinance No. 466, in its entirety, and read by title only.
5. Introduce Ordinance No. 466, revising Title 9 "Development Code" of the Town of Apple Valley Municipal Code by amending Section 9.74.160 "Temporary Real Estate Signs" of Chapter 9.74 “Signs and Advertising Displays”.
6. Direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.
REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL
Adopt Resolution No. 2015-02, declaring the legal, non-conforming status of all existing painted on wall signs as identified within a recently conducted survey.
Receive and file.
TOWN MANAGER’S COMMENTS & LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS AND BUSINESS:
A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: one or more potential cases.
B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Initiation of litigation pursuant to Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: one potential case.
C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Pursuant to Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9, Case Name: Application No. 14-01-002, In the Matter of the Application of Park Water Company-Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company Water System (U346W) for Authority to Increase Rate Charges for Water Service by $3,127,463.00 or 14.88% in 2015, $2,056,455.00 or 8.48% in 2016, and $2,160,731.00 or 8.19% in 2017.
D. Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant Exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9 (one case): Town of Apple Valley vs. Ana J. Matosantos, Director of the Department of Finance.
TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING OF 01/27/15
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