September 23, 2014

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AGENDA

APPLE VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL/

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

6:30 P.M.

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.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure members of the public may address the Town Council on any item on the agenda and on any matter that is within the Town Council’s jurisdiction. To address the Town Council regarding an item, complete and submit the yellow card entitled Request to Speak. Please indicate on the card whether you are speaking under Public Comments or on an item that is listed on the agenda and please list the item number.

When called, approach the podium and please state your name before giving your presentation. Speakers may address the Town Council for up to three (3) minutes. Speakers are to address the Town Council as a whole through the Presiding Officer. Comments to individual Council Members and/or staff are not permitted.

Individuals, who demonstrate disruptive conduct during Town Council meetings that prevent the Town Council from conducting its meeting in an orderly manner, are guilty of a misdemeanor as stated in PC403, disrupting a public meeting, and are subject to removal from the chambers or arrest.

The Town of Apple Valley recognizes its obligation to provide equal access to those individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (760) 240-7000 two working days prior to the scheduled meeting for any requests for reasonable accommodations.

TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER THE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING – 6:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

COUNCILMEMBERS:

Emick_____, Nassif_____, Stanton_____, Mayor Pro Tem Cusack_____, Mayor Bishop_____.

(WHERE APPROPRIATE OR DEEMED NECESSARY, ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM LISTED IN THE AGENDA)

OPENING CEREMONIES

INVOCATION:

Minister James Campbell, JC Enterprise

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

PRESENTATION:

Presentation to the Home Depot, Mr. Chad Cox

Presentation – Graduation from Capacity Building Academy, Mr. Ralph Wright, Parks and Recreation Manager

PUBLIC COMMENTS

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – QUARTERLY BUSINESS RETENTION UPDATE

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE/COMMISSION PARTICIPATION

Boards, Committees and Commissions

TOWN COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Suggested items for future agenda:

Time, Date & Place for Next Town Council Regular or Special Meeting:

A. Regular Meeting – Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 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.

1. Approval of Minutes of the Town Council

A. Regular Meeting – August 26, 2014

B. Special Meeting – August 27, 2014

Recommendation:

That the Town Council approve the subject minutes as part of the consent agenda.

2. July 2014 Commercial Warrants Schedule

Recommendation:

That the Town Council receive, ratify, and file the Commercial Warrants Schedule as presented.

3. July 2014 Payroll/Benefits Warrants Schedule

Recommendation:

That the Town Council receive, ratify and file the payroll/benefits warrants as presented.

4. Treasurer’s Report – Month of June 2014 and Schedules of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance for the Parks and Recreation Fund and the Apple Valley Golf Course Fund

Recommendation:

That the Town Council receive and file the June 2014 Treasurer’s Report.

5. Treasurer’s Report – Month of July 2014 and Schedules of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance for the Parks and Recreation Fund and the Apple Valley Golf Course Fund

Recommendation:

That the Town Council receive and file the July 2014 Treasurer’s Report.

6. Adopt Ordinance No. 464 – An Ordinance Of The Town Council Of The Town Of Apple Valley Amending Municipal Code Section 6.30.030(F)(1) Regarding Unlawful Nuisances and The Boarding Up Of Property

Recommendation:

Adopt Ordinance No. 464

7. Review and Approval to Advertise the Town Hall Driveway Improvements – Project No. 2014-02

Recommendation:

1. That the Town Council review and approve the project plans, specifications, and bid documents for the Town Hall Driveway Improvements – Project No. 2014-02.

2. That the Town Council authorize staff to solicit bids for construction of said project.

8. Review and Approval to Advertise the Bear Valley Road and Mohawk Road Traffic Signal – Project No. 2012-07

Recommendation:

1. That the Town Council review and approve the project plans, specifications, and bid documents for the Bear Valley Road and Mohawk Road Traffic Signal – Project No. 2012-07.

2. That the Town Council authorize staff to solicit bids for construction of said project.

9. Declare Surplus and Authorize Disposal of Computer Equipment

Recommendation:

Approve and declare the list of surplus computer equipment as surplus, authorize Information Systems to dispose of said items through the Town of Apple Valley Household Hazardous Waste Program.

10. Fee Waiver Request for the Salvation Army Thanksgiving Day Dinner November 27, 2014 at the James Woody Community Center

Recommendation:

For good cause shown, and finding a waiver will serve a public purpose, approve the waiver of the Facility Rental Fee of $123.08.

11. A Request to Approve the 2013 Climate Action Plan Update

Recommendation:

Move to open the public hearing and take testimony.
Close the public hearing. Then:

1. Adopt Town Council Resolution No. 2014-35 approving the Town of Apple Valley 2013 Climate Action Plan Update.

12. Bus Shelter Advertising Program

Recommendation:

That the Town Council approve the fees and procedures for the new bus shelter advertising program.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

13. Amend the Temporary Use Permit Regulations to allow for Light Industrial Uses to Occupy Vacant Commercial Buildings greater than 40,000 Square Feet located within the General Commercial (C-G) for a Ten (10) Year Period

Recommendation:

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. 465 in its entirety and read by title only.

5. Introduce Ordinance No. 465, revising Title 9 "Development Code" of the Town of Apple Valley Municipal Code by amending Chapters 9.23 and 9.35 as it relates to allowing light industrial uses in vacant commercial buildings greater than 40,000 square feet in the General Commercial (C-G) Zone.

6. Direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.

REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL

None.

TOWN MANAGER’S COMMENTS & LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS AND BUSINESS:

STAFF REPORTS

CORRESPONDENCE

CLOSED SESSION

14. Closed Session

Recommendation:

A. Negotiations with Real Property Negotiator – Property located at APN 3112-181-01 pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 and 54954.5 (b).

B. 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.

C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Initiation of litigation pursuant to Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: one potential case.

D. 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.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION

Time:

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