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January 5, 2020 – Regular City Council Meeting Wednesday, January 8 , 2019
Regular Meeting – 6:30 PM
City Hall – Beryl P. Robinson, Jr. Conference Room
317 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

The City Council welcomes you to its meetings which are scheduled at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Your interest is encouraged and appreciated. This meeting is recorded on DVD and is televised on local public television Channel 17. Other special accommodations may be requested to the City Clerk 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Please turn off all cell phones or similar devices. Action may be taken on any agenda item. Agenda notices are available at City Hall. 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 City Hall at 317 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA during normal business hours.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON ANY ITEM ON THIS AGENDA: After receiving recognition from the Mayor, give your name and address, and then your comments or questions. Please direct your remarks to the Councilmembers. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please limit your comments to the specific item under discussion. All citizens will be afforded an opportunity to speak, consistent with their Constitutional rights. Time limits shall be at the Mayor’s discretion. IF YOU CHALLENGE the Council’s decision on any matter in court, you will be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the meeting or Public Hearing described on this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the meeting or Public Hearing.

CLOSED SESSION: None

Under Government Code Section 54950 members of the public are entitled to comment on the closed session agenda before the Council goes into closed session.

REGULAR MEETING – 6:30 PM – Call to Order

Roll Call: Mayor Senum, Vice Mayor Minett, Council Members Moberg, Parker and Strawser

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATIONS:

PRESENTATIONS: “Life Saving Award” – Police Officers Luke Holdroft and Chris Lewis

BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT

Under Government Code Section 54954.3, members of the public are entitled to address the City Council concerning any item within the Nevada City Council’s subject matter jurisdiction. Comments on items NOT ON THE AGENDA are welcome at this time. Normally, public comments are limited to no more than three minutes each. Except for certain specific exceptions, the City Council is prohibited from discussing or taking action on any item not appearing on the posted agenda.

  1. COUNCIL MEMBERS REQUESTED ITEMS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
  2. CONSENT ITEMS:

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are to be considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless, before the City Council votes on the motion to adopt, members of the Council, City staff or the public request specific items to be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action.

A. Subject: Accounts Payable Activity Report – December 2019

Recommendation: Receive and file.

B. Subject: Fire Activity Report – November 2019

Recommendation: Receive and file.

C. Subject: Request for Additional In-Kind Sponsorship of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Recommendation: Approve additional request to provide in-kind sponsorship of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival January 16-19 for the use of the Veteran’s Building downstairs space.

D. Subject: 1st Quarter Financial Update, Fiscal Year (FY) 19/20

Recommendation: Receive and file.

  1. APPROVAL OF ACTION MINUTES:

A. City Council Meeting – December 10, 2019

  1. DEPARTMENT REQUESTED ACTION ITEMS AND UPDATE REPORTS:

A. Subject: Nevada County Last-Mile Broadband Grant Application

Recommendation: City Council to review and consider the Nevada County Last Mile Broadband Project information provided and provide staff direction as to how the Council may or may not want to support the proposed project.

B. Subject: Monthly Update on City Council Six-Month Strategic Objectives

Recommendation: Receive and file.

C. Subject: A Resolution of Application for Recreational Trail Program Grant Funds

Recommendation: Pass Resolution 2020-XX, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Nevada City, State of California, Authorizing Application for Recreational Trail Program Grant Funds and approval of the application.

D. Subject: Old Airport Concept Plan

Recommendation: Accept Old Airport Concept Plan and provide staff direction on next steps for development of a Master Plan for the property.

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. Subject: Ordinance for the Regulation of Accessory Dwelling Units

Recommendation: Waive reading of Ordinance, read title only and introduce for first reading, Ordinance 2020-XX to amend Section 17.72.020 through Section 17.72.038 in order to update the City’s Ordinance pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units in compliance with adopted State legislation.

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  1. Pass Resolution 2020-XX finding that Draft Ordinance 2020-XX is Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15282(h), 15303, 15305, and 15061.
  2. Hold first reading of Draft Ordinance 2020-XX to amend Section 17.72.020 through Section 17.72.038 in order to update the City’s Ordinance pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units in compliance with adopted State legislation

7. OLD BUSINESS:

A. Subject: Conversion of York Street and Commercial Street to One-Way Streets

Recommendation: Provide staff direction to implement permanent posting of oneway streets at York Street (between Broad and Commercial) and Commercial Street (between Main and Broad).

  1. NEW BUSINESS:

A. Subject: Feasibility Study for One-Way at Clark Street

Recommendation: Provide direction to City staff to perform a feasibility study for one-way at Clark Street.

B. Subject: Critical Matters Related to the PG&E Bankruptcy

Recommendation: City Council to review and consider the proposal from the City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and over 50 local elected officials from PG&E’s service area to restructure PG&E from an investor-led company one that is customer-owned and to provide staff direction as to how the Council may or may not want to support this proposal.

C. Subject: Appeal of Planning Commission Decision to Deny an Architectural

Review Application by John Conger for 224 Church Street Recommendation: After holding a Public Hearing, Council shall make a decision whether to uphold, overturn or modify the Planning Commission decision to deny the Architectural Review Application.

  1. CORRESPONDENCE:
  2. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  3. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:
  4. ADJOURNMENT

Supporting documents for all items can be found here.