AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING
BELVEDERE CITY COUNCIL
JANUARY 13, 2020, 6:30 P.M.
City Hall Council Chambers
450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, California


 COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The audience will be given an opportunity speak on each agenda item when it is called.  Upon being recognized by the Mayor, please state your name and address, and limit your oral statement to no more than three minutes.  The Council welcomes comments and questions raised by interested citizens but typically does not respond during the comment period.

5:45 PM            CALL TO ORDER IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AGENDA ITEM   
 ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION


CLOSED SESSION


1.  Conference with Legal Counsel – anticipated litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2):             
Number of potential cases: 2

6:30 PM    RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
             
CALL TO ORDER
                    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
                    ANNOUNCE ACTIONS TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION IF ANY

 OPEN FORUM
This is an opportunity for any citizen to briefly address the City Council on any matter that does not appear in this agenda.  Upon being recognized by the Mayor, please state your name, address, and limit your oral statement to no more than three minutes.  Matters that appear to warrant a more lengthy presentation or Council consideration will be agendized for further discussion at a later meeting.


REPORTS & PRESENTATIONS

2.    City Council reports.
3.   
City Manager reports.
  • Seawall and Levee preview presentation
4.     Police Chief Wu to swear in new Police Sergeant Sabido.

 CONSENT CALENDAR
The Consent Calendar consists of items that the City Council considers to be non-controversial.  Unless any item is specifically removed by any member of the City Council, staff, or audience, the Consent Calendar will be adopted by one motion.  Items removed will be considered in the sequence as they appear below.  If any member of the audience wishes to have an item removed, please step to the microphone, state your name, and indicate the item.

5.     Approve minutes of the December 9,  2019 regular meeting.

6.    Approve warrants of December 2019.

7.   Adopt two Resolutions related to other post-employment benefits offered to City Manager retirees. 


PUBLIC HEARINGS

8. Appeal of the August 20, 2019, Planning Commission decision regarding Interpretation of Project approval on Resolution 2015-21 at 36 Cove Road.
Property owner:  Robert and Constance Peirce

Staff recommendation:

 1.        Uphold the Planning Commission’s interpretation of Condition J and the then-applicable Municipal Code section 19.48.190 that neighbor consent was required and not received for the hedge, deny the appeal; staff would take action to require reduction in hedge height;  
-OR-
2.         Deny the Planning Commission’s interpretation of Condition J and the Municipal Code, section 19.48.190 and not require explicit neighbor consent for the hedge height, and approve the appeal allowing the hedge height to grow up to 25 feet.


9. Adoption of an ordinance by reference adopting the current State fire codes and adoption of resolution ratifying the fire codes of the Tiburon Fire Protection District.
Motion to approve first reading of the ordinance and to waive future reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

Staff recommendation: That the City Council conduct the public hearing and adopt the ordinance as presented.

ADJOURN


 NOTICE: WHERE TO VIEW AGENDA MATERIALS
Staff reports and other materials distributed to the City Council are available for public inspection at the following locations:
>    Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere.
       (Materials distributed to the City Council after the agenda packet is published are available
       for public inspection at this location only.)
>    Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon.
To request automatic mailing of agenda materials, please contact the City Clerk at 415/435-8913.

NOTICE: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The following accommodations will be provided upon request to persons with a disability; agendas and/or agenda packet materials in alternate formats and special assistance needed to attend or participate in this meeting.  Please make your request at the Office of the City Clerk or by calling 415/435-3838.  Whenever possible, please make your request four working days in advance. 

 

 OPEN FORUM

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