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ANNOTATED AGENDA - REGULAR MEETING
BELVEDERE CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 14, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
City Hall Council Chambers
450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, California


 COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The public 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.


6:30 PM     CALL TO ORDER
                    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


              Meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM.
                 
              Council Present: Kemnitzer, McAuliffe, McCaskill, Winter, and Mayor Campbell
              Council Absent: None


              Mayor Campbell led the Pledge of Allegiance.


1.     Interview applicant for open position on the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency Board.
Council interviewed one candidate for the position on the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency Board of Trustees.


 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.

One speaker from the public.


Council decided to hear public comment for Item 18 at this point in the meeting. There were 26 speakers from the public.


REPORTS & PRESENTATIONS

2.     City Council Reports.
Council Member McAuliffe and Mayor Campbell gave reports.

3.     City Manager Reports.
The City Manager gave her report.


 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.

4.     Approve minutes of the October 10, 2016, regular City Council meeting.- Approved minutes.

5.    
Approve warrants of October 2016.- Approved warrants.

6.    
Approve resolution directing City Manager to execute a grant agreement with the California State Department of Water Resources for the Belvedere Lagoon Coastal Levee System Evaluation. - Adopted resolution.

7.    
Approval of employment agreement with Beth A. Pollard for Interim City Manager Services. - Approved agreement.

8.    
Approve revocable license for private improvements in the public right-of-way in front of 304 Golden Gate Avenue. Property Owner: Robert and Jody Harris. - Approved revocable license.

9.    
Approve revocable license for private improvements in the public right-of-way in front of 432 Golden Gate Avenue. Property Owner: Sakura Investments, LLC. - Approved revocable license.

10.   
Approve revocable license for private improvements in the public right-of-way in front of 19 Tamalpais Avenue. Property Owner: Min U. Yoon and Leslie M. Kennedy. - Approved revocable license.

11.   
Approve revocable license for private improvements in the public right-of-way in front of 17 Windward Road. Property Owner: Michele Marie Lepine Living Trust. - Approved revocable license.


PUBLIC HEARINGS

12.    Appeal of a Planning Commission decision of October 18, 2016, to approve Design Review, Demolition, Exception to Total Floor Area and four Variance applications for a garage, deck addition and addition to the existing residence at 2 Fern Avenue. Appellant: Geoffrey Strage, 140 Bella Vista Avenue. Property Owners: Gerry and Suzanne Morgan.
Staff recommendation: That the City Council deny the appeal and uphold the decision of the Planning Commission.

The Council conducted the public hearing, unanimously approved a resolution denying the appeal, and directed staff to take the omitted variance back to the Planning Commission.


OTHER SCHEDULED ITEMS

13.    Introduction and first reading of an ordinance adopting by reference the latest editions of the State fire codes.
Staff recommendation: Approve introduction of the ordinance.

The Council unanimously approved introduction and first reading of the ordinance.

14.   
Introduction and first reading of an ordinance adopting by reference the latest editions of the State construction codes.
Staff recommendation: Approve introduction of the ordinance.

The Council unanimously approved introduction and first reading of the ordinance.

15.   
Review of Stetson Engineers Inc.’s October 2016 hydraulic study of the Rock Hill Drainage G near San Rafael Avenue and Tiburon Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Direct staff to work with the Town of Tiburon and the property owner of 6 San Rafael Avenue to develop a project scope and cost sharing agreement for a permanent drainage solution with a 100-year flood capacity.

The Council directed staff to move forward with the drainage improvements focusing on Alternative 1 and to work with the Town of Tiburon and the property owner of 6 San Rafael Avenue on developing a cost sharing agreement.

16.    Review current year strategy proposed for Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA), consider proposed budget amendment and provide direction to the City representative.
Staff recommendation: Approve increa
sed contribution to RBRA in FY2016/17; provide feedback to City representative (Vice Mayor Winter).

The Council approved the increased contribution to RBRA for FY2016/17.

17.   
Consider changes to the City Tree Ordinance, Belvedere Municipal Code Chapter 8.28.
Staff recommendation: Discuss the current ordinance and provide direction to staff on changes.

The Council unanimously approved a motion disagreeing with the recent court interpretation of the City's Tree Ordinance and directed staff to return with amendments to the ordinance clarifying the City's position.

18.   
Discussion on next steps regarding deer in Belvedere.
Staff recommendation: Staff seeks additional information as to what additional information is needed or questions answered on this topic and when the Council would like to schedule this matter for deliberation and action.

The Council discussed the remaining questions they have in there consideration of deer managment in Belvedere and provided direction to staff to gather further information for Council discussion.

19.   
Consider appointment to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency Board.
Staff recommendation: Discuss applicant and make an appointment.

The Council unanimously appointed Dr. George Bo-Linn to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency Board of Trustees.


ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 pm.



 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.

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