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APRIL 11, 2017, 6:30 P.M.
City Hall Council Chambers
450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, California


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                    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

                        Meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM.

              Council Present: Kemnitzer, McCaskill, Winter, and Mayor Campbell
              Council Absent: McAuliffe

              Mayor Campbell led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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1.     Swearing in of Officer Michael J. Blasi.
Police Chief Seyler introduced Officer Blasi and administered the oath of office.

2.     Update on existing Measure A sales tax from Diane Steinhauser, Executive Director of the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), and solicitation of ideas for projects if future revenue is available.
Diane Steinhauser provided a presentation to the Council.

Concerts-in-the-Park funding request.
Council approved funding request for $4,000 for Belvedere's Concerts-in-the-Park.

4.     City Council reports.
Council Members McCaskill and Winter, and Mayor Campbell gave reports.

5.     City Manager reports.
Interim City Manager Pollard reported on staff efforts to contact USHS and DFW regarding deer immunocontraception programs.

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.

Interim City Manager Pollard removed Item 12 to make a minor adjustment to the wording of the resolution language. The Consent Calendar was then approved in one motion, incorporating amendments to the resolution for Item 12.

6.     Approve minutes of the March 13, 2017, regular City Council meeting. - Minutes approved.

Approve warrants of March 2017.  - Warrants approved.

Declare the cost to provide fire protection and emergency services in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 will exceed $450,000. - Resolution adopted.

Adopt two resolutions: (1) designating signatories for the City of Belvedere’s WestAmerica Bank Operating & Payroll Accounts and authorizing transfers from one account to the other; and (2) designating signatories for the City of Belvedere’s WestAmerica Bank Line of Credit of $800,000.  - Resolutions adopted.

Declare City-owned vehicles as surplus and authorize the Public Works Manager to arrange for their sale by auction.  - Vehicles declared surplus.

Proclamation declaring April 23, 2017, “Deborah Mazzolini Day” in Belvedere.  - Proclamation approved.

Accept donation for the installation of two light fixtures at the Tom Price Park parking lot from Laleh Zelinsky, and waive permit fees.  - Resolution accepting donation approved with amendments.

Individual Consent Calendar Items are considered non-controversial but require individual motions for approval due to necessary recusals.

13.    Approve revocable license for private improvements in the public right-of-way in front of 290 Beach Road. Property Owners: The Terry P. Noyer Trust, 2013 et al.
Item 13 was removed from the Individual Consent Calendar and Council discussed the improvements in the City lane. Three members of the public spoke. No action was taken due to a split 2-2 vote to approve the revocable license (Ayes: Campbell and McCaskill; Noes: Kemnitzer and Winter).


14.    Appoint Craig Middleton to the position of City Manager and approve employment agreement.
Staff recommendation: Adopt resolution appointing Craig Middlet
on as City Manager and authorizing the Mayor to execute an Employment Agreement with Mr. Middleton on behalf of the City.

Resolution appointing Mr. Middleton as City Manager and authorizing execution of an Employment Agreement was approved.

Formation of deer fencing task force committee.
Staff recommendation: Create a joint task force committee comprise
d of members of the City Council, Planning Commission, and the public to review and make recommendations on regulations and procedures for fences installed to deter deer from entering properties in the City.

Council appointed Council Members Kemnitzer and Campbell, Planning Commissioners Lasky and Hart, and residents Harry Sommerfield and Roger Felton to the deer fencing joint task force committee.

Consider Finance Committee’s recommendation regarding paying off the City’s unfunded pension liability.
Finance Committee recommendation: Pay off the City’s curren
t unfunded pension liability of approximately $3.2 million by paying $1.0 million from the City’s reserves and finance the current balance of $2.2 million with either a Pension Obligation Bond or Lease Financing over a 20 year period.

Council approved a motion to follow the recommendation of the Finance committee to pay off the City's current unfunded pension liability of approximately $3.2 million perhaps by paying $1.0 million from the City's reserves and financing the current balance of $2.2 million with either a Pension Obligation Bond or Lease Financing over a 20 year period.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.

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>    Belvedere City Hall, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere.
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>    Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon.
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