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AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY November 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA
– Minutes of October 16, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements
5. DESIGN REVIEW – Andrae’s Bakery
6. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Resolution #531- Resolution Accepting an Easement for Public Sewer Utilities
b. Resolution #532 – Resolution of Substantial Compliance - Housing Element
c. Resolution #533 – Resolution Urging State Provide Sustainable Funding for Transportation Infrastructure
8. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

Amador CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY October 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
Marks, Swift, Knox, Bragstad and Brown present
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Swift moved Brown 2nd, approved unanimously
4. CONSENT AGENDA – Minutes of September 18, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements – Brown moved, 2nd by Bragstad to approve minutes. Approved unanimously
5. DESIGN REVIEW – Andrae’s Bakery – Swift moved, 2nd by Brown to authorize Andrae’s Bakery to proceed with design of project. Approved unanimously
6. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Brown asked that white couch be moved. Brown also requested that some of the trees in front of the Imperial Hotel be trimmed from ground up to allow for better visibility of oncoming traffic. Amy Turner spoke for GOLDPAN and announced another daffodil planting and the making of Christmas boughs and asked for volunteers. Contact her at Amy.amadorcity@yahoo.com
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Appoint new Vice Mayor – Brown nominated Bragstad, 2nd by Swift, approved unanimously
b. Appointments to ARSA and ARB – ARSA – Susan Bragstad, ARB – John Swift
c. Real Time Captioner – Cost $100.00 per hour. City will provide speaker phone at November meeting and captioning can be done via internet to save money. Eric Marks volunteered to look for grant funding to cover expense. Brown moved, 2nd by Swift to expend funds for real time captioning. Approved unanimously
d. Culbert Park – Steps removed.
e. No Overnight Parking Thursday Night – Sign to be placed in triangular lot across from City Hall – Brown moved, 2nd by Swift to contact Abandoned Vehicles about black car, and to have someone talk to Todd Paul about moving hearse for Thursday night meeting. Approved unanimously. Tim Knox stated he would talk to Todd Paul. Kierra LeBarre volunteered to move her vehicle near trash cans on City Council meeting nights.
f. Update on sewer repairs to main line- Repairs finished
g. Continued discussion Reddick/Robinson request for information re: second residential units and possible letter by City. – Following members of the public spoke: Ray Brusatori read from code definition of dwelling, Carol Sethre, Cathy Thomas, Dennis Buscher discussed Wright, Bissell, and O’Neill properties, Councilman Brown asked for complaint to be in writing, Larry Lacey discussed the City being presented with writ of Mandate and suggested everyone get a use permit, Frances Farmer asked if fee could be waived, Susan Bragstad expressed concern about possible mitigation, Russ Robinson gave permission to Michael Brown to look at property
h. Amador Whitney Museum
1. Report from Wallace Kuhl & Associates relative to Amador Whitney Museum structural condition – Kathy Thomas
2. Museum steps – ADA issues – Councilman Michael Brown
i. Letter and proposal from Bruce Sherrill regarding replacement of new street lights – Susan Bragstad suggested we give the lights further consideration when additional funds are available. Public concerned about reduction of light. Chris DaRosa stated she feels safe with current lighting. Hall Gamble feels the lights are too bright. Dawn Grandon also expressed safety from existing lighting. Cathy Thomas would like lights softened. No action
j. 100th Anniversary of Amador City Celebration – Amy Turner – Community Event – “Giant” potluck down center of Main Street. Close off street to vehicles during event, which would include music. Have display at Amador County Fair, Wagon Train come through. A letter will go out to everyone asking for ideas and help. Fund raising - Xmas Bake Sale, Eric Marks suggested sale of historic book and t shirts.
k. Amador City Housing Element for 2014. 5th Cycle. – No action
8. Committee Reports – ACTC no report, LAFCO cancelled, Swift moved 2nd by Marks to adjourn at 9:20.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY October 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA
– Minutes of September 18, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements
5. DESIGN REVIEW – Andrae’s Bakery
6. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Appoint new Vice Mayor
b. Appointments to ARSA and ARB
c. Real Time Captioner
d. Culbert Park
e. No Overnight Parking Thursday Night – Sign to be placed in triangular lot across from City Hall
f. Update on sewer repairs to main line
g. Amador Whitney Museum
1. Report from Wallace Kuhl & Associates relative to Amador Whitney Museum structural condition – Kathy Thomas
2. Museum steps – ADA issues – Councilman Michael Brown
h. Letter and proposal from Bruce Sherrill regarding replacement of new street lights
i. 100th Anniversary of Amador City Celebration
j. Amador City Housing Element for 2014. 5th Cycle.
k. Continued discussion Reddick/Robinson request for information re: second residential units and possible letter by City
8. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY September 18, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
- Swift, Brown, Knox present
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Brown moved, 2nd by Swift to approve agenda, approved unanimously
4. CONSENT AGENDA – Minutes of August 21, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements - Swift moved, 2nd by Brown approved unanimously
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Request to put a “No Overnight Parking” sign in the triangular lot across from the City Hall. Brown moved, 2nd by Swift to place on October’s agenda “No Overnight Parking on Thursday” approved unanimously
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Letter of Resignation received from Mayor Michael Vasquez
b. Appoint new Vice Mayor – No action
c. Appoint two new Council Members:
Letters of interest received from Susan Bragstad and Eric Marks
Brown moved, 2nd by Swift to appoint Susan Bragstad to the remaining four months of Michael Vasquez’s term and to appoint Eric Marks to the remainder of Aaron Brusatori’s term expiring December 31, 2015. Approved unanimously. Bragstad and Marks sworn in and took their seats at the Council table.
d. Committee assignments – ACTC and ACRA-Bragstad appointed to ATCT and Brown appointed to ACRA.
e. Letter from Hope Luxemberg regarding Culbert Park – To be on October agenda to allow Bragstad and Marks to look at property at Schaeffer’s Diggins
f. Update on sewer repairs to main line – Robin Peters and City Manager working on MOU
1. E-Mail from Frances Farmer
g. Report from City Clerk as directed by City Council relative to
Properties with “second” units in R-1 zone – Dennis Buscher questioned the findings and stated the Wright property was one parcel. - Susan Bragstad volunteered to look at all properties on the list. Larry Lacey will look further into the zoning issue.
h. Special Events Ordinance – City Clerk to provide Larry Lacey with ordinances from other cities in the county.
7. Committee Reports
Design Review Committee, Michael Brown, museum steps to be on agenda for October to resolve ADA issues, ACRA has a lady who does grant writing, LAFCO approved ten spheres of influence, ARSA cancelled, Tim Knox sponsored a wagon in 49’er Days Wagon Train and paid for “Amador City”sign to be on wagon.

Bragstad moved, 2nd by Swift to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY September 18, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA
– Minutes of August 21, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. Letter of Resignation received from Mayor Michael Vasquez
b. Appoint new Vice Mayor
c. Appoint two new Council Members:
Letters of interest received from Susan Bragstad and Eric Marks
d. Committee assignments – ACTC and ACRA
e. Letter from Hope Luxemberg regarding Culbert Park
f. Update on sewer repairs to main line
1. E-Mail from Frances Farmer
g. Report from City Clerk as directed by City Council relative to
Properties with “second” units in R-1 zone
h. Special Events Ordinance
7. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY August 21, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
Swift, Knox, Brown and Vasquez present
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Swift moved, 2nd by Knox to approval agenda with change of item 7D. to 7 A1. Approved unanimously
4. CONSENT AGENDA – Minutes of July 17, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements – Knox moved, Brown 2nd, approved unanimously
5. Design Review: Sign approval
Déjà vu – Amador Hotel – Gladden
Amador Holistic Center – Amador Hotel - Branich-DaRosa – Knox moved, 2nd by Brown to approve both signs, approved unanimously
Design Review – 14470 W. School Street – Gordon – Driveway and garage – No action. Mr. Gordon merely seeking permission to go ahead with plans. Knox moved, 2nd by Swift to approve concept of driveway and garage and proceed with engineering, approved unanimously.
PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Celebrate 49er Days – Wagon Train consisting of 15 wagons and approximately 150 people leaving Plymouth at 8:00 a.m. and coming through Amador City at around 10 or 11 a.m. on Friday, September 26 going south on 49 to Sutter Creek. (Reported by Mayor Vasquez) The Bridge Project was awarded Project of the Year – Mayor Vasquez attended luncheon together with Vinciguerra and representatives from Dokken Engineering.
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A1. Law Enforcement Contract – Mayor Vasquez suggested that Sutter Creek Police Department might have a greater presence in Amador City. Robin Peters of Sutter Creek spoke, Chief of Police of Sutter Creek Phil Hahn spoke stating it made sense geographically and offered that one officer would be assigned to Amador City. Supervisor Forster suggested we also have discussion with Sheriff. Mary Glover asked about the response time from Sheriff. Knox moved to have Amador County Sheriff come to Council Meeting and that Council should investigate both options, 2nd by Brown, approved unanimously.
A. Sewer Issues:
1. Result of recent camera work and repairs to be performed – Knox moved, 2nd by Brown to request Weatherby, Reynolds & Fritson to authorize scope of work and arrange for work to be commenced as soon as possible and that funds for project should be from Capital Improvement Fund. Approved unanimously.
2. Mayor Vasquez reported that Amador City and Sutter Creek are close to approving a Memorandum of Understanding which would include relinquishing some of our capacity in return for a reduction in amount owed Sutter Creek.
B. Resolution #530 – City of Amador City Approve of Appointment of Michael Vasquez and Timothy Knox to the office of City Council Member, and the appointment of Joyce Davidson to the office of City Clerk pursuant to Elections Code Section 10229. – Swift moved, 2nd by Brown to adopt Resolution #530. Approved unanimously.
C. Reddick property – 14251 God’s Hill – Zoning Violations- Mayor Vasquez stepped down and left the room for this issue. Vice Mayor Knox chaired the discussion. Property possibly in violation of zoning ordinance 17.12. specifically property must be occupied by owner, accessory buildings cannot be converted to residential units, additional residential units must have separate water and sewer connections. Swift moved, 2nd by Brown to direct City Clerk to investigate all known parcels with second units for sewer connections. Approved unanimously – Mayor Vasquez resumed the chair.
D. Stop Sign at Water Street – Change to “Yield” – Most comments from Public favored retaining “Stop” sign but lowering it in height and reducing size.
E. Historic Amador City Committee: Presentation by Mary Glover
Bid for sidewalk repair - $2,835.00
Bid for stairs and railing at Museum - $4,728.00 – Knox moved, 2nd by Swift to direct Councilman Brown to review plans with engineer and contractor before commencing work. Approved unanimously
F. Update on Park Play Ground Equipment – Mayor Vasquez stated ACRA may have some Quimby funds available. Mary Glover discussed options. Supervisor may have $1,000 in discretionary fund available. Discussions to be held between Park Committee members and City of Ione and also Jackson Rancheria.
H. Committee Reports - Swift – none. Knox will begin working on budget. ACTC – Regional Transit Update and Pavement Survey – Hope Luxemberg’s letter re: Culbert Park to be on September agenda.
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY August 21, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA
– Minutes of July 17, 2014 meeting, Financial Statements
5. Design Review: Sign approval
Déjà vu – Amador Hotel – Gladden
Amador Holistic Center – Amador Hotel - Branich-DaRosa
Design Review – 14470 W. School Street – Gordon – Driveway and garage
6. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Sewer Issues:
1. Result of recent camera work and repairs to be performed
B. Resolution #530 – City of Amador City Approve of Appointment of Michael Vasquez and Timothy Knox to the office of City Council Member, and the appointment of Joyce Davidson to the office of City Clerk pursuant to Elections Code Section 10229.
C. Reddick property – 14251 God’s Hill – Zoning Violations
D. Law Enforcement Contract
E. Stop Sign at Water Street – Change to “Yield”
F. Historic Amador City Committee:
Bid for sidewalk repair - $2,835.00
Bid for stairs and railing at Museum - $4,728.00
G. Up Date on Park Play Ground Equipment
H. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY July 17, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of June 19, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. Design Review: Sign approval
The Diggins
In Nuk Suk’s Place
Law Office of McEnroe and Turner (variance for size)
6. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Bridge Up-Date – Change Orders – Final Payment – Release of Retention - Nathan Donnelly
RESOLUTION #529 – BRIDGE COMPLETION
B. “Sink hole” in Schoolhouse Park
C. Rebuild retaining wall on north side of Amador Creek where temporary bridge was located during bridge construction
D. Update on main sewer line maintenance and video camera results. Work performed by Triple A at a cost of approximately $3,000.00
E. Software generated errors in sewer billing of three accounts and deletion of one account
F. Grand Jury report
G. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY June 19, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of May 15, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Bridge Up-Date – Change Orders – Punch List – Final Payment – Release of Retention - Nathan Donnelly
B. Resolution #528-Resolution of the City of Amador City to Grant a Rate Adjustment to Aces Waste Services, Inc. Increase of 2.04% to compensate for inflationary cost increases to Aces Waste Services according to contract with City of Amador City
C. Possible zoning violation – Reddick property – Gods Hill – Use permit required; sewer hookup fee required
D. Negotiations with Sutter Creek regarding sewer operation and maintenance of main lines
E. ACTC Bicycle and Pedestrian funds
F. Task Orders – Up date amount of Task Orders 1, 2, and 7 with Weber, Ghio
G. Request from Law Office of McEnroe & Turner, tenants of Old City Hall:
a. Pigeon dropping and roosting problem
b. Hose bib in large planter?
c. California State Flag
H. Historic Amador City Committee re: Cement sidewalk between Victorian Closet and steps to Museum
I. Kevin Jennings request for Quit Claim Deed from City to property owners of adjacent section of O’Neil Alley
J. Hilary O’Neill – Discussion regarding City Park
K. Letter from Larry and Dean Lauer re: Operate a B&B on Las Chance Alley
L. Update on rehab of Apartment A-Review of Contract
M. Amador Whitney Museum – Approve expenditure to Wallace Kuhl for geotechnical engineering consulting services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY May 15, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
– Brown, Vasquez, Knox present – Swift absent
APPROVAL OF AGENDA -
4. CONSENT AGENDA: Minutes of April 17, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements – Knox moved, 2nd by Vasquez, approved, Brown abstained.
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA – K. Berglund thanked those people who wrote letters in support of former postmaster, Community potluck at Imperial Hotel , Apt. A rehab to cost approx. $30,000 because contractor will do work himself, thus prevailing wage issues aren’t involved.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly – Drain holes, irrigation at Keystone Alley, staining bridge, air release line, special pedestrian signs remain on punch list
B. Invoice from Ray Brusatori for Temporary Construction Easement rental amount – Brown moved, 2nd by Knox, approved to pay invoice.
C. Possible zoning violation – Reddick property – Gods Hill – Owner of property did not apply for a conditional use permit nor for sewer hook-up for additional residential units. Counsel Lacey suggested building inspector visit property and report conditions noted. Knox moved, Vasquez 2nd that building inspector evaluate all homes that meet this requirement, Vasquez and Knox voted yes, Brown voted no.
D. Negotiations with Sutter Creek regarding sewer operation and maintenance of main lines – Mayor Vasquez reported that rather than renew the JPA with Sutter Creek a MOU might be a better vehicle; they would have the capacity to reduce the bill, SC emergency responder is Amador Mechanical using Sutter Creek’s jetting equipment; negotiations are still ongoing.
E. ACTC Bicycle and Pedestrian funds – Funds are available, there is a 20 year countywide plan; District 1 ACTC staff to resubmit application
F. Renewal of Comcast cable franchise
G. Request by City Hall tenants for WIFI connection–Trial for May,June,July
H. Committee Reports – Knox – no report; ACRA no quorum, date for Big Wheel to be changed, classes for fly fishing, cooking class.
Meeting adjourned 8:30 p.m.l

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY May 15, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of April 17, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
B. Invoice from Ray Brusatori for Temporary Construction Easement rental amount
C. Possible zoning violation – Reddick property – Gods Hill
D. Negotiations with Sutter Creek regarding sewer operation and maintenance of main lines
E. ACTC Bicycle and Pedestrian funds
F. Renewal of Comcast cable franchise
G. Request by City Hall tenants for WIFI connection
H. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

Bridge Update by Nathan Donnelly
Striping tomorrow, lighting up, electricity in. Sherrill parking lot to be graveled by 4-5-14. Locks in bathroom to be replaced. Manhole covers to be raised. If rocks left in Brusatori lot after 24 months they become his. Wayne Vinciguerra stated there is an excess amount of rocks in Brusatori lot.

Rob Super asked that stone wall at south end of detour bridge be repaired as it suffers from erosion.
Bridge Committee and public invited to attend meeting on Sunday at noon to discuss punch list.
Little City Studio drain to be made functional.

AMADOR CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY April 17, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL –
Brusatori, Vasquez, Knox present – Brown and Swift absent
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Knox moved, 2nd by Brusatori to move 6i to 6a1, approved
4. CONSENT AGENDA: Minutes of March 20, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements – Knox moved, 2nd by Brusatori, approved with exception of Financial Statements which were not available. Approved
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: - Kathleen Berglund reported on former Postmaster Tonia John and submitted her address for any interested citizen to write to her offering their support in her conflict with the Post Office. Michael Vasquez reported on status of mold and lead paint in Apartment 1. Mold has been eradicaged and flaking lead paint has been removed, apartment is waiting rehabilitation. Councilman Aaron Brusatori announced his resignation from the City Council effective Friday, April 18, 2014, citing the necessity of relocating because of his growing family.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A1. ACRA JPA Amendment eliminating Camanche as member – Knox moved, 2nd by Brusatori, approved.
A. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly – Ribbon Cutting a success, lighting still an item because of brightness, all work to be finished by April 24, 2014, cracks in bridge due to shrinkage, the trim on Lindsay residence will be fixed, irrigation to be installed in new planter at southwest corner of Amador Hotel (coming off Amador Hotel water line) corners to be placed, time street lights go on to be adjusted by moving sensor.
B. Historic Amador City Committee
1. Pave sidewalk between Victorian Closet and steps to Museum – Weber to provide survey results – Place on May agenda
2. Repair holes in curb wall on west side of Main Street
C. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk and handicap ramp proposal-Schedule Special Meeting for Monday, April 21, 2014, to award bid. Quitclaim Deed between Pam Diggins and City- Bids to be opened in City Hall April 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Knox moved, 2nd by Brusaatori to proceed with Quit Claim Deed including title report at a cost not to exceed $4,000. Knox, Vasquez ayes, no vote by Brusatori.
D. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of March – no action
E. Jetting, cleaning and maintaining main line of City sewer system – Will be discussed at May Council Meeting in Sutter Creek.
F. Residential Rate Increase by ACES Waste Services for 2014-15 of 2.04% - First Hearing – Notices to be mailed pursuant to Prop. 218.
G. Request for funds to help sponsor Street Dances during summer – 7 weekends –City will sponsor one dance not to exceed $500.
H. ACTC Bicycle and Pedestrian funds for street light replacement – We will be requesting funds for street lighting and bike racks.
Closed Session cancelled.
7. Committee Reports – Request to change date of Downhill event. LAFCO Municipal services review completed. LAFCO website links to consulting firm.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY April 17, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of March 20, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
B. Historic Amador City Committee
1. Pave sidewalk between Victorian Closet and steps to Museum
2. Repair holes in curb wall on west side of Main Street
C. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk and handicap ramp proposal-Schedule Special Meeting for Monday, April 21, 2014, to award bid. Quitclaim Deed between Pam Diggins and City
D. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of March
E. Jetting, cleaning and maintaining main line of City sewer system
F. Residential Rate Increase by ACES Waste Services for 2014-15 of 2.04% - First Hearing
G. Request for funds to help sponsor Street Dances during summer – 7 weekends
H. ACTC Bicycle and Pedestrian funds for street light replacement
I. ACRA JPA Amendment eliminating Camanche as member.

CLOSED SESSION
Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.7, 54956.8, 54956.9, 54956.95, 54957 – Discussion and possible action regarding possible lawsuit with Tenants in Apt.; Contract and/or lawsuit negotiations with Vinciguerra Construction; Right of Way Easement with Brusatori Family Trust
RESUME OPEN MEETING SESSION
7. Committee Reports

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a disabled person and you need a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, then please contact Joyce Davidson at (209)267-0682 or fax (209) 267-0682. Requests must be made as early as possible, and at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

AMADOR CITY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY, March 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL-
Brown, Brusatori, Vasquez, Knox, Swift present-Approval of Agenda- Knox moved, 2nd by Brown approved
4. CONSENT AGENDA: Minutes of February 20, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements- Knox moved, 2nd by Brown, approved
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA- Mary Ann McCamant read a letter from GOLDPAN stating their preference for maintaining old Fire House as a Museum for antique fire equipment including truck. The Historic Amador City Committee also voiced their agreement with GOLDPAN as it relates to Fire House Museum. Street Dances to be held again commencing June 21, 2014 and lasting for 7 weeks, skipping Fair Weekend. Banjo Festival June 14, two bands, performances and workshops. City Clean Up scheduled for May 24 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Bridge Dedication 4-5 (later changed to 4-12), Big Wheel scheduled for 9-13.
A. ACRA – Joint Powers Agreement- Brusatori moved 2nd by Knox to place amendment to JPA on April agenda. Four ayes, Vasquez voted no.
B. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
C. Historic Amador City Committee
1.Replace lighting for consistency – substitute “warm” bulbs- Dokken will assist
2.Paint crosswalk at Kiosk – “contained” Abbey Road style – included with highway striping - Brusatori moved, 2nd by Knox to authorize striping of crosswalk and to pay for cost out of bridge funds. Approved.
3. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk solution – recommended proposal-Brusatori moved, 2nd by Knox to combine this item with 6D. Approved
D. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk and handicap ramp proposal –Knox moved, 2nd by Brown to send letter to T. Weatherby accepting drawing and to confirm his price of $500 for engineering and scope of work. Approved, with no vote by Brusatori. Quitclaim Deed to be on April agenda.
E. Dokken Engineering - Grant for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety – Upgrade and lighting at South end of town – Mayor Vasquez to seek funding from ACTC Pedestrian and Bicycling Program – on April’s agenda
F. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of February $800.50.- Brusatori moved, 2nd by Knox, approved.
G. Jetting, cleaning and maintaining main line of City sewer system
H. Design Review – Residence at 14121 Main Street – Sacramento Windows, Inc .- Brusatori moved, 2nd by Knox to approve as submitted. Approved.
I. Housing Element – Use same format as other cities in county
J. Bridge Dedication Ceremony tentatively set for April 5, 2014- Subsequently moved to April 12, 2014.
K. Residential Rate Increase by ACES Waste Services for 2014-15 of 2.04% - Hearing set for April agenda
CLOSED SESSION
Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.7, 54956.8, 54956.9, 54956.95, 54957 – Discussion and possible action regarding possible lawsuit with Tenants in Apt.; Real Estate negotiations regarding Old City Hall, Contract and/or lawsuit negotiations with Vinciguerra Construction; Right of Way Easement with Brusatori Family Trust
RESUME OPEN MEETING SESSION
l. Committee Reports

Meeting adjourned

AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY, March 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. CONSENT AGENDA: Minutes of February 20, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. ACRA – Joint Powers Agreement
B. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
C. Historic Amador City Committee
1.Replace lighting for consistency – substitute “warm” bulbs
2.Paint crosswalk at Kiosk – “contained” Abbey Road style – included with highway striping
3. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk solution – recommended proposal
D. Schaeffer’s Diggins sidewalk and handicap ramp proposal
E. Dokken Engineering - Grant for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety – Upgrade and lighting at South end of town
F. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of February $800.50.
G. Jetting, cleaning and maintaining main line of City sewer system
H. Design Review – Residence at 14121 Main Street – Sacramento Windows, Inc .
I. Housing Element – Use same format as other cities in county
J. Bridge Dedication Ceremony tentatively set for April 5, 2014
K. Residential Rate Increase by ACES Waste Services for 2014-15 of 2.04%
CLOSED SESSION
Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.7, 54956.8, 54956.9, 54956.95, 54957 – Discussion and possible action regarding possible lawsuit with Tenants in Apt.; Real Estate negotiations regarding Old City Hall, Contract and/or lawsuit negotiations with Vinciguerra Construction; Right of Way Easement with Brusatori Family Trust
RESUME OPEN MEETING SESSION
7. Committee Reports

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AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY, February 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Discussion and possible action on all items
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
CLOSED SESSION:

Determine rental rate for Old City Hall
Determine rental rate for patio at Imperial Hotel
RESUME OPEN MEETING
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of January 16, 2014, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Selection of Mayor and Vice Mayor
B. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
1. Direction to Dokken Engineering to include a rolled curb at Tony Antonini’s property to allow for driveway access
C. Direction to City Engineer to prepare the following and advertise for bid as soon as possible:
1. Planters and Cross Walk at south Parking Area
2. Schaeffers Diggins Sidewalk – Quit Claim Deed, plan revision, specs, bid package and advertise
3. Light pole replacement of lights 62,33and 60. Relocation of light 60 to the west end of proposed cross walk. Plans, specs, bid package and advertise.
D. Historic Amador City Committee –
1. South Cross Walk
2. Planter at south end of Sherrill lot
E. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of January $825.50
F. License Agreement with Imperial Hotel for outdoor dining
G. Discussion of Zoning Ordinance as it relates to R-1
H. Sewer Issues: Main Line Blockage, maintenance of main line
7. Committee Reports

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AMADOR CITY
AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY, January 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Discussion and possible action on all items

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL, APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
Minutes of December 19, 2013, meeting, Financial Statements
5. PUBLIC MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Discussion items only, no action to be taken. Any person may address the council at this time on any subject matter within the jurisdiction of the Amador City Council. Any item that requires action will be deferred to a subsequent council meeting. Five minute time limit.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. Selection of Mayor and Vice Mayor
B. Bridge Up-Date – Nathan Donnelly
1. Bridge Selection Committee Meeting – 1-4-14-Crosswalk at Andrae’s
C. Historic Amador City Committee – Presentation
D. Approval of Temporary Full Time Engineer’s payment for month of December
E. Update on Ordinance for use of city property for outdoor dining
F. Update on sidewalk at Schaeffer’s Diggins
G. Housing Element – Discussion
H. Reddick property at 14521 God’s Hill – Possible R-1 zone violation
I. Spraying of city streets and Oak Knoll Cemetery
7. Committee Reports
8. City Clerk Report

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