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									Kingsburg City Council
Regular Meeting
September 15, 2010

Invocation was given and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Bruce Blayney.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Call to order and roll call – At 7:07 P. M. Mayor Blayney called the regular meeting of the
Kingsburg City Council to order.

Council Members present: Leland Bergstrom, David Karstetter, Chet Reilly, Milo Smith,
and Mayor Bruce Blayney.

Staff present: City Manager Don Pauley, City Attorney Michael Noland, Planning and
Development Director Terry Schmal, Police Chief Jeff Dunn, Fire Chief Gary Rocha, and
City Clerk Sue Bauch.

Public Comments - None

Approve Agenda – A motion was made by Council Member Karstetter, seconded by
Council Member Smith, to approve the Agenda as published. The motion carried by
unanimous voice vote.

Consent Calendar – Mayor Blayney requested that Item No. 1, City Council minutes from
the September 1, 2010 meeting, be pulled for discussion. A motion was made by Council
Member Smith, seconded by Council Member Reilly, to approve the Consent Calendar with
the exception of Item No. 1. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote.

       Check Register - Ratify/approve payment of bills listed by Assistant City
       Manager/Finance Director Don Jensen on check register for August 28, 2010 through
       September 10, 2010.

       Reimbursement Agreement – Approve and authorize City Manager to execute
       Reimbursement Agreement between the City of Kingsburg and Kingsburg Housing
       II, LLC for Tract 5610 regarding construction and installation of certain
       improvements. Report and Agreement prepared by City Attorney Michael Noland.

       Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Agreement Amendment –
       Authorize City Manager to execute Agreement 09-330 with the County of Fresno
       increasing the allocated CDBG funds by $494 for a total of $112,305 for the 2009-10
       fiscal year project. Report prepared by City Engineer Dave Peters.

Pulled Consent Calendar Items: Approval of City Council Minutes – Approve the
minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting held on September 1, 2010 as prepared by
City Clerk Sue Bauch.

Mayor Blayney stated that the minutes should indicate that he will not be attending the
opening ceremony of the Big Fresno Fair on October 6th. A motion was made by Council
Member Karstetter to approve the minutes of the regular City Council Meeting held on
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September 1, 2010, with this correction. The motion was seconded by Council Member
Smith and carried by unanimous voice vote.

REGULAR CALENDAR

Public Hearing – Fiscal Year 2011-12 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Project – Report prepared by City Manager Don Pauley

Mayor Blayney opened the Public Hearing at 7:10 P. M.

City Manager Don Pauley gave a brief summary of his report. He explained that this would
continue the 20th Avenue street, sidewalk, curb and gutter, renovation project, as Phase IV, from
Sierra Street to Plumas Street.

During Council discussion it was confirmed that this project would not commence until the
summer of 2012.

At 7:15 P. M. Mayor Blayney opened for Public Comment. Being none, he closed the Public
Comment period.

At 7:16 P. M. Mayor Blayney called for continued Council discussion. Being none, he closed the
Public Hearing.

A motion was made by Council Member Karstetter to adopt Resolution No. 2010-49 identifying
the renovation of streets, sidewalks and curb and gutter, in the Carlson’s Addition, 20th Avenue
from Sierra Street to Plumas Street, as the FY 2011-12 CDBG Project. The motion was seconded
by Council Member Reilly and carried by unanimous voice vote.

Street Closure Request – Consider request for street closure from Jason Coddington,
on behalf of Kingsburg Rotary, for Kingsburg Criterium Events

At the outset of this discussion, City Manager Don Pauley stated that he had just learned that
due to the generosity of the Kingsburg Police Explores and Community Service Officers, no
Police Department overtime will be needed. Therefore there will be no cost to the Rotary
from the City for this event.

Jason Coddington, on behalf of the Kingsburg Rotary, gave a brief summary of his request.
He explained that when he got Council approval for street closure for the bike race, he
neglected to obtain permission for street closure for the race that will be run in the morning.
He explained that the route will be similar to that of the Dala Horse Trot Race that is held in
May of each year.

Following Mr. Coddington’s presentation, a motion was made by Council Member Reilly to
approve the Kingsburg Rotary Club’s request for closure of sections of Draper Street
between Marion and California Streets and on Ellis Street between California and Marion
Streets, from 4:30 A. M. to 8:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 23, 2010, as set forth on map
provided. The motion was seconded by Council Member Smith and carried by unanimous
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aye voice vote.



Update on Golden State Corridor Preliminary Design Project by Quad Knopf

City Manager Don Pauley introduced members of the Golden State Boulevard Infrastructure
Improvement and Design Team that will be making this presentation: Project Manager Mike
Knopf, Assistant Project Manager Steve Brandt, Traffic Issues Coordinator Georgiena
Vivian, and Project Engineer Ron Wathen.

A Design Guidelines Manual, prepared by Quad Knopf for this presentation, was distributed.
Project Manager Mike Knopf began the presentation, explaining the Design Guidelines and
stating that due to the historic value (comparing Route 99 to Route 66) there are a number of
economic development opportunities along this corridor.

Assistant Project Manager Steve Brandt, stated that the topographic survey was completed on
April 13, 2010, representing 1/3 of the project cost. It will be used for construction plans in
the future. The goal of the Guidelines is to show the unification of the corridor and the
uniqueness of each community.

Various aspects of the corridor design were discussed including dealing with the grade
separation at Bethel and Kamm; being aware that Academy may become a parkway; use of
recycled water for landscaping along the corridor; traffic counts at the 21 intersections
between Draper Street in Kingsburg and Adams Street in Fowler and traffic issues; proximity
of the railroad along the corridor; population projections; and the use of round-abouts along
the corridor. Mike Knopf explained what the City would get and when it would be done

At the conclusion of the discussion Mayor Blayney thanked the team for bringing this to the
Council. No action was required by Council at this time.

Proposed Ambulance Billing and Collection Procedure – Report prepared by City
Manager Don Pauley

City Manager Don Pauley reviewed the background of this matter, stating that in consultation
with the City Attorney, staff has identified only two options for improving the collection of
these accounts. He stated that staff is recommending the Small Claims Court procedure for
claims of $300 or greater. He stated that the recommended procedure has been reviewed by
the City Attorney, Finance Director and Fire Chief. He reviewed the proposed collection
procedure steps that would be taken.

In ensuing discussion it was pointed out that the City Attorney would not be representing the
City. Staff would be taking the matter to Small Claims which would keep costs down. City
Attorney Michael Noland explained that if you get the judgment, then the judgment would
include the court fees. It was noted that the average ambulance bill is $1,200. Mr. Pauley
explained what staff would have to do in court. He stated that we do need to increase our
collection of bad debt. Fire Chief Gary Rocha confirmed that he has two fulltime staff
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people and they would try to work with the courts to do small claims with each county on a
scheduled basis. Mr. Pauley stated that we will be working with the City Attorney to
streamline the noticing process so that the projected court time would not be more time
consuming than the current processing time.

After stating that we don’t like to have to do this to citizens in our community, Council
Member Karstetter moved to adopt Resolution No. 2010-50 creating an Ambulance Billing
and Collection Procedure for ambulance services not paid by Medicare or Medical
reimbursement or by private medical insurance. The motion was seconded by Council
Member Smith and carried by unanimous aye voice vote.

November 2010 General Election Ballot Measures – Report prepared by City Manager
Don Pauley

After reviewing the propositions and comments from City Manager Don Pauley and Police
Chief Jeff Dunn, direction was given to staff to bring back resolutions opposing Propositions
19 and 26, supporting Proposition 22, and no position on Propositions 23 and 25.

Council Reports and Staff Communications

a.     2010 State of the County Annual Breakfast – September 23, 2010 – Registration
       7:00 A. M. – Breakfast 7:30 A. M., Fresno Convention Center, Valdez Hall - $40.00
       per ticket. Council Member Karstetter stated that he would like to support our
       County Supervisor but that is a lot of money. City Manager Don Pauley stated that
       he will already be in Fresno and he will attend.

b.     Fresno County Economic Development Commission Meeting – Mayor Blayney
       reported that he and Terry Schmal, Kingsburg Planning and Community
       Development Director, attended a meeting today in support of AMCAL. He stated
       that if things go well, they will be applying for funding for the project at the Johnson
       Lumber site (on Marion Street in Kingsburg). As a side note, he stated, the County is
       increasing its impact fees for all development. They will be phasing in these fees.
       There is a clause exempting nonprofit. If those projects remain nonprofit, they will
       not have to pay the fees but if it is sold to profit then the fees would be reinstated. He
       stated that he would like us to look at this type of deferral of fees. Mr. Schmal stated
       that we already have a process for low, low/moderate income housing. It was
       suggested that the matter of getting the City’s Housing Element certified be discussed
       at the next quarterly meeting with the Planning Commission. Council Member Reilly
       stated that the Planning Commission has had poor attendance at the quarterly
       meetings. He added that the Commissioners should be encouraged to participate
       more at these meetings.

Adjourn the Kingsburg City Council. At 9:00 P. M. the Kingsburg City Council meeting
was adjourned.
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______________________________
Sue Bauch, City Clerk
City of Kingsburg

								
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