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									MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                         OCTOBER 2, 2007
26442 BECKMAN COURT                                                   5:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
MURRIETA, CA                                                          6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION, FOUR POTENTIAL
CASES, G.C. 54956.9(B)
By consensus at 5:04 p.m., Council recessed the meeting to closed session for the purposes above.
Present: Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister. Absent: None.
Closed session adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Action:        City Attorney Leslie Devaney announced there was no reportable action from closed
               session.

CALL TO ORDER:        Mayor Douglas McAllister called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

ROLL CALL:            Present:       Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
                      Absent:        None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
INVOCATION: Pastor J.T. Greenleaf, Murrieta United Methodist Church
PRESENTATION:
RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION BY JUDGE JUDITH
CLARK, RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Council Member Bennett introduced the Riverside County Mock Trial Competition participants and
gave a brief overview of this program. She indicated the trial competition had 27 high schools
involved in the County with 432 students, and 54 attorney coaches participating. In addition, Murrieta
Valley High School placed at the top of eight rounds and the team placed 2nd overall. The following
awards were presented: Mary Byun-Kallevig and Reed Webb for Trial Coaches; Paul Vollmer- Best
Prosecution Pretrial; Kellen Laker-Best Defendant; and Aaron Levin and Jamie Jefferies-Best
Defense Witness. Also recognized were Lucy Wong, Ana Dixit, Karolyne Crow, TJ Lemrick, and
Kristen Derose, 2007 seniors.
Judge Judith Clark spoke about her experience with the Riverside County Mock Trial and how
pleased she was with the Murrieta Valley Mock Trial Team and their accomplishments. Reed Webb,
from the Southwest Bar Association, addressed the Council about the Mock Trial program saying it
is a good way for students to learn and apply law to their lives. Mayor McAllister presented
certificates of recognition to the students who participated in the Murrieta Valley High School Mock
Trial and expressed his congratulations to this extraordinary group of individuals.
PROCLAMATION – PASSIONATELY PINK FOR THE CURE
Mayor McAllister presented a proclamation recognizing October as Passionately Pink for the Cure
month to Yolanda Huerta, City of Murrieta team captain, and Leslie Doherty, race chair.
PROCLAMATION - 4-H WEEK
Joshua Lam, President of the Murrieta 4-H club, along with other members, were presented a
Proclamation recognizing October 1st through the 8th as National 4-H Week.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Action:        The agenda was unanimously approved on a motion by Thomasian and seconded by
               Gibbs.
COMMUNITY REPORT:
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Nicole Mendez, Murrieta Valley High School, gave a report of current events including September as
Hispanic Awareness month; “Club Rush;” implementation of the Homework, Attendance, and
Tardiness program; Homecoming with physical education teacher Paul Gonzalez as the Grand
Marshal of the parade; and recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other
activities included a blood drive, Santa Rosa Dinner, Red Ribbon Week, carnival/haunted house on
October 20th, a play October 25-27th, and a sports update on football, boys and girls cross country,
volleyball, girls golf and boys water polo.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Michelle McWilliams, Murrieta, spoke about the Blackmore Ranch community and the foreclosure
       issue there, saying she supports the City’s proposed ordinance.
Susan Freeman, Murrieta, expressed her support of the foreclosure ordinance.
Joshua Whitton and Robbie Barozo, Murrieta Valley High School Band and Pageantry Corps, invited
       the community to a tournament at Vista Murrieta on Saturday, where they will be performing
       their field show titled “Frank”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Community Services – Community Services Manger Debbie Tharp reported on the upcoming Battle
of the Bands event which will be held on Saturday, October 6th.
Library – Loretta McKinney introduced Alice Malkowski who communicated that new database
systems have been added at the Library, including Reference USA, which is a business listing
database; and AP Images, which has a collection of historical and contemporary documents and
photos.

City Manager – City Manager Ron Bradley announced the State of the City will be Thursday,
October 4th; and if anyone is interested in attending, they need to make reservations. Mr. Bradley
shared information about the Community Services Department field trip to Knott’s Scary Farm on
October 25th.

GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Bennett:         Attended the Southwest California Legislative Summit, hosted by the
                        Murrieta/Temecula Group at Pechanga.
                 Attended the Murrieta Chamber breakfast on September 20th.
                 Enjoyed the Heroes awards dinner and commented positively about Chief
                        Christman’s presentation.
                 Attended the Court Community Committee Business Meeting, comprised of
                        community leaders, legal community leaders, and local judges with the
                        purpose of bridging the gap between the judiciary justice system and the
                        community.
                 She, along with Chief Wright and Lt. Dennis Vrooman, met with supervisor Jeff Stone
                        regarding the possibility of a youth court in the City of Murrieta.

Enochs:          Attended the Town Hall meeting in Riverside with television celebrity Hewell Houser
                        relative to water and reservoir issues in California.
                 Reported on the Economic Legislative Summit and the impact to cities due to State
                        budget issues.
                 Thanked Yolanda Huerta for her hard work with Race for the Cure.
                 Asked staff to have trash between Washington and historic downtown cleaned up.
                 Commented the street patches at the Alexander Properties condos need to be
                        addressed.

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Gibbs:           Spoke about the Susan G. Komen Fundraiser with the opportunity for City staff to pay
                        $5 to wear pink and jeans to work on Thursday’s in October.
                 Thanked City Manager Ron Bradley for correcting a misstatement that was made at a
                        previous council meeting regarding a report prepared by Deputy City Manager
                        Teri Ferro on the Library project. He also thanked Deputy City Manager Jim
                        Holston for providing information he requested.
                 Met with Bill Thomas, former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in
                        the United States Congress, about financial assistance with Murrieta Creek.
                 Attended the Trauma Intervention Program Heroes with Heart Dinner last week. The
                        Phil Armentrout Memorial Award (Murrieta’s Fire Chief) was presented by Mrs.
                        Armentrout to Fire Chief Terry Hawkins, Riverside County Fire Chief.
                 Spoke to the Board of Realtors regarding the foreclosure ordinance and solicited their
                        assistance.
                 He and City Manager Ron Bradley met with the Chamber of Commerce Board of
                        Directors and agreed on a new model of cooperation between the City and the
                        Chamber.
                 Attended the SAFE (Save Alternatives for Everyone) luncheon at the Santa Rosa
                        Plateau last Saturday. SAFE is an organization which addresses domestic
                        violence.
                 Commented on the City receiving a “raspberry” for cancelling the Commission
                        Workshop last week.
                 Complemented Traffic Engineer Susan Vombaur for doing a great job and on her
                        professionalism.

Thomasian: Announced Tom Mullen, Executive Director of the RCA Regional Conservational
                   Authority, retired.
           Participated in the Student of the Month program and thanked Margaret Jones who
                   runs the program.

McAllister:      Attended a presentation in Lake Elsinore with speaker Dr. John Husing.
                 Attended a Boy Scout event, honoring Bill Green, a local business man and Eagle
                        Scout.
                 Announced that Riverside Transit Authority will have the following public hearings
                        regarding changes in routes 7, 8, 61, 206, and 208: October 3-Lake Elsinore;
                        October 4- Sun City; and October 11- Temecula.

APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 1-15

Mayor Pro Tem Gibbs pulled item 10, City Public Works Capital Improvement Project Procedures
Manual, from the consent calendar.
Action:          It was moved by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian to approve City Council consent
                 calendar items 1-9, and 11-15. On roll call, the vote was:
                 AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
                 NOES:         None
1.        WAIVED READING OF ALL ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS ON THIS AGENDA AND
          READ BY TITLE ONLY
2.        MINUTES
Action:          Approved the minutes of the 5:00 p.m. Closed Session and 6:00 p.m. Regular
                 Meeting on September 18, 2007; and the 8:00 a.m. Special Closed Session on
                 September 22, 2007.

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3.        TREASURER'S REPORT - AUGUST 2007
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1823 to receive and file the monthly treasurer's report for
                 the month of August 2007.
4.        ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE LAND STORAGE AND APPLICATION OF MANURE
Action:          Adopted Ordinance No. 401-07 prohibiting the land storage and application of un-
                 bagged manure on parcels within city limits.
5.        LIMITATION ON TENURE OF BOARD/COMMISSION CHAIRS
Action:          Adopted Ordinance No. 402-07 revising Section 2.32.030 regarding tenure of
                 Board/Commission Chairs.
6.        PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR LINNEL LANE EXTENSION PROJECT
          PROPERTY ACQUISITION
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1824 authorizing the City Manager to execute the
                 Purchase and Sale Agreement for APNs 392-290-010 and 392-290-011 from Dawn
                 P. Renner for property acquisition purposes in connection to the Linnel Lane
                 Extension Project totaling $7,106,000 and to enter into escrow for the purchase of
                 said parcels.
7.        EASEMENTS FOR LINNEL LANE EXTENSION PROJECT (APN 392-290-012)
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1825 authorizing the City Manager to accept the deeds
                 for slope and drainage easement and for a temporary construction easement for APN
                 392-290-012 from Philip and Patricia Nye for right-of-way purposes in connection to
                 the Linnel Lane Extension Project totaling $6,000 and authorizing the expenditure of
                 funds for the easement acquisition.
8.        EASEMENTS FOR LINNEL LANE EXTENSION PROJECT (APN 392-290-015)
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1826 authorizing the City Manager to accept deeds for
                 slope and drainage easement and for a temporary construction easement for APN
                 392-290-015 from Paul and Ann Clark for right-of-way purposes in connection to the
                 Linnel Lane Extension Project totaling $834,000 and authorizing expenditure of funds
                 for the easement acquisition.
9.        CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN (CIP) AMENDMENT
Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 07-1827 amending the CIP to add a project for the design of the
            landscaping of Juniper Street and C Street, and appropriating $50,000 from Regional
            Statistical Area (RSA) Fees.
11.       QUITCLAIM DEED OF LOT P OF TRACT MAP 23095-3 TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY FLOOD
          CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1829 authorizing the approval of the Quitclaim Deed of
                 Lot P of Tract Map 23095-3 to Riverside County Flood Control and Water
                 Conversation District (RCFCWCD).

12.       QUITCLAIM DEEDS OF LOT 46 AND LOT 57 OF TRACT MAP 25362 TO RIVERSIDE
          COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1830 authorizing the approval of the Quitclaim Deeds of
                 Lot 46 and Lot 57 of Tract Map 25362 to Riverside County Flood Control and Water
                 Conservation District (RCFCWCD).
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13.       CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROPOSED
          PROJECT, INCLUDING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CASE # CUP 2007-2499)
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1831 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract
                 with Tom Dodson & Associates to provide environmental consulting services for the
                 Physicians Hospital of Murrieta, located on the east side of Antelope Road (existing)
                 between the future extension of Baxter Road and Triple C Ranch Road.

14.       REPORT ON MEETING ATTENDANCE

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1832 to receive and file reports on meeting attendance.

15.       CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT BUDGET ADJUSTMENT
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1833 to transfer City Clerk salary savings to contract
                 services for the purpose of scanning a backlog of map and plan mylars.
PULLED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS
10.       CITY PUBLIC WORKS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PROCEDURES MANUAL

Public Works Director Patrick Thomas gave the staff report. Mayor Pro Tem Gibbs requested City
Clerk Kay Vinson read the minutes from the May 2, 2006 City Council meeting on item 20,
Discussion of Contingency use on Public Works Project. He emphasized the action was to hire an
outside individual to perform a process management audit. Council Member Gibbs made a request
to include sections for requirements and lessons learned in the procedures manual. Deputy City
Manager Teri Ferro and Public Works Director Patrick Thomas responded to Council questions.

Action:          It was moved by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian to adopt Resolution No. 07-1828
                 approving the City of Murrieta Public Works Capital Improvement Project Procedures
                 Manual.
                 AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
                 NOES:         None

16.       VACATION OF A PORTION OF HOBIE CIRCLE AS DEDICATED ON PARCEL MAP
          30289 AT LOT C
Public Works Director Patrick Thomas gave the staff report.
Action:          It was moved by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian to adopt Resolution No. 07-
                 1834, Vacation of a portion of Hobie Circle as dedicated on Parcel Map 30289 at Lot
                 C, reserving existing easements for utilities.
                 AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
                 NOES:          None

17.       WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE

Deputy City Manager Jim Holston introduced the staff report and Parks Maintenance Superintendent
Bob Kast answered questions from the Council. City Manager Ron Bradley commented that single
family residences were not listed in the ordinance and suggested a correction be made.
Barbara Lupro, Murrieta, spoke in support of the ordinance with the suggested change of including
      single family homes.
Tommy Thompson, Building Industry Association, supported the ordinance but asked that there be a
      continuance to include a phase-in timeframe.


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Brenda Dennstedt, Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors, asked for a delay of the
       ordinance to allow staff to meet with the water district to assist them with the wording of the
       ordinance.
Harold Meyers, Murrieta, spoke about the serious problem California has with water conservation,
       suggesting Council become more proactive with water conservation in the City.

Action:          A motion was made by Bennett and seconded by Gibbs to continue discussion of this
                 ordinance to the November 6th City Council meeting.
                 AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
                 NOES:          None

GOVERNING BODY ACTIONS/COMMENTS
Enochs:          Suggested Council have a walk through at the new City Hall.

Gibbs:           Encouraged Council Members to wear pink at the next City Council meeting in
                       recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thomasian: Stated he believes that an elected official has a higher responsibility in making truthful
                  statements and that perception is very important in the community.

McAllister:      Requested having an update on the median on Los Alamos Road, specifically in
                       relation to traffic issues.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:          On a motion by Gibbs and seconded by Thomaisan, the meeting was adjourned at
                 8:33 p.m.




                                                                     A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                                     City Clerk




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MURRIETA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MINUTES                         OCTOBER 2, 2007
26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                    7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER: President Douglas McAllister called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
Present were: Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister. Absent: None.

APPROVAL OF FIRE DISTRICT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 18-20.
Action:        It was moved by Thomasian and seconded by Gibbs to approve Community Services
               consent calendar items 18-20. On roll call, the vote was:
               AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
               NOES:         None
18.       MINUTES
Action:        Approved the minutes of the 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on September 18, 2007.
19.       CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR GLEN ARBOR PARK PARKING LOT
Action:        Adopted Resolution No. CSD 07-120 to approve the agreement with Viejo Construction
               Company, Inc. for construction management services for the Glen Arbor Park Parking Lot
               Capital Improvement Plan totaling $30,157, approve the transfer of $22,357 from
               Construction (P500) to Design / Engineering (P100), and authorize the General Manager to
               execute the document.
20.       REPLACEMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MAINTENANCE VEHICLES
Action:        Adopted Resolution No. CSD 07-121 authorizing the transfer of $37,408 from the
               Community Services District Vehicle Replacement Budget to its Capital Vehicle Budget for
               the purchase of two new maintenance trucks that are to replace existing ones, declaring the
               equipment as surplus property, and approving the sale or disposal of them as needed.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:        The meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:33 p.m.




                                                                  A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                                  Secretary

								
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