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									MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                JANUARY 7, 2003
26442 BECKMAN COURT                                          6:00 PM WORKSHOP
MURRIETA, CA                                                 6:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
                                                             7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

                       STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Mayor Ostling called the workshop to order at 6:03 p.m. Present were: Enochs, van Haaster and
Ostling. Absent: Seyarto and *Youens. City Manager Stephen Mandoki indicated the plan is an ideal
staffing planning document. Chief Higginbotham presented the strategic plan including community
needs and organizational factors. He reviewed an historical summary including population, sworn
and civilian personnel, total police activities, police reports, and traffic collision reports. *Council
Member Youens joined the workshop at 6:10 p.m. The Chief provided methodology used, and he
proposed staffing for each fiscal year for the next five years totaling 61 additional positions, thereby
attaining the ratio of one sworn officer per thousand residents by midyear 2006/2007.

Council Members suggested that each department delineate ideals to accomplish the General Plan
goals in conjunction with the five-year projected budget.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR
JIM HOLSTON, REGARDING PARK LAND AT VIA MIRA MOSA AND CALLE ANDRAS (G.C.
54956.8)

At 6:35 p.m. by unanimous consensus Council recessed to closed session for the purpose stated
above. Closed session adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER:         Mayor Richard Ostling called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m., and he
                       reported no action from closed session.
ROLL CALL: Present:           Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
           Absent:            Seyarto

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION:            Mike Votaw, Calvary Chapel, Murrieta

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Action:        Enochs moved and van Haaster seconded to approve the agenda, motion carried
               unanimously (Absent: Seyarto).

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Susan Thornton, Save Southwest Riverside County, Murrieta, thanked Council Members Jack van
       Haaster and Warnie Enochs for speaking at the Public Utilities Commission hearing in
       Sacramento.
Cindy Valdivieso, Save Southwest Riverside County, expressed thanks to Council Members Jack
       van Haaster and Warnie Enochs and City Manager Stephen Mandoki for their assistance in
       stopping installation of high power transmission lines.
Barbara Nugent, Murrieta, spoke about traffic on Clinton Keith due to new development; and she
       urged denial of new projects until the infrastructure is completed.
Richard Mannex, Murrieta, cautioned the City on proposed apartments.
Bob Cashman, Wildomar, indicated Wildomar is opposed to Murrieta’s sphere of influence over
       Wildomar.
Dixie Schleiger, Wildomar, opposed Murrieta’s sphere on Wildomar; and she registered her official
       opposition for the negative declaration.
Stan Smith, Wildomar, stated Wildomar should remain independent.
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Sheryl Ade, Wildomar, asked Murrieta to stand down and allow Wildomar to determine their vision
        and future.
Bridgette Moore, Wildomar, protested the sphere of influence on the community of Wildomar.
Kristan Lloyd, Wildomar, said they chose to live in Wildomar and not Murrieta.
Rick Estes, Wildomar, objected to Murrieta sphere of influence in Wildomar.
Allyn Rosetta, Murrieta, provided a letter from the State of California saying the property referred to
        as the battery site has been declared toxic free and the approved development can proceed.

DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Fire Department – Chief Armentrout thanked the following companies/organizations for donations
with their holiday food and toy drive: Wal-Mart, Ralph’s, Pizza Factory, Brunswick Bowl, Dairy
Queen, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, Women VFW, Cole Canyon Elementary School, Murrieta Development
Construction Co., McDonalds, Buelin Insurance Co. The Chief reported 33,800 pounds of food plus
50 turkeys, 1,775 new toys and 14 large bags of stuffed animals were distributed to organizations
and 11 local families. He thanked Annette and Ashley Jennings and Jim Holston.

GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
van Haaster: Thanked all the staff and Jennings family with the food drive and pleasantly noted
                     the increases in donations.
             Commended Save Southwest Riverside County on a fantastic, grass-roots job to
                    stop installation of high power transmission lines.
Youens:      Commented Save Southwest Riverside County can serve as a model grass-roots
                    organization.
             Thanked the Community Services District, Jim Holston and employees, for a great
                    snow day in the park, Santa neighborhood runs, and senior citizen dinner and
                    show on New Years Eve. He also complimented the Fire Chief for the food
                    collection, and he praised Ashley Jennings for her volunteer hours.
             Mentioned complaints from residents about ATT Comcast Cable pricing changes, and
                    he asked staff for a report when the franchise is subject to approval.
Enochs:      Thanked the Council for supporting efforts by Save Southwest Riverside County.
             Thanked Annette Jennings and her helpers along with Jim Holston and staff. And he
                    thanked the community for the donations.
Ostling:     Thanked an anonymous individual for donating 75 bicycles, helmets and 50
                    skateboards to youth in the community.

APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 1-18
Action:          It was moved by van Haaster and seconded by Youens to approve City Council
                 consent calendar items 1-18. On roll call the vote was:
                 AYES:         *Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
                 NOES:         None
                 ABSTAIN:      *Enochs with respect to item #2, approval of the minutes
                 ABSENT:       Seyarto

Enochs:          Noted for the record his opposition to item #22, Cooperative Agreement with J. L.
                 Management Co., Clarifying Improvements to Madison Square, on the December 3,
                 2002 agenda. From the December 18, 2002 agenda, noted his no vote on payment to
                 Rick Engineering on the Register of Demands and his no vote on item 4, Exclusive
                 Negotiating Agreement with Murrieta Family Housing Partners.
1.        WAIVED READING OF ALL ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS ON THIS AGENDA AND
          READ BY TITLE ONLY

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2.        MINUTES
Action:          Approved the Minutes of the 5:45 p.m. Closed Session, 6:00 p.m. Workshop, and
                 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on December 3, 2002, and the 9:00 a.m. Special Meeting
                 on December 18, 2002.
3.        REGISTER OF DEMANDS
Action:          Approved the Register of Demands in the amount of $1,085,291.84 through
                 December 17, 2002.
4.        TREASURER'S REPORT
Action:          Received the Summary of Investment Transactions for the Month Ending November
                 30, 2002.
5.        AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 15.52.130 OF TITLE 15 OF THE MURRIETA
          MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO GRADING AND EXCAVATION SPECIFICALLY
          GRADING PERMITS - ISSUANCE, EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL
Action:          Adopted Ordinance 276-03.
6.        RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUMMARY VACATION OF A PORTION OF RAILROAD
          AVENUE LYING WITHIN MAP BOOK 8/359, BLOCK 24, LOTS 1-10, BORDERED ON THE
          SOUTHWEST BY NEW CLAY AVENUE AND SOUTH BY IVY STREET
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1114 Approving the Summary Vacation of a portion of
                 Railroad Avenue.
7.        RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SUMMARY VACATION OF PORTIONS OF EXCESS
          ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ADJACENT TO TENAJA ROAD, LYING SOUTHWESTERLY OF
          HAYES AVENUE AND NORTHWESTERLY OF RIVERSCAPE ROAD, WEST OF
          INTERSTATE 15
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1115 Approving the Summary Vacation of a portion of excess
                 road right-of-way adjacent to Tenaja Road, Parcel Map No. 24031 (Tract 28903-1)
                 and authorized the Mayor to execute the associated Grant Deed.
8.        RESOLUTION APPROVING SUBSTITUTION OF BONDS AND AGREEMENTS FOR
          TRACT 24274-1
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1116 approving substitution of bonds and agreements for
                 Tract 24274-1, a 42-Lot Residential Subdivision.
9.        RESOLUTION APPROVING A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR MURRIETA VALLEY -
          OAK CREEK ROAD STORM DRAIN, STAGE-2, TRACT NUMBER 25362
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1117 approving the Cooperative Agreement with Riverside
                 County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
10.       RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN RECORDS
          MAINTAINED BY THE MURRIETA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1118.
11.       RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING STAFF TO FILE ANNEXATION APPLICATIONS FOR APN
          920-120-007 LOCATED SOUTH OF MURRIETA HOT SPRINGS ROAD AND WEST OF
          WINCHESTER ROAD



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Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1119 authorizing staff to submit an application to LAFCO for
                 annexation of a one-acre parcel that was left out of the recent Murrieta Hot Springs
                 annexation, to the City of Murrieta, Murrieta Community Services District, and
                 Murrieta Fire District, and authorized the City Manager to write a letter requesting a
                 fee waiver.
12.       RESOLUTION AMENDING CITY OF MURRIETA TRAVEL AND EXPENSE POLICY
Action:          Adopted Resolution 03-1120 Amending the Travel and Expense Policy to increase
                 the daily meal allotment to $46.00, and to include reimbursement policies on other
                 business expenses.
13.       USE OF COMPUTER REPLACEMENT FUNDS
Action:          Approved the use of computer replacement funds to purchase two replacement
                 computers for the Finance Department.
14.       USE OF COMPUTER REPLACEMENT FUNDS
Action:          Approved the use of computer replacement funds to purchase a replacement
                 scanning station computer and monitor, scanner, and compact disc recording device
                 for the City Clerk's Department.
15.       RATIFY APPOINTMENT OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE
          STEERING COMMITTEE
Action:          Ratified the appointment of Tim Kuzelka as the Chamber of Commerce
                 representative to the Steering Committee.
16.       WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT
Action:          Approved the Wildland Fire Protection Agreement with the California Department of
                 Forestry and Fire Protection in the amount of $32,730.23.
17.       SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
Action:          Declared two computer printers maintained by the Library as surplus property and
                 authorized the donation or sale of the property.
18.       AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE GRADING OF THE LOS ALAMOS HILLS SPORTS
          PARK RE-BID PROJECT NO 02-234
Action:          Awarded a contract to American Contracting in the amount of $2,034,397.05 for re-
                 bid Project 02-234, grading of the Los Alamos Hills Sports Park.
19.       PUBLIC HEARING - AMENDMENT TO THE HISTORIC MURRIETA SPECIFIC PLAN
          VILLAGE MIXED USE ZONE AND STREET SECTION 1
Jim Mackenzie, Planning Manager, presented the staff report. Jim Kinley, Public Works Director,
discussed safe routes to school. Mayor Ostling opened the public hearing.
Mike Lorimer, Murrieta Elementary Principal, spoke in support of the safe routes to school.
Gayna Redick, Murrieta, agreed sidewalks are an essential part of the infrastructure of a
         neighborhood.
Ilene Itzkovics, Murrieta, stated sidewalks are good but adults need to watch out for children.
Ayleen Gibbo, Citizens for Historic Murrieta, said she learned sidewalks on 2nd Avenue have been
         eliminated; and she recommended utilizing the Historic Commission to get input on that area.
Polly Filanc, Citizens for Historic Murrieta, opposed amending the street cross section, saying
         alternatives exist for sidewalks instead of 2nd Avenue such as “B” Street to 4th Avenue. She
         also indicated illegal notices were placed in mailboxes one day prior to this hearing.
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Jana Young, Murrieta, commented about high speed of drivers particularly on B and Kalmia.
Gary Allen, Historic Preservation Commission, said no one consulted the Historic Preservation
       Advisory Commission on this issue; and he proposed streetscape on pages 720 through 729
       of Historic Murrieta Specific Plan. He stated sidewalks are allowed on Kalmia, B and New
       Clay.
Candy Bryson, Murrieta, received no notice; and said she doesn’t want sidewalks or bike paths.
James Rowdybush, Murrieta, stated sidewalks and bike paths are not needed; and he suggested
       finding other alternatives to keep it rural.
The public hearing was closed.
Action:          Council Member van Haaster moved and Youens seconded to:
                 a)      Authorize the filing of a Notice of Exemption; and
                 b)      Adopt Resolution 03-1121 adopting an Amendment to the Historic Murrieta
                         Specific Plan to remove the requirement to count the square footage for multi-
                         family units against the floor area ratio and increase the number of residential
                         units allowed from 15 per acre to 18 per acre. It was further noted the
                         contract for the Safe Routes to School will proceed without sidewalks on 2nd
                         Avenue and the modification of the street section is referred to both the
                         Transportation & Traffic Commission and Historic Preservation Advisory
                         Commission for recommendations.
                 On roll call the vote was:
                 AYES:            van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
                 NOES:            Enochs
                 ABSENT:          Seyarto

Action:          By consensus Council recessed briefly at 9:00 a.m. and reconvened at 9:14 p.m.
20.       PUBLIC HEARING - ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF PUBLIC FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
          IMPACT FEES
Finance Director Teri Ferro gave the staff report. Mayor Ostling opened the public hearing. There
were no public comments, so the public hearing was closed.
Action:          A motion was made by van Haaster and seconded by Enochs to adopt Resolution 03-
                 1122, Adjusting the Public Facilities Development Impact Fees for residential
                 development. On roll call the vote was:
                 AYES:         Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
                 NOES:         None
                 ABSENT:       Seyarto

GOVERNING BODY ACTIONS/COMMENTS
Enochs:      Suggested expediting construction of Line E flood control channel.
Youens:      Asked for a report from staff on approval of franchise with ATT/Comcast and
                    forwarding complaints.
van Haaster: Shared that LAFCO did not form a committee regarding the Wildomar annexation and
                    instead set a hearing in March. He said the sphere application is proceeding
                    pending a service review of the general area.
Ostling:     Congratulated Bob Doyle as Riverside County Sheriff.
             Announced his Mayor’s meetings will be held twice monthly, following Council
                    meetings.




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ADJOURNMENT

Action:          At 9:23 p.m. the meeting was unanimously adjourned on a motion by van Haaster
                 and second by Enochs (Absent: Seyarto).


                                                    ________________________________
                                                    A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                    City Clerk




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MURRIETA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MINUTES                              JANUARY 7, 2003
26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                  7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
Chair Ostling called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Present were: Enochs, van Haaster,
Youens and Ostling. Absent: Seyarto.
APPROVAL OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 21-23
Action:        It was moved by van Haaster and seconded by Youens to approve Redevelopment
               Agency consent calendar items 21-23. On roll call the vote was:
               AYES:         Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
               NOES:         None
               ABSENT:       Seyarto
21.       MINUTES
Action:        Approved the Minutes of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on December 3, 2002, and
               the 9:00 a.m. Special Meeting on December 18, 2002.
22.       REGISTER OF DEMANDS
Action:        Approved the Register of Demands in the amount of $8,059.93 through December
               17, 2002.
23.       APPROVAL OF MURRIETA REDEVELOPMENT HOUSING FUND BUDGET
Action:        Approved the budget for redevelopment housing funds in the sum of $2,687,225,
               authorized staff to continue monitoring state threats to take set aside money, and
               requested a report back to the Agency on effects to the redevelopment budget.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:        At 9:23 p.m. the meeting was unanimously adjourned on a motion by van Haaster
               and second by Enochs (Absent: Seyarto).


                                                    ________________________________
                                                    A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                    City Clerk
MURRIETA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MINUTES                        JANUARY 7, 2003
26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                   7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
President Ostling called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Present were: Enochs, van
Haaster, Youens and Ostling. Absent: Seyarto.
APPROVAL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 24-28
Action:         It was moved by van Haaster and seconded by Youens to approve Community
                Services District consent calendar items 24-28. On roll call the vote was:
                AYES:          Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
                NOES:          None
                ABSENT:        Seyarto
24.       MINUTES
Action:         Approved the Minutes of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on December 3, 2002, and
                the 9:00 a.m. Special Meeting on December 18, 2002.
25.       REGISTER OF DEMANDS
Action:         Approved the Register of Demands in the amount of $106,090.82 through December
                17, 2002.
26.       ACCEPTANCE OF LOT 129 OF TRACT 23095-3 FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Action:         Accepted the landscape improvements for Lot 129 of Tract 23095-3, "Countryside",
                and directed the Murrieta Community Services District to commence maintenance of
                the landscape associated with this lot and recordation of appropriate documents.
27.       ACCEPTANCE OF LOTS C & D OF TRACT 29078 AND LOTS G & F OF TRACT 29079
          FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Action:         Accepted the landscape improvements for Lots C & D of Tract 29078 and Lots G & F
                of Tract 29079, "Monserrat Classics", and directed the Murrieta Community Service
                District to commence maintenance of the landscape associated with these lots and
                recordation of appropriate documents.
28.       ACCEPTANCE OF PORTIONS OF LOTS 1, 29, 30, 51, 52, 70, 71, 86, AND 101 OF TRACT
          28533-1 FOR IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE
Action:         Accepted portions of Lots 1, 29, 30, 51, 52, 70, 71, 86, and 101 of Tract 28533-1 for
                irrigation maintenance and recordation of appropriate documents.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:         At 9:23 p.m. the meeting was unanimously adjourned on a motion by van Haaster
                and second by Enochs (Absent: Seyarto).


                                                     ________________________________
                                                     A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                     City Clerk
MURRIETA FIRE DISTRICT MINUTES                                    JANUARY 7, 2003
26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                 7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
President Ostling called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. Present were: Enochs, van
Haaster, Youens and Ostling. Absent: Seyarto.

APPROVAL OF FIRE DISTRICT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 29 & 30
Action:        It was moved by van Haaster and seconded by Youens to approve Fire District
               consent calendar items 29 and 30. On roll call the vote was:
               AYES:         Enochs, van Haaster, Youens and Ostling
               NOES:         None
               ABSENT:       Seyarto
29.       MINUTES
Action:        Approved the Minutes of the 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on December 3, 2002, and
               the 9:00 a.m. Special Meeting on December 18, 2002.
30.       REGISTER OF DEMANDS
Action:        Approved the Register of Demands in the amount of $212,035.62 through December
               17, 2002.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:        At 9:23 p.m. the meeting was unanimously adjourned on a motion by van Haaster
               and second by Enochs (Absent: Seyarto).


                                                   ________________________________
                                                   A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                   City Clerk

								
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