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					MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                           NOVEMBER 20, 2007
26442 BECKMAN COURT                                                     4:45 PM CLOSED SESSION
MURRIETA, CA                                                            5:30 PM WORKSHOP
                                                                        6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION, SCANE VS. CITY OF
MURRIETA, CASE NO. 414486 (G.C. 54956.9A) (VAN HAASTER CHILD CARE CENTER)
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION, CITY OF MURRIETA VS. SUN
WORLDWIDE CORPORATION, DBA DREAMBOX, CASE NO. 447251 (G.C. 54956.9A)
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION AND INITIATION OF
LITIGATION (TWO POTENTIAL CASES) (G.C. 54956.9)
By consensus at 4:45 p.m., Council recessed the meeting to closed session for the purposes above.
Present: Enochs, Gibbs, *Thomasian, and McAllister. Absent: **Bennett. *Council Member
Thomasian recused himself from the closed session item regarding existing litigation, Scane vs. City
of Murrieta, Case No. 414486 (van Haaster Child Care Center) because of a potential conflict of
interest due to a declaration signed and submitted by him in the Scane matter. Although the issue of
whether a conflict of interest exists is being reviewed by the City Attorney, he decided to recuse
himself from the closed session discussions or votes regarding this matter out of an abundance of
caution.
**Council Member Bennett joined closed session at 4:55 p.m.
Closed session adjourned to workshop at 5:38 p.m.
PRESENTATION ON MEDIA MANAGER/MINUTES MAKER/VOTING SYSTEM SOFTWARE FOR
NEW COUNCIL CHAMBERS BY MATT MINCKS, GRANICUS, INC.
Matt Minks, Southern California Regional Director of Granicus, Inc. gave a presentation on meeting
manager software proposed for the City Council Chambers at the new City Hall. He displayed the
Council Member, Mayor, City Clerk, and the public interface screens. Mr. Minks said the screens
may be customized to the specific needs of the organization. City Manager Rick Dudley commented
that the Council will be given a menu style list to select what options they would like to see in the
system.
REVERSE 911 PRESENTATION BY CHIEF CHRISTMAN

Fire Chief Christman introduced this topic and Management Analyst Stephanie Smith gave a
presentation. Ms. Smith spoke about the early warning notification system (EWNS) with an upfront
fee of $5,000 for the licensing agreement and $2,000 for each subsequent year. In addition, the
system can dial 250,000 phone calls in one hour, which could be done via internet or telephone call
and in different languages and formats. Ms. Smith anticipates that an agreement will come to the
City Council in December, then a campaign will be launched to notify the public.

Matt Corelli, Fire Department Public Information Officer, gave a Power Point presentation on the wild
fires that occurred October 21 through 23. He reported there were 23 major fires, over 512,000
acres burned, 2,180 residences destroyed, 428 residences damaged, 500,000 people evacuated,
and 11,000 firefighters assigned. The estimated suppression cost will likely exceed $100 million. In
addition to the fires, Mr. Corelli reported on the wind damage that occurred during the same time,
which left $30 million dollars of damages and hit San Jacinto, Hemet, and Beaumont the hardest.

Fire Chief Christman spoke about control burns in Murrieta and said that it is a very effective tactic
but there is a risk and liability along with it.

The workshop was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER:         Mayor Douglas McAllister called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:27 p.m.
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Action:          From the closed session, City Attorney Leslie Devaney reported City Council
                 unanimously authorized final settlement subject to court approval regarding City of
                 Murrieta vs. Sun Worldwide Corporation. Further, concerning the matter of Warm
                 Springs condos, the City Council unanimously authorized issuance of a notice of
                 emergency abatement to the property owner due to issues of public safety; and they
                 also authorized that the property be well secured, which it is and has been.

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
INVOCATION: Reverend Randy Leisey, United Church of the Valley
PRESENTATION:       Mayor McAllister presented Murrieta resident, Shirley Hunstock, with the Pink
Heart Award and congratulated her for being a 46-year breast cancer survivor.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Action:          The agenda was unanimously approved on a motion by Gibbs and seconded by
                 Thomasian.

DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Chamber of Commerce- Scott Crane, Chairman of the Board, gave a monthly report on the
Chamber which included: 994 members with 2,200 employees, receipt of 300 phone calls, 26 new
members, mixers, five ribbon cutting ceremonies, co-sponsoring the State of the City event, and the
business expo on October 25 with 90 businesses showcased. Council Member Bennett asked Mr.
Crane what the small to medium business owners have been saying about the effect of the economy
on their businesses. Mr. Crane responded that the businesses have been showing cautious
enthusiasm.
Community Steering Committee – Chair Ankele reported that on the November 5 Steering
Committee meeting they covered budget analysis, off-road ordinance, and said that Assistant to the
City Manager Nancy Driggers will now be the staff contact for the committee. She also reported that
the committee members have begun working on various projects.
Building & Safety – Building and Safety Director Allen Brock reported that the upcoming 2007
building code will be effective on January 1, 2008. On November 27, there will be a workshop on the
new codes at the Murrieta Library for local architects, engineers, and others. Mr. Brock responded
that green building requirements will not be included in the 2007 building code update.
Engineering – Public Work Director Pat Thomas gave a Power Point presentation on the active CIP
projects. These included: road improvements on Adams Avenue and Juniper to Hawthorne Street;
Western Historic Murrieta storm drain system; Ivy-Plum-Juniper improvement project; and the I-
215/Linnel Lane bore and jack pit watermain relocation. Mayor McAllister thanked Mr. Thomas for
addressing the arrow on Village Walk Place going onto Kalmia.
Fire – Fire Chief Christman reported that the roof on the Administration Offices will be done soon,
Station 4 construction is ¾ done, and both projects are on track and on budget. In addition, grading
at Station 5 will start in about 60 days; and he will be coming forward to Council with an engineering
contract in December.
City Manager – City Manager Rick Dudley introduced Interim Finance Director Suzanne Wellcome.
He also reported the Holiday Light Parade will be on Saturday, November 24, at Historic Downtown
Murrieta along with the tree lighting on Washington.

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GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Bennett:         Attended the Race for the Cure Dinner with Mayor McAllister and Mayor Pro Tem
                        Gibbs.
                 Thanked the Community Services Department for putting on the Veterans’ Day
                        Parade.
                 Toured the new City Hall with City Manager Rick Dudley and Deputy City Manager
                        Jim Holston.
                 Thanked City staff for their fast response to the community’s safety concerns with the
                        abandoned Torrey Pines condos and said there will be a permanent solution
                        to this problem soon.
                 Commented she appreciated the quick response to graffiti clean up that she saw on I-
                        215 and Clinton Keith.
                 Welcomed Interim Finance Director Suzanne Wellcome and City Manager Rick
                        Dudley.

Enochs:          Welcomed Interim Finance Director Suzanne Wellcome and City Manager Rick
                       Dudley.
                 Thanked the Community Services Department for the Veterans’ Day Parade.

Gibbs:           Commented on the Veterans’ Day Parade and commended Honorary Grand
                        Marshall, Carlos Montoya, and Grand Marshall, Sal Rangel, Special
                        Operations Officer who volunteered to go to Afghanistan at age 59.
                 Met with Riverside County Transportation Commission and the Cal Trans District
                        Eight Supervisor who signed off on all the paper work for the I-215 and Clinton
                        Keith on ramps, where meters will be installed.
                 Thanked City Staff for their prompt response on the abandoned Torrey Pines Condo
                        issue.
                 Reported the Community Alliance for Riverside’s Economy and Environment will be
                        receiving a “Thanks for Making a Difference” award on December 6 at the
                        Riverside Convention Center for protecting local communities.
                 Attended the Rotary Club Veterans’ luncheon where he was the guest speaker and
                        thanked them for the event.
                 Attended the Ladies Garden luncheon.
                 Commented that he, along with Council Member Enochs, Public Works Director Pat
                        Thomas and Assistant to the City Manager Nancy Driggers attended the
                        Murrieta County Water District meeting on the sewer hook-ups for Historic
                        Downtown.
                 Thanked Deputy City Manager Jim Holston for assisting with arrangements for
                        Murrieta Valley High School Band to host the next band competition on the
                        regional tour in Murrieta in a couple of weeks.
                 Commented that Sunday will be the end of the Murrieta Repertoire Theater 2007
                        season and urged the public to attend one of the five plays that will be taking
                        place next season.

Thomasian: Thanked the Community Services Department for the Veterans’ Day parade.
           Commented that the Boys and Girls Club had a “Kids Rock” event that raised a lot of
                 money for the organization.
           Encouraged the public to participate in the Push Cart Parade on November 24.

McAllister:      Attended the Riverside Transit Authority meeting and reported that they went through
                        the new audit standards that the City has and RTA had no findings.
                 Met with David Jones, the City’s State lobbyist, who said the main issue to look out
                        for is Governor Schwarzenegger’s call to reduce the state budget by 10%
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                        across the board. He said that Proposition 1-A is in place but the City’s
                        redevelopment agency funds are not protected. Mayor McAllister conveyed
                        that Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has similar concerns.
                 Thanked Deputy City Manager Jim Holston and the Community Service Department
                        for all the events that they put on during the year and encouraged the City
                        Council to sign up for the Santa runs.
                 Said he was able to visit businesses with the Chamber of Commerce, and they are
                        interested in discussing the noise and sign ordinances.
                 Spoke about the cooperation with Cal Trans and the Riverside County Transportation
                        Commission, and said he is excited about getting the bridges built.

APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 1-21
Action:          It was moved by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian to approve City Council consent
                 calendar items 1-21. 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 4:00 p.m. Special Meeting on October 30, 2007; and the
                 4:00 p.m. Closed Session, 5:00 p.m. Workshop and 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on
                 November 6, 2007.
3.        RATIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF THE CHECK REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 2007
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1877 ratifying and approving the Check Register in the
                 amount of $3,836,375.73 (checks 69848-70368) and the Payroll Register in the
                 amount of $2,466,615.27 for the month of October 2007.
4.        ADDITIONAL OUTSTANDING ENCUMBRANCES FOR JUNE 30, 2007
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1878 authorizing additional outstanding encumbrances
                 for the General Fund as of June 30, 2007 to be appropriated in Fiscal Year 2007-
                 2008.
5.        NOTICE OF COMPLETION - RAISED MEDIANS ON WASHINGTON AVENUE AND LOS
          ALAMOS ROAD, CIP NOS. 8366 AND 8368
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1879 accepting the raised median improvements on
                 Washington Avenue from south of Jerry Allen Lane to Calle del Oso Oro and Los
                 Alamos Road from Hancock Road to Interstate 215 as completed and directing the
                 City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion and release bonds.
6.        PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEERING BUDGET AMENDMENT
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1880 amending the City Budget for the Public
                 Works/Engineering Department to add a line item for Contract Services - Traffic
                 Engineering, and appropriating $48,300 of which $25,000 comes from 001-5200-
                 05030.000 (Traffic Intern Salary Savings) and $23,000 comes from 001-5200-
                 05011.000 (Traffic Signal Technician Salary Savings).
7.        REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR IVY STREET IMPROVEMENTS - JEFFERSON
          AVENUE TO WASHINGTON AVENUE (SOUTH) PROJECT NO. 8077 AND PLUM
          STREET AND JUNIPER STREET RECONSTRUCTION, PROJECT NO. 8237
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Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1881 authorizing the City Manager to execute a
                 Reimbursement Agreement with Western Municipal Water District for the addition,
                 relocation and / or adjustment to grade of its facilities in the two projects, Ivy Street
                 Improvements - Jefferson Avenue to Washington Avenue and Plum Street and
                 Juniper Street Reconstruction.
8.        ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PARCEL MAP 31093, LOCATED AT
          LEMON STREET AND JEFFERSON AVENUE

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1882 accepting the public improvements in Parcel Map
                 31093 and directing the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of the
                 streets and drainage associated with this parcel map.

9.        ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PARCEL MAP 29157 PARCELS 5 AND
          6, LOCATED AT MADISON AVENUE AND JUNIPER STREET
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1883 accepting the public improvements in Parcel Map
                 29157 Parcels 5 and 6 and directing the Public Works Department to commence
                 maintenance of the streets and drainage associated with this parcel map.

10.       ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PARCEL MAP 30488-1, LOCATED AT
          MURRIETA HOT SPRINGS ROAD AND JACKSON AVENUE
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1884 accepting the public improvements in Parcel Map
                 30488-1 and directing the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of
                 the streets and drainage associated with this parcel map.

11.       ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN TRACT MAP 23435-F, LOCATED AT
          JACKSON AVENUE AND NUTMEG STREET

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1885 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 23435-F and directing the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of
                 the streets and drainage associated with this parcel map.

12.       ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN TRACT MAP 23435-5, LOCATED AT
          JACKSON AVENUE AND NUTMEG STREET
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1886 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 23435-5 and directing the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of
                 the streets and drainage associated with this parcel map.
13.       DEDICATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1887 authorizing the execution of the Grant Deeds of
                 Easement for public road and utility purposes for a portion of Auto Mall Parkway and
                 directing the City Clerk to process the deeds for recordation.
14.       CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROPOSED
          DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CASE # DP0-007-2437), LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST
          CORNER OF ELM STREET AND MADISON AVENUE
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1888 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract
                 with Matthew Fagan Consulting Services to provide environmental consulting
                 services for the proposed project.
15.       CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROPOSED
          DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CASE # DP0-005-1814), LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY
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          CORNER OF JEFFERSON AVENUE AND SYCAMORE STREET AND WEST OF
          VILLAGE WALK PLACE
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1889 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract
                 with Matthew Fagan Consulting Services to provide environmental consulting
                 services for the proposed project.
16.       CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROPOSED
          DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CASE # DP0-005-1821), LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEASTERN
          CORNER OF JEFFERSON AVENUE AND ELM STREET
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1890 authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract
                 with Matthew Fagan Consulting Services to provide environmental consulting
                 services for the proposed project.
17.       UPDATED CONSULTANT AGREEMENT FOR CONTRACT PLANNING SERVICES
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1891 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an
                 updated consultant services agreement with Hogle-Ireland, Inc. for contract planning
                 services.
18.       AGREEMENT FOR PLANNING CONSULTING SERVICES RELATING TO HISTORICAL
          AND CULTURAL RESOURCES PROJECTS
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1892 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an
                 agreement with ARCHAEOS to provide ongoing professional consulting services.
19.       PURCHASE OF NETWORK EQUIPMENT FOR CITY HALL
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1893 authorizing the purchase of Cisco networking
                 equipment from Global CTI Group in the amount of $44,490.
20.       CONTRACT FOR TELEPHONE AND BROADBAND SERVICES
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1894 authorizing the purchase of telephone and
                 broadband services in the amount of $36,310.50, based on the State of California
                 CalNet2 contract pricing.
21.       PURCHASE OF AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY
Information Services Supervisor Alex Anderson answered questions from Council.
Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 07-1895 authorizing the purchase of an uninterruptible power
                 supply from the Hewlett Packard Company in the amount of $95,900.
22.       WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE
Deputy City Manager Jim Holston introduced the report and Park Superintendent Bob Kast spoke
about the changes that were made to the ordinance such as clarifying definitions and smart control
system requirements. Mr. Kast commented that the ordinance does not include custom homes but
may in the future.
Brenda Dennstedt, Western Municipal Water District Representative, thanked Mr. Kast and staff for
meeting with her regarding the ordinance and urged the Council to include custom homes in the
ordinance. She also spoke about including the artificial turf definition in the ordinance.
Tommy Thompson, Building Industry Association, expressed his support of the ordinance and
thanked Mr. Kast and staff for working with him.



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Action:          A motion was made by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian to introduce an ordinance
                 establishing standards for landscape water conservation.
                 AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister.
                 NOES:          None

GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCMENTS/ACTIONS/COMMENTS
Bennett:                   Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Enochs:                    Complemented Mayor McAllister on a job well done.
                           Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Gibbs:                     Thanked Mayor McAllister for his stewardship.
                           Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thomasian:                 Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and invited the public to attend the
                           parade on Saturday, November 24.

McAllister:                Wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and encouraged everyone to attend
                           the push cart parade.

ADJOURNMENT

Action:          On a motion by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian, the meeting was adjourned at
                 7:25 p.m.




                                                                      A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                                      City Clerk




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26442 BECKMAN COURT, MURRIETA, CA                                    6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER: President Douglas McAllister called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:27 p.m.
Present were: Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister. Absent: None.

APPROVAL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 23 & 24
Action:        It was moved by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian, to approve Murrieta Community
               Services consent calendar item 23 & 24. On roll call, the vote was:
               AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
               NOES:         None
23.       MINUTES
Action:        Approved the minutes of the 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on October 2, 2007.
24.       TRANSFER OF FUNDING FOR THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF ALDER TREES IN
          THE ALTA MURRIETA AND CALIFORNIA OAKS ZONES
Action:        Adopted Resolution No. CSD 07-122 authorizing the Finance Department to transfer
               $31,900 from CSD General Reserves to its Landscape Maintenance account for the
               removal and replacement of Alder trees in the Alta Murrieta and California Oaks Zones.
               AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
               NOES:         None

ADJOURNMENT

Action:        On a motion by Gibbs and seconded by Thomasian, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25
               p.m.




                                                                  A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                                  Secretary

				
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