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					MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                         FEBRUARY 5, 2008
26442 BECKMAN COURT                                                   4:45 PM CLOSED SESSION
MURRIETA, CA                                                          5:15 PM WORKSHOP
                                                                      6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

CS1.      Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation And Initiation Of Litigation
          (One Potential Case) (G.C. 54956.9)

CS2.      Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation, Scane vs. City Of Murrieta, Case
          No. 414486 (G.C. 54956.9a) (van Haaster Child Care Center)
By consensus at 4:47 p.m., Council recessed the meeting to closed session for the purposes above.
Present: Bennett, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister. Absent: Enochs*
*Enochs joined closed session at 4:52 pm.
Closed session adjourned to workshop at 5:32 p.m.

W1.       Veterans Memorial Walls Presentation by David Neault Associates

Deputy City Manager Jim Holston gave a brief overview of the creation of the Veterans Memorial
Wall. David Neault presented the memorial to the City Council and public. He said with the help of
the Veterans Memorial Committee they came up with the concept that is being presented.

Project Manager Suzanne Palmer gave a presentation of the project from conception to completion.
The Memorial Wall design has several design criteria that include fitting the design into the
framework of the existing town square park, to be unique, honor all five branches of the military,
represent all ethnicities and genders, honor the American flag, and honor all the war conflicts. Ms.
Palmer said the walls will be laser etched granite, depicting images of the following wars:
Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, Desert
Strom, Iraqi Freedom, and a memorial to POWs and MIAs.

Mayor Gibbs introduced the Veteran Memorial Committee members and commended them for their
assistance with this project. City Manager Dudley said this item will be on the City Council agenda in
the coming months.

The workshop adjourned at 5:59 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER:         Mayor Richard H. Gibbs called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

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

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
INVOCATION:            Chaplain Joe Woods
PRESENTATIONS:

P1.       PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING DICK DEBOER

Mayor Gibbs presented a proclamation to Dick Deboer for assisting in saving the life of Dick Heinz
who was in a plane crash in Murrieta on December 28, 2007. Robert Heinz, Dick Heinz’s brother,
expressed his appreciation to Mr. Deboer and the Murrieta Fire and Police Departments for their fast
response to the accident. He also read a letter from Dick Heinz recalling the days events and
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thanking everyone who was involved. Police Chief Mark Wright presented Dick Deboer with a
department certificate of appreciation for public act of courage.

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

COMMUNITY REPORT

Murrieta Valley High School student representative Nicole Mendez reported on several activities
including: a campus clean up, blood drive, winter sports rally, and winter formal dance in the
gymnasium. She also reported on winter school sports including girls water polo, boys and girls
soccer, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and the dance team. Other items Ms. Mendez reported
on were a new drama musical starting on February 20 through the 23, Black History Month in
February and an assembly will be taking place on the 12th which will feature multi-cultural music.
She also said the mock trial team competition will begin on February 6.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Nelsy Rodriguez from The Californian introduced herself as the new Murrieta city reporter. She said
if anyone in the public has any feature stories they would like to share to please contact her.

DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
City Clerk- City Clerk Kay Vinson reported there is an hour and a half left to vote and to go to
www.voteinfo.net and look under polling place sample ballots to find your voting location.

Community Services – Deputy City Manager Jim Holston reported that a contractor has been hired
for the parks master plan project. He said that there will be two focus meetings for the public. One
will be on February 12 at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center, where input will be gathered on general
information about parks; and the second one will be on February 21 at 6:30 at Rail Ranch
Elementary, where the topic will focus on youth sports and sports leagues. Mr. Holston added that
two parks will be added to the park system once the consent calendar is approved this evening,
which will bring the count to 46 public parks in Murrieta. He also commented on Los Alamos park
and said that it has been added to the general plan in the City and that he will be coming forward
with a final product in the future.

Engineering – Traffic Engineer Susan Vombaur gave a presentation on the traffic light
synchronization program. She reported that $250 million dollars was allocated from Proposition 1B
on November 7, 2006, to assist cities in California. She stated the City will be applying for this
money in March and said that it can only be applied to the capital costs of projects. If the City
receives money, they will be using it on the entire stretch of Murrieta Hot Springs Road from
Jefferson to Winchester.

Library – Library Services Director Loretta McKinney reported that February is “Love Your Library
Month.” She said the library has started a new program where patrons can bring in a canned good
and for each one they will receive $1 off their library fines up to $10. Ms. McKinney said that the
library will be hosting a chocolate lovers extravaganza for children ages 14 to 18.

City Manager – City Manager Rick Dudley reported the City will be conducting a photo contest,
which will be coordinated by Library Services Director Loretta McKinney. The photos selected will be
displayed at the new City Hall facilities. Ms. McKinney provided flyers about the contest for anyone
who was interested in participating. Mr. Dudley also suggested the City Council Members will be
judges for the contest.
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GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Bennett:                   Attended the Safe Alternatives for Everyone (SAFE) advisory board meeting
                                  in Temecula with Police Chief Wright.
                           Attended the Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce installation dinner with
                                  Council Member McAllister.
                           Attended the Student of the Month ceremony on January 28 which honored
                                  the following students: Ashley Wheatherwill, Nicholas Fickler,
                                  Katherine Johnson, Edmond Sellis, Viani Yuollal, and Jason Sorbs.
                           Attended the first Murrieta Youth Court Steering Committee meeting on
                                  January 28 along with Lieutenant Vrooman, Sergeant Baca and
                                  Corporal Swearingen. Also in attendance was the entire staff from the
                                  Lake Elsinore Youth Court, Judge John Monterosso, Deputy District
                                  Attorney Raquel Marquez, Temecula Police Department and Pastor
                                  Dave Peters. Ms. Bennett reported the first youth court date will be on
                                  March 13 at the Temecula Court house which will begin at 6:00 pm.
                                  She encouraged all the City Council members to attend and said they
                                  will be conducted every second Thursday of each month.
                           Had lunch with City Manager Rick Dudley and Rick Bishop, Executive Director
                                  of WRCOG, where they spoke about the benefits of being a member of
                                  WRCOG (Western Regional Council of Governments).
                           Attended the WRCOG executive meeting yesterday with Congressman Ken
                                  Calvert who made a presentation to discuss HR 5102 which is a
                                  proposal he is co-sponsoring with Jesse Jackson. HR 5102 is called
                                  the “On Time Act” which is an attempt to generate funding for
                                  transportation improvement projects across the nation. The “On Time
                                  Act” stands for Our Nations Trade Infrastructure Mobility Efficiency Act
                                  which creates a national fee on freight based on the value of goods
                                  moved. Projects that will be eligible but are not limited to receive funds
                                  are: freeway expansion, grade separations, and dedicated truck lanes.
                                  She said the committee voted to support HR 5102 and suggested the
                                  City and City Council write a letter of support.
                           Made an inquiry to WRCOG regarding the foreclosure crisis and said she
                                  received favorable feedback with the idea of a round table at the end
                                  of March to bring the member jurisdiction to Murrieta along with
                                  appropriate State agency representatives of the mortgage institutions
                                  and other stake holders in this issue to hold a brainstorming event to
                                  find out what is happening in the other municipalities. She also
                                  commented on the comprehensive foreclosure ordinance that will be
                                  coming forward at the next City Council meeting.

Enochs:                    Commented on the plane crash and the proclamation that was presented to
                                Dick Doboer.

McAllister:                Encouraged the public to vote.
                           Attended the Housing Community Economic Development Policy Committee
                                  meeting of the League of California Cities on January 18 in
                                  Sacramento. He also commented on the state foreclosure issues and
                                  suggested the City Manager coordinate the City Council members so
                                  they can discuss the various findings each one has made.
                           Gave his condolences to the family of Police Volunteer and Veteran Dick
                                  Robson who passed away.
                           Attended the Lake Elsinore installation dinner with Council Member Bennett.

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                           Attended the third district Economic Development Forum hosted by
                                  Supervisor Jeff Stone.
                           Attended the Murrieta-Temecula Group where Jeff Green spoke about budget
                                  issues in Sacramento and whether the State will look to cities
                                  financially.

Thomasian:                 Apologized to Fire Chief Christman for comments that he made at the last City
                                  Council meeting and expressed his support.
                           Commented on an issue that was brought to the City’s attention of wind
                                  generators. He spoke about the alternative energy program and new
                                  technologies that are emerging. In addition, a workshop will be taking
                                  place later in the year to look at various technology programs that can
                                  be implemented in the City.

Gibbs:                     Commented that at the last City Council meeting he mentioned meeting with
                                  Senator Boxer and spoke to her about the foreclosure issue.
                           Spoke about the letter he wrote to The Californian which he coordinated with
                                  City Manager Rick Dudley. He said Mr. Dudley will be appointing a
                                  staff member to put together a home mortgage clinic symposium,
                                  which will be attended by up to a dozen state and federal agencies
                                  along with credit counselors from Riverside County and around the
                                  State. He has also received a template from a staff member from the
                                  Governor’s office which explains how to conduct a home mortgage
                                  clinic.
                           Met with City Manager Rick Dudley and the resident who made an application
                                  for a windmill.
                           Commented he is no longer the Chair of the Budget Committee for the
                                  Riverside County Transportation Commission and said that for the
                                  mid-year budget review their measure A funds budget was decreased
                                  by $31 million, local transportation funds by $11 million, state transit
                                  assistance funds by $13.5 million, and Transportation Uniform
                                  Mitigation Fees by $17 million.
                           Met with Congresswoman Bono’s staff and City Manager Rick Dudley to
                                  discuss issues and received a promise of support. Asked Mr. Dudley to
                                  contact the Chief of Staff to schedule a meeting with Ms. Bono to tour
                                  Murrieta Creek again.
                           Attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for phase 2 of the Grand Isle Senior
                                  Apartments in Murrieta.
                           Commented on the Mayor retention visits and said he toured the Altura Credit
                                  Union, Logo Joes, and Margaret Jones Travel Agency. He said that
                                  Altura Credit Union is thankful to the Police Department for the robbery
                                  training that they have received.
                           Made a public service announcement from Southern California Edison about
                                  electrical repairs that will affect traffic signal at Las Brisas (N) &
                                  Hancock on February 6 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
                           Commended the Police Department for detaining several people who were
                                  responsible for using counterfeit money at AutoZone yesterday.

CONSENT CALENDAR - APPROVAL OF ITEMS C1 - C18.

City Manger Rick Dudley removed item C5, Recycled Water Agreement for Copper Canyon Park
and C14, Design and Engineering Services for Temporary Fire Station #5 from the agenda. Council


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Member Bennett pulled item C7, Modification to Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement,
Document Nos. 2005-0191814 and 2005-0191815, from the consent calendar.

Action:          It was moved by McAllister and seconded by Thomasian to approve City Council
                 consent calendar items C1-C4, C6, C8-C13, & C15-C18. On roll call, the vote was:
                 AYES:         Bennett, Enochs, McAllister, Thomasian, and Gibbs
                 NOES:         None

C1.       WAIVED READING OF ALL ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS ON THIS AGENDA AND
          READ BY TITLE ONLY

C2.       MINUTES

Action:          Approved the City Council Minutes of the 4:00 p.m. Closed Session, 5:00 p.m.
                 Workshop and 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on January 15, 2008.

C3.       Amendment to the Regional Conservation Authority Joint Powers Agreement

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1929 approving Amendment No. 2 to the Joint Exercise of
                 Powers Agreement, creating the Western Riverside County Regional Conservation
                 Authority (RCA), which adds language to the agreement to reference the "Marks-
                 Roos Local Bond Pooling Act of 1985" to authorize the RCA to finance the acquisition
                 of property over time under the Act, and adds language to the Agreement about the
                 method of appointing alternates by the members of the Board of Supervisors.

C4.       Second Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1930 approving the Second Amended and Restated Joint
                 Powers Agreement between the City of Murrieta, County of Riverside, Lake Elsinore,
                 Canyon Lake, and Temecula for the purpose of constructing an animal shelter in the
                 southwest portion of Riverside County.

C8.       Award of Construction Contract of Clinton Keith Road Widening: Via Madrid to Greer
          Road

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1933 awarding the contract for the construction of Clinton
                 Keith Road Widening: Via Madrid to Greer Road, CIP No. 8076, to Wheeler Paving
                 Inc. for $77,271, and authorized the City Manager to execute the contract.

C9.       Quitclaim Deed for Portions of Lot 33 of Tract Map No. 27808-3 Lying North of Murrieta
          Hot Springs Road and West of Jackson Avenue

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1934 authorizing the Mayor to execute a Quitclaim Deed
                 for access to portions of Lot 33 of Tract Map No. 27808-3, lying north of Murrieta Hot
                 Springs Road and west of Jackson Avenue and directed the City Clerk to process the
                 Quitclaim Deed for recordation.

C10.      Acceptance of Public Improvements in Tract Map 28533-10 Located at Menifee Road
          and Mapleton Street

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1935 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 28533-10 and directed the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of
                 the streets and drainage associated with this tract map.

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C11.      Acceptance of Public Improvements in Tract Map 28533-F Located at Menifee Road
          and Mapleton Street

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1936 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 28533-F and directed the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of the
                 streets and drainage associated with this tract map.

C12.      Acceptance of Public Improvements in Tract Map 31198 Located at California Oaks
          Road and Clinton Keith Road

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1937 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 31198 and directed the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of the
                 streets and drainage associated with this tract map.

C13.      Acceptance of Public Improvements in Tract Map 28379 Located at Murrieta Hot
          Springs Road and Jackson Avenue

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1938 accepting the public improvements in Tract Map
                 28379 and directed the Public Works Department to commence maintenance of the
                 streets and drainage associated with this tract map.

C15.      Acceptance of Lot D and Park Amenities of Tract 30867 for Landscape Maintenance
          for Blackmore Ranch Park

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1939 accepting the park improvements, and directed the
                 Murrieta Community Services District to commence maintenance of the landscape
                 associated with this parcel and recordation of appropriate documents.

C16.      Acceptance of Lots A-C of Tract 30737 for Landscape Maintenance for Creekside
          Village

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1940 accepting the landscape improvements, and
                 directed the Murrieta Community Services District to commence maintenance of the
                 landscape associated with this parcel and recordation of appropriate documents.

C17.      Acceptance of Lot D and Park Amenities of Tract 30737 for Landscape Maintenance
          for Creekside Village Greens Park

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1941 accepting the park improvements, and directed the
                 Murrieta Community Services District to commence maintenance of the landscape
                 associated with this parcel and recordation of appropriate documents.

C18.      Meter Rate Increase for Southwest City Coach Taxis

Action:          Adopted Resolution No. 08-1942 approving increased meter rates for Southwest City
                 Coach Taxis.

PULLED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEM
C7.       Modification to Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement, Document Nos. 2005-
          0191814 and 2005-0191815

Public Works Director Pat Thomas gave the staff report and answered City Council questions. City
Attorney Leslie Devaney clarified questions from the City Council on issues raised regarding the

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applicant, Triangle Property Investors, LLC applying for a loan through the US Small Business
Administration (SBA). She clarified that the risk is low regarding the possibility of SBA seeking some
type of compensation from the City if an issue with the property arises.

Action:          A motion was made by Bennett and seconded by McAllister to adopt Resolution No.
                 08-1931 approving the Modification to Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement
                 for Document No. 2005-0191814; and adopt Resolution No. 08-1932 approving the
                 Modification to Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement for Document No.
                 2005-0191815. On roll call the vote was:
                 AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, McAllister, Thomasian, and Gibbs
                 NOES:          None

D1.       Los Alamos Road / I-215 Interchange Landscaping

Public Works Director Pat Thomas gave the staff report and answered City Council questions. He
clarified that there will be no issues with City staff having access to the property for maintenance.

Action:          A motion was made by Bennett and seconded by McAllister to adopt Resolution No.
                 08-1943 creating a separate project in the Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for the
                 landscaping of Los Alamos Road / I-215 Interchange to be funded by Federal
                 SAFETEA-LU Grant funds ($1,088,000), and the required matching funds ($512,000)
                 from RDA future bond funding that is part of the existing interchange budget. On roll
                 call the vote was:
                 AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, McAllister, Thomasian, and Gibbs
                 NOES:          None

GOVERNING BODY ACTIONS/COMMENTS

Bennett:                   Commented on the electricity rate restructuring issue with WRCOG and said
                                that they hired a consultant to assist with that issue. She said the City
                                of Temecula adopted a resolution backing the efforts to get the rate
                                restructuring in place. Ms. Bennett asked for consensus from the City
                                Council to direct the City Manager to look at their resolution to see if
                                that is something that the City would benefit from.

McAllister:                Asked for consensus for the City Manager to coordinate a workshop to gather
                                  information regarding the foreclosure issue.

Enochs:                    Commented that he attended the Murrieta Water Conservation meeting and
                                 said the downtown sewer project is moving forward.
                           Extended a thank you from the Ostling family for the flower arrangement.
                           Commented on Volunteer Dick Robson and gave his condolences to this
                                 family.
                           Encouraged the City Council members to attend the National League of Cities
                                 event which is coming up.

Gibbs:                     Gave a brief narrative of Senior Police Volunteer Dick Robson’s life.

ADJOURNMENT IN MEMORY OF SR. VOLUNTEER DICK ROBSON

Action:          On a motion by McAllister and seconded by Thomasian the meeting was
                 unanimously adjourned at 7:54 p.m. in memory of Police Department senior volunteer
                 Dick Robson.
                                                           A. Kay Vinson, MMC
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CALL TO ORDER: President Richard H. Gibbs called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Present were: Bennett, Enochs, McAllister, Thomasian, and Gibbs. Absent: None.

APPROVAL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEM C2 & C6
Action:        It was moved by McAllister and seconded by Thomasian to approve Community Services
               District consent calendar item 6. On roll call, the vote was:
               AYES:          Bennett, Enochs, Gibbs, Thomasian, and McAllister
               NOES:          None

C2.       MINUTES

Action:        Approved the Community Services District Minutes of the 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting on
               December 4, 2007.

C6.       AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR CALIFORNIA OAKS SPORTS PARK LIGHTING RETROFIT

Action:        Adopted Resolution No. CSD- 08-124 awarding the contract for the retrofit of the lighting at
               California Oaks Sports Park ball field #1, CIP No. 08370, to ACE Electric for $123,000,
               authorized the City Manager to process and sign all related documents, and increased the
               construction category (P500) by $28,850 from CSD Reserves.

ADJOURNMENT IN MEMORY OF SR. VOLUNTEER DICK ROBSON

Action:        On a motion by McAllister and seconded by Thomasian the meeting was unanimously
               adjourned at 7:54 p.m. in memory of Police Department senior volunteer Dick Robson.




                                                                      A. Kay Vinson, MMC

				
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