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					MURRIETA CITY COUNCIL MINUTES                                                          FEBRUARY 16, 2010
ONE TOWN SQUARE                                                                  4:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
24601 JEFFERSON AVENUE                                                         6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
MURRIETA, CA
                                            CLOSED SESSION

CS1.      Conference with Labor Negotiator, City Manager Rick Dudley, relative to Murrieta General
          Employees Assn., Supervisors Assn., Management and Confidential Assn., Police
          Officers Assn., Police Management Assn., Police Executive Assn., Fire Fighters Assn.
          and Fire Management Association. (G.C. 54957.6)

Action:      By consensus at 4:40 p.m., City Council recessed the meeting to closed session for the
             purposes above. Present: R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian and K. Bennett
             Absent: None.

                                          REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Kelly A. Bennett called the regular meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTION

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

ROLL CALL: Present: R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian, and K. Bennett
           Absent: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - City Council Member R. Gibbs asked to say the pledge in honor of over
300,000 men and women serving in the military.

INVOCATION:        Pastor Mike Patton, Oaks Springs Community Church

PRESENTATIONS:

P1.       CENSUS 2010

Virginia Iacobelli said the U. S. Census counts every resident in the United States and is required by
the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive more
than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior
centers, bridges, tunnels and other public works projects. In March of 2010, census forms will be
delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico with ten short questions to be
answered and mailed back in the postage-paid envelope provided. She said there will be
Questionnaire Assistance Centers available for those that have questions or visit the web site at
www.2010.census.gov.

Community Development Director Mary Lanier reported the city will be holding several outreach
meetings and provide informational material through posters, brochures, reader boards and other
organizations.

Mayor Pro Tem R. Lane reiterated that if people have questions they can call the Assistance Centers
and, along with Mayor K. Bennett, emphasized the importance of returning the forms so the city will not
lose federal funding.



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APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Mayor K. Bennett announced item D1, the Notice of Completion for Monroe Avenue from Symphony
Park Lane to Los Alamos Road, should have been a consent calendar item and will be moved to item
C13.

Action:     It was moved by D. McAllister and seconded by R. Lane to approve the agenda with the
            change to move item D1 to item C13 as indicated above. On roll call the vote was:
            AYES:     R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian, and K. Bennett
            NOES:     None

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Kassen Klein, Murrieta, said he understands the City Council has some tough budgetary decisions to
make. He conveyed he does not want the city to dip into its reserves in order to pay salaries nor
should cuts be made to the Police and Fire departments. To avoid layoffs, he suggested considering
other options such as closing every Friday and reducing the work day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.

Daniel Koehler, Murrieta, asked the City Council to reconsider the establishment of emergency shelters
in Murrieta. He said he loves living in Murrieta and did not want to see abandoned shopping carts,
transients; graffiti, substance abuse paraphernalia or other related issues attached to homeless
shelters. He said it will cost the city in the long run if they have to remove and cleanup a facility that is
not run properly.

DEPARTMENT/COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Community Services Manager Debbie Tharp announced the spring/summer Recreation Brochure will
be mailed to the community by March 1. She also wanted to recognize and thank Verizon for
sponsoring the fireworks show for the City’s birthday celebration to be held on June 26 and California
Coast Credit Union for sponsoring the upcoming “Concerts in the Park.”

GOVERNING BODY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

D. McAllister:             Attended RTA Operations Committee Meeting.
                           Attended Animal Shelter Annual Meeting.
                           Attended Third District Economic Development Summit hosted by
                                  Supervisor Jeff Stone.
                           Attended Chamber Mixer.
                           Attended joint Library Advisory Commission/City Council Meeting.
                           Flew to Washington, D.C. with Mayor Pro Tem R. Lane and met with
                                  representatives from Senator Boxer’s and Feinstein’s offices and
                                  representatives from the Congressional offices of Bono-Mack, Calvert,
                                  and Issa.

R. Lane:                   Met with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
                           Flew to Washington, D.C. with Council Member McAllister and met with
                                  representatives from Senator Boxer’s and Feinstein’s offices and
                                  representatives from the Congressional offices of Bono-Mack, Calvert,
                                  and Issa.
                           Read a letter from an appreciative resident thanking Amy Knight, Police
                                  Department, for her excellent customer service while processing his
                                  fingerprints.


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                           Mentioned how proud he was of the Fire Department and the community in
                                  working together to help a girl who fell in the street.

R. Gibbs:                  Met with Los Alamos area residents and discussed issues with Land Use
                                  Subcommittee.
                           Attended joint meeting with City Council and Library Advisory Commission.
                           Attended Murrieta/Temecula Group breakfast where the CALTRANS District 8
                                  Director spoke on transportation issues.
                           Attended Cal State University San Marcos breakfast report to the community
                                  where Murrieta was singled out for educational commitment.
                           Attended Murrieta Valley High School Band Valentine Concert.
                           Attended Jerome's Furniture Grand Opening Event in Village Walk Shopping
                                  Center.
                           Announced New Vision Autism Center is hosting a tax deductible Murder Mystery
                                  Dinner and auction on Sunday, February 28th at Keyways Winery from
                                  5:00-9:00 p.m. Visit the web site for more information.
                                  (www.newvisionautismcenter.com)

G. Thomasian:              Attended the Produce for People Coordinating Committee meeting to
                                  continue formulating a plan to build a community garden.
                           Attended Supervisor Jeff Stone’s Third District Economic Development
                                  Forum.
                           Attended joint meeting with City Council and Library Advisory Commission.

K. Bennett:                Attended Produce for People Community Garden Committee Meeting.
                           Met with Press Enterprise reporter John Hill regarding current issues in the City.
                           Met with staff regarding the 2010 State of the Community event.
                           Made a presentation to United Methodist Church of Murrieta relative to volunteer
                                   opportunities within the City of Murrieta.
                           Attended Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)
                                   Administrative/Finance Committee Meeting.
                           Participated in a “Meet and Greet” at City Hall with gubernatorial candidate at
                                   candidate’s request.
                           Conducted monthly “Mayor’s Hours” at Murrieta Senior Center.
                           Met with Director of new Temecula Veteran’s Center – a full-service
                                   counseling/therapy center for active and non-active duty military and their
                                   families.
                           Participated in a site inspection of the Produce for People Community Garden
                                   site with Council Member Thomasian, Nancy Driggers and Andy and Don
                                   Domenigoni regarding professional harvesting requirements.
                           Mentioned she will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to solicit support and funding
                                   for AB 811 program.
                           Thanked the Police Chief, Detective Jeff Ullrich, and his team for their help in the
                                   murder conviction of 18-month old child by the mother’s abusive
                                   boyfriend.

Action:                    By consensus, a break was taken from 6:45 p.m. to 7:06 p.m.

7:00 PM CONSENT CALENDAR - APPROVAL OF ITEMS C1-C13

Council Member G. Thomasian pulled Item C8, Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, for discussion;
and Council Member D. McAllister indicated he would be abstaining from Item C8. Council Member R.
Gibbs pulled Item C9, Veterans’ Memorial, for discussion.

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Action:     It was moved by R. Lane and seconded by G. Thomasian to approve consent calendar
            Items C1-C7 and C10-C13. On roll call the vote was:
            AYES:     R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian, and K. Bennett
            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 5:00 p.m. Closed Session, 6:00 p.m. Regular
            Meeting on February 2, 2010 and the Special Joint Meeting Workshop with Library Advisory
            Commission on February 4, 2010.

C3.         Check Register - January 2010

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2459 ratifying and approving the Check Register in the amount
            of $2,515,227.53 (check numbers 85684-86139) for the month of January, 2010.

C4.         Clinton Keith Road Interchange at I-215 Project

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2460 entering into an agreement with the California Highway
            Patrol to provide traffic control support during the construction of Clinton Keith Road at I-215
            Interchange Project in an amount not to exceed $46,193.40.

C5.         Meadowlark Road Improvements - Right-of-Way Acquisition Services

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2461 approving the Agreement for right-of-way acquisition
            services for the Meadowlark Road Improvements Project, CIP No. 8448, with Epic Land
            Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $80,550.

C6.         Meadowlark Road Improvements - Environmental and Final Engineering Services

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2462 approving Amendment No. 2 to the Meadowlark Road
            Improvement Agreement with Albert A. Webb Associates for environmental and final
            engineering services and delete the Environmental Impact Report task from Amendment
            No. 1, which results in a net savings of $13,428.

C7.         On-Call Public Works Construction Inspection Services Contract

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2463 approving an On-Call Consultant Agreement with Wallace
            & Associates Consulting, Inc. to provide construction inspection services.

C10.        Park Play Equipment Installation

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2464 authorizing the purchase of park play equipment,
            surfacing, and installation from Landscape Structures, Inc., for California Oaks Sports Park
            and Firefighters Park, pursuant to the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance
            and the State of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg, Master Agreement No. 040377, in
            an amount not to exceed $235,428.57, and authorizing the Finance Department to
            reallocate the available funds from one Capital Improvement Plan project in order to
            complete the installation of this park play equipment.


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C11.        Acceptance of Lots G - M in Tract 30954, Capital Pacific Homes

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2465 accepting the landscape improvements, located in Tract
            30954, on the west side of Adams, south of Magnolia, and directing the Murrieta Community
            Services District to commence maintenance of the landscape associated with these parcels
            and recordation of appropriate documents.

C12.        Network Equipment SmartNet Maintenance Service

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2466 awarding an agreement for the purchase of a three-year
            Cisco SmartNet maintenance service to NIC Partners, Inc. for $50,463.21.

C13.(D1) Notice of Completion for Monroe Avenue from Symphony Park Lane to Los Alamos
         Road

Action:     Adopted Resolution No. 10-2467 accepting the construction by Ortiz Asphalt Paving, Inc. of
            Monroe Avenue from Symphony Park Lane to Los Alamos Road as complete and directing
            the City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion and release bonds in accordance with State
            law and City Ordinances.

PULLED CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

C8.         Report on Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Interim Urgency Ordinance

Council Member D. McAllister recused himself and left the dais because of a potential conflict of
interest due to his employment in the telecommunications industry.

Public Works Director Pat Thomas gave an update on the trends of wireless communication facilities
and said a public hearing has been set for March 2. Council Member G. Thomasian asked if there
would be a workshop scheduled so the Council could discuss this further. Mr. Thomas responded that
the March 2 public hearing would allow for discussion, and the recommendation will be to extend the
time frame of the moratorium another six months.

Action:     Received and filed report on temporary moratorium on the approval of permits for the
            installation of wireless telecommunications facilities in the city. (D. McAllister abstained.)

C9.         Granite Engraving for Veterans’ Memorial

Assistant City Manager Jim Holston presented the staff report.

Council Member R. Gibbs said he and Assistant City Manager Jim Holston serve as members of the
Veterans’ Memorial Subcommittee. The Subcommittee of approximately 40 members, has made the
decisions regarding this project. Council Member R. Gibbs mentioned he received an e-mail from a
resident asking why the city was using an out-of-state company and why city money is being used for
this project. Council Member G. Thomasian asked about guarantees for receipt of a satisfactory
product. Mayor Pro Tem R. Lane thanked the Subcommittee and staff involved on this wonderful
project. Council Member D. McAllister said the memorial will benefit Murrieta, and he offered his
assistance in reviewing the final product before acceptance. Mayor K. Bennett said this is a great
benefit for the community, a great way to honor the Veterans; and the wall can be used an educational
tool.

Assistant City Manager Jim Holston said the company was chosen based on quality of work, time
availability, stability, cost and whether or not the product created is imported or manufactured in
America. He explained the city, through Capitol Improvement funds, gave the initial seed money for the

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project; but the rest of the funds will come from donations, grants and fund raising events. Mr. Holston
said the company supplied an actual piece of granite with the artwork, and the committee approved the
company based on this submittal. He commented that if the committee is not 100% completely
satisfied with the end product, they can withhold paying for the product until they are satisfied.

Action:      It was moved by R. Lane, seconded by G. Thomasian to adopt Resolution No. 10-2468
             authorizing staff to forgo the formal, competitive bidding process for the artistic components
             of the Veterans Memorial project, and approving the proposal from Cold Spring Granite
             Company in an amount not to exceed $152,012.73 for the granite engraving of Phase 1 of
             the Veterans Memorial Monument at Town Square Park. On roll call the vote was:
             AYES:      R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian and K. Bennett
             NOES:      None

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PH1.         Vacation of Road Right-of-Way of a portion of Vista Murrieta Road

Public Works Director Pat Thomas presented the staff report.

Mayor K. Bennett opened the public hearing; there being no speakers, the public hearing was closed.

Action:      It was moved by R. Lane and seconded by R. Gibbs to adopt Resolution No. 10-2469
             approving a vacation of road right-of-way of a portion of Vista Murrieta Road reserving an
             easement for existing utilities as requested by Canyon Ranch Child Care Center. On roll
             call the vote was:
             AYES:       R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian and K. Bennett
             NOES:       None

PH2.      Reimbursement Agreement for Los Alamos Road Street Improvements

Public Works Director Pat Thomas presented the staff report.

Mayor K. Bennett opened the public hearing; there being no speakers, the public hearing was closed.

Action:      It was moved by R. Lane and seconded by D. McAllister to postpone and re-notice the
             Public Hearing and consideration of the Reimbursement Agreement between the City of
             Murrieta and Murrieta 492, L.P., for reimbursement of costs associated with construction of
             the south half of Los Alamos Road from a point 600 feet west of the new intersection at
             Lincoln Avenue to I-15, until the negotiations of the Agreement have been resolved. On roll
             call the vote was:
             AYES:       R. Gibbs, R. Lane, D. McAllister, G. Thomasian and K. Bennett
             NOES:       None

DISCUSSION:         Item D1 was moved to Consent Calendar as item C13.

GOVERNING BODY ACTIONS/COMMENTS

Mayor Pro Tem R. Lane received consensus to have City Manager Rick Dudley participate on the
Community, Economic and Human Development (CEHD) committee through Southern California
Association of Governments.

Council Member G. Thomasian said he is proud the city is moving forward with the Veterans’ Memorial
project.


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ADJOURNMENT

Action:     At 7:32 p.m., the meeting was unanimously adjourned on a motion by D. McAllister and
            second by R. Lane.


                                                   ________________________________
                                                   A. Kay Vinson, MMC
                                                   City Clerk




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