Tuesday night’s Lindsay City Council meeting should be a relatively short one as the agenda for the night sits at only five items up for discussion.
The meeting will open with public comment. This is the time in which the public is encouraged to address the Council on any matters under their jurisdiction. Each speaker will be given three minutes at the podium, with a total of 30 minutes for the entire public comment period.
Council members and city staff will give their routine reports following the closing of public comment. Reports from Council could include updates on any events, meetings or activities each member participated in over the last two weeks. City staff will provide current information on city facilities, utilities and projects.
The consent calendar has four itms up for approval. The items on the calendar up for approval are as follows; 1) minutes from August 27, 2) Warrant List for August 21 to September 4, 3) Treasurer’s report for August and 4) Resolution 19-42: approving sale and authorized signer for 133 W. Honolulu. All items on the consent calendar may be approved in one motion, unless a Council member chooses to pull an item for further discussion.
Moving forward from the consent calendar, the Council will be presented with Resolution 19-53 which is the acceptance of irrevocable offer and dedication of real property. This item will be presented by the City Services Director Mike Camarena. According to the agenda’s staff report, “Brian E. Watson requests Final Map approval for Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) No. 19-04, which divided one parcel of 1.26 acres into two parcels. Parcel 1 will continue to front along North Parkside Avenue, 1030 North Parkside Avenue and Parcel 2 is expected to be assigned a North Bond Way address. Both parcels have provided required offers of dedications. Accepting this Irrevocable Offer and Right of Way Dedication of real property is the final step prior to approving the final parcel map related to TPM 19-04. ”
Once a decision has been made regarding the resolution, the Council will then move into discussing considerations and a timeline, as well as recruitment options, for a new city manager. This item was placed on the agenda at the request of Council member Roseana Sanchez. Although Bret Harmon was named the interim city manager at the previous Council meeting, members of the Council would like to know if any other prospective candidates were vetted through.
The second reading of Ordinance 579 will be read and possibly approved. This ordinance deals with sign regulations, and is designed to meet the best practices and procedures having to do with any type of signage.
Interim City Manager Bret Harmon will request that the Council select a member of the dais to sit as the city representative on the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation board.
Before the Council is asked to request future agenda items, a discussion involving the Wellness Programming Committee’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will continue. The discussion began at the last Council meeting as confusion had arose regarding the document. The committee is trying to fine tune the MOU and has requested the Council’s input before finalizing the document.
This meeting is scheduled for September 10, beginning at 6 p.m. inside the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 251E. Honolulu Street in Lindsay.