The agenda for Tuesday night’s City Council meeting in Porterville isn’t too lengthy, but that doesn’t mean the meeting will be over quickly. Two public hearings are scheduled for the night, followed by a single scheduled matter.

The meeting will begin with Council member Daniel Penaloza leading the flag salute. A moment of silence will follow, unless an invocation is offered. The Council will then move straight into the reading of a proclamation honoring September as Adult Literacy Awareness Month. The presentation of September’s Employee of the Month, Gary Miller, will come next. At this time, Miller will be recognized for his services to the city.

The Council will give its routine AB 1234 reports. These will include updates on the following: The Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness, the 2020 Census Committee meeting, the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) and the Provision of Local Water Services Ad-Hoc Committee.

Oral communications will be opened after the reports have concluded. This is the time in which the public is encouraged to address the Council on any matters under their jurisdiction, excluding any items up for a public hearing. Each speaker will be given a total of three minutes to speak at the podium, unless the Council authorizes more time.

The consent calendar for the night sits at eight items. The Council can choose to approve all eight items in one motion, or Council members can pull items for further discussion. The following is a list of the consent calendar items up for approval: renewal of agreement with Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging, acceptance of Animal Shelter Asbestos Abatement project, acceptance of Library, Fire Station and Airport Asbestos and Other Hazardous Materials project, Transit Measure R Program supplement to cooperative agreement for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, street closure for annual Zalud House Museum Pioneer Days and Rib Cook-off, request for proclamation honoring September 17-23 as Constitution Week, authorization for City Council member out-of-state travel, and status and review of Declaration of Local Emergency.

The Council will move into the first of two public hearings after consent calendar is taken car of. This public hearing concerns modifying the conditional use permit for the Target Department Store. The second public hearing concerns the 2018-2019 consolidated annual performance evaluation report, and authorizing its submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public will be given time to comment during the public hearings.

There’s only one other scheduled matter that will be before the Council Tuesday evening. The Animal Control Commission is looking to appoint a new member to fill a vacancy on the board. The Council can choose to approve or deny the recommended appointment.

Before adjourning the meeting, Council may bring the public up to date on any other matters that weren’t discussed during the meeting.

  This meting of the Porterville City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers inside City Hall located at 291 N. Main Street. 


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