Funds for police department to be discussed at City Council meeting
Porterville’s City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday evening at the regularly scheduled Council meeting to gather the publics opinions on accepting grant funds in the amount of $100,000. These funds will be used to offset costs for personnel assigned to the police department’s patrol division and includes necessary training, equipment and overtime costs. Locals are encouraged to provide feedback to the Council.
Council will begin closed session at 5:30 p.m. and will discuss five separate matters in private. Among these matters includes two terms and price negotiations regarding property. The remaining matters include a conference with a labor negotiator and two separate anticipated litigations.
Council will begin open session at 6:30 p.m. and will report on any reportable action that was taken in closed session.
Following the pledge of allegiance and invocation, a member of the Council will read a proclamation affirming the week of October 21 - 27 to be Friends of the Library Week.
City Council and staff will be honored with the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence regarding the East Porterville Water Supply Project. The award will be presented by the League of California Cities.
Once the award presentation ends, Council will continue on with their AB 1234 reports. These reports will include updates on the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Tulare County Water Commission and Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG).
Following the conclusion of AB 1234 reports, the Council will be presented with various reports regarding the committees and commissions around town. Some of these reports may include Parks and Leisure Services Commission, Arts Commission and Transactions and Use Tax Oversight Com-
City staff will also report to the Council concerning the water conservation phase III status update, the fall community clean-up event and 2017-2018 California legislative session update.
Oral communications will be opened up, at which time the public may address the Council concerning any matters in the city besides those scheduled for a public hearing. The public may speak on any items regarding the city whether they are on the agenda or not.
Tuesday meetings consent calendar lists 17 items up for approval. Approval to purchase a 2019 Dodge Charger police vehicle to replace a marked patrol unit that was involved in a traffic collision, approval of the request to proclaim October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and approval of the continuance of the declaration of local emergency, are a few of the items on the consent calendar.
A second reading of Ordinance No. 1849 will take place. This ordinance concerns a zone change from a general and service commercial zone to a high density residential zone. The first reading of this ordinance occurred on October 2 and is available in print.
Two scheduled matters are set for Tuesday evening. The first of the two is the appointment of individuals to the Library and Literacy Commission. The names of the individuals have not yet been released.
The second matter is a recommendation from the Council’s Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee and a request for direction.
After all scheduled matters are concluded, oral communications will be opened a last time, followed by other matters. During the other matters portion, Council members may request future agenda items or speak on matters of their choosing.
The following is a list of other matters listed on Tuesday’s consent calendar:
Approval of draft minutes from August 21 and September 18
Approval to purchase ten data loggers and a 14-month cellular service agreement from HEM Data Corporation in an amount not to exceed $20,000
Approval of the purchase and installation of eleven 200kw charging stations fro Green Power Motor Company at a cost not to exceed $785,900
Approval of the purchase of a replacement server from Dell in an amount not to exceed $5,500 and a replacement NAS server from Strictlytech in an amount not to exceed $6,500
Approval of staff’s Plans and Projects Manual for the project consisting of the installation of six high visibility crosswalk warning light systems; and authorizing an appropriation of $154,000 from Local Transportation funds to fully fund the project
Approval of staff’s Plans and Projects Manual for the project consisting of the installation of three high visibility crosswalk warning light systems; and authorizing an appropriation of $140,500 from Local
Transportation funds to fully fund the project
Approval of the wastewater treatment facility loader transmission replacement by Pape Machinery at an amount not to exceed $14,400.42
Acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $629,177 from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for the construction of a new battery-electric transit bus charging station facility
Authorization to augment VSCE’S service agreement contract by $130,785.54 to fully fund their involvement up to the closeout of the Jaye Street/tule River Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Adoption of the resolution approving the program supplement for the Olive Avenue corridor crosswalk warning lights installation project
Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Tulare County Association of Governments and City of Porterville regarding the coordination of on-going transit planning and programming of federal funds that support the on-going
and future deployment of transit services by the City
Approval to schedule a public hearing for November 6, 2018, to allow for public comments and consider adoption of the 2018 short range transit plan
Approval of an event to take place along Main Street on Thursday, November 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; authorization of the temporary suspension
of the fixed route transit system from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 29; and the closure of parking spaces in front of the City Hall from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Approval of a request to proclaim November 11-17 as “America Recycles Week”
This meeting is set for October 16. Public session will begin at 6:30 at City Hall located at 291 N. Main Street.