Funds for po­lice de­part­ment to be dis­cussed at City Coun­cil meet­ing

Porterville Recorder - - FRONT PAGE - By ALEXIS ESPINOZA ae­spinoza@porter­villere­

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.

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