Oct 1 2011

October 3 Council Meeting – Recreational Facilities Fund – Ballot Statement Charges to Candidates

Piedmont City Council Agenda – Monday, October 3, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. – City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA

In closed session:

a.  Potential litigation – Undisclosed

b. Litigation in the matter of undergrounding City of Piedmont v. Robert Gray Associates and Harris & Associates

Regular Agenda:

3.  2nd Reading of Ord. 699 N.S. regarding implementation of the municipal sewer surtax effective July 1, 2012- This is the second reading of the ordinance placing the surtax on the February 7, 2012 ballot.  Two thirds of those voting need to vote yes on the ballot measure for it to be approved.

4. Introduction of the concept of a joint City/School District Facilities Replacement Fund Recreation facilities such as play fields and gymnasiums regularly need updating and improvements.  The idea of a joint mechanism for funding these needs will be discussed.

5. Consideration of a renewal of a Conditional Use Permit for Piedmont Ballet Academy at 1333 Grand Avenue.  On September 12 the Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the City Council approve the permit .

6. Consideration of a resolution approving procedural details for the Regular Municipal Election of February 7, 2012 including charging candidates the pro rata cost for sample ballot printing expenses – Breaking the recent tradition of waiving charges to candidates in the 2008 and 2010 City Council elections, a proposal to charge Council candidates for their Voter Handbook statements will be considered.  The printing charge is estimated in the staff report to be approximately $600 per candidate.

7. Consideration of the appointment of John O. Tulloch as City Clerk/MIS Manager at a salary of $102,000 and approval of an employment agreement – Since the retirement of Ann Swift as City Clerk, Tulloch has assumed her responsibilities.   The City Charter requires a Council appointment and if approved he will go from Interim City Clerk to City Clerk.  Additionally, he will be in charge of the Management Information Systems.

8. Approval of a 5-year agreement with Alameda County for First Response Advanced Life Support Services (FRALS) which will generate $60,000 of revenue in its first year.

The full agenda and back up material may be viewed on the City website .



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