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Agenda

April 17, 2018

5:30 PM Study Session Closed Session 7:00 PM Regular Meeting

Council Chambers

400 N. Douty St.

5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER STUDY SESSION CLOSED SESSION:

ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC COMMENT - STUDY SESSION CLOSED SESSION:

Comments from the public are limited to items on the agenda (GC54954.3a). A maximum of three minutes is

allowed for each speaker.

STUDY SESSION:

A. Community Development: Discussion of General Plan and Zoning

Tagged Passions:development, Development, zoning, and community development

CLOSED SESSION FOR DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING:

A. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS - Government Code Section

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54956.8

Property: APN 008-410-055

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Agency Negotiators: Darrel Pyle, John Doyel, and Ty Mizote

Negotiating Party: Brandon Lamatino

Under Negotiations: Terms and Price

Property: APN 018-242-077

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Agency Negotiators: Darrel Pyle and Ty Mizote

Negotiating Party: Gery Zacher

Under Negotiations: Terms and Price

7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION:

ROLL CALL:

INVOCATION:

FLAG SALUTE:

CLOSED SESSION ACTION REPORT:

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS:

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STAFF COMMUNICATIONS:

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PUBLIC COMMENT:

This is the time for citizens to comment on subject matters not on the agenda and that are within the jurisdiction of the Hanford City Council. This

is also the public s opportunity to request an item from the Consent Calendar be pulled for discussion purposes or to comment on any item on the agenda. Comments related to Public Hearing items will be heard at the time the item is discussed.
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A maximum of three minutes is allowed for each speaker. Please begin your comments by stating your name and providing your city of residence

CONSENT CALENDAR:

Consent Calendar items are considered routine and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these matters unless a

request is made and then the item will be removed from the Consent Calendar to be discussed and voted upon by a separate motion.

A. City Clerk: Approve Minutes from the April 3, 2018 Meeting

B. Community Development: Waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance 18-03 in order to

Tagged Passions:ordinance, development, Development, and community development

rezone 20 acres from R-L-12 Low-Density Residential to R-L-5 Low-Density Residential.

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C. Utilities and Engineering: Approve a Notice of Completion for the Courthouse Brick Area Site

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Improvements and authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest and file said Notice

with the Kings County Recorder's Office.

D. Utilities and Engineering: Approve the Encroachment Permit for the Main Street Hanford's

Tagged Passions:streets, Utility, encroachment, and utility

Thursday Night Marketplace, approve the extension of the market place through October 2018,

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and approve the traffic control plan provided with the permit.

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E. Administration: Addendum to Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., Purchase Agreement

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F. Finance: Warrant Register

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

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A. Public Works: Conduct a public hearing for the formation of Landscape Assessment District No.

Tagged Passions:buildings and grounds, hearing, Public Works, and public works

18-01 at Centennial Drive and Devon Street, and adopt Resolution 18-16-R establishing the

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formation of the district and confirming the levy and collection of annual assessments.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

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A. Utilities Engineering: Award a contract to Eslick Construction, Inc., of Clovis, CA in the

Tagged Passions:contract, Utility, utility, and construction

amount of 93,280.00 for the Lacey Street Median Renovation Project, approve the attached

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Contract Change Order No. 1 for a not to exceed value of 33,915.00, and establish a

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construction contingency of 4,800.00 for this project.

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B. Community Development: Discussion and Direction to Staff Regarding Future Cannabis Ballot

Tagged Passions:development, Development, election, and community development

Measures

C. City Clerk: Adopt Resolution 18-15-R Setting Priorities for Filing a Written Argument Regarding

a City Measure and Directing the City Attorney to Prepare an Impartial Analysis

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D. Administration: Response to Grand Jury Report Regarding City Parks

Tagged Passions:Jury, jury, and parks

E. Finance: Accept and file the Fiscal Year 2017 audit reports and financial statements for the City

Tagged Passions:audit, financial report, and finance

of Hanford, the Single Audit Report, and the Appropriations Limit Report filed by the CPA firm

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of Sampson, Sampson Patterson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants.

COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS:

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COUNCIL FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

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ADJOURNMENT:

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available to public inspection

in the City Clerk s Office located at 319 N. Douty Street, Hanford, California 93230, during normal business hours. Such agendas are also available at the city s website, www.cityofhanfordca.com subject to staff s ability to post the agenda before the meeting.
Tagged Passions:streets, council, and materials

If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in this meeting, please contact

the City Clerk s office, 559-585-2515, 319 N. Douty Street, Hanford, California 93230, at least 2 days prior to the meeting 28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II
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AGENDA

STAFF REPORT

MEETING DATE: 4/17/2018

AGENDA SECTION: A

SUBJECT:

City Clerk: Approve Minutes from the April 3, 2018 Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the minutes from the April 3, 2018 City Council meeting.

FISCAL IMPACT:

ATTACHMENTS:

040318 Minutes

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

April 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Council Chambers

400 N. Douty St.

5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER STUDY SESSION CLOSED SESION:

Mayor Ayers called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Present: Justin Mendes, Diane Sharp (5:34pm), Martin Devine, Sue Sorensen, David Ayers

PUBLIC COMMENT - STUDY SESSION CLOSED SESSION:

Comments from the public are limited to items on the agenda (GC54954.3a). A maximum of three minutes is

allowed for each speaker.

Larry Thacker of Caliva stated that they support the cannabis proposal, and he discussed the benefits the City will

receive from the passage of the tax measure. He provided information on financial forecasts and sales.

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, finance, and sale

Todd Cotta commented on the lack of resources and benefits that small businesses have access to compared to large

Tagged Passions:small business and business

corporations.

Jose Rivas commented on the financial contribution that his business has agreed to provide to the community in

Tagged Passions:finance and business

order to benefit youth programs. He requested that the City Council approve the amended ordinance in order to

Tagged Passions:ordinance, council, youth, and program

bring new revenue to the City.

Bob Ramos discussed his opposition to adult use marijuana and requested that the Council not support this

Tagged Passions:council, marijuana, and drugs

ordinance.

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Jerry Irons requested guidance from the Council on the issue of selling used cars downtown and the current

Tagged Passions:downtown and council

restriction that has been applied by the Planning division.

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STUDY SESSION:

A. HdL: Cannabis Tax Structure

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Community Development Director Darlene Mata introduced Tim Cromartie from HdL. Mr. Cromartie

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and community development

provided an overview of the proposed tax ordinance, reviewed fiscal analysis, reviewed cumulative tax

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, and ordinance

calculation, and next steps. The tax policy on cultivation would be on square footage based on an approved

Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, and policy

permit. The rate of tax should be low enough to avoid over-taxing and ensure sustainability and to match tax

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rates with neighboring jurisdictions. There should also be flexibility to increase or decrease the rate by the

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Council. Mr. Cromartie discussed the proposed initial rates and proposed maximum rates based on the license

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type. He provided three scenarios of revenues for cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution. The next steps

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would be to approve the proposed tax ordinance, update the municipal code ordinance as needed based on City

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Council direction, and adopt the resolution calling the election.

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Captain Karl Anderson stated that regardless of what the Council decides on allowing in Hanford, the State of

Tagged Passions:council

California has made cannabis legal and therefore it will have an impact here. He supported taxing the industry

Tagged Passions:taxes, legal, and Taxes

rather than having the residents support that cost.

Council Member Mendes discussed his support of moving forward with this ordinance as this revenue will

Tagged Passions:ordinance and council

assist the City in addressing the negative impact that the community will have regardless of whether the

industry exists in Hanford or not.

Council Member Sharp requested clarification on the financial calculations presented by HdL. Mr. Cromartie

Tagged Passions:council and finance

responded to her questions and comments.

Council Member Devine briefly addressed the difference between the resolution approving the ballot language

Tagged Passions:council and election

and the proposed amended ordinance.

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Vice Mayor Sorensen appreciated the conservative numbers for potential revenue and that the City is taking a

proactive approach to tax the industry in order to fund the ability to combat the illegal activities related to

Tagged Passions:taxes and Taxes

cannabis.

Mayor Ayers also clarified what the City's current ordinance does and does not allow.

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B. Community Development: Discussion of General Plan and Zoning

Tagged Passions:development, Development, zoning, and community development

Due to the limited amount of time for the meeting, this item will be tabled to the next meeting.

CLOSED SESSION FOR DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING:

Mayor Ayers announced that this will be postponed until after the regular meeting.

A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION - Government Code

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Section 54956.9(d)(1)

CASE NAME: Adams v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 18C0068

CASE NAME: Transparent California v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 17C0245

CASE NAME: Southern California Edison v. City of Hanford

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CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 17C0268

CASE NAME: San Joaquin Valley Environmental Defense Center v. City of Hanford

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CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 17C01042

CASE NAME: Valdez v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 1:17-00430

CASE NAME: Zaragoza v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 16C0331

CASE NAME: SEIU v. City of Hanford

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CASE NUMBER: PERB Case SA-CE-1018-M

CASE NAME: Helena v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 17C0102

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CASE NAME: Perez v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 17C0335

CASE NAME: CSAA v. City of Hanford

CASE NUMBER: Kings County No. 18CV0217

B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION - Government

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Code Section 54956.9(d)(4)

Number of Potential Cases - 1

SUCCESSOR AGENCY CLOSED SESSION FOR DISCUSSION OF THE FOLLOWING:

A. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS - Government Code Section

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54956.8

Property: APN 018-242-067

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Agency Negotiators: Darrel Pyle and Ty Mizote

Negotiating Party: Keith Lavarnway

Under Negotiations: Terms and Price

7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION:

Mayor Ayers called the regular meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Attendee Name Title Status Arrived

Martin Devine Council Member Present 7:00 PM

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Sue Sorensen Vice Mayor Present 7:00 PM

Diane Sharp Council Member Present 7:00 PM

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David Ayers Mayor Present 7:00 PM

Justin Mendes Council Member Present 7:00 PM

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INVOCATION:

Pastor Bobby Guerra provided the invocation.

FLAG SALUTE:

Council Member Devine led the flag salute.

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CLOSED SESSION ACTION REPORT:

There was nothing to report.

RECOGNITIONS/PROCLAMATIONS:

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A. Parks Recreation: Arbor Day Proclamation 2018

Tagged Passions:recognition, parks, and recreation

Mayor Ayers presented the proclamation to Parks Recreation Director Craig Miller.

Tagged Passions:recognition, parks, and recreation

B. Resolution of Recognition - Sierra Pacific High School Girls Basketball Team

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Mayor Ayers presented the Resolution of Recognition to Coach Bush.

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STAFF COMMUNICATIONS:

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Public Works Director Lou Camara stated that the Veterans Building repair project is out to bid. The painting of the

Tagged Passions:veterans, arts, rfp, RFP, Public Works, and public works

Civic Building has also begun and it is expected to take about three or four weeks. He also commented on new

equipment that the department recently received.

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Community Development Director Darlene Mata acknowledged Assistant Planner Gabrielle de Silva for her great

Tagged Passions:development, Development, and community development

work and assistance that she provides in the department.

Police Captain Karl Anderson commented on recent activities that the police department has been addressing.

Tagged Passions:public safety

Parks Recreation Director Craig Miller announced their upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Skate Park. Their t-

Tagged Passions:parks and recreation

ball program is also about to begin.

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Fire Chief Chris Ekk stated that they will be having a lot of weeds again this year to deal with.

Finance Director Paula Lofgren announced that the FY2017 financials are complete and will be presented at the next

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meeting.

A. Status Report for Capital Improvement Projects in Construction

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PUBLIC COMMENT:

This is the time for citizens to comment on subject matters not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the Hanford City Council. This is also the

public s opportunity to request an item from the Consent Calendar be pulled for discussion purposes or to comment on any item on the agenda. Comments related to Public Hearing items will be heard at the time the item is discussed.
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A maximum of three minutes is allowed for each speaker. Please begin your comments by stating your name and providing your city of residence.

Connor Kurtz of Hanford Firefighters expressed their disappointment in the Council's decision to not approve a

Tagged Passions:council and fire departments and districts

contract with them. He also discussed the Council's desire to reduce their retirement benefits.

Tagged Passions:contract, council, retirement, and seniors

Representatives of the Professional Latin American Association of Kings County announced their upcoming 4th

Annual Taco Truck Throw Down and requested an in-kind sponsorship from the City.

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Joan Price spoke about their proposed new business in Hanford and the regulations being mandated by the State and

Tagged Passions:regulation and business

the zoning in downtown Hanford that does not permit their business in that location.

Tagged Passions:downtown, zoning, and business

Bob Ramos requested that the consent item be pulled pertaining to the lease with Rabobank. He also discussed the

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potential problems that will come with allowing the cannabis industry in Hanford.

Kenneth Olson supported the amendment of the cannabis ordinance to allow the manufacturing of adult use. He

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commented on various statistics showing the positive affects of legal marijuana.

Tagged Passions:legal, marijuana, and drugs

Marsha Robinson commented on her years of experience as a teacher and the benefits of learning job skills for

students. She urged the Council to vote no on recreation marijuana.

Tagged Passions:council, marijuana, students, drugs, and recreation

Nathan Odom supported the approval of recreational marijuana and the improvements that can be made to Hanford

Tagged Passions:marijuana, drugs, and recreation

from the revenue. He encouraged the Council to approve the ordinance.

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