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New director of Airport Commission, Anthony Jewell, stressed the drop of water elevation in the airport, which concerns commercial businesses.
On acquiring commercial grade 50 pedestrian lights, Community & Economic Development Director Robert Terry said that the manufacturer had sent a revised quote with a discount under the $75,000 including tax, which saved the City $6,000.
Due to the increased population of “community” cats with a lack of spay/neuter, the Police Department urged the City Manager to waive the municipal code that bans feeding feral cats for a pilot project with Reedley Cares for Cats.
According to its website, The City Council regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Reedley City Council Chambers located at 845 “G” Street, Reedley, CA 93654, (559) 637-4200, ext. 212.
Reedley City Council Members present:
Mayor Mary Fast
Mayor Pro Tem Robert Beck
Council Member Ray Soleno
Council Member Anita Betancourt
Council Member Matthew Tuttle
Community & Economic Development Director Robert Terry
Assistant City Planner Valerie Dowler
Airport Commission Director Anthony Jewell
City Manager Nicole Zieba
City Attorney Laurie Avedisian-Favini
Citizen Climate Lobby (CCL) representatives Ken Wall, Devin Carroll, and Bob Jeffers-Schroder
Todd Lowery from Reedley Police Department
Community & Economic Development Director Robert Terry introduced Valerie Dowler as the new Assistant Planner in the City of Reedley.
The Council (5-0) unanimously approved the following in the consent agenda and discussed items #4 and #5.
#2 Minutes of the regular Council meeting of October 12, 2021
#3 Approved the Rejection claim of Francisco Hernandez.
#4 Mayor’s nomination to fill one vacancy on the Airport Commission
New Airport Commission Director Anthony Jewell stressed the drop of water elevation in the airport, which concerns commercial businesses.
#5 Acquisition of commercial-grade 50 pedestrian lights for the total amount of $81,809.52, with appropriations previously approved as part of the Downtown Vibrancy Project
On acquiring commercial grade 50 pedestrian lights, Community & Economic Development Director Robert Terry said that the manufacturer had sent a revised quote with a discount under the $75,000 including tax, which saved the City $6000.
#6 Approve and authorize the City Manager to sign an agreement with Fresno County for continued participation in the Fresno County Adult Compliance Team (ACT).
#7 Second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-002, an ordinance of the city council of the city of Reedley adopting Environmental Assessment No. 2021-13, a finding that no new environmental document is required; and approving the change of Zone Application No. 2021-3 and authorizing the amendment of the official zoning map of the City of Reedley to rezone two contiguous parcels at the northeast corner of East 11st Street and Northeast Avenue.
#8 Second reading and adoption of Ordinance no. 2021-004, an ordinance of the City Council of Reedley adopting Environmental Assessment no. 2021-14, a finding of no possible effect; and approving the change of zone application no. 2021-5 and authorizing the amendment of the official zoning map of the city of Reedley.
#9. Approve actions associated with the implementation of a Facilities Management Tracking Software:
a. Service agreement with IWORQ Systems, Inc. for the use of a Facilities Management Tracking Software Package.
b. Resolution No. 2021-094 amending the 2021-22 adopted budget appropriating $4,850 in the General Fund for the IWORQ Systems, Inc. Annual Software Subscription Fee.
#10. Resolution 2021-105 declaring listed Police Department vehicles as surplus.
#11 Resolution No. 2021-113 adopting CalTrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual Chapter 10: Consultant Selection.
#12 Resolution No. 2021-114 intends to annex the following territory (Annexation No. 19): APN’s 370-070-84, 368-102-09, 368-222-02, and 370-350-19 into the Reedley Community Facilities District No. 2005-1 and to authorize the levy of special taxes and to fix the time and place of public hearing for Dec. 14, 2021.
#13 Legal services agreement with Lozano Smith, LLP, and appointment of Laurie Avedisian-Favini as city attorney. The report, discussion, and other council action to approve, modify, and take other action as appropriate.
City Manager Nicole Zieba introduced Laurie Avedisian-Favini as the new City Attorney. She stated that the legal service agreement would include an hourly rate fee increase taking effect next year.
Afterward, Zieba introduced Citizen Climate Lobby (CCL) representatives Ken Wall, Devin Carroll, and Robert Jeffers-Schroder.
According to Wall, CCL is committed to passing effective climate legislation at the federal level, particularly the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2021 (H.R. 2307).
On H.R.2307, Carroll explained that the bill would charge gas and oil companies carbon fees. The first year will be $50 per ton of carbon dioxide and $10 for another year. The fee equates to 10 cents per gallon of gasoline.
Each household will get a dividend from the fees, estimated at $600-800 for a family of four in the first year.
The bill sets a border adjustment, a tariff on foreign companies that export carbon to the US. He pointed out that the border adjustment will provide incentives towards “green” energy.
Due to the increased population of “community” cats with a lack of spay/neuter, the Police Department urged the city manager to waive the municipal code that bans feeding feral cats for a pilot project with Reedley Cares for Cats.
The meeting lasted until 8:42 pm. The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
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