Council Recap:

December 9, 2014

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014:


  1. Approval of Joint City Council and Board of Library Trustees minutes from the November 25, 2014 special and regular meetings – Approved 
  2. Award construction contract for beautification of 1.2 miles of Newhall Avenue, which includes a landscaped median featuring low water use plants and materials  – Approved 
  3. Award contract to Michael Baker International (formerly “RBF Consulting”) for the completion of an Environmental Impact Report for the Mancara Project at the end of Lost Canyon Road and Oak Springs Canyon Road – Approved  
  4. Authorize adjustments to Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget to ensure any deviations from the initial budget projections are proactively addressed, and to review requests from City staff for new priorities which are unfunded or underfunded – Approved  
  5. Approve month-to-month extensions of contracts for landscape maintenance monitoring services through June 2016 – Approved  
  6. Award two-year maintenance service contract to ValleyCrest Landscape to provide landscape maintenance for eight Landscape Maintenance District managed parks – Approved
  7. Adopt resolution reciting the facts of the Special Election held November 4, 2014, declaring the results of City of Santa Clarita Measure S and such other matters – Resolution Adopted 
  8. Appoint Tina Szumanski as the City of Santa Clarita Representative to the Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District Board for a two-year term, starting January 5, 2015 – Szumanski Appointed
  9. Check register No. 23 and No. 24 – Approved 


10.   Conduct a public hearing and adopt a resolution to adjust Consolidated Fire Protection District developer fees in accordance with the Developer Fee Agreement between the City and the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County – City Council opened public hearing and adopted resolution to adjust the fee.  
11.   Conduct a public hearing and open and review ballots with regard to forming a special assessment district to pay for the ongoing maintenance of an on-site water quality detention basin in River Village – City Council conducted a public hearing, tabulated ballots, and determined 100 percent were in favor of creating the special assessment district.   


12.   Accept donation of approximately 10 acres of real property in the City of Santa Clarita, adjacent to the City’s existing Golden Valley open space, for the purpose of public recreation and open space preservation – Donation of land accepted, contingent upon the completion of a Phase One environmental study.
13.   City Council, if necessary as a result of a vacancy, appoint a second director and/or an alternate to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts – Council appointed Councilmember Laurene Weste as the second director and Councilmember Bob Kellar as the City’s alternate.  


Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

View the full agenda for the December 9 City Council meeting.

Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

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