The Hollister City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St., to consider the following:
• Resolution to allow the Hollister Fire Department to apply for the Monterey Peninsula Foundation Grant for the purpose of seeking funding for a training facility. According to the detailed resolution:
The Hollister Fire Department requests consent from the City Council of the City of Hollister to apply for a grant with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. The application is for funding to acquire a Training Facility. This Training facility will have a complement of multiple props for Fire Department training. The facility will also be offered and available to the law enforcement community for training use as well. Additionally, offering usage to the community college programs for use is a concept that would generate funding for upkeep and maintenance of the facility. With the implementation of a training facility, the Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating would be reduced, ultimately reducing insurance premiums in the community. Included, the Fire Department desires consent to begin the Request for Proposal process (RFP). The financial impact for the resolution is listed at $200,000, while the total cost estimate for the facility is $685,000. Estimated completion would be mid-2019.
In a recent meeting, City Manager Bill Avera talked about how the city planned to put a fire department training facility at the wastewater treatment plant on the west side.
• Resolution allowing fire department employees to receive reimbursement to compensate them for employment away from their official duty station and assigned to an emergency incident. This comes in light of two firefighters being assigned to wildfires in California, including the massive Carr Fire in Shasta County.
• Authorize the city to provide animal control services to San Benito County on a month to month basis. The county would continue to pay 55 percent of overall costs for the animal care and services bureau. The new term would end in 2021.
• Conditionally approve cannabis manufacturing facility Organnx at 1650 Lana Way
• Resolution to oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions paying for repairs and improvements on local roads. The possible loss is estimated at $651,000.
• Ordinance levying a special tax for property tax year 2018-19 and following years for the Borelli Development Project to fund police and fire services. According to the agenda, the annual tax cannot exceed $775 per single family residential unit and $635 per multi-family residential unit.