San Juan Bautista City Council members this week will consider official adoption of an ordinance to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas, an update to the employee pay plan, hiring a new contracted city engineer and a first look at preliminary budget numbers, among other items.
The following are items on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting at San Juan Bautista City Hall.
Officially adopt smoke-free outdoor dining
The San Juan council would be the first jurisdiction in the county to adopt such an ordinance, and council members have indicated support for the law change.
Valley Vista district assessments
This resolution to levy and collect assessments within the Valley Vista landscape and lighting maintenance assessment district. Staff prepared a budget that reflects a 7 percent increase, requests the council approve the assessment report by resolution, and set a public hearing for next month, by resolution, to receive input from property owners and members of the public.
Proclamation for Water Awareness Month
Shawn Novack with the Water Resources Association of San Benito County will receive a proclamation recognizing May as Water Awareness Month in San Juan. The county and City of Hollister have passed similar resolutions.
National Preservation Month honorees
Planning commission presentation of certificates of recognition for National Preservation Month to Georgana Gularte for her residence and the 18th Barrel Tasting Room business owners Monica and Anthony Ramirez.
Property abatement for weeds
Fire Marshal Charlie Bedolla will provide a list of properties and owners that are not in compliance with weed abatement after receiving a notice to clean up their properties.
Agreement with CSG for city engineer professional services
According to the agenda, Harris Engineering has provided city engineer services since 2017. Harris has notified the city that it can no longer assign a single individual professional engineer to meet the city’s needs and has provided notice of its intent to terminate the contract at June 30. Interim City Manager Ed Tewes issued a request for proposals to six firms and received two responses. CSG Consultants serves as City Engineer in several cities, has the experience to meet San Juan Bautista’s needs, and is prepared to assign a senior engineer to work with San Juan, according to the agenda.
This resolution accepts the city employee salary and benefits plan. See the full agenda at the link below to read detailed pay information.
Regional traffic impact mitigation fee
As a condition of receiving the city’s share of Measure G sales tax funds for streets, the city must adopt the traffic impact mitigation fee to help pay for regional transportation projects that are impacted by growth.
Request funding from COG for a pavement management program
As a condition of receiving local funds from Measure G, the voters of San Benito County approved an ordinance that requires the City to establish and maintain a Pavement Management Program, which would provide decision makers with measurable standards of pavement condition.
Review city manager’s proposed budget
Tewes will provide an oral report on the recommended budget, which is available here:
Request funding for the Mandala Community Art Project
According to the agenda: The success of the first creation of a city funded street Mandala as a temporary community art project on March 30 has led to our request for $5900 in city funding for the creation of three more Mandala’s during the 2019, 150th year Celebrations. Each Mandala painting experience is open to public participation and provides art and recreation opportunities for our youth. The continued contract with guest artist River Sauvageau will provide training to local artists and youth.