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Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights
for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 are as follows:

Eliminating Overdue Fines at the Paso Robles City Library – approved: (1) eliminating overdue fines at the Paso Robles City Library; (2) deleting overdue material fines from the City’s Comprehensive Fee Schedule; and (3) enabling Library patrons to request that any existing overdue fines be waived from their record.

Reimbursement Agreement between the City of Paso Robles and the Paso Robles Athletic Club, Inc.–authorized the City Manager to: (1) sign the Cooperative Agreement with Paso Robles Athletic Club, Inc. for the installation of frontage improvements along Union Road; and (2) make any necessary minor changes to the agreement fully consistent with Council direction.

Allocation of SB1 Funds for Fiscal Year 2019-20–approved directing FY 2019-20 SB 1 funds totaling $558,000 be used for four street projects scheduled to be completed in 2019: 10th Street – Spring to Vine Street, 6th Street – Spring to Pine Street, 9th Street – Pine to Park Street, and Park Street – 6th to 9th Street.

Construction Contract for the 2019 Annual Sidewalk Repair Project–authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract with G. Sosa Construction for $100,000, which includes added sidewalk locations, and authorizes the use of a $25,000 construction contingency for the project, as allowed by the City’s Purchasing Policy, for the total construction budget of $125,000.

Construction Contract for the Airport Terminal Patio Roof Project–authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract with BC Construction and Electric for $165,769, and authorized the use of a 10% contingency for the project of $16,577, for a total construction budget of $182,346.

City Manager Compensation and a Second Amendment to Employment Agreement– approved a one-time ratification incentive of $1,000 to the City Manager, consistent with the Wage and Benefit Summary with the Unrepresented Confidential, Professional & Management group (MGMT); and authorized the Mayor to execute a second amendment to the City Manager’s Employment Agreement to authorize future wage adjustments consistent with the MGMT group.

Ratifying the Sale of 625 Riverside Avenue–approved the sale of city-owned property 625 Riverside Avenue. The City sold the property to the Weyrick Family Trust at fair market value for $1,528,000, completing all steps to the transaction in July of 2018.

Encroachment Agreement Addendum to Permit Installation of a Sign on the Pipe Bridge Crossing Vendels Circle (Firestone Walker Brewery)–authorized the City Manager to sign an encroachment agreement addendum with Firestone Walker Inc., to allow the installation of an illuminated commercial sign on the existing pipe bridge over Vendels Circle, subject to any minor changes to the agreement fully consistent with the Council’s intent, as approved by the City Manager and the City Attorney.

Second Reading of Ordinance Transitioning to a By-District Council Election System, the Preferred District Map and Election Sequencing–read, by title only, and adopt an Ordinance approving the Council district boundary map and sequencing of district elections, thereby transitioning the City of Paso Robles to a by-district election system.

Centennial Pool Complex Gas Line Replacement–authorized the City Manager to increase an existing Purchase Order from $35,000 to $40,000, for the replacement of the Centennial Pool complex gas line, the work will be performed by Newton Construction & Management, Inc.

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Chapters 5-8–approved GSA Resolution No. 19-XXX acknowledging that the Groundwater Sustainability Agency Board has received and filed draft Chapters 5 through 8 of the Groundwater Sustainability Plan, including any desired changes and/or comments.

Oak Tree Removal Permit–authorized the removal of a diseased Coastal Live Oak in City Park and replacing it with a 36-inch box Coastal Live Oak in City Park.

Oak Tree Removal Permit for 2036 Oak Street–authorized the removal of one Blue Oak tree, based on the Arborist report concluding that the tree is in poor condition and poses a risk of failure, and require one 1.5-inch diameter Blue Oak be planted on site at the direction of the Arborist.

Police Department Strategic Plan and Workload Analysis–received and filed the Paso Robles Police Department 2019 Strategic Plan and 2018 Staffing Analysis and directed staff to schedule a community workshop for the City Council and community to explore options for addressing staffing shortages and costs.

This represents just a subset of the total actions by the Council. 

The full agenda can be found at

The minutes will be available as part of the packet for the City Council’s next regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Have a great rest of the week!

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