Rusty Strait | Senior Reporter
If the San Jacinto City Council could be paid a full salary 5 days a week for the time they spend meeting, it would be a plush job, indeed.
This past Tuesday night’s meeting was quick, sweet, rewarding and an excellent way to follow a jolly Fourth of July.
Even before the formalities began, folks were talking about the unusually loud and continuous rocket booms that went on into the late hours. Then the ceremonies began. It was difficult to discern whether the council in toto was either still up in the clouds praising the parade the previous day or just so tired and worn out from all the Independence Day Activities. Whichever, the meeting did begin.
First, there were the preliminary formalities, i.e., Roll Call, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and Mayor/Council Reports. There were no public comments and very few from the Council Members. Mayor Ruiz seemed pleased to “just get on with it.”
The Consent Calendar came next:
1. Passed 5-0 with one councilman reclusing himself due to conflict of interest. City Council approved the City Council Regular Minutes of June 21, 2022.
2. City Council conducted the second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 22-07; AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SAN JACINTO LEVYING A SPECIAL TAX WITHIN CITY OF SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2003-1, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY.
3. Passed 5-0, City Council conducted the second reading and approved Ordinance No. 22-06, Authorizing the Levy of Special Taxes of Community Facilities District No. 2820-1. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN JACINTO AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY IDENTIFIED AS ANNEXATION NO. 5 (TAX ZONE NO. 6) INTO SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT.
4. Passed 5-0 ADOPT Resolution No. 3927, to initiate the Annexation of land generally located south of Ramona Expressway and north of Artesia Street between San Jacinto Avenue and Vernon Avenue, excluding the 44-acre site located at the southeast corner of Ramona Expressway and Alessandro Avenue; and AUTHORIZE staff to commence with the pre-zoning process for a 153-acre side and, APPROPRIATE $105,000 for the processing of the City Initiated Annexation from account 011-1700-3090.
5. Passed 5-0 ADOPT No. 3943, accepting Vernon Avenue Easement Deed from San Jacinto Housing Authority into the City of San Jacinto Road System; and AUTHORIZE the City Manager to execute the Certificate of Acceptance attached to the Easement Deed; and
AUTHORIZE the City Clerk to record the Easement Deed together with the Certificate of Acceptance with the County Clerk and Recorder for California Streets and Highway Code 1806(b).
6. Passed 5-0 Board of Directors of the San Jacinto Housing Authority (“Housing Authority”): Grant an easement to the City of San Jacinto for street and public activity purposes to be known as Vernon Avenue; and Authorize the City Manager to execute an Easement Deed to Implement the action.
7. Passed 5-0 Recommend that the Board of Directors of the San Jacinto Housing Authority (“Housing Authority”): Grant an easement to the City of San Jacinto for street and public utility purposes, to be known as Vernon Avenue, and Authorize the City Manager to execute an Easement Deed to implement this action.
8. Passed 5-0 Adopt Resolution No. 3944, dedicating Vernon Avenue and Artesia Street into the City of San Jacinto Road System; and Authorize the City Clerk to record this Resolution with the County Clerk and Recorder per California Streets and Highway Code 1806(b).
9. Passed 5-0 Adopt Resolution No. 3945, accepting Final Map No. 13766 dedication of Lot A and a portion of Lots B and C for public road use, into the City of San Jacinto Road System, per final map dedication recorded on December 13, 1978, in Book 58 of Parcel Maps at page 13; and Agreement for Public Information Services with Melendez Consulting. Approve the agreement for public information services with Melendez Consulting in the amount of $36,000, and authorize the City Manager to sign the agreement.
10. Passed 5-0 Proposed Resolution for Landscaping, Lighting and Park District No. 2 (“The District”) Fiscal Year Fiscal Yea 2022-2023 (FY 22-23) Annual Levy of Assessments. Continue the public hearing to the regularly scheduled meeting on July 19, 2022.
11. Passed 5-0 Proposed Resolution for Landscaping, Lighting, and Park District No. 1 (the “District”) Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FT 22-23) Annual Levy of Assessment. Continue the public hearing to the regularly scheduled meeting on July 19, 2022.
12. Passed 5-0 Adopt Resolution No. 3941, confirming the collection and assessment of unpaid nuisance abatement costs and administrative citations on the County property tax roll Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
13. Passed 5-0 Conduct public hearing and adopted Resolution No. 3942; and Report determining the amount of delinquent unpaid residential solid waste charges billed during the calendar year 2021. Determine that such delinquent charges constitute a special assessment and lien; and direct that such charges be collected via the Riverside County secured property tax roll.
14. CITY MANAGER UPDATE continued to 07/19/2022 meeting
As Mel Blanc used to stutter, “Tha tha thatt’s All Folks!
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