LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lakeport City Council this week will discuss appointments of its members to city boards and commissions, consider the naming of the newest Westside Community Park phase and look at a proposal to pay off early a promissory note owed on a property.
Deputy City Clerk Kelly Buendia and City Attorney Steve Brookes will hold a Brown Act presentation at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the council chambers at Lakeport City Hall, 225 Park St., before the regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.
Consent agenda items will include ordinances, minutes of the Dec. 18 meeting, warrants for Dec. 12-19 and the building permits report.
A public hearing is planned for the Psalmonds Family Care Center's appeal of the Lakeport Planning Commission's revocation of the day care's facility use permit.
Planning staff will introduce an ordinance to revise city regulations related to the placement and construction of secondary accessory dwelling units in residential zoning districts.
Council member appointments to commissions, boards and committees will be presented, including the city's appointment to the Lake County Vector Control District’s Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy created by the passing of the incumbent appointee. The new appointee will serve the remainder of the term, effective Jan. 15, and expiring at the end of 2013.
The Westside Community Park Committee will ask the council to consider naming the park's phase 2 “Jane Barnes Field” and authorize staff to work with the committee in locating the appropriate placement of the monument sign.
Brookes will present to the council a proposal to pay off early the balance on the promissory note owed to Charles Witt and discuss future use of the five-acre Witt property, located next to Westside Community Park, in the event of early lease termination.
According to Brookes’ report, the city will owe Witt the principal sum of $73,866.44 assuming a March 1. The Promissory Note is being is paid off at the rate of $1,291 per month and bears interest at 4.5 percent, with the city renting the property back to Witt for $750 a month. The note is due in full on or before June 2014.
Witt is asking the city to pay him off because he no longer lives on the property, Brookes reported.
In other business, the council will present a certificate of appreciation for the Library Park gazebo restoration to the Lakeport Rotary Club, which underwrote the upgrades, and receive a report from Police Chief Brad Rasmussen on police volunteer hours for 2012.
The council also will appoint members to the Lakeport Economic Development Committee, effective Jan. 15 and expiring at the end of 2014, appoint John Norcio to the city of Lakeport Business and Housing Loan Committee and consider approving a resolution authorizing the city clerk to obtain election services.
The council also will hold a closed session to discuss a case of anticipated litigation.
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