CLEARLAKE, Calif. – At its assembly this week, the Clearlake Metropolis Council will honor Black Historical past Month, take into account a lease of property close to Walmart that has been the location of homeless encampments and vegetation fires, and maintain a public listening to on a grant for COVID-19-related funding.

The council will meet starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

Due to the county’s shelter in place order, Clearlake Metropolis Corridor stays closed to the general public, nonetheless, the digital assembly will probably be broadcast dwell on the town’s YouTube channel or the Lake County PEG TV YouTube Channel. Group members can also take part by way of Zoom.

The agenda will be discovered right here.

Feedback and questions will be submitted in writing for Metropolis Council consideration by sending them to Administrative Companies Director/Metropolis Clerk Melissa Swanson at This electronic mail deal with is being shielded from spambots. You want JavaScript enabled to view it.

To offer the council sufficient time to overview your questions and feedback, please submit your written feedback previous to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Every public remark emailed to the town clerk will probably be learn aloud by the mayor or a member of employees for as much as three minutes or will probably be displayed on a display screen. public remark emails and city corridor public remark submissions which are obtained after the start of the assembly won’t be included within the document.

The council will begin the assembly with presenting a proclamation declaring February 2021 as Black Historical past Month and can obtain the Clearlake Police Division 2020 Annual Report.

Below enterprise, the council will take into account getting into right into a lease with RM Clearlake LLC for 15900, 15910, 15920 and 15970 Dam Highway, Clearlake, in addition to agreements with Cal Fireplace for hearth mitigation efforts in neighborhood of these properties.

The proposed lease is for a two-year time period with two one-year city-owned choices. The metropolis would pay the owner the speed of $1 per 12 months, primarily based on the town’s report.

The 4 parcels, totaling roughly 30.8 acres, are subsequent to the Dam Highway buying heart, the place Tractor Provide, Massive 5 and Walmart are situated. The property in recent times has been the location of homeless encampments, vegetation fires and unlawful dumping.

In his report back to the council, Metropolis Supervisor Alan Flora wrote that the town has been approached by the property house owners to lease the parcels.

RM Clearlake, a California Basic Partnership, bought the properties with the intent of creating the land right into a business heart, as a second part of the unique Walmart Growth, Flora mentioned.

“Nonetheless, market circumstances have made growth of the location troublesome, and the second part by no means occurred,” he mentioned. “Accordingly, the property house owners are concerned with leasing the property to the Metropolis because the Metropolis is in a greater place to maintain this property code compliant. This property has traditionally been an issue website by way of code violations, to incorporate homeless encampments and wildfire hazard.”

Flora’s report defined that one of many major advantages of the town turning into a tenant for this website is that Cal Fireplace has supplied to carry out vegetation clearing for the advantage of hearth mitigation with the situation that the properties are managed by a public entity. “By getting into on this proposed lease, Cal Fireplace would have the ability to conduct the fireplace mitigation.”

Metropolis employees are coordinating with Cal Fireplace to schedule hearth mitigation work when the climate permits in early 2021, Flora mentioned.

“Through the time period of the lease, the Metropolis and landowner will interact in negotiations relating to the potential switch in price of the properties to the Metropolis. If the properties are to be transferred to the Metropolis, separate Council motion will probably be required,” he mentioned.

Flora mentioned the proposed lease could have a negligible impression on the town’s price range, though metropolis assets will probably be required for cleanup efforts.

He instructed Lake County Information that he’s not conscious of any current homeless camps on the property and far of the present issues are on a number of the paper tons – largely tax-defaulted – to the east of this property.

He added, “There have been some fires began on the property through the years, however for instance the fireplace final 12 months that claimed a house was not began on this property.”

Flora mentioned there’s actually a bigger drawback on this part of the town, “however we’ve to start out someplace and this can be a large chunk.”

Additionally on the agenda is a public listening to to think about acceptance of the State Group Black Grant Coronavirus Help Aid and Financial Safety Act, or CDBG- CV, Spherical 2 within the quantity of $335,613.

The council will present path to employees to arrange an utility to pursue funds for COVID-19 associated actions that profit low- and moderate-income residents and can take into account adopting a decision authorizing the town supervisor and employees to submit the grant utility due by Feb. 14.

On the assembly’s consent agenda – objects that aren’t thought of controversial and are often adopted on a single vote – are warrants; continuation of a declaration of native emergency issued on Oct. 9, 2017, and ratified by council motion on Oct. 12, 2017, for the Sulphur hearth; continuation of a declaration of native emergency issued on March 14, 2020, and ratified by council motion on March 19, 2020, for the COVID-19 pandemic; award of contract for design companies for the 2021 Measure V Tasks with California Engineering Firm for an quantity to not exceed $101,443.85; reappointment of three planning commissioners to fill four-year phrases efficient March 12, 2021 by means of March 11, 2025; adoption of sixth modification to the FY 2020-21 Finances (Decision No. 2020-27) appropriating revenues from sale of surplus Public Works Gear and authorizing the town supervisor to lease a automobile from Enterprise Fleet Administration for the Parks Division, Decision No. 2021-06; adoption of the seventh modification to the FY 2020-21 Finances (Decision No 2020-27) appropriating a donation from Lake County Tribal Well being Consortium for the acquisition of AEDs, Decision No. 2021-07.

Following the general public portion of the assembly, the council will maintain a closed session to debate current litigation, the Metropolis of Clearlake v. Tonya Shold; Jonathan Haws; Sunshine Properties, LLC.- Case No CV421430- Lake County Superior Court docket; and Metropolis of Clearlake v. Joyce L. Madden – Case No. CV421431 – Lake County Superior Court docket.

The closed session additionally will embody a case, Metropolis of Clearlake v. William Reece Smith, a deceased particular person; all individuals claiming any curiosity in the actual property generally generally known as 13672 Arrowhead Highway, Clearlake CA – Case No. CV421429 – Lake County Superior Court docket, and a dialogue relating to the town’s go well with towards the county of Lake and Treasurer-Tax Collector Barbara Ringen.

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