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Regular meetings of the Calistoga City Council are usually held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Calistoga Community Center, located at 1307 Washington Street. The public is welcome to attend and participate in all public sessions of the Council. Current Agenda information and staff reports are available online or by calling the City Manager’s Office at 707 942-2805.

City Council Meetings are broadcasted live on Channel 28. If you are unable to attend or miss the live broadcast, City Council meetings are re-broadcasted the first and third Thursday of every month on Channel 28 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Typically, meetings are uploaded to YouTube by 12 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month. To view meeting(s) click here, YouTube. Or, go to the meeting date on the Calendar to open the agenda. Click on "Meeting Video" to connect to YouTube. 

We also maintain an archive of City Council Meeting agendas, staff reports, and minutes. Select “View Past Events” located at the top of the meeting schedule to find information about previous City Council meetings.

City Council Meeting - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6PM

  • Date: 08/20/2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Mayor Chris Canning

Vice Mayor Michael Dunsford

Councilmember Gary Kraus

Councilmember Irais Lopez-Ortega

Councilmember Donald Williams

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(Revision to Title of General Government Item No. 9)

City Council – Regular Meeting

  Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Calistoga Community Center 6:00 PM

                1307 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515

Printable Agenda         Approved Minutes      Meeting Video









This time is set aside to receive comments from the public regarding matters on the Consent Calendar or matters of municipal concern not on the agenda. Pursuant to Government Code section 54954.3 (the Brown Act), however, the Council cannot consider any issues or take action on any requests during this comment period. Speakers are encouraged to limit their comments to 3 minutes maximum so that all speakers have an opportunity to address the City Council.

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Recognition of Jason Tamagni as newly promoted Fire Captain.







Minutes of the City Council regular meeting of August 6, 2019.

Recommended Action: Consider approving or revising minutes.

2. Staff Report Approval of Minutes 080619 CC




Zoning Code Amendments (ZOA 2019-1) to Modify Lot Coverage and Accessory Building and Structure Requirements (Second Reading).

Recommended Action: Consider adopting the ordinance.

3. Staff Report Zoning Amendments ZOA 2019-1 Accessory Buildings and Structure Requirements Second Reading




Resolution terminating the agreement between ICMA Retirement Corporation Plan # 109453 (401A) and the City of Calistoga.

Recommended Action: Consider adopting resolution.

4. Staff Report - Terminating ICMA Admin Agreement No. 109453




Resolution to enter into a professional services agreement with Marin IT for Information Technology Services in an amount not to exceed $84,120 for Fiscal Year 2019-20.

Recommended Action: Consider adopting the resolution.

5. Staff Report PSA with Marin IT for IT Services




Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Police Shared Services Agreement with the City of St. Helena for Police Officer and Police Dispatcher services on an as needed basis.

Recommended Action: Consider adopting resolution.

6. Staff Report - Police Shared Services with St. Helena




Resolution declaring intention to reimburse expenditures relating to acquisition of a portion of the Napa County Fairgrounds from the anticipated issuance of long-term tax-exempt obligations and ratifying approval of a Professional Service Letter Agreement with Urban Futures Inc. and authorize agreements with Brandis Tallman LLC and Jones Hall for Bond Issuance Services.

Recommended Action: Consider adopting resolution.

 7. Staff Report - Declaring Intention to Reimburse Expenditures Relating to Acquisition of a Portion of the Napa Fairgrounds

Slide - Financing Team Members for a Public Sale




Resolution Approving Filing an Interpleader Action in the Napa County Superior Court Regarding $244,112.89 In Disputed Spring Street Utility Replacement Project Contract Funds and Delivering the Funds to the Clerk of That Court and Authorizing the City Manager to Take All Required Actions in Connection with the Action.

Recommended Action: Consider adopting resolution.

8. Staff Report - Approving Filing Interpleader Action in Disputed Spring St Utility Replacement Project











Consideration of a resolution approving and authorizing the purchase and sale agreement, escrow instructions and declaration of covenants, restrictions and reciprocal easements with the County of Napa for the Purchase of a Portion of the Napa County Fair Grounds (APNS 11-140-055, 011-140-006, 011-140-007 and 011-481-022); approving a budget adjustment to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget creating a new CIP Project “Fair Grounds”; Transferring $200,000 from the City Administration Impact Fee Account (Fund 48) to the Fair Grounds CIP Project; and finding the project exempt from CEQA.
Recommended Action: Consider adopting resolution.

 9. Staff Report - Fairgrounds Purchase and Sale Agreement, Escrow Instructions and Declaration of Covenant, etc.

Final PSA for Fairgrounds Sale (County of Napa and City of Calistoga) rev.816




To the next scheduled regular meeting of the Calistoga City Council, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Calistoga Community Center, 1307 Washington Street, 6:00 p.m.

NOTICE: If you challenge a city’s zoning, planning, or other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any City administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period for Litigation, in certain cases 30 days following the date of final decision.

PLEASE NOTE: Any person who wishes to speak regarding an item on the agenda or make a comment under the “Oral Communication” portion of the agenda may voluntarily complete a “Speaker Card” and submit it to the City Clerk BEFORE that portion of the agenda is called. Speaker cards are available on the table in back of the room. Please observe the time limit of three minutes.

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the City Council regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at the public counter at City Hall located on the first floor at 1232 Washington Street during normal business hours.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: Each City entity offers public programs, services, and meetings in a manner that is reasonably accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. Each City entity complies with all applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California law, and does not discriminate against any person with a disability. Wheelchair access to the Council Chambers and speaker’s microphone is available to all persons.

If any person has a disability and requires information or materials in an appropriate alternative format (or any other reasonable accommodation), or if you need any special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk Department at 942-2807. For TTY/ Speech-to-Speech users, dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also contact the City Clerk at for more information.

In making any request for assistance, advance notice to the City forty-eight hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements.

Se les pide por favor que avise con 48 horas de anticipación cuando haga un pedido para asistencia. Esto les da suficiente tiempo antes de la junta para permitir que la ciudad tome medidas razonables.

POSTING: I declare a copy of this revised agenda was posted at City Hall, 1232 Washington Street, Calistoga, among other locations in the city limits of Calistoga, by 6:00 p.m., on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Irene Camacho-Werby, City Clerk



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