CITY OF LOS BANOS
CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 16, 2005
ACTION MINUTES – These minutes are prepared to depict action taken
for agenda items presented to the City Council. For greater detail of
this meeting refer to the electronic media (video, DVD and/or
audiotapes) kept as a permanent record.
The City Council of the City of Los Banos met on the above given date; Mayor Amabile
called the meeting to order at the hour of 7:06 p.m.
ROLL CALL – MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT: Council Members
Balatti, Jones, McAdam, Smith and Mayor Amabile.
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: City Manager Rath, City Attorney Vaughn, Deputy City
Clerk/Administrative Clerk II Sousa, City Treasurer/Finance Director Wall, Public Services
Director Sousa, Public Works Director DeSa, Redevelopment Manager Hubler, Planning
Consultant Miller, Police Commander Fitchie, Translator Reyna.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion by Smith, seconded by Balatti to approve the agenda
as submitted. The motion carried by the affirmative vote of all Council Members present.
PUBLIC FORUM: MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON ANY
ITEM OF PUBLIC INTEREST THAT IS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE CITY;
INCLUDES AGENDA AND NON-AGENDA ITEMS. NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON
NON-AGENDA ITEMS. SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED TO A THREE (3) MINUTE
PRESENTATION. DETAILED GUIDELINES ARE POSTED ON THE COUNCIL
CHAMBER INFORMATIONAL TABLE. Patti Dosetti, Grant Writer for Merced Union High
School District, invited Council Members to attend a Grant Writer Meeting being held
February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Merced County Office of Education, Newbold Room,
and the fourth Fridays of each month in various locations. Ms. Dosetti stated that
interested parties should contact Family Resources Council at (209) 381-5980.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA. Council Member Smith stated that due to a conflict
of interest she would abstain from item D on the consent agenda, Partial Retention
Payment to Granite Construction for the Runway and Taxiwa