South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                                                     
CALL TO ORDER M. Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Anthony Kidd, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Paul L. Adams, Director of Parks & Recreation
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
M. Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Bill De Witt CITY ATTORNEY
Raul F. Salinas

III.

Meeting Compensation Disclosure

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54952.3:  Disclosure of compensation for meeting attendance by City Council Members is $650 monthly regardless of the amount of meetings.
IV.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation to Paul L. Adams for his 14 years of dedicated service to the City


The City Council will issue a Proclamation to Paul L. Adams in recognition and appreciation for his 14 years of dedicated service as Director of Parks & Recreation and to wish him the best in his retirement.  (PARKS)
 

2. Certificate of Appreciation to Carla Barrera-Ortiz for her dedicated service to STEAM Legacy High School


The City Council will present a Certificate of Appreciation to Carla Barrera-Ortiz, founder and former principal of STEAM Legacy High School, in recognition and sincere gratitude for her outstanding dedication in bringing quality education and opportunities to her students.  (ADMIN)
 

3. Certificates of Appreciation to STEAM Legacy High School students for winning the 2019 Horizon Grand Prix Competition


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to STEAM Legacy High School students for their participation and achievements in the 2019 Horizon Grand Prix Competition on June 8, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.  (ADMIN)
 

4. Appointment to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District


The City Council will appoint a Council Member to the Board of Trustees of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District for either a two OR four year term of office; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

5. Resolution denying a spray paint booth at Espinoza’s Body Shop located at 8602 Long Beach Boulevard


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider adopting a Resolution              affirming the Planning Commission’s November 5, 2019 denial of Amendment No. 2 to Conditional Use Permit No. 334, which would have legalized an existing unpermitted spray paint booth at the business known as Espinoza’s Body Shop located at 8602 Long Beach Boulevard.  (CD)
VI.

Comments from the Audience

During this time, members of the public and staff may address the City Council regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Comments from the audience will be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker; unless authorized by the Mayor, the time limit may not be extended by utilizing another member's time. There will be no debate or action on items not listed on the agenda unless authorized by law.

Note:  The City Council desires to provide all members of the public with the opportunity to address the Council.  Nevertheless, obscene language, comments intended to disrupt or interfere with the progress of the meeting or slanderous comments will not be tolerated and may result in ejection and/or may constitute a violation of South Gate Municipal Code Section 1.04.110.
VII.

Reports and Comments From City Officials

During this time, members of the City Council will report on matters pertaining to their service on various intergovenmental boards and commissions as a representative of the City pursuant to Assembly Bill 1234.  City Council Members will also have an opportunity to comment on matters not on the agenda.

Following the City Council Members, reports and comments will be heard by the City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Manager and Department Heads.
VIII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are consent Calendar Items.  All items including Ordinances, Resolutions and Contracts, may be approved by adoption of the Consent Calendar, individually and collectively by one (1) motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless Members of the City Council, the public, or staff request that specific items be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action.

Any Motion to introduce or adopt an Ordinance on the Consent Calendar shall be: (1) a motion to waive the reading of the Ordinance and introduce the Ordinance or (2) a motion to waive the reading of the Ordinance and adopt the Ordinance, as appropriate.
 

6. This item was removed from the Agenda.

 

7. Agreement with the Conservation Corp of Long Beach to provide interns within the Parks & Recreation Department


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.               ) with the Conservation Corp of Long Beach for a Youth Employment Internship Program (Program) to provide part-time interns with jobs within the City’s Parks & Recreation Department for a six month term, in an amount not to exceed $60,000;

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and

c. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute any additional documents as may be required to properly implement and manage this Program.
 

8. Agreement with Ortiz Enterprises, Inc., for construction of the I-710 Soundwall Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                  ) with Ortiz Enterprises, Inc., for the Construction of the Retaining Wall No. 945 and Soundwall No. 949, Caltrans Contract 07-298014, City Project No. 587-ST, and the Construction of Soundwall No. 935 and No. 937, City Project No. 547-ST in an amount not-to-exceed $6,692,129;

b. Authorizing the City Manager to approve up to $750,000 in construction change orders to be funded with construction contingency funds; and

c. Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

9. Ratification of Contract No. 3324 and Amendment No. 1 with John L. Hunter & Associates, Inc., for the Used Oil and Beverage Container Recycling Programs


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Ratifying Contract No. 3324 with John. L. Hunter and Associates, Inc., which was administratively approved in accordance with Section 1.54.350 of the Municipal Code, for management services of the Used Oil Recycling and Beverage Container Recycling Program (Programs) for a one year term, in the amount of $47,300;

b. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3324 retroactively extending the term from June 30, 2018 through June 30, 2020, for continued management services of the Programs, in an amount not-to-exceed $47,300 per year, for a total of $94,600; and

c. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

10. Notice of Completion for the Hildreth Avenue Traffic Mitigation Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction, effective October 8, 2019, of Hildreth Avenue Traffic Mitigation Project, City Project No. 600-ST completed by E. C. Construction Co.; and

b. Directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office.
 

11. This item was removed from the Agenda.

 

12. Carryover of unspent budget appropriations from Fiscal Year 2018/19 to Fiscal Year 2019/20


The City Council will consider authorizing the carryover of unspent budget appropriations from Fiscal Year 2018/19 to Fiscal Year 20 19/20 in the account numbers detailed in Exhibit A.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

13. Request for a Music Festival Event at South Gate Park with limited alcohol service in August 2020


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Approving the request of Jack Leavitt for a Music Festival Event (Event) with limited alcohol service at South Gate Park in August of 2020;

b. Directing staff to negotiate an agreement with the music festival producer and present the agreement to the City Council for formal approval at a future City Council Meeting; and

c. Directing staff to prepare a Resolution to include restrictions and conditions of approval to allow limited alcohol service during the Event and present it to the City Council for adoption at a future City Council Meeting.
 

14. Appropriation of $17,313 in General Funds to purchase new equipment to broadcast on the City’s cable Channel 3


The City Council will consider appropriating $17,313 from the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund to Account Number 100-150-44-6208 (General Fund - Community Promotion - Office Equipment) to purchase new equipment to broadcast on the City’s cable Channel 3.  (ADMIN)
 

15. Cancellation of the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting of December 24, 2019


The City Council will consider canceling the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of Tuesday, December 24, 2019, in observation of City Hall closure for the holiday break.  (ADMIN)
 

16. Authorization for City Council Auditor to review and approve the second warrant register in December 2019


The City Council will consider authorizing the City Council Auditor to review and approve the second warrant register in December 2019.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

17. Special and Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of November 12, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of November 12, 2019.  (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. South Gate Sister Cities Program Policy Guidelines and forming a sister city relationship with Beihai, China


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN)

a. Approving the South Gate Sister Cities Program Policy Guidelines; and

b. Directing staff to prepare a program budget, list of goals and schedule of activities to form a sister city relationship with Beihai, China.
 

19. Resolution supporting the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, Assembly Bill No. 1482 (Chiu)


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                supporting the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, Assembly Bill No. 1482 (Chiu), which establishes annual limits on rent increases and requires just cause in order to evict a tenant prior to the effective date of January 1, 2020.  (CD)
 

20. Warrant Register for December 10, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for December 10, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $2,861,751.47
Voids $        (323.65)                   
Total of Payroll Deductions: $  (322,656.27)
Grand Total: $2,538,771.55

Cancellations:  85439
X.

Adjournment


I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted December 5, 2019 at 10:28 a.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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