South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

TELECONFERENCE


DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833


MEETING ID: 825 5421 0742

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION  Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Steve Costley, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation 
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Davila Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Al Rios Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS INTERIM CITY MANAGER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Chris Jeffers
Denise Diaz
Gil Hurtado  CITY ATTORNEY

Raul F. Salinas

 

COVID 19 Meeting Procedures

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 17, 2020, members of the South Gate City Council, staff, and the public will participate in the January 26, 2021 meeting via a teleconference. To avoid exposure to COVID-19 this meeting will be held with City Council Members participating via teleconference by calling Dial-in-Number: 1 (669) 900-6833  and Meeting ID: 825 5421 0742 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/825 5421 0742

Additionally, you may submit your comments electronically by emailing the City Clerk at cavalos@sogate.org.

Procedure for Participation:
Any person wanting to participate may request to “speak” on an agenda item. Once acknowledged and authorized by the Mayor the person may speak. Alternatively, any person may submit comments on an item electronically by emailing cavalos@sogate.org. Submissions by email must be received 30 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF JANUARY 26, 2021.

Please note, you will enter the meeting muted, but if you want to comment on an Agenda Item or during the public comment portion of the Agenda, raise your hand or press *9 at the appropriate time indicated by the Mayor.  When you are selected to speak, you will hear that you are unmuted, this is the time to make your public comments.  Your patience with these changes is appreciated as the City adjusts to new ways of conducting business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you.

Accessibility:  Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be handled on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20.  Please call the Office of the City Clerk at 323.563.9510.
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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 declaring the month of January 2021 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of January 2021, as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the City of South Gate. (PD)
V.

Public Hearings

 

2. Resolution applying a 3.36% rate increase for residential refuse collection and recycling services


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider: (PW)

a. Approving the temporary COVID-19 refuse CPI payment assistance program for the City to pay the 3.36% CPI increase to Waste Management on behalf of residential and commercial refuse collection and recycling services customers for the billings covering services from July 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021, with the City’s Refuse Collection Funds;

b. Approving applying a 3.36% CPI increase applicable to residential and commercial refuse collection and recycling services for Fiscal Year 2020/21, in compliance with Contract No. 2222, the Franchise Agreement with USA Waste of California, Inc., dba Waste Management of Los Angeles (Waste Management), effective February 1, 2021;

c. Adopting a Resolution _______ amending Resolution No. 7872 (Schedule of Fees) to apply a 3.36% CPI increase to residential refuse collection and recycling services for Fiscal Year 2020/21, effective February 1, 2021;

d. Appropriating $193,000 from the unrestricted fund balance of the City’s Refuse Collection Fund to account number 413-733-51-6720 (Refuse Collection Fund — Utilities) for the COVID-19 refuse CPI payment assistance program; and 

e. Authorizing the Interim City Manager to implement the COVID-19 refuse CPI payment assistance program to compensate Waste Management $192,136.42 which represents the full cost of the 3.36% CPI increase should it have been applied for the period of July 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021, as required under Contract No. 2222.
 

3. Resolution approving Substantial Amendment No. 4 to the CDBG Action Plan


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider: (CD)

a. Adopting a Resolution _______ approving Substantial Amendment No. 4 to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Action Plan; by programming $863,385 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBV-CV3) funds to provide additional COVID-19 related programs and service; 

b. Authorizing an appropriation of $863,385 in CDBG-CV to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Action Plan; and

c. Ratifying the amended Fiscal Year 2020/21 CDBG and HOME budget allocations.
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 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,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.
 

4. Ordinance No. 2021-01-CC pertaining to new State regulations for construction of ADUs/JADUs


The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-01-CC repealing Ordinance No. 2360 in its entirety and adopting new Chapter 11.43 (Accessory Dwelling Units and Accessory Structures), to Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code to comply with the State’s new regulations for the construction of accessory dwelling units and accessory structures. (CD)
 

5. Resolution extending the Local Emergency as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


The City will consider adopting a Resolution _______ extending the Local Emergency within the City as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. (ADMIN) 
 

6. Resolution initiating annual proceedings for the levy of the Fiscal Year 2021/22 assessments for the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution _______ initiating the annual proceedings for the levy of the Fiscal Year 2021/22 assessments and ordering the preparation of an Engineer’s Report for the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1. (PW)
 

7. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2020-45-CC with Compatior, Inc., for additional free mental health counseling services


The City Council will consider: (CD) 

a. Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2020-45-CC with Compatior, Inc., extending free Mental Health Counseling Services to South Gate residents, in the amount of $81,173 with CDBG- CV funds, through June 30, 2022, and extending Amendment No. 1, in the amount of $325,000 with regular CDBG funds, to be retroactively effective June 23, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in the total amount of $406,173, previously approved/budgeted; and 

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

8. Amendment No. ito Contract No. 2020-23-ac with TranSystems Corp for additional design support services for the 1-710 Corridor Project


The City Council consider: (PW) 

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-23-AC with TranSystems Corporation to provide additional design support services necessary to review shop drawing and submittals for the 1-710 Corridor Soundwall Project, City Project No. 587-ST and 547-ST, in the amount not to exceed $40,000; and

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

9. Capital Reserve Agreement with Metro for Prop C funds for additional improvements on The Boulevard Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving a Capital Reserve Agreement (Contract No. _______) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reserve through June 30, 2024, $3,500,000 in Proposition C Funds for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancement Project, City Project No. 476-TRF, retroactively effective to June 30, 2019; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Capital Reserve Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

10. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3428 with Mark Thomas Corp for additional design services for the Chakemco Street Improvements


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3428 with Mark Thomas Corporation for additional design services and well infiltration test for the Chakemco Street Improvements Project, City Project No. 593-ST, in an amount not-to-exceed $13,960;

b. Appropriating $13,960 from Los Angeles Unified School District funds to Account No. 311-790- 31-9572 to fund said additional work; and

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

 

11. Amendment No. 1 with KOA Corp., for additional construction inspection services for the 5610 Imperial Highway Off-site Improvements


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-104-AC with KOA Corporation for additional construction inspection services, through the completion of construction, of the 5610 Imperial Highway Off-Site Improvements Project, in an amount not-to-exceed $65,000;

b. Appropriating $90,000 in funds received from the Westport Construction, Inc., and deposited into Revenue Account No. 100-4340 (Public Works Permits) to Account No. 100-701-31-6106 (General Fund — Public Works Engineering — New Development/Other Services) to fund the cost of this Contract No. 2020-104-AC; and 

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

 

12. Agreement with E.C. Construction Co., for construction of the Gate Police Department Parking Lot Expansion Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.)_______ with E.C. Construction Co., to construct the South Gate Police Department Parking Lot Expansion Project, City Project No. 594-GEN, in an amount not-to-exceed $154,674; 

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

c. Approving the Notice of Exemption for the construction of the Project and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office. 
 

13. Change Order No. 2 with Hardy & Harper for the Chakemco Improvements Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Approving Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 2020-30-CC with Hardy and Harper, Inc., for additional improvements on the Chakemco Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 593-ST and deduction of improvements no longer necessary to be constructed, in a net amount not-to-exceed $53,213; and

b. Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 2.
 

14. Agreements with MV Cheng & Associates for as-needed accounting services


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-26-AC with MV Cheng & Associates extending as-needed accounting services through April 30, 2021, and increasing the contract amount by $35,000;
  
b. Approving Professional Services Agreement (Contract No.______) with MV Cheng & Associates for as-needed accounting services through August 31, 2021, in the amount of $86,000; and
 
c. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 and the new Professional Services Agreement in forms acceptable to the City Attorney. 
 

15. Purchase Order with Best Contracting Services for the purchase/installation of a new roof at the South Gate Park Maintenance Yard


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a. Approving a Purchase Order with Best Contracting Services through the OMNIA Partners -National Roofing Partners contract for the purchase and installation of new roofing for the South Gate Park Maintenance Yard in the amount of $121,000;

b. Authorizing the City’s Purchasing Division to issue a Purchase Order for this project in accordance with the City’s purchasing ordinance and policies; and

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

16. Amendment to the CIP Program to add new projects and allocate additional funds will be continued to February 23, 2021


The City Council will consider continuing consideration of the Amendment to the Capital Improvement Program to add new projects and allocate additional funds to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of February 23, 2021. (PW)
 

17. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

A. Approving the Special City Council Meeting minutes of January 6, 2021; and
  
B. Approving the Regular and Special City Council Meeting minutes of January 12, 2021; and
   
C. Approving the Special City Council Meeting minutes of January 14, 2021 
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. Citizens Advisory Committee’s composition and direction to staff


The City Council will consider discussing the Citizens Advisory Committee’s composition and provide staff with direction. (CD)
 

19. Interim Urgency Ordinance establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery services


The City Council will consider adopting a Interim Urgency Ordinance _______ adopting new Section 2.10.380 (COVID-19 Restrictions — Food Delivery Charges), to Chapter 2.10 (Business Regulation), to Title 2 (Licenses — Business Regulations), of the South Gate Municipal Code establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery services on local restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately. (ADMIN) 
 

20. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving Check No. 91260 from January 12, 2021 

b. Approving the Warrant Register for January 26, 2021 

Total of Checks :                    $1,624,476.14
Voids:                                     $ (14,518.74)
Total of Payroll Deductions    $ (347,480.89)
Grand Total:                           $1,262,476.51
 
Cancellations: 89622, 90971, 91082, 91339 and 91401 
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Humberto Ramirez and Maria Isabella Gudiño Manzo.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted January 20, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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