South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                                                     
CALL TO ORDER M. Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Jackie Acosta, Director of Administrative Services
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. Certificates of Appreciation - 2019 Student Art Contest Winners


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to Priscilla Parra and Chelsey Avina for winning the 2019 Student Art Contest and having their artwork featured in the Water Replenishment District’s 2020 Water Awareness Calendar.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Introduction of new employees


The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, and one employee who was hired on July 8, 2019, but was not able to attend the last time introductions were made at the Council Meeting.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

3. Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee


Council Member Bill De Witt will make an appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee to fill a vacancy; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN)
V.

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.
VI.

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.
VII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 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. Resolution declaring the City’s intention to grant a franchise to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company, LLC for a term of five years


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                  declaring the City’s intention to grant a five- year franchise renewal to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to lay and use pipes, ditches, flumes, conduits and appurtenances for transmitting and distributing oil or products thereof, for any and all purposes in, along, across, upon and under the public streets, ways, alleys and places, as the same now or may hereafter exist, within the City of South Gate, and scheduling a Public Hearing for February 25, 2020, to consider the introduction of an Ordinance granting the proposed franchise renewal.  (PW)
 

5. Resolution adding a new policy concerning the discontinuation of residential water service for non-payment

The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                     replacing Rule Four (Statement for Service And Payment Thereof, Penalties and Delinquencies), of the Rules and Regulations Governing the Water Division, the Water Customer Service Division and all Water Development and Distribution Activities, Functions and Systems of the South Gate Municipal Water Works System with a new Rule Four titled Policy On Discontinuation of Residential Water Service for Non-Payment in compliance with Senate Bill 998; and

b.     Directing staff to post the new shut-off policy on the City’s website (translated into multiple languages) as required by Senate Bill No. 998.


 

6. Agreement with Spyglass Group, LLC for utility auditing services of the City’s telecommunications


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an Professional Services Agreement (Contract No.                ) with The SpyGlass Group, LLC for auditing of the City’s telecommunications services accounts related to voice, data, internet, cloud services and mobile/cellular to seek cost recovery, service elimination and cost reduction recommendations; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Professional Services Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

7. Agreement with W.A. Rasic Construction Company, Inc., for on-call municipal water and sewer systems maintenance services


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with W.A. Rasic Construction Company, Inc., for on-call maintenance services for as-needed repairs for the municipal water system and sanitary sewer system for a three-year term with two optional one-year extensions, in an annual amount not-to-exceed $100,000 for a total of $300,000; and

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

8. Agreement with Tetra Tech for engineering plans for construction of the Garfield Avenue Complete Street Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                   ) with Tetra Tech, to provide engineering plans, specifications and estimates for the Garfield Avenue Complete Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 564-ST, in an amount not-to-exceed $606,261; and

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

9. Notice of Completion for the Circle Park Driveway Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Accepting completion of construction, effective September 24, 2019, of the Circle Park Driveway, City Project No. 634-PRK, constructed by All American Asphalt;

b.     Appropriating $206,432 in Los Angeles County Proposition A Maintenance & Servicing Funds that were awarded to the City for the Circle Park Driveway, City Project No. 634-PRK, to Account No. 311-790-39-9477 (Circle Park Driveway);

c.     Appropriating $26,975 from the unassigned balance of the General Fund to Account No. 311-790-39-9477 to fully fund staff augmentation services needed to manage the project that do not qualify to be funded with Los Angeles County Proposition A Maintenance and Servicing Funds;

d.     Directing the transfer of $115,860 in Los Angeles County Proposition A Maintenance & Servicing Funds from Account No. 311-790-39-9472 (Hildreth Avenue Traffic Mitigations, City Project No. 600-ST) to Account No. 311-790-39-9477 (Circle Park Driveway, City Project No. 634-PRK); and

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

10. Grant Deeds from Jefferson Southgate, LLC, and Nova Storage South Gate, L.P., for street purposes for consistency with the Mobility Element


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Accepting the Grant Deed from Jefferson Southgate LLC., to secure a 13-foot swath of right- of-way for street purposes along Imperial Highway and Garfield Avenue necessary to achieve consistency with the Mobility Element of the South Gate General Plan 2035;

b.     Accepting the Grant Deed from Nova Storage South Gate, L.P., to secure a 4-foot swath of right-of-way street purposes along Firestone Boulevard necessary to achieve consistency with the Mobility Element of the South Gate General Plan 2035; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Certificates of Acceptance in forms acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

11. This item was removed from the Agenda.

 

12. Grant funds for purchase of reusable water bottles


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.     Accepting the Disadvantaged Communities Project Grant in the amount of $29,000 from the Central Basin Municipal Water District for the purchase of reusable water bottles to promote water conservation; and

b.     Increasing the Fiscal Year 2019/20 General Fund revenue projection in Account No. 100-4699
(General Fund - Other Intergovernmental Grants) by $29,000, from $7,596 to $36,596; and

c.     Amending the Fiscal Year 2019/20 General Fund budget by appropriating $29,000 to Account No. 100-414-61-6308 (General Fund - Parks & Recreation - Sports Center - Civic Engagement) to cover the cost of purchasing reusable water bottles.
 

13. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Regular Meeting minutes of December 10, 2019; and

b.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of January 14, 2020.
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

14. Funding appropriations for the Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2019/20


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Amending the Capital Improvement Program to add the following projects: (1) Sanitary Sewer Relining, at California Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard and at Abbot Road, from Orange Avenue to Rosewood Avenue, City Project No. 629-SWR, (2) Detective Bureau Remodel, City Project No. 642-GEN, (3) Thermoplastic Striping of Streets Citywide, City Project No. 654- ST, (4) Replacement of Damaged Traffic Signal Poles at the Intersections of Santa Ana Street and Southern Avenue, State Street and Southern Avenue, and Firestone Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, City Project No. 655-TRF, (5) Firestone Plaza Striping, City Project No. 657-ST, and (6) San Gabriel Avenue Safety Study, City Project No. 658-RPT.

b.     Amending the Capital Improvement Program to add the following municipal water system improvements projects, (1) Well No. 30, City Project No. 605-WTR, (2) Long Beach Boulevard Water Service Lateral Replacement, City Project No. 638-WTR, (3) Coating of Hawkins, Santa Fe and Elizabeth Tanks, City Project No. 645-WTR, (4) Well Decommissioning at Three Locations, City Project No. 646-WTR, (5) SCADA System Upgrades, City Project No. 647-WTR, (6) AMI/AMR Meter Replacement Phase III, City Project No. 649-WTR;

c.     Authorizing staff to prepare the (1) AWIA Risk Assessment Update of Emergency Response Plan, City Project No. 648-WTR, (2) Pavement Management System Report, City Project No 651-RPT, and (3) Citywide Speed Survey, City Project No 652-RPT;

d.     Appropriating $140,000 from the unassigned balance of the General Fund to Account No. 311-790-49-9910 (Capital Projects Fund - Detective Bureau Remodel, City Project No. 642 GEN) to fund the project;

e.     Appropriating $3,000,000 in Land and Water Conservation Grant Funds to Account No. 311-790-61-9214 (Capital Projects Fund - Urban Orchard, City Project No. 539-PRK) to fund the project;

f.     Appropriating $3,400,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9557 (Water Fund - Water System Facilities Chlorination Upgrades, City Project No. 586-WTR) to fund the project;

g.     Appropriating $750,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9576 (Water Fund - Coating of Hawkins, Santa Fe and Elizabeth Tanks, City Project No. 645.-WTR) to fund the project;

h.     Appropriating $5,500,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9577 (Water Fund - Well No. 30, City Project No. 605-WTR) to fund the project;

i.     Appropriating $1,500,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9578 (Water Fund - Long Beach Blvd. Water Service Lateral Replacement, City Project No. 638-WTR) to fund the project;

j.     Appropriating $200,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9579 (Water Fund - Well Decommissioning at 3 Locations, City Project No. 646 WTR) to fund the project;

k.     Appropriating $150,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9580 (Water Fund - SCADA System Upgrades, City Project No. 647-WTR) to fund the project;

l.     Appropriating $200,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-6101 (Water Fund - Professional Services) to fund the AWIA Risk Assessment Update of the Emergency Response Plan, City Project No 648-WTR;

m.     Appropriating $500,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9581 (Water Fund - AMI/AMR Meter Replacement Phase III, City Project No. 649-WTR) to fund the project;

n.     Appropriating $200,000 from the unrestricted balance of the Sewer Fund to Account No. 412-732-52-9504 (Sewer Fund - Sanitary Sewer Relining, at California Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard and at Abbott Road, from Orange Avenue to Rosewood Avenue, City Project No. 629-SWR) to fund the project;

o.     Appropriating $9,000 from the restricted balance of the Proposition C Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9562 (Capital Projects Fund - Firestone Boulevard Bridge for the Rio Hondo Channel Improvements, City Project No. 499-ST) to fund the project;

p.     Appropriating $50,000 from the restricted balance of the Proposition C Fund to Account No. 222-780-31-6101 (Proposition C Fund - Professional Services) to fund the Pavement Management System Report, City Project No. 651-RPT;

q.     Appropriating $60,000 from the restricted balance of the Proposition C Fund to Account No. 222-780-31-6101 (Proposition C Fund - Professional Services) to fund the Citywide Speed Survey, City Project No. 652-RPT;

r.     Appropriating $250,000 from the restricted balance of the Proposition C Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9473 (Capital Projects Fund - Thermoplastic Striping of Streets Citywide, City Project No. 654-ST) to fund the project;

s.     Appropriating $120,000 from the restricted balance of the Measure R Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9474 (Capital Projects Fund - Replacement of Damaged Traffic Signal Poles at the Intersections of Santa Ana Street and Southern Avenue, State Street and Southern Avenue, and Firestone and Garfield, City Project No. 655-TRF) to fund the project;

t.     Appropriating $30,000 from the restricted balance of the Measure R Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9475 (Capital Projects Fund - Firestone Plaza Striping, City Project No 657-TRF) to fund the project; and

u.     Appropriating $30,000 from the restricted balance of the Measure R Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9476 (Capital Projects Fund - San Gabriel Avenue Safety Study, City Project No. 658-RPT) to fund the project.
 

15. Technology Master Plan


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Receiving and filing a presentation from City staff and ClientFirst Technology Consulting regarding the Technology Master Plan (TMP); and

b.     Discussing and directing staff to start implementing the TMP initiatives.
 

16. Warrant Register for January 28, 2020


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for January 28, 2020. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $1,579,963.01
Voids: ($             0.00)
Total Payroll Deductions: $   371,364.99
Grand Total: $1,208,598.02
IX.

Adjournment


Adjournment in memory of Hector Torres, longtime City resident, South Gate business owner and former President of the Rotary Club of South Gate.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted January 23, 2020 at 4:53 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




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