South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Ernesto Trejo, South Gate Church of Christ
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Azucena Maldonado, Latina Golfers Association
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Jorge Morales Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Denise Diaz Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Al Rios 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 to organizations for their contributions to golf programs in the City


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to Thrivent Financial, the Latina Golfers Association, and the Help Youth Through Golf organization, for their contributions and assistance with golf programs in the City. (Parks)
 

2. Certificates of Appreciation to South Gate, Legacy and South East High Schools for performing in the 2019 Rose Parade


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to students from South Gate High School, Legacy High School Complex, and South East High School for qualifying for the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band and marching in the 2019 Rose Parade. (PARKS)
 

3. Certificates of Appreciation to six South Gate companies for complying with wastewater discharge requirements


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to Anadite, Inc., Astro Aluminum Treating Co., Brenntag Pacific, Inc., CJ Foods Manufacturing Corp., Cooper Drum Cooperating Parties Group, and Johns Manville for being in full compliance with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County industrial waste requirements in 2017. (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. Ordinance adding new Section 1 L28.030 (Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code


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

a. The Planning Commission’s proposed changes pertaining to Library/Gallery/Museum, Alcohol Sales as Part of a Restaurant, and Antenna/Communications Equipment and provide staff with direction as to which, if any, of the modifications should be made to the final Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan document;

b. Waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance adding new Section 11.28.030 (Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code;

c. Adopting a Resolution approving General Plan Amendment No. 2019-01 by adding place types “Light Industrial/Flex and Manufacturing Distribution” to the Tweedy Educational District and changing the residential General Plan designation of a portion of the General Plan area from Neighborhood-Low to Neighborhood Medium; and

d. Adopting a Resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration, dated April 19, 2017, pertaining to the Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan.
 

5. Use of Fiscal Year 2018/19 Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Funds


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

a.  Accepting the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Funds, in the amount of $3,964.50, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, for the purchase of bulletproof vests for sworn personnel; and

b.  Increasing the Fiscal Year 2018/19 General Fund revenue projection in account number 100-4699 (General Fund - Other Intergovernmental Grants) by $3,964.50, from $0.00 to $3,964.50.
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 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 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. Side Letter with the Municipal Employees Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a.  Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Municipal Employees Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department; and

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

7. Side Letter with the Professional Mid-Management Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a.  Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Professional and Mid-Management Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department; and

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

8. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2701 with Harbor Area Farmers Markets extending operation of the Farmers Market Park for an additional five year term


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a.  Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2701 with Harbor Area Farmers Markets to operate the Farmers Market at South Gate Park for an additional five year term;

b.  Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 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 the Farmers Market.
 

9. Subrecipient Agreement with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments for the City’s reimbursement of expenses from Metro for participating in the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Environmental Clearance Process


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.  Approving the Subrecipient Agreement with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments for reimbursement from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority of up to $28,000 for the City’s expenses incurred from participating in the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Environmental Clearance Process; and

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

10. Quarterly Investment Report for September 30, 2018


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11. Quarterly Investment Report for December 31, 2018


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. (ADMIN SVCS)
 

12. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving Regular Meeting minutes and Special Meeting minutes of January 22, 2019. (CLERK'S)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Appropriation of funds from the Capital Improvement Program to replace the skylights at the Sports Center


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.  Amending the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to add the South Gate Sports Center Skylights Replacement Project (Project);

b.  Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to transfer $450,000 in General Funds savings from the South Gate Sports Center Roof Replacement, City Project No. 498-ARC, Account No. 311-790-61-9459, to the South Gate Sports Center Sky Light Replacement, City Project No. 586-ARC, Account No. 311-790-61-9460; and

c.  Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to transfer the remaining balance of $443,395 in General Fund savings from the South Gate Sports Center Roof Replacement Project, City Project No. 498-ARC, Account No. 311-790-61-9459 to the unallocated General Fund balance.
 

14. Appropriation of Funds for the City Hall Open House/Historic Seaborg Ribbon Cutting Expenses


The City Council will consider authorizing the expenditure of $10,700 for the City Hall Open House and Historic Seaborg House Ribbon Cutting Event. (ADMIN)
 

15. Warrant Register for February 12, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for February 12, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $3,040,127.99
Voids: ($    52,726.94)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    441,787.50
Grand Total: $2,545,613.55

Cancellations:  79719, 81028, 81045, 81218 and Various Stale Dated Checks as Listed in the Staff Report. 
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Everett Ipo Whitney, resident/veteran of the City of South Gate and uncle of James Manuel, CAC Member.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted February 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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