South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

CALL TO ORDER W. H. (Bill) De Witt, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Ernesto Trejo, South Gate Church of Christ
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
W.H. (Bill) De Witt Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER                                   
Maria Davila Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Maria Belen Bernal Michael Flad
Gil Hurtado
Jorge Morales 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 $600 monthly regardless of the amount of meetings.
IV.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation declaring the month of March as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of March 2017, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in the City of South Gate. (ADMIN)
 

2. Introduction of Newly Hired or Recently Promoted Employees

The City Council will consider allowing staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. (ADMIN SERVICES).
 

3. Introduction of South Gate School Principals

The City Council will consider being formally introduced to teachers and administrators from the Los Angeles Unified School District currently assigned to South Gate schools. (PD)
 

4. Certificates of Appreciation to South Gate Aztecs Youth Football Cheer Squads for Winning the 2017 Jamz National Championship

The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to the South Gate Aztec Youth Football Cheer Squads 8U, 10U and 11U for winning their respective 2017 National Championship titles. (PARKS)
 

5. Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee

The City Council will consider making an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Citizens Advisory Committee; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

6. Resolution Adopting the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project

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

a. Receiving and filing a presentation of the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project, City Project No. 476-TRF; and

b. Adopting a Resolution ______ adopting the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project, City Project No. 476-TRF, Metro Call For Project ID No. F3124.
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, 11, 12, 13, and 14 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.
 

7. Resolution relating to bonds for Elected Officials

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution ________ approving coverage of all officers and employees under one master faithful performance bond.  (ADMIN SERVICES)
 

8. Resolution amending the Hourly Pay Table

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution _______ updating the Hourly Pay Table. (ADMIN SERVICES)
 

9. Agreement with The Tweedy Mile Association for the Tweedy Street Fair Festival for a Three Year Term

The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Approving an Event License Agreement (Contract ______) with the Tweedy Mile Association to produce the Annual Tweedy Street Fair Festival for a term of three years;

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

c. Appointing the Director of Community Development as the City Agent to act on behalf of the City in matters required for the successful execution of this Agreement.
 

10. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3069 with Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. for two protected left turns phasing

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3069 with Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc., providing construction management services on the Highway Safety Improvements Program Cycle 4, two protected left turns phasing at the intersections of Firestone Boulevard and State Street, and California Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard, City Project No. 468-TRF, in an amount not to exceed $30,920; and

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

11. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3200 with CivilSource for staff augmentation services for delivery of Capital Improvement Program Projects

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.  Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3200 with CivilSource providing staff augmentation services for delivery of Capital Improvement Program Projects, in an amount not to exceed $120,000; and

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

12. Accept as complete the Automatic Meter Reading Water Meter Upgrade Project

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction, effective February 10, 2017, of the Automatic Meter Reading Water Meter Upgrade, City Project No. 504-WTR, performed by T.E. Roberts, Inc.; and

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

 

13. Appropriation of $210,000 from the General Fund to perform a citywide parking study

The City Council will consider appropriating $210,000 in unassigned General Funds to Account No. 100-701-31-6101 to perform a citywide parking study to evaluate parking conditions in residential neighborhoods to identify issues and mitigation measures. (PW)
 

14. Purchase of ten new Heckler & Koch HK416 Patrol Rifles and Appropriation

The City Council will consider: (PD)

a. Authorizing the purchase of ten new Heckler & Koch HK416 patrol rifles for the Police Department; and

b. Appropriating $19,481 from the unassigned balance of the Asset Seizure Fund to Account No. 235-570-21-6202 for this purchase.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

15. Senate Bill 415 (Hueso) pertaining to voter participation

The City Council will consider deciding on the implementation of SB 415 pertaining to voter participation with either option listed below: (CLERKS)

Option 1:
Consolidation:  Allow for the implementation of SB 415 Statewide Election Cycle
Consolidation which will take effect on January 1, 2018 and requires the adoption of an ordinance for election date change with notification to all voters; OR

Option 2: Stand- Alone:  Continue with the current Stand-Alone Election which will require an ordinance for an extension of 4 years until 2022.


 

16. Warrants

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for February 28, 2017. (ADMIN SERVICES)

Total of Checks: $2,755,417.75
Voids $            ( 0.00)                   
Total of Payroll Deductions: $  (318,624.72)
Grand Total: $2,436,793.03



X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted February 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk



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