South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE


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


MEETING ID: 832 7191 7501

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION Pastor Elias Gabriel, First Baptist Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Randall Davis, Chief of Police
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 March 9, 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: 832 7191 7501 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271917501

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 45 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject/public comment.  All emails will be made part of the record, copies to City Council and filed.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF MARCH 9, 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 March as American Red Cross Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring March 2021 as American Red Cross Month recognizing volunteers and donors who give of their time and resources to help those who need a helping hand.  (PARKS)
 

2. Proclamation declaring March as Women's History Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring March 2021 as Women's History Month to recognize women's contributions to society.  (CLERK)
V.

Public Hearings

 

3. 0rdinance repealing Section 9.46.030 (Public Interest Agreements) of the Municipal Code


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

a.     Waiving the reading in full and introducing Ordinance repealing Section 9.46.030 (Public Interest Agreements), in its entirety, of Chapter 9.46 (Development Impact Fee), to Title 9 (Buildings), of the South Gate Municipal Code; and

b.     Accepting the determination that the proposed amendment is Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.
 

4. Resolution repealing the fee assessed to file a liability claim form


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider adopting a Resolution            amending Resolution No. 7668 (Schedule of Fees) to repeal the fee assessed for an individual or entity to file a liability claim form. (CM)
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 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 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.
 

5. Agreement with Charter Communications Operating, LLC (Spectrum Enterprise)


The City Council will consider: (PD)

a.     Approving Agreement with Charter Communications Operating, LLC on behalf of Spectrum Enterprise for Fiber Internet Access for a three-year term in the annual amount of $20,388, for a total of $61,164 over the three-year term; and

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

6. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3463 with Ron's Maintenance, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3463 with Ron's Maintenance, Inc., suspending
three storm drain catch basin cleaning cycles this Fiscal Year 2020/21 and extending the contract
term by one-year to provide the three storm drain catch basin cleaning cycles between July 1,
2021 and June 30, 2022, to be funded with the remainder of the contract balance in the amount $40,000; and

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

7. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3549 with National Plant Services, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. I to Contract No. 3549 with National Plant Services, Inc., suspending Sanitary Sewer Main Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Inspection Services this Fiscal Year 2020/21 and extending the contract term by one-year through August 31, 2023; and

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

8. Contract Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC with Sequal Contractors, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Contract Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC with Sequel Contractors, Inc., to construct a landscape median between Century Boulevard and Howery Street, under the "Garfield Avenue, From South City Limit to Jefferson Avenue, and Imperial Highway, From West City Limit to East City Limit, City Project No. 413-ST, Federal Project No. STPL- 5257(030), and Firestone Boulevard and Otis Street Improvements and Imperial Highway Center Median, City Project No.496-ST, Federal Project No. HSIPL-5257(032),"in an amount not-to-exceed $275,182;

b.     Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to transfer $200,000 in Measure R funds
from Account No. 311-790-31-9457 (Capital Projects Fund-Firestone/Otis Widening & Imperial
Hwy Median) to Account No. 311-790-31-9433 (Capital Projects Fund-Garfield/ Imperial Street
Improvements) to fund Contract Change Order No. l; and

c.     Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Contract Change
Order No. 1.
 

9. Purchase Order for the purchase and installation of broadcast equipment for the City's cable Channel 3


The City Council will consider: (CM)

a.     Approving Purchase Order with VMI, Inc., for the purchase and installation of new broadcast equipment for the City's government access cable channel, Channel 3, in the amount of $34,423;

b.     Appropriating $34,423 from the unassigned General Fund balance for the purchase and installation; and

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

10. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of February 23, 2021; and

b.     Approving the Special Meeting minutes of February 25, 2021.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

11. Agreement with Tetra Tech

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                ) with Tetra Tech to provide professional engineering services for the preparation of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Compliance Study for City Water Wells - City Project No. 666-WTR, in an amount not to exceed $165,000;

b.     Appropriating $200,000 from the Water Fund's unrestricted fund balance to Account No. 411-71-731-6101 (Water Fund - Professional Services) to fund the cost of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Compliance Study for City Water Wells - City Project No. 666-WTR; and

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

12. Resolution establishing the Centennial Celebration Planning Ad Hoc Committee


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution establishing the "Centennial Celebration Planning Ad Hoc Committee" to begin making plans for the City's upcoming 100th Anniversary Celebration and appointing members to serve on this Ad Hoc Committee; and

a.     Each City Council Member will appoint two community members to serve as Ad Hoc Committee Members, subject to a majority vote of the City Council; and

b.     Appointing the Director of Parks & Recreation and the Management Analyst from the City
Manager's Office as the staff liaisons.
 

13. Police Department's 2020 Crime Statistics Report


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the Police Department's Crime Statistics Report for calendar year 2020. (PD)
 

14. Warrant register for March 9, 2021


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for March 9, 2021. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:                    $3,124,136.69
Voids:                                   ($             0.00)
Total Payroll Deductions:     $   295,309.36
Grand Total:                         $2,828,827.33

Cancellations: 91792 
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted March 3, 2021 at 1:20 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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