South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Jorge Morales, Mayor
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mohammad Jibawi, South Gate Police Officer
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Jorge Morales Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Maria Belen Bernal 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. Proclamation declaring April 14 - 20, 2019, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The City Council will:  (PD)

a. Issue a Proclamation declaring the week of April 14-20, 2019, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week; and

b. Present Certificates of Appreciation to South Gate Police Dispatchers in recognition of their dedicated service to the South Gate community.

 

2. Proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of May as Older Americans Month and will present it to Toni Martinez, this year’s honoree.  (PARKS)
 

3. Introduction of City’s new and promotional full-time employees

The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019.  (ADMIN SVCS)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. Ordinance amending certain Subsections of the Municipal Code pertaining to the “Authorized Uses of City Seal” will be continued to the City Council Meeting of May 28, 2019

The City Council will open the public hearing, and consider taking public testimony concerning the proposed Ordinance amending certain Sections of the South Gate Municipal Code regarding the use of the City Seal, and continue the Public Hearing to the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting of May 28, 2019.  (PW)
 

5. Resolution approving the Disposition and Development Agreement with ASÍ Real Estate Investments, LLC, for the sale of City-owned property located at 5821 Firestone Boulevard

The City Council will open the Public Hearing to consider:  (CD)

a. Accepting the determination that this project is Categorically Exempt under Class 32 (In-Fill Projects) Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act; and

b. Adopting a Resolution approving the Disposition and Development Agreement (Contract No.              ) with ASÍ Real Estate Investments, LLC for the sale of City-owned property located at 5821 Firestone Boulevard and authorizing the Mayor to execute said Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

6. Fiscal Year 2019/20 Municipal Budget departmental presentations from the Director of Parks & Recreation and Chief of Police; and continuance of the Public Hearing to the Special City Council Meeting of May 7, 2019

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Hearing presentations from the Director of Parks & Recreation and the Police Chief on their proposed Fiscal Year 2019/20 departmental budgets; and

b. Opening the Public Hearing, take public testimony, and continue the Public Hearing to May 7, 2019.
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 preliminarily approving the Engineer’s Report for the Annual Levy of Assessments within the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1; and Resolution declaring the City’s intention to levy and collect assessments and setting a public hearing for May 28, 2018

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Adopting a Resolution                 preliminarily approving the Engineer’s Report for the proceedings of the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Levy of Assessments within the Street Lighting and Landscape Maintenance District No.1; and

b. Adopting a Resolution                   declaring the City’s intention to levy and collect assessments under the Fiscal Year 2019/20 annual levy and collection of assessments within the Street Lighting and Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, and setting a Public Hearing for May 28, 2019.

 

8. Resolution initiating application for the formation of the Lower Los Angeles River Recreation and Parks District

The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Adopting a Resolution______ initiating the application to the Los Angeles Local Area Formation Commission for the formation of the Lower Los Angeles River Recreation and Parks District;

b. Directing staff to take steps necessary to complete the application process on behalf of the City;

c. Appropriating $15,000 from the unassigned General Fund balance to Account No. 100-401-61-6101 (Professional Services) to fund the $7,500 application fee and up to $7,500 of consultant services as required;

d. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute, on behalf of the City, all documents required to submit, process and implement said application in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and

e. Approving the Categorical Exemption for the proposed annexation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 20, as a change in the organization of local agencies.
 

9. Resolution reclassifying the Senior Traffic Engineer to City Traffic Engineer and Assistant City Engineer to Deputy City Engineer; updating job specifications and salary pay tables

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                  amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to reclassify the positions of Senior Traffic Engineer to City Traffic Engineer and Assistant City Engineer to Deputy City Engineer, to approve the corresponding job specifications and to update the appropriate salary pay tables.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

10. Resolution updating job specifications of the Water Service Representative 1 and II positions in the Public Works Department

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to update the job specifications of the Water Service Representative I and Water Service Representative II positions in the Public Works Department to bring them up to date.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11. Agreement with Stephen Doreck Equipment Rentals, Inc., for construction of the Chakemco Street Water Main Project

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.               ) with Stephen Doreck Equipment Rentals, Inc., to construct the Chakemco Street Water Main, City Project No. 606-WTR (Project), in the amount not-to-exceed $269,835;

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 replacement of the Water Main and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office.
 

12. Request from LAUSD to waive permit fees for installation of 24 banners

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Receiving and filing a proposal from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to install 24 banners on Tweedy Boulevard between Truba Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue, for the purposes of promoting student achievements at South East High School and Victoria Elementary School;

b. Approving LAUSD’s request to waive Public Works Encroachment Permit Fees for the installation of 24 banners, in the amount of $3,672; and

c. Approving LAUSD’s request to waive Banner Permit Fees for the installation of 24 banners, in the amount of $4,200.
 

13. Notice of Completion for the Automatic Water Meter Reading Upgrade, Phase 2

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction of the Automatic Water Meter Upgrade Project, City Project No. 573-WTR, effective March 4, 2019; and

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

14. Minutes

The City Council will consider approving the Regular Meeting minutes and Special Meeting minutes of March 26, 2019 and April 9, 2019.  (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

15. Resolution approving and modifying Conditional Use Permit No. 833 to allow an unmanned telecommunications facility at 8912 Madison Avenue

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 approving and modifying Conditional Use Permit No. 833 to allow an unmanned telecommunications facility at 8912 Madison Avenue.  (CD)
 

16. Formation of a Sister Cities Subcommittee composed of two City Council Members

The City Council will consider forming a Sister Cities Subcommittee composed of two City Council Members, to guide the development of a Sister Cities policy and program.  (ADMIN)
 

17. Mid-year budget report for Fiscal Year 2018/19 and budget adjustments

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

1. Receiving and filing the mid-year budget report for Fiscal Year 2018/19;

2. Appropriating $10,000 from the unassigned General Fund Balance to account no. 100-503- 21-6701 for the refurbishment of one parking enforcement vehicle;

3. Appropriating $24,000 from the unassigned Gas Tax Fund Balance to account no. 212-713-31-5110 for overtime for the remainder of the fiscal year necessitated by the unusually wet winter and the need to address potholes and tree maintenance;

4. Appropriating $34,000 from the unassigned Gas Tax Fund Balance to account no. 212-713-31-9005 for the purchase of two SASE Concrete Grinders;

5. Appropriating $32,716 from the unassigned Prop A Fund Balance to account no. 221-480-33-6304 for payment of the Eco-Rapid Transit Annual Membership Dues;

6. Appropriating $20,000 from the unassigned Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Balance to account no. 524-415-61-6704 for the emergency repair of lateral lines at the Patricia G. Mitchell Swim Stadium;

7. Appropriating $20,000 from the unassigned Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Balance to account no. 524-415-61-9100 for emergency repairs to the skylights at the Patricia G. Mitchell Swim Stadium;

8. Appropriating $175,000 from the unassigned Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Balance to account no. 524-710-21-9100 for required repairs to the underground fuel tank at the Police Department;

9. Appropriating $15,000 from the unassigned Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Balance to account no. 524-710-21-9100 for required repairs to 4-inch sewer line in the women’s restroom at the Police Department;

10. Increasing revenue projections by $203,595 in the Water Fund, account no. 411-4999, for the annual reimbursement from the Sewer Fund for its share of the annual debt service payments on the 2012 Water Revenue Bonds; and

11. Appropriating $203,595 from the unassigned Sewer Fund Balance to account no. 412-732- 52-7999 to reimburse the Water Fund for the Sewer Fund’s share of the annual debt service payments on the 2012 Water Revenue Bonds;
 

18. Warrant Register for April 23, 2019

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for April 23, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $2,516,695.49
Total Payroll Deductions: $    336,035.23
Grand Total: $2,180,660.26
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted April 18, 2019 at 2:45 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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