South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Jorge Morales, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Bobby Scott, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Ivonne Loucel, South Gate resident
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 the month of April as Autism Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of April as Autism Awareness month to encourage residents to become aware of autism indicators, seek early intervention and support those living with autism.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Proclamation declaring May 19 - 25, 2019, as National Public Works Week


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the week of May 19 through 25, 2019 as “National Public Works Week.” (PW)
 

3. Proclamation declaring May 27, 2019, as Memorial Day


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring May 27, 2019, as Memorial Day in honor of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  (PARKS)
 

4. Certificate of Appreciation to Ivonne Loucel for being selected as Woman of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District


The City Council will present a Certificate of Appreciation to Ivonne Loucel for being selected as Woman of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District for her continued dedicated volunteered service to the South Gate community.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

5. Presentations of Fiscal Year 2019/20 Municipal Budgets from the City Manager; Director of Administrative Services; City Clerk; and continuance of the Public Hearing to May 28, 2019


The City Council will:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Open the continued Public Hearing;

b. Receive an overview of the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Municipal Budget from the City Manager and Director of Administrative Services;

c. Hear presentations from the City Manager, the Director of Administrative Services and the City Clerk on their proposed Fiscal Year 2019/20 departmental budgets; and

d. Take public testimony and continue the Public Hearing to May 28, 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 6, 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.
 

6. Resolution approving application for Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds for the renovation of Circle Park


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Adopting a Resolution                 approving the application for Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds for the Circle Park Renovation Project, in an amount to cover all costs;

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

c. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute, on behalf of the City, all documents required to apply for, accept and implement said grant as approved by the City Attorney; and

d. Directing Staff to return with the grant award for formal acceptance, approval of funding agreement and budget appropriation thereof, when awarded.
 

7. Resolution approving application for Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds for the renovation of Hollydale Community Park


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Adopting a Resolution                 approving the application for Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds for the Hollydale Community Park Renovation Project, in an amount to cover all costs;

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

c. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute, on behalf of the City, all documents required to apply for, accept and implement said grant as approved by the City Attorney; and

d. Directing Staff to return with the grant award for formal acceptance, approval of funding agreement and budget appropriation thereof, when awarded.
 

8. Resolution to meet requirements for the “WaterSMART: Small-scale Water Efficiency Projects for Fiscal Year 2019”


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Adopting a Resolution_________ to meet the requirements of the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation for the “WaterSMART: Small-scale Water Efficiency Projects for Fiscal Year 2019” Grant Program for the Civic Center Drought Tolerant Landscaping Project in the amount of $75,000; and

b. Direct Staff to return with the grant award for formal acceptance, approval of funding agreement and budget appropriation thereof, when awarded.
 

9. Agreement with Fleming Environmental, Inc., for the construction of the Walnut Avenue Restroom Building #5


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.               ) with Fleming Environmental, Inc., for the construction of the Walnut Avenue Restroom Building No. 5, City Project No. 628-PRK (Project), in the amount not-to-exceed $75,654;

b. Appropriating $50,867 from the unassigned Building & Infrastructure Maintenance (BIM) Fund balance to Account No. 311-790-61-9212 to fully fund the Project;

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

d. Approving the Notice of Exemption for the site construction of the Project and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office.
 

10. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3368 with Biggs Cardosa & Associates, Inc., for additional construction management services for The Boulevard Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3368, in the amount of $249,000, with Biggs Cardosa & Associates, Inc., to provide additional professional services related to construction management and construction support for The Boulevard Project, resulting in a total contract amount not-to-exceed $1,509,027 and extend the term of the contract two additional months from October 31, 2019 to December 31, 2019; and

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

11. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3504 with Interwest Consulting Group, Inc., for continued Interim Senior Planner services


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3504, Professional Services Agreement with Interwest Consulting Group, Inc., for continued consulting services for Interim Senior Planner services in an amount not to exceed $50,000; and

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

12. Agreement with RSG, Inc., for a Nonprofit & Community-Based Organization Development Plan


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.               ) with RSG, Inc., to prepare a Nonprofit & Community Based Organization Development Plan (Study) to increase the capacity of nonprofit and community-based organizations to better serve the community, in the amount not to exceed $25,000;

b. Appropriating $25,000 from the restricted UDAG Fund balance to Account Number 262-401- 61-6101 (UDAG Fund - Parks Administration - Professional Services) to fund the cost of this Agreement;

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

d. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute any additional documents as may be required to properly implement and manage this Study.
 

13. Accept as complete the Police Department Restroom Repair and Maintenance Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction of the South Gate Police Department Restroom Repair and Maintenance Project, City Project No. 598-ARC, effective May 2, 2019; and

b. Directing the City Clerk to file a 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 April 23, 2019. (CLERKS)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

15. Agreement with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority for animal control and sheltering services


The City Council will consider:  (PD)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority for Animal Control Services for Fiscal Years 2019/20 through 2020/24; and

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

16. Appointment of a Chairperson to serve on the Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Appointing a City Council Member to serve as the Chairperson of the Complete Count Committee and to work with the City Manager and/or his designee to establish a proposed list of committee members that are representative of various community stakeholders; and

b. Directing the Chairperson and City Manager to present a proposed list of committee members to the City Council for consideration at a future City Council meeting.
 

17. Direction to Staff to present the reconsideration of the Disposition and Development Agreement with ASI Real Estate Investments, LLC for the sale of City-owned property located at 5821 Firestone Boulevard 5821 Firestone Boulevard


The City Council will consider directing staff to present at a future City Council meeting, in a public hearing to reconsider the Disposition and Development Agreement with ASI Real Estate Investments, LLC for the sale of City-owned property located at 5821 Firestone Boulevard.  (CD)
 

18. Warrant Register for May 14, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for May 14, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $3,243,396.56
Voids: $      55,049.41
Total Payroll Deductions: $    643,907.68
Grand Total: $2,544,439.47

Cancellations:  81846, 82209, 82238, 82304, 82306, 82308, 82518, 82380
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Councilwoman Davila’s nephew Osbaldo Davila, Jr., Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works Arturo Cervantes’ grandmother Rafaela Magaña Nuñez and Ricardo Pineda, long time South Gate resident.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted May 9, 2019 at 4:27 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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