South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

TELECONFERENCE
DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833
MEETING ID: 869 7640 7884
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86976407884

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 Adolfo Varas, South Gate resident
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 CITY MANAGER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Michael Flad
Denise Diaz
Gil Hurtado  CITY ATTORNEY

Raul F. Salinas

III.

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 June 23, 2020 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: 869 7640 7884 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86976407884

Additionally, you may submit your comments electronically by emailing the City Clerk at cavalos@sogate.org.

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 30 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF June 23, 2020.

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.
IV.

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.
V.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation declaring June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring June 2020 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month to celebrate the LGBTQ community and their great achievements.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Proclamation declaring the Fourth of July 2020 as Independence Day in honor of the nation's 244th Birthday


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the Fourth of July 2020, as Independence Day in honor and celebration of the nation’s 244th birthday.  (PARKS)
 

3. Proclamation declaring the month of July 2020 as Parks Make Life Better! Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of July 2020, as Parks Make Life Better! Month in recognition of the many benefits and values that the City's parks and volunteer organizations provide to the community.  (PARKS)
 

4. City Council Appointments to outside Boards and Agencies


The City Council will consider making appointments to outside boards and agencies; the appointments will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. (ADMIN)
VI.

Public Hearings

 

5. Resolution approving Substantial Amendment No. 3 to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Action Plan and Agreement with Compatior, Inc., for free mental health counseling services


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

a.     Adopting a Resolution                     approving Substantial Amendment No. 3 to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Action Plan allocating Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to provide additional COVID-19 related programs and services in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations;

b.     Approving the Community Development Block Grant Subrecipient Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Compatior, Inc., to provide free mental health counseling services to South Gate residents in the amount of $81,173 in CDBG-CV funds;

c.     Appropriating $81,173 in CDBG-CV funds to Account Number 243-607-43-6664 for Compatior, Inc.’s, services; and

d.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City attorney.
 

6. Resolution approving the Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year 2020/21


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Hearing staff presentations on the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Proposed Maintenance of Effort Budget;

b.     Opening the Public Hearing;

c.     Taking public testimony;

d.     Closing the Public Hearing;

e.     Reviewing and discussing the proposed Fiscal Year 2020/21 Maintenance of Effort Budget; and

f.     Adopting a Resolution                       approving the Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year 2020/21.
VII.

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.
VIII.

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.
IX.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 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 approving and accepting grant funds in the amount of $200,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency to complete Deferred Maintenance Projects at South Gate Park


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                   authorizing the application and accepting grant funds in the amount of $200,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency to complete Deferred Maintenance Projects at South Gate Park; and

b.     Authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit the State of California Natural Resources Agency Grant Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

8. Resolution approving and adopting the annual Gann Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2020/21


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     approving and adopting the annual Gann Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2020/21.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

9. Renewal of City's excess workers' compensation insurance policy with Safety National Corporation


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an excess workers’ compensation insurance policy with Safety National Corporation, through Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for a one-year term of July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021, with a premium in the amount of $140,674, and with the option to renew for a second, one-year term at the same rate;

b.     Authorizing payment, in the amount of $140,674, to Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for the policy issued by Safety National Casualty Corporation.

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the “Request to Bind Coverage” in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

10. Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Subrecipient Agreements for Fiscal Year 2019/20


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving the Subrecipient Agreement (Contract No.                  ) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2019/20 with Bet Tzedek Legal Services to provide a Legal Advocacy Program for small businesses in the amount of $80,000;

b.     Ratifying Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3534, CDBG Subrecipient Agreement, with the Salvation Army for the Homeless Services Program in the amount of $45,000;

c.     Ratifying Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3535, CDBG Subrecipient Agreement, with Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc., for the Homeless Prevention and Counseling Services Program in the amount of $125,000;

d.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreements in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

e.     Receiving and filing CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with AltaMed Health Services Corporation for COVID- 19 Assessment and Testing in the amount of $62,500; and

f.     Receiving and filing CDBG Subrecipient Agreement with Hub Cities Career Center Corporation for the Workforce Development Program in the amount of $175,000.
 

11. Agreement with Sequel Contractors, Inc., for construction of the street improvements on Garfield Avenue, Imperial Highway and Otis Street


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                      ) with Sequel Contractors, Inc., to construct the Street Improvements on 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) (Imperial/Garfield Improvements), and Firestone Boulevard and Otis Street Improvements and Imperial Highway Center Median, City Project No. 496-ST, Federal Project No. HSIPL-5257(032) (Imperial/Firestone/Otis Improvements), in an amount not- to-exceed $6,283,170;

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

c.     Authorizing the City Manager to approve up to an amount not-to-exceed $650,000 in contract change orders;

d.     Appropriating $1,070,000 from the restricted balance of the Proposition C Fund to Account No. 311-790-31-9433 (Capital Projects Fund- Garfield Avenue and Imperial Highway Street
Improvements, City Project No. 413-ST) to fully fund project elements that do not qualify to be
paid for by project grant funds;

e.     Approving the Notice of Exemption for the construction of the Imperial/Garfield Improvements and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office;

f.     Receiving and filing the NEPA/CEQA Revalidation Form for the Imperial/Garfield Improvements approved by Caltrans on April 6, 2017;

g.     Receiving and filing the Notice of Exemption for the construction of the Imperial/Firestone/ Otis Improvements filed with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office on December 22, 2016; and

h.     Receiving and filing the Preliminary Environmental Study for the construction of the Imperial/Firestone/Otis Improvements approved by Caltrans on December 6, 2016.
 

12. This item was removed from the Agenda.

 

13. Agreement with MNS Engineers, Inc., for construction management services for the Water Facility Chlorination System Upgrades


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                    ) with MNS Engineers, Inc., for construction management and inspection services for the Water Facility Chlorination System Upgrades Project, City Project No. 586-WTR, in an amount not-to-exceed $399,580; and

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

14. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Regular Meeting minutes of June 9, 2020. (CLERK)
X.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

15. Proclamation declaring June 2020 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring June 2020 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month to raise awareness about PTSD and remove the stigma associated with this disorder.  (ADMIN)
 

16. Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3340 with SAFNA Engineering & Consulting extending project management services for the water system improvement projects


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3340 with SAFNA Engineering & Consulting, a Division of SAFNA, for continued project management services of the water system improvement projects and operations support, on a month-to-month basis for up to eight months, in an amount not to exceed $165,000; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 3 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

17. Warrant Register for June 23, 2020


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for June 9, 2020 (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:           $1,736,778.71
Voids           $      (4,119.10)
Total of Payroll Deductions:   $  (308,139.43)
Grand Total:           $1,424,520.18

Cancellations: 88532, 88760, 88864
XI.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted June 18, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office

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