South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

TELECONFERENCE
DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833
MEETING ID: 812 4361 0435

I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Dave Lopez, Retired KCBS Reporter
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

 

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 July 14, 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: 812 4361 0435 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81243610435

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 July 14, 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.
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: Recognizing Journalist Dave Lopez


The City Council will issue a Proclamation to Dave Lopez in recognition and appreciation for his 48 years as a distinguished award winning journalist and to wish him the best in his retirement.  (PD)
 

2. Proclamation: National Minority Mental Health Awareness


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring July 2020 as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to encourage citizens to learn about mental health disorders, treatments and services.  (ADMIN)
V.

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.
VI.

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.
VII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 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.
 

3. Resolution: California Natural Resources Agency


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.
 

4. Resolution: California Department of Housing


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                       authorizing application, submittal and receipt of grant funding in the amount of $721,320 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program;

b.     Increasing the Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue projection in Account Number 265-4675 (Permanent Local Housing Grant Fund - Affordable Housing) by $721,320 from $0 to $721,320;

c.     Appropriating $721,320 to Account Number 265-608-41-6670 (Permanent Local Housing Grant Fund - Affordable Housing); and

d.     Authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit the Standard Agreement for this grant,
including amendments, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

5. Contract: South Gate Chamber of Commerce


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with the South Gate Chamber of Commerce for Community Promotion Activities for Fiscal Year 2020/21 and Fiscal Year 2021/22, retroactively effective July 1, 2020, in the amount of $50,000 per year; and

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

6. Contract Amendment : Tripepi Smith and Associates


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3562 with Tripepi Smith and Associates, Inc., for additional Marketing and Economic Development Design Support Services on an as-needed basis, in the amount of $10,000;

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

7. Contract Amendment: Interwest Consulting Group


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3360 Interwest Consulting Group to continue providing plan check and building inspection services for an additional two-year term, in an amount not to exceed $500,000, or $250,000 annually; and

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

8. Contract Amendment: SEAACA


The City Council will consider: (PD)

a.     Approving Amendment No. I to Contract No. 3525 with the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority for animal control and sheltering services, retroactively effective July 1, 2020, for an amount not to exceed $627,538 for Fiscal Year 2020/2 1; and

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

9. Contract: MNS Engineers, Inc.


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.
 

10. Contract: John L. Hunter and Associates


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                   ) with John L. Hunter and Associates, Inc., for the management of the Industrial Waste Program and the Fat, Oil, and Grease Control Program, for a three-year term, in an amount not to exceed $167,940, or $55,980 annually; and

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

11. Contract: Engineering Resources of Southern California, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Engineering Resources of Southern California, Inc., to provide construction management and inspection services for the Chakemco Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 593-ST, in an amount not-to-exceed $55,372; and

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

12. Contract: Southstar Engineering & Consulting, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Southstar Engineering & Consulting, Inc., for construction management and inspection services for the construction of 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), the Firestone Boulevard and Otis Street Improvements, and the Imperial Highway Center Median, City Project No. 496-ST, Federal Project No. HSIPL-5257(032), in an amount not to-exceed $428,136;

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

13. Contract: Kimley-Hom and Associates, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                     ) with Kimley-Hom and Associates, Inc., to provide traffic engineering and staff augmentation services for a two-year term with an option for a one-year extension, for an annual amount not to exceed $105,000; and

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

14. Contract Amendment: MOU LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 5 to Contract No. 2796, Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority retroactively extending the grant funds lapsing date from February 28, 2019 to February 28, 2020, for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancement, Metro Project ID No. F3124, City Project No. 476-TRF, for the 2009 Call for Projects Program grant funds; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 5 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

15. Trust for Public Land


The City Council will consider authorizing the Trust for Public Land to pursue private donor opportunities to raise funds for the Urban Orchard Project, City Project No. 539-PRK, and to offer naming opportunities to project donors dependent on the amount of the donation.  (PW)
 

16. Reschedule of Citywide Parking Plan


The City Council will consider rescheduling consideration to approve the Citywide On-Street Parking Management Plan and the Priority Tool Kit to an in-person City Council Meeting after the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

17. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Regular and Special Meeting minutes of June 23, 2020. (CLERK)
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. Contract Hydrotech Corporation


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Pacific Hydrotech Corporation to construct the Water Facilities Chlorination System Upgrades (Project), City Project No. 586-WTR, in an amount not-to-exceed $3,333,600;

b.     Authorizing the City Manager to approve up to $200,000 in construction change orders to be funded with budget contingency funds;

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 construction of the Project and directing the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office.
 

19. Warrants/Cancellations


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for July 14, 2020. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:           $2,552,318.10
Voids           $         (930.60)
Total of Payroll Deductions:   $  (420,561.69)
Grand Total:           $2,130,825.81

Cancellations: 85801, 86867, 87953, 87968, 88292, 88699
IX.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted July 9, 2020 at 4:35 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




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