South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Jorge Morales, Vice Mayor
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Dina Zaragoza, Executive Assistant to City Attorney
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Jorge Morales Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Denise Diaz Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Al Rios 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.

Public Hearings

 

1. Ordinance changing City's municipal election cycle from March 2019 to March 2020


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


a. Introducing an Ordinance                 changing its current general municipal election cycle from March 2019 to March 2020 and thereafter in even years to comply with Senate Bill 415, the California Voter Participation Rights Act, and to consolidate future general municipal elections with the statewide election cycle; and

b. Appropriating $15,000 from the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund to account 100-140-11-6303 (General Fund-City Clerk Postage) to fund the cost of this required mailing.
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 2 and 3 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.
 

2. Resolution authorizing destruction of obsolete city records


The City Council will consider:  (CLERK)


a. Adopting a Resolution                 authorizing the destruction of obsolete records retained in City Hall and the Police Department pursuant to Government Code 34090 of the Laws of the State of California; and

b. Destruction subject to final review and approval by the City Attorney.
 

3. Purchase of four utility trucks replacing aging fleet


The City Council will consider:  (PW)


a. Authorizing the purchase of four Ford F350 utility trucks from National Auto Fleet Group through Sourcewell, in the budgeted amount of $178,381; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the documents necessary to purchase the four Ford F350 utility trucks in forms acceptable to the City Attorney.
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

4. Local Economic Advisory Program report


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the City of South Gate Local Economic Advisory Program (LEAP) report, containing findings and recommendations to improve the City’s economic development efforts for small businesses.  (CD)
 

5. Report on grant opportunities for park programs


The City Council will consider receiving and filing an update report on grant opportunities for park programs and the City’s readiness to successfully compete for these grant funds.  (PARKS)
 

6. Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project; Change Orders 1, 2 and 3


The City Council will consider:  (PW)


a. Authorizing a reduction in scope of work and budget on Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 3389 with Griffith Company (Change Order No. 1-Revised), from $1,159,130 to $508,406, to eliminate improvements that are not cost effective to implement on the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project, City Project No. 476-TRF (The Boulevard Project);

b. Approving utilization of unused grant funds to increase the scope of work and budget on The Boulevard Project in the amount of $655,948, to fund additional work that is needed for unforeseen conditions, quantity adjustments and miscellaneous additional improvements, and authorize the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 3389 with Griffith Company to incorporate these improvements; and

c. Approving utilization of unused grant funds to incorporate additional improvements on The Boulevard Project in the amount of $499,292 to further enhance student, pedestrian and traffic safety, and authorize the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 3 to Contract No. 3389 with Griffith Company to incorporate these improvements; and

d. Authorizing staff to negotiate additional improvements with the contractor to incorporate the Hildreth Avenue Intersection Improvements and Student Crossing Safety Barrier Improvements into Change Order No. 3 to Contract No. 3389, and administratively amend Change Order No. 3 if a cost effective fee proposal can be negotiated, with a not-to-exceed allowance of $225,000.

 

7. Warrant Register


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for October 23, 2018. (ADMIN SVCS)


Total of Checks: $3,323,276.13
Voids: ($       9,163.19)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    258,188.81
Grand Total: $3,055,924.13

Cancellations: 76369, 76413, 76568, 76569
IX.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted October 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
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

8650 California Avenue, South Gate, California 90280
(323) 563-9510 * fax (323) 563-5411 * www.cityofsouthgate.org

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the City Council Meetings, please contact the Office of the City Clerk.  

Notification 48 hours prior to the City Council Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility.