South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Jimmy So, Equipment Mechanic
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.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation declaring November 24, 2018, as Small Business Saturday


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring Saturday, November 24, 2018, as Small Business Saturday.  (CD)
 

2. Introduction of eight new and promotional full-time employees recently hired or promoted


The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018, and one from the prior quarter that was
missed last time.  (ADMIN SERVICES)
 

3. Appointment of Yodit Glaze to the Commission for South Gate Youth


The City Council will appoint Yodit Glaze to the Commission for South Gate Youth; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (PD)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. Review of six month compliance for the Hound Bar, located at 4626 Firestone Boulevard, will be continued to the City Council meeting of November 27, 2018


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider taking public testimony, and continuing this item to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of November 27, 2018.  (CD)
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 5, 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.
 

5. Ordinance No. 2354 changing its current general municipal election cycle to consolidate with a statewide election cycle


The City Council will consider waiving further reading in full and adopt Ordinance No. 2354 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.  (CLERK)
 

6. Resolution temporarily suspending the enforcement of administrative citations to allow alcohol beverage consumption during the Pageant of the Trees fundraiser at the Municipal Auditorium on December 1, 2018


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 temporarily suspending the enforcement of issuing administrative citations to allow for limited alcohol beverage consumption during the Commission for South Gate Youth Pageant of the Trees fundraiser event at the South Gate Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (PD)
 

7. Resolution creating the hourly position of Business License Inspector in the Administrative Services Department; corresponding job specification; and salary pay table


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Eliminating one Community Service Officer position in the Police Department and add one Business License Inspector position in the Administrative Services Department; and

b. Adopting a Resolution                 amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to create the hourly position of Business License Inspector in the Administrative Services Department, to approve the corresponding job specification, and to update the appropriate salary pay table.

 

8. Resolution declaring a shelter crisis exists and authorizing participation in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 declaring a shelter crisis exists in the City of South Gate pursuant to SB 850 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2018 and Government Code § 8698.2), and authorizing participation in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program through June 30, 2021.  (CD)
 

9. Agreement with Kosmont Companies for predevelopment advisory services of the Gateway District for the West Santa Ana Branch light rail station at Firestone Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue; appropriation of $17,500

The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                ) with Kosmont Companies to provide predevelopment advisory services for the Gateway District, the area located in the vicinity of the future West Santa Ana Branch light rail station at Firestone Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, in the amount not to exceed $57,500; and

b. Appropriating $17,500 from the unassigned General Fund balance to account number 100-603-41-6101 (Professional Services) to fund the unbudgeted amount for this Agreement; and

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

10. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3035 with Icon Enterprises, Inc., dba CivicPlus extending consulting services for the City’s website through August 26, 2019


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3035 with Icon Enterprises, Inc., D/B/A CivicPlus, extending consulting services for the City’s website through August 26, 2019, in an amount not-to-exceed $18,420; and

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

11. Agreement with General Pump Company, Inc., for the Rehabilitation of Well No. 18; appropriation of $70,000


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with General Pump Company, Inc., for the Rehabilitation of Well No. 18, City Project No. 592-WTR (Project), in an amount not-to-exceed $288,225;

b. Approving carrying over $300,000 in Water Funds from the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Budget to Fiscal Year 2018/19 Budget, Account No. 411-731-71-9567 (Water Fund — Operations — Rehab of Well No. 18) as necessary to fund construction of the Project;

c. Appropriating $70,000 from the unassigned Water Fund balance to Account No. 411-731-71- 9567 (Water Fund — Operations — Rehab of Well No. 18) to fully fund this Project;

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

e. Approving the Notice of Exemption for this Project, and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office.
 

12. Funding appropriations for construction of the Hollydale Resource Center Electrical Upgrades

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Appropriating $40,000 from Proposition A Maintenance and Servicing Grant Funds to Account No. 100-471-61-9100 (General Fund - Leased Facilities - Facility Improvements) to fund construction of the Hollydale Resource Center Electrical Upgrades Project (Project); and

b. Appropriating $5,000 from the unassigned fund balance of the Building and Infrastructure Maintenance Fund to Account No. 524-471-61-7999 (BIM - Leased Facilities - Transfers Out) to provide additional funding for the construction of the Project; and

c. Approving the transfer of $5,000 from the Building and Infrastructure Maintenance Fund, Account No. 524-471-61-7999 (BIM - Leased Facilities - Transfers Out) to the project account in the General Fund, Account No. 100-471-61-9100 (General Fund - Leased Facilities - Facility Improvements).
 

13. Authorization to U.S. Auction Services to sell surplus items at auction


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Declaring the items on the attached lists as surplus property; and

b. Authorizing U.S. Auction Services to sell these surplus items at auction.
 

14. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of October 9, 2018:  (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

15. Options for future Azalea Queen and Grand Marshal recognition programs


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Directing staff to solicit nominations, select the honorees and provide an appropriate recognition ceremony for the Azalea Queen and Grand Marshal as part of the annual Azalea Festival;

b. Directing staff to work with past honorees and local volunteer organizations to update the Azalea Queen and Grand Marshal recognition program to meet current community interests as approved by the Parks & Recreation Commission; and

c. Authorizing staff to cancel the Azalea Queen and Grand Marshal recognition program when a minimum of six nominations are not received by the published nomination deadline.
 

16. Agreement with David Volz Design for construction documents for the Circle Park Renovation Project; appropriation of $375,000


The City Council will consider:  (Parks)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with David Volz Design for design and construction documents for the Circle Park Renovation Project (Project) in the amount of $321,231;

b. Appropriating $375,000 from the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund to Account Number 311-790-61-9217 (Capital Improvement Project);

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

d. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to approve related services, change orders, required surveys and studies, contingency and reproduction expenses with the remainder of the budgeted amount of $53,769 for this Project; and

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

17. Agreement with Bearcomm Inc., for the purchase of 75 Motorola APX 8000 radios for the Police Department


The City Council will consider:  (PD)

a. Approving Lease Financing Agreement (Contract No.                  ) with Bearcomm Inc., for the purchase of 75 Motorola APX 8000 All Band Portable Model, dual-band radios for the South Gate Police Department in the amount of $459,834, for a three year term ;and

b. Authorize the Mayor to execute the Lease Financing Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

18. Citywide Work Programs for Fiscal Year 2017/18 and 2018/19


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN)

a. Receiving and filing the Citywide Work Program for Fiscal Year 2017/18; and

b. Adopting and approving the Citywide Work Program for Fiscal Year 20 18/19.
 

19. Warrant Register for November 13, 2018

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for November 13, 2018. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $3,671,457.75
Voids: ($          905.95)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    645,185.29
Grand Total: $3,025,366.51

Cancellations: 79945

X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted November 7, 2018 at 4:17 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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