South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


SOUTH GATE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OR TELECONFERENCE
DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833


MEETING ID: 850 5129 6919

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85051296919
I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDERAl Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATIONBishop Ismael Martin del Campo, Empower Apostolic Assembly Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEDarren Arakawa, Acting Police Chief
ROLL CALLCarmen Avalos, City Clerk


II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Al Rios Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS INTERIM CITY MANAGER
Maria Davila Chris Jeffers
Denise Diaz
Gil Hurtado  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 October 23-31, 2021 Red Ribbon Week

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring October 23 through 31, 2021, as National Red Ribbon Week in the City of South Gate. (CM)

 

2. Appointment to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District

The City Council will appoint a Council Member to the Board for either a 2 or 4-year term of office. The appointment needs only a simple majority vote of the City Council. Council Member Denise Diaz would like to continue to serve on the Board for a 2-year term.  (CM)

V.

Item moved up from Reports, Recommendations and Requests (per City Council direction at Sept. 28, 2021 meeting)

 

3. Citywide Parking Study, City Project No. 590-RPT

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Receiving and filing a presentation of the Citywide Parking Study; and

b. Approving the Citywide Parking Study and its Priority Tool Kit.

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

 

4. Ordinance No. 2021-09-CC Electronic Filing of Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interests

The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-09-CC adding Section 1.52.081 (Electronic Filing) to Chapter 1.52 (Municipal Elections) of Title 1 (Administration and Personnel), of the South Gate Municipal Code relating to electronic filing of Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interest (Form 700).  (CLERK)

 

5. Resolution authorizing remote teleconference meetings from the period of October 12 - November 11, 2021

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     authorizing remote teleconference meetings of the City Council, all City subordinate bodies, and all City non-profit corporation Boards and their subordinate bodies, for the period October 4 - November 3, 2021. (CLERK)

 

6. Resolution recognizing Secretary of Education Cardona's legal authority to broadly cancel student debt

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     recognizing the Secretary of Education's legal authority through the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1082 (A) to broadly cancel student debt. (CM)

 

7. Resolution approving application(s) for Per Capita Grant Funds (Proposition 68)

The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.  Adopting a Resolution                    approving project application(s) for Per Capita Grant funds from Proposition 68 to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation; and

b.  Delegating the authority to the Director of Parks & Recreation or designee to conduct all negotiations, sign, and submit all documents including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests which may be necessary for the completion of the grant scope(s); and

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

 

8. Resolution approving authority to file and receive all Measure A Grant Funds

The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.  Adopting a Resolution                  approving authority to file for and receive all Measure A grant funds from the County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD);

b.  Delegating authority to the Director of Parks & Recreation or designee to conduct all negotiations, sign, and submit all documents including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, and payment requests which may be necessary for the completion of the grant scope(s); and

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

 

9. Resolution adopting Chapter 10 of California Department of Transportation Local Assistance Procedures Manuel for Consultant Selection

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Adopting a Resolution                    to adopt Chapter 10 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual for Consultant Selection; and

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

 

10. Notice of Completion for the Chakemco Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 593-ST

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Accepting completion of construction, effective September 23, 2021, of the Chakemco Street Improvements Project, City Project No. 593-ST, constructed by Hardy & Harper, Inc.;

b.  Directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office;

c.  Approving Change Order No. 3 to Contract No. 2020-30-CC with Hardy and Harper, Inc., for additional improvements and a deduction of bid quantities on the Chakemco Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 593-ST, in a net amount not-to-exceed $5,717; and

d.  Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 3.

 

11. Change Order No. 5 and 6 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC with Sequel Contractors, Inc., for added improvements on City Project No. 413-ST (Garfield) and 496-ST (Firestone at Otis and Imperial)

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Approving Contract Change Order No. 5 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC with Sequel Contractors, Inc., to add improvements and change out the street furniture specified for the "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)," in an amount not-to- exceed $164,146;

b.  Approving Contract Change Order No. 6 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC with Sequel Contractors, Inc., to add improvements on the "Firestone Boulevard and Otis Street Improvements and Imperial Highway Center Median, City Project No. 496-ST, Federal Project No. HSIPL- 5257(032)," in an amount not-to-exceed $43,470; and

c.  Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Contract Change Order Nos. 5 and 6 to Contract No. 2020-43-CC.

 

12. Agreement with Parkwood Landscape Maintenance, Inc. for annual citywide landscaping and general maintenance services

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                    ) with Parkwood Landscape Maintenance, Inc., to provide landscaping and general maintenance services, for a three-year term, for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,149,384 or $383,128 per year;

b.  Appropriating $18,779 in Street Lighting & Landscaping Funds to Account No. 251-714-25-6101 (Professional Services Account) to fund the proposed Agreement;

c.  Appropriating $2,522 in Measure R Funds to Account No. 224-780-31-6101 (Professional Services Account) to fund the proposed Agreement;

d.  Appropriating $26,575 in Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-6101 (Professional Services Account) to fund the proposed Agreement;

e.  Appropriating $50,445 in Gas Tax Funds to Account No. 212-713-31-6101 (Professional Services Account) to fund the proposed Agreement;

f.  Appropriating $16,113 in Proposition A Funds to Account No. 221-731-51-6101 (Professional Services) to fund the proposed Agreement: and

g.  Authorizing the Mayor to execute the proposed Agreement with Parkwood Landscape Maintenance, Inc. in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 

13. Notice of Exemption for Well No. 30 Project, City Project No. 605-WTR

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.  Approving the Notice of Exemption for the Well No. 30, City Project No. 605-WTR as required by the California Environmental Protection Act Categorical Exemption; and

b. Directing the City Clerk to file the Notice of Exemption with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office and State Clearing House.

 

14. Service Request No. 2792182 with SCE for new meter and relocation of primary electrical conduit for the Urban Orchard Project

The City Council will consider approving Southern California Edison Service Request No. 2792182 to authorize the installation of a new electrical service meter and related improvements for the Urban Orchard Project, City Project No. 539-PRK, in the amount of $80,692. (PW)

 

15. Purchase Order Agreement to purchase 10 computers and software for Police vehicle units

The City Council will consider: (PD)

a.  Approving a purchase order for ten (10) mobile data computers including hardware and software in the amount of $66,287.63 to be installed in police vehicle units; and

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

 

16. Minutes

The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.  Approving the Special Meeting minutes of August 31, 2021;

b.  Approving the Special Meeting minutes of September 7, 2021; and

c.  Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of September 14, 2021.

IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

17. Draft Request for Proposals for recycling, organics, and solid waste collection and recycling, organics, and C&D processing services

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Receiving and filing a presentation by HF&H Consultants, LLC on the Draft Request for Proposal for Recycling, Organics, and Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, Organics and C&D Processing Services; and

b.  Approving and authorizing the issuance of the Draft Request for Proposals for Recycling, Organics, and Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, Organics and C&D Processing Services.

 

18. Warrants

The City Council will consider approving the Warrant Register for October 12, 2021: (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks :                    $3,298,966.04

Voids:                                     $            (0.00)

Total of Payroll Deductions    $ (320,182.05)

Grand Total:                           $2,978,783.99

X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted October 7, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. as required by law.


Carmen Avalos, CMC

City Clerk


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