South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


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


MEETING ID: 850 0972 5217

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85009725217
I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDERAl Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATIONBishop Juan Carlos Mendez, Centro Cristiano Bet-El Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEArthur Loya, 99-Year Old WWII Veteran
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. Certificate Of Appreciation To Arthur Loya, WWII Veteran

The City Council will issue a Certificate of Appreciation to Arthur Loya commemorating his bravery and self-sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces during World War II and receiving the Bronze Star. (CM)

 

2. Proclamation declaring Small Business Saturday

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring Saturday, November 27, 2021, as Small Business Saturday to encourage the community to shop locally.  (CD)

 

3. Introduction Of New and Promoted Employees

The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted during October 2021.  (ADMIN SVCS)

V.

Public Hearings

 

4. 2021-2022 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant Funds from State of CA OTS

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

a.    Authorizing the utilization of the 2021-2022 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant funds from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for overtime, equipment, and training expenses;

b.    Authorizing the utilization of the 2021-2022 Traffic Records Improvement Project Grant funds from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for traffic records improvements related to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) program;

c.    Approving Grant Agreement (Contract No.                     ) with the OTS, Grant Number PT22083 in the amount of $100,000;

d.    Approving Grant Agreement (Contract No.                  ) with OTS, Grant Number TR22009 in the amount of $25,000;

e.    Authorizing the Mayor to execute the two Grant Agreements in a form acceptable to the City Attorney;

f.    Increasing the Fiscal Year 2021/22 0TS (STEP) Grant Fund budget by $28,000, from $72,000 to $100,000, as follows: ($4,000) in Account No. 231-556-21-5110; ($78,176) in Account No. 231-556-21-5111; ($1,191) in Account No. 231-556-21-5220; ($15,188) in Account No. 231-556-21-6204 and ($1,445) in Account No. 231-556-21-6340; and

g.    Increasing the Fiscal Year 2021/22 OTS (TRIP) Grant Fund budget by $25,000, from $0 to $25,000.

 

5. Ordinance amending Section 11.51.050 (Administrative permits and approvals) of Chapter 11.51 (Permits and Procedures) of Title 11 (Zoning) of the SGMC

The Planning Commission recommends that the City Council consider approving Zoning Code Amendment No. 171 and introducing an Ordinance                amending Section 11.51.050 (Administrative permits and approvals) of Chapter 11.51 (Permits and Procedures) of Title 11 (Zoning) of the SGMC, to clarify the City's administrative plan review and administrative permit process. (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  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.

 

6. Ordinance No. 2021-12-CC amending Title 13 (Franchises) and adding Title 14 (Waste Handling and Recycling) to comply with Senate Bill 1383

The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-12- CC amending the South Gate Municipal Code to add a new Title 14 (Waste Handling and Recycling); revising Section 13.100.160 (Authorization by City Council and Resolution of Conflicts) to add new subsection C.23; deleting in their entirety Sections 13.100.220 through 13.100.390, inclusive, and replacing them with the revised version thereof contained in the new Title 14 to comply with the mandatory organic recycling provisions of SB 1383.  (PW)

 

7. Resolution authorizing remote teleconference meetings

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 of December 12 - January 11, 2022. (CLERK)

 

8. Resolution extending the Local Emergency within the City due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution extending the Local Emergency within the City as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic (COVID-19 Pandemic). (CM)

 

9. Resolution approving Recruitment Bonus Program and Referral Bonus Program

The City Council shall consider: (CM)

a.    Adopting a Resolution                        approving a recruitment bonus program for hiring critical positions along with a referral bonus by City Employees for new employees; and

b.    Authorizing the City Manager to execute documents necessary to effectuate the actions, including employee agreements and any amendments thereto, as approved by the City Attorney.

 

10. Settlement agreements for the participation of the National Opioid Settlements by the State of CA

The City Council will consider: (ATTY)

a.    Approving the Subdivision Settlement Participation Form electing to participate in the Distributor Settlement Agreement, dated as of July 21, 2021;

b.    Approving the California State - Subdivision Agreement Regarding Distribution and Use of Settlement Funds - Distributor Settlement;

c.    Approving the Subdivision Settlement Participation Form electing to participate in the Janssen Settlement Agreement, dated as of July 21, 2021;

d.    Approving the California State - Subdivision Agreement Regarding Distribution and Use of Settlement Funds - Janssen Settlement; and

e.    Delegating and authorizing the City Manager to (i) execute, in place and in lieu of the City Mayor, the Distributor Settlement Agreement and the Janssen Settlement Agreement and all related documents, and (ii) take any additional actions as may be required to allow the City of South Gate to participate in the receipt of such funds, in a form approved by the City Attorney.

 

11. Resolution approving Transfer Agreement No. 2021RPLLARO5 with LA County Flood Control District for Safe, Clean Water Program Funds, Regional Program (Measure W)

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.    Adopting a Resolution                      to approve the Transfer Agreement No. 2021RPLLARO5 (Contract No.                      ) between the City and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for the Safe, Clean Water Program-Regional Fund Program ("Transfer Agreement") to receive the $5,438,000 awarded for the Urban Orchard Project;

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

c.    Appropriating $5,438,000 in Measure W Regional Grant Funds to Account No. No. 311-790-61-9214 to fund construction, water quality monitoring, and operations and maintenance for the Urban Orchard Project;

d.    Transferring $3,150,000 in General Funds from the Urban Orchard Project (Account No. No. 311-790-61-9214) to the Assigned for Capital Project General Fund Balance;

e.    Transferring $816,725 in General Funds from the Urban Orchard Project (Account No. No. 311-790-61-9214) to the General Funds Reserve; and

f.    Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works or designee as agent of the applicant to submit all documents pertaining to the Transfer Agreement including, but not limited to, budget plans, payment requests, progress reports, annual reports, and monitoring reports, operations and maintenance plans and other documents, which may be necessary for the completion of the Urban Orchard Project.

 

12. Agreement with BKF Engineers, Inc., for design services for the citywide residential resurfacing project

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.    Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                      ) with BKF Engineers, Inc., to provide engineering plans, specifications and estimates for the Citywide Residential Resurfacing Project, Phase I, II and III, City Project No. 662-ST and the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement, Phase VIII, City Project No. 659-ST, in an amount not-to-exceed $275,158; and

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

 

13. Amendment No. 2 to Contract 3153 with Fiesta De Carnival

The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.    Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3153 with Fiesta de Carnival extending the Concession Agreement for the Production of Special Event Carnivals for one (1) year; and

b.    Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

14. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-106-CC with Chris Jeffers extending Employment Agreement

The City Council will consider: (ATTY)

a.    Approving the Amendment No. 1 to Contact No. 2020-106-CC extending the current Employment Agreement with Chris Jeffers as Interim City Manager to December 31, 2022; and

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

 

15. Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for 3 Patrol Vehicles and Equipment

The City Council will consider: (PD)

a.    Approving a Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for the purchase of three patrol vehicles for the Police Department in the total amount of $112,554.02;

b.    Approving a Purchase Order with West Coast Lights & Sirens, Inc., for the purchase and installation of necessary emergency equipment for the three patrol vehicles in the amount of $47,906.89;

c.    Approving a Purchase Order with Northstar Graphics for the purchase and installation of decals/graphics for two patrol vehicles in the amount of $715.00 (the slick top vehicle does not require decals/graphics); and

d.    Approving a Purchase Order with CDCE, Inc., for the purchase of Mobile Data Computers to outfit the three patrol vehicles in the amount of $20,703.31.

 

16. Notice of Completion for Long Beach Blvd Water Lateral Replacement, City Project No. 638-WTR

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.    Accepting completion of construction of the Long Beach Boulevard Water Service Lateral Replacement Project City Project No. 638-WTR, constructed by J. A. Salazar Construction and Supply Corporation, effective October 19, 2021; and

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

 

17. Minutes

The City Council will consider approving: (CLERK)

a.    The Special Joint Budget Meeting minutes of July 12, 2021; and

b.    The Regular and Special Meeting minutes of October 26, 2021.

IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. Review off-site parking distance regs SGMC Section 11.33.060 Parking Lot Standard (Table 11.33-3)

The City Council will consider: (CM)

a.    The request by Mayor Rios and Council Member Hurtado direct to research possible changes to the South Gate Municipal Code Section 11.33.060 Parking Lot Standard (Table 11.33-3); and

b.    Providing direction on what elements to study or consider.

 

19. Warrant Register for November 23, 2021

The City Council will consider approving the Warrant Register for October 26, 2021: (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks :                    $3,086,783.97

Voids:                                     $         (703.00)

Total of Payroll Deductions    $ (379,235.92)

Grand Total:                           $2,706,845.05

Cancellations:  94029, 94819

X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda Addendum was posted November 18, 2021 at 10:20 a.m. as required by law.


Carmen Avalos, CMC

City Clerk


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