South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE

DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833
MEETING ID: 870 5764 0239
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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION  Pastor Bobby Scott
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Vanessa Sandoval, President of the South Gate High School Key Club
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 October 27, 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:870 5764 0239 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87057640239

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 OCTOBER 27, 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.
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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 three Police Officers for their dedicated service to the City of South Gate


The City Council will issue Proclamations to Edward Camacho, James Hugar and Byron Austin in recognition and appreciation of their dedicated years of service to the City.  (PD)
 

2. Proclamation declaring November 2 through 6, 2020 as National Key Club Week


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring November 2nd through 6th, 2020, as National Key Club Week in the City of South Gate.(ADMIN SRVS)
 

3. Appointment to City Commissions, Committees and Boards


The City Council will consider making appointments to City Commissions, Committees and Boards; the appointments will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. Resolution Applying A 3.36% Rate Increase For Residential Refuse/Recycling Services Will Be Continued To November 24, 2020


The City Council will open the Public Hearing and consider continuing consideration of a Resolution amending Resolution No. 7872 (Schedule of Fees) to apply a 3.36% rate increase to the residential refuse collection and recycling services for Fiscal Year 2020/21, retroactively effective July 1, 2020, to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of November 24, 2020.  (PW)
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 and 10 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. Resolution adopting an amended Conflict of Interest Code, revising designated City positions and disclosure categories


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution _______ adopting an amended Conflict of Interest Code, revising designated City positions required to file Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interests), revising disclosure categories and repealing Resolution No. 7827. (CLERKS)
 

6 Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2546 and 2646 with Goals Soccer Centers reducing lease payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.   Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2546, Ground Lease Agreement, with Goals Soccer Centers, Inc., reducing ground lease payments by 50% for the period of April 1, 2020 through and including March 31, 2021, due to previously ceased, and now limited, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic;

b. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2646, Management Agreement, with Goals Soccer Centers, LLC reducing lease payments for the operation of the Batting Cages Facility by 50% for the period of April 1, 2020 through and including March 31, 2021, due to previously ceased, and now limited, operations during the COVID-l 9 pandemic;

c. Authorizing the Interim Director of Parks & Recreation to negotiate future years’ rent reductions after reviewing unaudited financial statements from Goals Soccer Centers, Inc., in accordance with both amendments and present recommendations to the City Council in the subsequent years; and

d. Authorizing the Mayor to execute both amendments in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

7. Agreement with General Pump Company, Inc., for the Well No. 19 Pump Replacement


The Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving an amendment to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to add the Well No. 19 Pump Replacement, City Project No. 665-WTR (Project);

b. Appropriating $174,830 in Water Funds from the unassigned fund balance to CIP Account Number 411-731-71-9544 to fully fund the cost of the Project;

c. Approving Agreement (Contract # _______) with General Pump Company, Inc., for the Well No. 19 Pump Replacement, City Project No. 665-WTR (Project), in an amount not-to-exceed $117,630;

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 Registrar Recorder’s Office.
 

8. Ratification of letter, Notice to Proceed and Assumption of Liability for Certain Claims, to Ortiz Enterprises, Inc.


The City Council will consider Ratifying the letter, dated October 1, 2020, to Ortiz Enterprises, Inc., Notice to Proceed and Assumption of Liability for Certain Claims, authorizing additional work to be paid on a time and material basis and to provide indemnification for certain construction claims under the 1-710 Corridor Soundwall Project, to avoid construction delays. (PW)
 

9. Change Order No.1 with Hardy & Harper for the Chakemco Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Approving Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-30-CC with Hardy and Harper, Inc., for additional improvements on the Chakemco Street Improvement Project, City Project No. 593-ST, and deduction of improvements no longer necessary to be constructed, in a net amount not to-exceed $31,470; and

b. Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Change Order No. 1.
 

10. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of October 13, 2020. (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

11. Summary report of the free public Wi-Fi access in the Tweedy Mile District and South Gate Park areas and direction to staff


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a. Receiving and filing a summary report pertaining to the free public wireless (Wi-Fi) network access in the Tweedy Mile District and South Gate Park areas; and

b. Selecting one of the options below on how to proceed with implementing the free public Wi-Fi access in these two designated areas:

1. The First Option is to move forward with implementing the free public Wi-Fi access
independently and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP); OR

2. The Second Option is to move forward with working with Spectrum/Charter Communications under a Public Private Partnership; OR

3. The Third Option is to move forward with both the RFP process and continue working with SpectrumlCharter Communications as a paralleled approach.
 

12. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving the Warrant register for October 27, 2020.

Total of Checks:                                           $2,969,707.77
Voids:                                                             ($312,518.00)
Total Payroll Deductions                               ($314,091.77)
Grand Total:                                                  $2,343,098.00

Cancellations:  90488

X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted October 21, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




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