South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE


DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833


MEETING ID: 853 1392 1150

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Al Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATION Pastor Anthony Kidd, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Grace Martin, Interim Community Development Director
ROLL CALL Carmen 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

 

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 June 8, 2021 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: 853 1392 1150 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85313921150

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 45 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject/public comment.  All emails will be made part of the record, copies to City Council and filed.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF JUNE 8, 2021.

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.

Public Hearings

 

1. Ordinance changing the City's Municipal Election date to the November Statewide General Election cycle, effective in 2022


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                    changing the date of the City's General Municipal Election from the March Statewide Primary Election cycle to the November Statewide General Election cycle, effective in 2022, and continuing thereafter in even numbered years. (CLERK)
 

2. Ordinance amending Section 13.100 (Solid Waste Handling and Recycling Services)


The City Council will open the Public Hearing and continue consideration of Ordinance adding certain sections to Chapter 13.100 (Solid Waste Handling and Recycling Services), of Title 13 (Franchises), of the South Gate Municipal Code, to the City Council Meeting of July 13, 2021. (PW)
 

3. Ordinance authorizing the City's public, educational and governmental programming access support fee


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing the Ordinance                     establishing the City's public, educational, and governmental programming access support fee on state-franchised video service providers operating within the City of South Gate. (CM)
 

4. Resolution ordering the levy assessments for Fiscal Year 2021/22 for the Tweedy Mile Parking and Business Improvement District


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider presuming there are not sufficient protest  votes as outlined in Streets and Highways Code Section 36500 et seq., adopting a Resolution                    ordering the levy and collection of assessments for Fiscal Year 2021/22 for the Parking and Business Improvement Area (known as the Tweedy Mile Business District) Business License, as permitted by the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989 (California Streets And Highways Code Section 36500 et seq.). (CM)
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 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 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. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-42-CC with Bet Tzedek extending the term


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-42-CC, Community Development Block Grant Subrecipient Agreement with Bet Tzedek extending legal advocacy services to South Gate income-eligible small businesses through December 31, 2021 ; and

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

6. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3451 with Merchants Building Maintenance extending the term


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3451 with Merchants Building Maintenance extending the term one year, through June 30, 2022, to continue providing (i) Custodial and Maintenance Services for City facilities in an amount not to exceed $236,866, and (ii) Temporary Additional Sanitation Services, required by COVID-19, on a month-to-month basis, for a not to exceed monthly amount of $6,888, for up to 12 months; and

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

7. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3444 with Honeywell extending the term


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. I to Contract No. 3444 with Honeywell International, Inc., extending the term one-year, through June 30, 2022, to continue providing Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance Services for City facilities in an amount not to exceed $146,333; and

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

8. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-18-CC with T.Y. Lin International Group for additional construction management services for the I-710 Soundwall Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-18-CC with T.Y. Lin International Group to provide additional construction management and inspection services for the construction of the I-710 Corridor Soundwall Project, Caltrans Contract 07-298014, City Project Nos. 587-ST and 547-ST, in the amount of $141,175; and

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

9. Notice of Completion for the Well 19 Pump Repair


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Accepting completion of construction of the Well No. 19 Pump Replacement, City Project
No. 665-WTR, completed by the General Pump Company, Inc., effective April 16, 2021; and

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

10. Notice of Completion for the City Hall Signage Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Accepting completion of construction, effective April 23, 2021, of the City Hall Complex
Exterior and Interior Wayfinding Signage Improvements Project, City Project No. 502-ARC,
constructed by Tim Turner dba Turner Signs & Graphics; and

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

11. Notice of Completion for the South Gate Police Department Parking Lot Expansion Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Accepting completion of construction, effective April 30, 2021, of the South Gate Police Department Parking Lot Expansion Project, City Project No. 594-GEN, constructed by EC Construction Co.; and

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

12. Excess workers' compensation insurance with Safety National Casualty Corporation


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an excess workers' compensation insurance policy with Safety National Casualty Corporation, through Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for a one-year term of July 1, 2021 through July 1, 2022, with a premium in the amount of $140,674:

b.     Authorizing payment, in the amount of $140,674, to Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for the policy issued by Safety National Casualty Corporation; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the "Request to Bind Coverage" in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

13. Rejection of all bids for the Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management Systems


The City Council will consider rejecting all bids received in the City Clerk's Office for the Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management Systems Request For Proposals. (PD)
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

14. Resolution approving Administrative Regulation 109 establishing the City's Social Media Policy


The City Council will consider adopting the Resolution                   approving Administrative Regulation 109 establishing the City's Social Media Policy, effective immediately. (ADMIN)
 

15. Agreement with Griffin Structures, Inc., for construction management and inspection services of the Urban Orchard Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                      ) with Griffin Structures, Inc., to provide construction management and inspection services for the Urban Orchard Project, City Project No. 539-PRK, in an amount not-to-exceed $1,105,000; and

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

16. American Rescue Plan Act Report


The City Council will consider: (CM)

a.     Receiving and filing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 report; and

b.     Providing direction to staff on the proposed use of the City's estimated $34.5 million allocation from the ARPA. Based on the City Council's direction, staff will prepare appropriate budgetary action for the City Council's consideration at a future meeting.
 

17. Presentation on the Long Beach Boulevard Street Improvements Project


The City Council will consider receiving and filing a presentation on the Long Beach Boulevard Street Improvements Project, City Project No. 515-ST. (PW)
 

18. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving Check No. 92614 from May 25, 2021

b.     Approving the Warrant Register for June 8, 2021

Total of Checks :                    $2,665,134.89
Voids:                                     $      (5,842.03)
Total of Payroll Deductions    $ (318,515.93)
Grand Total:                           $2,340,776.93

Cancellations:  92536, 92574, 92749
IX.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted June 2, 2021 at 5:53 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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