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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS HELD JANUARY 27, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Robert Hughlett called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

INVOCATION

Councilwoman Laura Lee offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 1005 led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The City Clerk noted attendance of the following Members of the City Council:

Councilman Paul W. Bowlen
Councilwoman Gloria Kappe
Councilwoman Laura Lee
Mayor Pro Tem John Crawley
Mayor Robert Hughlett, Ed.D.

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Hughlett presented a proclamation to the American Heart Association declaring February 4, 2005 as “Wear Red for Women Day” in the City of Cerritos.

Mayor Hughlett also presented proclamations to the following participants in the City’s sixth annual Festival of Friendship scheduled for February 5, 2005:

All World Gayatri Pariwar;
Carmenita Friends Club
Cerritos High School’s Rangoli Club;
Chinese Culture Association of Southern California;
Da’Hawaii Senior Club;
Formosa Senior Association, Inc.;
Happy Seniors of Cerritos;
Cerritos Indo-American Optimist Club of Southern California;
Oriental Moo-do Taekwondo School;
Southern California Philippine-US Veterans Association;
ARC of Southeast Los Angeles County representative Kevin McDonald, Executive Director; and
Los Cerritos Center representative Annette Bryant, Marketing Manager.
Members of the Let Freedom Ring Committee were also introduced.

EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS

The following employees were presented with service awards:

Toby Fusato, Division Secretary, Community and Safety Services; and Lori Thompson, Recreation Services Supervisor, Community and Safety Services.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Jerry Jensen, Cerritos resident, expressed concern regarding the parking restrictions at the shopping plaza on Gridley Road and South Street.

City Manager Gallucci indicated that the shopping plaza is privately owned property and staff is working with the property owner to reconsider parking restrictions.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Register of Demands dated January 27, 2005, Checks 67893 through 68039 and Checks 68040 through 68249, in the total amount of $3,915,435.25. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and unanimously carried.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period Ending December 31, 2004

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending December 31, 2004. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Minutes of the January 13, 2005 Regular City Council meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and unanimously carried.

Ordinance for second reading and adoption. Reading of ordinance waived and ordinance adopted.
 

ORDINANCE NO. 891

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.22, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS) ZONES, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE HEIGHT OF HEDGES AND LANDSCAPE SCREENS IN RESIDENTIAL FRONT YARDS.

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 891.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and carried by the following vote:

AYES:              Councilmembers - Bowlen, Kappe, Lee, Crawley, Hughlett
NOES:             Councilmembers - None
ABSENT:         Councilmembers - None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None

ORDINANCE NO. 892

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.11, DEVELOPMENT AREA ONE (ADP-1), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO INTENSITY STANDARDS.

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 892.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers - Bowlen, Kappe, Lee, Crawley, Hughlett
NOES:             Councilmembers - None
ABSENT:        Councilmembers - None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None

Miscellaneous

An amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with MV Transportation, Inc., for City of Cerritos transit operations and maintenance.

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to direct the City Manager to execute Amendment #1 to the Professional Services Agreement with MV Transportation, Inc., for City of Cerritos Transit operations and maintenance.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and unanimously carried.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Consideration of an agreement for reimbursement for helicopter patrol services between the City of Lakewood and the City of Cerritos for the period of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009.

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Agreement for Reimbursement for Helicopter Patrol Services from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009; and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement for Reimbursement for Helicopter Patrol Services. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and unanimously carried.

Review and consideration of an art piece/sculpture commemorating the 50th anniversary of the City of Cerritos to be placed within the Cerritos Civic Center located on the northwest corner of 183rd Street and Bloomfield Avenue.

Deputy City Manager Matsumoto provided an overview of the staff report dated January 27, 2005.

Jim Edwards, Cerritos resident and Parks and Recreation Commissioner, requested that an art piece commemorating the 50th anniversary of the City of Cerritos reflect the cultural diversity in the City.

Discussion ensued regarding the style, shape and placement of the art piece, and the theme to include history and ethnic diversity.

MOTION:  Following comments regarding placement, Councilwoman Lee moved to approve the concepts for the 50th anniversary commemorative art piece to include:  the theme of the artwork should reflect the community; the materials of the artwork should be mosaic or tile to allow for rich colors and highly visible detail; the art piece shall be located within the Civic Center Complex; it is highly preferable that the art piece be located in the Sculpture Garden, however, a recommendation for a specific location that is highly visible and accessible within the Civic Center Complex may be considered; and the Fine Arts and Historical Commission shall provide final recommendations as it relates to the art work and specific placement of art work for City Council approval, when appropriate. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and unanimously carried.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci reported that the City received its first triple flip payment from the State of California.   

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmembers invited the community to the Festival of Friendship cultural event on Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the Los Cerritos Shopping Center.

Councilwoman Kappe reported on her attendance at the recent United States  Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., noting that unfunded mandates was a key issue discussed at the conference.

Mayor Pro Tem Crawley reported on his recent discussion with Mayor Daly of Chicago regarding unfunded mandates; and requested that the meeting be adjourned in memory of Cerritos resident Janet Lockwood who recently passed away.

Councilman Bowlen inquired about and received a response regarding the upcoming recognition for the Shop Cerritos holiday drawing winners.

Mayor Hughlett also reported on his attendance at the United States Conference of Mayors and a recent meeting with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; commented on the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Program; and announced the birth of his granddaughter Amanda Elizabeth Muse.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. in memory of Cerritos resident Janet Lockwood who recently passed away.

 

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk  

Attest:

/s/ Robert Hughlett
Robert Hughlett, Mayor

Approved: February 10,  2005

 

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