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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD MAY 26, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

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

INVOCATION

Reverend Joseph Lao of First Evangelical Church in Cerritos offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

ROLL CALL

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

Councilman Jim Edwards
Councilwoman Gloria Kappe
Councilwoman Laura Lee
Mayor Pro Tem Paul W. Bowlen
Mayor John F. Crawley

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Crawley presented a proclamation to Hersh Choksi for his outstanding achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Public Information Manager Hylton presented the City Council with awards received for the video program “The Art of the Cerritos Library,” the Telly Award and the Star Award from the Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Paul Bellebaum, Cerritos resident, inquired about and received a response regarding trees removed in the vicinity of Del Amo Boulevard and Studebaker Road.

Marie O’Donnell, Cerritos resident, expressed concern regarding a barking dog in her neighborhood.


CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  Councilman Edwards moved to approve the Register of Demands dated May 26, 2005, Checks 71183 through 71255, Checks 71256 through 71414 and Checks 71415 through 71641, in the total amount of $2,224,600.69. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and unanimously carried.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for period ending April 30, 2005

MOTION:  Councilman Edwards moved to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2005.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilman Edwards to approve the Minutes of the May 9, 2005 City Council Special Meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and unanimously carried.

Ordinances for second reading and adoption.  Reading of ordinances waived and ordinances adopted.

ORDINANCE NO. 898

an ordinance of the City of Cerritos amending the Cerritos Development Map by changing the zone classification of approximately ±2.00 acres of land, located northeast of 183rd Street and Dumont Avenue at 10861 183rd Street, Cerritos, California 90703, and within the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area, from Single Family Residential (RS-6500) to Development Area Five (ADP-5).

MOTION:  Councilman Edwards moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 898.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and carried by the following vote:

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

ORDINANCE NO. 899

An ordinance of the City of Cerritos amending Chapter 22.15, Development Area Five (ADP-5), of the Cerritos Municipal Code to amend the boundaries of ADP-5. 

MOTION: Councilman Edwards moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 899. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley

NOES:             Councilmembers - None

ABSENT:        Councilmembers - None

ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None
 

ORDINANCE NO. 900

An ordinance of the City of Cerritos amending the Cerritos Development Map by changing the zone classification of approximately ±4.23 acres of land located at 17601 Dumont Avenue, Cerritos, California 90703, and within the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area, from Agricultural (A) to Open Space (OS). 

MOTION: Councilman Edwards moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 900. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley

NOES:             Councilmembers - None

ABSENT:        Councilmembers - None

ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None
 

ORDINANCE NO. 901

An ordinance of the City of cerritos amending the Cerritos Development Map by changing the zone classification of approximately ±28.10 acres of land located at 10818 Artesia Boulevard, Cerritos, California 90703, and within the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area, from Single Family Residential (RS-6500) to Open Space (OS). 

MOTION: Councilman Edwards moved to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 901. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Kappe and carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley

NOES:             Councilmembers - None

ABSENT:        Councilmembers - None

ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

Consideration of revised assessment for Los Coyotes Lighting and Landscaping District.

Presentation of Engineer's Report.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT REGARDING THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE LOS COYOTES LIGHTING AND LANDSCAPING DISTRICT, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ORDER AND IMPLEMENT A REASSESSMENT BEGINNING JULY 1, 2005 AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF JUNE 23, 2005.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-12

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT REGARDING THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE LOS COYOTES LIGHTING AND LANDSCAPING DISTRICT, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ORDER AND IMPLEMENT A REASSESSMENT BEGINNING JULY 1, 2005 AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF JUNE 23, 2005.


MOTION:
It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to receive and file the Engineer's Report, to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-12, and to authorize staff to fulfill all actions needed to "remit back" assessments from reserves of the Los Coyotes Lighting and Landscaping Fund and other available revenues, resulting in a charge of $0 to the individual property owners. The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING AN AMENDMENT OF THE SOUTHEAST WATER COALITION JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-13

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING AN AMENDMENT OF THE SOUTHEAST WATER COALITION JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-13.  The motion unanimously carried.

Assistant City Manager/Public Works Brar presented an overview of the staff report dated May 26, 2005.  He discussed the background of the California energy crisis;

addressed the City’s participation in the Magnolia Power Plant Project, the provisions of Ordinance No. 861 establishing the Cerritos Electric Utility, results of strategic risk analysis, Assembly Bill 80 Implementation Agreement with Southern California Edison, financial analysis, gas and energy prices, and exit fees.  Mr. Brar presented details of the Magnolia Power Plant, and also discussed the proposed implementation strategy, including the proposed energy customer base to include the City’s municipal facilities and portions of ABC Unified School District; a tolling arrangement with PPM Energy, Inc. to lease the Magnolia Power Plant; the City’s ability to purchase energy at a negotiated rate from PPM Energy; and anticipated net savings to the City and retail customers.

Discussion ensued regarding the Southern California Public Power Authority Power Purchase Agreement; efficiency of the Magnolia Power Plant; exit fees; anticipated projected income to the City; ability to purchase long term futures when gas prices fall; projected cost savings to the City and ABC Unified School District and reduction in market risk through the proposed tolling arrangement; and payment of the City’s debt service for the Magnolia Power Plant.

In response to Council inquiry, Scott Blaising, the City’s legal counsel for electricity-related issues, elaborated on the exit fees, which include the Department of Water Resources bond and power charges and deregulation model competition transition charges.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-14

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE TO EXECUTE THE EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE MASTER POWER PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT, THE CONFIRMATION AGREEMENT AND THE MARKETING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND PPM ENERGY INC.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-15

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ESTABLISHING RETAIL ELECTRIC RATES TO BE CHARGED TO CUSTOMERS OF THE CERRITOS ELECTRIC UTILITY.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to enter into contracts for the purchase and sale of electricity and natural gas; authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to enter into contracts for the transmission of power to accomplish the goals of the Cerritos Electric Utility; authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to enter into contracts for Scheduling Coordination services and other services that may be necessary to satisfy the goals of the Cerritos Electric Utility; authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to negotiate and execute additional agreements, contracts, and/or letters of intent that may be required to implement the City’s electric utility plan; approve and authorize the City Manager, or his designated representative, to use the City of Cerritos Electric Services Agreement to establish the rates, terms and conditions for electric service to selected retail customers within the boundaries of the City; and to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-14 and Resolution No. 2005-15. The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration and award of a contract for citywide sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs in the City of Cerritos, Bid No. 997-05.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to award a contract for the citywide sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs in the City of Cerritos, Bid No. 997-05, in the amount of $388,869 (including Additive Alternate A) to the apparent low bidder, Elite Bobcat Service, Inc. and to reject all other bids.  The motion unanimously carried.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilwoman Kappe reported on her attendance at the California Contract Cities Association conference.

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen reported on his attendance at the Artesia Historical Society’s fundraising event held at the Frampton House/Artesia Historical Museum and the grand opening ceremony of the Michelle Kwon East West Ice Palace in Artesia; and suggested proclamations be presented at the Veteran’s Day Celebration to Cerritos residents who are serving in the military.

CONSENSUS:  It was the consensus of the City Council to present proclamations at the Veteran’s Day Celebration to Cerritos residents who are serving in the military.

Councilwoman Lee announced that May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and requested that the meeting be adjourned in memory of James McCabe, father of Los Cerritos Community News Publisher Elizabeth Gadbois, who recently passed away.

Councilman Edwards also reported on his attendance at the California Contract Cities Association conference.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. in memory of James McCabe, father of Los Cerritos Community News Publisher Elizabeth Gadbois, who recently passed away.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk  

Attest:

/s/ John F. Crawley
John F. Crawley, Mayor

Approved: June 8, 2005

 

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