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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD JUNE 8, 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

Councilwoman Laura Lee offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Crawley presented proclamations to the following:

Representatives of Joe A. Gonsalves Elementary School, Wittmann Elementary School and Tracy High School for their participation in the 2005 Cerritos City Wide Pride Program; and

Cerritos High School Wind Symphony for being named Silver Medalist at the 2005 New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall on March 29, 2005.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Chris Tierheimer, Cerritos resident, expressed appreciation for the improvements made to Rainbow and Bettencourt Parks.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Register of Demands dated June 8, 2005, Checks 71642 through 71795 and Checks 71796 through 71961, in the total amount of $4,849,059.46. The motion was seconded by Councilman Edwards and unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Minutes of the May 26, 2005 City Council Regular Meeting, May 31, 2005 City Council/Redevelopment Agency Joint Special Meeting and the June 2, 2005 City Council/Redevelopment Agency Joint Special Meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Edwards and unanimously carried.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Joint Public Hearing of the Cerritos City Council and the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency concerning the proposed adoption of resolutions approving the use of Agency funds for payment of the cost of the installation and construction of publicly owned improvements for the Magnolia Power Plant.

Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Summary Report – Agency funding of the cost of the installation and construction of publicly owned improvements pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 33445 (City of Cerritos Magnolia Power Plant Debt Service).

Cooperation Agreement

Consideration of proposed actions to retire City’s debt service for the Magnolia Power Project.


The adoption of resolutions by the Cerritos City Council and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency authorizing the Agency’s payment of the City’s debt service on certain City bond payments related to a portion of the cost of the construction and installation of the Magnolia Power Plant which is a publicly owned facility.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING THE AGENCY’S PAYMENT FOR COSTS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS (MAGNOLIA POWER PLANT).

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS CONSENTING TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S PAYMENT FOR COSTS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS (MAGNOLIA POWER PLANT).

(To be continued to the June 23, 2005 City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting.)

Title to foregoing item was read and staff called upon for a report.

City Manager Gallucci recommended continuing the public hearing to the June 23, 2005 City Council meeting.

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to continue the public hearing to the June 23, 2005 City Council meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

Resolutions for consideration

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PARTICIPATION IN THE LOS ANGELES URBAN COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM BY ENTERING INTO A COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, FOR TIME PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2006 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-16

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PARTICIPATION IN THE LOS ANGELES URBAN COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM BY ENTERING INTO A COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, FOR TIME PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2006 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2009.

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to authorize the Mayor to execute the Cooperation Agreement with the County of Los Angeles for the Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program covering the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009; and to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-16. The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE APPEAL OF THE SUPERIOR COURT DECISION IN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUNICIPAL STORMWATER PERMIT LITIGATION.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-17

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE APPEAL OF THE SUPERIOR COURT DECISION IN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUNICIPAL STORMWATER PERMIT LITIGATION.

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-17. The motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Review and consideration of a site evaluation and proposed traffic control enhancements for the intersection of Shoemaker Avenue at 195th Street.

Mayor Crawley indicated that he would not participate in consideration of this matter due to a potential conflict of interest related to the close proximity of his residence to the subject project. He then left the dais at this juncture, 7:27 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen assumed the chair.

MOTION:  Following presentation of the staff report and discussion, it was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to authorize staff to implement the recommended traffic control modifications for Shoemaker Avenue at 195th Street as recommended in the staff report dated June 8, 2005. The motion unanimously carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

Mayor Crawley returned to the dais at this juncture, 7:32 p.m.

Consideration of award of contract for the construction of street improvements in 166th Street from Carmenita Road to Edwards Road, Bid No. 1000-05, Project No. 13022.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to award a contract for the construction of street improvements in 166th Street from Carmenita Road to Edwards Road, Bid No. 1000-05, Project No. 13022, to the apparent lower bidder, Sully-Miller Contracting Company, for $748,300.00, and to reject all other bids. The motion unanimously carried.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for collecting and reporting data for the National Transit Database for Report Year 2003 and for subsequent and future report years.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for collecting and reporting data for the National Transit Database for Report Year 2003; and authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for collecting and reporting data for the National Transit Database for each subsequent report year in which the City participates in the National Transit Database reporting program. The motion unanimously carried.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci reported that staff is monitoring pending legislation proposed for the November ballot.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmembers reported on their attendance at and the success of the Family Arts Festival held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen reported on his attendance at the Cerritos Kids “Fishing Derby” held at Cerritos Regional Park; and invited the community to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event June 11 through June 12, 2005 at Gahr High School.

Mayor Crawley announced that Cerritos Economic Development Commissioner Douglas Padelford recently passed away, commented on his contributions to the community, expressed condolences to his family and adjourned the meeting in his memory.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. in memory of Cerritos Economic Development Commissioner Douglas Padelford who recently passed away.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

Attest:

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

Approved: June 23, 2005

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