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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD SEPTEMBER 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

Pastor Andy Won of Living Water Mission Church in Cerritos offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen 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

The Mayor presented proclamations to the following:

Andrew Fernandes for placing first in the U.S. Kids Golf Southern California State Championship for Boys 6-and-under held at the Altadena Golf Course on June 20, 2005; and

Nancy Loucks, Community Director for the American Cancer Society, proclaiming the month of September, 2005 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Cerritos; and proclaiming the month of October, 2005 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Cerritos.

The following were also presented:

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen, on behalf of the Children in the “999 for Kids” Program, presented a plaque in grateful appreciation to the City of Cerritos.

Councilwoman Kappe, on behalf of the ABC Unified School District, presented a proclamation to the City of Cerritos for their partnership and community opportunities that provide the best quality of life that supports and strengthens learning opportunities for all students.

CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO VACANCIES ON VARIOUS COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

Consideration of appointment to the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Councilwoman Kappe presented the qualifications of Robert H. Green, M.D. for appointment to the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen to appoint Robert H. Green, M.D. to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, to fill the unexpired term of Louzana Kaku ending March 31, 2007. The motion unanimously carried.

Mayor Crawley announced that he would be leaving tonight’s meeting at 7:30 p.m. to attend his teachers’ 50th year celebration at St. John Bosco High School.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer.

Rick Renaker, Cerritos resident and Property Preservation Chairman, expressed concern regarding property maintenance and overgrown weeds relative to the vacant lot at Cerritos High School; discussed a suggestion by Dr. Gary Smuts, ABC Unified School District Superintendent, to develop the vacant lot into a community garden; and requested the Council’s consideration for the City of Cerritos to work in cooperation with the ABC Unified School District to develop the vacant lot into a community garden.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Register of Demands dated September 8, 2005, Checks 74100 through 74288 and Checks 74289 through 74476, in the total amount of $7,150,387.20. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Treasurer's Report for periods ending June 30, 2005 and July 31, 2005

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Treasurer's Report for the periods ending June 30, 2005 and July 31, 2005. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Minutes of the August 25, 2005 Regular City Council Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 906

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS GRANTING TO WAVE BROADBAND, LLC, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WAVEDIVISION HOLDINGS, LLC, A NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, RECONSTRUCT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE SYSTEM WITHIN THE STREETS AND PUBLIC WAYS IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND TO OFFER TO SUBSCRIBERS CABLE SERVICES UTILIZING THE FACILITIES OF GRANTEE’S CABLE SYSTEM.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 906. The motion carried by the following vote:

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

ORDINANCE NO. 907

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 636 AND ORDINANCE NO. 770, COMPRISING CHAPTER 14.08 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE, AND REPLACING SAID CHAPTER WITH A NEW CHAPTER 14.08 PROVIDING FOR CABLE SYSTEM REGULATION.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 907. The motion carried by the following vote:

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A REPORT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 33445 AND 33679 AND AUTHORIZING THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO FUND PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS/ CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006.

*Pursuant to Section 15301, Existing Facilities, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines, the portions of the program proposed for funding are categorically exempt from CEQA review.

Title to the foregoing item was read, the public hearing opened, and staff called upon for a report.

Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator Anthony provided an overview of the staff report dated September 8, 2005. He noted that the Redevelopment Agency proposes to use redevelopment funds for capital improvement projects anticipated for fiscal year 2005-2006 and reviewed the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Sections 33445 and 33679 for use of redevelopment funds for the construction and/or improvements of publicly owned buildings, facilities, or structures.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony. There was no response and the public hearing was closed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-33
RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2005-9

A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A REPORT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 33445 AND 33679 AND AUTHORIZING THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO FUND PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS/CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2005-33 and Resolution No. CRA 2005-9. The motion unanimously carried.

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

Resolution for consideration

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TRANSFERRING FRANCHISE ORDINANCE NO. 865 FROM UNION PIPELINE COMPANY (CALIFORNIA) TO CONOCOPHILLIPS PIPE LINE COMPANY (DELAWARE).

At this juncture, 7:30 p.m., Mayor Crawley excused himself from the dais and left the Council Chambers, at which time Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen assumed the Chair.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-34

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TRANSFERRING FRANCHISE ORDINANCE NO. 865 FROM UNION PIPELINE COMPANY (CALIFORNIA) TO CONOCOPHILLIPS PIPE LINE COMPANY (DELAWARE).

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-34. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Consideration of an amendment to the agreement with R.F. Dickson for street sweeping services.

Environmental Services Manager O’Grady provided background and an overview of the street sweeping services agreement as outlined in the staff report dated September 8, 2005, noting that the amendment provides for a reduction in the monthly contract fee because R.F. Dickson is no longer required by the Department of Industrial Relations to pay its street sweeper operators prevailing wages.

In response to Council inquiry, Steve Dickson, R.F. Dickson President, indicated that employees were informed in advance of the issue concerning prevailing wages.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve an amendment to the street sweeping services agreement with R.F. Dickson Company, as outlined in the staff reported dated September 8, 2005. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

Consideration of award of contract for the preparation of a 2005 Urban Water Management Plan.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award a contract for the preparation of a 2005 Urban Water Management Plan to Psomas in the amount of $35,875. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1008-05, purchase of a video server system.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to award Bid No. 1008-05 to Media Control Systems for the purchase of a video server system in the amount of $20,927.00. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1011-05, purchase of a dimmer lighting system for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award Bid No. 1011-05 to Polaris Lighting, Inc. for the purchase of a dimmer lighting system for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in the amount of $129,741.26. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1010-05, printing of the 2006 Cerritos Community Calendar.

MOTION: 
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award Bid No. 1010-05 to Anderson Printing for the printing of the 2006 Cerritos Community Calendar in the amount of $32,328.86. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

Approval of an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) enabling the pass through of Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) funds for use toward the purchase of City transit vehicles.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the pass through of Federal Transit Administration funds for use toward the purchase of City transit vehicles; and authorize the City Manager to enter into future agreements with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the pass through of Federal Transit Administration funds for use toward the purchase of City transit vehicles, if the City is awarded such funds in the future. The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci discussed the potential impact to cities of the State’s contention of overpayment of triple flip reimbursement.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilman Edwards encouraged the community to support the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina; expressed appreciation to the community for participating in the recent American Red Cross Blood Drive for Chelsea Otero; reminded everyone to drive carefully in school areas since school is back in session; and invited the community to the upcoming Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, September 11, 2005, 4:45 p.m., at the Cerritos Civic Center, in honor of the victims and heroes involved in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Councilwoman Lee inquired about and City Manager Gallucci provided a response relative to the triple flip payments; and she suggested American Red Cross donation boxes for Hurricane Katrina be placed at the Cerritos Library. Mr. Gallucci commented on City’s efforts to collect donations for Hurricane Katrina at City Hall and the Cerritos Library, and noted the relief efforts of local businesses.

In response to Council inquiry, staff commented on the Los Angeles County storm drain and flood control system; discussed earthquake preparedness; and provided a comprehensive overview of the City’s emergency preparedness efforts, including community awareness, Community Emergency Response Training and emergency response training for City employees.

Councilwoman Kappe reported on Cerritos Around Towne Business Expo held earlier today at the Civic Center; commented on the Hurricane Katrina tragedy; in reference to comments made by Mr. Renaker earlier this evening, she suggested that the matter of a community garden at Cerritos High School be placed on a future agenda for discussion; and requested that the meeting be adjourned in memory of S & J Chevrolet employee Michael Sharp who recently passed away.

CONSENSUS:  It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place the matter of a community garden at Cerritos High School on a future agenda.

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen inquired about and staff responded regarding the preference of monetary contributions for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. in memory of S & J Chevrolet employee Michael Sharp who recently passed away.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

Attest:

/s/ Paul W. Bowlen
Paul W. Bowlen, Mayor Pro Tem

Approved: September 22, 2005

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