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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS HELD OCTOBER 13, 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 Keith Tanis of New Life Community Church in Artesia offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 394 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 A. Kappe
Councilwoman Laura Lee
Mayor Pro Tem Paul W. Bowlen
Mayor John F. Crawley

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Crawley presented proclamations to the following:

Ryan Cañete for participating in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution events and his outstanding accomplishments;

Dr. Jan Laine, Executive Director of Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network, proclaiming the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Cerritos; and

Ester Pulido, Chair of the Fine Arts and Historical Commission, and La Verne Tancill, Board Member of the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, proclaiming the month of October as National Arts and Humanities Month in the City of Cerritos.

Larina Corbell, Member of the Associated Student Body, on behalf of Valley Christian Schools, read a letter of appreciation to the City Council for the new signal installed near their schools.

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

Consideration of appointment to the Community Safety Committee

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen to appoint Waldo Arballo to the Community Safety Committee, to fill the unexpired term of Elliot Gray ending March 31, 2007. The motion unanimously carried.

The City Clerk then administered the oath of allegiance to Mr. Arballo.

RECOGNITION

Mayor Crawley welcomed Teacher Jay Johnstone and his civic class students in the audience from Cerritos High School.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Mayor Crawley invited comments from those who wished to address the City Council on other than agenda items. There was no response and the public comments and suggestions portion of the meeting was closed.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated October 13, 2005, Checks 74914 through 75120, checks 75121 through 75276, Checks 75277 through 75350 and checks 75351 through 75550, in the total amount of $4,861,963.96. The motion unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Minutes of the September 22, 2005 Regular City Council Meeting. The motion unanimously carried.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 908

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS GRANTING TO PACIFIC TERMINALS, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY A FRANCHISE TO OPERATE, MAINTAIN, REPLACE, ABANDON IN PLACE, AND/OR REMOVE PIPELINES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF OIL, GAS, PETROLEUM, LIQUID HYDROCARBON PRODUCTS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES, IN, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS CERTAIN PUBLIC STREETS AS SET FORTH IN SAID ORDINANCE WITHIN THE CITY OF CERRITOS.

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 908. 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

A development proposal by Matson Architects, 13271 South Street, Cerritos, California 90703, on behalf of the property owner, Browning Investments, to construct interior and exterior modifications to the Browning Mazda showroom building. The subject site is located at 18827 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, California, in the Cerritos Auto Square. The subject site is zoned Area Development Plan Five (ADP-5) and is located in the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7038-012-017 and APN 7038-012-016).

Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2005-11
Precise Plan 79-12(C) (2005) Amendment*

*Pursuant to Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project is categorically exempt.


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

Senior Planner Cisneros reviewed the staff report dated October 13, 2005 and provided details of the project, including location of the site, aerial photograph of the existing buildings, site plans, existing and proposed floor plans, exterior and interior modifications, existing and proposed elevations, and proposed architectural design elements to match the adjacent Acura building and bring uniformity to the dealership site. She referenced the addition of Conditions of Approval **47 through **51, noting that the Planning Commission has determined the proposed modifications meet the New Orleans architectural style of the Cerritos Auto Square.

In response to Council inquiry, staff addressed the Art in Public Places requirements.

Interested parties were invited to address the City Council on this matter.

John Matson, architect for the project, indicated that the proposed interior modifications would bring the building to current standards and the proposed exterior modifications would blend better with the Acura dealership. He further indicated that the dealership would likely contribute toward the Art in Public Places Trust Fund.

No one else wished to address the City Council on this matter and the public hearing was closed.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe that the City Council:

A. Receive and file the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2005-11; and

B. Approve Precise Plan 79-12 (C) (2005) Amendment making the findings set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 2005-63;

as recommended in the staff report dated October 13, 2005. The motion unanimously carried.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Consideration and review of Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course green fees. (Deferred from the September 22, 2005 City Council meeting.)

Recreation Services Superintendent Mendoza presented an overview of the staff report dated October 13, 2005. He presented survey results of green fees of comparable golf courses and revenue and expenditures associated with the Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course. He indicated that the Parks and Recreation Commission recommends a $.50 increase for resident and non-resident green fees and changing the definition of junior golfers to high school students and younger.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to concur with the recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Commission and to increase the Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course green fees as follows:

CATEGORY

CURRENT

PROPOSED

INCREASE

Weekdays

Resident

$  7.00

$  7.50

$.50

Non-resident

$  9.00

$  9.50

$.50

Weekends/Holidays

Resident

$  8.00

$  8.50

$.50

Non-resident

$10.00

$10.50

$.50

 

The motion carried, with Councilwoman Lee and Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen dissenting.

Councilwoman Lee and Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen expressed a preference to maintain the existing green fees for residents.

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1014-05, purchase of theatre speaker system.

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to award Bid No. 1014-05 to SPL Integrated Solutions for the purchase of theatre speaker system for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in the amount of $67,750.00. The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration and review of Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course green fees. (Deferred from the September 22, 2005 City Council meeting.) (clarification)

City Attorney Canzoneri requested clarification from Council regarding the definition of a junior golfer previously discussed under Agenda Item 12A, and the Council indicated that the definition of a junior golfer is a high school student and younger.

Consideration of a monthly bus pass program for the Cerritos On Wheels (COW) Transit Service.

MOTION:
It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to authorize staff to implement a bus pass program for the Cerritos on Wheels (COW) transit service as described in the staff report dated October 13, 2005. The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration of an annual update on the implementation of the Certified Housing Element of the City of Cerritos as required by Section 65400(b) of the California Government Code.

Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator Anthony presented an overview of the staff report dated October 13, 2005.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to receive and file the annual update on the implementation of the Certified Housing Element of the City of Cerritos as required by Section 65400(b) of the California Government Code; and direct staff to transmit a copy of the report as required by Government Code Section 65400(b), and as outlined in the staff report dated October 13, 2005. The motion unanimously carried.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilwoman Lee congratulated Leal Elementary School for receiving the 2005 National Blue Ribbon Award; and suggested the matter of modifications to the Residential Assistance Program be placed on a future agenda for discussion.

CONSENSUS: It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place the matter of modifications to the Residential Assistance Program on a future agenda for discussion.

Councilman Edwards reported on his attendance at the Senior Health Fair held at the Los Cerritos Shopping Center on October 10, 2005. He inquired about and staff responded with an update regarding the 18-unit affordable senior housing development at the southeast corner of 183rd Street and Carmenita Road.

Councilwoman Kappe reported on her attendance at the League of California Cities 2005 Annual Conference; and encouraged everyone to volunteer in their community.

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen thanked Teacher Jay Johnstone for bringing his civic class students to tonight’s meeting; and inquired about and staff responded with an update regarding the Guppy Teahouse II refreshment operation at the Civic Center.

Mayor Crawley announced that he would be absent from the October 27, 2005 City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting to attend parent-teacher conferences at the school at which he teaches.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

Attest:

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

Approved: October 27, 2005

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