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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 12, 2006

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 Amanda Garrett of New Life Community Church in Artesia 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 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 Frederick Don and Irene Moore who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 14, 2006; and Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Darrin P. Kimsey for being awarded the United States Coast Guard Commendation Medal.  

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS 

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer. 

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 

Approval of Register of Demands 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated January 12, 2006, Checks 77206 through 77370, Checks 77371 through 77557, Checks 77558 through 77679, Checks 77680 through 77754 and Checks 77755 through 77932, in the total amount of $7,810,087.15.  The motion unanimously carried. 

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

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

Approval of Minutes 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Minutes of the December 5, 2005 Special City Council Meeting.  The motion unanimously carried. 

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

ORDINANCE NO. 909 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE ADDITION OF CONVENIENCE SERVICE STATIONS AS A CONDITIONAL USE IN COMMERCIAL ZONES.      

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 909.  The motion carried by the following vote: 

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

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS 

Resolutions for consideration 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADOPTING A TARGET GOAL OF 20 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2010 FOR THE TOTAL RETAIL ELECTRIC SALES OF THE CERRITOS ELECTRIC UTILITY AND DIRECTING THE PREPARATION OF A RESOURCE PLAN THAT COMPORTS WITH THE MUNICIPAL UTILITY MANDATES OF RESOURCE ADEQUACY REQUIREMENTS. 

Assistant City Manager/Public Works Brar presented an overview of the staff report dated January 12, 2006, relating to renewable energy goals. 

The following modifications to the resolution were provided by Mr. Brar: 

WHEREAS, the various State legislative and regulatory bodies have established goals and standards for the inclusion of qualified renewable energy resources in the generation portfolios of the municipally-owned load serving entities within the State; the State Legislature has established standards for the inclusion of renewable energy in the resource portfolios of publicly owned electric utilities within the State; and 
WHEREAS, as a municipally-owned load serving entity, the City is responsible to develop and adopt a resource plan that specifically addresses the establishment of adequate capacity reserves in compliance with Resource Adequacy Requirement mandates the State Legislature requires the City, as a publicly owned electric utility, to prudently plan for and procure adequate resources to provide reliable electric service to its customers. 

In response to Council inquiry, Bruce McLaughlin of Braun and Blaising, the City’s legal counsel for electricity-related issues, and staff further elaborated on reserve capacity;  target goal of renewable energy resources; impact of Southern California Edison proposed rate increases on Cerritos residents; and potential renewable energy resource opportunities.  

Alon Barlevy, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of renewable energy.  He inquired about and staff provided a response relative to potential sources of renewable energy. 

Paul Bellebaum, Cerritos resident, suggested the use of solar power as a source of renewable energy.  

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-1 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADOPTING A TARGET GOAL OF 20 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2010 FOR THE TOTAL RETAIL ELECTRIC SALES OF THE CERRITOS ELECTRIC UTILITY AND DIRECTING THE PREPARATION OF A RESOURCE PLAN THAT COMPORTS WITH THE MUNICIPAL UTILITY MANDATES OF RESOURCE ADEQUACY REQUIREMENTS. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-1.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING RESOLUTION 76-51 TO MODIFY THE PARKING PROHIBITION ON COLLEGE PLACE. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-2 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING RESOLUTION 76-51 TO MODIFY THE PARKING PROHIBITION ON COLLEGE PLACE. 

MOTION:  Following a brief report by staff, it was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-2.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Public Works Activities 

Consideration of award of contract for architectural services for the design of improvements to the Coyote Creek Trail, Project No. 10092.  

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, 7:36 p.m.  Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen assumed the chair.  

MOTION:  Following a brief staff report, it was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award a contract for architectural services for the design of improvements to the Coyote Creek Trail, Project No. 10092 to Purkiss-Rose-RSI in the amount of $24,300.   The motion carried, with Mayor Crawley absent. 

Mayor Crawley returned to the dais at this juncture, 7:40 p.m. 

Consideration of participation in a program with the Los Angeles County Public Works Department to spread imported water supplies at the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Spreading Grounds. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilman Edwards to remove from the agenda the consideration of participation in a program with the Los Angeles County Public Works Department to spread imported water supplies at the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Spreading Grounds.  The motion unanimously carried. 

New and Old Business 

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1017-05, purchase of two new pickup trucks. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to award Bid No. 1017-05 to Raceway Ford for the purchase of one new one ton pickup truck dually in the amount of $29,390.96 and reject the bids for the purchase of one new 3/4 ton pickup truck.   The motion unanimously carried. 

Consideration of a request for a reward offer by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the murder investigation of Kristine Holmstedt. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve offering a reward in the amount of $25,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the murder investigation of Kristine Holmstedt. The motion unanimously carried. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Councilmembers commented on the City’s float entry in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade winning the Animation Trophy for best animation and motion. 

Councilman Edwards commented on the Martin Luther King, Jr. film and presentation held on January 11, 2006 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts; invited the community to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ceremony on January 16, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at the Cerritos Civic Center; and reported on his attendance at the California Contract Cities Association Conference in Sacramento. 

Councilwoman Lee inquired about and staff responded to the following: the temporary closure of the exercise room at the Cerritos Senior Center during construction; an update on the 18-unit affordable senior housing development at the southeast corner of 183rd Street and Carmenita Road; and the proposed traffic control devices in the vicinity of Stowers Elementary School at Beach Street and Carmenita Road.  She also wished everyone a happy new year. 

Councilwoman Kappe wished everyone a happy and healthy new year; and also reported on her attendance at the California Contract Cities Association Conference in Sacramento, noting that Proposition 1A was a key issue discussed at the conference. 

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen referenced the Cerritos Senior Center expansion and proposed patronage.  It was noted that staff was preparing a report for Council consideration. 

Mayor Crawley also reported on his attendance at the California Contract Cities Association Conference and at the Orangeline Development Authority Meeting; and he announced that the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts will host the “Don Felder and Friends Rock Cerritos for Katrina,” a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina on February 1, 2006, at 8:00 p.m. 

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.  

 /s/ Josephine Triggs                   

Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

ATTEST: 

 /s/ John F. Crawley                    

John F. Crawley, Mayor

 

Approved:  January 23, 2006      

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