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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD NOVEMBER 14, 2011

1. CALL TO ORDER

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

2. INVOCATION

Mayor Pro Tem Edwards provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Girl Scout Troop 183 led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

4. ROLL CALL

The following Members of the City Council were in attendance:

Councilmember Bruce Barrows
Councilmember Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Councilmember Mark Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Edwards
Mayor Carol Chen

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations/Presentations were made as follows:

Proclamations were presented to Kathy and James Huang in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary on November 4, 2011.

6. CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT TO VACANCIES ON VARIOUS COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

A staff report was provided by Vida Barone, Interim City Clerk.

Councilmember Barrows nominated Mark Bollman to serve as the City’s appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to appoint Mark Bollman to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS (held jointly before the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency and Cerritos City Council)

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, expressed concern with the date change of the Council meetings in November and his efforts to erect a flag at a Carl’s Jr. in Cerritos.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:
It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated November 14, 2011, Checks 129297 through 129640, in the total amount of $11,194,139.06. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the period ending September 30, 2011

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending September 30, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

9A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Minutes of the Joint Special Meeting of October 24, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

10A. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1127-12, Printing of the Cerritos News, Cerritos Library News, Community Services Program and Cerritos Lifelong Enrichment Newsletter.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to award Bid No. 1127-12 to Diversified Printers, Inc. for the printing of the Cerritos News, Cerritos Library news, Community Services Program and Cerritos Lifelong Enrichment Newsletter in the amount of $104,183.85. The motion carried unanimously.

10B. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1125-12 Supply of Compressed Liquid Chlorine.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. to purchase compressed liquid chlorine at $200 per 150 pound cylinder and $600 per one ton cylinder. The motion carried unanimously.

10C. A request by property owner Kent Browning/Obispo Properties, LLC, P.O. Box 367, Artesia, California, 90701, for a one (1) year time extension to Precise Plan 68-8(b)(2009) Amendment which was approved to construct an addition to an existing one-story, industrial building located at 16717 Norwalk Boulevard, Cerritos, California, 90703. The subject property is located in the Los Coyotes Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7011-001-020).

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve a one (1) year time extension for Precise Plan 68-8(B)(2009) Amendment, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-30.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

11A. A request by applicant Jie Jiang of Njoy Spa for the approval of a Conditional Use Permit to operate a massage establishment. The subject property is located at 562 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos, California, 90703, is zoned Regional-Commercial (CR), and is located in the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7038-014-022).

Conditional Use Permit 2011-5*
Cerritos Redevelopment Conformity Report 2011-6

*Pursuant to section 15301 of the California environmental quality act (CEQA), this project is categorically exempt.

A staff report was provided by Sandy Cisneros, Senior Planner. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing and public comments.

Jie Jiang, applicant, responded to various questions from Mayor Chen and Councilmember Barrows related to the licensed massage therapists to be employed in the establishment.

Ken Krause, General Manager of the Los Cerritos Center, spoke in support of the applicant’s request.

Mayor Chen closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido, and seconded by Councilmember Cho to:

1. Receive and file Agency Conformity Report 2011-6.

2. Approve Conditional Use Permit 2011-5, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2011-29.

The motion passed pursuant to the following roll call vote:

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Cho, Pulido, Edwards, Chen
NOES: Barrows
ABSENT: None.
ABSTAIN: None.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

12A. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICIPATION WITH THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD IN A SHARED JURISDICTION STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON PALO VERDE AVENUE BETWEEN 183RD STREET AND SOUTH STREET

A staff report was provided by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.
MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to:

1. Authorize participation of the City of Cerritos with the City of Lakewood in a shared jurisdiction street improvement project on Palo Verde Avenue between 183rd Street and South Street, and

2. Authorize the use of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority flex transportation funds for the purpose of this project; and

3. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the associated agreement.

The motion carried unanimously.

12B. CONSIDERATION OF ASSIGNMENT OF AN EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH ECONOLITE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREETLIGHT MAINTENANCE SERVICES TO AEGIS ITS

A staff report was provided by Hal Arbogast, Director of Public Works.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the assignment of the existing agreement with Econolite Traffic Engineering and Maintenance for traffic signal and streetlight maintenance services to Aegis ITS. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

13A. A REQUEST BY APPLICANT PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL COMPANY/THE BENDETTI COMPANY, 1176 MAIN STREET, SUITE 100, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 92614, ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNER, GEORGE E. ATKINSON III, REQUESTING APPROVAL OF A TIME EXTENSION FOR A CONDITION OF APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2009-4 RELATED TO THE INSTALLATION OF ROOF SCREENING ON AN EXISTING DEVELOPED PROPERTY. THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS ZONED INDUSTRIAL (M) AND IS LOCATED AT 13903, 13905, 13907, 13909, 13911, 13913, 13915, 13919 AND 13921 ARTESIA BOULEVARD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, 90703 (APN 7003-004-013).

A staff report was provided by Robert A. Lopez, Current Planning Manager. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Henrik Vartanian, the architect representing the applicant, stated the financial basis for the applicant’s extension request.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Cho to:

1. Approve a one-year time extension for Condition of Approval number 52 of Conditional Use Permit 2009-4, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-32; and

2. Modify Condition of Approval number 52 as described in this report.

MOTION FAILS: The foregoing motion failed pursuant to the following roll call v vote:

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Cho, Pulido
NOES: Barrows, Edwards, Chen
ABSENT: None.
ABSTAIN: None.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to:

1. Modify Condition of Approval number 52 as described in this report, and amend as follows:

The property owner shall obtain building permits for the roof screens by February 23, 2012, and shall complete the installation of the roof screens to the satisfaction of the Department of Community Development by August 23, 2012. Failure to achieve either of these time frames shall result in Code Enforcement action.

2. Approve a nine month time extension for modified Condition of Approval number 52 of Conditional Use Permit 2009-4, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-32; and

3. With no further time extensions.

The motion passed unanimously.

City Council Communications/Committee Reports/Report on Meetings.

Comments and reports were provided by Councilmember Cho, Councilmember Barrows, Councilmember Pulido, Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and Mayor Chen.

CONSENSUS (Cho): Direction was given to the Recreation Services staff to research and bring back to Council a recommendation regarding offering discounted fees to Veterans at the Cerritos Ironwood nine Golf Course.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

/s/Vida Barone_____________
ATTEST: Vida Barone, Interim City Clerk

 

/s/Carol K. Chen____
Carol K. Chen, Mayor

Approved: November 21, 2011

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