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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD MAY 10, 2012

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

The invocation was provided by Councilmember Carol Chen.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 863.

4. ROLL CALL

The following members of the City Council were in attendance:

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

5. PRESENTATIONS

None.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Wendy Natividad commented on the "Healthy Lungs at Home" organization and the impact of second hand smoke.

Chris Tierheimer, resident, spoke regarding upcoming 1st CEB Battalion support activities.

Assistant Fire Chief Heinzel spoke regarding Fire Service Day activities in Cerritos.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, commented on various pieces of postal mail correspondence that he has received.

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

7A. Consideration of nomination of a private sector representative to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (SELACO WIB).

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Cho and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to select Pino Pathak as the City's Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors and forward the nomination to the City's Policy Board representative, Councilmember Carol Chen, for placement on the Policy Board agenda as the City's Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors.

CONSENT CALENDAR

8. Approval of Register of Demands

8A. City of Cerritos dated May 10, 2012 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated May 10, 2012, Checks 133382 through 133619, in the total amount of $11,943,700.50. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council Special Meeting of April 23, 2012

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Cho to approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

10. Ordinance for second reading and adoption. Reading of ordinance waived at introduction.

10A. ORDINANCE NO. 969 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERICAL (CR) TO OPEN SPACE (OS). (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Cho to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 969, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERICAL (CR) TO OPEN SPACE (OS). The motion carried unanimously.

11. MISCELLANEOUS

11A. Review and consideration of an agreement for advance and reimbursement of expenses for office space, equipment and supplies by and between the City of Cerritos and the Successor Agency to the City of Cerritos Redevelopment Agency. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Cho to approve the agreement for advance and reimbursement of expenses for office space, equipment and supplies by and between the City of Cerritos and the Successor Agency to the City of Cerritos Redevelopment Agency. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

CONSENSUS (Chen): Directed staff to draft a list of unfunded state mandated services and programs that are provided by the City.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed legal counsel to provide information related to the City's requirements in providing services/programs that represent unfunded state mandates.

12. PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

12A. Consideration and approval of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Los Angeles Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Joint Powers Authority for the administration and cost sharing of regional compliance efforts with the total maximum daily loads for metals and selenium in the San Gabriel River and impaired tributaries. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Mike O'Grady, Environmental Services Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Los Angeles Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Joint Powers Authority for implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load for Metals and Selenium for the San Gabriel River and Impaired Tributaries. The motion carried unanimously.

12B. Consideration and award of contract to conduct an evaluation of current street conditions and update the Cerritos Pavement Management System. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer.

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

1. Find that contracting with Infrastructure Management Services is in the best interest of the City, that dispensing with the bidding process satisfies the purposes of the purchasing Ordinance of the Cerritos Municipal Code, and that it is reasonable and necessary to sole source the PMS update, and
2. Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Infrastructure Management Services for the proposed services in the amount of $56,000. The motion carried unanimously

CONSENSUS (Pulido): Directed staff to provide a report regarding utilizing the pavement management system or a similar system for sidewalk management.

12C. Consideration and approval of a change order to add portions of 166th Street to the contract with Sequel Contractors for the Construction of Street Improvements in Residential Streets, Project No. 14088-12, Bid No. 1139-12. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

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

1. Approve a change order to add portions of 166th Street to the contracting with Sequel Contractors for the construction of street improvements in residential streets, Project No. 14088-12, Bid No. 1139-12, and
2. Authorize the expenditure of $116,825 in STP-L exchange funds to complete the increased scope of work. The motion carried unanimously.

12D. Consideration of participation with the City of La Palma in a shared jurisdiction street improvement project on Carmenita Road/Moody Street between Coyote Creek and Jewel Court/Houston Avenue. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

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

1. Authorize participation of the City of Cerritos with the City of La Palma in a shared jurisdiction street improvement project on Carmenita Road/Moody Street between Coyote Creek and Jewel Court/Houston Street, and
2. Authorize the use of $79,000 in funds from the fiscal year 2011-2012 Cerritos Combined Financial Program street maintenance fund, and
3. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the associated project participation agreement with the City of La Palma. The motion carried unanimously.

13. PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

13A. Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 2.16 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE REGULAR CERRITOS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING FREQUENCY FROM TWO MEETINGS PER MONTH TO ONE MEETING PER MONTH WITH A SECOND MONTHLY MEETING ADDED ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS. (COUNCIL)

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

Chris Tierheimer suggested alternatives to the proposed meeting schedule.

Paul Bellenbaum suggested augmenting the scope of the Planning Commission's duties.

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

1. Make the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-18, and
2. Waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 2.16 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE REGULAR CERRITOS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING FREQUENCY FROM TWO MEETINGS PER MONTH TO ONE MEETING PER MONTH WITH A SECOND MONTHLY MEETING ADDED ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS. The motion carried unanimously.

CONSENSUS (Edwards): Directed staff to research the feasibility and impacts of reducing the number of meetings for City Commissions.

14. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

14A. Review and consideration of a program for the temporary installation of sculptures in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden-generally located in the Cerritos Civic Center on the northwest corner of Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, west of the Cerritos Sheriff's Station (APN 7025-028-904). (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

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

1. Approve the program for the construction of the permanent concrete pads, with a 4 foot minimum pad size, for the temporary installation of sculptures for the Cerritos Sculpture Garden, and that the art pieces selected are not limited to three contemporary but to represent a mix of various art types. The motion carried unanimously.

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

1. Approve that there are no age restrictions on the selected art pieces for the
temporary installation of sculptures in the Sculpture Garden, and
2. Appropriate an amount of $30,000 for the initial program from the Art In Public Places Trust Fund to construct the permanent concrete pads and provide for the costs associated with implementing the program. The motion carried unanimously.
15. Report on Pending Legislation

15A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

15B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

16. City Council Communications/Committee Reports/Report on Meetings.

Reports were provided by Councilmembers Pulido, Cho, Chen, Mayor Pro Tem Barrows, and Mayor Edwards.

CONSENSUS (Chen): Direct staff to research and review the feasibility of utilizing available outside funding for potential charging station placement.

17. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:41 p.m. in honor of Carolyn Winders and John Glendinning.

/s/Vida Barone_________
ATTEST: Vida Barone, City Clerk

/s/Jim Edwards________
Jim Edwards, Mayor

Approved: May 24, 2012

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