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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HELD ON AUGUST 23, 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 Amrit Singh, Sikh Temple of Buena Park.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 693.

4. ROLL CALL

The following members of the City Council/Successor Agency were in attendance:

Council/Agency Member Carol Chen
Council/Agency Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Council/Agency Member Mark Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Bruce Barrows
Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations were presented to: RFI Communications & Security Systems (Business Spotlight), Victor Dang (Eagle Scout), and Brian Hsiang (Eagle Scout).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

None.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated August 23, 2012 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated August 23, 2012 in the total amount of $7,140,386.91. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. Successor Agency dated August 23, 2012 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated August 23, 2012 in the total amount of $3,300.00. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of August 9, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of August 9, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Miscellaneous

9A. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1145-13, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 Fall Mini Calendar. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to award Bid No. 1145-13 to Freedom Printing for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 Fall Mini Calendar. The motion carried unanimously.

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

10A. ORDINANCE NO. 971 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADDING CHAPTER 9.47 TO TITLE 9 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS FROM ENTERING INTO OR UPON CITY OWNED FACILITIES AND LOITERING THEREON. (COUNCIL)

This item was pulled from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration by Councilmember Chen.

Frank Lindsey, Grover Beach, spoke in opposition to the adoption of Ordinance No. 971.

Janice Ballucci, Santa Maria, spoke in opposition to the adoption of Ordinance No. 971.

Linda Cordero, San Diego, spoke in opposition to the adoption of Ordinance No. 971.

There was no action taken on this item and the matter was continued to a future meeting.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

11. PUBLIC HEARINGS

11A. A REQUEST BY PROPERTY OWNER WALTON CWCA O'DONNELL CERRITOS 46, LLC, 1800 EAST IMPERIAL HIGHWAY, SUITE 205, BREA, CALIFORNIA, 92821, FOR APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR WAREHOUSING, DISTRIBUTION AND WHOLESALE USES AT 15928 COMMERCE WAY, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, 90703. THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS ZONED INDUSTRIAL (M) (APN 7005-013-065). (COUNCIL)

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2012-3*

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15301 OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT.

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

Mayor Edwards opened the public hearing and public comments.

Ms. Garcia, Property Manager, spoke in support of the project's approval.

Mayor Edwards closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to approve Conditional Use Permit 2012-3, making the findings set forth in Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-26. The motion carried unanimously.

11B. A REQUEST BY APPLICANT ASPECTUS, INC., 33672 HOLTZ HILL ROAD, DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA, 92629 ON BEHALF OF CROWN CASTLE TO REMOVE AND REPLACE THREE (3) EXISTING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (SCE) STREET LIGHT POLES LOCATED IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY WITH NEW STREET LIGHT POLES, POLE-MOUNTED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION ANTENNAS, AND RELATED SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AS PART OF A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM. (COUNCIL)

1. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION PERMIT 2012-1* (12210U PALM STREET)

2. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION PERMIT 2012-2* (12800U ARTESIA BOULEVARD)

3. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION PERMIT 2012-3* (13130U 183RD STREET)

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15303 OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT.

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

Mayor Edwards opened the public hearing and public comments.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, spoke regarding theft of fire hydrants and made inquiries regarding high voltage power lines.

Rena Hoffmeyer, representing the applicant, Aspectus, Inc., spoke regarding placement of the various project elements.

Mayor Edwards closed public comments and the public hearing.

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

1. Include an additional Condition of Approval (No. 89) with language as follows:

89. Meter Pedestals. The permittee shall screen the meter pedestals to soften their appearance and locate said pedestals in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards as approved by the Director of Community Development and Director of Public Works. Final location of meter pedestals may require reconstruction of sidewalk as directed by the Director of Public Works, and

2. Approve Wireless Telecommunication Permit 2012-1, making the findings set forth in Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-28; and
3. Approve Wireless Telecommunication Permit 2012-2, making the findings set forth in Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-29; and
4. Approve Wireless Telecommunication Permit 2012-3, making the findings set forth in Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-30.

The motion carried unanimously.

11C. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS FINDING THE CITY IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE 2012 CMP LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089. (COUNCIL)

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

Mayor Edwards opened the public hearing and public comments.

Mayor Edwards closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to waive further reading and adopt the following Resolution certifying that Cerritos is in compliance with the requirements of the Congestion Management Program, Resolution No. 2012-21, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS FINDING THE CITY IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE 2012 CMP LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089. The motion carried unanimously.

12. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY SETTING FORTH CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

A staff report was given by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTION NO. CSA 2012-5, A RESOLUTION OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY SETTING FORTH CERTAIN ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY. The motion carried unanimously.

12B. Consideration of participation in a pilot program to install plug-in vehicle charging stations at the Cerritos Civic Center; and authorization for the City Manager to execute a Municipal License Agreement for the installation and operation of two (2) plug-in vehicle charging stations. (COUNCIL)

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

Anthony Wright, representing ECOtality, spoke in support of the pilot project.

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

1. Approve City of Cerritos participation in a pilot program to install plug-in vehicle charging stations at the Cerritos Civic Center; and
2. Authorize the City Manager to execute a municipal license agreement with ECOtality for the installation and operation of two (2) plug-in vehicle charging stations.

The motion carried pursuant to the following vote:

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

12C. Consideration and award of contract for Cerritos Swim Center Extraordinary Maintenance. (COUNCIL)

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

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, inquired as to how this project would impact water conservation at the swim facility.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to award a contract for ongoing Cerritos Swim Center extraordinary maintenance to Service 1st Contractors. The motion carried unanimously.

12D. Consideration and award of contract for annual plumbing maintenance for the City of Cerritos (COUNCIL)

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

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to award a contract for ongoing plumbing maintenance to Norwalk/La Mirada Plumbing & HVAC. The motion carried unanimously.

12E. Review of 2013 City Council/Successor Agency meeting dates and possible rescheduling of dates conflicting with holidays and/or other events. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

A staff report was given by Vida Barone, City Clerk.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to approve the following changes in the 2013 City Council/Successor Agency meeting dates:

Original Meeting Date New Meeting Date
July 11, 2013 Monday, July 8, 2013
October 10, 2013 Monday, October 7, 2013
November 14, 2013 Monday, November 18, 2013
November 28, 2013 Monday, November 25, 2013 (after tree lighting)
December 26, 2013 Cancel

The motion carried unanimously.

13. Legislative Items

13A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

13B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

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

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

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to provide a memo on internet protocols for security cameras at parks.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to obtain the City of Brea's report on light standards and research additional information on this topic from around the state.

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m. in memory of Ann Sampson.

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

/s/Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

/s/Art Gallucci
Art Gallucci, Successor Agency Secretary

Approved: September 13, 2012

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