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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 AND A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CERRITOS PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY HELD ON DECEMBER 13, 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 Delwin McCarthy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 6783.

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 E. Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Bruce Barrows
Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards

5. PRESENTATIONS

None.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Lori Augustine, resident, requested an increase in the water temperature at Cerritos Park East.

Ryan Augustine, resident, requested an increase in the water temperature at Cerritos Park East.

Robin Sumner, resident, expressed concerns with the Dial-A-Ride program.

Katherine Chu, resident, expressed concerns with the Dial-A-Ride program.

Chris Foster, resident, expressed concerns with the Dial-A-Ride program.

Jay Gray, resident, expressed concerns with the City's financial oversight and potential increase in fees.

Estela Joya, resident, expressed concerns with the Cerritos "island" and the inability to be able to develop her property.

Marina Flores spoke regarding the homeless outreach services her organization provides.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated December 13, 2012 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated December 13, 2012 in the total amount of $12,231,030.19. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. Successor Agency dated December 13, 2012 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated December 13, 2012 in the total amount of $161,961.60. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of the Treasurer's Reports for the period ending October 31, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the Treasurer's Reports for the period ending October 31, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of November 19, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

10. Miscellaneous

10A. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1154-13, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Perfoming Arts 2012-2013 Third Seasonal Calendar. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to award Bid No. 1154-13 for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 Third Seasonal Calendar to Trend Offset printing in the amount of $14,615.94. The motion carried unanimously.

10B. Consideration of a request of the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce to conduct a candidate forum for the upcoming March 5, 2013 General Municipal Election. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve a request from the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce to conduct a candidate forum on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, with the City underwriting the expense of the live cablecast. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

11. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Review and consideration of user group fees and use policies for Cerritos athletic fields and the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Greg Berg, Director of Community and Safety Services.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to repeal the fee adjustments for all City-sponsored user group classifications (originally approved on November 5, 2012), to keep the rates at their current levels, to return Attachments A and B to the Park and Recreation Commission for their further review, to notify all sports leagues, leadership of the sports leagues, families and those associated with the sports leagues of any pending review or action to be taken by the Park and Recreation Commission and/or City Council on this matter, and to return this item to the City Council's review no earlier than during the review period for the 2013-2014 budget. The motion carried unanimously.

Amy Kwan, Cypress resident, owner of Pacific Diving Academy, inquired as to the fee increases at the aquatic center.

Evette Tam, resident, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases.

Walter Camargo, resident, representing Cerritos Regional Soccer club, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases.

Ronaldo Lacayo, resident, representing Frontier Baseball League, expressed concerns with the Recreation Services Department.

Gene Luevano, president of Frontier Baseball League, submitted documentation for the record.

Chris Borza, resident, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases.

Jean Gaerlan, president of Cerritos Aquatic Club, submitted a document for the record.

Jim Giordano, resident, commented that the area north of skatepark is consistently flooded.

Debbi Lauderback, Lakewood resident, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases and suggested the development of a welcome packet for new leagues.

Lori Williams, resident, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases.

Kyo Kim, resident, thanked the City Council for rescinding the recreation fee increases.

Daniel Montoya, Signal Hill resident, process of how they were not informed.

John Andrunas, resident, expressed concerns with field allocation.

Bruce Wonderlick, resident, requested that the City Council come up with a better solution as to how to work with the community to address recreation rates.

11B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL, SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND CERRITOS PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY ADOPTING CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODES, AND REPEALING RESOLUTIONS NO. 2010-22, CRA 2010-04, AND CPFA 2010-1. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY/FINANCING AUTHORITY)

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

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve Resolution No. CC 2012-28, Resolution No. CSA 2012-6, and Resolution No. CPFA 2012-1, A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL, SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND CERRITOS PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY ADOPTING CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODES, AND REPEALING RESOLUTIONS NO. 2010-22, CRA 2010-04, AND CPFA 2010-1. The motion carried unanimously.

11C. Consideration of the design for the Cerritos Library "Teen Studio," 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos (APN 7025-028-907). (COUNCIL)

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

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to authorize staff to issue bid documents and specifications for the construction of the Cerritos Library "Teen Studio," 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos (APN 7025-028-907). The motion carried unanimously.

11D. Consideration and award of a contract for the construction of 183rd Street improvements, Gridley Road to Palo Verde Avenue, Project No. 13055, Federal Project No. STPL-5325 (015), Bid No. 1153-13. (COUNCIL)

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

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

1. Award a contract in the amount of $532,050 for the construction of 183rd Street improvements, Gridley Road to Palo Verde Avenue, Project No. 13055, Federal Project No. STPL-5325 (015), Bid No. 1153-13, to Sequel Contractors and reject all other bids; and

2. Authorize staff to work with Caltrans and MTA to reprogram the balance of the available funding for other street work.

The motion carried unanimously.

12. Legislative Items

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

12B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

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

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

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:49 p.m.

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

/s/Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

/s/Art Gallucci
Art Gallucci, City Manager/Executive Director

Approved: January 10, 2013

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