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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 8, 2013

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 Dr. Bill Ebling, First Baptist Church of Fullerton.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 4353.

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 George Ray
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Mark E. Pulido
Mayor/Chair Bruce Barrows

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations were presented as follows:

Jay M. Azling & Associates (Business Spotlight).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Christian Bobadilla expressed concerns regarding occupational safety hazards at College Hospital and submitted documents for the record entitled, “Ensuring Safety and Care at College Hospital.”

Patricia Lawrence expressed concerns regarding safety in the neighborhood surrounding College Hospital.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated August 8, 2013. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated August 8, 2013 in the total amount of $7,071,681.58.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

7B. Successor Agency dated August 8, 2013. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated August 8, 2013 in the total amount of $71,750.00.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

8. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2013.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of July 25, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of July 25, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Consideration and award of a contract for resilient flooring at Cerritos Swim Center, Project No. 10021, Bid No. 1162-14. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments. Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to award a contract in the amount of $7,999.95 to Cinbad industry, Inc. for Resilient Flooring at the Cerritos Swim Center, Project No. 10021, Bid No. 1162-14, and reject all other bids.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

10B. Review and consideration of a public artwork donation from Danny McKenna/McKenna Volkswagen Cerritos in accordance with the City of Cerritos policy for accepting donated artwork/collectibles for public display. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments. Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to approve and accept the donation of fine art from Mr. Danny McKenna/McKenna Volkswagen Cerritos, and authorize the City Manager to execute the Deed of Gift on behalf of the City of Cerritos to accept the artwork.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

A Proclamation was presented to Danny McKenna, owner of McKenna Volkswagen, for his donation of the three (3) original art pieces to the City of Cerritos.

10C. Review and consideration of artwork by Jon Seeman submitted by Perkowitz and Ruth on behalf of the property owners Shin Il Yoo, Eun Mi Yoo and the Rho Family Trust in accordance with Chapter 22.94 of the Cerritos Municipal Code as it relates to the Art in Public Places Program. The project is generally located on 11440-11510 South Street, Cerritos (APN 7039-021-050). (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Jennifer Daw, Perkowitz and Ruth Architects, spoke regarding the benefit and impact of the proposed subject art piece.

The Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Cho and seconded by Chen to approve the subject art piece “Into the Light” by Jon Seeman to be located at 11440-11510 South Street.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

10D. Consideration and review of above-ground utilities and potential underground utility projects in the City of Cerritos. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments. Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to approve the undergrounding of single circuit overhead utility lines at Shoemaker Avenue from Droxford Street to 183rd Street (approximately .33 miles).

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

10E. Review and consideration of a time extension to complete a previously approved sculpture (Infinity II) by Cliff Garten for 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 Station (APN 7025-028-904). (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments. Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the requested time extension of services for Cliff Garten and Associates until March 30, 2014 and direct the City Manager to execute Amendment 1 to the original agreement.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

11. Legislative Items

11A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

11B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

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

Reports were provided by Council Members Chen, Cho, and Ray, Mayor Pro Tem Pulido and Mayor Barrows.

CONSENSUS (Cho): Directed staff to bring back information for City Council consideration at the next meeting regarding the Southeast Water Coalition’s amended judgment resolution.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to post a link on the City’s website related to the upcoming I-405 closures.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to bring back information for City Council consideration at the next meeting regarding the Los Angeles Division of the League of California Cities resolution requesting adequate State funding for stormwater and urban runoff programs.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to monitor H.R. 612 relating to maximum vehicle weight limitations that would be allowed to operate on the Interstate Highway System.

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: August 22, 2013


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