2015 CITY COUNCIL Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Voting Record

As Complicated and Regulated as Government is getting, we need Council People that have the wisdom and intellect enough to understand their roll and as much information as possible available to the public.

Many of the Issues Livingston faces have their origins in prior years. For those of you who might like to “take a look back” at what Councils Past have had before them, you can go to

2014 CITY COUNCIL Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Voting Record

2013 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2012 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2011 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2010 City Council Agendas and Draft Minutes

2009 City Council  MINUTES

2008 City Council MINUTES (the ones I have at the moment)

2007 City Council MINUTES

2006 City Council Minutes

2005 City Council MINUTES

2004 City Council MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 06, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Public Employee Appointment (Government Code Section 54957) Title: Interim City Manager

2. Public Employee Appointment (Government Code Section 54957) Title: City Manager City Manager Recruitment

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator (Government Code Section 54956.8) Property: APN: 024-011-016, Olive Avenue APN: 023-100-049, Burgundy Drive Negotiating Party: City Manager

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator(Government Code Section 54957.6) Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez – Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-1

Next Ordinance Number: 621

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance Amending the City’s Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 8-8 Prohibiting Unauthorized Entry into Waste Containers.

2. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___ of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Title 5, Zoning Regulations: Sections 5-2-3, 5-2-4, 5-3-15, Tables 3 and 4, and the Addition of Section 5-5-13 under Specific Use Regulations.

CONSENT CALENDAR

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 13, 2014.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 2, 2014.

5. Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 30, 2014.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

6. Discussion – Installation of Speed Bumps Throughout the City and Related Costs.

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 20, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 5:45 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: Interim City Manager

4. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

City Manager Recruitment

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Unrepresented City Employees

6. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiators: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez and City Attorney Jose M. Sanchez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

7. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-1

Next Ordinance Number: 623

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Introduction and Swearing-in of new Police Dispatcher Veronica Bates by Chief Ruben Chavez and City Clerk Tony Silva.

2. Presentation of a plaque by Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza to out-going City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez in recognition and appreciation for his service, dedication and accomplishments to the City of Livingston.

CONSENT CALENDAR

3. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 621, Amending the City’s Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 8-8 Prohibiting Unauthorized Entry into Waste Containers.

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 622, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Title 5, Zoning Regulations: Sections 5-2-3, 5-2-4, 5-3-15, Tables 3 and 4, and the Addition of Section 5-5-13 under Specific Use Regulations.

5. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the AFSCME Public Works and Parks Employees Unit.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 15, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

7. City Council Direction on Appointment of Parks and Recreation Commission Members.

8. City Council Accept and Authorize Sweeper Truck Repairs Quote from Ry-Den Truck Center, Inc.

9. Approve a Supply Capacity of 2,000 gpm for Well No. 17.

10. Approve a Purchase of Sand Filtration Equipment for Wells No. 9 and 11B.

11. Discussion and Possible Action – Potential Incompatibility of Offices by Planning Commissioner Serving as Both a City Planning Commissioner and a Livingston Union School District Board Member.

ADJOURNMENT

JANUARY 20, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 5:45 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: Interim City Manager

4. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

City Manager Recruitment

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Unrepresented City Employees

6. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiators: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez and City Attorney Jose M. Sanchez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

7. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-1

Next Ordinance Number: 623

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Introduction and Swearing-in of new Police Dispatcher Veronica Bates by Chief Ruben Chavez and City Clerk Tony Silva.

2. Presentation of a plaque by Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza to out-going City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez in recognition and appreciation for his service, dedication and accomplishments to the City of Livingston.

CONSENT CALENDAR

3. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 621, Amending the City’s Municipal Code by Adding Chapter 8-8 Prohibiting Unauthorized Entry into Waste Containers.

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 622, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Title 5, Zoning Regulations: Sections 5-2-3, 5-2-4, 5-3-15, Tables 3 and 4, and the Addition of Section 5-5-13 under Specific Use Regulations.

5. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the AFSCME Public Works and Parks Employees Unit.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 15, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

7. City Council Direction on Appointment of Parks and Recreation Commission Members.

8. City Council Accept and Authorize Sweeper Truck Repairs Quote from Ry-Den Truck Center, Inc.

9. Approve a Supply Capacity of 2,000 gpm for Well No. 17.

10. Approve a Purchase of Sand Filtration Equipment for Wells No. 9 and 11B.

11. Discussion and Possible Action – Potential Incompatibility of Offices by Planning Commissioner Serving as Both a City Planning Commissioner and a Livingston Union School District Board Member.

ADJOURNMENT

FEBRUARY 03, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 2

4. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

City Manager Recruitment

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-3

Next Ordinance Number: 623

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza – Presentation of Key to the City plaques to members of Grupo Musical Los Kinos for their continuous contributions to the Livingston community.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Report on United Front Security and Patrol Security Company Seeking a Business License.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 16, 2014.

4. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 29, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

5. Resolution Appointing Odilon Ortiz as Interim City Manager and Approving a Second Amendment to the Employment Agreement between the City of Livingston and Odilon Ortiz.

6. Resolution Approving the First Amendment and Restatement to Agreement for Employment between the City of Livingston and Ruben Chavez for the Position of Police Chief.

7. Vacancies and Appointments to the Livingston Planning Commission.

8. Council Accept and Authorize Temporary Outsourcing of City’s Street Sweeping Services with Gilton Solid Waste.

9. Discussion Regarding Changes to the DTC Zone.

10. Discussion Item: Consideration of Changing the City Logo Slogan from “The Last Stop” to “Sweet Potato Capital of the World.”

11. Discussion Item: Twelve Acres of Industrial Land at the Max Foster Sports Complex.

ADJOURNMENT

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Unrepresented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution No. 2015-6

Next Ordinance No. 623

Next Successor Agency Resolution No. 2015-1

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS (Note from TheGardeningSnail – This Item was added a couple of hours after the Agenda had been originally published)

1. Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza & Council Member Arturo Sicairos – Present and discuss idea of possible Sister City relationship with the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 12, 2015.

CONSENT CALENDAR – SUCCESSOR AGENCY

3. Resolution of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston Approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS 15-16A) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177 for Period July through December 31, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

4. Resolution Approving the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the City of Livingston Improvements to Municipal Well No. 17.

5. Resolution Approving the Purchase of MCC and Scada Equipment from Tesco Controls, Inc. for the Well No. 13 and Well No. 17 Projects, Making Findings Supporting that the Procurement for this Equipment is Exempt from Competitive Bidding Requirements, and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Order the Equipment from this Select Manufacturer.

6. Resolution Approving a Contract with Forsta Filters for the Supply of Three Self-Cleaning Filters to remove Sand from Wells No. 9 and Well No. 11B.

7. City Council to Direct Staff to Approve the Installation of a VFD on Turbine #1 at the WWTP as Recommended by Staff.

8. Review/Discussion/Direction of Annual Fireworks Booth Selection.

9. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Approving the Recommended 2014-15  City of Livingston Mid-Year Budget Revisions.

ADJOURNMENT

MARCH 03, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Unrepresented City Employees

5. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

City Manager Recruitment

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-9

Next Ordinance Number: 623

PUBLIC HEARING

1. Resolution Approving the Sun Valley Estates Site Plan/Design Review (2015-1) Located Southwest of the Intersection of Peach Avenue and Main Street.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 22, 2014.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 6, 2015.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 20, 2015.

5. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 26, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

6. City Council Direction on Appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

7. Adoption of Resolutions Required by the State Water Resources Control Board as Part of the DWSRF Application.

8. Resolution Awarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA System Upgrade and Integration Project to Tesco Controls.

ADJOURNMENT

MARCH 17, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION.

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Unrepresented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2015-14

Next Ordinance Number: 623

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 12, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

2. Resolution Accepting Completion of the Joseph Gallo Park Improvements and Authorizing the City Clerk to Record a Notice of Completion with Merced County.

3. Resolution Accepting Bid for City of Livingston Well #13 Arsenic Removal Treatment from TNT Industrial Contractors, Inc.

4. Issuance of Permits to Sell Safe and Sane Fireworks.

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

APRIL 14, 2015

6:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution No. 2015-16

Next Ordinance No. 623

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

1. Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Foster Farms to Repair the Submersible Pump at Well #14 and Making Findings Explaining Why Public Bidding is Not Required for this Project.

ADJOURNMENT

APRIL 21, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]

Number of Cases: 1

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Non-Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

Next Resolution No. 2015-17

Next Ordinance No. 623

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Successor Agency

Resolution No. 2015-2

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

Ceremonial:

1. Color Guard by Livingston Police Explorer Post 518.

Invocation by Police Chaplain Mike Outten.

Introduction and Affirmation of Oath of Office and Re-pinning of Badges for Police Officer Taylor Kollmann and Reserve Police Officer Enrique Villalobos by Police Chief Ruben Chavez.

2. Presentation by Dennis Mueller (VP/CTO) of American Solar Utility on the following:

– Livingston City Energy Assessment status.

– Solar project Aggregate Net-Metering options with both PG&E and MID.

– Solar project Land Options.

– Solar project Power Purchase Agreement – Options between ASU and Livingston.

– Energy Efficiency technologies (lighting, etc.) with near and long-term options.

– Next steps and schedule.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

3. Resolution Adopting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.

CONSENT CALENDAR

4. City Council Authorize the Purchase and Installation of Memorial Marker for the Late City of Livingston Planning Commissioner Michael Anthony Silva.

5. City Council Authorization for the Purchase of One New Police Vehicle.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 2, 2015.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 16, 2015.

CONSENT CALENDAR – CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY

8. Adoption of Two Resolutions Approving a Four (4) Year Loan Repayment Agreement Between the City of Livingston and the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

9. City Council Direction on Appointment of Parks and Recreation Commission Members.

10. Resolution Establishing Designated Level I Reserve Police Officers.

11. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Professional Services Agreement with Mountain Valley Environmental Services and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute Agreement.

12. Resolution Proclaiming a Local Drought Emergency and Implementing Mandatory Water Use Restrictions and Rescinding Resolution 2014-1.

13. City Council Authorization for the Purchase and Implementation of a Body Worn Camera System and Replacement of In-Car Video System.

14. Resolution Approving a Deed Restriction for Parcels Designated with Assessor Parcel Numbers 022-050-027, 022-050-008, and 022-050-006 (collectively known as the Joseph Gallo Park) Pursuant to the Requirements of the Roberti-Z’berg-Harris Nonurbanized Area Need-Basis Grant Program for the Joseph Gallo Park Improvements Project.

ADJOURNMENT

MAY 05, 2015

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION.

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

((Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2))

Number of Cases: 1

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: Interim City Manager Odi Ortiz

Employee Organizations: All Represented and Unrepresented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution Number: 2015-22

Next Ordinance Number: 623

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Resolution Accepting Completion of the Well No. 8 Wellhead Treatment, Authorizing the City Clerk to Record a Notice of Completion with Merced County, and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Release Payment and Performance Bonds and Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to Conco West, Inc.

2. City Council Authorization for the Sale of Surplus Vehicles and Property.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 3, 2015.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 17, 2015.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on March 3, 2015.

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on March 17, 2015.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 30, 2015.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

8. Urgency Ordinance Amending the City Municipal Code Sections 9-5-71 and 9-5-72 Related to Water Conservation and Resolution Declaring a Drought Emergency and Implementing Mandatory Measures/Water Use Restrictions.

9. Appointment of Alternate Representative to the San Joaquin Valley Special City Selection Committee.

10. Accept Resignation of Regular Planning Commissioner Francisco Castellanos; Appoint Alternate Planning Commissioner Francisco Mendoza-Gonzalez to Fill the Vacancy; and Advertise for an Alternate Member.

11. Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Presentation: Workshop #1 – General Fund and Enterprise Fund Operations.

ADJOURNMENT

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