Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 14, 2015.

MEETING MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 14, 2015

A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on April 14, 2015, in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:21p.m.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra

Council Member Jim Soria

Council Member Arturo Sicairos

Council Member David Mendoza (Excused Absence)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Mayor Espinoza opened and closed Citizen Comments at 6:23 p.m. as there were no comments from the audience.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

1. Resolution 2015-16 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.

City Engineer Gouveia introduced this item. He announced that the public bidding process for this item should be waived due to its urgent nature.

City Attorney Sanchez mentioned that City funds may not be used for this project, as Foster Farms will be providing repairs. He cited Public Contract Code Section 20168 and explained how that code applies to this item. Water related items such as this should be treated urgently as we are currently in a drought.

Mayor Espinoza opened and closed Public Comments at 6:30 p.m. as there were no comments from the audience.

Mayor Espinoza announced that he appreciates Foster Farms’ cooperation with this project.

Mayor Pro-Tem Samra noted that this item is in regards to health and safety. Water production is critical in every community, especially when fire fighters need water during fire emergencies.

Council Members Soria and Sicairos thanked Foster Farms for collaborating with the City of Livingston.

Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to adopt Resolution No. 2015-16, 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. The motion carried

4-0 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 6:32 p.m.

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City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: July 21, 2015

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Mayor or Mayor ProTempore

The written meeting minutes reflect a summary of specific actions taken by the City Council. They do not necessarily reflect all of the comments or dialogue leading up to the action. All meetings are digitally recorded and are an official record of the meeting’s proceedings. Digitally recorded verbatim minutes are available, upon request, and may be obtained at Livingston City Hall.

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