LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
JULY 21, 2016
A Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on July 21, 2016, in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at approximately 4:21 p.m.
Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza
Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra (Excused Absence)
Council Member Jim Soria
Council Member Arturo Sicairos (Late Arrival)
Council Member Alex McCabe
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING A 2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR FUNDING AND THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO FROM THE GENERAL ALLOCATION OF THE STATE CDBG GRANT PROGRAM
Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager, introduced the item. He commented this was a great opportunity to apply for grant funds in the amount of $1.5 million to fund the City’s water line replacements, Phase III.
Mr. Ortiz stated this is a great opportunity to find ways to improve the quality of City water.
Mayor Espinoza opened and subsequently closed the Public Hearing at 4:24 p.m. as there were no comments from the public.
Motion: M/S McCabe/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2016-41, approving a 2016-2017 application for funding and the execution of a Grant Agreement and any amendments thereto from the general allocation of the State CDBG Grant Program. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following vote:
AYES: Council Members Espinoza, McCabe, Soria
ABSENT: Council Members Samra and Sicairos
DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS
RESOLUTION APPROVING A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH MARIO LUIS AND MARIA TERESA MALDONADO FOR THE LEASE OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 641 MAIN STREET
Council Member McCabe recused himself from participating due to a possible conflict.
Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager, introduced the item.
Mayor Espinoza pointed out a few concerns the Maldonado’s had on the utilities and repairs associated with the lease. The Maldonado’s were present at the meeting and came up to the podium and expressed the following concerns:
They were not comfortable assuming all utilities when there were other tenants using the same power from PG&E and were not open to absorb the responsibility on roof repairs currently being done.
Odi Ortiz acknowledged the situation on sharing the PG&E meter services with the taco truck tenant and that a potential agreement was being negotiated with the owner of the taco truck business.
Mr. Ortiz mentioned the City will address the meter situation and tenants will be charged accordingly in the future.
Motion: M/S Soria/Sicairos to adopt Resolution No. 2016-42, approving a lease agreement with Mario Luis and Maria Teresa Maldonado for the lease of City property at 641 Main Street and authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute the agreement. The motion carried 3-0-1-1 by the following roll call vote:
AYES: Mayor Espinoza and Council Members Sicairos and Soria
ABSTAIN: Council Member McCabe
ABSENT: Council Member Samra
The Council approved the lease contract with the stipulations that the Maldonado’s will not be responsible for other tenants’ utilities (taco truck); the City to find a solution on the shared meter and the Maldonado’s would not be responsible for roof repairs in progress.