March 1, 2011 Draft Minutes

MEETING MINUTES

CLOSED SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 1, 2011

A Closed Session/Regular Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held in the City Council Chambers on March 1, 2011, with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CLOSED SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting at 6:04 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Theresa Land

Council Member Gurpal Samra

Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting for public comments. There were no public comments.

The Council subsequently adjourned to the City Hall Conference Room for Closed Session to discuss the following matter.

1. Public Employee Appointment

(Government Code Section 54957)

Title: City Manager

OPEN SESSION

The Council came out of Closed Session and into Open Session and returned to the City Council Chambers for the Regular Meeting.

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar

Council Member Frank Vierra

Council Member Theresa Land

Council Member Gurpal Samra

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

There were no announcements from Closed Session.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation by Gerri Casillas-Nunez on Health Plan of San Joaquin.

Gerri Casillas-Nunez, Supervisor of Government Programs for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ), presented an overview of the managed health care services provided by HPSJ including the Healthy Families Program that provides low-cost health, dental and vision coverage for low-income families in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties.

2. Presentation of Five-Year Service Pin to Police Officer Robert Silva.

Mayor Espinoza presented a City pin to Robert Silva in recognition of his five- year service as a Police Officer for the City of Livingston.

Acting City Manager Vickie Lewis thanked Mr. Silva for his years of dedication and service to the community.

2. Departmental Presentation by Public Works Superintendent Kathryn Reyes.

Kathryn Reyes, Public Works Superintendent, presented an overview of the projects and activities in the Public Works Department.

Mayor Espinoza thanked Ms. Reyes and the employees for patching the holes on Olds and Grapevine. He noted that the rain and fencing would now prevent people from crossing. He said there were barricades in place, but people were just moving them.

Mayor Espinoza asked Ms. Reyes now that the City had purchased a new street sweeper at a cost of about $200,000 could more streets be covered now or was service about the same.

Ms. Reyes noted that the new sweeper was covering about the same amount of streets as the old sweeper, except that the new machine didn’t break down. She added that the department was still covering the existing routes and were looking into addressing the paved alleys.

Council Member Samra asked how many employees were assigned to each department.

Ms. Reyes said the department had 20 employees, but no one was actually assigned to one department except for the water department employees and street sweeper operator. She said employees were cross-trained. The department also has two mechanics, two street employees, four part-time employees, one full-time parks person, one graffiti abatement employee who also took care of street lights and did some park maintenance, two janitors, one street supervisor, and one administrative analyst.

Mayor Espinoza said there had been some concern expressed about gopher holes at the sports complex soccer field.

Ms. Reyes replied that Jim Rightsell had attended a class today to learn how to use different types of poison to get rid of the gophers. However, in the meantime, employees rake in the holes.

Mayor Espinoza noted that if any citizen observed gopher holes or other problems to please contact public works.

Council Member Land thanked Ms. Reyes for the tour of the wastewater treatment plant along with Peter Gallegos from Environmental Management Services. She said it was a very nice tour and the two had spent about two hours showing her the facility and its operation.

Luis Flores, 707 Almondwood Drive, asked if the recycling site could be moved to the other side of town or the hours extended.

Ms. Reyes said she would have to look into this. In response to a question from Mayor Espinoza, Ms. Reyes said the containers belonged to the City.

Acting City Manager Lewis commended Ms. Reyes and her department for the excellent job they did everyday. She noted that although public works staff had been cut down and down, Ms. Reyes continued to find innovative ways to come up with free labor so she was taking great care of the community.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

Supervisor Pedrozo was absent.

Acting City Manager Announcements and Reports.

Acting City Manager Vickie Lewis

· Spoke regarding the City Clerk position. She noted that the City Council took action on December 2, 2008, and offered two options for minute taking for the City Clerk: 1) the City Council could advertise to appoint a new City Clerk, or 2) the City Council could appoint a City Clerk from among its regular City employees. The City Manager would be directed to hire a minute taker for meetings through the normal City recruitment process. The minute taker could be a current City employee, a new part-time dedicated employee or an independent contractor. A couple of current employees expressed interest in being the minute taker. A motion was made by Mayor Varela and was seconded by Council Member Espinoza to select option #2, to hire a minute taker and that was the action that was taken. She said so that it was clear to everyone the City Clerk was not responsible for taking minutes at City Council meetings.

In response to a question from Mayor Espinoza, Ms. Lewis noted the City Council took this action by a vote of 5-0.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Council Member Gurpal Samra

· Commented that on March 19, the Knights of Columbus free throw basketball championship was held in Livingston. He read an email from Ramon Avila concerning the event. He thanked Recreation Superintendent Jacquie Benoit for helping the club with this event and noted that Mr. Avila wanted to make sure that everyone knew that she had helped to make the event a reality.

Council Member Frank Vierra

· No reports.

Council Member Theresa Land

· Reported on the following events: Kids Day 2011, March 8; Volunteers from Merced to Tulare County were selling a special edition of the Fresno Bee to support Children’s Hospital of Central California. This year’s goal was to raise $400,000 for Merced County. People wanting to make a donation could call her; Youth Conference at Buhach Colony School on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Conference would be provided by high school students to middle school students. Applications could be picked up at the school office and turned in by March 4. There will be a variety of workshops with a dance for the youth to culminate the event; Fill the Bucket fundraiser for Relay for Life on March 13 at B and Main Streets and a car wash at McDonald’s; and Sober Grad Nite meeting on March 14, 6:00 p.m. in Room 901 at Livingston High School.

Mayor Pro-Tem Margarita Aguilar

· Thanked Recreation Superintendent Jacquie Benoit for putting together binders for the new Parks and Recreation Commissioners that included a calendar, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and a section for projects that members could elaborate on.

The time spent at the first meeting on February 24 covered a lot of information and she thanked everyone who contributed to every aspect of the meeting.

· Reported that a Campus Park Teachers Appreciation fundraiser would be held Wednesday night. One percent would be given to staff to help purchase supplies. She noted that McDonald’s had always been generous in helping out and she thanked them for helping the community.

Additional Report by Council Member Samra

· Reported that last Friday Livingston held a Small Communities Development Workshop with an attendance of 70-80 people. He said a group was here from Fresno State and the California Water Institute. Council Member Samra said that when the City starts working on water issues they would be able to offer assistance. He said another organization was available to help cities comply with Proposition 218 rules and water rate studies and he felt this was going to be a benefit to the City. He noted that the Acting City Manager was already working with them to start the process.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

· Referred again to the sink holes on Olds and Grapevine. He said the City normally had a contractor ready to fix the sink holes, but the weather had not permitted this to be done. He noted that as soon as the weather improved the sink holes would be repaired. Mayor Espinoza added that the sidewalk work would resume once the weather got better.

· Stated that he wanted to thank the citizens of Livingston in regards to job performance in the City. He commented that the Council was aware that they were not perfect, but the Council was trying to do its best Citywide.

Made the following statement in Spanish, “I want to thank the whole community for calling me to tell me that we are doing a good job here in the City, the whole Council. I asked everyone that if they have any questions to please call any of us and we will assist you. Thank you.”

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Luis Flores, 707 Almondwood Drive, encouraged the Council and the community to participate in public hearings being held on Wednesday and Thursday on the Merced County General Plan that involved agriculture, circulation, economic development, public infrastructure, landscape, habitat and water resources. He said community involvement was needed as ag land and open spaces were being threatened. Mr. Flores commented that for more information people could log on to the County’s website and strongly advocate for the preservation of ag land.

Warren Urnberg, 1331 Eighth Street, addressed Council Member Vierra and asked him if he was going to repay the City the $900.00 for the three months worth of absences he had last year.

Mr. Urnberg commented that the movie theater in downtown Riverbank was experiencing problems and may need to be torn down. He noted that at the last meeting the stop sign at Main and Park Streets was mentioned and he would like to see it go through and stay. Mr. Urnberg noted that the Acting City Manager earlier commented on the City Clerk’s position. He noted that many years ago former City Clerk Woody Campini had stated that he wasn’t even required to attend meetings.

Julio Valadez, P.O. 701, Livingston pointed out that the City website still listed Mr. Varela as the Mayor and he asked when the website would be updated. Acting City Manager Lewis said she would check on this the next day.

Mr. Valadez thanked Council Member Samra for attending the recent Knights of Columbus free throw regional basketball tournament. He said that those that won went on to the district level and those that won there came to Livingston. Mr. Valadez said it was a nice event for the kids and the winners would be going to the State level championship.

Mr. Valadez thanked the police and fire departments for responding to an incident at his home. He said they did a good job and he was very appreciative.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Mayor Espinoza presented the consent calendar items for the Council’s consideration and approval:

4. Resolution No. 2011-13, Authorizing the City of Livingston to Apply for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Funding and Approving Local Match Allocation.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 1, 2011.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 24, 2011.

Assistant City Manager Lewis noted corrections to the Minutes of the February 1, 2011 meeting. She said on page 2 of 16 of the Minutes under Deviation from Agenda the names should be Eric Arias and not Eric Vargas as shown, and in the very last paragraph of the same page the name should read Cristy Pineda and not Christie Granada. She asked that the Minutes be amended to read correctly.

Motion: M/S Samra/Aguilar to approve the consent calendar items with the amendment to the Minutes of February 1, 2011, as previously noted. The motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

  1. Appointment to Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission.

The agenda item was presented by Acting City Manager Lewis.

Motion: M/S Samra/Land to appoint Oscar Jimenez Trejo as a member of the Livingston Parks and Recreation Commission bringing the total membership to the required seven members.

8. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Appointing City Attorney and Approving Legal Services Agreement with the Law Firm of Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver &Wilson.

Acting City Manager Lewis noted that the Interim City Attorney had rescued himself to sit in the audience. She subsequently presented the agenda item.

Luis Flores, 707 Almondwood Drive, asked if there was going to be one attorney to serve both the City Council and the Planning Commission.

Ms. Lewis replied that Jose Sanchez would be the City Attorney for the Council and Adam Lundgren would be the Planning Commission’s attorney.

Mr. Sanchez explained that the law firm would have one attorney for City Council meetings and a second for Planning Commission meetings because Planning Commission items sometimes came to the Council so you would want an attorney attending who hadn’t already participated at the Planning Commission meeting.

Warren Urnberg, 1331 Eighth Street said that he had good dealings with Mr. Sanchez and highly recommended him to serve as the City Attorney.

Tony Silva, 727 Second Street, highly recommended the appointment of Mr. Sanchez as the City Attorney.

Acting City Manager Lewis commented that Mr. Sanchez’s rates for the community would be reduced from $215.00 to $210.00 per hour.

Council Member Land stated she had truly enjoyed working with Mr. Sanchez and when she called him he always returned her calls right away.

Council Member Samra agreed with Ms. Land that Mr. Sanchez was always available and quick to respond and he highly recommended that the Council appoint him as the full-time City Attorney.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar was also in agreement with the previous remarks that Mr. Sanchez had been very accessible. She commented that she appreciated that Mr. Sanchez was able to present the law in the Spanish language and could interpret the law and she would welcome him as the City Attorney.

Mayor Espinoza stated he had only high remarks for Mr. Sanchez. He had been working with the City for awhile and was doing an outstanding job. Mr. Sanchez was also bilingual and a good interpreter.

Mayor Espinoza made the following statement in Spanish, “I want to thank Jose Sanchez for coming to this City. He is a good attorney and he has done good work and he is bilingual. He speaks Spanish. If anybody from the community wants to come to the meetings and needs an interpreter, the City Attorney or one of us can interpret for you.”

Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2011-14, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Appointing City Attorney and Approving Legal Services Agreement with the Law Firm of Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver &Wilson. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Land, Samra

NOES: Council Members: Vierra

ABSENT: Council Members: None

Mr. Sanchez thanked the majority of the Council for their kind words. He said it would be a pleasure for him to serve the Council and the community.

9. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Appointing Victoria Lewis as Interim City Manager and Approving an Addendum to the Employment Agreement between the City of Livingston and Victoria Lewis.

Acting City Manager Lewis rescued herself to sit in the audience.

City Attorney Sanchez presented the agenda item.

Council Member Samra thanked Ms. Lewis and stated that when the City needed her she stepped out of her role as Assistant City Manager/Finance Director into the role of Acting City Manager. He said the City owed her a debt of gratitude and he personally wanted to thank her publicly. Council Member Samra commented that he knew that as public servants you are always criticized about the decisions that you make. He told Ms. Lewis that she had always been good in making decisions based upon what she believed. Council Member Samra thanked Ms. Lewis again and stated that he highly recommended that the Council appoint her as Interim City Manager.

Mayor Espinoza stated that Ms. Lewis had done a good job having the responsibility of serving as Acting City Manager and she would be compensated at the same salary as the former City Manager. He said she had earned it.

Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2011-15, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Appointing Victoria Lewis as Interim City Manager and Approving an Addendum to the Employment Agreement between the City of Livingston and Victoria Lewis. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Land, Samra

NOES: Council Members: Vierra

ABSENT: Council Members: None

10. Provide Direction to Staff Concerning Draft Ordinance No. ___, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adding Title 2 (Government Organization) Chapter 6 (Livingston 4th of July Committee) to the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to the Organization, Duties and Responsibilities of the Livingston 4th of July Committee.

Community Development Director Donna Kenney presented the agenda item.

Julio Valadez, P.O. Box 701, Livingston asked if the 4th of July Committee became a City committee, would it be its own committee and not the Citizens’ Service Committee.

Ms. Kenney explained that the section on the Citizens’ Service Committee was just an example showing what was similar and the 4th of July Committee would be located in its own chapter of the Livingston Municipal Code.

Luis Flores, 707 Almondwood Drive said he was a bit reluctant on this item because he was on the 4th of July Committee and on the Planning Commission. He noted that depending on how you read the ordinance it said you may not serve on two committees.

Mr. Flores commented that a handful of people serve on commissions and the 4th of July Committee, however, that sentence or phrase might deter them from serving on the 4th of July Committee which was in need of members.

Estella Martinez, P.O. Box 381, Livingston said that for years the City held the 4th of July celebration without any committees. She noted that when this was first discussed it appeared it was going to be a citizens’ committee and would have nothing to do with the City itself. It was a community committee. Ms. Martinez questioned the benefit of this committee being under the City. She asked what the City was going to be doing. Would it receive stipends? She further asked why they didn’t keep the committee on its own and out of the City’s realm.

Ms. Kenney replied that she was just directed to move this item forward for discussion and she was not sure what the specific benefits were.

Mike Torres, 1616 Eighth Street commented that all other City committees had monies involved. He asked who was going to handle the money for the 4th of July Committee and what was the goal or the amount that was needed for the 4th of July. Mr. Torres noted that volunteers need to help out and get that money. He asked under what budget was that money going to be placed and under what name was it going to be deposited in the bank.

Interim City Manager Lewis explained that if any funds came in or went out it was set up in a trust fund which was a fund where the City just handles the funds and had no authority over them. She said this was how it existed currently. Those funds would be approved for expenditure by the committee itself.

Mr. Torres asked what would happen if the committee could not raise the monies needed to have fireworks.

Mr. Valadez replied that the money would be left for the next year or given back to whoever donated. He added that committee members were not paid, but were only volunteers.

Mr. Torres said he wanted the 4th of July to be a success, but asked was the City going to throw in the costs for security and clean-up. He added that the committee should make the event realistic and make sure it had enough money to stage the event.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar asked Ms. Lewis if she could provide an overview of what the City used to do before the event was dropped by the City.

Interim City Manger Lewis called on Recreation Superintendent Jacquie Benoit to provide this information.

Ms. Benoit gave an explanation of what past events entailed.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar thanked Ms. Benoit again for providing instructional binders to the 4th of July Committee. She believed the Committee now had eight members and they had sent out about 125 letters to potential sponsors. Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar commented the Committee had one big sponsor, Foster Farms. She said the monies to fund the event were available and the organizing group was working together nicely. Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar added that Committee members had contacted the fireworks company and the City regarding insurance and had asked the City to help out.

Mr. Valadez noted that the next 4th of July Committee meeting would be held on March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Geneo’s Pizza. He encouraged citizens to attend as the Committee was in need of assistance.

Mayor Espinoza said that in regards to Foster Farms they had contributed many of the funds every year to cover the cost of the fireworks, and the City holding the event had never been an issue until last year. He felt the City didn’t have a problem staging the 4th of July celebration. Mayor Espinoza noted he was not implying that the Committee didn’t know how to stage the event. He commented that we could wait awhile longer on making the Committee a City committee or if the community wanted to do it together with the City. He noted if the Council moved forward making the Committee a City committee it was going to take time. Mayor Espinoza said it was going to be more of an issue and then July 4th would be here soon and we would be having issues with permits and the like. He thought if the City staged the 4th of July and continued to hold it as in the past, we wouldn’t have any problems and then we could continue to work on the Committee item. He stated he did not want to try to get rid of the Committee.

Council Member Vierra said he had no problem with having the committee be a part of the City, but his question was the unknown fiscal impact at this time. He said this was what Mr. Torres was saying, who was going to cover the cost of insurance and police, public works and the costs that may exceed the donations received. Council Member Vierra noted that police and public works would be paid time and one half by that time of the week because they would have already worked their eight hours. But, it was because in the staff report it said fiscal impact unknown at this time that bothered him. He was concerned about finances.

Council Member Samra stated that we were up against a timeline. He said for us to work through this we would be into March or April. Some of these contracts had to signed by the end of the month. He stated the police department over the years had pretty much taken the lead working with Jacquie Benoit to kind of do a mixture even though we are not appointing a committee. But nothing says that they can’t come in as a group and say to Interim Police Chief Soria, hey can we work with you guys? Can you provide help? Kind of an informal basis then they could get their feet wet with what’s required and staff would provide support. Council Member Samra noted that John Mucci had many years of experience. He had helped put this event together and Ms. Benoit had a list of the vendors so the template had been set. Call it a transition period and learn what the City had done. Let’s work with this and the funds coming in. We have had the 4th of July fireworks for a long time and there was a small amount of money that we have spent, but we could utilize our Reserve Officers that do not get paid time and a half. Keep moving forward and get the police department, public works and recreation to work with the Committee so that they could learn and have them be more independent volunteers and they could take over the event in 2012.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar said she would like to give direction to City staff to work with the 4th of July Committee members to fine tune the festival.

Council Member Vierra questioned why it would take so long to come up with an ordinance.

Interim City Attorney Sanchez explained the process and the length of time needed to pass an ordinance and make the ordinance effective. He recommended that a motion be made to table the ordinance until a future date.

Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to table the ordinance to a future date and plan this year’s event as was done in 2009.

Council Member Vierra asked what the fiscal impact to the City would be.

Mayor Espinoza said the amount was unknown. He said it would cost the citizens a little, but the community would provide the donations.

Council Member Vierra stated that the City didn’t have the same amount of money that it had four or five years ago.

Council Member Samra pointed out, however, that $7,000 worth of donations were found on the City’s books.

A roll call vote of the previous motion was taken. The motion carried 4-1 with Council Member Vierra voting no.

11. City Council Adoption of a Resolution Naming City Parks and Approving a Sign Location for the Park at Parkside.

Donna Kenney, Community Development Director, presented the staff report.

Julio Valadez, P.O. Box 701, Livingston commented that the Sikh community was a big part of Livingston and he felt one of the parks should be named Singh Park.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar recommended that each park be voted on separately because there were so many parks to name.

Council Member Land commented that the notes provided to the Council to show what these people were known for did not include anything about Robert Garcia.

Mayor Espinoza said Mr. Garcia was a local sweet potato farmer.

Interim City Attorney Sanchez noted that if each park was handled individually then the Resolution should be voted upon at the end of the item.

Council Member Samra suggested that Peach Park be named Singh Park because it was closest to the Sikh Temple.

Council Member Land recommended that Somerset Park be named in honor of Fred Worden. She said Mr. Worden was the nicest man she had ever met in her life.

Council Member Vierra said Parkside Park should be named Ralph Gomez Park. Mr. Gomez was well known with the kids and was in the service. One day he told the kids that he was going in for a test and he never came out of the procedure alive.

Mayor Espinoza recommended that Country Lane Park be name Don Meyer Memorial Park as Mr. Meyer had a passion for Livingston and for the kids.

Mayor Pro-Tem Aguilar wanted the Walnut Sports Complex to be named Max Foster Park. She noted that Foster Farms had always contributed to the City no matter where they stood politically.

Mayor Espinoza brought up the name of Joseph Gallo and thought it would be nice to name the Parkside Park after Mr. Gallo.

Donna Kenney noted there was a large Gallo project wanting to annex into the City and bring in two parks. One of those parks could be named after the Gallo family and the park at Parkside could be named after Mr. Gomez. Mayor Espinoza did not agree.

Motion: M/S Espinoza/Aguilar to adopt Resolution No. 2011-16, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Naming City Parks and Approving a Sign Location for the Park at Parkside. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Land, Samra and Vierra

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: None

For clarification the parks would be named as follows:

Country Lane 2 (Kishi) Park: Donald Meyer Park

Livingston/Walnut Sports Complex Park: Max Foster Sports Complex

Parkside Park: Joseph Gallo Park

Peach Avenue Park: Singh Park

Somerset 1 Park: Frederick Worden Park

Council Member Samra asked if staff could find something, a street or a building that could be named after Mr. Gomez as he needed to be honored as well.

The sign location was approved per the exhibit to the Resolution.

12. Review and Discuss the Proposals Submitted by Consultants to Provide Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Rate Studies, Community Outreach and Proposition 218 Balloting Services, Adopt a Resolution to Award a Professional Services Contract to the Selected Consultant and Authorize the Acting City Manager to Execute the Agreement.

The agenda item was presented by City Engineer Nanda Gottiparthy.

Council Member Samra stated the Council had made a commitment, therefore, needed to move forward with the rate studies.

Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2011-17, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Awarding a Professional Services Contract to Provide Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Rate Studies, Community Outreach and Proposition 18 Balloting Services to Bartle Wells Associates, Inc. of Berkeley, California and Authorizing the Acting City Manager to Execute the Agreement. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Aguilar, Espinoza, Land, Samra

NOES: Council Members: Vierra

ABSENT: Council Members: None

Interim City Attorney Sanchez recommended that a signature line stating Approved as to Form by the City Attorney be added to the agreement.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 9:07 p.m.

______________________________

City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: April 5, 2011

_____________________________

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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