OCTOBER 16, 2012




OCTOBER 16, 2012



Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting on October 16, 2012, at the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Deputy City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at (209) 394-8041, Ext. 121. Any writings or documents pertaining to an Open Session item provided to a majority of the members of the legislative body less than 72 hours prior to the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at Livingston City Hall, 1416 C Street. The Open Session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held in accordance with state law prior to the Open Session beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Closed Session will be held at the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street. The agenda shall be as follows:

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.


A “Closed” or “Executive” Session of the City Council or the Livingston Redevelopment Agency may be held in accordance with state law which may include, but is not limited to, the following types of items: personnel matters, labor negotiations, security matters, providing instructions to real property negotiators, conference with legal counsel regarding pending litigation. The Closed Session will be held in the City Hall Conference Room located at 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Any public comment on Closed Session items will be taken before the Closed Session. Any required announcements or discussion of Closed Session items or actions following the Closed Session will be made in the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California.

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 4

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution Number: 2012-67

Next Ordinance Number: 600

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call.

Closed Session Announcements.

Changes to the Agenda.

{Note from TheGardeningSnail: as of the date of this posting, I have not had enough time to break the Agenda Packet into individual pages like I usually do. What I have done is not which pages of the Agenda Packet apply to the Agenda Items Below. You can see a copy of the Agenda Packet by CLICKING HERE. }


1. Presentation: Turlock Scavengers – Solid Waste Services.

2. Presentation: Mid Valley Disposal – Solid Waste Services.

3. Presentation: Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy Introduction, Matt Fell, Transportation Manager, Merced County Association of Governments.



Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

City Staff Announcements and Reports.

City Manager Announcements and Reports.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.

CITY COUNCIL FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS. {Note from TheGardeningSnail: Here’s a new Item for You. Just in time for the November Elections.}



This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item NOT otherwise on the agenda. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, and identify themselves. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening. For items which are on the agenda this evening members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the City Council as each item is brought up for discussion.


Items on the Consent Calendar are considered routine or non-controversial and will be enacted by one vote, unless separate action is requested by the City Manager or City Council Member. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council or City Manager request that specific items be removed.

4. {Pages 4-8} Resolution for the Acceptance of the Cal Fire Station #96 Vertical Air Flow ExhaustRemoval System Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to File a Notice of Completion with the Merced County Recorder’s Office and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Materials Bonds and Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to Tri-Phase Electric, Inc.

5. {Pages 9-27} Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with the Local Government Commission. {Note from TheGardeningSnail: looks like we are hiring another consultant with this: a “community planning” consultant. Interesting.}

6. {Pages 28-282} Resolution Adopting the 2011 City of Livingston Emergency Operation Plan.


7. {Pages 283-287} Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of a Security Surveillance Camera System that Implements High-End Video Analytics and a License Plate Recognition System.

8. {Pages 288-370} Resolution to Award a Contract to Filtronics, Inc. of Anaheim, California for Goods and Services Provided to Change Out the Arsenic Removal Media for the Well 16 Arsenic Removal Treatment System and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement. {Note from TheGardeningSnail: the cost of these filters don’t come cheap. But without them, the City cannot use Well #16 (Kishi). Right?}



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