2013 CITY COUNCIL Agendas and Meeting Minutes

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CONCURRENT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 15, 2013
January 15, 2013 Draft Meeting Minutes

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

 

Closed Session

 

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call. Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza (Excused Absence)

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Successor Agency Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Number of Cases: 3

5. 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: 2013-1

Next Ordinance Number: 600

Pledge of Allegiance. Next Successor Agency

Resolution Number: 2013-1

Roll Call. Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza (Excused Absence)

Closed Session Announcements. None

Changes to the Agenda. None

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation by Council Member Jim Soria – Introduction and Recognition of Junior Football All Star Team Members.

2. Resolution Authorizing Submittal of an Application to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s “Green Trees for the Golden State” Grant Program.

3. Minutes of Meeting Held on October 16, 2012.

4. Minutes of Meeting Held on November 8, 2012.

5. Minutes of Meeting Held on November 20, 2012.

6. Minutes of Meeting Held on December 11, 2012.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 9, 2013.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

SUCCESSOR AGENCY DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

8. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Adopting Guidelines for the Submission and Tabulation of Protests Pursuant to Article XIIID of the California Constitution (Proposition 218).

  • Motion: M/S Sicairos/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-2

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

9. Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of a Security Surveillance Camera System That Implements High-End Video Analytics and a License Plate Recognition System.

  • Motion: M/S Mendoza/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-3

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

10. Extend Deadline for Parks and Recreation Commission Applications.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 22, 2013 6:00 P.M.

Draft Minutes of Meeting Held on January 22, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Resolution No. 2013-4

Next Ordinance No. 600

CLOSED SESSION

 

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Number of Cases: 2

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

CITIZEN COMMENTS

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

2. Receive direction from Council to initiate the 218 notice process for the proposed Solid Waste rate increase. This is only related to the initiation of the process, specifically, the sending out of the 45-day notice advising tenants and property owners of the proposed rate increase, protest procedures and date of the public hearing. No rates will be imposed or decided on at this meeting.

  • Motion/Second: Espinoza/Sacairos to proceed

  • AYES: Espinoza, Soria, Mendoza and Sicairos, Samra

  • NOES: None

  • ABSENT: None

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY 05, 2013

 

Draft Minutes of Meeting Held on February 05, 2013

 

CLOSED SESSION 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel- Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Number of Cases: 3

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution Number: 2013-4

Next Ordinance Number: 600

Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call.

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: NONE

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • In reference to Item No. 7, City Manager Ramirez noted that the last section on this item has been presented to the Council previously so he asked to have that section removed and brought back to Council at a later time

CONSENT CALENDAR

1. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 7, 2012.

2. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 4, 2012.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 18,2012

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 22, 2013.

5. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 31, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to approve the consent calendar.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

6. Provide Staff Direction for Appointments to the Planning

Commission.

  • Council Member Soria favored option #1, interviewing the candidates; he would like to get to know the applicants face to face.

  • Council Member Mendoza made a motion to nominate Warren Urnberg.

  • Mayor Espinoza seconded the motion made by Council Member Mendoza to appoint Warren Urnberg, Alicia Estrada, and Gurdev Virk as the alternate.

  • The motion failed 2-3 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: Samra, Soria and Sicairos

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to schedule a meeting to interview and then appoint the Planning Commissioners. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Sicairos and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

7. Resolutions of Intent to Rezone a Certain Portion of the City and Amend Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Title 5, Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 Concerning Allowable Heights of Fences, Farming as a Permitted Land Use, Entities Authorized to Initiate Rezonings, and Setback Limitations in Residential Rear Yards.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2012-4,

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY 11, 2013

6:00 P.M.

Draft Minutes of Meeting Held on  February 11, 2013

Special Meeting

 

CALL TO ORDER Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Resolution No. 2013-5

Next Ordinance No. 600

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

1. Interview of Planning Commission Candidates.

2. Adoption of Resolution No. 2013-5 Appointing Members to the Planning Commission.

  • Motion: M/S Mendoza/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-5 appointing Warren Urnberg, Alicia Estrada, and Michael Silva as the alternate to the Planning Commission. The motion carried 3-2 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Espinoza and Mendoza

  • NOES: Council Members: Sicairos and Soria

(Note by TheGardeningSnail: Warren Urnberg, Recall Proponent, is also a Voting Member of the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee.)

3. Oaths of Office

ADJOURNMENT

CONCURRENT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Draft Minutes of Meeting Held on  February 19, 2013

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Successor Agency Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Number of Cases: 1

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation [(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)] Number of Cases: 3

5. Conference with Real Property Negotiator (Government Code Section 64956.8)

APN: 142-297-007 Negotiating Parties: City Manager

 

Regular Meeting

 

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution Number: 2013-6

Next Ordinance Number: 600

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Successor Agency Resolution Number: 2013-1

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation by Mayor Espinoza of City Service Awards to Former Planning Commissioners Roy Soria, Harpreet Bains and Manoj Bains.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. 2013 CDBG Program Application.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to move forward with the CDBG application.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3. Resolution for the Acceptance of the Pavement Rehabilitation-City Streets 2012 Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to Record a Notice of Completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Material Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to Rolfe Construction.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on January 15, 2013.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 11, 2013.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 14, 2013.

  • M/S Samra/Espinoza to approve consent calendar items.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

7. Approve a Resolution of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston Approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule IV (ROPS 13-14A) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177 for Period July through December 31, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-1,

  • AYES: Agency Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Agency Members: None

  • ABSENT: Agency Members: None

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

8. Discussion Item: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 3, Chapter 10 of the Livingston Municipal Code Titled “Private Patrol,” Regarding the Business License Process for Private Patrol Services.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Soria

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

ADJOURNMENT

CONCURRENT MEETING CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 5, 2013

Draft Minutes  MARCH 05, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 6:30 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

 

Regular Meeting

 

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution Number: 2013-7

Next Ordinance Number: 600

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Successor Agency Resolution Number: 2013-2

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

Mayor Pro-Tem Samra asked to move item #11 directly after Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Rich Green, Transit Manager, Merced County Association of Governments,

“Upcoming Bus Changes.”

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

2. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 10, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code Titled “Animal Control Regulations”; Resolution Updating Fees Associated with Animal Control Regulations.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to continue the discussion to the regular meeting of April 2, 2013. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

3. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-4-2(J)(1) Relating to Front Yard Setback Fence Heights.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.600

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

4. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-6-2(B): Pertaining to Amendment or Rezoning Initiation.

  • Motion: M/S Sicairos/Espinoza to Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 601

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

5. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.___, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-3-15: Table 2, Table 3, Table 4, and Addition of Section 5-5-12, Cultivation or Annual Crops.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Samra to Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.602

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

CONSENT CALENDAR

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 28, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to approve the consent agenda item.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

SUCCESSOR AGENCY CONSENT AGENDA

7. Resolution of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston Approving the Recommended Mid-Year Budget Revisions for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-2,

  • AYES: Agency Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Agency Members: None

  • ABSENT: Agency Members: None

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

8. City Council Direction to Staff Regarding Appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

  • Motion: M/S Sicairos/Samra to appoint Ricardo Soria, Maria Baptista, David Blevins, April Wuensche, Michelle Torres, Christopher Marshall and Clara Catzalco as Commissioners and Francisco Mendoza, Lindsey Wright, and Naomi Vera as the alternates to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT(ABSTAIN?): Council Members: Soria

9. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Concessions Agreement with Paul Maurer Shows (PMS) and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-8

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

10. Resolution Approving Recommended Mid-Year Budget Revisions for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-9

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

11. Review and Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Fireworks Ordinance.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Samra to leave the current rotation for 2013 as is and then come back and make revisions to the ordinance. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: Soria

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

ADJOURNMENT

CONCURRENT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 19, 2013

Draft Minutes MARCH 19, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

3. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 1

 

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

5. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

APN Numbers 047-140-006 and 047-140-0017

Negotiating Parties: City Manager

6. 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: 2013-8

Next Ordinance Number: 604

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Successor Agency

Resolution Number: 2013-3

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

City Attorney Sanchez announced that the Successor Agency Board by a unanimous vote of 5-0 had given direction to initiate an action pursuing Government Code section 54957.182. The action of the defendants and other details shall be disclosed to any person upon inquiry once the action is formally met.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

Mayor Pro-Tem Samra asked that consent agenda item #6 be pulled for separate discussion.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Introduction by Police Chief Ruben Chavez of new Reserve Officers Javier Ramirez, Badge Number L20; Satveer Singh, Badge Number L21. Oaths of Office by City Clerk Tony Silva.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

2. Resolution and Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing Rates for Solid Waste Service Fees.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Sicairos to waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 633,

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 600, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-4-2(J)(1) Relating to Front Yard Setback Fence Heights.

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 601, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-6-2(B) Pertaining to Amendment or Rezoning Initiation.

5. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 602, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Section 5-3-15: Table 2, Table 3, Table 4, and Adding Section 5-5-12, Cultivation of Annual Crops.

6. Resolution Supporting State of California Senate Bill 391, the California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Sicairos to waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 633,

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

7. Resolution Opposing the State Water Resources Control Board Substitute Environmental Document Regarding Potential Changes to the Water Control Board Plan for the San Francisco – Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.

8. Resolution for the Acceptance of the “CMAQ – Purchase Four (4) Replacement Heavy Duty Vehicles for Construction Activities,” and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Material Bonds to N&S Tractor Company, Merced, CA; Holt of California, Turlock, CA; and Mission Valley Ford, San Jose, CA.

9. Resolution Ratifying Appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

10. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 5, 2013,

11. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on February 19, 2013.

12. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 14, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to approve consent agenda items 3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11, and 12.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS: None

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

APRIL 02, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 2, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(a)] – Michael Sperry vs. City of Livingston, et al,

Merced County Superior Court Case No. CV002762

5. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(a)] – Dwight L. Larks vs. City of Livingston, et al,

Merced County Superior Court Case No. CVMO14537

6. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

APN Numbers 047-140-006 and 047-140-0017

Negotiating Parties: City Manager

7. 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: 2013-13

Next Ordinance Number: 604

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1. 2013 CDBG Application. (Part of which would go towards building a new well)

  • Mayor Espinoza added that we do have a couple of developers knocking on our doors and this would be great.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-13 approving the 2013 CDBG Application.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

2. Resolution Approving the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income (PI) Reuse Plan.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-14

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

3. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 10, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code Titled “Animal Control Regulations”; Resolution Updating Fees Associated with Animal Control Regulations.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Samra to Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 604,

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: Mendoza

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Samra to adopt Resolution No. 2013-15 Updating Fees Associated with Animal Control Regulations.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: Mendoza

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

4. Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a Recycling Market Development Zone Renewal Application.

 

5. Resolution Supporting Merced Regional Enterprise Zone Expansion #3.

 

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated March 28, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to approve the consent agenda items.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

7. Resolution Supporting State of California Senate Bill 391, the California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-18

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza and Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

 

8. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 603, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Establishing Rates for Solid Waste Service Fees.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 603,

AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza and Espinoza

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

9. Resolution of the City Council Approving an Agreement with Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc. for Solid Waste Services.

Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-19

AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza and Espinoza

NOES: Council Members: None

ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

APRIL 16, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 16, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

4. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

APN Numbers 047-140-006 and 047-140-0017

Negotiating Parties: City Manager

5. 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: 2013-20

Next Ordinance Number: 605

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • City Attorney Jose Sanchez announced there was no reportable action taken. However, closed session was adjourned until the conclusion of the open session.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

    • City Manager Jose Ramirez asked to continue Public Hearing Item #4 to the next regular Council meeting.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to continue Public Hearing Item #4, “Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.____, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code, Lot Development Standards, Setbacks, Setback Exceptions, Maximum Site Coverage and Maximum Floor Area Ratio Concerning Residential Rear Yards in the R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).” The motion carried 4-0, by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

 

 

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation by Police Chief Ruben Chavez of Plaques to the Livingston Union School District – Andres Zamora, Superintendent; and Merced Union High School District – Ralph Calderon, Principal, Livingston High School in appreciation for a collaborative relationship with the Livingston Police Department.

2. Recognition of Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Week, April 14-20, 2013 – Deanna Soria, Communications/Records Manager.

3. Presentation by Police Chief Ruben Chavez of the Merced County Emergency Notification System.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No.____, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code, Lot Development Standards, Setbacks, Setback Exceptions, Maximum Site Coverage and Maximum Floor Area Ratio Concerning Residential Rear Yards in the R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5. Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 604, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 10, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code Titled “Animal Control Regulations”.

6. City Council Designation of Equipment/Property as Surplus and Authorizing Staff to Dispose of Property Appropriately.

7. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on March 5, 2013.

8. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on March 19, 2013.

9. Approval of Warrant Register Dated April 11, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Sicairos to approve consent agenda items 5,6,7,8, and 9.

  • AYES: Council Members: Samra, Soria, Mendoza, and Sicairos

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Espinoza

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

MAY 1, 2013

5:30 P.M.

Draft Minutes of Meeting Held on May 1, 2013.

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Resolution No. 2013-20

Next Ordinance No. 605

Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.

CLOSED SESSION

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 5

2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(a)] – Michael Sperry vs. City of Livingston, et al, Merced County Superior Court Case No. CV002762

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

APN Numbers 047-140-006 and 047-140-0017

Negotiating Parties: 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

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

There were no announcements made.

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MAY 21, 2013

Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of       May 21, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

3. 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: 2013-20

Next Ordinance Number: 605

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • None.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • City Manager Jose Ramirez continued the public hearing for Motel 6 to a future Council meeting. Conditions for the project were not fully completed.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Christopher Jensen, Alcohol and Drug Prevention Specialist, Merced County Department of Mental Health and Livingston Roadmap Team, “Tot Lot Law”.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No___, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Livingston Municipal Code, Lot Development Standards, Setbacks, Setback Exceptions, Maximum Site Coverage and Maximum Floor Area Ratio Concerning Residential Rear Yards in the R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Sicairos to waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 605 as presented.

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

3. Resolution Conditionally Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2013-1 for the Proposed Motel 6 Project, a 75-Room, 3-Story Motel on a 1.04-Acre Parcel Located at 309 Joseph Gallo Drive.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

4. Resolution Amending the Professional Engineering Services Contract with AECOM, Fresno, CA, for Additional Design and Construction Support Services for the 1,2,3 Trichloropropane (TCP) Treatment at the City Water Supply Well No. 8 and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Amendment.

5. Resolution Authorizing Award of Contract/Purchase Order to Crafco, Inc., Chandler, Arizona for the Purchase of a Fifty (50) Gallon Melter Applicator.

6. City Council Authorization to Purchase Four Laptop Computers for Police Vehicles through the 2012 State Homeland Security Grant Program.

7. Council Designation of Equipment/Property as Surplus and Authorizing Staff to Dispose of Property Appropriately.

8. Denial of Claim for Damages from Jorge Guillen.

9. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 2, 2013.

10. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on April 16, 2013.

11. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on May 1, 2013.

12. Approval of Warrant Register Dated May 8, 2013.

13. Approval of Warrant Register Dated May 17, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to approve the consent calendar.

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

14. Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of Land Needed for the Installation of Water Treatment Facilities at the City Water Supply Well No. 8, Approval of the Appraisal Report Prepared by The Thomas Wilkins Company and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement with Foster Farms for the Purchase of the Land.

(In which the City Buys land from Foster Farms)

  • Motion: MS Samra/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2012-23 authorizing the purchase of land.

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JUNE 4, 2013

JUNE 04, 2013 Draft Minutes

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54956.8)

Property: APN: 047-100-054

Negotiating Parties: Contract Planner

 

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

5. 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: 2013-23

Next Ordinance Number: 606

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS None.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Oath of Office for Dustin Cunningham, new Public Works Maintenance Worker I.

 

2. Introduction by Chief Ruben Chavez of Police Volunteers – Volunteers Pearlie Merchant, Mayra Lomeli, George Sifuentez, Santos Moran and Armandeep Kaur, and Volunteer Police Chaplain David Niu.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3. Resolution Approving Submittal of a Grant Application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Funds.

 

4. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 565, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5 Chapter 3, Section 16 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Lot Development Standards: Setbacks, Setback Exceptions, Maximum Site Coverage and Maximum Floor Area Ratio Concerning Rear Yards in the R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

5. City Council Acceptance of a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant through the Grant Assistance Program (GAP).

6. City Council Authorization to Purchase a 2011 Ford E350 15-Passenger Van.

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated May 31, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Sicairos to approve the consent agenda.

  • AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Mendoza, Espinoza, Soria

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Samra

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

8. Adopt Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Professional Services Agreement with Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates in a Form Approved by the City Attorney.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Sicairos

  • AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Mendoza, Espinoza, Soria

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Samra

 

9. City Council to Provide Staff Direction for Appointments to the Planning Commission.

  • Motion: M/S Sicairos/Soria to advertise for the alternate Commissioner vacancy.

  • AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Mendoza, Espinoza, Soria

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Samra

10. Designate Voting Delegate/Alternates for League of California Cities Annual Conference.

  • Council Member Soria motions to make Council Member Mendoza the voting delegate, himself an alternate, and Mayor Espinoza as a third alternate for this event. The motion was seconded by Mayor Espinoza and carries 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Sicairos, Mendoza, Espinoza, Soria

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Samra

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JUNE 18, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on June 18, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

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: 2013-24

Next Ordinance Number: 606

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS None.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Council Member David Mendoza and Planning Commissioner Mario Mendoza, City Council Certificate of Appreciation to Brian Johnsons, Vice President/Chief Pilot of the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics for the Academy’s donation of a bus to the Livingston High School Band Boosters.

2. Presentation by Superintendent Steve Gomes, Merced County Office of Education, Report on Merced County Education.

3. Presentation by David Heyer, Program Manager, Merced County Department of Workforce Investment, Enterprise Zones/Targeted Employment Area.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

4. Resolution Conditionally Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2013-1 for the Proposed Motel 6 Project, a 75-Room, 3-Story Motel on a 1.05-Acre Parcel Located at 309 Joseph Gallo Drive.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-24-A, Conditionally Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2013-1 for the proposed Motel 6 Project. The Motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Espinoza, Mendoza, Samra

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos, Soria

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5. Proceedings Under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, Government Code Section 53311, Et. Seq., Approving the Formation of City of Livingston Community Facilities District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments), Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Special Taxes for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

6. Proceedings Under the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972, Division 15, Part 2 of the California Streets and Highways Code, Et. Seq., for the Approval to Form Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments), Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments for Fiscal Year 2013/2014, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing.

7. Proceedings Under the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982, Government Code Section 54703, Et. Seq., Approving the Formation of City of Livingston Benefit Assessment District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments), Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments for Fiscal Year 2013/2014, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing.

8. City Council Authorization to Purchase New Ballasts and Associated Labor to Retrofit the Police Department Lighting Fixtures.

9. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 21, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to approve the items on the Consent Calendar. The Motions carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos, Soria,

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

10. Resolution Amending the Merced County Regional Enterprise Zone Targeted Employment Area (TEA).

  • Motion: M/S Mendoza/Samra to adopt Resolution No.2013-28, Amending the Merced County Regional Enterprise Zone Targeted Employment Area (TEA). The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Sicairos, Soria

 

11. Speed Bumps Discussion.

  • City Manager Ramirez said that this issue is a little more complicated than simply getting Council’s approval. Speed bumps often require input from the Fire Department and Police Department to ensure the safety of the community and their vehicles. Another aspect to consider is the City’s speed bump engineering standard. There is a wide variety of speed bumps that can be built, in terms of dimensions and material.

MEETING MINUTES

 

JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL

AND PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 25, 2013

 

A Joint Special Meeting of the Livingston City Council and Planning Commission was held in the City Council Chambers on June 25, 2014, with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

ROLL CALL

 

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra

Council Member Jim Soria

Council Member Arturo Sicairos (Excused Absence)

Council Member David Mendoza

 

Commissioner Francisco Castellanos (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Mario Mendoza

Commissioner Warren Urnberg (Excused Absence)

Commissioner Michael Silvia

Commission Chair Luis Flores

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

None.

 

PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION

1. Presentation of Plans for Enhancement of Livingston’s Downtown and the Winton Parkway/Highway 99 Interchange by the Local Government Commission, Nelson/Nygaard

Consulting Associates and the California Congress for New Urbanism.

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and the Local Government Commission (LGC) gave a joint presentation reflecting on their five day charrette in the City of Livingston.

The presentation was comprised of many elements which addressed issues such as; creating civic spaces, establishing a local food chain production, implementing a traffic safety system, and beautifying the Downtown Corridor.

The professionals created a set of goals that were organized chronologically; short term goals, mid-term goals, and long-term goals. Architects presented visual renders of the proposed downtown and afterwards they answered questions from the City Council, Planning Commission, and the community.

CNU and LGC will compose a thorough report and release it to City Staff in the near future.

ADJOURNMENT

.

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JULY 2, 2013

Minutes of Meeting Held on July 02, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

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: 2013-29

Next Ordinance Number: 606

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

There was no Closed Session due to lack of quorum.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

Mayor Pro-Tem Samra asked that agenda item number 6 be tabled.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Rich Green, Transit Manager, Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) on Proposed Bus Stop Services in the City of Livingston.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

2. City Council Authorization to Purchase Air Conditioner Unit for Police Department Server Room.

 

3. Approval of Warrant Register Dated June 28, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

4. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Continue Making Required Expenditures to Meet Current or Immediate Financial Obligations Until the 2013/14 Fiscal Year Budget is Adopted.

  • Motion: M/S Espinoza/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-29. The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

5. Resolution Ratifying Acceptance of Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant through the Grant Assistance Program (GAP).

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-30. The motion carried 3-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

 

6. Discussion – Creation of General Plan Stakeholders’ Committee. (Note from TheGardeningSnail. Although this Item was put off until a Council Meeting Sometime-In-The-Future, you can read exactly what Mayor Espinoza had to say about the Status of the General Plan Update by clicking on the link above.)

 

7. Discussion – Vacancy on Utility Rates Stakeholders’ Committee.

  • Mayor Pro-Tem Samra introduced this item. He asked that the City advertise this position via Channel 2, City website, flyers and mailing advertisements with the utility bills.

  • Mayor Espinoza concurred with Mayor Pro-Tem Samra and added that the City should make a strong effort to advertise this position.

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

July 16, 2013

Minutes of Meeting Held on July 16, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

  • Closed Session was Canceled

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

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

Next Resolution Number: 2013-31

Next Ordinance Number: 606

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • City Manager Ramirez pulled item number 1 from the agenda.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Regulating the Cultivation of Marijuana.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Initiating Proceedings Under the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972, Division 15, Part 2 of the California Streets and Highways Code, et seq., Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments within the City’s Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Assessment District for Fiscal Year 2013/2014, Approval of the Annual Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing.

3. Initiating Proceedings Under the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982, Government Code Section 54717, et seq., Declaring the City’s Intention to Levy and Collect Assessments within the City’s Benefit Assessment Districts for Fiscal Year 2013/2014, Approval of the Engineer’s Report and Setting a Time and Place for a Public Hearing.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on June 4, 2013.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on June 11, 2013.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated July 11, 2013.

    • M/S: Samra/Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: Mendoza

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

7. Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget Workshop #1: General Fund Operations.

  • Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Ortiz presented information and discussed the General Fund, Citywide revenues and expenditures. Mr. Ortiz concluded his presentation by answering questions from the City Council.

  • No action was taken by the Council

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

JULY 23, 2013

July 23, 2013 Draft Meeting Minutes.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA None.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

1. Interview Consultants for the City Engineer position. The Consultants being interviewed responded to a Request for Proposals issued by the City.

  • SNG and Associates and Gouveia Engineering, Inc. were independently interviewed by City Council. City Manager Ramirez elected to remove himself from the interview panel because he has collaborated with both firms in the past.

  • City Council announced that they will vote on an engineering firm at the next City Council meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

2. Public Employee discipline/dismissal/release

[(Government Code Section 54957]

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • None

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

AUGUST 06, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 6, 2013

CLOSED SESSION

  • The Closed Session was cancelled

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

4. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation [Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)] City of Livingston and Successor Agency to the Livingston Community Redevelopment Agency v. Ana Matosantos, et al Superior Court of the State of California – County of Sacramento

Case No. 34-2013-80001460

5. 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: 2013-33

Next Ordinance Number: 606

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • The City Council pulled items number 7 and number 8 from the agenda.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Alyson Watson, P.E. – RMC Water and Environment: Overview of the Merced Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

2. Proceedings under the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, Government Code Section 53311, Et. Seq., Forming Community Facilities District No. 2003-1 (Livingston Family Apartments), Establishing an Appropriations Limit, and Calling a Special Election for the Levy of Special Taxes.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to adopt the following Resolutions:

  • · Resolution No. 2013-33, Community Facilities District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments),

  • · Resolution No. 2013-34, Community Facilities District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments)

  • · Resolution No. 2013-35, (Livingston Family Apartments) and Directing the Recording of a Notice of Special Tax Lien.

  • · Introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 606, (Livingston Family Apartments) Authorizing the Levy of a Special Tax Therein.

  • The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None.

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza, Sicairos

3. Proceedings under the 1972 Landscape and Lighting Act, California Streets and Highways Code 22500, et.seq., for the Approval to Levy Annual Assessments for the Citywide Consolidated Landscape Maintenance Assessment District No. 1, Confirming Assessments for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

  • Motion: M/S Samra, Soria adopt Resolution No. 2013-36, The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following roll call voted:

  • AYES: Council Members: Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza, Sicairos

4. Proceedings under the Benefit Assessment Act of 1982, Government Code Section 54717, et. seq., for the Approval to Levy Annual Assessments for the Livingston Benefit Assessment Districts, Confirming Assessments for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-37,  The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None.

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

5. Public Hearing – Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. ___of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 6 of the Livingston Municipal Code Relating to Second Residential Unit Development Standards in the R-2 Zoning District (Medium Density Residential).

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Samra to introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. 607,  The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None.

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

CONSENT CALENDAR

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated August 2, 2013.

Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 3-0-2 by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Council Members: Soria, Samra, Espinoza

NOES: Council Members: None.

ABSENT: Council Members: Soria, Sicairos

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

7. Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement to Provide Contract Engineering Staff Support Services for the City of Livingston and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement in a Form Approved by the City Attorney.

8. Roadmap Team Proposal – City of Livingston Smoke-Free Park Policy, Christopher Jensen.

  • Mayor Espinoza announced that these items are being continued and, thus there was no need to discuss them. No action was taken

ADJOURNMENT

CONCURRENT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

AUGUST 20, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 20, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

 

3. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

City of Livingston and Successor Agency to the Livingston Community Redevelopment Agency v. Ana Matosantos, et al

Superior Court of the State of California – County of Sacramento

Case No. 34-2013-80001460

 

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

6. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

 

Regular Meeting

 

Next Resolution Number: 2013-38

Next Ordinance Number: 608

Next Successor Agency

Resolution Number: 2013-4

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • None.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Public Works Director Humberto Molina: 25 Year Service Pin to Ruben Mendoza, Maintenance Worker II.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. Resolution Rejecting All Bids Received for CMAQ Pedestrian Improvement – Sidewalk Installation Project, Project No. CML-5256(012) and Authorizing the City Manager to Re-advertise Bids.

3. Resolution for the Acceptance of the Phase 2 Water Line Improvement Project, Authorizing the City Clerk to Record a Notice of Completion with Merced County and Authorizing the City Manager to Release Performance and Material Bonds and to Make Final Payment of Retention Monies to California Trenchless, Inc.

4. Resolution Supporting Boundary Expansion No. 4 of the Merced County Regional Enterprise Zone.

5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to File a Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Estimate Exchange Fund Claim Form for Fiscal Year 2012/2013.

6. Consideration of Appointment to Utility Rates Stakeholders’ Committee.

7. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 606, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Acting in its Capacity as the Legislative Body of City of Livingston Community Facilities District No. 2013-1 (Livingston Family Apartments) and Authorizing the Levy of a Special Tax Therein.

8. Waive the Second Reading and Adopt Ordinance No. 607, of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Title 5, Chapter 5, Section 6 of the Livingston Municipal Code (LMC) Relating to Second Residential Unit Development Standards in the R-2 Zoning District (Medium Density Residential).

9. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on June 18, 2013.

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated August 15, 2013.

  • M/S: Samra/ Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

 

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

11. Provide Staff Direction for Appointment to the Planning Commission.

  • M/S: Soria/Samra to interview the two applicants 30 minutes before the start of the August 28th Special City Council Meeting. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Member: Sicairos, Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Member: None

  • ABSENT: Council Member: None

 

12. Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement to Provide Contract Engineering Staff Support Services for the City of Livingston and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement in a Form Approved by the City Attorney.

  • Mayor Pro-Tem Samra made a motion to extend SNG and Associates contract for one-year. The motion died due to lack of a second.

  • Motion: M/S Mendoza/Samra to re-advertise the Request for Proposals for engineering services. The motion carried 3-2 by the following roll call vote.

  • AYES: Council Member: Sicairos, Mendoza, Samra

  • NOES: Council Member: Soria, Espinoza

  • ABSENT: Council Member: None

13. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Demolition Agreement with Jim Brisco Enterprises, Inc. Relating to the Court Theater.

  • M/S: Samra/Soria to adopt Resolution No. 2013-42 …The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Member: Sicairos, Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Member: None

  • ABSENT: Council Member: None

 

14. Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget Workshop #2: Questions & Answers Session.

  • City Manager Ramirez stated that there is a deficit. The City’s goal is to address the deficit, build reserves, and generate enough revenue to fund future projects. He also added that there are three separate accounts that need to be addressed: domestic wastewater, industrial wastewater, and the water enterprise fund.

 

ADJOURNMENT

JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL

AND PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

AUGUST 28, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 28, 2013.

PLANNING COMMISSION INTERVIEWS 5:30 P.M.

JOINT SPECIAL MEETING 6:00 P.M.

Planning Commission Interviews

1. Christina Valencia.

2. Ranjeet Jhutti.

  • At 5:30 p.m. the City Council began to interview Christina Valencia and Ranjeet Jhutti for the position of alternate Planning Commissioner.

  • No action was taken.

  • The City Council announced that they will appoint the alternate Planning Commissioner at a future meeting.

Joint Special Meeting

CALL TO ORDER Next Resolution No. 2013-42

Next Ordinance No. 608

CONSENT AGENDA

1. Ratification of Proclamation Given in Honor of Meyers Nave Sacramento 10 Year Anniversary.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 4-0-1 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: Mendoza

PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION

2. Presentation by AIA/SDAT – Implementation Plan for a Downtown Cultural Arts District.

  • AIA/SDAT will compose a thorough report and release it to City Staff in the near future.

ADJOURNMENT

 

CONCURRENT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 03, 2013

CLOSED SESSION

 

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

 

3. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

City of Livingston and Successor Agency to the Livingston Community Redevelopment Agency v. Ana Matosantos, et al Superior Court of the State of California – County of Sacramento

Case No. 34-2013-80001460

 

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

 

Regular Meeting

 

Next Resolution Number: 2013-42

Next Ordinance Number: 608

Pledge of Allegiance. Next Successor Agency

Resolution Number: 2013-3

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Public Works Director Humberto Molina: 15 Year Service Pin to Jaime Tafoya, Maintenance Worker I.

2. Presentation by City Engineer Nanda Gottiparthy: Update on Well #16 and Well #8.

 

3. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Livingston Amending Livingston Municipal Code Title 3, “Business Regulations,” by Adding Chapter 17, Titled “Tobacco Retailer License,” Requiring the Licensure of Tobacco Retailers.

4. Resolution Conditionally Approving Site Plan/Design Review 2013-2 for Livingston Farm Supply.

CONSENT CALENDAR

5. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Contract Service Extension with Hansford Economic Consulting and Authorizing the City Manager to Extend the Agreement.

 

6. City Council Authorization to Accept an Office of Traffic Safety Grant in the amount of $45,000.

7. Resolution Confirming Support for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Application to Establish an Enhanced Economic Development Rate.

 

8. Approval of Warrant Register Dated August 28, 2013.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

9. Resolution of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston  \Approving the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule V (ROPS 13-14B) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177 for the Period January through June, 2014.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

10. Resolution Appointing an Alternate Planning Commissioner.

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

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

Next Resolution Number: 2013-46

Next Ordinance Number: 608

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

Livingston Police Department Presentations:

1. Invocation by Police Chaplain David Niu.

2. Introduction of new Police Officers Brian Wiley and Jason Barkus.

3. Introduction and Swearing-in of new Police Officers Jason Chavez and Marco Lugo.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

4. Award of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $1,600.000 for Public Improvements – Water Well #17.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Public Benefit Grant Program – New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase.

6. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Program Supplement Agreement No. 010-N to Administering Agency – State Agreement No. 10-526R for the Purchase of One (1) New Tier-4 Title 23 Backhoe, Project No. CML-5256 (013) and Authorizing the City Manger to Act on Behalf of the City.

7. Minutes of Meeting Held on June 25, 2013.

8. Minutes of Meeting Held on July 2, 2013.

9. Minutes of Meeting Held on July 16, 2013.

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated September 11, 2013.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

11. Approval of City of Livingston Smoke-Free Parks Policy.

12. City Council to Approve a 12 Month Professional Services Contract with Collins and Schoettler, Planning Consultants and Authorize City Manager to Enter into a Contract in a Form Approved by City Attorney.

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING /

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 01, 2013

SPECIAL MEETING: 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING: 7:00 P.M.

 

Special Meeting

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

4. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIONAL ACTION ITEM

 

5. City Engineer Interview – Provost and Pritchard Consulting Group.

 

Regular Meeting

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

Next Resolution Number: 2013-48

Next Ordinance Number: 608

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. John Bidwell, Program Manager, Quantum Energy Services and Technologies (QUEST): California Wastewater Process Optimization Program (CALPOP).

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

2. Resolution Awarding Construction Contract to FBD Vanguard Construction, Inc., Livermore, CA, Approving the Expenditure of Construction Funds for the CMAQ Pedestrian Improvement Sidewalk Installation Project – Project No. CML-5256 (012) and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Construction Contract and Any Change Orders Thereto with FBD Vanguard Construction, Inc.

3. Resolution Awarding Construction Contract to Conco West, Inc. of Manteca, CA; Approving the Expenditure of Construction Funds for the Well No. 8 Wellhead Treatment System and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Construction Contract and Any Change Orders Thereto with Conco West, Inc.

4. Approval of Warrant Register Dated September 26, 2013.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

5. Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement to Provide Contract Engineering Staff Support Services for the City of Livingston and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement in a Form Acceptable to the City Attorney.

6. Resolution Approving a Land Lease Agreement Between the City of Livingston and Gerald Martin for Property Known as 15036 Vinewood Avenue, APN Numbers 047-140-006 and 047-140-0017.

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 08, 2013

6:00 P.M.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Next Resolution No. 2013-51

Next Ordinance No. 608

CLOSED SESSION

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 2

2. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ADJ

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the Livingston City Council scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013, has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

Dated: October 11, 2013

/s/ BETTY COTA

Deputy City Clerk

ADJOURNMENT

CONCURRENT JOINT MEETING

CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

NOVEMBRER 5, 2013

Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 5, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

 

3. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

City of Livingston and Successor Agency to the Livingston Community Redevelopment Agency v. Ana Matosantos, et al Superior Court of the State of California – County of Sacramento

Case No. 34-2013-80001460

 

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

 

Regular Meeting

 

Next Resolution Number: 2013-52

Next Ordinance Number: 608

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • None.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • None.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

1. Presentation by Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza and Planning Commissioner Mario Mendoza: Certificate of Appreciation to Juan Avila and Ben Penfield, McClure Enterprises for their donation of concrete to help raise funds for the Livingston Middle School band and wrestling programs.

2. Presentation by Police Chief Ruben Chavez and Officer Richard Mocchia: Introduction of Police Explorers.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3. Direct Staff to Advertise the Request for Qualifications for Project Engineering Services and the Request for Proposals for Administrative Grant Services.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on July 23, 2013.

5. Approval of Warrant Register Dated October 10, 2013.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated October 30, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/ Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

7. City Council to Give Staff Direction and to Review and Approve Proposed New Bus Stops and the Elimination of Two Parking Stalls to be Used as a Bus Stop on Main Street.  (Note from TheGardeningSnail. The two parking stalls that will be eliminated will be right in front of 444 Main Street.)

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to give staff direction and to review and approve proposed new bus stops and the elimination of two parking stalls to be used as a bus stop on Main Street. The motion carried 4-1 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: Sicairos

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

8. Resolution Approving a Utility Bill Auditing Service Agreement and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute the Agreement with Utility Cost Management (UCM) in a Form Approved by the City Attorney.

  • Motion: M/S Sicairos/Samra to adopt Resolution No. 2013-52 The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

9. Resolution Approving a One (1) Year Memorandum of Understanding and a Side Letter Concessions Agreement between the City of Livingston and the City of Livingston Management and Confidential Employees Association.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza Resolution to adopt Resolution No. 2013-53 The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

  • AYES: Council Members: Mendoza, Soria, Samra, Espinoza

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

 

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

7. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 19, 2013.

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION

 

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

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: 2013-54

Next Ordinance Number: 608

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Mayor Pro-Tem Samra participated in Closed Session. There were no announcements made.

 

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

  • None.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

1. Resolution Adopting the Merced Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (MIRWMP).

  • Motion: M/S Soria/Espinoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-54, The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

2. Resolution Supporting the Merced Regional Enterprise Zone Expansion #5.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 6, 2013.

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 20, 2013.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on August 28, 2013.

6. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 14, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Sicairos to approve the consent calendar. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

7. City of Livingston – Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements June 30, 2013 and City of Livingston Local Transportation Development Act Fund – Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements June 30, 2013.

  • Motion: M/S Samra/Mendoza to accept the Independent Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements Ending June 30, 2013. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

  • NOES: Council Members: None

  • ABSENT: Council Members: None

ADJOURNMENT

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA NOVEMBER 22, 2013

6:30 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

Pledge of Allegiance. Roll Call.

Changes to the Agenda.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

1. Public Employee discipline/dismissal/release [Government Code Section 54957]

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

1. Urgency Ordinance of the City of Livingston Making Findings and Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on the Establishment and Operation of Smoke Shops and Smoking Lounges.

ADJOURNMENT

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

DECEMBER 17, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION

3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 4

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

 

Roll Call. Next Resolution No. 2013-56

Next Ordinance No. 609

PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS

 

1. Educational Presentation on “Smoke Shops” by Merced County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Framstad.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

2. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Grant.

The City of Livingston has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the SJVAPCD New Alternative Fuel Purchase Program for the purchase of three electric vehicles and one electric motorcycle. Two of the electric vehicles will be utilized by the Public Works Department. The third vehicle will be used by the Police Department and Police Explorers. The motorcycle will be used by the Police Department for traffic purposes on an as needed basis.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

3. Urgency Ordinance of the City of Livingston Making Findings and Extending a Temporary Moratorium on the Establishment and Operation of Smoke Shops and Smoking Lounges, to Become Effective Immediately.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

4. Resolution Accepting the Grant Award and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Grant Agreement with the State Department of Forestry and Protection.

5. City Council Authorization to Purchase Police Building Security Cameras and Portable Police Radios Utilizing the 2013 State Homeland Security Grant Program.

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 5, 2013.

7. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 19, 2013.

8. Approval of Warrant Register Dated November 25, 2013.

9. Approval of Warrant Register Dated December 12, 2013.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

 

10. City Council to Provide Staff Direction for Appointments to the Planning Commission.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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