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

Meeting Date: March 19, 2013

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

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MEETING MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

LIVINGSTON CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

A Regular Meeting of the Livingston City Council was held on February 19, 2013, in the City Council Chambers with Mayor Espinoza presiding.

CLOSED SESSIONCALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra

Council Member Jim Soria

Council Member Arturo Sicairos (Late Arrival)

Council Member David Mendoza (Late Arrival)

Mayor Espinoza opened the meeting for public comments. There were no comments from the public. The Council subsequently adjourned to Closed Session at 6:03 p.m. to discuss the following matters:

1. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 1

2. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

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

Number of Cases: 3

3. Conference with Real Property Negotiator

(Government Code Section 64956.8)

APN: 142-297-007

Negotiating Parties: City Manager

REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Espinoza called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The pledge of allegiance to the flag was recited.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Rodrigo Espinoza

Mayor Pro-Tem Gurpal Samra

Council Member Jim Soria

Council Member Arturo Sicairos

Council Member David Mendoza

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDANone.

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.

Mayor Espinoza stated that none of the past Commissioners were present to receive their service awards, therefore, he would make sure they were delivered.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

None.

Mayor Espinoza reminded everyone about the Town Hall meeting being held on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

City Staff Announcements and Reports.

Police Chief Chavez gave an update on the Burglary Action; the status was still at zero. He shared that the Explorers went to Pebble Beach to direct traffic for an event. He gave an update on the Gang Prevention Summit held this past weekend. On February 12th the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force seized over 10 lbs. of methamphetamines and two were arrested; both individuals were from Livingston. Citizens RIMS update; he shared a new product coming out, a low bearing vest for officers that is supposed to cut back on low back injuries and reduce fatigue.

City Manager Announcements and Reports

City Manager Ramirez stated that he has been working with Foster Farms as they have been experiencing more manganese in the water that shut down an entire shift; there is a meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning.

He appreciated the Chief Chavez presenting the gang summit report. The event was a good starting point to work with the schools and the community and as long as we continue to work in this direction we are making progress that stride. City Manager Ramirez noted that the Building Department has been working on new ways to implement building permits.

He also shared an update on the Court Theater and stated that it was going to be demolished.

There was a housing survey completed last week. It will allow us to go after grants and give us a good indication of what part of the community needs attention.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Council Member Sicairos commented that he attended the workshop summit on Wednesday and all that participated did a good job.

Council Member Soria announced that we still needed individuals to apply for the Parks and Recreation Commission; the last day to apply is February 28th. He also relayed that we are taking baseball signups and youth football as well. He commended the Police Chief on zero burglaries.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.

Mayor Espinoza stated that Rancho San Miguel is coming in June.

CITY COUNCIL FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS

Fireworks Ordinance to be presented at the next Council meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. 2013 CDBG Program Application.City Manager Ramirez presented the item.

Mayor Espinoza opened the hearing for public comments t 7:30 p.m.

Katherine Schell Rodriquez, P.O. Box 163 asked if the most the City could apply for was $2 million.

City Manager Ramirez responded yes.

Ms. Schell Rodriguez asked if there was a variety of things the City can apply for, but for no more than the $2 million. She also asked if the City was thinking about applying for grant monies for existing water problems. If so, then that would mean whatever monies you would get for well improvements you would have to give up. Of course funding the amount upon housing rehabilitation.

City Manager Ramirez stated not necessarily. We are applying and this is a competitive grant and we could certainly ask for $2 million and with our scenarios we thought it would be more competitive if we were to ask for $1.5 million. So the $1.5 million would be exclusively for well improvements. We would be applying for housing funds separately and could be in the form of CalHome or HOME which are two separate grants. This is a supernova and in the past they have kept these separate.

Ms. Schell Rodriquez asked which wells would be on the application.

City Manager Ramirez stated we are still analyzing, but we are looking at Wells 10, 13, 15, and 17 , but we still don’t know yet. We want to look and see which would be the most efficient and effective on demand and treatment.

Ms. Schell Rodriquez asked if the document would come back to Council before it was submitted.

City Manager Ramirez stated yes, there is another opportunity for it to come back.

Mayor Espinoza closed the hearing at 7:34 p.m., there being no further public comments.

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

CITIZENS COMMENTS

None.

CONSENT CALENDAR

4. Resolution No. 2013-6 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.

The City Engineer gave a brief update on this item.

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

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

7. Approval of Warrant Register Dated February 14, 2013Motion: M/S Samra/Espinoza to approve consent calendar items. 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

SUCCESSOR AGENCY

8. 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.

Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Ortiz presented the item.

Motion: M/S Soria/Mendoza to adopt Resolution No. 2013-1, 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. The motion carried 5-0 by the following roll call vote:

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

NOES: Agency Members: None

ABSENT: Agency Members: None

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

9. 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.

City Manager Ramirez presented the item.

Motion: M/S Samra/Soria to approve 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. 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

ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:53 p.m.

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City Clerk of the City of Livingston

APPROVED: March 19, 2013

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Mayor or Mayor ProTempore

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

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