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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
5:00 P.M.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243




5:00 P.M.       Closed Session (Conference Room A)

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY

6:00 P.M.       Open Session

CALL TO ORDER:    Roll-Call 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

6:00-6:05     CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 


6:05-6:05    PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR



6:05-6:10    SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS (Not to exceed 3 minutes each)
Item(s) appearing under this section have submitted a written request to the City Clerk a minimum of one week prior to the regular meeting.

1.    Monthly Report by Tom Curtis, President, Downtown El Centro Business Improvement District.

6:15-6:20    CONSENT AGENDA
Consent agenda items are approved by one motion. Council members or members of the public may pull consent items to be considered separately at a time determined by the Mayor.

2.    Approval of Council Minutes for November 30, 2011, December 1, and December 6, 2011.

3.    Approval of the Warrants and Payroll for November 2011.

4.    Approval of the Treasurer’s Report for November 2011.

5.    Approval of the Accounting Policies Manual as presented.  

6.    Approval of the Plans and Specifications for the Measure D Bond – Phase II,  2011 Roads Rehabilitation Project and authorize staff to release project for bidding.

7.    Approval of the Plans and Specifications for the Eighth Street and Fairfield Drive Sewer Rehabilitation Project and authorize staff to release project for bidding.

8.    Approval of the Plans and Specifications for the Eighth Street and Fairfield Drive Cured in Place Pipeline (CIPP) Project and authorize staff to release project for bidding.

9.    Approval of the Release of Subdivision Improvement Bonds for the Countryside North Subdivision as presented.

10.    Approval of Resolution No. 11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO DECLARING ONE (1) UNMARKED POLICE VEHICLE TO BE NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE AND AUTHORIZING THEIR DONATION TO THE EL CENTRO POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE

11.    Approval of the project initiation of the El Centro Council Chambers ADA & Building Code Compliance Remodel.

12.    Received and Filed Development Impact Fee and Water/Wastewater Capacity Fee Information Report FYE June 2011 pursuant to Government Code 66006 (b) (1) and Section 66013.

13.    Approval of Resolution No. 11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
    EL CENTRO REJECTING ALL BIDS AND AUTHORIZING THE RE-ADVERTISMENT OF BIDS FOR THE WATERMAN AVENUE EXTENSION PROJECT

RECOMMENDATION:   Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented.

FINAL ACTION: 






6:20-6:35    PUBLIC HEARING

14.    Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on General Plan Amendment No. 11-02, Change of Zone No. 11-01, Negative Declaration No. 11-10(a) and Negative Declaration No. 11-10(b).  The project proposes a general plan amendment from General Commercial usage to High-Medium Density Residential usage and subsequent change of zone from CG, general commercial to R3, multiple-family residential for the northern 1.25 acres of a 2.5-acre parcel of land located at 1725 Adams Avenue.

PRESENTATION:     Norma M. Villicaña, AICP, Director of Planning and Zoning

RECOMMENDATION:    a. Approval of Resolution No. 11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL                                                                   OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADOPTING NEGATIVE DECLARATION NO. 11-10(a) WITHOUT MONITORING PLAN FOR PROJECT: GPA NO. 11-02.

    b. Approval of Resolution No. 11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 11-02 TO CHANGE THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL TO HIGH-MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL USAGE FOR THE NORTHERN 1.25 ACRES OF A 2.5 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT 1725 ADAMS AVENUE, AND DECLARING SAME TO BE THE SECOND GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2011

    c. Approval of Resolution No. 11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADOPTING NEGATIVE DECLARATION NO. 11-10(b) WITHOUT MONITORING PLAN FOR PROJECT: CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 11-01.

    d. Approval of Ordinance no. 11-    , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO PERTAINING TO APPROVED ZONE CHANGE -CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 11-01 (waive reading and pass as a 1st reading) .
           
FINAL ACTION:

6:35-6:50    NEW BUSINESS

15.    Discussion and any necessary action regarding approving the issuance of the City of El Centro Financing Authority Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds 2012 Series A (the “2012 Bonds”).   

PRESENTATION:     Leticia Salcido, Director of Finance

RECOMMENDATION:    Approval of Resolution No.  11-    , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN INSTALLMENT SALE AGREEMENT, CONTINUING DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT, AND AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF CERTAIN ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF WASTEWATER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, 2012 SERIES A IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $9,000,000.       
           
           
FINAL ACTION:


INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

16.    Received and filed Memorandum dated December 6, 2011 in response to Roger Tubach’s questions regarding Imperial County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority (ICAVASA).
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17.    Received and filed City of El Centro Strategic Planning Program 2008-2013 update. 


6:50-6:55 TASK FORCE REPORTS

   
6:55-7:00 (Time may vary) –PUBLIC COMMENTS
The City Council welcomes your input. At this time, members of the public may address the City Council on any matter not listed on the posted agenda.  Pursuant to the Brown Act, no action will be taken on any issue brought forth under Public Comments.  Please complete a “Speakers Slip” and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.   Unless the Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for each public presentation.





7:00-7:00 – (Time may vary)  COUNCIL RECESS


7:00-7:15 – (Time may vary)  MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS
Council Members reports on conferences or other City activities.  Time limit  3 minutes.                





ADJOURNMENT no later than 9:45 p.m : Unless a majority of Council has voted to continue or asked that the meeting be adjourned to another date & time.    (_________)


REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY: CANCELLED

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