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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
City Hall Regular Meeting 11:30 AM
CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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Mayor & Council Members may be reached at (760) 336-8989
Mayor:
Edgard Garcia
City Manager: Marcela Piedra
Mayor Pro-tem:
Efrain Silva
City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans
Council Members:
Jason Jackson
City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
Tomás Oliva
11:30 A.M CLOSED SESSION - CONFERENCE ROOM "A"
ROLL CALL (Open Session)
CLOSED SESSION PUBLIC COMMENT:
Any member of the public wishing to address the City Council on any matter appearing on the closed session may do so at this time. Unless the Mayor extends the time limit, remark shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Additional opportunities for Public Comments will be given during and at the end of the meeting.
CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNS INTO CLOSED SESSION
CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2): Request by the guardian(s) for Eric Scoville to continue the wrongful termination hearing.
Possible Initiation of Litigation by the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): 1 case
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LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with City representative Marcela Piedra for the purpose of reviewing the City’s position and instructing its representative(s) regarding matters of salaries, salary schedules, compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits, or, as applicable, other matters dealing with mandatory subjects within the scope of representation pursuant to Government Code §3504; negotiating the Unrepresented Finance Director and, if necessary, the CWDO-CWWTPBO
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
This is a public meeting. If there is an item on the agenda on which you wish to be heard, you are asked to complete a blue speaker slip and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Persons wishing to address the Council are not required to identify themselves (Gov’t Code § 54953.3); however, this information assists the Mayor by ensuring that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized and also assists the City Clerk in preparing the City Council meeting minutes. When the item is announced and your name is called by the Mayor, please step to the podium and state your name for the record. Unless the Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for each public presentation. If you wish to address the Council concerning any other matter not appearing on the agenda, you may do so during the public comment portion of the agenda.
* Any information provided on the “Speaker Slip” is voluntary and will be public record.

RECONVENE FOR OPEN SESSION 6:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION
ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
6:10-6:25 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation Parks Make Life Better
2. Retirement Recognition - Elizabeth Cesena
3. Retirement Recognition - Arnulfo Moran
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6:25-6:30 SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS
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.
4. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report
6:30-6:35 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.
5. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of June 2019
6. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of June 2019
7. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING THE DESTRUCTION OF SPECIFIED CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE RECORDS
8. Approve plans and specifications for the South Imperial Avenue Water Pipeline Improvements and Drainage Pipeline Installation project and authorize soliciting of bids.
9. Approve bid documents and authorize the public bidding of the "General Landscaping Services, Tree Removal and Irrigation Repair and Emergency Landscaping Services at Various City Park and Facilities" contract.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 19 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AWARDING THE BID AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL INTERCONNECT PROJECT.
11. Approve the amended bid documents for the Mc Gee Park Bathroom and Snack Bar Project and authorize the Community Services Department to send project out to bid and an amendment to the 2019-2020 City Budget to include funding for the project.
12. Approve the four amendments to the contract with Kimley-Horn for design services on the El Centro Aquatic Center.
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6:35-7:45 NEW BUSINESS
13. RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO IN SUPPORT OF BALANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS AND MAINTAINING LOCAL CONTROL OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS
PRESENTATION: Deborah McGarrey, SoCal Gas
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO IN SUPPORT OF BALANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS AND MAINTAINING LOCAL CONTROL OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS
14. MOU for Water Treatment Plant/Wastewater Treatment Plant/Certified Water Distribution Operators/Sewer
PRESENTATION: Teri Brownlee, Director of Human Resources and IT
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT INCLUDING COMPENSATION FOR JULY 2018 THROUGH DECEMBER 2021 - CERTIFIED WATER, WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATORS
15. Employment Contract for the Position of Director of Finance
PRESENTATION: Teri Brownlee, Director of Human Resources and IT
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION EMPLOYMENT TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
16. Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Loan Request - Gaytan Insurance
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of loan request in the amount of $96,500 for Luis Gaytan Insurance Agency by the El Centro City Council acting as the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program Loan Administration Board (LAB).
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17. Discussion and necessary action regarding an application for Prop 68 funding for the Town Square Event Center Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR STATEWIDE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
18. Discussion and necessary action regarding an application for Prop 68 funding for the Swarthout Sports Complex Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR STATEWIDE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
19. Discussion and necessary action regarding an application for Prop 68 funding for the Gomez Community Dog Park Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR STATEWIDE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
20. Discussion and necessary action regarding an application for Prop 68 funding for the Stark Field Park Improvement Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR STATEWIDE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
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21. Discussion and necessary action regarding an application for Prop 68 funding for the McGee Park Improvement Project - Phase II
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR STATEWIDE PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
22. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of funds towards the Cruickshank Landfill Cleanup project
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE - Public Works Director/City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize a budget amendment to the project with an increase of $2,400,000 to allow payment of Invoice No. 7 and potential small incidentals.
7:45-7:55 LEGISLATIVE ACTION
23. Various Legislative Bills for Consideration
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
24. Received and filed Southern California Gas Company's request for compensation through the gas cost incentive mechanism application No A.19-06-009
7:55-8:00 (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. We ask that you please complete a “Speaker Slip” and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Although you are not required to identify yourself (Gov’t Code §54953.3); this information on the “Speaker Slip” assists the Mayor that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized and also assists the City Clerk in preparing the City Council meeting minutes. Unless the Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for each public presentation. * Any information provided
on the “Speaker Slip” is voluntary and will be public record.
8:00-8:05 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
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ADJOURNMENT
Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, California 92243, Monday-Friday during normal business hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the office of the City Clerk at (760)337-4515. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangement to assure accessibility to this meeting.

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