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AGENDA CITY OF EL CENTRO CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 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): 4 cases - 1) Request by the guardian(s) for Eric Scoville to continue the wrongful termination hearing; 2) EPA demand for reimbursement of cleanup costs of Arthur Hennessey Ct. residence; 3) Lucero claim for damage to vehicle in City parking lot; 4) landlord claim for damage to property by Police Department while apprehending suspect. Possible Initiation of Litigation by the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): 1 case - collection of debt owed to City.
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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
6:10-6:15 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation - American Legion 100th Anniversary
6:15-6:20 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.
2. Introduction of new IID Energy Manager Marilyn Gilbert by Alex Cardenas, IID Director Division 1.
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6:20-6:25 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.
3. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of June 2019
4. Approval of City Council Minutes of June 18, 2019, June 24, 2019, July 2, 2019 and July 16, 2019.
5. Approve proposal from Empire Machinery for the purchase of one (1) 2019 Caterpillar Forklift TH255C Telehandler, through the National IPA program, using the City of Tucson's contract, as permitted by City Code Section 2-183.
6. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH BENDER ROSENTHAL, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
7. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH CITYPLACE PLANNING FOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF EL CENTRO GENERAL PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT, MOBILITY ELEMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ELEMENT AND TO PREPARE A CONCEPTUAL THOROUGHFARE PLAN.
8. Approving an agreement between Imperial County Children and Families First Commission for Water Safety and Pediatric First Aid for Stepping Stones Program Participants.
9. Approval of job description for the positions of Aquatics Supervisor, Aquatics Maintenance Technician and Aquatics Customer Service Representative
6:25-6:40 PUBLIC HEARING
10. Public Hearing for a Substantial Amendment to the City of El Centro Community Development Block Grant 2019-20 One-Year Action Plan, subject to a 30-day public review period and upon conclusion of the review period the amendment would be submitted to HUD for review and approval.
PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Community Development Specialist I
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of a Substantial Amendment to the 2019-20 One-Year Action Plan subject to the 30-day public review period, and authorize the City Manager to submit a letter to HUD to request their authorization for the amendment to the 2019-20 One-Year Action Plan.
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6:40-7:00 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
11. Discussion and any necessary action regarding a resolution in support of balanced energy solutions and maintaining local control of energy solutions
PRESENTATION: Deborah McGarrey, SoCal Gas
RECOMMENDATION:
12. Discussion and any necessary action relating to commercial cannabis activities in the City.
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Provide further direction to staff regarding commercial cannabis activities in the City.
7:00-9:00 NEW BUSINESS
13. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the Grand Jury Report Response - City of El Centro Fire Department
PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, City Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Grand Jury Report Response - City of El Centro Fire Department
14. Discussion and any necessary action authorizing County of Imperial to administer underground storage tanks and water well regulations
PRESENTATION: Cedric Ceseña - Fire Battalion Chief
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE ITS UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK AND WATER WELL REGULATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF EL CENTRO CITY LIMITS
15. Community Sponsorship Request - Cancer Resource Center of the Desert
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from Cancer Resource Center of the Desert.
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16. Community Sponsorship Request - American Legion
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from American Legion Post #25.
17. Community Sponsorship Request - 9/11 Memorial Event and Stair Climb
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from Imperial Valley 9-11 Committee.
18. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of a construction contract for the Waterman Park Project
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos- Public Works Director/ City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive bid irregularities and 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 WATERMAN PARK PROJECT.
19. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the award of the bid and authorizing the execution of a contract for the Bucklin Park Phase II Improvements Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
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 BUCKLIN PARK PHASE II IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
20. Selection of El Centro Aquatic Center Logo
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Provide directive to Staff regarding the preferred logo for the El Centro Aquatic Center.
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21. Aquatic Center Construction and Operations Update
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of a budget amendment for the El Centro Aquatic Center in the amount of $1,019,795 utilizing Measure P and/or General Fund funds.
22. Discussion and any necessary action regarding acceptance of the Animal Shelter Facilities Report prepared by Animal Arts and request for allocation of Measure P funds
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
1. Accept the recommendations under the Animal Shelter Facilities Report prepared by Animal Arts; and
2. Request the allocation of $375,000 of Measure P funds for architecture and engineering services for the design of the improvements for the Humane Society Animal Shelter as described in the Animal Shelter Facilities Report.
23. Measure P Update Round 1, 2 and 3
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding Measure P projects.
24. Appointment of Management Member to ECRMC Board of Trustees
PRESENTATION:
RECOMMENDATION:
Appointment of Management Member to ECRMC Board of Trustees
9:00-9:30 DEPARTMENT REPORTS
25. Update on the La Brucherie and Wake Avenue Pump Station No. 2
26. Update on the Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for the new Monte Vista Sports and Wellness Complex
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INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
27. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - Mr Tacos Inc, 710 S 4th St El Centro CA 92243
9:30:9:40 (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.
28. Public Comments from Marnitta Pavao regarding La Brucherie Lift Station sewer smell.
29. Public Comments from Antonio V. Ramos.
9:40:9:45 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT
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