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AGENDA CITY OF EL CENTRO CITY COUNCIL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
City Hall Special Meeting 3:00 PM
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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Notice is hereby given that the Mayor of the City of El Centro has called a Special Meeting of the El Centro City Council to consider the item(s) on this agenda.
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
3:00 P.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
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.
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CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNS INTO CLOSED SESSION
CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
EXISTING LITIGATION
Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session
pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) regarding the following
existing case to which the City is a party:
Marco A. Garcia and Alicia Arroyo Garcia, United States Bankruptcy Court for
the Southern District of California, Case No. 19- 05994
ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City. A point has been reached
where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel,
based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to
litigation against the City. There are two claims from David Dotterer regarding
lost property.
Possible Initiation of Litigation by the City pursuant to Government Code
Section 54956.9(d)(4) 1 case: Code Enforcement regarding 463 W. Main
Street, El Centro.
OPEN SESSION-IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
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.
1. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of October 2019
2. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of October 2019
3. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of October 2019
4. Approval of minutes for regular City Council meetings of October 1, 2019 and
October 15, 2019.
5. Rejection of Claims submitted by David Dotterer.
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6. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS ALLOCATED
FROM THE OFFICES OF TRAFFIC SAFETY SELECTIVE TRAFFIC
ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
7. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS FROM THE
EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM
FY 2019 FOR THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT BY THE EL CENTRO
POLICE DEPARTMENT.
8. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF EL CENTRO AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR, AND RECEIPT
OF SB2 PLANNING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDS
9. Approval of the purchase of the Barracuda Security Program for a 5-year term
(60 months) in the amount of $140,210.14.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
EL CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH COOMBS SERVICE
GROUP TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EQUIPMENT FOR CLARIFIER #3 AT THE
CITY'S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
11. 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 SOUTH IMPERIAL AVENUE
WATER PIPELINE IMPROVEMENTS AND DRAINAGE PIPELINE
INSTALLATION PROJECT.
12. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF EL
CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH PSOMAS TO PROVIDE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF EL CENTRO FOR THE
SOUTHERN PUMP STATION PROJECT.
Direct City Manager and City Attorney to work with Psomas, if minor
modifications are needed to the agreement, to the satisfaction of the City
Attorney.
NEW BUSINESS
13. DISCUSSION AND NECESSARY ACTION REGARDING THE AWARD OF
BID AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE
CARLOS AGUILAR FIELD 2 PROJECT AND RE-ALLOCATE $129,894 OF
BUCKLIN PARK PHASE II MEASURE P FUNDS FOR THE CARLOS
AGUILAR FIELD 2 PROJECT.
PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Economic Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
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CITY OF EL CENTRO AWARDING THE BID AND AUTHORIZING THE
EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE CARLOS AGUILAR FIELD 2 PROJECT
and re-allocate $129,894 of Bucklin Park Phase II Measure P funds for the Carlos
Aguilar Field 2 Project.
14. Discussion on establishing priorities for 2020-2021 Community Development
Block Grant Funding Cycle
PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Economic Development Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
Direction and/or recommendation of City Council as to what will be its priority to
fund under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program year 2020-
2021.
15. Review City Council Norms and Procedures established in
Resolution No. 13-19
PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, City Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
Review and revise the City Council norms and procedures established in
Resolution No. 13-19
16. Discussion and any necessary action regarding appointments to the Planning
Commission to fill two scheduled vacancies with terms ending October 3,
2023.
PRESENTATION: Edgard Garcia, Mayor
RECOMMENDATION:
Mayor's Recommendation
LEGISLATION ACTION
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.
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ADJOURNMENT
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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.
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this meeting, you should contact the office of the City Clerk at (760)337-4515. Notification at least 48
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