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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020
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:
Efrain Silva
City Manager: Marcela Piedra
Mayor Pro-tem:
Jason Jackson
City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans
Council Members:
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell
Tomàs Oliva
Edgard Garcia
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.
A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based upon existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City under Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2). There are two potential cases based upon claims filed against ECRMC and the City by potential plaintiffs Zamora and Scott. The claims may be viewed in the information section of this agenda.
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PERSONNEL MATTERS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957 to consider the a) the evaluation of the City Manager; b) the evaluation of the City Attorney; and c) the appointment and employment of a City Clerk.
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
6:10-6:10 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
6:10-6:15 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.
1. Presentation by Imperial County Department of Social Services on Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)
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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. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of February 2020
3. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of February 2020
4. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of February 2020
5. Approval of City Council minutes of February 25, 2020, and March 3, 2020.
6. Rejection of El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) Claims regarding Rick Scott and Eduardo Zamora
7. Accept the independent auditor’s report (Moss, Levy & Hartzheim) for the fiscal year end June 30, 2019 financial statements for the City of El Centro (“the City”).
8. Staff recommends that the City Council accept the City’s Annual Housing Element Progress Report on the Implementation of the Housing Element and direct that the report be submitted to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the California Department of Housing and Community Development
6:20-6:45 PUBLIC HEARING
9. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission regarding a 12-month time extension for the Willow Bend Tentative Subdivision Map
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicana, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No 20- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A TWELVE MONTH EXTENSION OF THE WILLOW BEND TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION MAP FOR THE PROPERTY ENCOMPASSING 38 ACRES OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED WEST OF SOUTH 4TH STREET (SR-86) AND ABOUT 630 FEET SOUTH OF HORNE ROAD.
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10. Revision of Fees and Charges Regarding Security and Fire Alarm Systems
PRESENTATION: Ken Herbert, Fire Chief & Ruben Martel, Records Supervisor
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA ESTABLISHING AND ADOPTING UPDATED CITY RATES, CHARGES AND USER FEES FOR POLICE AND FIRE SECURITY AND FIRE ALARM PERMITS AND FALSE ALARM RESPONSES ALONG WITH A CPI ESCALATOR
11. City of El Centro Aquatic Center Swim Team Fee Review
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20 - , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING AND ADOPTING REDUCED SWIM TEAM USER RATES AND CHARGES FOR ITS AQUATIC CENTER
6:45-7:00 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
12. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the Vacant Property Ordinance.
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director/Betsy Martyn, City Attorney
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 20- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADDING CITY CODE CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE XX REQUIRING REGISTRATION, MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY OF VACANT BUILDINGS; AND AMENDING SECTION 1-12 INCREASING POSSIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE FINES, waive reading and approve first reading and authorize the City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.
7:00-8:30 NEW BUSINESS
13. RESOLUTION DECLARING A LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO DECLARING A LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
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14. Upcoming City events and public meetings
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding upcoming City events and public meetings.
15. Discussion and necessary action regarding expansion of business relations with the Collaborative Network of North American Cities, Global Cities Economic Partnership, and Sisterhood Agreement with Ensenada and La Paz in Baja California Mexico
PRESENTATION: Mayor Efrain Silva
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and necessary action regarding a request from Mayor Efrain Silva to the City Council to consider expanding business relations with the Collaborative Network of North American Cities, the Global Cities Economic Partnership with cities in Yuma County and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora and Sisterhood Agreement with Ensenada and La Paz Baja California
16. Employment Contract for City Clerk
PRESENTATION: Teri Brownlee, Director of Human Resources and IT
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS FOR THE POSITION OF CITY CLERK
17. Request for Funding Support for Calexico West Land Port of Entry
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and direction from City Council regarding the request for Letters of Funding Support for the Calexico West Land Port of Entry.
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18. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the project contingency amount of the Waterman Avenue Park Construction Project (recently named First Responders Park)
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE - Public Works Director/City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO INCREASING THE PROJECT CONTINGENCY TO THE WATERMAN AVENUE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $51,013.93
19. Repurposing of Measure P Funds for Humane Society Project
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and related action regarding repurposing of $375,000 in Measure P funds for the purchase and installation of a 1,440 square-foot modular building at Carlos Aguilar Park and related appurtenances to support the operation for the Imperial County Humane Society.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
20. Pump Station No. 2 at La Brucherie Avenue and Wake Avenue Update
21. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - 8th Street Market, 800 S. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92251
22. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - Mexca Brew Co, 115 N 5th St, El Centro, CA 92243
8:30-8:35 (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.
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8:35-8:45 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT

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