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City Council Agenda July 17, 2001

::::City Council Agenda July 17, 2001

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the
El Segundo City Council

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

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- 5:00 P.M. SESSION -

Next Resolution # 4219
Next Ordinance # 1337
CALL TO ORDER - (Pursuant to Gov't Code 54953, Council Member John Gaines will be attending this portion of the meeting by telephone conference from the following location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Room 363, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.)
 
ROLL CALL:
 
CLOSED SESSION
The City Council may move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code 54950, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City's Real Property Negotiator; and/or conferring with the City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation; and/or discussing matters covered under Gov't Code 54957 (Personnel); and/or conferring with the City's Labor Negotiators as follows:

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Gov't Code 54956.9(a))
  1. Phillips Petroleum, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al., USDC No. 1938-MRP (MANx).
  2. Shell Chemical Company, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al., USDC No. 1917-GHK (RCx).
  3. Jeffrey Capistran v. El Segundo, LASC Case No. YC 038535.
  4. El Segundo v. Trio Manufacturing, LASC Case No. YC038567
  5. El Segundo v. James Van Loben Sels, et al., LASC Case No. BS051651
  6. El Segundo v. South Bay Regional Public Communication Authority, LASC Case No. YC040688

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov't Code 54956.9(b): -1- potential case (no further public statement is required at this time); Initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov't Code 54956.9(c): -4- matters.

DISCUSSION OF PERSONNEL MATTERS (Gov't Code 54957)
None.

CONFERENCE WITH CITY'S LABOR NEGOTIATOR - (Gov't Code 54957.6)
None.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Gov't Code 54956.8)
None.

SPECIAL MATTER -
1. Interviews of candidates to Committees, Commissions and Boards. (Interviews to commence at approximately 6:00 p.m.)

Recommendation - Interview candidates.

- 7:00 PM SESSION -

CALL TO ORDER
 
INVOCATION
Rev. Alexei Smith, St. Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Jacobs

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Proclamation to be presented to Mayor Bernardino Cruz of Guaymas, Sonora MX and the Guaymas Sister City President, Hilda Rodriguez, in honor of the 39th year of El Segundo and Guaymas' sister city association.
  2. Presentation of downtown promotional banner for installation above Sepulveda Boulevard.

ROLL CALL
 
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
(Related to City Business Only - 5 minute limit per person, 30 minute limit total) Individuals who have received value of $50 or more to communicate to the City Council on behalf of another, and employees speaking on behalf of their employer, must so identify themselves prior to addressing the City Council. Failure to do so shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of $250. While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. The Council will respond to comments after Public Communications is closed.

A. PROCEDURAL MOTIONS
Consideration of a motion to read all ordinances and resolutions on this Agenda by title only.

Recommendation - Approval.

B. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS
1. Public Hearing on a proposed amendment to the 2001-2002 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to add a project entitled Residential Sound Insulation (RSI). Proposed CDBG/RSI project budget is $100,000. Previously unexpended CDBG funds from prior Program Years will be used to fund this project. No General Fund monies are required.

Recommendation -

  1. Hold Public Hearing;
  2. Discussion;
  3. Consider the Proposed 2001-2002 CDBG Residential Sound Insulation Project and Budget of $100,000; and,
  4. Authorize the Director of Community, Economic and Development Services to execute the contract with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.

2. The review and adoption of the 2000-2005 Housing Element of the General Plan, Environmental Assessment (Mitigated Negative Declaration) No. 451 and General Plan Amendment No. 98-3.

Recommendation - Introduce Ordinance adopting the 2000-2005 Housing Element of the General Plan.

C. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
3. Report on status of application for certification of the El Segundo Power Plant Redevelopment Project.

Recommendation -

  1. Discussion; and/or
  2. Other possible action.

D. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
4. Announce appointments to the various Committees, Commissions and Boards.

Recommendation -

  1. Announce appointments;

5. Recreation and Parks Commission recommendation on rental fees and regulations for reserving Urho Saari Swim Stadium.

Recommendation - Review the Commission's recommendations and approve a fee schedule, regulations for reserving the facility, and the attached resolution.

E. CONSENT AGENDA
All items listed are to be adopted by one motion without discussion and passed unanimously. If a call for discussion of an item is made, the item(s) will be considered individually under the next heading of business.

  1. Warrant Numbers 2518260-2518544 on Register No. 18 in total amount of $665,762.90, and Wire Transfers in the amount of $1,050,490.08; and Warrant Numbers 2518545-2518804 on Register No. 19 in total amount of $1,357,304.40, and Wire Transfers in the amount of $122,795.60.

    Recommendation - Approve Warrant Demand Register and Authorize staff to release. Ratify: Payroll and Employee Benefit checks; checks released early due to contracts or agreements; emergency disbursements and/or adjustments; and wire transfers from 06/09/01 to 07/05/01.

  2. City Council meeting minutes of June 19, 2001.

    Recommendation - Approval.

  3. Acceptance of the lining of sanitary sewer access structures at various locations - Approved Capital Improvement Project No. PW 00-18 (final contract amount = $48,271.67).

    Recommendation -

    1. Accept the work as complete.
    2. Authorize the City Clerk to file the City Engineer's Notice of Completion in the County Recorder's Office.

  4. Acceptance of installation of banner poles on Sepulveda Boulevard - Approved Capital Improvement Project No. PW 00-15 (final contract amount = $34,374.00).

    Recommendation -

    1. Accept the work as complete.
    2. Authorize the City Clerk to file the City Engineer's Notice of Completion in the County Recorder's Office.

  5. Adopt plans and specifications for the refurbishment of the two Recreation Park racquetball courts. Approved Capital Improvement Project (total estimated cost = $20,000).

    Recommendation - Adopt plans and specifications and authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of construction bids.

  6. Approve increase of Purchase Order to Waste Management from $10,000 to $20,000. (Fiscal impact = $10,000).

    Recommendation - Approve increase in appropriation and increase Purchase Order to Waste Management to provide for removal of green waste, deposited at the Maintenance Facility, for the remainder of the fiscal year.

  7. Approve payment of $8,331.87 to Aqua-Metric Sales Company for the purchase of water meters. (Fiscal Impact = $8,331.87).

    Recommendation - Council approval for payment of $8,331.87 to Aqua-Metric Sales Company and for additional funds, up to $10,000.00 until September 30, 2001, for the purchase of water meters. This firm has previously been paid $5,342.76 and the total amount, for both invoices, exceeds $10,000.00.

  8. Installation of underground electrical conduits for loop detectors for the Grand Avenue/Kansas Street traffic signal. (Estimated cost = $8,930.00).

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to issue a purchase order to Arizona Pipeline Company in the amount of $8,930.00.

  9. Award of contract to LPA Consultants to provide architectural services for the design of the Community Center/Gymnasium project and for the development of a Recreation Park Master Plan. Approved Capital Improvement Project (estimated cost = $548,260).

    Recommendation -

    1. Appropriate $300,000 from unallocated General Fund Balance.
    2. Award contract and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City.

  10. Request for Proposals from qualified consultants for professional landscape design services to design the improvements and upgrades of the Imperial Avenue Vista area. Approved Capital Improvement Project (estimated design cost = $6,000).

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to solicit proposals from firms that specialize in landscape design.

  11. Revised Agreement with Parsons Transportation Group to provide professional engineering services for the Douglas Street Gap Closure/Railroad Grade Separation Project. Approved Capital Improvement Project (estimated cost = $1,391,153.05).

    Recommendation - Approve the revised agreement and authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement on behalf of the City.

  12. Consideration of revised Police Services Officer PSO job description to reflect addition of Animal Control activities.

    Recommendation - Approve revised job description for Police Services Officers position.

  13. Consideration of an agreement providing moving and relocation expense reimbursement for incoming Fire Chief.

    Recommendation - Approve attached agreement.

  14. Request to purchase two body wire-monitoring systems for the Police Department's Investigative Division. The cost of these two body wires will not exceed $22,000. This purchase will be funded from the "California Law Enforcement Technology Program" grant.

    Recommendation - Approve request.

  15. Request to authorize Lieutenant Brian Evanski to attend the 207th Session of the FBI National Academy from September 30, 2001 to December 7, 2001 with expenditure not to exceed $2,500.00 from Asset Forfeiture.

    Recommendation - Approve attendance.

  16. Request to sell or dispose of all personal property which has become unsuitable for City use including unclaimed Police property.

    Recommendation - Declare vehicles, equipment and miscellaneous supplies surplus including unclaimed Police property and authorize the Purchasing Agent to sell items at auction or for scrap, use as trade-in on new equipment/supplies, or otherwise dispose of at his discretion, subject to Finance Director approval.

  17. Renewal of Library's annual periodical subscription list with EBSCO Subscription Services for September 1, 2001-August 31, 2002. Fiscal impact: $13,500.

    Recommendation - Approve renewal of services with EBSCO.

  18. Use of a private firm to assist in the cleaning of storm drain catch basins to meet the NPDES requirements by September 1, 2001. (No fiscal impact)

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of bids.

  19. Approval of Examination plan for the Personnel Merit System job classification of Lateral Entry Police Officer.

    Recommendation - Approve the examination plan.

  20. Consideration of professional services agreement with Craig S. Pedego to serve as Interim Fire Chief through August 15, 2001.

    Recommendation - Authorize the City Manager to execute a professional services agreement with Craig S. Pedego to provide Interim Fire Chief services through August 15, 2001.

CALL ITEMS FROM CONSENT AGENDA
 
F. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Adopt plans and specifications for the Refurbishment of City Hall Phase 1 (estimated cost = $386,500.00).

    Recommendation - Adopt plans and specifications and authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of construction bids.

  2. Establish fund balance policies, subject to annual review and revisions.

    Recommendation - Approve fund balance policy with the following conditions:

    1. Transfer $500,000 annually to the Infrastructure Replacement Fund.
    2. Establish target General Fund Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance at a minimum $11.5 million September 30, 2000 level to grow annually by Consumer Price Index, inclusive of the $500,000 Transfer to the Infrastructure Replacement Fund.
    3. Once target level is reached, transfer excess General Fund revenues and other sources over expenditures and other uses or designations to the Infrastructure Replacement Fund.
    4. Establish target Infrastructure Replacement Fund at a minimum fund balance level at $2.0 million.
    5. Establish target Emergency Reserve Fund at $2.0 million.
    6. Annually budget funding $300,000 transfer from the Infrastructure Replacement Fund to the Water Fund to help fund water infrastructure improvements.
    7. Annually budget sewer line replacements from the Infrastructure Replacement Fund as recommended by the Sewer Master Plan.

  3. Presentation of FY 2000-2001 Financial Review and adoption of FY 2001-2002 Estimated Revenue and Appropriation assumptions.

    Recommendation -

    1. Receive and file presentation of FY 2000-2001 Financial Review.
    2. Approve General Fund budget adjustment for additional Capital Improvement Projects in the amount of $4.0 million.
    3. Designate $6.0 million from Gas Utility User's Taxes for a new Community Center.
    4. Transfer unanticipated General Fund Gas Utility User's Taxes after designation for Community Center to the Infrastructure Replacement Fund.
    5. Direct staff to proceed with FY 2001-2002 Estimated Revenue and Appropriation Assumptions.

  4. Consideration of a request by the City Council ad hoc subcommittee on electrical power to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an engineering feasibility study to evaluate the potential of forming a municipal electric utility in the City of El Segundo.

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified firms to develop an engineering and feasibility study with regard to forming a municipal utility in the City of El Segundo.

G. REPORTS - CITY MANAGER
None.
H. REPORTS - CITY ATTORNEY
None.
I. REPORTS - CITY CLERK
None.
J. REPORTS - CITY TREASURER
None.
K. REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Council Member McDowell
None.
Council Member Gaines
None.
Council Member Wernick
None.
Mayor Pro Tem Jacobs
None.
Mayor Gordon
30. Request to name the Skateboard Park after Joshua Gardner.

Recommendation - Discussion and possible action.

31. El Segundo Babe Ruth Tournament assistance.

Recommendation - Discussion and possible action.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
(Related to City Business Only - 5 minute limit) Individuals, who have received value of $50 or more to communicate to the City Council on behalf of another, and employees speaking on behalf of their employer, must so identify themselves prior to addressing the City Council. Failure to do so shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of $250. While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. The Council will respond to comments after Public Communications is closed.

MEMORIALS
(See below)

CLOSED SESSION
The City Council may move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code Sec. 54960, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City's Real Property Negotiator; and/or conferring with the City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation; and/or discussing matters covered under Government Code section 54957 (Personnel); and/or conferring with the City's Labor Negotiators; as follows:

Continuation of matters listed on the City Council Agenda for 5:00 p.m., July 17, 2001 under "Closed Session" (if needed).

REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (if required)

ADJOURNMENT -

ADJOURNMENT in Memory of A. Catherine Murray, wife of former El Segundo City employee, Ron Murray; Joshua Gardner and Myron Yates

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