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City Council Agenda June 5, 2001

::::City Council Agenda June 5, 2001

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the
El Segundo City Council

Tuesday, June 5, 2001

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- 5:00 P.M. SESSION -

Next Resolution # 4216
Next Ordinance # 1337
CALL TO ORDER
 
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 No. YC038567
  5. United States, et al. v. Montrose Chemical, USDC No. CV 90-3122-R
  6. El Segundo v. James Van Loben Sels, et al., LASC Case No. BS051651

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): -2- matters.

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

CONFERENCE WITH CITY'S LABOR NEGOTIATOR - (Gov't Code 54957.6)
City Representative: City Attorney, Mark Hensley. Employee Organization: City Manager Contract.

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

- 7:00 PM SESSION -

CALL TO ORDER
 
INVOCATION
 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Council Member John Gaines

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Commendation honoring School Superintendent Bill Watkins upon his retirement for his many years of dedicated and outstanding service to the community.
  2. Commendation honoring Bill Crigger for his dedicated and outstanding service to the City of El Segundo as President of the Chamber of Commerce 2000-2001.
  3. Proclamation to mark the dedication of the Children's Mural on Main Street on Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 4:00 PM.
  4. Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to El Segundo High School student Andrew Brooks as one of 14 winners nationally and the only West Coast recipient of the Time Warner Cable contest, "The Common Good: Exploring the Role of Public Service in America," and recognition of Karen King, his teacher.

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 the Third Amendment to the Grand Avenue Corporate Center Development Agreement. The proposed amendment would remove the successor-in-interest clause from the existing Development Agreement, which would terminate the City's right to an access easement across the Residence Inn to the Fire Station No. 2 property if the City sells the Fire Station property in the future. (Environmental Assessment No. EA-553, Development Agreement No. 01-2). Applicant: El Segundo HHG Hotel, LP.

Recommendation -

  1. Open Public Hearing;
  2. Discussion;
  3. Decision to support the Planning Commission and staff's recommendation denying proposed amendment; and/or,
  4. Other possible action/direction.

C. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None.

D. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2. Camp Eucalyptus Task Force Recommendation; Recreation and Parks Commission Recommendation on Camp Eucalyptus.

Recommendation - Direct staff to proceed with Commission recommendation.

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 2517626-2518022 on Register No. 16 in total amount of $1,118,444.99, and Wire Transfers in the amount of $1,308,404.59.

    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 05/05/01 to 05/25/01.

  2. City Council meeting minutes of May 14 and 15, 2001.

    Recommendation - Approval.

  3. Request to purchase a computer forensic workstation for the purpose of retrieving, examining, and obtaining computer forensic evidence in criminal cases. The cost of this workstation will not exceed $14,000 from the asset forfeiture account.

    Recommendation - Approve request.

  4. Request for the City Council to approve the waiver of a formal bidding process and authorize the purchase of The Omega GIS program funded through Asset Forfeiture in an amount not to exceed $29,640.

    Recommendation -

    1. Waive formal bidding per Municipal Code.
    2. Authorize the purchase of the Omega GIS product utilizing Asset Forfeiture Funds.

  5. Amendment to the total cost of service with MRH Structural Engineers not to exceed $240,000 for fiscal year 2000-2001. This is an extension of contract to the budgeted amount. There will be no fiscal impact.

    Recommendation - Approve an amendment to City Contract Number 2625.

  6. Request for Proposal for plan review services for Fiscal Year 2001-2002.

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to solicit proposals from qualified consultants to provide architectural, structural, energy, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and grading plan review services.

  7. Amendment to Contract Number 2845 with Data Microimaging Company for providing microfiche services at a total cost not to exceed $20,000 for Fiscal Year 2000-2001. There will be no fiscal impact.

    Recommendation - Approve contract Amendment 1.

  8. Request for City Council to approve an annual purchase order contract with Blue Diamond Industries to supply asphalt paving materials to the City for street maintenance projects. The annual cost is not to exceed $44,000.00.

    Recommendation - Approve the annual purchase order contract for the purchase of asphalt materials from Blue Diamond Industries on a single-source basis.

  9. Approval of the second one-year extension to the City's contract with Wyle Laboratories, Inc. (Wyle) for the planning and initiation, pre-design survey, and architectural-acoustical consulting and engineering in support of Phase 8 of the City's Residential Sound Insulation (RSI) Program. Cost of service not to exceed $253,000.

    Recommendation - Approve Amendment Number 6 to City Contract Number 2737 and authorize the Mayor to execute the Amendment upon approval of the City Attorney.

  10. Request for City Council authorization of an appointment of a Fire Captain to a Battalion Chief position as a temporary overhire, due to disability of a current Battalion Chief.

    Recommendation - Authorize temporary overhire of a Battalion Chief position.

  11. Authorization to issue a purchase order to Arizona Pipeline Company for installation of electrical conduits and foundations for six (6) street lights on Sepulveda Boulevard, north of El Segundo Boulevard. Approved Capital Improvement Project (Fiscal Year = $44,496.00).

    Recommendation - Authorize issuance of a purchase order to Arizona Pipeline Company in the amount of $44,496.00, using an expedited process.

  12. Consideration for the Submission of a Grant Proposal to the Office of Justice Domestic Terrorism Preparedness Equipment Grant Program, coordinated by the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES).

    Recommendation - Authorize the filing of a grant application with qualification.

CALL ITEMS FROM CONSENT AGENDA
 
F. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Consideration of agreement between the City and the El Segundo City Employees' Association implementing Agency Shop provisions.

    Recommendation - Approve agreement between the City and El Segundo City Employees' Association.

  2. Consideration of a resolution amending Section 1A2.090 of the Administrative Code referring to residency requirements for the Police Chief, Fire Chief and Public Works Director.

    Recommendation - Approve the resolution amending Section 1A2.090 of the City of El Segundo Administrative Code.

  3. Proposal to consider financial assistance to the El Segundo Unified School District for the purpose of school facilities and programs. (Fiscal impact $250,000 maximum annual payment for five years).

    Recommendation -

    1. Receive and file report.
    2. Agendize action item for the June 18, 2001 Council meeting.

  4. Consideration of request from League of California Cities to support implementation of League Grassroots Network.

    Recommendation -

    1. Approve Resolution supporting League of California Cities Grassroots Network;
    2. Approve $861 increase in dues paid to the League of California Cities for 2001 and $1,791 increase in dues for 2002; and
    3. Authorize Mayor to execute ballot authorizing addition of Article XVI to the League of California Cities bylaws.

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
20. Consideration of proposal to establish and implement a lunch time shuttle service test program between Grand Avenue corridor east of Sepulveda Boulevard and downtown utilizing currently available resources, including Prop. A funding.

Recommendation - Approve establishment of a shuttle service test program.

Council Member Gaines
None.
Council Member Wernick
None.
Mayor Pro Tem Jacobs
None.
Mayor Gordon
19. Consideration of a request from El Segundo High School to implement "Student Government Days."

Recommendation - Approve request to implement "Student Government Days" program in the City of El Segundo.

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
 

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., June 5, 2001 under "Closed Session" (if needed).

REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (if required)

ADJOURNMENT -

  1. In memory of Alice Collette, long-time resident of El Segundo, who passed away on May 26, 2001 after an extended illness; and

  2. In celebration of the birth on May 26, 2001 of Hannah Michelle Tiedemann, daughter of Erika Grimmond Tiedemann and Scott Tiedemann. Erika is a former El Segundo Sister City Queen and the daughter of Police Chief Tim and Tammy Grimmond.

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