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File #: 19-076    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/1/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/4/2019 Final action: 3/4/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Report - Approval of Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group in the Amount of $423,136 for the Preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group in the amount of $423,136, for the preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group, Inc., in the amount of $423,136, for the preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study; and, B. Authorizing a Supplemental Appropriation in Fund 017-Development Services in the amount of $220,136; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the documents; and, D. Directing City staff to pursue the development of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study Reimbursement...
Attachments: 1. Map of North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study Area, 2. Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group, 3. Presentation.pdf

Report Prepared by: Kim Espinosa, Planning Manager, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Report - Approval of Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group in the Amount of $423,136 for the Preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group in the amount of $423,136, for the preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Approving a Professional Services Agreement with EMC Planning Group, Inc., in the amount of $423,136, for the preparation of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study; and,

B. Authorizing a Supplemental Appropriation in Fund 017-Development Services in the amount of $220,136; and,

C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments; and,

C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the documents; and,

D. Directing City staff to pursue the development of a North Merced Annexation Feasibility Study Reimbursement Fee to recover the cost of the project from future applicants for annexation within the Study Area.

Body
ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve the agreement and budget adjustments as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve the agreement and budget adjustments, subject to modification by City Council (identify specific items to be amended in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Reorganization Act of 2000 establishes procedures for city annexations and other local government changes of organization.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
The FY 2018-19 Council Goals and Priorities identified "Future Annexations/Growth of City" under "Future Planning."

DISCUSSION
Background

On January 3, 2012,...

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