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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/21/2023 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Special Meeting Notice
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23-726 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT - Title: City Manager; AUTHORITY: Government Code 54957   Action details Not available
23-707 1F.1. Special Presentation ItemSUBJECT: Presentation from the Committee for a Safer Merced REPORT IN BRIEF A presentation will be given by the Committee for a Safer Merced.   Action details Not available
23-637 1I.1. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Reading by Title of All Ordinances and Resolutions REPORT IN BRIEF Ordinances and Resolutions which appear on the public agenda shall be determined to have been read by title and a summary title may be read with further reading waived. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion waiving the reading of Ordinances and Resolutions, pursuant to Section 412 of the Merced City Charter.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-652 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Site Plan Review Minutes of May 25, 2023 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-715 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Minutes of June 21, 2023, and July 5, 2023 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-716 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Building and Housing Board of Appeal Minutes of January 5, 2023, February 2, 2023, May 4, 2023, and July 6, 2023 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-669 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirements and Authorizing the Purchase of One Paving Compactor for $63,319.48 and One Skip Loader for $127,372.71 for the Streets Department Through a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Sourcewell via Holt of California REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving to waive the competitive bidding requirements pursuant to Merced Municipal Code Section 3.04.210 to purchase two currently budgeted and Council approved fleet equipment through the government procurement program Sourcewell. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Waiving the City’s competitive bidding requirement as permitted by Merced Municipal Code section 3.04.210 due to utilizing a cooperative purchase agreement through Sourcewell, a government procurement program; and, B. Approving the purchase of one new Caterpillar CB2.7 GC Paving Compactor in the amount of $63,319.48 from Holt of California through Sourcewell contract #020223-CAT; and, C. Approving the purchase of one new Caterpillar 415IL Skip Loader in the amount of $127,372.71, from HoapprovedPass Action details Not available
23-711 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Submit a Grant Application to the California Natural Resources Agency, Youth Community Access Grant to Fund the Purchase of Two Energy Efficient Vehicles to Transport Youth in Outdoor Recreation Programs REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution authorizing submittal of a grant application to the California Natural Resources Agency, Youth Community Access Grant. Grant funds will be used to purchase two Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicles that will be used to transport program participants in the My City Mentoring and other outdoor recreational programs offered through Parks & Community Services. No matching funds are required. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2023-71, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving the application for grant funds for the Youth Community Access Grant Program; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Deputy City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-702 1I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirements and Approve Professional Services Agreement with Merced Area Sports Officials, Inc., for Officiating and Scorekeeping Services for Fiscal Year 2023-24 in the Amount not to Exceed $43,231 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving to waive the City’s competitive bidding requirements pursuant to Merced Municipal Code Section 3.04.210 and approving an annual Professional Service Agreement with Merced Area Sports Officials not to exceed $43,231 for officiating and scorekeeping services for adult and youth sports programs, including youth basketball and flag football and adult fall and summer softball and basketball. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Waiving the City’s competitive bidding requirement as permitted by the Merced Municipal Code Section 3.04.210 for Annual Services and Supplies Contract; and, B. Approving a Professional Services agreement with Merced Area Sports Officials not to exceed $43,231; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Deputy City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-635 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Request to Change the Planning Commission Meeting Time From 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a change in the meeting time for Planning Commission meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2023-67, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, changing the regularly meeting time for Planning Commission meetings.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-636 1I.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of a Revised Resolution Approving the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Project List for the Road Repair Accountability Act (SB 1), Local Streets and Roads Funding REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting to approve the list of projects proposed to be funded with Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) funds pursuant to SB1 for FY 2023/2024. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2023-70, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting a list of projects for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 funded by SB 1: The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-699 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Selection of the R Street from Northwood Drive to Olive Avenue (CP220050), and Yosemite Avenue from Mansionette Drive to Parsons Avenue (CP200009) Reconstruction Projects as the Eligible Roadway Projects, Directing Staff to Complete the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to File the RSTP Exchange Fund Claim in the Amount of $1,278,748 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and Authorizing the Finance Officer to Make any Necessary Budget Adjustments REPORT IN BRIEF Selects R Street from Northwood Drive to Olive Avenue, and Yosemite Avenue from Mansionette Drive to Parsons Avenue Reconstruction Projects as the Eligible Roadway Projects, direct staff to complete the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Claim Form in the total amount of $1,248,748, and adopting a resolution authorizing the submittal of a Claim Form and said resolution to Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) in order to receive the City of Merced’s RSTP apportionment in the amount of $1,248,748 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and authoring tapprovedPass Action details Not available
23-650 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #23-14 by Central Valley Pride to Host the Annual Merced LGBTQ Alliance Pride Event, Located on W. Main Street Between M and K Streets (Including Bob Hart Square); and Canal Street Between W. Main Street and W. 18th Street, and Arbor Lane, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a request by Central Valley Pride for the closure and use of City streets and Bob Hart Square on Saturday, September 9, 2023, for the Annual Merced LGBTQ Alliance Pride event. The request seeks approval to close W. Main Street, between M and K Streets, including Bob Hart Square, and Canal Street between W. Main Street and W. 18th Street, and Arbor Lane, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closure of W. Main Street between M and K Streets, including the use of Bob Hart Square, and Canal Street between W. Main Street and W. 18th Street, and Arbor Lane, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., sapprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-717 1 I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Section 10.28.230 No Parking Zones REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance amending section 10.28.230 approving the addition of no parking zones on the north side of Buena Vista Drive both east and west of San Lorenzo Way. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2551, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending section 10.28.230 “No Parking Zones;” of the Merced Municipal Code.approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-705 1I.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Continued Second Reading and Final Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Merced Municipal Code Section 20.44.170, “Regulation of Commercial Cannabis Activities - Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Required” of the Merced Municipal Code to Allow City Council Consideration of Alternative Sites for Retail Cannabis Business Applications under Appeal, and Include a Local Ownership Element for Cannabis Retail Permits Issued after November 3, 2021 REPORT IN BRIEF Continued second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance to amend Merced Municipal Code Section 20.44.170, “Regulation of Commercial Cannabis Activities - Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Required” of the Merced Municipal Code to Allow City Council Consideration of Alternative Sites for Retail Cannabis Business Applications under Appeal and Include a Local Ownership Element for Cannabis Retail Permits Issued after November 3, 2021. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2550, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending section 20.44.170 “Regulation of CommercapprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-505 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - Vacation #23-01 and #23-02 - Initiated by Rhino Holdings, LLC, to Vacate a Portion of Right-of-Way on the South Side of Main Street Between R Street and T Street and Reserving an Easement for Public Improvements REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution to order the vacation of a portion of right-of-way on the south side of Main Street between R Street and T Street and reserving an easement for public improvements. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2023-68, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Ordering the Vacation of a Portion of Right-of-Way on the South Side of Main Street Between R Street and T Street and Reserving an Easement for Public Improvements (Vacation #23-01 and #23-02).continuedPass Action details Video Video
23-693 1J.2. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - General Plan Amendment #23-02 and Site Utilization Plan Revision #3 to Planned Development (P-D) #12, Initiated by Merced Security Storage, LLC, on Behalf of REM L and Group, LLC, Property Owner, for Approximately 6 Acres of Land at 1965 W. Olive Avenue, Generally Located on the North Side of Olive Avenue, Approximately 725 feet East of Highway 59; the General Plan Amendment Changes the General Plan Land Use Designation from Commercial Office (CO) to Business Park (BP); Site Utilization Plan Revision #3 Changes the Land Use Designation for Planned Development (P-D) #12 from “Commercial Office” to “Self-Storage.” This Request Would Allow the Development a Self-Storage Facility (Approximately 440 Storage Units) with Long-Term Boat and Recreational Vehicle Parking Spaces (Approximately 171 Parking Spaces) with a Live/Work Unit for an Onsite Manager for the Self-Storage Facility REPORT IN BRIEF Request for City Council to consider changing the General Plan land use designation from Commercial Office (CO) to Business Park (BP), and Site Utilization Plan RevisiapprovedPass Action details Video Video
23-492 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Regional Housing Needs Allocation Unit Production Plan, In-Lieu Fee Analysis Report REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation of a report on the Draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Unit Production Plan, In-Lieu Fee Analysis Report. RECOMMENDATION Provide policy direction to confirm percentage of affordable units and set fees for determining In-Lieu Fee calculation for affordable housing.approvedPass Action details Not available
23-714 1L.1. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Mayor Serratto’s Request to Discuss the State of the City Event REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Serratto’s Request to discuss the State of the City event. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on potential reinstatement of the State of the City event.tabledPass Action details Video Video
23-706 1L.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: Annual Appointments to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (District 3) and (1 Ex-Officio) REPORT IN BRIEF Accept nominations to fill vacancies on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nominations and appointing individuals to serve as members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (District 3) and (1 Ex-Officio).approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-709 1L.3. Business ItemSUBJECT: Annual Appointments to the Recreation and Parks Commission (District 3) REPORT IN BRIEF Accept nominations to fill seats on the Recreation and Parks Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nominations and appointing an individual to serve as a member of the Recreation and Parks Commission (District 3).approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-710 1L.4. Business ItemSUBJECT: Appointments to the Personnel Board to Appoint One Employee Nominated Individual and One Board Nominated Individual REPORT IN BRIEF Consider appointing one employee nominated individual and one Board nominated individual to the Personnel Board. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Appointing Jessica Fernandez to serve as the employee nominated member of the Personnel Board with a term expiring on July 1, 2027, respectively; and, B. Appointing Sydni Crane to serve as the board nominated member of Personnel Board to a term expiring on July 1, 2025.approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-701 1L.5. Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on Attendance and Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternates for the 2023 League of California Cities Annual Conference - Annual Business Meeting, September 20 - September 22, 2023, Sacramento, CA REPORT IN BRIEF To expedite the conduct of business at this important policy-making meeting, each City Council is asked to designate a voting representative and two alternates who will be present at the meeting. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion designating one voting delegate and two alternate voting delegates to the League of California Cities Annual Conference General Business Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in Sacramento, CA.approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-638 1L.6. Business ItemSUBJECT: Request to Add Item to Future Agenda REPORT IN BRIEF Provides members of the City Council to request that an item be placed on a future City Council agenda for initial consideration by the City Council.approvedPass Action details Video Video
23-639 1L.7. Business ItemSUBJECT: City Council Comments REPORT IN BRIEF Provides an opportunity for the Mayor and/or Council Member(s) to make a brief announcement on any activity(ies) she/he has attended on behalf of the City and to make a brief announcement on future community events and/or activities. The Brown Act does not allow discussion or action by the legislative body under this section.   Action details Video Video