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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final-Amended
Meeting date/time: 7/2/2018 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Published agenda: Amended Full Agenda Packet Amended Full Agenda Packet Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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18-334 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT - Title: City Attorney/Interim City Attorney; Authority: Government Code Section 54957   Action details Not available
18-338 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Parks and Recreation Month REPORT IN BRIEF Presented to a representative from the Recreation and Parks Department.   Action details Video Video
18-342 1F.2. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Certificate of Recognition for Lorena Ewing REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy will present a certificate of recognition to interpreter Lorena Ewing for assisting the Council to be inclusive of Spanish speaking residents.   Action details Video Video
18-184 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
18-314 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of May 23, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-328 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of June 4, 2018 and June 12, 2018 REPORT IN BRIEF Official adoption of previously held meeting minutes. RECOMMENDATION City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority - Adopt a motion approving the meeting minutes of June 4, 2018 and June 12, 2018.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-221 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Agreement for Professional Services with THOR, Inc. for AS/400 Programming Services REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with THOR, Inc. for $176,000 for AS/400 programming services to support SunGard application suite. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Professional Services Agreement with THOR, Inc.; and, authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-326 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Amendment to Agreement with Van Dermyden Maddox Corporation for Complaint Investigation Legal Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers Amending an Agreement with Van Dermyden Maddux Corporation to the not to exceed amount of $70,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an amendment to the agreement with the Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation for Complaint Investigation Legal Services not to exceed the amount of $70,000, and authorize the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-341 1I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Agreement with Berliner Cohen, LLP. for Interim City Attorney Legal Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers Approving an Agreement with Berliner Cohen, LLP for continued Interim City Attorney Legal Services RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the Agreement for Interim City Attorney Legal Services with Berliner Cohen, LLP, and; B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the Second Amendment to the Agreement for Interim Legal Services with Berliner Cohen, LLP, and; C. Approving a Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $57,000 from the General Fund to account 001-0301-512.17-00 City Attorney Professional Services.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-310 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Certification of June 5, 2018 Special Municipal Election Returns REPORT IN BRIEF Certifies the June 5, 2018 election returns for City Measure Y. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt Resolution 2018-52, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, reciting the fact of the Special Municipal Election held on June 5, 2018, declaring the result, and declaring such other matters as provided by law for Measure Y (Commercial Cannabis Business Tax).approvedPass Action details Not available
18-291 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Resolutions to Call for a General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018 to be Consolidated with the Gubernatorial General Election REPORT IN BRIEF Consideration of Resolutions calling a November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election for the Mayor and three members of the City Council by district and requesting the County Board of Supervisors consolidate the City's election with the Gubernatorial General Election being held on the same date. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2018-39, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, calling a General Municipal Election for the election of the Mayor and three members of the City Council at the General Municipal Election to be held on November 6, 2018; and, B. Adopting Resolution 2018-40, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, requesting that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Merced, California provide for the consolidation of a General Municipal Election with the Gubernatorial General Election to be held on November 6,approvedPass Action details Not available
18-331 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Compensation Plan for Management Employees REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving Compensation Plan for Management Employees. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving Resolution 2018-50, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting a compensation plan for the executive management, middle management, supervisory management, and confidential management employees; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-295 1I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Agreement for Labor Relations Consulting, Labor Contract Negotiations and Employee Related Legal Services with Law Firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving an agreement for labor relations consulting, labor contract negotiations and employee related legal services with the law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in the amount not to exceed $100,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement for professional services with Leibert Cassidy Whitmore for labor relations consulting, labor contract negotiations, and employee related matters in an amount not to exceed $100,000 and authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-252 1I.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Two Amendments to Agreements for Professional Services with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Incorporated, Project No. 119049 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers authorizing two separate agreements for environmental remediation services for a combined total of $288,500. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services (cleanup contract) with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Incorporated, in the amount of $230,000 for groundwater cleanup; and, B. Approving the Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services (reporting contract) with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Incorporated, in the amount of $58,500 for report drafting; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-300 1I.16. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Administering Agency - State Master Agreement for Federal-Aid Projects - Program Master Agreement No. 10-5085F15 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving the Administering Agency - State Master Agreement for Federal-Aid RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2018-51, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving Federal-Aid Projects Program Master Agreement No.10-5085F15.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-299 1I.17. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Agreement with PredPol, Inc., for Predictive Policing Software Subscription REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving an agreement with Predpol, Inc. to provide predictive policing software that will assign probabilities and locations of future crimes. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the contract with Predpol, Inc., and; authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-318 1I.18. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2017 State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) funds to purchase Bomb Unit (EOD) equipment for the Merced Police Department Bomb Team RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting FY 2017 SHSGP grant funds in the amount of $3,000.00 as revenue in account 001-1002-324-02-00; and, B. Appropriating $3,000.00 to Machinery/Equipment expense account 001-1002-523-43-00; and, C. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement from the grant is received; and, D. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-319 1I.19. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Fiscal Year 2017 State Homeland Security Grant Program Funds to Purchase Additional License Plate Reader Equipment; Waiver of the Competitive Bidding Requirement REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) funds in the amount of $48,000 to purchase additional automated license plate reader cameras with a request to waive the competitive bidding process. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting FY 2017 SHSGP grant funds and increasing revenue budget in the amount of $48,000; in account 001-1002-324-02-00 and, B. Appropriating $48,000.00 to Machinery/Equipment expense account 001-1002-523-43-00; and, C. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement from the grant is received; and, D. Waiving the competitive bidding requirements, as stated in Section 3.04.210 of the Merced Municipal Code, and authorizing the City to Sole Source purchase the requested license plate reader equipment and its installation through Lehr Auto for an amount not to exceed $55,505.19; and, approvedPass Action details Not available
18-323 1I.20. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Purchase and Installation of New Motorola Radio Base Stations and Voting Receivers for the Police Department and Waiving the Competitive Bidding Requirement REPORT IN BRIEF Considers authorizing the purchase (including installation costs) of new Motorola radio base stations and voting receivers for the Police Department using revenue currently available and waives the competitive bidding requirement for the purchase. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion waiving the competitive bidding requirements, as stated in Section 3.04.210 of the Merced Municipal Code, and authorizing the City to purchase the requested radio equipment through J’s Communications, Inc. for equipment and installation costs not to exceed $90,206.approvedPass Action details Not available
18-339 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts REPORT IN BRIEF Notification of awarded Non-Public Works contracts under $30,000 and of Public Works contracts under $67,779. AUTHORITY Pursuant to the authority delegated to the City Manager on behalf of the City by Article XI, Section 1109, of the Merced City Charter to execute Public Works contracts under the adjusted FY 2017-2018 threshold of $67,779.00, and Chapter 3.04.080 - 3.04.110 of the Merced Municipal Code to execute Non-Public Works contracts under the adjusted FY 2017-2018 threshold of $30,000.00, the contracts listed on the attached table were entered into by the City.approvedPass Action details Video Video
18-297 1I.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Administering Agency State Program Supplement No. 030-F and Agreement Summary (E-76) for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Grant for the Motel Drive Sidewalks REPORT IN BRIEF Considers a resolution approving a California Department of Transportation Program Supplement for the use of $53,983 in CMAQ Grant funding for Preliminary Engineering for the Motel Drive Sidewalk from Merced Avenue to Carol Avenue. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2018-49, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving Federal-Aid Projects Program Supplement Agreement No. 030-F; and, B. Accepting CMAQ grant funds and increasing revenue in account 450-1104-321.32-00 by $53,983 and appropriating the same to account 450-1104-637.65-00 (Project No. 119043) for preliminary engineering costs associated with design of sidewalk on Motel Drive; and, C. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and, D. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute tapprovedPass Action details Video Video
18-298 1I.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Administering Agency State Program Supplement No. 029-F and Agreement Summary (E-76) for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Grant CML-5085(048) for the John Muir School Sidewalks REPORT IN BRIEF Considers a resolution approving a California Department of Transportation Program Supplement for the use of $67,906 in CMAQ Grant funding for Preliminary Engineering for the sidewalks near John Muir School. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2018-48, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving Federal-Aid Projects Program Supplement Agreement No. 029-F; and, B. Accepting CMAQ grant funds and increasing revenue in account 450-1104-321-32-00 by $67,906 and appropriating the same to account 450-1104-637-65 (Project No. 119042) for preliminary engineering costs associated with design of sidewalk near John Muir School; and, C. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and, D. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute thapprovedPass Action details Not available
18-309 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Ordinance Establishing an Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for the City of Merced REPORT IN BRIEF Asking the City Council to establish a Public Arts and Culture Advisory Commission in the City of Merced. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2489, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adding Chapter, 2.54 “Arts and Culture Advisory Commission,” to the Merced Municipal Code.approved as amendedPass Action details Video Video
18-327 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Update on Commercial Cannabis Business Permits REPORT IN BRIEF City Staff will update the City Council on the status of the Commercial Cannabis Business Permit applications. RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Action details Video Video
18-337 1K.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Update on Public Facilities Bond Measure Survey Results REPORT IN BRIEF City Staff will provide an update to the City Council on the results of a recent survey conducted to test the viability of a Public Facilities Bond Measure on the November 2018 ballot. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on next steps for pursuing Public Facilities financing options.   Action details Video Video
18-330 1L.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Boards and Commissions Reappointments - Recreation and Parks Commission (2) REPORT IN BRIEF Consider reappointing currently seated individuals to an additional term. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion reappointing qualified individuals who are eligible for, and interested in, an additional term on the Recreation and Parks Commission.approvedPass Action details Video Video
18-335 1L.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: City Council/Merced City School District Joint Meeting Request REPORT IN BRIEF The Merced City School District Board of Education has invited the City Council to hold a joint meeting to discuss items of mutual interest. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on holding a joint meeting and possible dates and times that would work best for the Council.   Action details Video Video