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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/15/2018 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
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18-497 1B.1. Study Session ItemSUBJECT: Tax Exempt Trust 115 for Pension Study Session REPORT IN BRIEF Provide Study Session for a Tax Exempt Trust 115 for Pension.   Not available Not available
18-541 1E.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Certificate of Recognition for Merced Art Hop REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy will present a certificate of recognition to a representative of the Merced Art Hop for their 10 Years of providing Art Events in the City.   Not available Video Video
18-495 1H.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.   Not available Not available
18-493 1H.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Minutes of September 5, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
18-522 1H.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of September 17, 2018 and September 27, 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 September 17, 2018 and September 27, 2018.   Not available Not available
18-538 1H.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application REPORT IN BRIEF Authorize the submittal of a Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion authorizing the submittal of a grant application for funding from the FEMA FY 2018 AFG program; and authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to sign the necessary documents;   Not available Not available
18-519 1H.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Consider Approval of 2018-19 Regional, State and Federal Legislative Platform REPORT IN BRIEF Council is asked to update Regional, State, and Federal Legislative Platform. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting the updated 2018-19 Regional, State and Federal Legislative Platform.   Not available Not available
18-419 1H.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Amendment to Agreement for Professional Services with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., in the Amount of $11,508 for Well Site Design Services, Project No. 114001 REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizes a second amendment to the agreement for well design services for a new production water well at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an amendment to an agreement for professional services with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., in the amount of $11,508 for engineering design services; and, authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.   Not available Not available
18-498 1H.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Award Bid to Mid Cal Pipeline & Utilities, Inc. for the Kibby Road Sewer Main Replacement, Project 117020 REPORT IN BRIEF Consider awarding a construction contract to Mid Cal Pipeline & Utilities, Inc. in the amount of $556,159 for the Kibby Road Sewer Main Replacement Project. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion awarding the Kibby Road Sewer Main Replacement Project 117020 to Mid Cal Pipeline & Utilities, Inc. in the amount of $556,159; and, authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents and to approve change orders not to exceed 10% of the total contract.   Not available Not available
18-494 1H.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Amendments to Land Secured Financing Policies REPORT IN BRIEF Consider adopting Amendments to the City’s Land Secured Financing Policies. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2018-68, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting Land Secured Financing Policies.   Not available Not available
18-505 1H.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Supplemental Appropriation in the Amount of $500 in Fund 342 - Fahrens Park Assessment (Debt Service) for Additional Administrative Expense REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a $500 supplemental appropriation to cover administrative fees in the Fahrens Park Debt Service Fund. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $500 from the unappropriated, unreserved fund balance of Fund 342 - Fahrens Park Assessment (Debt Service) to cover administrative fees.   Not available Not available
18-515 1H.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Street Closure for Veterans Parade REPORT IN BRIEF Consider allowing the use of City streets on November 11, 2018 for the Veteran’s Day Parade. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closures of Calimyrna Avenue from E Main Street to E 18th Street, East Main Street, from “G” Street to Calimyrna Avenue; West Main Street, from “G” to “Canal” Streets; Canal Street from Main to 18th Street and 18th Street from Canal to “M” Street and 18th Street from “M” to “N” Streets.“H”, “I”, “K”, and “N” Streets, from the north and south alleys of West Main Street; Canal Street, from the north alley of West Main Street to Bob Hart Square; and “O” Street, from 18th to 20th Street as requested by Ricky Pal, Merced County Veterans Services for the 2018 Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The street closures will be between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM; subject to the conditions outlined in the administrative report.   Not available Not available
18-520 1H.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a One-Year Agreement with Merced City School District for Police Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a one-year agreement with the Merced City School District for police services in the District’s four middle schools. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving an Agreement with the Merced City School District to provide police services in the District’s four middle schools; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the appropriate budget adjustments.   Not available Not available
18-517 1H.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading of Ordinance 2493 Approving General Plan Amendment #18-01 REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading of previously introduced ordinance. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2493, an Ordinance of the City Council for the City of Merced, California, approving Site Utilization Plan Revision #13 to Planned Development (P-D) #42 changing the land use designation from Park to Single-Family Residential for approximately 5.88 acres of land generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (extended) and changing the Land Use designation from Single-Family Residential to Park for approximately 5.0 acres of land generally located at the southeast corner of the future Catherine A. Hostetler Boulevard and Freemark Avenue (extended).   Not available Not available
18-521 1H.16. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading of Ordinance 2494 Amending Zoning Map REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading of previously introduced ordinances. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2494, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending the official zoning map by Pre-zoning land generally located at the northwest corner of North Highway 59 and Santa Fe Drive as Thoroughfare Commercial (C-T) and the land generally located at the southwest corner of North Highway 59 and Santa Fe Drive as Light Industrial (I-L).   Not available Not available
18-525 1H.17. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading of Ordinance 2495 Approving Pre-Annexation Development Agreement REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading of previously introduced ordinances. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2495, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving a Pre-Annexation Development Agreement between the City of Merced and Lou Ann Bianchi for the Highway 59 and Santa Fe Annexation.   Not available Not available
18-507 1H.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization of Signing Authority for City Bank Accounts and Local Agency Investment Fund REPORT IN BRIEF Consider granting the City’s Officers signing authority for City bank accounts and Local Agency Investment Fund. RECOMMENDATION City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2018-65, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, authorizing signature of City checks; and, B. Adopting Resolution 2018-66, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, authorizing investment of City of Merced monies in Local Agency Investment Fund; and, C. Adopting Resolution PFA 2018-02, a Resolution of the City of Merced Public Financing and Economic Development Authority authorizing signature of Authority checks; and, D. Adopting Resolution PFA 2018-03, a Resolution of the City of Merced Public Financing and Economic Development Authority authorizing investment of City of Merced monies in Local Agency Investment Fund; and, E. Adopting Resolution PA 2018-   Not available Video Video
18-526 1H.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to Agreement for Legal Services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a First Amendment to Agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung & Wong, LLP for the not to exceed amount of $85,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the first amendment to the agreement for legal services with Sloan, Sakai, Yeung, & Wong, LLP; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement and any necessary documents; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make any necessary budget adjustments.   Not available Not available
18-441 1H.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Fee Agreement with Rutan & Tucker, LLP. to Provide Legal Services REPORT IN BRIEF Recommends approving a fee agreement with Rutan & Tucker, LLP. to provide legal services on behalf of the City in the case Merced Citizens for Responsible Planning v. City of Merced, et al., for the not to exceed amount of $95,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the fee agreement with Rutan & Tucker; and, B. Approving a supplemental appropriation of $95,000 from the unreserved, unencumbered fund balance of Fund 557- Water System Enterprise to a professional service account 557-1106-532-17-00; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement.   Not available Not available
18-451 1I.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing to Consider Adjustments to Water Rate Charges and Capital Facility Charges Over a Five-Year Period for all Water Rate Customers (Inside City and Outside City); Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.36 “Rates and Charges”; Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.42.050 “Water Conservation Levels and Prohibitions” REPORT IN BRIEF Hold a Public Hearing to consider approving adjustments to water rates and capital facility charges over a five-year period, through July 1, 2022, for all water rate customers (inside City and outside City); Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.36 of the Merced Municipal Code “Rates and Charges”; Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.42 of the Merced Municipal Code “Water Conservation Levels and Prohibitions.” RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving proposed water rate changes and Capital Facility Charges; and, B. Adopting a Categorical Exemption; and, C. Introducing Ordinance 2496, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending various sect   Not available Video Video
18-537 1J.3. Report ItemSUBJECT: Authority to Pursue an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement Regarding the Former Police Headquarters Site REPORT IN BRIEF Staff is requesting authority from the City Council to begin discussions with Valley Children’s Healthcare for an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement regarding the former Police Headquarters Site. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion authorizing staff to pursue an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Valley Children’s Healthcare for the former Police Headquarters Site; and, directing staff to return the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement to the City Council for consideration.   Not available Video Video
18-464 1J.1. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Overview of Bellevue Ranch REPORT IN BRIEF The City Council will receive an overview of the Bellevue Ranch project and a preview of upcoming changes. RECOMMENDATION For Information Only.   Not available Video Video
18-539 1J.2. Report ItemSUBJECT: Update on Yosemite Avenue Corporation Yard Satellite (Leaf Collection Site) REPORT IN BRIEF Provides a brief overview of the Corporation Yard Satellite facility with reduced scope. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion directing staff to open the bidding process with the revised/reduced scope.   Not available Video Video
18-540 1K.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Considers Approving the Second Amendment to the City Manager Employment Agreement REPORT IN BRIEF The City Council is asked to consider approving the second amendment to the employment agreement for the City Manager. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the employment agreement with the City Manager/City Clerk; and, B. Authorizing the Mayor to sign on behalf of the City; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments   Not available Video Video