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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/5/2018 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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18-568 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Existing Litigation Case: Merced Citizens for Responsible Planning, et al. v. City of Merced, et al.; Merced County Superior Court Case No. 18CV-01143 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
18-569 1B.2. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Existing Litigation Case: Mayra Contreras, et al. v. City of Merced; Merced County Superior Court Case No. 16CV-00260 Authority: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
18-581 1B.3. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS -- Agency Designated Representative: City Manager Steve Carrigan; Employee Organizations: Merced Police Officers’ Association (MPOA); Merced Association of Police Sergeants. AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54957.6   Not available Not available
18-583 1B.4. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL -- EXISTING LITIGATION; McKinnon, et. al. v. City of Merced; Case No. 1:18-CV-01124-LJO-SAB; AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
18-584 1B.5. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL -- EXISTING LITIGATION; Englert, et. al. v. City of Merced; Case No. 1:18-CV-01239-LJO-EPG; AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
18-527 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
18-576 1H.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of October, 2018 REPORT IN BRIEF Notification of awarded Non-Public Works contracts under $31,000 and of Public Works contracts under $69,833. 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 2018-2019 threshold of $69,833.00, and Chapter 3.04.080 - 3.04.110 of the Merced Municipal Code to execute Non-Public Works contracts under the adjusted FY 2018-2019 threshold of $31,000.00, the contracts listed on the attached table were entered into by the City.   Not available Not available
18-524 1H.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Minutes of September 18 and 19, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
18-561 1H.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Site Plan Commission Minutes of August 16, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
18-546 1H.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of October 1, 2018 and October 8, 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 October 1, 2018 and October 8, 2018.   Not available Not available
18-560 1H.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution 2018-72 to Adopt the Annual Base Salary and Approve the Publically Adopted Pay Scale for the City Attorney as set forth in the City Attorney Employment Agreement as Approved by the City Council and Adoption of Resolution 2018-73 to Adopt the Annual Base Salary and Publically Adopted Pay Scale for the City Manager as set forth in the Second Amendment to the City Manager Employment Agreement as Approved by the City Council. REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of Resolution 2018-72 and 2018-73 to adopt the annual base salaries and the publically adopted pay scales for the City Attorney and City Manager as set forth in the City Attorney Employment Agreement and the Second Amendment to the City Manager Employment Agreement. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2018-72, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California approving the annual base salary and the publically adopted pay scale for the City Attorney as established by the employment agreement for the City Attorney and as approved by the City    Not available Not available
18-435 1H.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Resolution Extending the Period for Development or Disposition of Properties Transferred to the Housing Successor Agency (Housing Division) for a Period of Five (5) Years REPORT IN BRIEF Request that City Council approve resolution requesting an extension of a period of time for an additional five (5) years to develop or dispose of the properties transferred to the Housing Division from the former Redevelopment Agency. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2018-67, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, extending the period for development or disposition of properties transferred from the former Merced Redevelopment Agency pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34176.1(e).   Not available Not available
18-514 1H.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Award Bid and Approve an Agreement in the Amount of $798,955 with Avison Construction, Inc., for City Project No. 111066 for the CML-5085(029) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Westerly Bike Path Connection REPORT IN BRIEF Considers awarding a bid and approving an Agreement in the amount of $798,955 with Avison Construction, Inc. for the construction of a concrete bicycle path near the intersection of Highway 59 and Buena Vista Drive and the installation of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Black Rascal Creek. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Awarding a bid and approving an Agreement with Avison Construction, Inc. in the amount of $798,955 for City Project No. 111066, the CML-5085(029) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Westerly Bike Path Connection Project; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents; and to approve change orders not to exceed $79,895.50 (10% of the project cost.)   Not available Not available
18-549 1H.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Grant Funding in the Amount of $346,000 from the California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) and $105,000 in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the State of California for Upgrades to the City’s 911 and GIS Systems REPORT IN BRIEF The City was recently awarded grant funds to upgrade its 911 and GIS systems. The Police Department will be using these funds to perform upgrades within the Public Safety Emergency Communications Center. These are direct funding grants, meaning that the grant funds will be held by CAL OES and the State and that all purchases will be directly funded by these agencies through a state purchasing program. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting the California Office of Emergency Services grant funding in the amount of $346,000.00 for 911 systems and $105,000.00 from the State of California for GIS systems; and, B. Approving the purchase and acceptance of items to upgrade the 911 and GIS systems through the state purchasing program.   Not available Not available
18-523 1H.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Department of Justice 2018 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant in the Amount of $10,487.00 to Cover 50% of the Purchase Cost of New Vests REPORT IN BRIEF Accept grant award for reimbursement of bulletproof vest expenses. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $10,487 in grant funds to account 061-1026-522.29-00 for 50% of the costs associated with the purchase of bulletproof vests; and, B. Accepting and increasing the revenue budget in the amount of $10,487 in account 061-1026-324.37-00 for the grant award amount; and, C. Authorizing the use of pooled cash to cover the appropriation until grant funds are reimbursed.   Not available Not available
18-545 1H.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Accept Grant Funding in the Amount of $14,162 from the Merced County Remote Access Network Board (RAN) as Reimbursement Funding for the Purchase of a New Message Switch for Access to the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers authorizing the acceptance of $14,162 in Remote Access Network (RAN) funding from the Merced County RAN Board for the purchase of a new message switch for the City’s use of the CLETS System by using pooled cash which will be reimbursed upon presentation of proof of purchase to the RAN Governing Board. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Authorizing the acceptance of $14,162 of grant funding from the Merced County RAN Board for the purchase of a CLETS message switch for the City’s police computer system. Increase Revenue in account 001-1002-324-02-00 by $14,162.00 and appropriate the same to expenditures account 001-1002-523-43-00; and, B. Authorizing the use of pooled cash for the purchase of the message switch until the City receives reimbursement funds; and, C.    Not available Not available
18-566 1H.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 2497 to Amend Chapter 15.42.050 “Water Conservation Levels and Prohibitions” REPORT IN BRIEF Adoption of previously introduced Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.42 of the Merced Municipal Code “Water Conservation Levels and Prohibitions.” RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2497, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Chapter 15.42.050, “Water Conservation Regulation,” of the Merced Municipal Code.   Not available Not available
18-554 1H.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Merced Regional Airport Authority Meeting Minutes of June 27, 2017; February 22, 2018; August 21, 2018; and September 18, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Video Video
18-491 1H.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Donation of Four (4) Pet Oxygen Kits Valued at $340.00 From Girl Scout Troop 3003 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting a donation of four (4) pet oxygen kits for fire department apparatus from Girl Scout Troop 3003. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting the donation of four (4) pet oxygen kits valued at $340.00 from Girl Scout Troop 3003 for the fire department to place on fire apparatus.   Not available Video Video
18-565 1H.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 2496 to Amend Chapter 15.36 “Rates and Charges” for Water Service REPORT IN BRIEF Adoption of previously introduced Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.36 of the Merced Municipal Code “Rates and Charges”. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2496, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending various sections of Chapter 15.36, “Rates and Charges,” of the Merced Municipal Code dealing with water service.   Not available Video Video
18-502 1I.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - Vacation No. 18-02 for the Adoption of a Resolution Ordering the Vacation of an Approximately 5.88 Acre Park Site Generally Located at the Southwest Corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (Extended) REPORT IN BRIEF The City Council will consider approving a Resolution to order the vacation of an approximately 5.88 acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2018-69, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California ordering the vacation of an approximately 5.88 acre park site generally located at the southwest corner of M Street and Arrow Wood Drive (extended) (Vacation #18-02).   Not available Video Video
18-580 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) - Resolution Approving the Issuance of Tax Exempt Bonds for the Benefit of the Gateway Terrace II Project, Located at 13th and K Streets REPORT IN BRIEF Due to errors in the original published notice, a corrected notice has been published and this item will now be heard at the November 19, 2018 Council Meeting. RECOMMENDATION For Information Only   Not available Video Video
18-575 1J.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Council Member Belluomini’s Request to Discuss Police Community Relations REPORT IN BRIEF This item is in response to Council Member Belluomini’s request to discuss police community relations pursuant to City Council Administrative Policies and Procedures C-1. RECOMMENDATION It is requested Council give staff direction on this item.   Not available Video Video
18-579 1J.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: Update on Council Member Serratto’s Request to Discuss City Council Code of Conduct Resolution (Ethics) REPORT IN BRIEF A subcommittee report and draft changes will be presented regarding Council Member Serratto’s request to discuss a Council Code of Conduct Resolution update pursuant to City Council Administrative Policies and Procedures C-1. RECOMMENDATION It is requested Council give staff direction on this item.   Not available Video Video