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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/4/2019 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
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19-111 1B.1. 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   Action details Not available
19-094 1B.2. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2): (2) cases   Action details Not available
19-096 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - National Women’s Day REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy will present the proclamation to a representative of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.   Action details Video Video
18-636 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
19-093 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of January 23, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-114 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Arts and Culture Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-080 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of February 2019 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.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-097 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2019 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 February 4, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-098 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to the Agreement for Labor Relations Consulting to Approve an Additional $60,000 for Labor Contract Negotiations and Employee Related Legal Services with Law Firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, for the Not to Exceed Amount of $160,000 REPORT IN BRIEF Consider approving first amendment to the Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Agreement for the not to exceed amount of $160,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the first amendment to an agreement for professional services with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for continuing labor relations consulting, labor contract negotiations, and employee related matters in an amount not to exceed $160,000; and, B. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make any necessary budget adjustments; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-101 1I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Purchase and Sale Agreement Between the City of Merced (Seller) and Valley Children’s Healthcare (Buyer) for the 4.54 Acre Parcel Located at 301 W. Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA in the Amount of $2,100,000 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Purchase and Sales Agreement for the sale of a City owned 4.54 acre parcel located at 301 W. Yosemite Avenue to Valley Children’s Healthcare for the development of a pediatric primary and specialty care medical office building. The Agreement contains escrow instructions for the sale of the property. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a Motion: A. Approving the purchase and sale agreement between the City of Merced and Valley Children’s Healthcare for 301 W. Yosemite Avenue (Assessor’s Parcel Number 231-040-021); and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-035 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Revenue Increase in the Amount of $9,450 to Other Revenue/Unclassified and Authorization to Appropriate in the Same Amount to the Training Expense Accounts Associated with the Fire Department External Training Program REPORT IN BRIEF Consider approving a revenue increase to the Other Revenue/Unclassified account and appropriation of the same amount to the Training Expense account. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving an increase to revenue account 001-0901-360.01-01 (Other/Unclassified) of $9,450; and, B. Approving an appropriation of the same amount to 001-0901-522.20-00 (Training Expense); and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make budget adjustments as recommended by staff.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-095 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Retention of Atkinson Farasyn, LLP as Special Counsel to Assist with the Negotiation and Preparation of Development Agreements, Including Pre-Annexation Development Agreements, for the Not to Exceed Amount of the Cost of Services Related to a Developer’s Specific Project; Authorization of a Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2018/2019 to Accept and Appropriate Developer Deposits to Pay For the Cost of the Negotiation and Legal Review of Development Agreements, Including Pre-Annexation Development Agreements REPORT IN BRIEF Considers retaining the law firm of Atkinson, Farasyn, LLP as Special Counsel for pre-annexation development agreements and appropriating developer deposits to pay for the cost associated with the negotiation and legal review of said agreements. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Amending the Fiscal Year 18/19 budget to receive the funds and increase cost recovery revenue for special counsel services and continually appropriate any funds received to pay for the costs related to the negotiation and legal review of developmentapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-090 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-03 by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church to Host the “Stations of the Cross” Reenactment and the Silent March for Good Friday on April 19, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Canal Street between West 13th and West 11th, West 11th Street between Canal and M Streets, West 12th Street between M and Canal Streets and the alleyway behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church. REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a request by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for the closure and use of City streets on April 19, 2019, for the Stations of the Cross Reenactment. The request seeks approval to close Canal Street (between West 13th Street and West 11th Street), West 11th Street (between Canal Street and M Street), M Street (between West 11th Street and West 13th Street), West 12th Street (between M Street and Canal Street) and the alleyway behind the church located between W. 13th Street and 12th Street on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - AdoapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-091 1I.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-02 (Lao Association, with Merced Main Street Association) for Use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for the Lao New Year Celebration Event on April 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM REPORT IN BRIEF The Lao Association, with co-sponsor Merced Main Street Association, is requesting the closure and use of West Main Street between K and M Streets for a celebration of the Lao culture, to include a procession, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closures of W. Main Street, between K and M Streets (including Canal Street between W. Main and Arbor Lane), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Vendor Fair event, and W. Main Street, between I and K Streets, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the float parking and set-up, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, subject to the details and conditions outlined in the administrative staff report.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-106 1I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 2498 to Amend Section 20.44.170, “Regulation of Commercial Cannabis Activities - Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Required” REPORT IN BRIEF Adoption of previously introduced Ordinance to amend section 20.44.170, “Regulation of Commercial Cannabis Activities - Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Required” of the Merced Municipal Code. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Ordinance 2498, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Section 20.44.170, “Regulation of Commercial Cannabis Activities - Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Required,” of the Merced Municipal Code.continuedPass Action details Video Video
19-074 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - Introduction of Ordinance Approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Environmental Review #18-02 and Site Utilization Plan Revision #38 to Planned Development (P-D) #1 Allowing the Renovation of the Merced Mall and Theatre, Including the Possibility of Relocating the Theatre Adjacent to the Merced Mall Building REPORT IN BRIEF Introduces Ordinance No. 2499 and considers approving a Site Utilization Plan Revision for Planned Development (P-D) #1, a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Environmental Review #8-02 and Site Utilization Plan #38 allowing renovations to the Merced Mall located at 851 West Olive Avenue and the United Artists movie theater located at 645 Fairfield Drive, including possible relocation. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Introducing Ordinance 2499, an Ordinance of the City of Merced, California approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Environmental Review #18-02 and Site Utilization Plan Revision #38 to Planned Development (P-D) #1 allowing the Renovation of the Merced Mall and Theatre, including the possibapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-076 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: 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.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-115 1K.2. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report - Update on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Direction on Next Steps to Evaluate the Potential of Implementing Various Levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced REPORT IN BRIEF Provide City Council with an update on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and obtain direction on next steps in evaluating the potential of implementing various levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on next steps related to Advance Life Support implementation.   Action details Video Video
19-103 1L.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Council to Set FY 2019/20 Goals and Priorities REPORT IN BRIEF Staff will provide an update on FY 2018/19 Goals and Priorities and present summary of recent Town Hall discussion topics. Council will have an opportunity to provide input on setting Goals & Priorities for FY 2019/20. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on Goals and Priorities for FY 2019/20.   Action details Video Video