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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/1/2019 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Published agenda: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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19-169 1C.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Lao New Year REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy will present the proclamation to a member of the Lao Community.   Action details Video Video
18-638 1F.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
19-155 1F.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of March 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
19-122 1F.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only-Bicycle Advisory Commission Minutes of December 11, 2018 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-139 1F.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of February 19, 2019, February 26, 2019, February 27, 2019, and February 28, 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 19, 2019, February 26, 2019, February 27, 2019, and February 28, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-125 1F.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $48,280 in Grant Funds from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Police Department to Purchase Upgraded Cell Phones, Crowd Control Equipment/Supplies, and Software Licenses REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting grant funding from the US Department of Justice offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $48,280 from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for the purchase of upgraded cell phones, crowd control equipment/supplies, and software licenses. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting the grant and increasing the revenue budget in account 050-1025-321.17-00 by $48,280, and appropriating the same to Fund 050; and, B. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and, C. Authorizing the Police Department and the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-143 1F.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Intent to Vacate a 0.18-Acre Lot Known as Lot A of the Tuscany East Subdivision, Generally Located at the Southeast Corner of Merced Avenue and Sable Street and Setting a Public Hearing on May 6, 2019 for the Vacation Process (Vacation #19-01) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution to declare the intent to vacate a 0.18-acre lot known as Lot A of the Tuscany East subdivision, generally located at the southeast corner of Merced Avenue and Sable Street and sets a public hearing for May 6, 2019 for the vacation process. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-11 a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, declaring its intention to abandon Lot A of the Tuscany East subdivision, generally located at the southeast corner of Merced Avenue and Sable Street (Vacation #19-01) and setting May 6, 2019, as the time and place for a public hearing.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-154 1F.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Supplemental Appropriation in Fund 074 - Economic Development Opportunity Fund in an Amount Not to Exceed $120,400.00, to Abate the Substandard/Dangerous/Nuisance Conditions Located at 636 W. Main Street, Contingent upon the City Obtaining Court Approval of an Inspection and Abatement Warrant for the Subject Property or the Property Owner Providing Consent to Enter, Inspect, and Demolish the Subject Property, Whichever Occurs First REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a supplemental appropriation in Fund 074 - Economic Development Opportunity Fund in an amount not to exceed $120,400.00 and authorizing the Finance Officer to make necessary budget adjustments. This request is contingent upon the City obtaining Court approval of an inspection and abatement warrant to abate the substandard/dangerous/nuisance conditions located at 636 W. Main Street or the property owner providing consent to enter, inspect and abate by demolition the substandard/dangerous/nuisance conditions, whichever occurs first. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a Motion approving a suppapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-124 1F.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Software Service Agreement with OpenGov, Inc. in the Amount of $9,500 per Year for a Term of Five Years for an Amount Not to Exceed $47,500 to Renew the Use of the Existing Online Financial Reporting Transparency Tool REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a 5-year software service agreement with OpenGov, Inc. for Governmental Transparency and Citizen Engagement. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving a software service agreement with OpenGov, Inc. in the amount of $9,500 per year and not to exceed $47,500 for five years and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute all necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-105 1F.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-01 by Merced Main Street Association to Host the 4th Annual Merced FEAST Farm-to-Table Event, Located on W. Main Street Between M and Canal Streets (Including Bob Hart Square) which Includes the Serving of Alcohol, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday, September 20, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a request by the Merced Main Street Association for the closure and use of City streets and Bob Hart Square on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019, for the 4th Annual “Merced FEAST” farm-to-table event. The request seeks approval to close W. Main Street, between M and Canal Streets and Bob Hart Square on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Bob Hart Square on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closure of W. Main Street between M and Canal Streets, and the use of Bob Hart Square, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-142 1F.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Street Closure Request #19-05 by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Host the Third Annual Merced Cowboy/Vaquero 5-Kilometer and Kids’ Half-Mile Runs for Saturday, May 18, 2019, From 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Within the Downtown Perimeter of W. Main Street Between Canal and H Streets, H Street Between Main and 23rd Streets, W. 23rd Street Between H and Q Streets, Q Street Between 23rd and 18th Streets, and 18th Street From Q to Canal Streets and Approval of Request to Extend the Closure of W. Main Street, from Canal Street to M Street for Vendor Setup REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a request by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the closure and use of City Streets on Saturday, May 18, 2019, for the Third Annual Merced Cowboy/Vaquero 5-Kilometer and Kids/ Half-Mile Runs. The request seeks approval to close several streets in the Downtown area as well as a street closure for Vendor setup from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the street closures of W. Main Street (between H and CanalapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-148 1G.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing - Adoption of Resolution Identifying Sites Meeting the Definition of “School” per City of Merced Cannabis Regulations REPORT IN BRIEF Identifies locations meeting the definition of “school” per the direction of City Council in its approval of Ordinance 2498, which modifies the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to cannabis businesses. Locations identified in this Resolution are the only sites to be considered “schools” for the purpose of locating cannabis businesses; cannabis dispensaries must be more than 1,000 feet from schools and non-dispensary cannabis businesses must be more than 600 feet from schools. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-12, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California establishing the City’s official list of schools in accordance with the Merced Cannabis Regulations.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-156 1H.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report - Discussion and Timelines for Placing Charter Amendments and Ballot Measures on 2020 Elections REPORT IN BRIEF Considers placing Charter Amendments and different Ballot Measures on elections scheduled for 2020. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff with direction on placing Charter Amendments and/or ballot measures on either the March or November 2020 elections.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-042 1H.2. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report - Housing Successor Expenditure Report and Property Disposition Options for Nine Properties Owned by the Housing Successor Agency (HSA), Approximate Balance of the LMI Housing Account, Dedicating $1.2 Million for Childs Court Apartments and the Submission of the Fiscal Year 2017/18 SB 341 Report to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation from RSG, Inc. on recommended options to spend Low and Moderate Income (LMI) Housing Asset Funds and dispose of vacant properties held by the City of Merced as Housing Successor to the former Merced Redevelopment Agency based on available assets and activities to date. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion providing Housing Staff and RSG with input and direction on Housing Successor Expenditure and Disposition Options and receiving and submitting the Housing Successor Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017-18 to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-141 1I.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Mayor Pro Tempore Martinez’s Request to Discuss the Cease Fire Program REPORT IN BRIEF This item is in response to Mayor Pro Tempore Martinez’s request to discuss the Cease Fire Program pursuant to City Council Administrative Policies and Procedures C-1. RECOMMENDATION It is requested Council give staff direction on this item.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-129 1I.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: Bicycle Advisory Commission Ex-Officio Appointment REPORT IN BRIEF Consider accepting nomination and appointing one individual as an ex-officio member to the Bicycle Advisory Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting a nomination and appointing one applicant to serve on the Bicycle Advisory Commission as an ex-officio member with a term expiration date of July 1, 2022.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-166 1J.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION; California Department of Finance v. City of Merced, et al.; Sacramento County Superior Court Case No.34-2016-80002485; AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Action details Not available
19-170 1J.2. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS -- Agency Designated Representative: City Manager Steve Carrigan; Employee Organization: International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1479. AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54957.6   Action details Not available