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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final-Amended
Meeting date/time: 6/17/2019 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
Published agenda: Amended Agenda Packet Amended Agenda Packet Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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19-317 1B.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
19-333 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Recognition of Outgoing Youth Council Members REPORT IN BRIEF Emilie Zuzlewski, Ethan Kolb, and Haleigh Escobedo will be recognized for their time and service on the Merced Youth Council.   Action details Video Video
19-348 1F.2. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Disabilities Awareness Month REPORT IN BRIEF Received by Michelle Allen, Executive Director of Society for disABILITIES.   Action details Not available
19-279 1J.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
19-290 1J.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Site Plan Review Committee Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-319 1J.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Boards and Commissions Annual Attendance Reports REPORT IN BRIEF Annual attendance review conducted with results filed with the City Clerk's Office. RECOMMENDATION For information only.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-321 1J.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of May 20, 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 May 20, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-218 1J.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of 3 Year Agreement With Merced County Times (Mid Valley Publications) to Provide the City of Merced Legal Advertising Services REPORT IN BRIEF Awards an agreement for publishing legal notices to the Merced County Times (Mid Valley Publications). RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement with the Merced County Times (Mid Valley Publications) to provide the City of Merced legal advertising services.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-204 3J.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirements to Allow Cooperative Purchasing Through the Competitively Bid State Technology Contract 1-19-70-19B-2 and Authorization to Purchase Technology Hardware, Software, Warranty, and Service Including, but not Limited to, Enterprise Technology Cisco Data Center Equipment in a not to Exceed Amount of $115,000 Pursuant to the State Contract REPORT IN BRIEF Authorization to purchase technology Hardware, software, warranty, and services through the competitively bid State Technology Contract 1-19-70-19B-2 Enterprise Technology Cisco Data Center Equipment in a not to exceed amount of $115,000. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion waiving the City’s competitive bidding requirement and authorizing the purchase of Technology Hardware, Software, Warranty, and Services through the State of California contract 1-19-70-19B-2 Enterprise Technology Cisco Data Center Equipment in a not to exceed amount of $115,000; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute any necessary documents for the purchapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-249 1J.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Annual Agreement with Merced Zoological Society to Contribute a Minimum of $75,000 from its Total Operating Budget for the Operation of Applegate Park Zoo and Contribute $5,000 In-Kind Services for Fiscal Year 2018/2019 to Supplement the Zoo Operating Budget REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approval of annual agreement with Merced Zoological Society to supplement Zoo annual operating by at least $75,000 through collecting gate fees, operating gift shop, and holding other fundraisers. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the agreement with the Merced Zoological Society for payment of at least $75,000 (approximately 27%) of the total operating budget at the Zoo and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-303 1J.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Establishing and Approving the Terms and Conditions of the 2019-2020 Master Tow Service Agreement REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of the 2019-2020 Merced Police Department Tow Service Agreement that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and expire June 30, 2020. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-33, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, establishing and approving the 2019-2020 Master Tow Service Agreement and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-298 1J.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Agreement for Landscape Maintenance Services with Green Horizon, Inc., for Turf Maintenance of all City-Owned Parks and Full Maintenance of Ray Flanagan Park, in an Annual Amount of $271,536 for a Two (2) Year Term Beginning July 1, 2019 Through June 30, 2021, with an Option to Extend the Agreement for Three (3) Additional One (1) Year Term(s) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a professional services agreement with Green Horizon, Inc., for turf maintenance services at all City-owned parks and full service of Ray Flanagan Park. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Green Horizon, Inc., in the annual amount of $271,536, to provide landscape turf mowing and edging maintenance services at City-owned parks for two years, with an option to renew for a maximum of (3) three additional one-year periods, effective July 1, 2019 (subject to Council’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 budget); and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to sign the necessary documents and execute approvedPass Action details Not available
19-314 1J.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Three Separate Landscape Maintenance Services Agreements with AJG Garden Service for Maintenance of Various Maintenance Districts in the Annual Amount of $280,800; Odyssey Landscaping Company, Inc., for Maintenance of Various Community Facility Districts in the Annual Amount of $172,368; and Lincoln Training Center and Rehabilitation Workshop for Maintenance of Center Medians and Other City of Merced Facilities in the Annual Amount of $143,800.20, Each Agreement for a Two (2) Year Term Beginning July 1, 2019 Through June 30, 2021, with an Option to Extend the Agreements for Three (3) Additional One (1) Year Term(s) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving three separate professional services agreements with AJG Garden Service for Maintenance Districts, Odyssey Landscaping Company, Inc., for Community Facility Districts, and Lincoln Training Center and Rehabilitation Workshop for all Street Center Medians and other City of Merced Facilities. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving an Agreement for Landscape Maintenance Services, with AJG GardenapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-293 1J.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc. to Conduct Bioassay Laboratory Services for a Two (2) Year Term in an Annual Amount of $23,964 REPORT IN BRIEF Consider approving a two (2) year agreement with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., for bioassay laboratory testing services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement for professional services with McCampbell Analytical, Inc., in the amount of $23,964 annually, for bioassay laboratory testing services for the period ending June 30, 2021; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-318 1J.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading - Adoption of Ordinance 2501 Amending Section 15.32.080, “State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices” of the Merced Municipal Code to Mandate that the Only Approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Allowed to Be Installed Within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a “Passive Purge” System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading of Ordinance introduced on June 3, 2019 to Amend Section 15.32.080, “State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices,” mandating that the only approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems allowed to be installed within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a “Passive Purge” System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2501, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 15.32.080, “State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices” of the Merced Municipal Code.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-294 1J.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving Contract Number S1980008 with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program in Order to Provide Hunting and Bird Watching Opportunities at the City’s Waste Water Treatment Plant and Accept $7,050 into Account 024-1216-360.01-01 to Administer the Program REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution and agreement with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide hunting and bird watching opportunities at the City’s Waste Water Treatment Plant property through the SHARE program. RECOMMENDATION City Council- Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-28, a Resolution of the City of Merced, California, approving contract number S1980008 with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-310 1J.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the Purchase and Installation of Fourteen (14) In-Car Audio/Video Recording Cameras in Seven (7) Police Department Vehicles (Two Cameras Per Vehicle) and a 5 Year Licensing and Data Storage Plan for a Total Amount of $67,049.85; Approval to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirement to Allow for the Purchase of Standardized Equipment REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the approval of an agreement with Axon Enterprises Inc. for the purchase of fourteen (14) in-car audio/video recording cameras with installation of the cameras (two cameras per vehicle) for the Police Department for a total amount of $67,049.85 to be funded out of the 2018-2019 budget in full. Also considers waiving the competitive bidding requirement pursuant to Merced Municipal Code section 3.04.210 for purchases necessary for standardization of particular types of equipment. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion waving the competitive bidding requirements as stated in Section 3.04.210 of the Merced Municipal Code and approving a 5-year agreement with AxoapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-304 1K.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing on the Various Maintenance Districts’ Engineer’s Reports and Budgets for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 with Adoption of Resolutions for Approval, Confirmation, and Adoption of the Engineer’s Reports for the Various Maintenance Districts as Originally Submitted or as Modified; and Approval of Abeyances for Maintenance Districts with Operating Reserve Balances Above the Amount Required by the Fund Balance Policy REPORT IN BRIEF Consider adopting a Resolution approving, confirming, and adopting Engineer’s Reports and Budgets; and a Resolution approving abeyances for Districts with operating reserve balances above the amount required by the Fund Balance policy for the various Maintenance Districts after the close of the Public Hearing. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a Motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-31, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving, confirming, and adopting Engineer’s Reports on Maintenance Districts; and, B. Adopting Resolution 2019-32, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, aapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-295 1K.2. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution Approving the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2019 Annual Action Plan, Allocating Funding for Various Administrative, Development, and Public Service Activities Including the Appropriation of Program Income Received for the CalHome and State Home Programs REPORT IN BRIEF Public Hearing for Adoption of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2019 Annual Action Plan, allocation of funding for related activities, and Approval of a Resolution authorizing the submission of the 2019 HUD Annual Action Plan to HUD prior to the July 1, 2019, deadline. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a Motion: A. Approving Resolution 2019-30, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving the 2019-2020 HUD Annual Action Plan, certifying compliance with the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, and authorizing staff to submit all approved documents to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DeveapprovedFail Action details Video Video
19-323 1K.3. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Continued Public Hearing to Allow Interested Persons to be Heard Prior to Adoption of Resolutions Adopting of the City Council, Public Financing and Economic Development Authority and Parking Authority Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget with Revision(s), if any, and Appropriation of the Revenue and Approval of the Capital Projects for Each Respective Budget REPORT IN BRIEF Continued Public Hearing and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 City Council, Public Financing and Economic Development Authority, and Parking Authority Budget. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-35, Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Adopting the Budget and Appropriating Revenue for Fiscal Year 2019-2020; and, B. Approving capital projects based upon the Planning Commission’s June 5, 2019 finding of consistency of Capital Improvement Program with the General Plan and as modified by recalculation of carryover projects to reflect actual balances as of June 30, 2019. Public Financing and Economic Development Authority - Adopt a motion: approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-299 1K.4. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Vacation of a Portion of Mission Avenue, Between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99 (Vacation #18-01) and Adoption of Resolution Approving the Vacation and Authorization to Execute and Record a Quitclaim or Grant Deed to Transfer any and all of the City’s Interest in the Property to the Developer REPORT IN BRIEF Conduct the public hearing of the proposed vacation of a portion of Mission Avenue, Between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99 (Vacation #18-01) and consider the adoption of a Resolution approving the vacation. Authorizes the City Manager or Assistant City Manager to execute and have recorded a quitclaim or grant deed to transfer any and all of the City’s interest in the property to the Developer, Shemoil Moradzadeh. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt two (2) separate motions: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-34, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, ordering the vacation of a portion of Mission Avenue, between Coffee Street and State Highway 99 [approximately 400 feet long] (Vacation #18-approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-329 1L.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report to the City Council on the Proposed Regional Homeless Plan for Merced County to Solicit Input and Direction on Next Steps to Finalize and Adoption at a Future Date REPORT IN BRIEF Staff to present a report to the City Council on the Merced County Proposed Regional Homeless Plan and seek input and direction on next steps to finalize the plan for adoption at a future date. RECOMMENDATION Adopt a motion providing staff direction on next steps to finalize the Merced County Proposed Regional Homeless Plan and return to the City Council with a final plan for adoption at a future date.approvedPass Action details Video Video