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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/5/2019 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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19-445 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
19-395 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Recognition of UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland REPORT IN BRIEF UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland will be recognized for her time and contributions to UC Merced and to the City of Merced.   Action details Video Video
19-441 1F.2. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Certificate of Recognition Merced School of Employees Federal Credit Union REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy will present a certificate of recognition to Mary Robinson Marketing Manager from Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship of the City of Merced 2019 Summer at City Hall Program.   Action details Video Video
19-416 1F.3. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - National Health Center Week REPORT IN BRIEF Presented to Yamilet Valladolid, Manager of Government Affairs Golden Valley Health Centers.   Action details Video Video
18-642 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
19-394 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of July 1, 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 July 1, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-448 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Supplemental Appropriation to Increase the FY 2019-20 Budget in the Amount of $825 in Fund 344 - University Capital Charge (Debt Service) for Annual Fee Expense REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving $825 supplemental appropriation to cover annual fees in Debt Service Fund 344-University Capital Charge. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $825 from the unappropriated, unreserved fund balance of Debt Service Fund 344 - University Capital Charge to cover annual fees.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-443 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolutions Approving Proposition 68 Statewide Park Program Grant Round 3 - Grant Applications for Charles Ogletree Park Project, Fahren’s Creek Site Park Project, and Lester K. Yoshida Park Project REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving three Resolutions to approve three final statewide park program grant applications, and if awarded, accept contract terms. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-46, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Approving the Application for Statewide Park Development and Community Development and Community Revitalization Program Grant Funds for Charles Ogletree Park Project; and, B. Adopting Resolution 2019-47, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Approving the Application for Statewide Park Development and Community Development and Community Revitalization Program Grant Funds for Fahren’s Creek Site Park Project; and, C. Adopting Resolution 2019-48, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Approving the ApapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-360 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of a Petitions to Annex into Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2003-2 (Services) and Approval of Deposit and Reimbursement Agreements for the Costs of Annexing into the CFD for the Merced Gateway Shopping Center (Merced Gateway Marketplace) and the PG&E Service Center REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting the petition to annex into CFD No. 2003-2 (Services) from Gateway Park Development Partners, LLC, and PG&E and approve a deposit and reimbursement agreement for the costs of annexing into the CFD for the Merced Gateway Shopping Center (Merced Gateway Marketplace) and the PG&E Service Center. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting the petition for annexation from Gateway Park Development Partners, LLC and PG&E for annexation into Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2003-2 (Services); and, B. Approving the deposit and reimbursement agreements, increasing revenue account in the amount of $50,000 and appropriating the same in Fund 150 to reimburse the City for the cost of Community Facilities District formation and related expendapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-375 2I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Fifteen (15) Year Conduit Lease Agreement for the Expansion of Telecommunication Services for the City and CVIN, LLC dba VAST NETWORKS, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier with the Option to Renew the Contract in 5 Year Increments REPORT IN BRIEF Considers entering into a fifteen (15) year conduit lease agreement for the expansion of telecommunication services for the City and CVIN, LLC dba VAST NETWORKS, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier with the option to renew the contract in 5-year increments. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the lease agreement with CVIN, LLC dba VAST NETWORKS; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-377 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Agreement for Labor Relations Consulting, Labor Contract Negotiations and Employee Related Legal Services with the Law Firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in the Not to Exceed Amount of $100,000 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving an agreement for labor relations consulting, labor contract negotiations and employee related legal services with the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving an agreement for professional services with the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for labor relations consulting, labor contract negotiations, and employee related matters and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-376 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Donation in the Amount of $100 from Two Anonymous Donors and Appropriating the Same for Hydration Supplies for the Firefighters REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting a $100 donation from two anonymous donors, who indicated that they would like bottled water to be purchased for the firefighters. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting the $100 donation from two anonymous citizens, increasing revenue account 001-0901-360.02-01 (Contributions and Donations) in the amount of $100 and appropriating the same in account 001-0901-522.29.00 (Supplies and Services).approvedPass Action details Not available
19-400 1I.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Program Supplement No. F033 to Administering Agency State Agreement for Federal Aid Project 10-5085F15 and Approval of Summary (E-76) for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Grant CML-5085(051) 120043 CMAQ-SDWK Infill Olive Avenue, Parsons Avenue and Alexander Avenue in the Amount of $70,087 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers a resolution approving a California Department of Transportation Program Supplement for the use of $70,087 in CMAQ Grant funding for Preliminary Engineering for the sidewalks on Olive Avenue from Queen Circle to Parsons Avenue, on Alexander Avenue from Nottingham Lane to Parsons Avenue and on Parsons Avenue from Olive Avenue to south of Hansen Avenue. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-44, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving Federal-Aid Projects Program Supplement Agreement No. F033; and, B. Accepting CMAQ grant funds and increasing revenue in account 450-1104-321-32-00 by $70,087 and appropriating the same to account 450-1104-637-65-00approvedPass Action details Not available
19-413 1I.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement for the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., in the Amount of $15,000 to Provide Additional Consulting Services for Review of New Financial Information, Providing Associated Additional Rate Options and Additional In-Person Meeting(s) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a First Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., in the amount of $15,000, for additional consulting services for the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a First Amendment to the professional services agreement with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., in the amount of $15,000, to provide additional consulting services for the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study; and B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-406 1I.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Selection of Eligible Roadway Projects and Submittal of 2018/2019 Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Exchange Funds Claim Form in the Amount of $980,871 to be Filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) REPORT IN BRIEF Selects projects and authorizes staff to complete the FY 2018/2019 Regional Surface Transportation (RSTP) Claim Form in the amount of $980,871 for submittal to the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG). RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Selecting Project 1 - B Street Improvements, in the amount of $500,000 and Project 2 - M and Main Street Improvements in the amount of $480,871, to be completed utilizing the FY 2018-2019 RSTP Exchange Funds; and, B. Directing staff to complete the 2018-2019 RSTP claim form by listing the selected projects and corresponding project costs; and, C. Adopting Resolution 2019-51, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced California, authorizing the City Manager to file the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Exchange Funds claim for Fiscal YearapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-414 1I.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving the 2019/2020 Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Claim Form in the Amount of $191,250 to be Filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) REPORT IN BRIEF Approves and accepts $191,250 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) from Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for street and road maintenance. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-43, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Claim to be filed with the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for Fiscal Year 2019/2020; and, B. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make any necessary budget adjustments.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-382 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of July 2019 REPORT IN BRIEF Notification of awarded Non-Public Works contracts under $31,000 and of Public Works contracts under $69,833.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-418 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Professional Service Agreement Between the City of Merced and RSG Inc. for Housing Successor Agency Services in an Amount not to Exceed $59,760.00 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving the terms and scope of services for a professional services agreement with RSG Inc. to provide consulting services to the City of Merced and the City’s Housing Successor Agency. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the professional services agreement between the City of Merced and RSG Inc. for consulting services related to the Housing Successor Agency in the amount not to exceed $59,760.00 and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute all the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-272 1I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Apply for and Receive, State Senate Bill 2 Planning Grant Funding from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Planning Grants Program REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizes Housing Division Staff to apply for grant funding under State Bill 2 (SB 2) Planning Grants Program in association with a Notice of Funding Availability issued by the California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and authorizes the receipt of grant funds. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-27, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, authorizing the submittal of an application to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for, and receipt of, SB 2 planning grant program funds; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the standard agreement and other necessary documents associated with the grant application and award process.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-393 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Continued Public Hearing - Adoption of a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04) and Introduction of Ordinance Amending Section 20.42 and Various Other Sections of the Merced Municipal Code Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-02) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of a Categorical Exemption and the introduction of an Ordinance (one of two options) which would modify the City’s zoning regulations regarding accessory dwelling units. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: OPTION 1 (Based on City Council Direction on July 1, 2019) A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption (Environmental Review #19-04); and, B. Introducing Ordinance 2502, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Sections 20.42 (“Second Units”) as well as Tables 20.08-1 (“Permitted Land Uses in the Residential Zoning Districts”), 20.16-1 (“Permitted Land Uses in the Urban Village Zoning Districts”), and 20.38-1 (“Off-Street Parking Requirements”); and Sections 20.08.030.F.1 (“Development Standards for Residential Zoning Diapproved as amendedPass Action details Video Video
19-359 1J.2. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Denying the Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Decision to Grant a One-Year Extension to Bright Development for Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map #1291 for the Subdivision Involving 39.8 Acres Generally Located on the East Side of G Street at Merrill Place (Extended) REPORT IN BRIEF Provides Resolution for adoption to deny the appeal filed by BP Investors, LLC, Leeco, LLC, Exposition Properties, LLC and Rick Telegan, as adjacent landowners of the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a one-year extension for Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map (VTSM) #1291 per City Council direction on June 3, 2019. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-38, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, denying an appeal by BP Investors, LLC; Leeco, LLC; and Exposition Properties, LLC, concerning the action of the Planning Commission resulting in the approval of the extension of Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map #1291 (Modified) for Bright Development, which extended the expiration date ocontinuedPass Action details Video Video
19-449 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Update and Final Report on Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign for 2019 REPORT IN BRIEF Provides a final report to Council on the Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign from the Fire Chief and Police Chief. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction as needed on preparing the Celebrate Safe Fireworks Campaign for next year.   Action details Video Video
19-420 1K.2. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report to the City Council on Recommended Police and Fire Facility Sizing and Configuration, Financing Structure and Funding Requirements for the Proposed Public Facilities Bond Measure REPORT IN BRIEF City Staff will provide a report to the City Council on recommendations for facility sizing and configuration of the proposed Police Headquarters and future Fire Stations, potential framework for a financing structure and other funding requirements necessary to support a potential Public Facilities Bond Measure for the March 2020 ballot. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on next steps for a proposed Ballot Measure question related to the proposed Public Facilities Bond Measure.   Action details Video Video
19-341 1L.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on Attendance and Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternates for the 2019 League of California Cities Annual Conference - Annual Business Meeting, October 16 - October 18, 2019, Long Beach, CA REPORT IN BRIEF To expedite the conduct of business at this important policy-making meeting, each City Council is asked to designate a voting representative and two alternates who will be present at the meeting. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion designating one voting delegate and two alternate voting delegates to the League of California Cities Annual Conference General Business Meeting, scheduled for Friday afternoon, October 18, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-423 1L.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: Citizens’ Oversight Committee - Measure C Appointments REPORT IN BRIEF Accept recommendation to fill Citizens' Oversight Committee - Measure "C" vacancies. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting recommendation from the Citizens' Oversight - Measure "C" Subcommittee and appointing one individual to the Central District to serve as a member of the Committee and one individual to the Northern District to serve as a member of the Committee.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-424 1L.3. Business ItemSUBJECT: Bicycle Advisory Commission Appointment REPORT IN BRIEF Consider accepting nominations and appointing two individuals to the Bicycle Advisory Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nominations and appointing two applicants to serve on the Bicycle Advisory Commission.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-454 1L.4. Business ItemSUBJECT: City Council Appointment to the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for City Council District 2 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting nomination and appointing one individual to Council District 2 on the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nomination and appointing one individual to the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission to represent City Council District 2.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-436 1L.5. Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on Current Composition of the Governing Board Composition of Merced County Association of Governments and the Proposed Amendments to Governing Board Composition REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor to provide an update on a recent Merced County Association of Government Agenda Item for consideration and to provide an opportunity for City Council to discuss the proposed Governing Board composition. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Information Only; to provide an opportunity for City Council to discuss the Merced County Association of Government proposed Governing Board composition.   Action details Video Video
19-432 1L.6. Business ItemSUBJECT: Request to Add Item to Future Agenda REPORT IN BRIEF Provides members of the City Council to request that an item be placed on a future City Council agenda for initial consideration by the City Council.   Action details Video Video
19-433 1L.7. Business ItemSUBJECT: City Council Comments REPORT IN BRIEF Provides an opportunity for the Mayor and/or Council Member(s) to make a brief announcement on any activity(ies) she/he has attended on behalf of the City and to make a brief announcement on future community events and/or activities. The Brown Act does not allow discussion or action by the legislative body under this section.   Action details Video Video