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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/3/2019 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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19-524 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS - Property: APN 059-240-081; Agency Negotiator: Frank Quintero, Director, Economic Development; Negotiating Parties: Mark Persico, Merced Designated Local Authority and City of Merced and; Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment   Action details Not available
19-518 1B.2. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2): (1) case   Action details Not available
19-201 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.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-458 1H.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of August 2019 REPORT IN BRIEF Notification of awarded Non-Public Works contracts under $32,000 and of Public Works contracts under $70,939.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-514 1H.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of August 5, 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 August 5, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-511 1H.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Three (3) Year Lease Agreement with James G. Moulton, Trustee, and Lynda S. Moulton, Trustee, for a 9,000 Square Foot Facility with Initial Base Rent of $5,475/NNN Per Month and the Option to Extend for an Additional Three (3) Years REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a three-year lease agreement with James G. Moulton and Lynda S. Moulton for property to be utilized by the Merced Police Department. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the lease agreement between the City of Merced and James G. Moulton, Trustee, and Lynda S. Moulton, Trustee and authorizing the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager, or the Finance Office to make necessary adjustments and execute the document.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-402 1H.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Extending the Participation in the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program (AVA) with Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) for the Period of August 1, 2020 Through July 31, 2030 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a resolution between the Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) and the City of Merced to continue to participate in the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement program (AVA) for an additional 10 year period. (See attachment 1) RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving Resolution 2019-45, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, establishing service authority for abandoned vehicle abatement; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the appropriate budget adjustments.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-486 1H.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Pooled Cash Loan Not to Exceed $7,720,000 and Current Year Payment Amount, in Order to Repay the Department of Finance (DOF) Based on the Approved Settlement Agreement Related to the Dissolution of the City of Merced Redevelopment Agency REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a pooled cash loan not to exceed $7,720,000 and current year payment amounts in order to repay the Department of Finance based on the approved Settlement Agreement related to the dissolution of the City of Merced Redevelopment Agency. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a pooled cash loan not to exceed $7,720,000; and, B. Approving the use of RDA residual in the amount of $1,297,953 plus interest towards the first payment; and, C. Approving the use of $500,000 from Fund 017 Development Services towards the first payment; and, D. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to the execute all necessary documents; and, E. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-505 1H.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Submit a Formal Letter of Intent to Purchase for the Property Located at the Corner of Childs Avenue and B Street from the County of Merced for the Childs Court Apartments REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving the formal letter of intent to purchase the property located at the corner of Childs Avenue and B Street from the County of Merced to support the Childs Court Apartment development. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to sign the formal “Notice of Intent” letter to purchase the property located at 1137 B Street from the County of Merced.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-478 1H.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Intent to Abandon a Sewer Easement and Working Easement at 3600 G Street, Generally Located on the Northeast Corner of G Street and Yosemite Avenue, and Setting a Public Hearing for October 7, 2019 (Vacation #19-04) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the abandonment of an old sewer easement and working easement at 3600 G Street. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-55, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, declaring its intention to vacate a sewer easement and working easement at 3600 G Street, generally located on the northeast corner of G Street and Yosemite Avenue (Vacation #19-04) and setting time and place for Public Hearing.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-509 1H.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving the Cypress Terrace 6, Phase A - Final Map 5366 for 18 Single-Family Lots, Generally Located on the West Side of N Street, North of Gerard Avenue, and the Approval of the Subdivision Agreement for Cypress Terrace 6, Phase A REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the approval of Final Map #5366 for 18 single-family lots, generally located on the west side of N Street (extended), north of Gerard Avenue (extended), and the Subdivision Agreement for Cypress Terrace 6, Phase A. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving Resolution 2019-57, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving the final subdivision map for the Cypress Terrace 6, Phase A Subdivision (#5366); and, B. Approving the subdivision agreement for Cypress Terrace 6, Phase A; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the subdivision agreement.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-461 1H.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Motion Receiving and Filing the Biennial Audit of the Sewer System Management Plan as Required by the State Water Resources Control Board REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the filing of the biennial audit of the Sewer System Management Plan. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion receiving and filing the biennial audit of the Sewer System Management Plan as required by the State Water Resources Control Board.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-435 1H.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Recognizing the Importance of the 2020 Census and Ensuring a Complete, Fair, and Accurate Count of all Californians REPORT IN BRIEF The City Council of the City of Merced is asked to recognize the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census and support helping to ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count of all Californians. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-53, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, recognizing the importance of the 2020 Census and supporting the efforts to help ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count of all Californians.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-480 1H.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Purchase Nine Budgeted Fleet Vehicles, Including One Caterpillar Backhoe from Holt of California for $131,128.90, Two Articulating Overcenter Aerial Devices (Tree Trimming Trucks) from Altec Industries for $144,515 each, One Street Sweeper from Municipal Maintenance Equipment for $299,992.14, One Front Loader Refuse Truck and Four Side Loader Refuse Trucks from Ruckstell for $1,415,798.13; and to Waive the Competitive Bidding Requirement to Allow the Purchases to be Made Through a Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with Sourcewell REPORT IN BRIEF Considers authorizing a waiver of competitive bidding requirement pursuant to Merced Municipal Code Section 3.04.210 to purchase nine currently budgeted and Council approved fleet vehicles through the government procurement program Sourcewell. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the purchase of one Caterpillar Backhoe Loader in the amount of $131,428.90 from Holt of California; and, B. Approving the purchase of two Articulating Overcenter Aerial Devices (Tree Trimming Trucks) in the amouapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-434 1I.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing Regarding Appeal of Planning Commission Approval of Commercial Cannabis Business Permit #18-14R Filed by Jiva Life, LLC REPORT IN BRIEF Request by Jiva Life, LLC. to appeal and reverse the Planning Commission’s approval of Commercial Cannabis Business Permit (CCBP) #18-14R for Harvest of Merced. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Option A - To affirm the Planning Commission’s approval of CCBP #18-14R: Adopting Resolution 2019-__, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting commercial cannabis business permit #18-14R to allow Harvest of Merced, LLC. to operate a retail dispensary for medicinal and adult use cannabis and cannabis-related products, including delivery services, at 863 W. 15th Street, and making certain findings in connection therewith; or, B. Option B - To reverse the Planning Commission’s approval of CCBP #18-14R: Adopting Resolution 2019-__, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, denying commercial cannabis business permit #18-14R to allow Harvest of Merced,approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-437 1J.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance of Court Approved Receivership Reimbursements, Appropriation of $29,341 to the Substandard Housing Special Recovery Fund for Fiscal Year 19/20, and Authorization for Continuous Appropriation to Said Fund of Costs Recovered by the Code Enforcement Task Force REPORT IN BRIEF Authorizes acceptance and appropriation of reimbursements for City costs and fees from Court-approved receiverships for public nuisance abatement pursuant to the Substandard Building Abatement Program in FY 19/20. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting reimbursements from the Court appointed Receiver and authorizing appropriation of $29,341 to account 077-1005-522-29-00 (Substandard Housing Special Recovery) for FY 19/20; and, B. Authorizing any receipts of Substandard, Dangerous, or Nuisance abatement and cost recovery funds for FY 19/20 to be approved for appropriation on a continuous basis to the Substandard Housing Fund; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustments.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-500 1J.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee Final Report to City Council to Place Possible Amendments to Sections 400, 402, 604, 7XX, 707, 711, and 1112 of the City of Merced Charter on the March 2020 Primary Ballot REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the final report from the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee for possible placement of recommended amendments to the City of Merced Charter on the March 2020 Primary Ballot. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting the final report and recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee to amend various sections of the City of Merced Charter and directing staff to return to the October 7, 2019 City Council Meeting with the ballot question(s) and Resolutions for calling an election; or, B. Accepting the final report with Council suggested changes to the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Charter Review Committee to amend various sections of the City of Merced Charter and directing staff to return to the October 7, 2019 City Council Meeting with the ballot question(s) and Resolutions forapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-516 1K.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Personnel Board Appointment (1) REPORT IN BRIEF Consider appointing one individual to the Personnel Board. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion appointing Dorothea “Lynn” White to serve as a member of the Personnel Board to a seat with a term expiration of July 1, 2022.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-482 1K.2. 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
19-483 1K.3. 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