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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/7/2019 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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19-583 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION Initiation of Litigation pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(4): (1) case   Action details Not available
19-556 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Domestic Violence Awareness Month REPORT IN BRIEF Received by a representative of the Valley Crisis Center.   Action details Video Video
19-595 1F.2. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Hispanic Heritage Month REPORT IN BRIEF Received by Rene Gutierrez, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.   Action details Video Video
19-489 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
19-562 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information-Only Contracts for the Month of September 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
19-578 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of September 3, 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 September 3, 2019.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-540 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Set a Public Hearing for November 4, 2019 for Introduction of Ordinances, Adopting the 2019 California Building and Fire Codes with Amendments, if Any REPORT IN BRIEF Set a Public Hearing for November 4, 2019 for the purpose of introducing and adopting the 2019 California Building and Fire Codes with Amendments, if any. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion setting a Public Hearing on November 4, 2019, to consider introducing and adopting the 2019 California Building and Fire Codes and Amendments thereto.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-481 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Award of Bid and Approval of Construction Contract with Phase 1 Construction for the Cooper Avenue Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Construction, Project No. 114004, in the Amount of $755,825 and Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Inc., for Engineering Design Services in the Amount of $23,694 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers awarding a contract in the amount of $755,825 to Phase 1 Construction to perform the Cooper Avenue sanitary sewer lift station construction and approving the professional services agreement with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Inc. for engineering design services in the amount of $23,694. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Awarding the bid for the Cooper Avenue Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Construction, Project No. 114004, to Phase 1 Construction in the amount of $755,825; and, B. Approving an amendment to an agreement for professional services with Provost and Pritchard Engineering Group, Inc., in the amount of $23,694 for engineering design services; and, C. Authorizing the CiapprovedPass Action details Not available
19-392 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Gaetke Medical Corporation and 1582, LLC to Provide Comprehensive Occupational Medical Physicals in an Amount Not to Exceed $60,000 and Waiving the Competitive Bidding Requirement REPORT IN BRIEF Considers entering into a three year agreement with Gaetke Medical Corporation and 1582, LLC for the purpose of providing comprehensive occupational medical physicals of fire suppression personnel and waiving the competitive bidding requirements. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a professional services agreement with Gaetke Medical Corporation and 1582, LLC in an amount not to exceed $60,000, for the purpose of providing comprehensive occupational medical physicals of fire suppression personnel for a three year term, with a one year renewal option; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents; and, C. Waiving the competitive bidding requirements.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-589 1I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance and Appropriation of Settlement Funding in the Amount of $3,092.84 from the LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions to Assist with Communication Needs of the Police Department REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting and appropriating settlement funding in the amount of $3,092.84 from LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions to assist with communication needs of the Police Department. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting settlement funds from the LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions and increasing revenue in account 001-1006-360.01-01 in the amount of $3,093 and appropriating the same to account 001-1006-522.12-00.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-555 1I.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of First Amendment to Elevator Maintenance Agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation in the Amount of $1,015 Monthly for the Term Ending June 30, 2020 for Maintenance of Seven Elevators Located at the Civic Center, Ralph Shannon Parcade, Merced Center Parking Garage, and Police Station REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a First Amendment with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation in the amount of $1,015 monthly and extending the agreement term through June 30, 2020, for maintenance of seven elevators located at the Civic Center, Ralph Shannon Parcade, Merced Center Parking Garage, and Police Station. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the first amendment to elevator maintenance agreement with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation in the amount of $1,015 monthly, and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-539 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Acceptance and Appropriation of Grant Funding in the Amount of $1,000 for FY 2020 Merced County First Five Community Engagement Event Sponsorship Program for Tiny Tots 4th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Party REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting and appropriating grant funding in the amount of $1,000 from Merced County First Five for the 4th Annual Tiny Tots Halloween Pumpkin Party. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting grant funds from Merced County First Five and increasing revenue in account 024-1226-360-02-01 - Creative Skills-Contributions and Donations in the amount of $1,000; and, B. Appropriating the same to account 024-1226-542-29-00 - Creative Skills-Supplies and Services; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-550 1I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Accept Volunteer Labor and 21 Donated Trees Valued at Approximately $2,300 from Clean Earth a Harsco Company at the Applegate Park and Zoo on October 19, 2019 for Clean Earth Day Tree Planting Event REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving acceptance of labor and materials valued at approximately $2,300 for new trees at Applegate Park and Zoo from Clean Earth a Harsco Company for their Clean Earth Day tree planting event on October 19, 2019. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting a donation from Clean Earth a Harsco Company for volunteer labor and 21 trees valued at approximately $2,300 at Applegate Park and Zoo on October 19, 2019 for Clean Earth Day tree planting event.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-568 1I.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Recreation and Parks Commission’s Recommendation to Grant a Request by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center for the Co-Sponsored Rental Rate for the Merced Senior Community Center on December 14, 2019 for its Annual Holiday Celebration REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving the Recreation and Parks Commission's recommendation to approve a request for the co-sponsored rate for the rental of the Merced Senior Community Center by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center to hold its annual Holiday Celebration on December 14, 2019. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the Recreation and Park Commission’s recommendation to rent the Merced Senior Community Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center (DHHSC) on December 14, 2019, at the co-sponsored rental rate.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-577 1I.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance Amending Section 9.08.020 Regarding Cardrooms and Amending CUP #1216, Merced Poker Room, and CUP #1219, Poker Flats Casino (AKA Golden Valley Casino) to Reflect the Number of Card Tables Allowed Pursuant to State Regulations REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance amending the number of card tables allowed within the City of Merced from sixteen (16) to twelve (12) in compliance with state regulations. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Ordinance 2503, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 9.08.020 “Cardrooms,” of the Merced Municipal Code.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-585 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Modify the Personnel/Budget Allocation in the City Attorney’s Department to Reflect a City Attorney, a Deputy City Attorney, a Deputy/Senior Deputy City Attorney, an Office Administrator/Paralegal and a Legal Administrative Assistant REPORT IN BRIEF Modification to the Personnel/Budget Allocation in the City Attorney’s Department. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-64, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending the Personnel/Budget Allocation in the City Attorney Department to Reflect a City Attorney, a Deputy City Attorney, a Deputy/Senior Deputy City Attorney, a Legal Administrative Assistant and a Paralegal Office Administrator to be filled by the incumbent Paralegal effective June 21, 2019.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-591 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of the First Amendment to the Agreement with the Lew Edwards Group in the Additional Amount of $53,000 and the Total not to Exceed Contracted Amount of $82,000 to Develop a Public Education Strategy Related to the Possible Extension of Measure C REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the approval of the First Amendment to the Agreement with the Lew Edwards Group for an additional amount of $53,000 and the Total Contracted Amount not to exceed $82,000 to develop a public education strategy related to the possible extension of Measure C. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the First Amendment to the Agreement with the Lew Edwards Group for an amount not to exceed $82,000 related to the extension of Measure C; and, B. Approving a Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $53,000 of the unappropriated fund balance in Fund 061-Measure C to provide funding for the amended agreement; D. Provide staff direction on areas within the Public Education Strategy Related to the Possible Extension of Measure C; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or theapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-551 1I.13. Report ItemSUBJECT: Approval of Recreation and Parks Commission’s Recommendation to Accept a Donation of a Tile Mosaic Artwork Installation at the Applegate Park Merced Open Air Theater (MOAT) by Monica Modest REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving the Recreation and Parks Commission's recommendation to accept a donation of a tile mosaic artwork installation at the Applegate Park Merced Open Air Theater (MOAT) from Monica Modest. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the Recreation and Park Commission’s recommendation to accept a donation of a tile mosaic artwork installation from Monica Modest, to be placed at the Applegate Park Merced Open Air Theater (MOAT); and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.   Action details Not available
19-384 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for McHenry Protective Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Resolution granting and issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity to McHenry Protective Services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-49, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to McHenry Protective and Investigative Services.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-438 1J.2. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Stonewall Private Security Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Resolution to grant and issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Stonewall Private Security Services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-50, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Stonewall Private Security Services.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-508 1J.3. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for First Alarm Security & Patrol, Inc. REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a resolution to grant and issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to First Alarm Security & Patrol, Inc. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-59, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to First Alarm Security & Patrol, Inc.approvedPass Action details Not available
19-541 1J.4. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing for Approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Environmental Review #19-18 and Potential Introduction of an Ordinance, Approving Zone Change #426 and Adoption of a Resolution Approving General Plan Amendment #19-02 Changing the Zoning and General Plan Designations for Approximately 0.52 Acres of Land Generally Located on the East Side of McKee Road Approximately 360 Feet South of Yosemite Avenue and the Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of Conditional Use Permit #1231 to Allow a Mixed-Use Project to be Constructed at the Southeast Corner of Yosemite Avenue and McKee Road REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Environmental Review #19-18, and introducing an Ordinance, General Plan Amendment #19-03, Zone Change #426, and an appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of Conditional Use Permit #1231 for a mixed-use project. RECOMMENDATION General Plan Amendment #19-02 and Zone Change #426 City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-63, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, CalifapprovedPass Action details Video Video
19-548 1J.5. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution to Abandon 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) 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 2019-61, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, ordering the vacation of a sewer easement and working easement at the northeast corner of G Street and Yosemite Avenue (Vacation #19-04).approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-561 1J.6. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing and Potential Introduction of Ordinance to Revise Park Hours and Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits to Reflect Approved New Park Hours REPORT IN BRIEF Public Hearing regarding revision of park hours and update of Code of Ordinances Title 14, Chapter 14.04, Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2505, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 14.04.070, “Hours - Permit,” of the Merced Municipal Code regarding City parks.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-546 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolutions for Calling a Special Election for March 3, 2020 for the Purpose of Placing a Ballot Measure Before the Voters to Amend Various Sections of the City of Merced Charter and Requesting the Merced County Board of Supervisors Consolidate Said Election with the Statewide Primary Election Being Held on the Same Date REPORT IN BRIEF Consideration of Resolutions Calling a March 3, 2020 Special Municipal Election for the purpose of placing a measure on the ballot regarding amending various sections of the City of Merced Charter and requesting the County Board of Supervisors consolidate the City's election with the Statewide Primary Election being held on the same date. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Resolution 2019-, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, calling a Special Municipal Election to be held on March 3, 2020, for the Purpose of Submitting a Ballot Measure to Amend Various Sections of the City of Merced Charter to the Electorate; and, B. Adopting Resolution 2019-, a Resolution of the Cit   Action details Video Video
19-600 1L.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Mayor Murphy’s Request to Discuss Naming a Park After a Member of the Hmong Community REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy’s request to discuss naming a park after a member of the Hmong Community 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
19-601 1L.2. Business ItemSUBJECT: Mayor Murphy’s Request to Discuss Hosting a Stage of the Amgen Tour of California Bike Race REPORT IN BRIEF Mayor Murphy’s request to discuss hosting the Amgen Bike Tour 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
19-586 1L.3. Business ItemSUBJECT: Discussion on, and Potential Appointments to, the City of Merced Planning Commission (3 Vacancies) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers options for appointing individuals to the City of Merced Planning Commission. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Directing staff to schedule a Special Meeting to conduct interviews of Planning Commission applicants; or, B. Appointing a City Council subcommittee to complete interviews of the applicants and make recommendations to the full Council at the next Regular Meeting; or, C. Appointing one, two or three of the qualified applicants to the open seats either by Council District or At-Large at Council discretion; or, D. Continuing this item to a future meeting (specify date in motion).approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-545 1L.4. Business ItemSUBJECT: City Council Position on League of California Cities Resolutions REPORT IN BRIEF Provides direction to the City’s official League of California Cities voting delegate on two proposed League Resolutions. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion stating the City’s position on each of the two proposed League Resolutions and directing the City’s official League voting delegate to cast votes as such at the League’s Annual Business Meeting on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center.approvedPass Action details Video Video
19-543 1L.5. 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
19-544 1L.6. 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