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Meeting Name: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/18/2019 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340
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19-699 1B.1. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION; Englert, et. al. v. City of Merced; Case No. 1:18-CV-01239-LJO-EPG; AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
19-700 1B.2. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION; McKinnon, et. al. v. City of Merced; Case No. 1:18-CV-01124-LJO-SAB; AUTHORITY: Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)   Not available Not available
19-701 1B.3. Closed Session ItemSUBJECT: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - Title: City Manager; Authority: Government Code Section 54957   Not available Not available
19-672 1F.1. Ceremonial Matter ItemSUBJECT: Proclamation - Guru Nanak 550th Gurpurb REPORT IN BRIEF Accepted by a representative of the Sikh Community   Not available Video Video
19-606 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.   Not available Not available
19-702 1I.3. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Arts and Culture Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes of February 8, 2019, March 14, 2019, April 18, 2019, June 20, 2019, July 18, 2019, August 15, 2019, and September 19, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
19-703 1I.4. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Measure C Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2019, May 14, 2019, and August 13, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
19-671 1I.5. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of City Council/Public Financing and Economic Development/Parking Authority Meeting Minutes of September 30, 2019 and October 21, 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 30, 2019 and October 21, 2019.   Not available Not available
19-391 1I.6. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of the Annual State Mandated Inspection Compliance Report for the Reporting Period of October 1, 2018 Through September 30, 2019, Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code §13146.4 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of a Resolution acknowledging receipt of the Merced Fire Department’s Annual Compliance Report regarding performance of annual inspections pursuant to California Health and Safety Code (HSC) §13146.4. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-70, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, acknowledging receipt a report made by the Fire Chief of the Merced Fire Department regarding the inspection of certain occupancies required to perform annual inspections in such occupancies pursuant to sections 13146.2 and 13146.3 of the California Health and Safety Code.   Not available Not available
19-615 1I.7. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of First Amendments to Professional Services Agreements with Interwest Consulting Group Inc., CSG Consultants Inc., and Bureau Veritas North American Inc. to Extend the Term of the Agreement to December 17, 2020, in an Amount Not to Exceed the Approved Budget Allocation for Planning and Building Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving amendments to Professional Services Agreements with three consultants for planning and building services. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the First Amendment to Contract for Professional Services with Interwest Consulting Group Inc., to extend the term for services to December 17, 2020 in an amount not to exceed funds available in the annual budget or as amended; and, B. Approving the First Amendment to Contract for Professional Services with CSG Consultants Inc., to extend the term for services to December 17, 2020 in an amount not to exceed funds available in the annual budget or as amended; and, C. Approving the First Amendment to Contract for Professional Services with Bureau Veritas North    Not available Not available
19-630 1I.8. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution to Amend the Pay Ranges for the Temporary Classifications of Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, Pool Manager, Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Leader, and Recreation Specialist, Effective January 1, 2020, to Comply with State of California Minimum Wage Requirements REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a Resolution to authorize amendments to the Pay Ranges for the Temporary Classifications of Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, Pool Manager, Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Leader, and Recreation Specialist effective January 1, 2020, to comply with State of California minimum wage requirements. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-71, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending the salary ranges for the temporary classifications of Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, Pool Manager, Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Leader, and Recreation Specialist; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.   Not available Not available
19-644 1I.10. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Revising a Policy Regarding Allowable Meeting and Transportation Expenses Including, but not Limited to, Mileage Reimbursement for City Employees REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of a Resolution revising a Policy Regarding Allowable Meeting and Transportation Expenses RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-73, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting allowable expenses for individuals attending meetings, conferences, conventions and other functions relating to City business.   Not available Not available
19-660 1I.11. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Approval of a Supplemental Appropriation in Fund 361-Airport Debt Service in the Amount of $6,023 and Transfer to Fund 561- Airport Operations REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a supplemental appropriation in Fund 361-Airport Debt Service in the amount of $6,023 and transferring to Fund 561-Airport Operations. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt motion approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $6,023 from the unappropriated, unreserved fund balance in Fund 361-Airport Debt Service, and transferring to Fund 561-Airport Operations; and, authorizing the Finance Officer to make the necessary budget adjustment.   Not available Not available
19-650 1I.14. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Accept and Appropriate Grant Funding in the Amount of $500 from Northern California Tennis Foundation to Purchase Supplies for Tiny Tots Events REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving and appropriating grant funding in the amount of $500 from Northern California Tennis Foundation in the Contributions and Donations account to Creative Skills to purchase supplies for Santa’s Workshop. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting grant funds from Northern California Tennis Foundation Contributions and increase revenue in account 024-1226-360.02-01 - Creative Skills-Contributions and Donations in the amount of $500; 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.   Not available Not available
19-697 1I.16. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinances Adopting Title 24, Parts 1-12 of the California Code of Regulation as the 2019 California Building and Fire Codes, and Local Amendments, for the City of Merced REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading and final adoption of Ordinances adopting Title 24, Parts 1-12 of the California Code of Regulations, referred to as the California Building Code, as the referenced Building and Fire Codes for the City of Merced. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting Ordinance 2506, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Chapter 17.04, ‘Building Code,’ Article I Title, Sections 17.04.010, 17.04.050, 17.04.110, 17.04.120, 17.05.010, 17.06.010, 17.07.010, 17.09.010, 17.10.010, 17.12.010, 17.20.010, 17.24.010, 17.28.020, and 17.34.010 of the Merced Municipal Code to Adopt by Reference the 2019 California Building Code, 2019 Residential Code, 2019 Existing Building Code, 2019 Green Buildings Standards Code, 2019 Historical Code, 2019 Energy Code, 2019 California Administrative Code, 2019 Ca   Not available Not available
19-651 1I.2. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Information Only - Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of October 9, 2019 RECOMMENDATION For information only.   Not available Not available
19-634 1I.9. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving the Cypress Terrace 6, Phase B - Final Map 5375 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 B REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the approval of Final Map #5375 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 B. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving Resolution 2019-78, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, approving the Final Subdivision Map for the Cypress Terrace 6, Phase B Subdivision (#5375); and, B. Approving the Subdivision Agreement for Cypress Terrace 6, Phase B; and, C. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the subdivision agreement.   Not available Video Video
19-677 1I.12. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on December 16, 2019, for the Annual Compliance Report for Development Impact Fees as Required by Government Code Section 66000 et. seq. and City Resolution 88-72 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers setting a public hearing for December 16, 2019, to accept public comment and consider approving the annual report regarding the collection and spending of Development Impact Fees. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-79, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, establishing a date when the final annual report of development fees will be available for public review, and setting a public hearing thereon for December 16, 2019.   Not available Video Video
19-692 1I.13. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Authorization to Accept Monetary Donation from Sunrise Rotary Club of Merced, in the Amount of $10,000, for Purchase of Trees and Tree Planting Materials, Including 24” Box Scarlet Oaks (Quercus Coccinea) to be Planted in Downtown and a Variety of Species to be Planted Throughout Merced REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting monetary donation of $10,000 for trees and tree planting materials from Sunrise Rotary Club of Merced. Trees purchased with this donation will be planted downtown and throughout Merced. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting $10,000 donation from Sunrise Rotary Club of Merced, increasing revenue account 558-1122-360.02-01 in the amount of $10,000 and appropriating the same in account 558-1122-532.25-00 (supplies and services).   Not available Video Video
19-696 1I.15. Consent ItemSUBJECT: Second Reading and Final Adoption of Ordinance to Revise Park Hours and Amending Section 14.04.070 - Hours - Permits to Reflect Approved New Park Hours REPORT IN BRIEF Second reading and final adoption of an Ordinance revising 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 adopting 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.   Not available Video Video
19-604 1J.1. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing Regarding Vacation No. 19-02 for the Adoption of Resolution Ordering the Vacation of a 20-Foot Wide Temporary Access Easement Located on Lot 137 within the Summer Creek Subdivision, Generally Located East of McKee Road at Silverstone Drive REPORT IN BRIEF This report provides information regarding the vacation of a 20-foot wide temporary access easement located on Lot 137 within the Summer Creek Subdivision generally located west of McKee Road at Silverstone Drive. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-72, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California ordering the vacation of a 20-foot-wide temporary emergency access easement on Lot 137 within Summer Creek, Phase Two Subdivision (Vacation #19-02).   Not available Video Video
19-661 1J.2. Public Hearing ItemSUBJECT: Public Hearing for Approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and Potential Introduction of an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 Regarding Various Additions and Modifications to the City’s Requirements for Signs REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and introducing an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 regarding various additions and modifications to the City’s requirements for signs. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21; and, B. Introducing Ordinance 2508, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Chapter 20.62, “Signs” of the Merced Municipal Code and Chapter 17.36, “Signs” of the Merced Municipal Code, including Article I-Definitions, Article II-General Regulations, Article III-Regulations for North Merced, and Article IV-Regulations for Downtown.   Not available Video Video
19-643 1K.1. Report ItemSUBJECT: City of Merced Financial Forecast and CalPERS Update REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation of the Financial Forecast and CalPERS Update. RECOMMENDATION For Information only.   Not available Video Video
19-687 1K.2. Report ItemSUBJECT: Review of Council Directed Variations of Scenario 3 of the Draft Report of the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., Approval of the Report and Request to Set a Public Hearing Following the Proposition 218 Notification REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation of Variations of Scenario 3 per Council Direction and the Draft Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study Report; and, B. Selecting a Version of Scenario 3 and specifying with OR without an additional third party litter abatement funding; and, C. Authorizing staff to proceed with the Public Notification process following Proposition 218 guidelines; and, D. Setting a Public Hearing for February 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM to approve the amended rates.   Not available Not available
19-707 1K.3. Report ItemSUBJECT: Report and Continued Discussion on Vaping and Flavored Tobacco REPORT IN BRIEF A presentation will be made by Dr. MariaElena Gonzalez and Dr. Anna Epperson from UC Merced’s Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center and Dr. Gordon Arakawa from Merced County Department of Public Health. RECOMMENDATION It is requested Council give staff further direction on this item.   Not available Video Video
19-695 1L.1. Business ItemSUBJECT: Appointment to the Building and Housing Board of Appeals REPORT IN BRIEF Accept nomination to fill a Building and Housing Board of Appeals vacancy. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting nomination and appointing James Allen to the Building and Housing Board of Appeals with a term ending date of July 1, 2022 and directing staff to continue recruitment for additional vacancies.   Not available Video Video
19-608 1L.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.   Not available Video Video
19-610 1L.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.   Not available Video Video