CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
Council Member Edgar
Council Member Grose
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Hasselbrink
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Pro Tem Hasselbrink
4. INVOCATION – Council Member Edgar
A. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Kathi McNally for McNally Lighting’s 50th Year Anniversary
B. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Mary Holzgang and Dr. William Poe, Los Alamitos Museum Honored Citizens
C. Presentation by Becky Esparza, Orange County Human Relations, regarding the 2015 Annual Report
D. Presentation by Andrea West, Orange County Transportation Authority, Regarding the Orange County Loop and Related Topics
6. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – At this time, any individual in the audience may come forward to speak on any item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Remarks are to be limited to not more than five minutes per speaker.
7. WARRANTS Approve the Warrants for February 16, 2016, in the amount of $233,152.80, ratify the Warrants for January 20, 2016 to February 15, 2016, in the amount of $925,609.24, and authorize the City Manager to approve such expenditures as are legally due and within an unexhausted balance of an appropriation against which the same may be charged for the time period of February 17, 2016 to March 20, 2016.
Council Member Edgar
Council Member Grose
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Hasselbrink
8. CONSENT CALENDAR – All Consent Calendar items may be acted upon by one motion unless a Council Member requests separate action on a specific item.
A. Approval of Minutes Approve the Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting, December 14, 2015; Special meeting of December 14, 2015; and Regular meeting of January 19, 2016.
B. Treasurers Quarterly Investment Report December 2015 The item for City Council consideration is receipt of the Treasurer’s Quarterly Investment Report.
Recommendation: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Quarterly Investment Report – December 2015.
C. Amendment of Waste Disposal Agreement In April 2015, the City Council approved an Amendment to the 2009 Waste Disposal Agreement (WDA Amendment) to provide for continuation of importation of waste at the County landfills, City allocation of future importation revenues and to extend terms of the WDA through June 30, 2025. A revision to the Effective Date to the WDA Amendment is requested to allow additional time for the County to secure all city approvals. This WDA Amendment will maintain stable disposal rates and continuity of service for residents and businesses while ensuring continued partnership among all 34 cities and the County.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 2016-03, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE REVISED EFFECTIVE DATE TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2009 WASTE DISPOSAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF ORANGE”.
D. Resolution to Join the CaliforniaFIRST Program This item involves participation in the CaliforniaFIRST Program, which is sponsored by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and consideration of a Resolution making certain findings and authorizing certain matters necessary to participate in the CaliforniaFIRST Program. This item was continued from the January 19, 2016, Council meeting.
Recommendation: Should City Council wish to become a participating member agency in CaliforniaFIRST, it should adopt Resolution No. 2016-01, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS TO JOIN THE CALIFORNIAFIRST PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM PROPERTY OWNERS, CONDUCT CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS AND LEVY CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE INCORPORATED TERRITORY OF THE CITY, AND AUTHORIZING RELATED ACTIONS.”
A. Introduce Ordinance 2016-01 – Amending Chapter 5.18 Remote Caller Bingo to Streamline the Expiration Dates of Such License
In September 2014, the City Council added Chapter 5.18 to the Municipal Code to allow for Remote Caller Bingo. This item seeks to remedy some inconsistencies in the Chapter as it pertains to expiration dates.
1. Introduce, waive reading in full and authorize reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2016-01 and set for second reading; and,
2. City Attorney Reisman read the title of Ordinance No. 2016-01, entitled, “ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA AMENDING SECTIONS 5.18.025 AND 5.18.070 RELATING TO REMOTE CALLER BINGO LICENSE EXPIRATION DATES.”
10. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. Pool Usage After several meetings over the last year and a half with staff from the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), in late January the JFTB and their Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) component of the Base, finalized a proposal for the City of Los Alamitos to use the JFTB pool. MWR will be operating the pool and the JFTB Department of Public Works (DPW) will be maintaining the pool, giving the City an opportunity to pay rent in exchange for use of the pool starting March 1, 2016.
1. Continue to rent lanes at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) pool on a per lane basis for programs in which anticipated expenditures are equal to or less than the anticipated revenues starting April 1, 2016;
2. Cease Lap and Recreational Swimming beginning March 1, 2016 and continue to offer all other programs through March 31, 2016, completing “Winter” session;
3. Continue to work with JFTB staff to assist with the transition from the City operating the facility to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) staff operating the facility;
4. Help transition the other pool User Groups by continuing to allow them to “sublease” the pool from the City on a per lane basis and charge them the hourly fees determined by the JFTB, plus staffing costs as required by the JFTB and MWR starting March 1, 2016;
5. Provide Lifeguards if needed at the JFTB for a reimbursable cost of $15 per hour per lifeguard until JFTB MWR has their lifeguards hired and working;
6. Sell any and all lifeguard and pool deck equipment that the City doesn’t need to the JFTB MWR in exchange for a reduction in pool rent.
7. Authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement approved by the City Attorney that outlines the City’s costs, role, staffing requirements, liability, etc. that is consistent with the current understanding, based upon the information afforded to the City at this time.
11. MAYOR AND COUNCIL INITIATED BUSINESS
A. Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 2016 Regional Conference and General Assembly The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Conference and General Assembly will be held May 5-6, 2016, at the La Quinta Resort and Club. Each year, SCAG’s member cities select a Delegate and/or Alternate to represent their City and participate at the conference.
1. Appoint a representative to attend and serve as the City’s Voting Delegate for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) General Assembly; and,
2. Appoint a Council Member to attend and serve as the City’s Alternate Voting Delegate in the event of the Voting Delegate’s absence.
B. Los Alamitos Unified School District/City Working Group Committee, Facility Use Policy and Procedures The City has a working relationship with the Los Alamitos Unified School District and has found that the use of an Ad Hoc Committee is beneficial in discussing key items. The School District has requested a new Ad Hoc Committee be established to discuss Facility Use Policy and Procedures.
Recommendation: Appoint two Council Members to form a District/City Ad-Hoc Committee to discuss Facility Use Policy and Procedures.
C. Council Announcements
At this time, Council Members may also report on items not specifically described on the Agenda that are of interest to the community, provided no action or discussion is taken except to provide staff direction to report back or to place the item on a future Agenda.
12. ITEMS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
13. CLOSED SESSION
A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Pending Litigation pursuant to Government Code sec. 54956.9, d) 3) (Based on existing facts and circumstances, the legislative body of the local agency is meeting only to decide whether a closed session is authorized pursuant to paragraph (2).)
B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Pending Litigation pursuant to Government Code sec. 54956.9, d) (2) (A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the legislative body of the local agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the local agency.)