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Minutes - April 9, 2007

CITY OF DALY CITY

MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING - CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 9, 2007

 

            The meeting was called to order by Mayor Gomez at 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Present:

 

                           Maggie Gomez, Mayor

                           Judith A. Christensen

                           Michael P. Guingona

                           Carol L. Klatt

                           Sal Torres

 

                           Staff Present:

 

                           Patricia E. Martel, City Manager

                           Kerry E. Burns, Assistant City Manager

                           Rose L. Zimmerman, City Attorney

                           Maria E. Cortes, City Clerk

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

Proclamation for Earthquake Preparedness Month

 

            Mayor Gomez presented a proclamation proclaiming April 2007 as California Earthquake Preparedness Month to Matt Lucett, Community Disaster Preparedness Coordinator.  Mr. Lucett thanked the Council and stressed the importance of being prepared for all emergencies.

 

Daly City Volunteer Recognition

 

            Mayor Gomez presented Certificates of Commendation to the following Daly City Volunteers:

 

                     Rick Crump

                     Gloriann Jones

                     Ray and Sharon Keenan

                     Bob Murray

                     Dave Vigo

         Margaret Smith

         Doug Comella

         Marc Carrel (Not present)

         Rose Ruelos (Not present)

 

            City Manager Patricia Martel read a letter of appreciation from First National Bank for the Anti-Graffiti Committee efforts in keeping Daly City free of graffiti.  A copy of the letter is on file in the Office of the City Manager.

 

Proclamation for Small Business Week

 

            Mayor Gomez presented a proclamation proclaiming April 16-20, 2007, as Daly City Small Business Week to Georgette Sarle, President of the Daly City/Coma Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Sarle thanked the Council.

 

            Ms. Sarle stated during Small Business Week we will be holding a seminar with the three police departments, a celebration at Al Finns Mexican Restaurant and a mixer at the Colma branch of the First National Bank on Thursday evening between 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

 

 “STAR” Awards

 

            City Manager Patricia Martel initiated the first quarterly recognition of City employees who receive Star Awards.  It is an award that merits recognition for the recipients because it is provided by their colleagues.  Ms. Martel announced the following “Star” Award recipients:

 

                     Chela Anderson, Library

                     Linda Barnes, Library

                     Edmar Castro, Library

                     Natalie Juhl, Library

          Josh Rees, Library

          Sue Von Hagel, Library

          Al Gee, Finance (Not Present)

 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

            The Council Committee reported on the Dunn-Edwards Sale of Property and Parking Easement Grant. (Torres/Christensen)

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

            There were no minutes.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried to approve the agenda.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

            Mayor Gomez requested that Item No. 2, Commending John Powell Upon His Retirement, Item No. 3, Commending Steve Hawthorne Upon His Retirement, and Item No. 4, Commending Jim Vickery Upon His Retirement be taken at the end of the Consent Agenda.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Approving Plans and Specifications, Affirming CEQA Determination and Authorizing Solicitation of Bids for East Market Street and Hillside Boulevard Rehabilitation – Federal Project No. STPL 5196 (031)

 

Authorizing Submittal of Grant Applications for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Funding

 

            Resolution No. 07-58, Authorizing Submitting Grant Application to the State of California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) for Highway Safety Improvement Programs (HSIP) Grant Funds (Fiscal Year 2006-2007)

 

Authorizing the Creation of the Position of Rangemaster and Setting the Hourly Range

 

            Resolution No. 07-59, Amending Recurrent and Part-Time Hourly Rates Schedule

 

Amending the Master Fee Schedule to Add a Fee for the Storage of Firearms

 

            Resolution No. 07-60, Amending Changes to the Master Fee Schedule for the Storage of Firearms

 

Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement on Behalf of the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative with the County of San Mateo Human Services Agency for $75,000 to Provide Additional Mental Health Services as Part of Differential Response Services from Federal Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program Funds

 

            Resolution No. 07-61, Authorizing City Manager to Execute an Agreement on Behalf of the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative with the County of San Mateo Human Services Agency for Additional Mental Health Services as Part of the Differential Response Services from Federal Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) Program Funds (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008)

 

Authorizing City Manager to Execute Change Order #3, in the Amount of $61,396, to the Existing Professional Services Agreement with Hydrofocus Incorporated to Complete the Westside Basin Groundwater Model

 

            Resolution No. 07-62, Authorizing Change Order No. 3 to Existing Professional Services Agreement with Hydrofocus, Inc. Re: Westside Basin Groundwater Model

 

Authorizing Budgetary Adjustments

 

            Resolution No. 07-63, Authorizing Budgetary Adjustments and Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2006-2007

 

            A.     Appropriation of Capital Reserves for Fire Equipment in the Amount of $40,000 to Purchase New Fire Hose

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried to approve and adopt the Consent Agenda, as amended.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Commending John Powell Upon His Retirement

 

            Mayor Gomez and the Council expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Battalion Chief John Powell for his 33 years of dedicated service with the City of Daly City.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-64, Commending John Powell

 

Commending Steve Hawthorne Upon His Retirement

 

            Mayor Gomez and the Council expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Battalion Chief Steve Hawthorne for his 35 years of dedicated service with the City of Daly City.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-65, Commending Steve Hawthorne

 

Commending Jim Vickery Upon His Retirement

 

            Mayor Gomez and the Council expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Engineer-Operator Jim Vickery for his 32 years of dedicated service with the City of Daly City.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-66, Commending Jim Vickery

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Authorizing City Manager to Execute Easement Agreement between the City of Daly City, the Daly City Redevelopment Agency and SPI 2201 Daly City, L.P. to Allow an Easement for Parking Purposes on Approximately 23,350 Square Feet of Land Owned by the City and the Redevelopment Agency (Dunn Edwards)

 

            Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development Richard Berger gave a PowerPoint presentation on this matter and reviewed the applicant’s, SPI 2201 Daly City, L.P., request for approval of a parking easement and an associated land transaction to correct historical property boundary issues in relation to the original construction of the Dunn-Edwards paint store at 2201 Junipero Serra Boulevard.  SPI is in contact with Dunn-Edwards to purchase the property.

 

            Staff recommends approval of the proposed Easement Agreement between the City of Daly City, the Daly City Redevelopment Agency and SPI 2201 Daly City, L.P., to allow an easement for parking purposes on approximately 23,350 square feet of land owned by the City and the Redevelopment Agency.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-67, Approving Easement Agreement Between the City of Daly City, the Daly City Redevelopment Agency and SPI 2201 Daly City L.P. to Allow Long Term Use of Property for Parking Purposes (Dunn-Edwards located at 2201 Junipero Serra Boulevard)

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

Vacation of a Portion of Unimproved Right-of-Way known as Railroad Avenue (East of Dunn Edwards Building on Junipero Serra Boulevard and Extends from Citrus Avenue to School Street)

 

            Senior Planner Tatum Mothershead gave a PowerPoint presentation and review of Daly City’s request to approve the vacation of a portion of an unimproved right-of-way known as Railroad Avenue.  The Planning Commission reviewed this request on March 6, 2007, and found that the vacation is consistent with the General Plan and is Categorically Exempt from CEQA.

 

            The subject right-of-way is located east of the Dunn Edwards Building on Junipero Serra Boulevard and extends from Citrus Avenue to School Street.  The portion of right-of-way being considered for vacation is the unimproved portion adjacent to Dunn Edwards extending southward for a total distance of 444 feet.

 

            Staff is recommending approval of the street vacation of a portion of an unimproved right-of-way and to require the easements be granted to allow the continued access and maintenance of the existing utilities.

 

            Mayor Gomez opened the public hearing.

 

            Ray Keenan, 207 Lakeshire Drive, was concerned with graffiti on the Jefferson High School building.  He asked if the City could block that area off.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to close the public hearing.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-68, Vacating Portion of Excess Right of Way Not Required for Street or Highway Purposes (Northerly Portion of Railroad Avenue, Daly City, CA)

 

AWARD/REJECTION OF BIDS/CONTRACTS:

 

Traffic Signal Painting 2007

 

            Traffic Engineer Shirley Chan stated the traffic signal painting program was instituted in 1998 to extend the life of the equipment.  The program aims to paint the traffic signals housing their mounting hardware, back-plates and visors to protect them from the harsh salt-air environment, once every five years.  The signal equipment will be painted in lusterless black color.  Listed in the report are ten intersections that the traffic signal equipment will be painted.

 

            Staff is recommending that the City Council accept all bids, waive minor inconsistencies and award a contract for the Traffic Signal Painting 2007 project to the lowest responsible bidder, Armstrong Painting, Inc. of Stockton for the total bid amount of $55,000.

 

            Discussion ensued with Staff answering Council’s question as to why they are painting the back of the traffic signals lusterless black instead of blue.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-69, Authorizing Execution of Construction Contract with Armstrong Painting, Inc. for Traffic Signal Painting Program 2007

 

New Generator at Reservoir 5 Pump Station

 

            Director of Water and Wastewater Resources Patrick Sweetland recommended that the City Council accept the bid, waive any minor bid inconsistencies, and authorize the City Manager to execute a purchase order in the amount of $187,510 to the lowest responsible bidder, Western Machinery Electric of Benicia for a new generator at Reservoir 5 Pump Station.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried by unanimous roll call vote to adopt the following resolution:

 

            Resolution No. 07-70, Authorizing Execution of a Purchase Order Contract with Western Machinery Electric for the Purchase of a New Generator at Reservoir 5 Pump Station

 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES/ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

 

            Marian Mann, 125 Coronado Avenue, #201, announced the yearly Carnival will be at Colma BART parking lot across from Serra Bowl from April 12th through April 15th.  The carnival is hosted by the Daly City Parks & Recreation Department, Daly City Rotary and the Daly City Host Lions Club.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

Board/Commission Membership - Committee Appointments

 

            There were no appointments.

 

REPORTS:

 

Council Committee

 

            The Council Committees reported on the following:

 

            CR06-13, Five Lot Subdivision Southwest Corner of Annie/Washington (Gomez/Klatt)

            Conceptual Review CR06 - Point Martin 14 Lot Subdivision – Steve Courter Way, West of Summit Ridge (Klatt/ Gomez/Martel)

 

City Council

 

            Councilmember Torres reported on the Airport Roundtable Committee meeting he attended.

 

            Councilmember Christensen stated it is really important that in your earthquake safety kit that you include medications you need.  It is recommended that you replace new medications and water once a year and check food items expiration date.  Mayor Gomez suggested that you check smoke detector batteries during Earthquake Month.

 

Staff

 

            There were no reports.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Guingona, seconded by Councilmember Christensen and carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 P.M. in memory of Walter Schultz and John Serrano.

 

                                                                                                         MARIA E. CORTES                 

                                                                                                                 City Clerk

Approved as submitted, this         25th     

day of               June                      , 2007.

 

               MAGGIE A. GOMEZ            

                        Mayor