Minutes - Aprl 14, 2008

CITY OF DALY CITY

MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING - CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 14, 2008

 

            The meeting was called to order by Mayor Klatt at 7:04 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Present:

 

                           Carol L. Klatt, Mayor

                           Judith A. Christensen

                           Maggie Gomez

                           Michael P. Guingona

                           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 Small Business Week

 

            Councilmember Guingona presented a proclamation proclaiming the week of April 21-25, 2008 as Daly City Small Business Week to John Hui, Past President of the Board of Directors for the Colma-Daly City Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Hui thanked the Council.

 

Proclamation for Earthquake Preparedness Month

 

            Councilmember Torres presented a proclamation proclaiming the month of April 2008 as Earthquake Preparedness Month to Fire Safety Inspector Clyde Preston.  Mr. Preston thanked the Council and stressed the importance of being prepared for an earthquake.

 

Proclamation for West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week

 

            Councilmember Gomez presented a proclamation proclaiming the week of April 21-25, 2008 as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week to Christine Fuller, Daly City Trustee for the San Mateo County Mosquito District and James Counts.

 

COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

            There were no reports.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Regular Meeting of February 25, 2008

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Gomez and carried to approve the minutes of February 25, 2008.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Approving Plans and Specifications, Affirming CEQA Determination and Authorizing Solicitation of Bids for Reservoir 2B Reconstruction                                                                                                          

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Authorizing Destruction of Crime and Investigation Reports through the Calendar Year 2000              

 

            Resolution No. 08-43, Authorizing Destruction by the Police Department of Certain Routine Records of the Police Department

 

Authorizing Erasure of Public Safety Radio/Telephone Tape Recordings for January, February and March 2007           

 

            Resolution No. 08-44, Authorizing Erasure by the Police Department of Routine Public Safety Radio/Telephone Tape Recordings for January, February and March 2007

 

Adopting Composite Summary Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Daly City and Secretary III Association                                                                                                                                        

 

            Resolution No. 08-45, Adopting Composite Summary Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary III Association (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010)

 

Adopting Proposed New Classification of Planning Manager (APCM) and Adopting Revision to Senior Planner Job Specification and Adjustment to Salary Range                                                                        

 

            Resolution No. 08-46, Authorizing Establishment of Planning Manager Position and Revision to Senior Planner Job Specification to the Economic and Community Development Department

 

Resolution of the City Council of Daly City Opposing California State Proposition 98

 

            Resolution No. 08-47, Opposing Proposition 98

 

Adopting a Resolution Approving a Lease Agreement with Culligan Management Company, Inc. from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009, for the use of office space by the Human Resources Department  

 

            Resolution No. 08-48, Approving Extension of Lease Agreement with Culligan Management, Inc. (Cedar Hill Office Building, 295 89th Street, Suite 105, Daly City)

 

Accepting Notice of Completion for East Market Street and Hillside Boulevard Rehabilitation – Federal Project           

 

            Resolution No. 08-49, Accepting Completion of Certain Project in the Department of Public Works (East Market Street and Hillside Boulevard Rehabilitation) - Federal Project No. STPL 5196 (031)

 

CHECK REGISTERS

 

Check Registers for the Month of March 2008

 

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Design Revisions to Approved Senior Apartments and Drugstore at 165 Pierce Street (Monarch Village) – Design Review DR08-4                                                                                                                    

 

            Senior Planner Tatum Mothershead gave a PowerPoint presentation on the approved site plan and reviewed the development that the City Council approved in January 2007.  The project consists of a 208-unit senior apartment complex, a Walgreens drugstore, and a small satellite retail building located at the southwest corner of Pierce Street and Sullivan Avenue.

 

            This is a proposal to make revisions to the development.  The applicant is proposing to modify the project to relocate the 44 senior apartments that are currently approved above the Walgreens drugstore into areas of the apartment building. There is no change to the site plan as a result of these revisions.  The Walgreens will continue to provide a 56-space open-air parking lot and the apartment complex will have 210-space parking spaces in a two level parking garage.

 

            The Design Review Committee and staff were concerned with the visual appearance of the building without the apartments above Walgreens.  Staff and the Design Review Committee worked with the applicant to see what improvements could be made to bulk up the Walgreens building.  The applicant’s architect has added architectural elements to the area above Walgreens in an effort to ensure that the building is a landmark building as required by the Sullivan Corridor Specific Plan.

 

            With these modifications, the Design Review Committee is forwarding the project to the City Council without recommendation.

 

            The City Council expressed support of the project.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Christensen, seconded by Councilmember Torres and carried to approve the approved revisions to Design Review DR08-4 Development at 165 Pierce Street (Monarch Village).

 

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

 

            Resolution No. 08-52, Approving Revisions to Approved Senior Apartments and Drugstore Located at 165 Pierce Street Design Review DR08-4 (Monarch Village)

 

AWARD OF BIDS/CONTRACTS:

 

Traffic Signal Painting 2008

 

            Interim Director of Public Works Patrick Sweetland recommended that Council accept all bids and award a construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder Streetlight Restoration Specialists, Inc. of Simi Valley in the amount of $55,360 for the Base Bid, Add Alternates 1 and 4.  It is also recommended that the Council authorize the City Manager to award the contract to the next lowest bidder Armstrong Painting, Inc. of Stockton, if the awarded bidder fails to execute the contract.

 

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

 

Resolution No. 08-50, Authorizing Execution of Construction Contract with Streetlight Restoration Specialists, Inc. for Traffic Signal Painting Program 2008

 

Traffic Signal Controller Replacement

 

            Interim Director of Public Works Patrick Sweetland recommended that the Council accept all bids and award a construction contract to Republic ITS, Inc. of Novato in the amount of $227,200.

 

            The City received a City/County Association of Governments grant of $195,000 to replace the signals and cabinets at thirteen intersections noted in the agenda report.  These controllers are over 30 years old and we are unable to service them and manufacturers no longer make them.  It is our intent to upgrade the traffic controllers to be consistent with those that Caltrans uses.  It enables us some operational flexibility with some additional hardware so we can get a better flow of traffic.

 

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

 

            Resolution No. 08-51, Authorizing Execution of Construction Contract with Republic ITS, Inc. for Traffic Signal Controller Replacement Project

 

PUBLIC APPEARANCES/ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

 

            Sister Leonarda Montealto, Principal of Holy Angels School, extended an invitation to the Annual Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Sister Montealto stated at 10:15 a.m. Senator Leland Yee will present a proclamation honoring the teachers of Holy Angels School.

 

            Annette Hipona, representing Original Daly City Protective Association quoted Councilmember Torres’ comments on the use of eminent domain and the property owner who did not want to negotiate the sale of land for the Landmark Project.

 

            Sylvia Alvarez-Lynch, representing Neighbors for Responsible Redevelopment remarked on Councilmember Torres’ comments made at a prior meeting regarding the property owner who did not want to negotiate the sale of land for the Landmark Project.

 

            Marian Mann thanked the Council for the Landmark Project and expressed her appreciation for all the work the Council has done for Daly City.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

Board/Commission Membership/Committee Appointments

 

            There were no appointments.

 

REPORTS:

 

Council Committee

 

            The Council Committee reported on Design Review DR07-13, 1654 Edgeworth – Pair of Duplexes. (Guingona/Klatt)

 

City Council

 

            Councilmember Gomez announced that Mayor Klatt celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary.

 

Staff

 

            There were no reports.

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried to recess the meeting to sit in Closed Session.

 

            The meeting reconvened at 8:30 P.M.

 

CLOSED SESSION:

 

From the regular meeting/closed session of the Daly City City Council, the following report is provided pursuant to California Government Code Section 54957.1 (The Ralph M. Brown Act):

 

A.        Conference with Labor Negotiator:

            Per Government Code Section 54957.6(b)

 

            City Negotiator:                        Glenn Berkheimer

            Employee Organization:            All Bargaining Units/Unrepresented Employees

 

Conference with Labor Negotiator regarding labor negotiations pursuant to section 54957.6 of the Government Code.  Council authorized City negotiators to continue negotiations with all bargaining units.

 

B.         Conference with Legal Counsel – Litigation

            Government Code Section 54956.9

            Workers’ Compensation Litigation

            Brian Jones v. City of Daly City, WCAB# SFO 0497563

 

City Council updated on status of case and authorized continued negotiations for final settlement.

 

C.        Conference with Legal Counsel - Litigation:

            Government Code Section 54956.9

            Abbushi v. San Francisco, et al.

            Devincenzi v. The Olympic Club, et al.

 

City Council updated on status of case and authorized continued negotiations for final settlement.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            It was moved by Councilmember Torres, seconded by Councilmember Guingona and carried to adjourn the meeting in memory of Beverly Craft, Sal Guardino, Joe Gomez, Albert Otto Groto, Albert Lopez, Louis Solari, Louis Alonso Rivas, Demetrio Rotor, Anthony Stewart and Brad Fox.

 

 

                                                                                                           MARIA E. CORTES                

                                                                                                                  City Clerk

 

Approved as submitted, this         23rd        

 

day of               June                         , 2008.

 

 

                  CAROL L. KLATT                

                          Mayor