MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD APRIL 23, 2012

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Mayor Bailey in the Executive Board Room, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

Members present:
Mayor Doug Bailey
Mayor Pro Tem Prakash Narain
Council Member Phil Luebben
Council Member Leroy Mills
Council Member Todd Seymore

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian
Public Works Director Doug Dancs

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

CLOSED SESSION:

The Assistant City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8), Real Property Identified by APN Numbers 241-091-22 through 26, Inclusive, 13.329 Acres Located at the Northwest Corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle, Negotiating Party: City Manager and Director of Community Development, Under Negotiation: Consideration of ENA Request. 

At 6:32 p.m., the Mayor recessed the meeting.

7:00 P.M. SESSION:

The 7:00 p.m. session of the City Council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Bailey.

Members present:
Mayor Doug Bailey
Mayor Pro Tem Prakash Narain
Council Member Phil Luebben
Council Member Leroy Mills
Council Member Todd Seymore

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian
Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance and Administrative Services Richard Storey
Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Bailey.

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by Council Member Mills.

REPORT OF WORKSHOP AGENDA/CLOSED SESSION:

The Mayor asked for the report of the Closed Session Agenda items discussed earlier in the evening.

The Assistant City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8), Real Property Identified by APN Numbers 241-091-22 through 26, Inclusive, 13.329 Acres Located at the Northwest Corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle, Negotiating Party: City Manager and Director of Community Development, Under Negotiation: Consideration of ENA Request.  She stated that no reportable action was taken.

No other action was taken in Closed Session, nor was any solicited.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:   LIMITED TO ONE-HALF HOUR.  (THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER, SPEAKING ONCE.)

Mayor Bailey asked anyone who wished to speak on any topic not included on the meeting Agenda to come forward.

Mallory Vega, Acacia Adult Day Services, provided an update on Acacia.

Shelley Henderson, O.C. Breeze, announced that a monthly print version of the paper will begin on May 30, 2012.

Mariellen Yarc, Cypress Chamber of Commerce, provided an update on upcoming activities and events.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:    7:00 P.M. (PUBLIC COMMENTS RESTRICTED TO TEN MINUTES PER SPEAKER, UNLESS EXTENDED BY THE CITY COUNCIL).

Item No. 1:   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2012-01, A REQUEST TO OPERATE A RESTAURANT WITH INDOOR BEER AND WINE SALES, AS WELL AS OUTDOOR DINING, LOCATED AT 6855-6859 KATELLA AVENUE IN THE PC-1 PLANNED COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARK ZONE.

The Mayor stated that the applicant has requested that the item be continued to the next regular City Council meeting of May 14, 2012 and asked if there were any objections from the City Council.

No objections were received from the City Council.

The public hearing was opened.

The Mayor continued the item to the May 14, 2012 City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

All matters listed on the Agenda under “Consent Calendar” are to be considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion approving the recommendations listed on the Agenda.

It was moved by Council Member Seymore and seconded by Council Member Mills, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 2 through 9.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Luebben, Mills, Seymore, Narain and Bailey
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

Item No. 2:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF APRIL 9, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of April 9, 2012, as submitted.

Item No. 3:   MOTION TO INTRODUCE AND/OR ADOPT ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY TITLE ONLY AND TO WAIVE FURTHER READING.

Item No. 4:   PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MAY 13-19, 2012 AS “NATIONAL POLICE WEEK” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim the week of May 13-19, 2012 as “National Police Week” in the City of Cypress.

Item No. 5:   PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MAY 6-12, 2012 AS “WILDFIRE AWARENESS WEEK” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim the week of May 6-12, 2012 as “Wildfire Awareness Week” in the City of Cypress.

Item No. 6:   CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER FOR DELIVERY OF A RECYCLING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOCUSED ON THE MESSAGE OF “REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.”

Recommendation:   That the City Council consider the approval of an agreement with the Discovery Science Center for the delivery of a recycling education program focused on the message of “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.”

Item No. 7:   AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) CONTRACTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving the City’s participation in the Urban Counties Program for the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, and authorize the Mayor, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Director of Community Development, and/or their designees to execute the two associated contracts, and all other documents and instruments required by the County of Orange and/or the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for participation in the Urban Counties Program, on behalf of the City Council.

RESOLUTION NO. 6301

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF TWO (2) CONTRACTS FOR THE
AWARD OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
FUNDS THROUGH THE COUNTY OF ORANGE FOR THE PROGRAM
YEAR SPANNING JULY 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013.

Item No. 8:   REVIEW OF INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month of March, 2012.

Item No. 9:   APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 FOR WARRANTS NO. 21598 THROUGH 21752.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the attached warrant register and wire transfers for Fiscal Year 2011-12.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NEW BUSINESS:

No items.

RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT MATTERS:  The Cypress City Council, Acting as the Ex Officio Governing Board of Directors.

No items.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CYPRESS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MATTERSThe Cypress City Council, Acting as the Successor Agency to the Cypress Redevelopment Agency.

No items.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:  For Matters Not on the Agenda.

None.

ITEMS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Item No. 10:  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG) BYLAW CHANGE (Council Member Mills).

Council Member Mills provided background information on this item and recommended the administrative changes to the bylaws.

It was moved by Mayor Bailey and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Narain, that the City Council support Council Members Mills voting in support of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) bylaw change.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Luebben, Mills, Seymore, Narain and Bailey
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

Mayor Bailey requested reports from the Council Members on their respective committee assignments.

Council Member Luebben:

Spoke regarding the California Public Utilities Commission approval of the Southern California Edison smart meter opt-out program.  

Mayor Pro Tem Narain:

Attended the Employee Recognition luncheon.  Attended an O.C. Sanitation District Administrative Committee meeting.  Attended the Arbor Day celebration at Eucalyptus Park.  Attended the Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Asked staff to research providing transportation for Cypress participants to Acacia Adult Day Services now that AltaMed is closed.

Council Member Seymore:

Attended the Arbor Day celebration at Eucalyptus Park.  Attended the O.C. Fire Authority/Santa Ana transition ceremony.  Attended the Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Stated that the dedication ceremony at the new O.C. Fire Authority fire station will be on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Stated that the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics will be held at Chili’s on April 24, 2012.

Council Member Mills:

Attended the City of Westminster State of the City event.  Attended the Employee Recognition luncheon.  Attended the ACC-OC Annual Installation of Officers.  Attended an OCCOG Executive Committee meeting.  Attended the Arbor Day celebration at Eucalyptus Park.  Attended the City of La Palma State of the City event.  Attended a congressional district candidates forum at Cypress College.  Attended the Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Attended a candidates forum hosted by the Republican Women’s Federation.  Spoke regarding the Joint Forces Training Base’s economic impact study results.  Spoke regarding a lifesaving event in the City that occurred during the recent rain storms. 

Mayor Bailey:

Attended the Employee Recognition luncheon.  Attended the Arbor Day celebration at Eucalyptus Park.  Attended a City/Cypress School District Joint Steering Ad Hoc Committee meeting.  Attended the Vans volunteer clean-up event at Oak Knoll Park.  Attended an O.C. Vector Control meeting.  Attended the Cypress High School Grad Nite auction. 

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

None.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Bailey adjourned the meeting at 7:37 p.m. to Monday, May 14, 2012, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.

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MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

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