City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD OCTOBER 28, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Narain in the Council Chambers, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

Members present:
Mayor Prakash Narain
Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills
Council Member Doug Bailey
Council Member Rob Johnson
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Assistant City Engineer Kamran Dadbeh
Assistant Finance Director Matt Burton
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Building Official Bob Decker
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

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

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by City Attorney Wynder.

PRESENTATIONS:

The Chief of Police introduced new Cypress Police Officer Juan Robles.

The Chief of Police made a presentation regarding pedestrian safety in the City.

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

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

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Range, Deputy Base Commander, Joint Forces Training Base, introduced himself to the City Council.

Katie Wiedel, O.C. Breeze, stated that the November issue will be out on Wednesday.

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

Item No. 1:   PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES ADOPTING THE 2013 CALIFORNIA MODEL BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, AND FIRE CODES WITH AMENDMENTS FOR THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

The Building Official provided background information on this item.

The public hearing was opened.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak on this item.

The public hearing was closed.

It was moved by Mayor Narain and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Mills, that the City Council conduct the public hearing, take public testimony, and adopt the Ordinances by title only, adopting the current model Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Codes, with amendments, for the City of Cypress.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

ORDINANCE NO. 1138

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AMENDING SECTIONS 5-1 AND 5-2 OF CHAPTER 5 OF THE
CYPRESS MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE
THE FOLLOWING CODES WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS THERETO:
THE 2013 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE, THE 2013
EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE, THE 2013 EDITION
OF THE CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE, THE 2013
EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE, THE 1997 EDITION
OF THE UNIFORM HOUSING CODE, THE 1997 EDITION OF THE
UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS,
THE 2006 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
CODE, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1120.

ORDINANCE NO. 1139

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AMENDING CHAPTER 8 OF THE CYPRESS CITY CODE AND
THEREBY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL
CODE, 2013 EDITION, WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS AND
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1121.

ORDINANCE NO. 1140

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AMENDING CHAPTER 19 OF THE CYPRESS CITY CODE AND
THEREBY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING CODES
WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS THERETO: THE 2013 EDITION OF
THE CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE, THE 1997 EDITION OF THE
UNIFORM SWIMMING POOL, SPA, AND HOT TUB CODE, THE
1997 EDITION OF THE UNIFORM SOLAR ENERGY CODE, AND THE
UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE MATERIAL AND INSTALLATION
STANDARDS AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1122.

ORDINANCE NO. 1141

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AMENDING SECTION 5-3 OF CHAPTER 5 OF THE CYPRESS
MUNICIPAL CODE, AND THEREBY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE
THE FOLLOWING CODE WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS THERETO:
THE 2013 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE AND
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1123.

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 Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Johnson, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 2 through 11.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

Item No. 2:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF OCTOBER 14, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of October 14, 2013, 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:   CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF A RENEWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER FOR DELIVERY OF A RECYCLING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOCUSED ON THE MESSAGE OF “REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE.”

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

Item No. 5:   AMENDMENT TO O.C. FIRE AUTHORITY JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY AGREEMENT (JPA) – EQUITY.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Approve the Second Amendment to the Amended Orange County Fire Authority JPA Agreement and authorize the City Manager to execute the same; and 2) Authorize the City Attorney to file a “Notice of Joinder” supporting the OCFA’s validation action, when filed, seeking to obtain a judicial declaration of the validity of the Second Amendment to the Amended JPA Agreement.

Item No. 6:   REQUEST FOR FEE WAIVER – A REQUEST TO WAIVE THE TEMPORARY USE PERMIT APPLICATION FEE FOR THE CALDWELL DENTAL CARE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2013 AT 5400 ORANGE AVENUE IN THE OP OFFICE PROFESSIONAL ZONE.

Recommendation:   That the City Council waive the $300 Temporary Use Permit application fee.

Item No. 7:   ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS ESTABLISHING SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR CONFIDENTIAL POSITIONS, MID-MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AND EXECUTIVE POSITIONS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Adopt the Resolution by title only, establishing salary ranges and benefits for Confidential positions; and 2) Adopt the Resolution by title only, establishing salary ranges and benefits for Mid-Management positions; and 3) Adopt the Resolution by title only, establishing salary ranges and benefits for Executive positions.

RESOLUTION NO. 6389

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AND ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT, ESTABLISHING
COMPENSATION FOR THE CONFIDENTIAL POSITIONS OF
HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST, MANAGEMENT ANALYST,
RECORDING SECRETARY/DEPUTY CITY CLERK AND
HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN.

RESOLUTION NO. 6390

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AND ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT,
ESTABLISHING SALARY RANGES AND BENEFITS FOR
MID-MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.

RESOLUTION NO. 6391

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AND ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT, ESTABLISHING
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS FOR EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT.

Item No. 8:   APPROVAL OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BALL ROAD (C10) STORM DRAIN PROJECT, PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT NO. 96.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the plans and specifications for the Ball Road (C10) Storm Drain Project, Public Works Project No. 96.

Item No. 9:   APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION SERVICES FOR HARMONY LANE DEVELOPMENT, TRACT NO. 17421.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve additional Construction Management and Inspection Services, in the amount not to exceed $20,000, within the existing agreement for On-Call Construction Management/Inspection/Engineering Services for the development of Tract No. 17421 located at Moody Street and Orange Avenue to Vali Cooper and Associates, Inc. (VCA), and direct the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to act as Contract Officer.

Item No. 10:  REVIEW OF INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month of September, 2013.

Item No. 11:  APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 FOR WARRANTS NO. 27807 THROUGH 27969.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the attached warrant register and wire transfers for Fiscal Year 2013-14.

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:

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

Council Member Yarc:

Attended a Soroptimist fundraiser.  Attended the Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off breakfast. Hosted the first Cypress Women’s Conference.  Attended a Cypress College Foundation Committee meeting.  Attended a Casa Youth Shelter fundraiser.

Council Member Bailey:

Attended an O.C. Vector Control District meeting.  Attended a BRACE visit at D’Andrea Visual Communications. 

Mayor Narain:

Attended the Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off breakfast.  Provided opening remarks at the Cypress Women’s Conference.  Attended an O.C. Sanitation District Board meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills:

Attended a SCAG Labor and Jobs Summit meeting.  Attended an ACC-OC Legislative and Regulatory Committee meeting.  Attended a documentary presentation at Cypress College entitled “The Lionesses.”  Attended an OCCOG Board of Directors meeting. Attended an ACC-OC networking event in Buena Park.  Attended a presentation at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center by Professor David Halahmy of Cypress College on the Frankish Kingdom community.

Council Member Johnson:

Spoke regarding the Open House at Fire Station 17 on October 5, 2013 and a structure fire on Lincoln Avenue.  Attended a Cypress history presentation at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center by Video Production Coordinator John Olson.  Attended the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting.  Attended an ACC-OC networking event in Buena Park.  Attended the Wings, Wheels and Rotors event at the Joint Forces Training Base.  

Mayor Narain requested a presentation from O.C. Vector Control regarding Asian Tiger Mosquitos at a future City Council meeting. 

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

The City Manager stated that a community meeting will be held at Swain Elementary School on October 30, 2013 regarding the Mackay School site.  He reminded the community to drive safely on Halloween night. 

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Narain adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m. to Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 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